Tag Archive: Christian Horner

Jul 22

Vettel blamed for turning off Hockenheim crowd

Or maybe the German fans listened to their reigning world champion.

2014-06-07_0952 World champion Sebastian Vettel is copping some of the blame for the small crowd at Hockenheim last weekend. After buzzing atmospheres and big crowds in Canada, Austria and Silverstone, the empty seats for the German grand prix were conspicuous. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Red Bull-Renault partnership now in better health

The relationship between Red Bull and Renault appears to be in better health.

IMG_6292 Mere weeks ago, as the French supplier struggled with its new turbo V6 ‘power unit’, talk of a split in the four-time title winning partnership was rife. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

‘Fric’ storm exits F1 with a whimper

As quickly as the ‘Fric’ storm swept into the paddock, it left with barely a whimper.

2014-06-08_1055 “It changed nothing,” said Niki Lauda, chairman of the Mercedes team that supposedly would suffer most from the effective banning of the suspension technology. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Rivals considered protesting Hamilton brake switch

Two top teams have admitted they considered lodging a protest against Mercedes at the German grand prix.

Lewis Hamilton - photo Getty Images With the ‘Fric’ controversy now in the past, the issue that rankled behind closed doors at Ferrari and Red Bull followed Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying crash. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Lauda slams ‘balls out’ Raikkonen for Brit GP crash

Kimi Raikkonen will sit out the post-British grand prix test, after his high speed crash on Sunday.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (4) Sharing the Ferrari duties at Silverstone instead will be Pedro de la Rosa and the Maranello marque’s junior driver Jules Bianchi, who races in F1 for Marussia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Renault shakeup sees Jalinier go, Abiteboul return

Deep into its difficult first season of the new V6 era, Renault has made changes at the very top.

Renault Sport F1 After premier team Red Bull’s dismal showing at home in Austria last time out, disgruntled team boss Christian Horner declared: “There needs to be change at Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Renault not to blame for Vettel’s Austria problem

Renault was not solely to blame for Sebastian Vettel’s problems in Austria last time out.

2014-06-08_1234 The reigning world champion suffered a momentary loss of drive in the opening stages of the race at the Red Bull Ring, later retiring to save “mileage” Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Vettel could chase ‘fast car’ to Ferrari – Ecclestone

Switching to Ferrari could be a way for Sebastian Vettel to kick-start his F1 career, according to Bernie Ecclestone.

IMG_6051 After winning four consecutive world championships, the German has stumbled in 2014. And it’s not just Red Bull’s fault, as Vettel has struggled even to keep up with his new teammate Daniel Ricciardo, who has stunned the entire world of F1 with his form. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

‘No intention to sell’ to Red Bull – Renault

F1 engine supplier Renault has denied it is being bought out by disgruntled partner Red Bull.

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (20) Team boss Christian Horner is back on the offensive this week, insisting the French marque even had years of warning about its now-struggling turbo V6 project. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Infiniti Red Bull Racing collaboration with UE BOOM

The social music player will be given to VIP fans at each grand prix of the season 

01 - Infiniti Red Bull RacingInfiniti Red Bull Racing is pleased to announce that it has entered into a collaboration with Ultimate Ears, which will power the music for the team’s trackside hospitality. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Red Bull considers buying F1 supplier Renault

In the past weeks and days, the speculation has reached fever pitch.

IMG_6292 Even amid the denials, the story suggesting Red Bull is considering designing its own formula one engine will not go away. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Horner adds denial to ‘Red Bull engine’ claims

Christian Horner has added his denial to reports Red Bull could end its F1 engine crisis by building its own turbo V6.

2014-06-08_0831 Amid the reigning world champions’ obvious frustration with Renault in 2014, the story of a ‘Red Bull engine’ intensified when Dr Helmut Marko admitted last week that it was a possibility. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Horner backs embattled Vettel to ‘come back’

“Red Bull is treating him like they treated Mark Webber”. – Jacques Villeneuve

IMG_7219 Christian Horner has backed Sebastian Vettel, amid suggestions the four time world champion could be losing the support of the Red Bull team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Renault’s F1 engine project ‘for sale’ – report

The rumours surrounding troubled engine supplier Renault continue to swirl

Renault logo The French marque had a nightmare race weekend in Austria, beginning with paddock rumours of a split with Red Bull, worsened by yet another failure for Sebastian Vettel, and ending with a stinging rebuke by Christian Horner. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 23

Horner attacks ‘unacceptable’ Renault

Team boss Christian Horner stepped up his attack on Red Bull’s engine supplier Renault after the Austrian grand prix

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Christian Horner At the debut of the energy drink company’s very own grand prix at the Red Bull Ring, the premier Renault-powered team was not only uncompetitive, but world champion Sebastian Vettel was struck yet again by technical trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

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