Tag Archive: Guardian

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 29

Austin says Vettel qualifying absence ‘unfortunate’

Organisers of the US grand prix say world champion Sebastian Vettel’s absence from qualifying this weekend is “unfortunate”.

Austin cowboy booths The Red Bull driver will sit out Saturday’s decisive session and start the Austin race from the pitlane, as he takes a penalty for using an unscheduled sixth engine of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

‘Growing concerns’ about Bianchi’s condition – reports

At least four major publications believe there are “growing concerns” about the health condition of seriously injured F1 driver Jules Bianchi.

Jean-Eric Vergne - photo © J.F Galeron At present, the only official news is that the Frenchman suffered a ‘diffuse axonal injury’ in his Suzuka crash last Sunday, and now lies in a Japanese hospital in a ‘critical but stable’ condition. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Questions explode as Bianchi crash video emerges

“Was it the direction of the race or the officials who were at the corner?”
 

2014-06-07_0535 As Jules Bianchi lies critically ill in a Japanese hospital, grave questions are being asked about the circumstances surrounding his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Mercedes says reliability must now crown 2014 champion

Paddy Lowe says it is something the Brackley based team must address

2014-06-08_0999 Mercedes has acknowledged it needs to up its game in the reliability stakes following former championship leader Nico Rosberg’s problems in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Alonso, Button rumours rumble on Monday

Fernando Alonso is still the main character,

Vert blanc rouge et Alonso a Even with much of the F1 world on the long-haul return to Europe, the silly season continued to churn on Monday after the Singapore grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

FIA clampdown dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ in Singapore

The FIA’s Charlie Whiting addressed the media in Singapore

2008-06-05_0049 F1’s intended clampdown on performance communications between teams and drivers has been dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ up and down the bemused paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Bank ‘not closed’ to higher Ecclestone settlement

Bernie Ecclestone looks set for new settlement talks.

2012-06-10_0439 After he ended his criminal troubles in Germany recently with a controversial $100 million payment, the F1 supremo’s legal troubles nonetheless went on when the Munich bank BayernLB rejected his EUR 25 million settlement offer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Wolff reveals Ecclestone ‘row’ over social networks

Toto Wolff has revealed he had “a long row” with F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

Last month, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo called for a meeting with the sport’s key stakeholders. The common perception in the paddock is that Ecclestone, 83, is resisting the modern era of the internet, and so Montezemolo said the likes of Google and Apple should come along. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Newey ‘keen’ to join $130m America’s Cup bid

Famous British sailor Sir Ben Ainslie has admitted Adrian Newey could play a key role in his America’s Cup yachting project.

2014-06-08_1256 Newey, the highest paid and most highly regarded engineer in formula one, is already making headlines after it emerged he is stepping back at Red Bull in order to get involved in other technology projects. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Ferrari wants Brawn, Bell and Newey – report

“It is rumoured Brawn, Bell and Newey could bring order to Ferrari’s technical department,”

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China (1) Bob Bell could be the next piece of the puzzle, as Ferrari looks to end its slump and return to the top of formula one. Already reported by multiple authoritative sources is that the fabled Maranello team is prepared to ‘break the bank’ and sign Red Bull’s Adrian Newey, who is already paid a rumoured $12 million per year. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Insiders tip Ecclestone to survive corruption scandal

However, a trio of F1 insiders is not so sure

2011-06-12 - 2710 Three F1 insiders have tipped Bernie Ecclestone to drive out of the corruption scandal not only with his freedom, but also the keys to the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

The European Union is “monitoring” the controversial new system of decision-making within formula one, it has emerged

European Union could investigate F1 group – report

150x80-flagworldf1 Earlier this month, we reported that F1’s four smallest teams – Marussia, Caterham, Force India and Sauber – had written a letter complaining about the new and rule-influential Strategy Group. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Prospects ‘not good’ as Ecclestone trial begins

Bernie Ecclestone’s bribery trial begins on Thursday.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2 It could be the final lap in a long and lucrative career for the 83-year-old Briton, as two courts have already found that he did indeed bribe the already-jailed former F1 banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Rivals step up amid ‘tense’ Mercedes battle

Mercedes’ rivals look closer to the pace this weekend in China.

Lewis Hamilton - photo © J-F. GaleronBack-to-back winner Lewis Hamilton was the fastest overall in Shanghai practice, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was only a tenth behind. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Plea bargain could keep Ecclestone in charge

“I’m going into this trial to prove my innocence of what I’m being charged with”

2013-06-07_0008Bernie Ecclestone has denied rumours he will strike a plea deal with Munich prosecutors to stay out of jail and in charge of F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

F1’s four smallest teams have written a letter complaining about the state of the sport

Smallest teams write ‘explosive’ letter – report

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams Germany’s Sport Bild revealed that the letter, initiated by Marussia and also signed by Caterham, Force India and Sauber, was addressed to the other seven teams as well as Bernie Ecclestone and FIA president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

‘Super GP2′ could be key to F1’s future

The ‘GP1′ rumours are building.

GP2 - RT RUSSIAN TIME - Mitch Evans It has been rumoured that all the bleating about F1’s controversial 2014 rules is because Bernie Ecclestone and Dietrich Mateschitz are trying to devalue the sport so that they can buy it cheap. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Sepang not joining chorus to make F1 louder

F1 remains “amazing”

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang International Circuit 02 According to the outspoken Australian Ron Walker, his fellow F1 promoters will speak with “an enormous voice” next week in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Daniel Ricciardo thinks he has a good chance at winning back his Melbourne podium

Ricciardo hopes to win back Melbourne podium

2014-03-16 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99025Red Bull has vowed to appeal the stewards’ decision to throw out the Australian’s popular home race result due to irregularities with fuel flow into his Renault engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Red Bull boss Christian Horner is predicting an all-Mercedes silver duel for the 2014 title.

Horner tips Mercedes driver for 2014 title

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - Christian Horner “Lewis (Hamilton) and Nico (Rosberg) — who else is there?” he is quoted by the Times after a disastrous winter for reigning quadruple world champions Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Ecclestone admits bribe affair affecting F1 role

“We don’t have any changes planned at the moment” – CVC

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2 Bernie Ecclestone has hinted for the first time that he may need to voluntarily step back from running formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

No ‘quick fix’ to Red Bull crisis – Vettel

“Our guys are getting very little sleep right now – one to three hours maximum”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Helmet (4) Red Bull’s early-season crisis has raced from Jerez into Bahrain, as the second of just three pre-season tests began in the island Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Bernie Ecclestone is no longer a serious candidate to buy the embattled Nurburgring

Ecclestone no longer in race for Nurburgring

2012-06-07_0273 The F1 chief executive revealed last month that he has made a bid for the fabled German grand prix venue, amid its financial problems. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

World waiting for next Schumacher news on Tuesday

“The family is not doing very well, obviously”

Schumacher - di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images More information about Michael Schumacher’s fight for life after his skiing accident will be forthcoming on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

German bank to sue embattled Ecclestone for $400m

BayernLB will seek a staggering $400 million in damages

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2Another front has opened up amid Bernie Ecclestone’s legal woes, as it emerges the state Munich bank BayernLB plans to sue the embattled F1 chief executive. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Nico Hulkenberg physically signed on the dotted line of a 2014 Force India contract in Brazil on Sunday

Hulkenberg and Perez for Force India in 2014

2013-11-17 - Sauber F1 Team - Nico Hulkenberg 04That is the claim of Germany’s reliable Sport Bild, as it emerged that the German had until midnight to take up an option granted recently by the Silverstone based team, for whom Hulkenberg raced last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Di Resta admits Indycar switch an option for 2014

Di Resta said F1 remains his top priority

2013-06-05-0185Paul di Resta has admitted he might consider a move to America’s premier Indycar series for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Red Bull weakened by latest F1 moves – Brawn

“That’s the nature of the business.”

2013-06-08_1134Red Bull has been weakened, and Ferrari and McLaren strengthened, by F1’s latest personnel moves. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Mid-year tyre switch helped Red Bull – Newey

“Going back to the 2012 tyres clearly helped us”

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - 99005Adrian Newey has admitted Pirelli’s mid-season tyre specification change helped the quadruple back-to-back world champions in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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