Tag Archive: Jenson Button

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 15

Gillette and McLaren Mercedes enhance official partnership

The two brands are extending their partnership

2014-04-15 - Gillette and McLaren Mercedes (1)Gillette, the world’s leading male grooming brand, is enhancing its collaboration with McLaren Mercedes, one of the most prestigious and successful teams in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Vandoorne to replace Button ‘possible’ – Dennis

That is the admission of returned McLaren supremo Ron Dennis

GP2 - ART Grand Prix - Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren could oust Jenson Button at the end of 2014 and replace him with the team’s next young development driver talent. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Ferrari team no longer ‘excellent’ – Briatore

“For the team, at the moment it is very difficult.”

2014-03-02 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso (2) While Ferrari’s global brand remains strong, the health of the Maranello based formula one team is less impressive. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Hamilton ‘unbeatable when focused’ – Lauda

“When Lewis is fully focused on his work, he is almost unbeatable.”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia - Lewis Hamilton - Niki Lauda Lewis Hamilton will be hard to beat for the 2014 title, according to Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Raikkonen yearns for ‘more exciting’ F1

Kimi Raikkonen has been quoted as lamenting the end of F1′s more exciting days.

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Kimi Raikkonen 01 The Finn went into the 2014 season playing down the likely impact of the sweeping 2014 rules, featuring limited fuel and quieter, energy recovery-dominated turbo V6 engines. 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

Hamilton claims he ‘blew Rosberg away’

“I have no idea why Nico could not drive at Lewis’ level.” – Niki Lauda

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 01 Lewis Hamilton has ramped up his rivalry with teammate Nico Rosberg by claiming he “blew him away” at Sepang on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Drivers stall over new boss for F1 union

The future of the F1 drivers’ association appears in danger.

2013-02-23 - Scuderia Ferrari - Barcelona - Pedro de la Rosa 00 We reported after the season-opening Australian grand prix that current GPDA president Pedro de la Rosa wants to step down. 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 30

F1 drivers’ extreme dieting in 2014 caused one racer to pass out in Malaysia, it emerges

F1 driver ‘passed out’ in Malaysia

2014-01-31 - Sauber F1 Team - Adrian Sutil (3) We reported on Saturday that some drivers are deliberately dehydrating, even at sweltering Sepang, in order to get the weight of their car below the legal 692kg limit. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Bernie Ecclestone has been on a mission in Malaysia this weekend to turn up the volume in formula one

Ecclestone on a mission to make more noise

2012-11-15_0006 Apparently alarmed that the sport’s new, quieter tones will drive away promoters, sponsors and fans, the F1 chief executive has been hard at work trying to come up with a way to make the turbo V6s louder. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Heavy drivers deliberately dehydrating – Button

“It’s hardcore what people are doing” – Lewis Hamilton

2014-02-21 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Eric Boullier - Jenson Button F1 drivers are deliberately dehydrating in order to get their weight down at grand prix weekends. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

McLaren running ‘Esso’ branding at Sepang

McLaren’s black sidepods are featuring the branding of ‘Esso’

2014-02-28_0003 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Jenson Button Two weeks ago in Melbourne, McLaren said the prominent ‘Mobil’ branding on the sidepods of its 2014 car was a one-off. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Pedro de la Rosa wants to step down as president of the F1 drivers’ association, the GPDA

De la Rosa wants to step down as GPDA chief

Ferrari - Pedro de la Rosa Speed Week said the Ferrari reserve driver’s decision became clear last weekend in Australia, with a vote on his successor likely to take place next week ahead of the Malaysian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Hamilton still on track to beat teammate – Lauda

This was only the first race

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg 01 Lewis Hamilton is still in the hunt for the world championship despite failing even to finish in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Button vows to push for new McLaren contract

The 2009 world champion is out of contract at the end of this season

2014-02-21 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Eric Boullier - Jenson Button Jenson Button, the most experienced driver on the 2014 grid, must now prove to McLaren he is also a man for the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Aus GP furious with F1′s purring engines

Organisers of the Australian grand prix are furious with F1′s new low volume.

2014-03-01_0018 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico RosbergEven some of the sport’s stalwarts were alarmed in Melbourne when the 22 cars purred towards the first corner in Melbourne on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Sport is ‘formula engine’ now – Lauda

“Without engineers there is no driving at the moment” – Lauda

2014-02-21_0001 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Niki Lauda - Paddy LoweThe sport might now be called “formula engine”, at least in the early phase of 2014, according to Mercedes’ Niki Lauda. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Mercedes upped budget to succeed in F1 – Lauda

“The budget under the dictate of the RRA was the first major stumbling block”

2014-03-06 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2)Niki Lauda has admitted Mercedes upped its F1 budget in the quest to chase down the sport’s top teams. Read the rest of this entry »

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