Tag Archive: Times

Apr 08

Only F1 noise will change – Todt

“We’re examining this problem with the three engine manufacturers”

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images When it comes to engine noise, most F1 players are open to turning up the volume of the turbo V6s. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Silverstone likes the sound of ‘new’ F1

“We’ve just got to re-adjust our volume”

Silverstone circuit Organisers of the British grand prix have counted themselves out of the controversy surrounding the milder sound of F1′s new V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Red Bull’s fuel flow problems continue in Malaysia

The ‘fuel flow’ saga is continuing in Malaysia

2014-03-16 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99007 The Times newspaper reports that, after Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification in Melbourne, Red Bull spent over $130,000 on five brand new FIA-mandated Gill sensors for the Sepang race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Sport is ‘formula engine’ now – Lauda

“Without engineers there is no driving at the moment” – Lauda

2014-02-21_0001 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Niki Lauda - Paddy LoweThe sport might now be called “formula engine”, at least in the early phase of 2014, according to Mercedes’ Niki Lauda. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Clouds still gathering over Ecclestone’s reign

“Constantin will be appealing those findings”

A German media company will appeal the verdict in Bernie Ecclestone’s London civil case amid the F1 bribery scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Di Resta back to DTM, linked with F1 reserve role

Di Resta will kick off his DTM return immediately

2013-06-09_0067 With the Scot having already lost his Force India seat, it was announced on Tuesday that Paul di Resta is returning to the German touring car series DTM in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Todt facing contender for new FIA term

Jean Todt could face a contender as he vies for another term as FIA president.

Jean Todt - photo Getty ImagesLondon’s Times newspaper said the potential candidate is David Ward, who worked alongside Frenchman Todt’s predecessor Max Mosley. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

F1′s tyre row not so simple

“The tyres are wrong”

2013-05-12 - Pirelli - Spain - 02In the days after the Spanish grand prix, the word on everybody’s lips is the same — tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Marussia confirms Caterham merger talks collapsed

Marussia chief executive Graeme Lowdon confirmed the merger talks.

11 - Marussia F1 TeamF1 backmarkers Marussia and Caterham held talks over the winter about a possible merger. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Vodafone quit McLaren over Bahrain issue – report

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s Telmex company is the favourite to replace Vodafone at McLaren next year

2013-02-08 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jerez - Sergio Perez 032013-03-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Barcelona - Sergio Perez 03McLaren has reportedly played down reports title sponsor Vodafone is pulling out of formula one due to the controversial Bahrain grand prix. A day after the British team confirmed that its title sponsor since 2007 will pull out at the end of the year, The Times newspaper said Vodafone made its decision “after conducting a review of the deal on the back of last year’s Bahrain grand prix”. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

FIA ‘nervous’ about F1′s return to Bahrain – report

The FIA is “nervous” ahead of formula one’s still-controversial return to Bahrain in 2013.

Flagworld - FIABahrain International CircuitAfter the 2011 race was cancelled due to civil unrest in the island Kingdom, the sport’s return to Sakhir this year was hugely controversial. And “top-level figures” at the sport’s Paris-based governing body “are already nervous” that the 2013 edition – scheduled for next late April – will be “another horrifying embarrassment”, according to Times correspondent Kevin Eason. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

F1 heads to Brazil amid Sao Paulo crime wave

A nervous F1 circus has travelled to Sao Paulo for F1′s 2012 finale, amid reports of more than 1000 murders in the Brazilian city this year.

2010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - BrazilinterlagosBritain’s Guardian said the worse-than-usual bloodshed is due to drug-linked organised crime. “We are not staying in gangland, though the track is near there,” a team boss is quoted as saying.  “But we don’t go out in team colours.” Jenson Button, who two years ago was the victim of an attempted armed attack in Sao Paulo, admitted this week: “We are having armoured vehicles and a police escort.” Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

3D could tempt Ecclestone to hand F1 to Sky – report

Pay television company Sky could replace formula one’s own broadcaster, according to a report in the Times.

2010-06-13_0226Sky Sports logo.svgJournalist Kevin Eason said Barney Francis, the managing director of F1′s new British broadcaster Sky Sports, will be in the Austin paddock this weekend. “He wants to introduce 3D to F1 and will have talks with Bernie Eccclestone”, Eason wrote. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

F1 drivers to pay more for F1 ‘super license’

The cost of a formula one driver’s mandatory FIA ‘super license’ is going up, the Times newspaper reports.

Flagworld - F1Flagworld - FIAIt emerged in Abu Dhabi last weekend that teams have been told by the governing body that the price of their official entry fees for the 2013 season are definitely increasing significantly. Journalist Kevin Eason said Red Bull’s success this year is likely to earn the team a more than $3 million FIA bill for 2013, while even straggler HRT is facing a minor increase to the flat rate. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Hamilton not worried about Mercedes slump

Lewis Hamilton insists he is not worried Mercedes’ performance slump could slide into 2013.

2012-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - Lewis Hamilton 032012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 05Despite the Brackley based team’s Shanghai breakthrough and Michael Schumacher’s Monaco pole, Nico Rosberg’s best result more recently was a fifth in Singapore, while the W03 is still a regular non-finisher. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

McLaren ups money offer in bid to keep Hamilton

“We will see what we can do.  I think we are a good team together.” – Martin Whitmarsh

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 052010-06-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Martin WhitmarshMcLaren has slightly upped its monetary offer in a late bid to secure Lewis Hamilton’s services for 2013, according to multiple British newspapers. The Daily Mail said McLaren has increased its offer by EUR 2.5 million to 15 million, which is still less than his current retainer of about 19 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Singapore staying on F1 calendar

Singapore tipped to keep popular grand prix

SingaporeGP2011-09-24 - Pirelli - Teams - Singapore 01Singapore has inked a new contract to remain on the formula one calendar. There had been some doubt the race organisers would agree Bernie Ecclestone’s sanctioning fee demands for a new deal beyond this weekend’s highly popular night race. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

McLaren eyes Perez as Hamilton saga races on

Sergio Perez has emerged as a contender to replace Lewis Hamilton at McLaren in 2013.

2012-02-06 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C31-Ferrari Launch - Sergio Perez 012012-04-15 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Chinese Grand Prix - Mechanic 01Although boss Martin Whitmarsh said recently there is no ‘plan B’, the British team must now surely be looking at its options amid intense speculation Hamilton is set to switch to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Hamilton’s winning mood hints McLaren tenure ending

Lewis Hamilton gave away more clues about his future after winning Sunday’s Italian grand prix.

2012-06-09_13452012-04-15 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Chinese Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton - 01Although at Monza the Briton matched Mika Hakkinen’s career tally of 20 wins, he looked miserable as he celebrated the Monza victory with his team. Observing the post-race events, Express journalist Bob McKenzie wrote: “Hamilton looked like a man who has the world on his shoulders rather than in front of him”.

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Sep 06

McLaren says Hamilton-to-Mercedes claims ‘untrue’

Rumours about Lewis Hamilton’s future have exploded.

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 032012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 01F1 team owner turned television pundit Eddie Jordan told the BBC he understands the 2008 world champion is on the verge of quitting McLaren to join Mercedes in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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