PUMA News Archive

Formula 1

September 2011

  • Eddie Jordan: Singapore Preview

    Eddie Jordan: Singapore Preview

    September 23, 2011

    There is no doubt in my mind that Singapore’s Grand Prix is one of the major successes in Formula One’s history. Sometimes you have to introduce ground-breaking changes, and this is one of those. At the time Bernie Ecclestone had the vision for this, no one in their right mind would have thought it would be possible to have all the systems required for a safe Grand Prix at night.

August 2011

  • F1 Summer Break: The PUMA Perspective

    F1 Summer Break: The PUMA Perspective

    August 05, 2011

    Formula 1 fans will have to do without their fixes until end-August as per an agreement originally proposed a decade ago by Eddie Jordan, who campaigned for a (European) summer break during which F1 personnel could spend quality time with family, loved ones and friends. Thus was born the concept of a two-part season, with MotoGP and the World Rally Championship quickly following suit.

  • Hungarian Grand Prix: The PUMA Perspective

    Hungarian Grand Prix: The PUMA Perspective

    August 02, 2011

    Amid all the podium celebrations in Hungary it was easy to overlook one very simple, yet telling, statistic: Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso scored more points out of the past four races than any other driver. Having placed second, first, second and third in Valencia, Britain, Germany and Hungary respectively, the 2005/6 champion took home 76 points versus the 73 of reigning champion and points’ leader Sebastian Vettel, and the 55 of the German’s Red Bull Racing team-mate, and current runner-up, Mark Webber.

July 2011

  • Eddie Jordan: Budapest Preview

    Eddie Jordan: Budapest Preview

    July 29, 2011

    After that scintillating race in Germany the big question is whether the Hungarian Grand Prix can deliver the same again. There we had a world-class show, with Lewis Hamilton shrugging aside all the criticism he has endured since Monza last year to win from Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber.

  • Eddie Jordan: Silverstone Preview

    Eddie Jordan: Silverstone Preview

    July 08, 2011

    Here we are at Silverstone, a place I really love even if the sun seemingly seldom shines, mid-summer or not. I came to Britain from Ireland in the early seventies, and the one thing that struck me is that people around here have racing in their blood.

June 2011

  • Eddie Jordan: Valencia Preview

    Eddie Jordan: Valencia Preview

    June 25, 2011

    The big news for this weekend is that the FIA has clamped down on engine mapping changes between qualifying and the race. This should affect the order, particularly the grid line-up.

  • Montreal Grand Prix: The PUMA Perspective

    Montreal Grand Prix: The PUMA Perspective

    June 19, 2011

    When reflecting upon the last three races in Montmelo (Spain), Monte Carlo (Monaco) and Montreal (Canada), one thing stands out: PUMA’s partner team Ferrari was right up there on each occasion, and could conceivably have won (or at least taken podium places) in each event had not unfortunate circumstances conspired against the Italian team.

  • Eddie Jordan: Montreal Preview

    Eddie Jordan: Montreal Preview

    June 11, 2011

    It really is great to be back in Canada. I know I say that about every race, and honestly feel that all Formula 1’s venues are special, but I feel we can make an even more special case for Montreal. The race was struck off the calendar in 2009, and that was when Montreal realised the city can’t do without Formula 1, and Formula 1 realised it can’t do without Canada.

May 2011

  • Monaco Grand Prix: The PUMA Perspective

    Monaco Grand Prix: The PUMA Perspective

    May 30, 2011

    Monaco may have seen Sebastian Vettel record his fifth victory in six races this season to date, but to many the moral winner was Fernando Alonso after the Spaniard topped the time sheets in two of the three practice sessions.