Tag Archive: Livio Oricchio

Oct 07

F1 waiting on official news about Bianchi

The worried world of F1 is still waiting for more news about Jules Bianchi.

2014-02-19_0005 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi While protagonists argue about the rights and wrongs of his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday, the talented 25-year-old remains critically ill in the Mie hospital about 15 kilometres from Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Mercedes rethinking team orders after Belgium clash

Rosberg, booed in the podium and slammed by his bosses, refused to apologise.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (20) The fallout of Sunday’s explosive clash between warring teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg is only just beginning to hit the ground. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Two F1 figures say Perez too ‘arrogant’

“Formula one is not just about commitment; it’s more than that.”

2013-04-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - China - Sergio Perez - Martin WhitmarshTwo respected F1 figures have rounded on Sergio Perez’s attitude, as it emerges the Mexican is fighting for his future. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

More news will follow now that Felipe Massa has been signed up by Williams for 2014

After Massa signing, ‘more news’ to follow – Williams

2013-06-09_0014“It is very exciting for us to be able to confirm our 2014 driver lineup as part of a number of announcements we will be making over the coming weeks,” said the British team’s deputy boss Claire Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Raikkonen already regretting Ferrari return – pundit

“Kimi is annoyed that his manager is sending him back to Ferrari”

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 09Kimi Raikkonen might already be regretting his impending return to Ferrari, according to a pundit

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Oct 18

Maldonado exit opens Williams door for Massa – reports

Williams admits it has a problem

2013-06-06_0061 Pastor Maldonado’s exit at Williams could pave the way for Felipe Massa, the Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo is reporting. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Lotus to have Hulkenberg and budget boost for 2014

If not, it could have opened the door to Pastor Maldonado.

2013-09-22 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 02 A Lotus contract with Nico Hulkenberg’s name on it will be signed at Enstone “either today or tomorrow”, the German newspaper Bild reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Massa also sets October deadline for 2014 talks

“I think it will not take too long”

Nicolas Todt - Felipe MassaFelipe Massa says he has set the same deadline as Nico Hulkenberg as the Brazilian also looks to secure his future for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Barrichello could race Sauber at Interlagos – report

Rubens Barrichello’s return to formula one could even happen this season.

Rubens Barrichello Medley portraitIt emerged late last week that the Brazilian veteran, who lost his Williams seat at the end of 2011, could be a shock contender to race alongside the highly inexperienced Sergey Sirotkin at Sauber next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Massa has edge on Hulkenberg for Lotus seat

“In 2014, experience will be more important than speed”.

2013-06-09_0846Lotus is weighing up between Nico Hulkenberg and Felipe Massa to complete its 2014 driver lineup. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

No driver announcement at Monza – Ferrari

Ferrari on Friday confirmed reports it is not ready to announce its full driver lineup for 2014.

2013-06-09_1179We reported earlier that, despite historic Monza often setting the scene for such an announcement, the Italian team is “not ready yet” amid F1’s more chaotic than usual silly season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Ferrari ‘knows Massa’s potential’ – Domenicali

Ferrari is not hiding the fact it is considering its options.

2013-06-09_0453Monza has traditionally been a venue at which Ferrari likes to announce its full driver lineup for the following season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Nasr ‘knocking’ at Toro Rosso – report

“I need a Brazilian driver” – Ecclestone

Dams - Felipe Nasr 01A young Brazilian has leapt to the front of the queue to become the next Toro Rosso driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

No 2014 talks until Lotus resolves issues – Raikkonen

“There’s always reasons for things.  I don’t have to tell.”

2013-05-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco - Kimi Raikkonen 00Kimi Raikkonen on Friday said he is unwilling to even talk with Lotus about 2014 until certain issues are cleared up. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Silly-season spotlight shining on Ferrari

“We are calm, as our priorities are elsewhere.” – Domenicali

2013-06-07_0001Amid F1’s ‘silliest silly season’, even Fernando Alonso – with a long Ferrari contract – is being asked by reporters to reveal his cards for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Ferrari tries to ease 2014 driver rumours

Ferrari has moved to ease the speculation about its 2014 driver lineup.

2013-06-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Silverstone - Fernando Alonso (2)With the Italian team’s number 1 driver Fernando Alonso linked with a sensational switch to Red Bull, the future of teammate Felipe Massa is also uncertain beyond his expiring contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Raikkonen not ruling out Ferrari return – manager

“I’m not worried,” he said, “because we have other options — plural.”

2013-06-06_0088Kimi Raikkonen’s manager is not ruling out a return to Ferrari for the 2007 world champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Ecclestone vows to help F1 hopeful Felipe Nasr

“I need a Brazilian driver”

Dams - Felipe Nasr 01As one Brazilian driver’s future hangs in the balance, yet another looks set to step onto the 2014 grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Beating Button the ‘only goal’ – Perez

“Jenson is the benchmark for judging my work”

2013-06-07_0979Not yet in the fight for race wins, Sergio Perez has admitted his sights are instead set firmly on Jenson Button. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Massa warns Ferrari exit could end F1 career

“But as to my future, that’s still wide open.”

2013-06-09_0453Felipe Massa has admitted he could drive off the grid altogether if Ferrari does not extend his contract beyond 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Ecclestone insists 2014 calendar to have 20 races

F1 could have record 22 races in 2014 – report

2013-06-06_0008Bernie Ecclestone has played down suggestions the F1 calendar could blow out to an unprecedented 22 races in 2014. It is possible Bernie Ecclestone will ask the FIA to ratify a whopping 22-race formula one calendar for the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Rookie disappointed Alonso sitting out Silverstone

“Instead, I have important work to do on the simulator.”

Carlos Sainz JrRising Spaniard Carlos Sainz jr has expressed disappointment he will not share a F1 circuit with his hero Fernando Alonso this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Ferrari admits 2013 ‘key year’ for Bianchi

“This is a key year for him”

2013-06-09_0325Jules Bianchi has emerged as a real contender to replace Ferrari’s Felipe Massa in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Red Bull wants own Mercedes-style Pirelli test – reports

“Red Bull has sent a detailed letter to race director Charlie Whiting”

2013-06-09_1630Red Bull has asked the FIA if it can follow Mercedes’ lead and conduct a 1000 kilometre tyre test with Pirelli, using its 2013 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

2014 might not be close title battle – FIA’s Blash

“We could see one team dominating the (2014) championship.” – Adrian Newey

2013-06-09_1039The 2013 title could be all but decided within the next three races, according to O Estado de S.Paulo correspondent Livio Oricchio. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Felipe Nasr close to 2014 F1 debut – report

“Because if I’m champion, it’ll make my life easier,” – Nasr

Dams - Felipe Nasr 01Livio Oricchio, the respected correspondent for O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper, says Felipe Nasr is likely to make his F1 debut in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Lauda, Wolff will not attend FIA hearing

A Mercedes spokesman confirmed Brawn’s attendance

2013-06-08_1134Mercedes has confirmed that new team co-owners and chiefs Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff will not be in Paris on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Marko denied Vettel news before announcement

“I don’t know where this is coming from.”

2013-06-09_0070Mere hours after denying the story, Red Bull announced that Sebastian Vettel is staying with the world champion team for at least two more years. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Long Beach talks ‘a message’ to New Jersey – expert

“Ecclestone’s statements sound more like a message”

2011-06-26_0247A respected formula one correspondent has played down reports the sport could return to Long Beach. 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 »

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