Tag Archive: RMC Sport

Oct 10

FIA set to reveal Bianchi crash investigation

FIA president Jean Todt is also in Russia this weekend.

FIA The atmosphere in the Sochi paddock is grim, with many drivers visibly upset and even angry in the wake of the circumstances surrounding Jules Bianchi’s crash. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Vergne arranges helmet stickers to honour Bianchi

F1 drivers will wear helmet stickers to show their support for injured colleague Jules Bianchi this weekend in Russia.

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (2) Morgan Caron, an official for the French motor sport federation FFSA, said the initiative to show the F1 drivers’ support was championed by Bianchi’s fellow Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Marussia could field one car in Russia after Bianchi crash

Marussia is yet to declare how it will tackle this weekend’s Russian grand prix, as its race driver Jules Bianchi lies comatose in Japan.

2014-06-08_0639 In the few days since the French driver’s horror crash at Suzuka, the Russian-branded, UK based team has focused almost completely on supporting the seriously injured Bianchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Grosjean slams Renault in Singapore qualifying

“Bloody engine, bloody engine.  We break our balls for this?”

2014-06-07_0899 Romain Grosjean made his thoughts about Renault’s below-par 2014 ‘power unit’ more than clear as he bowed out in Singapore qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

‘Too old’ Vergne on quest for new F1 team

“We can’t forget that they gave me the same chance three years ago that they are giving Verstappen now”

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (2) Jean-Eric Vergne says he understands why Toro Rosso has dropped him for 2015 in favour of Dutch teenager Max Verstappen. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

‘Silly season’ strikes F1 throughout 2014 grid

The rumour went full circle in the space of a couple of days

2014-07-20 - 99005 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo The unofficial ‘silly season’ has officially hit F1, as talk of a move to Mercedes for world champion Sebastian Vettel buzzes the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Grosjean in no hurry to secure F1 future

With his Lotus future in doubt, Romain Grosjean could be eyeing a move up the formula one grid.

2014-06-07_0194 The Enstone based team is sticking with its other driver, Pastor Maldonado, whose sponsor PDVSA brings millions in crucial backing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Massa has ‘no fear’ of rising star Bottas

Felipe Massa insists his F1 career is not being put in the shadow by a new star.

IMG_4160 The warring Mercedes duo aside, the undoubted star of the last three races has been Valtteri Bottas, a shy Finn who on Sunday completed a hat-trick of podiums. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Lotus looks to end crisis in China, Spain

Lotus is hoping to finally get its 2014 season on track in the next two races.


2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean 03After a disastrous start to the new turbo V6 era for the Enstone team, Lotus has finally taken delivery of the improved Renault ‘power unit’ as used by Red Bull and Toro Rosso in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Pic ‘expects’ Friday work with Lotus in 2014

“I am very excited to join a top team”

Charles Pic - Olivier Panis Charles Pic is expecting to appear on the timesheets in some Friday practice sessions this year, after signing up as the new Lotus third driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Quesnel admits contact with Lotus’ Lopez

“We talked, and we did talk about the F1 team.”

Olivier Quesnel-Citroën-WRC-11-2010 Olivier Quesnel, the former Citroen and Peugeot rally boss, has admitted he has had contact with Lotus owner Gerard Lopez about becoming the Enstone team’s new sporting boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Vettel hopes for ‘miracle’ a month into Schumacher coma

Wednesday marks exactly one month that Michael Schumacher has been in a coma.

2014-01-28 -  Infiniti Red Bull Racing - RB10 unveil - Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Ricciardo (6) Doctors at the Grenoble hospital have kept the great German unconscious through anaesthesia, and he is now listed in a “stable” condition. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

McLaren, Honda to work with top GP2 team – report

McLaren is set to join forces with a leading GP2 team, according to reports in France.

2013-03-23 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Jenson Button 03 RMC Sport claims ART, headed by FIA president Jean Todt’s son Nicolas, will become the GP2 team to house and nurture McLaren and its 2015 engine partner Honda’s burgeoning young drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29

Michael Schumacher has been injured while skiing in France, media reports said on Sunday

Schumacher injured in skiing fall

2012-06-10_1346 The incident occurred off-piste at the Meribel ski resort, where the seven time world champion has a chalet. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

FIA gives Alonso green light to race in Austin

Fernando Alonso on Thursday got the all-clear to race in Austin.

20130705-0009The Spaniard has had several medical checks since the Abu Dhabi grand prix, where a violent ride over the kerbs left him with back pain. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Kovalainen admits 2014 Caterham seat likely

“This weekend and Brazil won’t I think have a huge influence on that”

2013-06-08_0059He may be racing a black and gold car for the rest of 2013, but Heikki Kovalainen on Thursday played down suggestions he could be in the running to replace Kimi Raikkonen permanently. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Grosjean names Hulkenberg as ideal teammate

Romain Grosjean has named Nico Hulkenberg as his ideal new teammate at Lotus for 2014.

Romain Grosjean - photo © DPPI - Jean-Michel Le Meur As it stands, even Grosjean’s place at the Enstone based team is not guaranteed, even though he said bosses are happy with his performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Hot rumour – Hulkenberg’s future now secure

Hulkenberg gave nothing away

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 01 The hot rumour at Suzuka after Sunday’s Japanese grand prix is that Nico Hulkenberg’s future is now secure. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Stefano Domenicali admits Ferrari “thought hard” about signing Nico Hulkenberg for 2014

Ferrari ‘thought hard’ about signing Hulkenberg – boss

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 01Ultimately, after deciding to oust Felipe Massa, the great Italian marque opted instead to bring its 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen back to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Raikkonen left to ‘finish career at Ferrari’ – Boullier

The Frenchman said he understands Raikkonen’s decision

2012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Kimi Raikkonen 06Kimi Raikkonen may have returned to Ferrari to finish his formula one career with a final challenge, according to Lotus team boss Eric Boullier. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Ferrari said no to Hulkenberg via text message – manager

Lotus team boss Eric Boullier confirmed that Hulkenberg is in the running.

2013-06-09_0419Nico Hulkenberg’s manager has expressed disappointment with how Ferrari broke the bad news to the German driver this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Lotus admits Massa ‘on the list’ to replace Raikkonen

“Felipe Massa is also available, so he is inevitably on the list.”

13-06-08_0089Felipe Massa has leapt into contention to replace the Ferrari-bound Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Bianchi’s manager hints at second season at Marussia

“It shows Marussia has ambition and they will have a better car in the future.”

2013-06-05-0178Nicolas Todt, who is Jules Bianchi’s manager, is not ruling out a second consecutive season at Marussia for the French driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Alonso hopes bad luck strikes Vettel

“He is on track to break all of Michael Schumacher’s records.”

2013-06-09_0234Fernando Alonso has admitted his championship hopes would get a boost if Sebastian Vettel crashes at the start of a grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Boullier says Grosjean ‘has F1 future’

“He has the strengths of any champion”

2013-06-06_0172Eric Boullier has hinted strongly that Romain Grosjean’s future at Lotus is no longer in doubt. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Raikkonen’s manager says 2014 talks still ongoing

“Negotiations and discussions are still underway” – Steve Robertson

2013-06-08_0977Amid suggestions Red Bull is preparing a 2014 contract for Daniel Ricciardo, Kimi Raikkonen’s manager insists the Finn is still in the running. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Caterham boss not denying Kovalainen rumours

Cyril Abiteboul admitted the sponsored Dutchman “has some challenges”

2013-06-09_1004Caterham’s team boss has refused to deny speculation Giedo van der Garde could lose his race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Lotus will not agree to Silverstone tyre debut

“The (new) tyres will not happen in England.

2013-06-05-0262Eric Boullier has poured cold water on Lotus’ plans to introduce new tyres at Silverstone later this month.”The (new) tyres will not happen in England. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

FIA not ruling out penalties after secret test

“Charlie consulted with the FIA lawyers and gave us the green light.”

2013-05-12 - Pirelli - Spain - 04The FIA is not ruling out penalties, after stewards on Sunday investigated Mercedes’ secret Barcelona tyre test. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Renault engine deal for Toro Rosso to be announced

“It will be announced later this week on the edge of the Monaco grand prix”

2013-03-23 - Toro Rosso - Malaysia - Jean-Eric Vergne (5)Toro Rosso’s anticipated switch from Ferrari to Renault power for 2014 and beyond will be announced imminently, the German magazine Sport Bild reports. Read the rest of this entry »

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