Tag Archive: Brawn

Jul 29

‘Hired to race’ not obey team orders – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has hit back at suggestions he was wrong to ignore team orders during Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix.

2014-07-18_0885 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Niki Lauda, who after Hamilton’s qualifying fire had cheered the Briton up over pizza, insisting with typical clarity that the driver was “right” and the German team “wrong”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

An announcement about Ross Brawn’s departure from Mercedes is now imminent.

Brawn’s Mercedes exit now imminent

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Ross Brawn 01Germany’s normally-reliable Sport Bild says the news is coming “later this week”, at the end of a period of strong speculation that the Brackley based team will install Paddy Lowe as the new boss. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Ross Brawn has admitted Paddy Lowe is shaping up to replace him at the helm of Mercedes GP.

Boss Brawn accepts Lowe to replace him

2013-06-08_1134“Yes, there’s been a lot of speculation,” Brawn told the German newspaper Die Welt. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Webber should accept number 2 status – Wurz

“But at the moment I think he will swallow the bitter pill.”

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Mark Webber (1)Mark Webber should be able to cope with life as a highly-paid and rated ‘number 2′. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

In his 13th consecutive season and stranded on 13 race wins, Jenson Button is hoping to finally end his Silverstone “jinx” this weekend.

Unlucky Button aims to end Silverstone ‘jinx’

2012-06-10_05262012-06-09_1228The McLaren driver has been caught in a performance slump recently, but he refused to tell British reporters that outright victory at his home grand prix in 2012 is unlikely.

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May 25

Ferrari signs new aero boss Bigois – report

Ferrari has signed a well-known F1 aerodynamicist to run its Maranello wind tunnel.

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 016803 - Scuderia FerrariThat is the claim of the authoritative Italian publication Autosprint, who first reported the move as a rumour a month ago. Autosprint’s correspondent Alberto Antonini said Loic Bigois, a 52-year-old Frenchman, will now “definitely” move from Mercedes in mid-September, although an official announcement will probably not be made. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

British spat could drive Mercedes out of F1 – report

A spat between two Britons could drive the German giant Mercedes out of formula one, according to a new media report.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - 012012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg - Michael Schumacher 01F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone recently confirmed he is at loggerheads with Mercedes over the next Concorde Agreement. But at the same time, he insisted that the Stuttgart marque is “very important to formula one.  I have always supported them and I will always,” he is quoted by Auto Motor und Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Too soon for Mercedes title challenge – Haug

Norbert Haug on Monday played down reports Mercedes could be set to be a shock title contender in 2012.

2011-03-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Australia - Ross Brawn - Nico Rosberg - Michael Schumacher - Norbert Haug 012012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Nico Rosberg 03Some new analysis in the sport’s specialist media claims the W03, to be raced by Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg this season, was actually quicker than all comers in the crucial ‘long runs’ during recent pre-season testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Rubens Barrichello has finally confirmed reports he will race in America’s premier open wheeler Indycar series in 2012.

Barrichello confirms Indycar move for 2012

Randy Bernard - Rubens BarrichelloRubens Barrichello KV Racing seat fittingAfter 19 consecutive seasons in formula one, the 39-year-old Brazilian makes the switch with the backing of the sponsor BMC Brasil Maquinas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Barrichello quiet as longest career reaches end

Rubens Barrichello is so far refusing to comment after losing his Williams race seat this week to countryman Bruno Senna.

2011-06-12_15452011-06-12_0420The news looks set to end F1’s longest-ever driver career, with the only other vacant seat for 2012 – at HRT – expected to go to the highest bidder.

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Nov 28

Barrichello reveals helmet design for 2012 season

Rubens Barrichello left the Interlagos paddock late on Sunday without saying goodbye.

2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 052011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 04It is believed the 39-year-old Brazilian’s longest-ever F1 career might have ended as the chequered flag waved at Interlagos, as Adrian Sutil and Valtteri Bottas appear more likely candidates for the Williams seat in 2012.

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Nov 21

Barrichello working overtime to keep Williams seat

Rubens Barrichello has revealed he is working overtime to extend his formula one career into a twentieth consecutive season in 2012.

2011-10-29 - AT&T Williams - India - Rubens Barrichello 022011-10-29 - AT&T Williams - India - Rubens Barrichello 03Williams is considering replacing the 39-year-old veteran after his home race at Interlagos on Sunday, with a well-heeled quartet featuring Kimi Raikkonen, Adrian Sutil, Valtteri Bottas and Giedo van der Garde reportedly all in the running.

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Nov 11

Rosberg happy to stay patient with Mercedes

Mercedes aims to give Nico Rosberg a winning car soon, but the German is also learning to be patient.

2011-10-14 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Nico Rosberg 022011-10-14 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Nico Rosberg 04Now with more than 100 grands prix behind him, the 26-year-old is yet to record a single race victory and he has now re-signed with Mercedes for at least the next two or three seasons.

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Oct 15

Alonso plays down press euphoria around Vettel, Hamilton

“This is a sport with a lot of publicity and a race every 15 days” – Alonso.

Fernando alonso 2011-10-152011-10-14 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Korea - Fernando Alonso 01Fernando Alonso has played down not only Lewis Hamilton’s recent struggles, but also Sebastian Vettel’s unprecedented success. “I think Hamilton is not doing so poorly, or that Vettel is going to win seven titles in a row,” the Ferrari driver told EFE news agency in Korea.

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Sep 16

Willis still at HRT for now – spokeswoman

Geoff Willis has not left the HRT team yet, a spokeswoman for the Spanish team insisted on Friday.

2011-08-28 - HRT F1 Team - Belgium - Geoff Willis - Jacky Eeckelaert 012011-04-09 - HRT F1 Team - Malaysia - Geoff Willis 01It has been reported in recent days that Briton Willis – the former Red Bull, Williams and Honda technical chief – was leaving due to not being happy about the plans for the 2012 budget and car.

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Sep 14

Reports – HRT set for Renault engine switch?

“What does it say for Cosworth’s future?”

2011-08-28 - HRT F1 Team - Belgium - Vitantonio Liuzzi 012011-05-07 - HRT F1 Team - Turkey - Transporter 05Cosworth could be left with just a single formula one customer in 2012, according to the latest reports in the specialist media. New HRT consultant Luis Perez-Sala said last month that the Spanish team “will stay” with its current engine supplier next season because “we have a contract”.

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Jul 08

Brawn admits new Schumacher contract possible

Ross Brawn on Friday said he can imagine extending Michael Schumacher’s contract beyond 2012.

2011-06-12_15392011-06-09_0310Two weeks ago, the Mercedes boss triggered a wave of speculation by revealing that seven time world champion could if he wanted trigger a break clause in his three-year deal at the end of 2011.

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Jun 20

McLaren ready to pay more to keep Button

At the same time Button, 31, said he is reluctant to agree a new long-term deal

2011-06-12_15022011-05-20 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Spain -  Martin Whitmarsh - Jenson Button 01McLaren is willing to give Jenson Button a pay-rise to stop him moving to Ferrari, the Daily Mail reports on Monday. The 2009 world champion revealed last week that the Woking based team he joined last season “has an option on me for next year”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Vettel on track for second title – Alonso

23-year-old Vettel’s lead after six races is 58 points over Hamilton.

2011-05-27 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Sebastian Vettel 32011-05-27 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Sebastian Vettel 4Six races and five Sebastian Vettel victories down, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso has admitted the German is well on track for his second world championship in 2011. “There’s only one occasion that (many early wins) happened, (it was) a couple of years ago with Jenson (Button) and we know Jenson’s result,” said the Spaniard, referring to Jenson Button’s 2009 title after a stellar start to the season with Brawn. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Button not ruling out Ferrari move

“It’s not teammates I’m afraid of, at all.  I love the challenge of teammates.”

2011-05-27 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Jenson Button - Lewis Hamilton - Steinmetz Diamonds 022011-05-27 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Monaco - Jenson Button 01Jenson Button is refusing to rule out a future move to Ferrari, despite saying recently he wants to close his formula one career at McLaren. The 31-year-old has raced at McLaren alongside Lewis Hamilton since winning the 2009 title with Brawn. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Brawn puts brakes on 2011 calendar extension

With Bernie Ecclestone admitting India could be delayed until early December

2011-04-16- Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - China - Ross Brawn 01Flagworld - F1Ross Brawn has added his voice to the general feeling in the paddock this weekend that F1 should think hard about rescheduling the Bahrain grand prix in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Berger no fan of F1 overtaking debate

Gerhard Berger has admitted he is no fan of the ongoing debate about overtaking in formula one.

00731full17700731full84After watching the Australian grand prix on television, the ten-time race winner said the new moveable rear wings made “barely” any difference. But “This is the wrong approach,” he said on Austrian Servus TV.  “I want to see racing, where if you want to get past you have to brake later. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Brawn leaves board but remains team boss

Brawn insisted he is not yet thinking about retirement.

2011-03-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Australia - Ross Brawn - Nico Rosberg - Michael Schumacher - Norbert Haug 012011-03-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 03Ross Brawn has left the executive board of the Mercedes GP team, according to a report in the Cologne newspaper Express. Brawn and his partners including Nick Fry have now sold 100 per cent of the Brackley based team to Daimler and Abu Dhabi shareholder Aabar. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Barrichello happier than ever in longest F1 career

Rubens Barrichello insists he is not yet thinking about retirement.

2011-02-01 - AT&T Williams - Valencia - Rubens Barrichello 032011-02-01 - AT&T Williams - Rubens Barrichello 07Seven time world champion Michael Schumacher, who is now well into his second formula one career, has contested nearly 40 fewer grands prix than the record-setting Brazilian. But speaking ahead of his eighteenth consecutive season, he told Finland’s Turun Sanomat that he is enjoying F1 like never before. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Schumacher insists ‘still good enough’ for F1

“Certainly it is not possible to turn back the biological clock”

2011-02-18 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher 052011-02-18 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher 03Michael Schumacher has rejected suggestions he is too old to still be at the top of his game in formula one. At the age of 37, the seven time world champion retired after his title challenge of 2006 but he returned to the sport last year and struggled. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Bob Bell joins Mercedes GP Petronas as technical director

Bob Bell to be Mercedes tech boss from April

2011-02-18 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Nico Rosberg 012011-02-18 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher 01Mercedes GP Petronas is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Bell in the position of Technical Director with effect from 1 April 2011, further strengthening the team’s engineering expertise. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

Schumacher struggled without top driver simulator – Brawn

Schumacher is hoping the switch from Bridgestone to Pirelli tyres for 2011 will help him

2010-09-26 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 032010-07-24 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 01The lack of a top driver simulator contributed to Michael Schumacher’s struggle to get up to speed in 2010. That is the view of Mercedes GP team principal Ross Brawn, who said a fully state-of-the-art simulator will not be available to the team’s drivers until 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29

RB7 to be evolution of 2010 Red Bull – Newey

Red Bull keeping F1 engine ‘options open’ – Horner

2010-11-16 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo 012010-11-19 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Pirelli 2Red Bull’s 2011 car will be a further evolution of the pace-setting cars of the past two seasons. This year, the championship-winning RB6 was an evolution of the similarly Adrian Newey-penned 2009 car, which although beaten to the title by Brawn was ultimately the quickest package. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Mercedes committed to F1 after disappointing season

“But the expectations for 2001 are higher” – Zetsche

2010-11-13 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 012010-11-13 - Mercedes GP - Nico Rosberg 03Mercedes GP’s 2010 season did not live up to expectations, but the German carmaker remains committed to formula one. The Stuttgart marque took over reigning 2009 champions Brawn at the end of last season and secured the services of returning champion Michael Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Name change not important insists Lotus’ Gascoyne

“Next season we are still Lotus.” – Fernandes

2010-08-01 - Lotus F1 Racing - Mike Gascoyne 012010-10-24 - Lotus F1 Racing - Tony Fernandes 02Tony Fernandes has denied his Malaysian formula one team Lotus is set to change its name ahead of the 2011 season. When the team and Renault confirmed their engine supply collaboration in Brazil on Friday, neither party referred to Fernandes’ outfit as ‘Lotus’. Read the rest of this entry »

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