Tag Archive: Dubai

Nov 13

Alonso in Dubai, not Woking as wait continues

Yet another week is threatening to pass with Fernando Alonso’s future still unclear

2014-06-08_0719 Most insiders are utterly convinced that the Spaniard is heading to McLaren-Honda, amid reports the 33-year-old is even scheduled to visit Woking this week to sign what is expected to be the most lucrative deal in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Fernandes distances himself from Caterham team

Tony Fernandes has moved to distance himself from the debt and chaos of the formula one team he founded.

Tony Fernandes F1 backmarker Caterham has tried to play down the gravity of its fight for survival this weekend after it emerged bailiffs had seized equipment at its Leafield base. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Hankook 12H Hungary: A great race in itself and a perfect dress rehearsal for Dubai

On Friday, 3 October, and Saturday, 4 October, the Hungaroring will be hosting the international endurance

After last weekend’s very successful 24H Barcelona, the Hankook 12H Hungaryis coming up next as the fifth and final round of this year’s 24H Series powered by Hankook.

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Jul 05

Investors saved Caterham from Silverstone axe – Kolles

Caterham would not be at Silverstone if not for the team’s mysterious new owners.

2014-06-05_0110 That is the claim of Colin Kolles, well-known in the F1 paddock for leading backmarker teams including Midland, Spyker and HRT. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Pain may be holding championship leader Nico Rosberg back this weekend in Bahrain

Rosberg nursing injured toe in Bahrain

2014-02-27_0006 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico Rosberg Although clearly ahead of the rest of the field, Mercedes’ German driver seemed a few tenths off teammate Lewis Hamilton’s pace in Friday practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Pacific Ventures, Dubai, becomes a Premium Partner of Sauber F1 Team

McGregor Premium Partner of the Sauber F1 Team 

07 - Sauber F1 Team The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce that Pacific Ventures, Dubai, will be Premium Partner from the 2014 Australian Grand Prix onwards. The Sauber F1 Team is delighted to announce McGregor as its Premium Partner.

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Nov 17

Emaar and Genii Capital join forces to promote Dubai’s Expo 2020 bid on Lotus F1 Team cars

Dubai’s Expo 2020 Bid to be promoted on Lotus F1 Team cars

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 05Lotus F1 Team side-pods to feature Dubai Expo 2020 logo as it throttles down the Circuit of the Americas in Austin at the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, in Dubai’s bid message to reach over 250 million people across the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Teams should solve their financial problems – Mateschitz

“If there are financial problems, they can be solved only through financial means.”

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 0230F1 stragglers should consider moving over for the next generation of teams if they cannot afford formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

FIA ‘crazy’ to penalise Vettel donuts – Hamilton

“Are you serious?  That’s crazy!”

Sebastian Vettel - quadruple champion du monde F1Lewis Hamilton was surprised when he heard that, after winning a fourth title in India last Sunday, Sebastian Vettel was penalised. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates in style on Burj Al Arab helipad (+photos)

Celebration in Dubai after clinching fourth consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships

2013-10-31 - Red Bull Racing Burj Al Arab 01To celebrate winning the Formula One Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships for the fourth consecutive year, Infiniti Red Bull Racing ran one of its Formula One cars at one of the most recognised locations on earth. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Pirelli would prefer winter running in Bahrain

F1 appears headed to Dubai for pre-season testing early next year.

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (11)But the local The National newspaper said that, following team boss meetings in Hungary at the weekend, Abu Dhabi is also still in the running to host the guaranteed dry-weather running of the new V6-powered cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Webber, Alonso, Vettel scoff at ‘dinner photo’ news

“We have social lives too!”

Mark Webber wtih Fernando Alonso at dinner in DubaiMark Webber, Fernando Alonso and even Sebastian Vettel were all busy in Bahrain playing down the “dinner with friends” photo posted on Twitter this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Marko denies Mateschitz threatened F1 exit

“Nonsense.  There’s nothing to it”

2013-02-23 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Christian Horner - Dr Helmut MarkoDr Helmut Marko has scoffed at reports Red Bull could quit formula one over the ‘Multi-21′ team orders affair. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Webber, Alonso rekindle ‘Multi-21′ with cheeky photo

Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber have rekindled the ‘Multi-21′ controversy.

2013-04-13 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso 01When the pair sat down for dinner in Dubai on Tuesday, Spaniard Alonso captured the moment on his phone and posted the photo on Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Ferrari denies Alonso nursing rib injury

Ferrari on Friday denied rumours Fernando Alonso is nursing an injury.

2012-11-15_001502 - Scuderia FerrariMost suspect that the Spaniard is sitting out the Jerez test this week so that the new F138 car can be ‘shaken down’ by Felipe Massa and Pedro de la Rosa ahead of Alonso’s debut on the much more representative Barcelona track. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Ecclestone confirms only 19 races for 2013

Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that F1’s 2013 schedule will feature only 19 rounds.

Flagworld - F1Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 3Until New Jersey’s demise, this year’s calendar was set to have twenty grands prix. Ecclestone, the F1 chief executive, opened up the twentieth slot to a potential new European venue, but he said on Tuesday that he could not now fill it “at this late stage”. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Ecclestone to pen $200m sponsor deal – report

Bernie Ecclestone is tipped to sign up the airline Emirates as a major F1 sponsor on a visit to Dubai on Tuesday.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2Welcome to Emirates.comThe Financial Times said the five year deal is worth “about $200m”, making it “one of the biggest” in motor sport. The report said Emirates would join formula one’s clutch of official sponsors, including UBS, Rolex, Tata and LG. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Teams ready for last-minute Bahrain axe – report

Teams are making preparations just in case the Bahrain grand prix is called off at the last minute.

Bahrain International Circuit2010-03-13 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi 02That is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, reporting that the teams could put their back-up plans into action even as late as the Sunday in China — mere days before they are expected to be at Sakhir. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

SVDP Racing to race around the clock again

SVDP Racing the Dubai based racing team have entered the 2012 edition of the Dubai 24hr race where they will be racing their BMW 120d

SVDP bmw Dubai 24 hours logoThis will be the teams 3rd 24hr race after competing in the Britcar 24hr race at Silverstone in 2010 and the 2011 edition of the Dubai 24hr race. The team and car finished a creditable 34th overall at Silverstone (the teams 1st ever 24hr race) and 2nd in class in the 2011Dubai 24hr race. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

The consequences of the GP2 Asia cancellation in Bahrain

GP2 Asia series calendar problem

Bahrain International CircuitIt was announced Thursday that the GP2 Asia round 2 in Bahrain has been cancelled due to the current political situation in the small island state. This will give the GP2 Asia series a serious problem since the calendar only contain 3 rounds (6 races) and since the final round is also in Bahrain the organizers has to come up with a solution rather quickly. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Aus GP boss names Warsaw, Staten Island as rival hosts

“There are a number of people who the race could go to, such as Russia, India and Warsaw in Poland”

Australian Grand PrixGrand Prix d'Australie - Melbourne 09-2010Melbourne grand prix boss Ron Walker has named some unusual rivals who could take the country’s formula one race from Australia. As a spat between Melbourne’s Lord Mayor and Bernie Ecclestone develops, Australian Grand Prix Corporation chief Walker warned that there are plenty of alternative hosts bidding to slot onto the sport’s crammed annual calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Compass360 welcomes Carmen & Camille as marketing partners

Canadian Powerhouse Music Duo Featured on Team’s #76 Honda

Compass360 Racing - Carmen & CamilleWith five podium finishes in five races so far this season, the bright orange Honda Civic Si’s fielded by 2009 Grand-Am Street Tuner Champions Compass360 Racing (C360R) have reason to stand proud. At the upcoming Continental Tire 150 race on June 5th, they’ll have reason to shine. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Briatore’s yacht moored in Monaco

Briatore, 60, recently ruled out returning to F1 as a team boss.

Although banned from working in formula one or even stepping into the paddock, Flavio Briatore is making his presence felt in Monte Carlo. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Steinmetz Diamonds creates special edition steering wheels for Jenson and Lewis in Monaco

The steering wheels customised by Steinmetz master craftsmen using beautifully cut Steinmetz white diamonds

2010-05-08 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 2Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team-mates Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton will race at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix with individually crafted Steinmetz diamond crests on the steering wheels of their Formula 1 cars. The diamond crests will celebrate the world championship success of Jenson (in 2009) and Lewis (2008), as the two Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers race around the twisting streets of Monte-Carlo, the most prestigious and glamorous race on the Formula 1 world championship calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

F1 world seeks bizarre routes back to Europe

“You need a plane,” said Mercedes’ Haug.  “By boat, we will run out of time before Barcelona.”

The volcanic ash cloud

Two days after the chequered flag in Shanghai, the world of formula one is still clamouring to leave the venue of the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Ecclestone insists Spanish GP will go ahead

Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed claims that next month’s Spanish grand prix could be cancelled.

The volcanic ash cloud

It was confirmed on Monday that this weekend’s Japanese round of the MotoGP series has been called off due to the travel disruptions caused by the volcanic ash above Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

F1 paddock still worried about leaving Shanghai

F1 freight going nowhere fast after Chinese GP

The volcanic ash cloud

Shanghai circuitAs the European air chaos continues due to the Icelandic volcano cloud, Lotus has booked its entire race team on flights to Malaysia. With European airports throughout Europe still closed, the formula one circus in China is distinctly worried about how to get its staff, equipment and cars back to base. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

NFM Professionals make it three in a row to take the Championship(+photos)

The NFM Professionals won an epic Nivea for Men 24 Hours race at the Kartdrome this weekend

The race was the final of the three round 2009 Nivea for Men Endurance Challenge, by winning all three rounds the NFM Professionals were also crowned champions on the day.

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Apr 13

The ING Renault F1 Team completes a spectacular Roadshow in Dubai

Coming to Dubai has been a great experience and a real success for Renault  

2009 - Dubai Roadshow 02The ING Renault F1 Team completed a successful Roadshow in Dubai this weekend as race driver Nelson Piquet led the demonstrations along with third driver Romain Grosjean and demo driver Adam Khan.

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Apr 06

The ING Renault F1 Team gears up for the first Roadshow of the year in Dubai

The team’s cars will be demonstrated at various locations across the city

2009-04-04 - Renault - Nelson Piquet JrThe ING Renault F1 Team continues its successful Roadshow programme into 2009 with a visit to Dubai from the 9th to the 12th of April. Read the rest of this entry »

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