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Apr 02

Red Bull issues ultimatum to struggling Renault

“We cannot put additional horse power in the engine ourselves”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Ricciardo (2) Red Bull has issued troubled engine supplier Renault with an ultimatum — improve or be dumped. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Heavy drivers deliberately dehydrating – Button

“It’s hardcore what people are doing” – Lewis Hamilton

2014-02-21 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Eric Boullier - Jenson Button F1 drivers are deliberately dehydrating in order to get their weight down at grand prix weekends. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

F1 race going ahead despite Malaysian plane crash

Petronas-sponsored grand prix is going ahead

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang International Circuit 01 This weekend’s F1 race is going ahead, despite confirmation the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 almost certainly crashed into the ocean. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Hamilton’s Melbourne engine still firing

Lewis Hamilton’s 2014 title campaign is still on track.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton 02 The Melbourne polesitter had to retire at Albert Park after his Mercedes engine – among a mere allocation of just five for the entire 19-race campaign – dropped from six to five cylinders in the early stages of the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted 2014 could be his last at the helm of formula one

Ecclestone admits 2014 could be last as F1 supremo

Horner-Ecclestone - photo © HOCH ZWEI - PICTURE ALLIANCE - DPPI And he insists that is not because of the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption scandal, that if found guilty would at best see him fired and at worst land him in a German jail. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

The Mercedes drivers’ charge for victory in Melbourne will be unfettered by ‘team orders’

No team orders despite Mercedes dominance

2014-03-01_0017 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico Rosberg 16 years ago, McLaren enraged the spectators at Albert Park, having arrived for the 1998 season opener with its totally dominant car. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Red Bull boss Christian Horner is predicting an all-Mercedes silver duel for the 2014 title.

Horner tips Mercedes driver for 2014 title

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - Christian Horner “Lewis (Hamilton) and Nico (Rosberg) — who else is there?” he is quoted by the Times after a disastrous winter for reigning quadruple world champions Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Ferrari race ahead with consumption, cooling – reports

Luca Marmorini has devised an unique system

2014-01-31 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso (2) Mercedes is being touted as the early 2014 favourite, but Ferrari is reportedly also ahead of the game as F1′s new V6 era dawns. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

F1 set to change qualifying for 2014

Bernie Ecclestone and the FIA will meet in Bahrain to discuss the issue

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 06F1 looks set to introduce an eleventh-hour change to the qualifying rules for 2014, according to media reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Button says teams should sign ‘intelligent’ Perez

“He is a complete package”

2013-11-17 -Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 00Jenson Button has given his departing McLaren teammate Sergio Perez a strong recommendation as the Mexican seeks a new seat for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Raikkonen arrives in Abu Dhabi for practice

Raikkonen a no-show in Abu Dhabi 

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 10Amid reports Kimi Raikkonen’s relationship with Lotus was broken irreparably in India, the Finn did not show up in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. As Kimi Raikkonen finally turned up in Abu Dhabi to practice for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix, Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez on Friday insisted the relationship with the taciturn Finn remains intact. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Red Bull’s Newey era set to end

The Adrian Newey era at Red Bull could be nearing its end.

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Adrian Newey (1)It emerged last weekend that, after four consecutive championship clean-sweeps with Sebastian Vettel, the eyes of the team’s famous designer may be wandering elsewhere. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Williams denies talks with Brawn

“I’m definitely not buying shares in Williams!” – Brawn

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn - Toto Wolff 01Williams has played down reports the British team could be the next destination for Ross Brawn. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Court rules India GP can go ahead

Axe unlikely to fall on 2013 India GP

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Jenson Button 09This weekend’s Indian grand prix is going ahead. Earlier, a public campaigner appealed to the supreme court for an injunction against proceedings at the Buddh circuit, on the basis race organisers have not paid enough tax. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Brawn is Mercedes ‘number 1′ – Lauda

“It’s all agreed between him and Paddy and everyone else.  He’s number 1.”

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn - Toto Wolff 01 After Ross Brawn’s clear quit threat, Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda says the 58-year-old Briton is still “number 1″ at Brackley. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Brawn exit won’t ‘derail’ Mercedes – Hamilton

“I don’t think it (Brawn’s departure) would derail my season next year”

2013-06-08_1134Lewis Hamilton has tempered his comments, having earlier urged Ross Brawn to stay at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Alonso says mathematical title chance ‘a miracle’

Christian Horner thinks championship celebrations in Japan are unlikely

2013-06-29 - Fernando Alonso - 0006Fernando Alonso thinks it is “a miracle” he is still even mathematically in the hunt for the 2013 title. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

F1 trio back Ferrari’s ‘fire and ice’ 2014 lineup

“They will leave their battles on the track — as it should be”

2012-03-18 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Sunday #3 318Alain Prost, David Coulthard and even Bernie Ecclestone have played down suggestions Ferrari’s 2014 driver lineup will blow up in the Italian giant’s face. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

2013 could now be Vettel-Hamilton head-to-head

High-speed Spa and Monza, for a start, look set to favour the powerful W04.

Sebastian Vettel - Lewis Hamilton - photo Getty ImagesThe second half of 2013 looks set to be a head-to-head between championship leader and favourite Sebastian Vettel, and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Todt moving to replace Whiting with Ascanelli – rumour

“Charlie has the most difficult job in the world, and he does it well.”

2012-06-09_0020While the FIA readies to analyse a possible breach of the official rules, Germany’s Sport Bild claims Mercedes also broke an explicit gentleman’s agreement between the teams when it ran its ‘secret’ test in May. Read the rest of this entry »

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