Tag Archive: Sauber

Jul 21

Hamilton sensed a safety car conspiracy

A safety car would have ended championship leader Nico Rosberg’s huge race lead.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (13) Euphoric at Silverstone two weeks ago when he pulled the gap back to just 4 points, Lewis Hamilton’s mood dimmed once again on Sunday as he deficit blew back out to 14. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Mercedes slams ‘unacceptable’ Brembo failure

“It is impossible to determine in such a short time why the disc has broken” – Toto Wolff

2014-06-06_0010 Mercedes has slammed as “unacceptable” the failure of Lewis Hamilton’s Brembo brand brake disc during qualifying at Hockenheim.

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Jul 18

Rumour – driver changes looming at Caterham, Sauber

The drivers are also not immune

2014-06-05_0062 After over 40 staff were shown the exit this week, arguably the most nervous drivers in the Hockenheim paddock are wearing green. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Van der Garde plays down Sauber race seat rumours

Giedo van der Garde has played down rumours linking him with a race seat at Sauber.

IMG_3870 The 29-year-old Dutchman is currently the Swiss team’s reserve driver, having lost his Caterham race seat at the end of last year. 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 10

Ramirez slams Perez for wrong ‘attitude’

Jo Ramirez, McLaren’s former long-time team manager, has slammed fellow Mexican Sergio Perez.

IMG_6010 McLaren ousted Perez, 24, after a single season at the end of last year in favour of Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen. “As a driver Sergio was actually not bad (at McLaren),” Ramirez, a former advisor to Perez, told motorline.cc.  “I think he was also getting better. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Sauber to stay with Ferrari power in 2015

Swiss team Sauber has notably struggled in 2014, but it will not change its engine supplier for 2015.

IMG_6513 According to word from Silverstone, Lotus is poised to announce its switch from struggling Renault to leading Mercedes power for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

F1 paddock ‘puzzles over’ Caterham sale

Heads are being scratched in the F1 paddock, the day after the struggling Caterham team changed hands.

2014-06-07_0812 Malaysian aviation entrepreneur Tony Fernandes’ 100 per cent sale of the team was confirmed late on Wednesday, a media statement saying Caterham is now owned by “a consortium of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors”.
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Jun 27

Report – Thursday ‘the end’ for struggling teams?

F1′s last chance to slash costs for struggling teams has now passed.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams The FIA’s World Motor Sport Council met in Munich on Thursday, less than a mere handful of days before the end-of-June deadline for rule changes to be made for 2015 without the near-impossible need for unanimity. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Sirotkin says de Silvestro role ‘a marketing ploy’

Sergey Sirotkin has denied his future at Sauber is being overshadowed by the Swiss female driver Simona de Silvestro.

2013-08-21 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergey Sirotkin 05 Funded by her wealthy backers, de Silvestro – who also ran at Fiorano in April – returned to track action this week in a 2012 Sauber at the Valencia circuit, Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

‘Silly season’ yet to hit highest gear

The ‘silly season’ is yet to hit its highest gear in 2014.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Two early protagonists, Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton, spent time on Thursday dismissing the rumblings about their respective futures. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Big teams propose Friday practice axe

F1 is proposing to shake up the format of the grand prix weekends for 2015.

IMG_0749It emerged in Montreal on Friday that the plan, already agreed by the powerful Strategy Group including the sport’s major teams, is designed to cut costs. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

‘Rolling road’ test would be legal – Red Bull

Red Bull says a test on a ‘rolling road’ facility would not be illegal.

2014-06-05_0216 Earlier, reports suggested Red Bull had tested secretly over six days between the final Bahrain test and the season opening Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Alesi tells Sauber to ignore Jordan’s quit call

Former F1 driver Jean Alesi has urged Peter Sauber to ignore Eddie Jordan’s advice.

2014-02-28 - Sauber F1 Team Earlier, after the struggling Swiss team dropped behind backmarker Marussia in the 2014 constructors’ standings, Jordan said 70-year-old Sauber should acknowledge reality and join him in retirement by selling up. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Pointless season ‘embarrassing’ for Sauber – report

“Maybe then the next discussion should be about the drivers”

2014-02-20_0005 - Sauber F1 Team - Bahrain - Esteban Gutierrez Sauber on Sunday plumbed the depths of its “embarrassing situation”, according to veteran Swiss correspondent Roger Benoit. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Bianchi hopes to ‘ride wave’ to better team

The task now for Bianchi’s manager, Nicolas Todt, is obvious.

2014-03-02_0056 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi Marussia crowned its hero Jules Bianchi in Monaco, after the French driver on Sunday delivered the backmarker team its first-ever F1 points. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Smaller teams less committed to F1 – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has hit back at criticism of F1′s new ‘Strategy Group’.

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso - Kimi Raikkonen - Teams 01 The decision-making group features only six of the sport’s eleven competing teams — powerful Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren, the fourth-placed in 2013 Lotus and, for historical reasons, Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Leimer could be Marussia’s Friday driver – report

The reigning GP2 champion is moving to put his formula one ambitions back on track.

GP2 - Fabio Leimer (Racing Engineering) Even with a reported $14 million sponsor offering to Sauber, Swiss Fabio Leimer could not find a debut race seat in 2014, causing him to turn away from F1 and move to sports car racing. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Russian crisis has stopped F1 sponsor talks

Russian sponsors have now “come to a standstill”

The Crimean crisis has thwarted sponsor talks between Russian companies and Sauber, the Swiss formula one team admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Only one Sauber under minimum F1 weight in Spain – report

Barcelona upgrade features an “extensive weight reduction”.

2014-02-20_0002 - Sauber F1 Team - Bahrain - Esteban Gutierrez Only one Sauber driver will be racing under F1′s minimum weight limit this weekend in Barcelona, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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