Tag Archive: Japan

Mar 19

Honda duo to ‘observe’ at 2014 races – report

“There’s no point in racing unless you win”

2014-01-16_0495 Almost unnoticed in the Albert Park paddock last weekend strolled two Japanese with very big plans. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Massa hid Williams talks from manager

Williams asked him not to involve his manager Nicolas Todt

2014-01-30 - Williams F1 Team - FW36 - Pat Symonds - Felipe Massa Felipe Massa kept his talks with Williams last year secret even from his own manager. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Mercedes vows to match Renault’s engine trickery

“We need to analyse what they have done”

2013-06-06_0006 Mercedes has vowed to catch F1′s runaway Renault-powered teams, as it risks losing millions in Concorde Agreement bonus money. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Stefano Domenicali says the door to Ferrari is open to Sebastian Vettel in the future.

Ferrari boss compares Vettel to Schumacher

2013-06-07_0001German Vettel has won the past three world champions for Red Bull, is cruising to a fourth in 2013 and is all signed up for 2014 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Sutil says Pirellis ‘not like F1 tyres’

“I hope we can find a better situation in the future.”

2013-03-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 04Adrian Sutil has added yet another dissenting voice to F1 drivers’ collective dissatisfaction with Pirelli’s 2013 tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Absent Newey would miss Vettel’s title win in Japan

Briton Newey is usually a fixture on the pitwall

2013-06-07_0006Adrian Newey will not be trackside on Sunday if Sebastian Vettel wraps up his fourth consecutive world championship at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Alonso says mathematical title chance ‘a miracle’

Christian Horner thinks championship celebrations in Japan are unlikely

2013-06-29 - Fernando Alonso - 0006Fernando Alonso thinks it is “a miracle” he is still even mathematically in the hunt for the 2013 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Ferrari turns to 2014 as Vettel reality bites

“99 per cent” of Ferrari’s focus is now on 2014

2013-09-21 - Felipe Massa - 0014Sebastian Vettel’s fourth consecutive title win moved a step closer to certainty on Sunday as he pulled 60 points clear of his nearest title rival. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

The tyre nominations for the forthcoming grands prix in Korea, Japan and India have been announced.

Pirelli tyre nominations revealed for Korea, Japan and India

2013-09-17 - PirelliFor Korea, the medium and supersoft tyres will be used. The surface tends to be slippery, with a wide variety of corners and some heavy braking areas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Honda denies plans for 2014 Honda test car

“We will not build such a vehicle”

2013-01-17-0133Honda has categorically denied reports it will build a test car in order to get track running of McLaren’s 2015 engine off to an early start. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

FIA Formula 3 European Championship now also covered in Italy, Austria and Asia

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship attracts more and more attention

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoThe variegated grid of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with its top-class talents from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA makes for a memorable 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Honda seeking English base for F1 foray – report

“Rumours refer to Cosworth’s properties”

2013-01-17-0133Honda is looking for an English base for its new formula one foray with its great former partner McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

McLaren-Honda: reuniting one of the greatest partnerships in Formula 1 history

McLaren confirms Honda’s 2015 F1 return

MP4-4 Powered by HondaMcLaren is delighted to confirm that it will form a new multi-year Formula 1 technology partnership with Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Korea GP in doubt as rogue North threatens nuclear war

Most alarming is the rhetoric.

2012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea International Circuit 03A cloud of uncertainty has moved above October’s scheduled running of the Korean grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Kobayashi to test Ferrari sports car

Kamui Kobayashi looks set to continue his motor racing career in Le Mans-style sports car racing.

2012-10-23 - Sauber F1 Team - oerlikon - Kamui Kobayashi - Suzuka2012-06-10_0527After three full seasons in F1, the popular and exciting Japanese lost his Sauber race seat for 2013 and failed to find refuge elsewhere. Media reports say he will test for the Ferrari-linked AF Corse sports car team in Spain this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Austin like Suzuka, Silverstone, Turkey, Hockenheim

Austin layout a “a roller-coaster ride, with everything at high speed”.

Austin, Texas Formula 1 race track 1Circuit of the AmericasAccording to the buzz in the brand-new Circuit of the Americas paddock, F1′s often-criticised circuit designer Hermann Tilke has penned a memorable layout for the sport’s American comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

‘Emotional’ Hamilton says goodbye to McLaren

Lewis Hamilton has said farewell to McLaren ahead of his final four races with the famous British team.

2012-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - Lewis Hamilton 092012-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - Lewis Hamilton 05Before setting off to India and then Abu Dhabi, the US and Brazil for the final ‘flyaway’ phase of the 2012 season, the 2008 world champion made an “emotional” speech to staff at McLaren’s Woking factory, the Sun newspaper reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

McLaren chose Button over Hamilton’s farewell party

“They were already committed before.  They went for a run with JB or something like that.” - Hamilton

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Jenson Button 052012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 03McLaren mechanics chose a run with Jenson Button over Lewis Hamilton’s farewell party in Japan recently, according to British newspapers. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Montezemolo urges ‘huge effort’ for 2012 title battle

“I expect a huge effort from our engineers now.”

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-182011-01-29 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 0017With the title battle now essentially a head-to-head between Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, Ferrari has acknowledged that its F2012 was outclassed by Red Bull’s improved single seater at Suzuka last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Kobayashi could lose F1 seat over sponsorship

Kamui Kobayashi has admitted he could lose his formula one seat due to a lack of sponsorship.

2012-10-08 - Sauber F1 Team - Japan - Kamui Kobayashi 012012-10-08 - Sauber F1 Team - Japan - Kamui Kobayashi - Felipe MassaSauber is yet to name its 2013 driver lineup, but Japanese Kobayashi was considered likely to stay because his current teammate, Sergio Perez, is heading to McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

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