Tag Archive: Marca

Aug 21

Alonso the ‘only genius’ in F1 today – Stewart

Fernando Alonso is the best driver in formula one today.

Vert blanc rouge et Alonso a That is the claim of F1 legend and triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart, who said the Ferrari-driving Spaniard is in fact the only “genius” on the 2014 grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Sainz jr on hold after Verstappen signing

“Red Bull wants to support me and are trying to find a solution, even for next year” – Sainz.

Carlos Sainz In the wake of Max Verstappen’s signing, life goes on for two other drivers who were overtaken by the fresh-faced teenager. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Former manager says Alonso ‘best thing about Ferrari’

The new era of social media and F1′s traditional ‘silly season’ may not mix well together.

2014-07-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - Germany - Fernando Alonso 01 Fernando Alonso turned 33 on Tuesday, and as far as official congratulations go, many spotted McLaren’s first. The Spaniard, undoubtedly frustrated with title-lacking life at Ferrari after five years, might be on the move and Honda is clearly on the hunt for a top driver to spearhead its new works McLaren foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Hamilton slams Pirelli tyres in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton was heavily critical of Pirelli’s tyres after practice for the Hungarian grand prix.

2014-07-18_0895 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton “The tyres are not going very well here,” the Mercedes driver, fastest of all at the Hungaroring, where he has won four times, is quoted by the Spanish sports daily Marca. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

‘All’ Ferrari efforts now on 2015 – Alonso

Ferrari is now focusing “all” of its efforts on 2015, according to lead driver Fernando Alonso.

2014-06-05_0062 The Spaniard’s comments, made on Thursday ahead of the Hungarian, appear to contradict those of the Italian team’s technical director James Allison. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Alonso hails Vettel’s ‘amazing’ teammate

Fernando Alonso has hailed the “amazing” job being done this year by Daniel Ricciardo.

Vert blanc rouge et Alonso a At Silverstone, Spaniard Alonso’s wheel-to-wheel duel with world champion Sebastian Vettel was littered with radio complaints about one another’s driving. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Ferrari ‘needs’ Raikkonen for 2015 – boss

“Yes, I want better results, but Kimi is the driver that Ferrari needs for next year.”

2014-06-07_1212 Marco Mattiacci has hit back at suggestions Ferrari could or should plan its revival for the 2015 season without Kimi Raikkonen.
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Jul 21

Alonso urges Raikkonen to ‘improve’

Fernando Alonso has urged teammate Kimi Raikkonen to “improve”.

2014-06-08_0574 Spaniard Alonso has utterly dominated his fellow former champion at Ferrari since the Finn returned to the Maranello team for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

F1 world nervous about Russian GP

“It’s not the time to talk about the Russian grand prix.”

2014-07-15 - Sochi Autodrom - photo Igor Chernov 01 It’s being murmured rather than shouted, but the world of F1 is undoubtedly worried about the looming Russian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Mercedes ‘still fast’ even without Fric

Indeed, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo looked closer than ever to the pace on Friday.

Even with no car running the technology at Hockenheim, ‘Fric’ was the buzzword at the scene of the German grand prix. Some see the end of the ‘front and rear interconnected’ suspension systems as a chance for dominant Mercedes’ rivals to close the gap. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Mercedes advantages set to end

If the latest developments are any indication, Mercedes’ dominance might not last for too long.

2014-06-08_1218 Last year, we reported that a secret under the skin of the silver car is ‘Fric’ — standing for ‘front and rear interconnected’. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Bianchi, Gutierrez, Sainz star in 2014 ‘silly season’

F1′s silly season is underway.

IMG_4100 At the Silverstone test this week, Ferrari junior and Marussia racer Jules Bianchi is stepping in for the injured Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Lauda slams ‘balls out’ Raikkonen for Brit GP crash

Kimi Raikkonen will sit out the post-British grand prix test, after his high speed crash on Sunday.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (4) Sharing the Ferrari duties at Silverstone instead will be Pedro de la Rosa and the Maranello marque’s junior driver Jules Bianchi, who races in F1 for Marussia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

McLaren denies Button told of 2015 axe

McLaren has rubbished rumours Jenson Button already knows he will not be driving for the Woking based team in 2014.

IMG_2503A story swept the Silverstone paddock that Ron Dennis has actually told F1′s most experienced active driver that he will not be presented with a new offer beyond his 2014 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Mercedes duo tussle over title ‘momentum’

Lewis Hamilton insists he is right back on track for the 2014 title.

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton - 0044 Ever since his ‘tantrum’ in Monaco, the Briton’s earlier momentum swung wildly in Mercedes teamate Nico Rosberg’s favour. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Alonso not looking beyond ‘two year contract’

Fernando Alonso says he is not ready to look beyond his current Ferrari contract.

IMG_5473 Although their first collaboration ended spectacularly badly, it is rumoured McLaren has approached the Spaniard about replacing Jenson Button to lead the team’s Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

F1 suffering global TV ratings decline – report

F1′s television ratings in key markets are strikingly down in 2014.

2014-06-07_0891Writing in the Spanish sports daily Marca, correspondent Miguel Sanz said the most worrying figures are coming out of Latin America, where the ratings decline has been a staggering 50 per cent. 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 23

Alonso not considering Ferrari exit – spokesman

Fernando Alonso will be “involved in future projects” at Ferrari.

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 00 That is the claim of a Ferrari spokesman, amid swirling rumours in the Monaco paddock that the Spaniard’s patience with the Maranello team is finally at an end. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Alonso hints at souring relationship with Ferrari

Fernando Alonso on Wednesday added fuel to speculation his patience with Ferrari is at an end.

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso (2) Already the best paid in F1, the Spaniard was earlier this week also hailed as “perhaps the best driver” on the grid by the Mercedes-Benz chairman, Dieter Zetsche. Read the rest of this entry »

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