Tag Archive: Nelson Piquet

May 29

D’Ambrosio leads #FanBoost, di Grassi closing in

Hot on the heels of his first Formula E win, Jerome D’Ambrosio remains on course for his first #FanBoost triumph.

Multiple winners Piquet and Vergne still in top threeWith just over a week until the Moscow ePrix, the Dragon Racing star – still an outsider in the title race – tops the leaderboard for the five-second power boost. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Di Grassi flies to Tempelhof win

Berlin ePrix race report

Audi Sport ABT driver increases points lead with second winIt’s been a long time coming, but Lucas di Grassi’s second Formula E win was delivered in consummate style. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

China Racing and Campos Racing head to South America for another round of the FIA Formule E, this time taking place in Buenos Aires.

Summer rendezvous for the squad in Argentina

After Uruguay, Argentina hosts round four and both China Racing drivers, Nelson Piquet and Ho-Pin Tung, aim at podium finish.

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Nov 12

Massa hits back at Piquet’s F1 criticism

Felipe Massa has hit back at F1 legend Nelson Piquet’s harsh critique of modern formula one

Felipe Massa - photo WR12 - Nextgen-Auto.com The triple world champion had declared at Interlagos last weekend that with so many engineers behind the scenes today, drivers can afford to just “be fast and make no mistakes”. 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 »

Jun 24

Schumacher Benetton on display

At Goodwood Festival of Speed

Michael Schumacher 1992 Benetton B191B 1992 Benetton B191B on display at prestigious motorsport event. Also driven by Martin Brundle and Nelson Piquet in the 1990s now raced and maintained by United Autosports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Ecclestone ‘happy’ if struggling teams collapse

Bernie Ecclestone has issued a stinging warning to struggling F1 teams

2012-06-07_0277 Amid all the noise about the urgent need for cost cutting, the sport’s chief executive insists he has no fear that some teams are facing financial collapse. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Brand-new offer for TV stations: FIA F3 news clips

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship offers the young drivers the chance of getting a taste of Formula 1 feeling

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

Three race weekends have been contested, the fourth meeting is about to begin – and the media interest in the planet’s most competitive young-driver series keeps on increasing consistently.

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May 15

Vettel ‘working for his money’ in 2014 – Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo is enjoying the moment as he shows a clean pair of heels to F1’s reigning quadruple world champion.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (6) Early in 2014, Red Bull’s fresh-faced newcomer Ricciardo settled in quickly and stunned the F1 world by generally outshining Vettel, the winner of the last four world titles and the last nine grands prix of 2013 on the trot. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

‘F1 not always best option for Brazilians’

Massa has moved to struggling Williams for 2014

Felipe Massa  no 19 The president of Brazil’s auto racing federation is not sure it is true that “F1 is always the best option” for the country’s rising drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

F1 champion Piquet has heart surgery

Triple world champion Nelson Piquet had heart surgery this week.

1981_05NelsonPiquetBrabham-CosworthAgencia Estado said the 61-year-old, who won his titles for Brabham and Williams in the 80s, had the operation to unblock an artery at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Reserve Nasr to join Massa at Williams in 2014

Felipe Nasr could be the next Brazilian piece of the puzzle for Williams.

GP2 - Marcus Erisson (DAMS), Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering), Felipe Nasr (Carlin)It is believed the appointment of Felipe Massa for 2014 could entice the Brazilian oil company Petrobras back to the famous British F1 team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Massa management denies Williams deal done

Speaking in India, Maldonado did little to quell the speculation

2013-09-07 - Felipe Massa - 0008A member of Felipe Massa’s management team has denied as “fantasy” reports the Brazilian has penned a five-year Williams contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Massa denies being Ferrari ‘number 2′

“I never had any clause defining who is the first or the second driver”

2013-09-21 - Felipe Massa - 0014Felipe Massa has denied he ever signed a contract to be Ferrari’s clear ‘number 2′ driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

The Williams F1 Team is celebrating a landmark achievement this weekend at the British Grand Prix – reaching 600 races in Formula One.

Williams celebrates 600 races at the British Grand Prix

2013-06-09_1134Founded in 1977 by Frank Williams and Patrick Head, Williams has secured 297 podiums, 114 race wins and 16 World Championship titles over the past 36 years.

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Apr 08

Journalist expects 2014 turbo cars to ‘howl’

“The ERS F1 engine will be fundamentally different”

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engineOne respected veteran correspondent has allayed fears F1’s scream will become a whimper when the new V6 rules take over next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Vettel wins third title in epic 2012 finale

Sebastian Vettel on Sunday won his third consecutive drivers’ world championship.

2012-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - Jenson Button 022012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel (10)After an epic finale to the 2012 calendar in Brazil, Red Bull’s Vettel finished off the podium but 3 points ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

‘Kicked by Piquet’ Salazar to be Spa steward

The official FIA preview of this weekend’s Belgian grand prix overlooked arguably the most famous moment of Eliseo Salazar’s career.

1981_05NelsonPiquetBrabham-Cosworth1981_14EliseoSalazarEnsign-CosworthChilean Salazar, who will make his debut as the driver steward at Spa Francorchamps, contested races for minor F1 teams between 1981 and 1983, and also tasted action at the Indy 500, Le Mans, Daytona, Dakar and world rally. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Piquet Jr camp clarifies Senna comments

Nelson Piquet Jr has denied reports he doubts the great Ayrton Senna would have succeeded in today’s formula one.

Nelson Piquet Jr. - photo © Jared C. Tilton- Getty Images2011-02-18_0404The former Renault driver’s spokesman Luis Ferrari said there is “absolutely no way” the Brazilian said his countryman Senna would not have won races in today’s cars.

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May 17

Maldonado a future champ, not ‘pay driver’ – Williams

Last Sunday proved that Pastor Maldonado is no mere ‘pay driver’.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 a7362012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 a716“If he was a fool, he would not be with us, no matter how much money he brings,” Sir Frank Williams is quoted by Brazil’s Globo Esporte. Venezuelan Maldonado, whose links to the state owned oil company PDVSA and president Hugo Chavez controversially deliver many millions to Williams’ Oxfordshire based team, became F1’s fifth different winner of 2012 last weekend in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

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