Tag Archive: Emilio Botin

Sep 12

Alonso source says Montezemolo exit ‘changes nothing’

Sources close to Fernando Alonso insist this week’s news from Maranello will not affect his future.

2014-06-07_1279 Even before long-time Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo’s demise, and the shock death of his friend and sponsor, Santander’s Emilio Botin, Alonso was already being linked with a move to McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 11

Now Montezemolo exit rocks crisis-struck Ferrari

He admitted on Wednesday that it is possible he will go on to run the Italian airline Alitalia.

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18 Despite securing $35 million as he walks away, Luca di Montezemolo had a tear in his eye on Wednesday as he said farewell to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 10

Santander chief Botin dies

Emilio Botin, a man well-known within the F1 paddock, has died.

Santander The 79-year-old was chief of Europe’s biggest bank Santander, a major Ferrari sponsor and closely aligned with Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 02

Ferrari sponsor eyes ‘ten more years’ with Alonso

Ferrari’s major sponsor Santander is going nowhere

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 00 Emilio Botin, the Spanish banking group’s chief, said this week: “We want to continue in F1 for at least ten more years,” Marca sports newspaper quoted him as saying. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 18

De la Rosa could have signed 2013 Mercedes deal

“Lewis has also confirmed it, otherwise I wouldn’t say”

2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Pedro de la Rosa 00New Ferrari tester Pedro de la Rosa has revealed he could also have signed for Mercedes or McLaren for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 09

Santander extends Ferrari deal

The Spanish bank Santander has extended its sponsorship deal with Ferrari through 2017.

03 - Scuderia FerrariSantanderFernando Alonso’s Ferrari deal also runs for several more years. To mark the Santander extension, Ferrari will run a rear wing at Singapore with the words ‘World’s Best Bank’; a title dreamed up by the financial magazine Euromoney. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 03

Ferrari and Santander together until 2017

Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has extended its collaboration agreement with the Santander Bank to the end of the 2017 season.

03 - Scuderia FerrariSantander“We are pleased to have extended our relationship with the Santander Bank,” commented Scuderia Team Principal, Stefano Domenicali. “In these first two years together, we have been able to see on a daily basis how much our two companies share the same values: a desire for excellence, love of competition, team work, the will to excel and to serve one’s customers needs. Having extended the contract from now, is a sign of the great confidence Santander has in us and that is something of which we can be particularly proud.” Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 23

Spain probes head of Santander for tax crimes

The case will be settled by June 30.

SantanderThe head of major Ferrari sponsor Santander is being investigated for suspected tax-related crimes, financial news sources are reporting. Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times say Emilio Botin – the red-jacketed F1 paddock regular – is under investigation by Spain’s National Court, alongside several of his family members. Read the rest of this entry »


May 26

Ferrari says journalist lied about sponsor trouble

Ferrari has accused a Spanish journalist of lying about the concerns of a major team sponsor.

2011-05-07 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Turkey - Felipe Masse 22011-05-07 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Turkey - Felipe Masse 6AS sports newspaper writer Raul Romojaro had said Santander chief Emilio Botin had words in Barcelona with Stefano Domenicali about Ferrari’s poor start to the 2011 season. “When lies are being bandied about then the Horse Whisperer cannot let it go,” said Ferrari in a website column written by an anonymous writer. Read the rest of this entry »


May 24

Next few races crucial for Ferrari’s 2011 campaign

“There is no doubt that in 2012 there will be new staff in key positions at Ferrari”

2011-05-20 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Spain - Felipe Massa 022011-05-07 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Turkey - Fernando Alonso 5Ferrari might have more to say in the coming days about the banning of its innovative new high rear wing in Spain. Before the Italian team’s red cars were lapped during the Barcelona race, the FIA told them to revert to a conventional rear wing design because the one used in practice took an interpretation of the rules too far. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 02

Santander stays as McLaren sponsor

Santander will remain a sponsor of the McLaren team in 2011.

Santander2010-10-10 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button - Lewis Hamilton 1The Spanish bank’s spokesman admitted last November that 2010 was a year of “transition” as the new major sponsorship with Ferrari began. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 29

Website admits Santander/HRT story a hoax

Santander buys into HRT team – report

Santander2010-11-06 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Christian Klien 02A Spanish website has admitted a news story about Santander buying into the Spanish team HRT was a hoax. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 09

Drivers begin to arrive in sunny Bahrain

Ahead of the weekend’s 2010 season opener

Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg have already touched down in warm and sunny Bahrain ahead of the weekend’s 2010 season opener. Spaniard Alonso’s Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa is expected early on Tuesday morning, while Rosberg’s Mercedes teammate Michael Schumacher is set to be accompanied by his wife Corinna on a private jet. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 13

Santander could stay at McLaren – rumour

Hamilton’s ex-girlfriend pulls out of ‘F1 Rocks’

2009-09-13 - Italie - McLaren - Lewis Hamilton 01Santander could remain a sponsor of the McLaren team next year despite the Spanish bank’s high profile new deal with arch rivals Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 11

Ferrari and new sponsor hint about Alonso future

“Ferrari are the ones who make the decisions about drivers”

Luca di Montezemolo nearly dropped a bombshell on Friday when he announced that Fernando Alonso will join Ferrari — “sooner or later”. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 09

Ferrari calls press to Santander announcement

Santander is currently a McLaren sponsor

2009-04-18 - McLaren - 01International media have been invited to a press conference at which the Spanish bank Santander will almost certainly be confirmed as a major new multi-year sponsor of the Ferrari team beginning in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 11

Ferrari to confirm Santander deal at Monza

Fernando Alonso might also be unveiled as a 2010 Ferrari driver at Monza

2009-03-02 - Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen 02Ferrari is set to announce its multiple-year sponsorship agreement with the Spanish bank Santander next month, according to the sports newspaper Marca. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 28

Santander boss met with Ferrari in Bahrain

Emilio Botin 20 minute meeting with Luca di Montezemolo

2009-04-23 - Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen 01Speculation that the Spanish bank Santander is set to switch from McLaren to Ferrari got a fresh shot in the arm last weekend.

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Nov 26

Santander wants Alonso at Ferrari

Santander will be with Ferrari in 2010

Spanish sponsor Banco Santander will move its backing from McLaren to Ferrari after the 2009 formula one season, the bank’s boss Emilio Botin has confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »