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Friday, January 30, 2015

F1 2015 - Scuderia Ferrari SF15 launched






F1 2015 - Sauber C34-Ferrari launched



Hinwil. The Sauber F1 Team presents the first pictures of the new Sauber C34-Ferrari.


The Sauber F1 Team will go into the 2015 FIA Formula One Championship with new drivers Marcus Ericsson (SE, 24) and Felipe Nasr (BR, 22). Raffaele Marciello (IT, 20) has signed as test and reserve driver. The roll-out of the new Sauber C34-Ferrari will take place at the first winter test in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain).

With regard to the 2015 season, team principal Monisha Kaltenborn said: “2014 was a very disappointing year. However, this is in the past, and we now focus on what comes next. We have learned our lessons and are confident for the new season.”

The team principal’s prediction for the new season is short and concise: “We have to improve, and be able to fight for championship points.” For the Sauber F1 Team 2015 is its 23rd season in Formula One; it is the fourth oldest of the current brands.

Monisha Kaltenborn is optimistic about the new driver line-up: “I am delighted about our two new drivers who bring a breath of fresh air. Both are young, talented and highly motivated. On their way to Formula 1 both stood out through victories in Formula BMW and Formula 3. Both then finished this career progression off in the GP2-Series. While Marcus looks back to one season in Formula 1, Felipe will have his rookie year in which he comes fully prepared due to his role as test and reserve driver at Williams last year. I feel confident with regard to our drivers.”


Marcus Ericsson also looks into the future with optimism: “I am pleased about being a member of the Sauber F1 Team. After a difficult season, we want to move forward and fight in the mid-field like the team previously did. From a driver’s point of view, I want to continue to learn and establish myself as a Formula One driver. I have the feeling of being in the perfect environment to do so. In Formula One it is difficult to have precise targets, as it depends on the overall package. It is clear that we want to be fighting for points.”

Felipe Nasr explains: “In my rookie season there is a lot to learn, and especially as I have not yet driven on some circuits yet. In general, I am ready to take on this challenge. In my role as test and reserve driver for Williams last year, I was involved in every race weekend. Furthermore, I also had the chance to drive the car a few times, so I think I have a certain understanding of Formula One. Now I am taking the next step in being a race driver, and I am looking forward to bringing my experience from 2014 as well as to supporting the Sauber F1 Team in getting back into the points.”

Test and reserve driver is Raffaele Marciello who, as well as other series, won the 2013 Formula 3 Championship in an outstanding way. Last year he had two podium finishes and won the main GP 2 race in Spa-Francorchamps.  Raffaele will also have the opportunity to participate in some Friday practice sessions during Grands Prix. Monisha Kaltenborn said: “Raffaele’s previous career is impressive. Therefore it is a logical step for us to give him the opportunity to become more familiar with Formula 1. As a team we are pleased to be there with him on his way to the pinnacle of motorsport.”


Raffaele Marciello explained: “I am really pleased to be a member of the Sauber F1 Team, which has a long tradition of building up excellent drivers. I really think that this is the best choice for my future career. I am also happy to compete for one more season in the GP2 Series, which, together with my new F1 role, will give me a very busy 2015 season. I want to thank the people at the Ferrari Driver Academy who are responsible for giving me this important opportunity, and now I really can’t wait to start delivering my best.”

Thursday, January 29, 2015

F1 2015 - McLaren MP-30 launched


Published on 29 Jan 2015
It’s been 22 years since McLaren and Honda last raced together, forming a near-unbeatable partnership that dominated Formula 1 in the 1980s and ’90s. The racing landscape may have changed immeasurably since the days of Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, but there are still clear links that bind the two manufacturers together.

Take a close look at the brand-new MP4-30 chassis – the car that will contest the 2015 FIA Formula 1 World Championship – and discover how Honda and McLaren’s racing DNA links this car to one of its most illustrious forebears, 1991’s McLaren-Honda MP4/6.

The successes of our first era together serve as a permanent spur for everybody at McLaren and Honda of the standards we want to achieve together in the future.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

F1 2015 - Sahara Force India F1 presentation

Published on 21 Jan 2015
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Craig Scarborough talks to SFI's Andrew Green 

F1 2015 - Lotus E23 Photos Launched - Lotus F1 E23 2015

Published on 26 Jan 2015
F1 2015 - Lotus E23 Photos Launched - Lotus F1 E23 2015 Car Revealed Lotus F1 teams is the third Formula one team to launch its 2015 F1 cars this year. After Williams and Force India, this time Lotus F1 team launched its 2015 challenger E23's computer rendering photos.
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Saturday, January 24, 2015

SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO F1 Team - CAR LAUNCH MEDIA INVITATION & PHOTO CALL at JEREZ SPAIN Saturday 31st January 2015


20 January
2015 SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO CAR LAUNCH MEDIA INVITATION AND PHOTO CALL

CEPSA ’s Senior Vice President Communication and Institutional Relations , Iñigo Diaz de Espada and Scuderia Toro Rosso invite you to the launch of this year’s car, the STR10 .

When: Saturday 31st January 2015 , commencing 17h00. Where: Pit lane & Paddock – Jerez de la Frontera circuit. Once the photo call and opening remarks are over in the pit lane , please join Franz Tost, James Key, Chief Designers Paolo Marabini and Matteo Piraccini, Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz, in the Toro Rosso hospitality unit in the paddock for a Press Conference, some refreshments and a friendly chat.

Jerez Test Who’s driving when: Carlos Sainz: 1 st & 3rd February Max Verstappen: 2nd & 4th February

Journalists please note: All media are responsible for obtaining their own accreditation for entry to the circuit. 

For more information: Scuderia Toro Rosso media@tororosso.com 
Tel. +39.0546.696111 
www.tororosso.com

More: 19 January 2015 TORO TURNS TEN A logo for a decade 2015 is a special season for Scuderia Toro Rosso, because we have reached the significant landmark of a decade of competition in Formula 1. 

Naturally, we hope to celebrate this important anniversary with a strong showing in this year’s World Championship and we are also marking the occasion with a special logo that you will be seeing a lot more of this year. 

Since t hose early days in 2006, when Red Bull decided to set - up a feeder team to provide seats for the best drivers to come out of its Young Driver Programme, the team has grown considerably. 

Indeed, including the 2015 season, we have provided cars for a total of 11 drivers, the majority making their Formula 1 debuts with us. And we weren’t fussy about where they came from; three continents in fact, America, Europe and Australia. 

Our drivers have covered a total of 83,034 racing kilometres, the equivalent of two laps of the circumference of Planet Earth! 

We rank 20 th in the all time total distance for Constructors, just one place behind Red Bull Racing. We are also right behind our sister team when it comes to race laps. 

Our drivers have rattled off 16,491 of them, putting us 19th overall. Powering their Toro Rosso cars have been three different engine configurations – V10, V8 and now V6, from three different engine manufacturers.

We have also used up a lot of rubber from three different tyre companies. The figures that really matter, those for points and wins are those we will be chasing again in 2015, starting in a few weeks time in Melbourne.