Prodrive boss David Richards has said he wasn’t willing to risk job losses at his company by entering F1 in 2011. Richards, who revealed in April he was not applying to compete in F1 next year, told The Independent: I wasn’t prepared to risk everyone’s livelihoods. It was quite interesting to watch the reaction of … Continue reading Richards not willing to take F1 ‘risk’
Much of the reaction to the departures of Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds from Renault have so far been focussed on what it says about the Singaproe crash scandal. But the sudden loss of the managing director and director of engineering means the team are faced with a serious operational problem – assuming, of course, … Continue reading David Richards to take over at Renault?
Aston Martin has confirmed it will enter Formula 1, Autocar magazine claims this morning. It intends to defer its entry until 2012 but its team will begin competing from 2010 as Prodrive. David Richards’ team has been tipped to enter F1 on two occasions in recent years. It planned an entry for 2008 using customer … Continue reading Aston Martin announces F1 entry
Almost two weeks have passed since Honda made the shock announcement it was selling its F1 team. The deadline for what Honda calls a ‘credible’ buyer to be identified is a little over two weeks away. Will one be found?
I was planning to write an article about who Max Mosley’s successor as FIA president could be as he was expected to stand down in 2009. However following the allegations about his sex life made today his immediate future is now in doubt. So who is likely to take over from Mosley, one of the … Continue reading The men who might replace Max Mosley
Tomorrow it will be 19 months since the FIA confirmed that Prodrive would be the 12th team in Formula 1 in 2008. Last week David Richards confirmed what many people had suspected for a long time: that Prodrive will not be racing in F1 next year. Prodrive’s absence next year is because the FIA have … Continue reading The FIA owe Prodrive an apology
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Prodrive boss David Richards is pessimistic about his team’s chances of being in Formula 1 next year. Also the new Ferrari boss has a few things to say about team orders, Cristiano da Matta looks to return to racing following his horror crash, and watch some classic motor racing action online for free.
David Richards is expected to announce a deal next month for his new Prodrive F1 team to use this year’s McLaren chassis as the basis for their 2008 campaign. The report in this morning’s Times claims it will spare Prodrive the ?é?ú150m cost of developing their own cars. Richards said: “McLaren is one of three … Continue reading Prodrive set to use McLarens in 2008 – report
Just what does David Richard have lined up for Prodrive? He is supposed to be giving some details of his plans at the British Grand Prix in two weekends’ time. Richards hit the news earlier this year by fronting a consortium that purchased Aston Martin from Ford. But there’s been little news of his putative … Continue reading Prodrive and the Ferrari four
David Richards is the name most people are linking to the empty 12th slot on the grid for 2008 – and rightly so. Of the other known possible new teams for ’08 his Prodrive outfit is clearly the most credible – whatever tedious local protesters may have to say. Richards set out his stall as … Continue reading Thoughts from abroad #2