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PRESENTATION OF THE WILLIAMS-RENAULT FW34
The Williams F1 Team will present its 2012 Williams-Renault FW34 on Tuesday 7 February at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in Spain. The car will be rolled out of the garage for a photocall with drivers Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna between 0830 and 0840. Both drivers, as well as Chief Operations Engineer, Mark Gillan will then be available for media interviews.
BIGGER AGREEMENT FOR CASIO AND RED BULL RACING
January 31, 2012
Red Bull Racing has agreed an enhanced two-year extension to its existing deal with Casio. The Japanese watch manufaturer will now become the Team’s Official Timing Partner for the 2012 season and beyond.
Jules Bianchi joins Sahara Force India as reserve driver for 2012
Sahara Force India is pleased to announce that Jules Bianchi has joined the team as its reserve driver for the 2012 season.
Interview: Tony Fernandes on the 2012 Caterham CT01 launch
It's been a busy week for you with QPR winning their last game and now Caterham F1 Team launching the CT01 - the first team to take the wraps off a 2012 car. What are your thoughts on it?
Pirelli: ‘squarer’ and even more competitive tyres for the 2012 Formula One season
The range of tyres has been entirely renewed for the latest generation of cars, with the aim of encouraging a wider range of new strategies from the teams and maintaining at least two pit stops
More angular profiles and softer compounds to compensate for the new aerodynamic set-ups of the cars
Sauber F1 Team and Oerlikon expand partnership
Hinwil, 25th January 2012 – Oerlikon is now a Premium Partner of the Sauber F1 Team. The high-tech group is intensifying its involvement with the traditional Swiss racing team, and the Oerlikon logo will be prominently displayed on both sides of the upper engine cover of the new Sauber C31-Ferrari as well as on team gear and equipment. In addition, the previously announced plan to build a solar park at the company headquarters in Hinwil, featuring thin-film silicon panels based on Oerlikon technology, is to be driven forward.
Yamimoto, HRTs sustainable mobility agent for 2012
Madrid, 24th of January 2012
The electric bicycle brand Yamimoto and HRT Formula 1 Team have signed a collaboration deal by which Yamimoto will become the team’s Official Supplier of sustainable mobility for 2012.
HRT will become, through this deal, a pioneer in the world of Formula 1 by integrating an alternative energy to petrol in its mobility plan and will use Yamimoto’s electric bicycles to move around at Grands Prix and away from them.
Testing Timetable For Jerez
January 23, 2012
The timetable for our drivers' testing the RB8 pre-season has been confirmed:
Tuesday 7 February: Mark Webber
Wednesday 8 February: Mark Webber
Thursday 9 February: Sebastian Vettel
Friday 10 February: Sebastian Vettel
TR7 Is Fit For Action
Who says crashing is always a bad thing? Having previously passed various static crash tests, today, our new car, the TR7, passed all remaining FIA crash tests.
RB8 Unveiled On February 6
January 17, 2012
Red Bull Racing’s 2012 challenger will be revealed on redbullracing.com on Monday, February 6 at 1pm UK time.
Caterham F1 Team and Caterham Racing Confirm Proposed Move To Leafield
Hingham, UK - 18 January 2012
Caterham F1 Team and its GP2 team Caterham Racing have today confirmed that they are proposing to move their operational base from their current site in Norfolk to a new home in Leafield, Oxfordshire, in August 2012.
Ermestel, new official supplier to HRT F1 Team
Madrid, 18th of January 2012
Ermestel, a Spanish company specialized in datacenter infrastructure transformation based on technologies such as Virtualization and Cloud Computing, has reached an agreement with HRT Formula 1 Team by which it will become an IT Official Supplier to the team for the next three years. The team has decided to trust in the sound experience and guarantee of the integrator’s IT projects to face the new racing season.
Red Bull Racing Set To Shine With Sonax
January 17, 2012
Red Bull Racing is pleased to announce that Sonax, Germany’s No. 1 car care specialist is now an Official Supplier to the team.
Q&A WITH BRUNO SENNA
TUESDAY 17 JANUARY, 2012
Q: Now you’ve been confirmed as a Williams driver, what are your thoughts heading into 2012?
BS: I’m really happy to be a part of a team with such a fantastic heritage. I am very proud that Williams has chosen me to race in what will be an important year for them. Everyone is extremely motivated for 2012 and it is great to be part of that motivation. It is true that they didn’t have the best season last year, but it is clear that the team is on a new path and everyone is pulling together to ensure that this year is a better one. I really hope that I can demonstrate what I can do, not only for the team, but for myself. It’s going to be interesting to see what we can achieve together.
WILLIAMS F1 CONFIRMS BRUNO SENNA FOR 2012
17 January 2012. Grove, UK.
Williams F1 (Ticker: WGF1) today confirmed that Bruno Senna will contest the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship for the Williams F1 Team. The appointment finalises the team’s line up for this year following confirmation in December that Pastor Maldonado will enter his second season in Formula One as a Williams race driver. Bruno will make his debut with the Williams F1 Team in Jerez on 9th February at the first of the winter tests.
Presentation Sauber C31-Ferrari on 6th February in Jerez
Hinwil, 12th January 2012 – The Sauber F1 Team will pull the covers off its new car for the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship on 6th February in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
New Ferrari to be launched on 3 February
Madonna di Campiglio, 11 January –The car with which Ferrari will tackle the 2012 Formula 1 World Championship will be presented to the media and the team partners at the Fiorano track on 3 February. The announcement was made this morning by Scuderia Team Principal, Stefano Domenicali, during a press conference at Wrooom, the event that kicks off the Prancing Horse’s race season.
Romain Grosjean: “It's always something special to sit in a new car for the first
Romain, you spent some time with the engineers here at Enstone today. What preparation were you going through with the team?
RG: First of all, I had a chance to sit in a mock-up of the 2012 chassis. It's always something special to sit in a new car for the first time, very exciting and very cool! We also discussed plans for next year with the new regulations, new tyres, and what to expect during Grand Prix weekends. It's always a great feeling coming to Enstone, I enjoy walking around the factory talking to the different departments and getting to know everyone. I've been a member of the team since last year and I know the engineers and mechanics well, but as a driver you never stop learning.
WILLIAMS F1 ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH MICHAEL JOHNSON PERFORMANCE INC
11th January 2012. Grove, UK. Williams F1 (“Williams” or the “Group,” Ticker: WGF1) is delighted to announce a new sponsorship agreement between the team and Michael Johnson Performance Inc, a company founded by Olympic gold medalist and world record holder, Michael Johnson. MJP focuses on training top level athletes in all sports, and this new partnership will enable the Williams F1 Team to ensure every aspect of its performance is at the highest level.
Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN: “It will be nice to get back to racing”
Kimi, today marked the first time you have been back in the cockpit of a Formula 1 car since 2009. How did it feel?
The last time I was at Enstone I quickly jumped into a seat, but this is indeed the first time I have properly sat in an F1 car with a helmet on since the last race of 2009. It felt a bit odd at first because the cockpit seems a bit small, but that's normal. It's just like in the past when I have done seat fittings – it feels a bit strange when you first step into the car but you quickly adjust. It will be nice to get back to racing.
SEB, WEB AND SÉB: RED BULL RACING’S 2012 DRIVER LINE-UP
Jan 5, 2012
Red Bull Racing is pleased to confirm that Sébastien Buemi will continue his relationship with Red Bull as Red Bull Racing’s test and reserve driver for 2012.
The 23-year-old joins Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, who are already confirmed.
Charity success: 19,000 USD for Kamui Kobayashi’s helmet
Auction of Linkin Park design helmet for Japanese aid has ended.
Hinwil/Los Angeles, 2nd January 2012 – The joint project between Sauber F1 Team driver Kamui Kobayashi and the rock band Linkin Park has been very successful: 19,000 US dollars have been raised for the one-off helmet with which Kobayashi raced at the finale of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship in Sao Paulo. The revenue from the online auction goes to the Japanese aid through the internationally renowned charity organisation “Music for Relief“, initiated by Linkin Park.