Tag Archive: Renault-powered

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 »

May 25

Wolff surprised by McLaren, Ferrari struggles

Wolff admits he has been surprised in 2014.

2014-05-03-0011 Toto Wolff has admitted he is “surprised” grandee teams like McLaren and Ferrari have struggled so much in 2014. Mercedes has utterly dominated this year’s world championship so far, but after a slow start for reigning world champions Red Bull, the Renault-powered team is now closing the gap. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Renault admits teams could run out of engines

Some Renault-powered F1 drivers could run out of engines later in 2014, the French supplier has admitted.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (19) Renault chief Rob White said the French marque’s recovery from its early-season struggle for power and reliability is still ongoing. “At the first test we were miles off.  We were in a crisis,” he admitted to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, “but we didn’t panic. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

No regrets as Maldonado insists Lotus ‘not lost’

Pastor Maldonado insists he has no regrets about moving from Williams to Lotus for 2014.

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Pastor Maldonado (6) On the face of it, the Venezuelan switched his millions in PDVSA backing from a resurgent team to one entering a deep slump. 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 17

Ferrari could turn hopes to 2015 season

Ferrari may already be looking to write off the 2014 title

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Ferrari garageAfter a bad start to the new turbo V6 era for the fabled Italian team, Ferrari is just fifth in the constructors’ championship, behind rival Mercedes and Renault-powered teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Ricciardo ‘surprised’ by Lotus’ Renault struggle

“I am surprised that they (Lotus) are still facing so many problems.”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo (6) Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he is “surprised” Lotus is still struggling so much with its Renault engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Red Bull quit rumours ‘nonsense’ – Marko

He also played down reports Red Bull could design its own turbo V6

2014-03-14 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99013 Dr Helmut Marko on Friday rubbished speculation suggesting Red Bull could quit formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Marko hopes Renault engine ‘starts to work’

If Renault cannot improve its engine, Mercedes will run away with the 2014 title.

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain -  Christian Horner - Dr Helmut Marko That is the warning of Dr Helmut Marko, an outspoken director of the Renault-powered reigning world champions Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

FIA clamps down on fuel sensor modification

Red Bull has been highly critical of the sensor

Gill Sensors - The Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Meter has been approved by the FIA for use in the 2014 F1 season and WEC The FIA has moved to end the problems with its new mandatory fuel flow sensor, supplied by a British company called Gill. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Red Bull denies dropping Ricciardo appeal

“Utter nonsense” – Dr Helmut Marko

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo (2) Red Bull has denied rumours it is preparing to drop its appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Red Bull continued to grapple with fuel flow problems in Sunday’s Malaysian grand prix

More fuel flow problems for Red Bull

2014-02-28 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - pit stop 04 While Sebastian Vettel finished third, it was his teammate Daniel Ricciardo’s sister RB10 – disqualified in Melbourne over the very same issue – that was once again affected. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

‘Monster’ Mercedes producing 900hp – report

“For sure the engine has more power than they are saying.” – Dr Helmut Marko

2014-03-04_0020 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali - Dr Helmut Marko - Nika Lauda Mercedes’ new field-leading turbo V6 engine could be producing much more horse power than was earlier believed. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Lauda denies money powered Mercedes dominance

“We will only know when the first three races are over”

2014-03-04_0013 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali - Dr Helmut Marko - Nika Lauda Niki Lauda has dismissed claims Mercedes is set to dominate the 2014 season because the German carmaker spent more on its new turbo V6 ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Red Bull boss Christian Horner is predicting an all-Mercedes silver duel for the 2014 title.

Horner tips Mercedes driver for 2014 title

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - Christian Horner “Lewis (Hamilton) and Nico (Rosberg) — who else is there?” he is quoted by the Times after a disastrous winter for reigning quadruple world champions Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Grosjean lost cool in Lotus garage

“We need to understand the brake-by-wire system”

2014-03-01_0005 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Romain Grosjean Romain Grosjean wasn’t his always-smiling self during one dramatic moment at the Bahrain tests last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Marko not sure Red Bull can catch up

“We are not where we should be.”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (25)Dr Helmut Marko is not sure Red Bull will catch up its early-season deficit in 2014, after a disastrous start to its latest title defence. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Red Bull looks to ‘survive’ Melbourne

“We have to somehow survive Melbourne”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (25) Crisis-struck Red Bull is hoping to merely “survive” the looming first race of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Marko tells Vettel to not get ‘angry’

“Even ten million euros wouldn’t simply solve the problems”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Helmet (2) Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko has urged world champion Sebastian Vettel to keep his cool amid the early-season technical crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

‘Humility not jubilation’ says Mercedes’ Wolff

“The issue of reliability is far from solved” – Wolff

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 11Amid claims Mercedes is the overwhelming 2014 favourite, boss Toto Wolff says the Brackley team is heading into the season with “humility”. Read the rest of this entry »

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