Tag Archive: O Estado de S.Paulo

Dec 02

If his wife had made the decision for him, Felipe Massa would now be a retired formula one driver

Massa admits wife wants him to retire

2013-06-09_0453Actually, having lost his Ferrari seat after eight years with the Scuderia, the Brazilian is switching to the beleaguered British team Williams for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Only Vettel ‘sad’ 2013 season finally over

“Next year, the simulator will be running virtually around the clock” – Dr Helmut Marko

Sebastian Vettel sous la pluieSebastian Vettel says he is “sad” the 2013 season, characterised by his history-making dominance, is now over. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Maldonado triggers final ‘silly season’ dominoes

The final pieces of the 2014 grid are now set to fall into place.

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Pastor Maldonado 03With the possible – albeit unlikely – exception of Caterham and Marussia, the only team with full driver stability heading into next season will be Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Alonso would have won title for Lotus – Villeneuve

“He is always at a high level”

2013-06-08_00391997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve thinks Fernando Alonso would have won this year’s title at the wheel of the 2013 Lotus car. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Two F1 figures say Perez too ‘arrogant’

“Formula one is not just about commitment; it’s more than that.”

2013-04-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - China - Sergio Perez - Martin WhitmarshTwo respected F1 figures have rounded on Sergio Perez’s attitude, as it emerges the Mexican is fighting for his future. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

More news will follow now that Felipe Massa has been signed up by Williams for 2014

After Massa signing, ‘more news’ to follow – Williams

2013-06-09_0014“It is very exciting for us to be able to confirm our 2014 driver lineup as part of a number of announcements we will be making over the coming weeks,” said the British team’s deputy boss Claire Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Raikkonen already regretting Ferrari return – pundit

“Kimi is annoyed that his manager is sending him back to Ferrari”

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 09Kimi Raikkonen might already be regretting his impending return to Ferrari, according to a pundit

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Oct 29

Vettel helped mechanics pack up India garage

“I think he can get 15 titles as well.  Why not?”

2013-10-26 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99010Sebastian Vettel halted his title-winning party in India to help his mechanics pack up the Red Bull garage, it has emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Massa management denies Williams deal done

Speaking in India, Maldonado did little to quell the speculation

2013-09-07 - Felipe Massa - 0008A member of Felipe Massa’s management team has denied as “fantasy” reports the Brazilian has penned a five-year Williams contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Kvyat to get Friday outings in Austin, Brazil

Kvyat will get the green light to practice on Friday morning in Austin and Brazil

Daniil KvyatToro Rosso will prepare Daniil Kvyat for his debut next year by giving him time at the wheel during forthcoming Friday practice sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Maldonado exit opens Williams door for Massa – reports

Williams admits it has a problem

2013-06-06_0061 Pastor Maldonado’s exit at Williams could pave the way for Felipe Massa, the Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo is reporting. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Ferrari still braced for Mercedes, Lotus battle

Ferrari’s two chiefs have apparently clashed over the priorities heading into the final four races of 2013.

20130705-0009 After Suzuka, where Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel moved his title campaign into check-mate, Stefano Domenicali said: “The 2013 (Ferrari) car will have some new parts, but the technical staff is 100 per cent focused on the new (2014) project.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Lotus to have Hulkenberg and budget boost for 2014

If not, it could have opened the door to Pastor Maldonado.

2013-09-22 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 02 A Lotus contract with Nico Hulkenberg’s name on it will be signed at Enstone “either today or tomorrow”, the German newspaper Bild reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Massa also sets October deadline for 2014 talks

“I think it will not take too long”

Nicolas Todt - Felipe MassaFelipe Massa says he has set the same deadline as Nico Hulkenberg as the Brazilian also looks to secure his future for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Absent Newey would miss Vettel’s title win in Japan

Briton Newey is usually a fixture on the pitwall

2013-06-07_0006Adrian Newey will not be trackside on Sunday if Sebastian Vettel wraps up his fourth consecutive world championship at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

‘No sense’ in Vettel cheat claims – Renault

“It would be foolish to try to do something illegal”

2013-04-20 - Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel (6)An engineer working for the team’s engine supplier Renault has dismissed reports Red Bull may be cheating its way to a fourth title. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

‘Perfect’ Hulkenberg will be on 2014 grid – manager

“Sauber have been very good this weekend, they’ve done a great job”

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 05Fernando Alonso, widely acknowledged as perhaps the best driver in F1 today, has given a boost to Nico Hulkenberg’s quest for a 2014 seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Mid-season tyre switch helped Ferrari’s rivals – Massa

“It’s clear that the new tyres helped Red Bull.  Also Mercedes.”

2013-09-06 - Felipe Massa - 0007Before travelling to Korea, Ferrari designer Nikolas Tombazis said “blaming the tyres” would be “superficial”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Barrichello could race Sauber at Interlagos – report

Rubens Barrichello’s return to formula one could even happen this season.

Rubens Barrichello Medley portraitIt emerged late last week that the Brazilian veteran, who lost his Williams seat at the end of 2011, could be a shock contender to race alongside the highly inexperienced Sergey Sirotkin at Sauber next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Antonio Felix da Costa is set to be announced as Daniel Ricciardo’s successor at Toro Rosso for 2014

Da Costa closes in on 2014 Toro Rosso seat

Antonio Félix da CostaThat is the claim of Livio Oricchio, the respected F1 correspondent for Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper, who was at Paul Ricard at the weekend for the latest Formula Renault 3.5 series race. Read the rest of this entry »

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