Tag Archive: Art

Aug 09

Wehrlein excited to work with ‘outstanding’ Vasseur at Sauber

“We never really worked together, so I’m looking forward to working with him”

2017-06-08_0505Pascal Wehrlein is relishing the opportunity to work with new Sauber Formula 1 chief Frederic Vasseur, but feels changes implemented will only begin to bear fruit in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 20

Nobuharu Matsushita becomes McLaren-Honda test and development driver

McLaren-Honda is pleased to announce that Nobuharu Matsushita has joined the team as test and development driver

2016-02-20 - Nobuharu Matsushita becomes McLaren-Honda test and development driver The Japanese driver will focus on simulator support and engineering work to underline the efforts of our race drivers, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso, as well as reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 19

Alfonso Celis joins Sahara Force India as development driver

Sahara Force India is pleased to announce the signing of Mexican racer, Alfonso Celis, as a development driver

The 19-year-old will get his first experience of Formula One power behind the wheel of the VJM08 at the season-ending Abu Dhabi test – sharing driving duties with Nico Hulkenberg.

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Jan 17

Vandoorne and ART together again for 2015

2014 GP2 Vice Champion returns to Series

Vandoorne and ART together again for 2015ART Grand Prix is delighted to announce that 22 yr old Belgian racer Stoffel Vandoorne will remain with the French based squad for his second consecutive season in the GP2 Championship Series.

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Jan 23

McLaren, Honda deal with GP2 team confirmed

Nicolas Todt’s outfit to house and nurture burgeoning McLaren and Honda-linked young drivers

2013-06-07_0731 ART duly announced on Thursday that McLaren junior Stoffel Vandoorne will race for the team this yearAs predicted, it was confirmed on Thursday that McLaren and its 2015 engine partner Honda have teamed up with the top GP2 outfit ART. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

McLaren, Honda to work with top GP2 team – report

McLaren is set to join forces with a leading GP2 team, according to reports in France.

2013-03-23 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Jenson Button 03 RMC Sport claims ART, headed by FIA president Jean Todt’s son Nicolas, will become the GP2 team to house and nurture McLaren and its 2015 engine partner Honda’s burgeoning young drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 06

Rumours swirl around struggling Sauber’s future

“Sauber is the most important high-tech company in Switzerland.”

2013-06-09_1130Having confirmed its financial problems, the rumours about the future of the Swiss team Sauber are now doing the rounds in the Nurburgring paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 22

Grosjean’s father explains why Swiss-born son is French

But why he fails to honour his birth nation is not widely known

2012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Romain Grosjean 022012-07-21 - Lotus F1 Team - Germany - Romain Grosjean 04Romain Grosjean’s father has cleared up a paddock mystery about why the Swiss-born Lotus driver wears a French flag on his overalls waist-band.

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Apr 01

Conor Daly Q & A 2012

Daly to carry iconic black and gold ‘Mario Andretti’ colors

Lotus GP LogoConor Daly American, Conor Daly will move back to England, April 4th as part of his final preparations for the 2012 GP3 Series. He will spend his 2012 season under the Lotus GP umbrella, in the black and gold colors made famous by Mario Andretti during his 1978 Wold Champion winning season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Lotus ART will have a new name

With the colours that  brought glory to the  auto brand, Black and Gold.
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GP3 - Lotus ART - Valtteri BottasLotus  ART  will  have  a  new  name,  but  the  identity  and  values  of  the  team  remain  the same. Starting in 2012, and for the upcoming seasons, the team led by Frédéric Vasseur and Nicolas Todt will continue its commitment in the GP2 and GP3 Series championships under  the name  Lotus,  with the colours that  brought glory to the  auto brand, Black and Gold.
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Nov 09

AT&T Williams confirms Abu Dhabi test Line-Up

15, 16 and 17 November 2011

Gp3 - Monza - Valtteri Bottas, 2011 GP3 Series championF2 - Barcelona - Mirko Bortolotti championAT&T Williams today confirmed that the team will run Valtteri Bottas and Mirko Bortolotti during the young driver test days in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 11

Lotus ART is delighted to complete their GP3 driver line up

After recently confirming James Calado and Valtteri Bottas

Lotus Art logoLotus ART  is pleased to announce that a new deal with Pedro Henrique Nunes for the upcoming 2011 championship season has been signed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 18

Jolyon Palmer to test GP2 in Abu Dhabi

Palmer had a very impressive 2010 season in F2

F2 - Jolyon Palmer 2010-07-04F2 - Jolyon PalmerFIA Formula Two Championship runner up Jolyon Palmer will take part in all four days of the official GP2 tests at Abu Dhabi on 23/24 and 27/28 November. The 19-year-old will drive for iSport on the first two days, and then Addax and ART on the third and fourth days respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 13

Group Lotus has no plans for F1 move yet

Berro (Lotus) to 422race.com on Lotus Cars-Lotus Racing quarrel and F1

Group Lotus plc2010-10-10 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 05Group Lotus has no plans to enter formula one, despite fighting to prevent its name from being deployed in the category next year. Tony Fernandes’ Malaysian-backed Lotus Racing entered F1 this year with its name officially licensed by Lotus Cars, the famous British sports car maker. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 05

Sauber insists ‘no plans’ to sell Swiss team

“With Telmex we want to send a clear message to other (potential) sponsors” – Sauber

2010-07-15 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Peter Sauber 01TelmexPeter Sauber has denied the signing of Telmex as a major new sponsor means he might be prepared to sell his Swiss formula one team. On Monday, the Hinwil based team announced that Telmex, headed by the richest man in the world Carlos Slim, will have “a significant presence” on the livery of next year’s Sauber car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 29

Lotus withdrew F1 naming license over t-shirt dispute

Group Lotus owner Proton is also withdrawing its on-car sponsorship of Fernandes’ team.

Group Lotus plcLotus RacingGroup Lotus terminated the naming license for Malaysian millionaire Tony Fernandes’ formula one team because of a dispute about t-shirts, team chief executive Riad Asmat has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Gutièrrez appointed test and reserve driver for 2011

Sauber Motorsport has signed up the 19-year-old Mexican Esteban Gutièrrez

2010-05-30 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Esteban Gutierrez - Peter SauberSauber Motorsport has signed up the 19-year-old Mexican Esteban Gutièrrez as its Formula One test and reserve driver for 2011. Gutièrrez has already worked with the team during the 2010 season as an affiliated driver. In November he will be in the cockpit of the C29 for the test drives following the season final in Abu Dhabi. He gleaned his first Formula One experience behind the wheel of the BMW Sauber F1.09 at the Young Driver Days in Jerez in December 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

Sauber denies selling team to Gerhard Berger

“Gerhard and I have had no contact on this subject.” – Sauber

2010-07-24 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Peter Sauber 01Peter Sauber and Gerhard Berger have denied reports the pair are set to share ownership of the Hinwil based formula one team. With former Sauber owner BMW pulling out at the end of last year, and Berger no longer co-owning the Toro Rosso team, it had been suggested the Austrian former ten time grand prix winner could use the opportunity to return to F1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 12

Soucek not giving up on F1 seat for 2011

Insists his departure “by mutual agreement” was not acrimonious or due to a disagreement

2010-02-27 - Virgin Racing - Andy Soucek 03Andy Soucek still hopes to make his formula one debut next year, despite splitting with the new British team Virgin. The reigning F2 champion has been Virgin’s third and reserve driver in 2010, but reportedly decided to leave because he was not being given opportunities to actually drive the VR01. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 06

Manager hints at Sauber talks for Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado’s manager has refused to deny rumours he is in talks about a race seat at Sauber for 2011.

Earlier this year, the Venezuelan GP2 driver was linked with Pedro de la Rosa’s place at Sauber, and more recently it emerged the 25-year-old’s main sponsor PDVSA is pushing for a presence on the formula one grid. Maldonado, who came close to signing with Stefan GP for the 2010 season, is managed by Felipe Massa’s manager Nicolas Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

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