Tag Archive: The Times

Apr 04

Ferrari, Ecclestone want quick F1 rule changes

“We need a bit of support from the teams to get it done” – Ecclestone

2013-06-09_0963In a rare media statement, Ferrari has declared that fans are “unhappy with the new formula one”. 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 29

Ecclestone working hard to turn up the volume

“Niki likes the new sound because his cars are winning”

2012-11-15_0006 If a question ever requires a cool answer, reporters flock to ‘iceman’ Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Conspiracy theorists leap on F1 criticism

“I’m not happy with what we have now.” – Ecclestone

2012-04-22 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bernie Ecclestone - Jean Todt Amid all the moaning about F1′s lower volume, the conspiracy theorists are now beginning to raise their voices in the F1 paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Red Bull confident of winning fuel flow appeal

“We wouldn’t be appealing if we weren’t extremely confident we have a defendable case”

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo - 99019Former F1 team owner and boss Paul Stoddart has tipped Red Bull to win its appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Law change puts London GP back in F1 headlines

“London grand prix once again moves a step closer to reality”

London Grand Prix The prospect of a grand prix on the historic streets of London have raced back into the F1 headlines. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Horner ‘fits the bill’ to replace Ecclestone – source

Christian Horner is being hotly tipped as the next ‘F1 supremo’

2013-06-09_0607 A source at Delta Topco, the CVC-controlled group that owns the sport’s commercial rights, has named 40-year-old Briton Horner as the top choice to succeed embattled chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Court victory cost Ecclestone millions

“My costs are bloody expensive”

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2 He may have won the court battle with Constantin Medien, but it still cost the F1 chief executive millions. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Ecclestone wants Russia night race

Bernie Ecclestone wants the Russian grand prix to be held at night.

2013-08-12 - Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi (1) The inaugural event at winter olympics venue Sochi this year, however, will be a normal day race. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Big F1 teams oppose single fuel supplier

F1′s major teams reportedly oppose moves to appoint a single fuel supplier.

2013-06-09_1039Last week after the meeting of the World Motor Sport Council, it emerged that the new Concorde Agreement paves the way for a single supplier of fuel in future. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Illegal test threat only a joke – Marko

“Of course we wouldn’t break the rules”

2013-06-09_0070Dr Helmut Marko has said he was only joking when he suggested Red Bull might boycott the young drivers test and use its race drivers at a private test. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Red Bull denies plot to mimic Mercedes test

“You can’t really try anything in the young drivers test”

2013-06-07_0729Red Bull on Monday was quick to officially deny reports it is considering breaking the rules as a counter-punch to the ‘test-gate’ scandal verdict. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

F1 journalists slam absent and ‘impotent’ Todt

 “The FIA … is impotent in its most urgent hour.”

Jean Todt - photo Getty ImagesBritish F1 journalists have attacked Jean Todt for not travelling to Bahrain for the sport’s highly controversial grand prix this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

F1 engine maker Cosworth for sale

Cosworth is for sale

Cosworth logoCosworth CA2010 F1 race engine - BLOODHOUND SSC 3Having lost its best F1 customers Williams and Caterham, in recent months it has been discussed as an open secret in the grand prix paddocks that the independent British engine supplier will not be on the grid in 2014 with a new turbo V6 power unit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Ecclestone agrees lower fee for 2016 Korea GP extension

Bernie Ecclestone agreed to reduce the race fee as he extended Korea’s grand prix contract through 2016, the AFP news agency reports.

2012-06-07_0277F1′s annual trip since 2010 to Mokpo is among the most controversial and least popular on the calendar, but promoter Park Won-Hwa said on Friday a new contract has been signed. “We had to renegotiate with Mr Ecclestone and brought a few ideas and persuaded him that Korea cannot continue the event with such a big financial loss,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Korea among least-popular races on F1 calendar

Korea, among F1′s new breed of grands prix, is far from the most popular stop on the sport’s annual calendar.

2011-10-14 - Pirelli - Korea 032011-10-14 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Korea - Felipe Massa 02Well-known British F1 photographer Darren Heath tweeted from the metropolis Seoul: “Fantastic 3 days.  Early train to Mokpo tomorrow. “(It’s) like being in London then heading to Shetland for an F1 GP.  Mad,” he concluded. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Ecclestone urges Lotus to test Grosjean’s vision

Bernie Ecclestone has urged Lotus to organise a round of vision tests for Romain Grosjean.

2010-06-12_06282012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Romain Grosjean 00Since returning to F1 as reigning GP2 champion this year, the French driver has been often praised for his pace but labelled a “first-lap nutcase” by Mark Webber following numerous early-race accidents. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Ecclestone tells friends to skip Silverstone

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he has told his friends to stay away from Silverstone.

2012-06-10_0447GP2 - Silverstone, Great-BritainAs weather forecasters predict another wet day in rural Northamptonshire, organisers of the British grand prix are at least urging spectators to battle the mud and the traffic to attend on Sunday.

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May 13

Spain, Spa, France, Canada and Russia – race rumours

Valencia will not be on next year’s F1 calendar, Bernie Ecclestone said on Saturday.

Dany FlageoleFlagworld - F1He confirmed that, starting in 2013, an annually alternating deal between the Spanish port city and Barcelona will begin. Barcelona, the scene of this weekend’s Spanish grand prix, will host the race in 2013, before Valencia returns to the schedule in 2014, the F1 chief executive told Reuters. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

F1 must resolve Mercedes dispute for floatation

F1 needs to resolve its dispute with Mercedes before the sport’s multi-billion dollar floatation plans can go ahead.

04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamFlagworld - F1That is the warning of the German team’s chief executive Nick Fry, as Mercedes refuses to sign up to the new Concorde Agreement because rival top teams Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull have been offered better deals. Read the rest of this entry »

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