Tag Archive: Nigel Mansell

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 »

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 »

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 13

Rosberg coping with Hamilton’s dominance – Wolff

Some believe it is a major psychological blow for the German.

2014-01-31_0000 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Toto Wolff Their battles may be played out on the track, but Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are also waging a war of the minds in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Dickie Stanford appointed General Manager of Williams Heritage

Dickie was most recently Race Team Manager for Williams

2010-09-02 - AT&T Williams - Dickie Stanford Williams is pleased to announce that Dickie Stanford has been appointed to the position of General Manager for Williams Heritage, a new division of Williams that oversees the maintenance and public demonstration of the team’s historic Formula One cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Bernie Ecclestone is planning to launch a ‘masters’ series for former F1 cars and drivers

Ecclestone planning new F1 masters series

2012-06-10_0444 With drivers like Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Riccardo Patrese at the wheel, ‘GP Masters’ was launched in 2005 but it folded after only 2 races. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Berger ‘not surprised’ by Mercedes’ fast start

However, Berger sees a glimmer of hope for Red Bull

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Lewis Hamilton 13 Gerhard Berger, who is famously close to Red Bull’s inner circle, has admitted Mercedes is heading into the 2014 season as the favourite. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

Champion Vettel to race number 5 in F1 career

Many of the race numbers had already been divulged by drivers

2013-11-17 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel -  (7) F1’s governing body on Friday revealed the race numbers drivers on the 2014 grid have picked for the rest of their grand prix careers. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Todt backs move for permanent race numbers in F1

“I am very supportive of that”

Jean Todt - photo Getty ImagesThe newly re-elected Jean Todt says he supports moves to reinstate permanent race numbers in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

New success for Total, a historical partner of Formula 1 world champions

“Total is active in Formula 1 racing since 45 years now.”

Total logoAs the Formula 1 season finishes this week-end in Brazil with the last GP, Total congratulates its partners Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Renault Sports Formula 1 (RSF1) to another double victory signed in both disciplines, the constructors and drivers world championship*. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Early years #MadeMyMark

My first intro to motor racing was a million miles removed from F1

Mark Webber 1984Watching F1 in the 1980s invariably meant getting up late at night because of the time difference. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Magic number is ‘5’ for Vettel

The magic number for Sebastian Vettel is five.

2013-09-21- Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99027Winning at Suzuka on Sunday extended the German’s winning streak to five races. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

FIA to brief drivers after Webber-Alonso mischief

The pair had been clearly “reckless”

Fernando Alonso - Mark Webber - photo Getty ImagesThe FIA is set to clamp down on the sort of shenanigans seen on the slowing-down lap after Sunday’s Singapore grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Ricciardo deal ‘at least’ three years – Marko

Austrian media reports said the 24-year-old has inked a minimally three-year deal.

2013-06-09_00981’s ‘silliest season’ has taken a big step towards sanity, as Red Bull finally confirmed Daniel Ricciardo will replace Australian countryman Mark Webber in 2014 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Hamilton’s father visits Maranello

Hamilton snr no longer handles the career of his 28-year-old son

Anthony HamiltonAnthony Hamilton, the father of Mercedes driver Lewis, has been at Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters this week. 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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May 28

Prost resigned to Vettel’s quadruple success

The possibility took a step forward in Monaco

Alain ProstAlain Prost could see his unique tally of four world championships equalled by Sebastian Vettel in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Mansell thinks Schumacher could stay in 2013

Nigel Mansell, who was still a grand prix winner at 41, thinks Michael Schumacher could keep racing beyond his 44th birthday.

2012-06-10_1346Nigel Mansell 001-2010Whether the seven time world champion signs a new contract with Mercedes is regarded as probably the key to the 2013 driver market. 1992 world champion Mansell said of the great German: “He seems to still be having fun driving, he’s been on pole, he was third in Valencia — he still has the speed.

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May 30

Mexican GP set for 2013 return

F1 is returning to Mexico in 2013, according to a report in a Spanish sports newspaper.

2012-04-12 - Sauber F1 Team - Visit MexicoFlagworld - F1Marca reports that the race will take place at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City, which was the scene of the last Mexican grand prix in 1992. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Stewards considered excluding Maldonado – Mansell

Barcelona winner Pastor Maldonado has gone from F1 glory to back-of-the-field ignominy in the space of less than two weeks.

Nigel Mansell 002-20102012-03-24 - Williams F1 - Malaysian Grand Prix - Pastor Maldonado 01But as Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports, the Venezuelan – who last time out in Spain broke through with Williams’ first win in seven years – is lucky to be on Sunday’s grid at all. Read the rest of this entry »

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 08

Schumacher world’s second-richest sportsman

Michael Schumacher has been pipped at the post in the race to be the world’s richest sportsman.

2012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 022012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 05According to the Sunday Times’ annual listings, the seven time world champion’s (US) $823 million in career earnings is beaten only by golf legend Tiger Woods. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Button to inflict punishment after Malaysian mess

Jenson Button has revealed he will inflict his own personal punishment after losing his championship lead in Malaysia last weekend.

2012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Jenson Button 062012-03-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysian Grand Prix - Jenson Button 00The McLaren driver also uncharacteristically collided with a rival car at Sepang – backmaker HRT’s Narain Karthikeyan – and accepted all the blame. “It shows fantastic maturity (to apologise),” 1992 world champion and fellow Briton Nigel Mansell told UK radio Talksport.

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Jan 04

Schumacher turns 43 insisting ‘I can still win’

Michael Schumacher’s “final challenge is against time”, according to Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport.

2011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Michael Schumacher 04 2011-10-29 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - India - Michael Schumacher 01The newspaper on Tuesday marked the seven time world champion’s 43rd birthday. “I can still win,” the German and Mercedes driver is quoted as saying.

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Dec 12

Mexico GP rumours heat up

Speculation about a return to Mexico for formula one is revving up.

Sebastien Loeb Carlos SlimEarlier this year, Sauber sponsor Telmex’s Carlos Slim Domit confirmed that officials are working on a project to end the country’s 20 year absence from the calendar.

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Dec 02

Newman/Haas Racing closes its door

Loss of Newman/Haas Racing  team shocking

Newman Haas RacingNewman-Haas IndyCarIn these tough economic times, the Indy car racing community has come to expect attrition during the offseason. But losing the sport’s second most successful team is a big shock. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Cheeky Vettel celebrates record with Mansell moustache

Sebastian Vettel celebrated breaking a nearly two-decade-old record with a cheeky dig at its previous holder.

2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Bernie Ecclestone - Sebastian Vettel2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Sebastian Vettel (2)Although the back to back world champion took a couple of races longer to achieve it, Vettel on Saturday raced past Nigel Mansell’s 1992 record of 14 poles in a single F1 season.

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Nov 03

Vettel must devise new helmet livery for Abu Dhabi

Italians think title record possible for Vettel

Sebastien Vettel Inde2011-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel (1)Sebastian Vettel has a crucial task to complete before next weekend’s Abu Dhabi grand prix. After every race victory, the Red Bull driver retires his helmet design, adding it to a growing personal collection.

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Oct 18

Wheldon’s death makes waves in F1 world

The death of Indycar driver Dan Wheldon is making waves even in the world of formula one.

Dan Wheldon 2011-10-16IZOD - IndyCar seriesAs a Briton and a former track rival of contemporaries including Jenson Button, the 33-year-old was well-known in the F1 paddock and his death has been felt as a big blow.

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Oct 10

Sorry Hamilton admits mirror visibility problem

Lewis Hamilton pointed the blame towards his car’s mirrors at Suzuka after yet another crash with Felipe Massa

2011-08-28 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 042011-06-11_1180Unlike in Singapore two weeks ago, the Briton was not penalised by the stewards for the latest run-in with his 2008 world championship rival. But this time, Hamilton – who was physically accosted by Massa after the recent night race – issued an apology. Read the rest of this entry »

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