Tag Archive: Fernando Alonso

Jul 10

Ferrari seat ‘not the plan for 2015′ – Bianchi

Raikkonen is firmly under contract for 2015

2014-06-05_0125 Jules Bianchi staked a claim on a Ferrari race seat on Wednesday, setting the pace at the post-British grand prix Silverstone test. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Bianchi, Gutierrez, Sainz star in 2014 ‘silly season’

F1′s silly season is underway.

IMG_4100 At the Silverstone test this week, Ferrari junior and Marussia racer Jules Bianchi is stepping in for the injured Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Lauda slams ‘balls out’ Raikkonen for Brit GP crash

Kimi Raikkonen will sit out the post-British grand prix test, after his high speed crash on Sunday.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (4) Sharing the Ferrari duties at Silverstone instead will be Pedro de la Rosa and the Maranello marque’s junior driver Jules Bianchi, who races in F1 for Marussia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Fittipaldi tells Alonso to stay at Ferrari

F1 legend Emerson Fittipaldi has urged Fernando Alonso to spend “another year” at Ferrari.

IMG_5343 Spaniard Alonso, reportedly frustrated with Ferrari’s continuing struggle, is apparently at the top of the list as his 2007 employer McLaren looks ahead to its works Honda era. 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 07

Lauda slams Vettel for ‘screaming like child’

Niki Lauda has slammed Sebastian Vettel for “screaming like a child” during the British grand prix.

2014-06-07_0326 The Mercedes team chairman said he enjoyed every moment of the on-track battle for mere points placings between champions Vettel and Fernando Alonso. 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 05

Button hurry-up printed on ‘chip paper’ – Neale

Even the great Ayrton Senna got a ‘hurry-up’ from McLaren supremo Ron Dennis. 

IMG_4416That was the claim at Silverstone of Jonathan Neale, the Woking based team’s managing director, after Dennis this week told senior driver Jenson Button to “try harder”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Alonso not looking beyond ‘two year contract’

Fernando Alonso says he is not ready to look beyond his current Ferrari contract.

IMG_5473 Although their first collaboration ended spectacularly badly, it is rumoured McLaren has approached the Spaniard about replacing Jenson Button to lead the team’s Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Raikkonen to ‘probably’ quit after 2015

Kimi Raikkonen has revealed he will “probably” retire from formula one at the end of next season.

IMG_3900 Despite his 2007 title and his on-form F1 comeback with Lotus, the Finn has struggled this year after returning to Ferrari to be Fernando Alonso’s new teammate. 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 30

Hakkinen tips Ferrari to shed a driver

Ferrari appears likely to shed at least one of its existing drivers.

IMG_5863 That is the view of retired double world champion Mika Hakkinen, who thinks the Maranello team is grappling not only with a less than fully competitive 2014 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Dennis tells Button to ‘try harder’

“I’m sure Kevin is giving a big wake-up call to Jenson”

IMG_6028 As speculation swirls around the future of F1′s most experienced active driver, McLaren supremo Ron Dennis has called on Jenson Button to up his game. 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 27

FIA approves controversial grid restarts for 2015

The FIA has approved restarting races from the grid after safety car periods from 2015.

2014-06-04_0030 The controversial rule change, undoubtedly designed to spice up the ‘show’, was agreed by the decision-making F1 Commission recently but only rubber-stamped by the World Motor Sport Council in Munich on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Ferrari moves early to extend Alonso contract – reports

According to reports in the German and Spanish press

2014-06-08_0719 Ferrari has moved to extend Fernando Alonso’s contract beyond 2016, The correspondent for Marca, a Spanish sports daily, quoted one of his Italian colleagues as saying: “Well, then, that’s the second time this year so far.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Button could be shown McLaren exit – reports

Jenson Button has played down increasing speculation about his future in F1

2014-05-09 - McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Jenson Button 01 The sport’s most experienced active driver is out of contract at the end of 2014, but McLaren boss Eric Boullier said recently he thinks a new deal for the 34-year-old is likely. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

F1 – Rosberg wins first Austrian Grand Prix in 11 years (+result)

Mercedes returns to winning form on Red Bull territory

2014-06-08_1139 Nico Rosberg has won the first Austrian Grand Prix in 11 years, leading Mercedes to a one-two win at the Red Bull Ring deemed as the unofficial home of the Red Bull Racing team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Barrichello, Alonso hail ‘fastest’ Massa

Felipe Massa’s first pole in more than five years was no surprise to Fernando Alonso

2014-06-07_0886 It was the thrilling finale in Brazil, 2008 – where for an instant the Ferrari camp thought its Brazilian driver had pipped Lewis Hamilton for the title – that Massa last started a grand prix from the very front. Read the rest of this entry »

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