Tag Archive: DPA

Jul 28

Alonso, Hamilton say Ricciardo among F1′s best

Daniel Ricciardo has joined the upper echelon of F1′s very best drivers.

2014-07-19 - 99015 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo In the paddock, a big rumour is that for its new works Honda partnership beginning next year, McLaren is on the market for one of the sport’s ‘big three’ drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Hamilton’s comments on Rosberg ‘a joke’ – Wolff

“It was meant as a joke”

Lewis Hamilton - trophée Santander Boss Toto Wolff has played down a spat between Mercedes’ race drivers over championship leader Nico Rosberg’s nationality. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Another witness backs Ecclestone’s bribery defence

Bernie Ecclestone’s run of good form in court continued on Wednesday.

2011-06-09_0303 Already this week, as the F1 supremo’s trial resumed in Munich, the testimony of a former BayernLB official seemed to indicate weaknesses in the prosecution’s claim that he bribed Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

McLaren ‘needs a change’ with Honda – Button

Jenson Button insists he is “looking forward to” McLaren’s new Honda era.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Jenson Button 02 That is despite team supremo Ron Dennis’ warning that the most experienced driver in the paddock actually might not get a new contract beyond 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

F1 official ended Ecclestone testimony ‘in tears’

F1′s chief legal officer ended her day in tears after appearing as a witness during the Bernie Ecclestone bribery trial.

2012-06-07_0273 Earlier this year, it emerged that, with Ecclestone’s powers diminished during the scandal and high-profile trial, 44-year-old Sacha Woodward-Hill would help her boss with the day-to-day running of the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Hockenheim furious as Ecclestone eyes F1 axe

“He cannot and will not terminate.”

2014-05-03-0005 Bernie Ecclestone could terminate Hockenheim’s contract, as he looks to secure the long-term future of formula one in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Nurburgring to host F1 race each year – report

The fabled Nurburgring is set to ramp up its presence on the F1 calendar.

Nordschleife - Nurburgring Currently, the circuit and another German venue, Hockenheim, annually alternate a single spot on the sport’s schedule. But earlier this year, the insolvent Nurburgring secured its future when it was sold to a Dusseldorf automotive group called Capricorn. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Schumacher moved within Grenoble hospital – report

He has reportedly already been discharged from the neurological care unit at the Grenoble University hospital

2012-11-18_0006 Michael Schumacher has been moved to a special rehabilitation unit at the hospital in Grenoble, according to the German weekly newsmagazine Bunte. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Good week in court for Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has had a heartening couple of days in court this week.

2012-11-15_0008 The latest witness to appear in Munich for F1 chief executive’s bribery trial was a former colleague of the jailed Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Hamilton behaviour ‘sub-standard’ – Hakkinen

Mika Hakkinen says Lewis Hamilton’s behaviour was “sub-standard” in Monaco.

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton - 0024 2008 world champion Hamilton accused his Mercedes teammate of deliberately sabotaging his push for pole position, afterwards refusing to acknowledge his race win. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Webber-like luck ‘can’t go on’ – Vettel

After four consecutive world championships, Sebastian Vettel’s fall from grace has been swift in 2014.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (3) Although a chassis change after China appeared to have worked for the German, Vettel’s troubles returned with a vengeance in Monaco, where poor reliability spoiled not only his qualifying, but also the race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Mercedes expects rivals to be close in Monaco

“Maybe Red Bull might (win) in Monaco,” he said, “because that circuit is not about power.”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Nico Rosberg 02 The big question ahead of this weekend’s Monaco grand prix is whether Red Bull can finally challenge the so far unbeaten Mercedes to a 2014 win. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Ecclestone illness halts bribery trial

The brakes were applied to Bernie Ecclestone’s corruption trial on Tuesday.

2012-11-15_0008 The F1 chief executive is appearing once or twice per week in Munich for the court proceedings, in which he is charged with bribing the jailed banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Race chief says ‘no risk’ of Russia GP axe

There is “no risk” Russia will not stage its inaugural grand prix in October.

Autodrome in Sochi That is the claim of Alexander Saurin, the administration chief of the local Krasnodar territory, and in charge of the resort city Sochi’s post-Olympics plans. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

‘Stressful’ time for careworn Ecclestone – Horner

“Bernie is the one who holds everything together”

Bernie Ecclestone cut a careworn figure in the Barcelona paddock at the weekend, as the sport’s chief executive clings to F1 power. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

F1 team split eases after London meeting

Together with Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt

2012-04-22 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bernie Ecclestone - Jean Todt A meeting in London on Thursday eased the threat of a head-on collision between F1′s big and small teams, according to reports. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Ecclestone returns to Munich for trial

Bernie Ecclestone is set to return to Munich as his bribery trial resumes.

Bernie Ecclestone portrait The F1 chief executive will be back in court on Friday, with the German news agency DPA reporting that prosecutors will call their first witnesses. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

F1 will move to put cost-cutting efforts back on the agenda during a May 1 meeting

F1 set for cost-cutting summit on 1 May

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (1)Earlier, it was reported FIA president Jean Todt was considering new measures including reviving ‘active suspension’, after the new top team-dominated Strategy Group blocked his move to impose budget caps in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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