Tag Archive: Formule1

Jul 19

Caterham – no regrets over 2014 driver choice

Team boss Abiteboul seems to agree

2013-06-09_1288Caterham will assess whether it made the right driver choices for 2014 at the end of the season, boss Cyril Abiteboul has admitted. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 26

Caterham exhaust ‘legal’ insists van der Garde

After Williams removed its controversial solution for the ‘Coanda’-effect exhaust late last week, heads are now turning in Caterham’s direction.

2013-02-10 - Team Caterham - Jerez - Guido Van Der Garde 022013-02-10 - Team Caterham - Jerez - Guido Van Der Garde - Charles PicWilliams’ move to remove the solution reportedly followed the FIA’s Charlie Whiting telling team designer Mike Coughlan at Jerez that he deemed it illegal. But while Williams’ solution attempted to find a loophole in the regulations, Coughlan said recently he thought Caterham’s similar approach is “clearly not allowed”. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 08

Glock went because Marussia needs ‘every million’ – Symonds

Marussia parted with Timo Glock because a backmarker team needs every million.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Timo Glock (1)2011-07-24 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Germany -  Timo Glock 10That is the claim of Pat Symonds, the former Renault ‘crash-gate’ conspirator who – after serving his F1 ban – is now openly in charge of the 2013 Marussia MR02. Devoid of many sponsors, the new red and black car will be raced this year by wealthy Max Chilton and Luiz Razia, who replaced German Glock at the last minute. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 06

Brighter Caterham sparks first controversy of 2013

When Caterham unveiled its 2013 car in the Jerez pitlane early on Tuesday, observers immediately spotted the ‘step’ nose and a new, brighter livery.

10 - Team Caterham2013-02-05 - Team Caterham - CT03 08“Cool!” said Dutch rookie Giedo van der Garde when asked what he thinks of the new green hue. “Last year it was a little too dark, which sometimes didn’t look good on TV,” he told Dutch magazine Formule1.  “We have had a good response so far.” Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 31

Kaltenborn excuses Frijns for Sauber criticism

Sauber team boss Monisha Kaltenborn has hinted that new reserve driver Robin Frijns will get a Friday practice outing this season.

2012-011-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Robin Frijns2011-10-18 - Sauber F1 Team - Monisha Kaltenborn NarangEarlier this week, 21-year-old reigning Formula Renault 3.5 champion and Dutchman Frijns complained that he will “not have much to do” in 2013. He had told Dutch magazine Formule1 that he is not required by his new Swiss employer for the forthcoming winter test period, and it “looks unlikely I will be used during the Friday practice sessions”. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 29

Frijns disappointed with 2013 Sauber programme

Robin Frijns has admitted he is disappointed with his schedule for 2013.

2012-011-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Robin Frijns - Sauber C31-Ferrari2012-011-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Robin FrijnsThe new Formula Renault 3.5 champion, 21-year-old Frijns was signed up for this year by the Swiss team Sauber, replacing 2012 reserve Esteban Gutierrez. Read the rest of this entry »