Tag Archive: Auto Motor und Sport

Apr 20

Lotus bullied over budget cap axe – Lopez

“Williams and us were pulled over the table”

2014-02-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Gerad Lopez (3) Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez on Sunday indicated he was unhappy to have joined the opposition against the introduction of budget caps. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Lotus wants engine equality with Red Bull

“As the unofficial works team, Red Bull gets the best service”

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean pit stop 01Lotus has discovered it is second or even third in line for the best service offered by F1 engine supplier Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Rivals step up amid ‘tense’ Mercedes battle

Mercedes’ rivals look closer to the pace this weekend in China.

Lewis Hamilton - photo © J-F. GaleronBack-to-back winner Lewis Hamilton was the fastest overall in Shanghai practice, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was only a tenth behind. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Mercedes nose passes test on fourth attempt

“The car will be easier to balance with this solution”

2014-02-28_0003 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Lewis Hamilton Mercedes could pull even further clear of the field in Shanghai, after readying for its debut arguably the most expensive new front nose in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Berger, Brawn or Bell to replace Domenicali – reports

Domenicali’s immediate replacement is Marco Mattiacci

2014-03-04_0021 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali Within hours of Ferrari’s confirmation that Stefano Domenicali has left the team, Mercedes announced its own split with technical director Bob Bell. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Mercedes car ‘on par’ with Newey’s Red Bull – Costa

W05 is “about on par with Red Bull”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Nico Rosberg 02 Mercedes insists its 2014 car is “on par” with the chassis being fielded by reigning world champions Red Bull this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Ricciardo better than Webber ‘not fair’ – Vettel

“It would be unfair to say that after three races”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Ricciardo (1) Sebastian Vettel insists it is too early to say his new teammate Daniel Ricciardo is better than Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Mercedes denies Lowe call was ‘team order’

“They knew not to do anything stupid in the third race.” – Toto Wolff


2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia - Paddy LoweMercedes boss Paddy Lowe insists his drivers did not ignore a clear team order during Sunday’s Bahrain grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Montezemolo left track during Bahrain thriller

“Seeing a Ferrari so slow on the straight gives me great pain”

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Luca di Montezemolo did not wait to see Ferrari’s drivers collect the dregs of the points in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

FIA wins battle, Ecclestone goes to war – report

Big politics are at play in formula one

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams Amid all the noise about quiet engines and the urgent need to change rules, many suspect Bernie Ecclestone is hard at work on his latest coup. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Team battles hotting up at Mercedes, Red Bull

The battle is hotting up at Mercedes

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia 01 Red Bull’s reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel, the dominant force of the last four years, summed up the mood in the paddock on Saturday when he said the silver cars are in a “different world”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Todt says crisis rule changes unlikely

Jean Todt has lashed out at teams who are criticising the ‘new’ face of formula one.

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images Ahead of his much-vaunted meeting on Sunday with Bernie Ecclestone and Luca di Montezemolo, the FIA president hit back at criticisms of the sport in the wake of revolutionary rule changes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Red Bull has best car in 2014 – Hulkenberg

Red Bull has the best car on the 2014 grid, according to Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (13) “For me, Red Bull is in front with the chassis,” said the German, acknowledging that, as an overall package, the powerful Mercedes is leading the pack. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Marko relieved to have ‘fair’ Australian at Red Bull

“I am pleased with my performance so far” – Ricciardo

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo - Dr Helmut Marko Dr Helmut Marko has hailed the start of Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull tenure by slamming his predecessor, Mark Webber. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

F1 is heading towards a budget cap of EUR 150 million per team for the 2015 season and beyond

F1 heading for EUR 150m budget cap – Todt

FIA FIA president Jean Todt said he is confident the controversial new regulation will be agreed by June of this year, as the governing body aims to urgently bring down costs and keep struggling teams in business. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

FIA clamps down on fuel sensor modification

Red Bull has been highly critical of the sensor

Gill Sensors - The Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Meter has been approved by the FIA for use in the 2014 F1 season and WEC The FIA has moved to end the problems with its new mandatory fuel flow sensor, supplied by a British company called Gill. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Lotus ‘faster than Williams and McLaren’ – Permane

Lotus claims its troubled 2014 car is often better than a Williams or a McLaren.

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Alan Permane 01 Actually, the Enstone based team is badly suffering with its E22, plagued with issues related to the problematic Renault ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

New rule has slowed F1 pitstops – report

A new rule has slowed down F1′s impressive pitstops.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Kevin Magnussen pit stop 01 Last year in Malaysia, Mark Webber entered the pitlane, had all four wheels changed and reached the pit exit in the space of 20 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Red Bull continued to grapple with fuel flow problems in Sunday’s Malaysian grand prix

More fuel flow problems for Red Bull

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - pit stop 04 While Sebastian Vettel finished third, it was his teammate Daniel Ricciardo’s sister RB10 – disqualified in Melbourne over the very same issue – that was once again affected. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Red Bull, Mercedes spat over Rosberg ‘block’

Nico Rosberg, not on a flying lap, “blocked” Sebastian Vettel

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06 A spat between Red Bull and Mercedes broke out on Saturday after the fight for pole at Sepang. Read the rest of this entry »

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