Tag Archive: Niki Lauda

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 »

Mar 30

Mercedes wary of improving Red Bull – Lauda

“We need to really pay attention to how fast Red Bull is developing”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Niki Lauda Mercedes’ one-two on Sunday was the first since Juan Manuel Fangio and Piero Taruffi dominated the 1955 Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Red Bull, Mercedes spat over Rosberg ‘block’

Nico Rosberg, not on a flying lap, “blocked” Sebastian Vettel

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06 A spat between Red Bull and Mercedes broke out on Saturday after the fight for pole at Sepang. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Massa ignores Williams team orders in Malaysia

Sepang is fast becoming the ‘team orders’ capital of formula one

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Felipe Massa 03Last year, not only did Red Bull’s infamous ‘Multi 21′ affair make the headlines, Nico Rosberg was also controversially ordered to stay behind his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Rosberg admits team orders ‘inevitable’

“But we’ve discussed it and we know where we stand”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg 02 A year ago, the Malaysian grand prix sparked the infamous ‘Multi 21′ team orders scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Ecclestone working hard to turn up the volume

“Niki likes the new sound because his cars are winning”

2012-11-15_0006 If a question ever requires a cool answer, reporters flock to ‘iceman’ Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Niki Lauda has hit back at the critics who are slamming the revolutionary new face of formula one

Lauda hits back at F1′s ‘new era’ critics

2014-02-21_0001 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Niki Lauda - Paddy Lowe Ron Walker, the Australian grand prix chief who is a key Bernie Ecclestone ally, is leading the charge by threatening to sue the sport and switch to Indycar racing after hearing the sound of the new turbo V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

F1 cannot just turn up the volume – Lauda

“This (move to V6) was the right step” – Wolff

2014-02-21_0001 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Niki Lauda - Paddy Lowe It is “absurd” to suggest formula one should urgently turn up the volume of the new turbo V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

New F1 to struggle in Malaysian heat

‘Cooling’ will be the buzzword in Malaysia, according to Mercedes.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 02 teams The German marque dominated in Melbourne, but Sepang is always among the very hottest destinations on the F1 calendar — and the new ‘power unit’ rules for 2014 are posing much greater cooling problems for the teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Hamilton still on track to beat teammate – Lauda

This was only the first race

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg 01 Lewis Hamilton is still in the hunt for the world championship despite failing even to finish in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

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