Tag Archive: Jerez

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 07

Melandri dominates race day as Guintoli narrows the gap to Sykes

Sunday Extra Content

WSBK - Melandri Day 3 The Spanish Round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship proved to be as important as expected for this year’s title race.

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Sep 07

Melandri does the double, van der Mark clinches WSS title

The experienced Italian rider elevated himself into the lead in the final third of the encounter

WSBK - Race 2 podium Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) took his second double of the year today after another dominating performance at Jerez in race 2.

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Sep 07

McLaren say Honda era could get early debut

McLaren’s Honda era could get an earlier than expected start.

IMG_6345 Just days ago, the returning Japanese manufacturer’s F1 chief Yasuhisa Arai said it is “very likely” the first run of its all-new turbo V6 engine would be at the official start of the winter testing season next February. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Melandri wins an exciting race 1

Melandri scored his 4th win as factory Aprilia rider and the 17th of his career.

WSBK - Race 1 podium In one of the closest races of the season so far Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) has taken the win in race one at Jerez after a 20 lap encounter that saw the leading group of eight riders exchanging places at almost every turn in the early stages. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Baz spoils the party and takes pole, Faccani new STK600 champion

The young Frenchman will move off ahead of everyone else in the two Sunday races

WSBK - vd Mark Day 2 An intense Tissot-Superpole second session has been won by Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) who claimed Pole Position today at Jerez.

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Sep 06

Baz takes Tissot-Superpole and sets new best lap at Jerez

Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) will join Baz on the front row

WSBK - Baz action An intense Tissot-Superpole second session has been won by Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) who claimed Pole Position today at Jerez. the young Frenchman will move off ahead of everyone else in the two Sunday races for the second time this year. Baz also recorded the new best lap of the track for the Superbike class in 1’40.298, beating the previous record by 0.322s. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Teams agree date for first 2015 test

F1 teams have agreed the likely date for the opening winter test of 2015.

2014-06-08_0747 Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that the first of three pre-season tests in Europe will begin on February 1, at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

WSBK action resumes at Jerez for Round 10

The eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to Jerez for the tenth round of the season.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white This is the second year in a row that the series heads to the Andalusian circuit, and the third time overall after a trip down to the south of Spain in 1990. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Honda targeting wins for McLaren return

Honda is targeting nothing other than victory as it prepares to return to formula one in 2015.

2014-01-16_0495Every other engine supplier in F1 – Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault – subsidises the huge costs of producing a highly-sophisticated turbo V6 ‘power unit’ by also selling it to customers for millions of euros. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Marquez claims pole position and new lap record in scorching conditions at Jerez

Round 4: Spanish MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Spanish MotoGP QP2 An interesting qualifying strategy helped Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez claim his fourth successive pole position and set a new Circuit Best Lap of 1’38.120 in scorching conditions at Jerez.

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Apr 03

Lotus ‘faster than Williams and McLaren’ – Permane

Lotus claims its troubled 2014 car is often better than a Williams or a McLaren.

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Alan Permane 01 Actually, the Enstone based team is badly suffering with its E22, plagued with issues related to the problematic Renault ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Newey finds loophole to hide FIA nose camera

So how is Red Bull getting away with it in Melbourne?

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99025Red Bull may have had a disastrous winter, but designer Adrian Newey’s attention to detail is as sharp as ever in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

107 per cent rule no hurdle in Melbourne – Whiting

“So it could be that the winner is actually not the last survivor”

2012-06-10_0556 When asked how many cars he thinks will finish Sunday’s 2014 season opener, Daniel Ricciardo grinned his usual grin and answered: “No one. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Grosjean lost cool in Lotus garage

“We need to understand the brake-by-wire system”

2014-03-01_0005 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Romain Grosjean Romain Grosjean wasn’t his always-smiling self during one dramatic moment at the Bahrain tests last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

F1 fixes taking ‘four times longer’ in 2014

“Repair processes have at times been multiplied by four”

2014-01-27 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR9_6Fixing technical problems is taking mechanics up to four times longer than usual in F1’s new turbo V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Back ‘ok’ after Bahrain crash – Raikkonen

“The back has been quite ok since the surgery”

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen - Helmet (5) Kimi Raikkonen’s newly-healed back withstood a hefty shunt as the first week of Bahrain testing came to a close. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Less Pirelli ‘marbles’ in 2014 – Hembery

Pirelli’s calamitous 2013 season appears to be firmly in the past.

2014-01-31 - Pirelli 06 After a sometimes explosive 2013 on inconsistent and heavily-degrading tyres, drivers have so far celebrated a better and more durable product supplied by Pirelli at the recent Jerez and Bahrain tests. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Rosberg turns down fiancee’s ice-cream

“I’m really proud of her” – Rosberg

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 02 Nico Rosberg’s fiancee Vivian has opened her own ice-cream parlour in their favourite holiday destination of Ibiza. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Fears that the pace of second-tier GP2 cars could overtake formula one in 2014 are now easing

‘New’ F1 already catching up with V8 era speed

2014-01-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 16After the opening test of the all-new V6 ‘power unit’ era at Jerez recently, Jenson Button warned that GP2 will run F1 close on some circuits this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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