Tag Archive: Jérôme d’Ambrosio

Jan 29

Lotus thinks most teams will keep ‘step’ nose in 2013

Lotus’ technical boss thinks many teams will continue to use ‘step’ noses in 2013.

2013-01-28 - Lotus F1 Team - E21 04Lotus F21 - 2013-01-28The first 2013 car to be unveiled on Monday, Enstone based Lotus’ E21 still features the indecorous ‘step’ synonymous with last year’s grid, despite the FIA now allowing teams to please the fans by installing a so-called ‘modesty’ laminate. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

The Marussia F1 Team and its race driver Timo Glock have, by mutual consent, agreed to part company with immediate effect.

A joint statement from the Marussia F1 Team and Timo Glock

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Timo Glock (6)11 - Marussia F1 TeamThe 30 year old German has been with the Team since its inception in 2009, completing three full seasons of competition and playing a significant role in its development. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

Buemi to sign new Red Bull deal – report

Sebastien Buemi will remain Red Bull’s official third and reserve driver in 2013, the Swiss newspaper Sonntagsblick reports.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Sebastien Buemi2011-10-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - India - Sebastien Buemi (3)It had already emerged that the former Toro Rosso racer, who served as Red Bull’s reserve in 2012, is now definitely out of the running for this year’s second Force India seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Valsecchi hoping to be Lotus reserve

New GP2 champion Davide Valsecchi has admitted his best hope of breaking into formula one in 2013 is as a third driver.

2012-10-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Davide ValsecchiGP2 - Davide Valsecchi (DAMS) 2012 GP2 Series ChampionOn his fifth attempt in the F1 support series, the 25-year-old Italian this year beat Brazilian Luiz Razia to the title. Valsecchi was hoping to follow recent champions like Romain Grosjean, Pastor Maldonado and Nico Hulkenberg into F1, but admitted to Italiaracing: “At this point, I’m working to get the place of the Lotus team’s third driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Kids of America – Mario Andretti & Patrick Dempsey to drive the Lotus F1 Team R30 in Austin

Marking the return of Formula 1 to the USA after a five year absence

2012-10-18 - Lotus F1 Team - Kids of America - Mario Andretti - Patrick Dempsey -Lotus F1 Team R30 (2)2012-10-18 - Lotus F1 Team - Kids of America - Mario Andretti - Patrick Dempsey -Lotus F1 Team R30 (3)Lotus F1 Team is honoured to be the first team to take to the new Circuit of the Americas track ahead of the United States Grand Prix at Austin, Texas next month. American racing legend Mario Andretti, actor Patrick Dempsey and Lotus F1 Team third driver Jérôme D’Ambrosio will all complete demonstration runs behind the wheel of the team’s 2010 F1 challenger – the R30 – during the circuit’s Official Opening Ceremony on Sunday October 21.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Pic ‘not afraid’ of becoming next Marussia refugee

Charles Pic insists he is “not afraid” about following his Marussia predecessors through F1′s exit.

2012-06-09_02142012-04-15 - Marussia F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Charles Pic - Timo GlockBefore the well-backed Frenchman made his debut this year, the team ran Jerome d’Ambrosio (2011) and Lucas di Grassi (2010, as Virgin) as the experienced German Timo Glock’s teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Dumping Magneti Marelli should be an option – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel agrees that dumping Red Bull’s alternator supplier should be an option.

Magneti-Marelli2012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99013As the team’s engine partner Renault grapples to solve the failing alternator problem with its supplier Magneti Marelli, team boss Dietrich Mateschitz revealed last week that Red Bull is pushing the option of simply reverting to a new supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Barrichello tips Alonso to beat Hamilton in 2012

Rubens Barrichello has tipped Fernando Alonso to hang onto his championship lead all the way to the 2012 finale.

2012-07-07 TorontoIndy Gail 524wRubens Barrichello KV RacingAsked by O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper to pick this year’s title winner, the most experienced driver in F1 history answered: “I think Alonso.” After a record-setting career spanning 326 grands prix, 40-year-old Brazilian Barrichello switched to Indycars this year when he lost his Williams race seat.

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Sep 19

No Friday outings for Monza sub d’Ambrosio – boss

Eric Boullier has admitted it is unlikely Jerome d’Ambrosio will make another appearance on the grand prix asphalt in 2012.

2012-06-09_01192012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 019Lotus’ Boullier-managed Belgian reserve driver replaced Romain Grosjean at Monza recently, while the team’s French regular served his one-race ban. D’Ambrosio is the team’s official reserve driver, who at the start of the 2012 season was slated to make some Friday morning practice appearances in the black Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Worried Red Bull hope for Singapore sling

“Basically, we are where we belong in the world championship”  – Vettel

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99031 - Sebastian Vettel2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99015 - Sebastian VettelA worried Red Bull is travelling to Singapore this week, hoping a spate of alternator problems do not return under the Asian city-state’s floodlights. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Banned Grosjean supporting Lotus at Monza

Normally smiling ear-to-ear, Grosjean admitted it is hard to be trackside in such difficult circumstances.

Romain Grosjean crash Spa - photo © WRI2 2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Romain Grosjean 04An unusually-forlorn Romain Grosjean was an unhappy pitwall spectator on Friday as he began to serve his one-race ban for last Sunday’s Spa crash. The Frenchman arrived at the Monza paddock as practice began, to watch Lotus’ reserve driver Jerome d’Ambrosio drive his black and gold car.

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Sep 05

Lotus delays ‘the device’ debut until Suzuka

Lotus will not race its highly-anticipated double DRS-inspired ‘device’ at least until Suzuka next month.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 012012-04-15 - Lotus F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Romain Grosjean 03The Enstone based team intended to use the straightline speed-boosting system at Spa, but Friday’s practice sessions were a washout. And Lotus will also not fit the device to Kimi Raikkonen and Jerome d’Ambrosio’s cars at Monza, due to the unique low-downforce configuration of the historic track.

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Sep 05

Grosjean hasn’t blown second shot at F1 – Boullier

Romain Grosjean’s race ban – the first in formula one for almost two decades – has not damaged the Frenchman’s relationship with Lotus.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Romain Grosjean 032012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0020That is the claim of his boss and manager Eric Boullier, who fended off speculation Grosjean, 26, could be on the verge of blowing his second and final shot at a grand prix career. Boullier’s other Gravity-managed driver, Belgian Jerome d’Ambrosio, is sitting in for Grosjean this weekend, prompting the risk the usually-happy Frenchman could lose momentum and – as he did at the end of 2009 – once again slide off the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Jérôme D’Ambrosio to drive in Monza

“My desire for 2012 has always been to get back into the seat of a Formula 1 car” – D’Ambrosio

2012-06-09_01192012-06-09_0179Lotus F1 Team third driver Jérôme D’Ambrosio will compete for the team in the Italian Grand Prix as a replacement for Romain Grosjean who received a one-race ban after the last race in Spa. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Lotus picks d’Ambrosio for Monza

Belgian Jerome d’Ambrosio will contest this weekend’s Italian grand prix in the place of Romain Grosjean.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Jerome DAmbrosio2012-06-09_0119There was speculation Lotus might overlook its official reserve driver for the Monza seat, after team regular Grosjean was given a one-race ban by the FIA for causing the spectacular first-lap crash at Spa last Sunday.

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Sep 04

Four drivers lining up for Grosjean’s Monza seat

At least four drivers could be in the running to race the banned Romain Grosjean’s black and gold Lotus at Monza this weekend.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Romain Grosjean 032012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Romain Grosjean 01F1 veteran turned Indycar driver Rubens Barrichello is desperate to break back into his favourite category, and has admitted his interest in Grosjean’s seat to his 1.7 million Twitter followers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

D’Ambrosio on pole for Monza race seat

Jerome d’Ambrosio is on pole position to replace the banned Romain Grosjean at Monza.

2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 0192012-06-09_0119The FIA has banned Frenchman Grosjean for one race after causing the crash that ended championship contenders Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton’s Belgian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

No Friday outing for Lotus’ d’Ambrosio at Spa

D’Ambrosio said it is not clear if he will get the opportunity to drive the E20 in Friday practice at another grand prix this year.

2012-06-09_01192012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 019He may be Lotus’ Belgian reserve driver, but Jerome d’Ambrosio has revealed he will not be driving the black and E20 in front of his home crowd next weekend at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

McLaren duo wish injured spectator well

McLaren’s drivers have wished a fan a speedy recovery following a nasty incident in Monaco this week.

2012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - MP4-27 Launch 0702 - Vodafone McLaren MercedesJust before Thursday practice kicked off, a 49-year-old male British spectator broke his back and leg when a grandstand alongside the Principality’s street circuit collapsed. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Ferrari say Massa contender for 2013 race seat

And the candidates are lining up.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 08022012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0426Ferrari has played down rumours it is close to immediately ousting Felipe Massa, insisting it is possible the struggling Brazilian will still be in a red car next year. On Twitter, the famous Italian team said the latest rumours – including a claim that former Virgin driver Jerome d’Ambrosio is a candidate to replace Massa in 2012 – are “funny”. Read the rest of this entry »

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