Tag Archive: Shanghai

Apr 19

Nico Rosberg is sure Red Bull is playing down its title chances for “tactical” reasons

‘Tactical’ rivals playing down chase – Rosberg

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 11Although Mercedes’ chasers Red Bull and Ferrari appear closer to the pace in Shanghai, world champion Sebastian Vettel on Friday said he was driving behind a W05 in Shanghai and “it looked as though they could do whatever they liked”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Mercedes wanted three-race ban for Red Bull

Red Bull actually deserves “a more severe sanction”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06Mercedes wanted reigning world champions Red Bull to serve a three-race ban for appealing against its Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Lauda denies 80hp advantage for Mercedes

“How can anyone really know?

2014-02-21_0002 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Niki Lauda Paddy LoweNiki Lauda has rejected suggestions Renault is trailing the pace by a figure of 80 horse power. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Mattiacci plays down Alonso exit rumours

“I think Fernando wants to win a world title with Ferrari”

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 00Ferrari’s new boss on Friday played down suggestions Fernando Alonso might be looking to leave the struggling Italian team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Engine makers get to work on louder F1

“So they can maybe do something there to make it sound a lot better.”

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engineF1′s engine manufacturers will focus their attention on the exhaust pipe as they work on spicing up the sound of the turbo V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Rivals step up amid ‘tense’ Mercedes battle

Mercedes’ rivals look closer to the pace this weekend in China.

Lewis Hamilton - photo © J-F. GaleronBack-to-back winner Lewis Hamilton was the fastest overall in Shanghai practice, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was only a tenth behind. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

SAP and McLaren to unveil unique Chinese Grand Prix livery

SAP is the world leader in enterprise software and software-related services

2014-04-18 - McLaren Mercedes - SAPTo celebrate the return of Formula 1 racing to China this weekend the McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 will feature a unique livery, with high profile SAP branding. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Lotus looks to end crisis in China, Spain

Lotus is hoping to finally get its 2014 season on track in the next two races.

 

2014-03-30 - Lotus F1 Team - Malaysia - Romain Grosjean 03After a disastrous start to the new turbo V6 era for the Enstone team, Lotus has finally taken delivery of the improved Renault ‘power unit’ as used by Red Bull and Toro Rosso in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Maldonado hits out as 2014 race ban looms

“With the new noses, when we touched, the car took off.”

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Pastor Maldonado (5)Pastor Maldonado has hit out at the new ‘penalty points’ system that could see him having to serve a race ban later in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Plea bargain could keep Ecclestone in charge

“I’m going into this trial to prove my innocence of what I’m being charged with”

2013-06-07_0008Bernie Ecclestone has denied rumours he will strike a plea deal with Munich prosecutors to stay out of jail and in charge of F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Mercedes nose passes test on fourth attempt

“The car will be easier to balance with this solution”

2014-02-28_0003 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Lewis Hamilton Mercedes could pull even further clear of the field in Shanghai, after readying for its debut arguably the most expensive new front nose in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Alonso denies sarcastic ‘victory salute’ with Bahrain ninth

“I was saying thanks to the mechanics”

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso 01 Fernando Alonso on Thursday denied his frustration with Ferrari’s poor 2014 hit a sarcastic low recently in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Active suspension could return to F1 – report

F1 could bring back highly-sophisticated ‘active suspension’ to cut costs.

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia - Nico Hulkenberg 02 Reporting from Shanghai, Telegraph correspondent Daniel Johnson said the idea is among a draft proposal by the FIA after teams blocked Jean Todt’s plans for a budget cap. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

President Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed early criticism of Ferrari’s new team boss

Montezemolo rejects early Mattiacci criticism

Luca Di Montezemolo 2012-12-23 First, he applauded the ousted Stefano Domenicali for taking responsibility for the fabled team’s poor results and choosing to resign. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

F1′s four smallest teams have written a letter complaining about the state of the sport

Smallest teams write ‘explosive’ letter – report

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams Germany’s Sport Bild revealed that the letter, initiated by Marussia and also signed by Caterham, Force India and Sauber, was addressed to the other seven teams as well as Bernie Ecclestone and FIA president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Formula One teams Chinese Grand Prix preview

Chinese Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Shanghai. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Engine makers to discuss V6 noise in China

One proposal made by Mercedes is to simply look into sound amplification

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Nico Rosberg 01 F1′s three engine makers will discuss how to turn up the volume of their controversial turbo V6s ahead of the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

McLaren Group embraces China

McLaren demonstrated the importance it places upon China

McLaren Group The McLaren Group is proud to join an official delegation to China from the UK, led by the Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Nov 11

2013 title lacked sheen of earlier wins – Mateschitz

The success of 2013 lacked the excitement of some previous triumphs.

2013-11-06 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing feels the fourth as Sebastian Vettel makes triumphant returnA leading figure at Red Bull’s title sponsor Infiniti has admitted Sebastian Vettel has been “too successful” this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Perez admits early McLaren criticism ‘amazing’

“But I think this is quite normal and usual for a team like McLaren”

2013-04-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - China - Sergio Perez 03The pressure is showing on Sergio Perez, as the Mexican admitted he found boss Martin Whitmarsh’s criticism in the wake of last weekend’s Chinese grand prix “quite amazing”. Read the rest of this entry »

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