Tag Archive: The Telegraph

Sep 20

FIA clampdown dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ in Singapore

The FIA’s Charlie Whiting addressed the media in Singapore

2008-06-05_0049 F1’s intended clampdown on performance communications between teams and drivers has been dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ up and down the bemused paddock. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 05

A spokesman for Paul di Resta has confirmed reports the Force India driver his split with his manager Anthony Hamilton.

Di Resta spokesman confirms Hamilton split

2012-04-15 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Paul di Resta -  Anthony Hamilton2012-06-10_0813The Telegraph had said the 26-year-old Scot and Hamilton, who also no longer manages his son Lewis Hamilton, parted “some weeks ago” for unknown reasons.

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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 »


Apr 18

Journalist sees more police on first day in Bahrain

A travelling F1 journalist believes this weekend’s controversial Bahrain grand prix could go ahead without problems.

Bahrain International CircuitAhead of the island Kingdom’s highly-contentious return to the F1 calendar this weekend after a two-year absence due to civil unrest, some of the sport’s correspondents have this week been reporting from the scene of often violent protests. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 02

Barrichello back in the running for Williams seat

Rubens Barrichello is right back in the frame to retain his race seat at Williams, according to reports.

2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 01 2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 04It had been expected the Brazilian veteran would not get the chance to race a 20th consecutive season in F1 next year as the British team eyed a new teammate – perhaps Adrian Sutil – for Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado.

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Nov 11

Texas quiet but F1 ‘nervous’ as corruption saga deepens

“The whole of formula one will be watching with interest to see how this case unravels”

Circuit of the AmericasFormula 1 United States Grand PrixTexas officials would not comment when asked if Bernie Ecclestone’s implication in the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption scandal might endanger the 2012 US grand prix.

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Jul 09

Hamilton looks to swerve tax with Monaco move

Lewis Hamilton is considering a move from Switzerland to Monaco.

2011-05-07 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Turkey - Lewis Hamilton 082011-05-07 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Turkey - Lewis Hamilton 10The Telegraph reports that the 2008 world champion is waiting for a vacant apartment on the glamorous Principality’s Avenue Princesse Grace.

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May 02

Drug find to put heat on F1 transporters

“They have been pulled over very rarely and that will now change”

2011-03-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Barcelona - Truck2009-07-25 - BrawnGP - The transporters in the paddockMotor sport transporters are facing the prospect of more police checks following an incident in the UK last month. The Telegraph reports that huge amounts of drugs and a gun was found in trucks belonging to the World Superbike series team Kawasaki whilst travelling by road and ferry from Italy. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 11

Di Resta stung by flying Pirelli ‘marbles’

Paul di Resta claims he was hit several times by tyre “marbles” during the Malaysian grand prix.

2011-04-09 - Force India F1 Team - Malaysia - Paul di Resta 012011-04-09 - Pirelli - Malaysia 4Off the racing line, the Sepang circuit was littered with discarded chunks of Pirelli’s synthetic compounds that roll off the tyres as they degrade. “Come the end of the race, it gets difficult to overtake,” Scottish rookie di Resta is quoted by the Telegraph. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 03

Dutch company buys 5% of Williams

The company confirmed its Williams investment in a statement.

Cyrte Investments logoWilliamsA Dutch investment company on Wednesday became a significant shareholder of the famous F1 team Williams Cyrte, a subsidiary of the financial services provider Delta Lloyd Group, bought 5 per cent of the British outfit as it was partly floated on the Frankfurt stock exchange.

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Sep 25

Vettel suspected secret team orders during Monza race

“Do I believe the pressure has got to me?  No” – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel briefly suspected he was the victim of clandestine team orders during the recent Italian grand prix. According to a report in the British newspaper The Telegraph, the German’s instinctive suspicions were raised at Monza when he sensed a problem with his RB6 whilst running ahead of his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 09

No proof to punish Ferrari further – Todt (updated)

Press angry after Ferrari team orders verdict

2010-09-02 - Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrari escaped penalty in Wednesday’s team orders disciplinary hearing because there was not enough proof, FIA president Jean Todt has confirmed. Former Ferrari boss Todt, whose team order at the A1-Ring in 2002 famously triggered the imposition of the ban, admitted he suspects a similar order was in effect when Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso swapped places at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »


May 28

No truth to Raikkonen/Red Bull rumours – Horner

Webber close to signing a new deal for 2011.

2010-05-16 - Red Bull Racing - Christian HornerRed Bull Racing has played down suggestions Kimi Raikkonen was a serious contender for a seat in 2011. As the team edges closer to re-signing Mark Webber for next year, boss Christian Horner was asked if there was any truth to recent reports linking Raikkonen with the Australian’s seat. Read the rest of this entry »


May 16

HRT to announce technical plans by Canada

Bernie Ecclestone is helping HRT on the technical side.

2010-04-17 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Karun Chandhok 04The F1 chief executive caused a stir this weekend when he indicated he was helping the struggling Spanish team to financially survive its debut season. Read the rest of this entry »