Tag Archive: EFE

Sep 19

Furious Alonso threatens to reveal source of rumours

Fernando Alonso was “visibly upset” on Thursday as he angrily slammed the latest silly-season speculation about his future.

2014-06-07_0248 That is the claim of Spain’s EFE news agency, reporting that the Spaniard clearly feels the leaks are being originated not only from Italy, but from within Ferrari itself. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Schumacher family stops publication of hospital photos

With Michael Schumacher fighting for recovery in a Swiss clinic, his family has also been fighting on another front.

2012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 03 EFE news agency reports that the publisher Hubert Burda Media, owner of the German news weekly Bunte, has been legally banned by a Munich court from publishing certain photographs of Schumacher’s wife Corinna. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Mercedes in 2014 re-think after ‘wake-up call’

Canada was a spanner in the works in Mercedes’ otherwise flawless 2014 campaign.

2014-06-08_0944 Until both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton struck technical trouble aboard their silver W05s in Montreal, they had shared a total clean-sweep of one-two victories this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

No Mercedes seat for Alonso ‘in short term’ – Wolff

Toto Wolff has dismissed reports Mercedes could be eyeing a future with Fernando Alonso.

When rumours of the German marque’s flirtation with the obviously frustrated Ferrari driver Alonso first arose recently, team sources immediately reacted by hinting that Nico Rosberg’s contract is in fact on the verge of being extended. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Zetsche says Alonso ‘best driver’ in F1

Fernando Alonso is “perhaps the best driver” in formula one.

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso (6) That is the claim this week not of an F1 fan or an insider, but of Dieter Zetsche. Zetsche is the chairman of Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes, whose Brackley based F1 team is utterly dominating in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Lauda gave Hamilton ‘money can’t buy’ reward

“I told him ‘If you win, I’ll fly you back’ (to Europe)”

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (3) Niki Lauda gave Lewis Hamilton a ‘money can’t buy’ reward for securing his first-ever F1 hat-trick — a ride on his own private jet. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Fernando Alonso has denied that Ferrari is yet to ‘turn its engine up’ in the 2014 season

Ferrari suffered FIA engine glitch in Melbourne

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Close-up of a P Zero Yellow soft tyre on a Ferrari F1 car Lewis Hamilton, a title favourite with the dominant team Mercedes, downplayed the German squad’s superiority when he said at Sepang: “I’m sure Renault have not turned their engine up to max. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Doctors stop trying to wake Schumacher – report

Schumacher’s progress has now stalled

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Doctors have stopped trying to wake Michael Schumacher from his long coma, according to the German newsmagazine Focus. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Staying at Toro Rosso ‘best option’ for Vergne

“So I’m ready to do much better this year”

2014-01-27 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Jean-Éric Vergne_1 Jean-Eric Vergne insists he has put in the past Red Bull’s decision to overlook him for the top seat alongside Sebastian Vettel this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Hulkenberg signs 2014 Force India deal – report

“The deal should be announced in the next few days”

2013-11-17 - Sauber F1 Team - Nico Hulkenberg 06Nico Hulkenberg has signed a one-year deal to return to Force India next year, Germany’s authoritative Auto Motor und Sport reports from Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Alonso to respond to Montezemolo rating ‘on the track’

“I did my job and I hope that it is valued as much as possible.”

2013-09-08 - Fernando Alonso - 0011Fernando Alonso has opted not to respond to his boss Luca di Montezemolo, after the Ferrari president gave the driver “eight out of 10″ for his 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

McLaren ‘lacked organisation and humility’ – Perez

“I’m very disappointed”

2013-05-12 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Sergio Perez 06Sergio Perez’s marriage to McLaren seems definitely over, as the Mexican criticised the great British team at the tail end of its disappointing 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Whitmarsh not denying mounting Perez exit rumours

“He’s done a pretty good job throughout the whole year” – Whitmarsh

2013-06-08_0053Martin Whitmarsh has not denied mounting speculation that Sergio Perez will be ousted by McLaren after Brazil’s 2013 season finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Sainz ‘satisfied’ despite wait for F1 debut

“Possibility of being the third driver” for Toro Rosso “in some races” next year.

Carlo Sainz JrCarlos Sainz jr insists he is “very satisfied” despite missing out on the vacant seat at Toro Rosso for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Massa management denies Williams deal done

Speaking in India, Maldonado did little to quell the speculation

2013-09-07 - Felipe Massa - 0008A member of Felipe Massa’s management team has denied as “fantasy” reports the Brazilian has penned a five-year Williams contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Marussia crash led to de Villota death – family

Investigations into the incident at Duxford airfield last July are still taking place

Maria de Villota 2013-03-08Maria de Villota’s family have confirmed the testing crash at the wheel of a Marussia last July led to her death on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Autopsy shows ‘natural’ death for de Villota

“It was absolutely natural causes”

Maria de Villota 2013-03-08Maria de Villota’s post-mortem has confirmed reports the former Marussia tester died of natural causes. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Alonso says mathematical title chance ‘a miracle’

Christian Horner thinks championship celebrations in Japan are unlikely

2013-06-29 - Fernando Alonso - 0006Fernando Alonso thinks it is “a miracle” he is still even mathematically in the hunt for the 2013 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

‘Perfect’ Hulkenberg will be on 2014 grid – manager

“Sauber have been very good this weekend, they’ve done a great job”

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 05Fernando Alonso, widely acknowledged as perhaps the best driver in F1 today, has given a boost to Nico Hulkenberg’s quest for a 2014 seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Official says Valencia’s F1 foray ended

“You cannot be a spouse if the other one doesn’t want to marry”

Valencia Street Circuit logoValencia, already absent from this year’s calendar and also not scheduled to host a race in 2014, has called time on its formula one foray. Read the rest of this entry »

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