Toto Wolff is sure Mercedes’ in-house battle for the biggest prize in motor sport this weekend will not boil over.
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A strong Williams driver is Nico Rosberg’s best hope of winning the 2014 title against the odds.
That is the claim of former F1 driver Timo Glock, who six years ago played a starring role in the championship showdown when Lewis Hamilton managed to pass him on the thrilling last corner of the Brazil finale.
Caterham’s administrators have reappointed Kamui Kobayashi to contest the 2014 finale in Abu Dhabi next weekend.
The beleaguered backmarker team missed Austin and Brazil amid its high-profile fight for survival, but a controversial crowdfunding scheme means the green cars will be back for the last race of the season.
Sebastian Vettel has apparently grown tired of the extended wait to officially announce his switch to Ferrari.
The fact the outgoing world champion is leaving Red Bull is already confirmed, but his move to Ferrari – although an open secret in the paddock – is still awaiting the outcome of Fernando Alonso’s contractual impasse.
Bernie Ecclestone has joined those who are heavily critical of Caterham’s plea for fans’ money to get the struggling team back on track.
Fernando Alonso admitted on Thursday that his plans to launch a professional cycling team in 2015 have been delayed.
“I am not thinking about how I will react if I don’t win the title” – Rosberg
Earlier the runaway title leader, Nico Rosberg’s championship hopes have faded dramatically after five straight wins for teammate Lewis Hamilton. The in-house Mercedes showdown is now guaranteed a ‘double points’ finale in Abu Dhabi, but it is true that German Rosberg’s fightback is now slipping out of his grasp.
F1 authorities are scrambling this week to put down a lingering boycott threat ahead of the Brazilian grand prix.
As the sport’s air freight touches down in Sao Paulo, the Brazilian news agency Estado reports that organisers of the Interlagos race are dismissing claims of a boycott threat, insisting that 18 cars – every team with the exception of insolvent Caterham and Marussia – will line up on the grid.
Marcus Ericsson’s manager says he is in talks with three alternative teams after Caterham ran off track.
With the Leafield based team in administration and set to miss the forthcoming Austin-Brazil double header, Swedish rookie Ericsson’s teammate Kamui Kobayashi admitted he is not sure the green team will be back in action for the Abu Dhabi finale next month.
Marussia is not commenting on claims it will sit out the next races and is on the verge of being put into the hands of administrators.
Amid Caterham’s well-documented troubles, Bernie Ecclestone revealed that Marussia will also sit out the Austin-Brazil double header. And F1 business journalist Christian Sylt claims the team has notified the High Court that it also intends to go into administration.
An experienced F1 recovery vehicle driver in Brazil has defended his Japanese colleagues in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s horror crash.
Marussia looks set to join Caterham in entering administration, the Daily Mail reports on Sunday.
After Bernie Ecclestone said he will allow the struggling backmarkers to sit out the next Austin-Brazil double header, F1 business journalist Christian Sylt now reveals Marussia’s operating company has “filed a notice with the High Court saying that it intends to appoint an administrator”.