Tag Archive: Ayrton Senna

Oct 01

‘Faster’ cars would make F1 ‘harder’ – Coulthard

The best way to make F1 cars harder to drive is to make them faster.

IMG_4172 That is the view of retired grand prix veteran David Coulthard, following reports the sport’s governing FIA is concerned the challenge of driving an F1 car today is ‘too easy’. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Father plays down ‘superstar’ Verstappen’s Suzuka debut

Jos Verstappen has moved to ease the pressure on his son’s shoulders ahead of the Japanese grand prix weekend.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (6) The former F1 driver is already in Japan, where his newly seventeen year old son will make history at Suzuka as the youngest ever driver to participate in an official grand prix programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Sainz eyes F1 future despite Verstappen setback

Carlos Sainz jr hopes a timely show of dominance can put him back in the spotlight after a challenging couple of months.

Record victory for Carlos Sainz

The Spaniard put up an impressive double-victory in the Formula Renault 3.5 category in France at the weekend, moving tantalisingly close to securing the title. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Vettel eyeing Red Bull ‘comeback’ despite rumours

The ‘Fernando Alonso rumours’ have dominated this week’s F1 headlines.

2014-06-21 - 99007 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Many respected sources throughout the sport’s international media landscape are now convinced that the Spaniard and Ferrari are in the throes of divorce. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

FIA clampdown dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ in Singapore

The FIA’s Charlie Whiting addressed the media in Singapore

2008-06-05_0049 F1’s intended clampdown on performance communications between teams and drivers has been dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ up and down the bemused paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Schu manager Weber slams ‘complaining wimp’ drivers

“There are no more Michael Schumachers, Ayrton Sennas, Jacques Villeneuves.”

Willi Weber Schumacher 091220 Willi Weber, famous for making his fortune as Michael Schumacher’s ‘Mr 20 per cent’ manager, has joined those decrying the new face of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Button hurry-up printed on ‘chip paper’ – Neale

Even the great Ayrton Senna got a ‘hurry-up’ from McLaren supremo Ron Dennis. 

IMG_4416That was the claim at Silverstone of Jonathan Neale, the Woking based team’s managing director, after Dennis this week told senior driver Jenson Button to “try harder”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Mercedes driver needle heads into Silverstone

Heading into his home race at Silverstone, the pressure is on Lewis Hamilton.

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0028 He may have the fastest car in the field, but so too does Mercedes teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg, who successfully broke the Briton’s early-season four-race winning streak.
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Jun 06

Hamilton expects Mercedes to dominate in Canada

Even Montreal favourite Lewis Hamilton admits Mercedes will be almost unbeatable this weekend.

2014-06-05_0205 Challengers Red Bull looked closer to the pace at tight and twisty Monaco, but on the long straights of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the struggling Renault ‘power unit’ is expected to be totally outclassed. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Brand-new offer for TV stations: FIA F3 news clips

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship offers the young drivers the chance of getting a taste of Formula 1 feeling

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

Three race weekends have been contested, the fourth meeting is about to begin – and the media interest in the planet’s most competitive young-driver series keeps on increasing consistently.

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May 28

Hamilton behaviour ‘sub-standard’ – Hakkinen

Mika Hakkinen says Lewis Hamilton’s behaviour was “sub-standard” in Monaco.

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton - 0024 2008 world champion Hamilton accused his Mercedes teammate of deliberately sabotaging his push for pole position, afterwards refusing to acknowledge his race win. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Rosberg wins second consecutive Monaco Grand Prix (+results)

Hamilton finishes second to complete fifth one-two Mercedes finish of 2014

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0050

Nico Rosberg has won the Grand Prix de Monaco 2014 becoming the first driver to win back-to-back Grand Prix in Monaco since Ayrton Senna did so in 1990 and 1991.

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May 25

Hamilton declares Senna-style war on Rosberg

“Lewis started the mind game, this was Nico’s answer.” – Alex Wurz 

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0050Lewis Hamilton has declared Senna-like war, as his relationship with teammate Nico Rosberg breaks down spectacularly in Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Hamilton open to more ‘lively’ rivalry with Rosberg

“In our case, it’s all wonderful”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 02 Lewis Hamilton has hinted he is open to having an even more “lively” rivalry with his teammate and 2014 championship opponent Nico Rosberg.
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May 22

Driver ‘crash’ discussed at Mercedes party

A Mercedes ‘get-together’ did not go unnoticed in the Monaco harbour on Wednesday.

GP2 Caterham - Monaco - Monte-Carlo The scene was former F1 driver Gerhard Berger’s luxury boat, but on board were Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda, fellow bosses Paddy Lowe and Toto Wolff, and drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Hamilton not ruling out season-long winning streak

“That’s our goal — to win all the time.”

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Lewis Hamilton 01 Four races into an unprecedented winning streak for the Briton, Lewis Hamilton admits he is happy to make critics “eat their words”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Haas visit revs up rumours of Lotus strife

Big paddock rumours are swirling around the future of F1’s Enstone team.

Gene Haas portrait Once Ayrton Senna’s first team, Toleman, the outfit subsequently became title winning Benetton and Renault, before Kimi Raikkonen won races in the current black and gold ‘Lotus’ guise. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Stewart, Prost moved from front of Senna’s coffin

Jackie Stewart and Alain Prost were scheduled to be the lead pallbearers

Ayrton Senna portrait - photo Getty Images The configuration of the pallbearers at Ayrton Senna’s fabled funeral was changed at the last minute, the F1 legend’s former personal assistant has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

‘Spygate’ protagonist Stepney killed in crash

Nigel Stepney, a man at the heart of F1’s famous ‘spygate’ scandal, has died.

Nigel Stepney, - photo JRM RacingThe former Ferrari engineer, who left F1 seven years ago after he was accused of leaking information to McLaren and attempting to sabotage Ferrari, was killed in the early hours of Friday when he was struck by a truck. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

McLaren remembers Senna through Monaco ’88 tribute film

“This film does a fantastic job of recreating the intensity of that fast lap” 

05 - McLaren MercedesOn the 20th anniversary of the death of Ayrton Senna, McLaren today releases a specially commissioned short film that commemorates Formula 1’s most enduring icon. Read the rest of this entry »

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