Tag Archive: Emerson Fittipaldi

Apr 17

Bernie Ecclestone is planning to launch a ‘masters’ series for former F1 cars and drivers

Ecclestone planning new F1 masters series

2012-06-10_0444 With drivers like Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Riccardo Patrese at the wheel, ‘GP Masters’ was launched in 2005 but it folded after only 2 races. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Brazilian racer Lucas Di Grassi becomes newest Laureus Ambassador

“I am delighted to be named a Laureus Ambassador”
Laureus logo Di Grassi, who now drives for Audi in the World Endurance Championship, was named Rookie of the Year in 2013 after finishing third in his first Le Mans 24 Hour race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

‘F1 not always best option for Brazilians’

Massa has moved to struggling Williams for 2014

Felipe Massa  no 19 The president of Brazil’s auto racing federation is not sure it is true that “F1 is always the best option” for the country’s rising drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Laureus Formula One legend Emerson Fittipaldi tells Unesco: “We must use sport to build bridges and solve conflicts around the world”

“If we keep trying the same solutions we will end up with the same results”

UNESCO Seminario Rio 25_11_2013 Emerson FittipaldiBrazilian sporting hero Fittipaldi makes keynote speech at UNESCO Sport and Human Development Conference in Rio de Janeiro Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Globo to stay in F1 even without Massa

Brazil is a hugely important market for the sport

2010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - BrazilBrazilian broadcaster Globo has announced it will continue to televise formula one, even if Felipe Massa is not on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

For the first time in more than 40 years, F1 could be without a Brazilian driver in 2014

Fittipaldi tips ‘another team’ to sign Massa

2013-06-09_0026Felipe Massa has lost his seat at Ferrari, but his manager Nicolas Todt is hoping Lotus will sign him as Kimi Raikkonen’s replacement. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

McLaren is 50 today

#Happy50thMcLaren 

2013-09-02 - McLaren-50Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Limited was formally incorporated on September 2 1963, when the 26-year-old New Zealander mustered together a small crew of committed individuals to design, build and race cars bearing his own name, operating from a small, cramped workshop in New Malden, Surrey. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Massa’s future depends on slump recovery – Fittipaldi

“I see Massa’s future as depending on how well he will go in the second half of this year”

2013-06-08_0684Brazilian legend Emerson Fittipaldi thinks the second half of 2013 will be crucial to countryman Felipe Massa’s future. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

LG Grand Prix Festival taking place June 6-8

Three-day festival returns with more excitement, activities and fun for all ages

LG Festival CrescentLG Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival to showcase cars, music and fashion for its 14th edition Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Evolution through history: parade of classic McLaren racing cars heralds launch of new Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-28

MP4-28 launch

2013-01-31 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Launch 052013-01-31 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Launch 03Vodafone McLaren Mercedes launched its 2013 Formula 1 challenger and kicked off a year of 50th anniversary celebrations with a spectacular parade of classic racing cars at the McLaren Technology Centre this morning.

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Jan 21

2013: celebrating 50 years of McLaren

‘Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.’

McLaren 50th Anniversary LogoMcLaren 50yrsWhen a 27-year-old Bruce McLaren penned those words in 1964, his new company, Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd, was less than a year old. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Racing Engineering to run four drivers at the Barcelona post-season test next week

Canadian Gianmarco Raimondo will be in the Spanish team’s cars

Racing Engineering - 2012-110Racing Engineering - 2012-109Just five weeks after the last race of the 2012 GP2 Series all the teams are back in action in Barcelona for the first of the two annual post-season tests. Racing Engineering will be giving four drivers the opportunity to drive their cars on the 4.655 km Spanish circuit that is a traditional venue for out of season testing. On Tuesday the 30th of October the Brazilian André Negrão and Canadian Gianmarco Raimondo will be in the Spanish team’s cars and on the following day, Wednesday the 31st, it will be the turn of Dutchman Nigel Melker and Argentinian Facundo Regalia. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Since its launch on May 11th 2011 the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign has received tremendous support

“Jean Todt is the first FIA President to create a global movement like this” – Emmerson Fittipaldi

FIA Action for Road SafetyFIA Action for Road Safety 2 Momentum for this global road safety initiative continues to grow and recently the campaign has gained substantial backing from major figures in global politics and sport.

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Aug 23

Piquet Jr camp clarifies Senna comments

Nelson Piquet Jr has denied reports he doubts the great Ayrton Senna would have succeeded in today’s formula one.

Nelson Piquet Jr. - photo © Jared C. Tilton- Getty Images2011-02-18_0404The former Renault driver’s spokesman Luis Ferrari said there is “absolutely no way” the Brazilian said his countryman Senna would not have won races in today’s cars.

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Apr 20

Button ‘big favourite’ for title – Fittipaldi

“I think this season is best suited to his style” – Fittipaldi.

2012-04-15 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Chinese Grand Prix - Jenson Button - Mike Collier 012012-04-15 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Chinese Grand Prix - Jenson Button 01Emerson Fittipaldi, the successful Brazilian driver of the 70s, has tipped Jenson Button as a strong contender to match his own tally of two world championships come the end of the 2012 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Barrichello to announce Indy future next week

Rubens Barrichello is set to decide next week whether he will switch from formula one to the Indycar series for 2012.

Rubens Barrichello KV Racing seat fittingIZOD - IndyCar seriesF1′s longest-serving veteran has been left without a race seat this season, but he recently enjoyed an Indy test with the KV team, in which his close friend Tony Kanaan is involved. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Three teams could fight for 2012 spoils – Fittipaldi

Sebastian Vettel is the outright favourite, but Red Bull’s rivals are also in the running for spoils in 2012.

2011-06-10_12452011-10-30 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel - teams 1That is the claim of Brazilian legend and two-time world champion Emerson Fittipaldi. “It seems that Sebastian Vettel will be the guy to beat again, since the strong Red Bull project counts on Adrian Newey, who is a genius,” the 65-year-old is quoted as saying by Globo.

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Nov 26

Fittipaldi slams F1 after finding door closed

Emerson Fittipaldi railed against the organisers of the Brazilian grand prix on Friday.

2011-06-10_12452010-11-06 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 4The double world champion and legendary Brazilian revealed that, whilst visiting the Interlagos paddock, he “tried to see Bernie” Ecclestone “but was blocked by a lady named Roseli”.

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Sep 28

International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs‏

Huge presence of Formula 1 aces in Felipe Massa’s promoted race in Brazil

International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs‏International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs - Felipe MassaFelipe Massa’s end of the year promoted karting event in Brazil has attracted a higher than ever number of his fellow Formula 1 mates. According to the provisional entry list released early this week, Adrian Sutil, Pastor Maldonado, Rubens Barrichello, Bruno Senna, Jaime Alguersuari and Vitantonio Liuzzi will attend the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs on December 2-4 at Arena Sapiens in Florianópolis.

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Sep 27

Vettel climbing all-time F1 winner’s list

Vettel also climbing F1 earnings list – report

2011-09-11 - Red Bull Racing - Italy - Sebastian Vettel 32011-09-24 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Sebastian Vettel 3During his meteoric 2011 season, double champion-elect Sebastian Vettel has quietly climbed the list of all time greats. Before the season began, the young German was 29th on the all-time winner’s list with his ten victories, alongside Gerhard Berger and James Hunt.

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