Tag Archive: grands prix

Oct 10

Pirelli and McLaren to test near Rome – report

Pirelli has decided to test tyres for the 2014 season at Vallelunga, near Rome.

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (12)After some teams vetoed the tyre supplier’s plans to head to Austin with McLaren and one of the British team’s 2011 cars, we reported that Aragon, Spain, had been earmarked as a likely alternative venue. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 24

Terry Wahl Honoured by the Grand Prix of Valcourt Organizing Committee

Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt Presented by FOX

2013-02-17_05262013-02-17_0524Winner of six Grands Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt presented by FOX, snowmobile rider Terry Wahl of Greenbush, Minnesota was honoured at the 31st running of the Grand Prix during an official ceremony which saw his name and number raised atop the Golden Grandstand of Circuit Yvon Duhamel, alongside other great names in snowmobile racing. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 12

Just as colourful as the country it represents is the logo “visit Mexico“, which from now on will again travel with the Sauber F1 Team around the world.

“Visit Mexico“ brings colour into play

2012-04-12 - Sauber F1 Team - Visit Mexico07 - Sauber F1 TeamThe North American country is promoting itself with the individually coloured letters during 12 of the remaining 18 Grands Prix in the prominent position on the back of the rear wings of the two Sauber C31-Ferraris. At all championship rounds the nation’s name will be present on the cars’ nose cones, on the racing overalls and helmets of drivers Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi, as well as on the team’s equipment.  Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 27

F1 drivers ‘disconnected’ with ‘sense of risk’ – Prost

Alain Prost has admitted he was amazed when he tuned in on television to recent grands prix.

2011-04-17 - Red Bull Racing - China - Sebastian Vettel 1 teams2004_02_29_am_auto_12_08The four time world champion recently tested the Renault with which he contested the 1983 season, and said it was an eye-opener in contrast to the sport’s most recent races. “I wonder now if the drivers are not too disconnected with a sense of risk,” Prost told the French sports daily L’Equipe.

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Aug 01

Red Bull to test new diffuser at Spa

A long-awaited summer break, including mandatory factory shutdowns, lies ahead for F1 team members.

2011-07-30 - Red Bull Racing - Hungary - Sebastian Vettel 72011-07-30 - Red Bull Racing - Hungary - Sebastian Vettel 10But the previously dominant Red Bull, beaten by Ferrari and McLaren at the last three grands prix, is planning a significant upgrade for the RB7 to debut at Spa-Francorchamps later this month.

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Jul 29

British viewers lose free-to-air coverage from 2012

Only half of next season’s formula one races will be shown on free-to-air television in Britain.

BBC logoIt emerged on Friday morning that subscription channel Sky Sports has won joint rights with the BBC to televise grands prix between 2012 and 2018.

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Mar 16

Todt wants changes to improve driver identification (+ photos)

“At the moment, you don’t find the number, you don’t find the name” – Todt

FIA_GE09_0032011-03-11 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastien Vettel 05Formula one drivers should have permanent race numbers that are displayed prominently as in NASCAR. That is the view of FIA president Jean Todt, who admitted he wanted to make changes to make it easier “to identify a driver” during grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 16

Tyre compounds announced for first four Grands Prix

Pirelli announces hard and soft PZero compounds for the first four Grands Prix

2011-02-01 - Pirelli2011-02-13 - Pirelli - Jerez - 02Following an extensive campaign of private testing – which took in more than 18,000 kilometres in Europe and the Middle East – plus three group tests to date, Pirelli has nominated the hard and soft dry tyre compounds for the first four rounds of the 2011 Formula One World Championship: Bahrain, Australia, Malaysia and China. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 11

Ferrari’s high profile new recruit Neil Martin will not travel to grands prix in 2011.

Ferrari recruit Martin won’t travel to races

Neil Martin Red Bull Head of Strategic Operations2010-11-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 5The information emerged from the Madonna di Campiglio ski resort as team sponsor Marlboro’s annual ‘Wrooom’ media event jointly staged with Ducati started in earnest. Read the rest of this entry »


May 17

Red Bull admits ‘desire’ to keep Webber

Williams admits losing Webber ‘a mistake’

2010-05-16 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber_09Red Bull would like to keep Mark Webber on board for the 2011 season. After the Australian driver commandingly won the past two grands prix from pole position and took the lead of the world championship, it is being reported that Red Bull would like to extend his expiring contract. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 28

De la Rosa still hoping for F1 race return

I still have small hopes that I can be racing again

At the age of 37 and two years since his last grand prix, Pedro de la Rosa has not given up on one day returning to the formula one grid. Read the rest of this entry »