Tag Archive: Sky

Nov 21

Caterham thanks Renault for helping F1 comeback

“We are overwhelmed by the level of support we have received”

2014-01-30 - Caterham F1 Team - Robin Frijns 04 Caterham’s acting boss Finbarr O’Connell has thanked the world of formula one for helping the team to make its F1 comeback this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

McLaren delay will end F1 driver’s career – Perez

Sergio Perez thinks one occupant of a McLaren this weekend will not return to formula one in 2015.

IMG_6010 He is referring to the high-profile holdup at Woking, with Fernando Alonso believed to be already signed but McLaren undecided over whether to keep Jenson Button or Kevin Magnussen. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Vettel expects ‘no problems’ with teammate Raikkonen

Sebastian Vettel has apparently grown tired of the extended wait to officially announce his switch to Ferrari.

Vettel -Raikkonen - photo Getty Images The fact the outgoing world champion is leaving Red Bull is already confirmed, but his move to Ferrari – although an open secret in the paddock – is still awaiting the outcome of Fernando Alonso’s contractual impasse. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Ecclestone slams Caterham’s ‘begging bowl’

Bernie Ecclestone has joined those who are heavily critical of Caterham’s plea for fans’ money to get the struggling team back on track.

2012-11-15_0006 In administration and missing in Austin and Brazil, the outfit has launched a crowdfunding scheme to raise the almost $4 million it says it needs to make it to this year’s Abu Dhabi finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Caterham asks fans to fund Abu Dhabi comeback

As Marussia reaches the end of the line, fellow absent backmarker Caterham wants F1 fans to fund its Abu Dhabi comeback later this month.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Marcus Ericsson 08 Using the Twitter hashtag ‘RefuelCaterhamF1′, the team – under administration and reportedly in debt to the tune of $25 million – has launched a controversial crowd-funding appeal to raise the almost $4 million it says it needs to race at the 2014 finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

End of the line as Marussia ceases trading

As 18 F1 cars practiced in Brazil, one of the absent teams came to the end of the line.

2014-02-19_0004 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi The Telegraph’s Daniel Johnson broke the news, reporting early on Friday that Marussia, although listed on the FIA’s 2015 entry list, has “ceased trading”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Boycott threat still lingering for Brazil GP

Two hours before Sunday’s US grand prix, the risk that only 12 cars would race still existed.

2010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - Brazil As promised, Bernie Ecclestone negotiated an eleventh hour solution, and the boycott threat posed by angry privateers Lotus, Sauber and Force India was put down. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Van der Garde set for second Sauber seat in 2015

That is despite Sutil having a signed 2015 contract.

2014-06-05_0225 Sauber looks set to field an all-new driver lineup next year, after confirming Caterham refugee Marcus Ericsson is joining the Swiss team in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Kobayashi in Austin to keep F1 dream alive

Like his 2014 teammate Marcus Ericsson, Kamui Kobayashi has travelled to Austin without a formula one car to drive.

IMG_5973 But unlike the Swedish rookie Ericsson, who reportedly carries up to $20 million in personal backing, Japanese Kobayashi looks less likely to secure a race seat elsewhere for 2015, following the collapse of the Caterham team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Weber doubts Vettel can handle Ferrari ‘pressure’

Michael Schumacher’s former manager doubts Sebastian Vettel can emulate the F1 legend’s success at rebuilding a beleaguered Ferrari team.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (15) Willi Weber, also known as the lucrative ‘Mr 20 per cent’ after brokering Schumacher’s mammoth Ferrari contracts, is worried quadruple world champion Vettel’s personality might not be as suited to the task. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

‘Silly season’ waits but 2015 rumours still firing

Porsche would like to enter a third car in the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race next year with F1 stars at the wheel, according to Germany’s Auto Bild.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers The report said Nico Hulkenberg, despite being close to a new deal to stay with Force India in 2015, is at the top of the German carmaker’s shortlist. Theoretically, Porsche’s supposed plan is possible, given that the F1 calendar is not scheduled to clash with the fabled endurance race next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Surgery could put Kubica return back on track

More surgery on his injured arm could lead Robert Kubica back to formula one.

FIA ERC 2013 SATA Rallye Acores Robert Kubica action image The Pole was becoming so established as a rising great talent in F1 that by 2011 he was being mentioned as Fernando Alonso’s next teammate at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Alonso says 2015 team not Mercedes-powered

Fernando Alonso dropped a big hint about his future after Sunday’s Russian grand prix.

2014-10-09_0200 - Scuderia Ferrari - Russia - Fernando Alonso Wild rumours in the past few days suggested the Spaniard was working on a sensational deal to join dominant Mercedes next year, in Lewis Hamilton’s place. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Kobayashi hints Caterham suffering parts shortage

Kamui Kobayashi threw fresh doubt on Caterham’s future during the Russian grand prix.

2014-06-08_0727 The Japanese, whose own future with the struggling backmarker team is also unclear, retired from the inaugural Sochi race mid-distance. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Questions explode as Bianchi crash video emerges

“Was it the direction of the race or the officials who were at the corner?”
 

2014-06-07_0535 As Jules Bianchi lies critically ill in a Japanese hospital, grave questions are being asked about the circumstances surrounding his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday. 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 04

Lauda rules out Mercedes move for Alonso

The two leading theories about Alonso’s next move is that he will either go to McLaren-Honda, or take a season off.

IMG_2291 As the morning’s sensational news heads into late afternoon at Suzuka, tongues are still wagging far and wide in the Suzuka paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Dennis says Alonso deal not done

Ron Dennis on Saturday hit back at suggestions Fernando Alonso’s return to McLaren in 2015 is already a done deal.

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Ron Dennis 01 Undoubtedly, following news Sebastian Vettel is surely set to replace Alonso at Ferrari next year, a move to head McLaren’s new works Honda era is a strong possibility for the Spaniard. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Honda set for McLaren driver talks at Suzuka

McLaren will not be making a driver announcement this weekend at Suzuka.

2014-01-16_0495With speculation about his future rife, Spain’s Diario AS has claimed Fernando Alonso’s situation at Ferrari is now “almost unbearable”, and an announcement of a split could be the next item on the agenda. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Rossi ‘never regretted’ F1 snub

Valentino Rossi, the MotoGP great, says he is still a big fan of formula one.

2014-08-31-0039 In fact, the flamboyant 35-year-old nearly switched from two to four wheels in 2006 with a series of Ferrari tests. “There was still a lot of testing then,” Rossi told Italy’s Sky, “and so you were able to see your potential and if you really can race in F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Alonso, Button rumours rumble on Monday

Fernando Alonso is still the main character,

Vert blanc rouge et Alonso a Even with much of the F1 world on the long-haul return to Europe, the silly season continued to churn on Monday after the Singapore grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Furious Alonso threatens to reveal source of rumours

Fernando Alonso was “visibly upset” on Thursday as he angrily slammed the latest silly-season speculation about his future.

2014-06-07_0248 That is the claim of Spain’s EFE news agency, reporting that the Spaniard clearly feels the leaks are being originated not only from Italy, but from within Ferrari itself. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Alonso, Vettel fend off seat swap rumour

Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel on Thursday batted away the most recent ‘silly season’ speculation.

2012-06-09_1320 Earlier this week, Italy’s Sky had triggered rumours the Ferrari and Red Bull drivers could be about to complete a sensational cockpit swap for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Drivers welcome FIA radio clampdown

“All the fans were cheering so it looks like the right way to go”

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Mercedes’ title-warring teammates are the first F1 drivers to welcome the FIA’s banning of “performance”-related radio communications. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Montezemolo accepts Ferrari at ‘end of an era’

All signs continue to point towards a major change of direction at crisis-struck Ferrari.

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Although long-time president Luca di Montezemolo played down the waves of speculation at Monza, his likely successor Sergio Marchionne issued a series of highly critical statements about the 67-year-old on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Post-race rumours rock Monza paddock

F1’s 2015 ‘silly season’ is no longer just about the drivers.

2014-06-08_0747 Now, it is major rumblings about the teams themselves that are making waves as the sport packs up after Lewis Hamilton’s win at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Drivers back Rosberg over Hamilton clash

“You need to be in surgery at the hospital with that sort of precision.”

2014-07-18_0883 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Champions Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel have backed Nico Rosberg amid the German’s run-in with title rival and teammate Lewis Hamilton.
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Sep 03

Alonso wants to ‘extend my contract’

Fernando Alonso says he is working on extending his Ferrari deal.

2014-07-19 - Scuderia Ferrari - Germany - Fernando Alonso Amid growing rumours the Spaniard could switch to McLaren, he played down the speculation this week by telling Britain’s Sky he has no “intention” of moving. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Briatore return would ‘help new F1′ – Alonso

Flavio Briatore would be a good addition as formula one finds its direction for the future.

discussion-Briatore-Dennis 4381 That is the claim of Fernando Alonso, the sport’s highest paid and arguably most highly rated driver. Recently, a man always closely aligned with the trajectory of Alonso’s career – Briatore – was linked with a return to the sport as chairman of a new popularity working group. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Alonso responds to rumours about future

Fernando Alonso has responded to speculation he could be about to turn his back on Ferrari.

IMG_5473 The Spaniard’s title-less tenure in red has culminated in the 2014 season, where the Maranello team has notably struggled at the start of the new V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

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