Tag Archive: Lewis Hamilton

Apr 24

Mercedes chiefs disagree over team orders

A debate is raging inside Mercedes.

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China (1) The dominant German team declared proudly after the Bahrain grand prix that letting Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg go wheel-to-wheel in a thrilling battle was the right decision for the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Lauda gave Hamilton ‘money can’t buy’ reward

“I told him ‘If you win, I’ll fly you back’ (to Europe)”

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (3) Niki Lauda gave Lewis Hamilton a ‘money can’t buy’ reward for securing his first-ever F1 hat-trick — a ride on his own private jet. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

‘Focused’ Hamilton on charge for title – Lauda

“Now he is doing the performance you expect from him.”

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (6) Niki Lauda couldn’t resist a jibe at rivals Ferrari on Sunday after the botched chequered flag incident near the end of the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Dominant Mercedes’ main rivals are not confident the silver-clad team can be beaten in China.

Rivals expect another Mercedes win in China

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (2)Although buoyed by obvious progress since Bahrain, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso almost wrote off a bid for victory after qualifying fifth on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Rivals step up amid ‘tense’ Mercedes battle

Mercedes’ rivals look closer to the pace this weekend in China.

Lewis Hamilton - photo © J-F. GaleronBack-to-back winner Lewis Hamilton was the fastest overall in Shanghai practice, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was only a tenth behind. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Mercedes nose passes test on fourth attempt

“The car will be easier to balance with this solution”

2014-02-28_0003 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Lewis Hamilton Mercedes could pull even further clear of the field in Shanghai, after readying for its debut arguably the most expensive new front nose in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

2014 critics have ‘agenda’ – Mosley

“If you don’t have change, you just disappear.”

Max Mosley - photo Getty Images Former FIA president Max Mosley says criticism of the ‘new’ face of formula one is being powered by those with an “agenda”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Drivers threaten to strike over unpaid wages

F1 drivers are threatening to strike if their teams do not pay them.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Germany’s Sport Bild reports that, in Bahrain recently, Kimi Raikkonen’s manager Steve Robertson was seen arguing in the paddock with Lotus team boss Federico Gastaldi. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

No ‘harakiri’ between Mercedes teammates – Wolff

Toto Wolff insists Bahrain was not simply a one-off

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Lewis Hamilton 13 Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been told the ‘rules’ for their future wheel-to-wheel battles. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Even ‘genius’ will not close gap to Mercedes – Marko

“In China, Mercedes are again going to be very difficult to beat”

2013-06-09_0078 Reigning world champion team Red Bull is hoping to be “at least within reach” of dominant Mercedes in the space of a month. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Bahrain ‘bland’ until late safety car – Marko

Dr Helmut Marko is not convinced Sunday’s Bahrain grand prix was a F1 thriller.

2014-03-02_0014 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Lewis Hamilton After all the carping about the radical 2014 rules having turned F1 into ‘formula yawn’, Bahrain was hailed as a timely and highly-entertaining spectacle. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Hamilton claims ‘document’ helped Rosberg catch up

When the German arrived in Bahrain, he was handed a “big document”

Rosberg-Hamilton - photo Getty Images Lewis Hamilton claims teammate Nico Rosberg improved between the Malaysian and Bahrain grand prix by studying his data. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

No title cliff-hanger in 2014 – Ecclestone

“It won’t be necessary this year”

2012-06-09_0002 When it comes to the loud criticisms of F1′s new ‘double points’ innovation, Bernie Ecclestone simply points to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Only F1 noise will change – Todt

“We’re examining this problem with the three engine manufacturers”

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images When it comes to engine noise, most F1 players are open to turning up the volume of the turbo V6s. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Mercedes denies Lowe call was ‘team order’

“They knew not to do anything stupid in the third race.” – Toto Wolff


2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia - Paddy LoweMercedes boss Paddy Lowe insists his drivers did not ignore a clear team order during Sunday’s Bahrain grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

‘Boring’ F1 hits back with Bahrain bonanza

“It’s absolutely official — F1 2014 kicks ass!”

Rosberg 6 - Hamilton 44F1 on Sunday issued the strongest-possible retort to all those playing down the spectacle of the sport’s new era. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Team battles hotting up at Mercedes, Red Bull

The battle is hotting up at Mercedes

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia 01 Red Bull’s reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel, the dominant force of the last four years, summed up the mood in the paddock on Saturday when he said the silver cars are in a “different world”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Pain may be holding championship leader Nico Rosberg back this weekend in Bahrain

Rosberg nursing injured toe in Bahrain

2014-02-27_0006 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico Rosberg Although clearly ahead of the rest of the field, Mercedes’ German driver seemed a few tenths off teammate Lewis Hamilton’s pace in Friday practice. 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 04

Ferrari, Ecclestone want quick F1 rule changes

“We need a bit of support from the teams to get it done” – Ecclestone

2013-06-09_0963In a rare media statement, Ferrari has declared that fans are “unhappy with the new formula one”. Read the rest of this entry »

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