Tag Archive: Chinese Grand Prix

May 15

Mattiacci’s silence ‘deafening’

Marco Mattiacci is officially the lowest-profile team boss in F1, two respected correspondents have declared.

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso pit stop Just ahead of the Chinese grand prix last month, Stefano Domenicali quit Ferrari, with president Luca di Montezemolo appointing the F1-unknown Mattiacci to replace him. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Rosberg tips rivals to be closer in Spain

“Until now we have had a big gap to our nearest competitors”

2014-04-19 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Nico Rosberg (7) Nico Rosberg has tipped Mercedes’ rivals to have closed the gap during the three-week break since last month’s Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Mercedes working with F1 psychologist – report

Former professional soccer player Dr Ceri Evans

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China Mercedes has turned to a psychologist to help the dominant team cope with its championship campaign in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

‘Bad luck’ for dominant Mercedes’ rivals – Montoya

Mercedes may now be at the front, but little has changed in formula one.

Juan Pablo Montoya - NASCAR - Talladega - 10-2010 That is the view of former driver Juan Pablo Montoya, who left the paddock half-way through the 2006 season to begin his foray in the American series Nascar. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

Company to help F1 turn up V6 volume – report

Formula one is pushing ahead with efforts to make its new V6 engines louder.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (14) After decades of screaming, naturally-aspirated V12s, V10s and V8s, the markedly lower volume of this year’s energy-recovering turbo ‘power units’ was a shock. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Domenicali linked with Italian basketball move

Stefano Domenicali could rebuild his professional career in the world of Italian basketball.

2014-03-04_0021 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano DomenicaliItalian media reports claim the 48-year-old, who started work at Maranello in his twenties, has been contacted in recent days by Giovanni Petrucci, president of the Italian basketball federation, the Federazione Italiana Pallacanestro (FIP). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

One word caused China GP ‘flag-gate’

A single word caused ‘flag-gate’, it has emerged

2014-04-19 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Nico Rosberg (6) Article 43.2 of the sporting rules dictates that if the chequered flag is waved early, even in error, the race is over. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Struggling Vettel to get new ‘Suzie’ – Marko

Red Bull is investigating whether a fault in his chassis is causing Sebastian Vettel’s 2014 trough.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Sebastian Vettel (1) Team boss Christian Horner says the reigning quadruple world champion is lacking the “feel” for the RB10, while others think the German is simply being outclassed by his new teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Pirelli and Bottas : Walking on water

“One of those moments that gave you goosebumps” – Paul Hembery

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Valrerri Bottas rain During qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix, Williams driver Valtteri Bottas reached 316kph – that’s nearly 200mph – on the back straight of the Shanghai circuit: the longest on the Formula One calendar this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Lauda gave Hamilton ‘money can’t buy’ reward

“I told him ‘If you win, I’ll fly you back’ (to Europe)”

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (3) Niki Lauda gave Lewis Hamilton a ‘money can’t buy’ reward for securing his first-ever F1 hat-trick — a ride on his own private jet. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

‘Focused’ Hamilton on charge for title – Lauda

“Now he is doing the performance you expect from him.”

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (6) Niki Lauda couldn’t resist a jibe at rivals Ferrari on Sunday after the botched chequered flag incident near the end of the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Sticky: Formula One teams Chinese Grand Prix race report

Chinese Grand Prix Formula One race report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Shanghai.

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Apr 20

Team, driver deny Vettel ignored team order

F1 has its next ‘team orders’ saga.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo - Sebastian VettelWorld champion Sebastian Vettel on Sunday answered “tough luck” when told to let through his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Vettel refuses to obey Red Bull team order

Vettel admitted on Saturday he has been beaten “fair and square”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (3) World champion Sebastian Vettel refused to obey Red Bull’s team orders during the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Adrian Newey chose overcast Silverstone over smoggy Shanghai for the weekend of the Chinese grand prix

Newey with Webber at Silverstone, not in China

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Adrian Newey Speed Week reports that Red Bull’s technical boss will not be on the Shanghai pitwall on Sunday because he is actually trackside at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Dennis hits back at Horner’s stance on Fallows

“He’d got no lawful right to change his mind in that way”

2012-11-18_0013 Ron Dennis is keeping the pressure on Red Bull, after an employee reneged on a deal to switch teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Formula One teams Chinese Grand Prix qualifying report

Chinese Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Shanghai.

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Apr 18

Formula One teams Chinese Grand Prix free practice report

Chinese Grand Prix Formula One free practice report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Shanghai.

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Apr 18

McLaren announces exciting digital expansion into China

As the sport celebrates its 10th anniversary in China this weekend

05 - McLaren MercedesMcLaren today massively extends the reach of its digital presence with the launch of www.mclaren.cn – a Mandarin-language imprint of the team’s website for China. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Plea bargain could keep Ecclestone in charge

“I’m going into this trial to prove my innocence of what I’m being charged with”

2013-06-07_0008Bernie Ecclestone has denied rumours he will strike a plea deal with Munich prosecutors to stay out of jail and in charge of F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

No customer teams in 2015 – Honda

So far, Honda has only said it will be McLaren’s works supplier in 2015

2014-01-16_0493Honda’s F1 boss on Friday said the Japanese marque will not supply any customer teams when it returns to the sport next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Renault initially ‘not open’ amid crisis – Marko

“We found many errors” – Marko

2014-03-04_0013 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali - Dr Helmut Marko - Nika Lauda Renault’s 2014 crisis began to ease when the French marque became more “open”, according to outspoken Red Bull director Dr Helmut Marko. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Mattiacci to head Ferrari for ‘long time’

“He will already start to make a difference at the Chinese grand prix”

2014-03-04_0000 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain Luca di Montezemolo has played down rumours Marco Mattiacci is only a stop-gap solution at the top of the Ferrari team. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Alonso denies sarcastic ‘victory salute’ with Bahrain ninth

“I was saying thanks to the mechanics”

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso 01 Fernando Alonso on Thursday denied his frustration with Ferrari’s poor 2014 hit a sarcastic low recently in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Ricciardo ‘surprised’ by Lotus’ Renault struggle

“I am surprised that they (Lotus) are still facing so many problems.”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo (6) Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he is “surprised” Lotus is still struggling so much with its Renault engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

F1’s four smallest teams have written a letter complaining about the state of the sport

Smallest teams write ‘explosive’ letter – report

2014-03-30 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysia -Sergio Perez - Teams Germany’s Sport Bild revealed that the letter, initiated by Marussia and also signed by Caterham, Force India and Sauber, was addressed to the other seven teams as well as Bernie Ecclestone and FIA president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Formula One teams Chinese Grand Prix preview

Chinese Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Shanghai. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Infiniti Red Bull Racing accepts the ruling of the International Court of Appeal today

Red Bull to ‘move on’ after losing appeal 

01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing We are of course disappointed by the outcome and would not have appealed if we didn’t think we had a very strong case.

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Apr 11

Engine makers to discuss V6 noise in China

One proposal made by Mercedes is to simply look into sound amplification

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Nico Rosberg 01 F1’s three engine makers will discuss how to turn up the volume of their controversial turbo V6s ahead of the Chinese grand prix. 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 »

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