Tag Archive: Korea

Sep 23

Korea eyes F1 return with Seoul night race

Korea is casting jealous eyes on the success of Singapore’s city night race as it plans to return to the F1 calendar.

2012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea International Circuit 01 South Korea’s first foray, at the desolate, highly unpopular and debt-making Yeongam circuit between 2010 and 2013, is now looked back upon as an unmitigated failure. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Azerbaijan replacing axed Korea – Ecclestone

Azerbaijan is taking Korea’s full-time place on the F1 calendar, Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed.

Three equally sized horizontal bands of blue, red, and green, with a white crescent and an eight-pointed star centered in the red bandIt is expected a city street race in the capital Baku starting in 2015 will be announced later this month. F1 chief executive Ecclestone this week indicated the oil-rich former Soviet race is taking the place on the calendar formerly occupied by South Korea, where a race at unpopular Yeongam was last held in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

No return to India in 2015 – Ecclestone

F1 will not be returning to India next year.

Indian Grand Prix The race near New Delhi, having joined the calendar in 2011, is absent from this season’s schedule mainly because of the sport’s issues with the Indian tax situation. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

FIA confirms 19, not 22-race calendar for 2014

Grand Prix of Canada, June 8th

Flagworld - FIAThe FIA has confirmed that previously-scheduled races in New Jersey, Korea and Mexico will in fact not take place in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Ecclestone still thinks V6 switch bad idea

“I think it is a mistake, but I don’t think it is going to change formula one”

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (6)F1’s V8 engines have already roared for the last time, but Bernie Ecclestone still thinks moving to turbo V6s next year is a bad idea. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

2014 calendar now features 19, not 22 races

The revised calendar is set to be rubber-stamped by the governing FIA

Flagworld - FIAF1’s controversial 22-race calendar for 2014 has shrunk by three races, it has emerged in the Austin paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

McLaren has confirmed reports Red Bull’s aerodynamics boss is heading to Woking

Red Bull to lose ‘key figure’ to McLaren

2011-05-22 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Peter Prodromou - Sebastian VettelEarlier, we reported rumours Peter Prodromou, described by Auto Motor und Sport as Adrian Newey’s “right hand man”, has been poached from the world champions. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Vettel fears eating nuclear fish in Japan

“We are taking absolutely no risks”

2013-05-23 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Sebastian Vettel (12)Sebastian Vettel is leaving nothing to chance as he chases his fourth consecutive world championship this weekend at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Pirelli explosion ‘unacceptable’ – Perez

“That something happens after a brake lockup is absolutely unacceptable”

2013-05-12 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Sergio Perez 05Sergio Perez has stepped up his attack on F1 tyre supplier Pirelli, after his “explosion” in Korea a few days ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Vettel denies dominance like Schumacher era

“It’s a compliment, but I think it’s very different.”

2013-09-08- Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99018Sebastian Vettel has denied claims his recent dominance can be compared to the height of the Michael Schumacher era. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

New chassis for Webber after Korea fire

“I pressed for the extinguisher in the car, but it didn’t work”

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Mark Webber (5)Mark Webber will be using a new Red Bull chassis in Japan this weekend, after his crash and subsequent fire days ago in Korea. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Brawn exit reports ‘surprising’ – Wolff

“But there was no news in recent days — not even internally”

2013-06-08_0128Toto Wolff has described as “surprising” reports team boss Ross Brawn has decided to leave Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Villeneuve urges Sauber to consider Barrichello

“Rubens would be worth considering”

2013-08-11_1051Jacques Villeneuve has urged Sauber to think again after the Swiss team ruled out signing Rubens Barrichello for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Reports – Red Bull using KERS for traction?

Another theory about Sebastian Vettel’s late-season dominance has emerged.

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (16)Rumours in Korea last weekend spoke of a clever but legal engine mapping system aboard his Red Bull that mimics the benefits of banned traction control. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Heavy Hulkenberg still on the scales at McLaren

McLaren might still be interested in signing Nico Hulkenberg for 2014.

2013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Hulkenberg 00After Korea, where the German driver impressed at the wheel of his formerly-uncompetitive Sauber, it was rumoured he had now moved into pole position to replace the Ferrari-bound Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Hembery apologised for attack – Alonso

Spaniard Alonso had questioned the “quality” of Pirelli’s 2013 tyres.

2013-09-21 - Fernando Alonso - 0013Paul Hembery apologised after hitting back at comments made by Fernando Alonso in Korea last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

‘Perfect’ Hulkenberg will be on 2014 grid – manager

“Sauber have been very good this weekend, they’ve done a great job”

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 05Fernando Alonso, widely acknowledged as perhaps the best driver in F1 today, has given a boost to Nico Hulkenberg’s quest for a 2014 seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

F1 ‘will regret’ ignoring Pirelli danger – Perez

Perez who actually suffered a scary accident in the race when his tyre exploded

2013-06-07_0979Sergio Perez has added yet another dissenting voice to the debate about F1’s controversial tyre supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Brawn to leave Mercedes – report

Brawn told Niki Lauda of his decision to leave the team in Korea

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn 02Ross Brawn will hand over the reigns as Mercedes team boss to Paddy Lowe at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Romain Grosjean will almost certainly keep his place at Lotus beyond this season.

Grosjean ‘can be even better in 2014′ – Boullier

2013-06-07_0327The Frenchman, however, had to be reminded to show his always-present smile on the podium in Korea, after a team orders dispute with his bosses. Read the rest of this entry »

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