Tag Archive: Globo Esporte

Nov 06

Caterham preparing for Abu Dhabi return

Caterham is preparing to return to formula one for F1’s 2014 finale in Abu Dhabi next month.

2014-06-08_0925 As it was put into administration following founder Tony Fernandes’ ill-fated sale to Colin Kolles-managed investors, the team as well as backmarker Marussia sat out Austin and will again be absent in rainy Brazil this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Recovery vehicle driver says F1 ‘never safe’

An experienced F1 recovery vehicle driver in Brazil has defended his Japanese colleagues in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s horror crash.

2014-06-05_0040Brazil’s Globo Esporte says Rafael Ricciardi has been driving the vehicle charged with removing stricken cars from the Interlagos circuit near the pit exit for four years running. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

‘F1 not always best option for Brazilians’

Massa has moved to struggling Williams for 2014

Felipe Massa  no 19 The president of Brazil’s auto racing federation is not sure it is true that “F1 is always the best option” for the country’s rising drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Ferrari tries to ease 2014 driver rumours

Ferrari has moved to ease the speculation about its 2014 driver lineup.

2013-06-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Silverstone - Fernando Alonso (2)With the Italian team’s number 1 driver Fernando Alonso linked with a sensational switch to Red Bull, the future of teammate Felipe Massa is also uncertain beyond his expiring contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Williams is not planning any more significant test sessions for Susie Wolff in the immediate future

Williams not planning further tests for Wolff

Susie Wolff  2013-01-28The famous British team’s female reserve driver impressed both Williams and the wider F1 world with her first real circuit test in the 2013 car recently at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Maldonado not threatened by rising rookie Bottas

“The conditions benefitted Valtteri in Canada.”

2013-06-09_1134Pastor Maldonado insists he does not feel threatened by the rising form of his rookie teammate Valtteri Bottas. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 28

No official penalties for Alonso in 2012

If Pastor Maldonado was the penalty king, then Fernando Alonso is the master of fair play in 2012.

Fernando Alonso2012-11-16_0015That is the finding of Brazil’s Globo Esporte, having compiled a list of the official FIA penalties attracted by F1’s 24 drivers this year. Williams’ Maldonado tops the list with 15 penalties; almost double the tally of the penalty runner-up Sergio Perez, whose 8 penalties was also matched by world champion Sebastian Vettel’s official infractions. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Marko ‘not relaxed’ as alternator crisis looms for finale

On paper, Sebastian Vettel is the overwhelming favourite to seal his third consecutive drivers’ crown this weekend in Brazil.

2012-06-09_01442011-04-09 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Dr Helmut Marko - Sebastian Vettel 2His 13-point lead over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso means he can steer his ultra-competitive Red Bull to just fourth place at Interlagos and still set off for his winter slumber with the title. “But Alonso still must win,” Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko is quoted by Speed Week.  “He must take the risk.  That’s the important thing.” Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Williams better than recent races show – Bottas

Williams’ 2012 car holds more potential than has been seen at recent grands prix.

2012-07-21 - Williams F1 - Germany - Valtteri Bottas2012-06-10_1067That is the claim of the famous British team’s Finnish reserve driver Valtteri Bottas, who is hotly tipped to step into the race cockpit in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Ferrari says next races ‘important’ for Massa’s future

The forthcoming races are “very important” to Felipe Massa’s future.

2012-06-08 - Ferrari - Felipe Massa 00052012-07-06 - Ferrari - Felipe Massa 0012That is the claim of Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali, apparently rejecting reports the famous Maranello team has already decided to drop the Brazilian at the end of the current season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Pirelli says tyre war not good for F1

Pirelli chief Paul Hembery thinks it would be wrong for formula one to return to the ‘tyre war’ era.

Pirelli2012-07-21 - Pirelli -  (1)Recent rumours hinted FIA president Jean Todt would like to see Michelin return to the sport, but the French marque has said it would only race in F1 again if it can compete with a rival manufacturer.

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Aug 01

‘Double DRS’ to be banned for 2013 – reports

The technical concept known in the paddock this year as ‘double DRS’ looks set to be banned for 2013.

2012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg 02Flagworld - FIAMercedes debuted the controversial straightline speed-boosting concept earlier this year, moving Lotus to lodge an official protest. But instead of taking the FIA’s decision to allow Mercedes to keep the system to the international court of appeal, Lotus emerged with a new interpretation of ‘double DRS’ during practice at Hockenheim recently.

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Jun 01

No ‘race win’ ultimatum at Williams – Senna

Bruno Senna has played down suggestions he is under pressure to match the achievements of his teammate Pastor Maldonado.

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 00962012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Bruno Senna 02While Maldonado confounded his critics by winning from pole in Barcelona, Brazilian Senna has failed to similarly shine in 2012, scoring half as many points so far at the wheel of the sister Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Maldonado a future champ, not ‘pay driver’ – Williams

Last Sunday proved that Pastor Maldonado is no mere ‘pay driver’.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 a7362012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 a716“If he was a fool, he would not be with us, no matter how much money he brings,” Sir Frank Williams is quoted by Brazil’s Globo Esporte. Venezuelan Maldonado, whose links to the state owned oil company PDVSA and president Hugo Chavez controversially deliver many millions to Williams’ Oxfordshire based team, became F1’s fifth different winner of 2012 last weekend in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Barrichello tells Massa to remember F1 joy

“It’s not a speed problem,” he said, “it’s something that he needs to solve within himself.

Rubens Barrichello KV Racing2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #1 643Rubens Barrichello has advised his friend and countryman Felipe Massa to remember to enjoy his job, amid rumours the Brazilian is speeding towards the exit at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Bruno Senna visits Williams factory – report

The job-seeking Bruno Senna visited Williams’ Oxfordshire headquarters in recent days, Brazil’s Globo Esporte reports.

International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs - Bruno Senna2011-10-14 - Lotus Renault GP - Korea - Bruno Senna 01The nephew of late Ayrton Senna, having started 2011 as Lotus/Renault’s third driver, lost his race seat to Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean at the end of the season.

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Nov 23

Massa urges Barrichello to announce retirement

Felipe Massa has urged Rubens Barrichello to announce his immediate retirement from formula one.

2011-06-12_15452011-06-11_1187Veteran Barrichello revealed this week that he has been frantically seeking sponsors in order to safeguard his Williams seat for 2012, which would be his 20th consecutive season on the grid.

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Oct 14

Barrichello presses Williams for decision before finale

Rubens Barrichello in Korea sounds desperate to extend his long formula one career into a twentieth consecutive season.

2011-09-24 - AT&T Williams - Singapore - Rubens Barrichello 012011-08-28 - AT&T Williams - Belgium - Rubens Barrichello 02Williams has not yet decided whether to keep the veteran Brazilian alongside Pastor Maldonado in 2012. “I want to be here next year, whatever it takes for it, and wherever,” the 39-year-old is quoted by the German news agency SID.

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Sep 28

Doctor says Kubica will return to F1

Robert Kubica is going to return to formula one in 2012, according to F1 doctor Riccardo Ceccarelli.

2011-02-03 - Lotus Renault GP - Robert Kubica 022011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Robert Kubica 01And the same message has emerged this week from the Pole’s manager Daniele Morelli, after Renault boss Eric Boullier imposed a mid October deadline for the finalisation of the team’s 2012 lineup.

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Sep 23

Button says Ferrari rumours ‘hilarious’

Jenson Button has laughed at reports linking him with a move to Ferrari in 2012.

2010-06-13_00652011-06-12_1502The speculation was triggered by the British driver’s protracted talks with McLaren over next year and beyond, and spurred on last week by a report in the Brazilian press. It is said Button wants to be contractually free at the end of next year so as to be available when Felipe Massa comes out of contract.

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Sep 13

Vettel eyes pole record but says Senna was best

Vettel’s Ferrari interest ‘very good’ – Agnelli

2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Christian Horner - Sebastian Vettel2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Sebastian Vettel (7)Sebastian Vettel is likely to break an almost twenty year old formula one record this year. In 1992, Williams’ Nigel Mansell started from the front of the grid no fewer than 14 times, and Vettel has already won 10 poles in 2011 with six races left to run.

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Sep 13

Vettel not worried about Japan visit

World champion Sebastian Vettel has revealed he is happy to travel to Japan next month.

2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Sebastian Vettel (3)Suzuka CircuitLeading MotoGP riders, and Indycar drivers including Danica Patrick who will race at Motegi this weekend, have expressed grave concerns about travelling to Japan in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

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Sep 12

Renault impose October deadline for Kubica return

Renault has imposed a deadline for the finalisation of its driver lineup for 2012.

2011-07-24 - Lotus Renault GP - Germany - 012011-02-03 - Lotus Renault GP - Robert Kubica 01The Genii-owned team has left open a vacancy for Robert Kubica next year alongside the confirmed Russian driver Vitaly Petrov. But media reports in recent days have revealed that Kubica, recovering from his horror February rally crash, actually does not have a contract for 2012.

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Sep 09

Brazilian Nasr eyes F1 with Raikkonen’s manager

“I can not say anything” – Nasr

Felipe NasrFelipe Nasr - Rd16  Paul RicardBritish F3 champion Felipe Nasr is hoping his new title, and well-connected manager Steve Robertson, open doors for him in formula one. Brazil’s Globo Esporte reports that McLaren and Ferrari are both interested in signing up the 19-year-old from Brasilia to their young driver programmes.

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Aug 30

Two independent DRS zones for Monza – reports

There will be two independent DRS zones in use during next weekend’s Italian grand prix at Monza.

2011-06-11_1148MonzaThere were also two rear-wing overtaking zones per lap in Montreal and Valencia, but due to the complexity of operating the system for the FIA, there was just one activation point per circuit.

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Aug 18

Renault owner Lopez ‘expected more’ from Heidfeld

Renault team owner Gerard Lopez has admitted he is disappointed with Nick Heidfeld.

2011-07-30 - Lotus Renault GP - Hungary - Nick Heidfeld 032011-06-12_0553“We expected more from him,” the Genii Capital chief is quoted as saying by Brazil’s Globo Esporte. German veteran Heidfeld, 34, was signed by the Enstone based team at short notice this year to replace injured regular Robert Kubica.

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Aug 18

Razia in talks for Team Lotus race debut at Interlagos

Liuz Razia has admitted he is looking for sponsors in order to make his formula one race debut with Team Lotus in 2012.

2011-07-30 - Team Lotus - Hungary - Luiz Razia 00GP2 - Hungary -  Caterham Team AirAsia - Luiz RaziaThe 22-year-old Brazilian is a reserve and occasional Friday driver this season, and races with Team Lotus boss and owner Tony Fernandes’ GP2 team.

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Aug 12

Barrichello admits unlikely to race V6 engines

The 11-time grand prix winner is hoping to stay at Williams in 2012.

2011-07-24 - AT&T Williams - Germany - Rubens Barrichello 032011-07-09 - AT&T Williams - Britain - Rubens Barrichello 01Rubens Barrichello has admitted he is not likely to sample the sounds and power of V6 engines from the cockpit of an F1 car. The Brazilian is the longest-serving driver in the sport’s history, notching up approaching 320 grands prix since 1993 and keen to re-sign with Williams for the forthcoming 2012 and 2013 seasons.

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Aug 10

Barrichello denies criticising Williams team

Barrichello joked that the situation is like waiting for a marriage proposal.

2011-07-09 - AT&T Williams - Britain - Rubens Barrichello - Sir Frank Williams 012011-06-12_0748Dismissing reports he is frustrated and highly critical of Williams, Rubens Barrichello has likened his current situation to waiting for a marriage proposal. Despite the sport now being in its August break, the Brazilian veteran has found himself the subject of intense speculation following some comments reported in the German and Italian media.

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Jul 04

Rosberg admits rival teams’ interest

Nico Rosberg insists he is happy at Mercedes but has admitted other teams are interested.

2011-06-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Nico Rosberg 032011-06-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Nico Rosberg 04With German Rosberg faster than Michael Schumacher in the past two seasons but still seeking his debut victory, team boss Ross Brawn asked the 25-year-old to have “faith” in Mercedes to eventually build him a winning car.

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