Tag Archive: Shanghai

Jul 23

Nelson Piquet Jr to test Formula E at Donington

Nelson has a successful history in single-seater racing

2014-05-16 - Renault - Formula E (1) Current Global Rallycross championship leader Nelson Piquet Jr will drive tomorrow for Team China Racing at the official FIA Formula E test day at Donington Park, UK. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Vettel’s new chassis for Spain is ‘old’

Vettel on Thursday revealed that his new RB10 for Spain actually isn’t ‘new’ at all.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Dr Helmut Marko - Sebastian Vettel - Niki Lauda Sebastian Vettel has confirmed he switched chassis ahead of this weekend’s Spanish grand prix because of his poor performance in China.
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May 09

Mercedes drivers say no to team psychologist

Lewis Hamilton has ruled out making use of Mercedes’ new F1 psychologist.

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 02 It has emerged that Dr Ceri Evans, who also worked with New Zealand’s ‘All Blacks’ during the rugby team’s world cup triumph, was in the Shanghai garage last time out and could return this weekend in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Mercedes confirms F1 psychologist reports

F1 championship leader Mercedes has confirmed reports it is now working with a psychologist.

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (2) The Telegraph newspaper this week reported that former professional soccer player Dr Ceri Evans, who also worked with New Zealand’s ‘All Blacks’ during the rugby team’s world cup triumph, was at the Chinese grand prix last month. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

‘Bad luck’ for dominant Mercedes’ rivals – Montoya

Mercedes may now be at the front, but little has changed in formula one.

Juan Pablo Montoya - NASCAR - Talladega - 10-2010 That is the view of former driver Juan Pablo Montoya, who left the paddock half-way through the 2006 season to begin his foray in the American series Nascar. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Company to help F1 turn up V6 volume – report

Formula one is pushing ahead with efforts to make its new V6 engines louder.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (14) After decades of screaming, naturally-aspirated V12s, V10s and V8s, the markedly lower volume of this year’s energy-recovering turbo ‘power units’ was a shock. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Pirelli and Bottas : Walking on water

“One of those moments that gave you goosebumps” - Paul Hembery

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Valrerri Bottas rain During qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix, Williams driver Valtteri Bottas reached 316kph – that’s nearly 200mph – on the back straight of the Shanghai circuit: the longest on the Formula One calendar this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Lauda gave Hamilton ‘money can’t buy’ reward

“I told him ‘If you win, I’ll fly you back’ (to Europe)”

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (3) Niki Lauda gave Lewis Hamilton a ‘money can’t buy’ reward for securing his first-ever F1 hat-trick — a ride on his own private jet. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

‘Focused’ Hamilton on charge for title – Lauda

“Now he is doing the performance you expect from him.”

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (6) Niki Lauda couldn’t resist a jibe at rivals Ferrari on Sunday after the botched chequered flag incident near the end of the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Alonso says China podium belongs to Domenicali

“I think this podium should be dedicated to Stefano”

2014-03-04_0011 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso has suggested Ferrari’s new boss cannot take the credit for his breakthrough podium in China. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Vettel refuses to obey Red Bull team order

Vettel admitted on Saturday he has been beaten “fair and square”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (3) World champion Sebastian Vettel refused to obey Red Bull’s team orders during the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Adrian Newey chose overcast Silverstone over smoggy Shanghai for the weekend of the Chinese grand prix

Newey with Webber at Silverstone, not in China

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Adrian Newey Speed Week reports that Red Bull’s technical boss will not be on the Shanghai pitwall on Sunday because he is actually trackside at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Dennis hits back at Horner’s stance on Fallows

“He’d got no lawful right to change his mind in that way”

2012-11-18_0013 Ron Dennis is keeping the pressure on Red Bull, after an employee reneged on a deal to switch teams. 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 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 »

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