Tag Archive: F1

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 19

Mercedes wanted three-race ban for Red Bull

Red Bull actually deserves “a more severe sanction”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06Mercedes wanted reigning world champions Red Bull to serve a three-race ban for appealing against its Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Lotus wants engine equality with Red Bull

“As the unofficial works team, Red Bull gets the best service”

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean pit stop 01Lotus has discovered it is second or even third in line for the best service offered by F1 engine supplier Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Engine makers get to work on louder F1

“So they can maybe do something there to make it sound a lot better.”

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engineF1′s engine manufacturers will focus their attention on the exhaust pipe as they work on spicing up the sound of the turbo V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Ferrari unlikely to recover in 2014 – Malago

“Every team is aware of the massive improvements they can make to their cars”

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 05Giovanni Malago says it is unlikely Ferrari will recover from its competitive slump within the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Maldonado hits out as 2014 race ban looms

“With the new noses, when we touched, the car took off.”

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Pastor Maldonado (5)Pastor Maldonado has hit out at the new ‘penalty points’ system that could see him having to serve a race ban later in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Plea bargain could keep Ecclestone in charge

“I’m going into this trial to prove my innocence of what I’m being charged with”

2013-06-07_0008Bernie Ecclestone has denied rumours he will strike a plea deal with Munich prosecutors to stay out of jail and in charge of F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

No customer teams in 2015 – Honda

So far, Honda has only said it will be McLaren’s works supplier in 2015

2014-01-16_0493Honda’s F1 boss on Friday said the Japanese marque will not supply any customer teams when it returns to the sport next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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