Tag Archive: Arrows

Nov 20

On the sidelines #MadeMyMark

I didn’t drive a race car of any description after Le Mans

Mark Webber - F3000-2000 I used to go and train in the Jordan Grand Prix gym in the hope that I might bump into someone/anyone. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Changes – Nick Chester appointed Lotus F1 Team Technical Director

Nick will replace the departing James Allison

2013-05-08 - Lotus F1 Team -Nick ChesterLotus F1 Team is pleased to announce the promotion of Nick Chester to the position of Technical Director.

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Jan 29

De la Rosa ‘proud’ of Alonso’s respect

Pedro de la Rosa on Monday said the fact Fernando Alonso “wants” to work with him at Ferrari has made him “very proud”.

Ferrari - Pedro de la Rosa2012-09-02 - HRT F1 Team - Belgium - Fernando Alonso - Pedro de la Rosa 01The fact test driver de la Rosa has joined his countryman and former McLaren colleague at the Italian team for 2013 was interpreted by some as a further sign of the increasing influence wielded by Spaniard Alonso at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

HRT wants to keep de la Rosa beyond racing days

HRT would like to keep Pedro de la Rosa on the books, even after his driving days are over.

2012-07-21 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Pedro de la Rosa 012012-06-09_0317The Spanish veteran is already under contract for 2013, but the team’s technical director Toni Cuquerella said HRT also values his contribution off the track.

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Aug 22

F1 back to work after August shutdown

F1 has returned to work.

Flagworld - F12012-06-10_0764Spain’s Mundo Deportivo reports that, still amid the rare month-long gap between Hungary and Belgium, most teams have now reopened their doors following the 14-day factory shutdown. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

De la Rosa admits HRT ‘worst’ team in F1

“We should not be afraid to admit that we are the worst, but we must have the ambition to not stay that way”

2012-03-06 - HRT F1 Team - F112 012012-03-06 - HRT F1 Team - F112 Pedro de la Rosa 00Pedro de la Rosa insists he is not afraid to admit he will tackle next weekend’s Australian grand prix at the wheel of the “worst” car. “We will have a difficult year,” said the veteran Spaniard, who is yet to actually drive HRT’s newly-launched F112. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

HRT should have signed younger driver – Herbert

Johnny Herbert has expressed his surprise at HRT’s decision to sign Pedro de la Rosa for the next two seasons.

2011-10-14 - HRT F1 Team - Korea - Vitantonio Liuzzi 022011-07-30 - HRT F1 Team - Hungary - Vitantonio Liuzzi 01Having made his grand prix debut in 1999, racing with Arrows, Jaguar and Sauber and serving as McLaren’s long-term main test driver, the Spaniard de la Rosa is hugely experienced.

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Nov 08

Steve Nielsen joins Team Lotus as sporting director

Replacing Dieter Gass

Steve Nielsen  portrait2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - 02Team Lotus has today confirmed that Steve Nielsen will be joining the Anglo / Malaysian team as Sporting Director from December 12th 2011, replacing Dieter Gass who is moving on after playing an integral role in helping Team Lotus establish itself as a viable contender for long-term success in Formula One in its first two years.

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Sep 16

Audetto backs Auto GP expansion concept‏

The intercontinental expansion planned by Auto GP for 2012 keeps getting plaudits.

AutoGP - Enzo Coloni - Daniele AudettoAuto GPThe Series announced an extended calendar for next year, with 8 events and three intercontinental trips to Brazil, USA and Japan: this means that, F1 aside, Auto GP will be the only open-wheel Series to touch three continents next season.

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Jun 22

Frentzen to reappear as Valencia steward

Heinz-Harald Frentzen will reprise his 2010 stewarding duties at this weekend’s European grand prix.

Frentzen AlesiValencia Street Circuit logoThe German made his debut in the FIA role at the same Valencia street circuit last season. Now 44, Frentzen won three grands prix during his 160-race career between 1994 and 2003. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Lola announce new key appointment

Stephen Charsley becomes Lola Cars International Vice-President of North America

Lola Group has announced the appointment of Stephen Charsley as Lola Cars International Vice-President of North America. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Virgin plays down Leafield move rumours

It is rumoured Leafield has been proposed as the ideal base after the Wirth split by team consultant Pat Symonds.

2011-05-21 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Spain - 0012 - Marussia Virgin RacingAfter splitting with Nick Wirth, the next rumour at Virgin is that the struggling team is set to move into the former Arrows and Super Aguri facility in Leafield (UK). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Report – Ferrari’s Dyer eyes return to Australia

Chris Dyer could be set to return to Australia to continue his motor racing career.

2011-05-27 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Monaco - Felipe Massa 022011-05-27 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Monaco - Felipe Massa 01After serving as Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen’s championship-winning race engineer at Ferrari, he was promoted by the famous Italian team to the role of head of engineering. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Williams F1 announces Technical Department restructure

Mike Coughlan appointed as Chief Engineer
Michael leaving Williams, spygate’s Coughlan to join

_g7c4779_spotlight2011-04-16 - AT&T Williams - China - Sam Michael 01Williams F1 today announced that Technical Director, Sam Michael, and Chief Aerodynamicist, Jon Tomlinson, have resigned from their positions within the company, to take effect at the end of 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 14

HRT turns to Super Aguri-linked company for 2011 car?

Formtech Composites could be the UK based company that HRT has fallen back on

2010-09-03 - Hispania F1 Racing TeamSuper Aguri F1 TeamA motor racing company based in England has emerged as a possible solution to HRT’s car predicament for 2011. With the Spanish team having split with both its 2010 and 2011 car suppliers Dallara and Toyota, Hispania is facing the prospect of trying to beat the new 107 per cent qualifying rule with the uncompetitive F110 chassis. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Walkinshaw, 64, dies of lung cancer

Former Arrows team boss and owner Tom Walkinshaw has died of lung cancer aged 64.

Tom Walkinshaw portraitHolden Commodore logoThe sad news about the Scot broke on the Twitter network, with former driver Mark Blundell paying tribute to the “good driver and team owner, RIP”. It was later confirmed by the professional English rugby club Gloucester, which was owned by its Scottish-born chairman Walkinshaw. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Porsche boss plays down F1 foray likelihood

Porsche’s new boss has played down speculation the marque might soon enter formula one.

PorschePorsche - 01-10-2010In October, Matthias Mueller sparked the rumours by saying Volkswagen brands including Audi and Porsche would have a “round-table” to contemplate a F1 foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Alonso not criticising Sauber for de la Rosa exit

Whose employer Ferrari supplies engines to Hinwil based Sauber

2010-09-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 5Fernando Alonso has refused to criticise the Sauber team for ousting fellow Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa. De la Rosa has been replaced with immediate effect by former long-time Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld, 14 races into de la Rosa’s return to the F1 grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Epsilon Euskadi begins testing F1 car in wind tunnel

Rinland said Epsilon Euskadi has not even begun to think about a driver lineup.

Epsilon EuskadiHopeful Spanish outfit Epsilon Euskadi has begun wind tunnel testing a scale model of its 2011 formula one car. The Azkoitia based team, involved in single seater categories as well as Le Mans with a prototype car, has applied to fill the 13th F1 team entry for next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Warwick to be F1 steward for second time

Derek Warwick will return to F1 stewarding duties at the Hungaroring this weekend.

1981 - Dany Flageole - Derek Warwick - Toleman-Hart -In May in Barcelona, the former F1 racer made his debut as the driver representative on the FIA officials’ panel. Read the rest of this entry »

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