Tag Archive: Jaime Alguersuari

Nov 22

Sainz deserves Toro Rosso seat – da Costa

Antonio Felix da Costa, a former Red Bull-backed F1 hopeful, says Carlos Sainz jr now deserves his chance in formula one.

2012-10-22 - Red Bull Racing - Antonio Felix da Costa Portuguese da Costa, who came close to a Toro Rosso seat this year but ultimately lost out to Daniil Kvyat, now races in the DTM series and this weekend is making his Formula E debut in Malaysia for Aguri Suzuki’s team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Formula E set to take on F1

But some big and familiar names are involved in Formula E.

2014-07-09 As a brand new, global single seater series prepares to launch off the grid, boss Alejandro Agag insists Formula E is not trying to take on F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Briatore return would ‘help new F1′ – Alonso

Flavio Briatore would be a good addition as formula one finds its direction for the future.

discussion-Briatore-Dennis 4381 That is the claim of Fernando Alonso, the sport’s highest paid and arguably most highly rated driver. Recently, a man always closely aligned with the trajectory of Alonso’s career – Briatore – was linked with a return to the sport as chairman of a new popularity working group. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Vergne targets 2015 after ‘cruel’ career blow

Jean-Eric Vergne insists he is not giving up on formula one.

2014-06-07_0087 Two and a half seasons into his F1 grooming by Red Bull, the energy drink company’s famously-harsh driver programme – led by the gruff Dr Helmut Marko – has given the 24-year-old Frenchman his notice.
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Jun 19

Trulli adds to F1’s ‘worry’ about formula E – report

According to the Times newspaper, F1 must look over its shoulder at the new ‘formula E’ series that is rapidly gaining credibility.

Jarno Trulli - Formule E - photo Formule E The latest name attracting headlines for the FIA’s all-electric single seater category is Jarno Trulli, the well-known former F1 driver and Monaco winner. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Sam Bird and Jaime Alguersuari aiming to spark success for Virgin

Virgin Racing Formula E team announces its 2014 driver line up

Sam Bird - Virgin Racing Formula E Virgin announced today that Sam Bird and Jaime Alguersuari will join the Virgin Racing Formula E Team to drive for the 2014 Formula E Championship season. The competitive line up reflects Virgin’s desire to create a winning team in the first season of Formula E. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Ricciardo silenced Red Bull doubters – Marko

Daniel Ricciardo has proved his doubters wrong — even those who wear a Red Bull uniform

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo (2) That is the claim of Dr Helmut Marko, the force behind the energy drink company’s driver development programme that produced world champion Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 23

Philosophy tweak helps Vergne stay at Toro Rosso

“Aerodynamics is always the key”

2013-06-07_0160 Toro Rosso has tweaked its approach to formula one because it wants to take a step up in the pecking order. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

Gutierrez stays at Sauber, Kobayashi to Caterham?

Esteban Gutierrez, and his Telmex backing, are staying at Sauber in 2014.

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Esteban Gutierrez 01 With Adrian Sutil already signed, the news completes the Swiss team’s driver lineup for next year, even though it was earlier believed Russian Sergey Sirotkin was a key part of a crucial investment deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

2014 not ultimatum year for Vergne – Tost

Team boss Franz Tost insists 2014 is not Jean-Eric Vergne’s last chance to shine for Toro Rosso.

2013-06-08_0125At the beginning of the year, amid rumours Mark Webber would retire, it was said that either Vergne or his teammate Daniel Ricciardo will step up to Red Bull for 2014, while the other is dropped from the energy drink company’s driver development programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Van der Garde ‘has options’ for 2014 – report

“It makes no sense for me to already be thinking about next season”

2013-03-23 - Team Caterham - Malaysia - Giedo van der Garde helmetGiedo van der Garde, although tipped by some to leave formula one after a single season, could keep his career on the grid in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Pirelli test driver Jaime Alguersuari could finally leave formula one at the end of the season

Alguersuari eyes Indycar move for 2014

2011-10-14 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Korea - Jaime AlguersuariSince losing his race seat at Toro Rosso at the end of 2011, the Spaniard stayed in the paddock as a co-commentator for British radio, and he still remains tyre supplier Pirelli’s main tester. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

‘Stupid’ to turn down F1 due to young age – Sirotkin

“Yes, tests with the car that is allowed by the rules of formula one.”

Auto GP - Sirotkin_SospiriSergey Sirotkin, Sauber’s next race driver, insists he must jump at the chance to enter formula one next year, despite his young age. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Tyre change ‘like widening football goals’ – Boullier

“So we’re actually a little disappointed by this change”

Eric Boullier - photo © DPPI  François FlamandEric Boullier has revealed Lotus is “a little disappointed” with Pirelli’s decision to change its 2013 tyres mid-season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Alguersuari unsure over F1 race seat future

“The future?  I don’t know where I’ll be”

2012-05-10 - Pirelli - Jaime AlguersuariOnce so confident he would return to the grid in 2013, Jaime Alguersuari now admits his formula one future is clouded. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Red Bull signs female to famous ‘junior team’

Beitske Visser

GEPA-19031399852.jpgRed Bull has signed up a female driver to its famous driver development ‘junior team’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

2013 tyres better than last year’s – Alguersuari

Jaime Alguersuari has leapt to Pirelli’s defense, claiming this year’s tyres are actually better than the 2012 range.

2012-05-10 - Pirelli - Jaime Alguersuari 12011-05-07 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Turkey - Jaime Alguersuari 4Throughout the winter, tales of disintegrating tyres have raised alarm up and down the paddock, with some predicting handfuls of pitstops come Melbourne. Speaking on Austrian television Servus TV, Pirelli test driver Alguersuari admitted there is a “big difference” between last year’s tyres and the 2013 range. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Alguersuari, Schumacher to race karts

Unable to find a race seat for his F1 return, Jaime Alguersuari has signed up for a season of kart racing.

2012-06-09_03572012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0336Spain’s El Confidencial reports that the former Toro Rosso driver will combine his continuing role as Pirelli test driver with a seat in the powerful KZ kart category of the European championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Race win not impossible for Toro Rosso – Ricciardo

A race win is not out of the question for Toro Rosso in 2013.

2013-02-10 - Toro Rosso - Jerez - Daniel Ricciardo 12013-02-04 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Daniel Ricciardo - Jean-Eric VergneThat is the claim of Daniel Ricciardo, who this year will tackle his second consecutive season with the Red Bull-owned team. Speaking to Spain’s AS newspaper, the Australian recalled his Toro Rosso test debut prior to the 2012 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Pirelli eyes Kovalainen for F1 test role

Heikki Kovalainen is a strong candidate to become a test driver for official F1 tyre supplier Pirelli.

2012-03-24 - Team Caterham - Malaysian Grand Prix - Heikki Kovalainen 00PirelliBut Paul Hembery, the Italian marque’s F1 boss, admitted it all depends on whether Pirelli’s contract to supply tyres to the pinnacle of motor racing is extended. “This question is still open,” he is quoted by Finland’s Turun Sanomat. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Kobayashi reports wrong, Pirelli keeps Alguersuari

Reports that Kamui Kobayashi would be unveiled as Pirelli’s new F1 test driver on Wednesday were wide of the mark.

2012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 002012-11-04 - Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Kamui Kobayashi 01The Italian marque’s Paul Hembery said in Milan that, so long as the contract to supply tyres to F1 teams is extended beyond 2013, Jaime Alguersuari and Lucas di Grassi will almost certainly keep their jobs this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

BMW has refused to comment on speculation Timo Glock could rescue his racing career with a seat in the German touring car series DTM

Glock to BMW, no Marussia move for Vitaly Petrov

2012-06-09_02412012-06-09_0256Marussia announced on Monday that, despite the 30-year-old having a “valid contract” for 2013 and apparently also 2014, it has agreed to part ways with German Glock to make room for a pay driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Zanardi, Alguersuari, Senna linked with DTM move

Three well-known F1 names are being linked with the premier German touring car championship DTM.

Alessandro Zanardi 2019-09-202012-11-04 - Williams F1 - Abu Dhabi - Bruno Senna 01When former F1 and Champ Car driver Alex Zanardi recently tested a modified hand-controlled BMW, the 46-year-old played down suggestions his next project could be a DTM race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Ferrari ‘evaluating’ Vettel overtaking footage

Ferrari has until Friday to lodge a protest against the results of Sunday’s championship-deciding Brazilian grand prix.

Thumbnail03 - Scuderia FerrariThe possibility that Sebastian Vettel could lose his 2012 title, to the benefit of Fernando Alonso, has arisen after video footage emerged on the internet depicting Vettel overtaking at Interlagos possibly under yellow flags. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Horner predicts ‘weaker’ McLaren without Hamilton

“McLaren are a weaker team without Lewis” – Horner

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Christian Horner2012-08-31 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99003 - Christian HornerChristian Horner, the boss of the triple constructors’ champions Red Bull, thinks he will be facing a “weaker” rival in the form of McLaren next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Ralf Schumacher defends brother for letting Vettel past

Ralf Schumacher has defended his brother, after Michael let Sebastian Vettel easily overtake during Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix.

2010-10-10 - Mercedes GP - Ralf Schumacher - Norbert Haug - Michael Schumacher2012-11-18_0020Seven time world champion Schumacher, 43, has received some criticism for letting his friend and countryman Vettel overtake without a fight as the latter raced for his third consecutive drivers’ world championship at Interlagos. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

2013 news could wait until January – Alguersuari

Jaime Alguersuari is continuing to wait on his future, admitting it might be January before he knows what he will be doing in 2013.

2012-06-09_03572012-05-10 - Pirelli - Jaime Alguersuari 1“Not yet,” the former Toro Rosso driver, and 2012 Pirelli tester, told the AS newspaper when asked if he is now ready to announce the news. “We may not be able to communicate about 2013 until January.  It’s also possible that it will be in the coming days.” Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Vettel did not pass illegally en route to third title

Champion Vettel slams rivals’ ‘dirty tricks’

Sebastian Vettel  - Ecclestone -  photo Getty ImagesDHL Fastest Lap Award - Sebastian Vettel 2Fernando Alonso and Ferrari’s supporters were clinging to hope even after Sebastian Vettel sealed his third consecutive world championship on Sunday. After sealing his third consecutive drivers’ title on Sunday, Sebastian Vettel bemoaned the “dirty tricks” his rivals deployed to try to stop him. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Sutil returning to F1 with Force India – report

Adrian Sutil is on his way back to formula one and Force India, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.

2011-10-29 - Force India - India - Adrian Sutil 032012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 0046However, the Silverstone based team’s sporting boss Otmar Szafnauer denied the deal is done: “We have not signed a contract with any driver,” he insisted. Team owner and boss Vijay Mallya, however, has mentioned German Sutil’s name several times in recent weeks, as the team looks to replace the Sauber-bound Nico Hulkenberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Massa’s old diffuser better than Alonso’s new in Austin

“I had it available, but I decided I’d be better with the old one.  That was the only difference.”

2012-11-16_00042012-11-16_0021As was rumoured before F1 arrived in Austin last week, the latest developments for Fernando Alonso’s title-contending Ferrari did not work. New pieces, including a new diffuser, were tried in a straight line at the Idiada facility in Spain, prior to the US grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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