Tag Archive: Bahrain

Nov 19

Amnesty report slams Abu Dhabi before F1 finale

Human rights organisation Amnesty International has criticised Abu Dhabi in the days before F1’s high-profile and glitzy season finale

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 01 Political criticism of grand prix hosts like Bahrain and China is common, but a report entitled ‘There is no freedom here’ published this week by Amnesty said violations by the United Arab Emirates “has gone largely ignored by the world”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Mike Conway back in the World Endurance Championship

In the penultimate race of the WEC calendar in Bahrain  

Mike Conway - photo - Formule E Mike Conway returns to the World Endurance Championship this weekend, as he takes part in the penultimate race of the WEC calendar in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Mark Webber’s Bahrain preview

It’s gonna be a warm nights’ work

Mark Webber logo Bahrain hasn’t been a track I had much success on in F1, I have never found out the secrets of that place. I covered off most tracks in my trophy cabinet and it would be nice to add to that this weekend.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

F1 security unprecedented for Putin visit

Unprecedented security at a grand prix will accompany Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to the inaugural race on Sunday.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin 3 F1’s regular television broadcasters have been told that when Putin’s security personnel scramble radio frequencies to prevent potential bombs being triggered, live video images and microphones will possibly go dead temporarily. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

F1 Fridays looming for Sirotkin, Verstappen

Teen Sergey Sirotkin will make his formula one weekend debut in his native Russia next month.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (1) Recently, it was believed financially struggling Sauber’s so-called ‘Russian rescue deal’ had essentially collapsed, casting doubt on the future of 19-year-old tester Sirotkin. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Designer spotted Ricciardo potential at Toro Rosso

“I was struck by the feedback he was able to give to the team”.

2014-07-17 - 99005 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Daniel Ricciardo’s rise from the deep midfield to title-contending prominence in F1 has been a surprise to almost everyone in the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

FIA not likely to investigate Rosberg crash

The F1 world is split over Nico Rosberg’s actions in the Belgian grand prix.

2014-07-18_0873 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton’s former McLaren teammate, thinks the incident that left the 2008 world champion almost 30 points behind the sister Mercedes was questionable at best. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Lucas Auer to get his next sports car outing

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

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Having acquired some initial experience with a sports prototype in last year’s FIA World Endurance Championship season finale at Bahrain, Austrian racing driver, Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport), will get another sports car outing next month.

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Aug 21

Friday debut at Sochi ‘very possible’ – Sirotkin

Sergey Sirotkin is still hopeful he will make his F1 weekend debut in 2014.

2013-09-27 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 01 Earlier a shoo-in for a Sauber seat amid the Swiss team’s supposed Russian rescue deal, the 18-year-old has more recently appeared to be on the backburner. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

F1 teams to ‘follow’ Ecclestone to Russia

F1 team bosses have swerved around the political crisis in the wake of the MH17 air disaster.

2014-07-15 - Sochi Autodrom - photo Igor Chernov 03 The sport is scheduled to race on Russian soil for the first time in October, but there is pressure to cancel or boycott the race amid the deepening controversy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Even 2014 title may not be beyond Ricciardo

The title could be the next target for F1’s newest race winner.

2014-06-08_1203 Impressive Red Bull newcomer Daniel Ricciardo drove past Mercedes’ technical trouble in Canada last weekend to record his first grand prix victory. 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 »

Jun 08

FIA to ‘look into’ disputed Renault test

Red Bull have denied conducting the test

2014-06-07_1561 The FIA is looking into what happened in Graz, Austria, between the final Bahrain test and the season opening Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Team says Honda not planning to buy McLaren

McLaren on Thursday denied reports Honda is looking at buying into the Woking based team.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Kevin Magnussen 02 Rumours in Japan this week said the Japanese carmaker, returning to formula one next year as McLaren’s works engine supplier, might also be contemplating buying the 50 per cent team share currently held by the Bahrain-owned Mumtalakat company. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Rumour – Honda to buy into McLaren

Rumours in Japan suggest Honda is looking at buying into McLaren.

2014-01-16_0495 After a six year absence, the Japanese car manufacturer is returning to formula one next year, initially as McLaren’s works supplier of turbo V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Hamilton’s Rosberg snub ‘not in order’ – Lauda

Lauda vowed to sort it out before the next race.

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton - 0035Niki Lauda has scolded Lewis Hamilton for not congratulating teammate Nico Rosberg after his second consecutive Monaco win on Sunday.

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May 19

Hamilton tries ‘mind games’ on teammates – Button

“There were a few things he played on me”

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Lewis Hamilton 03 F1’s dominant championship leader Lewis Hamilton will try to play “mind games”, according to former teammate Jenson Button. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Spotlight on Mercedes as rivals give up hope

“As long as the big picture does not suffer” – Wolff

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Pit Wall Engineers While a creeping tension between the Mercedes teammates is obvious, Mercedes is playing down any conflict between new championship leader Lewis Hamilton and the Brackley based team. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Russian crisis has stopped F1 sponsor talks

Russian sponsors have now “come to a standstill”

The Crimean crisis has thwarted sponsor talks between Russian companies and Sauber, the Swiss formula one team admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Bottas to keep sitting out Friday sessions

Valtteri Bottas will continue to sit out practice sessions this year for Williams’ test drivers.

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Valrerri Bottas 00 When reserve driver Felipe Nasr made his first Friday appearance in 2014, it was at the wheel of Finn Bottas’ car in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

GP2 Series Round 2 Preview – Barcelona, Spain‏

The stakes

GP2 SeriesIt’s been five week’s since the opening round of the 2014 season in Sakhir, five weeks for teams and drivers to fine tune what needed to be and get back in the saddle with eagerness and determination. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Mercedes rules out ‘taxi driving’ in Barcelona

Mercedes has played down the issue of team orders ahead of this weekend’s Spanish grand prix.

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Lewis Hamilton 02 After Bahrain, where Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg thrilled spectators with their unfettered wheel-to-wheel battle, it was suggested team chiefs were subsequently split over the issue of team orders. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Haug predicts ‘close duel’ for Mercedes duo

“Each of them has a good chance of dominating the rest of the season”

2014-05-04-0019 Former Mercedes chief Norbert Haug is predicting a “close duel” between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in 2014. 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 »

May 05

Russian GP ‘unrealistic’ amid Crimean crisis

An unofficial asterisk is still hovering above this year’s inaugural running of the Russian grand prix.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin Earlier, F1 legend and Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda dismissed suggestions the sport should boycott the Sochi event amid the escalating Crimean crisis. 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 25

Domenicali linked with Italian basketball move

Stefano Domenicali could rebuild his professional career in the world of Italian basketball.

2014-03-04_0021 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano DomenicaliItalian media reports claim the 48-year-old, who started work at Maranello in his twenties, has been contacted in recent days by Giovanni Petrucci, president of the Italian basketball federation, the Federazione Italiana Pallacanestro (FIP). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Mercedes chiefs disagree over team orders

A debate is raging inside Mercedes.

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China (1) The dominant German team declared proudly after the Bahrain grand prix that letting Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg go wheel-to-wheel in a thrilling battle was the right decision for the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

More changes at Ferrari after Domenicali exit

Ferrari has been told to “step up a gear” in the wake of team boss Stefano Domenicali’s departure.

Grand Prix de Chine podium - photo Ferrari After a poor start to the season for the fabled Italian marque, the F1-unknown Marco Mattiacci was drafted in to replace team veteran Domenicali, who resigned between the Bahrain and Chinese grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

‘Focused’ Hamilton on charge for title – Lauda

“Now he is doing the performance you expect from him.”

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (6) Niki Lauda couldn’t resist a jibe at rivals Ferrari on Sunday after the botched chequered flag incident near the end of the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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