Tag Archive: Australia

Nov 10

Rendina triumphant in Group N Cup

In their Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X

Max Rendina  Mitsubishi Italian pairing Max Rendina and Mario Pizzuti are delighted to have mathematically won the 2014 FIA WRC 2 Championship Group N Cup in their Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

F1 to scrap pre-season Bahrain test

Formula one will scrap plans to return to Bahrain for pre-season testing next winter.

2014-03-02 - Lotus F1 Team Bahrain 1 This year, to guarantee good weather for all-important running of the radically-new cars and engines, the teams headed to Bahrain’s Sakhir track for eight days of running ahead of the season opener in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Mercedes not commenting on Rosberg reports

Mercedes says it is making no further comment about Nico Rosberg’s contract.

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Nico Rosberg 06 Amid reports the German has inked a further two-year extension to his already five-season stay at the Brackley team, a Mercedes spokesman said: “We have long term relationships with both our drivers.” Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

Sir Jack Brabham passes away peacefully

Aged 88

2011-03-26 - Red Bull Racing - Australia - Sir Jack Brabham - Mark Webber - Alan Jones Sir Jack Brabham AO, OBE, triple Formula 1 World Champion, has died at the age of 88. Sir Jack passed away peacefully at his Gold Coast, Australia, home on Monday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Rosberg claims ‘better than Hamilton in dry’

Nico Rosberg is sounding far from defeated ahead of the Spanish grand prix.

2014-04-19 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Nico Rosberg (1) The German, although still leading the drivers’ world championship by a few points, has seen his teammate Lewis Hamilton win the last three races on the trot. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Haas not ruling out Domenicali for F1 team

Stefano Domenicali could continue his formula one career with F1’s newest team.

Gene Haas portrait Gunther Steiner, a former Jaguar and Red Bull chief, is now heavily involved in the Haas Formula project, with Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas having secured a two-year license to enter formula one, beginning either in 2015 or 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Even ‘genius’ will not close gap to Mercedes – Marko

“In China, Mercedes are again going to be very difficult to beat”

2013-06-09_0078 Reigning world champion team Red Bull is hoping to be “at least within reach” of dominant Mercedes in the space of a month. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

‘Boring’ F1 hits back with Bahrain bonanza

“It’s absolutely official — F1 2014 kicks ass!”

Rosberg 6 - Hamilton 44F1 on Sunday issued the strongest-possible retort to all those playing down the spectacle of the sport’s new era. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Ferrari ‘not doing a good job’ in 2014 – Alonso

Fernando Alonso has admitted Ferrari is “not doing a good job so far” in 2014.

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso 01 As the Spaniard starts his fifth consecutive season with the Italian team without having added to his title tally, Alonso finished off the podium in Australia and Malaysia and qualified just tenth in Bahrain on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Vergne hospitalised amid extreme F1 diets

“Frankly, this (situation) is stupid,”

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (2) Jean-Eric Vergne has admitted he was hospitalised recently amid an extreme weight-loss regime for the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

McLaren plays down rumours in Bahrain

McLaren is at the centre of a body of rumours in the Bahrain paddock.

2014-04-05 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Kevin Magnussen 01In title sponsor Vodafone’s wake, the British team ran prominent Mobil 1 branding in Australia, before Esso took over the space on the sidepods of the MP4-29 in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships / FIM Superstock 1000cc Cup

2014 Regulations

FIM logo The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization wish to inform that the updated version of the FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships, and FIM Superstock 1000 cc Cup Regulations is available HERE

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Apr 01

Alonso happy to be beating Raikkonen

“I would prefer to have won in Australia and Malaysia”

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen - Teams 03 A bright spot on Fernando Alonso’s 2014 season so far is that he is beating his teammate Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Mercedes fixes flaw in Hamilton’s failed engine

“It was pretty frustrating!”

Lewis Hamilton - Malaisie (photo F1Live.com) The part that caused Lewis Hamilton’s retirement in Australia was worth less than a single euro. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Red Bull’s fuel flow problems continue in Malaysia

The ‘fuel flow’ saga is continuing in Malaysia

2014-03-16 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99007 The Times newspaper reports that, after Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification in Melbourne, Red Bull spent over $130,000 on five brand new FIA-mandated Gill sensors for the Sepang race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Predicting 2014 winner like ‘winning lottery’ – Alesi

It is almost impossible to predict the outcome of this year’s world championship.

Jean Alesi 2011-12-14 That is the view of former F1 driver Jean Alesi, who thinks the pecking order in the sport’s all-new turbo V6 era is not as clear as it currently appears. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Montagny doubts Lotus can return to the top

E22 struggles not only for pace but also merely to run

Frank MontagnyFranck Montagny has made a bleak assessment not only of ailing Lotus’ 2014 prospects, but also Williams’ chances of mounting a title challenge this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Renault expecting ‘issues’ in Malaysia

“We had several issues across the cars in Melbourne”

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (2) Troubled engine supplier Renault is expecting to grapple with more “issues” in Malaysia this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Melbourne GP stalwart Ron Walker steps down

“I’m 75 this year and it’s good governance to let someone fresh take the reins”

2013-09-19- Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - Ron Walker - Bernie Ecclestone - Daniel Ricciardo 99004 The long-serving chairman of Australia’s grand prix in Melbourne is stepping down. Ron Walker, a stalwart of the almost twenty-year-old Albert Park race and a close friend and political ally of Bernie Ecclestone, will retire after the 2015 event. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Rivals begin chase to catch Mercedes

“Look at how quickly Renault has caught up”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06 Given Mercedes’ dominance in Australia, the German marque’s rivals have now begun their chase. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Pedro de la Rosa wants to step down as president of the F1 drivers’ association, the GPDA

De la Rosa wants to step down as GPDA chief

Ferrari - Pedro de la Rosa Speed Week said the Ferrari reserve driver’s decision became clear last weekend in Australia, with a vote on his successor likely to take place next week ahead of the Malaysian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

FIA sides with fuel flow supplier

“The (Gill Sensors) device has obvious fluctuations”

2014-03-16 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99035The supplier of F1’s mandatory new fuel flow sensor has distanced itself from the Red Bull cheat controversy. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Hamilton still on track to beat teammate – Lauda

This was only the first race

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg 01 Lewis Hamilton is still in the hunt for the world championship despite failing even to finish in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Alonso ‘very happy’ to share Ferrari with Raikkonen

Finn Raikkonen had a poor race return with Ferrari in Australia

2014-03-04_0001 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso insists he is “very happy” to have a “strong opponent” to fight against at Ferrari this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Button vows to push for new McLaren contract

The 2009 world champion is out of contract at the end of this season

2014-02-21 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Eric Boullier - Jenson Button Jenson Button, the most experienced driver on the 2014 grid, must now prove to McLaren he is also a man for the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

2014 rules expose ‘huge safety risk’ – Stewart

“I see a very, very big problem”

2013-06-08_1128 Sir Jackie Stewart on Saturday admitted he has a “very, very big” safety concern about F1’s revolutionary new era. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Relief at Red Bull after giant step in Melbourne

‘7 tenths’

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99018 That term must have been music to the ears inside the Red Bull garage late on Friday, after a disastrous winter for the reigning world champions. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Renault giving teams full power in Melbourne

Renault is giving its F1 customers full power in Australia.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (9) The French marque is still grappling to solve the serious problems encountered during the winter test sessions, where the new Viry-made turbo V6s were ‘turned down’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

McLaren’s Melbourne livery a one-off

“Our cars will not feature a title sponsor at the first event” – Dennis

2014-02-27_0001 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Kevin Magnussen McLaren will run prominent ‘Mobil’ branding on its 2014 car in a one-off livery this weekend in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Sparco teams get in gear for start of Formula One season

Sparco supports three teams

2014-03-12 - McLaren Mercedes - Kevin Magnussen - SparcoThe 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship gets underway this weekend with the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne, Australia playing host to the season-opener, the first of 19 races in this year’s championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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