Tag Archive: Alan Baldwin

May 14

‘Negative’ reaction to trumpet exhaust look, sound

Mercedes’ ‘trumpet’ exhaust made a questionable debut on Wednesday.

2014-05-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2) “Looks like Mercedes have put a vuvuzela on the back of their car,” Reuters’ Alan Baldwin wryly observed. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 14

Promoter insists Sochi will be ready for race

“Construction of the autodrome in Sochi keeps moving forward.”

2013-08-12 - Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi (5) The promoter of the all-new Russian grand prix insists the Sochi venue will be ready for the inaugural race in October. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 24

McLaren and Lotus reveal odd-nosed 2014 cars

The world of F1 is now in full 2014 mode, as two more new cars saw the light of day on Friday.

2014-01-24 - Lotus F1 Team E22Force India and Williams had already released images of their new ‘anteater’-nosed single seaters, and now the ‘nostril’-nosed silver and black McLaren MP4-29 has been launched online. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Controversy explodes with new ‘double points’ finale

“Why should a single race be worth more?”

2013-06-09_1039International publications have described the highly controversial decision to award double-points in the 2014 season finale as “strange” (Bild) and “crazy” (La Gazzetta dello Sport). Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 11

Salo backs Raikkonen’s surgery over Lotus finale

“It has been a problem for Kimi for a long time”

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 07Late last week, there was no sign Kimi Raikkonen was planning to sit out the last two grands prix of his Lotus career. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 22

Sick Raikkonen skips Spa spotlight

With speculation over his future at melting point, Kimi Raikkonen called in sick on Thursday.

2013-04-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Kimi Raikkonen 09Earlier, as the F1’s media spotlight prepared to shine on the Finn as he chooses between Lotus, Red Bull and Ferrari for 2014, Reuters correspondent Alan Baldwin described the 2007 world champion as “the least garrulous” driver on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 29

Vettel ‘camaraderie’ quotes ‘rubbish’ – Webber

“Call me a cynic”

2013-04-20 - Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Mark Webber (3)Mark Webber has denied saying he and Sebastian Vettel “share a great camaraderie”. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 04

Sauber ‘capable of winning’ in 2013 – Perez

Sauber will reveal its 2013 car, the C32, in the days before it makes its track debut at the start of winter testing.

07 - Sauber F1 Team2012-11-15_0024Team founder Peter Sauber had already announced that the new Ferrari-powered single seater will run for the first time at Jerez on February 5. The Swiss team on Thursday invited the media to an official launch event at its Hinwil headquarters, on 2 February. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 18

Hamilton, Schumacher are silly-season ‘kings’

Hamilton’s latest quote is that, while yet to put pen to paper for next season, he is “happy” with McLaren.

2012-02-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 062012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher 01Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton are the “kings” of the 2013 driver market, according to the headline in the Spanish sports newspaper AS. As such, the media is hanging on their every word. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 25

Reports question Bahrain spectator figures

The facility’s capacity is 46,000.

2012-04-20 - Red Bull Racing - Bahrain Grand Prix - Sebastian Vettel 990092012-04-21 - Red Bull Racing - Bahrain Grand Prix - Marc Webber 99000A respected specialist publication has questioned the official spectator figures published by the organisers of Sunday’s highly controversial Bahrain grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 29

Ecclestone, team bosses, say Bahrain going ahead

F1 team bosses turned out in force as officials insisted next month’s Bahrain grand prix is definitely on.

Bahrain International Circuit2011-06-09_0306The sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone joined Sir Frank Williams, Martin Whitmarsh, Christian Horner, Mercedes’ Nick Fry and Pirelli’s Paul Hembery at a media lunch in London. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 05

F1 world still busy on winter Sunday

The next pieces are set to fall into place as a busy period in the world of formula one continues.

Flagworld - F12011-10-30 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel - teams 1With four 2012 cars now launched, the next one – Lotus’ new E20 car – will head the headlines on Sunday afternoon when it is unveiled online from the former Renault team’s Enstone base. Read the rest of this entry »


May 04

F1 writers find wet weather in Turkey

F1’s travelling correspondents have found wet weather in Turkey.

“First off the plane in Istanbul,” wrote the Daily Mirror’s Byron Young on Twitter.  “It’s raining!” Agreed The Times’ Kevin Eason: “Arrived Istanbul.  Looks like a wet weekend in Rotherham (UK).  Soaking.” Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 20

Hamilton to debut new McLaren on February 10

Lewis Hamilton will be the first McLaren driver to test the 2011-specification MP4-26 next month.

2010-11-06 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 152010-10-23 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 2The British team said Jenson Button is then scheduled to drive on day two of the second group test at Jerez, according to Reuters journalist Alan Baldwin on Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »