Tag Archive: Red Bull

Jul 21

Vettel admits new fuel gave no boost in Germany

Renault’s works partner Total would deliver a 12 horse power boost

2014-06-07_0952 New fuel did not give Red Bull the boost it was hoping for in Germany, world champion Sebastian Vettel has admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Rivals considered protesting Hamilton brake switch

Two top teams have admitted they considered lodging a protest against Mercedes at the German grand prix.

Lewis Hamilton - photo Getty Images With the ‘Fric’ controversy now in the past, the issue that rankled behind closed doors at Ferrari and Red Bull followed Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying crash. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Massa has ‘no fear’ of rising star Bottas

Felipe Massa insists his F1 career is not being put in the shadow by a new star.

IMG_4160 The warring Mercedes duo aside, the undoubted star of the last three races has been Valtteri Bottas, a shy Finn who on Sunday completed a hat-trick of podiums. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

F1 teams eye Jos Verstappen’s son – report

Max Verstappen has the F1 world at his feet.

F3 - Max Verstappen That is the view of Daniel Ricciardo, who after rising through the energy drink company’s junior ranks is now consistently beating reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull.
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Jul 19

Mercedes ‘still fast’ even without Fric

Indeed, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo looked closer than ever to the pace on Friday.

Even with no car running the technology at Hockenheim, ‘Fric’ was the buzzword at the scene of the German grand prix. Some see the end of the ‘front and rear interconnected’ suspension systems as a chance for dominant Mercedes’ rivals to close the gap. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Uncertainty ends as all teams remove ‘Fric’

The only question now is whether some teams will be more affected by the Fric ban than others.

2014-06-08_0747 The ‘Fric’ saga could be nearing an end, as it emerges every F1 team has removed the controversial suspension technology ahead of the German grand prix weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Mercedes to run without ‘Fric’ at Hockenheim

“Everyone has said that a Fric ban will hurt us most, but we want to prove that is not the case” – Wolff

IMG_6428 Championship leader Mercedes will remove its sophisticated ‘Fric’ system from the dominant W05 car for the German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Teams could seek Fric clarification – Force India

“That way you would know where you stand.”

IMG_5905-2 The big question ahead of Hockenheim is whether any team will lodge a protest against rivals running ‘Fric’ suspension systems. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Mercedes can win every remaining race in 2014 – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel has admitted Red Bull will not be able to catch up with Mercedes in 2014.

2014-06-07_0767 Mere hours ago, reports suggested the reigning world champion was not yet writing off his chances of winning a fifth consecutive world title this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Caterham most likely to lodge Fric protest – report

The word on everyone’s lips ahead of the German grand prix weekend is ‘Fric’.

2014-06-08_0925 In the days before scrutineering on Thursday, the biggest questions are: will teams continue to use the newly-controversial technology, and will their rivals lodge protests? Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

‘Zero’ chance of Fric agreement – Force India

‘Fric’, or front and rear inter-connected, is a complex, hydraulically controlled system

2014-06-07_0910 In the days and hours before scrutineering at Hockenheim, uncertainty reigns when it comes to F1′s new technical controversy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Fric removal ‘will not change much’ – Lauda

“The motives of McLaren and Ferrari are obvious”

IMG_3777 Niki Lauda has played down the effect the removal of the complex ‘Fric’ system will have on F1′s dominant team. The triple world champion is also the F1 chairman at Mercedes, who along with Red Bull are considered the teams most affected by the FIA’s questioning of the legality of systems that mimic active suspension. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Maldonado eyes major power boost for Germany

Pastor Maldonado is looking forward to a major power boost at Hockenheim next weekend.

2014-06-05_0541 The 2012 Spanish grand prix winner, who chose to race the number ’13′ this year and beyond, has had a dire campaign since switching from Williams to Lotus over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Sainz jr confirms Caterham talks

“Yes, it is true that there have been talks with them (Caterham)” – Sainz jr

Carlo Sainz Jr Carlos Sainz jr has admitted talks about making his grand prix debut for Caterham this year have taken place in recent days. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Mercedes to remove ‘Fric’ for Hockenheim

Lauda called on the FIA to take a precise position on the legality of the system.

IMG_6444Mercedes will remove the complex ‘Fric’ system from its dominant F1 car ahead of next weekend’s German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Vettel not sure Red Bull can catch Mercedes for 2015

World champion Sebastian Vettel is not sure Red Bull can catch up with Mercedes by 2015.

IMG_3788 Red Bull boss Dr Helmut Marko said at Silverstone last weekend that, “In 2015, we want to be on par with Mercedes.” After taking part in the post-British grand prix test on Wednesday, German Vettel said: “The gap to Mercedes is very big. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Dominant Mercedes to lose ‘extreme’ Fric advantage

Lewis Hamilton left Silverstone without making a single comment to the media after testing on Wednesday.

2014-06-08_0644 He might have been advised to steer a wide course around the ‘Nico Rosberg is not German’ controversy. But there could be another issue he – and Mercedes – were keen to swerve. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Sainz debut at Hockenheim ‘possible’ – reports

Multiple Spanish sources are confirming the news, although they disagree about his chances.

Carlos Sainz Talks about Carlos Sainz jr immediately replacing a Caterham driver for the German grand prix and beyond took place at Silverstone last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

No home win target for Vettel in 2014

Sebastian Vettel is targeting a podium finish at his home race next weekend.

IMG_7300 The German has had a difficult first half to 2014 in the wake of his four consecutive drivers’ titles, and last weekend was beaten yet again by Red Bull newcomer Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Bianchi, Gutierrez, Sainz star in 2014 ‘silly season’

F1′s silly season is underway.

IMG_4100 At the Silverstone test this week, Ferrari junior and Marussia racer Jules Bianchi is stepping in for the injured Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

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