Tag Archive: drivers

Sep 18

Drivers welcome FIA radio clampdown

“All the fans were cheering so it looks like the right way to go”

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Mercedes’ title-warring teammates are the first F1 drivers to welcome the FIA’s banning of “performance”-related radio communications. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

DTM drivers given one unified voice: DTM Driver Association launched

The newly founded DTM Driver Association (DTMDA) set to work at the sixth race of the 2014 DTM season in Spielberg.

DTMDA logo In the future, the role of the DTM Driver Association, which operates independently of the individual manufacturers, is to improve cooperation between drivers, the organiser of the series, the ITR, and the German Motor Sport Association (DMSB). Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

The top 5 development in the championships

Top 5 championship development points updated

Top 5 championshipsFollowing the week-end’s race, here are the latest championship leaders progression. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Drivers to ‘think’ before F1 boycott – de la Rosa

“When you drive there’s always a risk.”

Flagworld - F1Pedro de la Rosa on Friday clarified that formula one drivers will not necessarily leap into boycotting this weekend’s German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

F1 drivers mark end of formula BMW series

“It was the perfect step from karting.”

Formula BMW AmericasAlex Ellis  20091229Formula one drivers and team personnel attended a party last weekend to mark the end of an era. Monza was the scene of the last ever formula BMW race; a junior series that helped many current F1 drivers to reach the very pinnacle of motor sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Drivers go missing on Bahrain grid

Many F1 drivers were missing from the grid in the minutes before Sunday’s season opening Bahrain GP.

2010-03-14 - Hispania F1 Racing TeamGlobal interest in the new 2010 season had been sky high, but reporters, television cameras and VIPs searched hard to locate F1’s most famous faces in the tense moments of preparation prior to the formation lap. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Drivers face finale with uncertain futures

A lot is up in the air

The chequered flag will wave on the 2009 season on Sunday, but the fates of several drivers are still uncertain. 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen, having agreed to terminate his Ferrari contract to make way for Fernando Alonso, is linked with a move to McLaren or Toyota, but is believed to have run into trouble in terms of his wage demands. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Brawn not ready to announce drivers for 2010

Nothing will be announced until much later

Brawn GP is not going to announce its driver lineup for the 2010 season until well after November’s Abu Dhabi season finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Barrichello not guaranteed future at Brawn

“We’ve other things we have to sort out and then the drivers will come after that.”

2009-09-13 - Italie - Brawn - Jenson Button 02Even two wins in three races has not been enough for Rubens Barrichello to secure a definite future at the Brawn team. The British team makes no secret of wanting to keep championship leader Jenson Button on board for 2010, but as for the longest-serving driver in F1 history, chief executive Nick Fry answered at Monza: “We’ll see. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Drivers warned about Monza kerb-hopping

Mosley rules out three-car idea

Even though the kerbs were modified ahead of this year’s Italian grand prix to prevent kerb-cutting, race director Charlie Whiting found the need to issue a caution to all teams on qualifying day. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

New drivers to get in-season test in 2010

A one-day test for the replacement will be excluded from the total ban

F1’s testing agreement will be slightly modified for 2010 so that new or returning drivers can get some experience of their cars prior to racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Toro Rosso to keep same drivers, engine in 2010

“It is the plan” -Tost

2009-07-25 - Toro Rosso - Jaime Alguersuari - 021Toro Rosso is likely to field an unchanged driver-engine package in 2010, team boss Franz Tost has said at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Driver talks are taking place – Haug

“We speak with drivers, I speak with drivers” – Haug

Norbert Haug has contradicted McLaren’s team boss by confirming that talks with other drivers have taken place. With Heikki Kovalainen’s place for 2010 not secured, Martin Whitmarsh had insisted at Valencia last weekend: “At the moment we have not had, nor are we in, conversations with any other drivers.” Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

BMW drivers aim to prolong F1 careers

“In formula one every grand prix is a job application” -Heidfeld

Mario Theissen insists the withdrawal of BMW at the end of the year will not also end the formula one careers of the team’s current race drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Schumacher to replace injured Massa

“Looking forward to facing this challenge” -Schumacher

Michael Schumacher on Wednesday announced he is looking forward to the challenge of replacing his injured former Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa at forthcoming grands prix.

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Jul 29

No memory of crash, but Massa’s appetite returns

13 drivers linked with injured Massa’s seat

2009-07-25 - Ferrari 0008Felipe Massa has no memory of his Hungarian GP qualifying crash but he has not forgotten his appetite, the Brazilian’s father Luiz Antonio has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Rivals say Alguersuari not ready for F1 debut

“It’s not a learning school” -Mark Webber

2009-07-22 - Jaime Alguersuari - 8606Formula one drivers on Thursday questioned whether Jaime Alguersuari is ready to make his formula one debut. The 19-year-old Spaniard is set not only to become the youngest ever grand prix starter in Hungary, but with only two straight-line tests under his belt, he must also be the least experienced. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

F1 drivers organise fun kart race

The idea of the two-day races belongs to BMW’s Robert Kubica

A group of formula one drivers planned to fill the two-week gap between the German and Hungarian grands prix by organising a karting event. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Drivers enjoy another F1-free weekend

Many were at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Formula one drivers have just enjoyed their second consecutive weekend without the distraction of a grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

New US team to select drivers ‘soon’

There are some very good American drivers out there

Having secured a spot on the 2010 grid, new formula one entrant Team US F1 expects to select drivers for the North Carolina-based outfit “pretty soon”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

STR drivers still waiting for double diffuser

“I want to see how the diffuser works before we spend that much money” -Franz Tost

2009-04-04 - Toro Rosso - Sebastien Bourdais 02It will likely be yet another two races before a ‘double diffuser’ will be added to the rear of Toro Rosso’s 2009 car. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Ferrari drivers ‘never forgotten’ – Alonso

FIA should listen to existing teams – Alonso

Fernando Alonso on Tuesday gave the strongest indication yet that he sees his future with Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Ferrari drivers told what to say – Barrichello

With Ferrari the pressure was enormous

On the face of it, Ferrari’s race drivers fully support the Scuderia’s threat to quit formula one at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Drivers side against Mosley’s F1 politics

Less political and more sport

F1 drivers on Thursday sided strongly against Max Mosley, after the FIA president suggested the sport could live without Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Test cuts ‘suck’ for aspiring drivers – Hartley

It’s pretty hard to get prepared when there’s no testing

Cost-cutting is the buzzword in today’s formula one paddocks, but the trend does not find friends with aspiring young drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Only 6 drivers earn less than Vettel – report

Vettel makes 3.5m euros per season

2009-04-04 - Red Bull 44Shanghai winner Sebastian Vettel is “so good and so cheap”, the German daily Bild newspaper claims. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

No ‘harmony’ between Red Bull drivers – Marko

Two drivers who are on the limit and can push each other

2009-04-19 - Red Bull -  Mark Webber - Christian Horner - Sebastian Vettel“Harmony” is not the word to describe the relationship of Red Bull’s two drivers, according to team advisor Helmut Marko.

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Mar 25

My Qi Meritus.Mahara drivers inspired by Pak Lah support

My Qi Meritus.Mahara will compete in the GP2 Asia Series during the Malaysian F1

GP2 - My Qi Meritus.Mahara 01My Qi Meritus.Mahara’s drivers said they are inspired to do well in the Malaysian leg of this season’s GP2 Asia Series following the recent flag handing over ceremony by Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to the team’s owner, Firhat Mokhzani. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Renault drivers agree to reduce salaries

A reduction would be appropriate

2009-01-19 - Devoilement de la Renault R29 1439Renault drivers Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet have agreed to reduce their salaries in reaction to the global recession. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

A ray of hope for McLaren at Jerez

McLaren still needs test drivers – Dennis

McLaren 04The Spanish sun took on the role of a ray of hope for McLaren on Wednesday, as the beleaguered F1 giant conducted its penultimate day of a troubled pre-season. Read the rest of this entry »

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