Tag Archive: switch

Nov 22

Mallya to pump $80m extra into Force India

Vijay Mallya is pumping an extra $80 million into his formula one team.

Vijay Mallya2012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Vijay Mallya 02The news comes amid the well-documented financial struggles of his other business, the Indian airline Kingfisher. Mallya said this week: “We had a board meeting in India after the Abu Dhabi grand prix and the board has approved a $80 million capital investment programme for the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Barrichello’s Williams switch not decided yet

Barrichello is in talks with “several teams” in addition to Williams and Brawn

A spokesperson for Rubens Barrichello has denied suggestions the Brazilian veteran has already signed to switch to the Williams team in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Renault F1 Team Statement

A Q&A with Fernando Alonso will be published shortly

Following yesterday’s announcement, the Renault F1 Team wishes Fernando Alonso all the best for 2010 and beyond when he will begin the next phase of his career with a new team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Alonso hopes to leave F1 after Ferrari tenure

Alonso sure he can handle team switch

2009-05-24 - MonacoGP - Renault - Fernando Alonso 02Fernando Alonso on Thursday said he hopes Ferrari will be his last formula one team. The 28-year-old Spaniard made his debut as a teenager with Minardi in 2001, before racing for six seasons with Renault, winning back to back titles in 2005 and 2006. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Alonso in trouble for Briatore tribute – reports

Alonso advises Renault to sign Kubica

2009-05-24 - MonacoGP - Renault - Fernando Alonso 03His formula one future is secure in the form of a new multi year Ferrari contract, but Fernando Alonso may be slapped on the wrist for comments made after finishing on the podium at the recent Singapore grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Red Bull still contemplating engine supplier switch

“It was really unfortunate to have two engine failures in one weekend”

2009-07-25 - Red Bull - 021An albeit irritated Christian Horner on Sunday denied the service provided by Renault at Valencia was the final straw in Red Bull’s relationship with its French engine supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Rossi admits F1 switch still possible

“I do not know now how things will be — to drive the Ferrari is a dream for anyone.”

One of the longest-running ‘will he/won’t he?’ sagas in formula one memory continues to persist, as Valentino Rossi admitted the possibility he might switch codes.

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Aug 14

Rossi rules out switch to replace Massa

“Anyway, I cannot go: I can’t race motorbikes and F1 at the same time,” Rossi

Valentino Rossi insists he has not been offered injured Felipe Massa’s Ferrari cockpit, and nor is he available. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Heidfeld – ‘I almost switched to Brawn’

He sometimes thinks about how his season would be going

With a little twist of fate, the man at the wheel of a Brawn this year could have been Nick Heidfeld. Last year, we reported strong speculation that the German, who ultimately signed a one-year extension to stay with BMW-Sauber in 2009, was in talks with the Brackley based team’s predecessor Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Red Bull still considering engine switch

“Who knows what engine manufacturers are still going to be there in 2010?”

2009-06-06 - Turkish GP - Red Bull 03Even at the apparent conclusion of the FIA-FOTA war, it seems Red Bull is still on the market for a new formula one engine supplier for 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Rossi admits 2011 F1 switch ‘could happen’

“It could happen in 2011, why not?”

Despite deciding against the move several years ago, and dismissing subsequent speculation, Valentino Rossi has now admitted moving to formula one with Ferrari “could happen” in 2011.

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Jun 27

Rossi eyes F1 switch with third Ferrari

“I am quite happy about it, it could happen in 2011 — why not?” -Rossi

Valentino Rossi has indicated he might be willing to switch to formula one in 2011 if Ferrari will run a third car. At the press conference with Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone in Paris last Wednesday, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo told reporters that part of the peace deal was an indication that the works teams are prepared to field three cars apiece.

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Apr 29

Red Bull hints at switch to Mercedes power

A possibility for 2010 and beyond

2009-04-17 - Red Bull - 00Christian Horner has refused to rule out the possibility of Red Bull switching customer engine suppliers at the end of the 2009 season.

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Apr 28

Santander boss met with Ferrari in Bahrain

Emilio Botin 20 minute meeting with Luca di Montezemolo

2009-04-23 - Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen 01Speculation that the Spanish bank Santander is set to switch from McLaren to Ferrari got a fresh shot in the arm last weekend.

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Apr 23

‘Too late’ now for F1 switch – Rossi

Will consider his next step in the summer of 2010

Reigning and multiple MotoGP champion Valentino Rosso has reiterated that he will no longer attempt to switch to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Gov’t plays down Aus GP venue switch reports

Avalon airport would be cheaper than the semi-permanent Albert Park circuit

John Brumby, premier of the Victorian state government in Australia, has played down reports that the grand prix in Melbourne could be moved. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

BMW confirms Bahrain test switch

BMW-Sauber has confirmed reports that it is set to join next week’s Bahrain tests

2009-01-20 - BMW F1.09 44798The Hinwil based team had been scheduled to follow the majority of teams to Jerez in Spain, but following the recently affected Portimao session, more bad weather is expected in Europe in the coming days. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Lenovo to switch F1 backing to McLaren

The news is a blow for Williams

2008-06-07_242Chinese computer maker Lenovo is expected to switch its formula one sponsorship from Williams to McLaren ahead of the 2009 season.

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Oct 11

Force India admits Ferrari switch possible

Asking other manufacturers about what they can offer

Fisichella-2008-09-06A Force India chief has admitted the team is on the market to potentially switch engine partners ahead of the 2009 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Bourdais linked with Renault switch

Brazil’s Lucas di Grassi is also a candidate

Bourdais-01-2008-09-27Sebastien Bourdais could be in the frame to remain in formula one next year by switching teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Santander, Alonso, set for Ferrari switch

Deal is worth up to 25 million euros per season

2008-06-08_597Major McLaren sponsor Santander, a Spanish bank, is to switch allegiances to Ferrari for 2009 and beyond, according to reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Alonso cools rumours of BMW-Sauber switch

They don’t surprise me

2008-06-07_307Fernando Alonso has praised BMW-Sauber’s emergence as a top three formula one team, but simultaneously cooled rumours that he could be set to switch to the German squad in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »