Tag Archive: Roger Benoit

Mar 26

Simone de Silvestro rates her chances of joining the grand prix grid in 2015 with Sauber as “good”

De Silvestro’s F1 race chance ’1 per cent’ – report

2014-03-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Hinwil - Simo De Silvestro (2) Last month, the Swiss team signed up the 25-year-old Indycar driver, nominating her as “an affiliated driver” of the Hinwil based outfit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Red Bull supplier Renault admits early 2014 ‘problem’

“We will be relying extremely heavily on our engine partner” – Horner.

2014-01-28 -  Infiniti Red Bull Racing - RB10 (6) Renault, engine supplier to reigning world champions Red Bull, has admitted it has kicked off F1′s radical new V6 era with a significant problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

‘Embarrassing’ start to F1′s brave new era

“Why do we always make everything more complicated?”

2014-01-28 - Caterham F1 Team - CT05 launch 01Roger Benoit, one of the longest serving F1 correspondents in the paddock, said Tuesday’s events at Jerez were “embarrassing”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Sauber never considered quitting, team sale

The Hinwil based team ‘launched’ its 2014 car, the C33

2014-01-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C33-Ferrari 01Boss Monisha Kaltenborn dismissed two pressing questions about Sauber’s health and future in the simplest possible way. 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 »

Dec 11

2014 Sauber passes FIA crash tests

The 2014 car is therefore “officially homologated”

06 - Sauber F1 TeamSauber has hit back at speculation about its future by revealing it is well on track to debuting an all-new 2014 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Lead Sauber engineer flees to Force India

Amid rumours of possible mergers

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 03Nico Hulkenberg is expected to flee to Force India, and Sauber is now also losing its chief engineer to the Silverstone based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Lotus investment deal ‘losing credibility’ – Hulkenberg

“It would just mean the timing was not right for him or for us” – Boullier

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 02Nico Hulkenberg has agreed a EUR 1.9 million deal to return to Force India in 2014, according to the veteran F1 correspondent Roger Benoit. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Maldonado visits Sauber’s Hinwil base – report

Pastor Maldonado has leapt into contention for a Sauber seat in 2014.

2013-06-06_0061Blick newspaper’s veteran F1 correspondent Roger Benoit reports that the Venezuelan, whose lucrative backer PDVSA has already exited its deal at Williams, “was at Hinwil” this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Teams should solve their financial problems – Mateschitz

“If there are financial problems, they can be solved only through financial means.”

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 0230F1 stragglers should consider moving over for the next generation of teams if they cannot afford formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Magnussen could replace Perez at McLaren – report

Formula Renault 3.5 as “a much higher quality championship than GP2″ – Whitmarsh

Kevin Magnussen - photo Jad Sherif - WR12 It was believed McLaren is on the verge of confirming Sergio Perez as Jenson Button’s continuing teammate for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Webber takes penalty after riding on Alonso’s car

The 38-year-old said the penalty is “tough to take”.

Fernando Alonso - Mark Webber - photo Getty ImagesMark Webber will slide ten places down the Korea grid next weekend, after hitching a ride on the sidepod of friend Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

‘Two or three’ teams are facing financial strife, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has admitted.

‘Two or three teams’ in financial strife – Ecclestone

2011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Teams 01Told by veteran Swiss correspondent Roger Benoit that ‘half the field’ is struggling to survive amid the economic crisis and spiralling costs, Ecclestone answered: “That’s not quite right. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Ferrari wants Bianchi in F1 midfield – manager

Sauber could field Bianchi alongside young rookie Sergey Sirotkin next year

2013-06-05-0178Jules Bianchi’s manager says Ferrari is pushing for the Frenchman to leave Marussia and join a team in the sport’s “middle group”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Hamilton’s father visits Maranello

Hamilton snr no longer handles the career of his 28-year-old son

Anthony HamiltonAnthony Hamilton, the father of Mercedes driver Lewis, has been at Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Force India also owes Hulkenberg money – report

“As far as numbers or salaries go, I cannot say anything. There are contracts.”

2013-06-09_1130According to Blick newspaper, Sauber is not the only formula one team that owes Nico Hulkenberg money. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Rumours swirl around struggling Sauber’s future

“Sauber is the most important high-tech company in Switzerland.”

2013-06-09_1130Having confirmed its financial problems, the rumours about the future of the Swiss team Sauber are now doing the rounds in the Nurburgring paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Kaltenborn denies Sauber could exit F1

“We are currently going through a difficult phase”

2013-06-09_0348Sauber has allayed fears a financial crisis could see the Swiss team exit formula one before the 2013 season is out. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Ferrari ‘disappointed’ to be dragged into Mercedes defence

“It was unfortunate that we became the object of their defence in this way”

2013-06-08_0161Ferrari has admitted it is “disappointed” to have been used as part of Mercedes’ defence as the German team escaped from the test-gate scandal with a light penalty. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Sauber quiet after sponsor meetings in Moscow

“We had an important meeting”

2013-02-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C32 frontSauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn was tight-lipped when asked about her visit to Moscow just prior to this weekend’s Monaco grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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