Tag Archive: El Confidencial

Jun 26

Red Bull considers buying F1 supplier Renault

In the past weeks and days, the speculation has reached fever pitch.

IMG_6292 Even amid the denials, the story suggesting Red Bull is considering designing its own formula one engine will not go away. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Ferrari adds engineer to end Raikkonen struggle

Ferrari has moved to end Kimi Raikkonen’s 2014 troubles by giving him another race engineer.

2014-06-05_0025 The Toronto Sun newspaper reports that at the struggling 2007 world champion’s side in Montreal this weekend is a Briton, David Lloyd. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Toro Rosso to work more closely with Red Bull in 2015

Red Bull’s two formula one teams will work even more closely together from 2015.

2014-03-02_0037 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Bahrain - Daniil Kvyat Already in 2014, after Toro Rosso’s switch to Renault power, the Faenza team and Red Bull Racing have been working together to solve the French supplier’s problems with its troubled new V6 engine. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Tost flags Toro Rosso future for Sainz jr

Carlos Sainz jr is the next driver in line at Red Bull’s F1 junior team, Toro Rosso.

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) This year, Russian 20-year-old Daniil Kvyat has impressed despite stepping straight into F1 as the reigning GP3 champion. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Ferrari backs Mattiacci’s low-profile start

Montezemolo has vowed to stick close to Mattiacci while the Italian settles in.

2014-05-09 - Scuderia Ferrari - Spain - Fernando Alonso 04 He has arguably the highest-pressure job in all of formula one, but new Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci is keeping a conspicuously low profile. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

2014 wins ‘not easy’ for Ferrari – Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado doubts Ferrari can turn around its disappointing start to the season and win races in 2014.

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Pastor Maldonado (1) Fernando Alonso appeared to be putting the F14-T’s early troubles behind him in China last time out when he finished the race on the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

No regrets as Maldonado insists Lotus ‘not lost’

Pastor Maldonado insists he has no regrets about moving from Williams to Lotus for 2014.

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Pastor Maldonado (6) On the face of it, the Venezuelan switched his millions in PDVSA backing from a resurgent team to one entering a deep slump. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Ferrari unlikely to recover in 2014 – Malago

“Every team is aware of the massive improvements they can make to their cars”

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 05Giovanni Malago says it is unlikely Ferrari will recover from its competitive slump within the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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