Tag Archive: Spanish Grand Prix

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 »

May 13

Barcelona begins talks for F1 deal through 2026

Talks about the long-term future of the Spanish grand prix reportedly kicked off last weekend.

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya Although the Circuit de Catalunya’s existing contract runs until 2016, El Mundo Deportivo reports that a new ten-year deal through 2026 is now being discussed. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Red Bull to assess 2014 chase in Austria – Marko

Red Bull will take stock of the 2014 season after its home race in Austria next month.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Dr Helmut Marko - Sebastian Vettel That is the claim of the energy drink company’s Dr Helmut Marko, despite team owner Dietrich Mateschitz insisting Red Bull will keep pushing for the title. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Spotlight on Mercedes as rivals give up hope

“As long as the big picture does not suffer” – Wolff

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Pit Wall Engineers While a creeping tension between the Mercedes teammates is obvious, Mercedes is playing down any conflict between new championship leader Lewis Hamilton and the Brackley based team. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Angry Raikkonen had ‘long’ Ferrari talks after Spain

Hours after the chequered flag in Spain, Kimi Raikkonen’s “long talks” with Ferrari officials were dragging on.

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Kimi Raikkonen 03 That is the claim of the Finnish broadcaster MTV3, reporting that the Finn was unhappy with his treatment by the Italian team in Sunday’s Spanish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Massa says Williams can hold off McLaren

“We can fight against Force India and McLaren”

2014-04-05 - Williams F1 Team - Bahrain - Felipe Massa 01 Williams is eyeing the next scalp, after scooping up the similarly Mercedes-powered McLaren at the Spanish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Formula One teams Spanish Grand Prix race report

Spain Formula One Grand Prix race report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Barcelona.

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May 11

Hamilton wins first ever Spanish Grand Prix

Mercedes completes fourth one-two finish of 2014

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Lewis Hamilton 02 Lewis Hamilton has won his fourth consecutive Grand Prix in 2014 and first ever career win in Spain, taking the chequered flag first ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg. It is also Mercedes fourth one-two finish of the 2014 season, putting the team firmly on top of the World Constructors’ Championship just 5 races into the season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Button hopes for fast car before career end

Jenson Button says he will quit formula one once he is no longer enjoying it.

2014-05-09 - McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Jenson Button 02 Certainly, he makes no secret that McLaren’s current situation is no fun. “There is only one team that is happy,” said the 2009 world champion, referring to dominant Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Sticky: Formula One teams Spanish Grand Prix qualifying report

Spain Formula One Grand Prix qualifying report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Barcelona.

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May 10

Russian crisis has stopped F1 sponsor talks

Russian sponsors have now “come to a standstill”

The Crimean crisis has thwarted sponsor talks between Russian companies and Sauber, the Swiss formula one team admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Alonso to Mercedes, Newey to Ferrari – rumours

Ferrari is a hotbed of rumours at the scene of the Spanish grand prix.

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso (2) The first rumour was that Ross Brawn, the team’s ultra-successful technical director during the Michael Schumacher years, could be on the way back to Maranello full-time following a recent visit during his retirement. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Perez slams Pirelli over ‘boring’ tyres

Sergio Perez has slammed Pirelli for supplying overly conservative tyre compounds at the Spanish grand prix.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Sergio Perez 07F1’s official tyre supplier had a tumultuous and highly controversial 2013 season, but so far the emphasis this season has been on the radical new rules and quiet engines.

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May 09

Formula One teams Spanish Grand Prix free practice report

Spain Formula One Grand Prix free practice report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Barcelona.

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May 09

Vettel’s new chassis for Spain is ‘old’

Vettel on Thursday revealed that his new RB10 for Spain actually isn’t ‘new’ at all.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Dr Helmut Marko - Sebastian Vettel - Niki Lauda Sebastian Vettel has confirmed he switched chassis ahead of this weekend’s Spanish grand prix because of his poor performance in China.
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May 09

Mercedes drivers say no to team psychologist

Lewis Hamilton has ruled out making use of Mercedes’ new F1 psychologist.

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 02 It has emerged that Dr Ceri Evans, who also worked with New Zealand’s ‘All Blacks’ during the rugby team’s world cup triumph, was in the Shanghai garage last time out and could return this weekend in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Mercedes will test a new ‘megaphone’ exhaust next week, not during Friday practice for the Spanish grand prix.

Mercedes to test ‘megaphone’ next week

2014-04-19 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China It had been claimed the Brackley team may run its prototype design, aimed at increasing the volume of this year’s turbo V6 engines, in free practice. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

‘Bad feeling’ in Spain over now – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says the dark days of deep unpopularity in Spain are over.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton 04 The Briton’s relationship with Barcelona hit a low at the height of his rivalry with Fernando Alonso, when fans with notoriously blacked out faces jeered. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Button doubts Mercedes’ rivals can win in 2014

“It’s going to be tough for anyone else to win a grand prix this year.”

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Jenson Button 02 Toto Wolff has entered the Spanish grand prix weekend predicting that Ferrari could be Mercedes’ biggest challenger over the entire 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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