Tag Archive: Juan Manuel Fangio

Mar 27

Sebastian Vettel has finally won the coveted Laureus world sportsman of the year award

‘Great’ Vettel finally wins Laureus award

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99022 It was the Red Bull driver’s fifth nomination since he began to dominate formula one with Red Bull several years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Mid-year tyre switch helped Red Bull – Newey

“Going back to the 2012 tyres clearly helped us”

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - 99005Adrian Newey has admitted Pirelli’s mid-season tyre specification change helped the quadruple back-to-back world champions in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Red Bull has EUR 25,000 less for jagermeister party

FIA decided against an harsher penalty “due to the special circumstance”.

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99023Red Bull will have EUR 25,000 less in its coffers for the championship party in Abu Dhabi, after the FIA toasted Sebastian Vettel’s title win on Sunday with a penalty. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Vettel even better than Senna – Ecclestone

“I think Vettel is clearly the best driver in formula one now.”

2013-06-07_0701Gerhard Berger thinks Sebastian Vettel is the best driver on the grid today, while Bernie Ecclestone says the German might be F1′s all-time great. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Sir Stirling Moss and Lewis Hamilton attend Formula 1 event

At Silverstone today

2013-05-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Silverstone - Sir Stirling Moss - Lewis Hamilton (4)Racing legend Sir Stirling Moss and Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton accepted an invitation to visit Silverstone on Friday 31st May.

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Jan 02

Magazine leaves Alonso off top-ten driver ranking

A list of the best formula one drivers of all time has overlooked Ayrton Senna for a top-three spot, and left out Fernando Alonso completely.

2012-11-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Brazil - Fernando Alonso 022012-11-16_0025Italy’s Autosprint said Juan Manuel Fangio, the five-time world champion of the 50s, deserves the number one spot. He is listed ahead of runner-up Michael Schumacher, with triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart also finishing ahead of the late and revered Senna. Jim Clark, Alain Prost, Sir Stirling Moss, Alberto Ascari and Niki Lauda are ranked fifth to ninth respectively, with reigning triple world champion Sebastian Vettel completing the top ten. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Vettel lacks ‘charisma’ – Ecclestone

Sebastian Vettel lacks “charisma”, his friend Bernie Ecclestone has acknowledged.

2012-11-18_00392012-11-15_0023But the F1 chief executive, who plays backgammon with the 25-year-old reigning world champion at grands prix, doesn’t blame the sport’s latest crop of stars. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Pole-less Vettel angry with Red Bull engineer

Championship lead-chaser Sebastian Vettel hit out at his engineer ‘Rocky’ on Saturday after missing pole in Korea.

2012-09-22 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Sebastian Vettel (12)2012-06-09_0097It was his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber trumping qualifying instead, with Vettel hitting out at his race engineer Guillaume ‘Rocky’ Rocquelin after crossing the chequered flag. “Why did you not tell me about Massa?” the German, who is 4 points behind Ferrari’s championship leader Fernando Alonso after winning in Singapore and Suzuka, shouted on the radio after the ‘Q3′ session. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Lauda – triple title feat now unlikely for Vettel

Niki Lauda thinks Sebastian Vettel can start to wind down his hopes of winning an ultra-rare third consecutive drivers’ title in 2012.

2012-06-10_04292012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99014Only two F1 greats have won three or more championships on the trot — Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher. German Vettel has the chance to do it this season, but F1′s legendary Austrian Lauda thinks the Red Bull driver’s hopes are now all but dashed with seven races to run. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Third title ‘not easy’ for Alonso in 2012 – Senna

There is no guarantee Fernando Alonso will secure his third drivers’ crown in 2012.

2012-06-09_02082012-06-09_1357That is the view of Brazil’s Bruno Senna, who drives for the famous British team Williams. He is quoted by Totalrace as saying that while Ferrari driver Alonso’s 40-point lead at the season mid-point is “reasonable”, the Spaniard cannot afford to relax.

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Aug 02

2012 sagas ‘binding Red Bull together’ – Vettel

Some even smell a conspiracy

2012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 990142012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99014World champion Sebastian Vettel insists he and Red Bull will keep their eyes on the ball in 2012, despite the rocky road of the opening half of the season.

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Apr 16

A new chapter in the history of the Silver Arrows

In motorsport, there are days when the stars simply seem to align and everything comes together perfectly.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg 052012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg - Michael Schumacher 01Sunday in Shanghai was one of those days. Nico Rosberg won his first Grand Prix at his 111th attempt – 111 years (and three weeks) after the first ever Mercedes took victory at the 1901 Nice Speed Weeks. What’s more, this year marks exactly three decades since Nico’s father Keke became world champion – in a season that, just like 2012, saw three different winners of the first three races (on the road, at least, before the first two finishers in Brazil were disqualified for technical irregularities…) Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Vettel names new Red Bull ‘Abbey’

Sebastian Vettel has named his new 2012 Red Bull chassis ‘Abbey’.

2012-02-10 - Red Bull Racing -Sebastian Vettel 032012-02-21 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 04With the Adrian Newey-penned RB8, the 24-year-old German will push to become F1′s third-ever triple consecutive world champion, after Juan Manuel Fangio and mentor Michael Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Vettel to push for rare title hat-trick

No personal sponsors for champion Vettel

2012-02-09 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel2012-02-09 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 1If Sebastian Vettel hangs on to the drivers’ world championship trophy at the end of 2012, he will be only the third driver in the sport’s history with a title hat-trick. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

Schumacher turns 43 insisting ‘I can still win’

Michael Schumacher’s “final challenge is against time”, according to Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport.

2011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Michael Schumacher 04 2011-10-29 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - India - Michael Schumacher 01The newspaper on Tuesday marked the seven time world champion’s 43rd birthday. “I can still win,” the German and Mercedes driver is quoted as saying.

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Nov 26

Chance of Vettel hat-trick in 2012 ‘very high’

What is the chance Sebastian Vettel will continue his run of dominance and achieve an ultra-rare championship ‘hat-trick’ in 2012?

2011-10-30 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel (10)2011-10-30 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel (9)“Very high,” answered his German compatriot Timo Glock.  “Red Bull has everything in place to win the title again.” DPA news agency said only Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio have ever managed the triple-feat.

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Nov 13

Rare praise from Webber as Vettel matches pole record

Even the ultra-competitive Mark Webber could not resist a piece of high praise for his teammate under the floodlights in Abu Dhabi.

2011-10-29 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel - Mark Webber 2011-10-29 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel - Mark Webber 2Minutes earlier, world champion Vettel had captured his fourteenth pole of the season; an achievement equalling Nigel Mansell’s record set in 1992 in a car also designed by Adrian Newey.

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Sep 21

50 ‘just a number’ as Buemi reaches milestone

Sebastien Buemi is not getting excited despite preparing to clock up a career milestone this weekend.

2011-08-28 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Belgium - Sebastien Buemi  3 2011-07-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Germany - Sebastien Buemi 6Blick newspaper points out that the 22-year-old Swiss, who debuted for his current team Toro Rosso as a teenager in 2009, will contest his fiftieth consecutive grand prix in Singapore. He will therefore draw level with Luca Badoer and move ahead of the career tallies of predecessors including Christian Klien and Derek Daly, and even race winner Jean-Pierre Jabouille as well as Mike Hailwood.

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Jun 25

Schumacher pays tribute as Fangio turns 100

Michael Schumacher on Friday paid tribute to Juan Manuel Fangio

Fangio2011-06-12_1535The Argentine legend whose record of five world championships he matched and then broke earlier this decade. Friday, the scene of practice for this weekend’s European grand prix, was the 100th anniversary of the late and great Fangio’s birth. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Strong Porsche contingent at Twelve Hour classic

American Le Mans Series, round 1 in Sebring, USA

Porsche12 Hours of Sebring 2011 logoA true classic traditionally kicks off the American Le Mans Series season: The 12 Hours of Sebring, run for the 59th time on the Sebring International Raceway in the heart of Florida on 19 March, is the oldest and toughest sports car race in the USA. Read the rest of this entry »

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