Tag Archive: Santander

Nov 14

Sainz may be shock contender for McLaren seat

Carlos Sainz jr may have emerged as a shock candidate to be Fernando Alonso’s teammate next year

Carlos Sainz Jr The Red Bull-backed rookie Spaniard now appears out of the running to make his debut for Toro Rosso next year, with the energy drink company likely to instead pair the young Max Verstappen with the more experienced Jean-Eric Vergne. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

McLaren could sign Alonso, test Honda in Abu Dhabi

And now even Alonso admits that he could leave Ferrari.

Vettel-Alonso chez Mclaren In Brazil, probably Fernando Alonso’s penultimate race for Ferrari, the Spaniard has given more hints than ever that his tenure in red is almost over. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Alonso says ‘there is life after Ferrari’

Fernando Alonso remains the big player as the F1 driver ‘silly season’ reaches its climax for another year.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Further down the grid, the field of 2015 is now beginning to shape up.  Lotus is set to keep Romain Grosjean, and Jean-Eric Vergne is getting one more year at Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Santander met with McLaren in Austin – report

Evidence is building by the day that Fernando Alonso is definitely McLaren-bound.

2014-06-07_0248 Writing in the Swiss newspaper Blick, veteran correspondent Roger Benoit claims the deal was actually all but finalised a few weeks ago in Sochi, Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Santander to stay even if Alonso leaves – report

The Spanish multinational Santander is staying at Ferrari even if the closely-aligned Fernando Alonso jumps ship.

2014-06-05_0035That is the claim of the Spanish sports daily Marca, reporting that the banking group has pledged to fulfil its 2017 contract with Ferrari independent of Alonso’s next move.

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Sep 15

Alonso and Raikkonen are staying – Marchionne

Ferrari’s management revolution will have no impact on the driver lineup, new president Sergio Marchionne insists.

Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari (photo Ferrari) With Stefano Domenicali, Luca Marmorini and now long-time president Luca di Montezemolo all falling victim to the fabled team’s poor performance in 2014, it has been suggested the turmoil at Ferrari might also affect the drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Alonso source says Montezemolo exit ‘changes nothing’

Sources close to Fernando Alonso insist this week’s news from Maranello will not affect his future.

2014-06-07_1279 Even before long-time Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo’s demise, and the shock death of his friend and sponsor, Santander’s Emilio Botin, Alonso was already being linked with a move to McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Santander chief Botin dies

Emilio Botin, a man well-known within the F1 paddock, has died.

Santander The 79-year-old was chief of Europe’s biggest bank Santander, a major Ferrari sponsor and closely aligned with Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

McLaren Group 2013 financial results

Key statistics 

McLaren Group The McLaren Group achieved strong financial performance in 2013, recording an £18.8m pre-tax profit, resulting from increased revenues of £268m. 

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Aug 28

Button admits F1 retirement possible after 2014

Jenson Button has admitted for the first time that he might be forced to “retire” at the end of 2014.

2014-06-07_0038 As McLaren and Honda look ahead to their new works partnership beginning next year, it is clear the Woking based team is hoping to sign a truly top driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Alonso could be free to leave Ferrari – sources

Fernando Alonso could be contractually free to walk away from Ferrari.

2014-06-07_0248 Technically, the Spaniard remains under contract to the struggling Maranello team until the end of 2016. “I’m sure he is very frustrated,” Niki Lauda told the Spanish newspaper El Pais earlier this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Ferrari sponsor eyes ‘ten more years’ with Alonso

Ferrari’s major sponsor Santander is going nowhere

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 00 Emilio Botin, the Spanish banking group’s chief, said this week: “We want to continue in F1 for at least ten more years,” Marca sports newspaper quoted him as saying. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Law change puts London GP back in F1 headlines

“London grand prix once again moves a step closer to reality”

London Grand Prix The prospect of a grand prix on the historic streets of London have raced back into the F1 headlines. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

McLaren Mercedes announce renewed partnership with Santander

McLaren Mercedes today announced that Santander 

McLaren Mercedes logo.jpg The largest bank in the eurozone and one of the biggest banks in the world, has renewed its long term corporate partnership with the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

McLaren ‘in good shape’ despite no title sponsor

McLaren is not a PLC, it does not have to “show a profit”.

2013-05-10 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - @McLarenF1 McLaren has confirmed it will not announce a replacement for departed title sponsor Vodafone when the 2014 car is officially launched on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Renault factor involved in Raikkonen talks – Lopez

“We understand what Kimi is waiting for”

2013-02-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Kimi Raikkonen 03Gerard Lopez has admitted Renault is involved in Lotus’ push to keep Kimi Raikkonen at the team in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Ferrari drivers ‘come and go’ – Montezemolo

“Let me make it clear that it’s Ferrari I’m interested in” – Montezemolo

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty ImagesLuca di Montezemolo has fired yet another warning at Fernando Alonso, insisting Ferrari has never had trouble filling its race seats. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Pay-driver label ‘completely wrong’ – Sirotkin

“There is much more to it. We are talking about a big project”

Auto GP - Sonoma - Euronova Racing - Sergey SirotkinSergey Sirotkin, set to smash the record next year as the youngest ever F1 racer, has hit back at claims he is a “pay driver”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

De la Rosa could have signed 2013 Mercedes deal

“Lewis has also confirmed it, otherwise I wouldn’t say”

2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Pedro de la Rosa 00New Ferrari tester Pedro de la Rosa has revealed he could also have signed for Mercedes or McLaren for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Perez hopes backer Telmex joins McLaren

“Hopefully Telmex will be at my side again soon”

2013-03-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Barcelona - Sergio Perez 06Sergio Perez has admitted he hopes Telmex becomes a major sponsor of the McLaren team. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

McLaren Group supports small businesses as part of Santander’s Breakthrough programme

Business owners from across the UK will today benefit from an exclusive masterclass with McLaren Group to learn first-hand how to boost their business growth.

McLaren GroupAerial view of the McLaren Production Centre (left) and McLaren Technology Centre (right)The masterclass is being held as part of Santander’s Breakthrough programme, which aims to help small businesses unlock their potential. A selection of 18 fast-growth businesses will attend the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking and receive practical advice on diversification and how they can explore additional revenue and growth possibilities. Attendees will also be invited to collaborate together through a brainstorming session to explore how ideas from the day can be applied to their own individual businesses.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Alguersuari decries F1 seat ‘auction’

As the F1 world looks set to race on without him, Jaime Alguersuari has decried a sport whose seats are now sold to the highest bidder.

2012-06-09_03572012-05-10 - Pirelli - Jaime Alguersuari 1Accepting that his hopes of returning in 2013 are dashed, the former Toro Rosso driver revealed that he had talks with a team this year that ultimately decided to sign a different driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Sovereign-Santander Teams with Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy victims

Alonso autographed helmet of replica worn in Formula 1 race series to be auctioned

Josh Lockwood - Fernando Alonso signing helmet - Jorge MoranSantanderSovereign Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Banco Santander, today announced that a replica of a racing helmet worn by Fernando Alonso, world-renown Scuderia Ferrari driver, will be auctioned for charity to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. This one of a kind, autographed and specially crafted helmet is an exact replica of the helmet worn by Alonso in almost every Formula 1 race this year. The auction of this item presents an opportunity to own an exclusive part of Formula 1’s historic year and is not available for purchase. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Leaving Ferrari was ‘a relief’ – Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen has admitted it was a “relief” when his lucrative deal with Ferrari ended in 2009.

2009-05-08 - Spain GP - Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen 062012-10-06 - Lotus F1 Team - Japan - Kimi Raikkonen 01The premature termination of the Finn’s contract, making room for the arrival of Fernando Alonso and major sponsor Santander, pushed Raikkonen out of F1 completely and off to a two-year foray in world rallying and Nascar. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Santander extends Ferrari deal

The Spanish bank Santander has extended its sponsorship deal with Ferrari through 2017.

03 - Scuderia FerrariSantanderFernando Alonso’s Ferrari deal also runs for several more years. To mark the Santander extension, Ferrari will run a rear wing at Singapore with the words ‘World’s Best Bank'; a title dreamed up by the financial magazine Euromoney. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Alonso also F1’s personal sponsor king – report

It is no secret that Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari contract is the most lucrative in formula one

2012-06-09_13572012-06-09_1239But the German media and marketing magazine ‘WundV’ claims that the Spaniard also commands the most income from external sponsors. The report said that, in the past year, the 30-year-old made between EUR 7 and 8 million just from his personal backers, including Puma, Tag-Heuer and Santander. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

London GP fanfare now just muted buzz

Ecclestone confirmed that he is still prepared to put in 35 million pounds to “make it happen”,

London Grand Prix2011-06-09_0314After all the recent fanfare, most of F1’s seasoned regulars at Silverstone merely raised their eyebrows when someone mentioned the London grand prix. In fact, the raucous speculation has became only a muted buzz as experts agree it was all just a PR stunt.

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Jul 04

Kimi Raikkonen has played down a reported spat with Lotus, insisting he is only pushing the team to improve its steering system.

Raikkonen used to ‘really good steering’ in F1

2012-06-09_02702012-06-09_1150It has been claimed the former McLaren and Ferrari driver has repeatedly rejected Enstone based Lotus’ efforts to tailor the E20 car to Raikkonen’s precise needs.

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Jun 29

Deep scepticism has greeted Bernie Ecclestone’s claim he is prepared to promote and pay for a London street race.

Deep scepticism greets London GP idea

2012-06-10_0442The F1 chief executive’s comments were made on the eve of a media event that took place on Thursday in the British capital organised by Santander, the sponsor of the British grand prix at Silverstone.

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Jun 22

London Olympic stadium F1 race news ‘strange’ – source

Bernie Ecclestone confirmed he has been approached.

Flagworld - F1Olympic Park, London, 14 June 2011 (2) cropped.jpgBritain could be set to secure a second grand prix, after the Daily Telegraph reported on Friday that plans are afoot to host a race in and around London’s Olympic stadium.

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