Tag Archive: Carlos Sainz

Dec 05

Vettel rules himself out of Mercedes drive?

“I think it’s not a big secret that both myself and Kimi [Raikkonen] have a contract for next year, so it should be clear”

Vettel rules himself out of Mercedes drive?Sebastian Vettel has played down talk linking him to Mercedes’ unexpected vacant seat alongside Lewis Hamilton, saying his position with Ferrari for 2017 is ‘clear’. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Horner explains why STR chose Kvyat over Gasly

Kvyat has endured an eventful 2016 season
Horner explains why STR chose Kvyat over GaslyChristian Horner has revealed Red Bull felt ‘it was right’ to give Daniil Kvyat another season in Scuderia Toro Rosso rather than promote its junior driver Pierre Gasly to F1.
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Sep 30

Hamilton ahead as Mercedes goes clear in Malaysia

Having seen his car go up in flames in FP1, Kevin Magnussen did get back out on course in his Renault
Lewis Hamilton has topped the timesheets on the first day of action for the Malaysian Grand Prix as Mercedes stamped its early mark on proceedings around the Sepang International Circuit.
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Sep 29

Morocco test for Peugeot 3008 DKR ahead of Dakar bow

The car has undergone a number of improvements

Morocco test for Peugeot 3008 DKR ahead of Dakar bow Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz will give the new Peugeot 3008 DKR its first competitive outing at the Rally of Morocco ahead of the Dakar Rally next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Gi Group and Scuderia Toro Rosso in new partnership

Gi Group appointed Official HR Partner to Scuderia Toro Rosso  to work on recruitment in the automotive sector

07 - Scuderia Toro Rosso Scuderia Toro Rosso is pleased to announce the signing of a three-year agreement with Gi Group S.p.A., Italy’s leading multinational in the employment market, with headquarters in Milan. The Gi Group logo will appear on Carlos Sainz’s and Daniil Kvyat’s race suits and race underwear as from the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Sainz: Toro Rosso could be as high as third in 2017

“We keep talking about this P5 in Championship, but next year, everything we said, we could well be 8th or 3rd”
2016-06-10_2991-15-16-20-0001 Carlos Sainz says if Toro Rosso continues its ‘surprise’ chassis gains and Renault can produce strong power units he feels the team could reach as high as third in the F1 world constructors’ championship with the regulations revamp causing a shake-up. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Formula One teams testing report – Silverstone day 1

Formula One day 1 test report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers in Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Rosberg on top as Verstappen clatters kerbs

Drivers experimented with the track limits and the new yellow sausage kerbs
2016-06-10_2991-14-32-41 Nico Rosberg has stamped his authority at the top of the times on the opening free practice session at the Red Bull Ring by diving under the lap record while drivers tested the limits on the new sausage kerbs. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Tost expects Sainz future ‘will be confirmed soon’

Carlos Sainz will have his future at Toro Rosso “confirmed soon”, according to team principal Franz Tost

2016-06-12_1064 The Toro Rosso line-up was changed earlier this season as Max Verstappen moved to Red Bull, swapping place with Daniil Kvyat, but while Sainz missed out on a promotion at that point, he has impressed in the races since and Tost confirmed the Spaniard is set to stay for a third season at Toro Rosso.
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Jun 15

Vettel wouldn’t object to a Ricciardo Ferrari swoop

Vettel says he wouldn’t raise objection should Ferrari target his former team-mate Ricciardo
2016-06-11_48378 Sebastian Vettel says he wouldn’t veto any potential move by Ferrari to make a swoop for Daniel Ricciardo, even if the four-time world champion reiterates he would prefer Kimi Raikkonen to remain.

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May 21

Sainz: Verstappen success shows I’m ready for top team too

Sainz and Verstappen made their F1 debut alongside one another at Toro Rosso in 2015
Carlos Sainz says he is ready to step up to a top team in Formula 1, an endeavour he feels has been given the boost by the remarkable success of former team-mate Max Verstappen at the Spanish Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Scuderia Toro Rosso celebrates Estrella Galicia 0,0’s 110th birthday

Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat’s STR11 will display a commemorative logo on the bargeboards

07 - Scuderia Toro Rosso Scuderia Toro Rosso can’t wait to get this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix started, not only because of the exciting racing, but also because it marks the 110th anniversary of Estrella Galicia 0,0. The team is proud and honored to celebrate this historic milestone here, at the Barcelona circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Verstappen in shock immediate move to Red Bull

Kvyat ‘demoted’ to Toro Rosso for season
Verstappen in shock immediate move to Red BullRed Bull Racing has announced it is promoting Max Verstappen to its team from the sister Toro Rosso outfit with immediate effect from the Spanish Grand Prix, replacing Daniil Kvyat. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Sainz: No need for halo backlash due to looks

The Toro Rosso driver is part of the band strongly supporting the move to introduce a cockpit protector
Sainz: No need for halo backlash due to looksCarlos Sainz says he was surprised by the reaction from some of his fellow F1 drivers against the introduction of the halo cockpit protectors based on the aesthetics of the concept and is confident it can be improved with development. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Sainz concedes Toro Rosso must strike early

“We need to maximise the first half of the season”
Sainz concedes Toro Rosso must strike earlyCarlos Sainz admits Toro Rosso must make the most of its opportunities in the early rounds of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship as it faces a season of limited development opportunities.

Toro Rosso come into the season with an overhauled package after dropping its Renault power unit in Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Formula One teams Barcelona testing report day 1

Formula One day 1 test report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Dakar: Stage 11, Peugeot confirm the withdrawal of Carlos Sainz

There are now 3 Peugeot DKR 2008 cars still in the race

Rally Dakar 2016 Carlos Sainz Unfortunately, it is all over for Carlos Sainz on the Dakar 2016. Leader yesterday morning at the start of the 10th stage, the Peugeot driver experienced a very complicated day which ended with the breakage of an adaptor plate linking the engine to the gear-box. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Dakar: Sainz takes lead as Loeb suffers further setbacks

The win put Sainz clear overall on a disappointing day for his team mates
Rally Dakar 2016 Carlos Sainz Former champion Carlos Sainz produced a commanding drive to take the overall lead in the Dakar Rally following Tuesday’s ninth stage around Belen in Argentina. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

Verstappen ‘expecting a second per lap’ from Ferrari engine

Though he will be using a year-old Ferrari engine, Max Verstappen expects the power unit to drive big gains for Toro Rosso in 2016

2015-06-06_1902 Max Verstappen says he is anticipating ‘a big step’ for the Toro Rosso team in 2016 on the back of its switch to Ferrari power, anticipating a gain of a second per lap as a result. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

“Ferrari engine switch has compromised STR prep” – James Key

Toro Rosso took the opportunity to accept an offer from Ferrari to run a supply of year-old engines for 2016

2015-10-24_39742 Toro Rosso’s James Key admits that the late decision to switch to Ferrari power has ‘compromised’ the team’s preparations for the 2016 F1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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