Tag Archive: Byron Young

Sep 24

Newspaper never said McLaren lost whisky sponsor

Johnnie Walker parent Diageo declined to step up its deal with McLaren to title sponsorship.

2014-06-05_0056 Days ago, we reported incorrectly that because Bernie Ecclestone had signed the whisky brand as an official F1 sponsor, it meant Johnnie Walker was leaving McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 22

McLaren denies losing Johnnie Walker as sponsor

McLaren has hit back at reports it is set to lose Johnnie Walker as a sponsor.

2014-06-07_1055 The Mirror’s Byron Young reported from Singapore on Sunday that, with Bernie Ecclestone securing the whisky brand as a new F1 sponsor, Johnnie Walker will now depart the beleaguered British grandee. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 21

McLaren loses sponsor deal to Ecclestone

McLaren has reportedly suffered yet another sponsorship blow.

2014-06-07_0425 On the eve of the Singapore grand prix, Bernie Ecclestone unveiled whisky brand Johnnie Walker as a new official sponsor for the sport. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 07

F1 set to change qualifying for 2014

Bernie Ecclestone and the FIA will meet in Bahrain to discuss the issue

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 06F1 looks set to introduce an eleventh-hour change to the qualifying rules for 2014, according to media reports. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

McLaren ‘did deal’ for Lowe’s Mercedes release – media

Lowe will start work as executive technical director early next month

2011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Paddy Lowe 01Mercedes made a deal with McLaren to secure Paddy Lowe’s early release, according to reports in the British media. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 25

Pirelli still investigating Hamilton tyre failure

Damaged tyre was taken to Pirelli’s headquarters for a forensic investigation

Lewis Hamilton - photo © DPPI - François Flamand Pirelli is conducting a detailed investigation into the cause of Lewis Hamilton’s tyre failure in Bahrain last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 25

Vettel ‘surprised by his own brutality’ – the fallout

“I didn’t mean to ignore the call”

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel (3)The victim of Sebastian Vettel’s decision to ignore his team’s instructions, Mark Webber predicted on Sunday that Red Bull would “protect” its triple world champion “as usual”. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 08

Ecclestone tells friends to skip Silverstone

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he has told his friends to stay away from Silverstone.

2012-06-10_0447GP2 - Silverstone, Great-BritainAs weather forecasters predict another wet day in rural Northamptonshire, organisers of the British grand prix are at least urging spectators to battle the mud and the traffic to attend on Sunday.

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May 13

Harsh penalty for error-prone McLaren – reaction

The penalty might be harsh, but the loss of Lewis Hamilton’s pole in Spain is just the latest calamitous mistake by McLaren.

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 00612012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 0624bThat was the tone of the paddock’s reaction to the news late on Saturday that a McLaren gaffe saw the FIA send Hamilton from first to last on the Spanish grand prix grid. The Sun newspaper called it a draconian “24-place grid penalty” imposed by the FIA after an “astonishing cock-up” by McLaren.

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Apr 17

F1 journalists turn war reporters in Bahrain

Two F1 journalists tried their hands at war reporting after touching down in Bahrain ahead of this weekend’s controversial grand prix.

Bahrain International Circuit“I had a duty as an experienced journalist to see such an incident with my own eyes,” said PA Sport’s Ian Parkes, who filed a detailed account of a protest about ten kilometres from the capital Manama on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 01

No secrets behind Mercedes’ late launch decision – Haug

Mercedes will not stun the F1 world with a secret 2012 innovation, Norbert Haug insists.

04- Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2011-03-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Australia - Ross Brawn - Norbert Haug 01The German marque’s competition boss is referring to the fact that the Brackley based team is holding back its new car – the W03 – until the second test of the forthcoming winter pre-season period.

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Oct 17

IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon dies in massive wreck

F1 world awakes in Korea to news of Wheldon death

Dan WheldonDan Wheldon 1978-2011IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon died in Las Vegas Sunday after his car crashed during a massive 15-car accident during the Las Vegas Indy 300. Wheldon’s car went airborne after hitting another car during Lap 12, then apparently caught part of the catch fence just outside of Turn 2.

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Aug 27

Maldonado faces exclusion for Hamilton incident

Pastor Maldonado could be thrown out of the Belgian grand prix for an incident during qualifying at wet Spa-Francorchamps.

2011-07-30 - AT&T Williams - Hungary - Pastor Maldonado 012011-07-30 - AT&T Williams - Hungary - Pastor Maldonado 03After the Williams driver collided lightly with Lewis Hamilton as the McLaren passed him at the end of Q2, Venezuelan rookie Maldonado crashed into his British rival as they then climbed the hill to Eau Rouge. “There should never be an incident after the red lights but unfortunately there was,” said Hamilton.

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Jun 21

Ferrari says Button rumours ‘twaddle’

Ferrari has rubbished suggestions Jenson Button could be set to switch from McLaren.

2011-06-11_11232011-06-12_0450A source at the famous Italian team reportedly told the News of the World this week that Button, 31, was being sounded out as a replacement for Felipe Massa. Read the rest of this entry »


May 04

F1 writers find wet weather in Turkey

F1’s travelling correspondents have found wet weather in Turkey.

“First off the plane in Istanbul,” wrote the Daily Mirror’s Byron Young on Twitter.  “It’s raining!” Agreed The Times’ Kevin Eason: “Arrived Istanbul.  Looks like a wet weekend in Rotherham (UK).  Soaking.” Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 08

Davidson says no to Kubica replacement drive

Anthony Davidson has reportedly ruled himself out of contention to replace injured Robert Kubica in 2011.

Anthony Davidson  20100102Anthony DavidsonThe 31-year-old Briton was a well-respected Honda test driver who raced full-time for Super Aguri in 2007 and 2008. He has recently been working with Mercedes GP in the Brackley based team’s simulator, but his main job is with Peugeot’s Le Mans team, and he has re-committed for this year. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 14

Jardine among scores of Monte-Carlo amateurs

A host of amateur crews will contest the centenary edition of Rallye Monte-Carlo next week

IRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeMonte-Carlo 100 yearsAmateur drivers and co-drivers have traditionally shaped the history of the legendary event, which first ran in 1911 and has opened the Intercontinental Rally Challenge for the last two seasons. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 13

Journalist confused as Korea wins F1 race prize

“Korea.  Korea?  KOREA??!!  I must have been somewhere else” – Kevin Eason

South Korean Grand-Prix logoKorean Grand PrixA leading F1 correspondent has admitted surprise at the news Korea was the best grand prix promoter in 2010. While races in Abu Dhabi, Singapore and elsewhere were nearly universally praised, the inaugural Korean event took place at an incomplete facility while team members and media stayed in what were disparagingly dubbed ‘love hotels’. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 08

‘Nothing wrong’ with Vettel’s old car – Webber

Red Bull has now repaired Luscious Liz.

2010-05-30 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 2Mark Webber has played down suggestions his allocation of chassis for the British grand prix demonstrates he is not treated equally with his teammate. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 29

FIA confirms no action against Ferrari outbursts

“We won’t be taking action.” – FIA

2010-06-27 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso_3A spokesman for F1’s governing body has confirmed there will be no disciplinary action after Fernando Alonso and Ferrari’s post-Valencia outbursts. Read the rest of this entry »


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