Tag Archive: Giorgio Ascanelli

Oct 29

Vettel helped mechanics pack up India garage

“I think he can get 15 titles as well.  Why not?”

2013-10-26 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99010Sebastian Vettel halted his title-winning party in India to help his mechanics pack up the Red Bull garage, it has emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Summer break a ‘win’ for F1′s hard workers

“Life in formula one is a life of self-denial”

2013-06-09_1037F1′s ‘summer break’ is a rare slice of relief for the sport’s hard-working men and women. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Todt moving to replace Whiting with Ascanelli – rumour

“Charlie has the most difficult job in the world, and he does it well.”

2012-06-09_0020While the FIA readies to analyse a possible breach of the official rules, Germany’s Sport Bild claims Mercedes also broke an explicit gentleman’s agreement between the teams when it ran its ‘secret’ test in May. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Giorgio Ascanelli, the well-known engineer who last year left his post as Toro Rosso’s technical director, has re-emerged at F1 brake supplier Brembo.

Ascanelli re-emerges at F1 brake supplier Brembo

2011-02-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Giorgio Ascanelli - 99016Brembo logoFollowing recent speculation, we reported last month that rumours the 53-year-old Italian is returning to the sport with Ferrari were wide of the mark. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Toro Rosso better than Sauber in some areas – Key

James Key, Toro Rosso’s new technical boss, says the Faenza based team is “superior” to Sauber in some ways.

09 - Scuderia Toro Rosso2011-03-12 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - James KeyBriton Key moved to Red Bull’s second team late last year, replacing Giorgio Ascanelli. He is quoted by Russia’s f1news.ru: “After Force India and Sauber, Toro Rosso is the third team I have worked with. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Ascanelli set for F1 return, not with Ferrari – report

Giorgio Ascanelli, the well-known F1 engineer who last year left his post as Toro Rosso’s technical director, is set to return to the sport.

2009-04-17 - Toro Rosso -  Giorgio Ascanelli 2011-02-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Giorgio Ascanelli - 99016But Autosprint, the Italian magazine, played down reports the 53-year-old Italian has decided to go back to Ferrari. Ascanelli began his career at Ferrari in the mid 80s, and was Gerhard Berger’s engineer.  He moved to Benetton and McLaren, at the latter team working alongside the great Ayrton Senna. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Toro Rosso appoints James Key as technical director

Key started work at the Faenza facility on Monday 3 September

08 - Scuderia Toro Rosso2010-04-17 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - James Key 02Toro Rosso says Key new technical boss. Toro Rosso finally confirms Ascanelli exit.

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Sep 05

Ascanelli resigns post as technical director of Toro Rosso

Scuderia Toro Rosso announces that Giorgio Ascanelli has resigned from his post as Technical Director

2011-02-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Giorgio Ascanelli - 990162009-04-17 - Toro Rosso -  Giorgio Ascanelli “Over a period of almost five years, Giorgio has contributed positively to the development of our team” team boss Franz Tost said. “Especially in the difficult transition period from a simple racing team to a fully-fledged constructor he made an important contribution and his undoubted experience was very valuable to us. We would like to thank him for his efforts and wish him all the best for the future.”

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Sep 01

Key to start work at Toro Rosso on Monday – report

James Key will start work at Toro Rosso on Monday morning, Italy’s well-connected Autosprint reports.

2010-04-17 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - James Key 0208 - Scuderia Toro RossoWith the Faenza based team’s technical boss Giorgio Ascanelli going “on holiday” recently, it has been reported that his permanent replacement could be the former Sauber and Force India man Key, a 40-year-old Briton. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Key could arrive at Toro Rosso in September

Daniel Ricciardo has hinted Giorgio Ascanelli’s successor at Toro Rosso could be announced imminently.

2012-07-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Jean-Eric Vergne 2.jpg2012-05-12- Spanish Grand Prix - Toro Rosso - Jean-With technical director Ascanelli absent and officially on “holiday” during the most recent German and Hungarian grands prix, we reported on July 21 that his role could be permanently filled by former Sauber man and 40-year-old Briton James Key. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Peter Sauber at Hockenheim said just enough to kindle speculation the Swiss team could team up with German car giant Volkswagen.

Sauber fuels rumours of VW tie-up

2011-01-13_05822012-07-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Germany - Peter Sauber 01When told there are rumours of a possible tie-up between his Hinwil based team and VW, Sauber said: “Indeed it is so.”  Blick newspaper said the common link between Sauber and VW could be Jurgen Hubbert, Mercedes’ former chief.

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Jul 21

Tost fuels Ascanelli exit rumours

Ascanelli to Ferrari, Key to Toro Rosso?

2010-05-08 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Franz Tost  22011-02-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Giorgio Ascanelli - 99016Boss Franz Tost at Hockenheim fuelled rumours the team’s technical boss Giorgio Ascanelli has left Toro Rosso. After leaving Faenza, and holidaying in Rimini, Giorgio Ascanelli’s next stop could be Maranello. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Vergne insists even Vettel struggled at Toro Rosso

Jean-Eric Vergne has backed himself to improve after a difficult start to his F1 career.

2012-06-07_03252012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 393Almost half a season since Toro Rosso dumped its established lineup of Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari, the perception is that French rookie Vergne has failed to match up against his only-slightly-more-experienced new teammate Daniel Ricciardo.

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Feb 27

Press tips ‘small advantage’ for Red Bull

Most leading specialist publications see Red Bull as the continuing pacesetter in formula one.

2012-02-23 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 012012-02-09 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Mark WebberIn their recent analysis, outlets including Auto Motor und Sport (Germany), La Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy) and Autosport (Britain) believe world champion Sebastian Vettel again resides the best car ahead of the 2012 season. “They still have an advantage, but it’s smaller,” agreed Jenson Button, according to Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo.

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Feb 08

New blown exhaust saga begins at Jerez

So at Jerez, the game began.

Circuito de Jerez 2012-02-05 - Lotus F1 Team - E20 - 02While ‘step’ noses were still occupying some in the F1 paddock, the sport’s purists were staring at the rear of the cars as the field of 2012 tested at Jerez on Tuesday.

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Feb 07

‘Step noses’ still the hot topic at Jerez

Amid the European cold snap, Franz Tost admits he was worried Toro Rosso might be late for its own car launch.

2012-02-06 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR7 Launch (10)2012-02-06 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C31-Ferrari Launch - 0001The STR7 was unveiled on Monday in the Jerez pitlane, a day ahead of its testing debut. “When the trucks left Faenza on Saturday night I was worried we would not arrive in time,” La Gazzetta dello Sport quotes the relieved team boss as saying.

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Aug 04

Red Bull’s rivals to keep on improving – Brawn

“It’s impossible to predict what will happen from Spa”

2011-07-30 - Red Bull Racing - Hungary - Mark Webber 32011-07-09 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Britain - Ross Brawn 01After McLaren and Ferrari fielded cars with winning pace in July, Red Bull could be challenged even more once this month’s summer break ends. That is the view of Mercedes’ Ross Brawn, who thinks the championship is likely to heat up at Spa-Francorchamps and beyond.

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May 10

Buemi ‘a driver with a future’ – Ascanelli

Sebastien Buemi’s future looks brighter after a shining performance in Turkey.

2011-05-07 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Turkey - Sebastien Buemi 52011-05-07 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Turkey - Sebastien Buemi 3The 22-year-old Swiss was earmarked as the most likely to move over at the end of the season so that Daniel Ricciardo can make his Toro Rosso debut in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Vettel in Senna’s league, Schumacher not – Ascanelli

Sebastian Vettel is in Ayrton Senna’s league, but Michael Schumacher is not.

2011-04-17 - Red Bull Racing - China - Sebastian Vettel 42011-02-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Giorgio Ascanelli - 99016That is the sensational claim of Giorgio Ascanelli, the highly talented engineer who worked closely not only with Vettel at Toro Rosso, but also with the great Senna at McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race report (+ results, + standings)

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula One race report  

2010-11-14 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 7

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina. 

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