Tag Archive: APA

Nov 05

Berger denies talks with McLaren, Ferrari

Gerhard Berger has played down persistent speculation his next move could be a return to the F1 paddock.

20131019-0045 The F1 legend recently stepped down from the FIA after presiding over the governing body’s junior single seater categories. It triggered speculation that earlier reports he might be preparing to join McLaren-Honda, although dismissed at the time as “utter nonsense”, are actually true. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

‘Silly season’ waits but 2015 rumours still firing

Porsche would like to enter a third car in the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race next year with F1 stars at the wheel, according to Germany’s Auto Bild.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers The report said Nico Hulkenberg, despite being close to a new deal to stay with Force India in 2015, is at the top of the German carmaker’s shortlist. Theoretically, Porsche’s supposed plan is possible, given that the F1 calendar is not scheduled to clash with the fabled endurance race next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Mercedes would have given Verstappen GP2 debut

Prior to Max Verstappen’s signing by Red Bull, the teen Dutchman came close to being snapped up by Mercedes.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing At the height of the Verstappen-Mercedes rumours, sources said the German marque intended to place the talented 16-year-old in GP2 next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

German charity ‘surprised’ by $1m Ecclestone payment

SID news agency said the payment is the largest in the charity’s history.

2013-06-07_0008Officials of a German children’s charity were completely surprised when it emerged Bernie Ecclestone would pay them $1 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Mercedes’ title-warring drivers have been told they must follow team orders over the remaining eight races of 2014

Mercedes drivers told to obey team orders in future

2014-07-20_0919 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg The Brackley based team moved to play down Lewis Hamilton’s defiance in Hungary last Sunday, accepting that the Briton was right to refuse to let Nico Rosberg past. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

2015 Williams seat ‘not realistic’ – Wolff

Susie Wolff admits expecting to land a race seat for 2015 is “not realistic”.

Suzie Wolff - Williams - photo Williams After breaking down at Silverstone two weeks ago, the 31-year-old Scot enjoyed a bit more track time ahead of the German grand prix on Friday at the wheel of Valtteri Bottas’ Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Ecclestone ‘upset’ with witness on Wednesday

The F1 chief executive was back in court

Bernie Ecclestone-11-2010 According to an observer reporting for the Austrian press agency APA, Bernie Ecclestone was “visibly upset” on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Ecclestone’s bribery trial extended

Bernie Ecclestone’s Munich trial has been extended.

Charlie Whiting -Bernie Ecclestone - photo Getty Images Originally, the F1 chief executive’s corruption hearings were set to continue only until mid-September. But the Austrian news agency APA reports that, on Tuesday, presiding judge Peter Noll presented to court additional dates through mid-October. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Susie Wolff determined to use ‘super chance’ on Friday

Susie Wolff is “nervous” but “ready” as she prepares to break a long F1 drought this week.

Susie Wolff  2013-01-28 At Silverstone, the 31-year-old Scot will be the first female driver in more than two decades to take part in an official grand prix weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Beating Vettel ‘says a lot about me’ – Ricciardo

While the Mercedes duo tussle for title spoils, a very different battle is raging within Red Bull.

2014-06-08_1295 World champion for the last four seasons consecutively, Sebastian Vettel is now fighting merely to be the top dog within his own team, following the arrival of the surprisingly imposing Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Ricciardo ‘can be champion’ – Berger

Daniel Ricciardo is world championship material, according to F1 legend Gerhard Berger.

2014-06-08_1224 Berger, a former race winner for McLaren and Ferrari, said he has been impressed with the 24-year-old Australian since he stepped up to Red Bull this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Mercedes understands Canada problems – Wolff

Mercedes already understands the issue that in Canada ended the dominant team’s run of one-two victories.

2014-06-07_1038 In Montreal, championship leader Nico Rosberg fell to second behind F1’s newest winner Daniel Ricciardo, while the sister W05 of Lewis Hamilton failed to finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Red Bull denies giving Mercedes boot from F1 hotel

Red Bull has hit back at Mercedes, amid a dispute over hotel accommodation for the forthcoming Austrian grand prix.

2014-06-08_1186On Sunday, team boss Toto Wolff claimed Mercedes staff have been “kicked out” of their hotel bookings just days before travelling to the Styrian region. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

FIA to ‘look into’ disputed Renault test

Red Bull have denied conducting the test

2014-06-07_1561 The FIA is looking into what happened in Graz, Austria, between the final Bahrain test and the season opening Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Fatigue and frustration explain Vettel struggle – Berger

“We cannot forget that Vettel has won the championship four times”

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (13) Part of Sebastian Vettel’s struggle so far in 2014 is “fatigue” after four consecutive world championship triumphs. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Lauda to end up Mercedes driver ‘nanny’ – Berger

“Formula one is always full of surprises”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg 01 Gerhard Berger has warned Mercedes to expect fireworks between teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

F1 gets first look and sound of Merc ‘megaphone’

The world of F1 will hear Mercedes’ ‘megaphone’ exhaust for the first time early on Wednesday.

Mercedes Megaphone The first images of the metre-long, trumpet-like attachment have already emerged, and one of the first to see the volume-boosting device was Bild correspondent Nicola Pohl. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Red Bull to assess 2014 chase in Austria – Marko

Red Bull will take stock of the 2014 season after its home race in Austria next month.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Dr Helmut Marko - Sebastian Vettel That is the claim of the energy drink company’s Dr Helmut Marko, despite team owner Dietrich Mateschitz insisting Red Bull will keep pushing for the title. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Red Bull not giving up 2014 battle – Mateschitz

Red Bull will not give up the battle for the 2014 title.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Daniel Ricciardo (10) That is the reigning world champions’ order straight from the top, despite some predicting that Mercedes’ can achieve the unprecedented feat of winning every single grand prix this season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Rosberg coping with Hamilton’s dominance – Wolff

Some believe it is a major psychological blow for the German.

2014-01-31_0000 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Toto Wolff Their battles may be played out on the track, but Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are also waging a war of the minds in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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