Archives du tag : English

View – When Hamilton and Alonso claimed Senna

Senna Monaco 1993

Twenty years after his death, Ayrton Senna remains the model of two drivers Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. One and the other seeking three championships pilot world. A quest worthy of the absolute.

When, last year Sebastian Vettel won his fourth world title in a row, the temptation to see the German pilot target the championship record of Michael Schumacher (7 titles) has crossed their minds. The Red Bull driver has also not hidden his desire would be to match (not to exceed) Schumacher.

But for Lewis Hamilton, currently leading the drivers world championship in 2014, the goal is to get only three titles. On the TV channel Sky Sports F1, Hamilton admitted that his ambition would be to get as many titles as world champion Ayrton Senna, before the end of his career.

click here to see the column

Publié dans English, View | Tagué , , , , | Commentaires fermés sur View – When Hamilton and Alonso claimed Senna

View – The new Bernie Ecclestone order in F1

Bernie Ecclestone-

The economic crisis becomes a crisis of competitiveness for most teams. An opportunity to place a new piece in the vast game of the future taking shape before our eyes. Out with the principle of « constructor » set up there 20 years.

Monza meeting between Bernie Ecclestone, Jean Todt and team leaders is only part of a game whose aim is broader: Out with the definition established in 1992 the principle of « constructor « . A set which is now the cause of the weakening of F1.

Click here to see the column

Publié dans English, View | Tagué , , , | Commentaires fermés sur View – The new Bernie Ecclestone order in F1

Caterham F1 et Genii Capital ?

Caterham F1 Lotus F1

Selon le journaliste Adam Cooper, un consortium suisse ayant un lien avec le Moyen-Orient serait confirmé dans les prochains jours, comme nouveau propriétaire de Caterham F1. Nous entendons que ce pool d’investisseurs auraient un lien avec Genii Capital Genève.

La filiale Suisse du groupe luxembourgeois est spécialisée dans les énergies et ressources naturelles. Un lien existe. Souvenir que l’an dernier la société basée à Abu Dhabi, Al Manhal International, faisait partie du consortium piloté par Mansoor Ijaz dans le projet Infiniti/Quantum pour l’achat de 35% de Lotus F1 Team. Exit l’homme d’affaire pakistanais. Il semblerait que l’entreprise luxembourgeoise soit restée en contacte avec un des actionnaires du programme Quantum : Suhail Al Dhaheri, Chairman de Al Manhal International.


According to journalist Adam Cooper, a Swiss consortium that link with the Middle East would be confirmed in the coming days, as the new owner of Caterham F1. We believe that this pool of investors have a link with Genii Capital Geneva.

The Swiss subsidiary of the Luxembourg group specializing in energy and natural resources. A link exists. Remember that last year the company based in Abu Dhabi, Al Manhal International, was part of the consortium led by Mansoor Ijaz in the Infiniti / Quantum project to purchase 35% of Lotus F1 Team. Exit the businessman and it seems that the Luxembourg company remained in contact with one of the shareholders of the Quantum program Suhail Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Al Manhal International.

Publié dans Entrepreneurs, Exclusifs, F1 Leaders, Management | Tagué , , , , , , | 1 commentaire

Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari contract

The passion that surrounds the contractual terms of Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari is the result of deliberate. This season the 2007 world champion receives a salary of € 22 million in the BusinessBookGP2014 (see here), the equivalent of his teammate Fernando Alonso. Giving the image of equality. Except that the next season of the Finnish contract is more complex.

First, Kimi Raikkonen has signed for two years (2014, 2015), but a particular option led to the following condition: Starting a specified time (estimated at 31 July), if Ferrari is not included in the three first in the constructors’ championship, the driver could leave or redefine his contract. A set of options that salary Kimi Raikkonen is already set at €30 million for season 2015.

Indeed, Luca di Montezemolo made his calculations and includes in its perspective to attract and reassure the hiring Kimi Raikkonen is an expensive investment. If Ferrari finished 4th in the championship, the prospect of a salary to the lower world champion 2007 in favor of the Italian team (in case no outside alternative is given to the driver). Otherwise not.

Remains the most delicate part of the contract. The status of Kimi Raikkonen. As the last world champion Ferrari he wished technical equality, essential in his view, is respected. At the same time, to balance the sensitivities, Montezemolo has provided a strategic advantage to Fernando Alonso in 2014. Next year the Finnish contractually want full equality of treatment with its crew, not wanting to get into the Italian game interview he had in the past.

What transforms President Luca di Montezemolo magician. His strategy has always been the same for two decades. It uses the time of contract renewal to establish a precarious balance that desire for the Scuderia. Except that the contract situation of Kimi Raikkonen (and renewal of Fernando Alonso) will impose a different management.

Publié dans English, Management, Transferts | Tagué , , | Commentaires fermés sur Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari contract

Renault / Infiniti – Mercedes ? Reflection of Red Bull

Remember the ultimatum of Red Bull boss at Renault, dated from March and was two months . Without any changes, the Austrian brand considering its interests first. Knowing that a break with Renault F1 Team would cost approximately € 50 million. Note that Helmut Marko was not hiding in Spain that the delay by Renault will not be filled for several years.

The first motor track is Mercedes-Benz. Discussions took place between Mateschitz and Lauda. Person between good companies. Austrian German brand is not against the idea (to replace McLaren on the board ). But come to a halt CEO of Daimler, Dieter Zetsche , who explained that it will provide its engines when Red Bull manufacture cars. Curious statement , given that Force India has no intention to get into the car. This statement could be brittle finally ironic to disturb the game, so as not to offend the French.

Red Bull Racing the problem is twofold. The deal signed between Renault and Lotus earlier this year has not really appreciated by the Austrians. The other problem is called Infiniti. The Japanese car manufacturer has rejected the proposed deal with Red Bull Racing. The latter was to invest more money in both the team and to Renault Sport F1. A solution of early termination is in the air, allowing to obtain the turbocharged Mercedes in 2015. This break with Infiniti , Red Bull will cost about 40 million euros.

In total, the 2014 season of Red Bull Racing could cost about 100 million euros to get the Mercedes-Benz engine in 2015. Austrian brand has the means. Especially if it keeps Adrian Newey and Sebastian Vettel until 2017 and become competitive quickly.

Publié dans English, Management, Technique F1 | Tagué , , , , | Commentaires fermés sur Renault / Infiniti – Mercedes ? Reflection of Red Bull

Before Post – Spain GP 2014

TomorrowNewsF1 offers three pieces of information you need to know before watching the GP of Spain and start the week.
McLaren launches MP4 -29 Honda
The Woking team will design a hybrid car manufacturer Honda. The first trials are scheduled for 8 and 9 July next . This is the Japanese manufacturer who finance this project. The question now is this: What will the FIA ? In fact, with the lack of testing during the season, it is possible that McLaren can align a McLaren Mercedes and McLaren Honda at the end of the season ( we speak of Abu Dhabi ) . Or McLaren and Honda will have to find another solution to develop the engine. This explains the tension between Woking and Mercedes for some time.
FIA warning for drivers
The Fial has announced he will carefully observe the betting rounds are up next races and apply sanctions. Charlie Whiting said during the briefing of the GP of Spain , in 2014 the new rules impose different constraints on the car and the warm-up laps are too slow since the beginning of the season. Recall that it was the Pole man who sets the pace at their convenience.
Renault against teams
Renault Sport is complaining that some of its customers are in arrears in the payment of invoices. Helplessly the French manufacturer can develop the engine. Renault Sport has even stated that it would stop cooperating with certain teams. A shortcut actually . Caterham said pay its engine. Toro Rosso also . Lotus has announced a special agreement with its engine partner. Red Bull is still at odds with the French manufacturer since the beginning of the season. Christian Horner said it was very unfortunate that Renault Sport has delayed the development of the engine …
Publié dans Grand Prix | Tagué , , , , , , , , | Commentaires fermés sur Before Post – Spain GP 2014

List : Drivers salaries Formula 1 2014

Tomorrownewsf1 published today that the classification of wages F1 drivers in 2014, according to figures measured by the french Business Book GP (book to get a English PDF version by clicking here), released April 25. Finished hiding for Sebastian Vettel who last year won a total of 29 million of income (salary, bonuses and sponsorship) , quadruple champion German world is been offered a high wage increase which places tops the charts in 2014. Vettel is on par with the duo of Scuderia Ferrari, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen. Lewis Hamilton is off the podium, who dominated the debates last year. Jenson Button completed the top 5 with a renewal contract with McLaren, Estmais down compared to its rivals.
The wage increase Vettel now brand new strategy of Red Bull in Formula 1. Austrian company now wants to be the first in all areas. Thus, following a case of influence during the summer of 2013 Compensation is initially increased from 16 to 22 million euros. It will increase each year until 2017 in all likelihood via a set of option. Behind the world champions to significant compensation. Nico Rosberg is the only driver to exceed 10 million for the second consecutive year. Behind him a new middle class driver with a salary between 3 and 4 million annually.
In 2014, the average salary of an F1 driver is € 6.2 million, or 1.4 million more than last year. The 14 pilot season affect minium 1 million salary. Two more than last year.
Salaries F1 paddock 2014 :

1. Sébastian Vettel (Red Bull) : €22 million

2. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) : €22 million

3. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) : €22 million

4. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) : €20 million

5. Jenson Button (McLaren) : €16 million

6. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) : €12 million

7. Felipe Massa (Williams)  : €4 million

8.  Nico Hulkenberg (Force India) : €4 million

9. Romain Grosjean (Lotus) : €3 million

10. Pastor Maldonado (Lotus) : €3 million

11. Sergio Perez (Force India) : €3 million

12. Adrian Sutil (Sauber) : €2 million

13. Kevin Magnussen (McLaren) : €1 million

14. Valteri Bottas (Williams) : €1 million

15. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) : €750.000

16. Jean Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso) :  €750.000

17. Jules Bianchi (Marussia) : €500.000

18. Esteban Guitiérrez (Sauber) : €400.000

19. Danii Kvyat (Toro Rosso) : €250.000 euros

20. Max Chilton (Marussia) : €200.000

21. Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham) : €150.000

22. Marcus Ericsson (Caterham) : €150.000

Get the latest issue of BusinessBookGP 2014 in English   PDF version clicking here 

Publié dans Listes | Tagué , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Commentaires fermés sur List : Drivers salaries Formula 1 2014

Mercedes and the victim communication

Since the announcement of the passage of Mercedes-Benz to Honda in spring 2013. McLaren is in a delicate situation with his former German partner. Since the beginning of season Mercedes uses all means to prevent Honda information on its V6. Toto Wolff is convinced that an exchange of information between the future partners and the situation becomes tense. 
The shadow of Spygate invaded again Woking. The episode, however distant, is widely heard in the press worldwide. A reminder that hurts the image of McLaren, bruised by this sequence of its existence. However, recall the episode largely passing Renault / Mecachrome / Supertec to BMW with Williams over the period 1998-1999. 
August 1998, Paul Roche is in the garage Williams. He openly talks with Frank Williams and Patrick Head. An observer Mecachrome launch: « they are not hiding even more, this is a BMW-Williams meeting at the summit we are helpless. ». The following year, Williams still had engine Mecachrome (renamed Supertec but similar to 1998) before getting the new BMW engine. 
In late 2000, the end of the season approaches. A journalist and a team manager discuss OFF on the balance sheet of the season. The subject of new engines arrive and a new German engine enters the prism of analysis. The Team Manager is surprised: « What … are you talking about engine? 
Would you be the only one not to Thee realized that it is an engine …?  » The discussion falls. Doubt is permitted. It is true that no pictures of the German engine was broadcast and especially what first engine (though in the pipes since 1998) was a rather outdated design with an angle of 72 ° (while his replacement was a completely different 90 °). We speak of the BMW engine. 
While many engineers Renault went to Munich for a period. But this does not explain the first F1 engine designation E41, had nothing to do with the P80 of 2001. Truth is now heard. BMW, like many other manufacturers of the period 1998/1999, did not work on a V10, but a V12. The era was beryllium alloy this miracle to miniaturize engines. But dangerous to handle and expensive metal. Honda had a project, Toyota also (which has delayed the arrival of the manufacturer in 2002) and Mercedes-Benz also for 2001. FIA decided in early summer 1999, the standardization of engines around the concept V10. These V12 were abandoned and builders forced to redefine their studies. Thus the BMW E41 engine is actually a rebadged secretly FB01 Supertec. Everyone knew it. The summit meeting of August 1998 and the fear by French engineers technology transfer for BMW now takes its flavor. 
McLaren has its own telemetry tools and next year will make comparisons between the Honda engine and Mercedes-Benz this season. Each team does this for 20 years. Mercedes remains oddly communicates. Between satisfaction and fear. His lead is real and welcomes it. But she fears that this advantage is that only one or two seasons. So she invents more of an external threat (Renault Sport in the lead), an internal threat (McLaren) to maintain the pressure of his troops. As totalitarian regimes.
Publié dans Communication, Management | Tagué , , , , , | Commentaires fermés sur Mercedes and the victim communication

The Alonso project for Ferrari

Hungarian Grand Prix . There are now nine months , was the scene of the first tension between Luca di Montezemolo and Fernando Alonso. A few weeks later the agent of Spanish, Luis Garcia Abad, is surprised openly discussing with Christian Horner in the Spanish press that makes the buzz. The most widely accepted and finally in the paddock theory is that the signing of Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari in 2014 is a response , early , to the will of departure of Fernando Alonso. Except that the newspaper Marca and our recent information tell a different story and finally reveal the status of everyone in the team. The tension was not one and Fernando Alonso recommended Luca di Montezemolo to sign Kimi Raikkonen for the 2014 season. A risky move ? An approach especially interested .
Since his arrival in 2010 in Maranello, Fernando Alonso has understood his mistakes. Himself recently admitted in the Italian media after the race in Bahrain , he had come to Italy to quickly get the title of world champion and build a dominant team. The image of the success of Kimi Raikkonen , who won the title in the first year in the last races of the championship in 2007 , returns on its failure Abu Dhabi 2010. Goal now is to build a team around him and surround himself with the best . With an important detail . Unlike Michael Schumacher, who came up with Ross Brawn and Rory Byrne. Fernando Alonso has a global vision.
The day after the Malaysian Grand Prix at the headquarters of the Madrid Business School, University of Navarra , Emilio Botin (CEO of Banco Santander ) is launching the following sentence: « I have the ambition to support Fernando until the end his career is still for 10 years!  » A note serving and serve in the future for the environment of Fernando Alonso, who is aware of having a major sponsor as exclusive partner in the future. Useful.
The recommendation for Raikkonen was mainly according Marca, a way for Fernando Alonso to protect the arrival of Nico Hulkenberg, favorite Luca di Montezemolo. The contract was ready. German was a threat because he represented the future. Ultimately the duo Alonso- Raikkonen / Alonso – Raikkonen at Ferrari is the beginning of a large maneuver influence of Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari .
Last week, Luca di Montezemolo presented the transalpine press his plan to reorganize the Scuderia and a point is very interesting to note : the end of some contract advice . Rory Byrne likely be affected , but probably not Flavio Briatore, now highly influential figure behind the scenes of Formula 1. Ultimately dedication Alonso Stefano Domenicali after the first podium of the season for the Scuderia at the end of Chinese Grand Prix , was certainly a touching media attention , but it should not be dissociated from the real intrigue happening behind the scenes in Modena.
Publié dans English, F1 Leaders, Management, Politique | Tagué , , , , | 5 commentaires