Tag Archive: Lewis Hamilton

Aug 22

Drivers back teen rookie Verstappen

As F1 woke from its summer slumber, the big talking point at Spa was 16-year-old Jos Verstappen.

F3 - Nosiring - 30 Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing - 31 Tom Blomqvist - 5 Jordan King “At least Red Bull’s marketing is working well because almost all the questions are about that,” smiled Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Hamilton, Rosberg disagree over need for talks

“He wants to discuss it.  I on the other hand think it’s in the past — it’s done and dusted.”

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (4) Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg emerged from F1′s summer slumber disagreeing about how to tackle their rivalry over the remaining eight races of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

McLaren looking to ‘refresh’ driver lineup – Boullier

Eric Boullier has admitted McLaren is looking to eventually “refresh” its driver lineup.

2014-06-07_0813 Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen only debuted this year, but Mexican Sergio Perez was also only a single season into his McLaren career when he was ousted at the end of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Only ‘emergency’ team orders at Mercedes – Zetsche

“Last Sunday there was no emergency situation”

2013-05-12 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Dr Dieter Zetsche 03 Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche insists there will be “no team orders” to settle the outcome of the title battle between warring Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Mercedes’ title-warring drivers have been told they must follow team orders over the remaining eight races of 2014

Mercedes drivers told to obey team orders in future

2014-07-20_0919 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg The Brackley based team moved to play down Lewis Hamilton’s defiance in Hungary last Sunday, accepting that the Briton was right to refuse to let Nico Rosberg past. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Villeneuve makes comments ‘for the headlines’

Jacques Villeneuve makes comments designed deliberately to trigger sensational headlines.

IMG_2273 That is the claim of Oskari Saari, a commentator for the Finnish broadcaster MTV3 who says he knows the 1997 world champion well. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Cool Rosberg admits Hamilton cost him Hungary win

“That’s so theoretical.  I don’t know,” – Rosberg

2014-07-19_0909 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Mercedes chiefs are heading into the month-long summer break scratching their heads at how to deal with an escalating driver battle. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

‘Hired to race’ not obey team orders – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has hit back at suggestions he was wrong to ignore team orders during Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix.

2014-07-18_0885 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Niki Lauda, who after Hamilton’s qualifying fire had cheered the Briton up over pizza, insisting with typical clarity that the driver was “right” and the German team “wrong”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Wolff denies Mercedes will punish Hamilton

Toto Wolff has dismissed suggestions Mercedes will sanction Lewis Hamilton for ignoring team orders in Hungary.

2014-07-19_0904 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Although it was potentially explosive, the German team closed ranks after the incident but rumours persisted that the 2008 world champion will be punished behind closed doors. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Mercedes to rethink team orders after Hamilton defiance

Mercedes has moved to put the intensifying battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg behind closed doors.

2014-07-19_0914 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Toto Wolff “Corporate answer,” boss Toto Wolff smiled late on Sunday, when the extent of the potential controversy triggered by the Hungarian grand prix became clear. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Hamilton angling for new EUR 90m contract – report

Lewis Hamilton is angling for a pay-rise at Mercedes, the major German newspaper Bild-Zeitung reports.

2014-07-19_0902 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton The big ‘silly season’ rumour in Hungary last weekend was about Hamilton’s silver-coloured seat beyond the end of his 2015 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Alonso, Hamilton say Ricciardo among F1′s best

Daniel Ricciardo has joined the upper echelon of F1′s very best drivers.

2014-07-19 - 99015 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo In the paddock, a big rumour is that for its new works Honda partnership beginning next year, McLaren is on the market for one of the sport’s ‘big three’ drivers. 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 27

Title battle sizzles in Hungary thriller

“I would like to be a fly on the wall in the Mercedes debrief room after the Rosberg-Hamilton episode”

2014-07-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Hungary - Fernando Alonso 0 A thriller at the Hungaroring has thrown fresh fuel on the simmering relations between Mercedes’ championship rivals and teammates. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Mercedes builds Hamilton all-new car for Hungary GP

Lewis Hamilton will be at the wheel of a shiny new Mercedes in Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix.

2014-07-19_0905 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Team boss Paddy Lowe is quoted by Auto Motor und Sport as revealing that “pretty much everything” was damaged when a fuel leak set the championship-chaser’s W05 on fire in Hungaroring qualifying. 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

Hamilton slams Pirelli tyres in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton was heavily critical of Pirelli’s tyres after practice for the Hungarian grand prix.

2014-07-18_0895 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton “The tyres are not going very well here,” the Mercedes driver, fastest of all at the Hungaroring, where he has won four times, is quoted by the Spanish sports daily Marca. 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

Vettel refuses to stamp out Mercedes rumours

The big paddock rumour in Hungary is that Mercedes has made a move to sign Sebastian Vettel.

2014-07-20 - 99001 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel The speculation was even pushed along by Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko, who suggested rivals like McLaren and Mercedes have indeed made big-money approaches to the German. Read the rest of this entry »

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