Tag Archive: The Star

Mar 24

Ecclestone eyes Brazil switch to Rio for 2016

“The mayor has told me they can get it done” – Ecclestone.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he is considering dropping Interlagos from the F1 calendar. Read the rest of this entry »


May 25

McLaren set to offer Hamilton $150m – reports

McLaren is offering Lewis Hamilton a lucrative new contract for 2013 and beyond, British newspapers are reporting from Monaco.

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 03222012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 0714The stories – in all the major dailies including the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Daily Mail, Express, the Star, the Sun, the Mirror and the Times – consistently contradicted an earlier rumour that Hamilton might need to take a pay-cut if he wants to stay with the British team beyond this year. The Guardian said McLaren has in fact put a five-year, $150 million contract on the table, which combined with bonuses might mean Hamilton overtakes Fernando Alonso as F1’s highest paid driver. Read the rest of this entry »


May 04

Fernandes rues lack of Malaysian support

Tony Fernandes has admitted he would have liked corporate Malaysia to have backed his formula one team.

Tony Fernandes 2011-12-132012-04-15 - Team Caterham - Chinese Grand Prix 01The Malaysian entrepreneur founded a UK based start-up team in 2010, calling it Team Lotus before a bitter spat developed with the Lotus name’s owner Proton. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 14

Virgin not confirming Silverstone HQ reports

Virgin has not confirmed reports it has earmarked Silverstone as a potential site for its new headquarters.

2011-07-09 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Britain - Jerome DAmbrosio 12011-07-09 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Britain - Jerome DAmbrosio 3Currently, the struggling team operates from the Manor headquarters in Dinnington, and it has recently acquired Nick Wirth’s technical F1 facility at Banbury. But the plan for a couple of years down the road is for a bespoke Virgin factory under one roof.

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Dec 10

2011 Team Lotus car headed for January launch

Team Lotus’ new car is heading for a launch in January, chief executive Riad Asmat has revealed.

2010-11-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 012010-11-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - 04Amid the naming and livery dispute with new F1 competitor Group Lotus, Asmat insists the confusion is not affecting the progress of the T127 car’s successor. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 03

Proton confirms talks for partial Renault F1 takeover

Proton intends to push ahead with a partial takeover of the Enstone based formula one team Renault.

Previously, it was believed the Malaysian carmaker was only in talks over a potential title sponsorship, with Renault F1 to be renamed after the Proton-owned British sports car maker Group Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 27

Mercedes beat three teams to Petronas backing

“Schumacher’s return makes for bigger visibility and it is an unexpected mileage for us” -Salleh.

2010-01-25 - MERCEDES GP PETRONAS TEAM launch 07Three other teams were in the running to secure the sponsorship backing of the state-owned Malaysian oil company Petronas in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »