Tag Archive: Switzerland

Sep 21

Formula E brings racing return to Switzerland

Formula E set to make its debut in Zurich and bring circuit racing back to Switzerland on June 10

The FIA Formula E Championship will once again make history in the upcoming season – bringing circuit racing back to Switzerland for the first time in over 60 years, with the inaugural Zurich E-Prix set to take place on June 10.

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Dec 17

Why does Switzerland produce great racing drivers?

Sixty-one years is a long time from anyone’s viewpoint, but in Switzerland it must feel like an eternity

Motorsport has been banned there since 84 people lost their lives at Le Mans in 1955, but that hasn’t stopped this small country producing some of the world’s most talented sportscar drivers. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 26

Lance Stroll joins Williams Young Driver Development Programme

Canadian teenager takes important step towards fulfilling Formula One dream

2015-11-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Lance StrollLance Stroll has been selected by Williams Martini Racing to join its Young Driver Development Programme. The Montréal-born teenager, who turned 17-years-old last month (29 Oct), will be fully-immersed into the Williams team next year in a similar capacity to that of Valtteri Bottas when he first joined the team in a development role in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 23

Fabio Leimer to take part in FP1 session in Budapest

Stepping up

2015-07-23 - Manor - Fabio LeimerThe Manor Marussia F1 Team is pleased to confirm that Fabio Leimer will take part in the opening Free Practice session of this weekend’s Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydíj 2015.

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Mar 17

Law change lays foundation for potential Swiss ePrix (+video)

Motorsport has previously been forbidden in Switzerland for decades

Switzerland ready to welcome electric racingFormula E may potentially race on the streets of Switzerland in the future following the decision from the Swiss government to reduce the restrictions on motorsport to allow electric racing. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 02

Simona de Silvestro drives Formula E car through Geneva

The last motor race to be held in Switzerland was at the circuit of Bremgarten, near Bern, in 1954

Debut run in Switzerland

Swiss fans got the chance to see the Formula E car in action for the first ever time when the fully-electric single-seater drove through the streets of Geneva. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 28

Horror month for collapsing backmarker Marussia

October was a horror month for the F1 backmarker Marussia.

2014-02-22_0032 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi The first, tragic blow came in the shadow of the Suzuka typhoon, when the promising talent Jules Bianchi skidded into a recovery vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 11

Schumacher ‘waking up slowly’ at home – Moncet

Ten months after his skiing fall, Michael Schumacher is now “waking up very slowly” from his serious brain injuries.

2012-11-18_0006 That is the claim of the respected French F1 commentator Jean-Louis Moncet, who told Europe 1 radio he recently spoke about the seven time world champion’s condition with Schumacher’s kart-racing son Mick. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 07

Schumacher ‘can live normal life again’ – Todt

“He fights.  His condition improves, which is very important”

FIA_GE09_014 Jean Todt has delivered perhaps the most promising news about Michael Schumacher’s condition since the F1 legend’s fateful skiing fall last December. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 11

Police enforcing calm around Schumacher home

Swiss police are enforcing calm around Michael Schumacher’s house.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung This week, the F1 legend returned home to his estate on the shore of Lake Geneva following eight months in hospitals in France and Switzerland. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 07

Schumacher medical records suspect commits suicide

“We are stunned a shocked” – Sabine Kehm

2012-11-18_0006 The Michael Schumacher camp is “stunned and shocked” as the story of the F1 legend’s skiing crash and recovery took a tragic twist this week. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 25

Grosjean in no hurry to secure F1 future

With his Lotus future in doubt, Romain Grosjean could be eyeing a move up the formula one grid.

2014-06-07_0194 The Enstone based team is sticking with its other driver, Pastor Maldonado, whose sponsor PDVSA brings millions in crucial backing. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 21

Schu might return home this summer – report

“It is optimal” for patients like Schumacher.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Michael Schumacher might soon continue his rehabilitation at home, according to the Swiss newspaper Sonntagsblick. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 17

Caterham F1 Team restructuring (updated)

Caterham axes ‘at least 50’ F1 staff

11 - Caterham F1 TeamFollowing the first steps of restructuring, Caterham F1 Team has confirmed today that a number of new appointments have been made.

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Jul 08

Swiss company plays down involvement in Schu scandal

“As part of the organisation, a medical report was provided by the hospital in Grenoble.”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung A Swiss helicopter company has played down reports it is at the centre of the scandal involving Michael Schumacher’s stolen medical report. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 05

Investors saved Caterham from Silverstone axe – Kolles

Caterham would not be at Silverstone if not for the team’s mysterious new owners.

2014-06-05_0110 That is the claim of Colin Kolles, well-known in the F1 paddock for leading backmarker teams including Midland, Spyker and HRT. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 01

Fernandes to confirm Caterham team sale this week

But now, team sources are spilling the beans behind the scenes.

IMG_5846 Ever since team founder and main backer Tony Fernandes departed Twitter with the message “F1 hasn’t worked”, Caterham has been officially silent. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 30

Report – ambulance staff photographed Schumacher file

Investigators may be even closer to solving the theft of Michael Schumacher’s medical records.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung The Swiss newspaper Sonntagsblick reports that investigators are now looking elsewhere, having found that the doctor’s letter was not taken or copied by staff of the university hospital in Grenoble, where Schumacher was in a coma. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 19

‘Fight’ sticker to stay on Mercedes after Schumacher coma

The words ‘Keep fighting Michael’ are to remain on Mercedes’ dominant F1 car.

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Nico Rosberg 02 The German squad – F1 legend Michael Schumacher’s last grand prix team during his 2010-2012 comeback – has been running the twitter hashtag on the cockpit of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s silver W05 all year. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 18

Hospital admits Schumacher outcome uncertain

The hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, has admitted F1 legend Michael Schumacher could be there for the “long haul”.

2012-06-10_1346 News that the great German had left Grenoble, where he has been in intensive care since his skiing fall in late December, and is no longer in a coma, was met with elation the world over. Read the rest of this entry »


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