Tag Archive: Toyota

Apr 05

McLaren plays down rumours in Bahrain

McLaren is at the centre of a body of rumours in the Bahrain paddock.

2014-04-05 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Kevin Magnussen 01In title sponsor Vodafone’s wake, the British team ran prominent Mobil 1 branding in Australia, before Esso took over the space on the sidepods of the MP4-29 in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Panis no fan of ‘green’ F1

F1 veteran Olivier Panis has admitted he is no fan of the ‘new’ F1.

Olivier Panis 2011-09-05 “Honestly, yes,” he answered when asked by France’s sport365 if the 2014 opener in Melbourne left him feeling frustrated. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

No engine to power Stefanovich’s F1 bid

Unable to agree terms with either Mercedes, Ferrari or Renault

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (17) Zoran Stefanovich has admitted he had to withdraw his bid to enter formula one in 2015 because he could not agree an engine deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Stefanovich eyes Marussia’s place on F1 grid – report

Stefanovich talks date back to last November

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (2)Zoran Stefanovich, who tried and failed to enter the sport with defunct Toyota’s assets in 2010, is back on the cusp of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Ferrari’s wind tunnel crisis now over

Fernando Alonso has confirmed reports Ferrari has now ended its wind tunnel crisis.

2014-01-31 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso (1) For some time, including throughout last season, the famous Italian marque has been working at Toyota’s Cologne facilities, while the troublesome Maranello wind tunnel was closed for a complete overhaul. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Kobayashi racing for free in F1 return

Kobayashi revealed that he will be driving for nothing this year

2012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 01 In a last-ditch effort to move up the grid, Caterham overlooked some of the most lucrative ‘pay drivers’ for the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Caterham not ruling out Kobayashi for F1 return

Kamui Kobayashi appears imminently close to securing his return to formula one.

2013-06-09_1139 The Japanese lost his Sauber seat at the end of 2012, spending last season as a Ferrari test driver and driving a works Ferrari 458 in the Le Mans series. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

World waiting for next Schumacher news on Tuesday

“The family is not doing very well, obviously”

Schumacher - di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images More information about Michael Schumacher’s fight for life after his skiing accident will be forthcoming on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Caterham first in line for 2014 car crash test

Caterham will be visited by the FIA officials at its UK headquarters next week

2013-06-09_1004Caterham is the first team in line to pass the FIA’s mandatory static crash test with its all-new 2014 chassis. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Pirelli considers buying new F1 test car

Pirelli is considering buying a new F1 test car from one of the teams.

2013-09-20 - Pirelli  - 0005Already frustrated by the lack of testing opportunities, and the teams’ collective reluctance to help, F1′s official supplier became further dismayed in Brazil when wet weather affected its plans to try the 2014 tyres in Friday practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Kamui Kobayashi has apologised after photographs emerged of him smoking a cigarette.

Kobayashi apologises for smoking

2012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 00The former Toyota and Sauber driver, who is hoping to return to the grid, now races GT sports cars for Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Kobayashi photographed smoking cigarette

According to 2013 research, almost 34 per cent of all Japanese men smoke.

2012-06-09_0171Kamui Kobayashi has dealt his bid to return to formula one a blow, after photos emerged of the former Toyota and Sauber driver smoking a cigarette. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Red Bull wanted to sign Alonso for 2008 – report

Fernando Alonso turned down an offer to move to Red Bull for the 2008 season.

ZK5Y9073That is the claim of Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo newspaper, reporting that the Spaniard was the energy drink-owned team’s “first choice” before he decided instead to return to Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Salo arrested for tax fraud

Salo would not comment.

Mika Salo - photo Getty ImagesF1 driver turned commentator Mika Salo spent two days in custody at the end of last month, the Finnish newspaper Suomen Kuvalehti reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

No more ‘passive DRS’ for Lotus in 2013

“And we simply don’t want to spend any more time on it.”

2013-05-12 - Lotus F1 Team - Spain - Romain Grosjean 02Lotus will no longer use the ‘passive DRS’ system that has often appeared on the black and gold E21 in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Buemi admits 2014 F1 return unlikely

Sebastien Buemi has admitted his career will probably stay on its current course in 2014.

2012-10-05 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastien BuemiDaniel Ricciardo has been signed by Red Bull’s champion team for at least three years, and the other energy drink-owned F1 squad, Toro Rosso, looks likely to field Jean-Eric Vergne alongside rookie Antonio Felix da Costa next season. 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 29

Wurz still working for Williams team

Former F1 driver Alex Wurz has revealed he is still working for the Williams team.

2012-02-24 - Williams F1 - Alex Wurz - Valtteri Bottas - Mark GillanThe Austrian’s last grand prix was with the Grove based team in 2007, but more recently he continued to work for Williams as a driver mentor. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Ferrari admits ‘struggling’ with wind tunnel problems

Wind tunnels are still causing headaches for Ferrari.

2013-06-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Silverstone - Felipe MassaThe fabled team moved its entire aerodynamic testing programme to the Toyota facility in Cologne, after concluding that its own wind tunnel at Maranello needed to be rebuilt because it was not producing reliable data. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Jordan, Schumacher disagree over Raikkonen’s next move

“I think Red Bull will opt for Daniel Ricciardo.”

2013-06-07_0732Eddie Jordan has tipped Red Bull to pick Daniel Ricciardo as Sebastian Vettel’s new teammate for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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