Tag Archive: Paul Stoddart

Mar 17

Red Bull confident of winning fuel flow appeal

“We wouldn’t be appealing if we weren’t extremely confident we have a defendable case”

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo - 99019Former F1 team owner and boss Paul Stoddart has tipped Red Bull to win its appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

First Grand Prix – Australia 2002 #MadeMyMark

I was the first Australian driver since David Brabham in 1994

Mark Webber - F1-DebutIt was a dream come true and to make my debut at my home Grand Prix with a team owned by a fellow Aussie, Paul Stoddart, made it all the more poignant.

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Nov 20

On the sidelines #MadeMyMark

I didn’t drive a race car of any description after Le Mans

Mark Webber - F3000-2000 I used to go and train in the Jordan Grand Prix gym in the hope that I might bump into someone/anyone. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Teams should solve their financial problems – Mateschitz

“If there are financial problems, they can be solved only through financial means.”

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 2 0230F1 stragglers should consider moving over for the next generation of teams if they cannot afford formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Ecclestone court action to begin on Tuesday

“It’s not ideal, it would be better if it wasn’t happening”

Horner-Ecclestone - photo © HOCH ZWEI - PICTURE ALLIANCE - DPPI F1’s attention will turn from Sebastian Vettel’s fourth title to the inside of a courtroom early this week. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Todt backs Ecclestone amid corruption charge

“He has every right to his job and he does it very well.”

2012-04-22 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bernie Ecclestone - Jean TodtFIA president Jean Todt has backed Bernie Ecclestone, as German prosecutors prepare to charge the F1 chief executive for corruption. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

F1 owner CVC ‘milking’ money from sport – Fernley

Force India has lashed out at F1’s owner CVC, accusing the private equity firm of not being interested in developing the sport.

CVC Capital PartnersFlagworld - F1The financial news agency Bloomberg quoted deputy team boss Bob Fernley as saying new deals that give more money and power to the bigger teams are a “disaster”. “CVC is not interested in developing the sport, it’s interested in making as much money as possible and then selling it,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Former Minardi press officer dies

A press officer well-known to F1 journalists a few years ago has passed away.

Graham JonesCanadian-born Graham Jones, who died in Britain last weekend of cancer, worked at Minardi throughout Paul Stoddart’s reign beginning in 2001.

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Jul 01

Experts say Ferrari no longer in charge of F1

The days are over when Ferrari is seen to enjoy a position of privilege in formula one.

2011-06-12_05322011-06-08_0180That is the belief of two highly experienced F1 paddock veterans; the Brazilian journalist Livio Oricchio, and Red Bull’s technical boss Adrian Newey. The former, who writes for the O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper, said Pirelli’s choice of tyre compound for next weekend’s British grand prix is proof Ferrari can no longer overtly exert its influence. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Briatore blocked Kovalainen debut in 2004, 2005 – report

He split with Briatore after last year’s crashgate scandal

2009-04-26 - Bahrain GP - Renault - Flavio Briatore 012010-10-24 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 6Flavio Briatore twice blocked Heikki Kovalainen’s formula one race debut, according to a Finnish report. The Turun Sanomat newspaper said the 29-year-old, who in 2010 is contesting his fourth season with a third separate team, could have made his debut in 2004. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Female DTM driver Stoddart wants F1 test

“I dream about formula one” – Stoddart

Susie Stoddart portrait 001Susie Stoddart MercedesSusie Stoddart has revealed she would like a formula one team to give her the opportunity of a proper track test. The 27-year-old Scottish driver, whose partner is the Williams co-owner Christian ‘Toto’ Wolff, currently races a Mercedes in the German touring car series DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Korea’s Hyundai ‘not interested’ in F1 – report

The likelihood of Hyundai entering formula one in the near future has diminished.

HyundaiKorean Grand PrixSome years ago, the Korean carmaker – currently the fifth largest in the world and comprising Kia – was linked with Minardi when Paul Stoddart was selling the Faenza based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Toro Rosso sale rumours increase

The Italian report said there are several potential buyers, including Villeneuve/Durango

Rumours that the Faenza based formula one team Toro Rosso is for sale are gathering pace. Last week, we reported speculation that Red Bull mogul Dietrich Mateschitz wants to sell his second F1 outfit. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 09

Webber kept Indycar leader Power’s racing dream alive

Mark Webber helped keep a fellow Australian’s racing career alive.

2010-08-01 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 829-year-old Will Power, who tested a Minardi late in 2004, hit had hit rock-bottom earlier that year. He met the then Jaguar driver Webber at Silverstone in 2004, where Power was sitting out the British F3 race after running out of sponsorship money. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

News roundup as F1 rolls into Melbourne

The latest…

Flagworld - F1Nico Rosberg tried to check into his room at Melbourne’s Crown Casino this week only to find that it wasn’t ready. So he took about $100 to the casino and won $800 playing poker. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Stoddart has ‘no time’ for F1 team return

“Anyway, at the moment I wouldn’t have the time.”

IMG_4833Even with Max Mosley gone and a new era of small teams dawning, Paul Stoddart seems unlikely to mount a return to the formula one paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

New Lotus car worse than Minardi – Kovalainen

Lotus’ “biggest problem” currently is aerodynamics.

2010-02-27 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovaleinen 07Heikki Kovalainen has admitted that his new car, the Lotus T127, is worse than the Minardi he tested more than six years ago. Minardi chief Paul Stoddart gave the then 22-year-old Finn a two-day test at Vallelunga in late 2003 and nearly signed him to race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Klien thrills locals in bushfire tribute

To show support for the area devastated by ‘Black Saturday’

Christian Klien on Tuesday drove last year’s BMW-Sauber down the main road of the town of Kinglake. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Stewart, Stoddart, muse future of F1 teams

The motor industry is in one of the most perilous positions

Sir Jackie Stewart does not expect the beleaguered Honda team to be rescued ahead of the looming 2009 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Monza win death knell for customer cars – Stoddart

Red Bull and Toro Rosso in a very difficult position

Vettel-01-2008-09-14Paul Stoddart, the previous owner of the team now known as Toro Rosso, believes Sebastian Vettel’s Monza victory was not a win for the argument in favour of allowing customer cars in F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Stoddart wants Mosley exit and F1 return

Paul Stoddart on Sunday hinted that he might return to Formula One if Max Mosley departs as FIA president

The pair share an acrimonious past after crossing swords politically, as Australian-born Stoddart ran the Minardi team between 2001 and until he sold out to Red Bull at the end of 2005. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Merci Brandi Latimer, Minardi, Paul Stoddart and Cie.

It all came as a nice surprise arranged by our good friend Gail Shankland at the Champ Car Race in Mont-Tremblant.

IMG_4717Michel FlageoleI guess one could qualify that opportunity as ”The thrill of a life time” for a young man who has been close to racing and speed almost all his life. Read the rest of this entry »