Tag Archive: Pedro de la Rosa

Aug 05

Perez says Hulkenberg ‘strongest F1 teammate’

Sergio Perez has singled out Nico Hulkenberg as “the strongest teammate I’ve had in formula one”.

2014-06-06_0067 Having moved from McLaren after a disappointing single season with the struggling British giant, Mexican Perez switched to Force India and was paired for 2014 with Sauber refugee Hulkenberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Bianchi, Gutierrez, Sainz star in 2014 ‘silly season’

F1’s silly season is underway.

IMG_4100 At the Silverstone test this week, Ferrari junior and Marussia racer Jules Bianchi is stepping in for the injured Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Lauda slams ‘balls out’ Raikkonen for Brit GP crash

Kimi Raikkonen will sit out the post-British grand prix test, after his high speed crash on Sunday.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (4) Sharing the Ferrari duties at Silverstone instead will be Pedro de la Rosa and the Maranello marque’s junior driver Jules Bianchi, who races in F1 for Marussia. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Ferrari backs Mattiacci’s low-profile start

Montezemolo has vowed to stick close to Mattiacci while the Italian settles in.

2014-05-09 - Scuderia Ferrari - Spain - Fernando Alonso 04 He has arguably the highest-pressure job in all of formula one, but new Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci is keeping a conspicuously low profile. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Hulkenberg would consider GPDA top job

Nico Hulkenberg has not ruled out becoming the next president of the GPDA.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia - Nico Hulkenberg 03The Grand Prix Drivers’ Association, primarily concerned with the rights and safety of the F1 drivers, is currently headed by Pedro de la Rosa. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Drivers stall over new boss for F1 union

The future of the F1 drivers’ association appears in danger.

2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Pedro de la Rosa 00 We reported after the season-opening Australian grand prix that current GPDA president Pedro de la Rosa wants to step down. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Pedro de la Rosa wants to step down as president of the F1 drivers’ association, the GPDA

De la Rosa wants to step down as GPDA chief

Ferrari - Pedro de la Rosa Speed Week said the Ferrari reserve driver’s decision became clear last weekend in Australia, with a vote on his successor likely to take place next week ahead of the Malaysian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Ferrari confirm F1 test trio

Ferrari has announced a trio of F1 test drivers for 2014

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - F14 T (2) Existing trio Pedro de la Rosa, Marc Gene and Davide Rigon are all staying put, the Italian team said. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Vettel, Alonso to sit out Bahrain test

Four teams are travelling to Bahrain

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel - Fernando Alonso 01World champion Sebastian Vettel, and 2013 runner-up Fernando Alonso, will not be testing tyres for Pirelli next week in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Injured Alonso to fight on in Austin

“Packing the bag for Austin”

2013-06-07_0002Fernando Alonso and Ferrari have ended the fevered speculation about the Spaniard’s participation in this weekend’s US grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

It is possible Fernando Alonso will not travel to Austin for this weekend’s US grand prix

Alonso ‘waiting’ on fitness for Austin GP

20130705-0023The highly respected correspondent for Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport, Pino Allievi, said Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo “is not even remotely” contemplating the prospect of the Spaniard sitting out the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

De la Rosa ready to replace ill Hulkenberg

“But we hope that he is well for practice on Friday.”

2013-06-09_0012Pedro de la Rosa is poised to fill in at Sauber, should Nico Hulkenberg not recover from a bout of ‘Delhi belly’. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Mid-year tyre switch helped Red Bull – Newey

“Going back to the 2012 tyres clearly helped us”

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - 99005Adrian Newey has admitted Pirelli’s mid-season tyre specification change helped the quadruple back-to-back world champions in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Ferrari’s de la Rosa admits 2014 car ‘ugly’ rumours

“Honestly.  We are working hard, but without any reference.”

2013-06-09_0012 Pedro de la Rosa has heard the paddock whispers about ‘ugly’-looking formula one cars in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Ferrari has begun a three-day test at the former French grand prix venue Magny Cours

Ferrari begins three-day test in France

2013-02-07 - Scuderia Ferrari - Pre-season testing - Felipe MassaThat is the claim of the authoritative Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, reporting that Pedro de la Rosa is at the wheel of a 2011-specification single seater. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Launch of the Shell LEGO® Challenge

The drivers went head to head to see who could build the Ferrari F1® model LEGO car in the quickest time

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari Official Driver Fernando Alonso and Test Driver Pedro de la Rosa launch the Shell LEGO Challenge Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Ferrari reserve de la Rosa recovering from flu

“I think I can see the light”

Ferrari reserve Pedro de la Rosa is recovering after a week of flu, the Spaniard admitted on Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Banned Mercedes wants Silverstone test for ‘safety’

“This is not something to take lightly”

2013-06-08_0128Mercedes is pushing to appear at next week’s young driver test, despite its FIA ban as a result of the ‘test-gate’ scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

De la Rosa would have replaced ill Bianchi – report

Ferrari’s reserve driver was also lined up as the likely German grand prix

2013-06-09_0012Pedro de la Rosa came tantalisingly close to returning to the F1 race grid this weekend at the Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

GPDA directors back-pedal on boycott threat

“Boycotting is not the word at all, it is about being safe.”

2013-06-08_1146GPDA director and German Sebastian Vettel back-pedalled on Friday, after the drivers’ union earlier threatened to boycott his home race this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Drivers to ‘think’ before F1 boycott – de la Rosa

“When you drive there’s always a risk.”

Flagworld - F1Pedro de la Rosa on Friday clarified that formula one drivers will not necessarily leap into boycotting this weekend’s German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Tyre crisis deepens as drivers threaten boycott

The GPDA said it believes the entire problem has been “avoidable”

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (8)F1’s tyre-gate saga has taken another dramatic twist, as drivers formally threaten to boycott the German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Silverstone chaos ‘shouldn’t happen’ in Germany

The Nurburgring organisers are not worried

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (7)After the tyre-explosive British grand prix, formula one can look forward to a calmer weekend at the Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

F1 on tenterhooks as FIA delays ‘test-gate’ verdict

“If we were wrong, we are sorry” – Mercedes

Flagworld - FIAThe world of F1 remains on tenterhooks after the FIA delayed its decision in the ‘test-gate’ scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

F1 penalties await Mercedes at June 20 tribunal

Rumours a fine in the order of EUR 5 to 10 million will be imposed against Mercedes

2013-06-07_0978There is a growing consensus in the paddock that Mercedes will be penalised when the FIA’s brand-new international tribunal meets to discuss the secret Barcelona test on June 20. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Mercedes expected to face FIA hearing in June

The sport’s governing body is speeding up the process

Flagworld - FIAMercedes is expected to face the FIA’s international tribunal before the British grand prix at the end of the month, Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport is reporting. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

A proposal by Ferrari to ease F1’s strict testing limits was voted down in Monaco

Ferrari’s test relaxation proposal voted down

2013-05-25 -Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Sergio Perez 03The Italian team, the owner of the Mugello and Fiorano circuits, proposed that teams be allowed to trade wind tunnel hours, straightline testing and promotional days in exchange for more actual circuit testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Horner defends Ferrari amid ‘secret’ tests saga

“The two situations (Mercedes and Ferrari) are not even comparable.”

2013-04-13 - Red Bull Racing - China - Christian Horner 1Christian Horner has defended Ferrari, amid the controversy about ‘secret’ Pirelli tyre tests conducted by the famous Italian team as well as Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

‘Rules allow’ test with old car – Ferrari

However, test driver Pedro de la Rosa was at the wheel.

2013-05-18 - Scuderia Ferrari - Warsaw - Felipe Massa 02Ferrari has hit back at claims it is also being investigated by the FIA for illegally testing with Pirelli. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

FIA also probing secret Ferrari tyre test

It was rumoured that Ferrari had similarly tested

Flagworld - FIAAmid the controversy about Mercedes’ ‘secret’ Pirelli tyre test, F1’s governing body on Friday said it is also investigating Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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