Articles tagged Toro Rosso

Page 66 of January 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, January 2012

Lunch with... Christian Horner

In seven seasons, Horner has led Red Bull Racing from struggling F1 outfit to the dominant force in the pitlane. And all because he could admit to himself that he wasn’t going to be the next Vettel By Simon Taylor In the business world, management is all. The best managers earn the biggest salaries; companies with good profit growth are said to be well-managed. Management is studied at...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– The young Germans outshining the older one…– Should there be room for ‘the little guy’ in F1?– A moment with Rindt that money couldn’t buy After qualifying at Monte Carlo, Sebastian Vettel muttered something about traffic being a problem, even though there had been but 10 cars in Q3, the final segment. Doubtless there was something in what he said – Vettel was third-fastest when it...

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Nigel Roebuck

Thoughts on the artifice of contemporary Formula 1, the brittle nature of sporting relationships and the sense of duty that united team-mates in simpler, distant times... Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix, followed by Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso, but on race day their positions were reversed, with the Ferrari winning conclusively from the Lotus and the Mercedes....

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Nigel Roebuck

Will the new F1 regulations destabilise Red Bull? When will one of the top teams see sense and sign Nico Hülkenberg? And has F1’s safety crusade taken a step too far? It is the evening of Sunday, November 17, as I write, and a few minutes ago a Texan lady in my hotel asked me what seemed to her a very reasonable question. “Is anyone else,” she said, “ever going to win another Grand Prix? I mean,...

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F1 Season preview 2013

Regulatory stability dictates that cars will not change greatly this season, but other aspects of the sport's fabric look very different. The challenge, though, remains the same: Can anybody prevent Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull annexing their fourth consecutive titles? With Nigel Roebuck and Anthony Davidson NR Well, it's January 24, and snowing like hell back home, but here we are in the...

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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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Mitch Evans

The Mark Webber-backed teenager who hopes to become the first F1 Kiwi since the mid-Eighties. Simon Arron spoke to him Blink and you might have missed Mike Thackwell’s Formula 1 career. Despite the rich promise of his youth, the 1984 European F2 champion started only a couple of world championship Grands Prix – and the second of those, Canada 1984, was the last in which a New Zealander graced the...

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Renault bags Alonso

The question of Fernando Alonso’s future was finally resolved when Renault confirmed that the Spaniard will be staying with the team for the next two years. After opportunities with Ferrari and BMW disappeared Alonso’s only real alternative was an open invitation to move to Honda, where Ross Brawn was keen to get him on board. Alonso had long insisted that he knew what he was going to be doing in...

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Bourdais' bullish move

Three-times Champ Car champion Sébastien Bourdais will move to F1 with Scuderia Toro Rosso next season, becoming the first Frenchman with a full-time seat since Olivier Panis in 2004. The Newman-Haas driver is following a well-trodden path, but he has to overcome the burden of history. Michael Andretti (McLaren, 1993), Alex Zanardi (Williams, 1999) and Cristiano da Matta (Toyota, 2002) all used...

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Team budgets crash as the recession bites Fl

Formula 1 team budgets dropped by more than 10 per cent in the tough economic climate of 2009, according to research in the new edition of Formula Money, the annual data guide to the business of F1. The average team budget fell to $271.6 million, compared to $302.8m in the previous year, while total budgets plummeted from $3.1bn to $2.7bn as some of the biggest spenders withdrew from F1. On the...

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