Tag Archive: Malaysia

Apr 11

First races have shown Williams ‘weaknesses’ – Bottas

Valtteri Bottas has admitted Williams is yet to display its full potential in 2014.

2014-03-18 - Williams F1 Team - Malaysia - Felipe Massa - Valterri Bottas 01 Despite a horror 2013 season, following its switch to Mercedes power the Grove based team was billed as a contender for wins and even the title this year on the basis of its performance in winter testing. 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

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 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 06

Ferrari ‘not doing a good job’ in 2014 – Alonso

Fernando Alonso has admitted Ferrari is “not doing a good job so far” in 2014.

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso 01 As the Spaniard starts his fifth consecutive season with the Italian team without having added to his title tally, Alonso finished off the podium in Australia and Malaysia and qualified just tenth in Bahrain on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Vergne hospitalised amid extreme F1 diets

“Frankly, this (situation) is stupid,”

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (2) Jean-Eric Vergne has admitted he was hospitalised recently amid an extreme weight-loss regime for the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Webber tips Red Bull to win Monaco

Mark Webber has tipped Red Bull to win next month’s Monaco grand prix.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Ricciardo (3) The Australian, who retired from formula one in 2013 after a seven-year stint with the reigning world champions, acknowledged that for now, dominant Mercedes will continue to lead the way at grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

McLaren plays down rumours in Bahrain

McLaren is at the centre of a body of rumours in the Bahrain paddock.

2014-04-05 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Kevin Magnussen 01In title sponsor Vodafone’s wake, the British team ran prominent Mobil 1 branding in Australia, before Esso took over the space on the sidepods of the MP4-29 in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Williams has apologised to its drivers and its fans after the Malaysian team orders saga

Williams apologises after Massa team order

Felipe Massa - photo WR12 - Nextgen-Auto.com Deputy boss Claire Williams told reporters in Bahrain that the biggest regret was the way Felipe Massa was told to give way to teammate Valtteri Bottas. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Drivers tackling 2014 races without a drink

Adrian Sutil will go the entire Bahrain grand prix on Sunday without a sip of water.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers The tall and therefore heavy German lost almost 4 kilograms over the winter and is now complaining that, given the heavier 2014 engines, the 692kg car-plus-driver minimum weight is unfair. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Next revolution afoot as Montezemolo meets Ecclestone

On the table will be discussions about the controversial fuel flow meter

Luca di Montezemolo - Bernie Ecclestone Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo flew from Maranello to London this week to meet with F1′s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Lotus ‘faster than Williams and McLaren’ – Permane

Lotus claims its troubled 2014 car is often better than a Williams or a McLaren.

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Alan Permane 01 Actually, the Enstone based team is badly suffering with its E22, plagued with issues related to the problematic Renault ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

New rule has slowed F1 pitstops – report

A new rule has slowed down F1′s impressive pitstops.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Kevin Magnussen pit stop 01 Last year in Malaysia, Mark Webber entered the pitlane, had all four wheels changed and reached the pit exit in the space of 20 seconds. 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 »

Apr 01

Alonso happy to be beating Raikkonen

“I would prefer to have won in Australia and Malaysia”

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen - Teams 03 A bright spot on Fernando Alonso’s 2014 season so far is that he is beating his teammate Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Nico Hulkenberg has denied being one of the drivers obsessed with extreme weight loss

No diet as Hulkenberg admits eating McDonald’s

2014-02-20_0011 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Bahrain - Nico Hulkenberg Amid rumours of deliberate dehydration, when it emerged that a driver had passed out last week in Malaysia, eyes turned to racers like Nico Hulkenberg, who standing at over six foot is one of the very tallest on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Dr Helmut Marko is continuing to pile pressure on Red Bull’s engine supplier Renault

Marko keeps pressure on ‘sick’ engine supplier

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (5) Although the total calamity of the winter season was overcome, the always-outspoken team director Marko insists Renault cannot even take the credit for that. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Rivals say Mercedes not easily caught

“It’s a big gap.  They have plenty up their sleeve.” – Christian Horner

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06 Mercedes’ rivals have acknowledged the gap to the dominant championship leaders will not be easily overcome. 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 »

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