Tag Archive: Brackley

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

Mercedes to shed F1 staff – report

Dominant F1 team Mercedes could be preparing to shed some staff

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia 01Italy’s Autosprint reports that team chairman Niki Lauda has assessed the chassis team at Brackley, and the nearby engine facility at Brixworth, and concluded that 1,250 staff is too many. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

No ‘harakiri’ between Mercedes teammates – Wolff

Toto Wolff insists Bahrain was not simply a one-off

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Lewis Hamilton 13 Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been told the ‘rules’ for their future wheel-to-wheel battles. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Mercedes fixes flaw in Hamilton’s failed engine

“It was pretty frustrating!”

Lewis Hamilton - Malaisie (photo F1Live.com) The part that caused Lewis Hamilton’s retirement in Australia was worth less than a single euro. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Ferrari ‘only did well with Schumacher’ – Montoya

The missing link at Ferrari is Michael Schumacher

Juan-Pablo Montoya - photo © IndyCar Series - Chris Owens That is the claim of Juan Pablo Montoya, a rival of the great seven time world champion who currently lies seriously injured in a French hospital after a skiing fall. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Lowe talks initially about Williams switch – Wolff

“Our first meeting was at Alex’s house in Monaco”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Paddy Lowe - Nico Rosberg - Toto Wolff - Andy Cowell Toto Wolff has revealed his negotiations with Paddy Lowe were initially about wooing the former McLaren technical boss to Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Honda duo to ‘observe’ at 2014 races – report

“There’s no point in racing unless you win”

2014-01-16_0495 Almost unnoticed in the Albert Park paddock last weekend strolled two Japanese with very big plans. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Rivals face struggle to catch Mercedes

“Rosberg is the new Vettel”

2014-03-01_0012 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico RosbergDaniel Ricciardo’s disqualification aside, the Red Bull ‘crisis’ appeared far less severe in Melbourne than it did over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Mercedes upped budget to succeed in F1 – Lauda

“The budget under the dictate of the RRA was the first major stumbling block”

2014-03-06 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2)Niki Lauda has admitted Mercedes upped its F1 budget in the quest to chase down the sport’s top teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Signs of strain between Mercedes duo

And the strain could already be showing

2014-03-02_0018 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Lewis Hamilton The relationship between likely title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg may already be showing signs of strain. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Vettel could exit amid Red Bull crisis – Marko

Red Bull needs to up its game or risk losing Sebastian Vettel.

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99001 That is the admission of the team’s always-blunt Dr Helmut Marko, as quadruple reigning world champion Vettel prepares to either retire or finish outside the points as the 2014 season kicks off this weekend in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Red Bull crisis returns with force in Bahrain

Sebastian Vettel hardly turned a lap all Saturday

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (7) The worry lines at Red Bull eased temporarily on Friday, as Daniel Ricciardo had a better deal at the wheel of the troubled RB10. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

‘Humility not jubilation’ says Mercedes’ Wolff

“The issue of reliability is far from solved” – Wolff

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 11Amid claims Mercedes is the overwhelming 2014 favourite, boss Toto Wolff says the Brackley team is heading into the season with “humility”. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Engine pecking order to ‘dominate’ 2014

Clearly, the Mercedes-powered teams are leading the pack

2014-01-16_0707 Just as Renault’s problems mounted, the troubled F1 engine supplier’s track boss Remi Taffin was rushed to hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Fears that the pace of second-tier GP2 cars could overtake formula one in 2014 are now easing

‘New’ F1 already catching up with V8 era speed

2014-01-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 16After the opening test of the all-new V6 ‘power unit’ era at Jerez recently, Jenson Button warned that GP2 will run F1 close on some circuits this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Ferrari race ahead with consumption, cooling – reports

Luca Marmorini has devised an unique system

2014-01-31 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso (2) Mercedes is being touted as the early 2014 favourite, but Ferrari is reportedly also ahead of the game as F1′s new V6 era dawns. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Lauda admits Mercedes has early ‘edge’

“We drove three and a half grand prix distances and I am very satisfied”

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Niki Lauda - Paddy Lowe 01 Even team chairman Niki Lauda thinks Mercedes has “the edge” over its rivals after the opening test at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Mercedes ‘has the edge’ in 2014 – Minardi

“Of course, no conclusive judgements are possible”

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 08 Former F1 team owner Gian Carlo Minardi thinks Mercedes has an early edge over its rivals after the first test at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Ross Brawn announces retirement

Linked with McLaren and the great British team’s 2015 engine supplier Honda

Ross Brawn - Toto Wolff Despite earlier saying he would consider his F1 future during a sabbatical, Ross Brawn now insists he has definitively retired. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Grey clouds at Jerez as Red Bull ends first test

“All focus now shifts to Bahrain”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo (6) The grey drizzle matched the mood in the Red Bull garage on Friday morning, but Daniel Ricciardo was his ever upbeat self. Read the rest of this entry »

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