Tag Archive: GP

Jul 03

Dutch MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

Bridgestone brought its Special Construction heat-resistant rear slicks to Assen

MotoGP - Bridgestone-BATTLAX-MotoGP-slick-tyreYamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi claimed his 80th premier class victory after winning last Saturday’s Dutch TT ahead of Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Cal Crutchlow.

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Oct 08

Webber confronted Grosjean after ‘nutcase’ jibe

Mark Webber has admitted to confronting Romain Grosjean after Sunday’s Japanese grand prix.

2012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - 990252012-02-10 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 02The Australian was furious with the Lotus driver at Suzuka, describing the Frenchman as a “nutcase” after their first corner tangle. It is Grosjean’s ninth similar offence since returning to F1 as GP2 champion this year, causing many in the paddock to call on the FIA to give the 26-year-old yet another race ban. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 31

Mallya tells promoters to push for GP backing

Force India expects Ferrari to move on Fisichella

2009-02- 28 - VJM02 - 4 Dr. Vijay Mallya - 133Despite the uncooperativeness of the Indian sports ministry, Vijay Mallya is sure plans for a grand prix in the country remain on track. Following a request for funding by the organisers of a 2011 round of the world championship, the government department ruled that formula one is in fact not a sport. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 25

Indian govt says no to GP funding

“F1 would have no impact on the development of sports in the country”

The Indian government turned down a request by constructors of a formula one circuit in Delhi for $36.5m in payments to the sport’s officials. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 25

India seeking government help for 2011 GP

Media reports say construction of a circuit in Delhi is underway

The organisers of an Indian grand prix are seeking government funds to push ahead plans for the inaugural race in 2011.  Sameer Gaur, boss of the promoters JPSK Sports, told the Times of India: “Yes, we went to the (sports) ministry seeking government concessions.  If need be, we will go again.” Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 22

Valencia GP’s future in doubt – report

“We need to establish energy and the appeal of formula one.”

AlonsoAttendance at the Valencia port street circuit was notably down on Friday, raising speculation the European grand prix venue might be axed from the formula one calendar.

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Aug 10

South Africa decides against new F1 bid

The South African province Gauteng has decided against bidding to host a formula one race

Earlier this year it was reported that the Gauteng Motor Sport Company, set up by the provincial government, had enlisted the services of an independent analyst to perform an economic-impact study on what the sport could bring to the region. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 10

Aus GP chief calls on Mosley to quit

The sport needs fresh and dynamic leadership

The boss of the Australian grand prix has risked the wrath of formula one’s governing body by calling for the head of Max Mosley.

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Jul 07

Toyota’s Fuji confirms F1 calendar exit

Suzuka to fill Fuji’s 2010 GP gap?

Toyota-owned Fuji Speedway on Tuesday confirmed reports that the circuit will no longer host the Japanese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 06

Vettel powering high German GP interest

“Quite honestly, Sebastian Vettel is a gift to us” -Walter Kafitz

In an economic recession and in the post-Michael Schumacher era, organisers of this weekend’s German grand prix see Sebastian Vettel as a godsend. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 26

German clubs settle GP naming issue

AvD and ADAC are now bundled under the same authority

For the first time, the Nurburgring is able to use the official name ‘Grosser Preis von Deutschland’ (German Grand Prix) for its 2009 formula one race. Previously, despite the circuit’s agreement to alternate the hosting rights each year with Hockenheim, the official title was owned and controlled by the AvD (Automobilclub von Deutschland).

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Jun 20

Mosley expects Silverstone to keep GP

Donington will deliver GP in 2010 – Gillett

Max Mosley on Friday said he expects the British grand prix to remain at Silverstone beyond this weekend’s event. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 05

New Turkey GP deal ‘won’t be easy’ – chief

There’s tough competition, like when we started

The boss of Turkey’s motor racing sanctioning body admits Istanbul Park may struggle to reach an agreement to keep formula one at the circuit beyond 2011.

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Apr 07

GP needs ‘more suitable’ time – Sepang boss

The twilight concept has been proved wrong for the Kuala Lumpur region

Pluie The boss of the Sepang circuit insists the 2010 Malaysian grand prix must revert to a “more suitable” start time.

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Mar 30

Williams F1 Australian GP review

Nico Rosberg, despite recording the fastest lap of the day, had an extremely eventful race

Williams FW31 06The AT&T Williams team had a positive start to the 2009 season, demonstrating both pace and reliability from the start of the first practice session, but the anticipated nature of the race at Albert Park, which features frequent safety car intervals, meant that the race was unlikely to follow a strict form guide. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 25

Warm and dry, but Buemi expects GP rain

I believe I am fully prepared

Roll-out - Sebastien BuemiDespite some rain on Wednesday, the weather report for this weekend’s Australian grand prix weekend looks warm and dry. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 20

Mosley to again skip Bahrain GP

Confirmed absence nothing to do with the sadomasochistic saga

Max Mosley will once again not attend the Bahrain grand prix, circuit boss Martin Whitaker has confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 05

’08 Spa GP posts 3.8m euro loss

According to RTL Belgium

Organisers of the Belgian grand prix are concerned about the financial figures from last year’s running of the much-loved formula one race at Spa-Francorchamps.

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Feb 27

Gov’t plays down Aus GP venue switch reports

Avalon airport would be cheaper than the semi-permanent Albert Park circuit

John Brumby, premier of the Victorian state government in Australia, has played down reports that the grand prix in Melbourne could be moved. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 16

Ecclestone wants Rome GP – promoter

The project will have a 150m euro budget for the debut race in 2011 or 2012

Bernie Ecclestone is supporting the concept of a grand prix on the streets of Rome, according to organiser Maurizio Flammini.

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