Tag Archive: Interlagos

Oct 27

Recovery vehicle driver says F1 ‘never safe’

An experienced F1 recovery vehicle driver in Brazil has defended his Japanese colleagues in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s horror crash.

2014-06-05_0040Brazil’s Globo Esporte says Rafael Ricciardi has been driving the vehicle charged with removing stricken cars from the Interlagos circuit near the pit exit for four years running. Read the rest of this entry »

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 17

$65m Interlagos upgrade saved Brazil GP – mayor

Brazil had to spend millions on upgrading the ageing Interlagos circuit or risk losing its place on the formula one calendar.

Interlagos logo That is the claim of Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad, after inspecting the first phase of $65 million improvements to the popular venue this week. The biggest change ahead of next month’s Brazilian grand prix, set to be the penultimate round of the 2014 world championship, is a full resurfacing of the asphalt. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Massa slams Pirelli’s tyre choice for Brazil

Felipe Massa has criticised Pirelli’s tyre choice selection for the forthcoming Brazilian grand prix, saying it may even be “dangerous”.

2014-06-05_0047 Last year’s dominant topic, when drivers regularly complained about the quality and high degradation of Pirelli’s tyres, now seems a distant memory. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Webber deletes criticism of Red Bull colleagues

Webber has been enduring strained relationships

2013-09-19- Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 99007Comments in which Mark Webber was highly critical of his former Red Bull colleagues have been removed from the Australian’s official website. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Moves afoot for December tyre test with 2013 cars

F1’s official supplier had been pushing for the Bahrain test

2013-09-21 - Pirelli  - 0006Moves are afoot to organise a Pirelli tyre test in December, ahead of the start of official 2014 testing in January. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Only Vettel ‘sad’ 2013 season finally over

“Next year, the simulator will be running virtually around the clock” – Dr Helmut Marko

Sebastian Vettel sous la pluieSebastian Vettel says he is “sad” the 2013 season, characterised by his history-making dominance, is now over. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

McLaren not in Williams-style slide – Button

Button defended the Woking based team’s optimism

Sergio Perez - Jenson Button - photo Getty ImagesJenson Button has played down fears McLaren could be set to enter a Williams-like slide into the bottom half of the formula one grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

An announcement about Ross Brawn’s departure from Mercedes is now imminent.

Brawn’s Mercedes exit now imminent

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Ross Brawn 01Germany’s normally-reliable Sport Bild says the news is coming “later this week”, at the end of a period of strong speculation that the Brackley based team will install Paddy Lowe as the new boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Tears and anger as 2013 season closes in Brazil

“Yeah, a very good finish to my career”

Mark Webber - thank you - photo Getty ImagesPopular Mark Webber raced into F1 retirement with one final show of irreverence, completing his lap on the way to the Interlagos podium without the protection of his helmet. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Hulkenberg signs 2014 Force India deal – report

“The deal should be announced in the next few days”

2013-11-17 - Sauber F1 Team - Nico Hulkenberg 06Nico Hulkenberg has signed a one-year deal to return to Force India next year, Germany’s authoritative Auto Motor und Sport reports from Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Alonso would have won title for Lotus – Villeneuve

“He is always at a high level”

2013-06-08_00391997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve thinks Fernando Alonso would have won this year’s title at the wheel of the 2013 Lotus car. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Horner ‘reaffirms commitment’ after Ecclestone comments

“I have said many times that there is only one Bernie Ecclestone”

Horner-Ecclestone - photo © HOCH ZWEI - PICTURE ALLIANCE - DPPI Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has had to “reaffirm his commitment” to Red Bull after Bernie Ecclestone named him as his ideal successor. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Brawn linked with Ferrari return

Ross Brawn is being linked with a sensational return to Ferrari.

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Ross Brawn 01Mercedes’ current team boss, who was technical director at Maranello during the ultra-successful Michael Schumacher era, was spotted meeting with Stefano Domenicali in Ferrari’s hospitality area at Interlagos on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Marko hails Kvyat’s ‘big balls’

Daniil Kvyat has made an immediate impression on his bosses.

Daniil KvyatThe Russian teen has been signed as the Red Bull-bound Daniel Ricciardo’s 2014 replacement at the energy drink company’s second F1 team, Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Sergio Perez says he is “95 per cent sure” he will still be on the formula one grid next year.

Perez ’95pc sure’ of F1 future in 2014

2013-11-17 -Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Sergio Perez 03The Mexican, who has lost his McLaren seat, sounded confident about his future when speaking to reporters in the Interlagos paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Maldonado, Hulkenberg keys to 2014 ‘silly season’

Maldonado is in pole position to replace Kimi Raikkonen in 2014

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Pastor Maldonado 04Pastor Maldonado and Nico Hulkenberg remain the keys to the last phase of F1’s 2014 ‘silly season’. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Formula One teams Brazil Grand Prix preview

Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One preview

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Interlagos.

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Nov 21

Hamilton, Rosberg disagree over Massa’s Williams move

“He was at Ferrari for a very long time”

Rosberg et Hamilton F1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are split over whether Felipe Massa’s move to Williams is a boost to the departing Ferrari driver’s career. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

No gifted win as Webber bows out in Brazil

“It would be great to see him win his final race, what a way to sign out”

2013-11-17 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber (1) Mark Webber will not be gifted a tenth win as he bows out of formula one in Brazil this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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