Tag Archive: Ralf Bach

Apr 05

Pain may be holding championship leader Nico Rosberg back this weekend in Bahrain

Rosberg nursing injured toe in Bahrain

2014-02-27_0006 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico Rosberg Although clearly ahead of the rest of the field, Mercedes’ German driver seemed a few tenths off teammate Lewis Hamilton’s pace in Friday practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Brawn to leave Mercedes – report

Brawn told Niki Lauda of his decision to leave the team in Korea

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn 02Ross Brawn will hand over the reigns as Mercedes team boss to Paddy Lowe at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

BMW denies F1 return rumours

“There are currently no considerations about coming back”

2013-08-04-2013-08-04-GTMJB47BMW has denied the latest rumours suggesting a return to formula one is on the cards. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Red Bull to announce Ricciardo at Spa – report

Ties in with reports Kimi Raikkonen is returning to Ferrari

2013-05-23 - Toro Rosso - Monaco Daniel RicciardoRed Bull has signed Daniel Ricciardo to replace his departing Australian countryman Mark Webber in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Alonso’s manager met with Christian Horner in Hungary

Photos of the meeting were even published

2013-06-09_0240A shock new contender could have leapt into contention to become F1′s newest Red Bull driver in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Lowe to attend first race for Mercedes at Silverstone

In the paddock and on the pitwall in Mercedes team wear

2011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Paddy Lowe 01Paddy Lowe will attend his first grand prix as Mercedes’ executive technical director this weekend at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Ferrari ‘disappointed’ to be dragged into Mercedes defence

“It was unfortunate that we became the object of their defence in this way”

2013-06-08_0161Ferrari has admitted it is “disappointed” to have been used as part of Mercedes’ defence as the German team escaped from the test-gate scandal with a light penalty. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Renault engine deal for Toro Rosso to be announced

“It will be announced later this week on the edge of the Monaco grand prix”

2013-03-23 - Toro Rosso - Malaysia - Jean-Eric Vergne (5)Toro Rosso’s anticipated switch from Ferrari to Renault power for 2014 and beyond will be announced imminently, the German magazine Sport Bild reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Vettel ‘surprised by his own brutality’ – the fallout

“I didn’t mean to ignore the call”

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel (3)The victim of Sebastian Vettel’s decision to ignore his team’s instructions, Mark Webber predicted on Sunday that Red Bull would “protect” its triple world champion “as usual”. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Sutil secures F1 return with Force India – report

Adrian Sutil’s manager has denied reports on Wednesday that the 30-year-old has definitely secured his return to formula one.

2013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 012013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 00The German magazine Sport Bild said Sutil, the long-time Force India driver who sat out 2012 in the wake of the Eric Lux assault affair, has beaten hot contender Jules Bianchi to become Paul di Resta’s new teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Vettel penalty like ‘death for chicken stealing’

Red Bull has stepped up its attack on the FIA after Sunday’s German grand prix.

2012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 990022012-07-19 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99004After stewards demoted Sebastian Vettel from second to fifth place for his late-race pass on Jenson Button, Dr Helmut Marko admitted it had left an “aftertaste”.

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Jul 23

Red Bull saga – track spat or high-stakes politics?

Lewis Hamilton questioned world champion Sebastian Vettel’s maturity after the Red Bull driver called him “stupid” at Hockenheim.

2012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 990152012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 02German Vettel disliked the way Hamilton overtook him despite being a lap down during the German grand prix. “That was not nice of him,” said Vettel.  “It’s a bit stupid to disturb the leaders.” When told about the 25-year-old’s comments, Briton Hamilton responded: “Hmm.  Maturity has come through I guess.  It shows his maturity.”

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Apr 10

Still some ‘gentlemen’ in F1 – Sauber

There are still some “gentlemen” in F1, team boss and owner Peter Sauber insists.

2012-02-07 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C31-Ferrari - Jerez - Peter Sauber 032012-03-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sergio Perez 05Amid the recent F-duct debate, it was suggested that Mercedes’ Ross Brawn had broken a teams’ ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ that the technology should not be pursued. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

F1 rivals copy Red Bull ‘rake’ – report

After failing to win a race in July, Sebastian Vettel had a keen look around parc ferme at the Hungaroring.

2011-07-30 - Red Bull Racing - Hungary - Mark Webber 32011-07-09 - Red Bull Racing - Britain - Sebastian Vettel 8_resize“I can see some very familiar things on the other cars,” the Red Bull driver is quoted by Der Spiegel. The Adrian Newey-inked blown exhaust has been the most obvious example of F1 rival copy-catting in 2011, but journalist Ralf Bach wrote that the RB7′s so-called ‘rake’ is also being emulated.

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Jul 25

No ‘emergency meetings’ after Nurburgring – Horner

No “emergency meetings” or “panicking” after Sunday’s second consecutive failure to win

2011-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Germany - Christian Horner2011-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Germany - Mark Webber - Sebastian VettelBoss Christian Horner insists there will be no “emergency meetings” or “panicking” after Sunday’s second consecutive failure by a Red Bull driver to win the grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

F1 drivers can’t ignore team orders – Heidfeld

Nick Heidfeld has admitted he gave up his only shot at grand prix victory some years ago because he respected a team order

2011-07-09 - Lotus Renault GP - Britain - Nick Heidfeld 052011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Daniel Ricciardo - Mark Webber 5The old team orders debate resurfaced after Mark Webber refused to back away from his Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel in the closing stages of the British grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »


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