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“If Bernie stops, it would have been a disaster for formula one”
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.
“We are pleased with the positive development” – Zetsche
Mercedes has vowed to stick with Michael Schumacher as the F1 legend continues his recovery from a skiing fall last December.
Red Bull may not be giving up on hot talent 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.
A crisis meeting to plot formula one’s future has been cancelled.
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.
Mercedes drivers told to obey team orders in future
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.
Niki Lauda has put his mind to the problem of F1′s dwindling television and spectator audiences.
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.
Tired faces left the Hungaroring paddock last Sunday looking forward to a break.
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.
“That’s so theoretical. I don’t know,” – Rosberg
Mercedes chiefs are heading into the month-long summer break scratching their heads at how to deal with an escalating driver battle.
Toto Wolff has dismissed suggestions Mercedes will sanction Lewis Hamilton for ignoring team orders in Hungary.
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.
Christian Horner is barracking for Lotus to switch to customer Mercedes power for the 2015 season.
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.
Mercedes has moved to put the intensifying battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg behind closed doors.
“Corporate answer,” boss Toto Wolff smiled late on Sunday, when the extent of the potential controversy triggered by the Hungarian grand prix became clear.
Lewis Hamilton is angling for a pay-rise at Mercedes, the major German newspaper Bild-Zeitung reports.
The big ‘silly season’ rumour in Hungary last weekend was about Hamilton’s silver-coloured seat beyond the end of his 2015 contract.
F1 now breaks for three full weekends before hostilities resume in Belgium late next month.
Kimi Raikkonen was looking ahead to 2015 rather than seeing Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix as the start of an immediate Ferrari revival.
“I would like to be a fly on the wall in the Mercedes debrief room after the Rosberg-Hamilton episode”
A thriller at the Hungaroring has thrown fresh fuel on the simmering relations between Mercedes’ championship rivals and teammates.
The source of the rumour was undoubtedly Marko.
Niki Lauda has accused fellow Austrian and F1 rival Dr Helmut Marko of playing games to secure the services of world champion Sebastian Vettel.
Lewis Hamilton will be at the wheel of a shiny new Mercedes in Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix.
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.
Honda is targeting nothing other than victory as it prepares to return to formula one in 2015.
Every 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.
In Hungary, for instance, he is using a pre-Monaco grand prix floor.
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.
Bernie Ecclestone sees friend Flavio Briatore as the key to rescuing formula one’s flagging ‘show’.
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.
The rumour went full circle in the space of a couple of days
The unofficial ‘silly season’ has officially hit F1, as talk of a move to Mercedes for world champion Sebastian Vettel buzzes the paddock.
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