Tag Archive: Martin Brundle

Oct 06

Questions being asked after Bianchi crash

“The light was low and the track was slippery and that’s why I was caught out” – Adrian Sutil

2014-02-19_0004 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi With the extent of Jules Bianchi’s injuries still unclear, F1 is already turning its attention to the controversial circumstances surrounding his accident that stopped the wet Japanese grand prix on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Title battle sizzles in Hungary thriller

“I would like to be a fly on the wall in the Mercedes debrief room after the Rosberg-Hamilton episode”

2014-07-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Hungary - Fernando Alonso 0 A thriller at the Hungaroring has thrown fresh fuel on the simmering relations between Mercedes’ championship rivals and teammates. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Schumacher Benetton on display

At Goodwood Festival of Speed

Michael Schumacher 1992 Benetton B191B 1992 Benetton B191B on display at prestigious motorsport event. Also driven by Martin Brundle and Nelson Piquet in the 1990s now raced and maintained by United Autosports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Renault ‘definitely’ 2015 engine supplier – Marko

Red Bull will “definitely” be powered by Renault in 2015, Dr Helmut Marko insists

2014-06-07_0127 Reports emerged at the scene of the reigning world champions’ new home race on Friday that Red Bull really is considering splitting with its current engine supplier and building its own turbo V6. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

F1 to adopt standing re-starts in 2015

Hot on the heels of exhaust trumpets and titanium sparks, the latest radical F1 innovation has now emerged. 

2014-06-08_0764Multiple authoritative sources are reporting that, at last week’s F1 Commission meeting, it was agreed that standing re-starts will spice up the show from 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

Tata Communications launches The F1® Connectivity Innovation Prize to harness global brainpower

A global platform that will engage international brainpower

Tata Communications logo New global platform sees Tata Communications join forces with Formula One Management, the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team and Martin Brundle to foster and reward connectivity innovation and creative thinking with a USD $50,000 bounty

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May 27

Webber-like luck ‘can’t go on’ – Vettel

After four consecutive world championships, Sebastian Vettel’s fall from grace has been swift in 2014.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (3) Although a chassis change after China appeared to have worked for the German, Vettel’s troubles returned with a vengeance in Monaco, where poor reliability spoiled not only his qualifying, but also the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Bernie Ecclestone is planning to launch a ‘masters’ series for former F1 cars and drivers

Ecclestone planning new F1 masters series

2012-06-10_0444 With drivers like Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Riccardo Patrese at the wheel, ‘GP Masters’ was launched in 2005 but it folded after only 2 races. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

F1 to push ahead with making V6 engines louder

F1 will push ahead with trying to make the sport’s new turbo V6 engines louder.

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engine In an interview with the British broadcaster Sky on Sunday, chief executive Bernie Ecclestone was told by former driver Martin Brundle that changing the sound would surely require a total engine “redesign”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

F1 drivers’ extreme dieting in 2014 caused one racer to pass out in Malaysia, it emerges

F1 driver ‘passed out’ in Malaysia

2014-01-31 - Sauber F1 Team - Adrian Sutil (3) We reported on Saturday that some drivers are deliberately dehydrating, even at sweltering Sepang, in order to get the weight of their car below the legal 692kg limit. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

F1 stares into the unknown for 2014 revolution

F1’s all-new look has divided opinions

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99025Formula one is staring into the unknown as the sport’s revolutionary new era begins in earnest this weekend in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Brundle slams Villeneuve for F1 ‘boot’

“They had privileged chances, success, cash.  Give something positive back”

2013-06-07_0020 Martin Brundle has scolded former F1 rival Jacques Villeneuve, after the 1997 world champion attacked the sport’s new V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Stars of Formula 1 join forces for second zoom photographic charity auction

GMM is proud to support ZOOM

Adrian Newey A range of photographs taken by F1 drivers and team principals, to be auctioned on Friday for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

No penalty after Vettel ‘donuts’ in Abu Dhabi

“That’s going to cost somebody some money.”

Sebastian Vettel - quadruple champion du monde F1Sebastian Vettel will not have to spend a penny after doing more victory ‘donuts’ in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Hot rumour – Hulkenberg’s future now secure

Hulkenberg gave nothing away

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 01 The hot rumour at Suzuka after Sunday’s Japanese grand prix is that Nico Hulkenberg’s future is now secure. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Webber takes penalty after riding on Alonso’s car

The 38-year-old said the penalty is “tough to take”.

Fernando Alonso - Mark Webber - photo Getty ImagesMark Webber will slide ten places down the Korea grid next weekend, after hitching a ride on the sidepod of friend Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Vettel crushes rivals amid more booing in Singapore

“I think it’s not worth thinking about — in the end we love winning.”

2013-09-08- Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99018Sebastian Vettel crushed his rivals on Sunday and tightened his grip on a fourth consecutive world championship — to yet another sea of boos. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Silly-season spotlight shining on Ferrari

“We are calm, as our priorities are elsewhere.” – Domenicali

2013-06-07_0001Amid F1’s ‘silliest silly season’, even Fernando Alonso – with a long Ferrari contract – is being asked by reporters to reveal his cards for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

John Surtees, F1’s 1964 world champion, has questioned Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton’s focus

F1 legend Surtees questions Hamilton’s focus

2013-06-09_0291Briton Hamilton, while regarded by many as perhaps the most naturally gifted driver today, has had a leaner period of success since winning the 2008 title in his second season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Alonso happy in Spain but Pirelli to change tack

The victorious Spaniard finished three places ahead of Red Bull

2013-05-12 - Scuderia Ferrari - Spain - Kimi Raikkonen - Fernando Alonso - Stefano Domenicalli - Felipe MassaFernando Alonso thrilled his countrymen on Sunday as he took a big bite out of Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead at home in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Lotus loses technical boss James Allison

Earlier this year he was linked with a move to Mercedes or McLaren

2013-02-23 - Lotus F1 Team - James Allison 1Lotus on Wednesday confirmed multiple media reports claiming technical director James Allison is leaving the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

McLaren to ‘step up and support’ struggling Perez

Whitmarsh backed Perez’s defensive driving in China

2013-04-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - China - Sergio Perez - Martin WhitmarshMcLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh has admitted new team driver Sergio Perez has struggled since replacing Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

McLaren should have signed Hulkenberg, not Perez – Brundle

“It wasn’t my best weekend in terms of pace”. – Perez

2013-04-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - China - Sergio Perez 04Even amid McLaren’s competitive slump, the spotlight is shining ever more brightly on Sergio Perez. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Pirelli seeks ‘balance’ between sport and show – Brundle

Pirelli is copping the brunt of the blame for the situation.

2013-03-17 - Pirelli - Australia 04Amid criticism of the Italian marque’s approach, Martin Brundle has defended F1 tyre supplier Pirelli. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Webber will race in China – father

“I think it will take a while (for Vettel) to earn the respect and trust again”

Webber-Vettel-podium MalaisieMark Webber’s father insists the 36-year-old Australian driver is not quitting Red Bull or formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Brawn’s team order call ‘right’ – Wolff

“It was a textbook example of a world-class driver”

2013-03-23 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysia - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 02Toto Wolff, the new Mercedes co-owner and director, has played down reports of a growing rift between the team’s German and British factions. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Vettel ‘surprised by his own brutality’ – the fallout

“I didn’t mean to ignore the call”

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel (3)The victim of Sebastian Vettel’s decision to ignore his team’s instructions, Mark Webber predicted on Sunday that Red Bull would “protect” its triple world champion “as usual”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Vettel apologises for stealing Webber’s win

“I did a big mistake and I’m not proud of it”

Webber-Vettel-podium MalaisieF1 erupted in controversy on Sunday, after Sebastian Vettel ignored a team order to win the Malaysian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Massa wins record for longest Ferrari drought

A cocktail masterclass with Felipe Massa

2013-03-21 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 04

Felipe Massa is enduring the longest victory drought in the history of all Ferrari drivers, according to an analysis by Italy’s Autosprint. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Schumacher rules out becoming F1 pundit

Michael Schumacher has ruled out returning to the formula one paddock as a television pundit.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Michael Schumacher 022012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Michael Schumacher 04It is an occupation now enjoyed by a number of the seven time world champion’s rivals, like former teammates Martin Brundle and Johnny Herbert, and even his title nemesis Damon Hill. Read the rest of this entry »

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