Tag Archive: Diario Sport

Sep 03

Briatore return would ‘help new F1′ – Alonso

Flavio Briatore would be a good addition as formula one finds its direction for the future.

discussion-Briatore-Dennis 4381 That is the claim of Fernando Alonso, the sport’s highest paid and arguably most highly rated driver. Recently, a man always closely aligned with the trajectory of Alonso’s career – Briatore – was linked with a return to the sport as chairman of a new popularity working group. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Ferrari ‘not doing a good job’ in 2014 – Alonso

Fernando Alonso has admitted Ferrari is “not doing a good job so far” in 2014.

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso 01 As the Spaniard starts his fifth consecutive season with the Italian team without having added to his title tally, Alonso finished off the podium in Australia and Malaysia and qualified just tenth in Bahrain on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Lotus in ‘contact’ with Whitmarsh – source

“There has been contact with Martin”

2013-06-08_0053 Deposed McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh could switch to Lotus for 2014, an insider has confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Bahrain could host F1 night testing – report

The Sakhir circuit will host back-to-back tests

2012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - 01Some winter testing in Bahrain ahead of the 2014 season could take place at night, Italy’s Autosprint reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

Valencia in talks to break F1 contract – report

Despite earlier reports that Valencia and Barcelona agreed to alternate

Valencia Street Circuit logoValencia’s formula one foray is set to be officially folded, according to a media report. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Domenicali, Alonso tip Ferrari to bounce back

Stefano Domenicali has tipped Ferrari to bounce back in Canada next weekend.

2013-05-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Monaco - Fernando Alonso (4)Off the back of his Barcelona win, Fernando Alonso struggled in the Principality last weekend, qualifying sixth and finishing just seventh. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

Barcelona says Valencia could host 2014 Spanish GP

Valencia could still return to the F1 calendar in 2014.

Valencia Street Circuit logoThe Spanish port city race’s fate has been swinging wildly in recent days and months, but it seems Valencia might appear on next year’s schedule after all. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

World’s press says Vettel in title hot-seat

“Now it will be difficult for Alonso.”

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel (3)2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel (10)The world’s press thinks Fernando Alonso will be hard-pressed to regain the lead of the world championship from Sebastian Vettel in the last races of 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Spanish hosts agree GP share scheme through 2019

Spain’s formula one race hosts have finally agreed to annually alternate a single grand prix date.

Valencia Street Circuit logoGP2 Series - Barcelona - Circuit de CatalunyaSpanish sports newspapers Marca and Diario Sport said the respective organisers and supporting governments of the Barcelona and Valencia races have now agreed that the country should host only one grand prix per year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Ferrari setting 2012 pace in the pits

Ferrari does not have a leading car so far in 2012, but when it comes to pitstops, the famous Italian team is setting the pace.

2012-04-15 - Scuderia Ferrari - Chinese Grand Prix - Pirelli 012012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #2 031That is the finding of the Spanish sports daily Marca, reporting that Fernando Alonso’s 2.4 second pitstop in Shanghai was the fastest of all. And the report said Ferrari’s pitstops were on average six tenths better than those performed by rival top teams Mercedes, McLaren and Red Bull in China. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Ferrari eyes big step forward for Barcelona

Fernando Alonso said he is hoping the F2012 becomes “3 or 4 tenths” better at Barcelona.

03 - Scuderia Ferrari2012-04-15 - Scuderia Ferrari - Chinese Grand Prix - Pirelli 02Ferrari is looking ahead to Barcelona next month, as the famous Italian team plans to begin putting a difficult start to the 2012 season behind it. Test driver Marc Gene, who is travelling to the grands prix this year, said the F2012 was “born well” but fell behind the other leading teams as the winter pre-season progressed.

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Mar 01

HRT hoping to debut 2012 car on Sunday

HRT is hoping to get one up on its tailender rival Marussia by at least running its 2012 car before shipping it to Australia.

11 - HRT F1 TeamMarussia, formerly Virgin, has announced that after failing an FIA crash test, it will be unable to run its new Cosworth-powered car at the final Barcelona test this week. “Of course it’s a shame,” German driver Timo Glock told the DPA news agency, “but safety comes first.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Ecclestone defiant as teams bemoan 2012 calendar

The latest spat between Bernie Ecclestone and the F1 teams’ association is set to break out.

2011-06-09_03072010-06-13_0425Spain’s Diario Sport newspaper reports that FOTA, headed by McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh, believes the F1 chief executive has breached the Concorde Agreement in devising the arduous 20-race calendar for 2012.

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Aug 26

Alguersuari sees ‘no problem’ with Japan trip

Jaime Alguersuari has revealed he has “no problem” with F1’s plans to travel to Japan in October.

2011-07-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Germany - Jaime Alguersuari 42011-07-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Germany - Jaime Alguersuari 2Some leading MotoGP riders, like Valentino Rossi, have revealed they have grave reservations about travelling to the country in the wake of the nuclear disaster.

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Jul 29

Alguersuari not worried about F1 future

“Not at all”

2011-07-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Germany - Jaime Alguersuari 42011-07-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Germany - Jaime Alguersuari 3Even with Daniel Ricciardo parked at HRT for the time being, Toro Rosso’s current drivers cannot yet afford to relax. Jaime Alguersuari, however, insists he is not worried he might lose his place to energy drink Red Bull’s latest protege.

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Jun 15

Red Bull rivals to eye Silverstone exhaust clampdown

“The rule changes are going to spice things up” – Lewis Hamilton.

2011-06-11_11192011-06-10_0348It is no coincidence that Ferrari has earmarked Silverstone as a key indicator for its approach to the remainder of 2011. With Red Bull apparently running away with the title, Ferrari has not ruled out switching its focus to next season after July’s British race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Ferrari dismisses Briatore team boss rumours

Alonso told Diario Sport newspaper in Canada that he knows nothing about the Briatore rumours.

2011-06-10_00422011-06-10_0016Ferrari’s media guru and Fernando Alonso have dismissed rumours linking Flavio Briatore with the top job at the famous team. The Dutch website f1today.nl this week said Briatore, the disgraced and banned former Renault team boss who is still Spaniard Alonso’s manager, is “in talks with Ferrari” about replacing current principal Stefano Domenicali. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Vettel’s rivals need ‘very good luck’ – Ecclestone

Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko agrees: “Sebastian has a comfortable lead but there are 350 points to go.”

2011-05-20 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel 122011-05-27 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Sebastian Vettel 2If Bernie Ecclestone were to bet a few dollars of his fortune on the outcome of the 2011 title, he would safely back his young friend Sebastian Vettel. The F1 chief executive is famously friendly with the 23-year-old German who last year became the sport’s youngest champion and this year is running away with the spoils. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Todt says one race to drop off 2012 calendar

Jean Todt says one race will definitely fall off the proposed 2012 calendar.

2011-05-07 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Turkey Jean TodtFlagworld - FIAThe governing body’s World Motor Sport Council last week rubber-stamped a provisional schedule for 2012 featuring an unprecedented 21 race dates. Among the scheduled events are season opener Bahrain and the inaugural US grand prix in Texas, but the only race marked ‘subject to confirmation’ was Turkey in early May. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Renault threatening to quit over 2013 rules – Todt

The FIA announced last Friday that it will now stage “consultations”

2011-05-28 - Lotus Renault GP - Monaco - Vitaly Petrov 02Ferrari and Mercedes are pushing for the 2013 engine rules to be delayed, FIA president Jean Todt has admitted. It emerged recently that the agreed ‘greener’ four-cylinder turbo regulations no longer had the support of all four of F1’s current engine suppliers. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Ferrari says journalist lied about sponsor trouble

Ferrari has accused a Spanish journalist of lying about the concerns of a major team sponsor.

2011-05-07 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Turkey - Felipe Masse 22011-05-07 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Turkey - Felipe Masse 6AS sports newspaper writer Raul Romojaro had said Santander chief Emilio Botin had words in Barcelona with Stefano Domenicali about Ferrari’s poor start to the 2011 season. “When lies are being bandied about then the Horse Whisperer cannot let it go,” said Ferrari in a website column written by an anonymous writer. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Pitstop frenzy ‘too much’ in 2011 – Domenicali

“Four pitstops I think is too much, especially for the safety in the pitlane.”

2011-05-07 - Pirelli -Turkey - Pirelli factory - Stefano Domenicali - Marco Tronchetti 12011-03-26 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Australia - Stenafo DomenicaliStefano Domenicali has warned F1 to proceed with caution as its new chaotic formula leaves spectators dazzled. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Alonso – Briatore ‘not Mourinho’ as Ferrari rumours swirl

“I would like Flavio to return, we miss him” – Alonso

Flavio Briatore 112011-05-07 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Turkey - Fernando Alonso 5Fernando Alonso would like to see Flavio Briatore back in formula one, but he denies his arrival at Ferrari “would be like Mou in Madrid”. The ‘Mou’ reference is to Jose Mourinho, the highly respected Portuguese football coach who arrived at Real Madrid last year and is regarded as one of the best managers in history. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Rivals should focus on own problems – Alonso

“Fortunately for us, we are united as a team, as we show at each race”

2010-10-23 - Red Bull Racing - Lewis Hamilton - Fernando Alonso - Mark Webber - Jenson Button - Sebastian Vettel2010-10-23 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 4Fernando Alonso believes Ferrari’s rivals are “trying to divert attention” from their own problems by playing psychological games in the media. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Webber insists not asking for number 1 status

Webber backtracks on ‘harsh’ Monza review

2010-09-13 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 4Mark Webber has played down suggestions he is asking for his teammate Sebastian Vettel to play a supporting role for the rest of 2010. At Spa-Francorchamps recently, the Australian suggested that with a growing points gap to his teammate, the time might be nearing for Red Bull to appoint a number one, depending on “how hungry they are”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Ferrari testing Red Bull-like constant gas concept

Ferrari’s version was tested for the first time in Hockenheim practice.

2010-06-11_0872One of Ferrari’s developments for the F10 car this weekend is the Red Bull-like constant exhaust-gas pressure concept. It emerged recently that Red Bull’s dominance of the Q3 qualifying segment this year was due to a system that keeps exhaust gases flowing through the blown diffuser even when the driver is not on the throttle in slow corners. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Alguersuari reveals earlier Red Bull/Toro Rosso ‘problems’

“Red Bull has a winning car and I must fight to have one as well”

2010-05-16 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Jaime Alguersuari 14Jaime Alguersuari has indicated he risked losing his F1 seat this year due to “problems” between Toro Rosso and Red Bull. In between the 2009 and 2010 seasons, it was strongly rumoured the Faenza based team was considering replacing the then teenage Spaniard with a pay-driver. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Todt backs more cost cuts so new teams can ‘survive’

Bad weather spoils Todt’s Epsilon Euskadi visit

Costs in formula one must be further cut so that the sport’s newly arrived teams do not fall at the first hurdle, Jean Todt said on Tuesday. While announcing that he is pushing for KERS to return to the grid in 2011, the FIA president vowed to support new teams Virgin, Lotus and HRT, on the same day he intended to visit the Spanish headquarters of hopeful entrant Epsilon Euskadi. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

De la Rosa’s Sauber seat ‘not in doubt’ – Gracia

De la Rosa insisted he is “driving well”.

2010-04-17 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Pedro de la Rosa 00Peter Sauber has reassured a close supporter of Pedro de la Rosa that the Spanish veteran is not about to lose his race seat. 39-year-old de la Rosa, who returned to the F1 grid this year after a long stint as McLaren’s test driver, played down the rumours about his near future in China last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Alguersuari feels ready for F1 now

“Last year was what it was, I could not do more”

2010-02-01 - Toro Rosso - Jaime Alguersuari 04With the turmoil of his mid-season 2009 debut now behind him, Jaime Alguersuari feels ready to show the world his real talent. “Last year was what it was, I could not do more,” said the young Spaniard, who was called up to replace Toro Rosso’s lacklustre Sebastien Bourdais in July of last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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