Tag Archive: Europa Press

Nov 26

Sainz denies Toro Rosso decision already made

Carlos Sainz jr has denied he already knows he will make his F1 debut with Toro Rosso next year.

Carlo Sainz Jr Spanish and French media reports have suggested team owner Red Bull has now decided to replace the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne with the Spanish rookie in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »


May 11

Wolff not interested in ‘one night stand’ Alonso

Mercedes has closed the door on Fernando Alonso.

2014-05-09 - Scuderia Ferrari - Spain - Fernando Alonso 01 Swirling rumours in the Barcelona paddock suggested the increasingly-frustrated Spaniard may have looked into whether there could be a place open at the dominant Brackley team for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 12

No penalty as Valencia breaks F1 contract

Valencia will not be penalised after dropping out of formula one.

Valencia Street Circuit logoWe reported a week ago that race official Gonzalo Gobert confirmed the Spanish city, already absent from the 2013 and 2014 calendars, will definitively stop hosting grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 10

De Villota to make first appearance since injury (+photo)

De Villota ‘terrified’ when she saw face injuries

Maria de Villota © DPPI - F. Le Floc'hMaria de VillotaMaria de Villota will on Thursday make her first public appearance since losing an eye in a formula one test crash in early July. Read the rest of this entry »


May 21

Valencia pushing ahead with F1 alternation idea

Valencia is pushing ahead with the idea it will from now on annually alternate a single grand prix race date with Barcelona.

Valencia Street Circuit logoCircuit Ricardo Tormo - ValenciaBernie Ecclestone recently confirmed speculation that a deal has been reached so that the sport’s Spanish hosts, whose country is struggling amid an economic crisis, will host their respective races only once every two years.

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Apr 12

Ferrari still ‘one step below’ leaders – Alguersuari

McLaren and Red Bull are the teams to bet money on after the early phase of the 2012 season.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #2 2102011-07-09 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Britain - Jaime Alguersuari 2That is the view of Jaime Alguersuari, the former Toro Rosso driver who is now a commentator for British radio as well as Pirelli’s new test driver. The Spaniard told Europa Press news agency that Ferrari, whose Fernando Alonso won the rain-marred Malaysian grand prix three weeks ago, remains “one step below” the current pacesetters. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 13

No ‘revolution’ seen on 2012 grid yet – Sauber

Sauber not ‘reading tea leaves’ after Jerez test

2012-02-07 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C31-Ferrari - Jerez - Peter Sauber 032012-02-07 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C31-Ferrari - Jerez - Kamui Kobayashi 03After the double diffusers, F-ducts and blown exhausts of the past few seasons, Peter Sauber is sure a “revolutionary invention” has not yet been seen in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 07

Teams say F1 officials to decide on Bahrain return

Sauber’s Monisha Kaltenborn has admitted the Swiss team will return to Bahrain this year if F1 officials say so.

Bahrain International Circuit2012-02-06 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C31-Ferrari Launch - Minisha KaltenbornShe is referring to the fact that, despite the island Kingdom’s scheduled return to the calendar in April, there are reports the situation inside Bahrain is not yet stable.

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Dec 20

Alonso expects Ferrari to close gap on Red Bull

Fernando Alonso has admitted an “overdose of optimism” as Ferrari looks to bounce back and win the world championship in 2012.

2011-06-11_11792011-06-10_0901The normally-cautious Spaniard said he expects the “dramatic difference” in pace to Red Bull this year to have been curbed in time for next season, with Ferrari having rendered its conservative approach to history with an all-new project.

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Nov 28

Alguersuari ‘very clear’ about plans for 2012

Jaime Alguersuari has hinted strongly that he knows he is being retained by the Toro Rosso team in 2012.

2011-10-14 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Korea - Jaime Alguersuari2011-08-28 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Belgium - Jaime Alguersuari  2 Earlier at Interlagos, the Spaniard said he would leave formula one if the team’s owner Red Bull decides to replace him, with the energy drink company’s newest rookies Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne waiting in the wings.

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Aug 29

Vettel title took ‘brutal lunge’ at Spa – de la Rosa

Niki Lauda has scoffed at Spa winner Sebastian Vettel’s claim that the fight for the 2011 world champion is still on.

2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Sebastian Vettel  5 2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Sebastian Vettel  4 “Things can change quickly, two races you are out and others have good races,” the Red Bull driver said after extending his runaway points lead into the 90s with now just seven races to run.

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Aug 09

F1 return for Mexico ‘being studied’ – Slim

Carlos Slim Domit has confirmed efforts to revive the Mexican grand prix.

Carlos SlimSebastien LoebOn a visit to Mexico last week, and before touring the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit, FIA president Jean Todt said it is “possible” the country will return to the F1 calendar.

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Jul 01

Vettel to win title easily unless ‘stupid’ – Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve has little doubt this year’s title winner will be Sebastian Vettel.

2011-06-05_05962011-06-09_0328The 1997 world champion said the reigning title winner, who is 77 points clear his nearest challenger and in the dominant Red Bull, is surely heading for back-to-back spoils later in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 08

Two ‘DRS’ zones to spice up Valencia spectacle

The news was confirmed by European grand prix organiser Valmor Sports’ Jorge Martinez Aspar

Valencia Street Circuit logo2011-02-01 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Valencia - Jerome D'ambrosio 07As in Canada this weekend, there will also be two ‘DRS’ overtaking zones for Valencia’s grand prix later in June. The news was confirmed by European grand prix organiser Valmor Sports’ Jorge Martinez Aspar in the Spanish port city on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »


May 11

Spain now prouder of Hispania team

HRT is beginning to win over the support of Spain’s motor racing federation.

2011-05-07 - HRT F1 Team - Turkey - 022011-05-07 - HRT F1 Team - Turkey - Transporter 05The country’s head FIA official Carlos Gracia said after Australia, where the F111 cars failed even to qualify: “Like this, I would prefer there was no Spanish team in formula one”. But three races on, with Vitantonio Liuzzi and Narain Karthikeyan pressing the pace of their nearest rivals and untroubled by the 107pc qualifying rule, Gracia admitted he is happier. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 25

Hamilton reinforced commitment to McLaren in meeting

“I’m not thinking about going elsewhere”

2011-02-04 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton2011-03-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Barcelona - Lewis Hamilton 01Lewis Hamilton has revealed he sought out his boss Martin Whitmarsh to re-pledge his commitment to McLaren. Recent speculation had linked the 2008 world champion with a future move to Red Bull, but he played those rumours down by saying the reigning champions are just “a drinks company”. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 29

Alonso not worried about Vettel/Ferrari rumours

Alonso among top Spaniards on ‘net in 2010

Sebastian Vettel-Fernando Alonso-11-2010Fernando Alonso-Abu Dhabi-11-2010Fernando Alonso insists he would have no fear if he was paired at Ferrari with F1’s new youngest world champion Sebastian Vettel. Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said in recent days that the 23-year-old German will drive a red car “sooner or later”, and Bild newspaper now quotes Vettel as saying a seat at the Maranello based team is a “desire and goal”. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 03

HRT to soon announce de la Rosa for 2011 – reports

HRT vows to ‘work’ rather than react to Ecclestone

2010-04-17 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Pedro de la Rosa 002010-10-10 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Sakon Yamamoto 03A deal for Pedro de la Rosa to return to the grid next year could be announced officially next week. After being ousted by Sauber, the 39-year-old Spaniard was recruited as Pirelli’s main test driver but said he would be interested in driving for HRT in 2011 if its “sporting project is interesting and ambitious”. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 22

Santander delighted with F1 sponsor backing

Santander reduced its advertising in other areas after investing in F1

SantanderSantander is more than happy with its sponsorship activities in formula one, according to Spanish media reports. Citing the confirmation of communications boss Juan Manuel Cendoya, the EFE and Europa Press (EP) news agencies said the Spanish bank’s EUR 50 million spend this year will net a five-fold return. Read the rest of this entry »