Tag Archive: Felipe Massa

Apr 11

First races have shown Williams ‘weaknesses’ – Bottas

Valtteri Bottas has admitted Williams is yet to display its full potential in 2014.

2014-03-18 - Williams F1 Team - Malaysia - Felipe Massa - Valterri Bottas 01 Despite a horror 2013 season, following its switch to Mercedes power the Grove based team was billed as a contender for wins and even the title this year on the basis of its performance in winter testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Jean Todt has vowed to “think about” some of Red Bull’s criticisms of the current rules

Todt to ‘think about’ rule changes – Marko

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (12) That is the claim of the reigning world champion team’s Dr Helmut Marko, who said one of his concerns was how harshly Daniel Ricciardo was punished following the pitstop incident in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Schu making eye-contact, responding to voices – reports

Schumacher is now having “moments of consciousness and awakening”

2012-06-10_1346 Michael Schumacher is making eye-contact and responding to voices, according to the very latest media reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Red Bull has best car in 2014 – Hulkenberg

Red Bull has the best car on the 2014 grid, according to Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (13) “For me, Red Bull is in front with the chassis,” said the German, acknowledging that, as an overall package, the powerful Mercedes is leading the pack. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Williams has apologised to its drivers and its fans after the Malaysian team orders saga

Williams apologises after Massa team order

Felipe Massa - photo WR12 - Nextgen-Auto.com Deputy boss Claire Williams told reporters in Bahrain that the biggest regret was the way Felipe Massa was told to give way to teammate Valtteri Bottas. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Smedley joins Williams team in Bahrain

Rob Smedley is finally starting work at Williams.

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Felipe Massa 01 More than a month ago, the British team confirmed long speculation the 40-year-old Briton, famous for his close relationship with Felipe Massa at Ferrari, will soon become ‘head of vehicle performance’ at Grove. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

F1 legend Moss backs Massa over team order

“In his shoes I’d have done exactly the same as Massa.”

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Felipe Massa 04 F1 legend Sir Stirling Moss says he would have behaved just as Felipe Massa did in the Malaysian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Drivers say Massa wrong to ignore team order

“As a team boss I would not be pleased with him”

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Felipe Massa 02Two former F1 drivers on Tuesday said they thought Felipe Massa was wrong to have ignored Williams’ team orders in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Williams to discuss team orders with Massa

“They were both told to cool it.”

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Felipe Massa 00 Felipe Massa will be told what Williams “expects” him to do when instructions are issued during subsequent grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Massa ignores Williams team orders in Malaysia

Sepang is fast becoming the ‘team orders’ capital of formula one

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Felipe Massa 03Last year, not only did Red Bull’s infamous ‘Multi 21′ affair make the headlines, Nico Rosberg was also controversially ordered to stay behind his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Kamui Kobayashi has confirmed he is worried about the safety of this year’s low nose designs

Kobayashi worried about ‘submarining’ noses

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Kamui Kobayashi 03 Before the season began, Red Bull designer Adrian Newey expressed concern about the new, low front noses, arguing not only that they are ugly, but they might also be dangerous. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Engine noise could affect Sepang contract talks

The engines will surely “affect the atmosphere of the race”

Sepang  Circuit 2012-02-27 The actual engines may be quieter, but the controversy about the sport’s new turbo V6 engines is making a deafening sound. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Button doesn’t like sound of Vettel’s critique

“Daniel (Ricciardo) showed in Melbourne that the car is fast on a wet track”

2014-03-16 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Sebastian Vettel 99004 Sebastian Vettel on Thursday admitted a dubious weather forecast for the Malaysian grand prix is making him excited, not nervous. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Montagny doubts Lotus can return to the top

E22 struggles not only for pace but also merely to run

Frank MontagnyFranck Montagny has made a bleak assessment not only of ailing Lotus’ 2014 prospects, but also Williams’ chances of mounting a title challenge this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

‘Submarine’ risk with new noses realised – report

Adrian Newey’s pre-season fears about ‘submarining’ formula one cars may have been realised.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Kamui Kobayashi 01 Red Bull’s criticism of F1′s all-new era had to be heard amid the depth of the reigning world champions’ winter crisis after four consecutive seasons of dominance. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Williams remains one of the top favourites in 2014, despite the events in Melbourne.

Williams still second best after Mercedes

Williams Team - photo Getty Images Piloted by Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, the new Mercedes-powered FW36 was a standout of the winter season, but it struggled in the wet qualifying session last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Rivals face struggle to catch Mercedes

“Rosberg is the new Vettel”

2014-03-01_0012 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico RosbergDaniel Ricciardo’s disqualification aside, the Red Bull ‘crisis’ appeared far less severe in Melbourne than it did over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Alonso ‘very happy’ to share Ferrari with Raikkonen

Finn Raikkonen had a poor race return with Ferrari in Australia

2014-03-04_0001 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso insists he is “very happy” to have a “strong opponent” to fight against at Ferrari this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Felipe Massa has kicked off the next phase of his formula one career with two thumbs up

My ‘servant’ days are over – Massa

2014-03-06 - Williams F1 Team - Martini livery 02 One thumb is for his move to Williams, where despite the British team finishing the 2013 season deeply uncompetitive, he has found himself powered by the plum Mercedes engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Valtteri Bottas says he is enjoying working with his new teammate Felipe Massa

Bottas prefers Massa over ex-teammate Maldonado

2014-03-02_0016 - Williams - Bahrain - Valtteri Bottas Last year, the Finn made his debut with Williams alongside the often bad-tempered Pastor Maldonado, who has now switched to Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

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