Tag Archive: Hockenheim

Jul 31

Mercedes will try again to turn up F1 volume – Lauda

Niki Lauda has put his mind to the problem of F1′s dwindling television and spectator audiences.

2014-07-19_0909 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Before the sport breaks for the summer, key meetings will take place this week, including the brand new ‘popularity working group’ reportedly headed by Flavio Briatore. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

New war erupts between F1 teams and media

Lewis Hamilton versus Nico Rosberg is not the only raging battle in formula one.

2014-06-22 - Williams Martini Racing - Austria - Felipe Massa 01 teams Red Bull’s Christian Horner lost his temper with “the negativities” being spread by journalists during the Friday press conference in Hungary. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Lauda pressures Lowe after Hamilton fire

“I think it’s getting beyond bad luck” – Hamilton

2014-06-07_0336 Niki Lauda was putting the pressure on team boss Paddy Lowe late on Saturday, as technical trouble dented Lewis Hamilton’s title hopes for the second time in the space of a week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Hamilton’s hopes up in flames in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton’s championship hopes went up in Mercedes-flavoured fire on Saturday.

2014-07-19_0903 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Far from keeping his target of a Hungaroring hat-trick on pole position, having aced every practice session this weekend, the Briton’s silver Mercedes erupted in flames with a fuel leak at the very start of Q1. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Zetsche wants Ecclestone to give up F1 marketing

At the height of the Michael Schumacher era, Hockenheim was a capacity-filled hotbed of German passion.

2014-07-20_0929 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Toto Wolff - Niki Lauda - Dr Dieter Zetsche Dieter Zetsche, the chairman of Mercedes parent Daimler, has pointed the finger at Bernie Ecclestone in the wake of the unpopular German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Analysis of the brake disc of Lewis Hamilton/MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 Team used in qualifying at the 2014 German Grand Prix

Mercedes sticking with Brembo despite failure

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Brembo Analysis of the brake disc of Lewis Hamilton/Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team used in qualifying at the 2014 German Grand Prix Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Rosberg not worried about ‘Hamilton track’ Hungary

“I don’t care about statistics”

2014-06-05_0076 Championship leader Nico Rosberg insists he is not worried about racing on ‘a Hamilton track’ this weekend in Hungary. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Grosjean in no hurry to secure F1 future

With his Lotus future in doubt, Romain Grosjean could be eyeing a move up the formula one grid.

2014-06-07_0194 The Enstone based team is sticking with its other driver, Pastor Maldonado, whose sponsor PDVSA brings millions in crucial backing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Hamilton’s engineer breaks ribs in cycling crash

Toto Wolff was not the only senior member of Mercedes’ management team hurt in a cycling pileup this week.

2013-06-09_0059 In a team-building exercise along the Danube river on Tuesday, the 42-year-old Austrian crashed, badly breaking his arm in four places. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Sutil says feet planted despite rumours

Adrian Sutil on Thursday insisted he has no intention of losing his place in formula one.

IMG_5994 The rumour dates back a week, even before Sauber’s woeful 2014 season got even worse when German Sutil’s car spun during the grand prix and became stranded on the Hockenheim circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Verstappen chooses Mercedes over Red Bull – report

The report said Verstappen jr hopes to make the move to the F1 feeder category GP2 for 2015

F3 - Max Verstappen Max Verstappen has turned down an offer from reigning world champions Red Bull as he turns onto the road to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Lauda apologises for calling Ferrari car ‘sh*t’

“I have not seen the interview in the Spanish daily, but I was too heavy with my words — forgive me.”

IMG_3777 Niki Lauda has swiftly hit reverse, after using an expletive to describe the cars fielded in 2014 by Mercedes’ grandee rivals McLaren and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Alonso could be free to leave Ferrari – sources

Fernando Alonso could be contractually free to walk away from Ferrari.

2014-06-07_0248 Technically, the Spaniard remains under contract to the struggling Maranello team until the end of 2016. “I’m sure he is very frustrated,” Niki Lauda told the Spanish newspaper El Pais earlier this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Lotus reveals ‘intention’ to keep Grosjean

Romain Grosjean could still be looking at a Lotus future beyond 2014.

2014-06-07_0186 At Hockenheim, the Enstone based team confirmed that Pastor Maldonado, backed by the powerful Venezuelan sponsor PDVSA, is staying put next year.
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Jul 23

Germany could host two races per year again

Future F1 calendars could once again host two grands prix in Germany within a single season.

2013-08-04-2013-08-04-GTMJB57 Recently, as it emerged the Nurburgring was close to a new deal with Bernie Ecclestone, it was said Hockenheim’s F1 foray could end altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Vettel blamed for turning off Hockenheim crowd

Or maybe the German fans listened to their reigning world champion.

2014-06-07_0952 World champion Sebastian Vettel is copping some of the blame for the small crowd at Hockenheim last weekend. After buzzing atmospheres and big crowds in Canada, Austria and Silverstone, the empty seats for the German grand prix were conspicuous. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Red Bull-Renault partnership now in better health

The relationship between Red Bull and Renault appears to be in better health.

IMG_6292 Mere weeks ago, as the French supplier struggled with its new turbo V6 ‘power unit’, talk of a split in the four-time title winning partnership was rife. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Hamilton heads for therapy after Hockenheim

“My knees are no problem,” he said, “but my back and my neck have been the issue really.”

2014-06-07_0243 Lewis Hamilton is planning a week of physiotherapy following his drive through the field after a hefty qualifying crash at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Alonso hails Vettel’s ‘amazing’ teammate

Fernando Alonso has hailed the “amazing” job being done this year by Daniel Ricciardo.

Vert blanc rouge et Alonso a At Silverstone, Spaniard Alonso’s wheel-to-wheel duel with world champion Sebastian Vettel was littered with radio complaints about one another’s driving. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Ferrari ‘needs’ Raikkonen for 2015 – boss

“Yes, I want better results, but Kimi is the driver that Ferrari needs for next year.”

2014-06-07_1212 Marco Mattiacci has hit back at suggestions Ferrari could or should plan its revival for the 2015 season without Kimi Raikkonen.
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