Tag Archive: Flavio Briatore

Apr 17

Mattiacci to head Ferrari for ‘long time’

“He will already start to make a difference at the Chinese grand prix”

2014-03-04_0000 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain Luca di Montezemolo has played down rumours Marco Mattiacci is only a stop-gap solution at the top of the Ferrari team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Ferrari team no longer ‘excellent’ – Briatore

“For the team, at the moment it is very difficult.”

2014-03-02 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso (2) While Ferrari’s global brand remains strong, the health of the Maranello based formula one team is less impressive. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Stefanovich eyes Marussia’s place on F1 grid – report

Stefanovich talks date back to last November

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (2)Zoran Stefanovich, who tried and failed to enter the sport with defunct Toyota’s assets in 2010, is back on the cusp of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Briatore, Rossi dislike ‘new’ F1 era

Former team boss Flavio Briatore has slammed the new face of formula one.

Flavio Briatore 11 The 63-year-old Italian, absent from F1 in the wake of the ‘crashgate’ scandal, said he watched the Melbourne race last weekend and thought it was “disrespectful” to the spectators and television audience. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Alonso manager plays down McLaren deal ‘fiction’

“What you’re saying is formula one fiction” – Abad

2013-06-09_1451McLaren may not have given up on signing Fernando Alonso for its new Honda-powered era beginning in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Kovalainen responds to Briatore criticism

“Of course it’s easy to say something when the race goes bad”

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 10Heikki Kovalainen has responded to his former manager Flavio Briatore, after the Italian claimed Lotus should not have signed him. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Even with Raikkonen, Alonso still ‘number 1′ – Briatore

“Fernando is the number 1 and I don’t see any others”

2013-06-09_0990Flavio Briatore insists Fernando Alonso will not be worried if Kimi Raikkonen is signed by Ferrari for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Briatore ‘not looking for a job’ on Monza visit

Flavio Briatore insists he is not interested in returning to formula one

Flavio Briatore 11The flamboyant Italian left Renault and the sport amid disgrace and the ‘crashgate’ scandal, but has often been linked with a return to F1, possibly in a commercial role. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

Red Bull confirms Hungaroring meeting was about Alonso

“We have never been under pressure to take one of the junior drivers.”

2013-06-09_0607Red Bull has confirmed a meeting about Fernando Alonso took place with the Ferrari driver’s manager at the Hungaroring last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Briatore plays down F1 return chances

Flavio Briatore has played down the prospect of a return to formula one.

Briatore QPR footThe flamboyant Italian left the sport amid disgrace and the ‘crashgate’ scandal, but in the wake of his lifted ban he has been linked several times with a return. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Webber, Alonso rekindle ‘Multi-21′ with cheeky photo

Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber have rekindled the ‘Multi-21′ controversy.

2013-04-13 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso 01When the pair sat down for dinner in Dubai on Tuesday, Spaniard Alonso captured the moment on his phone and posted the photo on Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Ignored team order maybe ‘a mistake’ – report

“I talked to him (Webber) and he came straight to the point.  That was when it struck me like lightning,”

Sebastian Vettel - photo © J.F Galeron - WRI2There could be truth in Sebastian Vettel’s claim that he didn’t deliberately ignore team orders in Malaysia last Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

‘Too early’ to predict Webber exit – Red Bull

“Pure speculation”

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Mark Webber (1)Red Bull on Wednesday denied reports Mark Webber will surely leave Red Bull at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

‘No new contract’ for Webber in 2014 – report

“What has happened is still in their minds.  It does not go away.”

2013-03-17 - Red Bull Racing - Australia - Sebastian Vettel - Mark WebberMark Webber will leave Red Bull at the end of 2013, major German newspaper Bild is reporting. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Webber will race in China – father

“I think it will take a while (for Vettel) to earn the respect and trust again”

Webber-Vettel-podium MalaisieMark Webber’s father insists the 36-year-old Australian driver is not quitting Red Bull or formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Ecclestone comments make Hamilton ‘nervous’

“I’m not quite sure why Bernie keeps making comments about me.”

2013-03-23 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysia - Lewis Hamilton 03Lewis Hamilton has admitted Bernie Ecclestone’s recent comments are making him “nervous”.

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Mar 24

‘No superstars at Lotus’ – boss Boullier

“We pay less than half what Red Bull pays.”

Eric Boullier - photo © DPPI  François FlamandTeam boss Eric Boullier says he has created a team structure that does not rely on hugely-paid “superstars”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Massa denies ‘team orders’ strategy to favour Alonso

“I was part of that strategy and it didn’t work out.”

2013-03-21 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 01Felipe Massa has denied suggestions last Sunday’s 2013 season opener was clear evidence he is still Fernando Alonso’s ‘number 2′ at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

‘Massa should not be happy’ – Briatore

“Of course you are not happy when you fight to win and you finish fourth.”

2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Felipe Massa 05Although competitive throughout the weekend, Felipe Massa looks set to maintain his role as Ferrari’s ‘number 2′. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

F1 owner CVC ‘milking’ money from sport – Fernley

Force India has lashed out at F1′s owner CVC, accusing the private equity firm of not being interested in developing the sport.

CVC Capital PartnersFlagworld - F1The financial news agency Bloomberg quoted deputy team boss Bob Fernley as saying new deals that give more money and power to the bigger teams are a “disaster”. “CVC is not interested in developing the sport, it’s interested in making as much money as possible and then selling it,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

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