Posted on Saturday, February 22, 2014

Q&A with Renault's Rob White

Q&A with Renault deputy managing director (technical) Rob White. What were the key steps taken between Jerez and Bahrain? We made a number of specification changes to the Energy Store (battery), involving modified hardware, requiring some gymnastics in engineering, procurement, assembly and logistics. We also introduced two levels of PU control system software updates; the first being effectively what would have been a decent starting point for Jerez. It eliminated some bugs that allowed us to make mapping and calibration corrections, which subsequently allowed us […]

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013

Q&A with Williams's Valtteri Bottas

Ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, we sat down with Williams's Valtteri Bottas for a chat.

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013

Q&A with Eric Bouiller

Conducted by Lotus F1 Team How are you looking forward to 2013 and what do you hope can be achieved? EB: I think it is fair to say that great things are possible. The leap we made from 2011 to 2012 showed what we are capable of. Add to this the continuity and potential of our driver line-up and we have a very powerful cocktail for the season ahead. Our ambitious plan to turn ourselves into one of the top teams in Formula 1 is […]

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013

Q&A with Davide Valsecchi

Conducted by Lotus F1 Team How good is it to get the third driver role with Lotus F1 Team? DV: Well, I’m really happy of course that the team want me to be with the team and I’m excited about the future. I hope that this is a really good start to a career in Formula 1. What are your targets for the season? DV: Every day I will do the very best job that I can to give Lotus F1 Team the same passion […]

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013

Q&A with Kimi Raikkonen

Conducted by Lotus F1 Team What are your thoughts heading into your second season with Lotus F1 Team? KR: I’m feeling pretty good. Last year was my return to Formula 1 and it went pretty well. This year will be my second with Lotus F1 Team and my eleventh season overall in Formula 1 so I’ve got a pretty good idea of what to expect. I’m sure it will be an exciting season and I’m sure there’ll be lots to talk about. For me, I […]

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013

Q&A with Romain Grosjean

Conducted by Lotus F1 Team How is the Romain Grosjean that starts the 2013 season different from the Romain Grosjean who started the 2012 season? How have you changed? RG: Well first of all I’m older! No, it’s clearly different for me this year. I have much more experience in Formula 1 and even if I knew the team before, I now know how to work with the engineers much better on the technical side. I also know all the tracks and understand better the […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Q&A with Monisha Kaltenborn

Conducted by Sauber F1 Team Your passport gives your full name as Monisha Kaltenborn Narang. Why do you so rarely use your double surname? Monisha Kaltenborn: “I really like my Indian name. My Indian heritage and my parents’ family mean a great deal to me, which is why I never wanted to give up Narang. On the other hand, you have to admit that double-barrelled names aren’t very practical in day-to-day business operations. That’s why I only rarely use my full name.” What does the […]

Posted on Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hulkenberg not sure what to expect

Ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, F1Zone.net sat down with Force India racer Nico Hulkenberg. F1Zone: Nico, Have you reflected on your performace so far this season during the summer break? Nico Hulkenberg: If you have some spare time you reflect a little bit on what you’ve done so far, what you’ve achieved. Quite few positives, few negatives, a few more points would’ve been nice but over all it’s a positive trend, especially the last couple of races before the summer break and it’s all […]

Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Exclusive Q&A with Romain Grosjean

At City Racing in Rotterdam, we caught up with Lotus's Romain Grosjean. Q: You saw the crowd during the drivers parade, what do you think of it! Romain Grosjean: It's good, it's always good to have Formula One cars in the centre of the city and get very close to the fans. I'm happy to be here, I got the invitation and I wanted to come. It's a good way to spend a Sunday! Q: Judging by the number of people here, do you think […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mallya wants Silverstone podium

Q&A conducted by the Official F1 Website Q: Vijay, both Force India drivers finished in the points in Valencia. Why did the team prove so successful last weekend? Vijay Mallya: Well, the car was performing great all weekend long. In fact I was hoping for a better qualifying result, but in Q3 maybe both overdrove the car, locked up the wheels etc. So we started eighth and tenth while I was actually hoping to start in the top five. We knew that this season’s unpredictability has […]

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thursday Press Conference - Canada

DRIVERS - Paul DI RESTA (Force India), Jean-Eric VERGNE (Toro Rosso), Sergio PÉREZ (Sauber), Felipe MASSA (Ferrari), Mark WEBBER (Red Bull), Jenson BUTTON (McLaren). PRESS CONFERENCE Q. Paul, if I might start with you, a good weekend with both cars getting into the top ten in Monaco. How good is the dynamic between you and Nico [Hulkenberg]? Is there a fair amount of pushing one another and a good partnership? Paul DI RESTA: Yeah, Monaco was a good weekend for the team. Obviously where we qualified... […]

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012

Q&A: Felipe Nasr

An exclusive interview with GP2 rookie Felipe Nasr