Tag Archive: Sauber

Oct 31

FIA to tackle cost problem after team failures

With Caterham and Marussia in the throes of failure, the governing FIA has admitted it is concerned about the financial situation in F1.

2014-06-04_0030 It is believed the next most endangered team on the grid is the Swiss privateer Sauber, whose boss and co-owner Monisha Kaltenborn sounded furious as she spoke to media on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Caterham’s Ericsson set for Sauber switch

Marcus Ericsson looks set to keep his formula one career alive by signing with Sauber for 2015.

2014-06-08_0560 Said to carry some $18 million in personal sponsorship, the Swedish rookie is trackside in Austin this weekend despite the absence of his failing existing team, Caterham. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Domenicali to start work at Audi next week – report

Stefano Domenicali will reportedly start work at Audi next week.

2014-01-16_0782 Earlier this month, reports emerged that the former Ferrari team boss had accepted an offer to work for the Volkswagen-owned carmaker. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

F1 set for three-car teams as more risk collapse

F1 risks sliding into crisis and having to reinvent its very DNA as struggling backmarker teams begin to succumb to collapse.

2014-06-08_0747 HRT folded in 2012, and now F1’s two other newest teams Caterham and Marussia are in the throes of financial administration. Organisers of next weekend’s US grand prix look set to welcome just 9 teams to an 18-car grid, unprecedented since BAR-Honda was banned for a time almost a decade ago.
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Oct 26

Marussia to join Caterham in administration – report

Marussia looks set to join Caterham in entering administration, the Daily Mail reports on Sunday.

Marussia 17 - photo © DPPI - Éric Vargiolu After Bernie Ecclestone said he will allow the struggling backmarkers to sit out the next Austin-Brazil double header, F1 business journalist Christian Sylt now reveals Marussia’s operating company has “filed a notice with the High Court saying that it intends to appoint an administrator”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Van der Garde hints at 2015 race seat

Making noises about his own prospects for next season

2014-06-05_0225 Just as news about Nico Hulkenberg emerged on Monday, Giedo van der Garde dropped a big hint about his own future in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Marko yet to tell Sainz of plans for 2015

Even now crowned the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion, Carlos Sainz jr is still in the dark about his F1 future.

Carlos Sainz - Spa 2014 Clearly the cream of Red Bull’s hopeful clan of young development drivers, the 20-year-old is in the running to replace Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso in 2015. But with the 17-year-old Max Verstappen already signed up, it is clear that team boss Franz Tost and owner Dietrich Mateschitz think keeping the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne on board might be the smarter play. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Sirotkin confident of 2015 debut

Sergey Sirotkin is suddenly sounding confident he will make his F1 debut in 2015.

2013-09-27 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 01 The Russian teen had his maiden Friday practice outing on home soil at Sochi, declaring afterwards that his pace relative to Adrian Sutil had surprised him. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Sauber to hold ‘Russia rescue’ talks at Sochi

Sauber could put its so-called ‘Russian rescue deal’ back on track this weekend.

2014-06-08_1129 The struggling Swiss team announced the Russian investments over a year ago, adding that the Russian teen Sergey Sirotkin would be in the cockpit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

McLaren denies Stroll rumours

McLaren has denied claims Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll may be looking at buying into the British team.

2013-06-09_1355 Italy’s Autosprint reports that after Stroll recently held ultimately failed talks with Marussia and Sauber, he may then have been approached by McLaren shareholder Mansour Ojjeh. 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

Bianchi in surgery for ‘severe head injury’ – FIA

Jules Bianchi is undergoing surgery for a “severe head injury”, F1’s governing body has announced.

2014-06-05_0125 At the same time, the French driver’s father has told the L’Equipe sports daily that his son is in a “critical” condition at the Mie hospital near Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Sauber and de Silvestro split – report

Simona de Silvestro’s road to formula one appears to have ended.

IMG_5598 (2) Until now, the 25-year-old female Swiss driver was a Sauber tester, testing one of the Hinwil based team’s older cars with unique ‘Clean Air Energy’ branding. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Three teams in battle for 2015 survival

The fate of three formula one teams continues to hang in the balance.

2014-06-22 - Williams Martini Racing - Austria - Felipe Massa 01 teams The health of the sport’s most financially struggling outfits has been under an intense spotlight since it emerged the richest teams might be asked to plug gaps on the 2015 grid by running three-car operations. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Cost issue could end ‘freeze’ relaxation talks

Teams are pushing hard behind the scenes for even more freedom

2014-06-08_0747 Toto Wolff says F1’s struggling teams would be the victims if a push to relax the engine development ‘freeze’ is successful. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Relaxing engine freeze talk ‘nonsense’ – Wolff

Toto Wolff has declared Mercedes’ obvious resistance to moves to relax F1’s engine ‘freeze’.

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engine The German marque has utterly dominated in 2014, producing a clearly superior turbo V6 ‘power unit’ than its engine rivals Renault and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Ferrari wants three-car teams ‘for the show’

Ferrari has split from the pack and declared its support for three-car teams in formula one.

2014-06-05_0038 Amid rumours up to three or four teams are in financial peril, Bernie Ecclestone said in Singapore that the sport would fill the grid gaps by requiring top teams to move from two to three-car operations as soon as 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Ecclestone admits three-car teams possible

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted F1 could fill up a depleted grid next year with three-car top teams.

Bernie Ecclestone-11-2010 Former Williams chairman Adam Parr set off alarm bells after the Italian grand prix recently when he ‘tweeted’ that three struggling teams are about to collapse. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

FIA could ease radio clampdown in Singapore

The FIA could back down over its newly-imposed radio communications ban.

2012-06-09_0020 It was the hot topic of controversial conversation in Singapore on Thursday, as the teams and drivers prepare for the rest of 2014 with tight restrictions on what they can and cannot say over the pit-to-car radio. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Susie Wolff not disappointed with Williams role

Susie Wolff insists she is not disappointed she did not get promoted by Williams for the 2015 season.

20131020-0081 Along with fellow F1 tester Simona de Silvestro, who works for Sauber, the 31-year-old Scot is the closest female driver to the F1 race grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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