Tag Archive: AFP

Sep 05

Bottas hints contract news coming ‘soon’

“Maybe we will hear something quite soon”

IMG_6047 Recently linked with McLaren’s quest for a top driver lineup for the Honda era, Valtteri Bottas’ future is suddenly not a topic in the F1 paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Lauda slams ‘balls out’ Raikkonen for Brit GP crash

Kimi Raikkonen will sit out the post-British grand prix test, after his high speed crash on Sunday.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (4) Sharing the Ferrari duties at Silverstone instead will be Pedro de la Rosa and the Maranello marque’s junior driver Jules Bianchi, who races in F1 for Marussia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Swiss company plays down involvement in Schu scandal

“As part of the organisation, a medical report was provided by the hospital in Grenoble.”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung A Swiss helicopter company has played down reports it is at the centre of the scandal involving Michael Schumacher’s stolen medical report. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Zanardi looks forward to Schumacher recovery

Alex Zanardi, horrifically and near-fatally injured in 2001, has wished his old rival Michael Schumacher well.

Alex Zanardi portrait Three times during their respective racing careers, the Italian and German faced off on the circuits. The first was as teenagers, at the wheel of European kart competitions.  Then a few years later, in the early 90s, when Zanardi raced in F1 for Jordan, Minardi and Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Stolen file is ‘summary of Schumacher’s condition’

“Michael Schumacher’s information was saved under a false name in the system.”

2012-11-18_0006 The hospital in Grenoble where Michael Schumacher lay in coma for almost six months reported medical documents about the F1 legend’s condition stolen, it has emerged.
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Jun 16

Mixed reaction to Monday’s Schumacher news

News on Monday that Michael Schumacher is out of his coma and hospital met a mixed reaction.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Overwhelmingly, the response was positive, with figures like Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso tweeting that he is “So happy this is going in the good direction!” Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

McLaren could try Lotus-style ‘double nose’ in Spain – reports

Italy’s Omnicorse claims the solution has been in the wind tunnel at Woking for some time.

2014-04-15 - Gillette and McLaren Mercedes (2) McLaren could fit a Lotus-style ‘double pronged’ nose solution to its 2014 car at this weekend’s Spanish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Renault ends road car deal with Caterham

Renault is not giving up on “reviving its Alpine brand”

Alpine 36 Le Mans 2013 Caterham and its F1 engine partner Renault have reportedly axed a joint venture to produce road-going sports cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Melbourne GP stalwart Ron Walker steps down

“I’m 75 this year and it’s good governance to let someone fresh take the reins”

2013-09-19- Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - Ron Walker - Bernie Ecclestone - Daniel Ricciardo 99004 The long-serving chairman of Australia’s grand prix in Melbourne is stepping down. Ron Walker, a stalwart of the almost twenty-year-old Albert Park race and a close friend and political ally of Bernie Ecclestone, will retire after the 2015 event. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Sepang boss says Malaysia ‘not in mood’ for GP

Malaysia is “not in the mood” for next weekend’s grand prix at Sepang.

2013-03-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 05That is the admission of track chief Razlan Razali, even though he confirmed the race is on despite the country’s real focus being on the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Renault still ‘a month’ behind – Taffin

Renault is still “about a month” behind its rival F1 engine suppliers.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (10) That is the admission of the French marque’s Remi Taffin, despite the fact premier partner team Red Bull has taken a big step forwards in Melbourne after a disastrous winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Force India colours to race in GP2

“It’s the logical next step as we look to bring through the next generation of drivers”

2014-02-07 - SFi_GP2_2014Force India’s distinctive orange and green colours will appear on the GP2 grid in 2014, following an agreement with the German team Hilmer. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Hospital denies Schumacher death

The rumours spread on social networking sites

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung The French hospital treating Michael Schumacher has denied wild rumours the seven time world champion is dead. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Irvine unlikely to serve six month jail sentence

The judge found 48-year-old Ulsterman Irvine guilty of “mutual injury”

  Eddie Irvine photo WR12 nextgen-auto.com A Milan judge on Thursday sentenced former F1 driver Eddie Irvine to six months in jail. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Horner denies Newey era set to end

“Adrian has always expressed an interest in the America’s Cup”

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Adrian Newey - Christian HornerAfter two aerodynamic deputies signed to switch to McLaren, Red Bull’s Christian Horner has played down suggestions the Adrian Newey era is coming to an end altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Court rules India GP can go ahead

Axe unlikely to fall on 2013 India GP

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button 09This weekend’s Indian grand prix is going ahead. Earlier, a public campaigner appealed to the supreme court for an injunction against proceedings at the Buddh circuit, on the basis race organisers have not paid enough tax. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Kimi Raikkonen has not ruled out skipping next weekend’s Korean grand prix.

Raikkonen not ruling out missing Korea GP

2013-09-08 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 02Although mounting the podium after starting just 13th, the Finn struggled with back pain throughout the Singapore weekend, almost having to sit out qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Jenson Button has confirmed that the sticking point in his talks with McLaren is over 2015

Button confirms McLaren delay is over 2015

2013-03-17 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Jenson Button 01It has been reported the 2009 world champion is happy to commit to the British team for next year, but wants to leave the door open for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Pay-drivers ‘wrong’ for Force India – Mallya

“I have not gone with pay drivers, I’ve gone with drivers of talent and that policy will stay”

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Dr. Vijay Mallya 01Vijay Mallya says he will continue to resist going down the ‘pay driver’ path for his own formula one team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Korea to join India in F1 exile – reports

Korea is in doubt

Korean Grand Prix aerialThe Korean grand prix looks set to join India in F1 exile, as Bernie Ecclestone trims the 2014 calendar to a maximum of 20 races. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Mateschitz hints ‘excellent’ Ricciardo to win Red Bull seat

“No decision has been taken yet” – Mateschitz

2013-06-07_0191Daniel Ricciardo on Thursday appeared to move another step closer to landing his dream seat at Red Bull Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

F1’s tyre-exploding crisis now over – drivers

F1’s ‘tyre-exploding’ troubles appear definitely over.

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (9)Pirelli immediately tweaked its formerly steel-belted tyres after the Silverstone race chaos, while the FIA banned team tinkering that may have worsened the problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Teams consider fallout of mid-season tyre chaos

“There will be some winners and some losers”

2013-06-09_1037In the fallout of Sunday’s German grand prix, teams are assessing what impact the tyre shakeup had on their performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Pirelli changed tyres without consent at Silverstone – report

Pirelli’s Paul Hembery denies the charge

Pirelli - F1 - photo © FLORENT GOODEN - DPPI F1’s tyre scandal could be set to deepen yet further, as a Spanish sports newspaper claims Pirelli – already under reprimand for ‘test-gate’ – blatantly broke the rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Hamilton needs ‘time’ to match Rosberg – boss

Hamilton refuses to criticise McLaren

2013-05-12 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Lewis Hamilton 02The only missing link as Lewis Hamilton adapts to life at Mercedes is time, team boss Ross Brawn insists. Lewis Hamilton has refused to join the list of former drivers who criticise the great McLaren team. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Honda to announce F1 return – source

“Honda has not officially denied these reports”

2013-01-17-0133Honda is shaping up to announce its return to formula one, a source at the Japanese manufacturer said on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Wolff looked into buying Toro Rosso

“Dietrich Mateschitz landed by helicopter and offered to sell me Toro Rosso”

2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W04 - Toto Wolff 02Toto Wolff turned down Dietrich Mateschitz when the Red Bull magnate offered to sell him Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

F1 considering ‘demerit point’ penalty system

“We need to make sure a driver genuinely deserves any ban.”

2012-06-09_0014Formula one chiefs will meet next weekend in Barcelona to discuss a potential demerit-points system that could lead to drivers facing race bans for repeat misbehaviour. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Teams should not expect major changes – Pirelli

Paul Hembery, Pirelli’s motor sport director, confirmed the Milan meeting.

2011-09-24 - Singapore - Pirelli - Paul HemberyPirelli has all but confirmed reports it will make only minor changes to its controversial 2013 tyres for next month’s Spanish grand prix and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Bahrain police fire on F1 protesters

“Your race is a crime”

2012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg 06Just a week before F1 action will kick off in Bahrain, the situation in the island Kingdom is worsening. Read the rest of this entry »

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