Tag Archive: Germany

Oct 21

More alarming news about Caterham future

More alarming news about the health of the ailing F1 backmarker Caterham has emerged.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 03 The posts have now been deleted, but race driver Kamui Kobayashi reportedly admitted on Facebook recently that he considered pulling out of the Russian grand prix when Caterham ran out of spare parts. 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 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 18

Eurov8series back on-track at Sachsenring

Mercedes, Chevrolet, Audi to challenge for title in Germany

EuroV8Series logo After a long summer break, the Eurov8series is about to go back on-track this weekend (September 20th and 21st) at Sachsenring. The German venue will be hosting a single race in the penultimate round of the 2014 series, capping in a spectacular fashion three 30-minute sessions, two of free practice and one of qualifying. 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 17

Record 41 Supercars for World RX of Germany

Villeneuve will return to World RX for round 10 at Franciacorta

World RX of Germany The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy is living up to its reputation as the FIA’s fastest growing motorsport series after attracting the biggest Supercar line-up of the season for this weekend’s Red Kiwi World RX of Germany (20-21 September).

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Aug 28

Early debut for teen Verstappen ‘really bad’ – Salo

Mika Salo has added his voice to concerns about the 2015 debut of teenager Max Verstappen.

Mika Salo Finn Salo, who raced in F1 against the 16-year-old’s father Jos, backed 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve who has questioned whether Verstappen’s signing by Toro Rosso is good for F1. Read the rest of this entry »

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 24

Ecclestone returns to F1’s executive board

Bernie Ecclestone has returned to the executive board of F1’s parent company.

2013-06-06_0008 Although he remained F1 chief executive, the 83-year-old had stepped down from Delta Topco amid his corruption trial in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Neuville nets maiden win in Germany

In a chaotic final day

WRC logo Thierry Neuville claimed a rags-to-riches first world rally victory in Germany today (Sunday), three days after virtually destroying his car when he rolled six times at pre-event shakedown. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

FIA bans ‘Fric’ officially

‘Fric’ has now been officially banned by F1’s governing body.

FIA - Karting Com A controversy about the ‘front and rear interconnected’ suspension layouts came to a head before Hockenheim, when the FIA flagged the potential illegality of the technology. 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 »

Aug 06

Latest Eurov8series young racer Emanuele Zonzini shares thoughts about maiden Audi run

After lining-up at Brno, the young racer looks forward to keep the Audi Sport Italia banner high in Germany

Eurov8series - Emanuele Zonzini The EUROV8SERIES continues to discover and bring attention on some of the top young prospects in motorsports. One of the brand-new talents of the International Series is Emanuele Zonzini, born in 1994 and fielded as a works driver by Audi Sport Italia after being “discovered” by Dindo Capello, with whom he shares and Audi R8 LMS in the Italian GT Championship.

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Aug 02

Ecclestone to keep F1 job after $100m court deal – report

Bernie Ecclestone looks set to avoid jail and retain control of formula one.

Germany’s Suddeutsche Zeitung is reporting on Saturday that the F1 chief executive has negotiated a US $100 million settlement with prosecutors in his high-profile corruption case in Germany.
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Jul 26

Even Renault looking forward to summer shutdown

Even F1’s engine suppliers will take a ‘summer break’ in August.

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (6) Eleven races into the season, and after the hectic back-to-back dash from Germany to Hungary, there are a lot of tired faces in the paddock this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Germany could host two races per year again

Future F1 calendars could once again host two grands prix in Germany within a single season.

2013-08-04-2013-08-04-GTMJB57 Recently, as it emerged the Nurburgring was close to a new deal with Bernie Ecclestone, it was said Hockenheim’s F1 foray could end altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Vettel admits new fuel gave no boost in Germany

Renault’s works partner Total would deliver a 12 horse power boost

2014-06-07_0952 New fuel did not give Red Bull the boost it was hoping for in Germany, world champion Sebastian Vettel has admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Uncertainty ends as all teams remove ‘Fric’

The only question now is whether some teams will be more affected by the Fric ban than others.

2014-06-08_0747 The ‘Fric’ saga could be nearing an end, as it emerges every F1 team has removed the controversial suspension technology ahead of the German grand prix weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Rumour – driver changes looming at Caterham, Sauber

The drivers are also not immune

2014-06-05_0062 After over 40 staff were shown the exit this week, arguably the most nervous drivers in the Hockenheim paddock are wearing green. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

GP3 Series Hockenheimring, Germany preview

GP3 Series round 4 preview

Hockenheimring The GP3 paddock heads to Hockenheimring in Germany for Round 4 of the 2014 season this weekend. The track is known for its long straights and should provide for another entertaining event as the title race hottens up.

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Jul 17

GP2 Series Round 6, Hockenheim, Germany preview

The Stakes

GP2 Series

The Stakes The action picks up in Germany this weekend with the GP2 paddock setting up camp at Hockenheim for the sixth round of the year.

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Jul 08

Germany ‘not Rosberg’s home race’ – Hamilton

Hamilton told reporters afterwards he is now going into “attack mode”

Lewis Hamilton - trophée Saint Graal - Silverstone - photo Getty Images Right back in the championship hunt after a home win at Silverstone, Lewis Hamilton has also ramped up his off-track battle with teammate Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

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 06

Pirelli announces nominations up to Hungarian Grand Prix

Pirelli has announced the next four tyre nominations for the grands prix held in Austria, Great Britain, Germany and Hungary.

2014-06-05_0013 For the all-new Austrian Grand Prix, Pirelli will bring the two softest compounds in the range: P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red supersoft. For the British Grand Prix, the P Zero Orange hard and P Zero White medium tyres will be used. In Germany, the nomination is P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red supersoft, while in Hungary there will be the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Hamilton declares Senna-style war on Rosberg

“Lewis started the mind game, this was Nico’s answer.” – Alex Wurz 

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0050Lewis Hamilton has declared Senna-like war, as his relationship with teammate Nico Rosberg breaks down spectacularly in Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Grosjean hits out at ‘wooden’ super-soft tyres

Romain Grosjean hit out at Pirelli’s “wooden tyres” after practice in Monaco.

2014-05-09 - Lotus F1 Team - Spain - Romain Grosjean 01 In fact, this weekend on the Principality’s streets, the 2014 ‘super soft’ compound is making its debut, alongside the next-softest tyre in the range, the ‘soft’. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Renault must look ahead to 2015 – Prost

Renault needs to be looking ahead to 2015, according to F1 legend Alain Prost.

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (8) Although an ambassador for the French engine supplier, Prost does not hide his belief that Renault simply went into the all-new turbo V6 era this year unprepared. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Caterham Racing Academy has three drivers in action over the coming weekend

Caterham Racing Academy update

Caterham Racing AcademyWill Stevens is in Monaco for round three of Formula Renault 3.5, it’s a home race for Seb Morris in Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup at Silverstone and Weiron Tan will be competing in Lausitzring, Germany in German F3. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Red Bull told to redesign ‘loophole’ nose – report

Red Bull must redesign the nose of its car, after Adrian Newey exploited a loophole in the 2014 rules.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (8) Keen-eyed observers noticed throughout the winter and again when the race season began that the RB10 did not have the mandatory camera mountings installed as per normal. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Female lawyer to help Ecclestone run F1

Ecclestone, whose trial begins next Thursday, is not in China this weekend.

2013-06-07_0008 Bernie Ecclestone will lean heavily on the help of a 44-year-old woman when his corruption trial begins next week in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

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