Tag Archive: Spanish Grand Prix

Apr 09

Even ‘genius’ will not close gap to Mercedes – Marko

“In China, Mercedes are again going to be very difficult to beat”

2013-06-09_0078 Reigning world champion team Red Bull is hoping to be “at least within reach” of dominant Mercedes in the space of a month. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

F1 drivers’ extreme dieting in 2014 caused one racer to pass out in Malaysia, it emerges

F1 driver ‘passed out’ in Malaysia

2014-01-31 - Sauber F1 Team - Adrian Sutil (3) We reported on Saturday that some drivers are deliberately dehydrating, even at sweltering Sepang, in order to get the weight of their car below the legal 692kg limit. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Pirelli to be title sponsor of the 2014 Spanish and Hungarian Grands Prix

This latest initiative underlines Pirelli’s commitment to Formula One

Pirelli These two rounds will now officially be called the FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI 2014 (May 8-11) and the FORMULA 1 PIRELLI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2014 (July 24-27). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Pirelli to sponsor two grands prix in 2014

Pirelli will become the naming sponsor of two grands prix in 2014.

2014-02-27 - Pirelli - Bahrain - Stickers 2 The Italian company has been F1′s often-controversial sole supplier of tyres since 2011, but this season will be the first time grands prix are actually named after Pirelli. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Career could have ended in mid 2013 – Grosjean

Grosjean ended the recently-concluded season as a standout of 2013

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 01 Even with a 2013 contract in his pocket, Romain Grosjean has admitted he remained perilously close to seeing his now flourishing F1 career end. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Webber hails new talent amid ‘pay driver’ trend

“Daniel deserves the job, which is the most important thing”

2013-04-13 - Red Bull Racing - China - Mark Webber (3)Mark Webber has backed the appointment of Daniel Ricciardo as his Red Bull successor as a win against the trend of ‘pay drivers’ in F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Name tweak for F1 track in Barcelona

The Spanish grand prix venue in Barcelona has undergone a name change.

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya logoSince it was built in 1991, and began hosting the Spanish grand prix the same year, the track has been called Circuit de Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

Valencia in talks to break F1 contract – report

Despite earlier reports that Valencia and Barcelona agreed to alternate

Valencia Street Circuit logoValencia’s formula one foray is set to be officially folded, according to a media report. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

‘Any change’ good for struggling Williams – Maldonado

“Yeah, I think we need some change”

2013-06-07_0268Pastor Maldonado insists the arrival at Williams of Pat Symonds, and the departure of Mike Coughlan, must be good for the beleaguered British team. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Valencia left off F1′s 2014 calendar – report

Valencia has been left off F1′s provisional calendar for 2014, it has emerged.

Valencia Street Circuit logoAbsent from this year’s schedule, the street race was set to return next year according to a new agreement with Barcelona to annually alternate the Spanish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Host of 2014 Spanish GP still unclear – Ecclestone

“We’ll see what happens” – Ecclestone

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber (5)Bernie Ecclestone has shed little light on the uncertainty surrounding the identity of next year’s Spanish grand prix host. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Barcelona is unapologetic after putting tickets on sale for a 2014 Spanish grand prix

Barcelona not sorry for selling 2014 F1 tickets

Circuit de Catalunya logoValencia, absent from this year’s schedule, this week expressed surprise that tickets for a F1 race at the Circuit de Catalunya have gone on sale. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Valencia surprised Barcelona selling 2014 tickets

“If they are doing that, you will have to ask Catalunya as to why.”

GP2 - Valencia, SpainValencia’s regional government has expressed surprise at news Barcelona is selling tickets for the 2014 Spanish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

No Monaco criticism from within Ferrari – Alonso

“Part of the sport”.

2013-06-06_0061Fernando Alonso on Thursday hit back at suggestions Ferrari might have been unhappy with his lacklustre performance recently at Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Horner defends Ferrari amid ‘secret’ tests saga

“The two situations (Mercedes and Ferrari) are not even comparable.”

2013-04-13 - Red Bull Racing - China - Christian Horner 1Christian Horner has defended Ferrari, amid the controversy about ‘secret’ Pirelli tyre tests conducted by the famous Italian team as well as Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

FIA asks Pirelli for secret test ‘dossier’

“We have acted properly, and now an independent tribunal will decide” – Lauda

Flagworld - FIAThe FIA has asked Pirelli to compile a thorough “dossier” ahead of an international tribunal hearing regarding the secret Mercedes test, according to Kleine Zeitung newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Protest hangs over Rosberg’s Monaco win

The FIA summoned all of the parties to hearings in Monaco

Flagworld - FIAA shadow is hanging over Nico Rosberg’s Monaco grand prix win, after Red Bull and Ferrari launched a pre-race protest. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Ferrari’s Fry back to work in Monaco

Pat Fry will return to duty for Ferrari this weekend in Monaco.

2013-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - Spain - Fernando Alonso 01The great Italian team’s British technical director had his appendix removed in a Barcelona hospital less than two weeks ago, forcing him to miss qualifying and the Spanish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Pirelli confirms Canada changes ‘less’ than announced

Pirelli’s Canada changes now under cloud

2013-05-12 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Pirelli 01Pirelli’s planned changes to its controversial tyres for Canada and beyond are now under a dark cloud. Pirelli on Monday essentially confirmed reports the F1 supplier will now make only minimal changes to its tyres for Canada next month and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Pirelli making tyre change ‘for own image’ – Red Bull

“It is all part of the challenge of formula one”

2013-05-12 - Pirelli - Spain - 01Pirelli has denied claims it is making major changes to its 2013 tyre design as a result of the pressure applied by world champions Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

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