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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