Tag Archive: Maldonado

Jul 25

Maldonado would welcome cigarette sponsor at Lotus

Pastor Maldonado would welcome a cigarette sponsor to Lotus.

2014-06-05_0059 When the Enstone based team first adopted its familiar black and gold livery in 2011, it instantly triggered memories of the original Team Lotus, sponsored in the 70s and 80s by John Player Special. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 18

Raikkonen hits back at calls for Hockenheim ban

Kimi Raikkonen has hit back after critics called on him to be banned for his British grand prix crash.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (6) The Finn has recovered from a bruised ankle, knee and ribs after the 47G crash at Silverstone, in which Felipe Massa was also involved and Max Chilton’s head narrowly avoided a flying tyre. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 16

Claire Williams insists the Grove based team is “committed” to Pastor Maldonado.

Williams ‘committed’ to Maldonado amid turmoil 

2013-06-09_1134Amid the British team’s performance struggle in 2013, it has been rumoured Maldonado could take his PDVSA sponsor millions to Lotus at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 21

Ferrari-linked drivers make Alonso ‘laugh’

“When I read certain names in the papers, I have to laugh” – Alonso

2012-09-20 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso Shell 500 032012-09-02 - Ferrari - Belgium - Fernando Alonso 2Fernando Alonso has admitted to having a “laugh” when he read the names of certain supposed candidates to be his Ferrari teammate in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 24

‘Random’ F1 order now fading in 2012 – Davidson

That is the view of former Super Aguri driver Anthony Davidson, who now works as a television pundit for the British broadcaster Sky.

Anthony Davidson 2012-02-10Anthony Davidson  20100102This week, Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn was quoted by Reuters as saying F1 “must make sure” that the “random factor” seen earlier in 2012 is not permanent. Briton Davidson, however, thinks the problem is already fading. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 14

Williams would be better with me – Barrichello

He still studies F1 from afar

Rubens Barrichello KV Racing2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 01With the longest ever grand prix career now behind him, and half a season into his new foray, Rubens Barrichello is still not willing to say he is done with formula one.

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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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Dec 04

Alguersuari keeps F1 dominance in Massa kart event

Rookie Jules Bianchi is denied a victory after the scrutineering

International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs  (5)International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs  (2)Toro Rosso’s ace Jaime Alguersuari won the sixth edition of the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs this Sunday at Arena Sapiens in Florianópolis, but was able to celebrate only right before the Top 3 press conference.

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Dec 01

Strong field for Massa kart race in Brazil

Sutil, Maldonado, D’Ambrosio, Bianchi, Morbidelli to début in Florianópolis

International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs‏International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs  -Felipe MassaThe entry list for the 2011 edition of the International Challenge of Go-Kart Champions is closed. According to Felipe Massa, the man behind the idea of the double-header race which will be held on Saturday and Sunday for the sixth time in a row in Florianópois (Brazil), 29 top class drivers from various series around the world will take part in the event, including newcomers as F1 hot-shoes Adrian Sutil, Pastor Maldonado and Jérôme D’Ambrosio. “It’s the largest number ever of F1 drivers”, celebrated the Ferrari star.

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Jan 17

Williams confirms PDVSA sponsor deal

Williams has finally confirmed the new sponsorship deal with state-owned Venezuelan oil company PDVSA.

2010-12-02 - Williams - Pastor MaldonadoPDVSAActually, the country’s president Hugo Chavez announced the backing of the British team more than a month ago, because the new GP2 champion needed “a lot of money” to enter formula one. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 07

Chandhok says he turned down HRT offer

Karun Chandhok claims he has turned down the chance to return to the F1 grid in 2011 with the HRT team.

GP2 - Scuderia Coloni - Karun Chandhok2010-06-13_0044With his Indian countryman Narain Karthikeyan in one seat, there is still a vacancy with the Spanish team but 2010 rookie Chandhok told the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) that he “turned it down”. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 12

Maldonado tops wet free practice

Venezuelan leads the way after storm delay

Pastor Maldonado has taken the top spot in free practice today in Monza after a one hour delay as a result of a massive storm which flooded the paddock and the circuit, with Alberto Valerio and Mike Conway following in his wake on the still soaking circuit. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 25

Maldonado storms to pole in Barcelona

Good weather forecast for tomorrow afternoon’s first race

Pastor Maldonado underlined this morning’s strong performance by Piquet Sports after dominating today’s qualifying session at the Circuit de Catalunya, claiming tomorrow’s pole position ahead of Alvaro Parente and teammate Andreas Zuber. Read the rest of this entry »