Tag Archive: TF1

Aug 09

Grosjean celebrates summer break as new father

Romain Grosjean is celebrating F1’s August break as a new father.

2013-06-09_0213The Lotus driver, whose wife Marion Jolles met 27-year-old Grosjean as a F1 reporter for French television TF1, confirmed the happy news this week. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 08

Journalist expects 2014 turbo cars to ‘howl’

“The ERS F1 engine will be fundamentally different”

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engineOne respected veteran correspondent has allayed fears F1’s scream will become a whimper when the new V6 rules take over next year. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 18

Kubica to reveal next plans ‘in due course’

Kubica praises ‘pure racing team’ Lotus

2012-09-08 - Lotus F1 Team - Italy - Soleco 02Robert Kubica photo © WRI2 Robert Kubica has hit back at reports he should sit back rather than risk life and limb in a rally car. Lotus is doing so well because it is a “pure racing team”.

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Sep 14

Pic admits future ‘open’ amid Caterham, Sauber rumours

Charles Pic’s management is reportedly shopping around for a better car for the French rookie.

2012-07-21 - Marussia F1 Team - Germany - Charles Pic 012012-06-08_0161Pic, 22, has had a solid formula one debut this season alongside the experienced Timo Glock, but their 2012 Marussia single seater is among the very slowest in the field.

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Jul 02

Mark Webber has revealed he will prioritise Red Bull as he plans for his twelfth season in formula one in 2013.

Webber to favour Red Bull in 2013 team talks

2012-06-07_00572012-06-09_0470The energy drink owned team has indicated it is likely to extend the 35-year-old Australian’s latest one-year contract.

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Jun 28

Glock expects Silverstone return

Timo Glock on Thursday said he expects to be “totally fit” for next weekend’s British grand prix.

2012-06-10_04582012-06-08_0408The German had to sit out last weekend’s Valencia race with an intestinal infection. But in a media statement issued on Thursday, his employer Marussia said Glock, 30, is “back on the road to recovery” “Generally I am feeling much better,” he said.  “I still feel a little weak in the legs, but otherwise I am okay.

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Jun 01

Hamilton may have decided to quit McLaren – source

Lewis Hamilton may already have decided to quit McLaren, according to a reliable source.

2012-05-27 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton 022012-05-27 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton 04That is the claim of the French TF1 television commentator Jean-Louis Moncet, writing in his Auto Plus column. It emerged recently that McLaren has offered the 2008 world champion – whose current contract runs out this year – over $30 million a season to stay at the British team for five more years.

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Apr 20

French broadcaster TF1 not in Bahrain

Another television broadcaster has pulled out of this weekend’s Bahrain grand prix.

Bahreïn 2012-04-08BahrainIt had already emerged that Sky Deutschland, MTV3 Finland and Japan’s Fuji TV would not be reporting from the scene of the race in the troubled island Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 20

2013 France GP project ‘not dead’ – minister

France’s sports minister insists the country is still on course to return to the formula one calendar.

Grand Prix de FranceGrand Prix de FranceRecently, a deal to see the Paul Ricard circuit annually share a grand prix date with Belgium’s fabled Spa-Francorchamps seemed imminent. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 02

Renault edges towards signing Grosjean for 2012

“We need to look at our options because we still do not know about Robert.” – Eric Boullier

2011-10-29 - Lotus Renault GP - Romain Grosjean 012011-10-29 - Lotus Renault GP - Romain Grosjean 03Renault is edging towards signing Romain Grosjean to complete its 2012 driver lineup alongside Vitaly Petrov, according to reports. The Enstone based team has already announced that Swiss-born Frenchman Grosjean, the Genii-managed new GP2 champion, will drive in Friday morning practice in both Abu Dhabi and Brazil later this month.

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Oct 31

Pic also in talks with Williams for 2012

French hopeful Charles Pic has entered the race to replace Rubens Barrichello at Williams next year.

GP2 - Barwa Addax Team - Monaco - Charles PicGP2 - Spain - Giedo van der Garde - Charles Pic - Sam BirdThe 21-year-old GP2 driver’s mentor Olivier Panis, working with the Lagardere group, admitted recently he is in talks with Team Lotus and Virgin about 2012.

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Oct 29

Brundle leaving BBC for Sky says Eddie Jordan

The BBC’s television punditry team looks set to break up at the end of the season.

Martin Brundle2011-06-12_1572Former McLaren driver and lead BBC commentator Martin Brundle earlier this week denied a report in London’s Telegraph that said he is poised to accept a $1.6 million offer to switch full-time to Sky in 2012.

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Aug 29

Ecclestone ‘has agreed’ to France/Spa alternation

France on Sunday made another clear step towards returning to the formula one calendar.

Spa-FrancorchampsPaul Ricard HTTTThe L’Equipe sports daily said race-day at Spa-Francorchamps was a “great day for French motor sport”, after Bernie Ecclestone apparently agreed to reinstate a French date on the 2013 calendar.

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May 11

Sutil gets into fist-fight with Renault official

Adrian Sutil was involved in a bar fight after the recent Chinese grand prix, it emerged on Wednesday.

2011-05-07 - Force India F1 Team - Turkey - Adrian Sutil 042011-04-16 - Force India F1 Team - China - Adrian Sutil 03The F1 broadcasters RAI (Italy) and TF1 (France) had alraedy reported that the Force India driver got into a fight in Shanghai. The Italian website 422race.com has now reported details, including the fact that Renault owner Genii’s Eric Lux was left bloodied after the scrape in the M1NT nightclub. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 21

Grosjean to be Renault ‘third driver’ in 2011 – TF1

Announcement about Grosjean on January 31?

Romain GrosjeanLotus Renault GP logoNotwithstanding Fairuz Fauzy’s appointment as reserve driver, Romain Grosjean is still expected to take up a similar role with Renault in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 18

Better quality on-board cameras in 2011

The quality of F1’s on-board camera footage will also be improving in 2011.

Flagworld - F12010-06-13_0227When it was recently announced that the sport is switching to HD this year, reports said technical complexity meant that the on-board cameras will still capture only standard definition. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 13

Petrov to debut 2011 Renault at Valencia

“At the moment our car looks good and this year will be easier for me”

2010-05-08 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 32010-05-30 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 02Vitaly Petrov, not his highly rated teammate Robert Kubica, will be giving Renault’s 2011 car its maiden outing at Valencia next month. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 13

Commentator says Grosjean to be Renault third driver

Romain Grosjean is set to become Renault’s third driver in 2011.

Romain Grosjean Trophée AndrosRomain GrosjeanThe source of the information is French broadcaster TF1’s commentator Christophe Malbranque. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 17

Heidfeld could split Merc role with DTM seat in 2011

But Heidfeld would combine the 2011 seat with an ongoing role at grands prix.

2010-05-30 - Mercedes GP - Nick Heidfeld 01Nick Heidfeld is tipped to combine an ongoing role as Mercedes’ reserve driver next year with a race cockpit in the German touring car series DTM. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 03

Record TV audiences for 2008 finale

The peak audience was 13.1 million

At least three key markets have revealed record viewing figures from their television broadcasts of Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »