Tag Archive: Salzburger Nachrichten

Apr 05

Webber tips Red Bull to win Monaco

Mark Webber has tipped Red Bull to win next month’s Monaco grand prix.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Ricciardo (3) The Australian, who retired from formula one in 2013 after a seven-year stint with the reigning world champions, acknowledged that for now, dominant Mercedes will continue to lead the way at grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Marko not sure Red Bull crisis near end

“We are in complex difficulties”

2013-06-09_0078 After the dizzying heights of utter domination late last season, Red Bull finds itself in deep crisis just two weeks before the 2014 opener. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Planning ‘all in place’ for Austria GP – Mateschitz

“We are striving for a perfect race weekend with sold out grandstands”

Red Bull Ring logo Austria’s return to the F1 calendar this year is on track, Red Bull supremo Dietrich Mateschitz says. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Mateschitz blames Renault, not team, for Red Bull crisis

“But Renault is coming again, the only question is when.”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (28) Team owner Dietrich Mateschitz is keeping his calm, despite a nightmarish opening test of 2014 for the reigning world champions Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Red Bull has EUR 25,000 less for jagermeister party

FIA decided against an harsher penalty “due to the special circumstance”.

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99023Red Bull will have EUR 25,000 less in its coffers for the championship party in Abu Dhabi, after the FIA toasted Sebastian Vettel’s title win on Sunday with a penalty. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Summer break a ‘win’ for F1′s hard workers

“Life in formula one is a life of self-denial”

2013-06-09_1037F1′s ‘summer break’ is a rare slice of relief for the sport’s hard-working men and women. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Red Bull must clear hurdles for Austria GP return

Red Bull needs to clear some hurdles before the Austrian grand prix can go ahead in 2014.

Red Bull Ring logoThe energy drink company and Bernie Ecclestone announced on Tuesday that an agreement to stage a race mid next year at the former A1-Ring, now called the Red Bull Ring, has been reached. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Pole sitter Nico Rosberg is not confident he will win Sunday’s Bahrain grand prix.

Rosberg on pole but not favourite in Bahrain

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Rosberg 01The German acknowledged that while his Mercedes is quick over a single lap, it might burn through Pirelli’s heavily-degrading tyres faster than his rivals in the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Webber to talk with Mateschitz on Monday – report

“There’s also a lot of nonsense being peddled” – Webber

2013-04-13 - Red Bull Racing - China - Mark Webber (6)Mark Webber on Thursday refused to specifically deny reports he is set to quit formula one and spearhead Porsche’s Le Mans prototype project next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Vettel quiet as contract extension reports gain speed

“I never have anything to say about contracts.” – Vettel

2012-11-25 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Sebastian Vettel (2)Yet another Austrian newspaper is reporting that Sebastian Vettel has extended his contract with Red Bull through 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Experts doubt Vettel to make Ferrari switch

A trio of experts do not believe Sebastian Vettel will switch to Ferrari any time soon.

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (8)2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (7)One of them is the reigning world champion’s own boss, Red Bull magnate Dietrich Mateschitz. “Right now it’s not a problem,” the Austrian billionaire told Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Webber not Vettel’s number 2 – Mateschitz

He might have won the last three world championships on the trot, but Sebastian Vettel is not Red Bull’s number 1 driver.

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Mark Webber (1)2013-02-23 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (2)That is the claim of team owner Dietrich Mateschitz, the Austrian billionaire who said Vettel’s veteran teammate Mark Webber will continue to enjoy equal status in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Red Bull could re-brand Renault engines

Red Bull is not ruling out rebranding its Renault engines in future.

2013-02-23 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Christian HornerRenault 2014 moteur - photo Renault Sport F1French supplier Renault, although complaining its recent successes have not been well enough recognised, is regarded as Red Bull’s ‘works’ partner. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Zetsche warns ‘no miracles’ for Mercedes in 2013

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has played down expectations ahead of Mercedes’ fourth-consecutive season as a works formula one team.

Dieter Zetsche2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - 05The Brackley based team has made big changes for 2013; swapping Michael Schumacher for Lewis Hamilton, ousting Norbert Haug and installing Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff in upper management. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Ecclestone backs Mercedes shakeup

Bernie Ecclestone has backed the changes taking place at Mercedes.

2012-11-15_000605 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamEarlier, beleaguered team boss Ross Brawn played down claims the F1 chief executive may be playing a role in the power struggle, as Austrians Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff reportedly pull their weight against Brackley’s old guard including Brawn and Nick Fry. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Portugal in running for 2013 race – Ecclestone

Portugal has emerged as a candidate to stage the vacant twentieth race date on the 2013 calendar, and France is also in the running.

2012-06-09_0002DrapeauThat’s what Bernie Ecclestone said in an interview with Austria’s Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper. Asked about the mid-season and so far unnamed 20th race set aside for a European venue, and also the uncertainty surrounding the venue for the German grand prix, the F1 chief executive admitted: “Frankly, I don’t know.” Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Vettel vs Alonso: 2012 title showdown settled on Sunday

All eyes are further down the grid as the 2012 world championship reaches its zenith on race-day Sunday at the Interlagos showdown.

2012-06-09_13202012-05-10 - Spanish Grand Prix 215Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel has qualified just fourth, behind teammate Mark Webber. “It was not a perfect lap,” Dr Helmut Marko told German RTL television, “but we don’t absolutely have to win this race, we need to look out for Alonso.” Triple world champion Niki Lauda said he senses a “slight nervousness” about Vettel in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Lauda denies Mercedes job offer

Niki Lauda has denied reports he is lining up a job at Mercedes.

2012-06-10_04292012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - 01The Telegraph reported this week that the triple world champion and German-language broadcaster is working with Mercedes to convince Lewis Hamilton to leave McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Vettel hopes for more speed at slower tracks

Sebastian Vettel is expecting to get back in the game next time out in Singapore.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99036 - Sebastian Vettel2012-07-19 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Michael SchumacherThe reigning world champion is now 39 points behind Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso after the Spa-Monza double header, where Red Bull’s RB8 struggled on the high speed straights. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Webber’s ‘older’ alternator survived at Monza

Mark Webber’s alternator survived the Italian grand prix because it was an “older” specification.

2012-07-19 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - 990062012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - 99025That is the claim of Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko, after reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel on Sunday suffered a repeat of his Saturday morning failure and failed to finish at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

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