Tag Archive: Circuit de Catalunya

Jun 11

Bridgestone MotoGP Catalunya preview – :

MotoGP™ round 7 preview

MotoGP logo MotoGP™ returns to Spain for round seven of the 2014 season as the Circuit de Catalunya gets set to provide a tough test for riders and tyres alike. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Barcelona begins talks for F1 deal through 2026

Talks about the long-term future of the Spanish grand prix reportedly kicked off last weekend.

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya Although the Circuit de Catalunya’s existing contract runs until 2016, El Mundo Deportivo reports that a new ten-year deal through 2026 is now being discussed. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Newey not ruling out Ferrari switch

Adrian Newey has refused to categorically rule out a future move to Ferrari.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Adrian Newey Rumours in the Barcelona paddock at the weekend suggested the fabled but struggling Italian team had renewed its big-money offer to sign Red Bull’s highly coveted technical boss. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

‘Stressful’ time for careworn Ecclestone – Horner

“Bernie is the one who holds everything together”

Bernie Ecclestone cut a careworn figure in the Barcelona paddock at the weekend, as the sport’s chief executive clings to F1 power. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Newey poaching attempts ‘permanent’ – Marko

Red Bull has not denied rumours Ferrari made yet another move to poach Adrian Newey.

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain -  Christian Horner - Dr Helmut Marko “We’re used to these permanent poaching attempts from both sides,” Dr Helmut Marko told the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, referring not just to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

GP2 field faster than F1 backmarkers in Spain

Formula one is not the loudest spectacle in Spain this weekend.

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) The feeder series GP2, still powered by naturally-aspirated V8 engines, is making more noise in Barcelona than the newly-quiet ‘hybrid’ grand prix machines. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Alonso to Mercedes, Newey to Ferrari – rumours

Ferrari is a hotbed of rumours at the scene of the Spanish grand prix.

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso (2) The first rumour was that Ross Brawn, the team’s ultra-successful technical director during the Michael Schumacher years, could be on the way back to Maranello full-time following a recent visit during his retirement. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Caterham F1 Team Announces New Senior Management Structure

Caterham ousts technical boss Smith – report 

11 - Caterham F1 TeamCaterham F1 Team has announced that it has instigated a restructuring of its senior management team to create a more streamlined, efficient management process that will allow the team to address the challenges of modern Formula One. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Barcelona wants to drop ‘Spain’ from GP name

Spanish grand prix organisers would like the annual formula one race to be renamed.

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya logo Last year, the Barcelona venue – known since it was built in 1991 as the Circuit de Catalunya – underwent a name tweak.  It is now officially called the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Rosberg tips rivals to be closer in Spain

“Until now we have had a big gap to our nearest competitors”

2014-04-19 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Nico Rosberg (7) Nico Rosberg has tipped Mercedes’ rivals to have closed the gap during the three-week break since last month’s Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Rosberg claims ‘better than Hamilton in dry’

Nico Rosberg is sounding far from defeated ahead of the Spanish grand prix.

2014-04-19 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Nico Rosberg (1) The German, although still leading the drivers’ world championship by a few points, has seen his teammate Lewis Hamilton win the last three races on the trot. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

Lotus F1 Team pays homage to El Greco

E22 will feature branding of the major El Greco exhibition 

2014-05-04 - Lotus F1 Team - El Greco helmet 02Lotus F1 Team, on the initiative of owner Gérard Lopez, will pay homage to Spanish painter El Greco with a special livery for the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix on May 9-11. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Alonso’s Pirelli criticism ‘very nervous’ – chairman

“It means tyres have to be used within the limits we provide teams.”

2013-09-06 - Fernando Alonso - 0005Pirelli chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera has hit back at Fernando Alonso’s criticism of the Italian marque’s F1 tyres in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Official says Valencia’s F1 foray ended

“You cannot be a spouse if the other one doesn’t want to marry”

Valencia Street Circuit logoValencia, already absent from this year’s calendar and also not scheduled to host a race in 2014, has called time on its formula one foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Name tweak for F1 track in Barcelona

The Spanish grand prix venue in Barcelona has undergone a name change.

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya logoSince it was built in 1991, and began hosting the Spanish grand prix the same year, the track has been called Circuit de Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the GP3/13 car (+photos)

Formula One Champion tested second generation car in Barcelona

GP3 - Kimi Raikkonen tests the GP3-13 01Today, Formula One World Champion Kimi Raikkonen tested the GP3/13 car at Circuit de Catalunya as part of an official GP3 development test in preparation of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Host of 2014 Spanish GP still unclear – Ecclestone

“We’ll see what happens” – Ecclestone

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber (5)Bernie Ecclestone has shed little light on the uncertainty surrounding the identity of next year’s Spanish grand prix host. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Barcelona is unapologetic after putting tickets on sale for a 2014 Spanish grand prix

Barcelona not sorry for selling 2014 F1 tickets

Circuit de Catalunya logoValencia, absent from this year’s schedule, this week expressed surprise that tickets for a F1 race at the Circuit de Catalunya have gone on sale. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Valencia surprised Barcelona selling 2014 tickets

“If they are doing that, you will have to ask Catalunya as to why.”

GP2 - Valencia, SpainValencia’s regional government has expressed surprise at news Barcelona is selling tickets for the 2014 Spanish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

Resurgent Rossi leads Friday practice at Montmeló

Round 6: Catalan MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Yamaha Factory Racing - 2013 Catalan MotoGP FP2Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi lapped under the race lap record at the Circuit de Catalunya today to lead the field in a scorching day of action. Read the rest of this entry »

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