Tag Archive: Cologne

Dec 04

Sahara Force India to use Toyota Motorsport GmbH wind tunnel

“The decision to use Toyota’s facility in Cologne is indicative of our ambitions” – Dr Vijay Mallya
06 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamSahara Force India is pleased to announce that it will use the wind tunnel facilities of Toyota Motorsport GmbH in Cologne, Germany, as the nominated site for all aerodynamic testing in 2015 and beyond.

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Sep 29

Force India turns to Toyota for wind tunnel

Force India is the latest F1 team turning to Toyota’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel in Cologne.

2014-06-08_0626 It emerged in Singapore recently that Caterham is developing its 2015 car in the Cologne tunnel. Previously, Ferrari relied heavily on the Toyota facilities amid its troubles with its own tunnel at Maranello. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Three teams in battle for 2015 survival

The fate of three formula one teams continues to hang in the balance.

2014-06-22 - Williams Martini Racing - Austria - Felipe Massa 01 teams The health of the sport’s most financially struggling outfits has been under an intense spotlight since it emerged the richest teams might be asked to plug gaps on the 2015 grid by running three-car operations. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Ravetto confirms new nose for Caterham at Spa

New team deputy Manfredi Ravetto has confirmed Caterham will debut a new nose at this weekend’s Belgian grand prix.

Will Stevens - photo Caterham F1 Team After founder Tony Fernandes’ exit and the new management’s ousting of 40 staff, the struggling backmarker team pressed the throttle on a development push in the hope of re-capturing the lucrative tenth in the constructors’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Albers not denying Caterham to axe ‘double nose’

New team boss Christijan Albers is not denying Caterham will axe the 2014 car’s unseemly nose.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Kamui Kobayashi 03 We reported last month that the distinctive solution at the front of this year’s green-liveried car could be the popular victim of a development push by the team’s new management. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

Two Dutchmen attend the DTM pre-event in Cologne

Max Verstappen and Jules Szymkowiak thrilled the crowds

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

Just a week prior to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship race meeting at the Nürburgring, the planet’s most competitive young-talent series showcased itself in Cologne’s city centre. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

DTM power in Cologne’s historic city

DTM succeeded in thrilling the Cologners as early as Saturday

DTM - Cologne Just a week prior to the DTM round at the Nürburgring (15th to 17th August), the most popular international touring-car series showcased itself in the heart of Cologne.

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Aug 07

Hot DTM action in the heart of Cologne

This weekend, the most popular international touring-car series will come to Cologne.

DTM - Cologne On Saturday, 9th August, DTM will showcase itself from 12:00 to 16:00hrs CEST (11:00 to 15:00hrs BST) with a colourful stage program on the ‘Neumarkt’. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Schumacher family stops publication of hospital photos

With Michael Schumacher fighting for recovery in a Swiss clinic, his family has also been fighting on another front.

2012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 03 EFE news agency reports that the publisher Hubert Burda Media, owner of the German news weekly Bunte, has been legally banned by a Munich court from publishing certain photographs of Schumacher’s wife Corinna. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Ferrari’s wind tunnel crisis now over

Fernando Alonso has confirmed reports Ferrari has now ended its wind tunnel crisis.

2014-01-31 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso (1) For some time, including throughout last season, the famous Italian marque has been working at Toyota’s Cologne facilities, while the troublesome Maranello wind tunnel was closed for a complete overhaul. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Kobayashi racing for free in F1 return

Kobayashi revealed that he will be driving for nothing this year

2012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 01 In a last-ditch effort to move up the grid, Caterham overlooked some of the most lucrative ‘pay drivers’ for the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Caterham first in line for 2014 car crash test

Caterham will be visited by the FIA officials at its UK headquarters next week

2013-06-09_1004Caterham is the first team in line to pass the FIA’s mandatory static crash test with its all-new 2014 chassis. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Vettel could marry girlfriend Hanna

Sebastian Vettel could marry his long-term girlfriend Hanna Prater.

2013-09-21- Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99026The Cologne tabloid Express quoted the German, who last weekend dedicated his fourth title to his girlfriend, as admitting that wedding bells might soon chime. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

No more ‘passive DRS’ for Lotus in 2013

“And we simply don’t want to spend any more time on it.”

2013-05-12 - Lotus F1 Team - Spain - Romain Grosjean 02Lotus will no longer use the ‘passive DRS’ system that has often appeared on the black and gold E21 in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Ferrari admits ‘struggling’ with wind tunnel problems

Wind tunnels are still causing headaches for Ferrari.

2013-06-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Silverstone - Felipe MassaThe fabled team moved its entire aerodynamic testing programme to the Toyota facility in Cologne, after concluding that its own wind tunnel at Maranello needed to be rebuilt because it was not producing reliable data. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Report – Marussia in Woking, McLaren in Cologne

Marussia’s technical collaboration with McLaren is continuing full speed ahead.

11 - Marussia F1 TeamThat is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, reporting that the Russian supercarmaker-owned team is already working 80 hours a week in the McLaren wind tunnel. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Schumacher to race karts in 2013

Now back in retirement, Michael Schumacher will return to his karting roots in 2013.

2012-11-18_00062012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0336In the days after the seven time world champion’s last grand prix late last year, we reported that the 44-year-old had signed up to be a test driver for the Italian kart maker Tony Kart this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

Ferrari adds British aero man to F1 ranks

Ferrari has added a Briton to its ranks.

02 - Scuderia Ferrari2012-11-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Brazil - Fernando Alonso 03Acknowledging its aerodynamic weaknesses, the fabled Italian team last year signed well-known F1 aerodynamicist Loic Bigois to switch from Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

First races of 2013 key to title – Domenicali

The opening races of this season’s world championship will be crucial, according to Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali.

2012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Felipe Massa - Stefano Domenicali2011-09-09 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Italy - Felipa Massa - Stefano Domenicali  - Fernando AlonsoIn 2012, runner-up Ferrari had a dire start to its campaign, while eventual champion Red Bull also took some time to establish its full potential. But with the sweeping rule changes of 2014 looming large, Domenicali said the dynamics of this season’s battle will be different. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Ferrari to develop 2013 car in Cologne

Ferrari will develop the aerodynamics of its 2013 car exclusively in Cologne.

03 - Scuderia Ferrari2012-11-16 - Scuderia Ferrari - USA - Fernando Alonso 01After encountering problems with its Maranello facility this year, Ferrari’s wind tunnel will be closed next year until August. International reports, including in El Mundo Deportivo newspaper (Spain) and Kolner Express (Germany), said Ferrari has now turned its attention to Cologne, where the former F1 team Toyota rents out its state-of-the-art facility to clients. Read the rest of this entry »

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