Tag Archive: Super Aguri

Jun 19

Trulli adds to F1’s ‘worry’ about formula E – report

According to the Times newspaper, F1 must look over its shoulder at the new ‘formula E’ series that is rapidly gaining credibility.

Jarno Trulli - Formule E - photo Formule E The latest name attracting headlines for the FIA’s all-electric single seater category is Jarno Trulli, the well-known former F1 driver and Monaco winner. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Montagny doubts Lotus can return to the top

E22 struggles not only for pace but also merely to run

Frank MontagnyFranck Montagny has made a bleak assessment not only of ailing Lotus’ 2014 prospects, but also Williams’ chances of mounting a title challenge this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Red Bull not ruling out Formula E entry

“We will look again at this series and re-evaluate after the first season”

FIA Formula E Championship Red Bull has admitted it might consider joining the FIA’s new electric single seater series, Formula E. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Vettel ‘thinks only of winning’ – Zanardi

“But this boy thinks only about winning again.”

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (6)Allessandro Zanardi © DPPI - David Noels Alex Zanardi, the former F1 driver who inspired millions in the wake of his near fatal 2001 Champ Car crash, has admitted his admiration for Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Rossiter hits mechanic in Jerez pitstop

James Rossiter, Force India’s simulator driver, crashed into a mechanic on Thursday morning at Jerez.

James Rossiter07 - Sahara Force India F1 TeamThe 29-year-old Briton, with F1 experience under his belt from the Honda and Super Aguri days, was asked to step into the new VJM06’s cockpit to improve the correlation of data between the virtual and real worlds. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Rossiter to test Force India at Jerez

James Rossiter, a British driver in the FIA’s world endurance championship, will test Force India’s newly-launched 2013 car next week.

James Rossiter2013-02-01 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - VJM06 - Paul Di Resta 04Now 29, a few years ago Rossiter was a Honda and Super Aguri tester and almost signed up with the ill-fated USF1 as a race driver. Today, as well as racing Lotus sports cars, he works with Force India in the Silverstone based team’s driver simulator. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 02

Van der Garde’s Caterham hopes ‘shrink’ – report

Giedo van der Garde’s hopes of finally breaking into formula one in 2013 have “shrunk”, according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

2012-11-04 - Team Caterham - Abu Dhabi - Giedo van der Garde 01GP2 - Giedo van der Garde (Caterham Racing)The now 27-year-old flirted with a move to F1 several years ago with brief test roles at Super Aguri and Spyker, and while racing for Caterham’s GP2 team in 2012 he finished the F1 season as reserve driver for the green-coloured outfit. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

‘Random’ F1 order now fading in 2012 – Davidson

That is the view of former Super Aguri driver Anthony Davidson, who now works as a television pundit for the British broadcaster Sky.

Anthony Davidson 2012-02-10Anthony Davidson  20100102This week, Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn was quoted by Reuters as saying F1 “must make sure” that the “random factor” seen earlier in 2012 is not permanent. Briton Davidson, however, thinks the problem is already fading. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

F1 back to work after August shutdown

F1 has returned to work.

Flagworld - F12012-06-10_0764Spain’s Mundo Deportivo reports that, still amid the rare month-long gap between Hungary and Belgium, most teams have now reopened their doors following the 14-day factory shutdown. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Caterham moves into former Super Aguri factory

Caterham has announced it will move into its new factory after this weekend’s Hungarian grand prix

10 - Team Caterham2012-06-08_0380It emerged in January that the Tony Fernandes-led team would relocate to the former Arrows and Super Aguri facility in Leafield, Oxfordshire. From its 2010 inception, the former Team Lotus has been based in Hingham, Norfolk. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Ferrari wins top GT class at Le Mans

Luca di Montezemolo has hailed Ferrari’s victory at Le Mans.

24 Heures du Mans2012-06-16_0031The premier prototype class was dominated by the German marque Audi, but on the top of the podium for the leading GT category – GTE-PRO – was a Ferrari 458 Italia.

(Flagworld’s photo album of the 24 Hours of Le Mans)

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Jun 16

Le Mans 24 Hours – Update after 8 hours

F1 pundit Davidson in hospital after Le Mans crash

24 Heures du Mans2012-06-16_0025F1 television pundit Anthony Davidson is in hospital after a huge airborne crash during the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race. The 33-year-old former Super Aguri driver, whilst at the wheel of a Toyota hybrid prototype sports car late on Saturday, was taken to the medical centre after the incident involving a GT runner that was being lapped.

(Flagworld’s photo album of the 24 Hours of Le Mans)

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Jun 13

25 F1 drivers to tackle Le Mans this weekend

More than 25 drivers with formula one experience will be on the grid at this weekend’s 80th running of the fabled 24 hour Le Mans race.

24 Heures du MansAllan McNish  Audi 2 photo - DPPI  François FlamandNear the front, in the premier LMP1 prototype class, will be Allan McNish and Marc Gene, driving for Audi.  Scot McNish raced in F1 with Toyota in 2002, while Gene drove for Minardi and is still a Ferrari test driver. Toyota has since left F1 and for 2012 has entered Le Mans, and the Japanese marque’s number 8 entry is a grand prix-superteam featuring Anthony Davidson (Super Aguri), Sebastien Buemi (Toro Rosso) and one-off 1999 Minardi driver Stephane Sarrazin.

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May 28

F1’s Sato almost wins Indy 500

Former F1 driver Takuma Sato almost won Sunday’s running of the fabled Indy 500.

Indy 500 - 2012 logoTakuma Sato 2012-02-03Instead, the Japanese 35-year-old, the former Jordan, Honda and Super Aguri driver until 2008, crashed into the wall after an audacious last-lap attempt to pass Dario Franchitti, who went on to win under yellow flags. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Caterham F1 Team and Caterham Racing confirm proposed move to Leafield

“The move will help both teams continue to establish themselves as serious contenders for long-term honours” – Tony Fernandes

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Caterham F1 Team and its GP2 team Caterham Racing have today confirmed that they are proposing to move their operational base from their current site in Norfolk to a new home in Leafield, Oxfordshire, in August 2012.

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Oct 18

Wheldon’s death makes waves in F1 world

The death of Indycar driver Dan Wheldon is making waves even in the world of formula one.

Dan Wheldon 2011-10-16IZOD - IndyCar seriesAs a Briton and a former track rival of contemporaries including Jenson Button, the 33-year-old was well-known in the F1 paddock and his death has been felt as a big blow.

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Oct 17

Sticky: IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon dies in massive wreck

F1 world awakes in Korea to news of Wheldon death

Dan WheldonDan Wheldon 1978-2011IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon died in Las Vegas Sunday after his car crashed during a massive 15-car accident during the Las Vegas Indy 300. Wheldon’s car went airborne after hitting another car during Lap 12, then apparently caught part of the catch fence just outside of Turn 2.

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Sep 16

Audetto backs Auto GP expansion concept‏

The intercontinental expansion planned by Auto GP for 2012 keeps getting plaudits.

AutoGP - Enzo Coloni - Daniele AudettoAuto GPThe Series announced an extended calendar for next year, with 8 events and three intercontinental trips to Brazil, USA and Japan: this means that, F1 aside, Auto GP will be the only open-wheel Series to touch three continents next season.

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Jun 06

Virgin plays down Leafield move rumours

It is rumoured Leafield has been proposed as the ideal base after the Wirth split by team consultant Pat Symonds.

2011-05-21 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Spain - 0012 - Marussia Virgin RacingAfter splitting with Nick Wirth, the next rumour at Virgin is that the struggling team is set to move into the former Arrows and Super Aguri facility in Leafield (UK). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Konnichiwa, Sakon

Yamamoto to be Virgin reserve at first three GPs

2010-10-24 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Richard Connell - Sakon Yamamoto2011-03-12 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Barcelona - 02Sakon Yamamoto to join Marussia Virgin Racing Reserve Driver roster. Marussia Virgin Racing is pleased to announce that Sakon Yamamoto will be the team’s Reserve Driver at the opening Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne this week and for the next two rounds of the FIA Formula One World Championship in Malaysia and China.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Davidson says no to Kubica replacement drive

Anthony Davidson has reportedly ruled himself out of contention to replace injured Robert Kubica in 2011.

Anthony Davidson  20100102Anthony DavidsonThe 31-year-old Briton was a well-respected Honda test driver who raced full-time for Super Aguri in 2007 and 2008. He has recently been working with Mercedes GP in the Brackley based team’s simulator, but his main job is with Peugeot’s Le Mans team, and he has re-committed for this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 14

HRT turns to Super Aguri-linked company for 2011 car?

Formtech Composites could be the UK based company that HRT has fallen back on

2010-09-03 - Hispania F1 Racing TeamSuper Aguri F1 TeamA motor racing company based in England has emerged as a possible solution to HRT’s car predicament for 2011. With the Spanish team having split with both its 2010 and 2011 car suppliers Dallara and Toyota, Hispania is facing the prospect of trying to beat the new 107 per cent qualifying rule with the uncompetitive F110 chassis. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Suzuka in talks for new GP contract beyond 2011

Yamada said the event is currently only marginally profitable.

Suzuka CircuitOrganisers of the Japanese grand prix say they would like to continue to host the formula one race at Suzuka beyond the 2011 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Vettel mistake shows ‘learning curve’ – Horner

The drive-through penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in Hungary shows he still has much to learn.

2010-08-01 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 7That is the assessment of the German’s own Red Bull boss Christian Horner, after Niki Lauda scolded 23-year-old Vettel for not simply admitting to “screwing up”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

Barrichello slams Schumacher after Hungary pass (updated)

Stewards are investigating Michael Schumacher’s defence of tenth position during the Hungarian grand prix.
Ten-place Spa grid penalty for Schumacher

2010-05-16 - AT&T Williams - Rubens Barrichello 06Williams’ Rubens Barrichello did manage to muscle past his former Ferrari teammate, but only after narrowly avoiding the pitwall. “Horrible!” the Brazilian veteran screamed on the radio.  “That should be a black flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

F1 ponders ‘secret’ of Red Bull’s speed

Teams not revealing flexible front wing secrets

2010-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 32010-07-24 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Felipe Massa 01After the team orders controversy, F1 teams have moved on to a bigger problem: Red Bull’s overwhelming pace. Ferrari looked to have closed the gap with one-two victory at Hockenheim, but on Saturday Sebastian Vettel’s 1.2 second advantage over the first non-Red Bull was described in Hungary by Mercedes reserve driver Nick Heidfeld as “frightening”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

HRT confirms Yamamoto, Senna, for Hungary

HRT on Tuesday confirmed that Sakon Yamamoto has retained his race seat for the weekend’s Hungarian grand prix.

2010-04-17 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Karun Chandhok 04The Japanese, reportedly with $5 million in sponsorship to pay to the struggling Spanish team in 2010, raced initially in Bruno Senna’s cockpit at the recent British grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Villeneuve, spokeswoman, silent on F1 team reports (updated)

“Focusing his efforts on a return to NASCAR while also working on a return to F1″.
Villeneuve confirms ‘working hard on F1 project’

2010-07-10_0253Jacques Villeneuve and his spokeswoman have declined to confirm reports the 1997 world champion is bidding to return to F1 next year with his own team. German reports said ‘Villeneuve Racing’, possibly involving Flavio Briatore, Pat Symonds and former Arrows and Super Aguri staff, is one of three remaining candidates to fill the final spot in the 2011 pitlane. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Massa ‘mentally destroyed’ by Alonso – Davidson

Fernando Alonso has psychologically “destroyed” his Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa.

2010-02-27 - Ferrari - Felipe Massa 02That is the belief of former Super Aguri driver Anthony Davidson, who now attends grands prix as a commentator for British radio BBC. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

HRT’s Yamamoto to drive on Friday in Turkey

HRT denies fighting for F1 survival

2010-05-08 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Karun Chandhok 02Sakon Yamamoto will get a turn at the wheel of HRT’s 2010 car in Turkey in two weeks. The struggling Spanish team’s other test and reserve driver Christian Klien drove the F110 during Friday practice in Barcelona last week. Read the rest of this entry »

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