Tag Archive: Mercedes

Jul 25

Wife selling Schumacher’s private jet

Michael Schumacher’s wife is selling the private jet the seven time world champion used to fly around the world.

The grey Falcon 2000EX, bearing the former Ferrari and Mercedes driver’s ‘MS’ logo on the tail and the personalised registration ‘M-IKEL’, clocked up thousands of air miles not only during his F1 career but also afterwards.

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Jul 24

Hamilton’s engineer breaks ribs in cycling crash

Toto Wolff was not the only senior member of Mercedes’ management team hurt in a cycling pileup this week.

2013-06-09_0059 In a team-building exercise along the Danube river on Tuesday, the 42-year-old Austrian crashed, badly breaking his arm in four places. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Verstappen chooses Mercedes over Red Bull – report

The report said Verstappen jr hopes to make the move to the F1 feeder category GP2 for 2015

F3 - Max Verstappen Max Verstappen has turned down an offer from reigning world champions Red Bull as he turns onto the road to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Red Bull rivals ‘target’ Vettel – Marko

“Of course they target him,”

2014-06-07_0127 McLaren and Mercedes have targeted Sebastian Vettel, the German magazine Sport Bild reported on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Wolff injured in cycling crash

Broken shoulder, collarbone, elbow and wrist.

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Toto Wolff 01 Toto Wolff is expected to attend this weekend’s Hungarian grand prix, despite undergoing surgery on Tuesday following a cycling crash. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Lauda apologises for calling Ferrari car ‘sh*t’

“I have not seen the interview in the Spanish daily, but I was too heavy with my words — forgive me.”

IMG_3777 Niki Lauda has swiftly hit reverse, after using an expletive to describe the cars fielded in 2014 by Mercedes’ grandee rivals McLaren and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Alonso could be free to leave Ferrari – sources

Fernando Alonso could be contractually free to walk away from Ferrari.

2014-06-07_0248 Technically, the Spaniard remains under contract to the struggling Maranello team until the end of 2016. “I’m sure he is very frustrated,” Niki Lauda told the Spanish newspaper El Pais earlier this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

F1 will respect Russia GP contract – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has moved to dismiss doubts about this year’s inaugural Russian grand prix.

Autodrome in Sochi In the wake of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 atrocity, pressure is falling on formula one to cancel its scheduled event at Sochi in October. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Vettel blamed for turning off Hockenheim crowd

Or maybe the German fans listened to their reigning world champion.

2014-06-07_0952 World champion Sebastian Vettel is copping some of the blame for the small crowd at Hockenheim last weekend. After buzzing atmospheres and big crowds in Canada, Austria and Silverstone, the empty seats for the German grand prix were conspicuous. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Red Bull-Renault partnership now in better health

The relationship between Red Bull and Renault appears to be in better health.

IMG_6292 Mere weeks ago, as the French supplier struggled with its new turbo V6 ‘power unit’, talk of a split in the four-time title winning partnership was rife. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Hamilton heads for therapy after Hockenheim

“My knees are no problem,” he said, “but my back and my neck have been the issue really.”

2014-06-07_0243 Lewis Hamilton is planning a week of physiotherapy following his drive through the field after a hefty qualifying crash at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

‘Fric’ storm exits F1 with a whimper

As quickly as the ‘Fric’ storm swept into the paddock, it left with barely a whimper.

2014-06-08_1055 “It changed nothing,” said Niki Lauda, chairman of the Mercedes team that supposedly would suffer most from the effective banning of the suspension technology. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Vettel admits new fuel gave no boost in Germany

Renault’s works partner Total would deliver a 12 horse power boost

2014-06-07_0952 New fuel did not give Red Bull the boost it was hoping for in Germany, world champion Sebastian Vettel has admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

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 21

Massa has ‘no fear’ of rising star Bottas

Felipe Massa insists his F1 career is not being put in the shadow by a new star.

IMG_4160 The warring Mercedes duo aside, the undoubted star of the last three races has been Valtteri Bottas, a shy Finn who on Sunday completed a hat-trick of podiums. 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 20

Alonso talks down Ferrari’s ‘big hope’ for better 2015

“But only in February are the facts on the table”

2014-06-08_0718 Fernando Alonso sounds underwhelmed, having been told of Ferrari’s bold plans to push him to the very front of the grid in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Lauda slams Williams for fudging Susie Wolff ‘PR move’

“Williams unfortunately missed the chance to do global women’s racing a big favour”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff - Susie Wolff Niki Lauda has criticised Williams, in the wake of female driver Susie Wolff’s Friday morning appearances at Silverstone and Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

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