Tag Archive: Agencia Estado

May 07

Stewart, Prost moved from front of Senna’s coffin

Jackie Stewart and Alain Prost were scheduled to be the lead pallbearers

Ayrton Senna portrait - photo Getty Images The configuration of the pallbearers at Ayrton Senna’s fabled funeral was changed at the last minute, the F1 legend’s former personal assistant has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 23

Raikkonen to get first taste of 2014 Ferrari

Raikkonen will debut the new red single seater

2013-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Kimi Raikkonen (3) Kimi Raikkonen, not the Ferrari incumbent Fernando Alonso, will get the first on-track taste of the Italian team’s 2014 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Force India looks set to announce the identity of Nico Hulkenberg’s teammate for 2014.

Force India to announce Hulkenberg’s teammate

20130705-0010The Silverstone based team told its 165,000 followers on Twitter that supremo Vijay Mallya will take part “in a very special media event in London” on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

F1 champion Piquet has heart surgery

Triple world champion Nelson Piquet had heart surgery this week.

1981_05NelsonPiquetBrabham-CosworthAgencia Estado said the 61-year-old, who won his titles for Brabham and Williams in the 80s, had the operation to unblock an artery at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Rosberg confident Mercedes can beat Red Bull in 2014

“Everybody starts from scratch”

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Nico Rosberg 06Nico Rosberg says he is confident Mercedes can end Red Bull’s dominance ahead of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Red Bull has EUR 25,000 less for jagermeister party

FIA decided against an harsher penalty “due to the special circumstance”.

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99023Red Bull will have EUR 25,000 less in its coffers for the championship party in Abu Dhabi, after the FIA toasted Sebastian Vettel’s title win on Sunday with a penalty. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Maldonado plays down Lotus switch rumours

“We need to be competitive again, and that’s all that matters right now.”

2013-06-06_0061Pastor Maldonado has once again dismissed persistent speculation he might move from struggling Williams to Lotus for the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Felipe Massa has admitted he has “a good chance” of staying at Ferrari in 2014

Massa admits ‘good chance’ of new Ferrari deal

2013-06-08_0790Team boss Stefano Domenicali said in Canada that the Brazilian is “absolutely” likely to remain Fernando Alonso’s teammate next year, despite a recent run of crashes. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Domenicali, Alonso tip Ferrari to bounce back

Stefano Domenicali has tipped Ferrari to bounce back in Canada next weekend.

2013-05-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Monaco - Fernando Alonso (4)Off the back of his Barcelona win, Fernando Alonso struggled in the Principality last weekend, qualifying sixth and finishing just seventh. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Sao Paulo denies Ecclestone to axe Interlagos

F1’s chief executive was quoted saying the city will not be on the 2014 calendar

Interlagos logoSao Paulo’s mayor has dismissed reports Bernie Ecclestone is close to dropping Interlagos from the F1 calendar after 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Barrichello ‘torn’ between Indy and stock car for 2013

“I think we will make an announcement soon.”

Rubens Barrichello 022012-07-07 TorontoIndy Gail 524wRubens Barrichello says he is “torn” between staying in Indycar next year or returning to his native Brazil to contest the premier stock car series full-time. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Vettel says last races proved critics wrong

Sebastian Vettel has hit back at critics who claim the new triple consecutive world champion is not good at overtaking.

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel - Mark Webber (4)2012-11-03 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel 299003The critics have said the Red Bull driver is good at dominating grands prix from pole position, but usually falters when he needs to do some passing en route to the chequered flag. But German Vettel thinks his races in Abu Dhabi, when he fought through the field from the pitlane to finish on the podium, and in Brazil where he won the title despite a first-lap spin, have proved the critics wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

“No hard feelings on Williams’ decision” – Bruno Senna

Brazilian driver will confirm his F1 plans soon

2012-06-09_02082012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Bruno Senna 06Bruno Senna, aware of the team’s long term plans for some time already, today accepted pragmatically the choice of Williams driver line up for the next Formula 1 season which was announced earlier this morning in England. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Razia talking to Force India, Caterham, Marussia

Luiz Razia, the 2012 GP2 runner-up, is reportedly in talks over a 2013 race seat with Force India, Caterham and Marussia.

GP2 - Luiz Razia wins Valencia Sprint Race (Arden International)Luiz Razia “I am negotiating with all three,” the Brazilian told Agencia Estado.  “Before, it was all the teams, now only these three.” The 23-year-old admitted his preference is Force India. “There is still a chance to close (a deal) with them,” said Razia, referring to the vacancy alongside Paul di Resta for 2013, even though Adrian Sutil is regarded as the favourite. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Alonso could win EUR 10m Ferrari title bonus – report

Alonso is not giving up

2012-11-18_00342012-11-18_0008Fernando Alonso stands to win a whopping EUR 10 million bonus if on Sunday he can win Ferrari’s first drivers’ world championship since 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Brazil GP planning retirement send-off for Schumacher

Organisers of the Brazilian grand prix are planning to send Michael Schumacher back into retirement in style.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Michael Schumacher 022011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Michael Schumacher 01In late 2006, the seven time world champion entered his first retirement with a pre-race celebration on the Interlagos grid involving soccer legend Pele. Now, with the 43-year-old’s ultimate trip into retirement also coinciding with a Brazilian season finale, race organisers are planning a similar send-off. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Kubica wins rally but extent of injury revealed

Robert Kubica enjoyed a dream return to competition at the weekend, winning the Ronde Gomitolo di Landa rally in Italy.

Robert Kubica photo © WRI2 2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 1 0111Wearing a bandage on his right forearm that masked the most serious scars of his F1 career-ending rally crash of 19 months ago, Italian reports said the Pole took his Subaru Impreza to victory in all four time-trials. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Amid Ferrari rumblings, Button commits to McLaren

Jenson Button has revealed he will “definitely” remain loyal to McLaren for the next few years.

2012-03-24 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysian Grand Prix - Felipe Massa 012012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Jenson Button 00It was reported this week that the 2009 world champion received an “offer” from Ferrari last year to replace the struggling Felipe Massa. According to the Brazilian news agency Agencia Estado, those talks took place prior to October last year, when the 32-year-old Briton signed a new ‘multi year contract’ to stay at McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Button received Ferrari ‘offer’ last year

Jenson Button reportedly received an “offer” from Ferrari before re-committing last year to the McLaren team.

2012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Jenson Button 022012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #9 254The Brazilian news agency Agencia Estado said the Briton held talks with Ferrari prior to October last year, when his new ‘multi-year contract’ with his famous British employer was announced. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Senna confirms Williams deal for one year only

Bruno Senna has confirmed reports he has signed with Williams for a single season only.

2012-02-24 - Williams F1 - Bruno Senna 022012-02-24 - Williams F1 - Bruno Senna 01We reported recently that the former HRT and Renault driver, reportedly taking EUR 14 million in sponsorship to the famous Oxfordshire based team, is guaranteed the seat for 2012 only. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Luiz Razia to drive Lotus on Friday in Brazil

Luiz Razia has revealed he will be driving a Team Lotus car during morning practice at Interlagos next Friday.

2011-04-16 - Team Lotus - China - Luiz Razia 2GP2 - Hungary -  Caterham Team AirAsia - Luiz RaziaEarlier, the 22-year-old was eagerly seeking a sponsor or two to fund his formula one debut at his home race, the season-ending Brazilian grand prix.

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Sep 05

Heidfeld deal removes ‘insecurity’ admits Senna

Bruno Senna has admitted he will be feeling more relaxed when he races on the fabled Monza circuit this weekend.

2011-08-28 - Lotus Renault GP - Belgium - Bruno Senna 012011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Bruno Senna 01The Brazilian made his grand prix return at Spa recently, but a pending court decision could have seen Nick Heidfeld back in the Renault after Monza. The team has subsequently reached a financial settlement with German Heidfeld, confirming Senna as Vitaly Petrov’s regular teammate for the remainder of 2011.

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Aug 17

Todt happy with Interlagos safety for F1 finale

Jean Todt insists he is happy with the safety of Brazil’s formula one circuit at .

FIA_GE09_0122010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - BrazilFollowing recent stock car fatalities at the Sao Paulo venue’s high speed Cafe corner, organisers vowed to make significant changes that will involve demolishing a grandstand.

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May 25

Trulli confirms ‘death of qualifying’

The quest for pole position has lost its importance amid F1’s new spectacle of 2011.

2011-05-21 - Team Lotus - Spain - Jarno Trulli 012011-05-21 - Team Lotus - Spain - Jarno Trulli 03That is the claim of veteran drivers Jarno Trulli and Rubens Barrichello, with the former claiming earlier this month that the strategy chaos caused by the Pirelli tyre situation has meant “the death of qualifying”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Interlagos corner changes set for 2012 race

The controversial ‘Cafe’ corner at Interlagos will still be in place for the 2011 season finale in November.

interlagos2010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - BrazilFollowing two recent fatalities in stock car races at the fast left-hand kink, the Sao Paulo circuit has agreed to make changes that will require significant work including the removal of a grandstand. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Barrichello offers to help with Williams shakeup

Rubens Barrichello has offered to step up to the plate to help Williams turn around its faded fortunes.

2011-04-16 - AT&T Williams - China - Rubens Barrichello 052011-05-07 - AT&T Williams - Turkey - Dickie Stanford - Rubens Barrichello - Pastor MaldonadoDespite also threatening to walk away from the famous British marque at the end of 2011, the veteran Brazilian said he thinks he has something to offer at the team beyond his cockpit duties. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Razia and Valsecchi to drive Lotus cars on Friday

Both Team Lotus regulars will sit out initial practice on Friday morning.

2011-03-26 - Team Lotus - Australia - Luiz Razia 012011-03-26 - Team Lotus - Australia - Davide Valsecchi 01The Tony Fernandes-led team has announced that reserve drivers Luiz Razia and Davide Valsecchi will take over the T128s for the first official session in Shanghai. Italian Valsecchi drove Heikki Kovalainen’s green car early at Sepang last Friday, two weeks after Karun Chandhok stood in for Jarno Trulli in Melbourne but crashed. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Sepang ‘fascinating’ not confusing – Coulthard

David Coulthard has scoffed at suggestions the Malaysian grand prix was too confusing a spectacle.

Sepang International Circuit logo2010-06-11_0902Journalists but also some teams and drivers said after Sepang that it was difficult to understand the race as its 59 pitstops unfolded. “Honestly, you cannot win with some people,” former grand prix winner and now British television commentator Coulthard wrote in his Telegraph column. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Interlagos run-off to be ready for 2011 race

It is expected that the change will be completed by August

interlagos2010-11-06 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 4Brazilian authorities have confirmed reports that a decision has been made to alter the Curva do Cafe corner ahead of this year’s grand prix at Interlagos. Stock car driver Gustavo Sondermann’s death after bouncing off the wall back onto the racing line was the third fatality at the high speed left-hand bend in four years. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Ferrari’s gap to leaders ‘very big’ – Massa

“We will have a tough weekend.”

2011-04-09 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Malaysia - Felipe Massa 022011-04-09 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Malaysia - Felipe Massa 03Ferrari’s drivers were disappointed at Sepang to learn that pole, victory and even a podium on merit are out of reach at present. The Italian team was surprised to find itself off the pace in Melbourne, but had high hopes that the more conventional Malaysian layout would paint a different picture. Read the rest of this entry »

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