Tag Archive: Tom Cary

Nov 21

Departing Webber not ready for ‘red wine’ with Vettel

“Looking back I’m pretty proud of myself”

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - 99001Mark Webber is not ready to spill the beans on the intriguing story of his “f***ing intense” title battle with Sebastian Vettel in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Only Vettel not ‘bored’ as 2013 nears end

“I’m not getting bored!”

2013-11-17 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel -  (10)Even Sebastian Vettel’s post-race ‘donuts’ are becoming predictable, after the quadruple world champion on Sunday smashed an old Michael Schumacher record in Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Magnussen could replace Perez at McLaren – report

Formula Renault 3.5 as “a much higher quality championship than GP2″ – Whitmarsh

Kevin Magnussen - photo Jad Sherif - WR12 It was believed McLaren is on the verge of confirming Sergio Perez as Jenson Button’s continuing teammate for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Newey admits mind turning to America’s Cup

Adrian Newey has hinted his time in formula one may be coming to an end.

2012-11-25 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Adrian Newey - Sebastian Vettel - Christian HornerAs Sebastian Vettel prepares to drive his Newey-penned Red Bull to an easy fourth consecutive world championship in India this weekend, the designer of his car admitted his eyes may be wandering elsewhere. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

No end to Vettel’s dominance in 2013

Sebastian Vettel’s dominance is not likely to suddenly end.

Sebastian Vettel Corée - photo © J.F GaleronThat is Mercedes boss Ross Brawn’s warning ahead of the Korean grand prix, as Red Bull figures hint that Vettel’s crushing dominance in Singapore might have been exaggerated. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Ricciardo deal ‘at least’ three years – Marko

Austrian media reports said the 24-year-old has inked a minimally three-year deal.

2013-06-09_00981’s ‘silliest season’ has taken a big step towards sanity, as Red Bull finally confirmed Daniel Ricciardo will replace Australian countryman Mark Webber in 2014 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Todt faces challenge to FIA presidency

Jean Todt is facing a challenger ahead of the next FIA presidential elections.

Jean Todt - photo Getty ImagesThe first reports emerged in July, when David Ward – who worked closely with Frenchman Todt’s predecessor Max Mosley – revealed he was “thinking about” running against Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Now Button joins F1’s ‘silliest silly season’

F1’s “silliest silly season in years got sillier still”.

2013-06-08_0133That was how Telegraph correspondent Tom Cary summarised the rumours and comments doing the rounds at Spa on Thursday, as F1 awoke with a vengeance from its summer slumber. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Ecclestone troubles ‘not good for F1′ – Kaltenborn

Ecclestone’s troubles are the big talking point behind closed doors in F1 circles

2013-06-09_0348Bernie Ecclestone insists CVC, the owners of formula one’s commercial rights, are “very happy” to keep him in charge of the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

New Sauber driver linked to saviour Russian sponsor

Sirotkin to appear in the grey Sauber in practice sessions later in 2013

Auto GP - Sonoma - Euronova Racing - Sergey SirotkinSauber’s next driver is closely linked to the group of Russian sponsors who on Monday were hailed as the saviours of the embattled Swiss team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

F1 begins to respond to tyre-exploding crisis

Just days ahead of the next race at the Nurburgring

2013-06-09_1345The world of formula one has already begun to respond to the crisis triggered by Sunday’s tyre-exploding British grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Most formula one teams have deals in place with Pirelli beyond 2013, according to a respected correspondent.

 “Pirelli haven’t got an agreement with the FIA (for 2014).”

2013-06-09_1210Bernie Ecclestone told F1 business journalist Christian Sylt last week that the organisation he leads – commercial rights holder Formula One Management – has “a contract with Pirelli for next year”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Lotus’ new co-owners won’t ‘sit idly’ – report

“It is clear the new shareholders are not going to sit idly in the background”

2013-06-09_1282Lotus’ new team co-owner has lurched into formula one with bravado, claiming the Enstone based team will be “number 1 in twelve months”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

Force India scuffle followed di Resta’s criticism

“I’m not going to say much because I’ll say something I probably shouldn’t.”

2013-06-06_0092Rumours of a pit garage fight have marred Force India’s 100th grand prix weekend celebrations. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

Testing to return during 21-race 2014 calendar

The new season of winter testing will also kick off earlier than usual

2013-06-09_1040Post-grand prix testing will take place next season at key European circuits like Silverstone, Barcelona, Spa and Hockenheim, it emerged from the Montreal paddock on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Red Bull to spend millions on staff title bonus

The gesture will cost the energy drink-owned squad millions

01 - Red Bull Racing2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Mark Webber - Sebastian VettelF1 team Red Bull will pay a 10,000 British pound (US $16,000) bonus to every staff member, after winning the drivers’ and constructors’ championships for a third consecutive time in 2012, the Telegraph reports.

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Nov 18

Hamilton, Vettel, told to modify helmets in Austin

Two of F1’s biggest names had to pull out the gaffer-tape in Austin to fix up their offending helmet liveries.

2012-11-17_00362012-11-16_0013The always-controversial Lewis Hamilton’s US-themed helmet attracted the most attention for its H.A.M. slogan, which according to street slang means ‘Hard as a motherf***er’. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Hamilton to Mercedes, Schu back to retirement – reports

Schumacher, 43, has been linked with a move into Mercedes team management, or to Sauber as race driver.

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 042012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 02Multiple authoritative media sources in Britain and Germany are reporting that the respective futures of Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher will finally be announced on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

McLaren ups money offer in bid to keep Hamilton

“We will see what we can do.  I think we are a good team together.” – Martin Whitmarsh

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 052010-06-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Martin WhitmarshMcLaren has slightly upped its monetary offer in a late bid to secure Lewis Hamilton’s services for 2013, according to multiple British newspapers. The Daily Mail said McLaren has increased its offer by EUR 2.5 million to 15 million, which is still less than his current retainer of about 19 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Singapore staying on F1 calendar

Singapore tipped to keep popular grand prix

SingaporeGP2011-09-24 - Pirelli - Teams - Singapore 01Singapore has inked a new contract to remain on the formula one calendar. There had been some doubt the race organisers would agree Bernie Ecclestone’s sanctioning fee demands for a new deal beyond this weekend’s highly popular night race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Anthony Hamilton suing di Resta over firing

Paul di Resta’s recent split with his former manager Anthony Hamilton is heading to the courts, the Telegraph has revealed.

2012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Paul di Resta 04Anthony HamiltonThe British newspaper said Hamilton, who is McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton’s father, has filed papers in London’s High Court for wrongful termination and loss of earnings.

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Jul 22

No German arrest as Ecclestone skips Hockenheim

Contrary to his earlier promise, Bernie Ecclestone in fact did not show up at Hockenheim on Saturday.

2012-06-07_02732011 09 30 Gail2 186David Tremayne wrote in the Independent that the F1 paddock had spent the day playing “where’s Bernie?” The F1 chief executive’s absence – unusual for a European race but not unheard of – heightened speculation he is afraid of being arrested.

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Jul 07

Grosjean ‘happy’ to shape up against Raikkonen

“Kimi didn’t take long to come back to his level” – Grosjean

2012-06-09_11502012-06-09_0987Romain Grosjean, the always-grinning Lotus driver, tried hard to hide his delight at shining the way to a former world champion so far in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Finger-pointing at Sam Michael premature – Whitmarsh

Martin Whitmarsh has backed McLaren’s under-fire sporting director Sam Michael.

2012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes -Sam Michael 012012-04-15 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Chinese Grand Prix - Martin Whitmarsh 01Australian Michael joined the team this year after being ousted at Williams, at the end of that famous British team’s worst season in memory. Some have linked McLaren’s repeated tactical and pitstop errors with Michael’s arrival, but boss Whitmarsh insists that, in fact, some of the team’s recent pitstops have been the fastest in history.

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Jul 04

Gracia calls for ‘prudence and respect’ for de Villota

De Villota is currently in hospital with reportedly “severe facial and head injuries”.

2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 536Spain’s motor racing federation has vowed to help get to the bottom of the incident involving seriously injured female test driver Maria de Villota. But Carlos Gracia, president of the RFEdA, expressed caution in light of rampant speculation following the 32-year-old Spaniard’s impact with a team truck whilst ‘straightline testing’ Marussia’s 2012 car in the UK on Tuesday.

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Jul 04

Di Resta splits with manager Hamilton – report

Paul di Resta has split with his manager, London’s Telegraph newspaper reports.

2012-06-10_04942012-04-15 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Paul di Resta -  Anthony HamiltonAnthony Hamilton, the father of 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton, also no longer manages his McLaren-driving son. Journalist Tom Cary said Force India driver di Resta’s split with Hamilton snr “happened some weeks ago” and “was not planned”.

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Jun 25

Sam Michael under fire amid McLaren problems

Sam Michael is in the spotlight as McLaren continues to struggle in the pits in 2012.

2012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes -Sam Michael 012012-04-15 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Chinese Grand Prix - Lewis Hamilton - 08Williams’ former technical director had to leave Williams at the end of last year as the beleaguered team restructured, and so he switched to McLaren to be sporting director. But his new tenure got off to a difficult start in 2012 amid recurring problems particularly during crucial pitstops — one of Michael’s responsibilities.

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May 17

Ferrari say Massa contender for 2013 race seat

And the candidates are lining up.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 08022012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0426Ferrari has played down rumours it is close to immediately ousting Felipe Massa, insisting it is possible the struggling Brazilian will still be in a red car next year. On Twitter, the famous Italian team said the latest rumours – including a claim that former Virgin driver Jerome d’Ambrosio is a candidate to replace Massa in 2012 – are “funny”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Germans tip Schumacher to retire in 2012

55.4 per cent answered yes

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 00642012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0336More than half of Michael Schumacher’s German compatriots think the seven time world champion will return to retirement at the end of this year. After three years of retirement, the 43-year-old returned to F1 in 2010 on a three-year Mercedes contract, which runs out in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

F1 personnel injured in huge Williams fire (updated)

 The drama stepped up a notch even after the chequered flag in Barcelona.
Caterham F1 Team was involved in a fire that started in the Williams F1 Team’s

Circuit de Catalunya logopiyej.jpgA couple of hours after Williams’ first win since 2004, something exploded in the British team’s garage, triggering a major fire.

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