Tag Archive: Otmar Szafnauer

Apr 08

Gatorade becomes official supplier to Sahara Force India

Gatorade’s product range will be put to the test at the pinnacle of motorsport
 
2014-04-08 - Sahara Force India Gatorade UKSahara Force India is delighted to announce Gatorade UK, the sports performance nutrition specialists, as an official supplier of the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Sahara Force India welcomes technical partnership with Motegi Racing

“I’m very happy to announce our partnership with Motegi Racing” – Otmar Szafnauer

Sahara Force India is delighted to announce the beginning of a new technical partnership with Motegi Racing, the high performance wheel brand. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Hulkenberg spotted in Force India talks

The possibility of a return to Force India for Nico Hulkenberg has grown.

2013-06-09_0425It was believed the Silverstone based team was not an option for the German, as he had annoyed supremo Vijay Mallya by deciding to leave for Sauber after just a single season together in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

F1′s uneasy relationship with its tyre supplier Pirelli became even more strained in India.

Pirelli situation became even more strained in India

2013-10-25 - Pirelli  - 0009At the tail end of the Italian marque’s highly controversial 2013 campaign, the tyre situation was stark in India as the soft or ‘option’ tyre failed to last more than a few mere laps. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Angry Force India says Pirelli made Sauber ‘explode’

“This is no wonder-Sauber, It’s only Pirelli.

2013-05-06 - Pirelli - The new Pirelli P Zero Orange hard compound Force India has hit back at claims it is being outclassed by Sauber at the tail end of the 2013 season. 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 »

Jul 01

F1 begins to respond to tyre-exploding crisis

Just days ahead of the next race at the Nurburgring

2013-06-09_1345The world of formula one has already begun to respond to the crisis triggered by Sunday’s tyre-exploding British grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

No Silverstone debut for Pirelli tyre tweak

“Why should Pirelli change the tyres if we have shown that everything is ok?”

2013-06-09_1345Pirelli has called off its plans to change the design of its 2013 tyres for the British grand prix and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Silverstone tyre debut still possible – Marko

Pirelli wants the tyre to be debuted properly at Silverstone

2013-06-07_0729Dr Helmut Marko is not ruling out Pirelli’s tyre tweak being introduced for racing at the British grand prix late this month. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Force India to veto Pirelli tyre tweaks

Force India will oppose any move to alter Pirelli’s existing 2013 tyres.

2013-03-03 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Paul di Resta 01It has emerged in the Monaco paddock that, following the controversial reaction to its planned significant changes for Canada and beyond, the Italian supplier now intends only to tweak the rear tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Sahara Force India unveils the VJM06 at Silverstone

Sahara Force India unveiled its 2013 challenger today as Paul Di Resta pulled the covers off the VJM06 at Silverstone circuit.

2013-02-01 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - VJM06 - Paul Di Resta2013-02-01 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - VJM06 - Bob Fernley - Paul Di RestaThe VJM06 is the third car to be overseen by Technical Director, Andrew Green, and builds on the strengths of the 2012 car. With stable technical rules the car is more evolution than revolution with the removal of the ‘step’ nose being the most obvious visual change.

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Jan 22

Speedy Services joins Sahara Force India as official supplier

Sahara Force India is pleased to announce Speedy Services as an official team supplier as part of a multi-year agreement.

2013-01-22 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Speedy 01Sahara Force India F1 Team logo.jpgSpeedy is the leading provider of equipment and support services to various industries including infrastructure, industrial, construction and events. The relationship will give Sahara Force India access to the latest range of innovative, lean, safe and sustainable equipment to help with maintenance projects at the team’s Silverstone HQ. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Too early to say di Resta slump a ‘pattern’ – Szafnauer

Force India has played down suggestions Paul di Resta has entered a “pattern” of less competitive performances.

2012-11-04 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Paul di Resta 012012-09-02 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Paul di Resta 02Praised when he entered F1 last year and initially enjoying the upper hand over Nico Hulkenberg this year, the 26-year-old Scot was being consistently outclassed by his German teammate by the second half of 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Sutil returning to F1 with Force India – report

Adrian Sutil is on his way back to formula one and Force India, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Adrian Sutil 032012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 0046However, the Silverstone based team’s sporting boss Otmar Szafnauer denied the deal is done: “We have not signed a contract with any driver,” he insisted. Team owner and boss Vijay Mallya, however, has mentioned German Sutil’s name several times in recent weeks, as the team looks to replace the Sauber-bound Nico Hulkenberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Force India needs fast driver, not pay-driver – Szafnauer

“We do not need a driver with millions; we need the fastest one”

2012-09-02 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Nico Hulkenberg 032012-09-02 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Belgium 01Force India has added fuel to speculation it is considering Sebastien Buemi or Adrian Sutil to replace the Sauber-bound Nico Hulkenberg in 2013. Officially, the Silverstone based team says it has not been told that German Hulkenberg is leaving, but other insiders consider it a done deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Massa staying at Ferrari, Hulkenberg to Sauber – reports

Some more pieces of the 2013 ‘silly season’ puzzle are set to fall into place.

2012-06-10_05522012-06-09_0925British broadcaster BBC reports with confidence that, with his return to the podium at Suzuka following a two-year drought, Felipe Massa could have his new contract to stay at Ferrari confirmed “before” this weekend’s Korean grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Briatore admits working on alternate F1 rules

Flavio Briatore could be central to F1′s future.

Flagworld - F1Briatore QPR footThe Italian, who was ousted and banned from the sport amid the ‘crashgate’ scandal a few years ago, was back in the paddock in Monaco on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Boss admits launch McLaren had ‘plastic’ exhausts

Martin Whitmarsh has admitted that the launch version of McLaren’s new MP4-27 car featured a dummy diffuser and ‘plastic’ exhaust exits.

2012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - MP4-27 Launch 022012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Martin Whitmarsh 01With exhaust-blown diffusers effectively banned for 2012, the big technical talking point will be how the designers claw back that lost downforce. McLaren gave nothing away last week, installing a fake diffuser and plastic exhausts on the version of the MP4-27 launched at Woking.

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Feb 03

Sahara Force India unveiled its 2012 challenger today as Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg pulled the covers off the VJM05 at Silverstone.

Sahara Force India unveils the VJM05 at Silverstone

2012-02-03 - Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM05 Jule Bianchi - Nico Hulkenberg - Paul di Resta 22012-02-03 - Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM05 Launch 01They were joined by reserve driver, Jules Bianchi, as the team’s new car was presented for the first time. The VJM05 is the second car to be created under the watch of Technical Director, Andrew Green, as the team seeks to build on its on its sixth place finish in the constructors’ championship and take the fight to the teams that lie ahead.

(More pictures from the VJM05 launch)

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