Tag Archive: Button

Oct 09

Vettel still not naming 2015 employer

A week ago, the ‘silly season’ seemed much clearer.

2014-07-05 - 99011 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel announced his shock departure from Red Bull, and everyone – including his current employer – simply assumed he would be heading to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Hamilton has ‘no thoughts’ of leaving Mercedes

McLaren was moved on Wednesday to deny wild speculation Lewis Hamilton is set to return to the team in 2015.

Hamilton - Suzuka 2014 The British team said the rumour Ron Dennis’ former protege – who is currently leading the world championship for dominant rival Mercedes – had recently travelled to Woking to sign up are “utterly without foundation”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Vettel masterminded massive Ferrari deal

The word at Suzuka on race-day Sunday is that Sebastian Vettel pulled off a masterstroke.

2014-07-17 - 99000 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Not only has he exposed Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari split and revealed that Red Bull’s doors are closed to the Spaniard, the reigning world champion has reportedly single-handedly brokered perhaps the most lucrative deal in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Dennis says Alonso deal not done

Ron Dennis on Saturday hit back at suggestions Fernando Alonso’s return to McLaren in 2015 is already a done deal.

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Ron Dennis 01 Undoubtedly, following news Sebastian Vettel is surely set to replace Alonso at Ferrari next year, a move to head McLaren’s new works Honda era is a strong possibility for the Spaniard. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Ferrari sponsor eyes ‘ten more years’ with Alonso

Ferrari’s major sponsor Santander is going nowhere

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 00 Emilio Botin, the Spanish banking group’s chief, said this week: “We want to continue in F1 for at least ten more years,” Marca sports newspaper quoted him as saying. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Hard racing ‘should not be punished’ – steward Salo

“But while Perez drove pretty aggressively, it was good racing”

Sergio Perez - Jenson Button - photo © FREDERIC LE FLOC'H - DPP Mika Salo has gone some way to confirming reports FIA stewards are being lenient on F1 drivers’ on-track behaviour in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Perez admits early McLaren criticism ‘amazing’

“But I think this is quite normal and usual for a team like McLaren”

2013-04-13 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - China - Sergio Perez 03The pressure is showing on Sergio Perez, as the Mexican admitted he found boss Martin Whitmarsh’s criticism in the wake of last weekend’s Chinese grand prix “quite amazing”. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Hamilton has started work at Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton has already started work at Mercedes.

Mercedes AMG - photo - Mercedes AMG2012-11-03 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Abu Dhabi - Lewis Hamilton 19Britain’s Sun newspaper said that although the 2008 world champion remains under contract to McLaren for two more weeks, a “deal” has been agreed whereby the 27-year-old can at least meet his new engineers. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Rosberg now in top F1 drivers’ league – Berger

Nico Rosberg’s F1 breakthrough proves he is ready to fight even for the world championship.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg 062012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg 11That is the view of former grand prix winner, team boss and co-owner Gerhard Berger, following Rosberg’s first pole and win in China last weekend. “It surprised not me, but all the others who had doubted him,” the Austrian told Auto Bild Motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Insiders insist no writing off Red Bull yet

Paddock regulars insist the formerly-dominant Red Bull team cannot be written off after a single defeat in Australia.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 0932012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #2 129On paper, reigning back-to-back champion Sebastian Vettel’s second place on Sunday doesn’t look bad. But Melbourne was in fact the first race since before either of the German’s title-winning campaigns in 2010 and 2011 that a Red Bull car failed to lead a single lap. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Hamilton not worried Button to derail F1 status

Lewis Hamilton insists he is not worried his McLaren teammate is set to spoil his reputation as one of the very best drivers in formula one.

2012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton helmet 022012-02-01 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton - 01Both Britons are former world champions, but it was 2009 title winner Button who finished higher in his last’s points standings — a rare inter-team defeat for 27-year-old Hamilton. But Hamilton insists he has made efforts over the winter period to remedy the personal problems that saw his 2011 season drive off the rails.

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Nov 15

Villadelprat says Ferrari wrong to stick with Massa

Pressure is once again mounting on Ferrari to reconsider its driver lineup for 2012.

2011-10-09 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Japan - Felipe Massa 01International Challenge of Go-Kart Champs - Felipe MassaThe Maranello team said before Abu Dhabi that, contrary to recent speculation, Felipe Massa’s contract for next season will definitely be honoured.

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Sep 27

Title contenders not 100pc in Singapore

Sebastian Vettel fended off pain to win the Singapore grand prix, a German daily claims.

2011-09-24 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Singapore 042011-07-24 - Red Bull Racing - Germany - Sebastian Vettel 2Bild newspaper said the Red Bull driver’s shoulder became covered in blisters after the hot and bumpy practice sessions on the floodlit street circuit.

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Jun 28

‘Too soon’ to give title to Vettel – Gene

It’s “too soon” to say Sebastian Vettel has run away with the 2011 title.

Sebastian Vettel Valencia 20112011-06-12_1570That is the claim of Ferrari’s test driver Marc Gene, despite Fernando Alonso admitting at Valencia that his 99 point deficit to the leading Red Bull is now too big to bridge. 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 »

Mar 29

Ferrari identifies downforce issue on 2011 car

“They have a lot less downforce than Red Bull because they built a car that is too conservative with no risk.”

2011-03-27 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Australia - Felipe Massa 012011-03-27 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Australia - Felipe Massa 02Ferrari is working hard after the 2011 season opener, where in Australia the team’s 150 Italia car was notably less competitive than it had seemed during the recent winter period.”I was not surprised that Red Bull were so good, but that we were so bad,” admitted Fernando Alonso, according to Bild. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

FIA glitch grounded Barrichello’s wing in Aus

An FIA glitch marred the start of Rubens Barrichello’s Australian grand prix, Williams has revealed.

2011-03-26 - AT&T Williams - Australia - Pastor Maldonado 012011-03-26 - AT&T Williams - Australia - Rubens Barrichello 05Immediately after the Melbourne race, the British team said the Brazilian driver had “problems with the sector settings on the moveable rear wing”. To Auto Motor und Sport, team manager Dickie Stanford elaborates: “Something in the race control system was wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 03

Di Resta to debut, Hulkenberg to drive on Fridays

Toro Rosso is set to be bought by Arab investors

2010-09-03 - Force India F1 Team - Paul di Resta - Adrian Sutil2010-11-06 - AT&T Williams - Nico Hulkenberg 03Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil will race Force India’s 2011 cars, with Nico Hulkenberg moving into the third cockpit role. That is the claim of the Swiss newspaper Blick, reporting that the news will be confirmed officially in the coming days. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Red Bull’s driver rivalry in spotlight for title fight

Red Bull still legal amid latest flexing saga

2010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 102010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 06With McLaren’s charge fading and Fernando Alonso going it alone for Ferrari, the rivalry between Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel will be in the spotlight during the now three-race run to the 2010 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Button, Brawn, nominated for Laureus awards

The winners, to be named during a ceremony in Abu Dhabi next month

Jenson Button, and the former Brawn (now Mercedes GP) team, have been nominated for prestigious Laureus World Sports awards. Read the rest of this entry »

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