Tag Archive: Concorde

Sep 27

FIA finally signs up to new Concorde

The FIA has finally signed on to a new Concorde Agreement.

2011-06-09_0006In late July at the Hungaroring, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone sat down with FIA president Jean Todt and shook hands on the new deal through 2020. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 27

Ecclestone, Todt, still on road to new Concorde

They shook hands and smiled, and they signed the papers.

2012-04-22 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bernie Ecclestone - Jean TodtThe news swept through the Hungaroring paddock like wind — the 2013 Concorde Agreement is signed at last! Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 01

Kovalainen still waiting for Caterham’s ‘pay driver’ decision

Finn Kovalainen, whilst highly rated by Fernandes, brings no sponsorship to Caterham.

2012-03-24 - Team Caterham - Malaysian Grand Prix - Heikki Kovalainen 022012-03-15 - Team Caterham - Heikki Kovalainen helmet 04Caterham boss Tony Fernandes has admitted he “cannot discount going down the pay-driver route” for 2013, according to a report in the Guardian. That would be bad news for Heikki Kovalainen, who already admitted in India last weekend that financial issues are clouding his future. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 12

Glock open to Marussia team switch

Timo Glock is expecting to be with Marussia for a fourth consecutive season in 2013.

2012-06-08_04282012-06-09_0241But the German is also open to “the possibility” of a change. “It (an alternate team) would have to be a clear step forwards,” the former Toyota driver is quoted by DPA news agency. “But at the moment I am fulfilling my contract and so I am not in talks with anyone else,” added Glock. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 05

Haug denies Lauda pushed out Schumacher

Norbert Haug has denied reports Niki Lauda played a big role in Michael Schumacher’s exit at Mercedes.

2012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Norbert Haug 012012-06-10_0429Germany’s Sport Bild has suggested Austrian legend and triple world champion Lauda, who is joining Mercedes as a non-executive chairman, pushed hard for the German marque to oust Schumacher in favour of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 25

Whitmarsh urges Mercedes to sign Concorde

Martin Whitmarsh has urged Mercedes to finally sign the new Concorde Agreement.

2012-06-09_00772012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - 02Despite Bernie Ecclestone’s earlier intimations to the contrary, it emerged at Hockenheim that Mercedes is in fact still yet to agree to the terms of the new deal. It is believed a major sticking point is that top rivals McLaren, Ferrari and Red Bull have all been offered places on F1’s post-floatation board, but not Mercedes.

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Apr 18

Ecclestone confirms Concorde row with Mercedes

Ecclestone proposes ‘Grand Slam’ F1 races and backs customer cars, not budget cap

2012-04-15 - Chinese Grand Prix - Pirelli - Marco Tronchetti - Bernie EcclestoneBernie Ecclestone has confirmed he is still at loggerheads with Mercedes over the new Concorde Agreement. The German carmaker’s team is the big missing name, after F1 chief executive Ecclestone announced recently he has agreed terms with “the majority” of the teams including Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull.

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Mar 24

F1 agrees new Concorde with ‘majority’ of teams

Paddock abuzz with Concorde intrigue

Flagworld - F12011-06-09_0314“The majority” of F1’s teams have agreed a deal over a new Concorde Agreement. The news was announced by the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, who remains in Europe, in time for Saturday’s final practice session in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 12

2013 Concorde rumours ‘not true’ insists Ferrari

Ferrari rivals have ‘easier’ 2012 task – Domenicali

2011-09-09 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Italy - Felipa Massa - Stefano Domenicali  - Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari logoFerrari chiefs have denied reports the famous Italian team has already inked a new Concorde Agreement with Bernie Ecclestone.

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Jan 05

Top teams have signed new Concorde – reports

“The agreement – not official yet – was made as far back as November.”

Flagworld - F1 2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Christian Horner - Bernie EcclestoneMore media reports claim Ferrari and Red Bull, and probably also Sauber, have already inked separate new Concorde Agreements with F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.
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Oct 24

F1 teams value media rights before Concorde talks

“There is so much value that these guys are sitting on that they are not realising.”

Flagworld - F12011-09-24 - Pirelli - Teams - Singapore 02Formula one teams have appointed a company to assess the sport’s media value ahead of crucial negotiations over the next Concorde Agreement. The confidential agreement is set to expire at the end of next year, and the Financial Times reports that the teams – currently still united in their FOTA alliance – are “anxious to secure a larger share” of formula one’s income.

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Jun 11

2013 engine rules intrigue rolls on in Canada

The debate about the 2013 engine regulations has continued to roll in the Montreal paddock.

2011-06-10_04052011-06-10_0407The World Motor Sport Council voted in favour of the controversial four-cylinder turbo rules at its latest meeting last week. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, however, revealed that the regulations passed by the thinnest of majorities, with only 13 of the 26 members in favour of the rules. Read the rest of this entry »


May 05

Big teams schedule meeting on F1 future

The governing Concorde agreement expires at the end of next year

2011-04-17 - Red Bull Racing - China - Sebastian Vettel 1 teamsF1’s biggest teams have scheduled a meeting in Stuttgart next weekend to discuss the future of the sport, according to reports. The news was reported by the Daily Telegraph but also Sky News’ City editor Mark Kleinman, who has been very well informed so far on the possible Rupert Murdoch-led takeover of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 30

Toyota, not Sauber, to appear on FIA entry list

Theissen not staying in F1 with Sauber

Contrary to earlier reports, it has emerged that Sauber will be missing from the FIA’s forthcoming provisional 2010 entry list. The specialist publications Blick and Auto Motor und Sport report that, in order to avoid a $150m fine for not honouring the Concorde Agreement, Toyota is instead looking to hand over its team entry to Serbian outfit Stefan Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 05

All teams signed new Concorde – FOTA

Guarantees “the teams’ participation until the end of the 2012 season”

Four days after the FIA’s similar announcement, the formula one teams association FOTA on Wednesday confirmed the signing of a new Concorde Agreement. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 30

Mosley turns focus back to F1 matters

Not a problem with Bernie

Max Mosley, the FIA president who has been embroiled in a sex scandal, has this week turned his focus back to matters regarding formula one.

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