Tag Archive: Brazil

Aug 04

Williams Advanced Engineering continues Nissan partnership with BladeGlider collaboration

Nissan utilised Williams Advanced Engineering’s expertise in electric powertrains

Nissan BladeGlider Concept (2013) - picture 1 of 22 - Front Angle - image resolution: 1280x960Nissan unveiled its ground-breaking BladeGlider prototype today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with Williams Advanced Engineering playing an important role in the car’s creation as Nissan’s technical partner. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Ecclestone’s mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil

The ransom figure is the largest ever demanded in a kidnapping in Brazil
2016-06-09_0599 Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law has reportedly been kidnapped in Sao Paulo with an estimated ransom of 120 million Brazilian Reals (£27.9m).
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Jun 26

Massa hopeful of Brazil stay of execution

The iconic venue – F1’s only host in South America – has staged the race exclusively since the demise of Rio’s Jacarepagua circuit
Felipe Massa has said that he looks forward to being able to continue racing in the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, but admits that he can see why the race may be under threat.
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Jan 19

The selection of volunteers for the 2016 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX begins

In 2015, 1200 volunteers from Russia, China, Brazil, Canada, India and many other countries took part in the Russian Grand Prix
Sochi Autodrom logo Today, the selection of volunteers for the third Russian round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship that will be held at Sochi Autodrom from 28 April to 01 May 2016 has started.
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Dec 22

Former Indy car racers Fittipaldi, Meira claim Granja Viana win

Verizon IndyCar Series drivers ranked among Autosport’s Top 50 of 2015

Granja Viana kart raceFormer Indy car racers Christian Fittipaldi and Vitor Meira and their Team Fittipaldi teammates claimed victory in the 19th 500 Milhas de Kart Granja Viana at the Limeira circuit in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Rosberg ‘still improving’ as a racer

Mercedes also says Rosberg has changed his braking phase into corners and can now tolerate more rear slipping
2015-10-24_40364 Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Nico Rosberg is still on the path of improving as a driver and the release of pressure of vying for the Formula 1 world title has enable him to develop his racing mettle. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Hamilton set for Brazilian GP after fever and road accident

Lewis Hamilton has been suffering with illness and involved in a road accident in Monaco but confirms he is ready to race in Brazil

2015-06-06_0393 Mercedes has confirmed Lewis Hamilton has been suffering with a fever and was also involved in a road accident in Monaco on Monday and as a result delayed his flight to Brazil on the advice of doctors, but says he will race in Brazil this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Mercedes confirms Hamilton unwell but will race in Brazil

Mercedes says Lewis Hamilton will race in Brazil despite missing a sponsors event after flying to Sao Paulo a day late due to illness
2015-10-23_39190 Mercedes has confirmed Lewis Hamilton is unwell and delayed his flight to Brazil on the advice of doctors but says he will be fit enough to race in the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend.

Nov 08

Kvyat: F1 2015 has been a rollercoaster

Daniil Kvyat says this year has “not left him with so many positive emotions” and has probably been the most “up and down” of his life.

2015-10-25_42617 Daniil Kvyat evaluates his season with just Brazil and Abu Dhabi remaining: “It’s been very up and down, the most up and down season of my life…” The young Russian made the step up to Red Bull’s senior team this season, and he has had mixed fortunes in his second year in the top flight. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Canadian F3 driver podium Brazil Ryan Verra

F3 Brazil: A Canadian on Brazilian soil

verrasport.ca - F3 - Ryan Verra (1) With experience in the premier USF2000 Series; of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder for IndyCar, Canadian Ryan Verra made his debut in Formula 3 Brazil at Velopark in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil for late 2014.

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Feb 03

No Brasilia replacement; St. Pete is season opener

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 27-29 will be the season opener

Verizon IndyCar logo Indycar, the governing body of the Verizon IndyCar Series, announced via a statement that it would not fill the void on the 2015 schedule because of the cancellation  of the race in Brasilia, Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

WEC Brazilian finale

Interlagos is without a doubt a legendary circuit.

Mark Webber logo It has always been one of my most favourite tracks because of the history with the drivers they’ve had; Senna, Piquet and Fittipaldi did a huge amount for the sport. The Brazilian’s love motorsport and are very passionate about it, it’s got a great atmosphere and there’s always been a bit of drama as well with unpredictable weather. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Rosberg’s mind games reach title zenith on Sunday

Nico Rosberg has been busily playing the psychological game this weekend as he clings to his world championship chances.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (21) Needing Mercedes teammate and title favourite Lewis Hamilton to finish no higher than third on Sunday, German Rosberg has been firing thinly-veiled barbs at his British rival all weekend at the Abu Dhabi finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Wolff sure title fight will not boil over

Toto Wolff is sure Mercedes’ in-house battle for the biggest prize in motor sport this weekend will not boil over.

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Toto Wolff 01 Nico Rosberg on Thursday was piling on the psychological pressure, even urging Lewis Hamilton to keep their on-track fight “clean” in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Massa is Rosberg’s best hope for title – Glock

A strong Williams driver is Nico Rosberg’s best hope of winning the 2014 title against the odds.

2014-07-19_0908 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Felipe Massa - Nico Rosberg - Valtteri Bottas That is the claim of former F1 driver Timo Glock, who six years ago played a starring role in the championship showdown when Lewis Hamilton managed to pass him on the thrilling last corner of the Brazil finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Barrichello rules out Caterham return

Rubens Barrichello has denied he is about to make a sensational return to F1 to complete the 2014 season with Caterham.

Rubens Barrichello Medley portrait With Caterham back up and running after missing Austin and Brazil, the team is still yet to announce an Abu Dhabi teammate for Kamui Kobayashi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Kobayashi’s teammate unclear for Caterham return

Caterham’s administrators have reappointed Kamui Kobayashi to contest the 2014 finale in Abu Dhabi next weekend.

2014-06-08_0925 The beleaguered backmarker team missed Austin and Brazil amid its high-profile fight for survival, but a controversial crowdfunding scheme means the green cars will be back for the last race of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Vettel expects ‘no problems’ with teammate Raikkonen

Sebastian Vettel has apparently grown tired of the extended wait to officially announce his switch to Ferrari.

Vettel -Raikkonen - photo Getty Images The fact the outgoing world champion is leaving Red Bull is already confirmed, but his move to Ferrari – although an open secret in the paddock – is still awaiting the outcome of Fernando Alonso’s contractual impasse. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Rosberg wins one trophy but eyes another

Nico Rosberg secured a trophy after qualifying on pole for Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (20) But it’s not the one he really wants.  That one was packed into a box last week by outgoing world champion Sebastian Vettel and sent back to the FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

McLaren could sign Alonso, test Honda in Abu Dhabi

And now even Alonso admits that he could leave Ferrari.

Vettel-Alonso chez Mclaren In Brazil, probably Fernando Alonso’s penultimate race for Ferrari, the Spaniard has given more hints than ever that his tenure in red is almost over. Read the rest of this entry »

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