Tag Archive: Minardi

Mar 17

Red Bull confident of winning fuel flow appeal

“We wouldn’t be appealing if we weren’t extremely confident we have a defendable case”

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo - 99019Former F1 team owner and boss Paul Stoddart has tipped Red Bull to win its appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Gian Carlo Minardi: “Which scenario would be expected with the 107% rule?”

“At this point I think it’s necessary to revise the 107% rule, without ruling it out”

Minardi logo On Thursday 27th Formula 1 will go back to the Sakhir circuit, where the last session of pre-season test will take place until March 2nd – before the Australian GP, which is scheduled for March 16th, takes place. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Red Bull looking for new engine supplier – Minardi

World champions Red Bull could be on the market for a new engine supplier.

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (5) That is the belief of ex F1 team owner and boss Gian Carlo Minardi, whose former Faenza based team, now called Toro Rosso, is owned by the energy drink company. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Mercedes ‘has the edge’ in 2014 – Minardi

“Of course, no conclusive judgements are possible”

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 08 Former F1 team owner Gian Carlo Minardi thinks Mercedes has an early edge over its rivals after the first test at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

2014 rules ‘an opportunity for small teams’ – Capelli

“The big challenge will be to put it all together.”

GTSprint - Ivan CapelliA former grand prix driver thinks 2014 could be an opportunity for F1′s smaller teams to compete with their powerful rivals. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Back in the driving seat #MadeMyMark

A big win at Silverstone; it’s always been a happy hunting ground for me.

Mark Webber - Silverstone-F3000-win-00Stoddy took me back into single-seater racing, firstly with his F3000 team in 2000 and then with Minardi in 2002 so he’s played an important role in my career.

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Nov 05

Teams should solve their financial problems – Mateschitz

“If there are financial problems, they can be solved only through financial means.”

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 0230F1 stragglers should consider moving over for the next generation of teams if they cannot afford formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Ecclestone court action to begin on Tuesday

“It’s not ideal, it would be better if it wasn’t happening”

Horner-Ecclestone - photo © HOCH ZWEI - PICTURE ALLIANCE - DPPI F1′s attention will turn from Sebastian Vettel’s fourth title to the inside of a courtroom early this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

F1 teams ‘still sniffing around’ – Webber

“But my decision has already been made and I’m happy with it”

2013-04-20 - Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Mark Webber (6)Once strongly linked with a move to Ferrari, Mark Webber will enter F1 retirement having faced a parting shot from Luca di Montezemolo. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Webber hails new talent amid ‘pay driver’ trend

“Daniel deserves the job, which is the most important thing”

2013-04-13 - Red Bull Racing - China - Mark Webber (3)Mark Webber has backed the appointment of Daniel Ricciardo as his Red Bull successor as a win against the trend of ‘pay drivers’ in F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

‘No rush’ to name Ricciardo’s successor – Tost

Tost said on Wednesday the Faenza based team is not ready to name Ricciardo’s successor. 

2013-02-04 - Scuderia Toro Rosso  Franz TostWith Daniel Ricciardo now safely at Red Bull for 2014, the Australian’s move has opened up a seat at the energy drink company’s second team, Toro Rosso.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Kaltenborn denies Sauber could exit F1

“We are currently going through a difficult phase”

2013-06-09_0348Sauber has allayed fears a financial crisis could see the Swiss team exit formula one before the 2013 season is out. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Todt backs Ecclestone amid corruption charge

“He has every right to his job and he does it very well.”

2012-04-22 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bernie Ecclestone - Jean TodtFIA president Jean Todt has backed Bernie Ecclestone, as German prosecutors prepare to charge the F1 chief executive for corruption. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

A Two-Seater IndyCar ride – Suited up and ready for the ride of his life!

Suited up and ready for the ride of his life!

Watkins Glen , 2- Seater Indy Racing Experience Gail Shankland, Iain Shankland © 2013 TravelBloggers.caAs a race fan going back to when I could barely walk – just being able to say I’ve “been there” is a thrill and an honour. To have been driven around the track in an IndyCar 2-seater is without a doubt a dream-come-true and something I’ll never forget. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Lotus to sell stake to fund Raikkonen deal – report

Mannucci said the money would go towards the team retaining Kimi Raikkonen

2013-04-13 - Lotus F1 Team - China - Kimi Raikkonen (2)Lotus owner Genii is offering part of the Enstone based team for sale, according to a report by Cesare Mannucci in Italy’s Autosprint. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Domenicali ponders Alonso, Massa – and Vettel

Fernando Alonso on Wednesday said he intends to retire as a Ferrari driver.

2011-09-09 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Italy - Felipa Massa - Stefano Domenicali  - Fernando AlonsoThe double world champion, and former Minardi, Renault and McLaren driver, is now comfortably Ferrari’s ‘number 1′ and regarded as perhaps the very best driver on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Minardi co-founder Martini dies

Former driver and Minardi team co-founder Giancarlo Martini has died.

Minardi logoThe news was reported late on Tuesday by Italian media sources and confirmed by Gian Carlo Minardi, the former owner and boss of the Faenza based F1 team. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

F1 owner CVC ‘milking’ money from sport – Fernley

Force India has lashed out at F1′s owner CVC, accusing the private equity firm of not being interested in developing the sport.

CVC Capital PartnersFlagworld - F1The financial news agency Bloomberg quoted deputy team boss Bob Fernley as saying new deals that give more money and power to the bigger teams are a “disaster”. “CVC is not interested in developing the sport, it’s interested in making as much money as possible and then selling it,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Gene inks new Ferrari test driver deal

Marc Gene has signed up for yet another year as a Ferrari test driver.

2012-06-09_0188Marc Gené  Doha (photo - Ferrari)Although now spearheading the F1 role with an Audi sports cars endurance seat, Gene has inked a new one-year Ferrari contract for 2013, Switzerland’s Speed Week reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

‘Impossible’ to keep HRT going – boss Sala

Team boss Luis Perez-Sala has admitted the HRT dream is over.

2012-08-09 - HRT F1 Team - Luis Perez-Sala2012-11-04 - HRT F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Narain Karthikeyan 01After three seasons at the back of the F1 grid, the Spanish backmarker has folded, even though official confirmation has been lacking so far. “It was impossible to go on,” Sala, a former Minardi driver who was brought in by new owners Thesan Capital to run the team this year, told El Mundo Deportivo newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

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