Tag Archive: US Grand Prix

Oct 20

‘Silly season’ waits but 2015 rumours still firing

Porsche would like to enter a third car in the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race next year with F1 stars at the wheel, according to Germany’s Auto Bild.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers The report said Nico Hulkenberg, despite being close to a new deal to stay with Force India in 2015, is at the top of the German carmaker’s shortlist. Theoretically, Porsche’s supposed plan is possible, given that the F1 calendar is not scheduled to clash with the fabled endurance race next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Raikkonen to get new chassis for Austin

Kimi Raikkonen will race a new chassis in Austin and beyond, the Italian publication Omnicorse reports.

2014-09-20_0194 - Scuderia Ferrari - Singapore - Kimi Raikkonen After finishing ninth in Russia, the Finn was quoted in Ferrari’s post-race statement as saing: “(Austin) is very demanding and interesting and I hope I don’t have the same problems I had here”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

F1 engine rules ‘completely stupid’ – Vettel

World champion Sebastian Vettel has slammed F1’s long-life engine rules.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (4) Already destined to hand over his FIA drivers’ crown to a Mercedes driver at the end of the season, Vettel has also headed into the three-week gap before the US grand prix knowing he will sit out qualifying in Austin. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Vettel to start race from pitlane in Austin

“I’ll probably watch instead of taking part in qualifying, because I have to use a sixth engine.”

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (11) World champion Sebastian Vettel, already out of contention for a fifth consecutive title in 2014, is facing the prospect of a tough US grand prix early next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Alexander Rossi will drive FP1 in Canadian and US Grands Prix

Rossi has been flying the US flag as one of Caterham F1 Team’s Reserve Drivers since 2012

2012-06-09_0005 Caterham F1 Team has confirmed that Alexander Rossi, Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver and Caterham Racing GP2 race driver, will drive in two FP1 sessions this season at the Canadian and US Grands Prix in Montreal and Austin respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Bernie Ecclestone has hit back after an American motor racing figure called him “foolish”.

Ecclestone hits back at ‘foolish’ rebuke

2012-11-15_0006 Eddie Gossage, the president of the Texas motor speedway, this week blasted the F1 chief executive for scheduling this year’s US grand prix on the same November date as the major Nascar race in the same state. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

US track boss says Ecclestone ‘foolish’

“I absolutely think it’s foolish” – Gossage

Eddy Gossage - Texas Motor Speedway An American motor racing personality has accused F1’s Bernie Ecclestone of being repeatedly “foolish”. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

FIA confirms 19, not 22-race calendar for 2014

Grand Prix of Canada, June 8th

Flagworld - FIAThe FIA has confirmed that previously-scheduled races in New Jersey, Korea and Mexico will in fact not take place in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Alonso to respond to Montezemolo rating ‘on the track’

“I did my job and I hope that it is valued as much as possible.”

2013-09-08 - Fernando Alonso - 0011Fernando Alonso has opted not to respond to his boss Luca di Montezemolo, after the Ferrari president gave the driver “eight out of 10″ for his 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Kovalainen responds to Briatore criticism

“Of course it’s easy to say something when the race goes bad”

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 10Heikki Kovalainen has responded to his former manager Flavio Briatore, after the Italian claimed Lotus should not have signed him. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Red Bull weakened by latest F1 moves – Brawn

“That’s the nature of the business.”

2013-06-08_1134Red Bull has been weakened, and Ferrari and McLaren strengthened, by F1’s latest personnel moves. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Rosberg says Vettel’s car performance ‘crazy’

“What Sebastian’s car can do in the corners is madness”

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Nico Rosberg 03Nico Rosberg has described the performance of Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull as “crazy”. 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 17

F1 must confirm Pirelli’s aggressive role – Hembery

“We just want to know what we should do”

2013-10-26 - Pirelli  - 0010Pirelli has warned it will take “a very conservative approach” to 2014 unless its mandate is clearly set out by formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Alonso suffered numbness after Abu Dhabi impact

“But when I lie down at night and get up in the morning, my back still hurts.”

Fernando Alonso - photo © J.F Galeron Fernando Alonso has revealed he lost sensation in his left side and suffered “severe” headaches in the wake of the recent Abu Dhabi grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

McLaren removes Mexican marijuana flags

“The flags were neither manufactured nor authorised by McLaren.”

2013-05-12 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Jenson Button 03McLaren has denied deliberately placing Mexican flags bearing images of marijuana leaves above the team’s official merchandise stall in Austin. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Maldonado accuses Williams of sabotaging car

“Now the announcement has been made and suddenly things are worse for me”

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Pastor Maldonado 01After failing to make it out of ‘Q1′ on Saturday, Pastor Maldonado accused Williams of sabotaging his car ahead of the US grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

FIA gives Alonso green light to race in Austin

Fernando Alonso on Thursday got the all-clear to race in Austin.

20130705-0009The Spaniard has had several medical checks since the Abu Dhabi grand prix, where a violent ride over the kerbs left him with back pain. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

McLaren ‘lacked organisation and humility’ – Perez

“I’m very disappointed”

2013-05-12 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Sergio Perez 06Sergio Perez’s marriage to McLaren seems definitely over, as the Mexican criticised the great British team at the tail end of its disappointing 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Injured Alonso to fight on in Austin

“Packing the bag for Austin”

2013-06-07_0002Fernando Alonso and Ferrari have ended the fevered speculation about the Spaniard’s participation in this weekend’s US grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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