Tag Archive: Andy Soucek

Feb 08

Soucek still fielding options for F1 role

Andy Soucek insists he is still fielding options to have a role in formula one in 2010.

The reigning F2 champion, who once said he could not afford the Campos race seat, also hinted to the Spanish sports newspaper Marca that the other vacant race seat – with the new American team USF1 – could be an option. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 04

Upgraded F2 car makes huge gains in pace

Williams JPH1B betters Formula Renault 3.5 pole time in Portimão 

F2- Andy Soucek 2010The upgraded Williams JPH1B F2 car has enjoyed a hugely impressive track debut during pre-season testing at Spain and Portugal. The car ran for the first time at Barcelona last Thursday, 28 January, and on the first day of the test programme achieved an impressive 1m 35.7sec best lap – which compares remarkably with the pole position time of 1m 39.0 set by Robert Wickens for the first F2 race at Barcelona last year and the 1m 38.0 fastest time for race two qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 29

Campos considers female driver for second seat

It is believed the Campos issue will be discussed by the F1 Commission on Monday.

Maria de VillotaAs the clock ticks for Campos, the new Spanish team is considering whether signing a female driver could help attract much-needed sponsors. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 27

Teixeira denies Campos will do no winter testing

Teixeira set to rescue Campos team – reports

Tony Teixeira has denied reports that F1’s new Spanish team Campos is set to miss all four group tests of the pre-season. An Associated Press report on Tuesday quoted head of strategy Daniel Eisen as suggesting the Valencia based team will not test prior to the Bahrain season opener. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 20

2011 “F2 prize drive” lure set to fill Jim Russell series grid

2010 Jim Russell Championship Series title winner gets fully-funded F2 “seat”

Jim Russell Championship SeriesFuture Driver Search winners Carlton and Ellis confirmed for 16-race series. Team USA Scholarship winner Smrz returning to compete for European series attraction. The Jim Russell Racing Drivers School organization welcomes the new decade in terrific style by opening entries and confirming details for its 2010 Championship Series that sees the champion earn himself a fully funded drive in next year’s FIA Formula Two Championship. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 18

Andy Soucek pleased with F2 car upgrade progress (+photos)

2009 champion continues to assist with development of the Williams JPH1B 

F2 - Andy Soucek - engineer2009 FIA Formula Two Champion Andy Soucek says the Williams-designed F2 car has already made significant improvements as the Spaniard continues to play a major role in developing the car prior to the 2010 season. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 13

Senna could switch to Toro Rosso for 2010 – reports

Campos to announce Teixeira investment

Campos could release Bruno Senna so that the Brazilian rookie can sign for the 2010 season with Toro Rosso. Citing Brazilian sources, that information was reported by Italy’s Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport publications, in the wake of claims that the new Spanish team is struggling to compile a full budget for its formula one debut. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 29

Soucek hints Williams test option for 2010

“I would prefer to race with any of the new teams than to be test driver with Williams.”

New F2 champion Andy Soucek has hinted he could be installed as Williams’ test and reserve driver in 2010. As his prize for winning this year’s F2 series, the 24-year-old Spanish-Austrian recently tested for the British team at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 29

A year of success for Stilo (+photo)

As the company looks forward to 2010 with the Dakar 

Stilo, based near Bergamo in northern Italy, is looking forward to another year of success in 2010 following a fantastic 2009 season. Stilo helmets claimed both the FIA World Rally Championship (for the fifth time) with Sebastien Loeb and the FIA World Touring Car Championship thanks to Gabriele Tarquini: the first time that the FIA’s most important rally and touring car titles have been won by a single helmet manufacturer. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 21

F2 champion Soucek struggles to find F1 seat

“F2 was created to be the step before F1”

Andy Soucek is frustrated that, as the new champion of the FIA Formula Two series, he is struggling to find a seat on the F1 grid. The Spanish-Austrian, who is 24, performed well as he recently claimed his prize of a full test with the Williams team. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 02

Speedy Soucek wants F1 seat in 2010

“I think I deserve a seat in formula one next year.”

New F2 champion Andy Soucek has staked a claim for a 2010 formula one race debut by outpacing eleven other young hopefuls as the Jerez test began on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 02

Soucek’s sponsors can’t afford Campos seat

“I know it’s a Spanish team and I’m a Spanish driver, so it’s logical.”

Campos MetaAndy Soucek has admitted he is well backed by sponsors, but can’t afford to be Bruno Senna’s 2010 teammate at Campos. Nelson Piquet has said he is also interested in the seat, but that the Spanish team is looking for a Spaniard to complete its inaugural driver lineup. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 01

F2 champion Soucek tops F1 test for Williams

Spaniard outpaces strong international rookie field in Jerez 

2009 Formula Two champion Andy Soucek set the fastest time for Williams on his Formula One test debut for the team today (Tuesday 1 December) at Jerez in Spain, ahead of a strong field of champions from other major international single seater series. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 01

Formula One teams Jerez test report – Day 1 (updated)

Jerez test report – Day 1

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 01

Young driver test kicks off at Jerez

On a clear and crisp morning at Jerez, F1’s ‘young driver’ formula one test kicked off.

With only rookies with less than three official F1 events under their belts eligible to drive, nine out of the ten teams that contested the 2009 world championship fielded single cars on the opening morning of the three-day session. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 30

F2: 2010 Race calendar confirmed

Again in 2010, the champion will again receive a full test with the Williams F1 team
Soucek gears up for ‘dream’ Williams Formula One test

The successful maiden season of the FIA Formula Two Championship witnessed Andy Soucek crowned the first F2 champion for 25 years with a dominant performance. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 10

December ‘young driver’ test lineup takes shape

A novel driver lineup for next month’s rare formula one test is taking shape.

General end-of-season testing is banned, but three days for the purposes of “young driver training” in December are permitted according to the 2009 Sporting Regulations. Only drivers with less than three races of F1 experience are eligible.  The teams have decided to run at Jerez between 1-3 December. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 09

Stilo news for October (+photos)

Loeb claims record sixth championship

Stilo’s Sebastien Loeb has reset the record books of the FIA World Rally Championship once again with his sixth consecutive WRC title. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 02

F2 champion Soucek eyes move up to F1

“I don’t think many people can say they have driven Williams and Toyota F1 cars” -Soucek.

Andy Soucek hopes his new status as reigning Formula 2 champion will unlock the door to the F1 grid. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 01

Soucek takes dominant second win (+results)

Spaniard takes seventh victory of the year ahead of De Marco and Wickens

F2 - Andy SoucekFormula Two champion Andy Soucek took a dominant second victory in Barcelona, leading almost from lights to flag after jumping Robert Wickens at the start. Read the rest of this entry »


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