Tag Archive: grand prix

Jan 10

Law change paves road for India GP return

India has moved a step towards securing its return to the formula one calendar.

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button 05 New Delhi hosted three races between 2011 and last year, but the grand prix will be absent from the Buddh circuit this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 25

Richard Cregan signed to support “Formula Sochi”

Promoters of the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix

Richard Cregan and Oleg Zabara The Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix Promoter has signed a contract with the consultancy company of Richard Cregan, Rasgaira, one of the most experienced managers in Formula 1.

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Nov 29

Grosjean and Maldonado to drive for Lotus F1 Team in 2014

“It is a fantastic opportunity for me to join Lotus F1 Team for 2014.” – Pastor Maldonado

Romain-PastorLotus F1 Team is pleased to announce that Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado [28] will join the Enstone squad alongside Frenchman Romain Grosjean [27] for the 2014 Formula 1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Salo arrested for tax fraud

Salo would not comment.

Mika Salo - photo Getty ImagesF1 driver turned commentator Mika Salo spent two days in custody at the end of last month, the Finnish newspaper Suomen Kuvalehti reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Team switch would stop Vettel booing – Surer

“For him, a change would be good”

1981_33MarcSurerTheodore-CosworthSebastian Vettel can stop the booing if he just proves his undoubted talent outside the dominant Red Bull cockpit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Top automotive judges to award the Shell V-Power® “Ultimate Enthusiast” with a contest grand prize of a dream trip to Italy

The search for the ultimate automotive enthusiast kicks off at Grand Prix weekend in Montreal

2013-05-31_0006Shell Canada is teaming-up with Canadian automotive enthusiast judges in a new contest to find the person that best embodies what being the ultimate automotive enthusiast means. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada: a promising edition for Montréal’s tourism industry

The most important tourist event in Canada

Tourisme Montréal logoWith just a few days to go before this year’s Formula 1 Grand Prix is set to run from June 7 to 9, Tourisme Montréal and the Hotel Association of Greater Montréal look to the 2013 edition with great optimism.

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Jun 05

Adrian Sutil is happy his return to formula one this year has gone smoothly so far.

Sutil happy with smooth F1 comeback

2013-03-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 02After sitting out last season in the wake of his 2011 assault conviction, the 30-year-old returned to Force India this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

CTCC salutes Bob Armstrong in Montreal

Bob Armstrong first became involved with motorsports in the late 60s

Bob Armstrong 2008-06-05_0033Racing at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve always creates special memories but this weekend will be unique for CTCC participants as they commemorate the life of Bob Armstrong who recently passed away. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Visiting Berger backs F1 in Bahrain

“I also came a couple of months ago and went all around the city”

00801full328Gerhard Berger has backed Bahrain’s grand prix, blaming the media for overstating the island Kingdom’s problems. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Renault link key to Pic’s Caterham move – Panis

Caterham’s links with French manufacturer Renault was key to Charles Pic’s Marussia switch.

2013-02-07 - Team Caterham - CT03 - Jerez - Charles Pic 022013-02-10 - Team Caterham - Jerez - Charles Pic 05That is the claim of Olivier Panis, the former grand prix winner who is now deeply involved with the management of countryman Pic’s F1 career. Some raised their eyebrows when Pic, 22, agreed to switch from Marussia to Caterham – both similarly-matched backmarker teams – for the 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Todt – not up to me to revive French GP

Jean Todt insists it is not up to him to revive France’s grand prix.

Jean Todt président FIA (DR)Grand Prix de FranceDespite earlier efforts by venues Paul Ricard and Magny Cours to raise the tricolour once again, the last remaining spot on the 2013 calendar is now expected to be filled by either Turkey or Austria. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Barrichello admits little chance of F1 return

Rubens Barrichello has all but ruled out a return to formula one in 2013.

2012-07-07 TorontoIndy Gail 524wRubens Barrichello KV RacingUntil now, F1′s longest-serving veteran has refused to call time on his grand prix career, despite switching to Indycar for 2012 after losing his Williams race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

2013 Hockenheim race ‘problematic’ – mayor Gummer

It is possible Germany will fall off the 2013 formula one calendar altogether.

Hockenheimring Baden-WürttembergNurburgring logoThis week, it has emerged that – at the circuit’s own admission – the financially-crippled Nurburgring will almost certainly not host the German grand prix as scheduled mid next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Horner blames ‘human error’ for qualifying debacle

Horner said Renault has not been able to explain why too little fuel was put into the RB8.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Christian Horner2012-11-02 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Mark Webber 299020Christian Horner has admitted “human error” led to Sebastian Vettel having to start Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix from the back of the field. After qualifying third in Abu Dhabi, the championship leader was asked by his Red Bull engineer to “stop the car” on the track, apparently with a technical problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Felipe Massa mesmerizes the crowd with his skills off the track!

He prepares a unique cocktail at the Shell Helix Cocktail Masterclass

2012-10-25 - Ferrari - India - Felipe Massa 042012-10-25 - Ferrari - India - Felipe Massa 01The excitement levels ahead of the Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix 2012 touched new heights today as Scuderia Ferrari driver Felipe Massa showcased his skills off the track at the ‘Shell Helix Cocktail Masterclass’. The exclusive event with a unique format saw Massa prepare a special cocktail with an array of ingredients, which drew an analogy with the various elements that go into the making of the superior formula of Shell Helix Ultra engine oil. The ‘Shell Helix Cocktail Masterclass’ also celebrates 500+ races and over 60 years of a strong longstanding technical partnership between Shell and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Schumacher ready to go ‘home’ after F1 retirement

Michael Schumacher is in no hurry to decide what to do next, as he faces returning to retirement in 2013.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher - Jock Clear 012011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Michael Schumacher 03The great German claims he turned down the offer of a two-year Mercedes contract extension in order to return “home” to his wife and children in Switzerland. “For me, there is nothing better than being at home.  For me this means freedom, and I want to enjoy that again soon,” he told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Red Bull happy with 2011 Renault alternator

Red Bull is confident it has got to the bottom of its recent alternator problems.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Mark Webber (2)2012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - 99015The team has had several problems with the Magneti Marelli units supplied by engine partner Renault in 2012. But Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport says Renault recently reverted to a 2011-specification alternator that helped Sebastian Vettel to reliably win the last Suzuka and Singapore grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Spies on top in rain affected Aragon practice

Round 14: Aragon Grand Prix – Free Practice One and Two

 

MotoGP - Ben Spies 2012 Aragon MotoGP FP2MotoGP - Dani Pedrosa 2012 Aragon MotoGP FP2Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies was quickest on a rain-riddled Friday at Aragon, with the American rider setting a lap time of 2’00.219 in FP2 to finish the day 0.066 seconds ahead of Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

An agreement has been finally reached and HRT Formula 1 Team will be able to carry out its Young Driver Test

HRT Formula 1 Team will take part in its Young Driver Test at Silverstone after the Grand Prix

2012-07-06 - HRT F1 Team - Ma Qing Hua - Pedro de la Rosa HRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgThis test will take place on Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th of July at the legendary Silverstone circuit. 24 year-old Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua will be at the wheel of the F112 and will complete his first tests in a Formula 1 car.

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