“Lewis has also confirmed it, otherwise I wouldn’t say”
Business owners from across the UK will today benefit from an exclusive masterclass with McLaren Group to learn first-hand how to boost their business growth.
The masterclass is being held as part of Santander’s Breakthrough programme, which aims to help small businesses unlock their potential. A selection of 18 fast-growth businesses will attend the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking and receive practical advice on diversification and how they can explore additional revenue and growth possibilities. Attendees will also be invited to collaborate together through a brainstorming session to explore how ideas from the day can be applied to their own individual businesses.
As the F1 world looks set to race on without him, Jaime Alguersuari has decried a sport whose seats are now sold to the highest bidder.
Alonso autographed helmet of replica worn in Formula 1 race series to be auctioned
Sovereign Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Banco Santander, today announced that a replica of a racing helmet worn by Fernando Alonso, world-renown Scuderia Ferrari driver, will be auctioned for charity to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. This one of a kind, autographed and specially crafted helmet is an exact replica of the helmet worn by Alonso in almost every Formula 1 race this year. The auction of this item presents an opportunity to own an exclusive part of Formula 1’s historic year and is not available for purchase.
The Spanish bank Santander has extended its sponsorship deal with Ferrari through 2017.
Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari deal also runs for several more years. To mark the Santander extension, Ferrari will run a rear wing at Singapore with the words ‘World’s Best Bank’; a title dreamed up by the financial magazine Euromoney.
It is no secret that Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari contract is the most lucrative in formula one
But the German media and marketing magazine ‘WundV’ claims that the Spaniard also commands the most income from external sponsors. The report said that, in the past year, the 30-year-old made between EUR 7 and 8 million just from his personal backers, including Puma, Tag-Heuer and Santander.
Ecclestone confirmed that he is still prepared to put in 35 million pounds to “make it happen”,
After all the recent fanfare, most of F1′s seasoned regulars at Silverstone merely raised their eyebrows when someone mentioned the London grand prix. In fact, the raucous speculation has became only a muted buzz as experts agree it was all just a PR stunt.
F1 must acknowledge Europe’s financial crisis and cut costs urgently.
That is the call of Luca di Montezemolo, president of Ferrari, the largest of the four formula one teams that are headquartered in Europe outside of the UK. There is talk of the need for a sovereign bail-out in Italy, hot on the heels of Ferrari sponsor and Spanish bank Santander’s long-term credit rating downgrade.
Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has extended its collaboration agreement with the Santander Bank to the end of the 2017 season.
“We are pleased to have extended our relationship with the Santander Bank,” commented Scuderia Team Principal, Stefano Domenicali. “In these first two years together, we have been able to see on a daily basis how much our two companies share the same values: a desire for excellence, love of competition, team work, the will to excel and to serve one’s customers needs. Having extended the contract from now, is a sign of the great confidence Santander has in us and that is something of which we can be particularly proud.”
Kimi Raikkonen has revealed he is prepared to race in the midfield this season as he returns to formula one with Lotus.
The Finn, a winner of 18 grands prix with top teams McLaren and Ferrari, has spent the last two years in world rallying. For the first time since he stepped out of his Ferrari at the 2009 season finale, 32-year-old Raikkonen returned to the wheel of a F1 car this week at Valencia.
Fernando Alonso has blamed the British media for his image as a spoilt number 1 driver.
O Estado de S.Paulo correspondent Livio Oricchio asked the Spaniard if it is true that all is well inside his team so long as he does not share equal status with his teammate. “That is a belief that was created in 2007,” said the Ferrari driver, referring to his ill-fated single season alongside Lewis Hamilton at McLaren.
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