Tag Archive: Abu Dhabi

Oct 31

Mercedes not ready to let drivers ‘off leash’

Mercedes is not yet willing to let its drivers “off the leash” in their three-race fight for the drivers’ title.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg (2) That is despite the German squad having wrapped up the crucial and lucrative constructors’ championship three weeks ago in Russia. It was said at the time that Mercedes, having tried to contain the hostility of the duel between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, might react to its title success by giving the drivers freer reign to battle for F1’s biggest prize. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Berger advises Ferrari to ‘keep Alonso’

With Ferrari currently having three champion drivers under contract, speculation about Fernando Alonso’s future continues to run wild.

20131019-0045 Some reports suggest the Italian team and the Spaniard are in a sort of Mexican standoff, each wanting the other to legally terminate their contract for financial reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Rosberg not giving up on 2014 title

Nico Rosberg is convinced he is still in the running for the 2014 title.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (2) The German, once the runaway championship leader, has fallen 17 points behind with just three races to go off the back of teammate Lewis Hamilton’s run of dominant form. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Ericsson in talks with three teams about 2015 – manager

Marcus Ericsson’s manager says he is in talks with three alternative teams after Caterham ran off track.

2014-06-05_0049 With the Leafield based team in administration and set to miss the forthcoming Austin-Brazil double header, Swedish rookie Ericsson’s teammate Kamui Kobayashi admitted he is not sure the green team will be back in action for the Abu Dhabi finale next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Now Marussia enters administration

Marussia is now being managed by administrators.

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia Just days after Caterham’s management accepted the same fate, UK insolvency experts FRP Advisory have taken over Manor Grand Prix Racing Limited, which in F1 is known as Marussia. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Rosberg appoints himself ‘title hunter’

“The remaining tracks are among my favourites”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (6) Nico Rosberg has admitted he will think more about his own interests now after Mercedes wrapped up the constructors’ championship in Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

F1 world still guessing on Alonso’s next move

Yet another week in F1 history is passing by with little more known about the future of arguably the sport’s biggest name.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Insiders suggest Fernando Alonso is wavering between a McLaren-Honda contract on his terms or the very real prospect of a sabbatical as he waits for a seat at dominant Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Rosberg must relax to get back in fight – Frentzen

Nico Rosberg needs to relax if he wants to get back into the world championship fight.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (15) That is the advice of German countryman Heinz-Harald Frentzen, who at the peak of his career fifteen years ago was the title dark horse in 1999. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

‘Stars & Cars’ in Stuttgart – celebrate the ‘best’

End of season celebrations at Mercedes-Benz museum

2014-10-16 - 'Stars & Cars' in Stuttgart - celebrate the 'best'One week after the Formula 1 season finale in Abu Dhabi, Mercedes-Benz would like to invite fans to Stuttgart on Saturday, November 29th, 2014 for the grand ‘Stars & Cars, 2014′ event to see out the sporting year in style.

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Oct 15

Red Bull blocks Vettel’s Ferrari test debut in Abu Dhabi

Also in Abu Dhabi, Pirelli will test its proposed 2015 tyres for the first time.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (7) Sebastian Vettel will not be able to make his test debut for Ferrari in the days immediately after next month’s Abu Dhabi grand prix finale. Italy’s Omnicorse claims that, even though the Maranello team is yet to officially confirm that the German will be wearing red in 2015, it wanted Vettel to drive the F14-T at the post-Abu Dhabi test. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

McLaren to decide 2015 drivers this season

McLaren is aiming to decide its 2015 driver lineup before the chequered flag waves in Abu Dhabi next month.

2014-06-07_0873 That is the claim of boss Eric Boullier, after the Woking team’s lead driver Jenson Button revealed that as recently as the Suzuka race he was “annoyed” McLaren is leaving its decision so late. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Mercedes gifting title ‘bonus’ to staff and F1 world

The reports say the bonus is a minimum of 10,000 British pounds

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (14)All 700 staff members at Mercedes’ Brackley headquarters will bank a tasty bonus as a reward for securing the constructors’ world championship in Russia, British newspapers report. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Mateschitz hints Vergne to keep Toro Rosso seat

It is more and more certain that Jean-Eric Vergne will secure at least one more year with Toro Rosso.

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (1) Earlier, the 24-year-old Frenchman had been left out in the cold by the Red Bull junior team, as teenage Max Verstappen was signed up for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Wolff admits champion Mercedes seen as ‘bad guy’

“We do not want to talk about the gap to our opponents or politics today.”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi - Toto Wolff Despite having the constructors’ title already in the bag, Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes is playing the role of “the bad guy” in F1 at present. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Pirelli completes 2014 Formula One compound choices

The two hardest compounds in the range have been nominated for Brazil

Pirelli The tyre choices for this season are now complete, with Pirelli having announced the compounds that will be used for the final three grands prix of the year, in the United States, Brazil and Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Report – McLaren planning private Honda tests?

McLaren and Honda could be planning to run an interim F1 car outside the sport’s officially-sanctioned test dates.

IMG_6345 It has emerged at Suzuka that the returning Japanese carmaker’s new turbo V6 is being mated to an “experimental vehicle” that according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport is called MP4-29H. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Seb Morris to make GP3 Series test debut with Status in Abu Dhabi

Latest news from Seb Morris…
Seb MorrisAspiring FIA Formula One World Championship racer Seb Morris will take the next step on his fast moving career path next month after today, Wednesday, 1st October, confirming he will make his GP3 Series test debut with leading squad Status Grand Prix.

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Oct 01

Mercedes ‘can throw championship away’ – Marko

“Every single one of us wants to finish 2014 in style”  – Toto Wolff

2014-06-08_1186 With five full races to spare, Mercedes this weekend has its first opportunity to wrap up the 2014 constructors’ world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Mercedes says reliability must now crown 2014 champion

Paddy Lowe says it is something the Brackley based team must address

2014-06-08_0999 Mercedes has acknowledged it needs to up its game in the reliability stakes following former championship leader Nico Rosberg’s problems in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Ecclestone admits ‘double points’ could go

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted his ‘double points’ innovation may be axed after the 2014 finale.

Bernie Ecclestone portrait This year, in a bid to keep the championship alive until the dying moment, F1 will allocate double points in the Abu Dhabi finale. But the scheme has been controversial and almost universally criticised, prompting F1’s chief executive to admit it may fall by the wayside. Read the rest of this entry »

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