Tag Archive: Eyjafjallajokull

Dec 04

How Formula E gets from A to B

Logistics are, of course, fundamental to any international race series

Discover how Formula E travels around the worldTransporting 40 Formula E race cars, highly sensitive lithium-ion batteries and all the teams’ equipment around the world safely, and on time, is a huge undertaking. But doing it in the most sustainable way possible brings with it even further challenges. Read the rest of this entry »


May 09

Volcanic ash cloud to again affect F1 world

The latest reports say 19 Spanish airports – including Barcelona – have been closed on Saturday.

The volcanic ash cloudThe chaos caused by an erupting volcano in Iceland has followed the world of formula one from China to Spain. After the sport’s personnel suffered travel nightmares as European airports were closed three weeks ago, it is now being reported that flights across Spain have been grounded due to the returning ash cloud. Read the rest of this entry »


May 06

The ash is threatening to once again drift over the north of Europe

Icelandic ash cloud threatens European skies again

The volcanic ash cloudThe famous and unpronounceable Icelandic volcano could be set to once again disturb the travel plans of the formula one world. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 19

Ecclestone insists Spanish GP will go ahead

Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed claims that next month’s Spanish grand prix could be cancelled.

The volcanic ash cloud

It was confirmed on Monday that this weekend’s Japanese round of the MotoGP series has been called off due to the travel disruptions caused by the volcanic ash above Europe. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 18

F1 paddock still worried about leaving Shanghai

F1 freight going nowhere fast after Chinese GP

The volcanic ash cloud

Shanghai circuitAs the European air chaos continues due to the Icelandic volcano cloud, Lotus has booked its entire race team on flights to Malaysia. With European airports throughout Europe still closed, the formula one circus in China is distinctly worried about how to get its staff, equipment and cars back to base. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 17

F1 world worried about closed European airports

“At this stage it’s highly unlikely things are going to return to normal for several days at least.” -Qantas

The volcanic ash cloud

While the F1 circus late on a Saturday night is usually fixated on the grid and looking ahead to the grand prix, this year in China many paddock regulars are just wondering how and when they might get home. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 16

Icelandic volcano affects F1 world in China (+video)

An erupting volcano in Iceland has affected the world of formula one.

The volcanic ash cloudThe dark cloud of smoke from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano that is now shrouding most of north Europe forced thousands of flights to be cancelled.

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