Tag Archive: Spanish Grand Prix

Mar 01

Scuderia Toro Rosso Barcelona Test, Day Four

Barcelona  Test – Day 4
2015-02-28 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Max Verstappen (1) “This was the last test session in Barcelona and we were lucky with the good weather conditions, which is always important. The performance of the car is promising, as the new upgrades are working well and I’d like to thank all the engineers in Faenza and Bicester for the great job they’ve done. I also want to thank the production department, as all the parts arrived on time.”

Feb 28

Scuderia Toro Rosso Barcelona Test, Day Three

Barcelona  Test – Day 3
2015-02-28 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Barcelona - Carlos Sainz Jr (3)Carlos Sainz was back at the wheel of the car for his second and final day of winter testing in Barcelona this week, before he jumps into the car in Melbourne for his first ever F1 Grand Prix in only two weeks’ time.

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Feb 27

Scuderia Toro Rosso Barcelona Test, Day Two

Barcelona  Test – Day 2

07 - Scuderia Toro RossoWe can be pleased with what we achieved today, even if we had to stop running with around an hour to go, due to an electrical problem. In the morning, we continued the programme we began yesterday, acquiring useful data relating to the new aero package, with plenty of “in and out” laps Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Scuderia Toro Rosso Barcelona Test, Day One

Barcelona  Test – Day 1

07 - Scuderia Toro RossoJust four more days of track action prior to the first race in Melbourne. Eight teams were in action today, back at the Catalunya circuit on the outskirts of Barcelona and in the Scuderia Toro Rosso camp, we continue our programme of alternating drivers over the course of the four days, with Carlos Sainz driving today and Saturday and Max Verstappen at the wheel on Friday and Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Scuderia Toro Rosso Barcelona Test, Day Four

Barcelona Test Day 4

2015-01-31 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR10 - Carlos Sainz (9)“Unfortunately we had to end the test early today; we are still going through the data to understand the cause, so it’s a bit early to conclude” Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Scuderia Toro Rosso Barcelona Test, Day Three

Barcelona Test Day 3

2015-01-31 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR10 Launch Max Verstappen (12) Three quarters of the way through the second winter test, the first at Barcelona, and Max Verstappen was back behind the wheel of the STR10. That’s the end of the Dutchman’s cockpit time until next week now, as Carlos Sainz drives tomorrow, the final day. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Scuderia Toro Rosso Barcelona Test, Day Two

Tomorrow, Max Verstappen is back in the cockpit.
2015-01-31 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR10 - Carlos Sainz (2)For the second day of this session in Barcelona, it was Carlos Sainz’s turn to get behind the wheel of the STR10, while with a certain other Spanish driver also in action, there was a big crowd at the Catalunya circuit and the paddock was very busy.

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Feb 19

Scuderia Toro Rosso Barcelona Test, Day One

Nine teams are taking part this week

2015-01-31 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - STR10 - Carlos Sainz (3) After a first outing in Jerez de la Frontera, Scuderia Toro Rosso is back in action at the Catalunya track, home to the Spanish Grand Prix, for a further four days of testing.

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Oct 24

Ecclestone denies F1 heading to Madrid

Bernie Ecclestone has played down reports he is in advanced talks to bring formula one to the streets of Madrid.

Flag of MadridSpain’s El Confidencial claimed this week the F1 supremo is already in possession of a business plan and bank guarantees, as a group of businessmen want the Spanish capital to host an annual street race. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Barcelona ‘calm’ amid Madrid race reports

Spanish grand prix boss Salvador Servia insists reports the capital Madrid is bidding to join the F1 calendar do not worry him.

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya El Confidencial reported in recent days that Bernie Ecclestone is in advanced talks with private investors who want to organise a city street race. Ecclestone, however, has already warned that after the decline of Spain’s second race at Valencia, there is now room only for one annual race per country. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Vettel to race yet another chassis in Singapore

Sebastian Vettel will use yet another new Red Bull chassis in Singapore — his fourth RB10 in 2014.

2014-01-28 -  Infiniti Red Bull Racing - RB10 (3)The reigning world champion has struggled from the very first laps of the radically new turbo V6 era, initially with the chassis he affectionately called ‘Suzie’. 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 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 »

Jul 11

Maldonado eyes major power boost for Germany

Pastor Maldonado is looking forward to a major power boost at Hockenheim next weekend.

2014-06-05_0541 The 2012 Spanish grand prix winner, who chose to race the number ’13’ this year and beyond, has had a dire campaign since switching from Williams to Lotus over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Maldonado says Massa faster than Bottas

Felipe Massa is a better driver than Valtteri Bottas.

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Pastor Maldonado (1) That is the claim of Pastor Maldonado, the Lotus driver who last year was paired with the then rookie Finn Bottas at Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Pirelli could ease new ‘conservative’ approach

Pirelli has admitted it may ease its newly conservative approach to formula one.

2014-02-27 - Pirelli - Bahrain - Stickers 2 Initially tasked by Bernie Ecclestone to spice up the racing action, the Italian marque endured an horrific 2013, mired by exploding tyres and hefty criticism. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Caterham behind in engine, gearbox bills – report

Is the F1 backmarker Caterham for sale?

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 04 That was the question being asked on Wednesday by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, recalling paddock rumours from the Spanish grand prix venue in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Vettel’s old chassis was ‘bent’ – report

“The chassis he (Vettel) used in the first four races was in fact crooked.”

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (9) The chassis used by Sebastian Vettel in the first four races of 2014 was bent, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Lauda to end up Mercedes driver ‘nanny’ – Berger

“Formula one is always full of surprises”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg 01 Gerhard Berger has warned Mercedes to expect fireworks between teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Teams’ cost saving proposals ‘ridiculous’ – Todt

Jean Todt has slammed as “a joke” the initial cost-saving proposals put forward by formula one teams.

F3 - Gerhard Berger (FIA Single Seater Commission President), Jean Todt (FIA President) The powerful ‘Strategy Group’ teams vetoed the FIA president’s plans for mandatory budget caps beginning next year, instead arguing that costs can be alternatively reduced through the sporting and technical regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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