Tag Archive: Madrid

Oct 24

Ecclestone denies F1 heading to Madrid

Bernie Ecclestone has played down reports he is in advanced talks to bring formula one to the streets of Madrid.

Flag of MadridSpain’s El Confidencial claimed this week the F1 supremo is already in possession of a business plan and bank guarantees, as a group of businessmen want the Spanish capital to host an annual street race. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Barcelona ‘calm’ amid Madrid race reports

Spanish grand prix boss Salvador Servia insists reports the capital Madrid is bidding to join the F1 calendar do not worry him.

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya El Confidencial reported in recent days that Bernie Ecclestone is in advanced talks with private investors who want to organise a city street race. Ecclestone, however, has already warned that after the decline of Spain’s second race at Valencia, there is now room only for one annual race per country. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

F1 to exceed 20 races as Madrid plans emerge

Plans are afoot for a F1 street race in the heart of Madrid, Spain’s El Confidencial reports.

Flag of MadridIt is claimed Bernie Ecclestone is in talks with a group of Spanish businessmen who want the sport to race on the streets of the large capital city. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Santander chief Botin dies

Emilio Botin, a man well-known within the F1 paddock, has died.

Santander The 79-year-old was chief of Europe’s biggest bank Santander, a major Ferrari sponsor and closely aligned with Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Alonso manager plays down McLaren deal ‘fiction’

“What you’re saying is formula one fiction” – Abad

2013-06-09_1451McLaren may not have given up on signing Fernando Alonso for its new Honda-powered era beginning in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Red Bull wanted to sign Alonso for 2008 – report

Fernando Alonso turned down an offer to move to Red Bull for the 2008 season.

ZK5Y9073That is the claim of Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo newspaper, reporting that the Spaniard was the energy drink-owned team’s “first choice” before he decided instead to return to Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Sahara Force India welcomes multi-year partnership with Varlion

The Varlion logo will be visible from this weekend’s British Grand Prix

Varlion logoSahara Force India Formula One Team is pleased to announce that Varlion, the Madrid-based fashion brand, has joined the team as Official Lifestyle Partner as part of a multi-year deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Parts recycler buys HRT assets – report

Assets of the newly-defunct formula one team HRT have been bought.

2012-02-20 - HRT F1 Team - Azkar2012-03-06 - HRT F1 Team - F112 05Spain’s AS newspaper reports that Teo Martin, a well-known automotive component recycler, has bought most of the valuable parts left over in the wake of the Spanish team’s demise. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

HRT not on FIA’s 2013 entry list

HRT is missing from the FIA’s official entry list for 2013.

11 - HRT F1 TeamFlagworld - FIAIt was already known that the Spanish team has not signed the crucial Concorde Agreement for next season and beyond, and that staff had been told in Brazil the outfit will fold within a week if a buyer is not immediately found. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

De Villota to make first appearance since injury (+photo)

De Villota ‘terrified’ when she saw face injuries

Maria de Villota © DPPI - F. Le Floc'hMaria de VillotaMaria de Villota will on Thursday make her first public appearance since losing an eye in a formula one test crash in early July. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Yamimoto presents the limited edition HRT Formula 1 Team electric bicycle

The new Yamimoto-HRT is a sporting electric bicycle with soft lines and high range components

2012-09-11 - HRT F1 Team - YamimotoHRT F1 Team logo_001.jpgThe Caja Mágica provided the setting for the official presentation and launch of the new special edition HRT Formula 1 Team electric bicycle by Yamimoto, the team’s sustainable mobility agent. Test driver, Dani Clos, was on hand to unveil the bike alongside Spanish television presenter Paula Vázquez, who was making her first appearance at this act as the image of the Spanish electric bicycle brand. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

De Villota walks into Spanish eye clinic

La Nueva Espana said wounds were clearly visible, as was a blue eye patch.

Maria de Villota © DPPI - F. Le Floc'hMaria de VillotaA Spanish publication has spotted a walking and apparently well Maria de Villota entering an outpatient clinic in Spain this week.

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Jul 26

Marussia to conclude de Villota crash caused by ‘mistakes’

De Villota leaves hospital in Spain

2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 53612 - Marussia F1 TeamMarussia is tipped to reveal in the coming days that Maria de Villota’s test crash was the result of a “chain of unfortunate circumstances and mistakes”. Maria de Villota has checked out of a Madrid hospital.

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Jul 22

De Villota thanks fans in hand-written note

Injured Marussia test driver Maria de Villota has hand-written a note of thanks to her supporters.

Maria de VillotaNews of the short letter, which was hand-written in Spanish and published by sports newspapers, came after it emerged the 32-year-old has finally returned to her native Spain after 17 days in a British hospital.

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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 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 only team to miss Mugello test

HRT has announced it will sit out next week’s rare in-season formula one test at Mugello.

2012-04-15 - HRT F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Pedro de la Rosa 052012-04-15 - HRT F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Narain Karthikeyan 01For the first time in years, the sport has relaxed slightly its strict testing ban in order to give teams the chance to run between grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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 03

KERS unlikely for HRT in 2012 – Sala

HRT’s team boss has admitted installing KERS is an unlikely goal for the struggling Spanish team this year.

2012-03-24 - HRT F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Pedro de la Rosa 02HRT F1 Team logo_001.jpgLuis Perez Sala said the new F112 was designed to accommodate the energy-recovery technology, but qualifying comfortably within the 107 per cent rule is a better target for now. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Two teams likely to sit out Melbourne

Two teams are in danger of sitting out Sunday’s Australian grand prix.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 0862012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 303“The idea, here, is to qualify for the race,” Marussia’s Timo Glock told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper from Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

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