Tag Archive: APA

Apr 17

Renault initially ‘not open’ amid crisis – Marko

“We found many errors” – Marko

2014-03-04_0013 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali - Dr Helmut Marko - Nika Lauda Renault’s 2014 crisis began to ease when the French marque became more “open”, according to outspoken Red Bull director Dr Helmut Marko. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Only alternative to Renault is own engine – Mateschitz

The only missing link in Red Bull’s title campaign for 2014 is a ‘state of the art’ engine.

Dietrich Mateschitz 02 That is the view of billionaire team owner Dietrich Mateschitz, who told the Austrian news agency APA on Tuesday that Red Bull’s only alternative to struggling supplier Renault would be for the team to build its own engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Lauda denies money powered Mercedes dominance

“We will only know when the first three races are over”

2014-03-04_0013 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali - Dr Helmut Marko - Nika Lauda Niki Lauda has dismissed claims Mercedes is set to dominate the 2014 season because the German carmaker spent more on its new turbo V6 ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

New V6 era is ‘pure F1′ – Berger

Gerhard Berger is no longer critical of F1′s technological revolution.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (16) Having counted himself among the ‘purists’ who dislike the complicated energy recovery systems and fuel-saving limitations, the former Ferrari and Benetton driver told APA news agency he has now changed his mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Berger thought of Schumacher after own ski fall

“Good and bad luck lie so closely together.”

20131019-0045 Gerhard Berger has admitted he thought of fellow F1 legend Michael Schumacher when he lay injured in the snow late last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

’18 hour shifts’ to end Red Bull crisis – Marko

“But whoever can win together, can also work hard together” – Marko

2013-06-07_0729 Red Bull is “slaving around the clock” to solve its problems ahead of next weekend’s season-opening Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Williams, Force India ‘fast enough to win’ – Wolff

“Mercedes and Williams look very strong”

2014-03-02_0033 - Williams - Bahrain - Felipe Massa Mercedes heads into next weekend’s season opening Australian grand prix as the overwhelming early 2014 favourite. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Vettel denies Nurburgring buyout bid

The current bidding process will reportedly conclude at the end of March

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (10) Sebastian Vettel’s manager has denied the reigning world champion is involved in a possible buyout of the Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Vettel even better than Senna – Ecclestone

“I think Vettel is clearly the best driver in formula one now.”

2013-06-07_0701Gerhard Berger thinks Sebastian Vettel is the best driver on the grid today, while Bernie Ecclestone says the German might be F1′s all-time great. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Kvyat denies sponsors powered F1 debut

He insists he is not too young or inexperienced for F1

GP3 - Daniil Kvyat (MW Arden) Monza Race 1Daniil Kvyat has denied his surprise promotion to Toro Rosso for 2014 is being powered by Russian sponsors. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Ecclestone plays down Michelin return reports

“All the teams that have talked to me about it say they are very happy with Pirelli”

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (12)Bernie Ecclestone has moved to play down reports Michelin could replace Pirelli as F1′s official tyre supplier next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Red Bull on track for another title – Wolff

Mercedes’ Toto Wolff has all but conceded the 2013 title.

2013-06-09_1159The German squad is currently second only to Red Bull in the constructors’ championship, while the highest-ranked silver clad driver is Lewis Hamilton, in fourth. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Red Bull must clear hurdles for Austria GP return

Red Bull needs to clear some hurdles before the Austrian grand prix can go ahead in 2014.

Red Bull Ring logoThe energy drink company and Bernie Ecclestone announced on Tuesday that an agreement to stage a race mid next year at the former A1-Ring, now called the Red Bull Ring, has been reached. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Agag tips top F1 teams to race in Formula E

“I’m sure teams like Ferrari and Red Bull will be in Formula E one day”

Formula E - Drayson Racing Team - Alejandro AgagAlejandro Agag, the organiser of the new electric open-wheel series, thinks top F1 teams like Ferrari and Red Bull will eventually fight for the Formula E title. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Lauda, Wolff will not attend FIA hearing

A Mercedes spokesman confirmed Brawn’s attendance

2013-06-08_1134Mercedes has confirmed that new team co-owners and chiefs Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff will not be in Paris on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Toro Rosso pair not ready for Red Bull – Berger

“For sure they’re two guys we have a watchful eye over.”

2013-05-23 - Toro Rosso - Monaco - Jean-Eric Vergne - Daniel RicciardoFormer team co-owner Gerhard Berger does not think Toro Rosso’s current race drivers are ready to make the step up to Red Bull next year. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Pirelli ‘too professional’ to be unfair – Wolff

Toto Wolff says he trusts Pirelli to act fairly to all formula one teams.

2013-05-12 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Lewis Hamilton - Toto WolffMercedes and Red Bull have been the most vocal about the Italian marque’s controversial 2013 tyres, causing Pirelli to announce significant changes for Canada next month. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

McLaren ‘did deal’ for Lowe’s Mercedes release – media

Lowe will start work as executive technical director early next month

2011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Paddy Lowe 01Mercedes made a deal with McLaren to secure Paddy Lowe’s early release, according to reports in the British media. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Next Red Bull junior ‘very close’ to F1 debut

The obvious favourite for that seat is Antonio Felix da Costa

2012-10-22 - Red Bull Racing - Antonio Felix da CostaThe latest cream of Red Bull’s junior driver programme insists he is ready to step up to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Ricciardo moves into pole for Webber’s seat

“Ricciardo is currently the better one.  Vergne is too impetuous”

2013-03-23 - Toro Rosso - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo (3)Daniel Ricciardo has moved into pole position to succeed his Australian compatriot Mark Webber at Red Bull next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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