Tag Archive: Aldo Costa

Jan 10

Paddy Lowe to leave Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

 “I am now looking forward to a new challenge and wish everyone well at Mercedes.”

01 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team Following three and a half very successful years, Paddy Lowe will be leaving Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. He has now begun a period of garden leave. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Reports link Brawn, Costa, Bottas with Ferrari

The latest names linked with Ferrari are Ross Brawn and Valtteri Bottas.

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China (1)On Saturday, reports emerged that amid its thorough 2014 shakeup, the beleaguered great Ferrari could now be set to oust its new boss Marco Mattiacci. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Mercedes to correct gear ratio flaw for Singapore

Mercedes has now decided to make that “joker” ratio change for the rest of the season

2014-07-20_0919 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Mercedes’ rivals are in for some bad news — the dominant German team looks set to pull even further ahead in Singapore and beyond.
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Aug 06

Mercedes’ Costa rules out Ferrari return

Aldo Costa insists he is “sorry” to see his old team Ferrari struggle in formula one.

2013-03-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Toto Wolff - Aldo Costa Amid an earlier dip in the fabled Maranello team’s form, the 53-year-old was ousted by Ferrari in 2011 and he joined Mercedes, who are now utterly dominating the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Stefano Domenicali is just Ferrari’s latest “scapegoat”, according to another former Ferrari team boss

Domenicali is latest Ferrari ‘scapegoat’ – Fiorio

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Stefano Domenicali Cesare Fiorio, who led the Maranello team before the ultra-successful Jean Todt era, likened Domenicali’s departure to that of Aldo Costa, who left Ferrari three years ago. 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 14

Mercedes car ‘on par’ with Newey’s Red Bull – Costa

W05 is “about on par with Red Bull”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Nico Rosberg 02 Mercedes insists its 2014 car is “on par” with the chassis being fielded by reigning world champions Red Bull this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Mercedes designer Aldo Costa says he doubts his W05 will dominate the entire 2014 season

Designer doubts Mercedes to dominate

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton 03 Lewis Hamilton took pole with the new silver single seater and Nico Rosberg dominated the season-opening race in Melbourne, with many observers believing the German driver had hidden performance to spare on the Albert Park roads. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Rivals think Mercedes has big advantage

Mercedes’ advantage over its 2014 rivals might be bigger than is currently thought.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Melbourne Nico Rosberg won the Melbourne race with a half-minute advantage, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was quoted afterwards by Auto Motor und Sport as suspecting the German was “playing with us” on the roads around Albert Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

Ross Brawn has refused to say if he will still be Mercedes’ team boss in 2014.

Brawn not confirming he’ll be team boss in 2014

2013-06-08_1134Asked the question at Silverstone by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, the 58-year-old Briton answered: “I hope so.” Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Lowe’s tasks not clear yet – Brawn

“We will see how he can help us the best both in the short and long term.”

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn 02Ross Brawn has admitted he is not sure what tasks new recruit Paddy Lowe will be assigned at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Lotus has active suspension working best – Mercedes

“We believe that their integrated chassis (system) is working best of all” – Aldo Costa

2013-04-13 - Lotus F1 Team - China - Kimi Raikkonen (4)The secret of Lotus’ speed in 2013 is an hydraulically-controlled active suspension system, Germany’s specialist Auto Motor und Sport reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

New bosses not reason for Mercedes boost – experts

Mercedes’ new bosses are not responsible for the German marque’s apparently sudden speed boost.

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn - Toto Wolff 012013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 01That is the claim of former team driver Michael Schumacher, referring to the removal of Norbert Haug and the installation of new co-owners and chiefs Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Mercedes ‘stuns rivals’ with final test pace

Mercedes is emerging as a surprise contender to take on world champions Red Bull in 2013.

05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2013-02-23 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Rosberg 02With McLaren and Ferrari perhaps slightly off the ultimate pace in winter testing, most pundits were looking to Lotus to take the fight to Red Bull this year. But Jenson Button said in Barcelona on Friday: “The one team that has been consistently quick has been Mercedes more than anyone else.” Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Too early to assess new Mercedes – Brawn

It is too early to say just how good the new Mercedes is, according to team boss Ross Brawn.

2012-11-15_00282013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Rosberg (3)After an up-and-down first test for the new silver W04, former double world champion Mika Hakkinen admitted he suspects the car is “not exactly up to the speed I expected them to be”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Tombazis feared for job after Ferrari’s poor start

2014 engine importance ‘right’ for F1 – Tombazis

Nicolas Tombazis 2011-10-26Fernando Alonso - Nicholas TombazisNicholas Tombazis has admitted he feared for his job after launching the 2012 Ferrari early this year. Ferrari designer Nicholas Tombazis insists it is “right” that engines will have a higher importance in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Technical reshuffle at Mercedes

Mercedes has started a process of restructuring its technical team, Italy’s Autosprint reports.

2012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bob Bell 012012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher - Jock Clear 01The report said the Brackley based team’s aerodynamics chief John Owen is moving up to be technical director. Owen’s role is being filled by a new signing, Mike Elliot, who has joined from Lotus.

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May 11

No rolling heads as Ferrari tackles new crisis

Stefano Domenicali has ruled out responding to Ferrari’s latest crisis with the old ‘rolling heads’ technique.

2012-05-10 - Spanish Grand Prix 1562012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - L MarmoriniOne perception in the paddock is that the fabled Italian team, under intense pressure from the Tifosi and president Luca di Montezemolo, often reacts by emotionally shedding staff, with Aldo Costa and Chris Dyer the obvious recent examples. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

F1’s best will prevail in 2012 – Brawn

F1’s current unbalance of power will eventually settle, leaving the best teams at the front of the pack.

2011-11-13 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Ross Brawn 032012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #2 106That is the view of Ross Brawn, despite Pirelli chief Paul Hembery predicting that Barcelona could crown a fifth different winning team and driver this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

Whiting admits exhaust rule tweak likely for 2013

Charlie Whiting has admitted F1’s governing body will likely have to change the exhaust rules yet again for 2013.

2008-06-05_0049Flagworld - FIALed by technical delegate Whiting, the FIA clamped down hard for this season on the sort of ‘exhaust blown diffuser’ layouts that had become widespread last year. New exhaust layout rules, combined with new restrictions on engine mapping, have made it much more difficult for teams to achieve an aerodynamic effect from the fast-moving hot gases produced by the engine. Read the rest of this entry »

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