Tag Archive: Brazil

Oct 14

Mercedes gifting title ‘bonus’ to staff and F1 world

The reports say the bonus is a minimum of 10,000 British pounds

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (14)All 700 staff members at Mercedes’ Brackley headquarters will bank a tasty bonus as a reward for securing the constructors’ world championship in Russia, British newspapers report. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Wolff admits champion Mercedes seen as ‘bad guy’

“We do not want to talk about the gap to our opponents or politics today.”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi - Toto Wolff Despite having the constructors’ title already in the bag, Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes is playing the role of “the bad guy” in F1 at present. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Massa slams Pirelli’s tyre choice for Brazil

Felipe Massa has criticised Pirelli’s tyre choice selection for the forthcoming Brazilian grand prix, saying it may even be “dangerous”.

2014-06-05_0047 Last year’s dominant topic, when drivers regularly complained about the quality and high degradation of Pirelli’s tyres, now seems a distant memory. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Pirelli completes 2014 Formula One compound choices

The two hardest compounds in the range have been nominated for Brazil

Pirelli The tyre choices for this season are now complete, with Pirelli having announced the compounds that will be used for the final three grands prix of the year, in the United States, Brazil and Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Mercedes ‘can throw championship away’ – Marko

“Every single one of us wants to finish 2014 in style”  – Toto Wolff

2014-06-08_1186 With five full races to spare, Mercedes this weekend has its first opportunity to wrap up the 2014 constructors’ world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Hamilton says Pirelli too conservative at Monza

Lewis Hamilton has pointed the finger at Pirelli in the wake of last weekend’s Italian grand prix.

2014-07-18_0868 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton In fact, despite his psychological title war with teammate Nico Rosberg, the Mercedes driver says the tyres supplied at Monza would have contributed to the German’s highly controversial ‘mistakes’ that handed him victory last Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Massa admits career in peril ‘several times’

Felipe Massa has admitted his motor racing career almost collapsed several times.

2014-07-18 - Williams Martini Racing - Germany - Felipe Massa 01 The latest was this year, as teammate Valtteri Bottas was dominating amid speculation Williams could take on Massa’s heavily sponsored countryman Felipe Nasr for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Friday debut possible for 2015 rookie Verstappen

Toro Rosso has confirmed reports Max Verstappen will become F1’s youngest ever race driver next year.

IMG_6178 The teenage Dutchman, whose father Jos drove for Toro Rosso’s former guise Minardi just over a decade ago, will replace team veteran Jean-Eric Vergne in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

FIFA ‘wants to ban’ Rosberg’s world cup helmet

FIFA warns that it vigorously protects the ‘official marks’ of the world cup

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsmzgAZCMAAb7nG.jpgFIFA, the governing body of world football, “wants to ban” Nico Rosberg’s special helmet livery for the German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Weekend could be last blast at ‘new’ Hockenheim

Seiler said he is expecting a crowd of about 55,000 on Sunday.

ADAC GT Masters - Hockenheimring by Iain Shankland The “phones have been running hot” ahead of the German grand prix, according to Hockenheim boss Georg Seiler. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Hockenheim ticket discount offer backfires

A marketing gimmick has backfired ahead of next weekend’s German grand prix.

Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said a EUR 11 ticket discount was being offered for every goal scored by the national team in its world cup semi-final against Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Monaco mind games ‘good for Rosberg’ – Massa

Monaco was a victory for Nico Rosberg not only on the track, but also in the mind.

2014-05-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0010 That is the view of Felipe Massa, who in 2008 only just lost the battle to Hamilton when the Briton won his sole title. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Hamilton open to more ‘lively’ rivalry with Rosberg

“In our case, it’s all wonderful”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 02 Lewis Hamilton has hinted he is open to having an even more “lively” rivalry with his teammate and 2014 championship opponent Nico Rosberg.
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Mar 18

Hamilton still on track to beat teammate – Lauda

This was only the first race

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg 01 Lewis Hamilton is still in the hunt for the world championship despite failing even to finish in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Lotus admits Raikkonen still owed money

Kimi Raikkonen has still not received all of the money he is owed by Lotus.

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 06 Towards the end of the season, and just before he set off for back surgery that meant he missed the last two races of 2013, the Finn revealed he has not been paid “one euro” by the Enstone based team this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

McLaren’s Magnussen experiment could fail – Kovalainen

“It is difficult to say which one of the possibilities is the most likely”

2013-11-17 -Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Kevin Magnussen 00Heikki Kovalainen says there is no guarantee Kevin Magnussen will thrive at McLaren, insisting 2014 could make or break the Danish rookie. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

Kovalainen vows to be ‘more ready’ for 2014 chance

“All in all, this was a bad year” – Kovalainen

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 08Heikki Kovalainen has admitted he will have to prove he has upped his game to a potential 2014 employer. 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 »

Nov 26

Kvyat cool ahead of F1 adventure

F1’s newest cool cucumber is Daniil Kvyat.

GP3 - Daniil Kvyat (MW Arden)Signed up by team owners Red Bull to replace Daniel Ricciardo at Toro Rosso next year, the Russian teen got an early start with practice outings in Austin and Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Finishing last not knockout blow for Caterham

It is easy to overlook the battle at the very back.

2013-03-15 - Team Caterham - AustraliaCaterham’s future remains on track, despite the blow of finishing the 2013 constructors’ championship dead last. Read the rest of this entry »

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