Tag Archive: 2008

Sep 10

Ecclestone received pay-rise in 2008

At the same time, F1’s owners CVC recorded losses for the sport in excess of $500m

F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone received a pay-rise of nearly 15 per cent last year, a report in the Financial Times reveals. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 01

2008 title fight put ‘big two’ behind

McLaren and Ferrari

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2008-01-06It is no coincidence that the two title protagonists of 2008 are now struggling to set the pace in formula one, according to McLaren and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 25

David Coulthard appointed Red Bull reserve

Raikkonen ‘chubby, lazy’ in 2008 – Coulthard

Recently-retired grand prix veteran David Coulthard will return to action at Albert Park this weekend, should any of the four Red Bull race drivers fall foul of fate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 03

Felipe Massa ‘happy’ with ’08 title support

Massa wants shorter F1 races

Felipe Massa believes most formula one drivers were barracking for him in the title showdown with Lewis Hamilton last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

F1’s TV audience grew in 2008

600 millions per race

Formula one’s global television audience grew in 2008, a report by the sport’s commercial authority has revealed.

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Dec 27

Alonso named best F1 driver of 2008

“Why Alonso? Because he was driving a Renault

Fernando Alonso has been named the top formula one driver of the 2008 season by one of the leading media outlets covering the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 17

A new venue and a night event in the 08-09 GP2 Asia Series Championship

Qatar will replace the second Dubai event on the GP2 Asia Series 08-09 calendar

The GP2 Series organisation is pleased to announce that the fourth round of the GP2 Asia Series 08-09 Championship will now take place in Qatar instead of Dubai as previously scheduled for the end of February 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 11

Webber to return to Europe shortly

Webber races near top of Aus sports rich list

Mark Webber will shortly return to Europe, less than a month after badly breaking his right leg in a cycling crash. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 06

2008 Atlantic Engineer of the Year joins Newman Wachs Racing

Keeping with their pledge to improve on their third place

Newman Wachs Racing (NWR) is pleased to announce that 2008 Atlantic Engineer of the Year, Nick Harvey, will be joining the Chicago-based team.

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Nov 27

Kubica says BMW had different goal in 2008

The team and I were no longer pursuing the same goal

Robert Kubica has renewed his criticism of the BMW-Sauber team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Barcelona to be Force India’s last ’08 action

De la Rosa to test Force India in Spain

It is likely that this week’s three day test at Barcelona will be Force India’s last track action of 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 06

BMW Sauber F1 Team 2008 review

Mission accomplished.

In a Formula One season full of surprises, the BMW Sauber F1 Team was a model of consistency. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 20

Canada GP blasts Ecclestone ‘accusations’

It is totally untrue

Organisers of the Canadian grand prix have strongly denied Bernie Ecclestone’s claim that the 2009 race was axed because of a growing debt dating back three years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 14

Stewards’ penalty frenzy ‘ridiculous’

It’s political correctness gone mad

2008-06-08_240Another former F1 racer has backed Gerhard Berger’s view that “too many penalties” are being dished out by controversial FIA stewards in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Alonso vows to help Massa win title

I will help Massa if I can

Back to back grand prix winner Fernando Alonso has admitted he would assist the title challenge of Ferrari’s Felipe Massa in the last two races of 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 17

The 2008 GP2 Series has finished and Luca is now looking at his next engagements

I will be in Asia

Monza was the setting for the final round of the 2008 GP2 Series, which was won by Giorgio Pantano, while Luca Filippi finished with 6 points after a difficult season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 09

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes have now lodged notice of appeal

2008 Belgian Grand Prix

Hamilton-01-2008-09-05Martin Whitmarsh said: “Following our decision to register our intention to appeal the penalty handed out to Lewis Hamilton by the FIA Stewards at the 2008 Belgian Grand Prix, we hereby confirm that we have now lodged notice of appeal.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

Klien tips Massa to win first world title

At this point I would actually tip him to win it

grid-Massa 9B6339BMW-Sauber test driver Christian Klien has backed Ferrari’s Felipe Massa to win his first world championship in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 27

2008 European Grand Prix technical debrief with Martin Whitmarsh

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Chief Operating Officer, McLaren Group

Kovalainen-track-bridge 4883After several weeks’ simulation and preparation, did the European Grand Prix weekend play out largely as you had expected?
“It’s fair to say we predicted more drama from a track lined with concrete walls and had factored the appearance of at least one Safety Car period into our pre-race calculations.

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Aug 26

Bourdais’ future not yet secured – manager

You are always judged on your most recent races

Sebastien Bourdais’ manager admits the French racer is not yet guaranteed a future on the F1 grid beyond 2008.

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