Tag Archive: F1

Aug 21

Troubled Marussia ‘sells’ Chilton’s seat to Rossi

Kamui Kobayashi is not the only F1 regular sitting out this weekend’s fabled Belgian grand prix.

2014-07-24 - Marussia F1 Team - Alexander Rossi Joining Caterham stand-in and 32-year-old rookie Andre Lotterer on the Spa-Francorchamps grid will be another F1 newcomer, 22-year-old Californian Alexander Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Wolff ‘advised’ Verstappen to sign with Red Bull

Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes came close to signing up F1 rookie sensation Max Verstappen.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff 01 Ultimately, the 16-year-old Dutchman and his father-manager Jos went with Red Bull’s famous driver programme, after Dr Helmut Marko promised him a race seat for 2015 at Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

FIA bans ‘Fric’ officially

‘Fric’ has now been officially banned by F1′s governing body.

FIA - Karting Com A controversy about the ‘front and rear interconnected’ suspension layouts came to a head before Hockenheim, when the FIA flagged the potential illegality of the technology. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Friday debut at Sochi ‘very possible’ – Sirotkin

Sergey Sirotkin is still hopeful he will make his F1 weekend debut in 2014.

2013-09-27 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 01 Earlier a shoo-in for a Sauber seat amid the Swiss team’s supposed Russian rescue deal, the 18-year-old has more recently appeared to be on the backburner. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Ecclestone settled case for good of F1 – lawyer

Bernie Ecclestone ended his bribery trial with a record $100 million payment for the good of formula one.

2012-11-15_0008 That is the claim of the F1 supremo’s lawyer Sven Thomas, who told Forbes he thinks the legal team did a “good job because the other guy got eight and a half years”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Caterman confirms Lotterer for Spa

“Thanks Caterham for the opportunity” 

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre LottererCaterham on Wednesday confirmed that 2014 Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer will replace Kamui Kobayashi this weekend in Belgium. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Vergne targets 2015 after ‘cruel’ career blow

Jean-Eric Vergne insists he is not giving up on formula one.

2014-06-07_0087 Two and a half seasons into his F1 grooming by Red Bull, the energy drink company’s famously-harsh driver programme – led by the gruff Dr Helmut Marko – has given the 24-year-old Frenchman his notice.
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Aug 20

Caterham to announce one-off race for Lotterer

At the moment, Japanese Kobayashi is scheduled to return to the Caterham cockpit in Monza.

2014-06-07_0874 Little doubt remains that Andre Lotterer will make his formula one race debut with Caterham this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

‘Kid’ Verstappen the big talking point at Spa

“The cars are really safe.  I think it’s more dangerous to bike through a big city than race in an F1 car.”

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing F1 has emerged from its summer slumber, but the big talking point at Spa-Francorchamps will be a 16-year-old ‘kid’ who doesn’t even have a license to drive a road car. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Russia will get F1 track license – Whiting

Sochi has cleared the final hurdle ahead of Russia’s controversial inaugural grand prix this year.

2014-08-13 - Sochi 2 F1 race director Charlie Whiting visited the facility on Tuesday and was quoted by the Xinhua news agency: “The circuit is in very good condition and will be issued with a license.” Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Friday debut possible for 2015 rookie Verstappen

Toro Rosso has confirmed reports Max Verstappen will become F1′s youngest ever race driver next year.

IMG_6178 The teenage Dutchman, whose father Jos drove for Toro Rosso’s former guise Minardi just over a decade ago, will replace team veteran Jean-Eric Vergne in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Toro Rosso next team set for ‘nose news’

Toro Rosso could be the next F1 team with ‘nose news’ looming.

IMG_6299 We have reported that, as Caterham pushes on with new owners and management, a new green nose for the 2014 car is among a package of updates to debut this weekend in Belgium. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Rumours tip Lotterer for Caterham race debut

The F1 rumour mill is alight with speculation Caterham is taking a new race driver to this weekend’s Belgian grand prix.

2014-06-07_0578 After Kamui Kobayashi admitted recently his race seat may not be safe in the wake of the Leafield based team’s sale and subsequent shakeup, the big rumour now is that the Japanese is set to be replaced by 2014 Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Alonso should spend career at Maranello – Piero Ferrari

“Honestly,” Piero Ferrari said, “I hope Alonso remains at Maranello until the end of his career.

2014-06-08_0583 Enzo Ferrari’s only living son says he wants Fernando Alonso to stay with the Maranello team for the rest of his F1 career. The Spanish driver, widely recognised as perhaps the best and undoubtedly the highest paid on the grid, is under contract to Ferrari but also linked with a potential move to a rival team like next year’s Honda-powered McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Verstappen not too young for 2015 debut – Lammers

Former grand prix driver Jan Lammers thinks 16-year-old Max Verstappen is ready for formula one.

F3 - Nurburgring - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing Verstappen, the fresh-faced son of another former Dutch F1 driver Jos, has signed up with Red Bull’s famous driver development programme after an impressive transition from karting to F3. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Di Resta ‘determined’ to return to F1

Former Force India driver Paul di Resta is not ready to give up on his formula one career.

2013-06-09_0067 The 28-year-old Scot lost his seat with the Silverstone based team at the end of last year and returned to the German touring car series DTM with Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Montezemolo slams ‘gossip’ about Ferrari drivers

Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed “unfounded gossip” about Fernando Alonso’s future at Ferrari.

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo The Italian marque’s colourful president was responding to what he described as typical “summer” speculation that the Spaniard could be looking to end his contract early and switch to another team. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Ecclestone holidays after paying $100m settlement

Ecclestone is celebrating the end of proceedings by holidaying aboard his huge luxury yacht Petara

2011-06-09_0314 Bernie Ecclestone’s bribery trial and charges have been officially dropped, after the F1 supremo lodged his controversial $100 million settlement with Munich authorities. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Lotus, Williams swapped F1 fortunes in 2014

Even amid his pointless first half-season with Lotus, Pastor Maldonado has signed up with the Enstone team for 2015.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Pastor Maldonado 01 In his third consecutive campaign with Williams last year, the Grove team hit rock-bottom and Maldonado decided to take his PDVSA sponsorship to Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Another Fittipaldi on path to F1

Pietro Fittipaldi, 18, is the Miami-born grandson of Brazil’s double world champion Emerson Fittipaldi.

fittipaldi_2Max Verstappen, the son of F1 podium-sitter Jos who has joined Red Bull’s famous driver programme, is not the only familiar name treading a path to the grand prix grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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