Tag Archive: Faenza

Sep 10

Verstappen has first Formula 1 test

“I was looking forward to my first drive in a Formula 1 car on a proper race track” –  Max Verstappen

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (6)After trying a Formula 1 car for the first time a few weeks back during a promotional Show Run in Rotterdam, Max Verstappen had his first proper test at the wheel of a Formula 1 car today.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Designer spotted Ricciardo potential at Toro Rosso

“I was struck by the feedback he was able to give to the team”.

2014-07-17 - 99005 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Daniel Ricciardo’s rise from the deep midfield to title-contending prominence in F1 has been a surprise to almost everyone in the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Toro Rosso next team set for ‘nose news’

Toro Rosso could be the next F1 team with ‘nose news’ looming.

IMG_6299 We have reported that, as Caterham pushes on with new owners and management, a new green nose for the 2014 car is among a package of updates to debut this weekend in Belgium. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Marmorini moves to Renault after Ferrari exit

Mere days after officially leaving Ferrari, Luca Marmorini looks set to take another high-profile job in formula one.

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - L Marmorini The 53-year-old’s departure was interpreted as the latest rolling head at Ferrari amid the fabled Italian team’s poor start to the new turbo V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Pundit says Kvyat F1’s ‘man of the future’

Fresh blood is in no short supply on the F1 grid this year, as Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas impress.

2014-06-07_0010 But if you ask Marc Surer, a former driver turned commentator for German television, he doesn’t hesitate for a second when asked who he would sign up if he ran a team. “Kvyat,” he told Speed Week instantly. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Tost admits Sainz jr on road to Toro Rosso

Carlos Sainz jr is well on the road to formula one.

2014-06-05_0580 After Daniil Kvyat made his impressive F1 debut in 2014, 19-year-old Spaniard Sainz, whose father is the world rallying legend, is now the cream of Red Bull’s junior driver programme. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Red Bull to bill Renault for 2014 crisis – report

Red Bull will consider billing its engine supplier Renault, Dr Helmut Marko revealed on Friday.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Daniel Ricciardo (9) Already this week, the reigning world champion team’s outspoken Austrian director has hinted he would like to entice Volkswagen into F1. 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 16

Gian Carlo Minardi has slammed as “absurd” F1’s efforts to turn up the volume of the new turbo V6 engines.

Turning up F1’s volume ‘absurd’ – Minardi

Minardi logo Mercedes fitted an unseemly, trombone-shaped exhaust to its car at this week’s Barcelona test, but it failed to deliver the sound boost that many in F1 – including Bernie Ecclestone and race promoter Ron Walker – are seeking. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Pressure on Vergne as Tost hails ‘champion’ Kvyat

Toro Rosso is singling out teenage Russian rookie Daniil Kvyat as a future world champion.

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (2) “Yes,” boss Franz Tost confirmed, “because he’s shown that already by winning the younger classes — and especially the way he was winning.  He has it in his DNA to win races and championships.” Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Senna wanted to break Williams contract – Montezemolo

Ayrton Senna wanted to break his Williams contract, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has claimed.

Ayrton Senna On the twentieth anniversary of the great Brazilian’s death in 1994, Montezemolo revealed that he met with Senna just days before the 34-year-old made the short but fateful journey to Imola for the San Marino grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Lotus wants engine equality with Red Bull

“As the unofficial works team, Red Bull gets the best service”

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean pit stop 01Lotus has discovered it is second or even third in line for the best service offered by F1 engine supplier Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Crisis-struck Red Bull asks Toro Rosso for help

“At the moment we have bigger problems to solve than just the pace.”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (11) Red Bull’s early-season technical crisis is plumbing new depths, with news the reigning world champions are calling upon junior team Toro Rosso for help. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Toro Rosso in dark about 2014 car – Tost

“Both the performance and the reliability are unknowns.”

2014-01-27 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Daniil Kvyat_2 Team boss Franz Tost has admitted Toro Rosso is in the dark just two weeks before the 2014 season opener. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Red Bull looking for new engine supplier – Minardi

World champions Red Bull could be on the market for a new engine supplier.

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (5) That is the belief of ex F1 team owner and boss Gian Carlo Minardi, whose former Faenza based team, now called Toro Rosso, is owned by the energy drink company. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Toro Rosso loses designer Furbatto – report

Furbatto moved to Toro Rosso after a long stint at McLaren

2014-01-27 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR9_2Toro Rosso has split with its chief designer Luca Furbatto, the Italian website blogf1.it reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Mercedes ‘has the edge’ in 2014 – Minardi

“Of course, no conclusive judgements are possible”

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 08 Former F1 team owner Gian Carlo Minardi thinks Mercedes has an early edge over its rivals after the first test at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Williams to run at Jerez, Toro Rosso passes crash tests (+photo)

Williams has announced that its 2014 car will make its debut at Jerez next week.

2013-06-07_0665 “Valtteri Bottas will do days 1 and 2,” the British team said on Twitter, “Felipe Massa days 3 and 4″. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Kvyat says Toro Rosso to test at Jerez

Toro Rosso will be among the teams at the Jerez test later this month.

2013-05-23 - Toro Rosso - Monaco - Jean-Eric Vergne (6) Lotus boss Eric Boullier insisted on Thursday that the Enstone based team will not be the only F1 outfit missing in action when the all-new cars and turbo V6s burst into action in southern Spain late in January. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

2014 a big chance for ‘middle’ teams – Kvyat

2014 could be a big chance for “middle” teams to show up their bigger rivals.

GP3 - Daniil Kvyat (MW Arden) That is the claim of Daniil Kvyat, the confident 19-year-old Russian who has been promoted straight from GP3 to Red Bull’s junior team Toro Rosso for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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