Tag Archive: Massa

Aug 14

Nasr says Sauber seat ‘possible’ for 2015

Felipe Nasr has set his sights on a 2015 race debut in formula one.

GP2 - Felipe Nasr (Carlin) The Brazilian, whose name rhymes with that of his countryman and Williams stablemate Felipe Massa, is the Grove squad’s official reserve driver in 2014 and a frontrunner in the GP2 series. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says Sebastian Vettel’s run of titles is definitely over.

No Vettel title in 2014 ‘for sure’ – Villeneuve

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99026 “He’s not going to win this year for sure,” the French Canadian, who is set to return to the Indy 500 this year at the age of 42, is quoted by Italian publications including Autosprint and La Repubblica. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Raikkonen meets new engineer at Maranello

He met up with his new race engineer, Antonio Spagnolo

2013-05-12 - Scuderia Ferrari - Spain - Kimi Raikkonen - Fernando Alonso - Stefano Domenicalli - Felipe Massa Kimi Raikkonen has made his first appearance since undergoing back surgery a month ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

‘Silly season’ still dominating talk in F1 paddock

“I like to race — that’s the only reason why I am here.”

The 2014 ‘silly season’ was still the dominant paddock theme on Thursday as formula one geared up for the Singapore grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Saturday at Monza actually ‘went well’ – Alonso

“It was a good Saturday”

2013-06-09_1179Fernando Alonso on Saturday denied qualifying at Monza had left him furious and his relationship with Ferrari in tatters. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Experts doubt Raikkonen set for Ferrari return

And Lotus is pushing hard to convince the Finn to stay

2013-06-08_0131Well-known paddock personalities doubt feverish speculation Kimi Raikkonen is on the verge of signing to return to Ferrari next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 09

Grosjean celebrates summer break as new father

Romain Grosjean is celebrating F1’s August break as a new father.

2013-06-09_0213The Lotus driver, whose wife Marion Jolles met 27-year-old Grosjean as a F1 reporter for French television TF1, confirmed the happy news this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Raikkonen reports are media ‘fantasy’ – Ferrari

“The typical fantasy in this period of rumours”.

2013-06-09_0510Ferrari has dismissed as “fantasy” reports a lucrative 2014 offer has been made to former team driver Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

Grosjean ‘like injury-prone football player’ – Lopez

Ten-place grid penalty for Montreal

2013-05-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco - Romain Grosjean 01Lotus owner Gerard Lopez has backed Romain Grosjean, amid speculation the Enstone based team could replace the beleaguered French driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Hamilton has started work at Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton has already started work at Mercedes.

Mercedes AMG - photo - Mercedes AMG2012-11-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Abu Dhabi - Lewis Hamilton 19Britain’s Sun newspaper said that although the 2008 world champion remains under contract to McLaren for two more weeks, a “deal” has been agreed whereby the 27-year-old can at least meet his new engineers. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Vettel ‘can’t imagine’ leaving Red Bull yet

“I have everything I need at Red Bull and I can’t even imagine leaving at the moment.”

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel (5)2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel (2)Sebastian Vettel has now weighed into the new saga about his future beyond 2013, insisting he is “not thinking” about a reported switch to Ferrari. Some have suggested the rumour is a ploy by Ferrari to destabilise the German’s current team Red Bull, as the reigning champions look set to dominate the final part of the 2012 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Rosberg rules out McLaren switch for 2013

Nico Rosberg has dealt a blow to the Lewis Hamilton saga, insisting he is definitely staying at Mercedes next year.

2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - Nico Rosberg 022012-06-08_0295And 27-year-old German Rosberg also said he hopes his current teammate, Michael Schumacher, also stays with the Brackley based team in 2013. According to intense media speculation, Briton Hamilton is weighing up a big monetary offer to join Mercedes next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

‘Too early’ to decide 2013 drivers – Wolff

“Will Pastor or Valtteri be top drivers in the future?  I believe so”

2012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Toto Wolff 012012-07-21 - Williams F1 - Germany - Sir Frank WilliamsWilliams’ driver lineup will “definitely” remain in place this year, team shareholder and executive director Toto Wolff insists. He joked that a change of policy will happen “when the sun falls from the sky,” according to Speed Week.

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Feb 21

Economic situation saved Massa’s seat – Keke Rosberg

Felipe Massa may have kept his seat at Ferrari for economic reasons.

2012-02-03 - Scuderia Ferrari - F2012 launch Felipe Massa - Fernando Alonso 3Felipe Massa Ferrari suit 2012That is the view of Keke Rosberg, the 1982 world champion and father of Mercedes race driver Nico. Keke’s Finnish countryman Mika Salo, a former Ferrari driver, told MTV3 last week he was “surprised” Brazilian Massa kept his seat for 2012 after two consecutively poor seasons.

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Sep 15

Stewards missed ‘blatant’ Schumacher block – Daly

Stewards failed to notice an incident that should have seen Michael Schumacher penalised during the Italian grand prix.

Michael Schumacher  - Lewis HamiltonMonzaThat is the claim of former F1 driver Derek Daly, who was the third official in the stewards’ room at Monza. Since last weekend’s race, many F1 commentators and figures have suggested Schumacher should have been penalised for his antics during a scrap with Lewis Hamilton.

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Aug 11

No 2013 talks yet but Massa not worried

“We have not talked as there is still a season and a half in front.”

2011-07-24 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Germany - Felipe Massa 012011-07-30 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Hungary - Felipe Massa 2Felipe Massa insists he is not worried despite admitting that talks with Ferrari about 2013 have not yet begun. With 30-year-old Brazilian’s contract running out at the end of next year, team boss Stefano Domenicali hinted that Massa’s eventual successor will be an up-and-coming youngster.

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Apr 13

Montezemolo wants Alonso for PM, no job for Massa

Luca di Montezemolo has responded mischievously to speculation about his future in politics.

2011-01-29 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 0017Fernando Alonso 2011-04-08It has been rumoured the Italian might hang up his hat as Ferrari president for a new calling, to which he told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “Me in politics?  Yes, with Alonso as prime minister. “I would have him because he has the strongest character and is optimistic but also a realist.” Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Vettel, Massa, step into GPDA roles

Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa have stepped into leading roles with the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association.

During a meeting of the safety-oriented body at Albert Park, Mercedes reserve driver Nick Heidfeld was voted in as the new chairman, with Pedro de la Rosa wanting to concentrate instead on his new Sauber race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Schu, Prost, Berger, Massa back Todt for president

The elections take place at the FIA General Assembly on 23 October

On the heels of Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone, two more influential voices have publicly backed the FIA presidential campaign of Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Ferrari to keep KERS in ’09 – Massa

Schu to collect huge rent for mansion

2009-05-08 - Spain GP - Ferrari - Felipe Massa 05Ferrari will not drop its KERS system for the remainder of 2009 just because three other teams have, Brazilian driver Felipe Massa insists. Read the rest of this entry »

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