Tag Archive: Richard Goddard

Oct 31

Alonso keeps F1 guessing over future

Fernando Alonso is keeping the F1 paddock in the dark over his future, as a string of rival drivers also wait impatiently for his next move.

2014-10-03_0196 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso Undoubtedly the most powerful player on the driver market, the Spaniard is said to have definitely split with Ferrari, but reports suggest a contractual impasse is in play between Alonso and the Italian team. Once that is past, Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari switch will surely become official, but for now even Kimi Raikkonen – the other driver wearing red – is on standby. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 18

Button linked with Le Mans switch

Jenson Button could move into Le Mans sports cars next year if he loses his McLaren seat, manager Richard Goddard has admitted.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Jenson Button 02 With just three races left to run in 2014, McLaren is still yet to announce its next driver lineup, although it is obvious talks with Fernando Alonso are taking place. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 29

Nick Cassidy to join ThreeBond with T-Sport

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

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While Richard Goddard and Alex Toril contested the FIA Formula 3 European Championship season to date, for ThreeBond with T-Sport, the pairing will be teamed up with a third driver, for the two final meetings of the season.

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Oct 26

Sutil fears ‘children’ on 2014 grid

“But I think it’s too risky” – Sutil.

2013-06-06_0086Formula one has come too soon for incoming Russian drivers Sergey Sirotkin and Daniil Kvyat, who are both still in their teens. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 24

F1 to farewell India amid flood of bad press

“We have not been able to sell F1 well enough in these parts”

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Lewis Hamilton 07India looks set to bow out of formula one amid a flood of bad press, as it emerges McLaren mechanics have been armed with mosquito repellent to get them through this weekend’s unloved grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 17

Marussia names Magnussen as potential Chilton successor

Chilton is also in the frame, and that Marussia is in “no rush” to make its decision.

2013-03-15 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Max Chilton Marussia has named McLaren protege Kevin Magnussen as a potential race driver for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Di Resta ‘had personality make-over’ for 2013

According to some, a ‘new’ Paul di Resta has walked through the 2013 paddock turnstile.

2013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Paul di Resta 022013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Paul di Resta 01Writing in London’s Evening Standard, journalist Matt Majendie calls it an obvious “personality make-over”, after Jenson Button’s manager Richard Goddard took over the handling of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 27

McLaren defends mosquito-ridden hotel

Jenson Button’s manager has admitted he is concerned about McLaren’s accommodation for the Indian grand prix weekend.

2012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Jenson Button 052012-06-09_0028Earlier, we reported that mosquitoes are a problem at McLaren’s hotel, particularly with hundreds of New Delhi locals having contracted the deadly Dengue fever. McLaren is staying at the Hilton, which is a sponsor of the British team. “The Hilton is really nice and the people there are friendly and helpful,” Button’s manager Richard Goddard is quoted by the Daily Mail. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 27

Di Resta admits need to spice up image

Paul di Resta has vowed to work on his image, after admitting it was “disappointing” to miss out on a move to a top team for 2013.

2012-06-09_01212012-03-24 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Paul di Resta 01The Scot was linked with moves to McLaren and Ferrari, but McLaren ultimately signed young Mexican Sergio Perez, while Ferrari retained its Brazilian driver Felipe Massa. Di Resta admitted to the Telegraph that he thinks Perez “opens up various different markets” for McLaren, which could have contributed to the British team’s decision. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Best finish helps di Resta push for ‘bigger team’

Paul di Resta on Sunday admitted his best-ever formula one result in Singapore will not hurt his chances of stepping up to a better team.

2012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Paul di Resta 012012-06-10_0494Force India openly wants to keep hold of the talented Scot, but di Resta has been linked with the potentially vacant seats at the McLaren and Mercedes teams. “I would like to think I am capable of stepping up to one of the bigger teams,” he said on Sunday after finishing fourth in Singapore; his best result since debuting last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

‘Hamilton saga’ dominates in Singapore

Jenson Button has admitted to enjoying the ‘Lewis Hamilton saga’.

2012-06-10_15832012-06-09_0437Rarely in formula one does even a key driver’s next move attract so much attention or string out for so long, but Briton Hamilton’s future has been the buzz of the F1 paddocks for many months. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 11

McLaren ‘Plan B’ shaping up amid Hamilton saga

Martin Whitmarsh left Monza insisting McLaren has “no plan B” in the event Lewis Hamilton jumps ship for 2013.

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 00612012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0224But that’s not according to the latest media speculation, which is mentioning Force India’s Paul di Resta and former McLaren driver Heikki Kovalainen as potential candidates to replace the 2008 world champion and Monza winner. Plan A, however, is undoubtedly re-signing Hamilton. “I can imagine we’ll have some conversations before Singapore,” team boss Whitmarsh said.

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Sep 09

Di Resta signs up with Button’s manager

Jenson Button and Paul di Resta now share a manager.

2012-09-02 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Paul di Resta 022012-09-02 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Paul di Resta 02 teamsForce India’s di Resta, who recently dumped his former manager Anthony Hamilton, is now officially in the management stable headed by Richard Goddard. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 13

Gastronomic forays for F1’s Button, Grosjean

While one door closes for Jenson Button, his formula one rival Romain Grosjean is looking to open one.

2012-06-09_00332012-06-09_0162A regional UK newspaper The Northern Echo is reporting that Button’s restaurant in Yorkshire – called Victus – has closed. “Unfortunately, the business was launched in an economy which then continued to slide and just hasn’t stopped, with people simply not having the disposable income needed to spend in restaurants,” the McLaren driver’s manager Richard Goddard said.

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Jul 31

Anthony Hamilton suing di Resta over firing

Paul di Resta’s recent split with his former manager Anthony Hamilton is heading to the courts, the Telegraph has revealed.

2012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Paul di Resta 04Anthony HamiltonThe British newspaper said Hamilton, who is McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton’s father, has filed papers in London’s High Court for wrongful termination and loss of earnings.

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Jul 12

Button linked with new management for di Resta

Paul di Resta is being linked to F1 rival Jenson Button’s sports management company.

2012-06-09_12282012-06-09_0033Force India driver di Resta confirmed last weekend that he has split with his former manager, Anthony Hamilton — McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton’s father.

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Sep 05

Button open to managing fellow F1 driver

A new management company involving Jenson Button would consider handling the career of another formula one driver.

2011-08-28 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Jenson Button 052011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Martin Whitmarsh - Jenson Button 01That is the claim of the McLaren driver’s manager Richard Goddard, who has set up London-based Sports Partnership in collaboration with 31-year-old Button. Goddard told the Gulf News that Button would have no problem being involved in the management of a fellow F1 driver.

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Jul 09

Alonso would be ‘great’ Ferrari teammate – Button

Jenson Button has refused to rule out switching to Ferrari.

2011-05-20 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Jenson Button 052011-05-07 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Turkey - Jenson Button 03McLaren has an option for 2012 on the British driver that must be activated within the next few weeks. If the Woking based team lets the option expire, speculation that he is being lined up as the successor to Felipe Massa is certain to intensify. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 06

Incident involving Jenson Button in Sao Paulo

On the way back from the Interlagos circuit to Morumbi

2010-10-23 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 42010-10-23 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 2On Saturday evening (November 6) on the way back from the Interlagos circuit to Morumbi (Sao Paulo), armed would-be assailants made an attempt to approach the car that was carrying Jenson Button. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 17

Button/McLaren deal set to be signed – reports

Daimler figure critical of Brawn buyout

2009-05-24 - Monaco GP - BrawnGP - Jenson Button 012009 world champion Jenson Button appears poised to leave Brawn GP, which has been bought and renamed by Mercedes, and join McLaren for the 2010 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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