Tag Archive: DPA

Apr 19

Nico Rosberg is sure Red Bull is playing down its title chances for “tactical” reasons

‘Tactical’ rivals playing down chase – Rosberg

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 11Although Mercedes’ chasers Red Bull and Ferrari appear closer to the pace in Shanghai, world champion Sebastian Vettel on Friday said he was driving behind a W05 in Shanghai and “it looked as though they could do whatever they liked”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

No title cliff-hanger in 2014 – Ecclestone

“It won’t be necessary this year”

2012-06-09_0002 When it comes to the loud criticisms of F1′s new ‘double points’ innovation, Bernie Ecclestone simply points to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

F1 race going ahead despite Malaysian plane crash

Petronas-sponsored grand prix is going ahead

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang International Circuit 01 This weekend’s F1 race is going ahead, despite confirmation the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 almost certainly crashed into the ocean. 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 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 »

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

Tilke says Sochi ‘on schedule’ for F1 debut

“There will be a very special and definitely unique atmosphere”

Hermann Tilke Russia is on track for its inaugural grand prix in October, according to track architect Hermann Tilke. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Manager denies Schu awakening efforts stopped

“Only official medical updates could be trusted” – Kehm

2012-11-18_0006 Michael Schumacher’s manager on Monday denied reports doctors have stopped trying to end the seven time world champion’s long coma. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Schumacher ‘blinked’ as doctors move to end coma

Schumacher ‘waking up process’ has begun – manager

2012-11-18_0006Michael Schumacher has “blinked” and is “responding to simple instructions”. Michael Schumacher’s manager has now confirmed reports doctors at the Grenoble hospital are trying to wake the great German from his month-long coma. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

‘Far too early’ to predict title win – Wolff

“It’s far too early at this stage to talk about the championship”

2013-06-08_0128 Anticipation is high as Mercedes, tipped as a 2014 championship favourite, prepares to reveal its new silver and black W05. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Crash test situation ‘normal’ insists McLaren

“It is normal at this time of the year for teams to push to the limit”

2013-11-17 -Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 01 McLaren has played down reports its 2014 car is yet to pass all of the mandatory FIA crash tests. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 20

‘Hilarious’ 2014 pre-season already begun

The news about the latest exploded Pirelli spread throughout the F1 world

2013-09-19 - Pirelli  - 0001 After a controversial 2013, Pirelli has moved to allay fears about its tyres for next year’s world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

Sutil, di Resta moving on after Force India axe

Both of Force India’s race drivers this year are now looking for new jobs.

2010-09-03 - Force India F1 Team - Paul di Resta - Adrian Sutil The Silverstone based team is heading into 2014 with Nico Hulkenberg alongside Sergio Perez, ousting both Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

German bank to sue embattled Ecclestone for $400m

BayernLB will seek a staggering $400 million in damages

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2Another front has opened up amid Bernie Ecclestone’s legal woes, as it emerges the state Munich bank BayernLB plans to sue the embattled F1 chief executive. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Only Vettel ‘sad’ 2013 season finally over

“Next year, the simulator will be running virtually around the clock” – Dr Helmut Marko

Sebastian Vettel sous la pluieSebastian Vettel says he is “sad” the 2013 season, characterised by his history-making dominance, is now over. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Salo tells Lotus to replace Raikkonen with Kovalainen

“Valsecchi will hardly be able to do anything on a completely new track to him”

2013-09-22 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 01Fellow Finn Mika Salo has nominated Heikki Kovalainen as the ideal replacement at Lotus for his surgery-bound countryman Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Hulkenberg ‘not paid a penny’ – Vettel

“It’s a shame he doesn’t have a car (for 2014) yet”

2013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Hulkenberg 01Hanging onto his Sauber seat is perhaps now Nico Hulkenberg’s only chance of staying in formula one beyond 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Keeping Hulkenberg in 2014 ‘possible’ – Sauber

“It’s a possibility for us to keep him”

2013-02-02 - Sauber F1 Team - Nico Hulkenberg Helmet 02As Nico Hulkenberg sweats on his future, Sauber is not ruling out simply keeping the highly rated German on board in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

F1 in Korea for ‘last time’ – Vettel

“We are still negotiating with Mr Ecclestone” – Race promoter

2012-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - Lewis Hamilton 06According to Sebastian Vettel, Sunday’s grand prix will be the fourth and last in South Korea. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Sauber denies Russian rescue has collapsed

Sauber has hit back at reports its Russian rescue deal has collapsed.

2013-03-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysia - Monisha Kalterborn 01German-language reports had said the release of millions in crucial backing for the almost insolvent Swiss team had been voted down this week by Russia’s National Institute of Aviation Technologies (NIAT). Read the rest of this entry »

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