Tag Archive: Auto Bild

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 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 »

Oct 11

Alonso to take Movistar to next team – report

A week after Sebastian Vettel blew the ‘silly season’ wide open, little else is clear about the shape of the upper part of the grid for 2015.

2014-06-07_1279 Despite rumours he might be McLaren-bound, however, paddock sources insist Vettel is definitely headed to Ferrari. The next step for the man he is set to replace, however – Fernando Alonso – is much less clear. What is obvious is that there is plenty of movement in the background, which might explain the latest rumours linking Lewis Hamilton with the exit at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Red Bull denies departing Vettel now ‘number 2′

Sebastian Vettel will not be marginalised by Red Bull despite shocking the team with his sudden departure news last week in Japan.

2014-07-19 - 99038 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel That is the claim of team chief Dr Helmut Marko, who is already fending off claims the Ferrari-bound German received second-rate treatment during the Suzuka race. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

McLaren says Berger reports ‘nonsense’

McLaren has slammed reports Gerhard Berger could be set to join the British team.

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Ron Dennis 01 Earlier, Germany’s Auto Bild said supremo Ron Dennis is coming under increasing pressure from the struggling Woking based team’s major Bahraini shareholders. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Report – Berger to replace Dennis at McLaren?

Ron Dennis’ future in charge of the McLaren team is once again in doubt, the German publication Auto Bild reports.

F3 - Gerhard Berger (FIA Single Seater Commission President), Jean Todt (FIA President) Having stepped into the background in recent years, the Woking based team’s 67-year-old ‘supremo’ returned to the role of chief executive in 2014 as McLaren prepares for its all-new works Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Alonso rumours keep shifting into higher gear

The Spaniard’s future at Ferrari is in serious doubt

2014-06-05_0247 In terms of speculation about his future, the last days have been arguably the most intense in Fernando Alonso’s entire career. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

New Nurburgring owner misses payment due date

The Nurburgring’s sale has hit a fork in the road.

Nurburgring logo In March, the financially embattled German grand prix host was bought for a reported EUR 77 million by a Dusseldorf based automotive group called Capricorn. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

‘Kid’ Verstappen the big talking point at Spa

“The cars are really safe.  I think it’s more dangerous to bike through a big city than race in an F1 car.”

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing F1 has emerged from its summer slumber, but the big talking point at Spa-Francorchamps will be a 16-year-old ‘kid’ who doesn’t even have a license to drive a road car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

F1 ‘popularity’ meeting cancelled

A crisis meeting to plot formula one’s future has been cancelled.

150x80-flagworldf1 The meeting was set to take place in London on Thursday, involving Bernie Ecclestone, Ferrari’s Marco Mattiacci, Red Bull’s Christian Horner, Force India’s Bob Fernley and Mercedes’ Toto Wolff.
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Jul 23

Germany could host two races per year again

Future F1 calendars could once again host two grands prix in Germany within a single season.

2013-08-04-2013-08-04-GTMJB57 Recently, as it emerged the Nurburgring was close to a new deal with Bernie Ecclestone, it was said Hockenheim’s F1 foray could end altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Fric removal ‘will not change much’ – Lauda

“The motives of McLaren and Ferrari are obvious”

IMG_3777 Niki Lauda has played down the effect the removal of the complex ‘Fric’ system will have on F1’s dominant team. The triple world champion is also the F1 chairman at Mercedes, who along with Red Bull are considered the teams most affected by the FIA’s questioning of the legality of systems that mimic active suspension. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Even 2014 title may not be beyond Ricciardo

The title could be the next target for F1’s newest race winner.

2014-06-08_1203 Impressive Red Bull newcomer Daniel Ricciardo drove past Mercedes’ technical trouble in Canada last weekend to record his first grand prix victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Newey ‘will design 2015 car’ then step back

Adrian Newey has clarified he is still heading up the design of next year’s Red Bull.

2014-06-08_1251 The paddock drew breath on Sunday when the team announced that the Briton, the only undisputed ‘genius’ engineer in formula one, is stepping back from the front line. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

‘Rolling road’ test would be legal – Red Bull

Red Bull says a test on a ‘rolling road’ facility would not be illegal.

2014-06-05_0216 Earlier, reports suggested Red Bull had tested secretly over six days between the final Bahrain test and the season opening Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Massa ‘glad’ Ferrari axe led to Williams

Felipe Massa says he is “glad” Ferrari dumped him at the end of last year.

2014-03-18 - Williams F1 Team - Malaysia - Felipe Massa - Valterri Bottas 01 The Brazilian drove for the fabled Maranello team between 2006 and 2013, racing alongside highly-rated champions Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Massa not surprised Raikkonen struggling

Felipe Massa says he is not surprised Kimi Raikkonen has struggled so much in 2014.

2014-04-05 - Williams F1 Team - Bahrain - Felipe Massa 01 The Brazilian is well placed to comment, having partnered both Finn Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso at different times at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Ferrari in deep ‘crisis’ – Jordan

Ferrari has rarely been in a deeper ‘crisis’ than today.

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso (4) That is the claim of outspoken former F1 team owner and boss Eddie Jordan, who is now an expert pundit for British television. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Ricciardo silenced Red Bull doubters – Marko

Daniel Ricciardo has proved his doubters wrong — even those who wear a Red Bull uniform

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo (2) That is the claim of Dr Helmut Marko, the force behind the energy drink company’s driver development programme that produced world champion Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Red Bull quit rumours ‘nonsense’ – Marko

He also played down reports Red Bull could design its own turbo V6

2014-03-14 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99013 Dr Helmut Marko on Friday rubbished speculation suggesting Red Bull could quit formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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