Tag Archive: Volkswagen

Oct 30

Audi confirms Domenicali signing

Audi has confirmed the signing of former Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali.

2014-01-16_0782 According to DPA news agency, a spokesman for the Volkswagen-owned marque admitted that the 49-year-old Italian will start work at Ingolstadt on November 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Domenicali to start work at Audi next week – report

Stefano Domenicali will reportedly start work at Audi next week.

2014-01-16_0782 Earlier this month, reports emerged that the former Ferrari team boss had accepted an offer to work for the Volkswagen-owned carmaker. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Tanner Foust to race Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Beetle

New car to debut at Los Angeles doubleheader

Tanner Foust - Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Beetle This weekend marks the exciting debut of the Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Beetle, which Tanner Foust will drive in the Global Rallycross doubleheader in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Volkswagen World RX of Sweden attracts over 100 entries

Volkswagen World RX of Sweden has attracted a record 40 Supercars

Volkswagen World RX of Sweden Teams and drivers competing in the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy have had little time to rest as the FIA’s newest World Championship moves to Sweden for round five this weekend (5-6 July).

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Jun 28

Anton Marklund leads World RX drivers in Finland

Villeneuve well placed to qualify

World RX - Finland - Anton Marklund Volkswagen Marklund’s Anton Marklund has established an early lead at World RX of Finland, round four of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, following today’s opening two heats.

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Jun 19

‘Alternatives’ to Renault do exist for Red Bull – Mateschitz

Red Bull will decide after its home Austrian grand prix this weekend if it will continue with Renault power into the future.

Daniel Ricciardo célèbre avec l'équipe Red Bull That is the claim of team owner and supremo Dietrich Mateschitz, in a wide-ranging interview with the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung ahead of the first grand prix at his very own Red Bull Ring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Red Bull sticking with Renault in 2015 – Horner

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has announced that the reigning world champions are staying with Renault power in 2015.

2014-06-05_0213In recent days, the team’s more outspoken director, Dr Helmut Marko, has suggested the forthcoming Austrian grand prix is the deadline for Renault to prove it has overcome its early-season competitive crisis.

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May 30

Red Bull to bill Renault for 2014 crisis – report

Red Bull will consider billing its engine supplier Renault, Dr Helmut Marko revealed on Friday.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Daniel Ricciardo (9) Already this week, the reigning world champion team’s outspoken Austrian director has hinted he would like to entice Volkswagen into F1. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Red Bull flirting with VW engine switch – report

Red Bull is flirting with a change of engine supplier, according to reports on Wednesday.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (7) Dr Helmut Marko has told Germany’s Sport Bild that the reigning world champion team will assess the progress made by current supplier Renault at the time of its home Austrian grand prix at the Red Bull Ring in June. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Tanner Foust set to join World RX

Tanner Foust confirms 2014 competition schedule

Tanner Foust American Top Gear presenter and 10-time X Games medallist Tanner Foust has announced he will compete in four rounds of this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Marklund Motorsport signs exclusive partnership with Volkswagen Motorsport for World RX

Toomas ‘Topi’ Heikkinen will join Marklund Motorsport
World RX - Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Swedish rallycross team Marklund Motorsport sign three-year partnership with Volkswagen Motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Prema Powerteam and Nicholas Latifi together

Canadian racer already entered the European competition last season

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo Prema Powerteam announced the agreement reached with Nicholas Latifi for the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

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Jan 08

Esteban Ocon joins Prema Powerteam for 2014

Gustavo Menezes and Van Amersfoort Racing

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo The young French talent Esteban Ocon joins Prema Powerteam for the upcoming season of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. American rising star Gustavo Menezes will embark on the next step of his climb up the motorsports ladder in 2014.

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Dec 17

VW, Audi, Porsche play down F1 rumours

“There are no plans for us to go into formula one.”

2011-01-13_0582 Volkswagen, and its major motor sport-linked brands, have denied the latest round of speculation connecting the German marque with a potential formula one foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Porsche denies latest F1 rumours

Porsche has managed to attract those high-calibre personnel

2011-01-13_0271Porsche has denied the very latest suggestions it might be gearing up for a formula one foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Audi questions ‘sense’ of F1 for carmakers

“It’s an interesting thought but…”

2013-01-17-0825Audi chairman Rupert Stadler has played down suggestions a formula one foray should be considered by the Volkswagen-owned German carmaker. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

FIA to ‘freeze’ V6 engines by 2018 – report

The 2018 ‘freeze’ is putting pressure on other carmakers

Flagworld - FIAThe FIA will move to ‘freeze’ development of F1 manufacturers’ new turbo V6 engines, it has emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Red Bull Junior joins Carlin for FIA F3 European Championship

Kvyat will drive a fifth Volkswagen powered Dallara

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoDaniil Kvyat will contest the remaining rounds of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Carlin following a successful debut in the series in Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Webber rumours grow despite Porsche denials

“This is wrong”

2013-04-13 - Red Bull Racing - China - Mark Webber (3)Porsche has denied reports it has agreed a five-year contract to move Mark Webber from formula one to its Le Mans prototype project from 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Webber has visited Porsche factory – report

Negotiations have already resulted in agreement about a three-year term

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Mark Webber (6)There is truth to reports Mark Webber is contemplating a switch from formula one to Le Mans-style racing with Porsche next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Harry Tincknell and Carlin win on home soil

In a close battle, the Brit beat his compatriot Alex Lynn (Prema Powerteam).

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoAt the 5.891 kilometres long Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, Harry Tincknell (Carlin) scored his maiden win in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and also secured the first win for Volkswagen in this year’s series. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

F1 could amplify sound of V6 engines – Ecclestone

“Maybe we can make them sound like the current engines”

2012-11-15_0008The calmer tones of F1’s new-generation turbo V6 engines could be artificially enhanced, according to Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Hulkenberg tipped to win Melbourne opener

“I think Nico Hulkenberg will win the first race in Melbourne”

2013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Hulkenberg 012013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 04Hans-Joachim Stuck, the motor racing boss for the German federation as well as Volkswagen, has picked a curious favourite for this weekend’s 2013 season opener. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

Carlin announces line-up

Nicholas LatifiFIA Formula 3 European Championship logoBritish team Carlin will enter a four car team powered by Volkswagen in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, following the reduction of the British Formula 3 Championship to four rounds. British racer Harry Tincknell will continue his relationship with the team and will be joined by Canadian racer Nicholas Latifi and British drivers Jann Mardenborough and Jordan King. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Volkswagen celebrates 50 Years of Formula V with ‘Lap of Honor’ at DIS prior to the Rolex 24 At Daytona

The “Lap of Honor” is scheduled for 11:25 a.m.

2011-01-13_05822011-02-18_0647Prior to the start of the 51st anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Saturday, Jan. 26, the Formula V class will celebrate a big milestone at the “World Center of Racing.” Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Volkswagen denies 2015 F1 foray reports

Volkswagen has played down reports it is making plans to enter formula one in 2015.

2011-01-13_05832011-01-13_0582The German weekly Sport Bild said the Wolfsburg based carmaker giant was planning to enter F1 with Sauber, or even considering getting involved in chassis design at its state of the art Porsche Motorsport Centre in Weissach. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

FIA aware of VW’s F1 foray plans for 2015 – report

The German weekly Sport Bild is reporting that Volkswagen, the carmaker giant, is making plans to enter formula one in 2015.

Flagworld - FIA2011-01-13_0582Sauber team boss Peter Sauber confirmed recently that he met at the Geneva motor show with VW’s chairman Martin Winterkorn. The Swiss team’s chief executive Monisha Kaltenborn denied there is any more to the story.

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Aug 06

Sauber not definitely staying with Ferrari in 2014

Sauber has not decided if it will stay with Ferrari power in 2014.

2012-07-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Germany - Sergio Perez 012012-07-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Germany - Peter Sauber 01The Swiss team has expressed grave doubts about the increased costs of renting engines for the radical new V6 regulations in 2014. Before and after Sauber’s recent BMW era, the independent Hinwil based team was and is a longstanding Ferrari customer, but the current agreement runs only to the end of the V8 era.

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Jul 26

VW source rejects Sauber tie-up rumours

A source at Volkswagen has rejected speculation the German car giant could team up with Sauber in formula one.

2012-07-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Germany - 012011-01-13_0579Peter Sauber fuelled the Hockenheim paddock rumours when he confirmed that he had met up with VW chairman Martin Winterkorn at the Geneva motor show recently.

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Jul 22

Peter Sauber at Hockenheim said just enough to kindle speculation the Swiss team could team up with German car giant Volkswagen.

Sauber fuels rumours of VW tie-up

2011-01-13_05822012-07-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Germany - Peter Sauber 01When told there are rumours of a possible tie-up between his Hinwil based team and VW, Sauber said: “Indeed it is so.”  Blick newspaper said the common link between Sauber and VW could be Jurgen Hubbert, Mercedes’ former chief.

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