Tag Archive: twitter

Nov 20

Ferrari denies making Vettel announcement

Ferrari has denied reports it is now officially confirming Sebastian Vettel’s 2015 switch.

2014-06-05_0034 The world of F1 social media came alight late on Wednesday when a seemingly official Ferrari profile on Twitter announced: “We are proud to welcome Sebastian Vettel as a member of the Ferrari family.” Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Marussia’s Abu Dhabi return bid fails

Marussia’s eleventh-hour bid to return to action in Abu Dhabi has failed.

Marussia for Jules - photo Marussia With Caterham already set up at Yas Marina, insiders on Wednesday then spotted F1 personnel wearing Marussia team shirts in the Abu Dhabi paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Ecclestone to clamp down on online media in paddock

Bernie Ecclestone has vowed to clamp down on the proliferation of internet journalists in F1

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel - Bernie Ecclestone After controversially rubbishing the power of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter last week, the F1 supremo is now warning that online publications will find access to the paddock more difficult in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Teams hit back at Ecclestone attitude

F1 teams have hit back at Bernie Ecclestone’s attitude about social media

Donald MacKenzie - Bernie Ecclestone In a typically controversial interview on Friday, the F1 chief executive said he sees no value in Facebook and Twitter, and has more interest in marketing the sport to 70-year-olds who have “plenty of cash”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Ecclestone slams Caterham’s ‘begging bowl’

Bernie Ecclestone has joined those who are heavily critical of Caterham’s plea for fans’ money to get the struggling team back on track.

2012-11-15_0006 In administration and missing in Austin and Brazil, the outfit has launched a crowdfunding scheme to raise the almost $4 million it says it needs to make it to this year’s Abu Dhabi finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Caterham asks fans to fund Abu Dhabi comeback

As Marussia reaches the end of the line, fellow absent backmarker Caterham wants F1 fans to fund its Abu Dhabi comeback later this month.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Marcus Ericsson 08 Using the Twitter hashtag ‘RefuelCaterhamF1′, the team – under administration and reportedly in debt to the tune of $25 million – has launched a controversial crowd-funding appeal to raise the almost $4 million it says it needs to race at the 2014 finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Sutil camp says three Sauber contracts ‘forbidden’

“Strange move from Sauber”

2014-06-07_0323 Mere days but a hemisphere later, the F1 ‘silly season’ has moved on yet again between the US and Brazilian double-header.
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Oct 27

Alonso future unclear amid Audi, Lotus rumours

A major sponsor of the Lotus team has stirred up the already confusing speculation about Fernando Alonso’s next move.

Fernando Alonso - Audi  (photo Audi) Most insiders believe the Spaniard and Ferrari have already dissolved their contract, paving the way for Sebastian Vettel to join Kimi Raikkonen at the Italian team in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Caterham collapse ‘better’ for F1 – Ecclestone

Caterham is on the brink of collapse, as the backmarker team loses even the support of F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Trucks “I think it’s better they go,” said the 83-year-old Briton as the latest developments emerged late on Wednesday. “I don’t want people going around with begging bowls,” Ecclestone told the Sun newspaper in an article credited to business journalist Caroline Reid. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Wolff thinks Le Mans sabbatical for Alonso possible

It is possible Fernando Alonso will take a sabbatical in 2015, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

2013-06-08_0128 It is the burning question of the F1 driver ‘silly season’ at present — now that Sebastian Vettel has left Red Bull apparently to replace Alonso at Ferrari, what will the talented but temperamental Spaniard do next? Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Rossi on standby as fast F1 pauses for Bianchi

Even the fast-paced world of formula one is pausing for thought, mere days after Jules Bianchi crashed at Suzuka.

2014-07-24 - Marussia f1 Team - Alexander Rossi 01 The stricken Frenchman’s colleagues are busily adding ‘Tous avec Jules’ (all with Jules) stickers to their helmets, mindful still that the show must go on. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Rosberg contamination ‘not a conspiracy’ – Mercedes

Mercedes has revealed the cause of former championship leader Nico Rosberg’s steering wheel failure in Singapore.

2014-06-07_1038 The team said it carried out a “forensic analysis” of the problem after the recent night race and found that the steering column electronics had been “contaminated with a foreign substance”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

McLaren denies losing Johnnie Walker as sponsor

McLaren has hit back at reports it is set to lose Johnnie Walker as a sponsor.

2014-06-07_1055 The Mirror’s Byron Young reported from Singapore on Sunday that, with Bernie Ecclestone securing the whisky brand as a new F1 sponsor, Johnnie Walker will now depart the beleaguered British grandee. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Caterham confirms Kobayashi return

Kobayashi heading to Monza for Caterham return

2014-06-08_0727 Caterham on Thursday confirmed reports Kamui Kobayashi is returning to race duty this weekend at Monza. The Japanese was sidelined two weeks ago at Spa-Francorchamps, as reigning Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer and his sponsor Hype stepped into the green car.
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Aug 21

Kobayashi using Spa sideline to ponder F1 ‘harmony’

“It’s a shame not to drive Spa”

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Kamui Kobayashi Kamui Kobayashi will spend the Spa-Francorchamps weekend out of the cockpit and assessing the potential ‘lack of harmony’ in his racing life. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Vergne targets 2015 after ‘cruel’ career blow

Jean-Eric Vergne insists he is not giving up on formula one.

2014-06-07_0087 Two and a half seasons into his F1 grooming by Red Bull, the energy drink company’s famously-harsh driver programme – led by the gruff Dr Helmut Marko – has given the 24-year-old Frenchman his notice.
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Aug 19

Friday debut possible for 2015 rookie Verstappen

Toro Rosso has confirmed reports Max Verstappen will become F1’s youngest ever race driver next year.

IMG_6178 The teenage Dutchman, whose father Jos drove for Toro Rosso’s former guise Minardi just over a decade ago, will replace team veteran Jean-Eric Vergne in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Rumours tip Lotterer for Caterham race debut

The F1 rumour mill is alight with speculation Caterham is taking a new race driver to this weekend’s Belgian grand prix.

2014-06-07_0578 After Kamui Kobayashi admitted recently his race seat may not be safe in the wake of the Leafield based team’s sale and subsequent shakeup, the big rumour now is that the Japanese is set to be replaced by 2014 Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Former manager says Alonso ‘best thing about Ferrari’

The new era of social media and F1’s traditional ‘silly season’ may not mix well together.

2014-07-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - Germany - Fernando Alonso 01 Fernando Alonso turned 33 on Tuesday, and as far as official congratulations go, many spotted McLaren’s first. The Spaniard, undoubtedly frustrated with title-lacking life at Ferrari after five years, might be on the move and Honda is clearly on the hunt for a top driver to spearhead its new works McLaren foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

F1 in shock as plane crash piles doubt on Russia GP

Almost 300 people are dead

The F1 paddock in Hockenheim has joined the rest of the world in shock at the terrible news emerging from violence-torn Ukraine. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Hamilton’s comments on Rosberg ‘a joke’ – Wolff

“It was meant as a joke”

Lewis Hamilton - trophée Santander Boss Toto Wolff has played down a spat between Mercedes’ race drivers over championship leader Nico Rosberg’s nationality. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Newlywed Rosberg ‘over the moon’

Championship leader Nico Rosberg has married his long-time girlfriend Vivian.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/10548810_10152608796449874_6125954335033250095_o.jpgThe pair tied the knot at the registry office in Monaco, where they share an apartment in the same building as Mercedes’ other driver, Lewis Hamilton.
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Jul 02

Ecclestone tells struggling Caterham to ‘stop’

Even amid swirling speculation about Caterham’s future, Bernie Ecclestone is unmoved.

2014-06-07_0578 He told an Austrian newspaper last week that he would be “happy” if struggling and complaining small teams succumb to their money troubles. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Fernandes to confirm Caterham team sale this week

But now, team sources are spilling the beans behind the scenes.

IMG_5846 Ever since team founder and main backer Tony Fernandes departed Twitter with the message “F1 hasn’t worked”, Caterham has been officially silent. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Caterham needs ‘help’ amid speculation – Kobayashi

Kamui Kobayashi is trying to keep his mind off Twitter and on the job of improving Caterham’s flagging fortunes.

IMG_5973 It appears the green-coloured team has lost the support of its founder Tony Fernandes, who closed down his Twitter account late last week with the alarming news that “F1 hasn’t worked”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Fernandes hints at Caterham exit

The AirAsia chief has been conspicuously absent from the paddock in 2014

2014-01-26 - Caterham F1 Team - Tony Fernandes 01 Just before closing down his high-profile Twitter account on Friday, Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes hinted he is pulling out of F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Lotus PR chief ‘sacked’ over ‘gay’ tweet

“People must know”

2014-06-05_0044 A Lotus employee has revealed he was fired for posting a ‘tweet’ on the F1 team’s official social networking account earlier in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Button recovering from wasp sting

McLaren driver Jenson Button is currently recovering from a wasp sting.

2014-06-07_0029 The Briton pulled out of appearing in person on a BBC chat show last Friday after suffering an allergic reaction. “I’ve been taken out by a wasp!” the 34-year-old said on Twitter.  “I was riding my bike yesterday and got stung between the eyes.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Caterham could be missing in Austria – rumour

Caterham’s F1 foray could be coming to an immediate halt, if the latest rumours are to be believed.

IMG_0783 A couple of weeks ago, team owner Tony Fernandes – who has been notably absent from the F1 paddock in 2014 – denied reports he has put the team up for sale. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

F1 suffering global TV ratings decline – report

F1’s television ratings in key markets are strikingly down in 2014.

2014-06-07_0891Writing in the Spanish sports daily Marca, correspondent Miguel Sanz said the most worrying figures are coming out of Latin America, where the ratings decline has been a staggering 50 per cent. Read the rest of this entry »

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