Tag Archive: Herald Sun

Mar 18

Daniel Ricciardo thinks he has a good chance at winning back his Melbourne podium

Ricciardo hopes to win back Melbourne podium

2014-03-16 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99025Red Bull has vowed to appeal the stewards’ decision to throw out the Australian’s popular home race result due to irregularities with fuel flow into his Renault engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

New F1 deal for Melbourne ‘will happen’ – Ecclestone

“Yes,” he told the Herald Sun newspaper.  “Sure, sure, sure.”

2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #9 1092 Bernie Ecclestone says he is confident Melbourne is staying on the F1 calendar beyond its 2015 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Melbourne is closing on a new deal to secure the future of the Australian grand prix

Melbourne boss Walker in talks for new F1 deal

2013-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi Race boss Ron Walker is in Singapore this weekend, where according to the Herald Sun newspaper he met with Bernie Ecclestone and negotiated the terms for a new contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Melbourne admits loss of season open date likely

Melbourne is happy with the mid-March slot

2011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 07Melbourne has all but confirmed news it has lost its status as the opening race on the formula one calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Leading formula one figures have called on organisers of the Australian grand prix to consider switching to a Singapore-style night race format

F1 figures call for Melbourne night race

2011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 072012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - SingaporeKeen to install a better television time for the bulk European audience, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has been pushing the idea for years, but the state government has always ruled it out. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Open cockpit action ‘inevitable’ after Spa crash

Exposed head is the last “big” safety issue for formula one

Romain Grosjean crash Spa - photo © WRI2 Flagworld - F1Sunday’s terrifying first-corner crash at Spa Francorchamps has reopened the debate about whether the sport’s days of open cockpits are numbered.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Two cities could alternate Aus GP – report

Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman Ron Walker, however, described the idea as “a formula for disaster”.

2012-03-16 - Vendredi2012-03-17 - SamediOrganisers of the grand prix in Melbourne are reportedly considering sharing the city’s formula one rights with another Australian state. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Ricciardo earning less than $500k in 2012

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he will earn less than $500,000 in 2012.

2012-02-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Daniel Ricciardo (5)2012-02-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Daniel Ricciardo (2)And the Australian rookie also confirmed that, when he made his grand prix debut last year with HRT, his sponsor Red Bull paid him only for the race seat, not a salary. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Ecclestone offers to end Melbourne contract

Bernie Ecclestone has expressed frustration with the attitude of Australia’s formula one race organisers.

2011-06-09_03062011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 07The F1 chief executive is pushing for the Melbourne race, with a contract through 2015, to be held at night for a more favourable live timeslot back in Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Strike could derail season opener

A strike could force this month’s 2012 season opener into the gravel trap.

Flagworld - F12011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 07The local Herald Sun newspaper said hundreds of security guards have threatened to boycott the event over a pay dispute.

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Feb 29

Melbourne F1′s ‘least viable’ race – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone on Wednesday warned that formula one could race away from Melbourne after 2015.

2011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 07Grand Prix d'Australie - Melbourne 09-2010The Albert Park event has a contract until then, but the F1 chief executive is pushing hard for the Australian organisers to agree to stage a night race. “After then (2015), we really don’t know,” the 81-year-old Briton told the Melbourne newspaper The Age. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Busy time in F1 sponsorship world

It has been a busy time in the world of formula one sponsorship.

2011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Heikki Kovalainen 02 teamsFlagworld - F1The German media is saying Nick Heidfeld’s axe at Renault was definitely financially-motivated, with the team’s confirmation of four new sponsors. One is with Bruno Senna’s personal backer Embratel, and another with the Brazilian oil company OGX.

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Jul 04

Webber struggle surprises rivals Button, Heidfeld

A pair of Mark Webber’s F1 rivals have expressed surprise with the Australian’s 2011 season.

2011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel - Fernando Alonso - Mark Webber2011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber 4Although the 34-year-old seemed closer at Valencia recently, he has generally struggled to keep up with his Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel, who is utterly dominating the championship so far.

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Jun 30

Ricciardo to replace Karthikeyan at HRT (updated²)

Daniel Ricciardo is poised to make his formula one race debut at Silverstone next weekend.
HRT not confirming Ricciardo reports
Ricciardo confirms Silverstone F1 debut

2011-06-12_04082011-03-26 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 6Australian media reports say the 21-year-old, backed strongly by Red Bull and until now the Friday driver at Toro Rosso, will replace HRT regular Narain Karthikeyan at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Ecclestone attacks FIA and president Todt

Ecclestone not in New York for F1 race talks

2010-06-12_06282010-06-12_0623Bernie Ecclestone has stepped up his attack on Jean Todt, highlighting a growing rift between F1′s chief executive and the head of the governing FIA. Ecclestone said recently he is “at loggerheads” with Todt over the 2013 engine rules, with Todt responding this week: “I hear about the (engine) noise, but that’s evolution.” The 80-year-old, in London this week rather than travelling to Australia for the season opener, has replied with a stinging attack on Frenchman Todt — “a poor man’s Max.” Read the rest of this entry »

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