Tag Archive: Mercedes

Jul 16

Smooth sailor Rosberg feels sorry for Vettel

Nico Rosberg is having a good week.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 07 Already leading the world championship, the German got married, his beloved national team won the world cup, and he signed a new Mercedes deal worth a reported EUR 55 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Teams could seek Fric clarification – Force India

“That way you would know where you stand.”

IMG_5905-2 The big question ahead of Hockenheim is whether any team will lodge a protest against rivals running ‘Fric’ suspension systems. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Rosberg’s new contract worth EUR 55m – report

Mercedes announced on Wednesday that Nico Rosberg is staying put for several more years.

IMG_7271 Rumours of the German’s new deal emerged some time ago, but it has only now been confirmed that the current championship leader has signed a “multi-year contract extension”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Mercedes AMG Petronas and Nico Rosberg agree contract extension

Nico joined the team when the Silver Arrows returned to the sport in 2010 

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One TeamThe Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team is delighted to announce that it signed a multi-year contract extension with Nico Rosberg on 14 July 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Hamilton’s comments on Rosberg ‘a joke’ – Wolff

“It was meant as a joke”

Lewis Hamilton - trophée Santander Boss Toto Wolff has played down a spat between Mercedes’ race drivers over championship leader Nico Rosberg’s nationality. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Mercedes can win every remaining race in 2014 – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel has admitted Red Bull will not be able to catch up with Mercedes in 2014.

2014-06-07_0767 Mere hours ago, reports suggested the reigning world champion was not yet writing off his chances of winning a fifth consecutive world title this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Caterham most likely to lodge Fric protest – report

The word on everyone’s lips ahead of the German grand prix weekend is ‘Fric’.

2014-06-08_0925 In the days before scrutineering on Thursday, the biggest questions are: will teams continue to use the newly-controversial technology, and will their rivals lodge protests? Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Mercedes to limit warring drivers’ pit strategies

“The drivers must comply with the same number of pitstops”

2014-06-07_1038 Mercedes will restrict the race strategies that can be adopted by its drivers as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg fight for the 2014 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Mercedes won’t ‘interfere’ with title battle – Lauda

Niki Lauda insists Mercedes’ two drivers will continue to enjoy a free run to the 2014 title.

IMG_2291 Amid Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s ever-intensifying clash for the world championship, boss Toto Wolff warned recently that “transparency” within the Brackley based team was beginning to suffer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Newlywed Rosberg ‘over the moon’

Championship leader Nico Rosberg has married his long-time girlfriend Vivian.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/10548810_10152608796449874_6125954335033250095_o.jpgThe pair tied the knot at the registry office in Monaco, where they share an apartment in the same building as Mercedes’ other driver, Lewis Hamilton.
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Jul 14

‘Zero’ chance of Fric agreement – Force India

‘Fric’, or front and rear inter-connected, is a complex, hydraulically controlled system

2014-06-07_0910 In the days and hours before scrutineering at Hockenheim, uncertainty reigns when it comes to F1′s new technical controversy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Schumacher recovery ‘would be a miracle’ – Hartstein

Former F1 doctor Gary Hartstein has played down renewed hopes about Michael Schumacher’s health.

Dr. Gary Hartstein 1 The seven time world champion’s wife Corinna had triggered optimism last week by appearing smiling and happy at an equestrian event, before telling a German magazine that her husband is “slowly improving”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Fric removal ‘will not change much’ – Lauda

“The motives of McLaren and Ferrari are obvious”

IMG_3777 Niki Lauda has played down the effect the removal of the complex ‘Fric’ system will have on F1′s dominant team. The triple world champion is also the F1 chairman at Mercedes, who along with Red Bull are considered the teams most affected by the FIA’s questioning of the legality of systems that mimic active suspension. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Honda to work with Mercedes-linked company for F1 turbo

Honda will make its return to F1 next year with the help of a Mercedes-linked company, it has emerged.

2014-01-16_0495 For the start of F1′s new V6 era this year, engine manufacturers Renault and Ferrari turned to the help of external suppliers for the design of the actual turbocharger unit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Ungar joins Caterham, Marmorini exits Ferrari

As half-time approaches in 2014, changes abound in the world of F1.

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - L Marmorini The mid-season upheaval at Caterham continues apace, with media reports suggesting the now Colin Kolles-advised team is set to announce a new technical director. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Maldonado eyes major power boost for Germany

Pastor Maldonado is looking forward to a major power boost at Hockenheim next weekend.

2014-06-05_0541 The 2012 Spanish grand prix winner, who chose to race the number ’13′ this year and beyond, has had a dire campaign since switching from Williams to Lotus over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Mercedes to remove ‘Fric’ for Hockenheim

Lauda called on the FIA to take a precise position on the legality of the system.

IMG_6444Mercedes will remove the complex ‘Fric’ system from its dominant F1 car ahead of next weekend’s German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Vettel not sure Red Bull can catch Mercedes for 2015

World champion Sebastian Vettel is not sure Red Bull can catch up with Mercedes by 2015.

IMG_3788 Red Bull boss Dr Helmut Marko said at Silverstone last weekend that, “In 2015, we want to be on par with Mercedes.” After taking part in the post-British grand prix test on Wednesday, German Vettel said: “The gap to Mercedes is very big. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Dominant Mercedes to lose ‘extreme’ Fric advantage

Lewis Hamilton left Silverstone without making a single comment to the media after testing on Wednesday.

2014-06-08_0644 He might have been advised to steer a wide course around the ‘Nico Rosberg is not German’ controversy. But there could be another issue he – and Mercedes – were keen to swerve. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Mercedes has ‘duty’ to let drivers race – Head

Patrick Head has applauded Mercedes for letting its drivers race in 2014.

2014-06-08_0857 Williams co-founder Head, 68, is now only a rare sight in the F1 paddock, having effectively retired from the sport. But he was spotted during the British grand prix weekend, telling Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport that dominant Mercedes is doing “the right thing” by letting Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg go wheel-to-wheel rather than imposing team orders. Read the rest of this entry »

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