Tag Archive: Kazuki Nakajima

Jun 13

25 F1 drivers to tackle Le Mans this weekend

More than 25 drivers with formula one experience will be on the grid at this weekend’s 80th running of the fabled 24 hour Le Mans race.

24 Heures du MansAllan McNish  Audi 2 photo - DPPI  François FlamandNear the front, in the premier LMP1 prototype class, will be Allan McNish and Marc Gene, driving for Audi.  Scot McNish raced in F1 with Toyota in 2002, while Gene drove for Minardi and is still a Ferrari test driver. Toyota has since left F1 and for 2012 has entered Le Mans, and the Japanese marque’s number 8 entry is a grand prix-superteam featuring Anthony Davidson (Super Aguri), Sebastien Buemi (Toro Rosso) and one-off 1999 Minardi driver Stephane Sarrazin.

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Feb 23

Rosberg says Schumacher not toughest teammate

Nico Rosberg has named Mark Webber as his toughest teammate in formula one so far.

2011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Nico Rosberg 05 2011-10-14 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Michael Schumacher 05The German made his grand prix debut alongside Australian Webber at Williams in 2006, moving four seasons later to Mercedes. While at Williams, Rosberg also raced as teammate to Alex Wurz and Kazuki Nakajima. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Toyota to announce Buemi for Le Mans soon – report

Toyota will shortly confirm Sebastien Buemi as the lead driver for the Japanese marque’s second Le Mans entry for 2012.

Alexander Wurz  Toyota TS0302011-02-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Sebastien Buemi 99010That is the claim of the Swiss website 20min.ch. Earlier, it emerged that the former Toro Rosso driver – who has been signed by Red Bull Racing as its official reserve driver for this season – wanted to add the fabled 24 hour Le Mans race to his 2012 programme.

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Oct 07

Formula Nippon faster than F1 backmarkers

The 2011 Formula Nippon single seaters are built by American manufacturer Swift

FormulaNipponFlagworld - F1Andre Lotterer on Friday boasted that his Formula Nippon single seater is faster than the F1 cars produced by F1 backmakers Virgin and HRT.

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Jan 26

HRT engineer returns to Williams

A prominent race engineer has returned to Williams for the 2011 season.

2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Bruno Senna 062010-08-01 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Bruno Senna 03Spaniard Xevi Pujolar switched from the famous British team to the new Spanish outfit HRT last year. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Durango eyes Toyota car for 2011 F1 bid

The former GP2 team Durango is in talks with Toyota about acquiring its 2010-specification formula one car.

durangoIt emerged last month that the Italian outfit, who pulled out of GP2 due to financial problems, has lodged an application to be F1’s thirteenth team in 2011. According to the Italian source Italiaracing, Durango boss Ivone Pinton has confirmed he is in talks with Toyota. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

HRT’s garage doors stay closed in Bahrain

Jacques Villeneuve will commentate with the British radio broadcaster BBC.

2010-03-05 - HRT F1 Team 22009-07-11One notable anomaly in the Bahrain pitlane on Wednesday was that the new Spanish team HRT’s garage doors remained uniquely closed. The situation coincided with rumours that Bruno Senna and Karun Chandhok’s cars had yet to arrive at the Sakhir circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Bruno Corbe appointer Technical Director

Important news in the technical staff of Scuderia Coloni

Bruno Corbe is indeed the new Chief Engineer of the team. 47 years-old, from France, Corbe is a very experienced engineer with an impressive curriculum vitae: he was track engineer at Prost Grand Prix in F.1 for 4 seasons, and worked in the same role in GP2 at ART and DAMS helping the teams to achieve great results. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

USF1 dead, FIA ponders green light for Stefan – Ecclestone

“It would be great” if Jacques Villeneuve gets the green light.

USF12009-12-31USF1’s dream is definitely over, after the FIA reportedly decided to reject the American team’s request to freeze its official entry until 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Clock winds down for Stefan, Campos and USF1

Lopez looks set to lose 2010 race seat

As teams prepare to send their cars to Bahrain this week, the hopeful Stefan GP has suddenly taken a more conciliatory tone. After issuing recent media statements that criticised rival teams and the FIA in broken English, the Serbian outfit issued a final note on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Jacques Villeneuve set for Stefan seat fitting

In Stefan GP’s car in Cologne on Monday, AUTOSPORT has learned

Team boss Zoran Stefanovic has said that the 1997 world champion is close to a deal with the Serbian squad, which continues to push for a place in the 2010 Formula 1 field. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Stefan poised to take USF1’s team entry – rumour

“The important thing is for them to get the green light from the FIA for the first race of the season” -Villeneuve

According to the latest rumours in the unfolding commotion surrounding F1’s new and hopeful teams, the FIA is on the verge of taking back USF1’s official 2010 entry. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Villeneuve confirms interest in Stefan GP

1997 F1 World champion Jacques Villeneuve eyes up Stefan GP

He  predicts that the Serbian outfit could be the best new team this year, if they get an entry of course. Jacques Villeneuve has said that Stefan GP could be a ‘great opportunity’ for F1 2010, assuming they do get the okay to compete in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Chandhok denies signing Stefan GP deal

Chandhok could be Stefan GP’s test driver in 2010, with Jacques Villeneuve

Karun Chandhok has refused to confirm reports he has been signed by the hopeful Serbian team Stefan GP. The Swiss magazine Motorsport Aktuell this week said Chandhok, a 26-year-old GP2 driver from India, will be Kazuki Nakajima’s teammate if the outfit is granted an official team entry. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Chandhok signs deal with Stefan GP – report (updated)

Stefan GP ‘very close’ to announcing drivers

Stefan GP is reported to have signed a driver to complete its 2010 lineup. Although without an official entry to race this season, the Serbian outfit is believed to have already signed the Toyota-backed former Williams driver Kazuki Nakajima. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Rumour – Senna back on market, Grosjean has sponsor for 2010 seat

Christian Klien and Jacques Villeneuve are pushing hard for drives.

With just a month until the 2010 season begins, there remains much uncertainty about the composition of many teams — including one that does not even have an official entry. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Stefan ends Campos hopes by buying Dallara car – reports

Kazuki Nakajima, Ralf Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve linked with Stefan’s 2010 plans

2009-07-11The ambitious Stefan GP outfit may have this week hammered the final nail into the coffin of the 2010 formula one entrant Campos. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Ecclestone pushing for 2010 Stefan GP team entry

“I do not believe in the participation of USF1 and Campos.” -Ecclestone

arton9400-eb8bdBernie Ecclestone is pushing for Stefan GP to receive an entry to race this season, and sees Ralf Schumacher as an ideal driver for the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

Nakajima linked with touted Campos/Stefan solution

Campos has already signed Brazilian rookie Bruno Senna for the 2010 season.

 Although not a feature of the ‘silly season’ until now, Kazuki Nakajima may in 2010 extend his formula one career into a third full season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

F1 on Monday: around the ‘net

The latest…

All the latest news and bits from F1 on the web.

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Nov 09

AT&T Williams 2009 season review

With Technical Director Sam Michael

Sam Michael answers questions about the 2009 season and more at  AT&T Williams F1 Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Kobayashi eyes F1 lifeline at Lotus

Kamui Kobayashi is not yet booking his flight back to his father’s sushi restaurant

The Japanese rookie, who impressed during Toyota’s last two grands prix, has said he will need to return to Japan if he doesn’t stay in F1 in 2010 because he has “no budget” for GP2. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Barrichello visits Williams, reveals McLaren talks

Williams not releasing Rosberg until January

Rubens Barrichello this week made his first visit to Williams. The Brazilian veteran has been signed by the British team for 2010, and he headed straight from Abu Dhabi to Grove to tour the factory and even look around Williams’ famous F1 car museum, according to O Globo newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

AT&T Williams confirm Barrichello and Hulkenberg

No surprise

The AT&T Williams team today confirmed that its drivers for 2010 will be Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hulkenberg.

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Oct 31

Spinal Injuries Association celebrate 35 years with the help of Williams F1

300 VIP guests at the stunning East Wintergarden

spinalcoukTo help celebrate the 35th anniversary of the national charity the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), the AT&T Williams team has agreed to feature the charity’s logo on either side of the AT&T Williams driver helmets of Nico Rosberg and Kazuki Nakajima that will be worn during the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on 1 November. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Drivers discuss hard racing of Brazil GP

Driving standards were however discussed at length

It was a long drivers’ briefing in Abu Dhabi on Friday, but not everyone in attendance saw the value. “(It was) a lot of talk about nothing,” Sebastian Vettel smiled to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Nakajima admits 2010 Williams seat not likely

“This is probably my last race for the team.”

Kazuki Nakajima has acknowledged that Abu Dhabi is almost certainly his last grand prix for Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Drivers face finale with uncertain futures

A lot is up in the air

The chequered flag will wave on the 2009 season on Sunday, but the fates of several drivers are still uncertain. 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen, having agreed to terminate his Ferrari contract to make way for Fernando Alonso, is linked with a move to McLaren or Toyota, but is believed to have run into trouble in terms of his wage demands. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Hulkenberg and Barrichello to race for Williams – Weber

The news remains unofficial

But a well-connected figure on Sunday all but confirmed the composition of Williams’ driver line-up for 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Sticky: Button wins world championship in Brazil

No party as champ Button returns to Europe

Jenson ButtonJenson Button is formula one’s new world champion, after finishing the Brazilian grand prix in fifth placeAs winner Mark Webber, as well as Robert Kubica and Lewis Hamilton, sprayed champagne on the podium, the Brawn driver celebrated in the Interlagos pitlane below. Read the rest of this entry »

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