Tag Archive: Monaco

Aug 24

Bosses slam ‘unacceptable’ Rosberg after Hamilton clashv

“It will be handled.”

2014-07-19_0914 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Toto Wolff The championship rivalry between warring teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg exploded at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

Vettel buys father a Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel has bought his father a Ferrari.

 

2014-06-28_0445Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport, publishing a paparazzi photo of Red Bull’s reigning quadruple world champion during the transaction, said the German picked a Ferrari California and a personalised number plate. 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 26

Hamilton’s hopes up in flames in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton’s championship hopes went up in Mercedes-flavoured fire on Saturday.

2014-07-19_0903 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Far from keeping his target of a Hungaroring hat-trick on pole position, having aced every practice session this weekend, the Briton’s silver Mercedes erupted in flames with a fuel leak at the very start of Q1. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Mind games ‘important’ in Mercedes title battle

But they might be even more important in 2014, “because it is a very close fight”.

IMG_5961 It was, of course, unnecessary for audacious competitor Fernando Alonso to tell reporters at Hockenheim he thinks mind games are “very important” in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

New Caterham chiefs to axe ugly 2014 nose

“We obviously have a lot of work to do”

2014-06-07_0874 The distinctive nose at the front of Caterham’s 2014 car could be the popular victim of a development push by the backmarker team. 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 09

Rosberg hits back at Hamilton’s ‘not German’ attack

“What a stupid and unnecessary attack by Hamilton”

IMG_7271 Nico Rosberg has hit back at his teammate Lewis Hamilton, after the Briton said next weekend’s German grand prix is “not really his home race”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Germany ‘not Rosberg’s home race’ – Hamilton

Hamilton told reporters afterwards he is now going into “attack mode”

Lewis Hamilton - trophée Saint Graal - Silverstone - photo Getty Images Right back in the championship hunt after a home win at Silverstone, Lewis Hamilton has also ramped up his off-track battle with teammate Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Mercedes duo tussle over title ‘momentum’

Lewis Hamilton insists he is right back on track for the 2014 title.

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton - 0044 Ever since his ‘tantrum’ in Monaco, the Briton’s earlier momentum swung wildly in Mercedes teamate Nico Rosberg’s favour. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Hay fever and leaking oil spoil Hamilton momentum

More technical trouble is not the only thing on Lewis Hamilton’s mind at Silverstone.

IMG_4480The 2008 world champion went into his home grand prix weekend determined to start clawing back some of the 29-point deficit to his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Mugello could step in amid Monza ‘problems’ – Malago

Ten million euros might not be enough to keep the Italian grand prix at historic Monza.

Mugello Circuit logo It is believed the governing FIA has some powers to protect some of the sport’s most iconic venues, like Monza and also the likes of Monaco, Spa and Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

‘Emotional’ Hamilton on back foot for title – Walker

Nico Rosberg has put himself on pole position to beat his high-profile teammate to the 2014 world championship.

IMG_5492 That is the view of Lewis Hamilton’s countryman Murray Walker, the famous former F1 commentator, ahead of the 29-year-old British driver’s home race at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Mercedes driver needle heads into Silverstone

Heading into his home race at Silverstone, the pressure is on Lewis Hamilton.

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0028 He may have the fastest car in the field, but so too does Mercedes teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg, who successfully broke the Briton’s early-season four-race winning streak.
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Jun 20

Mercedes driver tension still simmering

The tension between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg is continuing to simmer on the back boiler.

2014-06-08_0855 The pot boiled over spectacularly in Monaco, where Briton Hamilton’s behaviour was slammed by the media as a ‘tantrum’ in the wake of Rosberg’s controversial qualifying mistake. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Title rivals take ‘mind games’ into Austria

The psychological battle between title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg is now racing into Austria.

2014-06-07_1325 The war between the Mercedes stars imploded in Monaco, where Rosberg won, and the German got some more wind in his sails two weeks ago in Canada, where Lewis Hamilton’s car failed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Rosberg a ‘big winner’ amid Mercedes troubles

Nico Rosberg was all smiles after the Canadian grand prix, despite failing to win and grappling with technical problems.

2014-06-08_1345“(Daniel) Ricciardo wins,” announced the headline at the German newspaper Die Welt, “but the big winner is Rosberg”. After six straight wins so far in 2014, ultra-dominant Mercedes struck trouble in Canada, with the energy recovery systems on both cars playing up. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Nico Rosberg has carried on his Monaco momentum by beating teammate Lewis Hamilton to pole position in Montreal

Rosberg keeps Monaco momentum with Montreal pole

2014-06-07_1325 The German had said in Monaco, where tension with Hamilton boiled over following a qualifying controversy, that winning was crucial to break the sister Mercedes’ run of top form. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Hamilton hits reverse after Monaco ‘tantrum’

Lewis Hamilton has hit reverse, after losing his temper two weeks ago in Monaco.

2014-06-06_0106 The 2008 world champion’s reaction to the Mirabeau qualifying affair, after suggesting his teammate Nico Rosberg had sabotaged his run at pole position, was roundly criticised. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Hamilton expects Mercedes to dominate in Canada

Even Montreal favourite Lewis Hamilton admits Mercedes will be almost unbeatable this weekend.

2014-06-05_0205 Challengers Red Bull looked closer to the pace at tight and twisty Monaco, but on the long straights of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the struggling Renault ‘power unit’ is expected to be totally outclassed. Read the rest of this entry »

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