Tag Archive: Sky Sports

May 12

Haas ‘not looking at Lotus’ – source

Haas was set to visit Lotus’ UK headquarters this week

Gene Haas portrait A source close to F1’s newest team owner Gene Haas has denied reports linking the Californian with Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Haas not ruling out Domenicali for F1 team

Stefano Domenicali could continue his formula one career with F1’s newest team.

Gene Haas portrait Gunther Steiner, a former Jaguar and Red Bull chief, is now heavily involved in the Haas Formula project, with Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas having secured a two-year license to enter formula one, beginning either in 2015 or 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Ecclestone admits engines louder than he thought

“It sounds terrible on the TV” – Ecclestone

2012-11-15_0006 Bernie Ecclestone admitted on Friday that F1’s new-generation cars are actually louder than he first thought. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Hill supports ‘double points’

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said recently the fans’ adverse reaction

2013-06-08_0144 Damon Hill has counted himself out of the furore surrounding the new ‘double points’ innovation for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Marussia wants to keep both drivers for 2014

“I’d like to keep them both for next year”

2013-03-15 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Max Chilton Marussia would like to keep its current race drivers in 2014, boss John Booth has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Vettel, Rosberg clash over ‘tyregate’

“So it is not for us to learn anything or to decide on anything that we do.”

Sebastian Vettel - Lewis Hamilton - photo Getty ImagesGermans Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg on Thursday revealed their vastly different opinions about the ‘testgate’ saga that has gripped formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

Loss of F1 income ‘really hurts’ – Marussia

“We can confirm we’ve not had any offer from CVC at all.”

2013-03-23 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysia - Jules Bianchi(1)Pat Symonds has admitted Marussia’s loss of Concorde Agreement revenue “really hurts”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Marussia looks set for Ferrari power in 2014

Marussia looks set to use customer Ferrari engines in 2014.

2013-03-23 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysia - Jules Bianchi(8)With the team’s current supplier Cosworth unlikely to build a new power unit for next year’s radical V6 rules, Marussia’s choice appeared to have boiled down to Mercedes or Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Williams not replacing Gillan, Wolff

Williams is not planning to replace Mark Gillan, the chief operations engineer who was credited with helping the team recover its lost form in 2012.

Mark Gillan  portrait08 - Williams F1Gillan left Williams late last year, but at the time the Grove based team did not say if it intended to recruit from elsewhere to fill the vacancy. “You have to remember,” said chief designer Mike Coughlan on Tuesday, “there’s a lot of people moving forward in their careers.” Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

3D could tempt Ecclestone to hand F1 to Sky – report

Pay television company Sky could replace formula one’s own broadcaster, according to a report in the Times.

2010-06-13_0226Sky Sports logo.svgJournalist Kevin Eason said Barney Francis, the managing director of F1’s new British broadcaster Sky Sports, will be in the Austin paddock this weekend. “He wants to introduce 3D to F1 and will have talks with Bernie Eccclestone”, Eason wrote. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Di Resta hints at Force India stay

Paul di Resta has all but confirmed suggestions he will stay at Force India in 2013.

2012-09-02 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Paul di Resta 022012-02-24 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Paul di Resta 00Earlier, the Scot was linked with the McLaren and Ferrari vacancies for next year, but those top teams have now pushed ahead with alternative plans. Di Resta, 26, hinted to Britain’s Sky Sports that his ambition to switch to a top team has fallen short for now. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Todt denies FIA to lighten grip on F1

Jean Todt has dismissed suggestions he is willing to loosen the FIA’s grip on formula one in return for more money.

Jean Todt (DR)Flagworld - F1Ahead of a crucial meeting between the FIA president, Bernie Ecclestone and the teams in Paris on Tuesday, the Financial Times reported speculation Frenchman Todt will agree to trade some of the federation’s rule-making power for a bigger share of the sport’s financial pie. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Maldonado admits ‘chance’ of Williams switch

Pastor Maldonado has admitted there is “a chance” he will switch teams ahead of the 2013 season.

2012-07-21 - Williams F1 - Germany - Pastor Maldonado2012-06-09_0225Days ago, before Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was re-elected by his countrymen, the lucratively PDVSA-backed Maldonado answered “we’ll see” when asked if he will still be a Williams driver next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Perez not ready for Ferrari switch – Montezemolo

Luca di Montezemolo has dealt a knockout blow to speculation Sergio Perez could be set to replace Felipe Massa at Ferrari next year.

2012-04-15 - Sauber F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Sergio Perez 03Luca di Montezemolo 2011-12-18After his second place at Monza last Sunday, rumours that Sauber’s Mexican Perez is now set to step up to Ferrari are rife. But Ferrari president Montezemolo said: “Next season is too early. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Quick Webber decision to stop rumours – Marko

Red Bull made a snap decision to re-sign Mark Webber in order to stop the “constant rumours” about the Australian’s future.

2012-06-08_00052012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Silverstone - Mark WebberThat is the claim of Dr Helmut Marko, who just hours before the team announced the 35-year-old Australian is staying in 2013 actually said Red Bull would only decide its next lineup “in August”.

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Jun 20

Schumacher, Raikkonen could be F1’s eighth winner

Unprecedented run of new and different winners this season could continue

2012-06-09_12512012-06-09_1150Michael Schumacher did not become F1’s seventh winner of 2012 in Canada, but his boss Ross Brawn is hoping Valencia is a case of ‘lucky eight’ for the seven time world champion.

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Jun 14

Marko hints Hamilton doesn’t ‘fit’ at Red Bull

Dr Helmut Marko has played down the likelihood Lewis Hamilton might switch to Red Bull in 2013.

2012-06-09_01442012-06-08_0393Hamilton’s long-term McLaren contract is due to expire, but it was expected that the 27-year-old would stay with the team that nurtured him since childhood. In Canada last weekend, however, the Woking based outfit’s executive chairman Ron Dennis hinted all is not well regarding the contractual talks.

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Jun 02

FIA says Red Bull floor ‘holes’ illegal

F1’s governing body has declared illegal the ‘holes’ in the floor of Red Bull’s 2012 car.

Flagworld - FIA2012-05-27 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Mark Webber 99001Rivals teams including Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes had raised concerns about the design at Monaco last weekend, but opted not to protest on the promise that the FIA would issue a clarification prior to Canada next weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Hamilton may have decided to quit McLaren – source

Lewis Hamilton may already have decided to quit McLaren, according to a reliable source.

2012-05-27 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton 022012-05-27 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton 04That is the claim of the French TF1 television commentator Jean-Louis Moncet, writing in his Auto Plus column. It emerged recently that McLaren has offered the 2008 world champion – whose current contract runs out this year – over $30 million a season to stay at the British team for five more years.

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Jun 01

Steering issue creating Lotus-Raikkonen rift

The mere issue of ‘steering’ risks creating a rift between Lotus and its star driver Kimi Raikkonen.

2012-05-27 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco Grand Prix - Kimi Raikkonen 032012-05-27 - Lotus F1 Team - Monaco Grand Prix - Kimi Raikkonen 02The 2007 world champion has complained about the steering system aboard the black and gold E20 from his very first lap this season. For Monaco, the team debuted a special system tailored to the Finn’s needs, but it lasted just a single out-lap on Thursday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Villeneuve joins Sky Sports F1 HD

1997 World Champion will be part of the team in Canada

2011-08-19_17102011-06-09_0335Jacques Villeneuve will join the Sky Sports F1 HD team for this year’s Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. The 1997 World Champion joins Simon Lazenby and Johnny Herbert for his home race, on the circuit named after his late father Gilles.

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Mar 08

Red Bull to discuss Webber future in summer

Mark Webber is yet to secure his place at Red Bull for the 2013 season.

2012-02-09 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - Dietrich Mateschitz2012-02-09 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 2Team boss Christian Horner said the Australian has a “spring in his step” after a strong winter following Sebastian Vettel’s dominance last year. But as for the future, he said that will only be discussed “in the summer”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Christian Horner and Bernie Ecclestone have singled out Jenson Button as potentially the biggest rival to Red Bull’s dominance in 2012.

Horner, Ecclestone, predict Button title challenge

2012-02-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 002011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Bernie Ecclestone - Sebastian Vettel - Christian HornerMcLaren’s Button surprised many observers by beating his highly rated teammate Lewis Hamilton last year, and finishing runner-up behind Red Bull’s dominant Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Ferrari predicament ‘dramatic’ – Lauda

Ferrari has set to work to fix a problem at the rear of its troubled F2012 car, Italy’s Autosprint reports.

2011-06-11_11702012-02-03 - Scuderia Ferrari - F2012 launch 08The report said initial winter testing highlighted problems with the car’s exhaust solution, prompting Pat Fry to order the outlets be moved inwards. This, however, left the homologated portion of the chassis that housed the original exhausts intact, with modification to require a new FIA crash test. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Di Resta cousin Franchitti has no F1 regrets

Dario Franchitti insists he has no regrets despite never adding success in formula one to his list of career achievements.

2011-07-10 - Toronto Indy - Sunday 4902011-08-28 - Force India F1 Team - Belgium - Paul di Resta 03The famous Scot, whose wife is the Hollywood actor Ashley Judd, is the cousin of impressive Force India youngster Paul di Resta. Last week, 38-year-old Franchitti joined his family member at the Jerez test.

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Jul 29

British viewers lose free-to-air coverage from 2012

Only half of next season’s formula one races will be shown on free-to-air television in Britain.

BBC logoIt emerged on Friday morning that subscription channel Sky Sports has won joint rights with the BBC to televise grands prix between 2012 and 2018.

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Jul 21

Barrichello reveals contract talks in Germany

Adam Parr indicated it is very likely the 39-year-old will be re-signed

2011-07-09 - AT&T Williams - Britain - Sam Michael - Rubens Barrichello 012011-05-28 - AT&T Williams - Monaco - Rubens Barrichello 05Rubens Barrichello on Thursday revealed he has scheduled talks about his future with Williams at the Nurburgring this weekend.

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Jul 06

Red Bull seat unlikely for Ricciardo – Horner

“Daniel has no experience of grand prix racing, he has an awful lot to learn”

2011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Daniel Ricciardo - Mark Webber 52011-06-10_0425Christian Horner will keep a “very close eye” on Daniel Ricciardo this weekend, but a seat at Red Bull’s premier team in the very near future is unlikely. With Mark Webber’s contract expiring and Lewis Hamilton now ruled out for 2012, attention has turned to Australian Ricciardo, the cream of Red Bull’s junior programme who at Silverstone is making his F1 race debut with HRT. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Edmonton winner Hinchcliffe excited by revised track layout‏

“I was just so relieved that Edmonton was back on the schedule”

James Hinchcliffe - 2010-07-252008-06-29_0085James Hinchcliffe probably knows as much about racing at the Edmonton Airport City Centre Circuit as anyone, so the winner of last season’s Firestone Indy Lights race there was excited to view the revised 3.61-km track layout for the first time on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

A1GP scores big on new TV Deals

This is testament to the growing popularity of A1GP

A1GP World Cup of Motorsport is due to hit the ground running with a full line of up of both new and renewed TV deals ensuring continued worldwide exposure for the series that kicks off Season Four in less than a month. Read the rest of this entry »

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