Tag Archive: El Confidencial

Mar 17

Rivals face struggle to catch Mercedes

“Rosberg is the new Vettel”

2014-03-01_0012 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico RosbergDaniel Ricciardo’s disqualification aside, the Red Bull ‘crisis’ appeared far less severe in Melbourne than it did over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Formula one’s next challenge will be putting together a full grid for the opening races of 2014.

107pc qualifying rule is F1′s next hurdle

Kamui Kobayashi As teams grapple with the technological revolution of the all-new V6 era amid severely tight testing restrictions, it emerged after the recent Bahrain test that many 2014 cars – notably the Red Bull of reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel – might struggle simply to qualify for grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

The mood at Williams is “completely different” compared to the same time last year.

Mood ‘completely different’ at Williams in 2014 – Bottas

2014-01-30 - Williams F1 Team - FW36 - Valtteri Bottas (2) That is the view of Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas, as he prepares for his second campaign in formula one with the once-great British team. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Pujolar says Maldonado ‘a great fighter’

“Pastor has shown how fast he is but I think he is often underestimated.”

2013-06-06_0061 Xevi Pujolar, the well-known F1 engineer who has switched from Williams to Toro Rosso, says Pastor Maldonado is “underestimated”. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Departed Pujolar says Williams ‘didn’t feel right’

“The situation was quite difficult and Williams did not feel right.”

2014-01-30 - Williams F1 Team - FW36 - Valtteri Bottas (2) With one leaving and another joining, two well-known F1 names have given their view about the once-great British team Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 26

Webber got ‘tired’ of Vettel’s winning – Vergne

“I think Mark is a very good driver and a true competitor”

2013-06-08_0125 Mark Webber quit formula one because he got tired of being beaten by teammate Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Alonso to respond to Montezemolo rating ‘on the track’

“I did my job and I hope that it is valued as much as possible.”

2013-09-08 - Fernando Alonso - 0011Fernando Alonso has opted not to respond to his boss Luca di Montezemolo, after the Ferrari president gave the driver “eight out of 10″ for his 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Reports – Red Bull using KERS for traction?

Another theory about Sebastian Vettel’s late-season dominance has emerged.

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (16)Rumours in Korea last weekend spoke of a clever but legal engine mapping system aboard his Red Bull that mimics the benefits of banned traction control. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Bianchi staying at Marussia in 2014

Jules Bianchi is staying at Marussia in 2014, the team announced on Thursday.

2013-03-03 - Marussia F1 Team - Barcelona - Jules Bianchi 01The Ferrari-backed Frenchman had been tipped for a move up the grid next year, perhaps to Ferrari-powered Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Ferrari ‘knows Massa’s potential’ – Domenicali

Ferrari is not hiding the fact it is considering its options.

2013-06-09_0453Monza has traditionally been a venue at which Ferrari likes to announce its full driver lineup for the following season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Claire Williams insists the Grove based team is “committed” to Pastor Maldonado.

Williams ‘committed’ to Maldonado amid turmoil 

2013-06-09_1134Amid the British team’s performance struggle in 2013, it has been rumoured Maldonado could take his PDVSA sponsor millions to Lotus at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Alonso says no driver boycott in Germany

“We experienced things we never want to see again” – Alonso

2013-06-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Silverstone - Fernando Alonso (2)Fernando Alonso has played down the chance of a driver boycott this weekend at the Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Adrian Sutil is happy his return to formula one this year has gone smoothly so far.

Sutil happy with smooth F1 comeback

2013-03-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 02After sitting out last season in the wake of his 2011 assault conviction, the 30-year-old returned to Force India this year. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Bianchi feels pressure to push Marussia forward

“I’m used to pressure anyway” – Bianchi

Jules Bianchi - photo © Jean-Francois Galeron WRI2 Jules Bianchi thinks it is possible Marussia is on the verge of breaking into F1′s midfield. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Hulkenberg leaves door open for Ferrari future

Nico Hulkenberg has left open the possibility of a future tie-in with Ferrari.

2013-03-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysia - Nico Hulkenberg 02When the talented 25-year-old made the curious and apparently sideways step from Force India to Sauber for 2013, many sensed a ‘Ferrari factor’. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Battle brewing as Massa gets upper hand at Ferrari

But another fascinating battle is brewing at Ferrari.

2013-03-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Felipe Massa - Sebastian Vettel - Fernando AlonsoThe fiery F1 pairing on everybody’s lips at present is Sebastian Vettel versus Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

‘Massa should not be happy’ – Briatore

“Of course you are not happy when you fight to win and you finish fourth.”

2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Felipe Massa 05Although competitive throughout the weekend, Felipe Massa looks set to maintain his role as Ferrari’s ‘number 2′. 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 18

‘Works’ teams look to seize 2014 opportunity

Still amid the Red Bull era, the so-called ‘works’ teams are looking ahead with great eagerness to 2014.

2012-05-27 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Mark Webber 990002012-05-27 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Mark Webber 99001Red Bull has mastered the current era of aerodynamics-dominated regulations, where the normally-aspirated V8 engines have been ‘frozen’ for many years. That is all about to change.  From next year, the cars will be powered by all-new turbo V6s integrated with sophisticated energy recovery or ‘ERS’ systems. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

McLaren ‘working hard’ to stop Lowe exit

McLaren is reportedly “working hard” to prevent Paddy Lowe from switching to Mercedes.

2012-06-09_006703 - Vodafone McLaren MercedesCiting sources, Spain’s El Confidencial said team boss Martin Whitmarsh and supremo Ron Dennis are trying to convince McLaren’s technical director to resist the temptation to join Lewis Hamilton in a leading role at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

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