Tag Archive: Paul Ricard

Jan 20

Sorensen set to follow Saxo Bank to Lotus

He raced in Lotus’ black and gold colours in the Formula Renault 3.5 series

Marco Sorensen Marco Sorensen looks set to join Lotus as the Enstone based team’s new reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

Lotus to replace reserve driver Valsecchi – report

Lotus looks to have made its choice of official reserve driver for 2014.

2013-06-08_0051 It appears unlikely the Enstone based team will keep Davide Valsecchi on board, particularly after the Italian admitted he was “angry” when bosses overlooked him as the surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen’s replacement late last season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Aragon likely new venue for McLaren-Pirelli test

“We are talking about the 2011 car with 2014 tyres”

Motorland Aragon logoMcLaren and Pirelli look set to head to Spain, after failing to get the FIA’s green light for a 2014 tyre test in Austin later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Sirotkin to test Ferrari at Fiorano

Sergey Sirotkin’s push to become the next Sauber driver is now underway.

2013-08-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 05Officially, the Russian’s debut was on Friday, when he demonstrated Sauber’s 2013 car along a 700 metre asphalted stretch of the new Sochi circuit. 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 »

Jul 07

Mateschitz also eyeing Nurburgring rescue – reports

“The bids must all be placed by September”

GP3 - Nurburgring, GermanyTwo more candidates have emerged as potential buyers of the embattled Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship at Vallelunga

Paul Ricard replaced by Vallelunga

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoThe FIA World Motor Sports Council has validated the modification to the 2013 calendar of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with the replacement of the French round on the Paul Ricard circuit by Vallelunga in Italy on 12-13 October. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Journalist expects 2014 turbo cars to ‘howl’

“The ERS F1 engine will be fundamentally different”

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engineOne respected veteran correspondent has allayed fears F1′s scream will become a whimper when the new V6 rules take over next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

2014 French grand prix ‘possible’ – Prost

Alain Prost, the quadruple world champion, is hopeful France could finally return to the F1 calendar next year.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceRecently, following his native country’s five year absence from the schedule, Magny Cours and Paul Ricard were linked with a possible French grand prix for 2013. “I still read in the press that there are opportunities for 2013,” Prost, who was involved in the talks, is quoted by France’s Sport24. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

FIA Formula 3 European Championship publishes the 2013 race calendar

In the 2013 season, the race calendar of the planet’s most competitive young-gun series will comprise 10 race weekends in six European countries.

Flagworld - FIAF3 - Nathan Morcom - 2010-09-12  Aust  Drivers' Ch'ship Rd 8 (Eastern Creek) - Nathan Morcom (Dallara F304) MPix photoThe season will be kicked off as early as on 23 and 24 March in Italy, with the season finale (26-27 October) being held in France. The hopeful Formula 3 talents will race in the support programme of WTCC, WEC and DTM races at tradition-rich motor-racing venues that always are attended by big crowds.

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Dec 13

Todt – not up to me to revive French GP

Jean Todt insists it is not up to him to revive France’s grand prix.

Jean Todt président FIA (DR)Grand Prix de FranceDespite earlier efforts by venues Paul Ricard and Magny Cours to raise the tricolour once again, the last remaining spot on the 2013 calendar is now expected to be filled by either Turkey or Austria. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Schumacher should not have returned – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he wishes Michael Schumacher never returned from retirement.

2012-11-18_00062012-06-07_0277Now, after an unsuccessful three-year comeback with Mercedes, the great German is retiring once again after adding just a single podium to his outstanding former tally of titles and wins. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

2013 French GP return ‘impossible’ – Prost

Alain Prost has confirmed reports France will definitely not feature on F1′s 2013 calendar.

Grand Prix de FranceAlain Prost - Romain Grosjean CastelletThe reports had said Paul Ricard and Magny Cours both missed the deadline to apply to France’s sanctioning body, the FFSA, for a request to the FIA for a 2013 calendar change. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

No French grand prix in 2013 – report

There will be no French grand prix in 2013, according to the sports daily L’Equipe.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceThere had been moves afoot to revive the country’s defunct grand prix, at either Paul Ricard or Magny Cours. But L’Equipe said the French sanctioning body FFSA had not, by Tuesday’s deadline, received a request to apply to be added to the FIA’s 2013 schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

‘Be wary’ of Ecclestone’s Magny-Cours comments – Tambay

The F1 world should handle with caution Bernie Ecclestone’s suggestion his sport could be heading back to Magny-Cours.

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logo2012-06-07_0273Amid reports Paul Ricard is leading France’s bid to revive the country’s defunct grand prix in 2013, F1 chief executive Ecclestone said this week: “If we go to France, it will be Magny Cours”. But former French F1 driver Patrick Tambay told RMC Sport that commentators “must be wary” of the wily 82-year-old’s comments. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Ecclestone names date for possible Magny-Cours return in 2013

Bernie Ecclestone has named Magny-Cours as the likely venue for a 2013 French grand prix.

2012-06-07_0273Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logoQuadruple world champion Alain Prost was in Abu Dhabi last weekend for talks with the F1 chief executive about Paul Ricard’s race bid, and potential investors. But Ecclestone is quoted by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport: “If we go to France (next year), it will be Magny Cours.” Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Alain Prost has warned there is no guarantee France will return to the F1 calendar in 2013.

 “The budget is far from being completed” – Prost

Alain Prost 01Grand Prix de FranceThe four-time world champion has agreed to join Paul Ricard’s race bid as an advisor, and was promptly dispatched to Abu Dhabi reportedly for talks with Bernie Ecclestone and possibly also a meeting with potential local investors. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Abu Dhabi investor to revive French GP?

Arab investors could be the key to France’s return to formula one, according to L’Equipe.

Grand Prix de FranceAbu Dhabi - Getty ImagesThe sports daily said Alain Prost and Philippe Gurdjian, representing the Paul Ricard circuit, have travelled to Abu Dhabi this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Ecclestone to meet Prost over 2013 French GP

Paul Ricard has recruited Alain Prost to lead the talks with Bernie Ecclestone about reviving the French grand prix in 2013.

2012-06-09_0002Alain Prost 02Media sources RMC Sport and L’Equipe said the four-time world champion and former F1 team owner has travelled to Abu Dhabi this weekend, to step up the talks with the F1 chief executive. RMC said Prost’s meeting with Ecclestone is scheduled for Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Paul Ricard seeking more talks with Ecclestone

Paul Ricard will hold more talks with Bernie Ecclestone over France’s potential return to the F1 calendar in 2013.

Paul Ricard HTTT2012-06-07_0273After the circuit’s boss Stephane Clair last week indicated a “90 per cent” possibility that France will replace the delayed New York grand prix next year, F1′s chief executive Ecclestone indicated similarly in India on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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