Tag Archive: Lewis Hamilton

Jul 21

Rivals considered protesting Hamilton brake switch

Two top teams have admitted they considered lodging a protest against Mercedes at the German grand prix.

Lewis Hamilton - photo Getty Images With the ‘Fric’ controversy now in the past, the issue that rankled behind closed doors at Ferrari and Red Bull followed Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying crash. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Hamilton sensed a safety car conspiracy

A safety car would have ended championship leader Nico Rosberg’s huge race lead.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (13) Euphoric at Silverstone two weeks ago when he pulled the gap back to just 4 points, Lewis Hamilton’s mood dimmed once again on Sunday as he deficit blew back out to 14. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Nico Rosberg wins the German Grand Prix

Mercedes win on home turf with another dominant race

Nico Rosberg has won the German Grand Prix for Mercedes AMG F1 in front of their home race crowd. It is Rosberg’s fourth win of 2014 and ninth podium finish in the first ten races of the season as we cross the halfway mark of the racing calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Mercedes ‘already negotiating’ with Hamilton

“We are already sitting together and negotiating with Lewis Hamilton”

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (14) With Nico Rosberg all signed up for the future, Mercedes’ attention is now turning to the occupant of its other silver seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Mercedes slams ‘unacceptable’ Brembo failure

“It is impossible to determine in such a short time why the disc has broken” – Toto Wolff

2014-06-06_0010 Mercedes has slammed as “unacceptable” the failure of Lewis Hamilton’s Brembo brand brake disc during qualifying at Hockenheim.

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Jul 19

Mercedes points at disc supplier as Hamilton crashes

“I can’t believe it really” – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton - photo Getty Images Just when it had got back on track, Lewis Hamilton’s championship campaign spun off the road once again. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Rosberg on pole after Hamilton shunt (+result)

F1 German Grand Prix: Rosberg on pole after Hamilton shunt

  2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (19) Championship leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the German Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the first part of qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Mind games ‘important’ in Mercedes title battle

But they might be even more important in 2014, “because it is a very close fight”.

IMG_5961 It was, of course, unnecessary for audacious competitor Fernando Alonso to tell reporters at Hockenheim he thinks mind games are “very important” in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton warming up for the German Grand Prix

Lewis and Mercedes-Benz Head of Motorsport Toto Wolff started the day with a factory tour in Sindelfingen.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (27)Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg attended a series of events on 16th July in the run-up to the home race for Mercedes-Benz at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

McLaren change stirs up Hamilton, Alonso rumours

Deep into a second consecutive bad season for the grandee team, the changes at McLaren have begun.

2014-06-05_0222 The most noticeable sign of the restructuring process at the Woking based team in Hockenheim is that Jenson Button – whose own future in grey is also under review – is working with a new race engineer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Mercedes wants driver duo ’til the cows come home’

“The balance in the team is more important than anything else” – Wolff

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 01 Mercedes is so happy with its driver lineup it can imagine keeping Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on board “until the cows come home”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Hamilton’s comments on Rosberg ‘a joke’ – Wolff

“It was meant as a joke”

Lewis Hamilton - trophée Santander Boss Toto Wolff has played down a spat between Mercedes’ race drivers over championship leader Nico Rosberg’s nationality. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Mercedes to limit warring drivers’ pit strategies

“The drivers must comply with the same number of pitstops”

2014-06-07_1038 Mercedes will restrict the race strategies that can be adopted by its drivers as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg fight for the 2014 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Mercedes won’t ‘interfere’ with title battle – Lauda

Niki Lauda insists Mercedes’ two drivers will continue to enjoy a free run to the 2014 title.

IMG_2291 Amid Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s ever-intensifying clash for the world championship, boss Toto Wolff warned recently that “transparency” within the Brackley based team was beginning to suffer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Newlywed Rosberg ‘over the moon’

Championship leader Nico Rosberg has married his long-time girlfriend Vivian.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/10548810_10152608796449874_6125954335033250095_o.jpgThe pair tied the knot at the registry office in Monaco, where they share an apartment in the same building as Mercedes’ other driver, Lewis Hamilton.
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Jul 10

Dominant Mercedes to lose ‘extreme’ Fric advantage

Lewis Hamilton left Silverstone without making a single comment to the media after testing on Wednesday.

2014-06-08_0644 He might have been advised to steer a wide course around the ‘Nico Rosberg is not German’ controversy. But there could be another issue he – and Mercedes – were keen to swerve. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Mercedes has ‘duty’ to let drivers race – Head

Patrick Head has applauded Mercedes for letting its drivers race in 2014.

2014-06-08_0857 Williams co-founder Head, 68, is now only a rare sight in the F1 paddock, having effectively retired from the sport. But he was spotted during the British grand prix weekend, telling Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport that dominant Mercedes is doing “the right thing” by letting Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg go wheel-to-wheel rather than imposing team orders. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Rosberg hits back at Hamilton’s ‘not German’ attack

“What a stupid and unnecessary attack by Hamilton”

IMG_7271 Nico Rosberg has hit back at his teammate Lewis Hamilton, after the Briton said next weekend’s German grand prix is “not really his home race”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Germany ‘not Rosberg’s home race’ – Hamilton

Hamilton told reporters afterwards he is now going into “attack mode”

Lewis Hamilton - trophée Saint Graal - Silverstone - photo Getty Images Right back in the championship hunt after a home win at Silverstone, Lewis Hamilton has also ramped up his off-track battle with teammate Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

McLaren denies Button told of 2015 axe

McLaren has rubbished rumours Jenson Button already knows he will not be driving for the Woking based team in 2014.

IMG_2503A story swept the Silverstone paddock that Ron Dennis has actually told F1′s most experienced active driver that he will not be presented with a new offer beyond his 2014 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

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