Tag Archive: F1

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 17

‘Taxi driver’ claim not honest – Lauda

“It is absolutely not true”

2014-02-21_0001 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Niki Lauda - Paddy Lowe Niki Lauda has lashed out at Luca di Montezemolo’s claim that the 2014 rules have reduced the F1 field to little more than “taxi drivers”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Alonso denies sarcastic ‘victory salute’ with Bahrain ninth

“I was saying thanks to the mechanics”

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso 01 Fernando Alonso on Thursday denied his frustration with Ferrari’s poor 2014 hit a sarcastic low recently in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Early mistakes affected Schumacher outcome – report

“Confused” patient who nonetheless has “his eyes open”

2012-06-10_1346 A German magazine claims mistakes in the initial treatment of Michael Schumacher’s head injuries may have affected his hopes of recovery. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Bernie Ecclestone is planning to launch a ‘masters’ series for former F1 cars and drivers

Ecclestone planning new F1 masters series

2012-06-10_0444 With drivers like Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Riccardo Patrese at the wheel, ‘GP Masters’ was launched in 2005 but it folded after only 2 races. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

US base for Haas team ‘crazy’ – Montoya

Gene Haas is “crazy” to base his new formula one team in America.

Juan-Pablo Montoya - photo © IndyCar Series - Chris Owens That is the claim of Juan Pablo Montoya, a former F1 winner who subsequently set up a career in Nascar, the top stock car series where Haas already co-owns a team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Active suspension could return to F1 – report

F1 could bring back highly-sophisticated ‘active suspension’ to cut costs.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia - Nico Hulkenberg 02 Reporting from Shanghai, Telegraph correspondent Daniel Johnson said the idea is among a draft proposal by the FIA after teams blocked Jean Todt’s plans for a budget cap. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

President Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed early criticism of Ferrari’s new team boss

Montezemolo rejects early Mattiacci criticism

Luca Di Montezemolo 2012-12-23 First, he applauded the ousted Stefano Domenicali for taking responsibility for the fabled team’s poor results and choosing to resign. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

F1′s four smallest teams have written a letter complaining about the state of the sport

Smallest teams write ‘explosive’ letter – report

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams Germany’s Sport Bild revealed that the letter, initiated by Marussia and also signed by Caterham, Force India and Sauber, was addressed to the other seven teams as well as Bernie Ecclestone and FIA president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

2014 critics have ‘agenda’ – Mosley

“If you don’t have change, you just disappear.”

Max Mosley - photo Getty Images Former FIA president Max Mosley says criticism of the ‘new’ face of formula one is being powered by those with an “agenda”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Drivers threaten to strike over unpaid wages

F1 drivers are threatening to strike if their teams do not pay them.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Germany’s Sport Bild reports that, in Bahrain recently, Kimi Raikkonen’s manager Steve Robertson was seen arguing in the paddock with Lotus team boss Federico Gastaldi. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

US sanctions endanger Sirotkin’s career – report

Sergey Sirotkin’s F1 future is suddenly in doubt

2013-09-27 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 01 Closely linked with a Russian rescue deal that reportedly saved Sauber from financial collapse last year, the 18-year-old is backed by Russia’s SMP bank. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Ecclestone admits poor image amid bribery affair

“People talk badly about me, without really understanding what it’s about.”

2012-06-07_0273 Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that public perception already depicts him as being defeated amid the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption affair. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Updates will stop once Schu leaves hospital – manager

“Michael Schumacher is in a coma and cannot decide what is reported about him”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Michael Schumacher’s family will stop releasing information about his condition once the former F1 driver leaves hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

F1 move ‘impossible’ for Danica Patrick – Haas

“It would be really impossible to accomplish that and survive”

Danica-Patrick-helmet-NASCAR-Sprint-Cup-Series-Daytona-2013-July-4 - CG Danica Patrick, the world’s most famous female racing driver, will apparently not be making the switch to formula one with Haas. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Mercedes car ‘on par’ with Newey’s Red Bull – Costa

W05 is “about on par with Red Bull”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Nico Rosberg 02 Mercedes insists its 2014 car is “on par” with the chassis being fielded by reigning world champions Red Bull this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Prosecutors dismiss Ecclestone ‘blackmail’ – report

F1 will “do our best” to run the sport while he is occupied in court

2012-11-15_0008 The pre-trial documents outlining the case against Bernie Ecclestone make no mention of the possibility he was blackmailed by Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

More ‘small improvements’ in Schumacher condition – manager

“There are small improvements that make us happy”

2012-11-18_0006 Michael Schumacher’s health is continuing to improve, his manager Sabine Kehm said in a television interview late on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Haas driver Busch says no to F1

Busch warned that Haas is “serious” about his new F1 adventure.

Kurt Busch - photo © NASCAR via Getty Images Kurt Busch, a leading Nascar driver, has ruled himself out of the running to enter F1 next year with Gene Haas. Read the rest of this entry »

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