Tag Archive: Formula One

Aug 21

Red Bull using electric engine for pitstop practice

Red Bull was experimenting with an all-electric formula one car at Spa on Wednesday, publications reveal.

2014-06-07_1561 Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport and Italy’s Autosprint say the reigning world champions’ electric prototype was in fact a 2013 Red Bull RB9 sporting a 2014 nose. 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

Alonso the ‘only genius’ in F1 today – Stewart

Fernando Alonso is the best driver in formula one today.

Vert blanc rouge et Alonso a That is the claim of F1 legend and triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart, who said the Ferrari-driving Spaniard is in fact the only “genius” on the 2014 grid. 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

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 19

Red Bull puts future in hands of teenage hopes

Max Verstappen and Daniil Kvyat are the future of Red Bull.

DSC_0251a The pair, both teenagers, will be the race lineup at the energy drink company’s second team Toro Rosso in 2015. Decision maker Dr Helmut Marko is excited. 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 18

Axed Marmorini hits back at Ferrari

Luca Marmorini has lashed out at Ferrari after being ousted as the fabled team’s engine boss.

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - L Marmorini Also well-known for his position at Toyota, the Italian’s F1 career dates back more than two decades to Maranello. But he was ousted by new team boss Marco Mattiacci a few weeks ago, amid the general feeling that he was to blame for Ferrari’s underpowered turbo V6 ‘power unit’. 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

Nasr says Sauber seat ‘possible’ for 2015

Felipe Nasr has set his sights on a 2015 race debut in formula one.

GP2 - Felipe Nasr (Carlin) The Brazilian, whose name rhymes with that of his countryman and Williams stablemate Felipe Massa, is the Grove squad’s official reserve driver in 2014 and a frontrunner in the GP2 series. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Verstappen plays down 2015 Toro Rosso seat reports

Max Verstappen’s father has played down reports his son will make his formula one debut as a seventeen-year-old next March.

Max Verstappen portrait De Telegraaf newspaper claims the young Dutchman, newly signed up with Red Bull’s famous driver development programme, will replace Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne at Toro Rosso in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

‘Unlikely’ Red Bull can catch Mercedes – Horner

Boss Christian Horner has admitted it is “unlikely” Red Bull will catch up with dominant Mercedes in 2014.

2014-06-08_0831 But F1′s surprise on-form youngster Daniel Ricciardo, who entered the current summer break with a second win of the season, is more confident. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Kobayashi backs sweeping changes at Caterham

Kamui Kobayashi has backed the sweeping changes at Caterham, even though it has put his formula one future in doubt.

IMG_5973 After founder Tony Fernandes’ sudden sale and departure, the Malaysian team entered the hands of mysterious Swiss-Middle Eastern investors and new bosses Colin Kolles and Christijan Albers. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Verstappen chooses Red Bull over Mercedes

He will remain in European formula 3 for now.

F3 - Max Verstappen Red Bull has confirmed reports that highly-rated teenage rookie Max Verstappen has joined the energy drink company’s driver development programme. 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 »

Aug 11

F1 pushing on with Russia GP plans

Russia and formula one are pushing ahead with preparations for the country’s inaugural grand prix.

Autodrome in Sochi There have been doubts about the viability of the Sochi race in recent weeks, particularly after the MH17 disaster. But Russia’s Championat claims that preparations for the Russian grand prix, scheduled for mid October, are ongoing. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Rookie Kvyat hits back at F1 ‘wimps’ criticism

“In my opinion F1 remains one of the sports in which courage is most relevant”

2014-06-07_0010 Daniil Kvyat, the youngest rookie in formula one, has hit back at suggestions formula one drivers lack the hero status of the sport’s past stars. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Schu manager Weber slams ‘complaining wimp’ drivers

“There are no more Michael Schumachers, Ayrton Sennas, Jacques Villeneuves.”

Willi Weber Schumacher 091220 Willi Weber, famous for making his fortune as Michael Schumacher’s ‘Mr 20 per cent’ manager, has joined those decrying the new face of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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