Tag Archive: L’Equipe

May 28

Pirelli undecided about F1 future beyond 2016

Pirelli has answered “we’ll see” to the question of staying in formula one beyond its current contract.

2014-01-31 - Pirelli 06 After an often tumultuous and controversial opening three-year stay as F1′s official supplier, the Italian marque signed on for another stint starting in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Dennis wants Alonso to lead McLaren’s Honda charge

“In 2015 we have the Honda engine and we need a great driver.”

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Ron Dennis 01 Former McLaren and Ferrari driver Alain Prost has some advice for those beleaguered F1 teams — “do something different”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Alonso to Mercedes, Newey to Ferrari – rumours

Ferrari is a hotbed of rumours at the scene of the Spanish grand prix.

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso (2) The first rumour was that Ross Brawn, the team’s ultra-successful technical director during the Michael Schumacher years, could be on the way back to Maranello full-time following a recent visit during his retirement. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Pressure on Vergne as Tost hails ‘champion’ Kvyat

Toro Rosso is singling out teenage Russian rookie Daniil Kvyat as a future world champion.

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (2) “Yes,” boss Franz Tost confirmed, “because he’s shown that already by winning the younger classes — and especially the way he was winning.  He has it in his DNA to win races and championships.” Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Argentina eyes return to F1 calendar

Argentina has set its sights on returning to formula one.

150x80-flagworldf1 Last held on an ageing circuit in Buenos Aires in 1998, plans to revive the Argentine grand prix emerged two years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Doctors ‘cautious’ after Schumacher awakening news

“It could mean he opens and closes his eyes when he is asked”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung A wave of relief spread through the Bahrain paddock on Friday, as news broke that F1 legend Michael Schumacher has shown “moments of consciousness” this week after months in a coma. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Bianchi sick, Perez sore

Jules Bianchi was missing in action at Sepang on Thursday.

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (4) Marussia let the Frenchman avoid the Malaysian heat by staying in his hotel, after calling in sick with a throat infection and fever, French television BFMTV and the sports daily L’Equipe reported. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Predicting 2014 winner like ‘winning lottery’ – Alesi

It is almost impossible to predict the outcome of this year’s world championship.

Jean Alesi 2011-12-14 That is the view of former F1 driver Jean Alesi, who thinks the pecking order in the sport’s all-new turbo V6 era is not as clear as it currently appears. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Engine pecking order to ‘dominate’ 2014

Clearly, the Mercedes-powered teams are leading the pack

2014-01-16_0707 Just as Renault’s problems mounted, the troubled F1 engine supplier’s track boss Remi Taffin was rushed to hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Quesnel admits contact with Lotus’ Lopez

“We talked, and we did talk about the F1 team.”

Olivier Quesnel-Citroën-WRC-11-2010 Olivier Quesnel, the former Citroen and Peugeot rally boss, has admitted he has had contact with Lotus owner Gerard Lopez about becoming the Enstone team’s new sporting boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Quesnel favourite for Lotus boss role – report

Following Eric Boullier’s switch to McLaren

Olivier Quesnel-Citroën-WRC-11-2010 Olivier Quesnel, the former Citroen and Peugeot world rally boss, has leapt into pole position to become Lotus’ new team boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Schumacher ‘blinked’ as doctors move to end coma

Schumacher ‘waking up process’ has begun – manager

2012-11-18_0006Michael Schumacher has “blinked” and is “responding to simple instructions”. Michael Schumacher’s manager has now confirmed reports doctors at the Grenoble hospital are trying to wake the great German from his month-long coma. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Grenoble doctor confirms Schumacher awakening reports

The report said Schumacher had initially “responded positively” to the process.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung There is substance to widespread reports doctors are now trying to wake Michael Schumacher from his month-long induced coma. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Manager denies doctors to end Schumacher coma

“I repeat that we will not comment on such speculation.” – Sabine Kehm

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Michael Schumacher’s manager has played down reports the Grenoble hospital is preparing to bring the great German out of his month-long coma. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

Schumacher injury saga enters second week

Doctors could give a full medical update to the media on Monday

2012-11-18_0006 Media interest remains at fever pitch as Michael Schumacher’s coma after his skiing crash in France enters a second week. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

FIA announces F1 ‘cost cap’ coming in 2015

“The limit will be applied from January 2015″

Flagworld - FIAA ‘cost cap’ in formula one is coming, the FIA said in a surprising announcement on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Nico Hulkenberg insists he is having to be patient as he waits for a front-running car.

Patient Hulkenberg still waiting for winning car

2013-12-03 - Sahara Force India - Dr Vijay Mallya and Nico HulkenbergThe highly rated German was almost signed by Ferrari for 2014. Told by the Kolner Express newspaper that he might have been Fernando Alonso’s teammate had Kimi Raikkonen not “lost patience” with Lotus, he answered: “It was a shame. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Todt backs move for permanent race numbers in F1

“I am very supportive of that”

Jean Todt - photo Getty ImagesThe newly re-elected Jean Todt says he supports moves to reinstate permanent race numbers in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

Romain Grosjean has admitted he is not sure if Lotus’ money problems have been solved.

Grosjean not sure if Lotus budget in place

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 09The Enstone based team had been delaying signing its preferred option to replace the disgruntled Kimi Raikkonen – Nico Hulkenberg – until the money from the much-vaunted ‘Quantum’ investment came through. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Button says teams should sign ‘intelligent’ Perez

“He is a complete package”

2013-11-17 -Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 00Jenson Button has given his departing McLaren teammate Sergio Perez a strong recommendation as the Mexican seeks a new seat for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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