Tag Archive: Mika Salo

Sep 20

FIA clampdown dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ in Singapore

The FIA’s Charlie Whiting addressed the media in Singapore

2008-06-05_0049 F1’s intended clampdown on performance communications between teams and drivers has been dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ up and down the bemused paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Early debut for teen Verstappen ‘really bad’ – Salo

Mika Salo has added his voice to concerns about the 2015 debut of teenager Max Verstappen.

Mika Salo Finn Salo, who raced in F1 against the 16-year-old’s father Jos, backed 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve who has questioned whether Verstappen’s signing by Toro Rosso is good for F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

McLaren chimes in on Red Bull fuel controversy

McLaren has chimed in on the fuel flow controversy.

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Jenson Button 06 After Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified in Melbourne, Red Bull argued that it went its own way with the new fuel consumption rules because FIA’s mandatory sensors were not accurate enough. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Ferrari sandbagged in winter testing – Salo

Ferrari is yet to reveal the full potential of its 2014 car

2014-03-04_0017 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso That is the view of former F1 driver Mika Salo, who raced a few times for the fabled Italian team in 1999 and is now a pundit on Finnish television. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Formula one’s next challenge will be putting together a full grid for the opening races of 2014.

107pc qualifying rule is F1’s next hurdle

Kamui Kobayashi As teams grapple with the technological revolution of the all-new V6 era amid severely tight testing restrictions, it emerged after the recent Bahrain test that many 2014 cars – notably the Red Bull of reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel – might struggle simply to qualify for grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 02

Schumacher updates only if something changes – manager

Former F1 driver Jarno Trulli also insisted Schumacher is not “reckless”.

2012-11-18_0006 Press conferences about Michael Schumacher’s health will no longer occur, unless there is something “significant” to report. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Salo defends Pirelli after Rosberg blowout

“The drivers were testing prototype tyres”

2013-09-20 - Pirelli  - 0005 Former F1 driver Mika Salo has defended the sport’s official tyre supplier Pirelli, after the latest round of negativity surrounding the Italian marque. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Schumacher approached for Raikkonen’s seat

“Michael would be fit enough, but he is enjoying his new life.”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche VermogensberatungHeikki Kovalainen may only have been Lotus’ third choice as the 2013 successor for surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Lotus to announce Kovalainen as Raikkonen replacement

“Heikki has been waiting for something like this”

2013-06-08_0059 Lotus is poised to announce Heikki Kovalainen as the replacement for his surgery-bound countryman Kimi Raikkonen for the last two races of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Salo tells Lotus to replace Raikkonen with Kovalainen

“Valsecchi will hardly be able to do anything on a completely new track to him”

2013-09-22 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 01Fellow Finn Mika Salo has nominated Heikki Kovalainen as the ideal replacement at Lotus for his surgery-bound countryman Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Salo backs Raikkonen’s surgery over Lotus finale

“It has been a problem for Kimi for a long time”

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 07Late last week, there was no sign Kimi Raikkonen was planning to sit out the last two grands prix of his Lotus career. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Raikkonen could race a Sauber in Austin – Salo

That is the claim of former F1 driver turned pundit Mika Salo.

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 05The big question ahead of next weekend’s US grand prix in Austin is the whereabouts of Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

A fourth title is already in his pocket, but Sebastian Vettel is not ready to lift the throttle in 2013

Vettel not ready to lift throttle in 2013

Sebastian Vettel - quadruple champion du monde F1That is the claim of Red Bull’s Christian Horner, who said the German driver and the Austrian team is targeting victory at the final three races in Abu Dhabi, Texas and Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Raikkonen won’t give up fights with Grosjean – manager

“I’ve never heard of a driver being spoken to like that”

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 02In a further sign that Kimi Raikkonen’s relationship with Lotus is dead in the water with three races still to run in 2013, his manager says the radio rudeness in India last Sunday was unprecedented. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Ferrari still braced for Mercedes, Lotus battle

Ferrari’s two chiefs have apparently clashed over the priorities heading into the final four races of 2013.

20130705-0009 After Suzuka, where Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel moved his title campaign into check-mate, Stefano Domenicali said: “The 2013 (Ferrari) car will have some new parts, but the technical staff is 100 per cent focused on the new (2014) project.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Bottas ‘deserves’ Williams seat in 2014 – Salo

Valtteri Bottas “deserves” another season with Williams in 2014.

2013-06-09_0203 That is the view of former F1 driver Mika Salo, who also commented on fellow Finn Bottas’ last-corner battle with teammate Pastor Maldonado at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Salo arrested for tax fraud

Salo would not comment.

Mika Salo - photo Getty ImagesF1 driver turned commentator Mika Salo spent two days in custody at the end of last month, the Finnish newspaper Suomen Kuvalehti reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Raikkonen exit could cost Lotus sponsors – Salo

“Kimi’s move is a terrible loss for Lotus” Salo

2013-09-08 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 01Kimi Raikkonen’s departure is a “terrible loss” for Lotus, and could cost the Enstone based team some sponsorship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Raikkonen left to ‘finish career at Ferrari’ – Boullier

The Frenchman said he understands Raikkonen’s decision

2012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Kimi Raikkonen 06Kimi Raikkonen may have returned to Ferrari to finish his formula one career with a final challenge, according to Lotus team boss Eric Boullier. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Raikkonen still driving 2014 ‘silly season’

“Kimi is not worried about the others”

2013-05-12 - Lotus F1 Team - Spain - Kimi Raikkonen 09After Ferrari ruled out a driver announcement for its home race at Monza, F1’s sillier-than-usual ‘silly season’ is set to race into yet another week. Read the rest of this entry »

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