Tag Archive: Barcelona

Oct 21

F1 to exceed 20 races as Madrid plans emerge

Plans are afoot for a F1 street race in the heart of Madrid, Spain’s El Confidencial reports.

Flag of MadridIt is claimed Bernie Ecclestone is in talks with a group of Spanish businessmen who want the sport to race on the streets of the large capital city. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Plenty of lead changes in the first two hours of the 24H BARCELONA

At noon, 65 cars started the formation lap and after one lap behind the safety car, the field was released for the race.

On Friday evening, hail and thunderstorms stopped the action in night practice for the 24H BARCELONA, but on Saturday morning, the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya showed itself from its best side again, ready for action in this weekend’s 24-hour race for GTs, touring cars and 24H Specials.

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Sep 02

Teams agree date for first 2015 test

F1 teams have agreed the likely date for the opening winter test of 2015.

2014-06-08_0747 Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that the first of three pre-season tests in Europe will begin on February 1, at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Top speeds at Monza to be lower than expected

Top speeds at Monza this weekend may not be quite as spectacular as earlier expected.

GP3 - Autodromo Nazionale Monza That is the claim of the specialist German publication Auto Motor und Sport, despite predictions the new turbo V6-powered machines could soar beyond the old 370+kph top-speed record of the 2005 Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Barcelona added to World RX calendar for 2015

More details about the Barcelona World RX round will be revealed at a special press conference

World RX The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will play host to a round of next year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. 

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Jul 09

Journey in the “foundation” of results

Read the interview to the Trident Motorsport Nicola Olivan

Nicola Olivan Johnny Cecotto Jr. completed the tenth season milestone of the 2014 GP2 Series climbing to the third step of the Silverstone podium.

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Jul 03

Susie Wolff determined to use ‘super chance’ on Friday

Susie Wolff is “nervous” but “ready” as she prepares to break a long F1 drought this week.

Susie Wolff  2013-01-28 At Silverstone, the 31-year-old Scot will be the first female driver in more than two decades to take part in an official grand prix weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Lotus in ‘contact’ with Mercedes for 2015 power

Lotus could be set to move on from its disastrous 2014 season.

IMG_6200 Fourth in the constructors’ championship not only last year but also in 2012, the Enstone-based team has struggled with the newly V6-powered E22. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

F1 to create ‘sparks’ in Austria practice

Hot on the heels of the exhaust ‘megaphone’, F1 is now courting more controversy with its latest push to spice up the show.

2014-06-08_0944 Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has been the loudest critic of the entertainment factor in 2014, and on Thursday Kimi Raikkonen agreed that the volume of the engines may be turning off the fans. 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 27

Mercedes’ Lauda also made Newey offer – Marko

Ferrari is reportedly not the only team prepared to pay big money to lure Adrian Newey from Red Bull.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Adrian Newey In Monaco, Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci denied reports he had offered Newey dozens of millions of dollars if the highly-respected engineer moved to Maranello. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Monaco mind games ‘good for Rosberg’ – Massa

Monaco was a victory for Nico Rosberg not only on the track, but also in the mind.

2014-05-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0010 That is the view of Felipe Massa, who in 2008 only just lost the battle to Hamilton when the Briton won his sole title. 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 23

Renault must look ahead to 2015 – Prost

Renault needs to be looking ahead to 2015, according to F1 legend Alain Prost.

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (8) Although an ambassador for the French engine supplier, Prost does not hide his belief that Renault simply went into the all-new turbo V6 era this year unprepared. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Newey moves to end Ferrari switch rumours

Adrian Newey has played down reports he is thinking about a switch to Ferrari.

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Adrian Newey - Sebastian Vettel Two weeks ago in Barcelona, F1’s most highly paid and rated engineer sounded equivocal amid rumours Ferrari is prepared to ‘break the bank’ to lure him from Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Fuel playing big role in new V6 era – report

Fuel has emerged with a big role to play in F1’s new V6-powered era.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - 02 Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said struggling Renault took a 12 horse power step forward last time out in Barcelona, thanks entirely to a new blend of fuel supplied by French partner Total. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Tracks ‘agreed’ to push for louder F1 – Walker

“We can’t wait until next year”

2014-03-17 - Pirelli - Australia - Melbourne 09 teams F1 will continue to push for louder engines, according to disgruntled Australian grand prix chief Ron Walker. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Smaller teams less committed to F1 – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at criticism of F1’s new ‘Strategy Group’.

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen - Teams 01 The decision-making group features only six of the sport’s eleven competing teams — powerful Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren, the fourth-placed in 2013 Lotus and, for historical reasons, Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

‘Something wrong’ with original chassis – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel has admitted there was “something wrong” with his original 2014 chassis.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (10) After Barcelona, where the German impressed at the wheel of Red Bull’s winter testing monocoque, it was reported that the team had discovered a ‘bend’ in the car with which Vettel struggled during the first four races of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Lotus hits back after Renault pay claims

“Don’t just say ‘teams’ and then expect people to make their own judgements.

2014-05-09 - Lotus F1 Team - Spain - Pastor Maldonado 01 Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez has hit out at Renault, after the F1 engine supplier revealed some of its customers are behind in payments. Read the rest of this entry »

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