Tag Archive: Telegraph

Sep 17

F1 teams admit concerns over ticket prices

F1 team bosses have identified high ticket prices as a major problem for the sport, according to the Telegraph.

2013-06-09_0890The British newspaper said crowd numbers at some of the sport’s most traditional venues including Spa, Hockenheim and Monza have been notably down in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Ferrari could take $25m stake in F1

Ferrari could become the first F1 team to actually own a stake in the sport, the Telegraph reports.

2014-06-05_0034 F1 business journalists Christian Sylt and Caroline Reid reveal that, as a non-executive director of the sport’s holding company Delta Topco, departing Ferrari president held an option to buy into F1 to the tune of about $25 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Colleague says Todt concerned about Russia GP

Jean Todt is concerned about the viability of next month’s inaugural grand prix.

2014-06-14-1001 That is the claim of Ari Vatanen, an FIA official who once stood against Todt for the presidency of F1’s governing body but is now one of his closest allies. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Alonso denies talking with McLaren’s Ron Dennis

Fernando Alonso has denied being in contact with McLaren supremo Ron Dennis.

Ron Dennis 001 Dennis is making no secret of his desire to sign a driver of the Spaniard or Sebastian Vettel’s calibre to spearhead the works Honda project from 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Trouble for Mallya in India

Force India supremo Vijay Mallya has run into serious business trouble in his native India.

2014-03-01_0016 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Bahrain Dr Vijay Mallya Amid the decline of his airline Kingfisher, the former billionaire has now been declared a ‘wilful defaulter’ by the public sector lender the United Bank of India. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Ferrari exit could open for Alonso on Monday – report

Monday could be the magic day in Fernando Alonso’s current Ferrari contract.

IMG_4042 Boss Marco Mattiacci has been happily – and unofficially – ‘confirming’ for 2015 the Italian team’s existing driver lineup of Alonso alongside Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Button admits F1 retirement possible after 2014

Jenson Button has admitted for the first time that he might be forced to “retire” at the end of 2014.

2014-06-07_0038 As McLaren and Honda look ahead to their new works partnership beginning next year, it is clear the Woking based team is hoping to sign a truly top driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

FIA not likely to investigate Rosberg crash

The F1 world is split over Nico Rosberg’s actions in the Belgian grand prix.

2014-07-18_0873 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton’s former McLaren teammate, thinks the incident that left the 2008 world champion almost 30 points behind the sister Mercedes was questionable at best. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Ecclestone still fighting with German bank

Bernie Ecclestone remains at legal loggerheads with the Munich state bank BayernLB.

2011-07-30 - HRT F1 Team - Hungary - Bernie Ecclestone 01 When the sport’s supremo controversially yet successfully settled with German prosecutors for $100 million, he had at the time also made an offer of $25 million to the aggrieved bank and former F1 shareholder BayernLB. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

McLaren will end driver uncertainty within season

The delayed announcement of McLaren’s 2015 lineup will not drag on until the winter, boss Eric Boullier insists.

2014-06-07_0813 On paper, the Woking team is the only F1 grandee whose driver plans for next year are not at all clear. It is known that McLaren’s new works engine partner Honda is pushing for a truly top name – like Alonso, Hamilton or Vettel – to spearhead the project. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Ecclestone returns to F1’s executive board

Bernie Ecclestone has returned to the executive board of F1’s parent company.

2013-06-06_0008 Although he remained F1 chief executive, the 83-year-old had stepped down from Delta Topco amid his corruption trial in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

McLaren rumours ‘natural’ for on-form Bottas – Hakkinen

Mika Hakkinen has acknowledged rumours linking his protege Valtteri Bottas with McLaren.

IMG_0597 The fellow Finn and double world champion has been a key to Bottas’ formula one foray so far, culminating in the 24-year-old’s debut at Williams last year after a season on the testing and Friday practice bench.
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Jul 17

Fans enjoyed ‘kindergarten’ complaining – Vettel

World champion Sebastian Vettel has dismissed Niki Lauda’s criticism in the wake of the British grand prix.

2014-06-05_0185 Having heard his excitable radio calls about Fernando Alonso’s driving during their thrilling Silverstone duel, Mercedes chairman Lauda denounced Vettel for “screaming like a small, startled child”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

McLaren chiefs must ‘try harder’ too – Button

“I think everyone has to try harder, the whole team, we all need to try harder”

2014-06-07_0873 Jenson Button has hit back at Ron Dennis, after the McLaren supremo warned the out-of-contract 2009 world champion to “try harder”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Traffic chaos mars first day at ‘Red Bull Ring’

“There is just one road in and out of the circuit”

Red Bull Ring logo The Red Bull Ring’s first grand prix weekend got off to a sluggish start, when members of the teams and media got stuck in a huge traffic jam. 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 »

Jun 18

Steiner denies Haas exit rumours

Gunther Steiner has denied rumours that a rift with team owner Gene Haas is endangering the entire F1 project.

Gene Haas - photo Getty Images The rumours in the Italian press hinted that arguments between team boss Steiner, and founder and owner Haas, including over the possible signing of Danica Patrick, could result in Steiner’s departure. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Doctors urge caution after Schumacher ‘good news’

Doctors have urged caution following Monday’s official news that Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma.

2012-06-10_1346 Lewis Hamilton summed up the mood of almost the entire world when he hailed the statement issued by Schumacher’s management as “amazing news”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Hamilton hits reverse after Monaco ‘tantrum’

Lewis Hamilton has hit reverse, after losing his temper two weeks ago in Monaco.

2014-06-06_0106 The 2008 world champion’s reaction to the Mirabeau qualifying affair, after suggesting his teammate Nico Rosberg had sabotaged his run at pole position, was roundly criticised. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Wolff trying to lure Brawn back to Mercedes

“Ross has a considerable part in the success of this year.”

Ross Brawn - Toto Wolff - photo Getty Images Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has revealed he is trying to lure departed chief Ross Brawn back into the team’s F1 garage. Brawn, 59, stepped down at the end of last year but, during his first year of retirement, he has already been linked with a return to Ferrari, having even visited the fabled Italian team’s base recently. Read the rest of this entry »

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