Tag Archive: Spa

Dec 09

Controversy explodes with new ‘double points’ finale

“Why should a single race be worth more?”

2013-06-09_1039International publications have described the highly controversial decision to award double-points in the 2014 season finale as “strange” (Bild) and “crazy” (La Gazzetta dello Sport). Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Monotony of Vettel dominance ‘irrelevant’ – Sutil

“If the best is the best for a decade, that’s how it is”

2013-06-06_0086Amid the boos and the boredom, Adrian Sutil has backed his countryman Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Vettel denies dominance like Schumacher era

“It’s a compliment, but I think it’s very different.”

2013-09-08- Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99018Sebastian Vettel has denied claims his recent dominance can be compared to the height of the Michael Schumacher era. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

‘No interest’ in stopping boos on Twitter – Vettel

But there was no booing in Korea at the weekend

Sebastian Vettel Corée - photo © J.F GaleronSebastian Vettel says he will not try to boost his popularity by jumping on the social media bandwagon. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Team switch would stop Vettel booing – Surer

“For him, a change would be good”

1981_33MarcSurerTheodore-CosworthSebastian Vettel can stop the booing if he just proves his undoubted talent outside the dominant Red Bull cockpit. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Cool Vettel ‘can live’ with booing

Sebastian Vettel insists he is not taking the recent booing personally.

2013-09-21- Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99022At Spa, Monza and most recently Singapore, and also in Britain for June’s British grand prix, the reigning world champion was the obvious target of the spectators’ verbal disapproval. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Caterham unsure it can afford to pay driver in 2014

“It’s too early to tell” – Abiteboul

20130705-0015Team boss Cyril Abiteboul has admitted he is not sure if Caterham will have to sign two sponsored drivers for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

BMW denies F1 return rumours

“There are currently no considerations about coming back”

2013-08-04-2013-08-04-GTMJB47BMW has denied the latest rumours suggesting a return to formula one is on the cards. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Salo doubts visor strip caused Lotus brake failure

Raikkonen’s first retirement since his return to formula one

Mika Salo - photo Getty ImagesFormer F1 driver Mika Salo has admitted he doesn’t believe a simple tear-off visor strip caused Kimi Raikkonen’s brake failure at Spa. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Kovalainen not considering Le Mans move yet

Heikki Kovalainen insists he has not yet given up on his formula one career.

2013-06-08_0059After losing his Caterham race seat, the Finn’s hopes have been raised again with two more Friday practice drives at Spa last weekend, and Monza up next. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Lauda tips Vettel to win title with races to spare

“We have improved so much, but Red Bull is still better”

2013-06-09_0612Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda has tipped Sebastian Vettel to wrap up his fourth consecutive drivers’ world championship with two races still to run this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Alonso hopes bad luck strikes Vettel

“He is on track to break all of Michael Schumacher’s records.”

2013-06-09_0234Fernando Alonso has admitted his championship hopes would get a boost if Sebastian Vettel crashes at the start of a grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

F1 organisers tried to hurt me – Greenpeace ‘Julia’

“They tried to cut my rope”

It's time to separate the sponsor from the sportThe Greenpeace activist who disrupted the podium ceremony at Spa on Sunday has accused race officials of trying to hurt her. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

FIA could penalise Spa for Shell protests – reports

“It’s a worry”

GP3 - Spa-FrancorchampsF1′s governing body could penalise organisers of the Belgian grand prix, after the extensive Greenpeace protests on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Hamilton refusing to wear team cap in 2013

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he is refusing to wear Mercedes’ team cap.

2013-05-12 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Lewis Hamilton 06While team chairman Niki Lauda is famous for his cap, 2008 world champion and Spa pole sitter Hamilton has not been seen wearing one at all this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Pirelli ends Spa boycott threat amid Michelin return rumours

“There are certainly no tyre-related issues.” – Paul Hembery

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (3)Pirelli on Saturday said metal debris, not a tyre design flaw, caused the rear failures and cuts seen at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Hulkenberg finally paid by struggling Sauber

“At Sauber things are looking up.”

2013-06-08_0089Despite protestations to the contrary, Sauber’s struggle for survival is not over, according to the latest German-language reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Next races to determine 2013 title outcome

“After that we will know where we stand”

Spa-Francorchamps 2013-05-27The 2014 ‘silly season’ may be hogging the headlines, but arguably more important is the imminent battle for this year’s world title. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Silly-season spotlight shining on Ferrari

“We are calm, as our priorities are elsewhere.” – Domenicali

2013-06-07_0001Amid F1′s ‘silliest silly season’, even Fernando Alonso – with a long Ferrari contract – is being asked by reporters to reveal his cards for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Now Button joins F1′s ‘silliest silly season’

F1′s “silliest silly season in years got sillier still”.

2013-06-08_0133That was how Telegraph correspondent Tom Cary summarised the rumours and comments doing the rounds at Spa on Thursday, as F1 awoke with a vengeance from its summer slumber. Read the rest of this entry »

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