Tag Archive: Marussia

Sep 02

Verstappen admits blame for Rotterdam crash (+videos)

Max Verstappen has admitted the blame for crashing during his first proper run in a formula one car.

With all eyes on the 16-year-old after his controversial announcement as Toro Rosso’s 2015 racer, the Dutchman steered into a barrier whilst demonstrating a Red Bull car during the street event in Rotterdam at the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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

Marussia hits reverse on Chilton seat swap

Marussia F1 Team information

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Max Chilton (1)Following a change in circumstances and with the approval of the Stewards of the Meeting, Max Chilton will be the nominated driver for the duration of the Belgian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Troubled Marussia ‘sells’ Chilton’s seat to Rossi

Kamui Kobayashi is not the only F1 regular sitting out this weekend’s fabled Belgian grand prix.

2014-07-24 - Marussia F1 Team - Alexander Rossi Joining Caterham stand-in and 32-year-old rookie Andre Lotterer on the Spa-Francorchamps grid will be another F1 newcomer, 22-year-old Californian Alexander Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Bianchi not ruling out ’2015′ Ferrari race seat

Jules Bianchi is no longer ruling out a move to Ferrari for 2015.

2014-06-04_0318 Recently, after an impressive Ferrari test at Silverstone in injured Kimi Raikkonen’s place, the Frenchman admitted that a race seat with the Italian team “is not the plan for next year”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

‘Magic paint’ to give Ferrari power boost

Marussia has led the way for a reported 20 horse power boost for struggling engine supplier Ferrari.

2014-06-05_0031 That is the claim of Italy’s authoritative Autosprint, claiming that at the forthcoming ‘power circuits’ at Spa and Monza, the Maranello team might have to thank its diminutive customer for a fistful of extra speed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Angry Raikkonen says Ferrari must address ‘weaknesses’

“I questioned it a few times, but they said no need, and we can see the end result.”

2014-07-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Hungary - Kimi Raikkonen Kimi Raikkonen has urged Ferrari to improve, after the team’s blunder cost him a competitive grid spot for the Hungarian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

‘Silly season’ strikes F1 throughout 2014 grid

The rumour went full circle in the space of a couple of days

2014-07-20 - 99005 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo The unofficial ‘silly season’ has officially hit F1, as talk of a move to Mercedes for world champion Sebastian Vettel buzzes the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Mercedes slams ‘unacceptable’ Brembo failure

“It is impossible to determine in such a short time why the disc has broken” – Toto Wolff

2014-06-06_0010 Mercedes has slammed as “unacceptable” the failure of Lewis Hamilton’s Brembo brand brake disc during qualifying at Hockenheim.

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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 15

New Caterham chiefs to axe ugly 2014 nose

“We obviously have a lot of work to do”

2014-06-07_0874 The distinctive nose at the front of Caterham’s 2014 car could be the popular victim of a development push by the backmarker team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

‘Zero’ chance of Fric agreement – Force India

‘Fric’, or front and rear inter-connected, is a complex, hydraulically controlled system

2014-06-07_0910 In the days and hours before scrutineering at Hockenheim, uncertainty reigns when it comes to F1′s new technical controversy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Dominant Mercedes to lose ‘extreme’ Fric advantage

Lewis Hamilton left Silverstone without making a single comment to the media after testing on Wednesday.

2014-06-08_0644 He might have been advised to steer a wide course around the ‘Nico Rosberg is not German’ controversy. But there could be another issue he – and Mercedes – were keen to swerve. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Ferrari seat ‘not the plan for 2015′ – Bianchi

Raikkonen is firmly under contract for 2015

2014-06-05_0125 Jules Bianchi staked a claim on a Ferrari race seat on Wednesday, setting the pace at the post-British grand prix Silverstone test. 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

Raikkonen to miss Silverstone test after crash

Kimi Raikkonen is expected to sit out this week’s post-British grand prix test at Silverstone.

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen - Helmet (3) Circuit workers took an hour to repair the unprotected armco barrier that the Ferrari driver struck on Sunday before taking a further hit by Felipe Massa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Sauber to stay with Ferrari power in 2015

Swiss team Sauber has notably struggled in 2014, but it will not change its engine supplier for 2015.

IMG_6513 According to word from Silverstone, Lotus is poised to announce its switch from struggling Renault to leading Mercedes power for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Team drivers surprised by Caterham sale

Caterham’s change of ownership this week also caught its race drivers by surprise.

IMG_6424 “It was as much news to me as it was for everyone else,” Swedish rookie Marcus Ericsson said at Silverstone on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Caterham needs ‘help’ amid speculation – Kobayashi

Kamui Kobayashi is trying to keep his mind off Twitter and on the job of improving Caterham’s flagging fortunes.

IMG_5973 It appears the green-coloured team has lost the support of its founder Tony Fernandes, who closed down his Twitter account late last week with the alarming news that “F1 hasn’t worked”. Read the rest of this entry »

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