Tag Archive: Le Mans

Aug 28

Early debut for teen Verstappen ‘really bad’ – Salo

Mika Salo has added his voice to concerns about the 2015 debut of teenager Max Verstappen.

Mika Salo Finn Salo, who raced in F1 against the 16-year-old’s father Jos, backed 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve who has questioned whether Verstappen’s signing by Toro Rosso is good for F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Vettel made ‘many mistakes’ in 2014 – Webber

Mark Webber’s honest clarity has been missed from the formula one paddock in 2014.

2014-07-04 - 99000 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Amid the typical PR-speak, the Australian – having left Red Bull and the paddock for semi-retirement and Le Mans – was always relied upon for a blunt assessment. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Van der Garde secures 2015 Sauber race seat – reports

Giedo van der Garde looks set to step up to a Sauber race seat for 2015.

2014-06-07_0138 The Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad, and the specialist Dutch source Formule 1, are citing ‘sources’ close to the Swiss team and van der Garde that report that negotiations between the Sauber reserve driver and team management have been successful. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Caterham lines up new Kobayashi substitute for Monza

The big frontrunner now is Roberto Merhi

20131020-0097 Roberto Merhi has admitted he is in the running to be the next occupant of sidelined Caterham racer Kamui Kobayashi’s seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Vergne learned of 2015 axe six days late

“It’s pointless to be angry — or if I do have some anger, I will put it behind the wheel and make a show!”

2014-06-07_0929 Max Verstappen learned of his 2015 debut long before Jean-Eric Vergne learned of his impending ousting, it has emerged. Before his Toro Rosso race seat was announced, 16-year-old Verstappen was revealed by Red Bull as the latest member of its junior driver programme on August 12.
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Aug 23

Chilton fumbles as F1′s next ‘pay-drivers’ line up

“What everyone seems to think has happened is not the case”

IMG_6058 He didn’t want to say the words, but Max Chilton insists a Marussia kerfuffle in Belgium should not be interpreted as a simple ‘pay-driver’ in distress. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Lotterer ‘not dreaming’ about permanent F1 switch

“Andre absolutely deserves it, even if he is not sitting in the best car” – Vettel

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Next to the Max Verstappen saga, it was Andre Lotterer’s shock debut that was creating the most waves in the Spa-Francorchamps paddock.
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Aug 21

Kobayashi using Spa sideline to ponder F1 ‘harmony’

“It’s a shame not to drive Spa”

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Kamui Kobayashi Kamui Kobayashi will spend the Spa-Francorchamps weekend out of the cockpit and assessing the potential ‘lack of harmony’ in his racing life. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Caterman confirms Lotterer for Spa

“Thanks Caterham for the opportunity” 

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre LottererCaterham on Wednesday confirmed that 2014 Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer will replace Kamui Kobayashi this weekend in Belgium. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Caterham to announce one-off race for Lotterer

At the moment, Japanese Kobayashi is scheduled to return to the Caterham cockpit in Monza.

2014-06-07_0874 Little doubt remains that Andre Lotterer will make his formula one race debut with Caterham this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Rumours tip Lotterer for Caterham race debut

The F1 rumour mill is alight with speculation Caterham is taking a new race driver to this weekend’s Belgian grand prix.

2014-06-07_0578 After Kamui Kobayashi admitted recently his race seat may not be safe in the wake of the Leafield based team’s sale and subsequent shakeup, the big rumour now is that the Japanese is set to be replaced by 2014 Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

School’s out for summer

Mark Webber news update

Mark Webber - ActionCutting down from 20 to eight races in a season sounds like gaining a lot of downtime – and it would, if you weren’t a competitive, driven, outdoor loving Aussie who can’t quite sit still. Mark has a thirteen-week gap until the next race in Austin in September and he talks about the racing break, Wimbledon, the Football World Cup, mountain biking and why you should be careful of Kodak moments.

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Jul 08

Pirelli gives glimpse of F1′s 18-inch future

18-inch F1 concept tyre at Silverstone

http://f1pressarea.pirelli.com/wp-content/files/2014/07/Pirelli_18inchestyre-3.jpgF1 got a glimpse into the future on Tuesday, when Pirelli released images of its low-profile, 18-inch concept tyre. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Lotus to test 18-inch Pirelli tyre

Pirelli will test a much lower-profile tyre during next week’s post-British grand prix test at Silverstone.

2014-06-08_0625 F1′s official tyre supplier, whose public profile has been much lower in 2014 as drivers label its new approach as “conservative”, said the 18-inch tyre will “showcase the way that formula one could look in the near future”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Alpine’s heritage in action at Le Mans Classic

The biennial Le Mans Classic attracts an entry of several thousand participants

Jabouille-Depailler's Alpine A443 at Le Mans 1978 The revival of Alpine, which will take the form of the launch of the Berlinette of the 21st Century in 2016, is founded on the legendary brand’s outstanding heritage. To showcase this link between the past and present, a number of Alpines will be in action at this year’s Le Mans Classic on July 4-6. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Vettel will win again – Webber

Mark Webber has tipped his last F1 teammate Sebastian Vettel to eventually return to the top of the sport.

2014-06-08_1380 Off the back of his four consecutive titles, German Vettel has struggled in 2014 in the wake of Webber’s retirement and the arrival at Red Bull of the younger Australian, impressive Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Ferrari wants meeting amid F1 ‘worries’

Hot on the heels of Ferrari’s latest quit threat, Luca di Montezemolo has called for a meeting to discuss the future of formula one.

2014-06-08_0700 Last Friday, the iconic Italian team’s president told the Wall Street Journal that because F1 “isn’t working”, Ferrari could turn instead to Le Mans by 2020. “Of course,” Montezemolo said, “we cannot do sports car racing and formula one.  It’s not possible.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

Le Mans 24 Hours: Larbre Competition avoids the carnage to safely qualify at Le Mans

Prudent approach pays off throughout incident-filled sessions 

2014-06-12-1536Larbre Competition avoided the plethora of accidents that characterised all three truncated sessions to safely qualify for this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours (June 14/15).

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Jun 12

Even 2014 title may not be beyond Ricciardo

The title could be the next target for F1′s newest race winner.

2014-06-08_1203 Impressive Red Bull newcomer Daniel Ricciardo drove past Mercedes’ technical trouble in Canada last weekend to record his first grand prix victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Le Mans 24 Hours: Lotus LMP unveiled at Le Mans

Stunning Paul White designed car

Lotus LMP P1 front The all-new Lotus P1/01 took centre stage at the iconic 24 hours of Le Mans event today as the LMP1 L class car was unveiled to the media and public for the very first time.

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