Tag Archive: Craig Pollock

Jan 24

McLaren, Lotus fight over major sponsor – report

That move has ruffled some feathers at Enstone

 2014-01-24 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 7In the context of the death of Jenson Button’s father, a new spat between McLaren and Lotus is unlikely to rate high on his list of concerns. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Pic working with Craig Pollock, loses Caterham seat

Charles Pic will not be racing in formula one this season.

2013-06-05-0179 Having debuted for Marussia in 2013, and switching to Caterham last year, the latter team’s boss Cyril Abiteboul announced on Monday that the 23-year-old French driver has been left without a race seat for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Pollock launches company to help drivers

“Investors expect a return on their investment that we can guarantee”

Craig Pollock 2011-09-15The F1 team BAR’s founder Craig Pollock has launched a new company with the aim of funding promising drivers through the motor racing ranks. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Wolff hints Brackley staff members could go

Wolff denied that he is preparing to take a “terminator method”

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Toto Wolff 01Toto Wolff has warned that the staff at Mercedes’ Brackley headquarters are under pressure to keep their jobs. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Renault doubts F1 return for Honda, Toyota

“But Honda and Toyota could easily ask the FIA for permission and join in.”

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (11)One of F1’s existing engine bosses has questioned rumours Honda and Toyota could be set to re-join the sport in the foreseeable future. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Report – Gilles Simon working on F1 engine for Honda

Honda may already be working on a formula one project for 2014.

Gilles Simon2013-01-17-0133When revealing its all-new turbo V6 ‘power unit’ for next year near Paris on Monday, Renault’s Jean-Michel Jalinier said he “definitely” expects more engine makers to enter F1 under the 2014 rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Renault to supply F1 engines to more teams – Ghosn

Renault is open to supplying more formula one teams with engines.

Renault Sport F1championnatsRenault Sport F1 logoThat is the news, after the French carmaker’s president Carlos Ghosn made a visit at the weekend to the Brazilian grand prix. Currently, Renault supplies engines to four teams: Red Bull, Lotus, Williams and Caterham. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 15

No longer in a Renault shirt, Fabrice Lom has revealed he is still “very busy” in the world of formula one.

Renault’s Lom ‘busy’ with new FIA role

Flagworld - FIAA high ranking engineer at Renault throughout the Williams, Benetton and Fernando Alonso eras, the Frenchman’s last team role was in 2011, liaising between the engine supplier and its most prominent partner, Red Bull.

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Aug 13

F1’s three engine manufacturers for 2014 are hard at work on their new turbo V6 designs, Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reported.

2014 suppliers now running real V6 engines – report

2011-07-05 - AT&T Williams - Renault Engines 012012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #5 439The publication said Craig Pollock’s new venture Pure is no longer operating, while it is now common knowledge in the F1 paddock that HRT and Marussia supplier Cosworth is unlikely to still be on the grid for the radical new rules.

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Aug 10

Whitmarsh expects three engine suppliers in 2014

Martin Whitmarsh has revealed he is not surprised to hear about 2014 engine supplier Pure’s problems.

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 02242012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Martin Whitmarsh 01The McLaren boss and current FOTA chairman said he expects there to be just three engine manufacturers – Mercedes, Renault and Ferrari – supplying turbo V6 engines in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Sauber not definitely staying with Ferrari in 2014

Sauber has not decided if it will stay with Ferrari power in 2014.

2012-07-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Germany - Sergio Perez 012012-07-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Germany - Peter Sauber 01The Swiss team has expressed grave doubts about the increased costs of renting engines for the radical new V6 regulations in 2014. Before and after Sauber’s recent BMW era, the independent Hinwil based team was and is a longstanding Ferrari customer, but the current agreement runs only to the end of the V8 era.

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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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Jun 27

Pollock’s Pure offers best price for 2014 engine

Customer engines will be much more expensive in 2014.

Craig Pollock 2011-09-15PURE logo Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that, for example, Sauber currently spends EUR 8 million on its Ferrari engine, and another million for KERS.

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Jun 21

Rivals suggest Cosworth set to quit F1

Cosworth could be set to exit formula one.

Cosworth logo2011-10-14 - HRT F1 Team - Korea - Cosworth 01Currently, with F1’s existing V8 formula facing its final season in 2013, there are four engine suppliers on the grid — Ferrari, Mercedes, Renault and Cosworth, the British independent.

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Apr 09

Happy birthday, Jacques Villeneuve!

It is Jacques 41st birthday!

2011-06-09_03211996_gp_canada_9605Villeneuve was Formula 1’s second second-generation driver to join the ranks of World Championship-winning status by winning the 1997 crown for Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Pollock’s Pure to use Toyota facilities

BAR founder Craig Pollock’s new 2014 engine supply venture, Pure, is setting up camp in Cologne.

PURE logo Craig Pollock  PURE 2012-01-19A German-language report at motorsport-total.com said Jacques Villeneuve’s former manager has struck a deal with former F1 team Toyota. The report said Pure, to move shortly, needs better facilities than it currently has at its Paris headquarters. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

McLaren plays down link with Pollock’s Pure

McLaren has played down reports its cars could be powered by engines produced by Craig Pollock’s new venture Pure in 2014.

PURE logo 02 - Vodafone McLaren MercedesFormer BAR founder Pollock is targeting at least two customers for his new turbo V6 engine, and Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport said there has been contact between Pure and McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Pollock’s Pure to fire up first V6 engine in July

Craig Pollock believes there will be only a single independent engine maker in formula one in 2014.

Craig Pollock 2011-09-15Kapic (1008 of 94)The BAR founder and Jacques Villeneuve’s former manager is now in charge of Pure, a new company that intends to supply a turbo V6 engine to F1 teams when the rules change in two seasons’ time.

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Sep 24

Carmakers want ‘open market’ for F1 engine supply

F1’s major engine manufacturers want the FIA to drop regulations that guarantee customers for their rivals.

2011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Teams 012011-07-05 - AT&T Williams - Renault Engines 01Currently, there are four engine makers on the grid — Ferrari, Mercedes, Renault and Cosworth. The latter independent supplier, however, is reportedly fighting for customers for 2012 and beyond, with Williams switching to Renault and rumours HRT could follow Team Lotus in also ending its association with Cosworth.

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Aug 10

Gilles Simon appointment ‘not very correct’ – Ecclestone

Pure announced last month that it has signed Frenchman Simon as technical director.

2011-06-09_0306pollock-02Bernie Ecclestone has admitted F1 engine makers are right to be concerned about Gilles Simon’s appointment by the new 2014 supplier Pure. Pure, headed by former BAR founder Craig Pollock, announced last month that it has signed Frenchman Simon as technical director.

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Jul 29

Pollock’s Pure tabs Gilles Simon for F1 role

Craig Pollock’s 2014 engine supplier Pure has signed up Gilles Simon

pollock-01Gilles SimonThe Frenchman is most famous for being Ferrari’s former engine boss, but most recently he was the FIA’s powertrain chief. He has now left the latter role to become technical director of BAR founder Pollock’s new F1 engine supplier foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Exhaust saga was ‘political’ not technical – Illien

The blown exhaust saga has been a political rather than a technical argument.

2011-06-10_0902Norbert Haug - Mario IllienThat is the view of Mario Illien, the former designer of Mercedes’ formula one engines who now as an outsider admitted to watching the Silverstone saga unfold.

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Jul 04

Pollock pushing ahead despite F1 engine u-turn

Craig Pollock is pushing ahead with his new venture Pure’s plans to supply engines to formula one teams.

Kapic (1008 of 94)pollock-02The BAR team founder and former manager of Jacques Villeneuve announced in May that Propulsion Universelle et Recuperation d’Energie is designing a four-cylinder engine for the FIA’s confirmed regulations for 2013.

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May 20

Manufacturers to drop support for 2013 engines

The 2013 engine rules are on the cusp of being scrapped.

Cosworth CA2010 F1 race engine - BLOODHOUND SSC 32011-05-07 - Pirelli -Turkey - Pirelli factory - Team principals 1In interviews with Blick and Auto Motor und Sport this week, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone slammed the four-cylinder turbo formula as “a joke”. He is backed by Ferrari, and F1’s other engine manufacturers are now set to join the same argument about sticking with the current 2.4 litre V8s beyond next season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Pollock heads 2013 F1 engine supplier Pure

Villeneuve is apparently not involved with Pure

pollock-02Kapic (1008 of 94)BAR team founder and Jacques Villeneuve’s former manager Craig Pollock has announced plans to head a new formula one engine supplier. He said Propulsion Universelle et Recuperation d’Energie, to be known as Pure, is already designing an engine for the new 2013 turbo regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

Sauber said ‘Shut up and drive!’ – Villeneuve

“Shut up and drive, we do not want you to design the car!”

2010-08-29_03112010-08-29_0784Jacques Villeneuve has given a fascinating insight into some of the teams he experienced during his decade in formula one. “I loved Williams because there was a good atmosphere,” the French Canadian, who won the world championship with the British team in 1997, told the French language pitlane-vision.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Jacques Villeneuve confirms his presence in Tremblant’s 24 Hours

To help sick and underprivileged children

This year, the Tremblant’s 24h of skiing is celebrating its 10th anniversary, December 10, 11 & 12th. Since its debut in 2001, thanks to the vision of Jacques Villeneuve, Barbara and Craig Pollock of Formula Charity, the 24h of skiing today, is now at its peak! Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

Citroen’s Quesnel says no to Renault role – report

Olivier Quesnel is the sports boss for Peugeot and Citroen

Another potential full-time successor for the departed Renault team boss Flavio Briatore can be scratched from the list. Former F1 drivers Alain Prost and Gerhard Berger have been linked with the role, and although it is believed the quadruple world champion is still interested, Berger denies that talks even took place. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

Four bidders for Renault team takeover – Ecclestone

Briton Ecclestone, 79, said he hopes a deal can be reached before Christmas.

British reports are portraying the takeover of the Renault team as a straight fight between two groups led by David Richards and Gerard Lopez. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Sticky: Villeneuve visits Lotus (+photos)

Group Lotus confirmed that Villeneuve visited its Hethel headquarters

Jacques Villeneuve - Lotus 01 Jacques Villeneuve on Thursday had lunch at a pub near the Norfolk (UK) headquarters of the new formula one team Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

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