Tag Archive: Bob Bell

Oct 06

Marcin Budkowski to join Renault Sport Racing Limited

Marcin Budkowski will oversee all chassis development and production activities.

Renault Sport Racing logo“There have been a lot of positive changes these last few months at Renault Sport Racing with an accelerated expansion at Enstone, the restructuring of our engine deployment from Viry with the supply of two top customer teams for 2018, three titles in a row in an increasingly competitive Formula E championship and other motor racing categories, and the arrival of new strategic partners”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

Renault ‘has the chequebook but needs time to catch Mercedes’

Bell returns to the Renault fold as it embarks on a full return to the sport in 2016
2016-02-03 - Renault (3)Renault’s Bob Bell insists Renault has the chequebook to tackle Mercedes but doesn’t have the time under the current regulations to recover ground on the German manufacturer.

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Sep 10

Mercedes’ Bell ‘has met with Mattiacci’ – reports

Reports that Bob Bell’s future could be in red have resurfaced this week.

2012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bob Bell 01 At around the same time Stefano Domenicali stepped down at Ferrari earlier this year, Mercedes technical director Bell’s split was also announced. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

Ferrari wants Brawn, Bell and Newey – report

“It is rumoured Brawn, Bell and Newey could bring order to Ferrari’s technical department,”

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China (1) Bob Bell could be the next piece of the puzzle, as Ferrari looks to end its slump and return to the top of formula one. Already reported by multiple authoritative sources is that the fabled Maranello team is prepared to ‘break the bank’ and sign Red Bull’s Adrian Newey, who is already paid a rumoured $12 million per year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 15

Berger, Brawn or Bell to replace Domenicali – reports

Domenicali’s immediate replacement is Marco Mattiacci

2014-03-04_0021 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali Within hours of Ferrari’s confirmation that Stefano Domenicali has left the team, Mercedes announced its own split with technical director Bob Bell. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 14

Bob Bell to depart Mercedes AMG Petronas

He has held the position of Technical Director since April 2011

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Bob Bell - Andy Cowell 01 The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team today announced that Bob Bell is to leave his position as Technical Director. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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Jun 27

Lowe to attend first race for Mercedes at Silverstone

In the paddock and on the pitwall in Mercedes team wear

2011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Paddy Lowe 01Paddy Lowe will attend his first grand prix as Mercedes’ executive technical director this weekend at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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May 15

‘No panic’ after Allison’s Lotus exit – owner

“It’s not going to affect us”

2013-04-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Eric Boullier - Gerard Lopez 01Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez has played down the impact of technical director James Allison’s departure. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 13

Season of confusion to continue on Sunday

“A grid of madness!”

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 07142012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 0279F1’s season of confusion looks set to continue, with an uncertain weather forecast only adding to the uncertainty ahead of the Spanish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

Brawn’s Barcelona absence triggers rumours

A lack of official information has triggered speculation about Ross Brawn’s health.

Ross Brawn  - photo JF Galeron2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Ross Brawn 01And another rumour is that his absence in Barcelona could be connected with Mercedes’ billion-dollar dispute with Bernie Ecclestone over the next Concorde Agreement. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Illness sidelines Brawn in Barcelona

Illness has sidelined Ross Brawn ahead of this weekend’s Spanish grand prix.

2011-10-14 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Ross Brawn 01Ross Brawn  - photo JF GaleronThe Mercedes team will instead be led at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya by acting principal Bob Bell. “We wish Ross a speedy recovery!” said the Brackley based team on Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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Feb 22

Mercedes eyes new two-year deal for Schumacher

Mercedes wing innovation called ‘W-duct’

2012-02-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher - F1 W03 Launch2012-02-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W03 Launch 03Mercedes is eyeing a new two-year contract extension for Michael Schumacher, according to the major German newspaper Bild. The seven time world champion, having returned to F1 with the famous German marque in 2010, has not decided whether or not to continue his comeback beyond this season.

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Jan 13

Red Bull to lead 2012 despite new rules – Rosberg

Red Bull will continue to set the pace in formula one, according to Nico Rosberg.

Michel Dansereau2011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Nico Rosberg 05With McLaren, Ferrari and even his own Mercedes team tipped to push the reigning champions hard in 2012, German Rosberg said he doubts the blown exhaust ban will slow Red Bull.

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Nov 09

Schumacher extends Mercedes deal for 2013 – report

Michael Schumacher has extended his Mercedes deal for another season, the German weekly Sport Bild reports.

2011-10-29 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - India - Michael Schumacher 032011-10-29 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - India - Michael Schumacher 02The 42-year-old’s existing contract was set to run only until the end of next season, but Sport Bild said the seven time world champion is now staying at least until the end of 2013.  Read the rest of this entry »

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