Tag Archive: Luciano Burti

Oct 24

F1 comeback bid ended Barrichello commentary – report

Rubens Barrichello’s desire to return to the F1 grid appears to have ended his days as a roving commentator.

2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 01 We reported on Thursday that the most experienced driver in the history of the sport had “concluded” his commentary contract with Brazil’s TV Globo. Brazil’s UOL Esporte is now claiming Barrichello, 42, fell out with the broadcaster due to “relationship and contract” problems, and also because he allegedly used his role to “offer his services to F1 teams”. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 23

Bianchi’s recovery chances ‘very small’ – Burti

“If he survives, it seems that his chances of living without consequences are also very small”

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (4) Luciano Burti, a former F1 driver and full-time pundit for Brazil’s Globo, has bad news about the health of critically injured driver Jules Bianchi. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 18

Leaving Ferrari ‘the best move’ for Massa

Leaving Ferrari could be the best thing for Felipe Massa.

2013-06-09_1286That is the opinion of a growing number of figures, after the Italian team decided to replace the long-serving Brazilian with Kimi Raikkonen for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 12

Lotus admits Massa ‘on the list’ to replace Raikkonen

“Felipe Massa is also available, so he is inevitably on the list.”

13-06-08_0089Felipe Massa has leapt into contention to replace the Ferrari-bound Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 07

Experts doubt Raikkonen set for Ferrari return

And Lotus is pushing hard to convince the Finn to stay

2013-06-08_0131Well-known paddock personalities doubt feverish speculation Kimi Raikkonen is on the verge of signing to return to Ferrari next year. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 01

Burti recalls Spa crash that ended F1 career

“It took me two years to get back to normal” – Burti

More than a decade after the fact, Luciano Burti has finally opened up about the crash at Spa-Francorchamps that ended his formula one career.

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Aug 03

FIA bans Enge for 18 months after drugs test

Former F1 driver Tomas Enge has been banned by the governing FIA for 18 months.

Tomas Enge portraitFlagworld - FIAThe now 35-year-old Czech, the only F1 driver ever to fail a drugs test a decade ago, failed yet another test recently. In 2002, he was stripped of his international Formula 3000 (GP2) title for failing a test for cannabis.

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Mar 29

Ferrari has ‘great confidence’ in Massa – president

Luca di Montezemolo has offered Felipe Massa some cautious backing.

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-182012-03-15 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 01The struggling driver was summoned to Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters this week rather than travel home to Brazil to see his young family. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 18

Williams signs Senna for one season only – report

Senna family supports Williams reunion

2012-01-17 - Williams F1 - Bruno Senna 022012-01-17 - Williams F1 - Bruno Senna 06Bruno Senna’s new Williams contract is for just one season, the Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo claims. “It will be a pivotal year for my future in formula one,” the 28-year-old former HRT and Renault driver is quoted as saying. The Senna family is fully supportive of the famous name’s return to Williams. 18 years ago, Brazil was in mourning over the death at the wheel of a Williams of the great Ayrton Senna.

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Nov 07

Life after F1 might be better – Barrichello

Rubens Barrichello has no fear about life after formula one.

2011-10-29 - AT&T Williams - India - Rubens Barrichello 022011-10-29 - AT&T Williams - India - Rubens Barrichello 04With Pastor Maldonado’s race seat considered secure for 2012, Williams co-owner Toto Wolff has revealed “serious” talks with Kimi Raikkonen and admitted the team is also “interested” in Adrian Sutil and Jules Bianchi.

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Jul 28

Vettel still on track for 2011 title

F1’s last-start race winner Lewis Hamilton thinks winning the 2011 world championship remains a long shot

2011-07-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 072011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel 07He said that although his McLaren raced to victory at cold Nurburgring last weekend, runaway championship leaders Red Bull were “light years ahead” a year ago at the scene of the Hungarian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 05

Calls for safety tweak after Interlagos fatality

Former F1 driver Luciano Burti, a Sao Paulo native, agrees.

interlagosInterlagos aerialLeading Brazilian touring car driver Caca Bueno is calling for urgent safety improvements at the Interlagos formula one circuit. At the wet Sao Paulo venue on Sunday, stock car driver Gustavo Sondermann lost control near the end of the lap at the Curva do Cafe corner that in recent times has been unofficially dubbed ‘Tamburello de Interlagos’. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 11

Barrichello, Burti, complete Disney half-marathon

Barrichello completed the course in 1h55m9s

<i>Walt Disney World</i>® Marathon WeekendIn snow and rain, Rubens Barrichello finished the Disney half-marathon in Florida at the weekend in 1668th position. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 17

Tony Kanaan: Victory No. 8

The event, held at the Giaffone family’s venue, featured 65 karts

Tony Kanaan teamed with Rubens Barrichello, Felipe Giaffone, Renato Russian and Luciano Burti to win Nov. 15 the Granja Viana 500 – a 500-mile kart race in Sao Paulo, Brazil – for the eighth time in its 12 years. Read the rest of this entry »