Tag Archive: Sir Richard Branson

Nov 13

Branson still involved after Virgin name change

The team currently known as Virgin has moved to allay the fears of sponsors who worry Sir Richard Branson is pulling out of formula one.

2011-06-12_05072011-06-12_0500Next year, the team will revert to the chassis name of its Russian supercar partner Marussia, after two seasons as Virgin Racing and regular circuit appearances by the famous brand’s figurehead Branson.

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Nov 07

Brundle pleased about Virgin team name change

Martin Brundle is relieved he will no longer have to use the word ‘Virgin’ whilst calling formula one races.

Martin Brundle2011-10-15 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Korea - 01The BBC’s lead commentator is referring to Sir Richard Branson’s well-known brand, which has had naming rights at the new-in-2010 British team for the past two seasons.

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Nov 04

F1 panel says no to customer cars

F1 panel approves name changes, 2012 calendar

Flagworld - F1Flagworld - FIAThe unofficial news emerging from the F1 Commission on Thursday was the approval of team name changes and the 2012 calendar. The sources, however, were much quieter about the big-ticket discussion — the speculated liberalisation of the Concorde Agreement to allow the purchase and sale of full ‘customer cars’ between competing teams.

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Jul 04

Disney.Pixar’s ‘Cars 2’ Movie Teams Up with Marussia Virgin Racing (updated)

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Cars come alive

2011-07-04 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Cars 2ts3The Marussia Virgin Racing Formula One team is delighted to announce that it has teamed up with Disney.Pixar’s exciting new comedy adventure film ‘Cars 2’ this weekend for the team’s home race, the British Grand Prix.

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Jun 11

Sponsor Branson committed to struggling Virgin

Sir Richard Branson on Saturday said he remains committed to formula one.

2011-06-11_07262011-06-11_0630The British billionaire is lending the name of his Virgin group to the struggling team despite it failing to improve in its second season in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Stewardess Branson to finally honour losing bet

“Who would have thought my mentor will be serving as a flight attendant on AirAsia?”

2010-11-14 - Lotus F1 Racing - Sir Richard Branson - Tony Fernandes 22010-11-14 - Lotus F1 Racing - Sir Richard Branson - Tony Fernandes 1A sure date has finally been set so that billionaire Sir Richard Branson can honour a losing bet by becoming an air stewardess. Last November, the Virgin team figurehead left Abu Dhabi with a sexy red AirAsia stewardess uniform, after he and Lotus chief Tony Fernandes – also an airline owner – wagered on which of their teams would beat the other on their 2010 debuts. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

More money from Branson ‘would be nice’ – Glock

“It’s a pity for Timo Glock, who is a good man who deserves a good team” – Lauda

2011-03-12 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Timo Glock 052011-03-12 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Timo Glock 01Timo Glock has admitted “it would be nice” if Sir Richard Branson ploughed some more money into the team that bares his famous company’s name. F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has been a critic of Virgin Racing following its difficult debut in 2010, denouncing it recently as “a nickel and dime operation”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Sauber sponsor Slim tops world rich list

Business magazine Forbes has named Sauber sponsor Carlos Slim the richest man on earth.

Carlos Slim2011-02-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Guadalajara - Sergio Perez 0271-year-old Slim, the Mexican telecoms magnate who is backing the Swiss team and its rookie Sergio Perez this year through his company Telmex and its subsidiaries, grew his fortune over the past year by more than $20 billion to $74bn, the magazine said. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Ecclestone slates Todt, Branson in new book

 Jean Todt and Sir Richard Branson are two high profile targets of Bernie Ecclestone’s ire in a new book about him

2010-09-26 - Virgin Racing - Sir Richard BransonJean Todt2According to the Daily Telegraph leading journalists this week are poring over review copies of No Angel, The Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone. Telegraph correspondent Tom Cary is apparently one of the first to finish the book, revealing Virgin’s Branson and FIA president Todt as two of the sport’s figures criticised by Ecclestone, the F1 chief executive. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Quantel and Marussia Virgin Racing team pp for 2011

New partnership with Quantel announcement

USF1Quantel logoThe Marussia Virgin Racing Formula One team is pleased to announce that it has agreed a new partnership with Quantel, a world leading developer of content creation systems, for the 2011 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

BBC set to confirm Coulthard as race commentator

Sir Richard Branson might have to pull out of his appearance as an AirAsia stewardess

2010-06-11_09022010-11-14 - Lotus F1 Racing - Sir Richard Branson - Tony Fernandes 1British F1 broadcaster the BBC is poised to announce officially that David Coulthard is moving into the race commentary box for 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Preparing for service

Branson leaves Abu Dhabi with AirAsia uniform

2010-11-14 - Lotus F1 Racing - Sir Richard Branson - Tony Fernandes 22010-11-14 - Lotus F1 Racing - Sir Richard Branson - Tony Fernandes 1While Lotus Racing’s attention now turns to the young driver and tyre tests in Abu Dhabi, the team, AirAsia and their counterparts at Virgin Racing are busy preparing for Richard Branson’s inaugural flight as an AirAsia stewardess. In the midst of the celebrations on track last night Team Principal Tony Fernandes gave Richard an AirAsia uniform and pinned an AirAsia stewardess’ badge on the Virgin Racing boss and the two agreed how the bet would be settled. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race report (+ results, + standings)

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula One race report  

2010-11-14 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 7

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina. 

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Nov 13

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying report (+ results)

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

Rally Abu Dhabi 091218Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina.

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Nov 12

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix free practice report

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

Rally Abu Dhabi 091218Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina circuit.

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Nov 11

Dan’s our man in Abu Dhabi plan (updated)

Ricciardo’s role for 2011 still unclear – Marko

2010-11-06 - Red Bull Racing - 012010-06-27 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Junior driver Daniel Ricciardo will drive Red Bull Racing’s Championship-winning RB6 at the forthcoming young driver test in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 16 November and Wednesday 17 November, 2010.

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Nov 10

Formula One teams Abu Dhabi Grand Prix preview (+video, updated)

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula One preview

Rally Abu Dhabi 091218Formula One teams & drivers at Yas Marina Circuit.

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Nov 10

virgin Racing welcomes QNet into F1

Virgin Racing announces new long-term partnership

2010-11-06 - Virgin Racing - Lucas di Grassi 4QNetVirgin Racing is delighted to announce a new long term partnership with International Direct Selling Company QNet, commencing with effect from this weekend’s 2010 Formula One season finale in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix race report (+ results, + standings, UPDATED)

Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One race report

interlagosToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Sao Paulo.

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Nov 06

Formula One teams Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying report

Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

interlagosToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Sao Paulo.

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