Tag Archive: Mark Slade

Nov 23

Kovalainen better now than in McLaren days

“Now with a good car, I realise I am better than I was at McLaren”

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 03Heikki Kovalainen thinks he is a better driver today than when he won a grand prix for McLaren in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Raikkonen coy amid Mark Slade reports

“We have had two good seasons but we’ll see what happens next year”

2013-09-06 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 01Kimi Raikkonen has answered “we’ll see” to speculation he will have to work with a new race engineer in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Raikkonen engineer Slade not moving to Ferrari

The Finn worked with Slade initially at McLaren

2011-03-12 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Mark SladeKimi Raikkonen’s race engineer Mark Slade will not follow him from Lotus to Ferrari, it has emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Only Raikkonen to drive longer Lotus at Monza

“Kimi will drive the long wheelbase on Friday”

2013-09-05 - Lotus F1 Team - Emaar 2Kimi Raikkonen, not his teammate Romain Grosjean, will debut Lotus’ new longer-wheelbase car this weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Radio impatience helped Raikkonen ‘brand’ – Wurz

Kimi Raikkonen may have been tired of his engineer’s radio messages, but he was also looking after his “brand” en route to Abu Dhabi victory.

2012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Kimi Raikkonen 05That is the view of former F1 driver Alex Wurz, referring to Finn Raikkonen’s series of pit-to-car radio exchanges that culminated in the now-famous refrain ‘Leave me alone – I know what I’m doing’ as he added a win to his 2012 F1 comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Raikkonen to ‘have his say’ on 2013 Lotus design

F1 comeback easy with ‘good car’ – Raikkonen

2012-03-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Kimi Raikkonen 002012-03-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Kimi Raikkonen 01Just two races into 2012, Kimi Raikkonen has already sat at the wheel of Lotus’ car for 2013. His race engineer Mark Slade revealed that the Finn was at Enstone on Wednesday to sit in “a basic mock-up” of the single seater for next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Raikkonen to reunite with McLaren engineer

Raikkonen not Lotus team owner – Boullier

2012-02-05 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen - 012012-02-05 - Lotus F1 Team - E20 launch Eric BoullierKimi Raikkonen will have a familiar race engineer for his return to formula one this year. Finnish reports in Turun Sanomat and the broadcaster MTV3 claim the 2007 world champion will work with Mark Slade. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Shovlin to be chief engineer at Mercedes in 2011

“We are changing the organisation in the same direction as Ferrari” – Schumacher

2010-06-27 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher - Andrew Shovlin2010-02-13 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher - Andrew ShovlinAndy Shovlin has been promoted to the role of chief driver engineer at Mercedes GP for 2011, according to reports. Earlier this month, as it emerged that both Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg will have new race engineers next season, we reported that Briton Shovlin “will have a more general engineering role next year”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

No Mercedes engineers leaving team – Brawn

Ross Brawn has denied claims a wave of layoffs is on the cards for the Mercedes GP staff.

2010-10-10 - Mercedes GP - Ross Brawn2010-11-06 -  Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 03At the end of a disappointing 2010 season, it is expected that – for example – chief driver engineers Andy Shovlin (Michael Schumacher) and Jock Clear (Nico Rosberg) are set to be replaced ahead of next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Schumacher to have new race engineer in 2011

Ross Brawn and Norbert Haug will have more distinct roles in 2011

2010-09-13 - Mercedes GP - Michael Shcumacher 032010-09-13 - Mercedes GP - Ross Brawn 01Michael Schumacher will have a new race engineer at Mercedes next year, according to reports. The French-language Eurosport said the identity of the engineer is Mark Slade, who this year is working alongside Vitaly Petrov at Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

McLaren engineer Slade resurfaces at Renault

Long time McLaren race engineer Mark Slade has resurfaced at the Renault team for 2010.

2010-01-31 - Renault R30 - 12Slade, who headed former McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen’s engineering team last year, had been in the same role at the Woking based outfit for 15 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

McLaren promotes Hamilton’s race engineer

Lewis Hamilton’s race engineer has been promoted.

Phil Prew has worked alongside Hamilton since the British driver made his F1 debut three seasons ago, but he will now be the principal engineer for the entire team, McLaren announced on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »


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