Tag Archive: Benetton

May 03

WEC: Mark Webber’s Memories – Spa

Spa is a favourite for many drivers and has provided for some exciting racing in the past

Mark Webber Spa is not only one of Mark’s favourite circuits, he also has great memories of watching one particular race growing up and notching up his first, big international win there. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Pat Fry joins Manor Racing as Engineering Consultant

“We are extremely fortunate to have Pat on board to help us hit the ground running with our exciting new technical package”

10 - Manor Marussia F1 Team Manor Racing is pleased to announce that Pat Fry has joined the team to provide engineering consultancy as it gets its 2016 challenge underway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Nikolas Tombazis joins Manor F1 Team as Chief Aerodynamicist

The Manor F1 Team is pleased to announce the appointment of Nikolas Tombazis to the role of Chief Aerodynamicist

10 - Manor Marussia F1 Team Nikolas needs no introduction, having enjoyed a long and accomplished career in Formula 1. His first Aerodynamicist role was with Benetton Formula in 1992, progressing to Chief Aerodynamicist the following year, a position he went on to hold with both Scuderia Ferrari and McLaren.

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Nov 10

Alex Wurz announces retirement

One of the most respected and successful figures in the paddock, Alex Wurz, has today announced his retirement from the driving seat

2015-10-24_40177 His last race will be the final round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Bahrain on Saturday 21 November. The Toyota Racing driver, 41, is a two time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and, along with a long-standing and highly successful involvement in endurance racing, has an impressive 12-year F1 pedigree which includes teams such as Williams, McLaren and Benetton.  Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

Enstone Eras: Part One

We look back at our beginnings in a three-part series
04 - Lotus F1 TeamLotus F1 Team will enter a new era on January 1st as Mercedes power takes over from Renault Sport F1, ending a 20 year partnership with the French company.

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Nov 01

Vettel to qualify in Austin ‘out of respect’

Sebastian Vettel will make a brief appearance during qualifying on Saturday ahead of the US grand prix in Austin.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (8) Earlier, team figures suggested the reigning world champion would sit out the session because penalties for running his sixth ‘power unit’ of 2014 means he will start the race from pitlane. Read the rest of this entry »

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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