Tag Archive: Suzuka

Oct 31

Mercedes and Ferrari both claim pitstop record

“Who is right?

20130831-0018 In recent days, both Mercedes and Ferrari have claimed to now hold the record for the fastest pitstop ever recorded in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Massa prepared to ignore team orders again

“I do not consider it a disrespect to be asked to let Fernando past”

2013-06-09_0725Felipe Massa has warned he still will not move over for teammate Fernando Alonso in the remaining few races of his Ferrari career. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Mercedes beats Red Bull’s pitstop record

Mercedes has overtaken Red Bull as the team with F1′s fastest pit crew.

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - 01Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that the Brackley based crew did a 2.02 second tyre pitstop at Suzuka, which was 0.04 seconds faster than the previous record set in 2013 by Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

F1 rookie Esteban Gutierrez has revealed the extent of his struggle for form this year

Gutierrez admits ‘tensions’ affected F1 form

2013-06-09_0463 The 22-year-old Mexican has struggled for much of 2013, but an improved Sauber and boosted confidence led to his maiden points – 6 of them – at Suzuka last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Ferrari still braced for Mercedes, Lotus battle

Ferrari’s two chiefs have apparently clashed over the priorities heading into the final four races of 2013.

20130705-0009 After Suzuka, where Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel moved his title campaign into check-mate, Stefano Domenicali said: “The 2013 (Ferrari) car will have some new parts, but the technical staff is 100 per cent focused on the new (2014) project.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

No Hulkenberg news this week – manager

News about Nico Hulkenberg’s future is not imminent, his manager has revealed.

2013-02-10 - Sauber F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Hulkenberg 01 It has been reported Lotus’ crucial Quantum investment deal is now imminently ready, and that an announcement about Hulkenberg joining Romain Grosjean at the Enstone based team in 2014 would shortly follow. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Bottas ‘deserves’ Williams seat in 2014 – Salo

Valtteri Bottas “deserves” another season with Williams in 2014.

2013-06-09_0203 That is the view of former F1 driver Mika Salo, who also commented on fellow Finn Bottas’ last-corner battle with teammate Pastor Maldonado at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Small crowd expected for Vettel crowning

“We’re expecting more fans than ever before” – Richard Cregan

2013-06-09_0586 Sebastian Vettel looks set to celebrate his fourth consecutive title win next weekend in front of a muted Indian crowd. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Brawn is Mercedes ‘number 1′ – Lauda

“It’s all agreed between him and Paddy and everyone else.  He’s number 1.”

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn - Toto Wolff 01 After Ross Brawn’s clear quit threat, Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda says the 58-year-old Briton is still “number 1″ at Brackley. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Angry Force India says Pirelli made Sauber ‘explode’

“This is no wonder-Sauber, It’s only Pirelli.

2013-05-06 - Pirelli - The new Pirelli P Zero Orange hard compound Force India has hit back at claims it is being outclassed by Sauber at the tail end of the 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Ferrari plays down Massa’s team orders defiance

“Multi-function strategy A.  Now, please”

13-06-08_0089 Ferrari has played down Felipe Massa’s refusal to obey a direct team order in Sunday’s Japanese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Mercedes vows to match Renault’s engine trickery

“We need to analyse what they have done”

2013-06-06_0006 Mercedes has vowed to catch F1′s runaway Renault-powered teams, as it risks losing millions in Concorde Agreement bonus money. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Brawn issues clear Mercedes quit threat

“We need to make sure if I’m to remain here that I’m the reference”

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn 02 Ross Brawn has threatened to leave Mercedes if he is not assured his job as team boss is safe. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Hot rumour – Hulkenberg’s future now secure

Hulkenberg gave nothing away

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 01 The hot rumour at Suzuka after Sunday’s Japanese grand prix is that Nico Hulkenberg’s future is now secure. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Magic number is ’5′ for Vettel

The magic number for Sebastian Vettel is five.

2013-09-21- Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99027Winning at Suzuka on Sunday extended the German’s winning streak to five races. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Vettel will win 2013 title eventually – Alonso

2013′s world champion could be crowned on Sunday.

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel - Fernando Alonso 02“I hope it (the championship) is still exciting when formula one comes to America,” former world champion Mario Andretti is quoted by Germany’s Welt newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Honda ‘would like Alonso at McLaren’ – Whitmarsh

“He has a contract with Ferrari, in the future, who knows.”

2013-01-17-0133Martin Whitmarsh has admitted Honda would like Fernando Alonso to be powered by its Japanese engines in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Webber unlikely to play team role on Sunday

“He will do his race, I will do my race.”

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Mark Webber (8)Mark Webber sounds unwilling to move over for his teammate Sebastian Vettel at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Pole ‘hollow’ after Vettel’s troubles – Webber

“Unfortunately Seb didn’t have KERS (for qualifying)”

2013-05-23 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Mark Webber (3)Mark Webber on Saturday admitted beating dominant teammate Sebastian Vettel to pole at Suzuka was “hollow”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Stefano Domenicali says the door to Ferrari is open to Sebastian Vettel in the future.

Ferrari boss compares Vettel to Schumacher

2013-06-07_0001German Vettel has won the past three world champions for Red Bull, is cruising to a fourth in 2013 and is all signed up for 2014 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

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