Tag Archive: MTV3

Sep 11

Now Montezemolo exit rocks crisis-struck Ferrari

He admitted on Wednesday that it is possible he will go on to run the Italian airline Alitalia.

Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18 Despite securing $35 million as he walks away, Luca di Montezemolo had a tear in his eye on Wednesday as he said farewell to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Nasr eyeing Massa’s seat with $18m sponsor

Felipe Nasr could find his way into a Williams cockpit for 2015, according to the paddock grapevine at Monza.

GP2 - Felipe Nasr (Carlin) Ironically, the Brazilian would presumably fill the seat at the British team currently occupied by his countryman Felipe Massa, whose name is eerily similar to the hopeful Williams reserve. 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 »

Aug 25

Kovalainen to test DTM car

Heikki Kovalainen looks set to rebuild his motor racing career in the German touring car series DTM.

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 06 According to the Finnish broadcaster MTV3, the German marque BMW has announced that the Finn will test a 2014-spec M4 during this week’s Lausitzring test. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Villeneuve makes comments ‘for the headlines’

Jacques Villeneuve makes comments designed deliberately to trigger sensational headlines.

IMG_2273 That is the claim of Oskari Saari, a commentator for the Finnish broadcaster MTV3 who says he knows the 1997 world champion well. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Raikkonen hits back at calls for Hockenheim ban

Kimi Raikkonen has hit back after critics called on him to be banned for his British grand prix crash.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (6) The Finn has recovered from a bruised ankle, knee and ribs after the 47G crash at Silverstone, in which Felipe Massa was also involved and Max Chilton’s head narrowly avoided a flying tyre. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

‘Silly season’ yet to hit highest gear

The ‘silly season’ is yet to hit its highest gear in 2014.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Two early protagonists, Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton, spent time on Thursday dismissing the rumblings about their respective futures. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Doctors urge caution after Schumacher ‘good news’

Doctors have urged caution following Monday’s official news that Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma.

2012-06-10_1346 Lewis Hamilton summed up the mood of almost the entire world when he hailed the statement issued by Schumacher’s management as “amazing news”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Angry Raikkonen had ‘long’ Ferrari talks after Spain

Hours after the chequered flag in Spain, Kimi Raikkonen’s “long talks” with Ferrari officials were dragging on.

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Kimi Raikkonen 03 That is the claim of the Finnish broadcaster MTV3, reporting that the Finn was unhappy with his treatment by the Italian team in Sunday’s Spanish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Alonso jokes Raikkonen struggle ‘no surprise’

“Usually I beat my teammates”

Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari (photo Ferrari) Fernando Alonso could not resist a mischievous joke on Thursday when asked about teammate Kimi Raikkonen’s struggles so far in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Bottas to keep sitting out Friday sessions

Valtteri Bottas will continue to sit out practice sessions this year for Williams’ test drivers.

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Valrerri Bottas 00 When reserve driver Felipe Nasr made his first Friday appearance in 2014, it was at the wheel of Finn Bottas’ car in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Senna wanted to break Williams contract – Montezemolo

Ayrton Senna wanted to break his Williams contract, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has claimed.

Ayrton Senna On the twentieth anniversary of the great Brazilian’s death in 1994, Montezemolo revealed that he met with Senna just days before the 34-year-old made the short but fateful journey to Imola for the San Marino grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

First races have shown Williams ‘weaknesses’ – Bottas

Valtteri Bottas has admitted Williams is yet to display its full potential in 2014.

2014-03-18 - Williams F1 Team - Malaysia - Felipe Massa - Valterri Bottas 01 Despite a horror 2013 season, following its switch to Mercedes power the Grove based team was billed as a contender for wins and even the title this year on the basis of its performance in winter testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Williams to discuss team orders with Massa

“They were both told to cool it.”

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Felipe Massa 00 Felipe Massa will be told what Williams “expects” him to do when instructions are issued during subsequent grands prix. 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 20

Williams remains one of the top favourites in 2014, despite the events in Melbourne.

Williams still second best after Mercedes

Williams Team - photo Getty Images Piloted by Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, the new Mercedes-powered FW36 was a standout of the winter season, but it struggled in the wet qualifying session last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Valtteri Bottas says he is enjoying working with his new teammate Felipe Massa

Bottas prefers Massa over ex-teammate Maldonado

2014-03-02_0016 - Williams - Bahrain - Valtteri Bottas Last year, the Finn made his debut with Williams alongside the often bad-tempered Pastor Maldonado, who has now switched to Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Raikkonen unsure of Ferrari engine disadvantage

“I can’t give an honest impression because I have not paid attention to it.”

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen - Helmet (3) With Mercedes clearly out front and Renault clearly at the rear, F1’s third engine supplier Ferrari has had a comparatively low-profile winter. 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 »

Feb 17

Ferrari looks to have come up with another of the big innovations of the 2014 season

Ferrari engine stops spark to save fuel – report

2014-01-31 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso (2) It emerged last week that the new F14-T features an unique cooling system that allows the red single seater to have very small sidepods, notwithstanding the high demands of the all-new ‘power unit’ rules. Read the rest of this entry »

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