Tag Archive: Marco Canseco

Nov 05

Santander met with McLaren in Austin – report

Evidence is building by the day that Fernando Alonso is definitely McLaren-bound.

2014-06-07_0248 Writing in the Swiss newspaper Blick, veteran correspondent Roger Benoit claims the deal was actually all but finalised a few weeks ago in Sochi, Russia. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 28

Merhi waiting on F1 license for Monza debut

Next in line to drive ousted Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham

20131020-0117 Roberto Merhi is only waiting on his F1 super license before receiving the green light to make his grand prix debut next weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 27

Mattiacci ‘confirms’ 2015 lineup yet again

Marco Mattiacci has repeated his claim that Ferrari is keeping its driver lineup for 2015.

Marco Mattiacci  - photo Getty Images At Spa, the British broadcaster Sky made waves when it quoted the Maranello team’s chief as admitting both Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will still be wearing red next year. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 13

Hamilton, Rosberg have ‘two year contracts’ – Wolff

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will remain paired at Mercedes for at least the next two years.

IMG_5445 That is the claim of boss and team co-owner Toto Wolff, on the heels of a wave of speculation about the future lineup of the currently dominant F1 outfit. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 26

F1 fixes taking ‘four times longer’ in 2014

“Repair processes have at times been multiplied by four”

2014-01-27 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR9_6Fixing technical problems is taking mechanics up to four times longer than usual in F1’s new turbo V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

Ferrari on track for late January launch

Ferrari is edging close to having its 2014 car ready for the start of winter testing.

20130831-0007 Reports in the Marca sports newspaper (Spain) and the authoritative Autosprint (Italy) say the Maranello-built single seater is set to be launched on either the 23rd, 24th or 25th of January, a few days ahead of the opening test at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »


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 04

Lauda not convinced amid Red Bull cheat rumours

“Red Bull did some software testing before Singapore”

2013-06-09_0614Niki Lauda did not sound convinced about the legality of Red Bull’s car as rumours of illegal traction control echo around the Yeongam paddock. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 07

Raikkonen on cusp of Red Bull deal – report

“Only missing now is the last details of the agreement”.

2013-06-09_0510Kimi Raikkonen is on the verge of agreeing a switch from Lotus to Red Bull for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 02

Pirelli changed tyres without consent at Silverstone – report

Pirelli’s Paul Hembery denies the charge

Pirelli - F1 - photo © FLORENT GOODEN - DPPI F1’s tyre scandal could be set to deepen yet further, as a Spanish sports newspaper claims Pirelli – already under reprimand for ‘test-gate’ – blatantly broke the rules. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 08

Rumours – Rosberg to Ferrari, Maldonado to Lotus?

Summer in Europe has arrived, and that is the usual trigger for ‘silly season’.

2013-06-07_1013Spain’s Marca sports newspaper said the first driver rumour in the Montreal paddock this weekend is that Felipe Massa is “impatient” for a new Ferrari contract for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 08

F1 penalties await Mercedes at June 20 tribunal

Rumours a fine in the order of EUR 5 to 10 million will be imposed against Mercedes

2013-06-07_0978There is a growing consensus in the paddock that Mercedes will be penalised when the FIA’s brand-new international tribunal meets to discuss the secret Barcelona test on June 20. Read the rest of this entry »


May 20

Pirelli confirms Canada changes ‘less’ than announced

Pirelli’s Canada changes now under cloud

2013-05-12 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Pirelli 01Pirelli’s planned changes to its controversial tyres for Canada and beyond are now under a dark cloud. Pirelli on Monday essentially confirmed reports the F1 supplier will now make only minimal changes to its tyres for Canada next month and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 28

2013 Ferrari to hide ‘step’ in nose – report

Ferrari will hide the ‘step’ in the nose of its 2013 car, it has emerged.

02 - Scuderia Ferrari2012-11-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Brazil - Felipe Massa 02The FIA has allowed teams to install a “structurally irrelevant” laminate over the unseemly step for this year’s cars, following the public’s reaction to the dubious aesthetics of the 2012 field. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 13

Ferrari targets pole with Valencia upgrade

Ferrari has set its sights on pole position in Valencia next weekend.

2012-06-10_08022012-06-10_0840Since struggling to get out of Q1 early this season, the famous Italian team invested heavily in the F2012 car and in Canada last weekend Fernando Alonso was a genuine challenger for victory.

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Apr 19

More pull out as F1 resists Bahrain axe pressure

A support-race team and a respected journalist have become the next to pull out of this weekend’s highly controversial Bahrain grand prix.

Bahrain International CircuitBahreïn 2012-04-08The Porsche Supercup team MRS said its decision to skip the support race in the divided island Kingdom is the “first time in our history that we have had to cancel”. “In the end we have the responsibility for our employees,” said team boss Karsten Molitor, citing security concerns. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 18

End of an era as McLaren puts ‘normal nose’ in front

So far in 2012, McLaren stands all alone — with not only the fastest car, but also the best-looking one.

2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #5 4392012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #9 038With almost every other team fielding an ‘ugly’ stepped nose, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button dominated qualifying in Melbourne with their sleek silver machine. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 02

McLaren denies 2012 car close to legal limits

The story was only live on the internet for a short time before it was removed.

2012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - MP4-27 Launch 012012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - MP4-27 Launch 07McLaren has denied that a senior staff member expressed concern the team’s newly-launched 2012 car flies close to the limits of the technical regulations. The staff member made the comments about the new MP4-27 single seater before it was launched by the British team at its Woking headquarters on Wednesday.

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Sep 22

Red Bull’s Monza-spec floor ‘hole’ legal – report

Red Bull’s 2011 car was perfectly legal at Monza despite some suggestions to the contrary.

2011-09-09 - Red Bull Racing - Italy - Sebastian Vettel2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Sebastian Vettel (7)That is the finding of a Spanish sports daily in the wake of rumours after the Italian grand prix that the underside of the RB7 seemed to be hiding a suspicious secret. When Mark Webber’s crashed car was removed from the circuit, photographs and videos of the highly-secreted floor were leaked onto the internet amid suggestions a ‘hole’ could reignite a double diffuser-type debate.

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