Tag Archive: RMC

Nov 23

Vergne set for Toro Rosso exit – reports

Jean-Eric Vergne appears to have missed out on a Toro Rosso seat for 2015.

2014-06-07_1014 Prior to Sebastian Vettel’s shock Red Bull exit, Frenchman Vergne had already been left out of junior team Toro Rosso’s plans for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Lotus set to announce Grosjean for 2015

Lotus is set to announce that Romain Grosjean is staying with the Enstone team in 2015.

2014-06-07_0899 Just a week ago, the Frenchman was saying he had the power to step out of his contract and move to a bigger team. But a lot – albeit all apparently behind the scenes – has changed in the intervening days, including reports that Fernando Alonso is definitely heading to McLaren-Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Sainz preparing for Toro Rosso ‘blow’

Carlos Sainz jr has admitted not moving up to formula one next year would be a “big blow”.

Carlo Sainz Jr As the days roll on, it appears increasingly likely that, instead of pairing Max Verstappen with another young rookie in 2015, owner Red Bull will instead keep the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne at Toro Rosso for one more year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Grosjean reveals Lotus exit clause

Romain Grosjean has revealed an exit clause will allow him to walk away from Lotus at the end of the season.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Romain Grosjean 03 Insiders believe the Frenchman, obviously frustrated by the Enstone team’s struggles in 2014, is waiting for the Fernando Alonso situation to clear before re-committing to Lotus for another season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Wolff admits champion Mercedes seen as ‘bad guy’

“We do not want to talk about the gap to our opponents or politics today.”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi - Toto Wolff Despite having the constructors’ title already in the bag, Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes is playing the role of “the bad guy” in F1 at present. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

F1 to test yellow flag speed limits in Austin

“It seems to be a feasible idea” – Alonso 

Austin - Circuit of the Americas F1 looks set to test new software and procedures next time out in Austin that will automatically limit the speed of the cars through double waved yellow flag zones. 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 »

Oct 07

F1 waiting on official news about Bianchi

The worried world of F1 is still waiting for more news about Jules Bianchi.

2014-02-19_0005 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi While protagonists argue about the rights and wrongs of his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday, the talented 25-year-old remains critically ill in the Mie hospital about 15 kilometres from Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Questions being asked after Bianchi crash

“The light was low and the track was slippery and that’s why I was caught out” – Adrian Sutil

2014-02-19_0004 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi With the extent of Jules Bianchi’s injuries still unclear, F1 is already turning its attention to the controversial circumstances surrounding his accident that stopped the wet Japanese grand prix on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Sleepless F1 holds breath for Bianchi

“Emergency surgery was performed because of a hematoma in his head.  It will take 24 hours until we know more.”

2014-03-02_0056 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi The collective world of formula one had a sleepless night after the Japanese grand prix as it worries about critically injured Jules Bianchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

FIA admits Japan GP could be cancelled

Every eye is on the sky in the final hour before the Japanese grand prix.

Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka logo As streams run down the pitlane and rain bands brought by typhoon Phanfone fill the radar screens, it emerged on Sunday that Suzuka organisers twice turned down the governing FIA’s request to move the 3pm start time forward. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

F1 eyes earlier Japan GP to dodge typhoon

An approaching typhoon is threatening to drive the Japanese grand prix off track.

Grand Prix du Japon Suzuka - photo DR Fernando Alonso’s future may be the talk of the Suzuka paddock, but every eye is on the ominous skies above the fabled circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

McLaren ‘happy’ to keep Button for 2015

McLaren could wait another year for a top name to join the newly Honda-powered outfit.

IMG_6028 In recent days and weeks, it has become increasingly clear that the Woking team is bidding to lure a star champion like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel to the British-Japanese works collaboration for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Vergne learned of 2015 axe six days late

“It’s pointless to be angry — or if I do have some anger, I will put it behind the wheel and make a show!”

2014-06-07_0929 Max Verstappen learned of his 2015 debut long before Jean-Eric Vergne learned of his impending ousting, it has emerged. Before his Toro Rosso race seat was announced, 16-year-old Verstappen was revealed by Red Bull as the latest member of its junior driver programme on August 12.
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May 23

Grosjean not ruling out Lotus exit

Romain Grosjean has not ruled out leaving Lotus at the end of 2014.

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Romain Grosjean - Australia - Romain Grosjean (4) Earlier this week, while backing the troubled Pastor Maldonado, team owner Gerard Lopez said Frenchman Grosjean had emerged from a similar slump to be among the most coveted drivers on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Dominant Mercedes’ main rivals are not confident the silver-clad team can be beaten in China.

Rivals expect another Mercedes win in China

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (2)Although buoyed by obvious progress since Bahrain, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso almost wrote off a bid for victory after qualifying fifth on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

President Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed early criticism of Ferrari’s new team boss

Montezemolo rejects early Mattiacci criticism

Luca Di Montezemolo 2012-12-23 First, he applauded the ousted Stefano Domenicali for taking responsibility for the fabled team’s poor results and choosing to resign. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Ecclestone working hard to turn up the volume

“Niki likes the new sound because his cars are winning”

2012-11-15_0006 If a question ever requires a cool answer, reporters flock to ‘iceman’ Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

F1 stares into the unknown for 2014 revolution

F1’s all-new look has divided opinions

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99025Formula one is staring into the unknown as the sport’s revolutionary new era begins in earnest this weekend in Melbourne. 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 »

Feb 10

Quesnel favourite for Lotus boss role – report

Following Eric Boullier’s switch to McLaren

Olivier Quesnel-Citroën-WRC-11-2010 Olivier Quesnel, the former Citroen and Peugeot world rally boss, has leapt into pole position to become Lotus’ new team boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Caterham played safe for Jerez amid Renault crisis

Ultra-conservative packaging was a deliberate strategy by technical chief Mark Smith

2014-01-30 - Caterham F1 Team - Marcus Ericsson 01 After Red Bull’s catastrophic opening test at Jerez last week, even F1 backmarkers Marussia and Caterham are currently ahead of the formerly-dominant world champions’ game. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Grenoble doctor confirms Schumacher awakening reports

The report said Schumacher had initially “responded positively” to the process.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung There is substance to widespread reports doctors are now trying to wake Michael Schumacher from his month-long induced coma. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Lotus in ‘contact’ with Whitmarsh – source

“There has been contact with Martin”

2013-06-08_0053 Deposed McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh could switch to Lotus for 2014, an insider has confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Grosjean future safe despite Boullier exit

Lopez told France’s RMC that Grosjean is safe

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 01 Romain Grosjean’s Lotus future is safe, despite the departure from the team of boss Eric Boullier. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Pic working with Craig Pollock, loses Caterham seat

Charles Pic will not be racing in formula one this season.

2013-06-05-0179 Having debuted for Marussia in 2013, and switching to Caterham last year, the latter team’s boss Cyril Abiteboul announced on Monday that the 23-year-old French driver has been left without a race seat for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Michael Schumacher’s condition remains unchanged, the German newspaper Bild reports

Schumacher’s condition unchanged – report

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Almost a week ago, the seven time world champion’s wife Corinna urged the media to go easy on the struggling family, as Schumacher – whose coma has now entered a third week – lies in a critical condition after a skiing fall late last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

Footage proves Schumacher crash at low speed

That is the claim of France’s RMC radio and also BFMTV television

2010-01-25 - MERCEDES GP PETRONAS TEAM - Michael and Corinna Schumacher Footage from a camera mounted on Michael Schumacher’s helmet proves the seven time world champion was skiing slowly when he fell on rocks recently. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

Schumacher injury saga enters second week

Doctors could give a full medical update to the media on Monday

2012-11-18_0006 Media interest remains at fever pitch as Michael Schumacher’s coma after his skiing crash in France enters a second week. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

On-form Grosjean still sees psychologist

“I really like it”

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Romain Grosjean 02Romain Grosjean has revealed he still seeks therapy as the result of his tumultuous 2012 season that almost ended his F1 career. Read the rest of this entry »

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