Tag Archive: Bahrain

Apr 24

Mercedes chiefs disagree over team orders

A debate is raging inside Mercedes.

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China (1) The dominant German team declared proudly after the Bahrain grand prix that letting Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg go wheel-to-wheel in a thrilling battle was the right decision for the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

More changes at Ferrari after Domenicali exit

Ferrari has been told to “step up a gear” in the wake of team boss Stefano Domenicali’s departure.

Grand Prix de Chine podium - photo Ferrari After a poor start to the season for the fabled Italian marque, the F1-unknown Marco Mattiacci was drafted in to replace team veteran Domenicali, who resigned between the Bahrain and Chinese grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

‘Focused’ Hamilton on charge for title – Lauda

“Now he is doing the performance you expect from him.”

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (6) Niki Lauda couldn’t resist a jibe at rivals Ferrari on Sunday after the botched chequered flag incident near the end of the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

McLaren is going through a ‘Whitmarsh’ effect, according to F1 legend Niki Lauda

McLaren feeling Whitmarsh effect – Lauda

2014-04-18 - McLaren Mercedes - SAP Just two weeks ago in Bahrain, Jenson Button said the only quicker car in the field was the dominant Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Dominant Mercedes’ main rivals are not confident the silver-clad team can be beaten in China.

Rivals expect another Mercedes win in China

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (2)Although buoyed by obvious progress since Bahrain, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso almost wrote off a bid for victory after qualifying fifth on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Vettel refuses to obey Red Bull team order

Vettel admitted on Saturday he has been beaten “fair and square”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (3) World champion Sebastian Vettel refused to obey Red Bull’s team orders during the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Red Bull ‘surprised’ by Ricciardo pace

Daniel Ricciardo thinks he has shown he deserves his new seat at Red Bull.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo (3)The Australian had driven at backmarker HRT and Red Bull’s junior team Toro Rosso, but this year he stepped up to the big league to replace his retired countryman Mark Webber. 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 18

Lotus looks to end crisis in China, Spain

Lotus is hoping to finally get its 2014 season on track in the next two races.

 

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean 03After a disastrous start to the new turbo V6 era for the Enstone team, Lotus has finally taken delivery of the improved Renault ‘power unit’ as used by Red Bull and Toro Rosso in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Maldonado hits out as 2014 race ban looms

“With the new noses, when we touched, the car took off.”

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Pastor Maldonado (5)Pastor Maldonado has hit out at the new ‘penalty points’ system that could see him having to serve a race ban later in 2014. 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 17

Alonso denies sarcastic ‘victory salute’ with Bahrain ninth

“I was saying thanks to the mechanics”

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso 01 Fernando Alonso on Thursday denied his frustration with Ferrari’s poor 2014 hit a sarcastic low recently in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Ricciardo ‘surprised’ by Lotus’ Renault struggle

“I am surprised that they (Lotus) are still facing so many problems.”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo (6) Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he is “surprised” Lotus is still struggling so much with its Renault engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

2014 critics have ‘agenda’ – Mosley

“If you don’t have change, you just disappear.”

Max Mosley - photo Getty Images Former FIA president Max Mosley says criticism of the ‘new’ face of formula one is being powered by those with an “agenda”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Drivers threaten to strike over unpaid wages

F1 drivers are threatening to strike if their teams do not pay them.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Germany’s Sport Bild reports that, in Bahrain recently, Kimi Raikkonen’s manager Steve Robertson was seen arguing in the paddock with Lotus team boss Federico Gastaldi. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Vandoorne to replace Button ‘possible’ – Dennis

That is the admission of returned McLaren supremo Ron Dennis

GP2 - ART Grand Prix - Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren could oust Jenson Button at the end of 2014 and replace him with the team’s next young development driver talent. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Prosecutors dismiss Ecclestone ‘blackmail’ – report

F1 will “do our best” to run the sport while he is occupied in court

2012-11-15_0008 The pre-trial documents outlining the case against Bernie Ecclestone make no mention of the possibility he was blackmailed by Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Montezemolo hints Ferrari ‘decisions’ looming

Ferrari could be poised to make a change at the top

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso pit stop La Gazzetta dello Sport, the influential Italian sports daily, speculated on Friday that Ferrari could be poised to make a change at the top. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Tyre-warmer ban for 2015 in doubt

The plan to ban tyre warmers in 2015 is currently in doubt.

2014-03-17 - Pirelli - Australia - Melbourne 02 This week at the Bahrain test, after Williams test driver Felipe Nasr tried an experimental Pirelli tyre, the Brazilian said it was “very difficult to get them up to temperature, even in the Bahrain heat”. Read the rest of this entry »

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