Tag Archive: Davide Valsecchi

Feb 25

Felipe Nasr’s uncle and manager insists the Brazilian is the “real third driver” at Williams this year

Williams’ Nasr the ‘real third driver’ – manager

Dams - Felipe Nasr 01 The comments made by Amir Nasr, a well-known figure in the world of Brazilian motor racing, follow news Susie Wolff will drive the new Williams on Friday at both the British and German grands prix this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Sorensen set to follow Saxo Bank to Lotus

He raced in Lotus’ black and gold colours in the Formula Renault 3.5 series

Marco Sorensen Marco Sorensen looks set to join Lotus as the Enstone based team’s new reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Departing Valsecchi not paid by Lotus in 2013

“I’m sure that as soon as they’ll be in a position to do so, they’ll solve their debt.”

2013-06-08_0051 As fears about Lotus’ health grow, 2013 reserve driver Davide Valsecchi has revealed he has not yet been paid by the Enstone based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Disappointed Leimer ‘deserves’ F1 seat

Leimer, 24, admits to being disappointed.

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Fabio Leimer The new reigning champion of the F1 support series GP2 will not move up to the pinnacle of motor sport in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

Valsecchi admits Lotus exit likely

“I want to go back to wearing overalls and a helmet”

2013-04-13 - Lotus F1 Team - China - Davide Valsecchi Davide Valsecchi has admitted he is likely to vacate his role as Lotus’ reserve driver ahead of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

Lotus to replace reserve driver Valsecchi – report

Lotus looks to have made its choice of official reserve driver for 2014.

2013-06-08_0051 It appears unlikely the Enstone based team will keep Davide Valsecchi on board, particularly after the Italian admitted he was “angry” when bosses overlooked him as the surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen’s replacement late last season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

DAMS determined to reconquer the 2014 titles with Palmer and Richelmi

“Our 2013 season was less fruitful than the two previous ones” – Jean-Paul Driot

DAMS - ptoto Julien Delfosse ToileF1.com After two consecutive drivers’ titles (Romain Grosjean in 2011 and Davide Valsecchi in 2012) and a teams’ crown in 2012, DAMS did not meet with the same success in 2013 due mainly to poor results in the first half of the season.

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Nov 25

Lotus ‘risk’ turns out bad as Kovalainen star fades

“I was anticipating it would be easier to come back and race competitively”

Heikki Kovalainen - photo Lotus F1 TeamThe tumultuous 2014 ‘silly season’ is taking yet another twist, as Heikki Kovalainen’s hopes of returning full-time next year fall dramatically. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Kovalainen responds to Briatore criticism

“Of course it’s easy to say something when the race goes bad”

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 10Heikki Kovalainen has responded to his former manager Flavio Briatore, after the Italian claimed Lotus should not have signed him. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Losing Lotus chance ‘a huge blow’ – Valsecchi

“I’m angry to have lost out to Kovalainen”

2013-06-08_0051Michael Schumacher was among no less than seven candidates to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus for the last two races of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Lotus to announce Kovalainen as Raikkonen replacement

“Heikki has been waiting for something like this”

2013-06-08_0059 Lotus is poised to announce Heikki Kovalainen as the replacement for his surgery-bound countryman Kimi Raikkonen for the last two races of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Hulkenberg turned down offer to replace Raikkonen

“It’s a big risk”

2013-06-09_1130Nico Hulkenberg turned down an offer from Lotus to replace the surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen for the remaining two grands prix of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Salo tells Lotus to replace Raikkonen with Kovalainen

“Valsecchi will hardly be able to do anything on a completely new track to him”

2013-09-22 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 01Fellow Finn Mika Salo has nominated Heikki Kovalainen as the ideal replacement at Lotus for his surgery-bound countryman Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Two candidates in frame for Raikkonen’s seat

“I don’t know anything” – Valsecchi

2013-06-09_0263Two candidates have emerged as possible replacements for the surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus for the remaining two grands prix of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

GP2 struggling to make mark as F1 feeder

“It (GP2) is far too expensive”

Dani Clos - GP2 Series, Abu DhabiRed Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko has joined his McLaren counterpart in criticising the official F1 feeder series, GP2. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Kimi Räikkönen to miss final two races of 2013 Season

Replacement driver will be announced

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 08Lotus F1 Team can confirm that Kimi Räikkönen will miss the final two races of the 2013 Formula 1 season to undergo, and recover from, back surgery. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Raikkonen arrives in Abu Dhabi for practice

Raikkonen a no-show in Abu Dhabi 

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 10Amid reports Kimi Raikkonen’s relationship with Lotus was broken irreparably in India, the Finn did not show up in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. As Kimi Raikkonen finally turned up in Abu Dhabi to practice for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix, Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez on Friday insisted the relationship with the taciturn Finn remains intact. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

FIA summons Vettel after title ‘donuts’

The Red Bull driver broke a fundamental rule about taking his car straight to ‘parc ferme’

Sebastian Vettel - Inde - photo Getty ImagesSebastian Vettel spent some of his first moments as a quadruple world champion-elect in the stewards office after Sunday’s Indian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Valsecchi ‘not favourite’ for Lotus race seat

“Felipe and Nico are not the only ones on the list.  There is also Davide.”

2013-06-09_0263Davide Valsecchi, the reigning GP2 champion, is not the favourite to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Amid cheat claims, Vettel ‘proud’ of Red Bull ‘system’

“Right now it’s ok.  Obviously tomorrow we’ll see.”

2013-06-07_0440There were two big talking points on Thursday as formula one gathered at the Yeongam circuit in South Korea. Read the rest of this entry »

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