Tag Archive: Williams

Oct 31

Alonso keeps F1 guessing over future

Fernando Alonso is keeping the F1 paddock in the dark over his future, as a string of rival drivers also wait impatiently for his next move.

2014-10-03_0196 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso Undoubtedly the most powerful player on the driver market, the Spaniard is said to have definitely split with Ferrari, but reports suggest a contractual impasse is in play between Alonso and the Italian team. Once that is past, Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari switch will surely become official, but for now even Kimi Raikkonen – the other driver wearing red – is on standby. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

F1 comeback bid ended Barrichello commentary – report

Rubens Barrichello’s desire to return to the F1 grid appears to have ended his days as a roving commentator.

2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 01 We reported on Thursday that the most experienced driver in the history of the sport had “concluded” his commentary contract with Brazil’s TV Globo. Brazil’s UOL Esporte is now claiming Barrichello, 42, fell out with the broadcaster due to “relationship and contract” problems, and also because he allegedly used his role to “offer his services to F1 teams”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

McLaren denies more bosses to follow Sam Michael exit

McLaren has denied it is set to lose more key team figures ahead of the looming Honda era.

2013-06-09_0143 The Woking based team confirmed on Wednesday that sporting director Sam Michael, said to be returning to his native Australia at the end of the season, tendered his resignation in March. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

No Barrichello in Austin

A familiar face will be missing in action when the F1 circus reconvenes in Austin next week.

2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 01 Brazil’s TV Globo has confirmed that its commentary contract with pundit and popular former F1 driver Rubens Barrichello has “concluded”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Raikkonen’s 2014 problem ‘psychological’ – Massa

Kimi Raikkonen is suffering psychologically alongside his Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso this year.

2014-06-07_1211 That is the view of Felipe Massa, who although still friends with Alonso failed to regularly match the Spaniard’s pace before he lost his race seat at the end of last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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 20

Marko yet to tell Sainz of plans for 2015

Even now crowned the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion, Carlos Sainz jr is still in the dark about his F1 future.

Carlos Sainz - Spa 2014 Clearly the cream of Red Bull’s hopeful clan of young development drivers, the 20-year-old is in the running to replace Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso in 2015. But with the 17-year-old Max Verstappen already signed up, it is clear that team boss Franz Tost and owner Dietrich Mateschitz think keeping the experienced Jean-Eric Vergne on board might be the smarter play. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Engine switch to bring half-second boost – Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado has admitted he is looking forward to Lotus’ switch from Renault to Mercedes power for 2015.

IMG_3927 The Venezuelan has said consistently this year he does not regret moving last winter from Williams to the Enstone-based team. But almost a full season on, while Williams made an impressive leap from the rear of the midfield to the upper grid hatchings in 2014, Lotus’ reverse in fortunes has been just as dramatic. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Wolff admits champion Mercedes seen as ‘bad guy’

“We do not want to talk about the gap to our opponents or politics today.”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi - Toto Wolff Despite having the constructors’ title already in the bag, Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes is playing the role of “the bad guy” in F1 at present. 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 12

Alonso eyes Williams as sabbatical ‘risk’ grows

Williams is the latest team sensationally linked with Fernando Alonso’s uncertain future.

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso The growing feeling in the F1 paddock is that, as Ferrari reportedly prepares to welcome Sebastian Vettel, Spaniard Alonso is facing the prospect of a year on the sidelines. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Questions explode as Bianchi crash video emerges

“Was it the direction of the race or the officials who were at the corner?”
 

2014-06-07_0535 As Jules Bianchi lies critically ill in a Japanese hospital, grave questions are being asked about the circumstances surrounding his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Questions being asked after Bianchi crash

“The light was low and the track was slippery and that’s why I was caught out” – Adrian Sutil

2014-02-19_0004 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi With the extent of Jules Bianchi’s injuries still unclear, F1 is already turning its attention to the controversial circumstances surrounding his accident that stopped the wet Japanese grand prix on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC appoints Alan Kinch as CFO

Louise Evans will be departing Williams at the end of November 2014
Williams Grand Prix Holdings logo Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (WGPH, Ticker: WGF1) today announces that Alan Kinch will be joining the company in the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on 1st December 2014, replacing outgoing Finance Director Louise Evans.

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Sep 26

Barrichello wanted Mercedes reserve role in Singapore

Rubens Barrichello offered his services to F1’s dominant team Mercedes at the recent Singapore grand prix.

Rubens Barrichello - photo Indycar Series Just before Singapore, the championship leading team announced it had signed teenage DTM star Pascal Wehrlein to be the new Mercedes reserve. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Schumacher’s brother in divorce dispute – report

Ralf Schumacher is locked in a bitter dispute with his wife Cora, as the couple head towards divorce.

DTM - Ralf Schumacher The German-language magazine Closer reports that the 39-year-old younger brother of F1 legend Michael, and his wife Cora are now communicating only through lawyers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

FIA clampdown dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ in Singapore

The FIA’s Charlie Whiting addressed the media in Singapore

2008-06-05_0049 F1’s intended clampdown on performance communications between teams and drivers has been dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ up and down the bemused paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Massa tells Alonso to resist McLaren switch

Felipe Massa has advised his former Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso to stick with the Italian team for now.

2014-07-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Hungary - Felipe Massa 05 But the Brazilian, who lost his seat at the end of last year and has appeared much happier in 2014 at Williams, has joined those in surmising that fabled Ferrari appears to be sinking into its crisis-struck state of the distant past. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Ecclestone admits three-car teams possible

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted F1 could fill up a depleted grid next year with three-car top teams.

Bernie Ecclestone-11-2010 Former Williams chairman Adam Parr set off alarm bells after the Italian grand prix recently when he ‘tweeted’ that three struggling teams are about to collapse. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

FIA could ease radio clampdown in Singapore

The FIA could back down over its newly-imposed radio communications ban.

2012-06-09_0020 It was the hot topic of controversial conversation in Singapore on Thursday, as the teams and drivers prepare for the rest of 2014 with tight restrictions on what they can and cannot say over the pit-to-car radio. Read the rest of this entry »

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