Tag Archive: Willi Weber

Aug 07

Rookie Kvyat hits back at F1 ‘wimps’ criticism

“In my opinion F1 remains one of the sports in which courage is most relevant”

2014-06-07_0010 Daniil Kvyat, the youngest rookie in formula one, has hit back at suggestions formula one drivers lack the hero status of the sport’s past stars. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Ecclestone hails ‘capitalist’ court settlement

“It’s certainly a bit unfortunate to pay so much money”

2011-06-09_0303 Bernie Ecclestone on Wednesday hailed the “capitalist system” that saw him escape a bribery trial by paying the German court a record $100 million settlement. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Schu manager Weber slams ‘complaining wimp’ drivers

“There are no more Michael Schumachers, Ayrton Sennas, Jacques Villeneuves.”

Willi Weber Schumacher 091220 Willi Weber, famous for making his fortune as Michael Schumacher’s ‘Mr 20 per cent’ manager, has joined those decrying the new face of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Doctors ‘cautious’ after Schumacher awakening news

“It could mean he opens and closes his eyes when he is asked”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung A wave of relief spread through the Bahrain paddock on Friday, as news broke that F1 legend Michael Schumacher has shown “moments of consciousness” this week after months in a coma. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Alonso ‘just the best’ – Weber

Fernando Alonso is the best driver in formula one today.

Fernando Alonso - phto © Jean-Francois Galeron WRI2 That is the claim of Willi Weber, the former manager of F1′s great Michael Schumacher, the seven time world champion and winner of a record 91 grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Willi Weber ‘can’t imagine’ Schumacher at Sauber

Michael Schumacher’s famous former manager has advised the seven time world champion to finally quit formula one for good.

Willi Weber Schumacher 0912202012-09-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Singapore - Michael Schumacher 02Having recently negotiated the great German’s latest personal sponsorship deal, Willi Weber made headlines by announcing that – if he was still in charge – he would travel to Maranello for a chat with Luca di Montezemolo. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Rosberg rules out McLaren switch for 2013

Nico Rosberg has dealt a blow to the Lewis Hamilton saga, insisting he is definitely staying at Mercedes next year.

2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - Nico Rosberg 022012-06-08_0295And 27-year-old German Rosberg also said he hopes his current teammate, Michael Schumacher, also stays with the Brackley based team in 2013. According to intense media speculation, Briton Hamilton is weighing up a big monetary offer to join Mercedes next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

No ‘shining eyes for Ferrari’ – Hulkenberg

One perceived candidate indicated on Thursday he is in fact not in the running for Felipe Massa’s 2013 Ferrari seat.

2012-06-09_01162012-06-08_0437It has been rumoured Nico Hulkenberg was among the candidates for the drive, should the famous Italian team choose to drop Brazilian Massa. But German Hulkenberg, whose career was rescued by Force India after he was dropped by Williams at the end of 2010, said on Thursday: “I do not have shining eyes for Ferrari.

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Apr 13

Hulkenberg happy without manager Weber

Nico Hulkenberg insists he is happy in formula one without his famous manager Willi Weber.

2012-03-24 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Nico Hulkenberg 012012-03-24 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Nico Hulkenberg 02After a year on the reserve bench, the German returned to the grid in 2012 with Force India, but no longer represented by Weber, the famous former manager of the Schumacher brothers. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Schumacher manager Weber now retired from F1

Famous former F1 driver manager Willi Weber has announced he is now retired from formula one.

2012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher 02Willi Weber Schumacher 091220Once known as ‘Mr 20 per cent’ from his lucrative days as Michael and Ralf Schumacher’s manager, the German is also no longer involved in the management of Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg’s career. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Schumacher hometown not planning celebration

Michael Schumacher’s home town is not planning an official celebration this weekend.

2011-07-24 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Germany - Michael Schumacher 022011-07-09 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Britain - Michael Schumacher 03At Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, the seven time world champion will mark the 20th anniversary of his meteoric formula one debut. But 70 kilometres away in Kerpen, Germany, Schumacher’s home town will be quiet as usual, mayor Marlies Seiburg told the DAPD news agency.

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Aug 23

Debut failure was Jordan’s fault – Schumacher

“The story is that we had problems in the warmup”

2011-07-24 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Germany - Michael Schumacher 012011-06-12_1539Michael Schumacher has pointed the finger at his first formula one boss Eddie Jordan as he recalled his grand prix debut 20 years ago. At Spa-Francorchamps this weekend, the seven time world champion is marking the passing of two decades since he burst onto the scene with Jordan.

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Aug 15

Schumacher to ‘certainly’ stay in 2012

Schumacher however hinted that he could stay even beyond his 2012 contract.

2011-07-09 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Britain - Michael Schumacher 012011-07-24 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Germany - Michael Schumacher 02Michael Schumacher on Sunday moved to quash rumours he is set to return to retirement at the end of the season. The Mercedes driver’s manager Sabine Kehm had already slammed an Italian website for apparently fabricating quotes that suggested Schumacher, 42, was considering his seat.

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May 13

Hulkenberg splits with famous manager Weber

Nico Hulkenberg has split with his famous manager Willi Weber.

2011-05-07 - Force India F1 Team - Turkey - Nico Hulkenberg 022011-05-07 - Force India F1 Team - Turkey - Nico Hulkenberg 01With the 69-year-old German, Hulkenberg made his promising grand prix debut at Williams last season but lost the seat for 2011 to the well-backed Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Heidfeld to race Renault in 2011 – reports

Renault is not confirming the news.

2010-10-24 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Nick Heidfeld 032011-01-20 - Lotus Renault GP 01Nick Heidfeld has been selected to drive in injured Robert Kubica’s place this season, according to a German report. Lotus-sponsored Renault has already announced that German Heidfeld, 33, will be testing at Jerez this weekend, but only as “a potential replacement” for car number 9. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

F1′s German flavour hurting Hulkenberg – Weber

There were seven Germans in F1 last year

2011-02-01 - Force India F1 Team - Valencia  - Nico Hulkenberg - 072011-02-01 - Force India F1 Team - Valencia  - Nico Hulkenberg - 09The plethora of German drivers is making it harder for Nico Hulkenberg to break through in formula one. That is the claim of famous driver manager Willi Weber, who after watching his rookie charge Hulkenberg secure pole in Brazil last year was left scrambling to find the 23-year-old a new job. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Manager Weber eyes 2012 return for Hulkenberg

Force India confirmed that Hulkenberg has signed longer than just a one-year contract.

2011-01-27 - Force India F1 Team - Niko Hulkenberg2011-01-27 - Force India F1 Team - Niko Hulkenberg 22011 for Nico Hulkenberg will be about staying on the radar ahead of returning to a race cockpit next year. That is the claim of the 23-year-old German’s famous manager Willi Weber, who has secured his charge the third role at Force India. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Willi Weber wants to be Vettel’s manager

“Now he needs a manager more than ever, because he needs to sell his success.”

Willi Weber 0912202010-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 4F1′s most famous driver manager has admitted he would like to add new world champion Sebastian Vettel to his stable. Although now only handling some of Michael Schumacher’s merchandising and sponsors, Willi Weber became famous for taking 20 per cent of the lucrative earnings throughout the seven time world champion’s meteoric first career. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Force India lineup to be named soon – Mallya

The uncertainty surrounding Force India’s driver lineup for 2011 looks set to end soon.

2010-07-11 - Force India F1 Team - Dr. Vijay Mallya - Deepika Padukone2011-11-13 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi 01It is believed that despite Vitantonio Liuzzi having a firm contract for this year, it will be Paul di Resta racing alongside Adrian Sutil in the two VJM-04s. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Manager says Hulkenberg offered Virgin seat

“That is the ideal alternative for him”

2010-11-13 - AT&T Williams - Nico Hulkenberg 01Virgin RacingNico Hulkenberg’s manager Willi Weber has hinted strongly that the 23-year-old will have a “Friday” driving role in 2011. “We have been thinking: shall we pause for a year?” admitted Weber, who has been busily scouring the driver market for a race cockpit for his German charge, who has been ousted by Williams in favour of the well-funded Pastor Maldonado. Read the rest of this entry »

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