Tag Archive: Benetton

Apr 09

Ferrari team no longer ‘excellent’ – Briatore

“For the team, at the moment it is very difficult.”

2014-03-02 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso (2) While Ferrari’s global brand remains strong, the health of the Maranello based formula one team is less impressive. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

New V6 era is ‘pure F1′ – Berger

Gerhard Berger is no longer critical of F1′s technological revolution.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (16) Having counted himself among the ‘purists’ who dislike the complicated energy recovery systems and fuel-saving limitations, the former Ferrari and Benetton driver told APA news agency he has now changed his mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Symonds has ‘sympathy’ for Lotus’ troubles

“I don’t think Lotus have done it out of choice”

Pat Symonds - photo © FRANCOIS FLAMAND - DPPI Pat Symonds, a former long-time personality at the Enstone team, says he has “sympathy” for struggling Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC announce Graeme Hackland as IT Director

Graeme joins Williams from the Lotus F1 Team

Williams Grand Prix Holdings logoWilliams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (Ticker: WGF1) is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Hackland to the position of IT Director. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

F1 beckons #MadeMyMark

I made my F1 debut in 2000 when I tested for Benetton at Estoril.

Mark Webber - Benetton gym Fisi (Fisichella) was my benchmark and Ralf Schumacher was also there in the Williams. I was obviously very nervous but wasn’t intimidated by the cars.

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Nov 14

Rosberg claims speed ‘equal’ to Hamilton

“Quite often I’ve been ahead of him” – Rosberg

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Nico Rosberg 02Nico Rosberg thinks he is rounding out his first F1 season with Lewis Hamilton as his teammate “about equal” with the 2008 world champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Williams denies talks with Brawn

“I’m definitely not buying shares in Williams!” – Brawn

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn - Toto Wolff 01Williams has played down reports the British team could be the next destination for Ross Brawn. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Ecclestone tips Brawn to leave Mercedes

“If he stays he will be team principal – nothing else – or he will retire”

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Ross Brawn 01Niki Lauda has slammed the latest speculation about Ross Brawn’s future, insisting nothing has changed to trigger the reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Rumour – Brawn buying into Williams?

Other reports said Wolff himself also denied he is selling his stake to Brawn.

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The Monza paddock began to disband late on Sunday amid the swirling rumour that Ross Brawn may be buying into the Williams team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Lotus owner committed to F1 for now – Lopez

At least for now, team owner Gerard Lopez insists he is committed to formula one.

2013-04-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Eric Boullier - Gerard Lopez 01In the past weeks, he has consistently played down the importance of the confirmed news that Lotus, the Enstone based team formerly known as Renault and Benetton, has debts of EUR 120 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

‘Any change’ good for struggling Williams – Maldonado

“Yeah, I think we need some change”

2013-06-07_0268Pastor Maldonado insists the arrival at Williams of Pat Symonds, and the departure of Mike Coughlan, must be good for the beleaguered British team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

The Williams F1 Team appoints Pat Symonds as Chief Technical Officer

Mike Coughlan to leave the Williams F1 Team

08 - Williams F1The Williams F1 Team is pleased to announce the appointment of Pat Symonds as Chief Technical Officer. Effective 19th August, Symonds joins Williams from the Marussia F1 Team where he held the position of Technical Consultant. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Rosberg on course for Monaco win – Wurz

Mercedes is right on course for victory in Monaco this weekend.

2013-05-12 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Nico Rosberg 02That is the view of Alex Wurz, who agrees with many paddock voices who have singled out the silver-clad team as the favourites in the Principality. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

‘No superstars at Lotus’ – boss Boullier

“We pay less than half what Red Bull pays.”

Eric Boullier - photo © DPPI  François FlamandTeam boss Eric Boullier says he has created a team structure that does not rely on hugely-paid “superstars”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Raikkonen wonders if Lotus budget big enough for title

“I’m sure we have the people, all the tools”

2013-02-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Kimi Raikkonen 012013-02-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Kimi Raikkonen 02Kimi Raikkonen, 2013′s early championship leader, has questioned whether Lotus can keep up its winning pace throughout the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Alguersuari, Schumacher to race karts

Unable to find a race seat for his F1 return, Jaime Alguersuari has signed up for a season of kart racing.

2012-06-09_03572012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0336Spain’s El Confidencial reports that the former Toro Rosso driver will combine his continuing role as Pirelli test driver with a seat in the powerful KZ kart category of the European championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Giorgio Ascanelli, the well-known engineer who last year left his post as Toro Rosso’s technical director, has re-emerged at F1 brake supplier Brembo.

Ascanelli re-emerges at F1 brake supplier Brembo

2011-02-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Giorgio Ascanelli - 99016Brembo logoFollowing recent speculation, we reported last month that rumours the 53-year-old Italian is returning to the sport with Ferrari were wide of the mark. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Ascanelli set for F1 return, not with Ferrari – report

Giorgio Ascanelli, the well-known F1 engineer who last year left his post as Toro Rosso’s technical director, is set to return to the sport.

2009-04-17 - Toro Rosso -  Giorgio Ascanelli 2011-02-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Giorgio Ascanelli - 99016But Autosprint, the Italian magazine, played down reports the 53-year-old Italian has decided to go back to Ferrari. Ascanelli began his career at Ferrari in the mid 80s, and was Gerhard Berger’s engineer.  He moved to Benetton and McLaren, at the latter team working alongside the great Ayrton Senna. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Prodrive interested in buying Cosworth

Prodrive boss David Richards has admitted he is interested in buying F1 engine supplier Cosworth.

ProdriveCosworth logoIt emerged last week that HRT and Marussia supplier Cosworth, currently owned by well-known US racing names Gerry Forsythe and Kevin Kalkhoven, is for sale. And former BAR and Benetton boss Richards, the majority owner of Prodrive, told the Daily Mail: “We’ve just started to take a look at Cosworth although I think they have rather over-priced themselves as I understand they don’t own the brand and they will be out of the formula one business within 12 months. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Schumacher to remain a ‘jet-setter’ in 2013

He told DPA on Wednesday that he will not just sit at home.

2012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Michael Schumacher 012012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Michael Schumacher 06Michael Schumacher has revealed he will not simply sit at his palatial Swiss home in 2013, having retired from active competition in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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