Tag Archive: Speed Week

Nov 27

‘No panic’ after disastrous Honda test debut

Before departing Abu Dhabi, boss Eric Boullier told Spanish television Movistar the British team has “no reason to panic”.

McLaren Honda logoHowever, it has been a disastrous two test days at the Yas Marina circuit for McLaren. It had brought an interim 2014 car to the post-race test fitted with the brand new Honda ‘power unit’, as the partners prepare for the beginning of their works collaboration in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Former Spanish King says Alonso ‘going to McLaren’

“It will not be a surprise” – Alonso 

2014-06-07_0254 Fernando Alonso completed his Ferrari career on Sunday still refusing to confirm widespread speculation his next move is to McLaren-Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

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 should pick Button over Magnussen – Herbert

“For me, it’s a no-brainer that McLaren should keep Jenson ahead of Magnussen”

Alonso-Button - photo Getty Images Former F1 driver Johnny Herbert has urged McLaren to consider keeping Jenson Button to be Fernando Alonso’s Honda-powered teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Lotus hoping for Grosjean announcement ‘soon’

Romain Grosjean is edging close to a deal to remain with Lotus for 2015.

2014-06-08_0849 Spain’s Marca reported this week that talks about a possible switch to McLaren-Honda, where the Frenchman may have been under consideration as an alternative to Fernando Alonso, have now ended. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Haas could keep Sutil’s F1 dream alive

Adrian Sutil could keep his F1 dream alive by moving to the new Haas F1 Team for 2016.

IMG_5994 The German, and his Mexican teammate Esteban Gutierrez, both look set to lose their race seats at the Swiss team Sauber after November’s Abu Dhabi finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Williams bosses absent from US GP

Williams’ two F1 bosses are missing in action this weekend for the US grand prix.

2013-06-09_0014 It has emerged that founder and boss Sir Frank Williams is in hospital in Britain, and his deputy and daughter Claire is at his bedside. 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 31

Caterham’s Ericsson set for Sauber switch

Marcus Ericsson looks set to keep his formula one career alive by signing with Sauber for 2015.

2014-06-08_0560 Said to carry some $18 million in personal sponsorship, the Swedish rookie is trackside in Austin this weekend despite the absence of his failing existing team, Caterham. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Kolles admits Caterham may miss Austin deadline

The clock is ticking down to struggling F1 backmarker Caterham’s apparent collapse.

2010-08-01 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Colin Kolles 01 With the Saturday freight deadline for sending cars and equipment to Austin now just hours away, staff remain locked out of the Leafield factory while an unseemly spat continues to escalate between the team’s former and current owners. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Caterham collapse ‘better’ for F1 – Ecclestone

Caterham is on the brink of collapse, as the backmarker team loses even the support of F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Trucks “I think it’s better they go,” said the 83-year-old Briton as the latest developments emerged late on Wednesday. “I don’t want people going around with begging bowls,” Ecclestone told the Sun newspaper in an article credited to business journalist Caroline Reid. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Red Bull blocks Vettel’s Ferrari test debut in Abu Dhabi

Also in Abu Dhabi, Pirelli will test its proposed 2015 tyres for the first time.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (7) Sebastian Vettel will not be able to make his test debut for Ferrari in the days immediately after next month’s Abu Dhabi grand prix finale. Italy’s Omnicorse claims that, even though the Maranello team is yet to officially confirm that the German will be wearing red in 2015, it wanted Vettel to drive the F14-T at the post-Abu Dhabi test. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Mateschitz hints Vergne to keep Toro Rosso seat

It is more and more certain that Jean-Eric Vergne will secure at least one more year with Toro Rosso.

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (1) Earlier, the 24-year-old Frenchman had been left out in the cold by the Red Bull junior team, as teenage Max Verstappen was signed up for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Emotions still high as Bianchi fights for life

Marussia has been thrown into the spotlight as more information reportedly emerges about Jules Bianchi’s tragic Suzuka crash.

2014-06-05_0125 Germany’s Sport Bild claims an FIA transmission recorded at the time of the Frenchman’s incident said: “Bianchi did not slow down under yellow”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Wolff admits champion Mercedes seen as ‘bad guy’

“We do not want to talk about the gap to our opponents or politics today.”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi - Toto Wolff Despite having the constructors’ title already in the bag, Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes is playing the role of “the bad guy” in F1 at present. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Verstappen with Vergne ‘makes sense’ for 2015 – Tost

Jean-Eric Vergne is now a hot contender to keep his seat at Toro Rosso next year.

IMG_0601 The Red Bull-owned team earlier announced the Frenchman’s impending departure, to make room for the teenage sensation Max Verstappen in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Vettel masterminded massive Ferrari deal

The word at Suzuka on race-day Sunday is that Sebastian Vettel pulled off a masterstroke.

2014-07-17 - 99000 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Not only has he exposed Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari split and revealed that Red Bull’s doors are closed to the Spaniard, the reigning world champion has reportedly single-handedly brokered perhaps the most lucrative deal in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Mercedes admits ‘no peace’ between warring drivers

“There is no need for a peace pact to show to the public”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Lewis Hamilton 02 Toto Wolff has admitted tension between Mercedes’ title-warring teammates is inevitable over the decisive final five races of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Alonso says he can decide F1 future

After two weeks of intense speculation, Fernando Alonso on Thursday had to admit his future at Ferrari is currently unclear.

2014-07-24 - Scuderia Ferrari - Hungary - Fernando Alonso 02 “I don’t live on Mars,” said the Spaniard at Suzuka, when asked by swarms of reporters if he was up to date with what has been happening in the press since Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Sauber and de Silvestro split – report

Simona de Silvestro’s road to formula one appears to have ended.

IMG_5598 (2) Until now, the 25-year-old female Swiss driver was a Sauber tester, testing one of the Hinwil based team’s older cars with unique ‘Clean Air Energy’ branding. Read the rest of this entry »

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