Tag Archive: Kamui Kobayashi

Apr 15

Drivers threaten to strike over unpaid wages

F1 drivers are threatening to strike if their teams do not pay them.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Germany’s Sport Bild reports that, in Bahrain recently, Kimi Raikkonen’s manager Steve Robertson was seen arguing in the paddock with Lotus team boss Federico Gastaldi. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Jean Todt has vowed to “think about” some of Red Bull’s criticisms of the current rules

Todt to ‘think about’ rule changes – Marko

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (12) That is the claim of the reigning world champion team’s Dr Helmut Marko, who said one of his concerns was how harshly Daniel Ricciardo was punished following the pitstop incident in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Kamui Kobayashi has confirmed he is worried about the safety of this year’s low nose designs

Kobayashi worried about ‘submarining’ noses

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Kamui Kobayashi 03 Before the season began, Red Bull designer Adrian Newey expressed concern about the new, low front noses, arguing not only that they are ugly, but they might also be dangerous. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Montagny doubts Lotus can return to the top

E22 struggles not only for pace but also merely to run

Frank MontagnyFranck Montagny has made a bleak assessment not only of ailing Lotus’ 2014 prospects, but also Williams’ chances of mounting a title challenge this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

‘Submarine’ risk with new noses realised – report

Adrian Newey’s pre-season fears about ‘submarining’ formula one cars may have been realised.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Kamui Kobayashi 01 Red Bull’s criticism of F1′s all-new era had to be heard amid the depth of the reigning world champions’ winter crisis after four consecutive seasons of dominance. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Rivals face struggle to catch Mercedes

“Rosberg is the new Vettel”

2014-03-01_0012 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico RosbergDaniel Ricciardo’s disqualification aside, the Red Bull ‘crisis’ appeared far less severe in Melbourne than it did over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Toni Vilander thinks his Finnish countryman Heikki Kovalainen’s F1 career is over

Kovalainen’s F1 career is over – Vilander

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 10 Having lost his Caterham seat, Kovalainen looked to be putting his career back on track when he secured the Lotus seat for the last two races of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Formula one’s next challenge will be putting together a full grid for the opening races of 2014.

107pc qualifying rule is F1′s next hurdle

Kamui Kobayashi As teams grapple with the technological revolution of the all-new V6 era amid severely tight testing restrictions, it emerged after the recent Bahrain test that many 2014 cars – notably the Red Bull of reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel – might struggle simply to qualify for grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

F1′s V6 cars much faster on straights

Cornering speeds are lower, but at full speed, the cars are much faster

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 06At full tilt in a straight line, this year’s formula one cars emit a much tamer sound than the class of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

No more burgers for F1 rookie Ericsson

Marcus Ericsson has kicked off his F1 career with a diet.

2014-01-28 - Caterham F1 Team - CT05 -  Marcus Ericsson The Swedish rookie, set to make his debut in 2014 for the backmarker Caterham, revealed that his engineers have tasked him with losing weight before Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

FIA delays nose dispute until 2015

“The FIA intends to clarify the rules for 2015″

2014-01-30 - Williams F1 Team - FW36 - Valtteri Bottas (5) The unseemly nose designs up and down the 2014 pitlane have been declared legal by the FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Caterham F1 Team launches CT05

The first car to be fully designed and built at Caterham’s Leafield Technical Centre

2014-01-28 - Caterham F1 Team - CT05 launch 03CT05, the Caterham F1 Team car that Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson will be competing with in the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship was unveiled today in Jerez, Spain.

Jan 23

Ericsson, Brack bringing millions to Caterham

Ericsson is bringing 100 million Swedish Krona

GP2 - Marcus Ericsson Marcus Ericsson is bringing more than EUR 11 million in Swedish sponsorship to Caterham this year, the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat claims. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Kobayashi racing for free in F1 return

Kobayashi revealed that he will be driving for nothing this year

2012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 01 In a last-ditch effort to move up the grid, Caterham overlooked some of the most lucrative ‘pay drivers’ for the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Caterham announces new drivers for ‘pivotal’ year

“This wasn’t about money”  – Fernandes

Tony Fernandes 2011-12-13 After a period of intense speculation, Caterham on Tuesday finally announced its all-new race lineup, thereby completing F1′s field of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Sauber F1 Team announces Giedo van der Garde as test and reserve driver

Van der Garde becomes Sauber reserve 

07 - Sauber F1 Team The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce Giedo van der Garde as its test and reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Caterham F1 Team and Caterham Racing Announce 2014 Driver Line-Ups

Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson in Formula One

11 - Team Caterham Caterham F1 Team and Caterham Racing have confirmed their 2014 driver line-ups with the announcement that Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson will race in Formula One in the forthcoming season with Robin Frijns and Alexander Rossi as F1 team Reserve Drivers.

Jan 21

Pic working with Craig Pollock, loses Caterham seat

Charles Pic will not be racing in formula one this season.

2013-06-05-0179 Having debuted for Marussia in 2013, and switching to Caterham last year, the latter team’s boss Cyril Abiteboul announced on Monday that the 23-year-old French driver has been left without a race seat for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Grey livery and no Vodafone successor at McLaren

Ron Dennis-style grey and white

2013-05-10 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - @McLarenF1 McLaren looks set to enter the 2014 season without an orange livery, and without a replacement for departed title sponsor Vodafone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Caterham set for Kobayashi-Ericsson in 2014 – report

Italy’s Autosprint reports that 27-year-old Kobayashi’s deal is now effectively done.

2013-03-15 - Team Caterham - Australia A returning Kamui Kobayashi looks set to join rookie Marcus Ericsson, marking a second consecutive all-new driver lineup for Caterham in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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