Tag Archive: Alonso

Oct 04

Raikkonen would welcome Vettel as teammate

Famously, the pair are friends.

2014-06-04_0219 Ferrari is yet to confirm the news, but the famous team looks set to enter the 2015 season with Sebastian Vettel alongside Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Rossi ‘never regretted’ F1 snub

Valentino Rossi, the MotoGP great, says he is still a big fan of formula one.

2014-08-31-0039 In fact, the flamboyant 35-year-old nearly switched from two to four wheels in 2006 with a series of Ferrari tests. “There was still a lot of testing then,” Rossi told Italy’s Sky, “and so you were able to see your potential and if you really can race in F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

McLaren will end driver uncertainty within season

The delayed announcement of McLaren’s 2015 lineup will not drag on until the winter, boss Eric Boullier insists.

2014-06-07_0813 On paper, the Woking team is the only F1 grandee whose driver plans for next year are not at all clear. It is known that McLaren’s new works engine partner Honda is pushing for a truly top name – like Alonso, Hamilton or Vettel – to spearhead the project. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Shell invites Alonso and Räikkönen to demonstrate some of the world’s most energy efficient vehicles at Spa

Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen drive ultra energy efficient vehicles at Spa-Francorchamps

2014-08-21 - Shell - Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen drive ultra energy efficient vehicles at Spa-FrancorchampsAhead of the 2014 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX, Shell invited Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen to demonstrate ultra energy efficient Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) vehicles on the historic Spa-Francorchamps track.

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Jul 27

Massa bemoans spare parts struggle in Hungary

In Hungary, for instance, he is using a pre-Monaco grand prix floor.

2014-07-04 - Williams Martini Racing - England - Felipe Massa 01 Felipe Massa insists he was beaten in Hungary only because his car was not up to par with his on-form Williams teammate Valtteri Bottas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Shell invites Alonso and Räikkönen to demonstrate some of the world’s most energy efficient cars at Spa

La Source Corner, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

2014-07-25 - Shell-Eco-marathon2 Ahead of the 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix, Shell invites you to join Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen as they drive concept vehicles of the future on the historic Spa-Francorchamps track. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Vettel will win again – Webber

Mark Webber has tipped his last F1 teammate Sebastian Vettel to eventually return to the top of the sport.

2014-06-08_1380 Off the back of his four consecutive titles, German Vettel has struggled in 2014 in the wake of Webber’s retirement and the arrival at Red Bull of the younger Australian, impressive Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Kolles not surprised Ricciardo beating Vettel

Dr Colin Kolles insists he is not surprised at all

2011-03-26 - HRT F1 Team - Australia - Colin Kolles 2 Red Bull team figures like Christian Horner, Dietrich Mateschitz and Helmet Marko have all said they were “surprised” by Daniel Ricciardo’s pace so far in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Montezemolo on Alonso

Montezemolo: “Alonso the best driver in the world”

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18 This morning, during an interview with respected Australian motoring journalist Peter Robinson, who was in Maranello to test drive the LaFerrari, President Luca di Montezemolo also dealt with questions relating to the current situation within the Scuderia. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Domenicali says he quit F1 and called Vettel

Domenicali reportedly said that when he quit, he made three phone calls

2014-03-04_0021 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali Stefano Domenicali has been quoted as saying he phoned world champion Sebastian Vettel on the day he stepped down as Ferrari boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Top two teams hard to chase in 2014 – Lopez

Gerard Lopez, the owner of the Lotus team, has conceded that Mercedes is strolling to the 2014 title

2014-02-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Gerad Lopez (1) Asked about the championship prospects of the Enstone team, who are still yet to score a single point after a disastrous start, he said: “First of all, we can forget about Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Lopez ‘surprised’ by Raikkonen struggle

“With us he was a strong rider, so the gap is a bit surprising”

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Kimi Raikkonen (2) Kimi Raikkonen’s last team boss says he is “surprised” the Finn is struggling so much at the wheel of his new F1 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Williams to discuss team orders with Massa

“They were both told to cool it.”

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Felipe Massa 00 Felipe Massa will be told what Williams “expects” him to do when instructions are issued during subsequent grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Raikkonen unsure of Ferrari engine disadvantage

“I can’t give an honest impression because I have not paid attention to it.”

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen - Helmet (3) With Mercedes clearly out front and Renault clearly at the rear, F1’s third engine supplier Ferrari has had a comparatively low-profile winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Farewell Formula One!

“It was a good way to end my career”

Mark Webber - thank you - photo Getty ImagesAn emotional final race weekend in Formula One ended with Mark taking the 42nd podium of his career.

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Oct 27

Massa went against advised Ferrari strategy

“I made a different decision to them”

2013-10-26 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 0007Felipe Massa has revealed he passed over Ferrari’s advice in devising his race strategy for the Indian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Schumacher exit best thing for Mercedes – Lauda

Replacing Michael Schumacher with Lewis Hamilton was the right thing for Mercedes.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche VermogensberatungThat is the claim not only of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, but also the German team’s own Niki Lauda. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Ferrari’s 2014 lineup ‘explosive’ – Schumacher

“It will be exciting to watch”

2012-11-18_0006Ferrari has put together a potentially “explosive” driver lineup for 2014, according to former team champion Michael Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Raikkonen still driving 2014 ‘silly season’

“Kimi is not worried about the others”

2013-05-12 - Lotus F1 Team - Spain - Kimi Raikkonen 09After Ferrari ruled out a driver announcement for its home race at Monza, F1’s sillier-than-usual ‘silly season’ is set to race into yet another week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Schumacher impressed with F1 driver quartet

“I am not going to analyse it further — I think the best one wins”

2012-11-18_0006Michael Schumacher has singled out a quartet of drivers as the very best in formula one at present. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

F1 should be ‘careful’ with Pirelli criticism – Jordan

“Who is going to give them tyres if Pirelli is not there?”

2013-06-07_0732Eddie Jordan has warned formula one to ease its criticism of F1’s sole tyre supplier Pirelli. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Downbeat Hamilton plays down Mercedes rift

“Please just let me drive, man”

2013-06-07_0073Lewis Hamilton has played down talk of a rift with Mercedes, insisting he simply has “stuff” on his mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

Massa set to keep Ferrari race seat in 2014 – boss

“As far as our drivers go for 2014, I’m calm” – Domenicali

2013-06-08_0790Felipe Massa is likely to keep his seat at Ferrari beyond the end of his expiring 2013 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

F1 ‘a bunch of politics’ – Castroneves

“Every sport has politics, but it’s so bad.”

2012-07-07 TorontoIndy Gail 038Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves has slammed formula one for being “all politics”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Raikkonen ‘very happy’ with 2014 contract talks – Boullier

“We have more money than last year”

Eric Boullier - photo © DPPI  François FlamandKimi Raikkonen is moving closer to committing to Lotus for the 2014 season, according to team boss Eric Boullier. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Ferrari says Red Bull deserves F1 success

Red Bull deserves its success in formula one, Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali insists.

02 - Scuderia Ferrari01 - Red Bull RacingThere had been appearances of bad blood between the title contenders of late, particularly with Dr Helmut Marko suggesting Spaniard Alonso is more focused on politics than winning. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Hamilton has started work at Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton has already started work at Mercedes.

Mercedes AMG - photo - Mercedes AMG2012-11-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Abu Dhabi - Lewis Hamilton 19Britain’s Sun newspaper said that although the 2008 world champion remains under contract to McLaren for two more weeks, a “deal” has been agreed whereby the 27-year-old can at least meet his new engineers. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Manager not ruling out Sauber move for Schumacher

Michael Schumacher’s manager has answered speculation about the seven time world champion’s future by saying “Anything is possible”.

2012-09-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Singapore - Michael Schumacher 002012-09-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Singapore - Michael Schumacher 01Replaced at Mercedes by Lewis Hamilton for 2013, 43-year-old Schumacher is now seriously linked with a switch to Sauber. Schumacher’s current manager is Sabine Kehm, who has been spotted recently in conversation with the Swiss team’s chiefs Peter Sauber and Monisha Kaltenborn. But Schumacher’s well-known former manager, Willi Weber, said that if he was still in charge, “I would get in a car immediately and go and talk to Luca (di Montezemolo) at Maranello.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

F1 peers admit Alonso best of 2012

Fernando Alonso is clearly the standout driver of the 2012 season so far, two of his peers have explained.

2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #3 0852012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #1 231Narain Karthikeyan, who usually brings up the rear of the field in his HRT, said the championship leader has performed above the level of the Ferrari. “Alonso is pulling out something much more than what that Ferrari is capable of,” the Indian told the PTI news agency.

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Sep 06

Raikkonen enjoying ‘storybook’ F1 comeback

One pundit has changed his mind about Kimi Raikkonen’s return to F1.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 022012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 01“Before it happened, I was actually very sceptical when he decided to return to formula one,” said former grand prix driver Hans-Joachim Stuck, who is now president of the German motor sport association DMSB. Read the rest of this entry »

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