Tag Archive: Felipe Massa

Oct 20

Teams should make own tyre compound choice – Force India

Force India has a radical suggestion about how F1 should proceed in the sport’s Pirelli-tyred era.

2014-06-07_0789 Earlier in the Italian supplier’s F1 tenure, Pirelli was famed – and often heavily criticised – for spicing up the race action with its aggressive tyre compounds. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Emotions still high as Bianchi fights for life

Marussia has been thrown into the spotlight as more information reportedly emerges about Jules Bianchi’s tragic Suzuka crash.

2014-06-05_0125 Germany’s Sport Bild claims an FIA transmission recorded at the time of the Frenchman’s incident said: “Bianchi did not slow down under yellow”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Wolff admits champion Mercedes seen as ‘bad guy’

“We do not want to talk about the gap to our opponents or politics today.”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi - Toto Wolff Despite having the constructors’ title already in the bag, Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes is playing the role of “the bad guy” in F1 at present. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Massa slams Pirelli’s tyre choice for Brazil

Felipe Massa has criticised Pirelli’s tyre choice selection for the forthcoming Brazilian grand prix, saying it may even be “dangerous”.

2014-06-05_0047 Last year’s dominant topic, when drivers regularly complained about the quality and high degradation of Pirelli’s tyres, now seems a distant memory. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Alonso eyes Williams as sabbatical ‘risk’ grows

Williams is the latest team sensationally linked with Fernando Alonso’s uncertain future.

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso The growing feeling in the F1 paddock is that, as Ferrari reportedly prepares to welcome Sebastian Vettel, Spaniard Alonso is facing the prospect of a year on the sidelines. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

F1 eyeing driver speed limit for yellow flags

F1 is considering a couple of rule changes in response to Jules Bianchi’s serious crash at Suzuka last weekend.

2014-08-09_0351 The most significant is that, when double yellow flags are being waved, drivers may have their pitlane speed limiters automatically triggered. It would have the twofold benefit of not only preventing the sort of accident that sent Bianchi off the track, but ensuring that every driver is equally disadvantaged by caution zones. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Now Hamilton sucked into 2015 ‘silly season’

F1’s top three drivers are all now caught up in the most intriguing ‘silly season’ for some time.

2014-07-18_0897 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton As the Suzuka paddock was packed up mere days ago, it seemed almost certain that Sebastian Vettel is headed to Ferrari next year to replace the McLaren-bound Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

F1 withholding video ‘to protect Bianchi’ – report

Mere days after the Suzuka race, F1 authorities are continuing to withhold official video footage of Jules Bianchi’s horror crash.

2014-06-04_0348 So far, despite widespread reports that the sport’s commercial rights holder FOM did film the incident with its high definition trackside cameras, the footage has not been released. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Questions explode as Bianchi crash video emerges

“Was it the direction of the race or the officials who were at the corner?”
 

2014-06-07_0535 As Jules Bianchi lies critically ill in a Japanese hospital, grave questions are being asked about the circumstances surrounding his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Questions being asked after Bianchi crash

“The light was low and the track was slippery and that’s why I was caught out” – Adrian Sutil

2014-02-19_0004 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi With the extent of Jules Bianchi’s injuries still unclear, F1 is already turning its attention to the controversial circumstances surrounding his accident that stopped the wet Japanese grand prix on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Bianchi in surgery for ‘severe head injury’ – FIA

Jules Bianchi is undergoing surgery for a “severe head injury”, F1’s governing body has announced.

2014-06-05_0125 At the same time, the French driver’s father has told the L’Equipe sports daily that his son is in a “critical” condition at the Mie hospital near Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Massa tells Alonso to resist McLaren switch

Felipe Massa has advised his former Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso to stick with the Italian team for now.

2014-07-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Hungary - Felipe Massa 05 But the Brazilian, who lost his seat at the end of last year and has appeared much happier in 2014 at Williams, has joined those in surmising that fabled Ferrari appears to be sinking into its crisis-struck state of the distant past. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Ecclestone takes blame for radio clampdown

As day turned to night in the floodlit Singapore paddock, the big talking point was the FIA’s radio clampdown.

Charlie Whiting -Bernie Ecclestone - photo Getty Images Actually, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone claimed the credit. “I was the one who started it off, yes,” he told reporters on Thursday. Earlier, in downtown Singapore, Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg welcomed the move. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Susie Wolff not disappointed with Williams role

Susie Wolff insists she is not disappointed she did not get promoted by Williams for the 2015 season.

20131020-0081 Along with fellow F1 tester Simona de Silvestro, who works for Sauber, the 31-year-old Scot is the closest female driver to the F1 race grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

‘Luck’ helped Hamilton win in Monza – Rosberg

“Luck” helped Lewis Hamilton to win Sunday’s Italian grand prix.

2014-07-20_0921 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg That is the view of his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, even if the championship leader didn’t initially want his arch title nemesis to hear it. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Massa admits career in peril ‘several times’

Felipe Massa has admitted his motor racing career almost collapsed several times.

2014-07-18 - Williams Martini Racing - Germany - Felipe Massa 01 The latest was this year, as teammate Valtteri Bottas was dominating amid speculation Williams could take on Massa’s heavily sponsored countryman Felipe Nasr for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Williams rivals ‘had an eye’ on Bottas – boss

After a run of four podiums in five races, Valtteri Bottas had a less enjoyable Italian grand prix.

2014-07-20 - Williams Martini Racing - Germany - Valterri Bottas 02 The Finn had to settle for fourth, while his teammate Felipe Massa scored his first podium of 2014. The solid team result meant Williams passed Ferrari on the fabled marque’s home soil for third place in the constructors’ world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Williams announce driver line up for the 2015 Season

Williams keeps Bottas, Massa for 2015
09 - Williams F1 TeamWilliams Martini Racing is pleased to announce that it will be retaining the services of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas as the teams’ Race Drivers for the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship season.

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Sep 06

Nasr eyeing Massa’s seat with $18m sponsor

Felipe Nasr could find his way into a Williams cockpit for 2015, according to the paddock grapevine at Monza.

GP2 - Felipe Nasr (Carlin) Ironically, the Brazilian would presumably fill the seat at the British team currently occupied by his countryman Felipe Massa, whose name is eerily similar to the hopeful Williams reserve. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Bottas hints contract news coming ‘soon’

“Maybe we will hear something quite soon”

IMG_6047 Recently linked with McLaren’s quest for a top driver lineup for the Honda era, Valtteri Bottas’ future is suddenly not a topic in the F1 paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

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