Tag Archive: Luca Badoer

Jan 29

Ferrari’s Jean Todt turned me down – de la Rosa

Ferrari turned down Pedro de la Rosa when the Spaniard was first on the market as a test driver.

Jean Todt2011-06-10_0046The 41-year-old is now regarded as arguably F1’s very best test driver, who has been signed by Ferrari for 2013 and will drive the team’s 2013 car at Jerez next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

50 ‘just a number’ as Buemi reaches milestone

Sebastien Buemi is not getting excited despite preparing to clock up a career milestone this weekend.

2011-08-28 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Belgium - Sebastien Buemi  3 2011-07-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Germany - Sebastien Buemi 6Blick newspaper points out that the 22-year-old Swiss, who debuted for his current team Toro Rosso as a teenager in 2009, will contest his fiftieth consecutive grand prix in Singapore. He will therefore draw level with Luca Badoer and move ahead of the career tallies of predecessors including Christian Klien and Derek Daly, and even race winner Jean-Pierre Jabouille as well as Mike Hailwood.

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Dec 08

Ferrari confirms Badoer leaving as test driver

Ferrari has confirmed that 2010 was Luca Badoer’s last year as test driver.

Luca BadoerLuca Badoer 2The almost 40-year-old Italian has been in the role since the late 90s, reportedly accumulating more than 130,000 kilometres at Fiorano in Ferrari’s F1 cars during that period. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Test driver Badoer leaving Ferrari – report

Luca Badoer is leaving Ferrari after a long tenure as test driver.

Luca BadoerLuca Badoer 2The almost 40-year-old Italian has been in the role since the late 90s, and according to Autosprint magazine he accumulated more than 130,000 kilometres at Fiorano in Ferrari’s F1 cars during that period. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Schumacher ‘deserves support’ says Mercedes’ Haug

Mercedes not worried about Schumacher motorcycle test

2010-07-11 - Mercedes GP - Michael Shcumacher 05Norbert Haug has played down the latest criticisms of Michael Schumacher’s performance in 2010. Eddie Jordan, the seven time world champion’s first F1 employer back in 1991, this week described the German’s decision to return to the sport as a “huge personal error”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 05

Fisi also in frame for Sauber seat

Fisichella, 36, was earlier signed as Ferrari’s reserve driver for 2010

According to Spain’s Diario AS, the only obstacle to Pedro de la Rosa returning to the F1 grid in 2010 is Giancarlo Fisichella. The sports daily said Fisichella, the Roman veteran of the past 13 full seasons, is the only real alternative to de la Rosa as Sauber contemplates an experienced teammate for Kamui Kobayashi. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

Hulkenberg admits Ferrari talks in 2009

“It’s probably good that it did not work out” -Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg has revealed that talks earlier this year could have led to his formula one race debut at the wheel of Ferrari’s 2009 car. In the wake of Felipe Massa’s Hungary accident and the demise of his initial replacements Michael Schumacher and Luca Badoer, 22-year-old Hulkenberg’s name was among the many linked with the cockpit. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Santander to back Massa in kart races in Brazil

Spanish bank and Brazilian ace together on track

Felipe Massa has unveiled Santander as his main sponsor in the two major kart races organized in Brazil. The Spanish giant bank will back Massa at the “International Challenge of Go-Kart Champions” on Saturday and Sunday (November 28-29) in Florianópolis and the following week at Granja Viana 500 Mile in Cotia near São Paulo. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

F1 on Wednesday: around the ‘net

The latest…

All the latest news and bits from F1 on the web. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Subs struggling because F60 difficult to drive – boss

“It would therefore be wrong to push all the blame onto the drivers”

2009-01-12_0002Ferrari’s 2009 car is “extremely difficult to drive” and explains why its occupants have struggled to keep up since Felipe Massa crashed in late July. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Fisichella crashes on Saturday morning

Both BMWs exit qualifying with engine problems – “Both failed BMW engines were new”

2009-09-13 - Italie - Ferrari - Giancarlo Fisichella 02In the hours before his debut qualifying session for Ferrari, Giancarlo Fisichella crashed half-way through the Saturday morning practice session at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

New drivers to get in-season test in 2010

A one-day test for the replacement will be excluded from the total ban

F1’s testing agreement will be slightly modified for 2010 so that new or returning drivers can get some experience of their cars prior to racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Massa will make ‘strong’ F1 return – doctor

Rossi reveals Monza ‘talks’ with Ferrari 

Felipe Massa’s personal doctor has played down suggestions the Brazilian may not be able to make a swift return to formula one due to the risk of repeat injuries. “After his return he will be even stronger than before,” Dino Altman is quoted as saying from Sao Paulo by Germany’s RTL. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Ferrari did not push for Fisichella test

Badoer hits out at media after losing seat

2009-07-25 - Ferrari 21Ferrari did not deem it necessary to push for Giancarlo Fisichella to have a track test before his debut for the Italian team at Monza this weekend. It is reported that the Roman has been busy in the Ferrari driver simulator, and that other avenues open to the 36-year-old amid the F1 test ban would have been short tests on Bridgestone’s promotional tyres, or a run in an older single seater. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Fisichella to be Ferrari reserve driver in 2010

Fisichella to replace Badoer for rest of 2009

Stefano Domenicali confirmed on Thursday that Giancarlo Fisichella will be Ferrari’s reserve driver in 2010. The team boss was speaking to the Ferrari website on the day the 36-year-old former Force India driver arrived at Maranello from Rome to begin preparing for the last five races of 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Klien ‘ready’ to replace Kubica if needed

If there is a vacant cockpit to fill at Monza, “I am ready”

Christian Klien insists he is ready to make an imminent return to the F1 grid, but doubts he is going to be needed at the forthcoming Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Ferrari to announce Badoer replacement on Thursday

Schu to be at Monza – spokeswoman

Ferrari 2With Felipe Massa still recovering from injury, Ferrari is to announce its plans for the Italian grand prix and beyond on Thursday. Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport said there are three alternatives for the cockpit of car number three for Monza: the struggling Luca Badoer, Giancarlo Fisichella, or BMW-Sauber’s Robert Kubica. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

‘Silly season’ overdrive as driver market churns

The media are filled with rumours about the constitution of the 2010 championship

With just five races left to run in 2009, the so-called driver market ‘silly season’ for next year has shifted into high gear. With key names like Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen on the move, vacant cockpits at McLaren and Renault, and teams set both to depart and join the grid, the media airwaves are filled with rumours about the constitution of the 2010 championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Kubica to replace Badoer at Monza – report

Massa to return at start of 2010 – Ferrari

With Force India wanting to hang on to Giancarlo Fisichella, the latest driver in “pole position” for Luca Badoer’s temporary Ferrari race seat is Robert Kubica, according to Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport on Tuesday. The Polish driver, 24, is reportedly keen on the drive in the wake of his current employer BMW’s decision to pull out of formula one at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Fisichella also set for Ferrari test deal

“There is a lot of noise around about this” -Liuzzi

2009-02- 28 - VJM02 - 1 Pilotes - 23If Giancarlo Fisichella puts his signature on a five-race deal to finish the 2009 season with Ferrari, he is likely to then stay with the Maranello based team next year and beyond as test driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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