Tag Archive: Spa-Francorchamps

Oct 21

Total president killed in plane crash

The president of F1 sponsor Total has been killed in a plane crash, the Russian news agency Ria Novosti reports.

View image on TwitterThe French oil multinational is closely aligned in formula one with Renault-powered teams Red Bull and Lotus and the French driver Romain Grosjean. Russia’s Lifenews service also reports that Total’s president, Christophe de Margerie, died in a plane crash at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow early on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Caterham hits back at Kobayashi claims

“Regarding Kamui’s comment, all I can say – and again, I’m answering with facts”

2014-06-07_0578 Kamui Kobayashi’s job at Caterham appears even more tenuous after boss Manfredi Ravetto rebuked the Japanese’s comments after the Russian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Belgium GP set for 2018 deal

Far away from the Suzuka paddock, the F1 world heard promising news on Friday from Belgium.

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium L’Echo newspaper reported that Bernie Ecclestone has agreed to extend the grand prix deal for the popular and fabled Spa-Francorchamps circuit until 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Vergne ‘open’ to future outside F1

Jean-Eric Vergne insists he has his “eyes open” to opportunities outside of formula one for 2015.

IMG_3820 Now in his third campaign with the Red Bull junior team Toro Rosso, 24-year-old Frenchman Vergne will be moved over at the end of 2014 for the teen rookie Max Verstappen. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Teammate war ‘valuable’ for F1, Mercedes – Haug

F1 should thank the warring Mercedes teammates for their spicy championship battle in 2014.

2014-05-04-0060 That is the view of Norbert Haug, the former Mercedes chief who is today removed from the stresses that his successors Toto Wolff, Paddy Lowe and Niki Lauda are facing as they manage the imploding relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Caterham confirms Kobayashi return

Kobayashi heading to Monza for Caterham return

2014-06-08_0727 Caterham on Thursday confirmed reports Kamui Kobayashi is returning to race duty this weekend at Monza. The Japanese was sidelined two weeks ago at Spa-Francorchamps, as reigning Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer and his sponsor Hype stepped into the green car.
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Sep 03

Ferrari confirms engine deal for Haas

Ferrari on Wednesday announced it will supply a V6 ‘power unit’ to F1’s new American entrant Haas in 2016.

Haas F1 Team Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas’ machine tool company Haas Automation is already a sponsor of the fabled Maranello based team. 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

Ferrari customers behind in engine payments

Ferrari’s customer teams are behind in payments to the Maranello marque.

2014-06-05_0106 Referring to engine customers Sauber and Marussia, team boss Marco Mattiacci is quoted by the Swiss newspaper Blick: “They are behind in their payments.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Lotterer could return for Caterham at Monza

Mere days before the Italian grand prix, the identity of Caterham’s second race driver is still unclear.

André Lotterer - Caterham - (photo Getty Images) Reports from Japan suggest Kamui Kobayashi will definitely not be back at the wheel of the car at Monza, having already sat out Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Top speeds at Monza to be lower than expected

Top speeds at Monza this weekend may not be quite as spectacular as earlier expected.

GP3 - Autodromo Nazionale Monza That is the claim of the specialist German publication Auto Motor und Sport, despite predictions the new turbo V6-powered machines could soar beyond the old 370+kph top-speed record of the 2005 Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

2014 Spa pace faster than last year – analysis

Two tenths quicker than the corresponding race of 2013

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium Last Sunday’s Belgian grand prix was the first time the new ‘power unit’ era proved faster than the screaming V8-powered machines of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Vettel to get another new chassis for Monza

“I can’t explain why my car could not compete with Daniel’s at this race” – Vettel

2014-07-05 - 99016 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel is set to drive his third new chassis of the 2014 season, after suffering more mysterious handling problems in Belgium last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Merhi waiting on F1 license for Monza debut

Next in line to drive ousted Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham

20131020-0117 Roberto Merhi is only waiting on his F1 super license before receiving the green light to make his grand prix debut next weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Struggling Vettel gets new engineer for 2015

Struggling world champion Sebastian Vettel will get a new race engineer for the 2015 season.

2014-07-19 - 99024 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel This year defending his fourth consecutive drivers’ title, the German has notably struggled in 2014 alongside new teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Ricciardo declares title hunt now on

Daniel Ricciardo has declared himself in the hunt for the 2014 world championship.

2014-07-19 - 99017 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Before the title war between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg exploded in Belgium, no one would have bet against a dominant victory for one or the other of the silver-clad duo. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Bosses slam ‘unacceptable’ Rosberg after Hamilton clashv

“It will be handled.”

2014-07-19_0914 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Toto Wolff The championship rivalry between warring teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg exploded at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Ecclestone returns to F1’s executive board

Bernie Ecclestone has returned to the executive board of F1’s parent company.

2013-06-06_0008 Although he remained F1 chief executive, the 83-year-old had stepped down from Delta Topco amid his corruption trial in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Red Bull won’t replace me – Newey

Adrian Newey says Red Bull will not replace him as technical director when he steps down at Christmas.

2014-06-08_1251 Frustrated with the direction of the regulations, F1’s most respected designer will begin to head Red Bull’s new advanced technologies centre in 2015 rather than work full-time on F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Chilton fumbles as F1’s next ‘pay-drivers’ line up

“What everyone seems to think has happened is not the case”

IMG_6058 He didn’t want to say the words, but Max Chilton insists a Marussia kerfuffle in Belgium should not be interpreted as a simple ‘pay-driver’ in distress. Read the rest of this entry »

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