Tag Archive: Prost

May 24

Ecclestone should have quit F1 already – Briatore

Flavio Briatore thinks Bernie Ecclestone’s days in charge of F1 are numbered.

Flavio Briatore - Bernie Ecclestone Embroiled in a bribery scandal and criminal trial, the sport’s ‘supremo’ on Friday stunned the paddock when he said that if F1 owner CVC finds a successor for him, “I will leave tomorrow”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

No title cliff-hanger in 2014 – Ecclestone

“It won’t be necessary this year”

2012-06-09_0002 When it comes to the loud criticisms of F1′s new ‘double points’ innovation, Bernie Ecclestone simply points to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Early years #MadeMyMark

My first intro to motor racing was a million miles removed from F1

Mark Webber 1984Watching F1 in the 1980s invariably meant getting up late at night because of the time difference. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Epsilon Euskadi’s Villadelprat convicted

Corruption and negligence

Epsilon EuskadiThe final chapter in Epsilon Euskadi’s failed bid to enter formula one took place this week in a Spanish court. Read the rest of this entry »

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 05

Hamilton right to dump McLaren – Alonso

Fernando Alonso has backed Lewis Hamilton’s decision to leave McLaren.

2012-09-22 - Ferrari - Singapore - Fernando Alonso 042012-05-27 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton 06Spaniard Alonso inked a multi-year contract with the British team ahead of the 2007 season, but he acrimoniously departed after just a single tumultuous campaign alongside the then-rookie Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Burti recalls Spa crash that ended F1 career

“It took me two years to get back to normal” – Burti

More than a decade after the fact, Luciano Burti has finally opened up about the crash at Spa-Francorchamps that ended his formula one career.

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Jun 20

Ex F1 driver Tomas Enge fails another drug test

Tomas Enge, the only F1 driver to have ever failed a drugs test, has been suspended from racing.

Tomas Enge portraitFIA GT1 World ChampionshipThe now 35-year-old Czech, who in 2002 was stripped of his international Formula 3000 (GP2) title, on Tuesday confirmed he has once again failed a drugs test.

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Mar 12

Vettel to push for rare title hat-trick

No personal sponsors for champion Vettel

2012-02-09 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel2012-02-09 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 1If Sebastian Vettel hangs on to the drivers’ world championship trophy at the end of 2012, he will be only the third driver in the sport’s history with a title hat-trick. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Trulli reveals Ferrari offer

Jarno Trulli has revealed he was offered a seat at Ferrari some years ago.

2011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Jarno Trulli 02hi_res_image_39455_110207After fifteen consecutive seasons in formula one, the 37-year-old Italian has lost his Caterham race seat to the well-backed Russian Vitaly Petrov.

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Feb 17

Suspicions linger after Newey’s ‘cooling slot’ claim

“The drivers are going to get their feet wet when it rains”

2012-02-07 - Red Bull - RB8 Mark Webber (7)2012-02-07 - Red Bull - RB8 Mark Webber (2)Two authoritative sources have admitted they doubt Adrian Newey was telling the whole truth about the air inlet in the ‘step’ nose of Red Bull’s 2012 car. Designer Newey, the pioneer of the now-banned blown diffuser solutions seen throughout last year’s grid, insisted that the mysterious letterbox-slot gap in the RB8 is simply to cool the drivers with air.

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Jan 20

Trulli admits Caterham toughest-ever challenge

Trulli doubts Raikkonen to be fast on return

2011-07-30 - Team Lotus - Hungary - Jarno Trulli 012011-11-29 - Lotus Renault GP - Kimi Raikkonen (2)Jarno Trulli has admitted that trying to get Caterham up to speed in formula one is the toughest challenge of his long formula one career. With 13 seasons, approaching a dozen podiums and a Monaco victory under his belt, the veteran Italian switched to the new Tony Fernandes-headed team – then called Lotus – in 2010.

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Oct 12

Experts say Schumacher-like Vettel era unlikely

A trio of former F1 drivers doubt Sebastian Vettel will trouble Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven world titles.

2011-08-28 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Belgium - Michael Shcumacher 002011-09-11 - Red Bull Racing - Italy - Sebastian Vettel 3After the 24-year-old German became the youngest back-to-back world champion in the sport’s history, Niki Lauda predicted that the record of Vettel’s famous countryman could eventually tumble.

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Oct 10

Press, pundits – Vettel on track to F1 greatness

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull could reign over a new era of dominance in formula one

2011-02-11 - Red Bull Racing - Valencia - Sebastian Vettel - Dietrich MateschitzSebastian Vettel JapanThe international press and paddock pundits said after Sunday’s Japanese grand prix. At Suzuka, despite needing only a single point to rule his last opponent out of contention for the 2011 title, Vettel ensured Jenson Button will not come within 14 points of his second consecutive world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Heidfeld still pushing for F1 seat in 2012

Nick Heidfeld on Sunday insisted he is still pushing to stay in formula one, even though he is being strongly linked with a move to DTM.

2011-07-09 - Lotus Renault GP - Britain - Nick Heidfeld 05BMW DTM Proto 2The German veteran has been ousted at Renault but despite attending the weekend’s German touring car round at Oschersleben he said F1 remains his target for 2012. “There are still a few places, but not many,” the 34-year-old told the German broadcaster ARD.  “As long as there is a chance of a formula one cockpit, I will work for it.”

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Aug 25

‘Stubborn’ Schumacher admits mistakes of past

His achievements are blackened by controversial incidents

2011-07-30 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Hungary - Michael Schumacher 022011-06-12 - 2721On the 20th anniversary of his 1991 debut, Michael Schumacher has shown a rare moment of contrition as he looks back at his F1 career. He is faraway the most successful driver in the sport’s history, but according to some his achievements are blackened by controversial incidents including Adelaide 1994, Jerez 1997 and ‘Rascasse’ 2006.

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Jun 22

Frentzen to reappear as Valencia steward

Heinz-Harald Frentzen will reprise his 2010 stewarding duties at this weekend’s European grand prix.

Frentzen AlesiValencia Street Circuit logoThe German made his debut in the FIA role at the same Valencia street circuit last season. Now 44, Frentzen won three grands prix during his 160-race career between 1994 and 2003. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Melbourne race briefing

Welcome to the start of 2011’s eagerly awaited Formula One season.

Shell2010-07-11 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Felipe Massa - Fernando AlonsoAs always Shell has been working shoulder to shoulder with Scuderia Ferrari during the winter break, helping to prepare the team for the season ahead. The first race of the season is the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Heidfeld stakes claim for Kubica’s Renault seat

Nick Heidfeld has moved tantalisingly close to securing a race drive for the 2011 season.

2011-02-13 - Lotus Renault GP - Jerez - Nick Heidfeld 012011-02-13 - Lotus Renault GP - Jerez - Nick Heidfeld 02The prime candidate to replace injured Robert Kubica, 33-year-old German Heidfeld tested the Renault R31 at Jerez on Saturday and topped the timesheet. Team boss Eric Boullier said he had made a “very positive” impression. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

F1 legend Jean Alesi adds expertise to the Lotus Motorsport line-up

Alesi signs for Lotus

Jean AlesiLotus LogoLotus Motorsport are delighted to announce that French F1 driver Jean Alesi has become an ambassador for the Type 125 and Exos programme. Read the rest of this entry »

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