Tag Archive: Brabham

Jan 24

Martini returning to F1 with Williams – report

Martini, the Italian alcoholic drink label, is returning to formula one.

2014-01-23 - Williams Mercedes FW36 (1) That is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, reporting that the former Ferrari sponsor will return with its well-known logo on the Williams livery this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

The Brabham family today unveiled the first ever official website in the family’s 60 years of racing heritage, www.brabham.co.uk

Brabham Racing Dynasty launches first official online portal

Brabham logoThe stunning Brabham – A Racing Dynasty – online portal charts the outstanding achievements of all three generations of drivers and 30 years as an iconic Formula 1 team, serving as a startling reminder of the family’s contribution to global motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

F1 champion Piquet has heart surgery

Triple world champion Nelson Piquet had heart surgery this week.

1981_05NelsonPiquetBrabham-CosworthAgencia Estado said the 61-year-old, who won his titles for Brabham and Williams in the 80s, had the operation to unblock an artery at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 09

Brabham successful court action secures family trademark

David Brabham brought proceedings against Mr. Michael Trick following his refusal to amicably cancel certain registrations

Brabham logo2011-03-26 - Red Bull Racing - Australia - Sir Jack Brabham - Mark Webber - Alan JonesThe Brabham family can confirm the continued protection of the registered Brabham trademark, following David Brabham’s successful and determined pursuit of legal action through the German Higher Courts. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

F1 ‘will get used to’ V6 engine sounds – Whiting

Charlie Whiting, the highest ranking FIA official at grands prix, is sure formula one will not miss the sound of F1′s current V8 engines.

2012-06-10_05562012-06-09_0014For the past couple of decades, fans have been spoiled by the ear-splitting tones of normally aspirated V12, 10 and now 8-cylinder power plants. But from 2014, the sport will sound more placid, as turbocharged and comparatively low-revving 1.6 litre V6 engines power the cars around the tracks. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Pic breaks record for most times overtaken

Charles Pic has entered F1′s history books by breaking an unenviable record.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Charles Pic (2)2012-06-08_0161Finland’s Turun Sanomat newspaper reports that the young Frenchman, who made his debut this year with Marussia and for 2013 will switch to Caterham, broke a record held for more than 20 years by Italian Stefano Modena. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Vettel ‘too young’ for Ferrari switch – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he thinks Sebastian Vettel is “too young” to switch to Ferrari.

2012-06-07_02772012-06-09_1320The F1 chief executive is famously close to Red Bull’s 24-year-old double world champion Vettel, who according to recent speculation could move to Ferrari in 2014.

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Dec 12

Female de Villota eyes F1 deal for Christmas

Female Spanish driver Maria de Villota has hinted she may find out before Christmas if she will have an official role at Lotus in 2012.

Maria de VillotaFlagworld - F1The 31-year-old said recently she is close to signing a contract to become third driver for the former Renault team in 2012.

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Nov 09

Piquet to wave chequered flag in Brazil

Marking 20 years since his last F1 win

2010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - Brazil1981_05NelsonPiquetBrabham-CosworthNelson Piquet, the triple world champion and father of the 2008 and 2009 Renault driver, will wave the chequered flag at the end of the 2011 season finale at Interlagos later this month.

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Jun 11

Lola announce new key appointment

Stephen Charsley becomes Lola Cars International Vice-President of North America

Lola Group has announced the appointment of Stephen Charsley as Lola Cars International Vice-President of North America. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Melbourne race briefing

Welcome to the start of 2011’s eagerly awaited Formula One season.

Shell2010-07-11 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Felipe Massa - Fernando AlonsoAs always Shell has been working shoulder to shoulder with Scuderia Ferrari during the winter break, helping to prepare the team for the season ahead. The first race of the season is the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

The Historic Formula 1 Cars return to the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix

First-ever visit of James Hunt’s McLaren M-26 and the return of Mario Andretti’s Lotus 79

Michel Flageole2010-06-11-0272Due to the tremendous success of the vintage Formula 1 cars with the fans at last year’s Canadian Grand Prix, organizers have decided to renew the invitation to the owners-drivers of Historic Grand Prix for the upcoming June 10, 11 & 12 event. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Epsilon Euskadi begins testing F1 car in wind tunnel

Rinland said Epsilon Euskadi has not even begun to think about a driver lineup.

Epsilon EuskadiHopeful Spanish outfit Epsilon Euskadi has begun wind tunnel testing a scale model of its 2011 formula one car. The Azkoitia based team, involved in single seater categories as well as Le Mans with a prototype car, has applied to fill the 13th F1 team entry for next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Warwick to be F1 steward for second time

Derek Warwick will return to F1 stewarding duties at the Hungaroring this weekend.

1981 - Dany Flageole - Derek Warwick - Toleman-Hart -In May in Barcelona, the former F1 racer made his debut as the driver representative on the FIA officials’ panel. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Carlin in running for F1′s final grid spot (updated)

Another team reportedly in the running to become F1′s 13th team in 2011 is Carlin.
F3 team Carlin denies bidding for 2011 F1 debut

Carlin Headed by former Jordan boss Trevor Carlin, the outfit is the most successful in the history of British F3, and also races in GP3 and the Renault World Series. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Webber in ‘no rush’ for new Red Bull deal

“Also I think both of us are very happy with each other”

2010-05-08 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 3Mark Webber is F1′s man of the moment, but on Saturday he was not in the mood to confirm the latest paddock rumour. In the space of a few months, the Australian has been linked with a looming retirement and a 2011 Ferrari seat, and the latest whisper is that he has signed an extension of his contract with Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Blundell marks his return to race action with United Autosports at Spa (+photo)

British former 24 Hours of Le Mans race winner to drive Audi GT3 sports car

Britain’s Mark Blundell will drive an Audi R8 LMS sports car for United Autosports in the Spa 24 Hours in Belgium this summer (Jul 31-Aug 1). The 44-year-old Royston-based Londoner who won the 1992 24 Hours of Le Mans but stepped away from active motorsport after finishing second in the French marathon seven years ago, makes a one-off return to the cockpit for the high-profile American-owned, British operated “customer” Audi team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

FIA official knew about crash-gate last year

Multiple media reports said the FIA did not comment

A high ranking FIA official reportedly knew about the ‘crash-gate’ allegations as long ago as the 2008 season finale in Brazil last year. Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper on Friday published a transcript of Nelson Piquet Snr’s August 17 interview with Quest investigators, commissioned by F1′s governing body, about the scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

BMW to exit Formula One at end of 2009 season

Resolute step en route to realigning the BMW Group

bmwThe BMW Group will not continue its Formula One campaign after the end of the 2009 season. Resources freed up as a result are to be dedicated to the development of new drive technologies and projects in the field of sustainability. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

With half of the race and 196 laps already covered

Three Peugeot 908 HDi FAPs figure inside the provisional top-four

After inheriting top spot six hours previously, the N°9 car (Gené/Wurz/Brabham) leads, more than two minutes clear of the N°1 Audi. Read the rest of this entry »

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