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Jul 31

F1 ‘popularity’ meeting cancelled

A crisis meeting to plot formula one’s future has been cancelled.

150x80-flagworldf1 The meeting was set to take place in London on Thursday, involving Bernie Ecclestone, Ferrari’s Marco Mattiacci, Red Bull’s Christian Horner, Force India’s Bob Fernley and Mercedes’ Toto Wolff.
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Jul 30

F1 looking ahead to summer ‘shutdown’

Tired faces left the Hungaroring paddock last Sunday looking forward to a break.

150x80-flagworldf1 Not only is there now a rare month-long gap between the races in Hungary and Belgium, the teams have agreed to close their factories and even turn off email servers for a two-week period. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

‘Hired to race’ not obey team orders – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has hit back at suggestions he was wrong to ignore team orders during Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix.

2014-07-18_0885 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Niki Lauda, who after Hamilton’s qualifying fire had cheered the Briton up over pizza, insisting with typical clarity that the driver was “right” and the German team “wrong”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Vettel refuses to stamp out Mercedes rumours

The big paddock rumour in Hungary is that Mercedes has made a move to sign Sebastian Vettel.

2014-07-20 - 99001 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel The speculation was even pushed along by Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko, who suggested rivals like McLaren and Mercedes have indeed made big-money approaches to the German. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Wife selling Schumacher’s private jet

Michael Schumacher’s wife is selling the private jet the seven time world champion used to fly around the world.

The grey Falcon 2000EX, bearing the former Ferrari and Mercedes driver’s ‘MS’ logo on the tail and the personalised registration ‘M-IKEL’, clocked up thousands of air miles not only during his F1 career but also afterwards.

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Jul 23

Lauda apologises for calling Ferrari car ‘sh*t’

“I have not seen the interview in the Spanish daily, but I was too heavy with my words — forgive me.”

IMG_3777 Niki Lauda has swiftly hit reverse, after using an expletive to describe the cars fielded in 2014 by Mercedes’ grandee rivals McLaren and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Mind games ‘important’ in Mercedes title battle

But they might be even more important in 2014, “because it is a very close fight”.

IMG_5961 It was, of course, unnecessary for audacious competitor Fernando Alonso to tell reporters at Hockenheim he thinks mind games are “very important” in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Rosberg’s new contract worth EUR 55m – report

Mercedes announced on Wednesday that Nico Rosberg is staying put for several more years.

IMG_7271 Rumours of the German’s new deal emerged some time ago, but it has only now been confirmed that the current championship leader has signed a “multi-year contract extension”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Mercedes AMG Petronas and Nico Rosberg agree contract extension

Nico joined the team when the Silver Arrows returned to the sport in 2010 

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One TeamThe Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team is delighted to announce that it signed a multi-year contract extension with Nico Rosberg on 14 July 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Newlywed Rosberg ‘over the moon’

Championship leader Nico Rosberg has married his long-time girlfriend Vivian.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/10548810_10152608796449874_6125954335033250095_o.jpgThe pair tied the knot at the registry office in Monaco, where they share an apartment in the same building as Mercedes’ other driver, Lewis Hamilton.
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Jul 07

Lauda slams Vettel for ‘screaming like child’

Niki Lauda has slammed Sebastian Vettel for “screaming like a child” during the British grand prix.

2014-06-07_0326 The Mercedes team chairman said he enjoyed every moment of the on-track battle for mere points placings between champions Vettel and Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Raikkonen to miss Silverstone test after crash

Kimi Raikkonen is expected to sit out this week’s post-British grand prix test at Silverstone.

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen - Helmet (3) Circuit workers took an hour to repair the unprotected armco barrier that the Ferrari driver struck on Sunday before taking a further hit by Felipe Massa. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Bild publishes photos of Schumacher’s wife smiling

As Michael Schumacher’s fans hold out hope, no official news has been heard from the F1 great’s camp for three weeks.

http://bilder.bild.de/fotos-skaliert/corinna-teaser_39654990_mbqf-1404673639-36704834/3,w=993,c=0.bild.jpgIt was mid June when his management announced the 45-year-old had finally emerged from his six-month long coma and been moved to a rehabilitation clinic. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Susie Wolff lives her dream amid criticism

Susie Wolff will live her dream on Friday at Silverstone, but she is also facing criticism.

Susie Wolff The Scot will break a 22-year F1 drought in morning practice for the British grand prix when she drives Valtteri Bottas’ Williams — the last woman in action during a world championship weekend was Giovanna Amati in 1992. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Kolles returning to F1 with Caterham – report

Colin Kolles is set to return to the pitwall as a F1 team boss.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia Until now, it has been clear that the former HRT and Force India chief is in fact leading a Romanian project for an all-new F1 team, the Ferrari-linked Forza Rossa, who were waiting for the official green light from the governing FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Investigators close on Schumacher file thief

Investigators are closing on the identity of the individual attempting to sell Michael Schumacher’s stolen medical file.

2012-11-18_0006 Bild newspaper reports that the dossier, reportedly a doctor’s letter outlining the F1 legend’s precise condition prior to his recent transfer from Grenoble to Lausanne, is being touted to media outlets for about EUR 50,000. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Stolen file is ‘summary of Schumacher’s condition’

“Michael Schumacher’s information was saved under a false name in the system.”

2012-11-18_0006 The hospital in Grenoble where Michael Schumacher lay in coma for almost six months reported medical documents about the F1 legend’s condition stolen, it has emerged.
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Jun 20

Mercedes driver tension still simmering

The tension between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg is continuing to simmer on the back boiler.

2014-06-08_0855 The pot boiled over spectacularly in Monaco, where Briton Hamilton’s behaviour was slammed by the media as a ‘tantrum’ in the wake of Rosberg’s controversial qualifying mistake. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

‘Silly season’ yet to hit highest gear

The ‘silly season’ is yet to hit its highest gear in 2014.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Two early protagonists, Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton, spent time on Thursday dismissing the rumblings about their respective futures. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

‘Fight’ sticker to stay on Mercedes after Schumacher coma

The words ‘Keep fighting Michael’ are to remain on Mercedes’ dominant F1 car.

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Nico Rosberg 02 The German squad – F1 legend Michael Schumacher’s last grand prix team during his 2010-2012 comeback – has been running the twitter hashtag on the cockpit of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s silver W05 all year. Read the rest of this entry »

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