Tag Archive: Fernando Alonso

Mar 28

Fernando Alonso has denied that Ferrari is yet to ‘turn its engine up’ in the 2014 season

Ferrari suffered FIA engine glitch in Melbourne

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Close-up of a P Zero Yellow soft tyre on a Ferrari F1 car Lewis Hamilton, a title favourite with the dominant team Mercedes, downplayed the German squad’s superiority when he said at Sepang: “I’m sure Renault have not turned their engine up to max. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Button doesn’t like sound of Vettel’s critique

“Daniel (Ricciardo) showed in Melbourne that the car is fast on a wet track”

2014-03-16 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Sebastian Vettel 99004 Sebastian Vettel on Thursday admitted a dubious weather forecast for the Malaysian grand prix is making him excited, not nervous. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Fernando Alonso is working hard to “destroy” his new teammate Kimi Raikkonen

Alonso trying to ‘destroy’ Raikkonen – Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve - photo - DPPI  Frédéric Le Floch That is the view of F1′s outspoken 1997 title winner Jacques Villeneuve, who acknowledged that the predictions of outright war between the two world champions have not yet been proved right. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Todt urges Domenicali to ignore criticism

“I was always criticised” – Todt

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Stefano Domenicali Jean Todt has urged his Ferrari successor to buck the criticism and keep pushing Ferrari to the front in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Rivals think Mercedes has big advantage

Mercedes’ advantage over its 2014 rivals might be bigger than is currently thought.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Melbourne Nico Rosberg won the Melbourne race with a half-minute advantage, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was quoted afterwards by Auto Motor und Sport as suspecting the German was “playing with us” on the roads around Albert Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

New Ferrari engine too heavy – report

One of Ferrari’s main problems is that its all-new 2014 engine is overweight.

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 01That is the claim of the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, who said customers Sauber and Marussia are also struggling with a ‘power unit’ that weights 13 kilograms too much. 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 »

Mar 17

Alonso ‘very happy’ to share Ferrari with Raikkonen

Finn Raikkonen had a poor race return with Ferrari in Australia

2014-03-04_0001 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso insists he is “very happy” to have a “strong opponent” to fight against at Ferrari this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

A cautious Fernando Alonso is hoping simply to finish Sunday’s Australian grand prix.

Cautious Alonso targets mere Melbourne finish

2014-03-04_0009 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso The Spaniard, with high hopes of finally winning a title in his fifth year at Ferrari, qualified in his now seemingly customary fifth position as the 2014 season began. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Felipe Massa has kicked off the next phase of his formula one career with two thumbs up

My ‘servant’ days are over – Massa

2014-03-06 - Williams F1 Team - Martini livery 02 One thumb is for his move to Williams, where despite the British team finishing the 2013 season deeply uncompetitive, he has found himself powered by the plum Mercedes engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Valtteri Bottas says he is enjoying working with his new teammate Felipe Massa

Bottas prefers Massa over ex-teammate Maldonado

2014-03-02_0016 - Williams - Bahrain - Valtteri Bottas Last year, the Finn made his debut with Williams alongside the often bad-tempered Pastor Maldonado, who has now switched to Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

F1 stares into the unknown for 2014 revolution

F1′s all-new look has divided opinions

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99025Formula one is staring into the unknown as the sport’s revolutionary new era begins in earnest this weekend in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Shell premieres engine documentary ‘Horse Power’ (+video)

Documentary showcases Scuderia Ferrari’s preparation for Formula One regulation changes

Shell logo Today Shell premiered its documentary ‘Horse Power’ in Melbourne. Outlining the challenge Scuderia Ferrari will be facing in 2014, the two drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen attended the exclusive media event ahead of the opening race of the new season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Sebastian Vettel is still refusing to comment on – or even confirm – his new status as a father.

Vettel still not confirming fatherhood

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99012 Having confirmed his partner Hanna’s pregnancy at the eleventh hour late last year, the reigning world champion reportedly kicked off 2014 by welcoming their first child, a daughter, into the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says Sebastian Vettel’s run of titles is definitely over.

No Vettel title in 2014 ‘for sure’ – Villeneuve

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99026 “He’s not going to win this year for sure,” the French Canadian, who is set to return to the Indy 500 this year at the age of 42, is quoted by Italian publications including Autosprint and La Repubblica. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

New era ‘completely overshadows’ drivers – Alesi

A week before F1′s brave new era begins in earnest, not everyone is excited.

Jean Alesi Lotus At the Geneva motor show, former F1 driver Jean Alesi admitted he is no fan of the ‘greener’ era of energy-recovery boosted cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Fernando Alonso has tipped his departed Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa to be a “strong rival” in 2014.

Massa to be ‘strong rival’ in 2014 – Alonso

2014-03-02_0035 - Williams - Bahrain - Felipe MassaAfter eight years in red, Brazilian Massa’s move to the once-great British team Williams was seen as a clearly backwards step for the 11-time grand prix winner. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Red Bull crisis returns with force in Bahrain

Sebastian Vettel hardly turned a lap all Saturday

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (7) The worry lines at Red Bull eased temporarily on Friday, as Daniel Ricciardo had a better deal at the wheel of the troubled RB10. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen have been told to follow “the rules” at Ferrari

Alonso, Raikkonen will follow ‘rules’ – Domenicali

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - F14 T - Fernando Alonso - Kimi RaikkonenThat is the claim of the fabled Italian outfit’s boss Stefano Domenicali, after months of speculation the two world champions will struggle to harmoniously coexist in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

F1′s V6 cars much faster on straights

Cornering speeds are lower, but at full speed, the cars are much faster

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 06At full tilt in a straight line, this year’s formula one cars emit a much tamer sound than the class of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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