Tag Archive: Niki Lauda

Apr 23

Mercedes wants rivals to win races in 2014 – Lauda

Niki Lauda hopes Mercedes’ rivals do not make it too easy for the German marque in 2014.

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China So far this year, the dominant Brackley based team has easily won the opening four grands prix on the trot, having aced the all-new V6 turbo rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Red Bull tells rivals to ‘shove Mercedes star’

Reigning world champions Red Bull have told Mercedes to “shove that three-pointed star”.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo (6) Last week, Mercedes argued in Paris that rival Red Bull’s appeal against the Melbourne disqualification actually deserved a three-race ban. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

‘Pressure effect’ is Vettel’s new challenge – Massa

Sebastian Vettel has “forgotten” how to drive something other than the best car in the field.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Sebastian Vettel (4) That is Niki Lauda’s view, as the entire world of F1 contemplates the reigning quadruple world champion’s current struggle even to keep up with his new Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Lauda gave Hamilton ‘money can’t buy’ reward

“I told him ‘If you win, I’ll fly you back’ (to Europe)”

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (3) Niki Lauda gave Lewis Hamilton a ‘money can’t buy’ reward for securing his first-ever F1 hat-trick — a ride on his own private jet. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

‘Focused’ Hamilton on charge for title – Lauda

“Now he is doing the performance you expect from him.”

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (6) Niki Lauda couldn’t resist a jibe at rivals Ferrari on Sunday after the botched chequered flag incident near the end of the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

McLaren is going through a ‘Whitmarsh’ effect, according to F1 legend Niki Lauda

McLaren feeling Whitmarsh effect – Lauda

2014-04-18 - McLaren Mercedes - SAP Just two weeks ago in Bahrain, Jenson Button said the only quicker car in the field was the dominant Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Total fuel damaging fuel sensor – FIA’s Lom

Meanwhile, it appears Red Bull is not ready to forgive rival Mercedes

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (10) The fuel supplied by French oil giant Total could be causing Red Bull’s repeated problems with the mandatory fuel flow sensor in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Mercedes wanted three-race ban for Red Bull

Red Bull actually deserves “a more severe sanction”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06Mercedes wanted reigning world champions Red Bull to serve a three-race ban for appealing against its Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Lauda denies 80hp advantage for Mercedes

“How can anyone really know?

2014-02-21_0002 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Niki Lauda Paddy LoweNiki Lauda has rejected suggestions Renault is trailing the pace by a figure of 80 horse power. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Mercedes to shed F1 staff – report

Dominant F1 team Mercedes could be preparing to shed some staff

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia 01Italy’s Autosprint reports that team chairman Niki Lauda has assessed the chassis team at Brackley, and the nearby engine facility at Brixworth, and concluded that 1,250 staff is too many. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

‘Taxi driver’ claim not honest – Lauda

“It is absolutely not true”

2014-02-21_0001 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Niki Lauda - Paddy Lowe Niki Lauda has lashed out at Luca di Montezemolo’s claim that the 2014 rules have reduced the F1 field to little more than “taxi drivers”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Mercedes wants more punishment for Red Bull

Red Bull broke the rules in “such a flagrant and deliberate” manner

2014-03-15 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99009 Championship leader Mercedes has urged FIA judges to add to reigning world champion Red Bull’s penalty amid the fuel flow affair. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

No title cliff-hanger in 2014 – Ecclestone

“It won’t be necessary this year”

2012-06-09_0002 When it comes to the loud criticisms of F1′s new ‘double points’ innovation, Bernie Ecclestone simply points to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Mercedes denies Lowe call was ‘team order’

“They knew not to do anything stupid in the third race.” – Toto Wolff


2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia - Paddy LoweMercedes boss Paddy Lowe insists his drivers did not ignore a clear team order during Sunday’s Bahrain grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Montezemolo left track during Bahrain thriller

“Seeing a Ferrari so slow on the straight gives me great pain”

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Luca di Montezemolo did not wait to see Ferrari’s drivers collect the dregs of the points in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

‘Boring’ F1 hits back with Bahrain bonanza

“It’s absolutely official — F1 2014 kicks ass!”

Rosberg 6 - Hamilton 44F1 on Sunday issued the strongest-possible retort to all those playing down the spectacle of the sport’s new era. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Team battles hotting up at Mercedes, Red Bull

The battle is hotting up at Mercedes

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia 01 Red Bull’s reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel, the dominant force of the last four years, summed up the mood in the paddock on Saturday when he said the silver cars are in a “different world”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Todt says crisis rule changes unlikely

Jean Todt has lashed out at teams who are criticising the ‘new’ face of formula one.

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images Ahead of his much-vaunted meeting on Sunday with Bernie Ecclestone and Luca di Montezemolo, the FIA president hit back at criticisms of the sport in the wake of revolutionary rule changes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Hamilton ‘unbeatable when focused’ – Lauda

“When Lewis is fully focused on his work, he is almost unbeatable.”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia - Lewis Hamilton - Niki Lauda Lewis Hamilton will be hard to beat for the 2014 title, according to Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Hamilton claims he ‘blew Rosberg away’

“I have no idea why Nico could not drive at Lewis’ level.” – Niki Lauda

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 01 Lewis Hamilton has ramped up his rivalry with teammate Nico Rosberg by claiming he “blew him away” at Sepang on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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