Tag Archive: motor sport

Mar 26

Sepang not joining chorus to make F1 louder

F1 remains “amazing”

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang International Circuit 02 According to the outspoken Australian Ron Walker, his fellow F1 promoters will speak with “an enormous voice” next week in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Haug returns to motor racing with DTM

Norbert Haug is returning to motor racing.

2012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Norbert Haug 01 Having lost his role as Mercedes’ motor sport chief, the 61-year-old found a new job at a German company specialising in vehicle mobility for disabled people. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

New era ‘completely overshadows’ drivers – Alesi

A week before F1′s brave new era begins in earnest, not everyone is excited.

Jean Alesi Lotus At the Geneva motor show, former F1 driver Jean Alesi admitted he is no fan of the ‘greener’ era of energy-recovery boosted cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Bahrain names corner after Schumacher

Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm thanked the circuit for the gesture

2014-03-02_0008 - Williams - Bahrain Bahrain has named the first corner of its grand prix circuit after injured F1 legend Michael Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Webber tips Ricciardo to ‘go well’ against Vettel

“He’ll go well”

2013-09-19- Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - Ron Walker - Bernie Ecclestone - Daniel Ricciardo 99004 Mark Webber expects his replacement at Red Bull, countryman Daniel Ricciardo, to put up a competitive defense alongside Sebastian Vettel this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

2014 tyres ‘a little better’ – Hamilton

“They’re more durable”

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Lewis Hamilton 13 Pirelli says it is too early to assess the performance of its new-for-2014 tyres, despite four days of running at Jerez last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Haas still aiming for F1 despite Ecclestone warning

So why Ecclestone’s pessimism?

Stewart-Haas Racing logo Gene Haas has vowed to fight on for formula one, despite Bernie Ecclestone saying a 2015 team entry for the American foray is “most unlikely”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Jan Magnussen could quit racing to support son

He is keen for Kevin to avoid his mistakes

ALMS - Jan Magnussen-Corvette-070512-1 Former F1 driver Jan Magnussen has revealed he is considering ending his own career in order to support his son’s move into motor sport’s highest category. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

‘F1 not always best option for Brazilians’

Massa has moved to struggling Williams for 2014

Felipe Massa  no 19 The president of Brazil’s auto racing federation is not sure it is true that “F1 is always the best option” for the country’s rising drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Disappointed Leimer ‘deserves’ F1 seat

Leimer, 24, admits to being disappointed.

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Fabio Leimer The new reigning champion of the F1 support series GP2 will not move up to the pinnacle of motor sport in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Pirelli considers buying new F1 test car

Pirelli is considering buying a new F1 test car from one of the teams.

2013-09-20 - Pirelli  - 0005Already frustrated by the lack of testing opportunities, and the teams’ collective reluctance to help, F1′s official supplier became further dismayed in Brazil when wet weather affected its plans to try the 2014 tyres in Friday practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Susie Wolff could get Friday role for 2014

“But she wants to drive more”

Susie WolffSusie Wolff’s role at Williams could be stepped up for 2014 to include Friday practice sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Hulkenberg admits 2014 Lotus seat now unlikely

“I can only say that I am going (on), but not where.”

2013-03-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysia - Nico Hulkenberg 01Nico Hulkenberg has admitted the likelihood of a Lotus race seat for 2014 has dropped almost to zero. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Ferrari’s 2014 lineup ‘explosive’ – Schumacher

“It will be exciting to watch”

2012-11-18_0006Ferrari has put together a potentially “explosive” driver lineup for 2014, according to former team champion Michael Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

McLaren next in line for Pirelli test – report

“The tyres will be round and black and unmarked”

20130705-0012McLaren is next in line for a private tyre test with Pirelli, according to the German-language Speed Week. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Red Bull to test Pirelli tyres with 2011 car

But not everyone is happy.

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (10)Red Bull will conduct a two-day, 1000 kilometre tyre test with Pirelli mid next week in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Alonso best paid driver in motor sport – Forbes

Forbes said the Ferrari driver earns $30 million per year

2013-06-09_1451Fernando Alonso has emerged as clearly the highest earning driver in the entire world of motor racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Tavares exit could impact Renault in F1 – reports

Carlos Tavares is stepping down to pursue “personal projects”

Carlos Tavares 2011-10-31A management reshuffle at Renault could impact the French carmaker’s formula one programme, according to media reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Pirelli wants another 1000km team tyre test

“Maybe we’ll do another 1000km test with a 2011 car”

PirelliPaul Hembery has admitted he would like to organise another 1000 kilometre tyre test, although the last one with Mercedes’ 2013 car was highly controversial.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

No tyre war unless rules change – Hembery

“If the rules change, we will be told about it.”

2013-06-09_1351Paul Hembery has played down reports Pirelli might have to go wheel-to-wheel with Michelin in formula one next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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