Tag Archive: Marussia

Nov 23

Ecclestone ready to ‘tear up’ income contracts

“Personally, I would tear up all of the contracts and discuss the redistribution of money.  No problem,”

2012-06-07_0277 Bernie Ecclestone on Saturday said he is prepared to “tear up” contracts and start again, as the sport’s civil war appeared to ease slightly in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Angry teams happier after Mackenzie meeting

F1’s three angry teams seemed slightly less angry on Saturday after a meeting with Donald Mackenzie.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams The usually paddock-shy CVC chief made the trip to Abu Dhabi to meet with Bernie Ecclestone and Lotus, Sauber and Force India, with the three teams crying foul over how the power and income is distributed within formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

F1 civil war rages on in Abu Dhabi

The civil war in formula one continues to rage.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 03 Earlier, the governing FIA summoned Bob Fernley (Force India), Gerard Lopez (Lotus) and Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber) to mandatorily attend Friday’s official press conference in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Stevens completes Team driver line-up

Will Stevens completes Caterham F1 team driver line-up

11 - Caterham F1 TeamFollowing our announcement earlier this week that Kamui will be driving for the team again at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Caterham F1 Team is pleased to announce that Will Stevens will race alongside the Japanese driver this weekend in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Bianchi ‘will be heavily disabled’ – Streiff

Jules Bianchi “will be very heavily disabled” if he ever emerges from his coma, according to the former F1 driver Philippe Streiff.

2014-06-05_0125 The Frenchman, who was paralysed after a 1989 crash, caused a stir on Wednesday when he told French radio Europe 1 that his friend Michael Schumacher is paralysed, can’t speak and has memory problems. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Marussia’s Abu Dhabi return bid fails

Marussia’s eleventh-hour bid to return to action in Abu Dhabi has failed.

Marussia for Jules - photo Marussia With Caterham already set up at Yas Marina, insiders on Wednesday then spotted F1 personnel wearing Marussia team shirts in the Abu Dhabi paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Marussia team staff spotted in Abu Dhabi

Staff wearing Marussia team shirts were spotted on Wednesday in the Abu Dhabi paddock.

Marussia 17 - photo © DPPI - Éric Vargiolu The sightings, believed to be Ferrari personnel ready to work on the embattled team’s customer engines, coincided with rumours Marussia is in fact making its way to the region in the hope of racing this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Ecclestone hits back at F1 ‘cartel’ accusation

Bernie Ecclestone has hit back with fury at a letter demanding talks with F1’s small teams in Abu Dhabi this weekend

Bernie Ecclestone-11-2010 Since backmarkers Caterham and Marussia hit their troubles, the sport’s next-smallest teams Lotus, Force India and Sauber have been bemoaning the inequality of power and income, and even threatening to boycott races. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Ecclestone to clamp down on online media in paddock

Bernie Ecclestone has vowed to clamp down on the proliferation of internet journalists in F1

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel - Bernie Ecclestone After controversially rubbishing the power of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter last week, the F1 supremo is now warning that online publications will find access to the paddock more difficult in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Small teams want new talks at Abu Dhabi finale

Disgruntled small teams Force India, Lotus and Sauber have written a letter to express alarm that F1 appears headed in the direction of ‘Super GP2′

 

150x80-flagworldf1After backmarkers Caterham and Marussia entered administration, and the grid threatened to dwindle yet further amid financial pressures, it became clear that one plan to boost numbers in future is three-car teams.

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Nov 16

Chilton to complete Caterham’s Abu Dhabi lineup – report

Max Chilton has emerged as a surprise candidate to race the second Caterham in Abu Dhabi this weekend.

2014-06-05_0243 The Briton has driven all season for Marussia, who like Caterham went into administration last month and sat out the Austin and Brazil grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Caterham heading to Abu Dhabi for 2014 finale

Caterham on Friday announced it will return to formula one to contest the season finale in Abu Dhabi

2014-06-07_0676 Earlier, reports emerged that the embattled team was preparing freight to meet this weekend’s shipping deadline for the trip to the United Arab Emirates capital, which is set to host the final round of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

No point attracting young generation to F1 – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has ensured the world of formula one on Friday will be discussing one thing — his controversial views

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2 Amid collapsing teams and a so-called ‘crisis’ for his sport, the F1 supremo provided a diversion with a typically politically-incorrect interview for a publication called Campaign Asia-Pacific. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Force India financial rumours must ‘stop’ – Mallya

Vijay Mallya has played down the latest reports questioning the financial health of his F1 team Force India

2014-03-01_0016 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Bahrain Dr Vijay Mallya 2 Newspaper reports in the last days have suggested the auditors of the Silverstone based team’s parent company doubt the viability of Force India as a “going concern” due to mounting debts. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Caterham and even Marussia’s Abu Dhabi hopes still alive

 As plans for three-car and customer teams emerge, F1 may in fact have a full grid for 2015

Donald MacKenzie - Bernie Ecclestone It was reported from Brazil on Sunday that Red Bull and Ferrari may already have agreed to add another car to their garages next year, to plug the holes left by Caterham, Marussia and possibly others. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Off-track civil war erupts in F1

On track in Brazil , a  thrilling and intense battle for the drivers’ world championship that will now go down to the wire continued to play out

But at Interlagos, the real drama was being fought furiously behind the scenes. With Marussia and Caterham already gone, the next independent teams are arguing loudly for help. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Mercedes rivals warn ‘freeze’ could end completely

“Nothing was agreed on anything”

2014-10-29 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2)With progress also having stalled over the small teams’ touted ‘fighting fund’, Toto Wolff emerged from a big team bosses meeting at Interlagos on Saturday with little news. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Future still clouded for three small teams

But a meeting at Interlagos late on Saturday broke with no solution in place.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 03 teams A week after the boycott threats of Austin, struggling teams Lotus, Force India and Sauber travelled to Brazil apparently close to a ‘fighting fund’ bailout that would secure their future. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Caterham asks fans to fund Abu Dhabi comeback

As Marussia reaches the end of the line, fellow absent backmarker Caterham wants F1 fans to fund its Abu Dhabi comeback later this month.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Marcus Ericsson 08 Using the Twitter hashtag ‘RefuelCaterhamF1′, the team – under administration and reportedly in debt to the tune of $25 million – has launched a controversial crowd-funding appeal to raise the almost $4 million it says it needs to race at the 2014 finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Lotus set to announce Grosjean for 2015

Lotus is set to announce that Romain Grosjean is staying with the Enstone team in 2015.

2014-06-07_0899 Just a week ago, the Frenchman was saying he had the power to step out of his contract and move to a bigger team. But a lot – albeit all apparently behind the scenes – has changed in the intervening days, including reports that Fernando Alonso is definitely heading to McLaren-Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

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