Tag Archive: Luis Perez Sala

Oct 24

Juncadella plays down Williams debut reports

“If I had EUR 20 million, I could drive in formula one, but that makes no sense to me.”

Daniel Juncadella has played down reports that said he has a good chance of lining up on the grid for Williams next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Williams’ Merc deal could pay off for Juncadella

Astana wants Dani to progress and gain experience with Williams

Williams’ new engine deal with Mercedes could be set to pay off immediately for Dani Juncadella. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 03

Now de la Rosa admits dream over for HRT

Pedro de la Rosa, HRT’s lead driver in 2012, has joined boss Luis Perez-Sala in admitting that the Spanish team has folded.

2012-06-09_03172012-03-24 - HRT F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Pedro de la Rosa 02Spaniard de la Rosa, who was contracted to keep racing this year, has already said he is on the lookout for a new role elsewhere as test or reserve driver. “There has been no official announcement,” the 41-year-old told the Spanish sports daily Marca, “but we all feel that the project will end. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

‘Impossible’ to keep HRT going – boss Sala

Team boss Luis Perez-Sala has admitted the HRT dream is over.

2012-08-09 - HRT F1 Team - Luis Perez-Sala2012-11-04 - HRT F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Narain Karthikeyan 01After three seasons at the back of the F1 grid, the Spanish backmarker has folded, even though official confirmation has been lacking so far. “It was impossible to go on,” Sala, a former Minardi driver who was brought in by new owners Thesan Capital to run the team this year, told El Mundo Deportivo newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

HRT boss says de la Rosa ‘will drive for us in 2013′

Pedro de la Rosa is definitely staying at HRT in 2013, the Spanish team’s boss Luis Perez-Sala has announced.

2012-07-21 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Pedro de la Rosa - Dani Clos - Narain Kartikheyan 012012-06-10_0531“Pedro de la Rosa will drive for us in 2013,” he is quoted by the German language Speed Week. The Spanish veteran’s current teammate is Narain Karthikeyan, but the Indian has been linked with a possible switch to Indycar. Speed Week said the presence of Karthikeyan, 35, has not brought the expected flood of Indian sponsors to HRT. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

V6 rules could push HRT off grid – boss

“If this figure will double in 2014, then I do not know what we would do.” – Luis Perez-Sala

2012-09-02 - HRT F1 Team - Belgium - Narain Kartikheyan 012012-08-09 - HRT F1 Team - Luis Perez-SalaHRT boss Luis Perez-Sala has expressed concerns F1’s 2014 engine regulations could push small teams out of business. “Yes,” he is quoted by Autosprint magazine, “today for a team like HRT, the engine costs account for 20 per cent of our total budget. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Tata Tea to sponsor Narain Karthikeyan and HRT Formula 1 Team for Singapore and Indian Grands Prix

Tata Global Beverages will be extensively promoting the ‘Tata Tea’ brand via this association

11 - HRT F1 TeamHRT Formula 1 Team and Tata Global Beverages (TGB) announce today its brand Tata Tea’s association with Indian Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan and the HRT Formula 1 team for the 2012 Singapore and Indian Grands Prix scheduled from September 21-23 and October 26-28 respectively.

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Sep 05

Ma Qing Hua will make his debut at the first free practice session of the Italian Grand Prix

Becoming the first Chinese driver to drive at a Formula 1 Grand Prix

2012-07-13 - HRT F1 Team -  Ma Qing HuaHRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgMa Qing Hua will make his official debut in the Formula 1 World Championship this upcoming Friday at the first free practice session of the Italian Grand Prix which takes place in Monza this week. The 24 year old Chinese driver will replace Narain Karthikeyan at the wheel of the number 23 F112-03 for this session. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

PRG joins HRT Formula 1 Team as its new Official Supplier of Audiovisual Technology

PRG will cover all of the Spanish team’s technical audiovisual needs

PRG - Production Resource Group11 - HRT F1 TeamProduction Resource Group (PRG), the largest company in the audiovisual services industry worldwide, has reached an agreement with HRT Formula 1 Team by which it becomes its Official Supplier of Audiovisual Technology until December of 2012. PRG will cover all of the Spanish team’s technical audiovisual needs both at its headquarters at the Caja Mágica and at events taking place away from it. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 09

Q&A with Luis Pérez – Sala

Yes, we have some upgrades prepared for the Singapore Grand Prix

2012-08-09 - HRT F1 Team - Luis Perez-SalaHRT F1 Team logo_001.jpgWith two seasons behind his back as a Formula 1 driver in 1988 and 1989, and a permanent link with motorsport, Luis Pérez-Sala wasn’t entering an unknown world when he was named Team Principal of HRT Formula 1 Team at the end of last year.

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Aug 06

First taste of HRT was ‘total disaster’ – boss

HRT boss Luis Perez-Sala has admitted his first taste of the struggling Spanish team was not a happy one.

2012-07-21 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Pedro de la Rosa - Dani Clos - Narain Kartikheyan 012012-07-21 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Pedro de la Rosa 01The former Minardi driver was appointed by HRT’s new owners Thesan Capital last year. His first taste of life at HRT under his predecessor Colin Kolles’ rule was at the 2011 British grand prix.

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Aug 02

HRT Formula 1 Team and Pedro de la Rosa have written a golden page in the history of Spanish motorsport this season.

Q&A with Pedro de la Rosa

2012-06-09_03172012-04-15 - HRT F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Pedro de la Rosa 06The union of both has resulted in the first time in Formula 1 history that a Spanish driver takes part in an entire World Championship with a Spanish team. At the age of 41, the driver from Barcelona is taking on his fourteenth season in Formula 1, but he maintains the same motivation and hunger as the first day to ensure that this project consolidates itself in the pinnacle of motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

De la Rosa looks set to stay at HRT

Pedro de la Rosa’s stint with the HRT team looks set to continue beyond 2012.

2012-07-21 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Pedro de la Rosa 012012-06-10_0531The Spanish backmarker HRT’s new management, led by former grand prix driver Luis Perez Sala, convinced de la Rosa to leave the comfort of his reserve role with F1 giant McLaren and race around at the back in 2012.

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Jul 17

Karthikeyan happy to stay at HRT

Narain Karthikeyan insists he does not regret sticking with F1 backmarker HRT

2012-06-09_02632012-06-08_0430The Indian was ousted by the formerly Colin Kolles-led outfit last year but rehired by its new management for 2012. However, his return got off to the worst-possible start in March when both he and teammate Pedro de la Rosa failed to qualify in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Silverstone test day two report

Young Driver Test in Silverstone

Silverstone logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Silverstone.

 

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Jul 12

Silverstone test day one report

Young Driver Test in Silverstone

Silverstone logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Silverstone.

 

 

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Jul 07

HRT confirms Silverstone test going ahead

A young driver test is going ahead at Silverstone next week.

2012-07-06 - HRT F1 Team - Ma Qing Hua - Pedro de la RosaGP2 - Silverstone, Great-BritainEarlier, Mercedes’ Norbert Haug described as “ridiculous” the confusion surrounding the plans, after some teams baulked at running at Abu Dhabi as scheduled in November due to the calendar congestion in 2012.

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Jul 06

An agreement has been finally reached and HRT Formula 1 Team will be able to carry out its Young Driver Test

HRT Formula 1 Team will take part in its Young Driver Test at Silverstone after the Grand Prix

2012-07-06 - HRT F1 Team - Ma Qing Hua - Pedro de la Rosa HRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgThis test will take place on Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th of July at the legendary Silverstone circuit. 24 year-old Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua will be at the wheel of the F112 and will complete his first tests in a Formula 1 car.

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Jul 02

Boss Sala hints HRT to keep Cosworth for 2013

Luis Perez-Sala has indicated HRT wants to keep its Cosworth engines for the 2013 season.

2012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 4722012-06-10_0531It emerged recently that, with the independent British engine supplier losing key clients Williams and Caterham recently, Cosworth might not develop a V6 engine for the all-new 2014 regulations.

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Jun 08

Formula One teams Canadian Grand Prix free practice report

Canadian Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

2011-06-10_0580 Photo Grand Prix du CanadaToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Montréal.

(More pictures in Flagworld’s photo album of the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix)

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May 23

Ma Qing Hua will take part in the Silverstone Young Driver Test with HRT Formula 1 Team

Young Driver Test taking place in Silverstone on the 10th, 11th and 12th of July

2012-04-12 - HRT F1 Team - Ma Qing HuaHRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgIn only a month and half’s time, Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua will enjoy his first opportunity to step into a Formula 1 car and will do so at the wheel of the F112 at the legendary Silverstone circuit. The member of the Spanish team’s new-born driver development programme will thereby accomplish one of his first objectives on his road to the pinnacle of motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

The dawning of a new era

The day has come for HRT Formula 1 Team to officially open its doors to the new headquarters at the Caja Mágica in Madrid.

2012-05-18 - HRT F1 Team - Caja MagicaHRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgTeam Principal, Luis Pérez-Sala, and drivers Pedro de la Rosa, Dani Clos and Ma Qing Hua acted as the hosts of this meeting with the press, sponsors, suppliers and friends of the team. The Mayoress of Madrid, Honourable Madam Ana Botella and the President of the Spanish Motorsport Federation and Vice-President of the FIA, Mr.Carlos Gracia, wanted to accompany the team on such a special day.

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May 11

Karthikeyan admits frustration with HRT situation

Narain Karthikeyan has played down reports he could lose his seat at HRT because of a lack of sponsorship.

2012-03-24 - HRT F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Narain Kartikeyan 012012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 615An Indian newspaper this week said the 35-year-old is a million euros short of guaranteeing his place at the struggling Spanish team through November’s Brazil finale. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

HRT Formula 1 Team incorporates Kyocera Document Solutions as its Official Supplier through a collaboration agreement for the 2012 season.

Kyocera Document Solutions, new Official Supplier of HRT Formula 1 Team

KYOCERA11 - HRT F1 TeamThe Spanish team will count on Kyocera’s services, which include needs for management and printing of documents, both at the team’s permanent offices in the Caja Mágica and at the mobile offices that travel throughout the world during the Formula 1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Dani Clos will take part in the first free practice session at the Spanish GP

“I’m delighted to have this opportunity” – Dani Clos

2012-05-08 - HRT F1 Team - Dani ClosHRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgSpanish driver Dani Clos will step into the F112 for the first time on Friday to take part in the first free practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix which will take place at the Circuit de Catalunya. 23 year-old Clos will substitute teammate Narain Karthikeyan for that session and will join Pedro de la Rosa for the first 90 minutes of practice in Montmeló. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Carbonell enters Formula 1 at the hand of HRT Formula 1 Team

World leader in olive oil

2012-05-08 - HRT F1 Team - CarbonellHRT F1 Team logo_001.jpgCarbonell and HRT Formula 1 Team have signed a collaboration deal through which the leading olive oil brand will have its image present on the drivers’ overalls, whilst also forming a part of the exclusive culinary experience that the team has created alongside Arzak-Bokado.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Cristalbox, new sponsor of HRT Formula 1 Team

Supporting the Spanish team’s project in the pinnacle of world motorsport

11 - HRT F1 TeamThe Spanish windscreen repair and replacement company and HRT Formula 1 Team have signed a collaboration deal for Cristalbox to become a new sponsor of the Spanish outfit for 2012.

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May 04

The President of the FIA, Jean Todt, visits HRT Formula 1 Team’s new facilities

Before the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix

2012-05-04 - HRT F1 Team - Jean TodtHRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgToday has been an important day for HRT Formula 1 Team who received the visit of Jean Todt, President of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, to its brand new facilities at the Caja Mágica in Madrid. Guided by the team’s CEO, Saúl Ruiz de Marcos, and Team Principal, Luis Pérez-Sala, the head figure of the FIA toured the team’s new facilities.

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Apr 25

HRT Formula 1 Team will not attend the tests in Mugello

“By not going to Mugello we can work thoroughly on the car to prepare for the Spanish Grand Prix” – Luis Pérez-Sala

2012-03-24 - HRT F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Pedro de la Rosa 02HRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgAfter some careful assessment, HRT Formula 1 Team has decided not to take part in the upcoming Formula 1 tests celebrated in Mugello, Italy, next week (1st-3rd May). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

HRT Formula 1 Team presents driver Ma Qing Hua at the Shanghai International Circuit

The official presentation of Ma Qing Hua took place this morning at the Shanghai international Circuit.

2012-04-12 - HRT F1 Team - Ma Qing HuaHRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgThe Chinese driver joins HRT Formula 1 Team’s driver development programme with the team intending on creating a platform for the formation of professionals in the pinnacle of world motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

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