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Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013

'Most teams' have 2014 deals with Pirelli

Most Formula One teams have deals in place with Pirelli beyond 2013, according to a respected correspondent. Bernie Ecclestone told F1 business journalist Christian Sylt last week that the organisation he leads - commercial rights holder Formula One Management - has "a contract with Pirelli for next year". But the F1 chief executive added: "Pirelli haven't got an agreement with the FIA (for 2014)." Now, Telegraph correspondent Tom Cary is reporting not only Ecclestone's 2014 deal with Pirelli, but also that "long-term deals" between Pirelli […]

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013

Canada: Thursday press conference

DRIVERS – Charles PIC (Caterham), Jean-Eric VERGNE (Toro Rosso), Giedo VAN DER GARDE (Caterham), Pastor MALDONADO (Williams), Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes), Felipe MASSA (Ferrari) PRESS CONFERENCE Charles, your second Formula One season, now of course with Caterham. What are your feelings about that? Do you feel that you’re making progress yourself now that you are in your second season? Charles PIC: Yeah, of course. The first races were a bit difficult for us and then from China and Bahrain especially we made steps forwards and the […]

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bahrain: Thursday press conference

DRIVERS - Charles PIC (Caterham), Jean-Eric VERGNE (Toro Rosso), Paul DI RESTA (Force India), Pastor MALDONADO (Williams), Felipe MASSA (Ferrari), Jenson BUTTON (McLaren) PRESS CONFERENCE Q. Jenson, before we get on to this weekend in Bahrain, a general question for you. We've seen lots of variety this season, lots of overtaking, 10 different drivers have led a race and you're one of them but the fans seem a bit divided on what we're seeing, whether it's good or whether it's bad. Now you're the most […]

Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013

Post-Qualifying press conference

Drivers: 1 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing); 2 - Felipe Massa (Ferrari); 3 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari). Q: Sebastian, a late call for a second set of intermediate tyres in Q3 and it worked out well for you. Sebastian Vettel: Yeah, I think generally an interesting qualifying session. We knew that rain was the on the way and then… to be honest we expected already some [rain] at the beginning of qualifying but it didn’t come, so going out on dry [tyres]. Obviously I […]

Posted on Sunday, October 7, 2012

Japan post-race press conference

DRIVERS 1 – Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing) 2 – Felipe MASSA (Ferrari) 3 – Kamui KOBAYASHI (Sauber)   PODIUM INTERVIEWS (Conducted by Jean Alesi) Sebastian, yesterday pole position, today winner but you pushed very hard until the last laps. Did you know Fernando was not racing again? Sebastian VETTEL: I saw the safety car at the beginning. I think first of all we had a very good start which was very important because I think right behind me there was a little bit of a […]

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, October 27, 2011

FIA Press Conference - Thursday

Reproduced with kind permission from the FIA Drivers - Rubens Barrichello (Williams), Narain Karthikeyan (HRT), Felipe Massa (Ferrari), Michael Schumacher (Mercedes), Jarno Trulli (Team Lotus), Adrian Sutil (Force India) Q: First of all your impressions of India. Adrian, I know you have been here a few times and you’ve been here probably a whole week now. Adrian Sutil: Yes, so I know this country. Quite good job on the circuit really. I went around the circuit this morning and it all looked finished. Looks very […]