Tag Archive: Sydney Morning Herald

Mar 16

Bernie Ecclestone does not think Susie Wolff will ever realise her dream of lining up on the F1 grid

Ecclestone doubts Susie Wolff will race in F1

Susie Wolff Briton Wolff, whose Austrian husband Toto is the Mercedes chief and Williams co-owner, will need a full race super license in 2014 as she appears on the Friday mornings at Silverstone and Hockenheim at the wheel of the Mercedes-powered Williams. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 12

Marko relationship will ensure equality – Ricciardo

“It definitely doesn’t hurt” – Ricciardo

2014-02-27 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Daniel Ricciardo - 99006 Daniel Ricciardo is not expecting to slot into predecessor Mark Webber’s awkward position within the Red Bull hierarchy. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 23

Red Bull chose against new alternator in Austin

Red Bull chose not to use a new specification of alternator last weekend in Austin, it has emerged.

2012-11-16_00012012-11-16_0022Engine supplier Renault’s Magneti Marelli units have been troublesome in 2012, and Red Bull team figures were scathing last weekend when Mark Webber had to retire from the US grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »


May 04

Red Bull ‘all but ready’ to re-sign Webber – report

Red Bull could resume dominance now – Lauda

2012-03-25- Red Bull Racing - Malaysian Grand Prix - Mark Webber2011-06-11_1170Mark Webber’s future in formula one seems secure, after reports this week linked him to two top teams for the 2013 season. First, Spanish specialist reports said Ferrari is interested in the experienced Australian to replace struggling Felipe Massa next season. Read the rest of this entry »


May 03

Lotus ‘most consistent’ team in 2012 – Webber

F1 is slowly adjusting to the sport’s new reality.

2012-04-15 - Lotus F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Romain Grosjean 062012-04-15 - Lotus F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Kimi Raikkonen 01Although still with a winning car, Red Bull’s utter dominance is undoubtedly over. Not just that, the Pirelli tyre situation, and the equality of performance amongst teams, have thrown up as many as four or five teams that might realistically be in with a shout of the 2012 title. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 23

Todt tells Bernie to forget noise and think green

Jean Todt has reportedly dismissed Bernie Ecclestone’s fears about formula one losing its roar in 2013.

2010-10-23 - Red Bull Racing - Christian Horner - Jean Todt2010-05-30 - Red Bull Racing - Bernie Ecclestone - Christian Horner 01F1 chief executive Ecclestone revealed recently he is “at loggerheads” with the FIA president about the 1.6 litre, four-cyclinder turbo engine plans championed by Todt. Todt, however, said it is important to accept the change due to F1 needing to be greener. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 20

2011 opener could be Melbourne’s last blast – Ecclestone

“We are probably going to have to drop two races to fit in Austin and Russia” – Ecclestone

Australian Grand Prix2010-06-12_0628After the niceties of last week, Bernie Ecclestone has now hinted Australia might be dropped from the F1 calendar as soon as next year. The Melbourne race has a contract through 2015, but F1’s chief executive has latched onto a rising local rhetoric about the escalating cost of the annual event to Victorian state taxpayers. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 18

Pressure increases on Australian GP date change

The Australian Grand Prix could be moved from Phillip Island, or scrapped altogether

MotoGPMotoGP 2011 PreviewIf a solution to a proposed date change is not found, the future of the MotoGP Australian Grand Prix remains in doubt as Dorna and organisers at Phillip Island continue to clash over a change in the race’s calendar date. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 30

Webber looking to resurrect Tasmanian challenge

Mark Webber is looking to resurrect his outdoor adventure challenge.

The Australian’s last multi-discipline charity event in Tasmania, comprising cycling, trekking and kayaking in harsh terrain, took place after the 2008 season. Read the rest of this entry »