Tag Archive: Mercedes

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 18

Tired Mattiacci sot giving up

Marco Mattiacci wore sunglasses all day in cloudy, smoggy Shanghai.

2014-03-04_0029 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso“I have not slept in the last 40 hours,” explained Ferrari’s brand new team boss, who is mere days into his shock new tenure in the wake of Stefano Domenicali’s exit. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Lotus looks to end crisis in China, Spain

Lotus is hoping to finally get its 2014 season on track in the next two races.

 

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean 03After a disastrous start to the new turbo V6 era for the Enstone team, Lotus has finally taken delivery of the improved Renault ‘power unit’ as used by Red Bull and Toro Rosso in Bahrain. 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 17

Vettel ‘shocked’ by Domenicali exit

“I was shocked when I heard about it” – Vettel

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (3) World champion Sebastian Vettel says he was “shocked” when he heard about Stefano Domenicali’s departure at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Renault initially ‘not open’ amid crisis – Marko

“We found many errors” – Marko

2014-03-04_0013 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali - Dr Helmut Marko - Nika Lauda Renault’s 2014 crisis began to ease when the French marque became more “open”, according to outspoken Red Bull director Dr Helmut Marko. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Mercedes to shed F1 staff – report

Dominant F1 team Mercedes could be preparing to shed some staff

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia 01Italy’s Autosprint reports that team chairman Niki Lauda has assessed the chassis team at Brackley, and the nearby engine facility at Brixworth, and concluded that 1,250 staff is too many. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

‘Taxi driver’ claim not honest – Lauda

“It is absolutely not true”

2014-02-21_0001 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Niki Lauda - Paddy Lowe Niki Lauda has lashed out at Luca di Montezemolo’s claim that the 2014 rules have reduced the F1 field to little more than “taxi drivers”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Ferrari could turn hopes to 2015 season

Ferrari may already be looking to write off the 2014 title

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Ferrari garageAfter a bad start to the new turbo V6 era for the fabled Italian team, Ferrari is just fifth in the constructors’ championship, behind rival Mercedes and Renault-powered teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Early mistakes affected Schumacher outcome – report

“Confused” patient who nonetheless has “his eyes open”

2012-06-10_1346 A German magazine claims mistakes in the initial treatment of Michael Schumacher’s head injuries may have affected his hopes of recovery. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Marko slams ‘aggressive’ Mercedes after appeal

“We are obviously bitterly disappointed”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo - Dr Helmut Marko Dr Helmut Marko has hit back at Mercedes, after the German squad this week called on the court of appeal to come down hard on Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Infiniti Red Bull Racing accepts the ruling of the International Court of Appeal today

Red Bull to ‘move on’ after losing appeal 

01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing We are of course disappointed by the outcome and would not have appealed if we didn’t think we had a very strong case.

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Apr 15

Mercedes wants more punishment for Red Bull

Red Bull broke the rules in “such a flagrant and deliberate” manner

2014-03-15 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99009 Championship leader Mercedes has urged FIA judges to add to reigning world champion Red Bull’s penalty amid the fuel flow affair. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Berger, Brawn or Bell to replace Domenicali – reports

Domenicali’s immediate replacement is Marco Mattiacci

2014-03-04_0021 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali Within hours of Ferrari’s confirmation that Stefano Domenicali has left the team, Mercedes announced its own split with technical director Bob Bell. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Updates will stop once Schu leaves hospital – manager

“Michael Schumacher is in a coma and cannot decide what is reported about him”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Michael Schumacher’s family will stop releasing information about his condition once the former F1 driver leaves hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Mercedes blasts Red Bull at Paris appeal

“Flagrant breach” of the regulations

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06 Title rival Mercedes on Monday was highly critical of world champions Red Bull’s behaviour, as the appeal hearing in Paris began. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Mercedes car ‘on par’ with Newey’s Red Bull – Costa

W05 is “about on par with Red Bull”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Nico Rosberg 02 Mercedes insists its 2014 car is “on par” with the chassis being fielded by reigning world champions Red Bull this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

More ‘small improvements’ in Schumacher condition – manager

“There are small improvements that make us happy”

2012-11-18_0006 Michael Schumacher’s health is continuing to improve, his manager Sabine Kehm said in a television interview late on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Engine deal is ‘next move’ for 2015 team Haas

“Now the really hard work begins” – Haas

Gene Haas portrait Colin Kolles is at the helm of ‘Forza Rossa’, a team that the FIA on Friday said could be next in line for a F1 debut. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Red Bull quit rumours ‘nonsense’ – Marko

He also played down reports Red Bull could design its own turbo V6

2014-03-14 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99013 Dr Helmut Marko on Friday rubbished speculation suggesting Red Bull could quit formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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