Tag Archive: Blick

Jul 20

Lauda slams Williams for fudging Susie Wolff ‘PR move’

“Williams unfortunately missed the chance to do global women’s racing a big favour”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff - Susie Wolff Niki Lauda has criticised Williams, in the wake of female driver Susie Wolff’s Friday morning appearances at Silverstone and Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

F1 paddock ‘puzzles over’ Caterham sale

Heads are being scratched in the F1 paddock, the day after the struggling Caterham team changed hands.

2014-06-07_0812 Malaysian aviation entrepreneur Tony Fernandes’ 100 per cent sale of the team was confirmed late on Wednesday, a media statement saying Caterham is now owned by “a consortium of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors”.
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Jul 01

Fernandes to confirm Caterham team sale this week

But now, team sources are spilling the beans behind the scenes.

IMG_5846 Ever since team founder and main backer Tony Fernandes departed Twitter with the message “F1 hasn’t worked”, Caterham has been officially silent. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Report – Thursday ‘the end’ for struggling teams?

F1′s last chance to slash costs for struggling teams has now passed.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council met in Munich on Thursday, less than a mere handful of days before the end-of-June deadline for rule changes to be made for 2015 without the near-impossible need for unanimity. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Sirotkin says de Silvestro role ‘a marketing ploy’

Sergey Sirotkin has denied his future at Sauber is being overshadowed by the Swiss female driver Simona de Silvestro.

2013-08-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 05 Funded by her wealthy backers, de Silvestro – who also ran at Fiorano in April – returned to track action this week in a 2012 Sauber at the Valencia circuit, Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo reports. 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 »

May 28

Alesi tells Sauber to ignore Jordan’s quit call

Former F1 driver Jean Alesi has urged Peter Sauber to ignore Eddie Jordan’s advice.

2014-02-28 - Sauber F1 Team Earlier, after the struggling Swiss team dropped behind backmarker Marussia in the 2014 constructors’ standings, Jordan said 70-year-old Sauber should acknowledge reality and join him in retirement by selling up. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Jordan tells friend Sauber to sell F1 team

Eddie Jordan has urged Peter Sauber to follow him into F1 retirement.

2013-06-06_0170 Actually, having sold his Silverstone based team back in 2005 that today is called Force India, Irishman Jordan is now an outspoken expert pundit for British television. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Pointless season ‘embarrassing’ for Sauber – report

“Maybe then the next discussion should be about the drivers”

2014-02-20_0005 - Sauber F1 Team - Bahrain - Esteban Gutierrez Sauber on Sunday plumbed the depths of its “embarrassing situation”, according to veteran Swiss correspondent Roger Benoit. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Ill Ecclestone will not miss Monaco

Bernie Ecclestone will not skip this weekend’s Monaco grand prix.

Bernie Ecclestone portrait On Tuesday, the judge in the F1 supremo’s corruption trial in Munich adjourned the case because Ecclestone, 83, is suffering from a bad cold. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Leimer could be Marussia’s Friday driver – report

The reigning GP2 champion is moving to put his formula one ambitions back on track.

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering) Even with a reported $14 million sponsor offering to Sauber, Swiss Fabio Leimer could not find a debut race seat in 2014, causing him to turn away from F1 and move to sports car racing. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Red Bull keeping ‘pressure’ on Renault – Horner

Christian Horner insists Red Bull is not giving up on the 2014 title.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (6) Many, however, believe Mercedes’ advantage to be so great early this season that even powerful rivals like reigning world champions Red Bull and Ferrari will not be able to bridge the gap. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

2014 wins ‘not easy’ for Ferrari – Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado doubts Ferrari can turn around its disappointing start to the season and win races in 2014.

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Pastor Maldonado (1) Fernando Alonso appeared to be putting the F14-T’s early troubles behind him in China last time out when he finished the race on the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Sauber turned down GP2 champion’s $14m – report

Gantenbein offered Sauber almost $14 million

ROC - Fabio Leimer GP2 Series Even with $14 million in his hand, reigning GP2 champion Fabio Leimer could not buy his way into formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Senna wanted to break Williams contract – Montezemolo

Ayrton Senna wanted to break his Williams contract, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has claimed.

Ayrton Senna On the twentieth anniversary of the great Brazilian’s death in 1994, Montezemolo revealed that he met with Senna just days before the 34-year-old made the short but fateful journey to Imola for the San Marino grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Nuclear millions powering de Silvestro’s F1 push

The nuclear lobby is powering Simona Silvestro’s push for a Sauber race seat in 2015.

2014-04-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Simona De Silvestro 01 That is the claim of the Swiss newspaper Blick, as it revealed some of the secrets behind the 25-year-old female driver’s recent F1 test debut at Fiorano. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Wealthy backer behind Sauber and de Silvestro

Simone de Silvestro’s debut F1 test for Sauber was funded by a wealthy industrialist.

Simona de Silvestro - photo © Sauber Motorsport AG At the weekend, the Swiss team headed to engine supplier ‘s private test circuit, Fiorano, to give the “affiliated driver” her first F1 experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Mercedes wants rivals to win races in 2014 – Lauda

Niki Lauda hopes Mercedes’ rivals do not make it too easy for the German marque in 2014.

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China So far this year, the dominant Brackley based team has easily won the opening four grands prix on the trot, having aced the all-new V6 turbo rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Hamilton ‘unbeatable when focused’ – Lauda

“When Lewis is fully focused on his work, he is almost unbeatable.”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia - Lewis Hamilton - Niki Lauda Lewis Hamilton will be hard to beat for the 2014 title, according to Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

F1 drivers’ extreme dieting in 2014 caused one racer to pass out in Malaysia, it emerges

F1 driver ‘passed out’ in Malaysia

2014-01-31 - Sauber F1 Team - Adrian Sutil (3) We reported on Saturday that some drivers are deliberately dehydrating, even at sweltering Sepang, in order to get the weight of their car below the legal 692kg limit. Read the rest of this entry »

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