Tag Archive: Marca

Apr 05

McLaren plays down rumours in Bahrain

McLaren is at the centre of a body of rumours in the Bahrain paddock.

2014-04-05 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Kevin Magnussen 01In title sponsor Vodafone’s wake, the British team ran prominent Mobil 1 branding in Australia, before Esso took over the space on the sidepods of the MP4-29 in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Ferrari sponsor eyes ‘ten more years’ with Alonso

Ferrari’s major sponsor Santander is going nowhere

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 00 Emilio Botin, the Spanish banking group’s chief, said this week: “We want to continue in F1 for at least ten more years,” Marca sports newspaper quoted him as saying. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Fernando Alonso has denied that Ferrari is yet to ‘turn its engine up’ in the 2014 season

Ferrari suffered FIA engine glitch in Melbourne

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Close-up of a P Zero Yellow soft tyre on a Ferrari F1 car Lewis Hamilton, a title favourite with the dominant team Mercedes, downplayed the German squad’s superiority when he said at Sepang: “I’m sure Renault have not turned their engine up to max. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

’18 hour shifts’ to end Red Bull crisis – Marko

“But whoever can win together, can also work hard together” – Marko

2013-06-07_0729 Red Bull is “slaving around the clock” to solve its problems ahead of next weekend’s season-opening Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

F1 fixes taking ‘four times longer’ in 2014

“Repair processes have at times been multiplied by four”

2014-01-27 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR9_6Fixing technical problems is taking mechanics up to four times longer than usual in F1′s new turbo V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Hakkinen tips Raikkonen to beat Alonso

“Alonso pushes too hard, so I think Kimi will beat him.”

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - F14 T - Fernando Alonso - Stefano Domenicali - Kimi Raikkonen Not everyone thinks Kimi Raikkonen will struggle to keep up with Fernando Alonso at Ferrari this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

Ferrari on track for late January launch

Ferrari is edging close to having its 2014 car ready for the start of winter testing.

20130831-0007 Reports in the Marca sports newspaper (Spain) and the authoritative Autosprint (Italy) say the Maranello-built single seater is set to be launched on either the 23rd, 24th or 25th of January, a few days ahead of the opening test at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 23

Philosophy tweak helps Vergne stay at Toro Rosso

“Aerodynamics is always the key”

2013-06-07_0160 Toro Rosso has tweaked its approach to formula one because it wants to take a step up in the pecking order. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Alonso attitude triggered Raikkonen signing – Andretti

“It will be interesting to see what happens next”

Mario AndrettiFernando Alonso’s frustration in 2013 triggered Ferrari’s push for Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Alonso manager plays down McLaren deal ‘fiction’

“What you’re saying is formula one fiction” – Abad

2013-06-09_1451McLaren may not have given up on signing Fernando Alonso for its new Honda-powered era beginning in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Ecclestone still thinks V6 switch bad idea

“I think it is a mistake, but I don’t think it is going to change formula one”

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (6)F1′s V8 engines have already roared for the last time, but Bernie Ecclestone still thinks moving to turbo V6s next year is a bad idea. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Horner as Ecclestone’s successor a joke – Montezemolo

“Ecclestone says what suits him”

Luca di Montezemolo - Bernie EcclestoneLuca di Montezemolo has dismissed as a “joke” Bernie Ecclestone’s claim that Christian Horner is his ideal successor as F1 supremo. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Ferrari to abandon pullrod layout for 2014 – report

“In F1, you don’t fix everything overnight”

2013-06-07_0262Ferrari has “almost certainly” abandoned its novel approach to front suspension layout ahead of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Hulkenberg signs 2014 Force India deal – report

“The deal should be announced in the next few days”

2013-11-17 - Sauber F1 Team - Nico Hulkenberg 06Nico Hulkenberg has signed a one-year deal to return to Force India next year, Germany’s authoritative Auto Motor und Sport reports from Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

‘Newey is king’ even in engine formula – Renault

“The overall package is what has to work” – Taffin.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (17)Renault has played down expectations F1 will become a mere ‘engine formula’ with the new rules of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Engine era could end Red Bull dominance in 2014

Mercedes and Ferrari could finally stop Red Bull’s dominance in 2014.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (14)While Sebastian Vettel has dominated at the wheel of Adrian Newey’s cars in the current aerodynamically-fuelled era, the world of F1 will be shaken up next year as the all-new turbo V6 era begins. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

De la Rosa ready to replace ill Hulkenberg

“But we hope that he is well for practice on Friday.”

2013-06-09_0012Pedro de la Rosa is poised to fill in at Sauber, should Nico Hulkenberg not recover from a bout of ‘Delhi belly’. 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 27

Massa went against advised Ferrari strategy

“I made a different decision to them”

2013-10-26 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 0007Felipe Massa has revealed he passed over Ferrari’s advice in devising his race strategy for the Indian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Massa prepared to ignore team orders again

“I do not consider it a disrespect to be asked to let Fernando past”

2013-06-09_0725Felipe Massa has warned he still will not move over for teammate Fernando Alonso in the remaining few races of his Ferrari career. Read the rest of this entry »

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