Tag Archive: El Periodico

Sep 02

Alonso buys world tour cycling team

Fernando Alonso is set to become the owner of a professional cycling team.

2013-06-09_0866On Sunday, the Ferrari driver sent the ‘Twittersphere’ into a frenzy when he announced that “important news” will shortly be flowing. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 29

Alonso rules out becoming F1 ‘pay driver’

Fernando Alonso has ruled out ever becoming a ‘pay-driver’ in formula one.

2012-02-07 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 042012-02-07 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 01The Spaniard, a two-time world champion and now entering his third consecutive season with Ferrari, is believed to be the sport’s current highest earner. But recent economic conditions have seen retainers become lower throughout the grid, while seasoned drivers like Rubens Barrichello, Jarno Trulli and Adrian Sutil have been left without seats as ‘pay-drivers’ gain the upper hand. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Spokeswoman denies Valencia wants to drop F1 race

Valencian government “has not initiated any change”

Valencia Street CircuitAn official spokesperson has played down reports that organisers of the European grand prix at Valencia are trying to offload the race contract to an alternate host. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Valencia wants to break grand prix contract

F1 chief executive “flatly refused

Valencia Street CircuitBernie Ecclestone portraitOrganisers of the European grand prix at Valencia are desperately trying to offload the race contract to an alternate host. That is the claim of the Spanish newspaper El Periodico, reporting that regional president Francisco Camps has determined that the port city cannot afford the annual fee and organisation costs. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Webber, Kubica, Massa deny team movement rumours

All three drivers are under contract with their existing teams

Flagworld - F1Mark Webber, Robert Kubica and Felipe Massa have played down wild paddock rumours about possible movement in the 2011 driver market. All three drivers are under contract with their existing teams for next year, but that has not stopped rumours that Webber or Kubica could be heading to Ferrari, while Massa is ousted from the Italian team to possibly find refuge at Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

De la Rosa may step down as GPDA chairman

Pedro de la Rosa may step back as chairman of the formula one drivers’ association GPDA.

2010-01-31 - BMW Sauber C29 - Pedro de la Rosa 03The 38-year-old Spaniard fulfilled the role in the recent past but on Sunday began in earnest his return to the grid as the Sauber C29 was launched in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Rossi plays down latest F1 switch reports

Valentino Rossi insists he is not set to switch to formula one.

The multiple and reigning MotoGP champion, whose Yamaha contract ends this year, is back in the F1 headlines after a two day test in a 2008-spec Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »