Tag Archive: Jerez

Jul 27

Honda targeting wins for McLaren return

Honda is targeting nothing other than victory as it prepares to return to formula one in 2015.

2014-01-16_0495Every other engine supplier in F1 – Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault – subsidises the huge costs of producing a highly-sophisticated turbo V6 ‘power unit’ by also selling it to customers for millions of euros. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Marquez claims pole position and new lap record in scorching conditions at Jerez

Round 4: Spanish MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Spanish MotoGP QP2 An interesting qualifying strategy helped Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez claim his fourth successive pole position and set a new Circuit Best Lap of 1’38.120 in scorching conditions at Jerez.

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Apr 03

Lotus ‘faster than Williams and McLaren’ – Permane

Lotus claims its troubled 2014 car is often better than a Williams or a McLaren.

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Alan Permane 01 Actually, the Enstone based team is badly suffering with its E22, plagued with issues related to the problematic Renault ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Newey finds loophole to hide FIA nose camera

So how is Red Bull getting away with it in Melbourne?

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99025Red Bull may have had a disastrous winter, but designer Adrian Newey’s attention to detail is as sharp as ever in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

107 per cent rule no hurdle in Melbourne – Whiting

“So it could be that the winner is actually not the last survivor”

2012-06-10_0556 When asked how many cars he thinks will finish Sunday’s 2014 season opener, Daniel Ricciardo grinned his usual grin and answered: “No one. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Grosjean lost cool in Lotus garage

“We need to understand the brake-by-wire system”

2014-03-01_0005 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Romain Grosjean Romain Grosjean wasn’t his always-smiling self during one dramatic moment at the Bahrain tests last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

F1 fixes taking ‘four times longer’ in 2014

“Repair processes have at times been multiplied by four”

2014-01-27 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR9_6Fixing technical problems is taking mechanics up to four times longer than usual in F1′s new turbo V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Back ‘ok’ after Bahrain crash – Raikkonen

“The back has been quite ok since the surgery”

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen - Helmet (5) Kimi Raikkonen’s newly-healed back withstood a hefty shunt as the first week of Bahrain testing came to a close. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Less Pirelli ‘marbles’ in 2014 – Hembery

Pirelli’s calamitous 2013 season appears to be firmly in the past.

2014-01-31 - Pirelli 06 After a sometimes explosive 2013 on inconsistent and heavily-degrading tyres, drivers have so far celebrated a better and more durable product supplied by Pirelli at the recent Jerez and Bahrain tests. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Rosberg turns down fiancee’s ice-cream

“I’m really proud of her” – Rosberg

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 02 Nico Rosberg’s fiancee Vivian has opened her own ice-cream parlour in their favourite holiday destination of Ibiza. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Fears that the pace of second-tier GP2 cars could overtake formula one in 2014 are now easing

‘New’ F1 already catching up with V8 era speed

2014-01-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 16After the opening test of the all-new V6 ‘power unit’ era at Jerez recently, Jenson Button warned that GP2 will run F1 close on some circuits this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Red Bull ‘has lots of problems’ – Vettel

“The laptimes are not the best, but the first thing was to get the car running.”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (6) World champion Sebastian Vettel finally managed some laps but at a sluggish pace on Thursday as Red Bull’s pre-season crisis continues. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

No ‘quick fix’ to Red Bull crisis – Vettel

“Our guys are getting very little sleep right now – one to three hours maximum”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Helmet (4) Red Bull’s early-season crisis has raced from Jerez into Bahrain, as the second of just three pre-season tests began in the island Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Lopez tips new Lotus to ‘go like hell’

Acting team boss Gerard Lopez expects Lotus to be fully competitive in 2014.

Gérard Lopez - photo © Dppi - E. Vargiolu Amid rumours of financial strife, the Enstone team sat out the opening Jerez test, and when the E22 finally made its public debut in Bahrain on Wednesday, it clocked the slowest time and a mere 8 laps. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

More delays for Red Bull in Bahrain

“The car was still being assembled”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (28) Red Bull’s troubles seemed to have carried over from Jerez, as Sebastian Vettel struggled to get up to speed in the troubled RB10 on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Nasr, Banco do Brasil set to join resurgent Williams

Claire Williams would not confirm the Nasr deal

2014-01-30 - Williams F1 Team - FW36 Claire Williams Felipe Nasr and his sponsor Banco do Brasil look set to become the next pieces of the puzzle for Williams’ promising campaign in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Rosberg expects to win ‘a lot of races’

“We have done our homework better.”

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 08 In a rare show of brash confidence, Nico Rosberg has admitted he is expecting to win “a lot” of races in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Red Bull and Renault have denied rumours the reigning world champions could split

Red Bull, Renault deny F1 split rumours

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (21) Together, after Sebastian Vettel won the last nine grands prix of 2013, Red Bull and Renault are now embroiled in a technical crisis after the new V6 ‘power unit’ struggled to merely run in the rear of Adrian Newey’s RB10. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Report – Ferrari sandbagging at Jerez?

Was Ferrari sandbagging at Jerez?

2014-01-31 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso (1) Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport on Friday revealed that, having studied the data from the recent opening winter test, the top five places in terms of top speed were occupied by Mercedes-powered cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Renault plays down early season crisis

Renault on Friday played down the seriousness of its early season engine crisis.

2013-06-21 - Renault Sport F1 - Energy F1-2014 (8) After Renault-powered teams struggled for laps at the Jerez test recently, former F1 team boss Gian Carlo Minardi this week repeated rumours world champions Red Bull may be looking for a new supplier of turbo V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

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