Tag Archive: Kevin Eason

Nov 13

Grosjean jumps the gun on new Lotus deal

Romain Grosjean has followed Sebastian Vettel’s lead in jumping the gun on his 2015 plans

2014-06-07_0184 This week, it has already emerged that although Vettel’s switch from Red Bull to Ferrari is not yet official, the German told Italian broadcaster Sky in a television feature in Brazil that he is “a driver for Scuderia Ferrari”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Hamilton takes control of own management

At the same time, “XIX have faded from the F1 scene”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton (22) Lewis Hamilton is “scaling back” his deal with Simon Fuller, the entertainment manager famed for his involvement with American Idol and the Spice Girls. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Force India avoids joining backmarkers on US bench – report

Force India has avoided becoming the next formula one team to drop out of this weekend’s US grand prix.

2014-06-07_0910 Now in administration, backmarkers Caterham and Marussia will miss not only Austin but also the penultimate round of the 2014 world championship a week later in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Controversial Putin to attend Russia GP

F1 will court further controversy this weekend when Russian president Vladimir Putin oversees the inaugural grand prix at Sochi.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin 3 Amid the Ukraine crisis, the MH17 atrocity and tough anti-Russian sanctions imposed by Europe and the US, there had already been calls for formula one to cancel its first race in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

‘Faster’ cars would make F1 ‘harder’ – Coulthard

The best way to make F1 cars harder to drive is to make them faster.

IMG_4172 That is the view of retired grand prix veteran David Coulthard, following reports the sport’s governing FIA is concerned the challenge of driving an F1 car today is ‘too easy’. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

F1 ‘too easy’ as teen Verstappen makes debut

F1’s governing body has cleared the way for Max Verstappen to make history this week at Suzuka.

2014-08-22 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Max Verstappen (6) Under existing rules, a hopeful rookie can qualify for the mandatory ‘super license’ credential by testing for more than 300 kilometres under FIA supervision. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Russia GP plays down plane crash doubts (+photos)

Organisers of the Russian grand prix have responded swiftly to renewed doubts about October’s inaugural Sochi race.

2014-07-15 - Sochi Autodrom - photo Igor Chernov 03 The Crimean crisis had already created uncertainty about the viability of a global sport like F1 visiting Russia in 2014, particularly with controversial president Vladimir Putin so involved in the Sochi project. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

F1 paddock ‘puzzles over’ Caterham sale

Heads are being scratched in the F1 paddock, the day after the struggling Caterham team changed hands.

2014-06-07_0812 Malaysian aviation entrepreneur Tony Fernandes’ 100 per cent sale of the team was confirmed late on Wednesday, a media statement saying Caterham is now owned by “a consortium of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors”.
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Jun 27

Fernandes hints at Caterham exit

The AirAsia chief has been conspicuously absent from the paddock in 2014

2014-01-26 - Caterham F1 Team - Tony Fernandes 01 Just before closing down his high-profile Twitter account on Friday, Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes hinted he is pulling out of F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Traffic chaos mars first day at ‘Red Bull Ring’

“There is just one road in and out of the circuit”

Red Bull Ring logo The Red Bull Ring’s first grand prix weekend got off to a sluggish start, when members of the teams and media got stuck in a huge traffic jam. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Jun 07

Hamilton hits reverse after Monaco ‘tantrum’

Lewis Hamilton has hit reverse, after losing his temper two weeks ago in Monaco.

2014-06-06_0106 The 2008 world champion’s reaction to the Mirabeau qualifying affair, after suggesting his teammate Nico Rosberg had sabotaged his run at pole position, was roundly criticised. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Dennis wants Alonso to lead McLaren’s Honda charge

“In 2015 we have the Honda engine and we need a great driver.”

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Ron Dennis 01 Former McLaren and Ferrari driver Alain Prost has some advice for those beleaguered F1 teams — “do something different”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Russian GP ‘unrealistic’ amid Crimean crisis

An unofficial asterisk is still hovering above this year’s inaugural running of the Russian grand prix.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin Earlier, F1 legend and Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda dismissed suggestions the sport should boycott the Sochi event amid the escalating Crimean crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

F1 team split eases after London meeting

Together with Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt

2012-04-22 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bernie Ecclestone - Jean Todt A meeting in London on Thursday eased the threat of a head-on collision between F1’s big and small teams, according to reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

F1 board admits Ecclestone reign ‘over’

Ecclestone era is “over”

2012-06-07_0340 The criminal trial is only just beginning, but F1’s board has already conceded that the Bernie Ecclestone reign is at an end. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

F1 drivers’ extreme dieting in 2014 caused one racer to pass out in Malaysia, it emerges

F1 driver ‘passed out’ in Malaysia

2014-01-31 - Sauber F1 Team - Adrian Sutil (3) We reported on Saturday that some drivers are deliberately dehydrating, even at sweltering Sepang, in order to get the weight of their car below the legal 692kg limit. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Red Bull confident of winning fuel flow appeal

“We wouldn’t be appealing if we weren’t extremely confident we have a defendable case”

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo - 99019Former F1 team owner and boss Paul Stoddart has tipped Red Bull to win its appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Ecclestone wants Russia night race

Bernie Ecclestone wants the Russian grand prix to be held at night.

2013-08-12 - Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi (1) The inaugural event at winter olympics venue Sochi this year, however, will be a normal day race. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Clouds still gathering over Ecclestone’s reign

“Constantin will be appealing those findings”

A German media company will appeal the verdict in Bernie Ecclestone’s London civil case amid the F1 bribery scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Di Resta back to DTM, linked with F1 reserve role

Di Resta will kick off his DTM return immediately

2013-06-09_0067 With the Scot having already lost his Force India seat, it was announced on Tuesday that Paul di Resta is returning to the German touring car series DTM in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Force India looks set to announce the identity of Nico Hulkenberg’s teammate for 2014.

Force India to announce Hulkenberg’s teammate

20130705-0010The Silverstone based team told its 165,000 followers on Twitter that supremo Vijay Mallya will take part “in a very special media event in London” on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

F1’s tyre row not so simple

“The tyres are wrong”

2013-05-12 - Pirelli - Spain - 02In the days after the Spanish grand prix, the word on everybody’s lips is the same — tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

F1 journalists slam absent and ‘impotent’ Todt

 “The FIA … is impotent in its most urgent hour.”

Jean Todt - photo Getty ImagesBritish F1 journalists have attacked Jean Todt for not travelling to Bahrain for the sport’s highly controversial grand prix this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

FIA ‘nervous’ about F1’s return to Bahrain – report

The FIA is “nervous” ahead of formula one’s still-controversial return to Bahrain in 2013.

Flagworld - FIABahrain International CircuitAfter the 2011 race was cancelled due to civil unrest in the island Kingdom, the sport’s return to Sakhir this year was hugely controversial. And “top-level figures” at the sport’s Paris-based governing body “are already nervous” that the 2013 edition – scheduled for next late April – will be “another horrifying embarrassment”, according to Times correspondent Kevin Eason. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

3D could tempt Ecclestone to hand F1 to Sky – report

Pay television company Sky could replace formula one’s own broadcaster, according to a report in the Times.

2010-06-13_0226Sky Sports logo.svgJournalist Kevin Eason said Barney Francis, the managing director of F1’s new British broadcaster Sky Sports, will be in the Austin paddock this weekend. “He wants to introduce 3D to F1 and will have talks with Bernie Eccclestone”, Eason wrote. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

F1 drivers to pay more for F1 ‘super license’

The cost of a formula one driver’s mandatory FIA ‘super license’ is going up, the Times newspaper reports.

Flagworld - F1Flagworld - FIAIt emerged in Abu Dhabi last weekend that teams have been told by the governing body that the price of their official entry fees for the 2013 season are definitely increasing significantly. Journalist Kevin Eason said Red Bull’s success this year is likely to earn the team a more than $3 million FIA bill for 2013, while even straggler HRT is facing a minor increase to the flat rate. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Ecclestone agrees lower fee for 2016 Korea GP extension

Bernie Ecclestone agreed to reduce the race fee as he extended Korea’s grand prix contract through 2016, the AFP news agency reports.

2012-06-07_0277F1’s annual trip since 2010 to Mokpo is among the most controversial and least popular on the calendar, but promoter Park Won-Hwa said on Friday a new contract has been signed. “We had to renegotiate with Mr Ecclestone and brought a few ideas and persuaded him that Korea cannot continue the event with such a big financial loss,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Korea among least-popular races on F1 calendar

Korea, among F1’s new breed of grands prix, is far from the most popular stop on the sport’s annual calendar.

2011-10-14 - Pirelli - Korea 032011-10-14 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Korea - Felipe Massa 02Well-known British F1 photographer Darren Heath tweeted from the metropolis Seoul: “Fantastic 3 days.  Early train to Mokpo tomorrow. “(It’s) like being in London then heading to Shetland for an F1 GP.  Mad,” he concluded. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

McLaren ups money offer in bid to keep Hamilton

“We will see what we can do.  I think we are a good team together.” – Martin Whitmarsh

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 052010-06-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Martin WhitmarshMcLaren has slightly upped its monetary offer in a late bid to secure Lewis Hamilton’s services for 2013, according to multiple British newspapers. The Daily Mail said McLaren has increased its offer by EUR 2.5 million to 15 million, which is still less than his current retainer of about 19 million. Read the rest of this entry »

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