Tag Archive: Switzerland

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 »

Mar 11

Experts say Schumacher recovery now unlikely

Two experts have warned that the old Michael Schumacher is probably now gone

2012-11-18_0006 Britain’s respected Telegraph newspaper recently cited sources in reporting that the F1 legend’s family has been told by the medical team at Grenoble that, ten weeks into his coma, “only a miracle” will save him now. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 23

Kovalainen facing Christmas with uncertain future

He is already planning ahead for 2014

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 06 Heikki Kovalainen expects to eat his Christmas lunch without knowing if he has a formula one seat for 2014. 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 02

Unpaid Raikkonen threatens to boycott Lotus

“(Team owner) Gerard Lopez is in negotiations with Kimi.”

2013-09-08 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 03Eric Boullier has confirmed that Lotus is still behind in its payments to Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

FIA ERC Rallye International du Valais preview

Rallye International du Valais, 7-9 November (Switzerland), round 12 of 12

FIA ERC 2013 RIV Craig Breen action image ERC crews ready and waiting for season finale in Switzerland. After 11 all-action rounds, the 2013 FIA European Rally Championship is set for a thrilling climax in the mountains of southwest Switzerland next week (7-9 November) when Rallye International du Valais brings the curtain down on a dramatic season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Vettel could marry girlfriend Hanna

Sebastian Vettel could marry his long-term girlfriend Hanna Prater.

2013-09-21- Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99026The Cologne tabloid Express quoted the German, who last weekend dedicated his fourth title to his girlfriend, as admitting that wedding bells might soon chime. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Raikkonen arrives in Abu Dhabi for practice

Raikkonen a no-show in Abu Dhabi 

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 10Amid reports Kimi Raikkonen’s relationship with Lotus was broken irreparably in India, the Finn did not show up in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. As Kimi Raikkonen finally turned up in Abu Dhabi to practice for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix, Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez on Friday insisted the relationship with the taciturn Finn remains intact. 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 22

Sirotkin could test in Ferrari simulator – Kaltenborn

“There are some options in terms of the simulator, including Ferrari”

2013-08-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 07Sergey Sirotkin’s preparation for his formula one race debut next year could continue at the controls of the Ferrari driver simulator. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Sauber still yet to pay impatient Ferrari – report

Reports that Sauber’s Russian rescue deal is on the brink of collapse are persisting.

2013-06-09_0998Last week, despite F1′s August slumber, the Swiss team was forced to reject reports the millions in crucial backing might never materialise. 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 »

May 29

FIA Formula 3 European Championship now also covered in Italy, Austria and Asia

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship attracts more and more attention

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoThe variegated grid of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with its top-class talents from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA makes for a memorable 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Raikkonen friendship can survive F1 battle – Vettel

“Raikkonen and Vettel are completely different.”

2013-03-07 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen - CNBCSebastian Vettel insists he is not worried his friendship with Kimi Raikkonen will suffer as they go wheel-to-wheel for the title in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Hulkenberg to use new chassis in Malaysia

“I’m bitterly disappointed but at the same time I’m not blaming anyone”

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 04Nico Hulkenberg will tackle this weekend’s Malaysian grand prix with a new Sauber chassis. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Lotus to begin 2013 season without title sponsor

Lotus looks set to begin the 2013 season without a title sponsor.

2013-02-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Romain Grosjean 022013-02-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Kimi Raikkonen 03Late last year, it emerged that the Genii-owned team was close to announcing a $30 million per year deal with Honeywell, the American technology giant. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Raikkonen splits with wife

Kimi Raikkonen has split with his wife of eight years.

When a McLaren driver, the Finn married former Miss Scandinavia Jenni Dahlman in 2004. The Finnish entertainment magazine 7 Paivaa reports that they have split. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

The Sauber F1 team launches the new Sauber C32-Ferrari

The Sauber F1 Team presents the Sauber C32-Ferrari to its partners and the media today, Saturday, 2nd February.

2013-02-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C32 Side2013-02-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C32 frontDrivers Nico Hülkenberg (DE, 25) and Esteban Gutiérrez (MX, 21) pulled back the covers on the new car at the team’s base in Hinwil, Switzerland. The roll-out of the Sauber C32 will take place during the first winter test at Jerez de la Frontera on 5th February.

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Dec 17

Marussia co-owner confirms Max Chilton for 2013

Marussia team owner Nikolai Fomenko has confirmed speculation British rookie Max Chilton will make his formula one debut in 2013.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Max Chilton (1)12 - Marussia F1 TeamFomenko, the head of Russian supercar Marussia who bought into the then Virgin team at the end of 2010, was asked by Russian journalists the identity of the driver replacing Caterham-bound Frenchman Charles Pic. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Schumacher buys horse ranch in Texas

Michael Schumacher has bought a 200-hectare ranch in Texas, according to the German newspaper Bild.

Michael Schumacher cow-boysAustin - TexasThe report said the seven time world champion’s equestrian-loving wife Corinna has already started breeding riding horses at the property, where they have been staying in the past few days. Read the rest of this entry »

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