Tag Archive: HRT

Oct 30

Forza Rossa project still alive after Caterham collapse

With Caterham now in administration, the backmarker’s former management may be returning its focus to the Forza Rossa project.

Forza Rossa - photo Getty Images Before the mysterious investment group bought Caterham from Tony Fernandes earlier this year, Colin Kolles was deeply involved in trying to get a Romanian project called ‘Forza Rossa’ up and running with FIA approval. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Collapsing F1 teams ‘made mistakes’ – Haas

As F1’s two backmarker teams collapse, 2016 newcomer Haas’ plans continue to take shape.

Haas F1 Team The teams that were ultimately known as Caterham, Marussia and HRT are all now gone, but Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas is determined not to make the same mistakes as his North Carolina based Haas F1 Team takes its next bold steps. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

F1 set for three-car teams as more risk collapse

F1 risks sliding into crisis and having to reinvent its very DNA as struggling backmarker teams begin to succumb to collapse.

2014-06-08_0747 HRT folded in 2012, and now F1’s two other newest teams Caterham and Marussia are in the throes of financial administration. Organisers of next weekend’s US grand prix look set to welcome just 9 teams to an 18-car grid, unprecedented since BAR-Honda was banned for a time almost a decade ago.
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Oct 22

Struggling Caterham in race to send cars to Austin

Reuters reports that the green cars are scheduled to leave Caterham’s Leafield factory bound for Austin this weekend.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia Caterham’s financial troubles appear to be deepening, as it emerges the struggling F1 team may have no cars to race at the forthcoming US grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Investors saved Caterham from Silverstone axe – Kolles

Caterham would not be at Silverstone if not for the team’s mysterious new owners.

2014-06-05_0110 That is the claim of Colin Kolles, well-known in the F1 paddock for leading backmarker teams including Midland, Spyker and HRT. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Team drivers surprised by Caterham sale

Caterham’s change of ownership this week also caught its race drivers by surprise.

IMG_6424 “It was as much news to me as it was for everyone else,” Swedish rookie Marcus Ericsson said at Silverstone on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

F1 paddock ‘puzzles over’ Caterham sale

Heads are being scratched in the F1 paddock, the day after the struggling Caterham team changed hands.

2014-06-07_0812 Malaysian aviation entrepreneur Tony Fernandes’ 100 per cent sale of the team was confirmed late on Wednesday, a media statement saying Caterham is now owned by “a consortium of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors”.
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Jul 02

Kolles bringing Albers as new Caterham boss

A former F1 driver is returning to the sport — as a team boss.

2011-03-26 - HRT F1 Team - Australia - Colin Kolles 2 Earlier, we reported that Colin Kolles, the former Force India and HRT chief, is set to replace the Renault-bound Cyril Abiteboul at Caterham as the struggling backmarker team changes hands. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Kolles returning to F1 with Caterham – report

Colin Kolles is set to return to the pitwall as a F1 team boss.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia Until now, it has been clear that the former HRT and Force India chief is in fact leading a Romanian project for an all-new F1 team, the Ferrari-linked Forza Rossa, who were waiting for the official green light from the governing FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Forza Rossa still waiting for green light

Forza Rossa is still yet to receive a “formal response” from the FIA regarding its application to enter formula one.

Forza Rossa - photo Getty Images It was reported recently that, on the heels of Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas getting the go-ahead from F1’s governing body, the FIA was also set to approve the application made by a Romanian outfit called Forza Rossa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Caterham could be missing in Austria – rumour

Caterham’s F1 foray could be coming to an immediate halt, if the latest rumours are to be believed.

IMG_0783 A couple of weeks ago, team owner Tony Fernandes – who has been notably absent from the F1 paddock in 2014 – denied reports he has put the team up for sale. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Kolles not surprised Ricciardo beating Vettel

Dr Colin Kolles insists he is not surprised at all

2011-03-26 - HRT F1 Team - Australia - Colin Kolles 2 Red Bull team figures like Christian Horner, Dietrich Mateschitz and Helmet Marko have all said they were “surprised” by Daniel Ricciardo’s pace so far in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Red Bull ‘surprised’ by Ricciardo pace

Daniel Ricciardo thinks he has shown he deserves his new seat at Red Bull.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo (3)The Australian had driven at backmarker HRT and Red Bull’s junior team Toro Rosso, but this year he stepped up to the big league to replace his retired countryman Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

A major potential link between F1’s potential 13th team and Ferrari has been discovered

‘Forza Rossa’ is Romanian Ferrari dealer

Forza_Rossa___Bucharest___Romania___Archicon___One_Stop_Shop__Last Friday, when the governing body gave the green light for 2015 to new twelfth team Haas, the FIA also said it was “in the process of conducting further investigations for Forza Rossa”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Engine deal is ‘next move’ for 2015 team Haas

“Now the really hard work begins” – Haas

Gene Haas portrait Colin Kolles is at the helm of ‘Forza Rossa’, a team that the FIA on Friday said could be next in line for a F1 debut. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

FIA to confirm Haas entry on Friday – Ecclestone

“The FIA has accepted him for sure”

Gene Haas portrait Gene Haas will hear some good news on Friday, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Haas still unsure of 2015 F1 entry

The delay in getting the 2015 entry approved is a worry

Gene Haas portrait Gene Haas has revealed he is yet to be notified officially that he will be let in as F1’s newest team owner in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

F1 to allow new Kolles team in 2015

F1 is set to allow two new teams through the paddock turnstiles for 2015.

2011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Colin Kolles 01 Days ago, the sport’s chief executive said the bid made by Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas to enter F1 next year has been successful. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Decision about new 2015 teams delayed – report

And Formula One Management “has a right of veto”

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 07 - teams A decision about whether a twelfth or even thirteenth team will make its debut in 2015 has been postponed. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Court action threatens Kolles’ F1 plans – report

A court action could endanger Colin Kolles’ chances of returning to formula one.

2011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Colin Kolles 01 The former HRT and Force India boss had been linked with a return to the sport with his own team, after the FIA recently invited interested parties to apply for the vacant pitlane spot. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

F1 could have two new teams in 2015 – report

F1 could have not one, but two new teams in 2015.

150x80-flagworldf1 Italy’s Autosprint reports that, in Paris early this week, the FIA began the official evaluation process after inviting expressions of interest in filling the pitlane vacancy created by HRT’s demise. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Ricciardo to make own way at Red Bull – Vettel

Vettel has made clear he will not be actively helping Ricciardo

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo (2) Daniel Ricciardo will have to make his own way at Red Bull, champion teammate Sebastian Vettel has declared. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Dacia denies F1 reports

“We know nothing about these rumours”

150x80-flagworldf1 The low-cost Romanian carmaker Dacia has denied reports linking it with formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Report links Kolles entry with carmaker Dacia

An unlikely name is being linked with a potential F1 foray for 2015.

2011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Colin Kolles 01 Earlier, it emerged that former Force India and HRT boss Colin Kolles was among the bidders for pitlane’s final 2015 spot. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Kolles, Stefan also bidding for F1 in 2015

Two more potential teams are bidding to join the formula one pitlane.

150x80-flagworldf1Bernie Ecclestone revealed on Thursday that he is in talks with two new outfits, and the first reared its head in the form of Nascar co-owner Gene Haas. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

F1 seeking twelfth team for 2015

F1 is seeking a twelfth team

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel - Mark Webber (4)With the Spanish stragglers HRT having pulled out at the end of the 2012 season, the FIA on Thursday launched a “selection process” to find a new team “to participate at a competitive level” in time for 2015 or 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Marussia could merge with Sauber – report

F1 could be set to shed yet another team from the back of the grid ahead of the 2014 season.

2013-03-23 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysia - Jules Bianchi(8)Twelve teams contested last year’s world championship, but struggling HRT succumbed at the end of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Juncadella plays down Williams debut reports

“If I had EUR 20 million, I could drive in formula one, but that makes no sense to me.”

Daniel Juncadella has played down reports that said he has a good chance of lining up on the grid for Williams next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Senna hopes ‘consistent’ Massa can stay in F1

Bruno Senna has admitted his formula one career is probably over.

2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Bruno Senna 04The nephew of F1 great Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Bruno Senna, now 29, raced until last year with HRT, Renault and Williams, scoring 33 career points. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

F1 legend Andretti backs Ricciardo move

“I can understand the decision absolutely.”

2012-11-18_0002Mario Andretti, F1’s world champion of 1978, has backed Red Bull’s decision to sign Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

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