Tag Archive: Frédéric Vasseur

May 15

Renault wants to ‘build team around’ Kubica

Renault eyes another F1 engine deal

2010-05-08 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 3Renault wants to build its team around Robert Kubica. That is the claim of the team’s new majority owner Gerard Lopez, amid rising speculation that Pole Kubica is being lined up for a 2011 switch to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Rossi leads test again for ART Grand Prix

Signaling his intent for Championship

Alexander RossiGP3 Series Championship returned to the southern France testing circuit, Paul Ricard, to complete the second official preseason test this past week. With the schedule for the two days being similar as before, with a testing session in both the morning and afternoon, it was the addition of a 30 minute qualifying shootout that would take place directly after the morning session on the second day that had everyone talking and preparing. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Rossi makes it three out of four‏ (+results)

“Obviously, I can only be very pleased with how this first official test went” -Bruno Michel

Today marked the conclusion of the first ever GP3 Series test in Le Castellet, and the mood in the paddock as the teams began packing away was a positive one after two days of hard work. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

ART Grand Prix team 2010 line-up announcement

The GP3 Series promises to be a great championship

The ART Grand Prix team would like to announce their driver line up for the inaugural 2010 GP3 Championship season. The French based squad will boast three drivers, Esteban Gutierrez, Alexander Rossi and Pedro Enrique to compete in what will be a strong championship that will run parallel to its sister series, the GP2 championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

Citroen’s Quesnel says no to Renault role – report

Olivier Quesnel is the sports boss for Peugeot and Citroen

Another potential full-time successor for the departed Renault team boss Flavio Briatore can be scratched from the list. Former F1 drivers Alain Prost and Gerhard Berger have been linked with the role, and although it is believed the quadruple world champion is still interested, Berger denies that talks even took place. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Sam Bird joins ART for 2010 GP2 Season

Reigning GP2 Champions ART Grand Prix have completed their 2010 driver line-up by signing Britain’s Sam Bird to partner Jules Bianchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

ART Grand Prix line up for GP2 Asia in Abu Dhabi

Sam Bird and Marcus Ericsson

ART Grand Prix are pleased to announce that Sam Bird and Marcus Ericsson will drive for the team in the upcoming testing session at the Abu Dhabi circuit this weekend ahead of the opening race of the GP2 Asia series that will get underway the following week. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

‘Witness X’ sealed ousted Briatore’s fate

Briatore was invited to crash-gate hearing – FIA

2009-01-19 - Devoilement de la Renault R29 1746A mystery Renault F1 employee, described by the World Motor Sport Council as ‘witness X’ and by the French team as ‘the whistle blower’, sealed the outcome of the crash-gate scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

‘Distraught’ Briatore set to hit back – reports

“He has been left without his means of earning a living”

2009-04-04 - Renault - Flavio Briatore 1Some sections of the media believe Monday was the end of the crash-gate scandal, but a scorned Flavio Briatore may be now readying to hit back. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Briatore demise ‘sad’ – Mosley

Crash-gate over but clouds remain over Renault

2009-04-04 - Renault - Flavio BriatoreMonday’s meeting of the World Motor Sport Council ended Flavio Briatore’s 20-year career in motor racing, and now the British Football League is considering whether to also ban the disgraced former Renault team boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Piquet not punished but F1 return unlikely

F1 world lashes out at crash-gate leniency

2009-01-19 - Devoilement de la Renault R29 2314As the ‘crash-gate’ scandal ended on Monday, a contrite Nelson Piquet Jr said he now wants to resurrect his formula one career. Having blown the whistle on his ousted bosses Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds, the 23-year-old Brazilian was not punished by the World Motor Sport Council on Monday despite admitting to crashing on purpose during the 2008 Singapore grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Renault escapes ban, Briatore banned for life

+ Renault & Piquet comments

Renault escaped Monday’s ‘crash-gate’ hearing with a two-year suspended disqualification, but Flavio Briatore was banned from motor sport for life. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Crash-gate hearing over in 90 minutes

Prost gets closer to Renault boss role

Renault’s so-called ‘crash-gate’ hearing of the World Motor Sport Council on Monday took less than two hours. With the French team already effectively admitting the guilt of Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds and not contesting the conspiracy charges, a decision is expected to be published by the FIA before the end of business hours.

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Sep 21

F1 holds breath for Renault’s day in court

Briatore not present for crash-gate hearing

2009-01-19 - Devoilement de la Renault R29 1666On the day Renault is to be judged by the World Motor Sport Council, Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport suggested that the French team can expect a $50m USD fine and exclusion from the constructors’ championship standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

FIA official knew about crash-gate last year

Multiple media reports said the FIA did not comment

A high ranking FIA official reportedly knew about the ‘crash-gate’ allegations as long ago as the 2008 season finale in Brazil last year. Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper on Friday published a transcript of Nelson Piquet Snr’s August 17 interview with Quest investigators, commissioned by F1’s governing body, about the scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Briatore’s job would be an ‘honour’ – Prost

“It’s just rumours” -Prost

Alain Prost believes heading Renault’s F1 team would be an “honour”, while Frederic Vasseur said the rumours similarly linking him with the role are “very flattering”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Piquet ready to launch court action against Briatore

Singapore plays down crash-gate scandal link

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - Renault - Nelson Piquet 01Nelson Piquet Snr may hit back at Flavio Briatore with his own court action depending on the outcome of Monday’s World Motor Sport Council. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Alonso says Ferrari move not ‘100 per cent’

Heavy consequences await departed F1 chiefs – Ghosn holding fire on ‘crash-gate’ reaction

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - Renault - Fernando Alonso 01Fernando Alonso insists it is not ‘100 per cent’ certain that he will be a Ferrari driver in the near future. The Spaniard had been told by La Gazzetta dello Sport that Italian fans already see him as the next driver of a Maranello made single seater. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Piquet vows to keep fighting Briatore

Briatore departure a ‘noble gesture’ – Galliani

Nelson Piquet 764Nelson Piquet’s famous father and namesake has vowed to contest the legal action mentioned by the Renault team in a recent official media statement. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Ecclestone ‘sorry’ after Renault chief departures

Richards ‘not contacted’ about Renault boss job

2009-01-19 - DBernie Ecclestone has said he was “surprised” by the news and “very sorry” to see his friend and business partner Flavio Briatore leave formula one in disgrace. Read the rest of this entry »

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