Tag Archive: Turun Sanomat

Nov 19

Haas not determined to have American driver

Haas, F1’s new team for 2016, is not determined to field an American driver

Gene Haas - photo Getty Images The outfit is setting up camp alongside founder Gene Haas’ Nascar operation in North Carolina, but Finland’s Turun Sanomat newspaper quoted boss Gunther Steiner as saying there will also be an operations headquarters in Oxford, UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Grosjean hints at Lotus stay for 2015

Romain Grosjean appears set to remain at Lotus in 2015.

2014-05-09 - Lotus F1 Team - Spain - Romain Grosjean 00 Although the French driver has been leaving his future open while Fernando Alonso’s move remains unclear, Lotus owner Gerard Lopez has now suggested Enstone is likely to field an identical driver lineup next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Ferrari split ‘just a rumour’ – Alonso

Fernando Alonso is still the leading man of the intriguing 2014 ‘silly season’.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Apparently on the way out at Ferrari, the Spaniard is said to have been caught off guard by Red Bull, who shut the door on Alonso in the wake of Sebastian Vettel’s shock exit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Father says ‘no change’ in Bianchi’s condition

“Professor Saillant and the Italian specialist who came at the request of Ferrari are cooperating fully with the local doctors” – Philippe Bianchi.

2014-06-05_0050 Five days after Jules Bianchi’s life-threatening crash at Suzuka, there is “no significant change” in his health condition, father Philippe has revealed. Bianchi’s father was speaking on Thursday to the French daily Nice-Matin, adding that the messages of support from the F1 paddock and around the world have been encouraging to the family. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Vergne arranges helmet stickers to honour Bianchi

F1 drivers will wear helmet stickers to show their support for injured colleague Jules Bianchi this weekend in Russia.

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (2) Morgan Caron, an official for the French motor sport federation FFSA, said the initiative to show the F1 drivers’ support was championed by Bianchi’s fellow Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Alonso in ‘tough’ McLaren negotiations – report

Fernando Alonso is locked in “tough negotiations” with McLaren, the F1 correspondent Luis Vasconcelos claims.

2014-06-07_0235 Although the Spanish driver insists Sebastian Vettel’s switch to Ferrari is a mere symptom of his own plans for the future, there are sections of the media who think the German actually caught Alonso off guard. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Only ‘subtle details’ troubling Vettel in 2014 – Webber

“At this level, the way F1 is, that’s all about how a driver gets those last 2-3 crucial tenths out of the car.”

2014-07-19 - 99038 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Mark Webber thinks “small, subtle details” are all that is holding back his former F1 colleagues Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Alonso and Raikkonen are staying – Marchionne

Ferrari’s management revolution will have no impact on the driver lineup, new president Sergio Marchionne insists.

Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari (photo Ferrari) With Stefano Domenicali, Luca Marmorini and now long-time president Luca di Montezemolo all falling victim to the fabled team’s poor performance in 2014, it has been suggested the turmoil at Ferrari might also affect the drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Massa admits career in peril ‘several times’

Felipe Massa has admitted his motor racing career almost collapsed several times.

2014-07-18 - Williams Martini Racing - Germany - Felipe Massa 01 The latest was this year, as teammate Valtteri Bottas was dominating amid speculation Williams could take on Massa’s heavily sponsored countryman Felipe Nasr for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Williams rivals ‘had an eye’ on Bottas – boss

After a run of four podiums in five races, Valtteri Bottas had a less enjoyable Italian grand prix.

2014-07-20 - Williams Martini Racing - Germany - Valterri Bottas 02 The Finn had to settle for fourth, while his teammate Felipe Massa scored his first podium of 2014. The solid team result meant Williams passed Ferrari on the fabled marque’s home soil for third place in the constructors’ world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Bottas hints contract news coming ‘soon’

“Maybe we will hear something quite soon”

IMG_6047 Recently linked with McLaren’s quest for a top driver lineup for the Honda era, Valtteri Bottas’ future is suddenly not a topic in the F1 paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Raikkonen to be father

Kimi Raikkonen looks set to race into the world of fatherhood.

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Kimi Raikkonen 00 Currently vacationing on his yacht off the Mediterranean island of Corsica, photos have emerged of the Finn’s girlfriend Minttu appearing apparently pregnant. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Rosberg not worried about ‘Hamilton track’ Hungary

“I don’t care about statistics”

2014-06-05_0076 Championship leader Nico Rosberg insists he is not worried about racing on ‘a Hamilton track’ this weekend in Hungary. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Raikkonen to miss Silverstone test after crash

Kimi Raikkonen is expected to sit out this week’s post-British grand prix test at Silverstone.

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen - Helmet (3) Circuit workers took an hour to repair the unprotected armco barrier that the Ferrari driver struck on Sunday before taking a further hit by Felipe Massa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Changes afoot as Caterham’s new era begins

Changes are afoot at Caterham, mere days after the team’s takeover by mysterious investors.

2014-06-07_0874 “We’re not even a week into this new chapter in the team’s life,” said new boss Christijan Albers, “but we’ve already seen just how hard everyone at the track and at the factory is prepared to work to push us forwards.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Raikkonen problems similar to Vettel’s – manager

Champions Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel are suffering from similar problems in 2014.

2014-06-08_0730 That is the claim of Raikkonen’s manager Steve Robertson, amid speculation that due to his struggles, the Finnish driver could be losing the support of Ferrari and beginning to cast eyes at a new project — world rallycross. 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 »

May 16

Pirelli could ease new ‘conservative’ approach

Pirelli has admitted it may ease its newly conservative approach to formula one.

2014-02-27 - Pirelli - Bahrain - Stickers 2 Initially tasked by Bernie Ecclestone to spice up the racing action, the Italian marque endured an horrific 2013, mired by exploding tyres and hefty criticism. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Caterham F1 Team Announces New Senior Management Structure

Caterham ousts technical boss Smith – report 

11 - Caterham F1 TeamCaterham F1 Team has announced that it has instigated a restructuring of its senior management team to create a more streamlined, efficient management process that will allow the team to address the challenges of modern Formula One. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Ferrari unlikely to recover in 2014 – Malago

“Every team is aware of the massive improvements they can make to their cars”

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 05Giovanni Malago says it is unlikely Ferrari will recover from its competitive slump within the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Alonso happy to be beating Raikkonen

“I would prefer to have won in Australia and Malaysia”

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen - Teams 03 A bright spot on Fernando Alonso’s 2014 season so far is that he is beating his teammate Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

F1 cannot just turn up the volume – Lauda

“This (move to V6) was the right step” – Wolff

2014-02-21_0001 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Niki Lauda - Paddy Lowe It is “absurd” to suggest formula one should urgently turn up the volume of the new turbo V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Rivals begin chase to catch Mercedes

“Look at how quickly Renault has caught up”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06 Given Mercedes’ dominance in Australia, the German marque’s rivals have now begun their chase. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Williams remains one of the top favourites in 2014, despite the events in Melbourne.

Williams still second best after Mercedes

Williams Team - photo Getty Images Piloted by Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, the new Mercedes-powered FW36 was a standout of the winter season, but it struggled in the wet qualifying session last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Mercedes upped budget to succeed in F1 – Lauda

“The budget under the dictate of the RRA was the first major stumbling block”

2014-03-06 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2)Niki Lauda has admitted Mercedes upped its F1 budget in the quest to chase down the sport’s top teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

F1 stares into the unknown for 2014 revolution

F1’s all-new look has divided opinions

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99025Formula one is staring into the unknown as the sport’s revolutionary new era begins in earnest this weekend in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

No Monaco move for backmarker rookie Ericsson

F1 rookie Marcus Ericsson has no plans to move to Monaco.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Marcus Ericsson 04 Many drivers enjoy the Principality’s glamorous lifestyle and tax benefits, but 23-year-old Ericsson told the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat he is staying put in Kumlo, in his native Sweden. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Wolff would quit F1 to start family

Susie Wolff has revealed that if she ever has children, she will quit motor racing

Susie Wolff The wife of Mercedes boss Toto, 31-year-old Briton Wolff has stepped up her role with the Williams team this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Bottas plays down 2014 ‘fuel saving’ fears

“I think that at most of the races, we will be able to drive like this” – Bottas

2014-03-02_0029 - Williams - Bahrain - Valtteri BottasValtteri Bottas has played down fears grands prix will become little more than fuel-saving affairs in F1’s new ‘green’ era. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Back ‘ok’ after Bahrain crash – Raikkonen

“The back has been quite ok since the surgery”

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen - Helmet (5) Kimi Raikkonen’s newly-healed back withstood a hefty shunt as the first week of Bahrain testing came to a close. Read the rest of this entry »

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