Tag Archive: Kleine Zeitung

Jul 30

F1 looking ahead to summer ‘shutdown’

Tired faces left the Hungaroring paddock last Sunday looking forward to a break.

150x80-flagworldf1 Not only is there now a rare month-long gap between the races in Hungary and Belgium, the teams have agreed to close their factories and even turn off email servers for a two-week period. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Briatore to inject more ‘show’ into F1 – reports

Bernie Ecclestone sees friend Flavio Briatore as the key to rescuing formula one’s flagging ‘show’.

Flavio Briatore - Enzo Coloni That is the claim of publications including the Spanish sports daily AS, in the wake of a meeting of team bosses in the Hungaroring paddock on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

‘Illegal test’ saga now over – reports

A saga involving a controversial pre-season test is now over.

DSC_0251a Last month, an unnamed whistleblower circulated letters to the FIA and some rival teams about an allegedly illegal six-day test on Austrian automotive company AVL’s indoor ‘rolling road’ facility. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Mercedes driver tension still simmering

The tension between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg is continuing to simmer on the back boiler.

2014-06-08_0855 The pot boiled over spectacularly in Monaco, where Briton Hamilton’s behaviour was slammed by the media as a ‘tantrum’ in the wake of Rosberg’s controversial qualifying mistake. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Traffic chaos mars first day at ‘Red Bull Ring’

“There is just one road in and out of the circuit”

Red Bull Ring logo The Red Bull Ring’s first grand prix weekend got off to a sluggish start, when members of the teams and media got stuck in a huge traffic jam. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

‘Alternatives’ to Renault do exist for Red Bull – Mateschitz

Red Bull will decide after its home Austrian grand prix this weekend if it will continue with Renault power into the future.

Daniel Ricciardo célèbre avec l'équipe Red Bull That is the claim of team owner and supremo Dietrich Mateschitz, in a wide-ranging interview with the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung ahead of the first grand prix at his very own Red Bull Ring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Renault to have ‘new power unit’ in 2015

The tension between the world champion team Red Bull and its engine supplier Renault remains high.

IMG_4664Before the Montreal weekend, the French marque’s Remi Taffin announced that, in Canada, the Renault V6 would finally reach “100 per cent” of its potential. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Tension between arch F1 rivals Mercedes and Red Bull is ramping up ahead of the forthcoming Austrian grand prix

Mercedes moans about Austria GP accommodation

2014-06-07_1318 Recently, Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda criticised Red Bull for axing the ‘Niki Lauda Kurve’ at the refurbished Red Bull-Ring and naming it after a sponsor instead. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Mercedes’ Lauda also made Newey offer – Marko

Ferrari is reportedly not the only team prepared to pay big money to lure Adrian Newey from Red Bull.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Adrian Newey In Monaco, Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci denied reports he had offered Newey dozens of millions of dollars if the highly-respected engineer moved to Maranello. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Niki Lauda has hit out at Red Bull for dropping his name from a corner at the returning Austrian grand prix venue.

Lauda furious as Red Bull drop name from F1 circuit

Red Bull Ring logo Now called the Red Bull Ring, the former A1-Ring was demolished and totally rebuilt by the energy drinks company, and next month it will host its first grand prix since 2003. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Marko slams ‘aggressive’ Mercedes after appeal

“We are obviously bitterly disappointed”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo - Dr Helmut Marko Dr Helmut Marko has hit back at Mercedes, after the German squad this week called on the court of appeal to come down hard on Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Daniel Ricciardo thinks he has a good chance at winning back his Melbourne podium

Ricciardo hopes to win back Melbourne podium

2014-03-16 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99025Red Bull has vowed to appeal the stewards’ decision to throw out the Australian’s popular home race result due to irregularities with fuel flow into his Renault engine. 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 15

Renault still ‘a month’ behind – Taffin

Renault is still “about a month” behind its rival F1 engine suppliers.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (10) That is the admission of the French marque’s Remi Taffin, despite the fact premier partner team Red Bull has taken a big step forwards in Melbourne after a disastrous winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Engine pecking order to ‘dominate’ 2014

Clearly, the Mercedes-powered teams are leading the pack

2014-01-16_0707 Just as Renault’s problems mounted, the troubled F1 engine supplier’s track boss Remi Taffin was rushed to hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Red Bull rivals ‘back in the game’ – Montezemolo

Team boss Stefano Domenicali said the F14-T got off to a solid start at Jerez

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - F14 T (1) After four years of title-winning dominance, Red Bull’s rivals hope to be “back in the game” as the new F1 era kicks off in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 03

Red Bull gets approval for 2014 Austria GP

Austria’s return to the formula one calendar will definitely go ahead next year.

Red Bull Ring logo Earlier, although circuit owner Red Bull was given an official spot on the 2014 calendar, organisers did not have all the necessary local approvals in place. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Susie Wolff could get Friday role for 2014

“But she wants to drive more”

Susie WolffSusie Wolff’s role at Williams could be stepped up for 2014 to include Friday practice sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

2013 title lacked sheen of earlier wins – Mateschitz

The success of 2013 lacked the excitement of some previous triumphs.

2013-11-06 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing feels the fourth as Sebastian Vettel makes triumphant returnA leading figure at Red Bull’s title sponsor Infiniti has admitted Sebastian Vettel has been “too successful” this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Ricciardo happy 2014 teammate Vettel only ‘human’

Ricciardo is taking countryman Webber’s place for 2014.

2013-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel RicciardoDaniel Ricciardo might be forgiven if his excitement is tempered by nerves as the last few races of the 2013 season play out. Read the rest of this entry »

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