Tag Archive: Honda

Oct 23

F1 world still guessing on Alonso’s next move

Yet another week in F1 history is passing by with little more known about the future of arguably the sport’s biggest name.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Insiders suggest Fernando Alonso is wavering between a McLaren-Honda contract on his terms or the very real prospect of a sabbatical as he waits for a seat at dominant Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

No Barrichello in Austin

A familiar face will be missing in action when the F1 circus reconvenes in Austin next week.

2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 01 Brazil’s TV Globo has confirmed that its commentary contract with pundit and popular former F1 driver Rubens Barrichello has “concluded”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

‘Silly season’ waits but 2015 rumours still firing

Porsche would like to enter a third car in the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race next year with F1 stars at the wheel, according to Germany’s Auto Bild.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers The report said Nico Hulkenberg, despite being close to a new deal to stay with Force India in 2015, is at the top of the German carmaker’s shortlist. Theoretically, Porsche’s supposed plan is possible, given that the F1 calendar is not scheduled to clash with the fabled endurance race next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Montezemolo confirms Alonso leaving Ferrari

Luca di Montezemolo has admitted Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari.

2014-10-05_0199 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso The Spaniard’s falling out with the Maranello team and recent dissolving of his contract is an open secret in F1 circles, but it is yet to be officially confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Wolff thinks Le Mans sabbatical for Alonso possible

It is possible Fernando Alonso will take a sabbatical in 2015, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

2013-06-08_0128 It is the burning question of the F1 driver ‘silly season’ at present — now that Sebastian Vettel has left Red Bull apparently to replace Alonso at Ferrari, what will the talented but temperamental Spaniard do next? Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Alonso says 2015 team not Mercedes-powered

Fernando Alonso dropped a big hint about his future after Sunday’s Russian grand prix.

2014-10-09_0200 - Scuderia Ferrari - Russia - Fernando Alonso Wild rumours in the past few days suggested the Spaniard was working on a sensational deal to join dominant Mercedes next year, in Lewis Hamilton’s place. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Mercedes not backing down amid ‘unfreeze’ pressure

Mercedes is unlikely to back down amid pressure from F1 rivals to agree to relax the current engine ‘freeze’.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton (7) Christian Horner, boss of the works Renault-powered team Red Bull, said earlier in Russia that Mercedes initially agreed to the proposed ‘unfreeze’ but then went back on its word. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Lotus finally announces Mercedes switch

Lotus has finally announced its switch from Renault to Mercedes power for 2015 and beyond.

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engine With current Mercedes customer McLaren moving to works Honda power next year, it has long been rumoured that Enstone based Lotus would pick up the deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Hamilton has ‘no thoughts’ of leaving Mercedes

McLaren was moved on Wednesday to deny wild speculation Lewis Hamilton is set to return to the team in 2015.

Hamilton - Suzuka 2014 The British team said the rumour Ron Dennis’ former protege – who is currently leading the world championship for dominant rival Mercedes – had recently travelled to Woking to sign up are “utterly without foundation”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Vettel masterminded massive Ferrari deal

The word at Suzuka on race-day Sunday is that Sebastian Vettel pulled off a masterstroke.

2014-07-17 - 99000 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Not only has he exposed Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari split and revealed that Red Bull’s doors are closed to the Spaniard, the reigning world champion has reportedly single-handedly brokered perhaps the most lucrative deal in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Report – McLaren planning private Honda tests?

McLaren and Honda could be planning to run an interim F1 car outside the sport’s officially-sanctioned test dates.

IMG_6345 It has emerged at Suzuka that the returning Japanese carmaker’s new turbo V6 is being mated to an “experimental vehicle” that according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport is called MP4-29H. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Dennis says Alonso deal not done

Ron Dennis on Saturday hit back at suggestions Fernando Alonso’s return to McLaren in 2015 is already a done deal.

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Ron Dennis 01 Undoubtedly, following news Sebastian Vettel is surely set to replace Alonso at Ferrari next year, a move to head McLaren’s new works Honda era is a strong possibility for the Spaniard. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

McLaren will ‘take time’ to decide drivers

All eyes are on Ferrari and Fernando Alonso in the wake of Sebastian Vettel’s shock news on Saturday.

2014-06-05_0222 Although some think Spaniard Alonso’s exit at Ferrari and move to McLaren-Honda is now obvious, others are not so convinced. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Typhoon delay could affect Russia GP

F1 authorities have ruled out running the Japanese grand prix on Saturday, it has emerged from Suzuka.

2014-08-13 - Sochi 2 Bernie Ecclestone’s contracts with broadcasters promise a Sunday race, and Honda-owned Suzuka is also concerned it would have to refund tickets bought for Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Alonso says he can decide F1 future

After two weeks of intense speculation, Fernando Alonso on Thursday had to admit his future at Ferrari is currently unclear.

2014-07-24 - Scuderia Ferrari - Hungary - Fernando Alonso 02 “I don’t live on Mars,” said the Spaniard at Suzuka, when asked by swarms of reporters if he was up to date with what has been happening in the press since Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Report – Berger to replace Dennis at McLaren?

Ron Dennis’ future in charge of the McLaren team is once again in doubt, the German publication Auto Bild reports.

F3 - Gerhard Berger (FIA Single Seater Commission President), Jean Todt (FIA President) Having stepped into the background in recent years, the Woking based team’s 67-year-old ‘supremo’ returned to the role of chief executive in 2014 as McLaren prepares for its all-new works Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Honda set for McLaren driver talks at Suzuka

McLaren will not be making a driver announcement this weekend at Suzuka.

2014-01-16_0495With speculation about his future rife, Spain’s Diario AS has claimed Fernando Alonso’s situation at Ferrari is now “almost unbearable”, and an announcement of a split could be the next item on the agenda. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Honda hits back after F1 delay reports (+photo)

Honda has apparently hit back at rumours its 2015 F1 programme is facing delays.

2014-01-16_0495Italy’s Autosprint reported on Tuesday that, despite making an audacious bid to lure Fernando Alonso to McLaren for 2015, the Japanese manufacturer is three months behind in the development of its all-new turbo V6 ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Alonso rumours keep shifting into higher gear

The Spaniard’s future at Ferrari is in serious doubt

2014-06-05_0247 In terms of speculation about his future, the last days have been arguably the most intense in Fernando Alonso’s entire career. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Newspaper never said McLaren lost whisky sponsor

Johnnie Walker parent Diageo declined to step up its deal with McLaren to title sponsorship.

2014-06-05_0056 Days ago, we reported incorrectly that because Bernie Ecclestone had signed the whisky brand as an official F1 sponsor, it meant Johnnie Walker was leaving McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

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