Tag Archive: Hermann Tilke

Oct 20

Teams should make own tyre compound choice – Force India

Force India has a radical suggestion about how F1 should proceed in the sport’s Pirelli-tyred era.

2014-06-07_0789 Earlier in the Italian supplier’s F1 tenure, Pirelli was famed – and often heavily criticised – for spicing up the race action with its aggressive tyre compounds. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Las Vegas ‘ready to go’ with F1 race – Ecclestone

Las Vegas could be the next new F1 destination, Bernie Ecclestone has revealed.

Bernie Ecclestone-11-2010 “Vegas say they are ready to go and it would be on The Strip for sure,” the F1 chief executive told business journalist Christian Sylt, in the Independent. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Weekend could be last blast at ‘new’ Hockenheim

Seiler said he is expecting a crowd of about 55,000 on Sunday.

ADAC GT Masters - Hockenheimring by Iain Shankland The “phones have been running hot” ahead of the German grand prix, according to Hockenheim boss Georg Seiler. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Tilke says Sochi ‘on schedule’ for F1 debut

“There will be a very special and definitely unique atmosphere”

Hermann Tilke Russia is on track for its inaugural grand prix in October, according to track architect Hermann Tilke. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

$600m Morocco GP deal ‘likely’ – reports

Morocco last hosted a grand prix near Casablanca

MoroccoMorocco has emerged as the latest strong contender to join the ever-expanding formula one calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Aragon likely new venue for McLaren-Pirelli test

“We are talking about the 2011 car with 2014 tyres”

Motorland Aragon logoMcLaren and Pirelli look set to head to Spain, after failing to get the FIA’s green light for a 2014 tyre test in Austin later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 08

Sochi track will be ready for Russia GP – Tilke

“The track will be built on schedule”

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 3Hermann Tilke insists he is “100 per cent certain” the circuit in Sochi will be ready for next year’s inaugural Russian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

2013 finale could be Interlagos’ last F1 race

“The track is one of the best in the world, for sure” – Ecclestone

Interlagos logoBernie Ecclestone has threatened to axe Brazil’s formula one race if organisers fail to urgently upgrade the ageing Interlagos circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Schumacher to race karts in 2013

Now back in retirement, Michael Schumacher will return to his karting roots in 2013.

2012-11-18_00062012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0336In the days after the seven time world champion’s last grand prix late last year, we reported that the 44-year-old had signed up to be a test driver for the Italian kart maker Tony Kart this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 26

Formula Sochi announces interim results for the construction of the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix circuit

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Formula Sochi logoFormula Sochi - Panorama (1)The circuit operator and organizer of Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, “Formula Sochi” takes an active part in the construction of the autodrome, and develops long-term race implementation plan. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Ecclestone confirms Turkey GP revival effort

Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed he is pushing to revive the Turkish grand prix.

2012-06-07_02772011-05-07 - Lotus Renault GP - Turkey - Nick Heidfeld 04We reported at the weekend that Istanbul Park, the Hermann Tilke-penned circuit that hosted formula one between 2005 and 2011, has been taken over by local businessman Vural Ak. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

F1 could return to Turkey

Moves are afoot to revive the defunct Turkish grand prix.

2011-05-07 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Turkey - Sebastien Buemi 62011-05-07 - Team Lotus - Turkey - Heikki Kovalainen 04Formula one raced at the Hermann Tilke-penned Istanbul Park – featuring the famous four-apex Turn 8 corner – between 2005 and 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Interlagos needs ‘some plastic surgery’ – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone is pushing organisers of the Brazilian grand prix to improve the ageing facilities at Interlagos.

Interlagos logointerlagosThe circuit is regarded as one of the most outdated on the entire F1 calendar, and Speed Week reports that the sport’s chief executive will meet with track officials on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Oil, not dust to blame for slippery Austin

The particularly slippery conditions suffered by drivers at the new Circuit of the Americas this weekend is caused by oil, not dust.

2012-11-17_00162012-11-17_0019That is the claim of the authoritative German publication Auto Motor und Sport, which said Texas’ colder-than-expected temperatures and too-hard Pirelli tyres are also contributing to the problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Wurz helped Tilke design Austin layout

Alex Wurz had a hand in the layout of the new Circuit of the Americas, which has lauded by formula one drivers this weekend.

2012-11-17_00022012-11-17_0013Wurz, now 38 and a sports car driver, contested 69 grands prix between 1997 and 2007, finishing on the podium three times. The Austrian now works as a ‘driver coach’ at Williams, serving alongside his friend and countryman Toto Wolff, the British team’s new shareholder and director. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Austin like Suzuka, Silverstone, Turkey, Hockenheim

Austin layout a “a roller-coaster ride, with everything at high speed”.

Austin, Texas Formula 1 race track 1Circuit of the AmericasAccording to the buzz in the brand-new Circuit of the Americas paddock, F1’s often-criticised circuit designer Hermann Tilke has penned a memorable layout for the sport’s American comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Austin still working to finish 2012 US GP venue

The Hermann Tilke-designed track is scheduled to host the 2012 US GP in exactly a month from now.

Circuit of the AmericasCircuit of the Americas - 2012-06-01 - 2Organisers of the first US grand prix since 2007 say the brand new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, is now almost ready to host a formula one race.

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Oct 11

Korea among least-popular races on F1 calendar

Korea, among F1’s new breed of grands prix, is far from the most popular stop on the sport’s annual calendar.

2011-10-14 - Pirelli - Korea 032011-10-14 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Korea - Felipe Massa 02Well-known British F1 photographer Darren Heath tweeted from the metropolis Seoul: “Fantastic 3 days.  Early train to Mokpo tomorrow. “(It’s) like being in London then heading to Shetland for an F1 GP.  Mad,” he concluded. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Ecclestone eyes Turkey GP circuit tender – report

Bernie Ecclestone is interested in securing the former Turkish grand prix venue in Istanbul, the Hurriyet daily reports.

2012-06-10_04392011-05-07 - Team Lotus - Turkey - Heikki Kovalainen 04The newspaper said a tender is scheduled to take place next Wednesday. The Istanbul Park circuit hosted formula one races between 2005 and 2011, and although poorly attended the Hermann Tilke-penned layout was lauded particularly for its challenging quadruple-apex turn 8. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 15

Turkey, Greece eye spots on F1 calendar

Turkey could return to the F1 calendar.

Between 2005 and last year, despite poor spectator attendance, drivers enjoyed the Hermann Tilke-designed Istanbul layout, featuring the unique quadruple-apex Turn 8.

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Jul 03

Alonso eyes F1 team ownership after driving career

Fernando Alonso has revealed he might consider team ownership after his formula one driving career is over.

2012-06-09_13142012-06-10_0537When asked by one of his 800,000 Twitter and Facebook followers if the Ferrari driver can imagine following fellow champions like Alain Prost and Jackie Stewart onto the pitwall, 30-year-old Alonso answered: “Maybe.”

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Apr 20

Force India to limit running for anxious staff

Fearful Force India could skip second practice in Bahrain
Force India, Ecclestone, deny Bahrain GP boycott

2012-04-15 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Hulkenberg - Paul di RestaDeputy team boss Bob Fernley confirmed to Reuters that Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta will therefore run limited second practice programmes, and may skip the session altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Malaysia not committed to F1 beyond 2015

Malaysia is not yet committing its future to the formula one calendar beyond its 2015 deal.

2011-04-09 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Malaysia - Felipe Massa 022011-04-09 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Malaysia - Timo Glock 1Sepang was Hermann Tilke’s first full creation that made its grand prix debut in 1999. But Razlan Razali, the Kuala Lumpur circuit’s chief executive, said on Wednesday he is unable to say if there will be a race in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

World Superbike brings pioneering spirit to Moscow event

Ten-year agreement with Infront Motor Sports to organize and host the SBK Russian Round

SBK logoSBK - World Superbike - Ciabatti Yakhnich Flammini Tilke ChecaThe Russian Round of the FIM Superbike World Championship, to be held next year on August 26th at Moscow Raceway and which marks the first time ever a world-scale motorsports event takes place in Russia, was successfully launched Friday in one of Moscow’s top hotels.

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Nov 07

2012 US GP ‘silence’ worries Jackie Stewart

Sir Jackie Stewart has questioned the health of the 2012 US grand prix project.

Circuit of the AmericasFormula 1 United States Grand PrixA site east of the Texan capital Austin is scheduled to host formula one’s return to America next November. But there were reports of internal ructions within the organising body and circuit construction delays long before another US round, a street race amid the New York skyline, was announced for 2013.

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Oct 29

India is Tilke’s ‘best track’ – Rosberg

F1 circuit designer Hermann Tilke received a pat on the back on Friday after drivers enjoyed his latest effort.

2011-10-29 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - India 042011-10-29 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - India - Nico Rosberg 05The German engineer has been criticised for the ‘boring’ layouts at many of his latest formula one venues, including those in Bahrain, Valencia and Abu Dhabi.

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Oct 27

Ecclestone happy despite early Indian glitches

“You are always nervous” – Tilke

BuddhInternational CircuitVicky Chandhok experienced a classically harrowing moment on Wednesday when greeted by F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone at the new Buddh circuit.

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Oct 03

Designer Tilke says India will be ready

 The designer of India’s new Buddh circuit insists the venue will be ready for its inaugural race late this month

Flagworld - F1BuddhInternational CircuitHermann Tilke was talking to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport after the latest round of speculation about the last stages of construction near Delhi. Asked if the F1 paddock and spectators need to be worried three weeks before they arrive at Buddh, he said: “No, everything with the planning is on time. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Imola eyes F1 return with top FIA rating

There remains a chance Imola might return to the formula one calendar.

Imola - Autodromo Enzo E Dino FerrariImola vue aerienneThe famous Italian circuit last hosted the San Marino grand prix in 2006, when delayed renovations and an increase in the race sanctioning fee moved Bernie Ecclestone to admit: “I’m sorry, but we have lost Imola.”

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Jul 04

Abu Dhabi delays F1 layout tweak until 2012

Organisers of the Abu Dhabi grand prix have decided against immediately tweaking the layout of its formula one circuit.

Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix2010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas MarinaChanges were considered after last year’s processional season finale as Yas Marina, but postponed when the Pirelli tyres and ‘DRS’ system contributed to more exciting races so far in 2011.

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