Tag Archive: Mercedes

Aug 04

F1 to ‘welcome’ Ecclestone court settlement – Lauda

“If Bernie stops, it would have been a disaster for formula one”

2014-06-07_0324 Niki Lauda says F1 should “welcome” the news that Bernie Ecclestone looks to have settled the high-profile corruption case that threatened his role at the top of the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Mercedes not ending contract with injured Schumacher

“We are pleased with the positive development” – Zetsche

2012-11-18_0006 Mercedes has vowed to stick with Michael Schumacher as the F1 legend continues his recovery from a skiing fall last December. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Marko eyes F1 debut for rookie Verstappen

Red Bull may not be giving up on hot talent Max Verstappen.

F3 - Max Verstappen The talented 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, in the midst of a meteoric switch from karting to junior single seaters, recently visited the paddock on the invitation of several formula one teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

F1 ‘popularity’ meeting cancelled

A crisis meeting to plot formula one’s future has been cancelled.

150x80-flagworldf1 The meeting was set to take place in London on Thursday, involving Bernie Ecclestone, Ferrari’s Marco Mattiacci, Red Bull’s Christian Horner, Force India’s Bob Fernley and Mercedes’ Toto Wolff.
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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 31

Mercedes will try again to turn up F1 volume – Lauda

Niki Lauda has put his mind to the problem of F1′s dwindling television and spectator audiences.

2014-07-19_0909 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Before the sport breaks for the summer, key meetings will take place this week, including the brand new ‘popularity working group’ reportedly headed by Flavio Briatore. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

F1 looking ahead to summer ‘shutdown’

Tired faces left the Hungaroring paddock last Sunday looking forward to a break.

150x80-flagworldf1 Not only is there now a rare month-long gap between the races in Hungary and Belgium, the teams have agreed to close their factories and even turn off email servers for a two-week period. 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

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

Red Bull barracking for Lotus’ Renault exit

Christian Horner is barracking for Lotus to switch to customer Mercedes power for the 2015 season.

2014-07-06 - 99356 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo The Enstone team is having a dismal season of performance and reliability with Renault power, but the likely move to Mercedes is more complex than that. 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

Raikkonen eyes ‘better’ Ferrari for 2015

F1 now breaks for three full weekends before hostilities resume in Belgium late next month.

2014-07-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - Germany - Kimi Raikkonen 02 Kimi Raikkonen was looking ahead to 2015 rather than seeing Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix as the start of an immediate Ferrari revival. 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

Marko playing contract poker with Vettel – Lauda

The source of the rumour was undoubtedly Marko.

2014-07-05 - 99033 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Niki Lauda has accused fellow Austrian and F1 rival Dr Helmut Marko of playing games to secure the services of world champion Sebastian Vettel. 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 27

Honda targeting wins for McLaren return

Honda is targeting nothing other than victory as it prepares to return to formula one in 2015.

2014-01-16_0495Every other engine supplier in F1 – Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault – subsidises the huge costs of producing a highly-sophisticated turbo V6 ‘power unit’ by also selling it to customers for millions of euros. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Massa bemoans spare parts struggle in Hungary

In Hungary, for instance, he is using a pre-Monaco grand prix floor.

2014-07-04 - Williams Martini Racing - England - Felipe Massa 01 Felipe Massa insists he was beaten in Hungary only because his car was not up to par with his on-form Williams teammate Valtteri Bottas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Briatore to inject more ‘show’ into F1 – reports

Bernie Ecclestone sees friend Flavio Briatore as the key to rescuing formula one’s flagging ‘show’.

Flavio Briatore - Enzo Coloni That is the claim of publications including the Spanish sports daily AS, in the wake of a meeting of team bosses in the Hungaroring paddock on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

‘Silly season’ strikes F1 throughout 2014 grid

The rumour went full circle in the space of a couple of days

2014-07-20 - 99005 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo The unofficial ‘silly season’ has officially hit F1, as talk of a move to Mercedes for world champion Sebastian Vettel buzzes the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

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