Tag Archive: Gerhard Berger

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 15

Berger, Brawn or Bell to replace Domenicali – reports

Domenicali’s immediate replacement is Marco Mattiacci

2014-03-04_0021 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali Within hours of Ferrari’s confirmation that Stefano Domenicali has left the team, Mercedes announced its own split with technical director Bob Bell. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Lauda denies money powered Mercedes dominance

“We will only know when the first three races are over”

2014-03-04_0013 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali - Dr Helmut Marko - Nika Lauda Niki Lauda has dismissed claims Mercedes is set to dominate the 2014 season because the German carmaker spent more on its new turbo V6 ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

New V6 era is ‘pure F1′ – Berger

Gerhard Berger is no longer critical of F1′s technological revolution.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (16) Having counted himself among the ‘purists’ who dislike the complicated energy recovery systems and fuel-saving limitations, the former Ferrari and Benetton driver told APA news agency he has now changed his mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Berger thought of Schumacher after own ski fall

“Good and bad luck lie so closely together.”

20131019-0045 Gerhard Berger has admitted he thought of fellow F1 legend Michael Schumacher when he lay injured in the snow late last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Former F1 driver Gerhard Berger has crashed whilst skiing in the Kitzbuhel district in his native Austria.

Gerhard Berger injured in skiing fall

20131019-0045 Ten weeks into Michael Schumacher’s coma, Austrian reports including the Kronen Zeitung newspaper said former Ferrari and McLaren driver Berger was hospitalised late last week after crashing at the Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental resort. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Massa joins Hamilton as Melbourne favourite

“Maybe Felipe Massa will take the Williams to the front!”

2014-03-02_0035 - Williams - Bahrain - Felipe Massa No one in the paddock doubts that Mercedes is significantly ahead of the game as the 2014 season opener looms. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Eurosport enhances broadcasting of the FIA F3 European Championship

FIA Formula 3 will race on the most prestigious Formula 1 circuits

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo Racing action at its best, exclusive background features, team and driver portraits and far more – the new Eurosport FIA F3 European Championship magazine on Tuesday evenings is a new must for every motor racing enthusiast. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Red Bull to lose title sponsor Infiniti – report

Red Bull could be set to lose its major title sponsor Infiniti.

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (5) Just as the world champion team is faltering on the pre-season test circuits, Germany’s Sport Bild reports that the luxury Nissan brand Infiniti does not intend to renew its Red Bull deal beyond 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Berger ‘not surprised’ by Mercedes’ fast start

However, Berger sees a glimmer of hope for Red Bull

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Lewis Hamilton 13 Gerhard Berger, who is famously close to Red Bull’s inner circle, has admitted Mercedes is heading into the 2014 season as the favourite. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Sebastian Vettel finally overtook Fernando Alonso as the very best driver in formula one last year

Best driver Vettel put Berger to sleep in 2013

2013-11-17 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel -  (5) That is the view of former F1 driver Gerhard Berger, who nonetheless admitted that the style of German Vettel’s domination in 2013 was a questionable spectacle. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 14

Marko backs Sutil’s Sauber switch

Sauber said it will announce Sutil’s teammate “at a later date”.

2013-03-03 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 05 Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko thinks Sauber has made a good choice by signing Adrian Sutil for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

2014 calendar: Formula 3’s grand European tour!

The 2014 race calendar at a glance

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoThe 11-round calendar of the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship will take the talented young guns in eight countries.

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Nov 01

Mark Webber has admitted he came “very close” to ending his career in a Ferrari

Webber admits Ferrari switch was ‘very close’

2013-06-09_0395“So close,” he is quoted by Speed Week in the Abu Dhabi paddock, “that I had to take the phone in my hand and call (Red Bull team owner) Dietrich Mateschitz.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Red Bull wanted to sign Alonso for 2008 – report

Fernando Alonso turned down an offer to move to Red Bull for the 2008 season.

ZK5Y9073That is the claim of Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo newspaper, reporting that the Spaniard was the energy drink-owned team’s “first choice” before he decided instead to return to Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Vettel even better than Senna – Ecclestone

“I think Vettel is clearly the best driver in formula one now.”

2013-06-07_0701Gerhard Berger thinks Sebastian Vettel is the best driver on the grid today, while Bernie Ecclestone says the German might be F1′s all-time great. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Kvyat denies sponsors powered F1 debut

He insists he is not too young or inexperienced for F1

GP3 - Daniil Kvyat (MW Arden) Monza Race 1Daniil Kvyat has denied his surprise promotion to Toro Rosso for 2014 is being powered by Russian sponsors. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

F1 veteran Gerhard Berger thinks it is possible Sebastian Vettel will break Michael Schumacher’s records

Vettel heading for Schumacher’s F1 records – Berger

2013-09-08- Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99018Not too long ago, former F1 driver and team co-owner Berger was among those who regarded Schumacher’s title and victory records as near-unassailable. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Furious Webber slams ‘comical’ taxi-ride penalty

“Great moment, and fans loved it” - Webber

Fernando Alonso - Mark Webber - photo Getty ImagesMark Webber and Fernando Alonso have slammed and ridiculed the ten-place grid penalty the Australian will have to serve next weekend in Korea. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Haug tips Mercedes to fight for 2014 title

“I think Mercedes will be very well positioned”

2013-07-07Beating Red Bull to the world championship will now be “virtually impossible” for rival teams, former Mercedes boss Norbert Haug admits. Read the rest of this entry »

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