Tag Archive: Brawn GP

Sep 26

Barrichello wanted Mercedes reserve role in Singapore

Rubens Barrichello offered his services to F1’s dominant team Mercedes at the recent Singapore grand prix.

Rubens Barrichello - photo Indycar Series Just before Singapore, the championship leading team announced it had signed teenage DTM star Pascal Wehrlein to be the new Mercedes reserve. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Ferrari offers Brawn EUR 5m for F1 return – report

Ferrari has set its million-dollar sights on luring Ross Brawn back to formula one.

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn 02 That is the claim on Thursday of the Milan daily Corriere della Sera, reporting that the 59-year-old has been offered EUR 5 million per season if he comes back to the sport with a prominent role at the famous Italian team. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Barrichello hopes Massa fights for title

Felipe Massa can take his Williams all the way to the 2014 title

2014-03-02_0039 - Williams - Bahrain - Felipe Massa That is the view of Brazilian countryman and F1 veteran Rubens Barrichello, who completed the last of his more than 300 grands prix amid the same Grove based team’s slump in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Red Bull rivals ‘back in the game’ – Montezemolo

Team boss Stefano Domenicali said the F14-T got off to a solid start at Jerez

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - F14 T (1) After four years of title-winning dominance, Red Bull’s rivals hope to be “back in the game” as the new F1 era kicks off in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Hulkenberg hopes 2014 cars not too slow

Nico Hulkenberg hopes the cars of F1’s all-new era are not too slow.

2013-12-03 - Sahara Force India - Dr Vijay Mallya and Nico Hulkenberg At the end of the long V12 and V10-powered era of normally aspirated power, the sport is switching to ‘greener’ V6 turbo engines from 2014, bolstered by sophisticated energy recovery systems. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

Champion Vettel to race number 5 in F1 career

Many of the race numbers had already been divulged by drivers

2013-11-17 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel -  (7) F1’s governing body on Friday revealed the race numbers drivers on the 2014 grid have picked for the rest of their grand prix careers. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

Lauda tips Brawn to return in new F1 role

Ross Brawn is going “fishing”, but he may return to formula one after a break.

Niki Lauda - Ross Brawn - photo Mercedes AMGThat is the claim of Niki Lauda, who as Mercedes’ team chairman tried to stop 58-year-old Briton Brawn from deciding to leave the German squad altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Mercedes can find ‘better’ boss than Brawn – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes will thrive even without Ross Brawn.

20131020-0080Although team boss Brawn has not confirmed speculation he is set to hand over to Paddy Lowe, the 2008 world champion said in Abu Dhabi he is confident about next year’s campaign with the Brackley based team “either way”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Ecclestone tips Brawn to leave Mercedes

“If he stays he will be team principal – nothing else – or he will retire”

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Ross Brawn 01Niki Lauda has slammed the latest speculation about Ross Brawn’s future, insisting nothing has changed to trigger the reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Brawn not joining McLaren in 2014 – Button

Jenson Button on Thursday said Ross Brawn is “for sure” not joining McLaren in 2014.

Ross Brawn - Toto WolffAmid reports Brawn has decided to step down at Mercedes, there has been speculation linking Button’s former Honda boss with McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Brawn to leave Mercedes – report

Brawn told Niki Lauda of his decision to leave the team in Korea

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn 02Ross Brawn will hand over the reigns as Mercedes team boss to Paddy Lowe at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

Brawn denies talks over Ferrari return

“I have never discussed the possibility of a return to Ferrari”

2013-06-08_1134Ross Brawn has dismissed rumours he might return to Ferrari once Paddy Lowe replaces him as team boss at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Red Bull on track for another title – Wolff

Mercedes’ Toto Wolff has all but conceded the 2013 title.

2013-06-09_1159The German squad is currently second only to Red Bull in the constructors’ championship, while the highest-ranked silver clad driver is Lewis Hamilton, in fourth. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

‘Too many cooks’ working for Mercedes – Lowe

“Actually it’s perfect,” he had said, “as every one of us has an unique task.”

2011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Paddy Lowe 01Paddy Lowe insists he is not worried Mercedes will spoil its technical progress by having ‘too many cooks’ in the design office. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

McLaren-Honda: reuniting one of the greatest partnerships in Formula 1 history

McLaren confirms Honda’s 2015 F1 return

MP4-4 Powered by HondaMcLaren is delighted to confirm that it will form a new multi-year Formula 1 technology partnership with Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Wolff hints Brackley staff members could go

Wolff denied that he is preparing to take a “terminator method”

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Toto Wolff 01Toto Wolff has warned that the staff at Mercedes’ Brackley headquarters are under pressure to keep their jobs. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Mercedes cloud remains above Nick Fry’s head

Nick Fry, Mercedes’ chief executive, was present on Monday for the launch of the team’s 2013 car.

2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W04 - Ross Brawn - Nick Fry - Lewis Hamilton - toto Wolff2011-07-24 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Germany - Ross Brawn - Nick FryBut with the new guard refusing to outright deny speculation McLaren’s Paddy Lowe could be making a switch for 2014, a dark cloud hangs above Briton Fry’s head. “He has long been a key member of the team,” insisted team boss Ross Brawn, whose own future has been up for discussion in recent times. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

New season will be as close as 2012 – Domenicali

Ferrari is expecting another closely-fought world championship contest in 2013.

2012-10-14 - Ferrari - Korea - Felipe Massa - Stefano Domenicali2012-02-03 - Scuderia Ferrari - F2012 launch Stefano DomenicaliLast year, no fewer than six separate teams won grands prix – a rarity in formula one – and for 2013 the regulations are not changing significantly. “The stability of the regulations is always a condition that favours greater similarity in the performance of the competitors,” team boss Stefano Domenicali is quoted by Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Brawn not planning to retire yet

Ross Brawn has revealed he is not planning to retire for at least a few more years.

2012-06-09_00892011-11-13 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Ross Brawn 03The 57-year-old, who soared to success in past decades as a leading engineer at Benetton and Ferrari, is now the team boss at Mercedes, three years after selling the title-winning ‘Brawn GP’ outfit in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Hamilton rumours dominate in Monza paddock

The Monza paddock is abuzz with rumours, and in the hottest seats are Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher.

2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 042012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 06Whether Hamilton stays put, and whether Schumacher retires, has many other interested parties on tenterhooks. Eddie Jordan, a former team owner and now British television pundit, lit the touchpaper a couple of days ago by announcing he is sure McLaren’s Hamilton is moving across to replace Schumacher at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

More sources reporting Mercedes-rebranding rumours

More publications and sources are reporting rumours Mercedes could be looking to reshape its commitment to formula one.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - 012012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Michael Schumacher 01The latest edition of the French weekly Auto Hebdo reported that, still yet to agree a new Concorde Agreement deal, the Stuttgart carmaker could field only a ‘semi-official’ team from 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

2012 car ‘good basis’ for next Mercedes – Brawn

Mercedes’ 2012 car is good enough to be the basis of next year’s silver challenger, team boss Ross Brawn has revealed.

2012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 012012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - 02Although Nico Rosberg won April’s Chinese grand prix from pole, and Michael Schumacher set the fastest qualifying lap in Monaco, the W03 has otherwise delivered a mixed performance.

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Apr 19

Ferrari tabs former Red Bull man Agathangelou

Ferrari has bolstered its aerodynamic team by hiring a former Red Bull team member.

2012-02-24 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 012012-02-07 - Scuderia Ferrari - Pat Fry 00Italy’s Omnicorse, and Marca in Spain, are reporting that Briton Ben Agathangelou has been signed by the famous Maranello based team, who in 2012 are struggling notably in the area of aerodynamics. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Rosberg, Mercedes break through with China win

Schumacher hopes Mercedes can keep up pace

Nico Rosberg  Chine 20122012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher 02Sunday was a wheel-to-wheel F1 thriller, but the sport’s newest winner Nico Rosberg was surprisingly untouchable in Shanghai. “Did you even have to overtake any cars?” he was asked by McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton afterwards.  “No!” Rosberg replied. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Mercedes yet to agree new Concorde – report

Mercedes may have withheld its signature from the new 2013 Concorde Agreement because of a disagreement about bonus money.

04- Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team white logo.jpgThat is the claim of Germany’s authoritative Auto Motor und Sport, hot on the heels of Bernie Ecclestone’s news on Saturday that the “majority” of teams – including grandees Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren – have now agreed terms. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Brawn plays down ‘new F-duct’ hype

Ross Brawn has moved to play down the hype surrounding Mercedes’ new so-called ‘F-duct’ solutions.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 5502012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #2 106The active F-ducts of 2010 are banned, but clever ‘passive’ and therefore legal solutions have emerged not only on Mercedes’ car this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Wealth has not dimmed Brawn’s drive

Ross Brawn insists great wealth has not affected his drive to succeed.

2011-11-13 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Ross Brawn 032012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #2 106As team boss, the Briton bought Brackley based Honda for a nominal pound after the 2008 season, before ‘Brawn GP’ and Jenson Button raced to the drivers’ and constructors’ titles. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Mercedes hiding new ‘double diffuser’ concept – reports

The recently revealed ‘W-duct’ aside, another technical secret has been discovered aboard Mercedes’ newly launched W03.

2012-02-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W03 Launch 0304- Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamRumours insist the German squad was the last to reveal and test its 2012 car because it boasts a few highly innovative ideas that could drive Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg to the middle of the podium.

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Feb 16

Mercedes late to ‘hide something special’ – Red Bull

Five days before the W03 is publicly revealed, Mercedes remains highly secretive about its 2012 car.

01 - Red Bull Racing04- Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamThe German squad went a different path than all of its main formula one rivals by opting to keep its new machine at the Brackley factory rather than debut and test it last week at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Button warns top teams to ‘watch out for Mercedes’

Jenson Button has tipped his former team to be an outside chance for ultimate glory in 2012.

2011-11-26 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Brazil - Jenson Button 022011-11-26 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Brazil - Jenson Button 03Just before the Brackley based team became Mercedes for the start of 2010, Button won the world championship at the wheel of his ‘Brawn GP’ car. That team is still fronted by Ross Brawn, with Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg now in the drivers’ seats for a third consecutive season next year.

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