Tag Archive: Renault World Series

Sep 18

Sainz ‘very upset’ with Verstappen signing

Carlos Sainz jr’s famous father has expressed disappointment with Red Bull’s decision-making in 2014.

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) Earlier, 20-year-old Spaniard Sainz jr was regarded as the undoubted cream of the energy drink’s driver development programme, and therefore the favourite to make his F1 debut in 2015 with Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 11

Sainz jr confirms Caterham talks

“Yes, it is true that there have been talks with them (Caterham)” – Sainz jr

Carlo Sainz Jr Carlos Sainz jr has admitted talks about making his grand prix debut for Caterham this year have taken place in recent days. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 02

2014: Vettel and Ricciardo

Dan’s the man for 2014 

2013-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing confirms that Daniel Ricciardo will drive for the Team in 2014, as part of a multi-year agreement between the two. As Sebastian Vettel is already confirmed for next year, this concludes the Team’s 2014 driver line-up. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 15

Russian saviour thinks teen son ready for Sauber

Sirotkin’s father, Oleg, is at the helm of one of Sauber’s new saviour partners.

Auto GP - Sonoma - Euronova Racing - Sergey SirotkinSergey Sirotkin’s father has played down suggestions the teenager is too young to make his formula one debut later this year. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 18

F1 to be five seconds slower in 2014 – report

“Formula one will be not far ahead of GP2 and the Renault World Series”

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel - Mark Webber (4)Bernie Ecclestone is worried F1 cars will be five seconds per lap slower next year compared to 2013. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 17

Zytek interested in F1’s 2014 engine rules

Yet another new name could be looking seriously at F1’s radical engine rules for 2014.

Flagworld - F1ZytekIt is already a poorly-guarded paddock secret that McLaren is likely to team up with the Japanese giant Honda, probably in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 07

Force India to announce second driver on Wednesday

Swiss newspaper Blick has tipped Force India to announce Paul di Resta’s next teammate on Wednesday.

06 - Sahara Force India F1 Team2012-11-04 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Abu Dhabi 01Veteran journalist Roger Benoit said the Silverstone based team has weighed up paying drivers including Adrian Sutil and Bruno Senna, or an essentially unsponsored talent like Sebastien Buemi. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 06

Final young driver test to begin on Tuesday

The sound of F1 engines in Abu Dhabi will resume on Tuesday.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 012010-11-13 - Renault F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Yas MarinaBarely a day after Kimi Raikkonen won Sunday’s thrilling grand prix at Yas Marina, the track will return to life on Tuesday when the final three day ‘young driver test’ begins. Six teams have already run their young driver days this year, so just Red Bull, McLaren, Lotus, Sauber, Toro Rosso and Caterham have stayed behind in Abu Dhabi for the session. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 06

Frijns – ‘I twice said no to Red Bull’

Robin Frijns has revealed he once turned down an offer to join F1 world champion Red Bull’s young driver development programme.

World Series by Renault logoActually, “I twice said no to Red Bull,” the 21-year-old Dutchman, who in 2012 won the Renault World Series at his first attempt, is quoted by De Telegraaf newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 27

Leimer pulls the plug on Sauber test

Fabio Leimer has dropped out of the running at Sauber.

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering)07 - Sauber F1 TeamAfter paying hundreds of thousands of euros for a test with the team a year ago, the young Swiss was expected to return to the track for the forthcoming young drivers’ test in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 02

Prost could be first to test Renault’s V6

F1 legend Alain Prost could be the first to sample the sport’s new V6 power.

2011-07-05 - AT&T Williams - Renault Engines 011981_15AlainProstRenault2In his first F1 test since McLaren in 1996, the quadruple world champion drove a modern Red Bull at the Renault World Series event at Paul Ricard last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 01

Prost, Jordan think Sauber move possible for Schu

Alain Prost has admitted he can imagine former rival Michael Schumacher extending his career into a twentieth season in 2013.

2004_02_29_am_auto_12_082011-06-12_1572When asked about Schumacher’s deliberations now that he has been ousted by Mercedes, Frenchman Prost answered: “I was not particularly positive when he returned (in 2010).  I don’t quite understand why. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 15

Gerhard Berger wants to make it simpler for young drivers to progress through the junior ranks to formula one.

Berger wants to make climb to F1 easier

00731full4600731full177The former ten-time grand prix winner, BMW motor sport director and Toro Rosso co-owner is now the president of the governing FIA’s single seater commission.

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Jul 03

Buemi hoping for Friday practice drive this year

Sebastien Buemi has revealed he is hoping to appear on the formula one timesheets in 2012.

2011-08-28 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Belgium - Sebastien Buemi  3 2011-07-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Hungary - Sebastien Buemi 2The 23-year-old Swiss was dropped by junior team Toro Rosso at the end of last year but then appointed by Red Bull as the main team’s 2012 reserve.

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May 23

‘Banned for life’ Maldonado lucky to be in Monaco

A favourite for victory this weekend, Pastor Maldonado is reportedly lucky to be gearing up to race in the Principality at all.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 a7162012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 a071Bild newspaper recalls that the Venezuelan, who defied his ‘pay driver’ critics by winning for Williams in Spain two weeks ago, was actually banned after an horror incident on the streets of Monte Carlo seven years ago. Read the rest of this entry »


May 04

Alguersuari axe ‘incomprehensible’ – father

Jaime Alguersuari’s father has slammed Red Bull’s decision to axe his son.

2011-10-14 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Korea - Jaime Alguersuari2011-07-09 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Britain - Jaime Alguersuari 3Jaime Alguersuari snr said the decision by Dr Helmut Marko to oust the young Spaniard after a strong season and at the age of 21 was “unfair and incomprehensible”. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 11

Bianchi to begin Friday duties in China

Jules Bianchi will kick off his season of Friday practice duties this weekend in China.

2012-02-07 - Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM05 - Jerez - Jules Bianchi 012012-02-03 - Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM05 Jule Bianchi - Nico Hulkenberg - Paul di Resta 3Despite remaining under contract to Ferrari’s development programme, the Frenchman was signed to be reserve driver at Force India this year. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 15

Paffett called up as Force India reserve

Gary Paffett is next in line for a Force India race seat this weekend in Australia.

Gary Paffett - DTM 09-201006 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamThe Silverstone based team’s new regular Friday and reserve driver, Jules Bianchi, is unavailable this week as he tests ahead of the Renault World Series. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 15

McLaren signs former driver Magnussen’s son

Like Gary Paffett and Oliver Turvey, Magnussen will also work in McLaren’s state-of-the-art simulator.

Kevin Magnussen  2011-10-1802 - Vodafone McLaren MercedesIn 1995, Denmark’s Jan Magnussen – also a former McLaren test driver – made his formula one race debut with a one-off McLaren seat. He moved on to contest 24 grands prix with Stewart until he was stepped down for poor performances in 1998.

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Nov 30

Bottas not ruling out 2012 Williams race seat

Valtteri Bottas has acknowledged he is in the running to step up to the formula one race grid with Williams in 2012.

Gp3 Series - Valtteri Bottas, Lotus ART2010-02-01 - Williams - Valterri Bottas - 04The new GP3 champion, already the famous British team’s test driver, impressed during the young drivers’ session in Abu Dhabi recently.

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