Tag Archive: Le Matin

Nov 30

F1 is ‘a world without pity’ – Grosjean

As the candidates clamour for his seat, Romain Grosjean has acknowledged that formula one is a “world without pity”.

Gerard Lopez - Eric Boullier - Romain Grosjean 2012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Romain Grosjean 04“Yes,” he confirmed to the Swiss daily Le Matin.  “But that’s normal for the top level. “It’s also the case with banking and watchmaking.  There is no room for mercy. “Seats in F1 are scarce; there are no presents.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Door open for Perez despite commitment to Sauber – Slim

Carlos Slim is happy at Sauber, but the Telmex chief is not ruling out a change of direction as Sergio Perez pushes to the front in formula one.

2012-06-10_16162012-06-10_0534“Peter Sauber is a person who knows the business of F1 like no other and is characterised by his development of new talent,” Mexican Slim, who is 22-year-old Perez’s high profile financial backer, told the sports newspaper Marca.

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Feb 08

Raikkonen slams ‘ridiculous’ DRS

Raikkonen head-start no shock to teammate Grosjean

2012-02-07 - Lotus F1 Team - E20 - Jerez - Kimi Raikkonen 02 2012-02-07 - Lotus F1 Team - E20 - Jerez - Kimi Raikkonen 03Kimi Raikkonen has revealed he is no fan of F1’s ‘DRS’ concept. The former world champion was busy in the world rally series last year when formula one introduced the moveable rear wing system, designed to boost overtaking.

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Jan 06

Buemi eyes Le Mans and Webber’s 2013 race seat

Sebastien Buemi has revealed he might contest Le Mans this year in addition to being Red Bull’s official reserve driver.

2011-10-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - India - Sebastien Buemi (4) 2011-10-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - India - Sebastien Buemi (3)The 23-year-old Swiss has been handed a lifeline by the world championship-winning team after being dropped from its rookie squad Toro Rosso.

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Dec 16

‘Shocked’ Buemi eyes options after Toro Rosso axe

Sebastien Buemi has joined his axed teammate Jaime Alguersuari in admitting this week’s news from Red Bull was a nasty shock.

2011-07-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Hungary - Sebastien Buemi 22011-10-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - India - Sebastien Buemi (3)Le Matin newspaper said Swiss Buemi, 23, missed the mobile phone calls from bosses Franz Tost and Dr Helmut Marko earlier this week because he was driving the Barcelona track in the Red Bull simulator, and visiting Toro Rosso’s UK wind tunnel.

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Apr 14

Happy Buemi pushes to keep Toro Rosso seat

Sebastien Buemi thinks he is ahead of the game as he fights for his seat at Toro Rosso.

2011-04-09 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Malaysia - Sebastien Buemi 32011-04-09 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Malaysia - Sebastien Buemi 4Team owner Red Bull’s driver manager Helmut Marko repeatedly made the same warning before team principal Franz Tost recently said Daniel Ricciardo will make his debut this year if Buemi or his teammate Jaime Alguersuari fail to impress. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Buemi says Toro Rosso ‘among first five’ teams

“We seem to be among the first five teams, based on the hierarchy of the winter testing.

2011-02-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Sebastien Buemi 990102011-02-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Daniel Riciardo - 99013Sebastien Buemi is predicting a competitive start to the 2011 season for Red Bull junior team Toro Rosso. The STR6 impressed not only with its pace but also its innovative ‘double floor’ concept in recent winter testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Peter Sauber eyes return to retirement

Peter Sauber has revealed he is still on track to return to retirement in the next few years.

2010-11-06 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Kamui Kobayashi 032010-09-14 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Peter Sauber 01The Swiss called off his retirement late last year when BMW pulled out of formula one, which risked the livelihoods of the staff at the Hinwil based team he had founded. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Red Bull, Renault, eye team switch for Buemi

Sebastien Buemi has leapt into contention for a move to a better team in the future.

2010-05-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Sebastien Buemi 5With the backing of owner Red Bull, the 21-year-old Swiss currently drives for Toro Rosso but is hoping to eventually graduate to the energy drink company’s main team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 08

Buemi not disappointed to lose Toyota option

“There are options and we’ll see what happens.”

Sebastien Buemi insists he is not disappointed about staying at Toro Rosso in 2010 following Toyota’s decision to withdraw from formula one. Read the rest of this entry »