Tag Archive: Lada

Mar 03

WTCC attracts 20-car entry for 2016

Cars from Citroën, Honda, LADA and Polestar help to achieve strong numbers
WTCC attracts 20-car entry for 2016 Twenty entry submissions have been accepted for the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC promoter Eurosport Events is delighted to confirm.
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Feb 03

LADA signs turbocharged trio for renewed WTCC attack

Privateer promise Valente gets factory chance with Russian outfit

WTCC - Hugo Valente LADA Sport Rosneft will unleash a new-look line-up on this season’s FIA World Touring Car Championship as it blends title-winning experience with exciting potential. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 30

Russian gov’t no longer backing Petrov – manager

Vitaly Petrov’s manager has admitted the Russian driver’s F1 career is hanging in the balance.

2012-04-15 - Team Caterham - Chinese Grand Prix - Vitaly Petrov 042012-06-08_0350Oksana Kosachenko, who has managed the 27-year-old’s career at Renault and Caterham since 2010, told Russian news agency Ria Novosti that the government has pulled its financial backing. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 09

Group Lotus eyes bigger Renault slice in future

CEO Dany Bahar has indicated Group Lotus might eventually buy more of the Renault F1 team.

Lotus LogoRenault F1 TeamLotus has bought into the Enstone based team’s majority owner Genii Capital, and reports on Thursday suggested the deal might become a complete takeover within time. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 09

Lotus’ Bahar tips Petrov to keep Renault seat

As the highest profile Russian link, Petrov might now be feeling more secure for 2011.

2010-10-10 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 05Toyota - Lotus - Dany Bahar - Akio ToyodaRussian Vitaly Petrov looks likely to stay in formula one next year following the rebranding of his 2010 employer as Lotus Renault GP. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 14

Deal reached to stage Russia GP in 2014 – Putin (updated²)

Ecclestone in Russia for GP contract signing
Putin in Sochi to sign 2014 F1 race contract

2010-09-26 - Red Bull Racing - Bernie Ecclestone - Christian HornerVladimir Poutine 10-2010A deal to host at least seven Russian grand prix in Sochi beginning in 2014 has been reached, the country’s president Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 21

Renault eyes Raikkonen but also Petrov’s sponsors

“People like to do business with winning teams, so it goes hand in hand.”

2010-08-01 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 01Kimi Raikkonen is the famous name now linked with Renault for 2011, but Vitaly Petrov is still valued by the team, owner Gerard Lopez insists. The 2007 world champion’s possible interest in driving alongside Robert Kubica has stirred the news headlines, but Lopez is still hopeful the Russian rookie Petrov is a winning formula from a business point of view. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 08

Sutil eyes 2011 Renault seat alongside Kubica

Adrian Sutil has declared his interest in completing Renault’s formula one driver lineup for 2011.

2010-06-27 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 02The Enstone based team on Wednesday announced it is retaining Robert Kubica, but no mention was made of the Pole’s current teammate, the Russian rookie Vitaly Petrov. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 30

Vitaly Petrov prepares for Russian extravaganza with the Renault F1 Team

The team will take its three-seater F1 car to the Moscow City Racing event 

2010-06-27 - Renault F1 Team -vitaly Petrov 01Russian fans will get a taste of F1 next month when local hero Vitaly Petrov heads to Moscow for a series of F1 demonstrations on the streets of the Russian capital on 18 July.

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Mar 24

Petrov the ‘key’ to Russia for Renault – manager

“The team wants to expand into Russia and Petrov is the key for them.”

2010-03-13 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 03It is not right to describe Vitaly Petrov as simply a F1 “pay-driver”, according to his manager Oksana Kossatschenko. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 10

French GP return unlikely in 2011

France is not on this year’s F1 calendar and the situation is unlikely to change in 2011.

That is the admission of Nicolas Deschaux, president of the country’s motor racing sanctioning body FFSA (Federation Francaise du Sport Automobile). Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 04

Renault F1 Team confirms partnership with Lada (+photos)

“We are proud to announce this new agreement” -Gerard Lopez

2010-03-03 - Renault F1 Team Lada 02The Renault F1 Team today confirmed a cooperation agreement that will see branding from Lada, Russia’s leading automotive marque, feature on the chassis of the Renault F1 Team R30 race cars during the 2010 season. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 02

Russia to sponsor Renault with Lada branding

Lada will appear on Renault’s 2010 car and team.

2010-02-27 - Renault F1 Team 02Russia is set to sponsor the Renault formula one team in 2010, prime minister Vladimir Putin has announced. Russian rookie Vitaly Petrov has been signed to race this year for the Enstone based team, which has been essentially taken over by the private equity firm Genii Capital. Read the rest of this entry »