Tag Archive: Formula Renault 3.5

Nov 27

Vergne announces Toro Rosso exit

Jean-Eric Vergne has announced his departure from Toro Rosso.

2014-06-07_0087 On Twitter, the Red Bull-owned junior team’s driver for the past three seasons said: “Despite a good season and 22 points, I’ll not drive anymore for Toro Rosso in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Toro Rosso set to announce Sainz jr on Monday

Red Bull will announce the identity of Jean-Eric Vergne’s successor at the junior team Toro Rosso in the coming days.

Carlos Sainz Jr 24-year-old Vergne, the Faenza based team’s driver for the past three seasons, revealed on Wednesday that he will not be rookie Max Verstappen’s teammate in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Sainz waits for imminent Toro Rosso announcement

Carlos Sainz jr says he hopes Toro Rosso will shortly announce his 2015 debut.

Carlos Sainz champion The major Spanish sports newspapers AS and Marca are separately reporting that the 20-year-old has been selected by Dr Helmut Marko to race alongside fellow rookie Max Verstappen next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Toro Rosso tipped to announce Sainz this week

Carlos Sainz jr could be unveiled within days as Toro Rosso’s new driver for 2015.

Carlos Sainz champion That is the claim of the Spanish sports daily Marca, following reports in Abu Dhabi at the weekend that Jean-Eric Vergne now seems resigned to leaving Faenza after three full seasons with the Red Bull-owned junior team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Vergne set for Toro Rosso exit – reports

Jean-Eric Vergne appears to have missed out on a Toro Rosso seat for 2015.

2014-06-07_1014 Prior to Sebastian Vettel’s shock Red Bull exit, Frenchman Vergne had already been left out of junior team Toro Rosso’s plans for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Sainz and Ricciardo set for Abu Dhabi debut

This will be Carlos’ second test outing for Infiniti Red Bull Racing. 

01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula Renault 3.5 Champion Carlos Sainz Jr will line-up alongside Daniel Ricciardo for Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s final test of the 2014 season at Yas Marina Circuit on November 25 and 26 following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Sainz preparing for Toro Rosso ‘blow’

Carlos Sainz jr has admitted not moving up to formula one next year would be a “big blow”.

Carlo Sainz Jr As the days roll on, it appears increasingly likely that, instead of pairing Max Verstappen with another young rookie in 2015, owner Red Bull will instead keep the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne at Toro Rosso for one more year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Vergne ‘not worried’ about losing F1 seat

Jean-Eric Vergne is suddenly sounding very confident about his future in F1.

2014-06-07_1014 Just a month ago, prior to Sebastian Vettel’s shock decision to switch from Red Bull to Ferrari for 2015, Frenchman Vergne looked set to lose his place on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Formula Renault 3.5: Albon leads the rookie test at Motorland

For the first of three days of collective tests at the Motorland Aragón, Alexander Albon (Lotus) was the quickest.

Albon leads the rookie test at MotorlandThe Anglo-Thai member of the Lotus F1 Junior Team was among the drivers invited by Renault Sport Technologies to test drive the Formula Renault 3.5. He dominated the morning session and posted best time of the day in 1:41.629 ahead of Gustav Malja (Zeta Corse) and Nicholas Latifi (Arden Motorsport), who were fastest in the afternoon.

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Oct 31

Verstappen wants Vergne to be Toro Rosso teammate

Max Verstappen says he would prefer to be Jean-Eric Vergne’s teammate next year.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (4) Red Bull, the owner of Toro Rosso, is yet to decide whether the experienced Frenchman Vergne, 24, will get one more year at Faenza, or if the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion Carlos Sainz jr will be promoted. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Sainz must wait another month for Toro Rosso news

An increasingly impatient Carlos Sainz jr says he will have to wait another month for Red Bull to decide his future in formula one.

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) “After what we have achieved this year,” the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion told Spain’s Marca, “there is no alternative choice for me other than formula one.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Toro Rosso considering Sainz for 2015

Red Bull has not denied that Carlos Sainz jr is the obvious choice to replace Daniil Kvyat in 2015.

Carlos Sainz Suzuka and the sport was rocked on Saturday when it emerged Sebastian Vettel is leaving Red Bull’s senior team, with the 20-year-old Russian Kvyat to replace him. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Driver pays thousands for Marussia practice runs

A new recruit will reportedly inject much-needed funds at struggling Marussia.

2014-06-05_0104 The team announced at Suzuka that Briton Will Stevens, currently a Formula Renault 3.5 driver but having previously tested for Caterham, has signed up as a reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Sainz eyes F1 future despite Verstappen setback

Carlos Sainz jr hopes a timely show of dominance can put him back in the spotlight after a challenging couple of months.

Record victory for Carlos Sainz

The Spaniard put up an impressive double-victory in the Formula Renault 3.5 category in France at the weekend, moving tantalisingly close to securing the title. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Red Bull’s da Costa admits F1 ‘dream’ over

Antonio Felix da Costa has admitted his F1 “dream” is probably over.

Antonio Félix da Costa Last year, the young Portuguese was the cream of Red Bull’s driver development programme and apparently destined for a Toro Rosso debut in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Merhi waiting on F1 license for Monza debut

Next in line to drive ousted Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham

20131020-0117 Roberto Merhi is only waiting on his F1 super license before receiving the green light to make his grand prix debut next weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Caterham lines up new Kobayashi substitute for Monza

The big frontrunner now is Roberto Merhi

20131020-0097 Roberto Merhi has admitted he is in the running to be the next occupant of sidelined Caterham racer Kamui Kobayashi’s seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

‘Kid’ Verstappen the big talking point at Spa

“The cars are really safe.  I think it’s more dangerous to bike through a big city than race in an F1 car.”

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing F1 has emerged from its summer slumber, but the big talking point at Spa-Francorchamps will be a 16-year-old ‘kid’ who doesn’t even have a license to drive a road car. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Red Bull puts future in hands of teenage hopes

Max Verstappen and Daniil Kvyat are the future of Red Bull.

DSC_0251a The pair, both teenagers, will be the race lineup at the energy drink company’s second team Toro Rosso in 2015. Decision maker Dr Helmut Marko is excited. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Verstappen plays down 2015 Toro Rosso seat reports

Max Verstappen’s father has played down reports his son will make his formula one debut as a seventeen-year-old next March.

Max Verstappen portrait De Telegraaf newspaper claims the young Dutchman, newly signed up with Red Bull’s famous driver development programme, will replace Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne at Toro Rosso in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Renault Sport further strengthens the World Series by Renault and the Formula Renault 3.5

In the genes of the brand since 1898, motor racing has been one of the fundamental elements of Renault’s strategy.

Renault Sport further strengthens the World Series by Renault and the Formula Renault 3.5The World Series by Renault has been one of the best examples: hosting between 400,000 – 500,000 spectators per year and benefiting from vast media exposure, the World Series by Renault is one of the most important motor racing events and remains loyal to its motto ”Fast, Free and Fun”.

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Apr 27

World Series by Renault: Rowland converts pole to dominate race two (updated²)

Oliver Rowland stormed to his maiden series victory, winning race two in Motorland, Aragon.

World Series by Renault logo The Briton successfully converted his pole position into a convincing race win, greeting the chequered flag thirteen seconds before his former FR2.0 Eurocup rival, Pierre Gasly. This is the second podium for Fortec’s rookie driver who finished yesterday’s race in third. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

World Series by Renault: Sainz Jr claims third consecutive pole

FR3.5 Championship leader, Sainz Jr starts his home race on pole position in Motorland, Aragon

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) Long time leader, Carlos Sainz Jr took his third consecutive pole position of the Formula Renault 3.5 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Lotus F1 Junior Team 2014 Line-up Announced

Sons of The Stage 

Lotus F1 Junior Team logoLotus F1 Team, in partnership with Gravity Sport Management, is proud to announce the Lotus F1 Junior Team drivers for 2014. Nine drivers drawn from eight countries will compete in six different motorsport categories as part of the squad. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Sergey Sirotkin will put his F1 plans back on track once he obtains a superlicense

Sirotkin to push for F1 license in Sauber test

2013-08-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 02 Amid Sauber’s financial crisis of 2013, the Swiss team appeared to be rushing the teen to the grid as the jewel in a Russian rescue deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Frijns considered for Caterham race seat

“Robin definitely has the talent to advance to the top of our sport.”

GP2 - Robin Frijns (Hilmer Motorsport) Caterham’s team boss has tipped its new reserve driver Robin Frijns to rise to the very top of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Riccardo Agostini to race for Eurointernational

The 19-year-old Italian will pilot a new Mercedes-powered Dallara F314

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo The 2012 Italian Formula 3 champion Riccardo Agostini will focus on the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship joining Antonio Ferrari’s Eurointernational Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

McLaren’s Magnussen experiment could fail – Kovalainen

“It is difficult to say which one of the possibilities is the most likely”

2013-11-17 -Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Kevin Magnussen 00Heikki Kovalainen says there is no guarantee Kevin Magnussen will thrive at McLaren, insisting 2014 could make or break the Danish rookie. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Whitmarsh helping Perez find 2014 seat

“I am trying to help him get a drive”

2013-04-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - China - Sergio Perez - Martin WhitmarshAfter dropping Sergio Perez for 2014, McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh says he is now trying to help the Mexican find a seat elsewhere in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Magnussen risks ending career ‘very early’ – Button

“It’s a massive risk”

2012-12-04 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Kevin Magnussen  00Stepping straight into a top F1 team is a “massive risk” for a rookie, Jenson Button said on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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