Tag Archive: Barcelona

Nov 12

2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship calendar revealed

The provisional calendar will consist of 12 events

Rallycross FIA logo The FIA and World RX Championship promoter IMG Motorsports have jointly agreed on a draft calendar for next year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Ecclestone denies F1 heading to Madrid

Bernie Ecclestone has played down reports he is in advanced talks to bring formula one to the streets of Madrid.

Flag of MadridSpain’s El Confidencial claimed this week the F1 supremo is already in possession of a business plan and bank guarantees, as a group of businessmen want the Spanish capital to host an annual street race. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

May 16

Pirelli could ease new ‘conservative’ approach

Pirelli has admitted it may ease its newly conservative approach to formula one.

2014-02-27 - Pirelli - Bahrain - Stickers 2 Initially tasked by Bernie Ecclestone to spice up the racing action, the Italian marque endured an horrific 2013, mired by exploding tyres and hefty criticism. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Gian Carlo Minardi has slammed as “absurd” F1’s efforts to turn up the volume of the new turbo V6 engines.

Turning up F1’s volume ‘absurd’ – Minardi

Minardi logo Mercedes fitted an unseemly, trombone-shaped exhaust to its car at this week’s Barcelona test, but it failed to deliver the sound boost that many in F1 – including Bernie Ecclestone and race promoter Ron Walker – are seeking. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Vettel ‘working for his money’ in 2014 – Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo is enjoying the moment as he shows a clean pair of heels to F1’s reigning quadruple world champion.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (6) Early in 2014, Red Bull’s fresh-faced newcomer Ricciardo settled in quickly and stunned the F1 world by generally outshining Vettel, the winner of the last four world titles and the last nine grands prix of 2013 on the trot. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Megaphone exhaust ‘didn’t work – Rosberg

“It didn’t make it much louder.  So we’ll just have to look for another solution.”

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - rear, exhaust 01 F1’s supposed ‘sound problem’ is going back to the drawing board, following the track debut of the Mercedes ‘megaphone’. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Mattiacci’s silence ‘deafening’

Marco Mattiacci is officially the lowest-profile team boss in F1, two respected correspondents have declared.

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso pit stop Just ahead of the Chinese grand prix last month, Stefano Domenicali quit Ferrari, with president Luca di Montezemolo appointing the F1-unknown Mattiacci to replace him. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Formula One teams Spain testing report day 2 (updated)

Formula One day 2 test report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers in Barcelona.

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May 14

Caterham behind in engine, gearbox bills – report

Is the F1 backmarker Caterham for sale?

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 04 That was the question being asked on Wednesday by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, recalling paddock rumours from the Spanish grand prix venue in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Vettel’s old chassis was ‘bent’ – report

“The chassis he (Vettel) used in the first four races was in fact crooked.”

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (9) The chassis used by Sebastian Vettel in the first four races of 2014 was bent, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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