Tag Archive: Johnny Herbert

Jul 22

Verstappen says son Max ‘hot’ topic in F1 paddock

Jos Verstappen thinks his son is a “hot” topic in the F1 paddock.

Max Verstappen portrait The Dutchman is perhaps best known for struggling in F1 with a bevy of midfield teams. But his 16-year-old son Max has made an impressive transition from karts to single seaters this year, winning no fewer than 7 races in European F3. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Stewards probe Rosberg’s ‘deliberate’ mistake

“I’ve never had that happen before.”

Nico Rosberg - Monaco- photo Getty Images Formula one burst into controversy on Saturday, at the very scene of Michael Schumacher’s ‘Rascasse-gate’ scandal eight years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Silly-season spotlight shining on Ferrari

“We are calm, as our priorities are elsewhere.” – Domenicali

2013-06-07_0001Amid F1’s ‘silliest silly season’, even Fernando Alonso – with a long Ferrari contract – is being asked by reporters to reveal his cards for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Schumacher rules out becoming F1 pundit

Michael Schumacher has ruled out returning to the formula one paddock as a television pundit.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Michael Schumacher 022012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Michael Schumacher 04It is an occupation now enjoyed by a number of the seven time world champion’s rivals, like former teammates Martin Brundle and Johnny Herbert, and even his title nemesis Damon Hill. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

Champions unite in honour of Dan Wheldon

Autosport International Karting Challenge

Autosport International Karting Challenge logoDan Wheldon Borg Warner TrophyThe Autosport International Karting Challenge in honour of Dan Wheldon has received World Champion support ahead of the Johnny Herbert-presented event at the NEC Birmingham on Friday, January 11. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Di Resta says Hulkenberg’s Sauber switch a surprise

Paul di Resta was surprised when he heard his 2012 teammate Nico Hulkenberg had decided to move to Sauber next year.

2012-06-09_01212012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Paul di Resta 03Former F1 driver Johnny Herbert has described the German’s switch as a “sideways” step, while Hulkenberg on Thursday denied he is making the move to be closer to Ferrari. “I was surprised that Nico left this team, to be fair, for an immediate competitor,” Scot di Resta is quoted by the PTI news agency in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Hulkenberg denies Sauber move linked with Ferrari

Nico Hulkenberg on Thursday denied he agreed to switch to Sauber next year only to bolster his chances of driving for Ferrari one day.

2012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Nico Hulkenberg 002012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Nico Hulkenberg 02Former F1 driver turned British Sky television pundit Johnny Herbert expressed surprise at the German’s decision to move from Force India, describing as a “sideways” step. “They’re battling for similar placings during the race weekends.  So it’s not a big step forward,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Alonso loses championship lead to rival Vettel

Alonso’s title chance just 30pc now – Briatore

2012-06-10_0537Briatore-01-2008-09-26A visibly disappointed Fernando Alonso has in Korea finally lost his long-standing championship lead, as his title rival Sebastian Vettel won a third consecutive grand prix on Sunday. Fernando Alonso’s title prospects for 2012 have dwindled to just 30 per cent. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Grosjean should be banned again – Webber

Mark Webber was furious with Romain Grosjean on Sunday at Suzuka.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Romain Grosjean 032012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Mark Webber (5)The Australian referred to his French rival as “the first lap nutcase Grosjean”, after yet another first-corner crash. After a spate of incidents this year, Grosjean was banned at Monza for the Spa first-corner crash. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Superstars International Series: Mauro Cesari looks forward to end 2012 on an high note

The Umbria-based racer relies on his famous team-mates to rebound for a successful season ending

Superstars - Mauro CesariSuperstars logoChristian Fittipaldi, Johnny Herbert, Christian Klien and Mika Salo are some pretty tough team-mate to catch-up with, but Mauro Cesari has found an exciting environment this season at Maserati, lining-up alongside four former F.1 drivers. The Spoleto-based racer is off for what he expects to be a positive season ending in his fifth year in Superstars. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Superstars International Series: Former F1 racer Christian Klien to make championship debut for swiss team maserati at the Hungaroring

The Austrian racer provides Superstars with another sensational addition, former Formula one drivers count now up to 6.

Superstars logoSuperstars - Christian KlienA young star driver coming from Formula One is about to join the Superstars International Series. Lining-up for the Hungarian round of the International Series, scheduled in just about one week at the Hungaroring, Swiss Team will add another great name to their roster. After having won the 2011 title with Andrea Bertolini, the Maserati-powered squad is aiming to be back on-top and announced the arrival of world-renowned star coming from open-wheel competition, Christian Klien.

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May 20

Superstars International Series: Audi drivers dominate Superstars weekend at Donington Park

Morbidelli, Kristoffersson complete double 1-2 seeps- Herbert, Liuzzi score podium finishes

Superstars - morbidelli-kristofferssonjpgSuperstars logoIt’s been a great day for Audi in the British round of the Superstars International Series at Donington Park. The Ingolstadt-based manufacturer scored a sensational double win with Italian Gianni Morbidelli and Swede Johan Kristoffersson. Morbidelli cruised to victory twice in front of his team-mate as the new Audi RS5 racecars proved beyond reach for everybody else on-track. Thanks to his double 2nd place, Kristoffersson managed to extend his championship lead as he now stands with 85 points in front of Biagi (69), Liuzzi (64) and Morbidelli (63)

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May 19

Superstars International Series: Gianni Morbidelli, Thomas Schoeffler sweep front row for Audi at Donington

Tom Onslow-Cole (Jaguar XFR), Johnny Herbert (Maserati Quattroporte) round out all-British row 2 

Superstars - Gianni MorbidelliSuperstars logoIt’s been a perfect Saturday for Gianni Morbidelli at Donington Park. The Pesaro-based racer, driving an Audi RS5 for Audi Sport Italia, scored an incredible pole position after having dominated in both practice sessions of the third 2012 round of the Superstars International Series. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Superstars International Series: Full set of stars to line-up at Donington park

Johnny Herbert, Vitantonio Liuzzi, Gianni Morbidelli, Johan Kristoffersson, Thomas Biagi set for last-gasp showdown in round 3

Superstars - Vitantonio LiuzziSuperstars logoThe Superstars International Series is ready to be back running at the historical Donington Park venue this weekend. The FG GROUP-promoted championship will be welcoming the British fans with a great show on-track and into the paddock.

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May 16

Villeneuve joins Sky Sports F1 HD

1997 World Champion will be part of the team in Canada

2011-08-19_17102011-06-09_0335Jacques Villeneuve will join the Sky Sports F1 HD team for this year’s Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. The 1997 World Champion joins Simon Lazenby and Johnny Herbert for his home race, on the circuit named after his late father Gilles.

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May 12

Superstars International Series: the countdown starts for round 3 in Theuk

British Donington Park circuit set to welcome 20 Superstars cars- Johnny Herbert lines-up with the swiss team Maserati

superstars-startjpgSuperstars logoWith just eight days to go before the third round of 2012, the Superstars International Series is ready to be back on-track at the historical venue of Donington Park, UK. Twenty cars will be lined-up and the assault will be led by Johnny Herbert.

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May 08

Superstars International Series: Johnny Herbert signs for three Superstars Series races

Driving a Maserati

Superstars - Johnny HerbertSuperstars logoJohnny Herbert, long expected to participate in the Superstars Race of Donington, has signed for an additional two races in the international touring car series. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Rosberg, Mercedes break through with China win

Schumacher hopes Mercedes can keep up pace

Nico Rosberg  Chine 20122012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher 02Sunday was a wheel-to-wheel F1 thriller, but the sport’s newest winner Nico Rosberg was surprisingly untouchable in Shanghai. “Did you even have to overtake any cars?” he was asked by McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton afterwards.  “No!” Rosberg replied. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

No pole for Hamilton after gearbox change

Hamilton must resist ‘VIP’ pitfalls – Lauda

2012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton 042012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton 02Lewis Hamilton’s perfect qualifying score in 2012 is over. It has emerged that the highest the McLaren driver can start Sunday’s Chinese grand prix is sixth, due a five-place grid penalty. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Superstars Series: The 2012 Freeticket promotion keeps on an high note

Scuderia Giudici, BMW Dinamic, W&D, Solaris, MRT and CAAL Racing hit the track for testing

Superstars Series paddock showSuperstars Series W&DThe 2012 INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTARS SERIES is definetely going to be one of the most anticipated in the sport’s history as many new top guns of the international panorama like Vitantonio Liuzzi, Christian Fittipaldi and Mika Salo will challenge some of the championship best returning guys including Thomas Biagi, Gianni Morbidelli and Johnny Herbert. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Liuzzi to contest Italian touring car series

HRT refugee Vitantonio Liuzzi has re-emerged on the grid of the Italian-based touring car series Superstars.

Superstars logo2011-06-12_1534Despite having a 2012 contract, the 30-year-old Italian lost his race seat at the struggling Spanish team HRT for this year to the well-backed Indian Narain Karthikeyan. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

HRT should have signed younger driver – Herbert

Johnny Herbert has expressed his surprise at HRT’s decision to sign Pedro de la Rosa for the next two seasons.

2011-10-14 - HRT F1 Team - Korea - Vitantonio Liuzzi 022011-07-30 - HRT F1 Team - Hungary - Vitantonio Liuzzi 01Having made his grand prix debut in 1999, racing with Arrows, Jaguar and Sauber and serving as McLaren’s long-term main test driver, the Spaniard de la Rosa is hugely experienced.

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Nov 03

Superstars launches “Rookie of the year” competition for 2012, winning driver gets 2013 AutoGP ride

Johnny Herbert looks forward to face new, young talents as Superstars launch “Rookie of the year” title
Superstars to race in Indonesia at Sentul Jakarta on 11th November 2012

Superstars - Rookie of the year 2012 logoSuperstars - Rookie of the year 2012Superstars is offering a new, unique opportunity to young drivers with the launch of the brand-new Rookie of the year title. The winning driver will be offered a fully-funded ride in the European season of the 2013 AutoGP championship.

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Nov 02

Massa ‘could have avoided’ Hamilton crash – Herbert

Felipe Massa was penalised for the collision with Lewis Hamilton in India because it “could have been avoided”.

2011-10-29 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - India - Felipe Massa 012011-10-09 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Japan - Felipe Massa 02That is the claim of former grand prix winner Johnny Herbert, who was serving as the fourth FIA steward at the inaugural Delhi race. Although McLaren’s beleaguered Hamilton is usually the one receiving the penalties at grands prix, Herbert said it was the embittered Massa who deserved the blame this time.

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Oct 31

Hamilton-Massa feud enters ‘dangerous phase’

“In my opinion it was 50:50.  It was a normal racing incident.” – Johnny Herbert

2011-10-14 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Korea - Felipe Massa 012011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Lewis Hamilton 11The feud between Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa is entering a “dangerous phase”, a Brazilian correspondent wrote after Sunday’s Indian grand prix.

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Oct 18

Wheldon’s death makes waves in F1 world

The death of Indycar driver Dan Wheldon is making waves even in the world of formula one.

Dan Wheldon 2011-10-16IZOD - IndyCar seriesAs a Briton and a former track rival of contemporaries including Jenson Button, the 33-year-old was well-known in the F1 paddock and his death has been felt as a big blow.

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Sep 27

Antics could cost Hamilton McLaren seat – Herbert

Lewis Hamilton’s constant trouble could eventually cost him his seat at McLaren.

2011-09-23 - Singapore - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 042011-09-23 - Singapore - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 03That is the warning of former grand prix winner Johnny Herbert, as Hamilton’s critics round on him following the latest run-in in Singapore. Herbert, now an occasional F1 steward, sided with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, who physically grabbed his 2008 title nemesis after their clash on Sunday.

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Sep 07

Briatore to blame, not Schumacher – Herbert

“My problem wasn’t Michael, It was Flavio.”

Johnny HerbertBriatore-01-2008-09-26Johnny Herbert has absolved his former teammate Michael Schumacher of blame for his difficult tenure at Benetton in the mid 90s. Although he won two races alongside the great German in 1995, the Briton moved to Sauber the following season and spent the rest of his career in the midfield — albeit winning the remarkable wet/dry Nurburgring race in 1999.

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Aug 02

Sullen Vettel can enjoy summer ‘in peace’ – analysis

Sebastian Vettel should not be worried about his 2011 championship running off track.

2011-07-30 - Red Bull Racing - Hungary - Sebastian Vettel 62011-07-30 - Red Bull Racing - Hungary - Sebastian Vettel 5That is the view of the Red Bull driver’s rivals as well as pundits and journalists despite a third consecutive defeat for Vettel in Hungary last weekend.

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Jul 26

Legendary driver Stefan Johansson returns to 24 Hours of Spa

The Eponymous driver turned watch designer puts his timepieces to the ultimate test

Stefan Johansson portraitStefan Johansson AudiFor the second year in a row, Stefan Johansson is driving on behalf of United Autosports in a grueling race, 24 Hours of SPA, in Belgium. The legendary Swedish driver plans to outfit himself and members of his team with Stefan Johansson timepieces, racing inspired watches that Johansson designs himself and manufactures in Switzerland, using the very best components and craftsmanship to create complex chronographs that withstand the ultimate test – being worn in by a professional driver during an actual racing event. Read the rest of this entry »

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