Tag Archive: Sun

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 »

Jul 25

A clever tax arrangement sees formula one pay a tiny amount of tax, it has emerged

F1 pays almost no tax – report

Flagworld - F1Writing in The Independent, leading F1 business journalist Christian Sylt said the sport paid less than $1.5 million in tax in 2011, despite making a profit of almost half a billion dollars. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Raikkonen to Red Bull ‘cool’ – Hamilton

“He would give Seb a hard time”

2013-06-08_0131Lewis Hamilton thinks Kimi Raikkonen should leap at the chance to join Red Bull in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

Button backs Webber over handling of Porsche news

 “Mark has done everything right.”

2013-06-09_0006While his own team boss is angry with Mark Webber, Jenson Button has backed the Australian for the manner in which his F1 retirement announcement was handled. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Sutil, di Resta eye better teams for 2014

The Silverstone based team has impressed the paddock

2013-06-09_1183Seven races into the 2013 season, neither Paul di Resta nor Adrian Sutil are committing their futures to Force India. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Hamilton says title chances ‘wasted’ at McLaren

“Some people lost sight of what the objective is”

2013-06-09_1456Six months after he left McLaren, it is clear the wounds between Lewis Hamilton and the great British team are far from being healed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Patient Sutil, Hulkenberg, push on in F1 midfield

“At the moment I think I can be very successful with this team” – Sutil

2013-06-09_1183They may not be at the front of the field, but two German drivers are not throwing their hands in despair as they battle in F1’s midfield. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Wolff denies Mercedes to sacrifice Brawn

“It was my decision to do the test, that’s a fact” – Brawn

2013-06-08_0128Toto Wolff has played down rumours Ross Brawn is shaping up as the sacrificial lamb in the Mercedes ‘testgate’ scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

McLaren ‘did deal’ for Lowe’s Mercedes release – media

Lowe will start work as executive technical director early next month

2011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Paddy Lowe 01Mercedes made a deal with McLaren to secure Paddy Lowe’s early release, according to reports in the British media. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Former winner Maldonado hopes Williams can recover

“At the moment we are living hard moments”

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Pastor Maldonado 04One year ago, Pastor Maldonado was on top of the world in F1, having broken through for his first formula one win. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Caterham not affected by owner’s football woes – report

“The two businesses have always been run separately”

2013-03-15 - Team Caterham - AustraliaTeam owner Tony Fernandes’ struggling football club will not affect his formula one team Caterham, an insider has insisted. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Whitmarsh resisted urge to issue team orders

“He allows his drivers to race.  He doesn’t change”

Martin WhitmarshMcLaren resisted the urge to call off the on-track spat between teammates Jenson Button and Sergio Perez in Bahrain, boss Martin Whitmarsh has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

McLaren denies ‘throwing’ Hamilton out of pits

“Sam didn’t throw Lewis out of our garage”

2013-04-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - ChinaMcLaren has denied Lewis Hamilton’s claim the team “threw” him out of its pit garage at a pre-season Jerez test. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Lotus to sell stake to fund Raikkonen deal – report

Mannucci said the money would go towards the team retaining Kimi Raikkonen

2013-04-13 - Lotus F1 Team - China - Kimi Raikkonen (2)Lotus owner Genii is offering part of the Enstone based team for sale, according to a report by Cesare Mannucci in Italy’s Autosprint. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Hamilton happy to prove critics wrong

“Congratulations to Lewis” – Martin Whitmarsh

Lewis Hamilton - photo © Jean-Francois Galeron -WRI2 Lewis Hamilton has admitted pole in China is one step closer to confounding his critics after leaving F1 grandee McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Mark Webber has dismissed any suggestion he has replaced Michael Schumacher as F1’s oldest driver speeding towards the paddock exit.

Webber not targeting 2013 retirement

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Mark Webber (7)2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Mark Webber (6)With Schumacher now back in retirement, Australian Webber, who turns 37 in August, is the oldest active race driver on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

2013 Red Bull could miss first winter test

Reigning champion Red Bull’s 2013 car might not be ready for the first pre-season test in early February.

01 - Red Bull RacingRed Bull DuoWe have already reported designer Adrian Newey’s admission that late development work to ensure the 2012 title somewhat delayed progress of the RB8’s successor. He said in an official Red Bull film that 2012 was “one of the toughest seasons I’ve been through”. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Hamilton has started work at Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton has already started work at Mercedes.

Mercedes AMG - photo - Mercedes AMG2012-11-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Abu Dhabi - Lewis Hamilton 19Britain’s Sun newspaper said that although the 2008 world champion remains under contract to McLaren for two more weeks, a “deal” has been agreed whereby the 27-year-old can at least meet his new engineers. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Hamilton to work with Mercedes before McLaren deal ends

McLaren will allow Lewis Hamilton to speak to engineers at his new team Mercedes even before his 2012 contract expires.

2012-11-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Abu Dhabi - Lewis Hamilton 132012-11-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Abu Dhabi - Lewis Hamilton 11It is believed Hamilton’s deal with McLaren actually runs until December 31. But British newspapers including the Sun and Express say the 27-year-old will actually talk with Mercedes engineers before the new year begins. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Vettel won’t win title in Austin – Danner

“I think we can look forward to a nice season finale in Brazil” – Danner

Vettel-Alonso - photo Getty Images - Red Bull2012-11-03 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel 299003Christian Danner, a former F1 driver turned commentator from Germany, does not believe countryman Sebastian Vettel will wrap up his third consecutive drivers’ title in Austin this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Glock always beats Vettel – at chess

Meanwhile, it has emerged that Lewis Hamilton’s latest pastime is recording music in a $2,400 per day London studio

2012-03-24 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Timo Glock 012012-11-02 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel 299004Reigning back-to-back world champion and 2012 points leader Sebastian Vettel has admitted that F1 backmarker Timo Glock always beats him — in a game of chess. Switzerland’s Blick newspaper reports that Red Bull driver Vettel only discovered his love of the famous board game in the past few weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

‘Emotional’ Hamilton says goodbye to McLaren

Lewis Hamilton has said farewell to McLaren ahead of his final four races with the famous British team.

2012-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - Lewis Hamilton 092012-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - Lewis Hamilton 05Before setting off to India and then Abu Dhabi, the US and Brazil for the final ‘flyaway’ phase of the 2012 season, the 2008 world champion made an “emotional” speech to staff at McLaren’s Woking factory, the Sun newspaper reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

‘No way’ McLaren to stay with Mercedes as customer

McLaren is reportedly seeking a new engine partner for its famous formula one team.

2012-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - 032012-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - 04The Woking based team has been powered by Mercedes engines since 1995, but the German carmaker now has its own, entirely separate works team. Indeed, McLaren’s current Mercedes relationship will soon end, leaving the Martin Whitmarsh-led team having to become a normal engine ‘customer’ like Force India. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Jordan tips Force India lineup to change

Eddie Jordan has predicted Force India will make one driver change ahead of the 2013 season.

2011-06-12_15722012-04-15 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Hulkenberg - Paul di RestaThe former F1 team owner and boss’s words are carefully listened to these days, after he recently correctly predicted that that Lewis Hamilton would move to Mercedes next year, pushing Michael Schumacher back into retirement. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Hamilton, Schumacher are silly-season ‘kings’

Hamilton’s latest quote is that, while yet to put pen to paper for next season, he is “happy” with McLaren.

2012-02-24 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 062012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher 01Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton are the “kings” of the 2013 driver market, according to the headline in the Spanish sports newspaper AS. As such, the media is hanging on their every word. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Hamilton rules out 2013 sabbatical

Lewis Hamilton has described one contract offered by McLaren for the 2013 season as “sh*t”.

2012-05-27 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton 062012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 458The expletive is an insight into the 2008 world champion’s delicate negotiations with the British team, but Hamilton ruled out letting the impasse become a “sabbatical”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Alonso the ‘hero’ of 2012 season so far – Brundle

Former F1 driver Martin Brundle has hailed Fernando Alonso as his “hero” of the 2012 season so far.

2012-06-08_02942012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 480But the veteran of 158 grands prix, who for the past 15 years has been a commentator for British television, is not so rude as to describe Michael Schumacher as the contrasting “zero”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Domenicali hints Ferrari seeking ‘number 2′ driver

Stefano Domenicali has warned that Ferrari is only on the market for a number two driver.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #1 0972011-05-07 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Turkey -Stefano DomenicaliWith the 2013 option on Felipe Massa’s contract running out last week, a large number of drivers have been linked to his seat for next season.

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Jul 09

Mark Webber’s second win of the 2012 season has only ramped up the already-rampant speculation about his future.

Bright future for Silverstone winner Webber

Silverstone logoGoing into Sunday’s British grand prix, rumours were linking the 35-year-old with either a new contract at Red Bull, or a sensational switch to Ferrari.

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May 24

Senna ‘must respond’ to Maldonado’s form – Williams

Sir Frank Williams has urged Bruno Senna to step up.

2012-02-24 - Williams F1 - Bruno Senna helmet 022012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Bruno Senna 05Even before teammate Pastor Maldonado’s breakthrough Barcelona win two weeks ago, speculation had begun to circulate that Senna needed to up his game in order to keep his race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

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