Tag Archive: Monisha Kaltenborn

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 22

Van der Garde denied pass for Abu Dhabi – report

Giedo van der Garde was denied access to the Abu Dhabi paddock, the Swiss newspaper Blick reports.

IMG_5366 The Dutchman has been Sauber’s reserve driver in 2014, and this weekend was reportedly scheduled to drive in the first Friday practice session. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Sutil breached Sauber contract – report

 Adrian Sutil may have breached the terms of his Sauber contract in 2014, the Dutch publication Formule1 reports

IMG_5994 When the struggling Swiss team signed up paying drivers Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr for 2015, it appeared legal trouble could be ahead as Adrian Sutil already had a signed contract for next season. 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 07

Rookie bursts into F1 amid Sauber ‘crisis’

Felipe Nasr, a low-profile F1 presence until now, has burst into a storm in the Interlagos paddock.

2014-06-07_0218 Earlier, Sauber shocked the entire paddock with the news that Brazilian Nasr, Williams’ 22-year-old reserve, and his sponsor Banco do Brasil will be Marcus Ericsson’s teammate at the Swiss team in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Sauber F1 Team announces Felipe Nasr as its driver for 2015

Felipe Nasr completes the driver line-up alongside Marcus Ericsson.

07 - Sauber F1 TeamThe Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce Felipe Nasr as its driver for the 2015 season and Banco do Brasil as its partner. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Van der Garde set for second Sauber seat in 2015

That is despite Sutil having a signed 2015 contract.

2014-06-05_0225 Sauber looks set to field an all-new driver lineup next year, after confirming Caterham refugee Marcus Ericsson is joining the Swiss team in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Sauber F1 Team announces Marcus Ericsson as its driver for 2015

The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce Marcus Ericsson as one of its race drivers for 2015.

07 - Sauber F1 TeamAfter his Formula One debut with the Caterham F1 Team this year, the Swede will head into his second season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

FIA to tackle cost problem after team failures

With Caterham and Marussia in the throes of failure, the governing FIA has admitted it is concerned about the financial situation in F1.

2014-06-04_0030 It is believed the next most endangered team on the grid is the Swiss privateer Sauber, whose boss and co-owner Monisha Kaltenborn sounded furious as she spoke to media on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Caterham’s Ericsson set for Sauber switch

Marcus Ericsson looks set to keep his formula one career alive by signing with Sauber for 2015.

2014-06-08_0560 Said to carry some $18 million in personal sponsorship, the Swedish rookie is trackside in Austin this weekend despite the absence of his failing existing team, Caterham. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

F1 set for three-car teams as more risk collapse

F1 risks sliding into crisis and having to reinvent its very DNA as struggling backmarker teams begin to succumb to collapse.

2014-06-08_0747 HRT folded in 2012, and now F1’s two other newest teams Caterham and Marussia are in the throes of financial administration. Organisers of next weekend’s US grand prix look set to welcome just 9 teams to an 18-car grid, unprecedented since BAR-Honda was banned for a time almost a decade ago.
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Oct 12

Sirotkin confident of 2015 debut

Sergey Sirotkin is suddenly sounding confident he will make his F1 debut in 2015.

2013-09-27 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 01 The Russian teen had his maiden Friday practice outing on home soil at Sochi, declaring afterwards that his pace relative to Adrian Sutil had surprised him. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Sauber to hold ‘Russia rescue’ talks at Sochi

Sauber could put its so-called ‘Russian rescue deal’ back on track this weekend.

2014-06-08_1129 The struggling Swiss team announced the Russian investments over a year ago, adding that the Russian teen Sergey Sirotkin would be in the cockpit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Bianchi crash and politics overshadow Sochi preparations

Bernie Ecclestone has argued consistently that F1’s first visit to Russia should not be mixed with the country’s political situation.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin 2 F1 has made the 8,000 kilometre trek from Suzuka to the all-new Sochi Autodrom, but many are not in the mood to celebrate the sport’s latest destination. That is not just because the Russian grand prix is controversial in the shadow of the Ukraine conflict, with president Vladimir Putin slated to attend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Three teams in battle for 2015 survival

The fate of three formula one teams continues to hang in the balance.

2014-06-22 - Williams Martini Racing - Austria - Felipe Massa 01 teams The health of the sport’s most financially struggling outfits has been under an intense spotlight since it emerged the richest teams might be asked to plug gaps on the 2015 grid by running three-car operations. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Cost issue could end ‘freeze’ relaxation talks

Teams are pushing hard behind the scenes for even more freedom

2014-06-08_0747 Toto Wolff says F1’s struggling teams would be the victims if a push to relax the engine development ‘freeze’ is successful. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Relaxing engine freeze talk ‘nonsense’ – Wolff

Toto Wolff has declared Mercedes’ obvious resistance to moves to relax F1’s engine ‘freeze’.

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engine The German marque has utterly dominated in 2014, producing a clearly superior turbo V6 ‘power unit’ than its engine rivals Renault and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Ferrari wants three-car teams ‘for the show’

Ferrari has split from the pack and declared its support for three-car teams in formula one.

2014-06-05_0038 Amid rumours up to three or four teams are in financial peril, Bernie Ecclestone said in Singapore that the sport would fill the grid gaps by requiring top teams to move from two to three-car operations as soon as 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Deputy PM says sanctions won’t stop Russia GP

Russia is pressing ahead with its preparations for next month’s inaugural grand prix in Sochi.

2014-08-13 - Sochi 3 That is despite the highly controversial and divisive Ukraine crisis, the recent MH17 atrocity, and new anti-Russian punitive sanctions by the US and Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Ecclestone admits three-car teams possible

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted F1 could fill up a depleted grid next year with three-car top teams.

Bernie Ecclestone-11-2010 Former Williams chairman Adam Parr set off alarm bells after the Italian grand prix recently when he ‘tweeted’ that three struggling teams are about to collapse. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Billionaire now looking to buy Marussia – report

Lawrence Stroll may now have moved his attention from Sauber to Marussia.

2011-06-08_0017 In the paddock at Monza recently, it was strongly rumoured that the Canadian fashion industry billionaire and racing enthusiast was in detailed negotiations to buy financially embattled Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Sauber is quiet amid reports the Swiss team is being sold to the Canadian retail billionaire and racing enthusiast Lawrence Stroll

Sauber quiet amid Stroll buyout reports

2013-06-09_1355 On Sunday, a report emerged in Germany that said Stroll, whose son Lance is part of Sauber engine supplier Ferrari’s driver academy, is in talks with the obviously financially-struggling Hinwil based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

F1 pushing on with Russia GP plans

Russia and formula one are pushing ahead with preparations for the country’s inaugural grand prix.

Autodrome in Sochi There have been doubts about the viability of the Sochi race in recent weeks, particularly after the MH17 disaster. But Russia’s Championat claims that preparations for the Russian grand prix, scheduled for mid October, are ongoing. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Sauber to ‘stay together’ with troubled Ferrari

Sauber has vowed to “stay together” with its troubled engine supplier Ferrari.

2014-06-07_0417 The Swiss team, already struggling financially, has not scored a single point so far in 2014 and therefore is in danger of being left outside the lucrative top ten positions in the constructors’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Teams to argue with Ecclestone over 22-race calendar

F1 team bosses are heading for a clash with Bernie Ecclestone over the shape of the next grand prix calendars.

2014-06-08_0747 It has emerged that Mexico is joining the schedule next year, and Azerbaijan and possibly New Jersey in 2016. That would blow the number of races out from 19 – comfortably under the Concorde Agreement limit of 20 – to a potential 22. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Sutil says feet planted despite rumours

Adrian Sutil on Thursday insisted he has no intention of losing his place in formula one.

IMG_5994 The rumour dates back a week, even before Sauber’s woeful 2014 season got even worse when German Sutil’s car spun during the grand prix and became stranded on the Hockenheim circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Rumour – driver changes looming at Caterham, Sauber

The drivers are also not immune

2014-06-05_0062 After over 40 staff were shown the exit this week, arguably the most nervous drivers in the Hockenheim paddock are wearing green. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Sauber to stay with Ferrari power in 2015

Swiss team Sauber has notably struggled in 2014, but it will not change its engine supplier for 2015.

IMG_6513 According to word from Silverstone, Lotus is poised to announce its switch from struggling Renault to leading Mercedes power for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Todt admits some F1 teams may not survive

Jean Todt has admitted some F1 teams are in danger of bowing out

Jean Todt président FIA (DR) Despite the impressively rejuvenated Red Bull Ring, an air of slight melancholy has gripped the F1 paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Pointless season ‘embarrassing’ for Sauber – report

“Maybe then the next discussion should be about the drivers”

2014-02-20_0005 - Sauber F1 Team - Bahrain - Esteban Gutierrez Sauber on Sunday plumbed the depths of its “embarrassing situation”, according to veteran Swiss correspondent Roger Benoit. Read the rest of this entry »

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