Tag Archive: Marca sports

Nov 17

‘Newey is king’ even in engine formula – Renault

“The overall package is what has to work” – Taffin.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (17)Renault has played down expectations F1 will become a mere ‘engine formula’ with the new rules of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 11

Maria de Villota dies

De Villota died of natural causes

Maria de Villota 2013-03-08It appears Maria de Villota died of natural causes. Maria de Villota, who lost an eye after a near-fatal F1 testing crash last year, died early on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 02

Pirelli to ‘review’ tyres after Bahrain

“It’s still early, but after the fourth race, Bahrain, we will review the compounds.”

PirelliPirelli will “review” its approach to the 2013 season after Bahrain, the tyre supplier’s Paul Hembery has now admitted. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 27

2012’s top three deserve equal praise – Hulkenberg

It is difficult to say which top-three driver did the best job in 2012.

2012-09-02 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Nico Hulkenberg 022012-06-09_0116That is the view of Nico Hulkenberg, who said this year’s top three championship finishers – Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen – deserve similar praise. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 05

Button warns top teams to ‘watch out for Mercedes’

Jenson Button has tipped his former team to be an outside chance for ultimate glory in 2012.

2011-11-26 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Brazil - Jenson Button 022011-11-26 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Brazil - Jenson Button 03Just before the Brackley based team became Mercedes for the start of 2010, Button won the world championship at the wheel of his ‘Brawn GP’ car. That team is still fronted by Ross Brawn, with Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg now in the drivers’ seats for a third consecutive season next year.

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Jun 29

Track says Barcelona axe reports ‘invented’

Officials have played down reports Valencia is set to be the only Spanish host of formula one.

Circuit de CatalunyaValencia Street Circuit logoCurrently, both the port city as well as Barcelona host annual grands prix, but Bernie Ecclestone said recently that each country should have only a single race. On Tuesday, Cadena SER and Radio Valencia reported that Valencia will be the only Spanish race from 2012. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 03

F1 holds breath before Bahrain decision

Bernie Ecclestone wants the race’s $40 million fee

Bahrain International CircuitFlagworld - F1The F1 world is holding its breath early on Friday as the sport considers returning to troubled Bahrain later this year. Bernie Ecclestone wants the race’s $40 million fee and said recently politics should not influence sport. But that did not stop him hypothesising about the reason for the kind of protests seen in Bahrain and elsewhere in recent months and days. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 25

Tyre situation leaves Domenicali ‘concerned’

Stefano Domenicali has urged Pirelli to improve the durability of its 2011 tyres.

2011-02-18 - Fernando Alonso 012011-03-09 - Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroDespite recently shielding the Italian marque from the barrage of criticism, the Ferrari team boss admitted he is concerned about races beginning to unfold this season with multiple pitstops per driver. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 07

Alonso not keen on future as team boss

Fernando Alonso doubts he will one day sit on the formula one pitwall as a team boss.

2011-01-29 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 00232011-01-29 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 0014The 29-year-old Spaniard is set for a long and happy tenure with Ferrari, but was asked by the Marca sports daily if he is already thinking about life beyond the cockpit. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 29

Ferrari’s Alonso happy without Red Bull

New world champion Sebastian Vettel has admitted again that he sees his future in red.

Sebastian Vettel-Fernando Alonso-11-2010“No question, it is my wish and goal to drive for Ferrari one day,” the Red Bull driver told Sunday’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 29

Ralf Schumacher not confirming Toro Rosso talks

Alguersuari hopes deal announced next month

2009-04-17 - Toro Rosso - 02Ralf Schumacher has refused to deny speculation linking him with Toro Rosso’s vacant race cockpit for 2010. The 34-year-old German, who races with Mercedes in the DTM series, has this week been back in the headlines, revealing an offer from one of F1’s new teams that he turned down. Read the rest of this entry »