Tag Archive: Formula One

Sep 02

Juncadella in running for Force India seat

Dani Juncadella has leapt into contention to make his formula one debut in 2015.

2014-01-31_0005 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Jerez - Daniel Juncadella The 23-year-old, Mercedes-linked Spaniard is already Force India’s reserve driver, and at Monza this weekend he will practice for the first 30 minutes on Friday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Verstappen admits blame for Rotterdam crash (+videos)

Max Verstappen has admitted the blame for crashing during his first proper run in a formula one car.

With all eyes on the 16-year-old after his controversial announcement as Toro Rosso’s 2015 racer, the Dutchman steered into a barrier whilst demonstrating a Red Bull car during the street event in Rotterdam at the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Verstappen was ‘prepared’ for F1 debut criticism

Max Verstappen says he was “prepared” for the waves of criticism about his formula one debut in 2015.

Max Verstappen portrait News that the 16-year-old Dutchman will make history as the sport’s youngest ever race driver for Toro Rosso next year has been controversial. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Mercedes AMG Petronas drivers free to race for the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship

Team Statement

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One TeamToto Wolff, Paddy Lowe, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton met today in the boardroom of Mercedes AMG Petronas headquarters in Brackley to discuss the events of the Belgian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Ferrari looking to Haas for F1 ‘satellite’ team

Ferrari is looking to deploy the Red Bull-like approach of installing a ‘satellite’ team in formula one.

IMG_5907-2 Alarmed by its poor start to the new turbo V6 era, it has been all change at Maranello in 2014, including the ousting of boss Stefano Domenicali and engine chief Luca Marmorini. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Button admits F1 retirement possible after 2014

Jenson Button has admitted for the first time that he might be forced to “retire” at the end of 2014.

2014-06-07_0038 As McLaren and Honda look ahead to their new works partnership beginning next year, it is clear the Woking based team is hoping to sign a truly top driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Early debut for teen Verstappen ‘really bad’ – Salo

Mika Salo has added his voice to concerns about the 2015 debut of teenager Max Verstappen.

Mika Salo Finn Salo, who raced in F1 against the 16-year-old’s father Jos, backed 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve who has questioned whether Verstappen’s signing by Toro Rosso is good for F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Vettel made ‘many mistakes’ in 2014 – Webber

Mark Webber’s honest clarity has been missed from the formula one paddock in 2014.

2014-07-04 - 99000 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Amid the typical PR-speak, the Australian – having left Red Bull and the paddock for semi-retirement and Le Mans – was always relied upon for a blunt assessment. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Silver duo still warring long after Spa crash

Days after their carbon-fibre crunching at Spa, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are still exchanging barbs.

2014-07-18_0876 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Toto Wolff - Lewis Hamilton After Hamilton said Rosberg had admitted in a post-race briefing that Sunday’s crash was on purpose, the championship leader had replied only that he has a “very different” tale to tell. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Verstappen tipped for Friday debut at Suzuka

Max Verstappen made his debut in a formula one car on Tuesday.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing The well-connected Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claims Red Bull, having newly signed the 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, has targeted October’s Japanese grand prix as a potential first official outing for Max in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Greece ‘keen’ to host F1 race – Ecclestone

Greece could be the next destination for formula one.

According to F1 business journalist Christian Sylt, despite economic austerity measures in the southern European country, a Greek race could be called the ‘Mediterranean grand prix’. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Van der Garde secures 2015 Sauber race seat – reports

Giedo van der Garde looks set to step up to a Sauber race seat for 2015.

2014-06-07_0138 The Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad, and the specialist Dutch source Formule 1, are citing ‘sources’ close to the Swiss team and van der Garde that report that negotiations between the Sauber reserve driver and team management have been successful. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Villeneuve slams Verstappen debut

Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Max Verstappen’s 2015 debut as “the worst thing ever for formula one”.

2014-08-10_0225 1997 world champion Villeneuve, who raced in F1 against Dutch youngster Verstappen’s father Jos, thinks Red Bull’s decision to promote a 16-year-old who hasn’t “paid his dues” will render the value of a race seat at the pinnacle of motor sport “meaningless”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Vergne learned of 2015 axe six days late

“It’s pointless to be angry — or if I do have some anger, I will put it behind the wheel and make a show!”

2014-06-07_0929 Max Verstappen learned of his 2015 debut long before Jean-Eric Vergne learned of his impending ousting, it has emerged. Before his Toro Rosso race seat was announced, 16-year-old Verstappen was revealed by Red Bull as the latest member of its junior driver programme on August 12.
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Aug 23

Ecclestone sure about Russia, not about New York

“We have a contract”

2014-08-13 - Sochi 3 Bernie Ecclestone insists formula one is definitely going to controversial Russia — but he is much less sure about a race in New York. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Lotterer ‘not dreaming’ about permanent F1 switch

“Andre absolutely deserves it, even if he is not sitting in the best car” – Vettel

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Next to the Max Verstappen saga, it was Andre Lotterer’s shock debut that was creating the most waves in the Spa-Francorchamps paddock.
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Aug 22

Bank ‘not closed’ to higher Ecclestone settlement

Bernie Ecclestone looks set for new settlement talks.

2012-06-10_0439 After he ended his criminal troubles in Germany recently with a controversial $100 million payment, the F1 supremo’s legal troubles nonetheless went on when the Munich bank BayernLB rejected his EUR 25 million settlement offer. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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