Tag Archive: El Confidencial

Nov 20

Merhi in Abu Dhabi with Caterham race hopes

Roberto Merhi is in Abu Dhabi where he hopes to complete Caterham’s Abu Dhabi lineup this weekend.

20131020-0097 That is the news of the Spanish publication El Confidencial, following reports elsewhere that the 23-year-old rookie’s management claims it has an existing deal in place to race for the struggling Leafield based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Rosberg wins one trophy but eyes another

Nico Rosberg secured a trophy after qualifying on pole for Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (20) But it’s not the one he really wants.  That one was packed into a box last week by outgoing world champion Sebastian Vettel and sent back to the FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Sainz preparing for Toro Rosso ‘blow’

Carlos Sainz jr has admitted not moving up to formula one next year would be a “big blow”.

Carlo Sainz Jr As the days roll on, it appears increasingly likely that, instead of pairing Max Verstappen with another young rookie in 2015, owner Red Bull will instead keep the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne at Toro Rosso for one more year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Santander to stay even if Alonso leaves – report

The Spanish multinational Santander is staying at Ferrari even if the closely-aligned Fernando Alonso jumps ship.

2014-06-05_0035That is the claim of the Spanish sports daily Marca, reporting that the banking group has pledged to fulfil its 2017 contract with Ferrari independent of Alonso’s next move.

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Oct 24

Ecclestone denies F1 heading to Madrid

Bernie Ecclestone has played down reports he is in advanced talks to bring formula one to the streets of Madrid.

Flag of MadridSpain’s El Confidencial claimed this week the F1 supremo is already in possession of a business plan and bank guarantees, as a group of businessmen want the Spanish capital to host an annual street race. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

F1 to exceed 20 races as Madrid plans emerge

Plans are afoot for a F1 street race in the heart of Madrid, Spain’s El Confidencial reports.

Flag of MadridIt is claimed Bernie Ecclestone is in talks with a group of Spanish businessmen who want the sport to race on the streets of the large capital city. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Toro Rosso hopeful Sainz ‘patient’ amid Vergne reports

Carlos Sainz jr says he is being “patient” as Red Bull decides his future in formula one.

2014-06-08_0863 Before Sebastian Vettel blew the ‘silly season’ wide open and Daniil Kvyat got the call to replace him at Red Bull Racing next year, Spanish rookie Sainz was licking his wounds at having missed out on a Toro Rosso debut for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Sainz eyes F1 future despite Verstappen setback

Carlos Sainz jr hopes a timely show of dominance can put him back in the spotlight after a challenging couple of months.

Record victory for Carlos Sainz

The Spaniard put up an impressive double-victory in the Formula Renault 3.5 category in France at the weekend, moving tantalisingly close to securing the title. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

F1 ‘not what it used to be’ – Lotterer

In their musings, today’s formula one does not fare well.

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Le Mans stars Andre Lotterer and Mark Webber have made less than flattering comparisons between their sports car machines and the modern F1 racer.
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Sep 02

Juncadella in running for Force India seat

Dani Juncadella has leapt into contention to make his formula one debut in 2015.

2014-01-31_0005 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Jerez - Daniel Juncadella The 23-year-old, Mercedes-linked Spaniard is already Force India’s reserve driver, and at Monza this weekend he will practice for the first 30 minutes on Friday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Drivers back teen rookie Verstappen

As F1 woke from its summer slumber, the big talking point at Spa was 16-year-old Jos Verstappen.

F3 - Nosiring - 30 Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing - 31 Tom Blomqvist - 5 Jordan King “At least Red Bull’s marketing is working well because almost all the questions are about that,” smiled Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Red Bull considers buying F1 supplier Renault

In the past weeks and days, the speculation has reached fever pitch.

IMG_6292 Even amid the denials, the story suggesting Red Bull is considering designing its own formula one engine will not go away. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Ferrari adds engineer to end Raikkonen struggle

Ferrari has moved to end Kimi Raikkonen’s 2014 troubles by giving him another race engineer.

2014-06-05_0025 The Toronto Sun newspaper reports that at the struggling 2007 world champion’s side in Montreal this weekend is a Briton, David Lloyd. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Toro Rosso to work more closely with Red Bull in 2015

Red Bull’s two formula one teams will work even more closely together from 2015.

2014-03-02_0037 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Bahrain - Daniil Kvyat Already in 2014, after Toro Rosso’s switch to Renault power, the Faenza team and Red Bull Racing have been working together to solve the French supplier’s problems with its troubled new V6 engine. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Tost flags Toro Rosso future for Sainz jr

Carlos Sainz jr is the next driver in line at Red Bull’s F1 junior team, Toro Rosso.

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) This year, Russian 20-year-old Daniil Kvyat has impressed despite stepping straight into F1 as the reigning GP3 champion. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Ferrari backs Mattiacci’s low-profile start

Montezemolo has vowed to stick close to Mattiacci while the Italian settles in.

2014-05-09 - Scuderia Ferrari - Spain - Fernando Alonso 04 He has arguably the highest-pressure job in all of formula one, but new Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci is keeping a conspicuously low profile. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

2014 wins ‘not easy’ for Ferrari – Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado doubts Ferrari can turn around its disappointing start to the season and win races in 2014.

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Pastor Maldonado (1) Fernando Alonso appeared to be putting the F14-T’s early troubles behind him in China last time out when he finished the race on the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

No regrets as Maldonado insists Lotus ‘not lost’

Pastor Maldonado insists he has no regrets about moving from Williams to Lotus for 2014.

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Pastor Maldonado (6) On the face of it, the Venezuelan switched his millions in PDVSA backing from a resurgent team to one entering a deep slump. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Ferrari unlikely to recover in 2014 – Malago

“Every team is aware of the massive improvements they can make to their cars”

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 05Giovanni Malago says it is unlikely Ferrari will recover from its competitive slump within the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Rivals face struggle to catch Mercedes

“Rosberg is the new Vettel”

2014-03-01_0012 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico RosbergDaniel Ricciardo’s disqualification aside, the Red Bull ‘crisis’ appeared far less severe in Melbourne than it did over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

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