Tag Archive: Bahrain

Apr 16

Ricciardo ‘surprised’ by Lotus’ Renault struggle

“I am surprised that they (Lotus) are still facing so many problems.”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo (6) Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he is “surprised” Lotus is still struggling so much with its Renault engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

2014 critics have ‘agenda’ – Mosley

“If you don’t have change, you just disappear.”

Max Mosley - photo Getty Images Former FIA president Max Mosley says criticism of the ‘new’ face of formula one is being powered by those with an “agenda”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Drivers threaten to strike over unpaid wages

F1 drivers are threatening to strike if their teams do not pay them.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Germany’s Sport Bild reports that, in Bahrain recently, Kimi Raikkonen’s manager Steve Robertson was seen arguing in the paddock with Lotus team boss Federico Gastaldi. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Vandoorne to replace Button ‘possible’ – Dennis

That is the admission of returned McLaren supremo Ron Dennis

GP2 - ART Grand Prix - Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren could oust Jenson Button at the end of 2014 and replace him with the team’s next young development driver talent. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Prosecutors dismiss Ecclestone ‘blackmail’ – report

F1 will “do our best” to run the sport while he is occupied in court

2012-11-15_0008 The pre-trial documents outlining the case against Bernie Ecclestone make no mention of the possibility he was blackmailed by Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Montezemolo hints Ferrari ‘decisions’ looming

Ferrari could be poised to make a change at the top

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso pit stop La Gazzetta dello Sport, the influential Italian sports daily, speculated on Friday that Ferrari could be poised to make a change at the top. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Tyre-warmer ban for 2015 in doubt

The plan to ban tyre warmers in 2015 is currently in doubt.

2014-03-17 - Pirelli - Australia - Melbourne 02 This week at the Bahrain test, after Williams test driver Felipe Nasr tried an experimental Pirelli tyre, the Brazilian said it was “very difficult to get them up to temperature, even in the Bahrain heat”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Title sponsor removed from Force India sidepods

Force India has denied it is set to split with its title sponsor Sahara.

2014-02-27_0017 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Bahrain - Sergio Perez The Indian conglomerate is headed by Subrata Roy, who is currently sitting in jail for failing to pay billions in refunds to investors. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Sauber’s female driver to make F1 test debut

Simone de Silvestro will shortly make her formula one test debut.

2014-03-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Hinwil - Simo De Silvestro (2) The 25-year-old female Swiss driver, best known for her Indycar exploits, recently became “affiliated” with the Ferrari-powered Sauber team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

First races have shown Williams ‘weaknesses’ – Bottas

Valtteri Bottas has admitted Williams is yet to display its full potential in 2014.

2014-03-18 - Williams F1 Team - Malaysia - Felipe Massa - Valterri Bottas 01 Despite a horror 2013 season, following its switch to Mercedes power the Grove based team was billed as a contender for wins and even the title this year on the basis of its performance in winter testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Auto GP set for opener at Marrakech

Both races will be televised live by Eurosport

AutoGP The 2014 Auto GP series is set for its grand opening this weekend at the Marrakech street course as the championship, promoted by Enzo Coloni, is ready to re-fire the engines for its fifth season.

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Apr 10

Kimiya Sato in Auto GP return for Marrakech race with Euronova

Track action starts on Friday
Auto GP - Kimiya Sato Kimiya Sato, who finished runner up in last year’s Auto GP Championship will return to the series this weekend for the opening round in Marrakech.

Apr 10

Jean Todt has vowed to “think about” some of Red Bull’s criticisms of the current rules

Todt to ‘think about’ rule changes – Marko

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (12) That is the claim of the reigning world champion team’s Dr Helmut Marko, who said one of his concerns was how harshly Daniel Ricciardo was punished following the pitstop incident in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

No ‘harakiri’ between Mercedes teammates – Wolff

Toto Wolff insists Bahrain was not simply a one-off

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Lewis Hamilton 13 Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been told the ‘rules’ for their future wheel-to-wheel battles. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Renault situation ‘not acceptable’ – Grosjean

The 27-year-old is sounding increasingly frustrated

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean 04 Romain Grosjean is apparently becoming more and more frustrated with the situation at troubled Lotus this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Teams in talks to buy into F1 – Ecclestone

A group of teams is indeed “having a conversation” about buying into F1

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen - Teams 01 Bernie Ecclestone on Wednesday revealed that a group of teams is considering buying into formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Ferrari abandoned the second and final day of post-race testing in Bahrain on Wednesday.

Ferrari ends Bahrain test early

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso pit stop Before the test, having finished just ninth in the grand prix, Spaniard Fernando Alonso said the Italian team “will work night and day” to improve during the test. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Even ‘genius’ will not close gap to Mercedes – Marko

“In China, Mercedes are again going to be very difficult to beat”

2013-06-09_0078 Reigning world champion team Red Bull is hoping to be “at least within reach” of dominant Mercedes in the space of a month. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Bahrain ‘bland’ until late safety car – Marko

Dr Helmut Marko is not convinced Sunday’s Bahrain grand prix was a F1 thriller.

2014-03-02_0014 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Lewis Hamilton After all the carping about the radical 2014 rules having turned F1 into ‘formula yawn’, Bahrain was hailed as a timely and highly-entertaining spectacle. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Mercedes denies Lowe call was ‘team order’

“They knew not to do anything stupid in the third race.” – Toto Wolff


2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia - Paddy LoweMercedes boss Paddy Lowe insists his drivers did not ignore a clear team order during Sunday’s Bahrain grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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