Tag Archive: Spanish GP

May 15

Vettel ‘working for his money’ in 2014 – Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo is enjoying the moment as he shows a clean pair of heels to F1’s reigning quadruple world champion.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (6) Early in 2014, Red Bull’s fresh-faced newcomer Ricciardo settled in quickly and stunned the F1 world by generally outshining Vettel, the winner of the last four world titles and the last nine grands prix of 2013 on the trot. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Host of 2014 Spanish GP still unclear – Ecclestone

“We’ll see what happens” – Ecclestone

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber (5)Bernie Ecclestone has shed little light on the uncertainty surrounding the identity of next year’s Spanish grand prix host. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

Barcelona says Valencia could host 2014 Spanish GP

Valencia could still return to the F1 calendar in 2014.

Valencia Street Circuit logoThe Spanish port city race’s fate has been swinging wildly in recent days and months, but it seems Valencia might appear on next year’s schedule after all. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

McLaren begins task to improve flawed 2013 car

It has already begun.

2013-02-23 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Barcelona - Sergio Perez 05McLaren is pressing ahead with plans to improve the new 2013 car, as suggestions last year’s winning model could be resurrected begin to fade. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Maldonado can survive without Chavez – Brundle

Pastor Maldonado can probably survive in formula one even without Hugo Chavez.

2013-02-10 - Williams F1 - Jerez - Pastor Maldonado 012012-11-15_0026That is the view of former F1 driver turned respected British television commentator Martin Brundle, whilst musing the consequences of the death of the late Venezuelan president. 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 »

May 08

Dani Clos will take part in the first free practice session at the Spanish GP

“I’m delighted to have this opportunity” – Dani Clos

2012-05-08 - HRT F1 Team - Dani ClosHRT F1 Team Logo_002.jpgSpanish driver Dani Clos will step into the F112 for the first time on Friday to take part in the first free practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix which will take place at the Circuit de Catalunya. 23 year-old Clos will substitute teammate Narain Karthikeyan for that session and will join Pedro de la Rosa for the first 90 minutes of practice in Montmeló. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

No Spanish GP share deal in place yet

A deal to see Barcelona and Valencia alternate a single annual Spanish grand prix is not quite across the finish line.

Circuit de Catalunya logoValencia Street Circuit logoF1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone announced last week that a deal has been struck in principle between the sport’s two current Spanish hosts. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

Barcelona could change layout if race unexciting

“If it really is needed, we will make the necessary investments because we want to lead”

Circuit de CatalunyaFlagworld - F1The Circuit de Catalunya is prepared to alter its layout if F1’s spectacular 2011 formula does not produce an exciting Spanish grand prix this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Portuguese Grand Prix debrief with Tohru Ubukata

Round 3: Portuguese GP – Post-race debrief

MotoGP - Dani Pedrosa - Jorge LorenzoMotoGP - The San Carlo Honda Gresini - Marco SimoncelliThe weather at the Estoril circuit is always unpredictable because of its proximity to both sea and mountains and this year was no different, but the surprise worked in favour of the riders. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Spanish Grand Prix debrief with Hirohide Hamashima

Round 2: Spanish GP – Post-race debrief

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory RacingMotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing actionThe Spanish Grand Prix started with the bright sun and fine weather the Andalucían venue is known for, but on Sunday the rain arrived and the first European GP of the season was also the first wet race since the Malaysian GP in 2009. Early on in the weekend the laptimes were very fast and several riders dipped under the lap record. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Stoner finishes day one fastest overall, already under Jerez lap record‏

Round 2: Spanish GP – Free Practice One & Two

Casey Stoner - Repsol Honda TeamDani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda TeamIt was once again a Repsol Honda Team one-two after the first day of running for the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend with Casey Stoner setting the fastest combined time from the two practice sessions ahead of Dani Pedrosa. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Red Bull asked Vettel to quit Spanish GP

“When I got back out the team told me that I should quit the race”

2010-05-08 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 2Sebastian Vettel has revealed he was asked to pull out of the race before finishing the Spanish grand prix in third place. The Red Bull driver suffered a braking problem with 15 laps of the Barcelona race still to run, and made a pitstop so the damage could be inspected. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Ecclestone insists Spanish GP will go ahead

Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed claims that next month’s Spanish grand prix could be cancelled.

The volcanic ash cloud

It was confirmed on Monday that this weekend’s Japanese round of the MotoGP series has been called off due to the travel disruptions caused by the volcanic ash above Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Red Bull joins Toyota in 2010 entry boycott

Politics still in high gear at Spanish GP

2009-05-08 - Spain GP - Redbull - Mark Webber 01Red Bull has followed Toyota in declaring that it will not enter next year’s world championship under the current regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Klien, Wurz, to miss Spanish GP

Both will drive sports car for Peugeot

BMW-Sauber test driver Christian Klien will probably not travel to Barcelona for the Spanish grand prix next month.

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Aug 08

ING Renault keeps its cool in the Hungarian heat

The team picked up another eight points
 
Renault’s Executive Director of Engineering, Pat Symonds, hailed the Hungarian Grand Prix as the team’s best race of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 2008 Spanish Grand Prix preview

We will get good high speed corner performance and traction coming out of the low speed corners

Formula 1 racing arrives in Europe for the first time in 2008 as the 11 teams arrive at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya for the Spanish Grand Prix.

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