Tag Archive: Monte Carlo

Nov 10

Rendina triumphant in Group N Cup

In their Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X

Max Rendina  Mitsubishi Italian pairing Max Rendina and Mario Pizzuti are delighted to have mathematically won the 2014 FIA WRC 2 Championship Group N Cup in their Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Ferrari made ‘absurd’ offer to Newey – Marko

“Adrian has admitted openly that he is a little tired” 

2014-06-08_1186Red Bull has directly contradicted Ferrari’s claim that the Italian team never tried to secure the services of Adrian Newey. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Verstappen says F1 world ‘talking about’ son Max

Jos Verstappen was in the Monaco paddock.

Max Verstappen portrait The 42-year-old Dutchman was a highly popular formula one driver for multiple teams until 2003, including Benetton and Minardi. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Jolyon Palmer sets the GP2 pace in Monte Carlo

Series leader quickest in morning free practice

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) Series leader Jolyon Palmer has set the record straight in this morning’s free practice: the Briton posted the quickest laptime with a blazing 1:20.707, three tenths faster than Johnny Cecotto. Monegasque Stéphane Richelmi finished third in the other DAMS car. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Domenicali says he quit F1 and called Vettel

Domenicali reportedly said that when he quit, he made three phone calls

2014-03-04_0021 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali Stefano Domenicali has been quoted as saying he phoned world champion Sebastian Vettel on the day he stepped down as Ferrari boss. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

GP2 Series round 3 preview (updated)

Monte Carlo, Monaco preview

GP2 - Monte Carlo, Monaco In the first four races of the 2014 season, we witnessed four different winning drivers (Stoffel Vandoorne, Jolyon Palmer, Johnny Cecotto and Felipe Nasr) with Series leader Palmer enjoying four podium finishes.

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May 21

Formula One teams Monaco Grand Prix preview

Monaco Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Monte-Carlo.


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May 19

Pic opens up ahead of Monaco

Pic hoping to maintain momentum
Arthur Pic Arthur Pic has enjoyed a strong start to his maiden GP2 Series campaign thanks to points finishes in three of the first four races. Those results currently see the Frenchman occupy fifth in the standings and hold the coveted accolade of highest-placed rookie.

Jan 23

Sparco set to showcase its enduring class in Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

Dempsey Racing will take part in Daytona 24 Hours wearing Sparco

Dempsey Racing - Patrick Dempsey Following success for its partners in the recent Dakar and Monte-Carlo rallies, Sparco’s motorsport focus now moves back across the Atlantic as the Daytona 24 Hours gets the US racing season underway in style this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Kubica insists no plans for F1 test return

“I still don’t have enough mobility in my right arm (for F1)” – Kubica.

FIA ERC Rally Islas Canarias Robert Kubica imageRobert Kubica insists he is not pushing for a formula one track test, even though he is 80 per cent ready to return to the pinnacle of motor sport. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Auto GP Champions impress at Monte Carlo

“The Auto GP Champions delivered excellent performances” – Enzo Coloni

Auto GP - Adrian Quaife-Hobbs - Enzo ColoniAuto GP confirmed to be one of the most successful developmental championship of the international motorsports scene at Monte Carlo.

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May 26

Mercedes confirms Williams engine talks

“It would be for 2014.”

2013-05-12 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Spain 02Toto Wolff has confirmed reports Mercedes is in talks with Williams about the supply of engines in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Formula One teams Monaco Grand Prix preview

Monaco Grand Prix Formula One preview

Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Monte-Carlo. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

GP2 Series Round 4 Preview – Monte Carlo, Monaco

The fourth round of the 2013 GP2 Series™ will take place in Monaco this week

GP2 Series Round 4 Preview - Monte Carlo, MonacoIf there is one track on the calendar that every single driver dreams about, it is the twisty and challenging circuit in the prestigious and narrow streets of Monte Carlo. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

GP2 Series™ 2013 season calendar unveiled

Eleven rounds make 2013 season. Abu Dhabi hosts final round

GP2 SeriesGP2 SeriesThe GP2 Series™ organisers have revealed their 2013 calendar today which will consist of eleven rounds in total, all support events of the official Formula OneTM World Championship. Seven rounds will be held in Europe whilst four overseas events have been added, making it once again an international Series.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Perez was Mercedes’ ‘plan B’ after Hamilton – report

Sergio Perez was another candidate to oust Michael Schumacher at Mercedes, a German magazine claimed on Monday.

2012-09-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Belgium - Sergio Perez, Sauber C31-Ferrari 012012-06-10_1616Auto Motor und Sport said it means the great seven time world champion was therefore only the third choice to line up alongside Nico Rosberg in 2013, after Lewis Hamilton and Mexican Perez. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Renault working to fix alternator headache

Valencia flagged a major headache for F1 engine supplier Renault.

Renault Sport F1 logoFlagworld - F1Not only did Lotus’ Romain Grosjean break down with a failed alternator, so too did Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel. Initially, it appeared the failures were coincidental, but Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport now reports a common link.

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Jun 08

2012 title ‘possible’ for Rosberg – Schumacher

Michael Schumacher thinks his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg is a contender for the 2012 world championship.

2012-06-07_03342012-06-07_0363“I said before the season that it is too early for the title for us,” said the seven time world champion with Ferrari and Benetton. “I have to correct myself,” he is quoted by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport.  “At least for Nico it is possible.”

(More pictures in Flagworld’s photo album of the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix)

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Jun 04

Massa admits Ferrari future unclear

Felipe Massa has revealed he understands well that his results in the second half of the 2012 season will decide his future.

2012-05-27 - Scuderia Ferrari - Monaco - Felipe Massa 032012-05-27 - Scuderia Ferrari - Monaco - Felipe Massa 02After a shot of better form for the Brazilian in Monaco, and team president Luca di Montezemolo saying Sergio Perez is too inexperienced to replace him, 31-year-old Massa’s hopes of staying at Ferrari have been boosted. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Alguersuari not denying Force India rumour

Force India 2012 driver’s Paul di Resta has been linked with moves to top teams Mercedes or Ferrari.

2012-05-10 - Pirelli - Jaime Alguersuari2012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 378Jaime Alguersuari has refused to confirm or deny speculation he might be first in line should Force India have a driver vacancy for 2013. El Mundo Deportivo, a Spanish newspaper the former Toro Rosso driver now writes a column for, mentioned that the Force India rumour had circulated in the Monte Carlo paddock at the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Stockinger storms to first win at Monaco


Status Grand Prix’s Marlon Stockinger claims maiden win in Monte Carlo

GP3 - Stockinger, Felix Da Costa & Abt - Monaco Podium Race 2 2012GP3 - Marlon Stockinger (Status Grand Prix) Monaco 2012 Race 2Reverse Pole man Marlon Stockinger celebrated his first win of his GP3 career after producing a lights to flag victory on the famous street circuit in Monaco in a memorable race! Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Hakkinen ‘certain’ Lotus can win Monaco

Mika Hakkinen thinks his Finnish countryman could be the favourite for Monaco victory.

05 - Lotus F1 TeamHakkinenautographs2490“Based on practice – looking at how the cars behaved and how the drivers were driving – I have the impression that Kimi has very good performance,” the 1998 and 1999 world champion told Finnish broadcaster MTV3. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Vainio flies to maiden victory in Monaco

Lotus GP’s Aaro Vainio takes first GP3 win in Monte Carlo 

GP3 - Monaco - Aaro Vainio (Lotus GP) Monace Race 1 - 2012GP3 - Monaco - Monaco Race 1 Podium 2012, Vainio, Pal Kiss, CecconAfter securing pole yesterday, Finnish ace Aaro Vainio went one step better by winning the prestigious Monaco race, the first in the history of the GP3 Series. It was a debut career win in the Series for the Lotus GP driver to make a perfect start to the weekend.

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May 25

Mansell in a sling after cycling smash

Nigel Mansell is F1’s one-handed FIA race steward this weekend at Monaco.

Nigel Mansell  2011-07-071981_12NigelMansellLotus-Cosworth2The 1992 world champion walked into the Monte Carlo paddock with his arm in a sling. What happened?  “Broken collarbone,” the former Ferrari, Williams and McLaren driver told Swiss newspaper Blick on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Vainio claims Monaco pole in style

Lotus GP’s Aaro Vainio takes maiden pole in Monte Carlo

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Monaco - Aaro Vainio (Lotus GP) Qualifying Monaco 2012Aaro Vainio is a happy man, the Finn will start the first ever Monaco GP3 Race from pole position after a stunning lap in a qualifying session that was divided into two groups. Kevin Ceccon was fastest in Group A and will line up second on the grid ahead of Tamas Pal Kiss (Atech CRS GP) in 3rd.

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May 24

Cecotto leads the way in Monaco

Venezuelan on top in free practice 

GP2 - Monaco - Johnny Cecotto (Barwa Addax Team)GP2 SeriesJohnny Cecotto has set the pace in this morning’s free practice session in Monaco, stealing the top spot as the chequered flag dropped to lead home Series leader Davide Valsecchi and Fabio Leimer as the teams get ready for this afternoon’s qualifying session in the fabled principality.

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May 24

Schumacher’s future a hot topic in Monaco

Michael Schumacher’s future is a hot topic in the Monte Carlo paddock.

Michael Schumacher - Ross Brawn2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 0064A multiple winner in the Principality, the seven time world champion’s comeback career has been far less glitzy, with some – even his boss Nick Fry – predicting he might return to retirement at the end of his 2012 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

F1 warns shareholders about Ecclestone

Formula one is formally warning potential shareholders that a key to the sport’s health is 81-year-old Bernie Ecclestone.

2011-06-09_0313Pre-marketing for F1’s high profile Singapore floatation has begun, and a prospectus doing the rounds admitted the sport relies heavily on its diminutive chief executive.

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May 23

2012 Season Round 2 Preview – Monaco, Monte Carlo

GP3 makes Series history with maiden visit to Monaco

GP3 SeriesGP3 - Monaco - Monte-CarloThe third season of the GP3 Series™ kicked off in Barcelona for Round 1 of the 2012 campaign and it was a thrilling start to the year with both rookies and the more experienced drivers impressing at the Circuit de Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Pirelli presents ‘Miles and Meals’: a recipe book that reveals the gastronomic – and other – secrets of the Pirelli Motorhome

Button and Grosjean are the celebrity chefs at Monte Carlo in a culinary ‘race’

2012-05-23 - Pirelli - Miles & Meals 42012-05-23 - Pirelli - Miles & Meals 1Jenson Button and Romain Grosjean were the celebrity chefs in the Pirelli motorhome, with the two champions going head to head in a culinary race this time under the watchful eye of Paul Hembery, the Italian firm’s motorsport director. Read the rest of this entry »

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