Tag Archive: Suzuka

Sep 19

Kobayashi hopes for three-car top teams in 2015

“I don’t know how many teams will exist next year.”

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Kamui Kobayashi Kamui Kobayashi has admitted in Singapore that he may be left out of Caterham’s plans for his home Japanese grand prix later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Caldarelli rules himself out for Caterham seat

Andrea Caldarelli has counted himself out of the running to race for Caterham in the near future.

9. (1280x1024)As the cockpit reshuffling continues in the wake of Kamui Kobayashi’s missed race at Spa, it is known that the team’s new leadership wants Roberto Merhi to drive the car under Singapore’s lights this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Kobayashi could race Caterham again in Singapore

Kamui Kobayashi could return to the wheel of his Caterham next weekend in Singapore.

2014-06-08_0727 At Monza, while the Japanese was drafted back in for the Italian grand prix, it was obvious that Caterham chiefs were looking ahead for a Singapore debut for Spaniard Roberto Merhi. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Mercedes would have given Verstappen GP2 debut

Prior to Max Verstappen’s signing by Red Bull, the teen Dutchman came close to being snapped up by Mercedes.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing At the height of the Verstappen-Mercedes rumours, sources said the German marque intended to place the talented 16-year-old in GP2 next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Verstappen tipped for Friday debut at Suzuka

Max Verstappen made his debut in a formula one car on Tuesday.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing The well-connected Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claims Red Bull, having newly signed the 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, has targeted October’s Japanese grand prix as a potential first official outing for Max in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Caterham lines up new Kobayashi substitute for Monza

The big frontrunner now is Roberto Merhi

20131020-0097 Roberto Merhi has admitted he is in the running to be the next occupant of sidelined Caterham racer Kamui Kobayashi’s seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Lotterer ‘not dreaming’ about permanent F1 switch

“Andre absolutely deserves it, even if he is not sitting in the best car” – Vettel

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Next to the Max Verstappen saga, it was Andre Lotterer’s shock debut that was creating the most waves in the Spa-Francorchamps paddock.
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Jul 27

MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO win the 2014 Suzuka 8 Hour to secure Bridgestone’s ninth consecutive victory as tyre supplier

37th Suzuka 8 Hour: 2014 FIM Endurance World Championship, Round Two

                        

MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO & Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE on the 2014 Suzuka 8 Hour podium For the second year in a row the MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO team of Takumi Takahashi, Leon Haslam and Michael van der Mark won the Suzuka 8 Hour Endurance Road Race. The team prevailed in challenging conditions to extend Bridgestone’s record winning-streak as a tyre supplier at the ‘8 Tai’ to nine consecutive victories. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE’s Tsuda sets new lap record to take pole position at Suzuka 8 hour

2014 FIM Endurance World Championship Series, Round 2 – Suzuka 8 Hour

Yoshimura SUZUKI Shell ADVANCE riders after Suzuka 8 Hour Top10 Trial The Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE team of Takuya Tsuda, Randy de Puniet and Josh Waters will start on pole position at the 37th edition of the Suzuka 8 Hour after Japanese rider Tsuda set a new unofficial lap record of 2’06.703 in today’s Top10 Trial.

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Jul 23

Bridgestone supports star cast in its bid to extend record streak at Suzuka 8 Hours

This 37th edition of the Suzuka 8 Hours this weekend at the fabled Suzuka Circuit in Japan

MotoGP - Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP tyres Bridgestone will support some of the biggest names in motorcycle road racing as the world’s largest tyre manufacturer looks to extend its record winning streak at the Suzuka 8 Hours to nine consecutive victories. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Hamilton open to more ‘lively’ rivalry with Rosberg

“In our case, it’s all wonderful”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 02 Lewis Hamilton has hinted he is open to having an even more “lively” rivalry with his teammate and 2014 championship opponent Nico Rosberg.
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Oct 31

Mercedes and Ferrari both claim pitstop record

“Who is right?

20130831-0018 In recent days, both Mercedes and Ferrari have claimed to now hold the record for the fastest pitstop ever recorded in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Massa prepared to ignore team orders again

“I do not consider it a disrespect to be asked to let Fernando past”

2013-06-09_0725Felipe Massa has warned he still will not move over for teammate Fernando Alonso in the remaining few races of his Ferrari career. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Mercedes beats Red Bull’s pitstop record

Mercedes has overtaken Red Bull as the team with F1’s fastest pit crew.

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - 01Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that the Brackley based crew did a 2.02 second tyre pitstop at Suzuka, which was 0.04 seconds faster than the previous record set in 2013 by Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

F1 rookie Esteban Gutierrez has revealed the extent of his struggle for form this year

Gutierrez admits ‘tensions’ affected F1 form

2013-06-09_0463 The 22-year-old Mexican has struggled for much of 2013, but an improved Sauber and boosted confidence led to his maiden points – 6 of them – at Suzuka last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Ferrari still braced for Mercedes, Lotus battle

Ferrari’s two chiefs have apparently clashed over the priorities heading into the final four races of 2013.

20130705-0009 After Suzuka, where Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel moved his title campaign into check-mate, Stefano Domenicali said: “The 2013 (Ferrari) car will have some new parts, but the technical staff is 100 per cent focused on the new (2014) project.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

No Hulkenberg news this week – manager

News about Nico Hulkenberg’s future is not imminent, his manager has revealed.

2013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Hulkenberg 01 It has been reported Lotus’ crucial Quantum investment deal is now imminently ready, and that an announcement about Hulkenberg joining Romain Grosjean at the Enstone based team in 2014 would shortly follow. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Bottas ‘deserves’ Williams seat in 2014 – Salo

Valtteri Bottas “deserves” another season with Williams in 2014.

2013-06-09_0203 That is the view of former F1 driver Mika Salo, who also commented on fellow Finn Bottas’ last-corner battle with teammate Pastor Maldonado at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Small crowd expected for Vettel crowning

“We’re expecting more fans than ever before” – Richard Cregan

2013-06-09_0586 Sebastian Vettel looks set to celebrate his fourth consecutive title win next weekend in front of a muted Indian crowd. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Brawn is Mercedes ‘number 1′ – Lauda

“It’s all agreed between him and Paddy and everyone else.  He’s number 1.”

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn - Toto Wolff 01 After Ross Brawn’s clear quit threat, Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda says the 58-year-old Briton is still “number 1″ at Brackley. Read the rest of this entry »

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