Tag Archive: Alan Jones

Mar 16

Mercedes wins but Red Bull crisis ending

“What a car you have given me” – Rosberg

2014-03-01_0013 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico RosbergReigning world champion Sebastian Vettel, and Melbourne pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton, failed to finish Sunday’s 2014 season opener. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Marko relationship will ensure equality – Ricciardo

“It definitely doesn’t hurt” – Ricciardo

2014-02-27 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo - 99006 Daniel Ricciardo is not expecting to slot into predecessor Mark Webber’s awkward position within the Red Bull hierarchy. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

‘No rush’ to name Ricciardo’s successor – Tost

Tost said on Wednesday the Faenza based team is not ready to name Ricciardo’s successor. 

2013-02-04 - Scuderia Toro Rosso  Franz TostWith Daniel Ricciardo now safely at Red Bull for 2014, the Australian’s move has opened up a seat at the energy drink company’s second team, Toro Rosso.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

The Williams F1 Team is celebrating a landmark achievement this weekend at the British Grand Prix – reaching 600 races in Formula One.

Williams celebrates 600 races at the British Grand Prix

2013-06-09_1134Founded in 1977 by Frank Williams and Patrick Head, Williams has secured 297 podiums, 114 race wins and 16 World Championship titles over the past 36 years.

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May 31

Grosjean is ‘an idiot’ – Ricciardo

“I just said ‘you’re an idiot’, and that was it”

2013-05-12 - Lotus F1 Team - Spain - Romain Grosjean 03Daniel Ricciardo has added to Romain Grosjean’s woes by admitting he called the beleaguered Lotus driver “an idiot” in Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Vettel expects steward Jones to be fair in Spain

“Seb has proved he can’t be trusted”

2013-04-20 - Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel (10)Sebastian Vettel has brushed off fears he might be the victim of unfair treatment this weekend in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

F1 comeback ‘difficult’ for Kobayashi – journalist

The world of F1 is “obviously” moving on without Kamui Kobayashi, according to experienced Japanese journalist Kunio Shibata.

2012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 002012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 01Kobayashi, who according to 1980 world champion Alan Jones was Japan’s best ever F1 driver, lost his Sauber race seat for 2013. “Kimi is unseen by the public, and not in the newspapers,” Shibata, who writes for GPX magazine, said. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Kobayashi aims for F1 return in 2014

Kamui Kobayashi has announced he will not be on the F1 grid in 2013.

2012-10-23 - Sauber F1 Team - oerlikon - Kamui Kobayashi - Suzuka2012-10-08 - Sauber F1 Team - Japan - Kamui Kobayashi - Felipe MassaDropped by Sauber, the exciting Japanese driver had been raising money via a fans’ website in a bid to secure an alternate race seat for next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Red Bull is planning to settle the matter of its 2013 driver lineup “in August”, team consultant Dr Helmut Marko has revealed.

Red Bull to decide driver lineup ‘in August’ – Marko

2012-06-08_04022012-06-09_0144Without a contract for next season, Monaco and Silverstone winner Mark Webber is now Fernando Alonso’s closest challenger for the 2012 title and rumoured to be considering teaming up alongside the Spaniard in 2013.

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May 29

Webber, Vettel at centre of Ferrari rumours

Australia’s last world champion Alan Jones has urged Mark Webber to join Ferrari.

2012-05-27 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Sebastian Vettel 990082012-05-27 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Mark Webber 99017After the Red Bull driver won his second Monaco grand prix last weekend, his team boss Christian Horner moved to play down the 35-year-old’s rumoured 2013 switch to Maranello based Ferrari. “Why would he want to leave?” Horner is quoted by the Sun.

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Mar 08

Red Bull to discuss Webber future in summer

Mark Webber is yet to secure his place at Red Bull for the 2013 season.

2012-02-09 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - Dietrich Mateschitz2012-02-09 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 2Team boss Christian Horner said the Australian has a “spring in his step” after a strong winter following Sebastian Vettel’s dominance last year. But as for the future, he said that will only be discussed “in the summer”. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Top team or nothing for 2013 warns Webber

Mark Webber has warned he will quit formula one if he cannot find a top seat for 2013.

2012-02-08 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber2012-02-09 - Red Bull Racing - Mark WebberThe 35-year-old Australian is the only prominent member of the leading Red Bull team who does not currently have a contract beyond this season. It is rumoured Dr Helmut Marko wants to replace him for 2013 with either Daniel Ricciardo or Jean-Eric Vergne, triggering rumours Webber could be a potential replacement for Felipe Massa at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

New Schumacher contract ‘absolutely possible’ – Zetsche

Dieter Zetsche has admitted it is possible Michael Schumacher will still be a Mercedes driver in 2013.

2012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher 00 - Copy2012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher 01At the end of his initial three-year F1 comeback contract, the 43-year-old’s existing deal runs out this season. There has been speculation Mercedes has offered him a new two-year contract for 2013 and 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

2012 cars ‘not ugly’ insists Alan Jones

Amid all the ‘ugly’ talk, Alan Jones doesn’t mind the look of F1’s field of 2012.

2011-03-26 - Red Bull Racing - Australia - Sir Jack Brabham - Mark Webber - Alan Jones2011-10-09 - Pirelli - Japan - Paul Hembery 01With McLaren the notable exception, every team has incorporated an awkward ‘step’ into its nose design as the optimum solution to new FIA rules. Paul Hembery, Pirelli’s motor sport director, recently decried the look as “pig ugly”.

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Feb 21

World champions assess Hamilton’s 2012 so far

A former world champion has dealt Lewis Hamilton a mild rebuke after the Briton refused to appear at Adrian Sutil’s assault trial.

2012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton helmet 012012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton helmet 02Not only did the McLaren driver defer to his team’s looming car launch date rather than leap to his former friend’s aid in Munich, he has also refused to contact Sutil or answer a single question on the matter posed by the media. Sutil’s father has called the 2008 world champion “pathetic” while the former Force India driver himself described Hamilton as a “coward”.

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Feb 21

Dumping Trulli ‘a no-brainer’ – Jones

1980 world champion Alan Jones has backed Caterham’s decision to dump Jarno Trulli.

2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - Jarno Trulli 032011-08-28 - Team Lotus - Belgium - Jarno Trulli 03Despite having extended the Italian veteran’s contract for 2012, the former Lotus team decided at the last minute to sign the well-backed Russian Petrov.

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Feb 08

First title winner Jones not writing off Williams

Australian Jones, now 65, in 1980 won the once-great team’s first of seven drivers’ titles.

2012-02-07 - Williams F1 - FW34 launch 04Alan Jones - 10-2010Alan Jones is not ruling out a Williams resurgence in 2012, despite his former championship-winning team slumping to its worst-ever result last season. Williams has also won nine constructors’ championships, but not since 1997.  Juan Pablo Montoya won the team’s most recent victory, in 2004.

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Feb 08

New destinations not harming F1 – Jones

That is the view of 1980 world champion Alan Jones.

2011-03-26 - Red Bull Racing - Australia - Sir Jack Brabham - Mark Webber - Alan JonesFlagworld - F1Bernie Ecclestone is not harming formula one with his planned expansion to even more new venues. F1 chief executive Ecclestone, who has already arranged two forthcoming US races and also an event in Russia, has said in recent interviews that he hopes his sport’s next destinations are Africa and Mexico.

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Jan 25

Rivals cannot write off Schumacher – Glock

It is a mistake to write off Michael Schumacher.

2011-08-28 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Belgium - Timo Glock  2 12 - Marussia F1 TeamThat is the claim of the seven time world champion’s countryman Timo Glock, who drives for the back-of-the-grid Marussia team. 43-year-old Schumacher, meanwhile, is looking ahead to the third and final season of his comeback contract, having so far failed to score a single podium with the Mercedes team.

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Oct 12

Report – F1 might benefit from permanent F1 steward

F1 might end a spate of near-constant driver penalties by installing a permanent race steward.

Flagworld - F1Flagworld - FIAFIA president Jean Todt’s new initiative of having a former professional racing driver on the stewards’ panel at every grand prix has been widely praised. But the system may not be perfect, as the last couple of grands prix indicate.

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