Tag Archive: AS

Nov 27

Toro Rosso set to announce Sainz jr on Monday

Red Bull will announce the identity of Jean-Eric Vergne’s successor at the junior team Toro Rosso in the coming days.

Carlos Sainz Jr 24-year-old Vergne, the Faenza based team’s driver for the past three seasons, revealed on Wednesday that he will not be rookie Max Verstappen’s teammate in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Driver reunion could make McLaren stronger – Dennis

Even Ron Dennis is now beginning to hint that Fernando Alonso is set to return to McLaren.

2012-11-18_0013 In late 2007, when the Spaniard left Woking amid acrimony and the ‘spygate’ furore, a reunion with Dennis even years later appeared impossible. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Alonso says ‘there is life after Ferrari’

Fernando Alonso remains the big player as the F1 driver ‘silly season’ reaches its climax for another year.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Further down the grid, the field of 2015 is now beginning to shape up.  Lotus is set to keep Romain Grosjean, and Jean-Eric Vergne is getting one more year at Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Alonso’s McLaren deal appears done – reports

After a frantic period of mystery and speculation, the course of Fernando Alonso’s future is now beginning to clear.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Multiple authoritative sources are reporting that the Spaniard is definitely headed to McLaren-Honda, on an initial two-year deal to be Danish youngster Kevin Magnussen’s teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Alonso in severance standoff with Ferrari – report

It is perhaps the burning question in F1 at present — what is Fernando Alonso going to do next?

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso Hopeful rookie Carlos Sainz jr, a fellow Spaniard, summed up the mood of the entire paddock when he told AS newspaper on Wednesday: “I have no idea.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Rosberg appoints himself ‘title hunter’

“The remaining tracks are among my favourites”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (6) Nico Rosberg has admitted he will think more about his own interests now after Mercedes wrapped up the constructors’ championship in Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

F1 world still guessing on Alonso’s next move

Yet another week in F1 history is passing by with little more known about the future of arguably the sport’s biggest name.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Insiders suggest Fernando Alonso is wavering between a McLaren-Honda contract on his terms or the very real prospect of a sabbatical as he waits for a seat at dominant Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Amid Alonso commotion, Raikkonen staying put

Amid all the ‘silly season’ commotion surrounding Fernando Alonso, the other Ferrari driver insists he is going nowhere fast.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (4) Newly-departed president Luca di Montezemolo confirmed the paddock’s most open secret this week when he admitted the Spaniard is jumping ship. One reason Alonso has gone on the market, Montezemolo explained, is that he is at “an age when he cannot wait to win again”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Wolff thinks Le Mans sabbatical for Alonso possible

It is possible Fernando Alonso will take a sabbatical in 2015, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

2013-06-08_0128 It is the burning question of the F1 driver ‘silly season’ at present — now that Sebastian Vettel has left Red Bull apparently to replace Alonso at Ferrari, what will the talented but temperamental Spaniard do next? Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Emotions still high as Bianchi fights for life

Marussia has been thrown into the spotlight as more information reportedly emerges about Jules Bianchi’s tragic Suzuka crash.

2014-06-05_0125 Germany’s Sport Bild claims an FIA transmission recorded at the time of the Frenchman’s incident said: “Bianchi did not slow down under yellow”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Ferrari split ‘just a rumour’ – Alonso

Fernando Alonso is still the leading man of the intriguing 2014 ‘silly season’.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Apparently on the way out at Ferrari, the Spaniard is said to have been caught off guard by Red Bull, who shut the door on Alonso in the wake of Sebastian Vettel’s shock exit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

McLaren will ‘take time’ to decide drivers

All eyes are on Ferrari and Fernando Alonso in the wake of Sebastian Vettel’s shock news on Saturday.

2014-06-05_0222 Although some think Spaniard Alonso’s exit at Ferrari and move to McLaren-Honda is now obvious, others are not so convinced. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Toro Rosso considering Sainz for 2015

Red Bull has not denied that Carlos Sainz jr is the obvious choice to replace Daniil Kvyat in 2015.

Carlos Sainz Suzuka and the sport was rocked on Saturday when it emerged Sebastian Vettel is leaving Red Bull’s senior team, with the 20-year-old Russian Kvyat to replace him. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Ferrari wants three-car teams ‘for the show’

Ferrari has split from the pack and declared its support for three-car teams in formula one.

2014-06-05_0038 Amid rumours up to three or four teams are in financial peril, Bernie Ecclestone said in Singapore that the sport would fill the grid gaps by requiring top teams to move from two to three-car operations as soon as 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Massa tells Alonso to resist McLaren switch

Felipe Massa has advised his former Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso to stick with the Italian team for now.

2014-07-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Hungary - Felipe Massa 05 But the Brazilian, who lost his seat at the end of last year and has appeared much happier in 2014 at Williams, has joined those in surmising that fabled Ferrari appears to be sinking into its crisis-struck state of the distant past. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Montezemolo plays down ‘excessive’ rumours

Rumours of Montezemolo exit gather steam at Monza

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo Luca di Montezemolo was coy on Saturday as he played down swirling speculation about his future. Rumours are gathering steam by the hour that Luca di Montezemolo’s regular visit to Monza on Saturday will be his last as Ferrari president. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Chilton fumbles as F1’s next ‘pay-drivers’ line up

“What everyone seems to think has happened is not the case”

IMG_6058 He didn’t want to say the words, but Max Chilton insists a Marussia kerfuffle in Belgium should not be interpreted as a simple ‘pay-driver’ in distress. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Sainz jr on hold after Verstappen signing

“Red Bull wants to support me and are trying to find a solution, even for next year” – Sainz.

Carlos Sainz In the wake of Max Verstappen’s signing, life goes on for two other drivers who were overtaken by the fresh-faced teenager. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Marko eyes F1 debut for rookie Verstappen

Red Bull may not be giving up on hot talent Max Verstappen.

F3 - Max Verstappen The talented 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, in the midst of a meteoric switch from karting to junior single seaters, recently visited the paddock on the invitation of several formula one teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Raikkonen eyes ‘better’ Ferrari for 2015

F1 now breaks for three full weekends before hostilities resume in Belgium late next month.

2014-07-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - Germany - Kimi Raikkonen 02 Kimi Raikkonen was looking ahead to 2015 rather than seeing Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix as the start of an immediate Ferrari revival. Read the rest of this entry »

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