Tag Archive: Cologne

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 »

Dec 18

‘Top’ man Gillan leaves Williams – report

Mark Gillan, chief operations engineer, has left Williams.

Mark Gillan  portrait2012-02-24 - Williams F1 - Alex Wurz - Valtteri Bottas - Mark GillanCiting the confirmation of a team spokeswoman, Reuters news agency reports that Gillan – who only joined the famous British team just over a year ago – wants to “spend more time with his family”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Massa admits to Ferrari’s car development problems

Ferrari have admitted they are concerned crucial upgrades to the F2012 car will not work as expected.

2012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Felipe Massa 012012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Felipe Massa - Stefano DomenicaliTeam boss Stefano Domenicali has said the Italian squad needs to find at least 2 tenths of a second to boost Fernando Alonso’s chances of competing for the title against Red Bull’s on-form new championship leader Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Massa raced Red Bull-style exhaust in Korea – report

Indeed, 20 Minutos claims Alonso will be running the Massa-specification on his own red car next weekend in India.

2012-09-22 - Ferrari - Singapore - Felipe Massa 012012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Felipe Massa 03Ferrari raced an all-new Red Bull-style exhaust on only Felipe Massa’s car in Korea last weekend, according to the Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos. The news would explain the Brazilian driver’s better pace than teammate Fernando Alonso in the sister F2012, and also the Spaniard’s confidence that he is still in the running to beat Sebastian Vettel to the title despite a new 6-point championship deficit and Red Bull’s recent dominance. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Former driver da Matta slams Gascoyne

Former F1 driver Cristiano da Matta has slammed well-known F1 engineer Mike Gascoyne.

Bruno Junqueira et Christiano Da Matta Mike GascoyneIn 2003, Gascoyne – who currently heads the technical side at Caterham – joined the now-defunct Toyota outfit, whose driver at the time was Brazilian da Matta. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Manager admits Sutil visited Ferrari headquarters

Adrian Sutil recently visited Ferrari’s headquarters at Maranello.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 00462011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Adrian Sutil 01But the former Force India driver’s manager denied that German Sutil, 29, is therefore a hot contender to replace Felipe Massa in 2013. Indeed, the Cologne newspaper Express said Sutil was only at Ferrari’s private test circuit Fiorano for a day of road car driving with friends and a factory tour.

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Jul 28

2014 F1 engine supplier ‘Pure’ hits roadblock

The company set up camp at Toyota’s Cologne headquarters earlier this year.

Craig Pollock  PURE 2012-01-19PURE logo Craig Pollock’s ‘Pure’ company has paused its operations, the German website motorsport-total and journalists Dieter Rencken and Stefan Ziegler have revealed.

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Jul 02

Sebastian Vettel has been warned to watch his manners, according to Germany’s Kolner Express newspaper.

FIA tells Vettel to mind his manners – report

2012-06-09_01092012-06-08_0447After Valencia, where following his retirement the Red Bull driver admitted he suspected a conspiracy, German motor sport association president Hans-Joachim Stuck said Vettel needed to be careful about being cited for “unsportsmanlike conduct”.

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Jan 26

Pirelli pushing teams for 2011-spec test car

Pirelli is pushing the F1 teams to agree a track testing solution for 2012.

Pirelli logoPirelliLast year, the sport’s new official tyre supplier used defunct team Toyota’s updated 2009 car – driven by Nick Heidfeld, Pedro de la Rosa, Romain Grosjean and Lucas di Grassi – to develop its P-Zero tyres.

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Dec 12

HRT official statement

HRT denies Caterham designing 2012 car

2011-10-29 -  HRT F1 Team - India - Narain Karthikeyan 03 2011-10-14 - HRT F1 Team - Korea - Narain Karthikeyan  01After the recent information appearing lately in the media, HRT F1 Team is obliged to deny that Caterham Technology and Innovation, a subsidiary company of Caterham F1, will be in charge of the design and fabrication of the F112’s monocoque.

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Dec 12

Cosworth could be left with just a single formula one customer next year, if the latest rumblings from the rumour mill turn out to be true.

Caterham link hints at Renault switch for HRT

2011-10-14 - HRT F1 Team - Korea - Cosworth 01 2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - 02It was reported at the end of last month that HRT, the struggling Spanish team, is set to begin working with a Cologne company co-owned by Tony Fernandes and Mike Gascoyne.

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Nov 30

Ecclestone happy with HRT’s new direction

Bernie Ecclestone is happy that HRT, the back of the grid Spanish team, appears to have turned a corner.

2011-07-30 - HRT F1 Team - Hungary - Bernie Ecclestone 012011-10-14 - HRT F1 Team - Korea - Narain Karthikeyan  01Last year, the F1 chief executive described the team and fellow straggler Virgin as “cripples” that have been “an embarrassment” that the sport needed to “get rid of”.

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