Tag Archive: Kevin Eason

Mar 30

F1 drivers’ extreme dieting in 2014 caused one racer to pass out in Malaysia, it emerges

F1 driver ‘passed out’ in Malaysia

2014-01-31 - Sauber F1 Team - Adrian Sutil (3) We reported on Saturday that some drivers are deliberately dehydrating, even at sweltering Sepang, in order to get the weight of their car below the legal 692kg limit. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Red Bull confident of winning fuel flow appeal

“We wouldn’t be appealing if we weren’t extremely confident we have a defendable case”

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo - 99019Former F1 team owner and boss Paul Stoddart has tipped Red Bull to win its appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Ecclestone wants Russia night race

Bernie Ecclestone wants the Russian grand prix to be held at night.

2013-08-12 - Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi (1) The inaugural event at winter olympics venue Sochi this year, however, will be a normal day race. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Clouds still gathering over Ecclestone’s reign

“Constantin will be appealing those findings”

A German media company will appeal the verdict in Bernie Ecclestone’s London civil case amid the F1 bribery scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Di Resta back to DTM, linked with F1 reserve role

Di Resta will kick off his DTM return immediately

2013-06-09_0067 With the Scot having already lost his Force India seat, it was announced on Tuesday that Paul di Resta is returning to the German touring car series DTM in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Force India looks set to announce the identity of Nico Hulkenberg’s teammate for 2014.

Force India to announce Hulkenberg’s teammate

20130705-0010The Silverstone based team told its 165,000 followers on Twitter that supremo Vijay Mallya will take part “in a very special media event in London” on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

F1′s tyre row not so simple

“The tyres are wrong”

2013-05-12 - Pirelli - Spain - 02In the days after the Spanish grand prix, the word on everybody’s lips is the same — tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

F1 journalists slam absent and ‘impotent’ Todt

 “The FIA … is impotent in its most urgent hour.”

Jean Todt - photo Getty ImagesBritish F1 journalists have attacked Jean Todt for not travelling to Bahrain for the sport’s highly controversial grand prix this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

FIA ‘nervous’ about F1′s return to Bahrain – report

The FIA is “nervous” ahead of formula one’s still-controversial return to Bahrain in 2013.

Flagworld - FIABahrain International CircuitAfter the 2011 race was cancelled due to civil unrest in the island Kingdom, the sport’s return to Sakhir this year was hugely controversial. And “top-level figures” at the sport’s Paris-based governing body “are already nervous” that the 2013 edition – scheduled for next late April – will be “another horrifying embarrassment”, according to Times correspondent Kevin Eason. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

3D could tempt Ecclestone to hand F1 to Sky – report

Pay television company Sky could replace formula one’s own broadcaster, according to a report in the Times.

2010-06-13_0226Sky Sports logo.svgJournalist Kevin Eason said Barney Francis, the managing director of F1′s new British broadcaster Sky Sports, will be in the Austin paddock this weekend. “He wants to introduce 3D to F1 and will have talks with Bernie Eccclestone”, Eason wrote. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

F1 drivers to pay more for F1 ‘super license’

The cost of a formula one driver’s mandatory FIA ‘super license’ is going up, the Times newspaper reports.

Flagworld - F1Flagworld - FIAIt emerged in Abu Dhabi last weekend that teams have been told by the governing body that the price of their official entry fees for the 2013 season are definitely increasing significantly. Journalist Kevin Eason said Red Bull’s success this year is likely to earn the team a more than $3 million FIA bill for 2013, while even straggler HRT is facing a minor increase to the flat rate. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Ecclestone agrees lower fee for 2016 Korea GP extension

Bernie Ecclestone agreed to reduce the race fee as he extended Korea’s grand prix contract through 2016, the AFP news agency reports.

2012-06-07_0277F1′s annual trip since 2010 to Mokpo is among the most controversial and least popular on the calendar, but promoter Park Won-Hwa said on Friday a new contract has been signed. “We had to renegotiate with Mr Ecclestone and brought a few ideas and persuaded him that Korea cannot continue the event with such a big financial loss,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Korea among least-popular races on F1 calendar

Korea, among F1′s new breed of grands prix, is far from the most popular stop on the sport’s annual calendar.

2011-10-14 - Pirelli - Korea 032011-10-14 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Korea - Felipe Massa 02Well-known British F1 photographer Darren Heath tweeted from the metropolis Seoul: “Fantastic 3 days.  Early train to Mokpo tomorrow. “(It’s) like being in London then heading to Shetland for an F1 GP.  Mad,” he concluded. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

McLaren ups money offer in bid to keep Hamilton

“We will see what we can do.  I think we are a good team together.” – Martin Whitmarsh

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 052010-06-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Martin WhitmarshMcLaren has slightly upped its monetary offer in a late bid to secure Lewis Hamilton’s services for 2013, according to multiple British newspapers. The Daily Mail said McLaren has increased its offer by EUR 2.5 million to 15 million, which is still less than his current retainer of about 19 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Singapore staying on F1 calendar

Singapore tipped to keep popular grand prix

SingaporeGP2011-09-24 - Pirelli - Teams - Singapore 01Singapore has inked a new contract to remain on the formula one calendar. There had been some doubt the race organisers would agree Bernie Ecclestone’s sanctioning fee demands for a new deal beyond this weekend’s highly popular night race. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

McLaren eyes Perez as Hamilton saga races on

Sergio Perez has emerged as a contender to replace Lewis Hamilton at McLaren in 2013.

2012-02-06 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C31-Ferrari Launch - Sergio Perez 012012-04-15 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Chinese Grand Prix - Mechanic 01Although boss Martin Whitmarsh said recently there is no ‘plan B’, the British team must now surely be looking at its options amid intense speculation Hamilton is set to switch to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Hamilton’s winning mood hints McLaren tenure ending

Lewis Hamilton gave away more clues about his future after winning Sunday’s Italian grand prix.

2012-06-09_13452012-04-15 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Chinese Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton - 01Although at Monza the Briton matched Mika Hakkinen’s career tally of 20 wins, he looked miserable as he celebrated the Monza victory with his team. Observing the post-race events, Express journalist Bob McKenzie wrote: “Hamilton looked like a man who has the world on his shoulders rather than in front of him”.

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Sep 06

McLaren says Hamilton-to-Mercedes claims ‘untrue’

Rumours about Lewis Hamilton’s future have exploded.

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 032012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 01F1 team owner turned television pundit Eddie Jordan told the BBC he understands the 2008 world champion is on the verge of quitting McLaren to join Mercedes in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Hamilton rules out 2013 sabbatical

Lewis Hamilton has described one contract offered by McLaren for the 2013 season as “sh*t”.

2012-05-27 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton 062012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 458The expletive is an insight into the 2008 world champion’s delicate negotiations with the British team, but Hamilton ruled out letting the impasse become a “sabbatical”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 10

Red Bull to take over world rally series – report

Red Bull already sponsors rally drivers and the Citroen team

WRC Red Bull Promoteur 2012-07-050- Red Bull Racing - British GP - Silverstone - Wings for Life cars 2Red Bull, the owner of two formula one teams, is poised to take over the running of the FIA’s World Rally Championship (WRC).

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