Tag Archive: Italy

Apr 17

US base for Haas team ‘crazy’ – Montoya

Gene Haas is “crazy” to base his new formula one team in America.

Juan-Pablo Montoya - photo © IndyCar Series - Chris Owens That is the claim of Juan Pablo Montoya, a former F1 winner who subsequently set up a career in Nascar, the top stock car series where Haas already co-owns a team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Bimota plant visited by FIM and Dorna

On 8 April, FIM and Dorna WSBK representatives visited the Bimota plant in Rimini, Italy.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The purpose of this visit was to meet the new proprietors of the Italian manufacturer and to verify that the production procedure is going ahead smoothly with a view to obtaining the required FIM homologation for the motorcycle to take part to the eni FIM Superbike World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Bridgestone and Valentino Rossi unveil new film

Lights, camera, action

Blog - ChampagneBridgestone and motorcycle racing legend Valentino Rossi recently came together near the nine-times World Champion’s home, Tavullia, Italy to collaborate on a stunning promotional film celebrating their winning partnership. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Next revolution afoot as Montezemolo meets Ecclestone

On the table will be discussions about the controversial fuel flow meter

Luca di Montezemolo - Bernie Ecclestone Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo flew from Maranello to London this week to meet with F1′s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Bernie Ecclestone has been on a mission in Malaysia this weekend to turn up the volume in formula one

Ecclestone on a mission to make more noise

2012-11-15_0006 Apparently alarmed that the sport’s new, quieter tones will drive away promoters, sponsors and fans, the F1 chief executive has been hard at work trying to come up with a way to make the turbo V6s louder. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Red Bull appeal could take ‘weeks’ – reports

“How long will it take?  Several weeks”

2014-03-14 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99032 It could be “several weeks” before the outcome of Red Bull’s appeal against the Daniel Ricciardo disqualification is known. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Rivals think Mercedes has big advantage

Mercedes’ advantage over its 2014 rivals might be bigger than is currently thought.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Melbourne Nico Rosberg won the Melbourne race with a half-minute advantage, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was quoted afterwards by Auto Motor und Sport as suspecting the German was “playing with us” on the roads around Albert Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Expert alarmed at Schumacher weight loss

“20 kilos is a lot for people with normal body weights”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung An expert has admitted he is alarmed by reports Michael Schumacher has lost a quarter of his bodyweight whilst laying comatose in France. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Experts say Schumacher recovery now unlikely

Two experts have warned that the old Michael Schumacher is probably now gone

2012-11-18_0006 Britain’s respected Telegraph newspaper recently cited sources in reporting that the F1 legend’s family has been told by the medical team at Grenoble that, ten weeks into his coma, “only a miracle” will save him now. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Three 2014 cars on track on Friday

Three all-new, V6-powered formula one cars were in action on Friday.

2014-01-24 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 4One of them can even be heard, after Mercedes released audio of Nico Rosberg speeding past at the wheel of the unlaunched W05 for a ‘filming day’ at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

New Shell fuel and lubricant for Scuderia Ferrari 2014 Formula One™ engine

The V6 engine introduction heralds a new era in Formula One

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa Shell announces today that Scuderia Ferrari’s new V6 Formula One engine will contest the 2014 season with an entirely new suite of bespoke fuels and lubricants. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Alonso encouraged Vettel booing – Horner

Horner has now directly accused Alonso

Jules Bianchi-Fernando Alonso - photo © DPPI - François Flamand Christian Horner has accused Fernando Alonso of encouraging his fans to boo world champion Sebastian Vettel on the podium this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Kvyat qualifies for F1 super licence

Daniil Kvyat has qualified for his F1 super licence.

GP3 - Daniil Kvyat 2013 GP3 Series ChampionEnergy drink company Red Bull has named the Russian teenager as Daniel Ricciardo’s successor at Toro Rosso for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Pirelli’s 2014 tyre deal ‘done’ – Hembery

“It’s done really.”

2013-09-19 - Pirelli  - 0001Pirelli’s threat to quit formula one at the eleventh hour prior to the 2014 season has receded. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Sirotkin to test Ferrari at Fiorano

Sergey Sirotkin’s push to become the next Sauber driver is now underway.

2013-08-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 05Officially, the Russian’s debut was on Friday, when he demonstrated Sauber’s 2013 car along a 700 metre asphalted stretch of the new Sochi circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Only Raikkonen to drive longer Lotus at Monza

“Kimi will drive the long wheelbase on Friday”

2013-09-05 - Lotus F1 Team - Emaar 2Kimi Raikkonen, not his teammate Romain Grosjean, will debut Lotus’ new longer-wheelbase car this weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

GP3 Series Round 7 Preview – Monza, Italy

Two rounds to go!

GP3 SeriesThe 2013 season isflying by as the GP3 Series™ headsto the historic Autodromo NazionaleMonza for the penultimate roundof the season.

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Sep 04

Di Resta, in Italy, admits Ferrari ‘a dream’

Paul di Resta has been in Italy in recent days.

2013-06-06_0092That might not sound like noteworthy news, particularly in the days leading into the country’s annual grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Pirelli announces tyre nominations for Spa, Monza and Singapore

Spa is the circuit that puts the highest vertical load on the front tyres all season

PirelliPirelli has announced the slick P Zero compounds that will be taken to the first three grands prix of the second half of the season, in Belgium, Italy and Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Pirelli renews F1 quit threat

“We have followed the rules and we will continue to do so.”

2013-06-07_0798Rumours that Pirelli will leave formula one at the end of the season are growing by the day. Read the rest of this entry »

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