Tag Archive: France

Oct 29

Packing and shipping to France

ALDO Racing Rally Truck sailing towards Le Havre in France

ALDO Racing Rally Two 40-foot containers loaded with all the ALDO Racing Team rally gear, are onboard the MCS Sandra cargo ship which has been sailing towards Le Havre in France since October 19.

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Oct 27

Alonso future unclear amid Audi, Lotus rumours

A major sponsor of the Lotus team has stirred up the already confusing speculation about Fernando Alonso’s next move.

Fernando Alonso - Audi  (photo Audi) Most insiders believe the Spaniard and Ferrari have already dissolved their contract, paving the way for Sebastian Vettel to join Kimi Raikkonen at the Italian team in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Vergne hopes 2015 employer noticed Singapore drive

Jean-Eric Vergne hopes his impressive drive in Singapore will open a rival team’s garage door for him in 2015.

2014-06-07_0890 Dumped as a Red Bull-backed driver, the Frenchman will leave the energy drink company’s second team Toro Rosso at the end of the season, to be replaced by teenager Max Verstappen. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Schumacher’s brother in divorce dispute – report

Ralf Schumacher is locked in a bitter dispute with his wife Cora, as the couple head towards divorce.

DTM - Ralf Schumacher The German-language magazine Closer reports that the 39-year-old younger brother of F1 legend Michael, and his wife Cora are now communicating only through lawyers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Todt tips Ferrari to end crisis quickly

Jean Todt insists Ferrari is not in the sort of crisis today that he found at Maranello more than two decades ago.

2014-06-14-1001 The Frenchman, now FIA president, said any comparison between when he was drafted in by Luca di Montezemolo to rebuild the team in 1993 and Ferrari’s current situation “makes me smile”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Hansen leads Loheac RX after two heats

Current Championship leader Petter Solberg holds second overnight

World RX of France - Hansen leads Loheac RX after two heats Team Peugeot-Hansen’s Timmy Hansen has made a head start over 36 other Supercar drivers competing at World RX of France after winning the opening two heats in Loheac.

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Sep 06

Lotus at Monza is ‘worst car’ – Grosjean

Romain Grosjean is pulling no punches at Monza as he assesses the performance of his Lotus car.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Romain Grosjean 01 Reportedly eyeing the exit at the struggling Enstone team, the Frenchman’s season looks to have hit rock bottom in Italy as he led only the Caterhams in practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Life goes on for Schumacher family

For the Schumacher family, life goes on.

2010-01-25 - MERCEDES GP PETRONAS TEAM - Michael and Corinna Schumacher This week, a charming book penned by a young fan of Michael Schumacher hit the desk of the stricken F1 legend’s wife Corinna. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Albatec Racing geared-up for World RX of France

Jacques Villeneuve busy with television commitments replaced by David Binks

Albatec Racing logo Returning to Europe after making its global debut in Canada last month, Albatec Racing heads to France this weekend for round eight of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

European Le Mans Series prepares for its French round in two weeks

Spectators will have the chance to get close to the cars

European Le Mans Series logo It’s time to go racing again and the European Le Mans Series’ teams and drivers are getting ready for the next round of the 2014 season, to be held at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France.

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Aug 24

Red Bull taking over Renault’s F1 electric development

Red Bull is getting deeply involved with the improvement of engine partner Renault’s F1 project.

2014-07-19 - 99025 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Deeply frustrated with the French marque’s start to the new V6 turbo era, Red Bull forced a restructuring at Renault, involving the return of boss Cyril Abiteboul. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Eni FIM Superbike World Championship 2014 calendar update

As announced, the final prize-giving ceremony for both WSBK and WSS classes will take place in Doha, Qatar

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white The FIM and Dorna WSBK Organization wish to announce that the Free State South African Round which was cancelled (Press Release of 31 July) will not be replaced by any other event. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

Schu medical records suspect was German – report

Now, the first details about his identity emerge.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung The suspect accused of attempting to sell Michael Schumacher’s medical records was from Germany, according to the latest reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

F1 looking ahead to summer ‘shutdown’

Tired faces left the Hungaroring paddock last Sunday looking forward to a break.

150x80-flagworldf1 Not only is there now a rare month-long gap between the races in Hungary and Belgium, the teams have agreed to close their factories and even turn off email servers for a two-week period. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Newlywed Rosberg ‘over the moon’

Championship leader Nico Rosberg has married his long-time girlfriend Vivian.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/10548810_10152608796449874_6125954335033250095_o.jpgThe pair tied the knot at the registry office in Monaco, where they share an apartment in the same building as Mercedes’ other driver, Lewis Hamilton.
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Jun 24

Sale of Schumacher medical file ‘disgusting’ – manager

Sabine Kehm described the news as “horrifying and disgusting”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche VermogensberatungMedia outlets are being offered a medical file about Michael Schumacher’s condition for at least EUR 50,000, Die Welt newspaper reported. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

‘Fight’ sticker to stay on Mercedes after Schumacher coma

The words ‘Keep fighting Michael’ are to remain on Mercedes’ dominant F1 car.

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Nico Rosberg 02 The German squad – F1 legend Michael Schumacher’s last grand prix team during his 2010-2012 comeback – has been running the twitter hashtag on the cockpit of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s silver W05 all year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Magny Cours still ‘trying’ for F1 return

Talks to take formula one back to France are still on, according to Magny Cours boss Serge Saulnier.

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logo Last month, Saulnier said: “If the will of a number of people is confirmed in the coming weeks, we are very close (to returning).” He said Magny Cours, located a remote 250 kilometres from Paris and absent from the calendar since 2008, is heading for a comeback race in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

Let’s meet… Mitch Gilbert

With four meetings contested the 20-year-old Australian holds 13th position in the championship.

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

For Mitch Gilbert (Fortec Motorsports), the most successful race weekend in the season so far was the one in Pau, France, where he scored a total of 18 points. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

The Alpine adventure gathers pace!

Alpine is restating its commitment to launching the “Berlinette of the 21st century” in 2016.

 Alpine logoAlpine is a sporting and industrial adventure. Founded by Jean Rédélé in 1955, it has always shown an outstanding ability to inspire enthusiasm and passion. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Pirelli undecided about F1 future beyond 2016

Pirelli has answered “we’ll see” to the question of staying in formula one beyond its current contract.

2014-01-31 - Pirelli 06 After an often tumultuous and controversial opening three-year stay as F1’s official supplier, the Italian marque signed on for another stint starting in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Dennis wants Alonso to lead McLaren’s Honda charge

“In 2015 we have the Honda engine and we need a great driver.”

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Ron Dennis 01 Former McLaren and Ferrari driver Alain Prost has some advice for those beleaguered F1 teams — “do something different”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

F1 drivers ‘miss’ Schumacher at football game

Formula one drivers have paid tribute to their stricken former rival Michael Schumacher.

2012-05-23 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Michael & Nico with the German Football Team For years ahead of the Monaco grand prix, seven time world champion Schumacher captained the F1 drivers’ football team as they annually took on Prince Albert’s all-stars at the Stade Louis. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Magny Cours on pole for 2015 F1 return

“If the will of a number of people is confirmed in the coming weeks”

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logo Magny Cours is on pole position to return to the F1 calendar next year, the boss of the former French grand prix venue has said. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Bridgestone MotoGP Preview – Round 5: Le Mans, France

The layout places an emphasis on acceleration and braking
MotoGP logo Round five of the 2014 MotoGP™ season takes place at the Le Mans Bugatti circuit in France, a venue that has produced some unexpected results over the years due to its unpredictable weather.

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May 11

Felix Rosenqvist wins 73rd ‘Grand Prix de Pau’ (updated)

“I really wanted to win this one” – Felix Rosenqvist

F3 - Pau - Felix Rosenqvist The ninth race of the FIA Formula 3 Euopean Championship, classified as the 73rd ‘Grand Prix de Pau’, marked the end of a string of bad luck for Felix Rosenqvist (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport).

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May 11

Tom Blomqvist takes victory from rookie driver Esteban Ocon

“Overtaking Esteban Ocon after the restart wasn’t particularly easy.”

F3 - Tom Blomqvist Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) claimed victory in the eighth season round of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 2.76 kilometres long street circuit of Pau in the south of France. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Alonso to Mercedes, Newey to Ferrari – rumours

Ferrari is a hotbed of rumours at the scene of the Spanish grand prix.

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso (2) The first rumour was that Ross Brawn, the team’s ultra-successful technical director during the Michael Schumacher years, could be on the way back to Maranello full-time following a recent visit during his retirement. 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 06

McLaren could try Lotus-style ‘double nose’ in Spain – reports

Italy’s Omnicorse claims the solution has been in the wind tunnel at Woking for some time.

2014-04-15 - Gillette and McLaren Mercedes (2) McLaren could fit a Lotus-style ‘double pronged’ nose solution to its 2014 car at this weekend’s Spanish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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