Tag Archive: Mike Gascoyne

Nov 24

Mallya slams Red Bull as F1 ‘cheats’

Rival F1 team Force India has blasted outgoing world champions Red Bull as the “cheats” of the sport.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 02 “Red Bull gives you flexible wings,” team supremo and co-owner Vijay Mallya said on Twitter on Sunday. The former Indian billionaire’s attack on the energy drink-owned team follows not just the latest flexible wing saga, but also team boss Christian Horner supposedly enraging his counterparts in a recent meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Kobayashi using Spa sideline to ponder F1 ‘harmony’

“It’s a shame not to drive Spa”

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Kamui Kobayashi Kamui Kobayashi will spend the Spa-Francorchamps weekend out of the cockpit and assessing the potential ‘lack of harmony’ in his racing life. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Kovalainen plays down Gascoyne’s criticism

Heikki Kovalainen has rejected Caterham technical boss Mike Gascoyne’s criticism.

2012-06-09_01912012-04-15 - Team Caterham - Chinese Grand Prix - Heikki Kovalainen 01Gascoyne, former F1 stalwart and now the technical boss of the entire Caterham Group, said this week that Finn Kovalainen harmed his chances of staying in F1 due to his poor management team and a lack of respect as he tried to move up the grid in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Petrov’s manager not confident of 2013 deal

Following reports he was the favourite to secure the other Caterham race seat, Vitaly Petrov’s manager actually sounds far from optimistic.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Vitaly Petrov 02Vitaly Petrov - photo Getty ImagesGerman reports had suggested the Russian has found new sponsors and was on the cusp of sealing the deal to secure his place at the team for 2013. “So far, we haven’t managed to find new sponsors,” Petrov’s manager Oksana Kosachenko is quoted by R-Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Lack of ‘respect’ harmed Kovalainen – Gascoyne

Heikki Kovalainen harmed his chances of staying in formula one beyond 2012 by demonstrating a lack of “respect” to Caterham.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Heikki Kovalainen 03Mike Gascoyne  2012-01-27That is the claim of Mike Gascoyne, the team’s former technical boss who now oversees the technical operations of the entire Caterham Group. After three years at the back of the grid with Caterham, Finn Kovalainen – now managed by IMG – attempted to secure a better seat for 2013 but ultimately now faces dropping out of formula one altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Gascoyne admits to missing F1 pitwall

Mike Gascoyne has admitted he misses the F1 pitwall.

Mike Gascoyne  2012-01-272011-05-21 - Team Lotus - Spain - Mike Gascoyne 01Since 2010, the former Renault and Toyota technical director has been a leading figure at Caterham (nee Lotus). But in April of this year, it was announced he was leaving the F1 team to become the chief technical officer of the entire Caterham group. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Former driver da Matta slams Gascoyne

Former F1 driver Cristiano da Matta has slammed well-known F1 engineer Mike Gascoyne.

Bruno Junqueira et Christiano Da Matta Mike GascoyneIn 2003, Gascoyne – who currently heads the technical side at Caterham – joined the now-defunct Toyota outfit, whose driver at the time was Brazilian da Matta. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

F1 in Schools™ welcomes Monisha Kaltenborn as global Patron

“We are very pleased that Monisha agreed to be a Patron of F1 in Schools.” – Andrew Denford

F1 in schools - Monisha Kaltenborn with an F1 in Schools studentF1 in schools logoF1 in Schools™, the Formula One™ Technology Challenge, welcomes a new patron for this global educational challenge initiative, high profile Formula One personality, Monisha Kaltenborn, CEO of the Swiss based Sauber F1 team. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Gascoyne would choose Button over Hamilton

If Caterham’s Mike Gascoyne was in the market for a McLaren driver, he would sign Jenson Button.

2010-02-27 - Lotus F1 Racing - Mike Gascoyne 022010-03-27 - Lotus F1 Racing - Mike Gascoyne 01The green-clad team’s technical boss, Gascoyne, was at Renault in 2002 when it was decided to oust Button in favour of Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Caterham (formerly Team Lotus) and Aerolab found liable for using Force India intellectual property

The case was heard at the High Court, London during January 2012

06 - Sahara Force India F1 Team10 - Team CaterhamFollowing the publication of Team Lotus wind tunnel model pictures in November 2009, Force India Formula One Team lodged a complaint with the Criminal Court in Italy and subsequently commenced civil proceedings in the UK High Court, citing concerns in respect of Team Lotus, Aerolab and Mike Gascoyne illegally copying Force India Formula One Team design intellectual property accessed from secure files held at Aerolab. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Gascoyne to attend ‘most’ races in new Caterham role

Mike Gascoyne has handed over day-to-day control of the Caterham team’s technical operations.

2011-05-21 - Team Lotus - Spain - Mike Gascoyne 012010-04-17 - Lotus F1 Racing - Mike Gascoyne  01The former Lotus outfit announced that Briton Gascoyne – a founding member of the Tony Fernandes-led team and a long-term prominent figure in the paddock – has become chief technical officer of the whole Caterham Group.

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Feb 16

Mike Gascoyne appointed Caterham Group CTO

Mike Gascoyne has been appointed Caterham Group Chief Technical Officer (CTO) with immediate effect.

Mike Gascoyne  2012-01-27 Caterham logoReflecting the ongoing evolution of the Caterham Group, and its determination to continue to develop and provide new opportunities for its staff at all levels, Mike will now be responsible for proposing, supporting and coordinating key technical initiatives in Caterham Group’s motorsport activities (F1 and GP2), Caterham Cars, Caterham Composites and Caterham Technology & Innovation. He will report directly to Caterham Group CEO Riad Asmat and will coordinate overall strategic technical projects across each of the Caterham Group companies. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Eyebrows raise as Red Bull shows nose air intake

Red Bull raised eyebrows throughout the F1 world on Monday by showing some glimpses of its 2012 car.

2012-02-06 - Red Bull - RB8 Launch 022012-02-06 - Red Bull - RB8 Launch 01Although detailed images are not yet available, the ‘stepped nose’ on the RB8 features a mysterious air intake. “Why?” wondered Germany’s Bild newspaper. Spain’s Marca said the intake is “surprising and unprecedented” among the growing field of 2012.

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Jan 26

Most cars to have ‘ugly’ nose in 2012 – Gascoyne

Mike Gascoyne on Thursday said he thinks most F1 cars will feature an unseemly nose in 2012.

2010-08-01 - Lotus F1 Racing - Mike Gascoyne 01Caterham is bearing the brunt of the criticism so far, with the newly-unveiled CT01 slammed by fans who say the radically-stepped nose section is ugly.

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Jan 12

Cloud still hangs over Trulli’s 2012 seat

A cloud still hangs over Jarno Trulli’s race seat at Caterham for 2012.

2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - Jarno Trulli 032011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - Jarno Trulli 02In September last year, the Malaysian team – then known as Team Lotus – inked a new contract for the forthcoming season with the 37-year-old Italian.

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Dec 19

Caterham Composites and Fiveº West announce partnership

Sports marketing firm Fiveº West today formally announced their performance partnership with Caterham Composites.

Caterham Composites logoThe partnership will see Caterham Composites, a division of the Caterham Group, working with Fiveº West ‘s grand prix yacht racing campaigns.

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Dec 19

Trulli not ready to stop as Caterham readies 2012 car

Caterham’s 2012 formula one car has been declared fit to run by the governing FIA.

2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - Jarno Trulli 032011-07-09 - Team Lotus - Britain - Jarno Trulli 04A new rule for next year means cars now have to pass all the mandatory crash tests before they are allowed even to test ahead of the 2012 season. Technical boss Mike Gascoyne, referring also to the team’s new identity after two seasons as Lotus, revealed the good news via Twitter.

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Dec 18

Gascoyne: Time to beat the established teams

Mike Gascoyne says Caterham is keen to beat the established F1 teams in 2012

2011-05-21 - Team Lotus - Spain - Mike Gascoyne 01Caterham logoMike Gascoyne insists the time has arrived for the Caterham F1 team to start beating the established outfits on a regular basis during the 2012 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

HRT official statement

HRT denies Caterham designing 2012 car

2011-10-29 -  HRT F1 Team - India - Narain Karthikeyan 03 2011-10-14 - HRT F1 Team - Korea - Narain Karthikeyan  01After the recent information appearing lately in the media, HRT F1 Team is obliged to deny that Caterham Technology and Innovation, a subsidiary company of Caterham F1, will be in charge of the design and fabrication of the F112’s monocoque.

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Dec 12

Cosworth could be left with just a single formula one customer next year, if the latest rumblings from the rumour mill turn out to be true.

Caterham link hints at Renault switch for HRT

2011-10-14 - HRT F1 Team - Korea - Cosworth 01 2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - 02It was reported at the end of last month that HRT, the struggling Spanish team, is set to begin working with a Cologne company co-owned by Tony Fernandes and Mike Gascoyne.

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Dec 08

Team Lotus confirms John Iley appointment

He joined the team as Performance Director

2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - 022011-08-28 - Team Lotus - Belgium - 01Team Lotus has today confirmed that John Iley, one of the leading aerodynamicists in global motorsport, has joined the team as Performance Director, heading up all aerodynamics, CFD and related activity for the team and reforming the successful partnership he previously enjoyed with Mike Gascoyne at Jordan and Renault F1.

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Nov 30

Ecclestone happy with HRT’s new direction

Bernie Ecclestone is happy that HRT, the back of the grid Spanish team, appears to have turned a corner.

2011-07-30 - HRT F1 Team - Hungary - Bernie Ecclestone 012011-10-14 - HRT F1 Team - Korea - Narain Karthikeyan  01Last year, the F1 chief executive described the team and fellow straggler Virgin as “cripples” that have been “an embarrassment” that the sport needed to “get rid of”.

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Nov 27

Caterham Group is taking shape

Caterham Group announcement

Caterham cars logo2011-06-26 - 10 - Team Lotus - Spain - Tony Fernandes - Riad Asmat 01Caterham Group has today officially been confirmed as the parent company name for the range of automotive, motor racing, technology and innovation companies that sit within a single group business under the stewardship of Caterham Group CEO Riad Asmat.

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Nov 09

Lotus signs Renault’s Nielsen before Caterham rebirth

Steve Nielsen, who left Renault in June, has re-emerged at Team Lotus.

Steve Nielsen  portrait2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - 02Team boss Tony Fernandes revealed that he offered Nielsen, Renault’s long-serving sporting director, the same role at Team Lotus a year ago.

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Nov 08

Steve Nielsen joins Team Lotus as sporting director

Replacing Dieter Gass

Steve Nielsen  portrait2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - 02Team Lotus has today confirmed that Steve Nielsen will be joining the Anglo / Malaysian team as Sporting Director from December 12th 2011, replacing Dieter Gass who is moving on after playing an integral role in helping Team Lotus establish itself as a viable contender for long-term success in Formula One in its first two years.

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Oct 15

Lotus must catch established teams admits Gascoyne

The next challenge for Team Lotus is to catch up with F1’s established teams, according to technical boss Mike Gascoyne.

2011-10-14 - Team Lotus - Korea - Heikki Kovalainen 0210 - Team LotusThe Tony Fernandes-led squad entered the sport last year as one of the all-new small teams alongside Virgin and HRT. “We’ve left the other new teams well behind, which is great,” Gascoyne told the Guardian.  “But we are not quite racing the team in front and we are not scoring our first points.”

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Sep 11

Two F1 teams eye Silverstone factory moves

Two formula one teams are eyeing the area around Silverstone, Northamptonshire (UK) as a likely location for new factories.

USF1Struggling Virgin’s main base at present is Dinnington, in rural South Yorkshire, but the Yorkshire Post reports that a move closer to new technical partner McLaren is on the cards. Team boss John Booth confirmed that the team is set to move temporarily to Banbury, Oxfordshire, with a permanent headquarters to be built near Silverstone in 2012.

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Aug 11

Team Lotus’ Trulli and Gascoyne eye 2012

Jarno Trulli has indicated that “an announcement” about his future will be made in the coming weeks.

2011-07-30 - Team Lotus - Hungary - 012011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Jarno Trulli 01After the Italian veteran struggled with Team Lotus’ 2011 car, he was much happier with the new power steering system that debuted in Hungary. The 37-year-old sat out the previous German grand prix in deference to Karun Chandhok, but team boss Tony Fernandes at the time hinted that Trulli is in line for a new contract.

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Jun 24

Gascoyne vows to retire as Team Lotus technical boss

Mike Gascoyne has vowed to end his career with Team Lotus

2011-05-21 - Team Lotus - Spain - Mike Gascoyne 012011-06-09_0008The 48-year-old was once the highest paid engineer in formula one, earning reportedly $8 million at Toyota in 2005. The Briton has also worked with top teams McLaren and Renault, his aggressive management style earning him the nickname ‘the rottweiler’. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Force India’s Smith finally starts work at Team Lotus

Mark Smith has finally made his switch to Team Lotus.

2010-02-09 - Force India - Mark Smith2011-02-19 - Team Lotus - Barcelona - 02The move was announced a full year ago, but Force India enforced the “notice period” in his contract that is only now expiring. Team Lotus announced on Monday that Smith has finally started work as technical director at Hingham and will develop the T128 under Mike Gascoyne “and begin work on the 2012 car”. Read the rest of this entry »

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