Tag Archive: Eric Boullier

Jul 27

New war erupts between F1 teams and media

Lewis Hamilton versus Nico Rosberg is not the only raging battle in formula one.

2014-06-22 - Williams Martini Racing - Austria - Felipe Massa 01 teams Red Bull’s Christian Horner lost his temper with “the negativities” being spread by journalists during the Friday press conference in Hungary. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Team performance firing Lotus exit rumours – Grosjean

It does nothing to quieten the rumours about his next move.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Romain Grosjean 01 Romain Grosjean has admitted Lotus’ lack of competitiveness in 2014 is driving rumours he could be set to leave the Enstone team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Grosjean in no hurry to secure F1 future

With his Lotus future in doubt, Romain Grosjean could be eyeing a move up the formula one grid.

2014-06-07_0194 The Enstone based team is sticking with its other driver, Pastor Maldonado, whose sponsor PDVSA brings millions in crucial backing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Lotus reveals ‘intention’ to keep Grosjean

Romain Grosjean could still be looking at a Lotus future beyond 2014.

2014-06-07_0186 At Hockenheim, the Enstone based team confirmed that Pastor Maldonado, backed by the powerful Venezuelan sponsor PDVSA, is staying put next year.
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Jul 20

Maldonado stays, Grosjean admits future ‘open’

As Lotus firms up its plans for 2015, Romain Grosjean’s future is looking clouded.

IMG_3927 It was already known that, when Pastor Maldonado and his lucrative backer PDVSA switched from Williams to Lotus for the 2014 season, it was the beginning of more than a single-year deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Dominant Mercedes to lose ‘extreme’ Fric advantage

Lewis Hamilton left Silverstone without making a single comment to the media after testing on Wednesday.

2014-06-08_0644 He might have been advised to steer a wide course around the ‘Nico Rosberg is not German’ controversy. But there could be another issue he – and Mercedes – were keen to swerve. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

McLaren denies Button told of 2015 axe

McLaren has rubbished rumours Jenson Button already knows he will not be driving for the Woking based team in 2014.

IMG_2503A story swept the Silverstone paddock that Ron Dennis has actually told F1′s most experienced active driver that he will not be presented with a new offer beyond his 2014 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

McLaren loses long-time sponsor to Mercedes

Eric Boullier has played down McLaren’s sponsorship situation.

2014-06-05_0053 Already without a title sponsor in the wake of Vodafone’s exit, the British team is in a two-year competitive slump and it now emerges that a long-time backer is departing.
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Jul 06

Grosjean on move as Lotus shifts gear

Romain Grosjean could be left out in the cold as Lotus looks to change gear for 2015.

IMG_3960 It is now an open secret that the Enstone based team intends to switch from Renault to Mercedes customer power at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

McLaren chiefs must ‘try harder’ too – Button

“I think everyone has to try harder, the whole team, we all need to try harder”

2014-06-07_0873 Jenson Button has hit back at Ron Dennis, after the McLaren supremo warned the out-of-contract 2009 world champion to “try harder”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Ferrari tester insists Alonso ‘happy’ in red

Ferrari test driver Marc Gene has played down reports Fernando Alonso could be considering a move for 2015.

2014-06-07_0342 Spaniard Alonso, regarded as perhaps the very best driver in F1 today, has been mentioned along with fellow champions Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton as McLaren seeks a truly top driver to spearhead its new Honda era beginning next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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 20

Traffic chaos mars first day at ‘Red Bull Ring’

“There is just one road in and out of the circuit”

Red Bull Ring logo The Red Bull Ring’s first grand prix weekend got off to a sluggish start, when members of the teams and media got stuck in a huge traffic jam. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

McLaren, Red Bull settle legal row over Fallows

A legal dispute between Red Bull and McLaren is now over.

2014-06-08_0902 Earlier, McLaren supremo Ron Dennis was threatening to take the reigning world champions to court, after he signed Dan Fallows only to find the aerodynamics chief changed his mind and returned to Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

McLaren wants to ‘carry on’ with Button – Boullier

Team boss Eric Boullier on Saturday suggested McLaren is making plans for the future with Jenson Button.

2014-06-07_0813 There are rumours team supremo Ron Dennis and 2015 engine supplier Honda are making moves to woo Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel or even Lewis Hamilton to Woking. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

‘No progress’ on McLaren contract talks – Button

Jenson Button says there has been “no progress” recently regarding his contract talks with McLaren.

2014-06-05_0055With Kevin Magnussen having debuted for the Woking team in 2014, it has been rumoured McLaren supremo Ron Dennis perhaps wants to pair the young Dane with Fernando Alonso next season.

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May 30

McLaren eyes ‘something different’ for future

Rumours are continuing to swirl around the McLaren team.

2014-04-18 - McLaren Mercedes - SAP In Monaco, former team champion Alain Prost urged the struggling British outfit to “do something a little bit different” to return to the front of the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

McLaren may test Honda power in 2014

McLaren could be ready to test a Honda engine before the end of 2014.

2014-05-09 - McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Kevin Magnussen 03 That is the claim of team boss Eric Boullier, even though the Frenchman’s immediate task after joining McLaren from Lotus is to win races with Mercedes power. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

McLaren to pass Mercedes information to Honda – Wolff

Wolff said he trusts McLaren to stick to what is allowed

2014-03-01_0013 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Kevin Magnussen Toto Wolff suspects McLaren will pass on knowledge about Mercedes’ turbo V6 to its 2015 engine supplier Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

McLaren could try Lotus-style ‘double nose’ in Spain – reports

Italy’s Omnicorse claims the solution has been in the wind tunnel at Woking for some time.

2014-04-15 - Gillette and McLaren Mercedes (2) McLaren could fit a Lotus-style ‘double pronged’ nose solution to its 2014 car at this weekend’s Spanish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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