Tag Archive: BMW-Sauber

May 13

Vettel denies Red Bull programme has negative impact

“You have to give a lot of positives for the programme”
Sebastian Vettel says Red Bull should be celebrated for offering chances to younger drivers rather than pilloried for the way it is deemed to exert control over their careers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

2014 to be last season for F1 sponsor UBS

2014 could be major F1 sponsor UBS’ last season in the sport.

UBS logo We reported a year ago that the Swiss global financial services company, having entered F1 in 2010, is now considering pulling out. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 01

Sponsor UBS could quit F1 – reports

UBS, a major sponsor of formula one, could be considering pulling out of the sport.

2012-06-08_11992012-06-08_1175The Swiss based global financial services company entered F1 in 2010, powered by its then chief executive Oswald Grubel, who had also brought the Swiss bank Credit Suisse to the sport and was a board member of the BMW-Sauber team. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 18

Zanardi eyes DTM with BMW

With fresh Paralympic gold around his neck, Alex Zanardi is eyeing the German touring car series DTM as his next goal.

Alex Zanardi portraitDTM logoSince losing his legs in a 2011 crash, the former F1 driver has completed the last laps of that ill-fated CART race, won world touring car races for BMW, tested a BMW-Sauber, and soared to the very top of the world of hand-cycling. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 16

Di Resta racing to catch defeated rival Vettel

But does he rue the success already achieved by his defeated F3 rival Vettel?

2011-07-30 - Force India F1 Team - Hungary - Paul di Resta 032011-07-30 - Force India F1 Team - Hungary - Paul di Resta 02Paul di Resta has revealed he is racing to catch up with his contemporaries and F1 champions Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. The rookie Scot has impressed the F1 paddock with his Force India debut this season after rising to the top of the German touring car series DTM.

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Jul 22

Pundit, Theissen hail F1 ‘star’ Newey

McLaren is the only outfit in F1 with a “great” technical team, but it lacks F1’s brightest “star” Adrian Newey.

2011-05-20 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - adrian Newey2011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - 01That is the view of pundit Marc Surer as well as Mario Theissen, who recently ended his long career as BMW’s motor sport director before the former F1 squad enters DTM next season.

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Jun 09

Vettel recalls Canada ‘sex club’ memory

“Yeah, the Sauber mechanics one night dragged me into one of these famous sex clubs (in Montreal)”

2011-05-20 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel 52011-05-20 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel 6Sebastian Vettel has revealed a few of his biggest memories of Canada after returning to Montreal for this weekend’s grand prix. In 2007, then a teenager, he was in the pits when Robert Kubica crashed heavily in the BMW-Sauber, leading to his grand prix debut in the US a week later. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 16

Renault much more open than BMW-Sauber – Heidfeld

Renault is a more open team to work with than was BMW-Sauber, Nick Heidfeld has admitted.

2011-04-16 - Lotus Renault GP - China - Vitaly Petrov 062011-04-16 - Lotus Renault GP - China - Nick Heidfeld 11The German, who has replaced the injured Robert Kubica this year, was paired with the Pole for several years at BMW-Sauber before the carmaker pulled out in 2009. “Renault is extremely open,” the 33-year-old, referring to the Lotus-sponsored team owned by Genii Capital, said in an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 06

New mechanic and trainer for Buemi in 2011

An extra motivation will be the presence of Daniel Ricciardo

2010-11-13 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Senastien Buemi 12010-11-06 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Sebastien Buemi 9Sebastien Buemi has a new chief mechanic and trainer, following his lacklustre second half of the 2010 season. Although Toro Rosso insists it is retaining both the Swiss and his teammate Jaime Alguersuari for this year, the FIA is yet to confirm that news officially. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 26

Kubica needs rally permission in F1 deals – manager

His latest outing in his Renault Clio is this weekend’s Rallye du Var in France.

2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 002010-11-06 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 04Permission to contest rallies is crucial at this stage of Robert Kubica’s formula one career, his manager has confirmed. Following the contractual restrictions during his time with BMW-Sauber, the Pole has enjoyed contesting a range of formative rallies since switching to Renault in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 22

FAZZT tests Chinese driver Ho-Pin Tung (+ photos)

Team to run multiple entries in 2011  

Fazzt Race Team - Ho Pin Tung 01Fazzt Race Team - Ho Pin Tung 02Chinese Formula One reserve and test driver, Ho-Pin Tung, made sporting history this weekend as he officially becomes the first Chinese licensed driver to take the wheel of an IndyCar by testing with the FAZZT Race Team at Sebring International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 10

Lotus’ prize-money in doubt due to naming dispute?

Hunt hopes Fernandes’ side wins the day.

2010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 32010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - 1The F1 team currently known as Lotus might forgo its official Concorde Agreement prize-money for finishing the 2010 championship in tenth place if it is forced to enter next season with a completely different name. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 24

BMW not coming back for F1’s 2013 engine era – Theissen

That is the view of Dr Mario Theissen

Even with greener and more road relevant engine rules on their way for formula one, BMW is not expected to return any time soon. That is the view of Dr Mario Theissen, the German carmaker’s motor sport director and former BMW-Sauber team principal. Read the rest of this entry »


May 26

Durango eyes Toyota car for 2011 F1 bid

The former GP2 team Durango is in talks with Toyota about acquiring its 2010-specification formula one car.

durangoIt emerged last month that the Italian outfit, who pulled out of GP2 due to financial problems, has lodged an application to be F1’s thirteenth team in 2011. According to the Italian source Italiaracing, Durango boss Ivone Pinton has confirmed he is in talks with Toyota. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 15

Kubica happy at Renault but wants title-winning car (updated)

Kubica and Massa play down 2011 Ferrari seat rumours

2010-04-03 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 07As the uncertainty about Felipe Massa’s contract rises, Robert Kubica is increasingly mentioned as his most likely successor. Renault has a multiple year contract with the 25-year-old Pole, who after switching from BMW-Sauber has been a standout of the season so far. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 02

Report – FOTA to discuss refuelling, Kubica to Ferrari?

Massa’s contract runs out at the end of 2010

FOTADuring a FOTA meeting scheduled for 4.30pm on Friday at Sepang, the F1 teams association is expected to discuss the possible revival of in-race refuelling for the 2011 season. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 22

Petrov says Campos, Sauber were 2010 options

Grosjean lost seat due to mid-season mistake – Petrov

2010-01-31 - Renault R30 - Vitaly Petrov 02Vitaly Petrov has revealed that he could have signed with the Campos or BMW-Sauber teams for 2010. The Russian rookie, who finished last year’s GP2 championship in second place, will made his grand prix debut this season for Renault. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 18

Klien could be new McLaren reserve driver – report (updated)

Soucek set to be Virgin reserve driver

01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes12 - Virgin RacingChristian Klien could become McLaren’s new reserve and primary test driver. Rumours at the Jerez test, repeated by the Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper, suggest the 27-year-old Austrian is being considered to replace Pedro de la Rosa. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 15

Heidfeld ‘belongs on F1 grid’ – Massa

Nick belongs in formula one but not as a spare driver

Felipe Massa has expressed surprise that his former Sauber teammate Nick Heidfeld has been left without a race seat in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 08

Klien still in talks with Campos and USF1

“Until I no longer see a realistic chance, I will fight to take part in F1”

With little more than one month until the first race of 2010, Christian Klien is still not writing off his chances of being on the Bahrain grid. Read the rest of this entry »


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