Tag Archive: Italy

Nov 04

Hankook 12H Italy-Mugello: Ready for number two

 The inaugural 12H Italy-Mugello was hailed as a tremendous success by teams, drivers and organisers. 

Following the great success of the inaugural edition held in March this year, the ‘Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello’ will again be the venue for the Hankook 12H Italy-Mugello.

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Oct 30

Berger advises Ferrari to ‘keep Alonso’

With Ferrari currently having three champion drivers under contract, speculation about Fernando Alonso’s future continues to run wild.

20131019-0045 Some reports suggest the Italian team and the Spaniard are in a sort of Mexican standoff, each wanting the other to legally terminate their contract for financial reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Alonso staying at Ferrari ‘for the moment’ – boss

As was uttered by a paddock dweller in Singapore this weekend, “There’s no smoke without fire”.

2014-06-08_0719 He was referring to the ‘Fernando Alonso situation’, as the Spaniard’s future continues to be the subject of high speculation in formula one circles. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Verstappen to aim for F1 license next week

Max Verstappen’s high speed rush from boyhood to the formula one grid will continue apace next week.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing At Monza, Toro Rosso and Red Bull chiefs Franz Tost and Dr Helmut Marko respectively have played down the 16-year-old teen’s slow-speed crash during one of his very first demonstration outings in a F1 car recently in Rotterdam. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

2014 GP3 Series Round 7 Preview – Monza, Italy

The final European race of the season is upon as GP3 sets up camp at the Autodromo di Monza in Italy.

GP3 - Monza The atmosphere is always electric with the extremely passionate Tifosi with superb racing with long, fast straights providing plenty of overtaking opportunities.

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Sep 04

GP2 Series Monza, Italy preview

GP2 Series round 9 preview

GP2 - Monza With only three rounds left in the 2014 GP2 Series season, the race to the crown has intensified between front runners Jolyon Palmer and Felipe Nasr. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Gutierrez in talks with ‘other teams’ for 2015

Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez has revealed his management is in talks with “other teams” about 2015.

2014-06-07_0133 With the prominent backing of Telmex, the 23-year-old has driven for the struggling Swiss team since last year. When asked about 2015, he told local media whilst in his native Mexico at the weekend: “We are in negotiations with Sauber and we have opened discussions with other teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Rookie Kvyat hits back at F1 ‘wimps’ criticism

“In my opinion F1 remains one of the sports in which courage is most relevant”

2014-06-07_0010 Daniil Kvyat, the youngest rookie in formula one, has hit back at suggestions formula one drivers lack the hero status of the sport’s past stars. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Pirelli announces compounds for Belgium, Italy and Singapore

Pirelli has revealed the tyres that will be taken to the grands prix of Belgium, Italy and Singapore.

Pirelli At Spa – one of the most spectacular and demanding circuits on the calendar – the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tyres will be used, which will be well-suited to the varied track and weather conditions often found in Belgium. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Mugello could step in amid Monza ‘problems’ – Malago

Ten million euros might not be enough to keep the Italian grand prix at historic Monza.

Mugello Circuit logo It is believed the governing FIA has some powers to protect some of the sport’s most iconic venues, like Monza and also the likes of Monaco, Spa and Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

F1 to say ‘bye bye’ to Monza – Ecclestone

Monza is on a three-race countdown to the F1 exit, Bernie Ecclestone warned on Tuesday.

GP3 - Autodromo Nazionale Monza Italy’s Autodromo Nazionale is one of the last remaining iconic venues on the calendar, but F1 chief executive Ecclestone says he will say “bye-bye” to Monza after 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Ricciardo to win Bandini trophy

Daniel Ricciardo is to be the latest winner of the prestigious Trofeo Lorenzo Bandini.

2014-06-07_0849 Past winners of the trophy are a roll-call of long and successful grand prix careers, including champions Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Mugello, Italy preview

Round 6 preview

MotoGP - Start-of-the-2013-Italian-Grand-Prix Mugello is the venue for round six of the MotoGP™ championship, and the Italian circuit is a favourite for riders and fans alike due to its picturesque hill-side setting and its fast layout which sees the fire-breathing 1000cc machines reach one of the their fastest top speeds of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Vettel raced kart in F1 calendar break

Reigning world champion’s first kart race for three years.

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99026 Sebastian Vettel could not resist the lure of racing in the three-week gap between F1’s Chinese and Spanish grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Brawn insists Ferrari visit part of holiday

Ross Brawn and Ferrari have played down the former Mercedes boss’ visit to Maranello this week.

2013-06-08_1134 Specialist Ferrari journalist Leo Turrini on Tuesday revealed that the 59-year-old Briton, who was Ferrari’s technical director during the ultra-successful Michael Schumacher years, was at the team’s headquarters and Fiorano test track. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Nuclear millions powering de Silvestro’s F1 push

The nuclear lobby is powering Simona Silvestro’s push for a Sauber race seat in 2015.

2014-04-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Simona De Silvestro 01 That is the claim of the Swiss newspaper Blick, as it revealed some of the secrets behind the 25-year-old female driver’s recent F1 test debut at Fiorano. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

World RX teams presented at Italian media day

A string of media from across Europe, Asia and the Americas congregated at the Italian circuit

World RX media day Today the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy kicked off in style at a special media day that was held at the new World RX venue, Franciacorta International Circuit in Brescia, Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

US base for Haas team ‘crazy’ – Montoya

Gene Haas is “crazy” to base his new formula one team in America.

Juan-Pablo Montoya - photo © IndyCar Series - Chris Owens That is the claim of Juan Pablo Montoya, a former F1 winner who subsequently set up a career in Nascar, the top stock car series where Haas already co-owns a team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Bimota plant visited by FIM and Dorna

On 8 April, FIM and Dorna WSBK representatives visited the Bimota plant in Rimini, Italy.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The purpose of this visit was to meet the new proprietors of the Italian manufacturer and to verify that the production procedure is going ahead smoothly with a view to obtaining the required FIM homologation for the motorcycle to take part to the eni FIM Superbike World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Bridgestone and Valentino Rossi unveil new film

Lights, camera, action

Blog - ChampagneBridgestone and motorcycle racing legend Valentino Rossi recently came together near the nine-times World Champion’s home, Tavullia, Italy to collaborate on a stunning promotional film celebrating their winning partnership. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Next revolution afoot as Montezemolo meets Ecclestone

On the table will be discussions about the controversial fuel flow meter

Luca di Montezemolo - Bernie Ecclestone Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo flew from Maranello to London this week to meet with F1’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Bernie Ecclestone has been on a mission in Malaysia this weekend to turn up the volume in formula one

Ecclestone on a mission to make more noise

2012-11-15_0006 Apparently alarmed that the sport’s new, quieter tones will drive away promoters, sponsors and fans, the F1 chief executive has been hard at work trying to come up with a way to make the turbo V6s louder. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Red Bull appeal could take ‘weeks’ – reports

“How long will it take?  Several weeks”

2014-03-14 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99032 It could be “several weeks” before the outcome of Red Bull’s appeal against the Daniel Ricciardo disqualification is known. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Rivals think Mercedes has big advantage

Mercedes’ advantage over its 2014 rivals might be bigger than is currently thought.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Melbourne Nico Rosberg won the Melbourne race with a half-minute advantage, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was quoted afterwards by Auto Motor und Sport as suspecting the German was “playing with us” on the roads around Albert Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Expert alarmed at Schumacher weight loss

“20 kilos is a lot for people with normal body weights”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung An expert has admitted he is alarmed by reports Michael Schumacher has lost a quarter of his bodyweight whilst laying comatose in France. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Experts say Schumacher recovery now unlikely

Two experts have warned that the old Michael Schumacher is probably now gone

2012-11-18_0006 Britain’s respected Telegraph newspaper recently cited sources in reporting that the F1 legend’s family has been told by the medical team at Grenoble that, ten weeks into his coma, “only a miracle” will save him now. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Three 2014 cars on track on Friday

Three all-new, V6-powered formula one cars were in action on Friday.

2014-01-24 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 4One of them can even be heard, after Mercedes released audio of Nico Rosberg speeding past at the wheel of the unlaunched W05 for a ‘filming day’ at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

New Shell fuel and lubricant for Scuderia Ferrari 2014 Formula One™ engine

The V6 engine introduction heralds a new era in Formula One

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa Shell announces today that Scuderia Ferrari’s new V6 Formula One engine will contest the 2014 season with an entirely new suite of bespoke fuels and lubricants. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Alonso encouraged Vettel booing – Horner

Horner has now directly accused Alonso

Jules Bianchi-Fernando Alonso - photo © DPPI - François Flamand Christian Horner has accused Fernando Alonso of encouraging his fans to boo world champion Sebastian Vettel on the podium this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Kvyat qualifies for F1 super licence

Daniil Kvyat has qualified for his F1 super licence.

GP3 - Daniil Kvyat 2013 GP3 Series ChampionEnergy drink company Red Bull has named the Russian teenager as Daniel Ricciardo’s successor at Toro Rosso for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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