Articles tagged Mario Theissen

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Alonso expected to stay at Renault

The final gaps in the 2009 F1 entry list will be plugged when Fernando Alonso finally confirms his plans after the Brazilian Grand Prix. The Spaniard told Motor Sport: “I know what to do 99 per cent, but after Brazil, everybody will know.” It is widely assumed he will stay at Renault rather than take up an offer from Honda, the team’s recent surge in form having tipped the balance in Flavio...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Moss and Jenks’s record average speed run – An F1 deal, Schuey, and a pain in the neck… – Reasons for BMW to follow Honda out of F1 ’ll tell you something amazing,” said Stirling Moss. “Well, I thought it was amazing, anyway – for some reason I only realised the other week, and it absolutely staggered me…” We were chatting about May 1, 1955, which many regard as Stirling’s day of...

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Mosley outcome could 'scare off future sponsors'

The feared exodus of sponsors from Formula 1 following the FIA’s vote of confidence in Max Mosley looks unlikely to happen, but the long-term repercussions remain a concern. F1 is home to over 300 brands providing its 10 teams close to £500 million and making up the bulk of their budgets. It was expected that brands might announce their departure from F1 following a Mosley victory due to the...

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The precise science of winning

BMW is a team with no time to waste – not if it is to overcome Ferrari and McLaren for its first win in F1 By Rob Widdows The man is immaculate, not a hair out of place, not a crease in the crisp white shirt, the black shoes dazzling. Immaculate in manner and speech too, the sentences clipped and considered, the eyes behind the twinkling spectacles friendly but revealing very little. Dr Mario...

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Stateside Story

Stateside Story With F1 seemingly out of reach, Britain's Dan Wheldon jetted to America and joined the Indycar gang, He's had success, but a few rumbles too... BY ROB WIDDOWS Wheldon has won the Indianapolis 500 twice, including victory in this year's race (pictured), has been the IRL champion, and made millions of dollars. He has an enviable home in Florida and a loving family. He has talent, is...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Brundle says Sky coverage will be for the purists – Senna’s Williams ride removes Barrichello from F1 – Toro Rosso recruits know to whom they must aspire Although the 2011 Grand Prix season was dominated by Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull RB7, I think most would agree that, in terms of racing, it was substantially a better year than for a long time. Some of this, true, was...

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BMW achieves winning goal

Robert Kubica’s historic win in the Canadian Grand Prix has blown the World Championship battle wide open. Although BMW Sauber doesn’t have the quickest car this season, the Pole’s consistent scoring has forced Ferrari and McLaren to consider him a serious threat to their title aspirations. Kubica’s victory (above) was the first for BMW with its own team and comes 26 years after it first won as...

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F1's back-to-70s shock

The return of slick tyres and a huge reduction in downforce are among the proposals issued by the FIA for Formula One from 2008. In a document released in the build-up to the infamous United States Grand Prix, the FIA proposes to cut downforce to just 10 per cent of current levels. As well as slicks, the FIA is pushing for standard engine ECUs and gearbox internals, an increase in tyre width,...

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In brief

BMW has confirmed that it has abandoned its KERS project in order to focus on the rest of its F1 package. Team boss Mario Theissen said: “I’m disappointed, because I still think it would have been excellent to have a truly innovative piece to put forward and really foster the position of F1 as a technology innovator.” Ironically KERS would have been dropped by the FIA had BMW not voted against...

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2009 Formula 1 preview

Sir Jackie Stewart – who was spot-on with his predictions for 2008 – once again shares his thoughts on the season ahead with Motor Sport, and explains why he thinks that Lewis Hamilton could be the next Jim Clark By Nigel Roebuck The jury’s still out on Kovalainen, isn’t it?” mused Jackie Stewart. “I expected more from him last year, but we have to remember he was in an unusual situation, in that...

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