Feature: Countries to field one F1 driver

Feature: Countries to field one F1 driver

In securing the second seat at Manor Racing for 2016, Rio Haryanto will become the first driver from Indonesia to compete in Formula 1. GPUpdate.net reflects on other drivers who have been the sole representative from their nation throughout the history of the sport. Read more…

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  1. Saturday 20 February 2016

  2. Feature: Countries to field one F1 driver 08:26

    Feature: Countries to field one F1 driver

    In securing the second seat at Manor Racing for 2016, Rio Haryanto will become the first driver from Indonesia to compete in Formula 1. GPUpdate.net reflects on…

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  3. Wednesday 27 April 2005

  4. 12:00

    Baumgartner to return?

    Hungarian driver Zsolt Baumgartner popped up in the Imola F1 paddock last weekend. With the rule now slightly freed, the former Minardi and Jordan driver…

    F1
  5. Monday 7 February 2005

  6. 12:39

    Zsolt chatter at 'stalemate'

    The final Formula One seat on the 2005 grid is a straight fight between favourite Nicolas Kiesa, and incumbent Zsolt Baumgartner. Although the young Dane, not…

    F1
  7. Friday 3 December 2004

  8. 10:00

    Minardi aim for same line-up

    Zsolt Baumgartner will 'almost surely' remain a Minardi driver in 2005, the team's founder revealed. Gian Carlo Minardi, who works on the driver programme at…

    F1
  9. Tuesday 2 November 2004

  10. 10:30

    Zsolt and Minardi to split

    Zsolt Baumgartner is unlikely to retain the same pay-drive budget in 2005, the Hungarian Formula One driver admitted. But the 23-year-old's manager, Tamas…

    F1
  11. Sunday 10 October 2004

  12. 12:45

    Japanese GP wasn't easy for Minardi

    After the dramatic weather generated by an approaching typhoon that caused Saturday's programme to be cancelled on safety grounds, the 2004 Japanese Grand Prix…

    F1
  13. 08:22

    Weather couldn't help Minardi up the grid

    After yesterday's near-miss of the Suzuka area by Typhoon No 22, the approach of which led to the cancellation of all Saturday on-track activities, it was back…

    F1
  14. Sunday 12 September 2004

  15. 12:13

    Zsolt happy to be unhurt

    For the second grand prix in a row, Minardi ace Zsolt Baumgartner has been involved in someone else's accident. The Hungarian driver was trundling along in…

    F1
  16. Monday 6 September 2004

  17. 06:30

    Baumgartner not finished with F1 yet

    Zsolt Baumgartner is hoping to stay in Formula One for another season. The Hungarian driver, who scored a point in the American Grand Prix, is aiming to spend…

    F1
  18. Friday 3 September 2004

  19. 00:57

    Gearbox problems for Bruni in Monza

    The second day of the FIA Formula One test at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza saw Minardi Cosworth drivers, Gianmaria Bruni and Zsolt Baumgartner, both in…

    F1
  20. Thursday 26 August 2004

  21. 14:00

    Zsolt's Minardi 'code'

    Have you ever wondered what the grand prix track-shaped decal on the top of the PS04B Minardi car's sidepod stands for? Well, you're about to find out…

    F1
  22. Sunday 15 August 2004

  23. 19:28

    Both Minardis finish in Hungary

    After a couple of tricky moments at the beginning of today's Hungarian Grand Prix, the race settled into a consistent rhythm for Minardi Cosworth drivers…

    F1
  24. Friday 13 August 2004

  25. 12:00

    'I'm very famous in Hungary' - Baumgartner

    Zsolt Baumgartner may not turn many heads, even in the Formula One paddock, at Silverstone or in Melbourne, but he's a national hero at the Hungaroring venue.…

    F1
  26. Sunday 11 July 2004

  27. 19:36

    Minardi remember sporting director

    In a heartfelt tribute to Sporting Director, John Walton, who died late Friday night following a serious heart attack earlier in the week, the cars of the Wilux…

    F1
  28. Saturday 10 July 2004

  29. 19:20

    Minardi qualify for late Sporting Director

    Minardi staff today did what they knew their Sporting Director, John Walton, would have wanted them to do, and that was to get on with the business of preparing…

    F1
  30. Sunday 4 July 2004

  31. 19:02

    Minardi suffer from others reliability

    Minardi Cosworth started today's French Grand Prix full of optimism following its point-scoring finish in the United States Grand Prix two weeks ago.…

    F1
  32. Saturday 3 July 2004

  33. 19:16

    Minardi run heavy for French GP

    Minardi Cosworth carried on today where it left off after Friday's two initial practice sessions for the French Grand Prix, taking full advantage of the warm…

    F1
  34. Thursday 24 June 2004

  35. 10:36

    Baumgartner wants to test for another team

    Zsolt Baumgartner wants to take 'another step' in Formula One. The Hungarian made his debut as a Jordan sub in '03, moved-up to a full-time Minardi role this…

    F1
  36. Monday 21 June 2004

  37. 10:39

    'Did a black car win?'

    Someone in the grandstand was forgiven for thinking 'did a black car win?' Hungarian Zsolt Baumgartner won back-of-the-grid Minardi's first point at…

    F1
  38. 00:41

    Minardi rejoice as Baumgartner scores

    There were podium-magnitude celebrations in the Minardi garage at the end of today's United States Grand Prix as the Faenza squad's Zsolt Baumgartner scored the…

    F1
  39. Saturday 19 June 2004

  40. 23:11

    Minardis happy but hoped for more

    Among the oval-racing fraternity, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is particularly notable for the fact that a change in the track temperature of just a very few…

    F1
  41. Monday 14 June 2004

  42. 10:53

    Klien bounces back

    One commentator envisaged aggrieved Formula One drivers 'queuing up' to have a word to Austrian rookie Christian Klien about his Canadian GP race tactics. "He…

    F1
  43. Sunday 13 June 2004

  44. 23:21

    Mixed feelings at Minardi after Canadian race

    Like a number of teams in today's Canadian Grand Prix, Minardi experienced an action-packed race in front of a sell-out crowd of 112,000 enthusiastic Formula…

    F1
  45. Saturday 12 June 2004

  46. 23:07

    Disappointing qualifying for Minardi

    Wilux Minardi Cosworth drivers Gianmaria Bruni and Zsolt Baumgartner both showed good pace in the final two practice sessions for tomorrow's Canadian Grand Prix…

    F1
  47. 00:31

    Minardi record best Friday result

    In near-ideal motor racing conditions, Wilux Minardi Cosworth enjoyed its best Friday practice session so far this season as preparations got under way today at…

    F1
  48. Saturday 29 May 2004

  49. 18:03

    Both Minardis off the back row

    Minardi kept yesterday's momentum rolling during the final day of preparations for Sunday's Grand Prix of Europe. Zsolt Baumgartner and Gianmaria Bruni…

    F1
  50. 13:17

    Four drivers to face qualifying penalty

    Australian Mark Webber became the fourth driver to be faced with a post-qualifying penalty for the European Grand Prix when he was punished for overtaking under…

    F1
  51. Sunday 23 May 2004

  52. 20:09

    Minardi come close to points

    For the first time this season, Wilux Minardi Cosworth was able to contemplate the prospect of scoring World Championship points in today's action-packed Monaco…

    F1
  53. Saturday 22 May 2004

  54. 19:12

    Minardi suffer from morning crashes

    After two trouble-free and extremely productive practice sessions on Thursday, the second day of preparations for this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix went rapidly…

    F1
  55. Sunday 9 May 2004

  56. 18:28

    Early baths for both Minardis

    Today's Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya turned out to be a disappointing race for Wilux Minardi Cosworth, the Faenza squad failing to get either…

    F1
  57. Sunday 25 April 2004

  58. 13:34

    Baumgartner gets engine change for race

    Zsolt Baumgartner is to drive a brand new engine in today's San Marino GP. The Minardi rookie twice spun his PS04B in the quick Variante Alta chicane on…

    F1
  59. Sunday 4 April 2004

  60. 18:22

    Minardi encouraged by lap times

    Minardi drivers, Gianmaria Bruni and Zsolt Baumgartner, had an eventful start to the inaugural Bahrain Grand Prix, the cars of both drivers experiencing…

    F1
  61. Saturday 3 April 2004

  62. 16:55

    Minardi team looking forward to the race

    Wilux Minardi Cosworth drivers, Gianmaria Bruni and Zsolt Baumgartner experienced differing fortunes during the final day of preparations for tomorrow's Bahrain…

    F1
  63. Sunday 21 March 2004

  64. 13:56

    Minardi happy with double-finish

    Wilux Minardi Cosworth had the satisfaction of seeing both its drivers finish today's Malaysian Grand Prix, an event that lived up to its reputation as one of…

    F1
  65. Saturday 20 March 2004

  66. 12:03

    Minardi team satisfied with team's performance

    Wilux Minardi Cosworth personnel carried on with their preparations for Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix in the same vein as yesterday, working steadily through a…

    F1
  67. Friday 19 March 2004

  68. 11:53

    Smooth day for Minardi team

    Wilux Minardi Cosworth enjoyed a very positive start to the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend, running three chassis in today's two one-hour official practice…

    F1
  69. Sunday 7 March 2004

  70. 08:46

    Minardi say farewell to tough weekend

    Minardi personnel had something of a torrid time during this year's Australian Grand Prix, as drivers Gianmaria Bruni and Zsolt Baumgartner both encountered…

    F1
  71. Saturday 6 March 2004

  72. 15:53

    Mixed blessings for Minardi

    It was a case of mixed fortunes for Minardi and drivers Gianmaria Bruni and Zsolt Baumgartner during the second day of preparations for tomorrow's Australian…

    F1
  73. Friday 5 March 2004

  74. 12:25

    Minardi able to stay away from last spot

    The Formula One World Championship class of 2004 today convened in Melbourne for the first of 18 engagements that will take place around the world.  Making…

    F1
  75. Tuesday 2 March 2004

  76. 10:41

    Baumgartner not warming Minardi seat

    Grand Prix rookie Zsolt Baumgartner has denied speculation that he's only warming a seat at back-of-the-grid Formula One team Minardi for someone better. The…

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