Tag Archive: Herald Sun

Aug 04

Melbourne secures place on F1 calendar

The future of the Australian grand prix is secure.

2014-03-17 - Pirelli - Australia - Melbourne 09 teams “To know there are many more home grands prix to come is great,” new F1 sensation Daniel Ricciardo told the Herald Sun newspaper. 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 03

New F1 deal for Melbourne ‘will happen’ – Ecclestone

“Yes,” he told the Herald Sun newspaper.  “Sure, sure, sure.”

2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #9 1092 Bernie Ecclestone says he is confident Melbourne is staying on the F1 calendar beyond its 2015 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Melbourne is closing on a new deal to secure the future of the Australian grand prix

Melbourne boss Walker in talks for new F1 deal

2013-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi Race boss Ron Walker is in Singapore this weekend, where according to the Herald Sun newspaper he met with Bernie Ecclestone and negotiated the terms for a new contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Melbourne admits loss of season open date likely

Melbourne is happy with the mid-March slot

2011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 07Melbourne has all but confirmed news it has lost its status as the opening race on the formula one calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Leading formula one figures have called on organisers of the Australian grand prix to consider switching to a Singapore-style night race format

F1 figures call for Melbourne night race

2011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 072012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - SingaporeKeen to install a better television time for the bulk European audience, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has been pushing the idea for years, but the state government has always ruled it out. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Open cockpit action ‘inevitable’ after Spa crash

Exposed head is the last “big” safety issue for formula one

Romain Grosjean crash Spa - photo © WRI2 Flagworld - F1Sunday’s terrifying first-corner crash at Spa Francorchamps has reopened the debate about whether the sport’s days of open cockpits are numbered.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Two cities could alternate Aus GP – report

Australian Grand Prix Corporation chairman Ron Walker, however, described the idea as “a formula for disaster”.

2012-03-16 - Vendredi2012-03-17 - SamediOrganisers of the grand prix in Melbourne are reportedly considering sharing the city’s formula one rights with another Australian state. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Ricciardo earning less than $500k in 2012

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he will earn less than $500,000 in 2012.

2012-02-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Daniel Ricciardo (5)2012-02-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Daniel Ricciardo (2)And the Australian rookie also confirmed that, when he made his grand prix debut last year with HRT, his sponsor Red Bull paid him only for the race seat, not a salary. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Ecclestone offers to end Melbourne contract

Bernie Ecclestone has expressed frustration with the attitude of Australia’s formula one race organisers.

2011-06-09_03062011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 07The F1 chief executive is pushing for the Melbourne race, with a contract through 2015, to be held at night for a more favourable live timeslot back in Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Strike could derail season opener

A strike could force this month’s 2012 season opener into the gravel trap.

Flagworld - F12011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 07The local Herald Sun newspaper said hundreds of security guards have threatened to boycott the event over a pay dispute.

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Feb 29

Melbourne F1’s ‘least viable’ race – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone on Wednesday warned that formula one could race away from Melbourne after 2015.

2011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 07Grand Prix d'Australie - Melbourne 09-2010The Albert Park event has a contract until then, but the F1 chief executive is pushing hard for the Australian organisers to agree to stage a night race. “After then (2015), we really don’t know,” the 81-year-old Briton told the Melbourne newspaper The Age. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Busy time in F1 sponsorship world

It has been a busy time in the world of formula one sponsorship.

2011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Heikki Kovalainen 02 teamsFlagworld - F1The German media is saying Nick Heidfeld’s axe at Renault was definitely financially-motivated, with the team’s confirmation of four new sponsors. One is with Bruno Senna’s personal backer Embratel, and another with the Brazilian oil company OGX.

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Jul 04

Webber struggle surprises rivals Button, Heidfeld

A pair of Mark Webber’s F1 rivals have expressed surprise with the Australian’s 2011 season.

2011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel - Fernando Alonso - Mark Webber2011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber 4Although the 34-year-old seemed closer at Valencia recently, he has generally struggled to keep up with his Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel, who is utterly dominating the championship so far.

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Jun 30

Ricciardo to replace Karthikeyan at HRT (updated²)

Daniel Ricciardo is poised to make his formula one race debut at Silverstone next weekend.
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HRT not confirming Ricciardo reports
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Ricciardo confirms Silverstone F1 debut

2011-06-12_04082011-03-26 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 6Australian media reports say the 21-year-old, backed strongly by Red Bull and until now the Friday driver at Toro Rosso, will replace HRT regular Narain Karthikeyan at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Ecclestone attacks FIA and president Todt

Ecclestone not in New York for F1 race talks

2010-06-12_06282010-06-12_0623Bernie Ecclestone has stepped up his attack on Jean Todt, highlighting a growing rift between F1’s chief executive and the head of the governing FIA. Ecclestone said recently he is “at loggerheads” with Todt over the 2013 engine rules, with Todt responding this week: “I hear about the (engine) noise, but that’s evolution.” The 80-year-old, in London this week rather than travelling to Australia for the season opener, has replied with a stinging attack on Frenchman Todt — “a poor man’s Max.” Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Ecclestone goes to New York, not Melbourne

Bernie Ecclestone is no longer travelling to Australia for this weekend’s 2011 season opener.

Ecclestone-01-2008-09-28Flagworld - F1The F1 chief executive’s office had previously confirmed that the 80-year-old would be in Melbourne, but reports on Tuesday said Ecclestone has headed instead to New York. Melbourne newspaper the Herald Sun said New York mayor Michael Bloomberg issued the invitation following speculation the Victorian government wanted to offload its race due to rising costs. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Alguersuari chasing Webber’s 2012 Red Bull seat

Jaime Alguersuari has admitted to wanting to move to Red Bull next year after Mark Webber’s contract expires.

2011-02-19 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Jaime Alguersuari 42011-02-19 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Jaime Alguersuari - 99016On Monday, Red Bull announced it has signed up Sebastian Vettel, Adrian Newey and 50 other crucial team figures through 2014, but not Australian Webber whose deal runs out at the end of this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Ecclestone to make rare Melbourne visit

The F1 chief executive declared recently that F1 doesn’t “need Australia”

Australian Grand PrixBernie Ecclestone portraitAmid a controversy over the future of the Australian grand prix, it seems Bernie Ecclestone will attend the 2011 edition.The F1 chief executive declared recently that F1 doesn’t “need Australia”, after Melbourne’s Lord Mayor and premier questioned the value of the Albert Park event for taxpayers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Webber almost quit F1 during Williams days

“If I win that world championship, well, that may do me.  I’d be a very content man.”

2010-09-01 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 2Now considered a favourite for the 2010 world championship, Mark Webber has revealed he almost quit formula one several years ago. Having impressed at Minardi and Jaguar, the Australian was signed for 2005 by grandee Williams, but the famous British team had concurrently begun its slide from the sport’s pinnacle. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Webber hits reverse after ‘nanny state’ controversy

“It’s something Mark is passionate about” -Neal

2010-03-27- Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 4Mark Webber has shifted into reverse gear after slamming F1 host state Victoria as a “bloody nanny state”. The Australian, irritated at local overregulation such as the prevalence of speeding and parking fines, made the comment in the wake of Lewis Hamilton’s famous run-in with Melbourne police in March. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29

No title sponsor yet for 2010 Australian GP

The Australian grand prix is yet to sign a title sponsor for its 2010 event.

Australian Grand PrixThe Melbourne race was previously backed and named after the Dutch bank ING, who early last year announced it would no longer be involved with formula one beyond 2009. Read the rest of this entry »