Tag Archive: Davide Valsecchi

Feb 25

Felipe Nasr’s uncle and manager insists the Brazilian is the “real third driver” at Williams this year

Williams’ Nasr the ‘real third driver’ – manager

Dams - Felipe Nasr 01 The comments made by Amir Nasr, a well-known figure in the world of Brazilian motor racing, follow news Susie Wolff will drive the new Williams on Friday at both the British and German grands prix this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Sorensen set to follow Saxo Bank to Lotus

He raced in Lotus’ black and gold colours in the Formula Renault 3.5 series

Marco Sorensen Marco Sorensen looks set to join Lotus as the Enstone based team’s new reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Departing Valsecchi not paid by Lotus in 2013

“I’m sure that as soon as they’ll be in a position to do so, they’ll solve their debt.”

2013-06-08_0051 As fears about Lotus’ health grow, 2013 reserve driver Davide Valsecchi has revealed he has not yet been paid by the Enstone based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Disappointed Leimer ‘deserves’ F1 seat

Leimer, 24, admits to being disappointed.

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Fabio Leimer The new reigning champion of the F1 support series GP2 will not move up to the pinnacle of motor sport in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

Valsecchi admits Lotus exit likely

“I want to go back to wearing overalls and a helmet”

2013-04-13 - Lotus F1 Team - China - Davide Valsecchi Davide Valsecchi has admitted he is likely to vacate his role as Lotus’ reserve driver ahead of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

Lotus to replace reserve driver Valsecchi – report

Lotus looks to have made its choice of official reserve driver for 2014.

2013-06-08_0051 It appears unlikely the Enstone based team will keep Davide Valsecchi on board, particularly after the Italian admitted he was “angry” when bosses overlooked him as the surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen’s replacement late last season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

DAMS determined to reconquer the 2014 titles with Palmer and Richelmi

“Our 2013 season was less fruitful than the two previous ones” – Jean-Paul Driot

DAMS - ptoto Julien Delfosse ToileF1.com After two consecutive drivers’ titles (Romain Grosjean in 2011 and Davide Valsecchi in 2012) and a teams’ crown in 2012, DAMS did not meet with the same success in 2013 due mainly to poor results in the first half of the season.

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Nov 25

Lotus ‘risk’ turns out bad as Kovalainen star fades

“I was anticipating it would be easier to come back and race competitively”

Heikki Kovalainen - photo Lotus F1 TeamThe tumultuous 2014 ‘silly season’ is taking yet another twist, as Heikki Kovalainen’s hopes of returning full-time next year fall dramatically. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Kovalainen responds to Briatore criticism

“Of course it’s easy to say something when the race goes bad”

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 10Heikki Kovalainen has responded to his former manager Flavio Briatore, after the Italian claimed Lotus should not have signed him. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Losing Lotus chance ‘a huge blow’ – Valsecchi

“I’m angry to have lost out to Kovalainen”

2013-06-08_0051Michael Schumacher was among no less than seven candidates to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus for the last two races of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Lotus to announce Kovalainen as Raikkonen replacement

“Heikki has been waiting for something like this”

2013-06-08_0059 Lotus is poised to announce Heikki Kovalainen as the replacement for his surgery-bound countryman Kimi Raikkonen for the last two races of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Hulkenberg turned down offer to replace Raikkonen

“It’s a big risk”

2013-06-09_1130Nico Hulkenberg turned down an offer from Lotus to replace the surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen for the remaining two grands prix of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Salo tells Lotus to replace Raikkonen with Kovalainen

“Valsecchi will hardly be able to do anything on a completely new track to him”

2013-09-22 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 01Fellow Finn Mika Salo has nominated Heikki Kovalainen as the ideal replacement at Lotus for his surgery-bound countryman Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Two candidates in frame for Raikkonen’s seat

“I don’t know anything” – Valsecchi

2013-06-09_0263Two candidates have emerged as possible replacements for the surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus for the remaining two grands prix of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

GP2 struggling to make mark as F1 feeder

“It (GP2) is far too expensive”

Dani Clos - GP2 Series, Abu DhabiRed Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko has joined his McLaren counterpart in criticising the official F1 feeder series, GP2. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Kimi Räikkönen to miss final two races of 2013 Season

Replacement driver will be announced

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 08Lotus F1 Team can confirm that Kimi Räikkönen will miss the final two races of the 2013 Formula 1 season to undergo, and recover from, back surgery. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Raikkonen arrives in Abu Dhabi for practice

Raikkonen a no-show in Abu Dhabi 

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 10Amid reports Kimi Raikkonen’s relationship with Lotus was broken irreparably in India, the Finn did not show up in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. As Kimi Raikkonen finally turned up in Abu Dhabi to practice for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix, Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez on Friday insisted the relationship with the taciturn Finn remains intact. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

FIA summons Vettel after title ‘donuts’

The Red Bull driver broke a fundamental rule about taking his car straight to ‘parc ferme’

Sebastian Vettel - Inde - photo Getty ImagesSebastian Vettel spent some of his first moments as a quadruple world champion-elect in the stewards office after Sunday’s Indian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Valsecchi ‘not favourite’ for Lotus race seat

“Felipe and Nico are not the only ones on the list.  There is also Davide.”

2013-06-09_0263Davide Valsecchi, the reigning GP2 champion, is not the favourite to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Amid cheat claims, Vettel ‘proud’ of Red Bull ‘system’

“Right now it’s ok.  Obviously tomorrow we’ll see.”

2013-06-07_0440There were two big talking points on Thursday as formula one gathered at the Yeongam circuit in South Korea. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Davide Valsecchi insists he is “ready” to make his formula one debut this weekend.

Valsecchi ‘ready’ to replace Raikkonen

2013-06-08_0051Lotus regular Kimi Raikkonen struggled through the recent Singapore grand prix with a back injury. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Back pain almost sidelines Raikkonen

He qualified just 13th, while in the sister car Romain Grosjean was third.

2013-05-12 - Lotus F1 Team - Spain - Kimi Raikkonen 07Kimi Raikkonen almost sat out the Singapore grand prix weekend with a back injury, it emerged on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Raikkonen left to ‘finish career at Ferrari’ – Boullier

The Frenchman said he understands Raikkonen’s decision

2012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Kimi Raikkonen 06Kimi Raikkonen may have returned to Ferrari to finish his formula one career with a final challenge, according to Lotus team boss Eric Boullier. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Lotus ready to wait for Raikkonen’s call – Boullier

“But the best option is to keep Kimi and Romain.”

2013-06-06_0284Eric Boullier has admitted Lotus is waiting for Kimi Raikkonen to make his decision about 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Formula One teams Young Driver Test report day 2 (updated)

Formula One day 2 test report

Today’s testing report from Formula One teams & drivers in Silverstone Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Lotus F1 Team announces 2013 Young Driver Test lineup

Homework

2013-06-09_0994Nicolas Prost, Davide Valsecchi and Kimi Räikkönen will drive for Lotus F1 Team during next week’s adapted ‘Young Driver Test’ at Silverstone on July 17 -19. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Boullier denies Grosjean’s ‘ghosts’ reappearing

“Our discussion was to reassure him”

2013-06-07_0689Eric Boullier has leapt to the defence of Romain Grosjean, who many in the paddock say is reverting to his ‘nutcase’ ways of 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

Grosjean ‘like injury-prone football player’ – Lopez

Ten-place grid penalty for Montreal

2013-05-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco - Romain Grosjean 01Lotus owner Gerard Lopez has backed Romain Grosjean, amid speculation the Enstone based team could replace the beleaguered French driver. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Valsecchi ‘not yet’ in line for Grosjean’s seat

Boullier backed Grosjean but said he will sit down for talks with the 27-year-old.

2013-05-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco - Romain Grosjean 00Lotus boss Eric Boullier is refusing to rule out Davide Valsecchi for a future in Romain Grosjean’s seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Kubica ‘definitely’ in running for 2014 – Boullier

Robert Kubica is “definitely” in the running to return to formula one with Lotus in 2014

FIA ERC Rally Islas Canarias Robert Kubica image

Turning down an offer to return to circuit racing in the German touring car series DTM this year, the Pole has got off to a highly competitive start as he prepares to contest the second-tier world rally championship in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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