Tag Archive: Mercedes

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 24

More changes at Ferrari after Domenicali exit

Ferrari has been told to “step up a gear” in the wake of team boss Stefano Domenicali’s departure.

Grand Prix de Chine podium - photo Ferrari After a poor start to the season for the fabled Italian marque, the F1-unknown Marco Mattiacci was drafted in to replace team veteran Domenicali, who resigned between the Bahrain and Chinese grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Top two teams hard to chase in 2014 – Lopez

Gerard Lopez, the owner of the Lotus team, has conceded that Mercedes is strolling to the 2014 title

2014-02-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Gerad Lopez (1) Asked about the championship prospects of the Enstone team, who are still yet to score a single point after a disastrous start, he said: “First of all, we can forget about Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

F1 ‘must’ look beyond Ecclestone era – Wolff

On the eve of a trial that could send Bernie Ecclestone to jail, formula one is having to look into its future.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff 01 If convicted of bribery in Munich, the F1 chief executive could even be jailed. But if found guilty and not jailed, he would surely nonetheless fall foul of the sort of strict corporate compliance rules that groups like Mercedes parent Daimler adhere to. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Mercedes wants rivals to win races in 2014 – Lauda

Niki Lauda hopes Mercedes’ rivals do not make it too easy for the German marque in 2014.

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China So far this year, the dominant Brackley based team has easily won the opening four grands prix on the trot, having aced the all-new V6 turbo rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Red Bull tells rivals to ‘shove Mercedes star’

Reigning world champions Red Bull have told Mercedes to “shove that three-pointed star”.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo (6) Last week, Mercedes argued in Paris that rival Red Bull’s appeal against the Melbourne disqualification actually deserved a three-race ban. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Stefano Domenicali is just Ferrari’s latest “scapegoat”, according to another former Ferrari team boss

Domenicali is latest Ferrari ‘scapegoat’ – Fiorio

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Stefano Domenicali Cesare Fiorio, who led the Maranello team before the ultra-successful Jean Todt era, likened Domenicali’s departure to that of Aldo Costa, who left Ferrari three years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

‘Pressure effect’ is Vettel’s new challenge – Massa

Sebastian Vettel has “forgotten” how to drive something other than the best car in the field.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Sebastian Vettel (4) That is Niki Lauda’s view, as the entire world of F1 contemplates the reigning quadruple world champion’s current struggle even to keep up with his new Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo. 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

Ricciardo beating Vettel ‘surprise of the season’

Team boss Christian Horner insists Vettel is simply yet to find the right “feel”

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo (3) Upping the power of the RB10′s Renault ‘power unit’ is no longer the only problem at Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

McLaren is going through a ‘Whitmarsh’ effect, according to F1 legend Niki Lauda

McLaren feeling Whitmarsh effect – Lauda

2014-04-18 - McLaren Mercedes - SAP Just two weeks ago in Bahrain, Jenson Button said the only quicker car in the field was the dominant Mercedes. 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 20

Lotus bullied over budget cap axe – Lopez

“Williams and us were pulled over the table”

2014-02-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Gerad Lopez (3) Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez on Sunday indicated he was unhappy to have joined the opposition against the introduction of budget caps. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Total fuel damaging fuel sensor – FIA’s Lom

Meanwhile, it appears Red Bull is not ready to forgive rival Mercedes

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (10) The fuel supplied by French oil giant Total could be causing Red Bull’s repeated problems with the mandatory fuel flow sensor in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Nico Rosberg is sure Red Bull is playing down its title chances for “tactical” reasons

‘Tactical’ rivals playing down chase – Rosberg

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 11Although Mercedes’ chasers Red Bull and Ferrari appear closer to the pace in Shanghai, world champion Sebastian Vettel on Friday said he was driving behind a W05 in Shanghai and “it looked as though they could do whatever they liked”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Mercedes wanted three-race ban for Red Bull

Red Bull actually deserves “a more severe sanction”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06Mercedes wanted reigning world champions Red Bull to serve a three-race ban for appealing against its Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Lauda denies 80hp advantage for Mercedes

“How can anyone really know?

2014-02-21_0002 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Niki Lauda Paddy LoweNiki Lauda has rejected suggestions Renault is trailing the pace by a figure of 80 horse power. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Lotus wants engine equality with Red Bull

“As the unofficial works team, Red Bull gets the best service”

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean pit stop 01Lotus has discovered it is second or even third in line for the best service offered by F1 engine supplier Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Engine makers get to work on louder F1

“So they can maybe do something there to make it sound a lot better.”

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engineF1′s engine manufacturers will focus their attention on the exhaust pipe as they work on spicing up the sound of the turbo V6 engines. 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 »

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