Tag Archive: Tuttosport

Nov 06

McLaren gives Alonso deadline for 2015 decision

McLaren has warned Fernando Alonso he is running out of time to commit to the British team for the 2015 season.

2014-06-08_0887 Media reports in the last days have suggested the Spaniard, whose five-year stint at Ferrari appears definitely over, has now decided to re-join McLaren to spearhead the team’s new works Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Vettel speaks up as Alonso rumours keep burning

Fernando Alonso is the man on everybody’s lips this week in the world of formula one.

2014-07-04 - 99014 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Musing the recent departure from the great but currently-troubled Ferrari of its long-term president Luca di Montezemolo, former F1 driver and champion Mika Hakkinen said: “Nothing is forever. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Briatore return would ‘help new F1′ – Alonso

Flavio Briatore would be a good addition as formula one finds its direction for the future.

discussion-Briatore-Dennis 4381 That is the claim of Fernando Alonso, the sport’s highest paid and arguably most highly rated driver. Recently, a man always closely aligned with the trajectory of Alonso’s career – Briatore – was linked with a return to the sport as chairman of a new popularity working group. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Bottas sees ‘no reason’ to leave Williams

Valtteri Bottas appears out of the running for a change of team prior to the 2015 season.

2014-07-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Hungary - Valterri Bottas 04 The Finn has been a standout of this year’s championship, outshining the Ferrari veteran Felipe Massa and leading Williams’ F1 resurgence with four podium appearances. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Lotus, Williams swapped F1 fortunes in 2014

Even amid his pointless first half-season with Lotus, Pastor Maldonado has signed up with the Enstone team for 2015.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Pastor Maldonado 01 In his third consecutive campaign with Williams last year, the Grove team hit rock-bottom and Maldonado decided to take his PDVSA sponsorship to Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 08

Outrage as Monza’s Parabolica run-off asphalted

“Why the hell do they take away the challenge in F1?”

GP3 - Autodromo Nazionale MonzaF1’s summer break has not stopped a cry of outrage at news the iconic Parabolica corner at historic Monza has been altered ahead of next month’s Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Mugello could step in amid Monza ‘problems’ – Malago

Ten million euros might not be enough to keep the Italian grand prix at historic Monza.

Mugello Circuit logo It is believed the governing FIA has some powers to protect some of the sport’s most iconic venues, like Monza and also the likes of Monaco, Spa and Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Mercedes in 2014 re-think after ‘wake-up call’

Canada was a spanner in the works in Mercedes’ otherwise flawless 2014 campaign.

2014-06-08_0944 Until both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton struck technical trouble aboard their silver W05s in Montreal, they had shared a total clean-sweep of one-two victories this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Ferrari looking beyond 2014 title ‘miracle’ – Montezemolo

Ferrari is turning its attention towards 2015, president Luca di Montezemolo has hinted.

IMG_0620 Having faltered at the very start of the new era of turbo V6 engines, the fabled Italian team is now a distant third in the championship, between dominant Mercedes and chasing champions Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

‘Up to Vettel’ to ‘go faster’ in 2014 – Newey

World champion Sebastian Vettel has been told to step on the gas by Red Bull’s technical ‘genius’ Adrian Newey.

2014-06-05_0192 German Vettel has borne the brunt of the team’s reliability troubles in 2014, but his superiority has also been genuinely challenged by Red Bull newcomer Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Pirelli undecided about F1 future beyond 2016

Pirelli has answered “we’ll see” to the question of staying in formula one beyond its current contract.

2014-01-31 - Pirelli 06 After an often tumultuous and controversial opening three-year stay as F1’s official supplier, the Italian marque signed on for another stint starting in 2014. 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 08

Ricciardo better than Webber ‘not fair’ – Vettel

“It would be unfair to say that after three races”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Ricciardo (1) Sebastian Vettel insists it is too early to say his new teammate Daniel Ricciardo is better than Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Next revolution afoot as Montezemolo meets Ecclestone

On the table will be discussions about the controversial fuel flow meter

Luca di Montezemolo - Bernie Ecclestone Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo flew from Maranello to London this week to meet with F1’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. 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 21

Rivals think Mercedes has big advantage

Mercedes’ advantage over its 2014 rivals might be bigger than is currently thought.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Melbourne Nico Rosberg won the Melbourne race with a half-minute advantage, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was quoted afterwards by Auto Motor und Sport as suspecting the German was “playing with us” on the roads around Albert Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Briatore, Rossi dislike ‘new’ F1 era

Former team boss Flavio Briatore has slammed the new face of formula one.

Flavio Briatore 11 The 63-year-old Italian, absent from F1 in the wake of the ‘crashgate’ scandal, said he watched the Melbourne race last weekend and thought it was “disrespectful” to the spectators and television audience. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Valsecchi ‘not favourite’ for Lotus race seat

“Felipe and Nico are not the only ones on the list.  There is also Davide.”

2013-06-09_0263Davide Valsecchi, the reigning GP2 champion, is not the favourite to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Vettel boos linked to lack of ‘charisma’ – Stuck

“All I can say is, dear Sebastian, don’t worry about”

Christian Horner - Sébastian Vettel - photo © DPPI - Frédéric Le Floch Hans-Joachim Stuck, a German motor racing legend, has backed Sebastian Vettel after the reigning world champion was booed on recent F1 podiums. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Rally made Raikkonen better F1 driver – Solberg

Kimi Raikkonen’s rallying foray made him a better formula one driver.

2012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Kimi Raikkonen 00That is the claim of 2003 world rally champion Petter Solberg, who got to know the ‘iceman’ during his two-year F1 sabbatical in 2010 and 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Minister says Monza race ‘untouchable’

The immediate future of the Italian grand prix is secure.

Monza logoThat is the claim of the Lombardy minister Antonio Rossi, rejecting reports historic Monza could be the victim as Bernie Ecclestone seeks to further expand the F1 calendar beyond Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Ferrari issues rebuke as Alonso loses patience

“If Maranello keeps this up, they risk losing the star driver”

2013-06-09_0004Amid rumours Fernando Alonso is flirting with a shock move to Red Bull, Ferrari has issued an ultra-rare public rebuke of its number 1 driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Susie Wolff to test Williams at Silverstone – reports

“She is tremendously glad about it.”

Susie Wolff  2013-01-28Susie Wolff will drive Williams’ 2013 car during the young driver test at Silverstone later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Pirelli renews F1 quit threat

“We have followed the rules and we will continue to do so.”

2013-06-07_0798Rumours that Pirelli will leave formula one at the end of the season are growing by the day. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Kubica ‘faster than Raikkonen’ – Loeb

“Robert is really serious about rally, and is working hard to improve”

Sebastien Loeb  -Porsche Cup - photo © 2013 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. Sebastien Loeb, the most successful driver in world rally history, thinks Robert Kubica has more potential than Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Lotus made Valsecchi only F1 offer for 2013

Davide Valsecchi, the latest GP2 champion, has revealed he will never forget Lotus’ offer of a role in formula one this year.

2013-03-03 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Davide Valsecchi 01Davide Valsecchi  (photo LAT)We reported last month that the 26-year-old Italian risks becoming the first ever GP2 title winner who might never sit on a F1 grid. But he will at least be Lotus’ reserve driver in 2013, and on Saturday was called up to test the impressive new black and red E21 when Kimi Raikkonen called in sick with food poisoning. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Lotus to fight Red Bull for title – Gutierrez

“They will fight for the title this season.”

2013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Esteban Gutierrez  002013-02-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Romain Grosjean 02After spending some time from an elevated trackside vantage point in Barcelona last week, Esteban Gutierrez has tipped Red Bull and Lotus to fight for the 2013 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Ferrari says Red Bull deserves F1 success

Red Bull deserves its success in formula one, Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali insists.

02 - Scuderia Ferrari01 - Red Bull RacingThere had been appearances of bad blood between the title contenders of late, particularly with Dr Helmut Marko suggesting Spaniard Alonso is more focused on politics than winning. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

2014 rules require more testing – Domenicali

New Ferrari to look similar to 2012 car

2012-02-03 - Scuderia Ferrari - F2012 launch Stefano DomenicaliStefano DomenicaliStefano Domenicali has urged F1 to consider relaxing its strict in-season testing limits as teams ready for the introduction of radical new engine rules for 2014. Ferrari’s new car will look similar to the 2012 model, team boss Stefano Domenicali has admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

2013 calendar could drop to 19 races – Ecclestone

It is likely F1’s 2013 calendar will drop from 20 to 19 races, Bernie Ecclestone has told an Austrian newspaper.

Flagworld - F12012-06-07_0277It has been rumoured the F1 chief executive was being urged by Red Bull, the owners of the former A1-Ring, to revive the Austrian grand prix. F1 chief executive Ecclestone has already reserved a twentieth race date on the 2013 calendar, in the wake of New Jersey’s demise. Read the rest of this entry »

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