Tag Archive: Benetton

Sep 01

Verstappen was ‘prepared’ for F1 debut criticism

Max Verstappen says he was “prepared” for the waves of criticism about his formula one debut in 2015.

Max Verstappen portrait News that the 16-year-old Dutchman will make history as the sport’s youngest ever race driver for Toro Rosso next year has been controversial. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Verstappen plays down 2015 Toro Rosso seat reports

Max Verstappen’s father has played down reports his son will make his formula one debut as a seventeen-year-old next March.

Max Verstappen portrait De Telegraaf newspaper claims the young Dutchman, newly signed up with Red Bull’s famous driver development programme, will replace Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne at Toro Rosso in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Briatore to inject more ‘show’ into F1 – reports

Bernie Ecclestone sees friend Flavio Briatore as the key to rescuing formula one’s flagging ‘show’.

Flavio Briatore - Enzo Coloni That is the claim of publications including the Spanish sports daily AS, in the wake of a meeting of team bosses in the Hungaroring paddock on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Verstappen chooses Mercedes over Red Bull – report

The report said Verstappen jr hopes to make the move to the F1 feeder category GP2 for 2015

F3 - Max Verstappen Max Verstappen has turned down an offer from reigning world champions Red Bull as he turns onto the road to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Mercedes’ Cowell also said no to Ferrari – report

Ferrari is paying a dear price for its geographical location, according to Flavio Briatore.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Bob Bell - Andy Cowell 01 Last month, former Benetton and Renault chief Briatore said the fabled Maranello team should consider relocating to the UK. “In my opinion, Ferrari must have a base in the UK, where all of the technology of formula one is concentrated,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Briatore worried about Schumacher silence

Flavio Briatore admits he is worried about the health of his former champion, Michael Schumacher.

2012-06-10_0532 In the mid 90s, as the boss and number 1 driver of the Benetton team, the pair won their first world championships hand-in-hand. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Jordan tells friend Sauber to sell F1 team

Eddie Jordan has urged Peter Sauber to follow him into F1 retirement.

2013-06-06_0170 Actually, having sold his Silverstone based team back in 2005 that today is called Force India, Irishman Jordan is now an outspoken expert pundit for British television. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Verstappen says F1 world ‘talking about’ son Max

Jos Verstappen was in the Monaco paddock.

Max Verstappen portrait The 42-year-old Dutchman was a highly popular formula one driver for multiple teams until 2003, including Benetton and Minardi. 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 »

Apr 09

Ferrari team no longer ‘excellent’ – Briatore

“For the team, at the moment it is very difficult.”

2014-03-02 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso (2) While Ferrari’s global brand remains strong, the health of the Maranello based formula one team is less impressive. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

New V6 era is ‘pure F1′ – Berger

Gerhard Berger is no longer critical of F1’s technological revolution.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (16) Having counted himself among the ‘purists’ who dislike the complicated energy recovery systems and fuel-saving limitations, the former Ferrari and Benetton driver told APA news agency he has now changed his mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Symonds has ‘sympathy’ for Lotus’ troubles

“I don’t think Lotus have done it out of choice”

Pat Symonds - photo © FRANCOIS FLAMAND - DPPI Pat Symonds, a former long-time personality at the Enstone team, says he has “sympathy” for struggling Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC announce Graeme Hackland as IT Director

Graeme joins Williams from the Lotus F1 Team

Williams Grand Prix Holdings logoWilliams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (Ticker: WGF1) is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Hackland to the position of IT Director. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

F1 beckons #MadeMyMark

I made my F1 debut in 2000 when I tested for Benetton at Estoril.

Mark Webber - Benetton gym Fisi (Fisichella) was my benchmark and Ralf Schumacher was also there in the Williams. I was obviously very nervous but wasn’t intimidated by the cars.

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Nov 14

Rosberg claims speed ‘equal’ to Hamilton

“Quite often I’ve been ahead of him” – Rosberg

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Nico Rosberg 02Nico Rosberg thinks he is rounding out his first F1 season with Lewis Hamilton as his teammate “about equal” with the 2008 world champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Williams denies talks with Brawn

“I’m definitely not buying shares in Williams!” – Brawn

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn - Toto Wolff 01Williams has played down reports the British team could be the next destination for Ross Brawn. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Ecclestone tips Brawn to leave Mercedes

“If he stays he will be team principal – nothing else – or he will retire”

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Ross Brawn 01Niki Lauda has slammed the latest speculation about Ross Brawn’s future, insisting nothing has changed to trigger the reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Rumour – Brawn buying into Williams?

Other reports said Wolff himself also denied he is selling his stake to Brawn.

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The Monza paddock began to disband late on Sunday amid the swirling rumour that Ross Brawn may be buying into the Williams team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Lotus owner committed to F1 for now – Lopez

At least for now, team owner Gerard Lopez insists he is committed to formula one.

2013-04-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Eric Boullier - Gerard Lopez 01In the past weeks, he has consistently played down the importance of the confirmed news that Lotus, the Enstone based team formerly known as Renault and Benetton, has debts of EUR 120 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

‘Any change’ good for struggling Williams – Maldonado

“Yeah, I think we need some change”

2013-06-07_0268Pastor Maldonado insists the arrival at Williams of Pat Symonds, and the departure of Mike Coughlan, must be good for the beleaguered British team. Read the rest of this entry »

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