Tag Archive: Christian Danner

Oct 20

‘Silly season’ waits but 2015 rumours still firing

Porsche would like to enter a third car in the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race next year with F1 stars at the wheel, according to Germany’s Auto Bild.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers The report said Nico Hulkenberg, despite being close to a new deal to stay with Force India in 2015, is at the top of the German carmaker’s shortlist. Theoretically, Porsche’s supposed plan is possible, given that the F1 calendar is not scheduled to clash with the fabled endurance race next year. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 24

Rosberg ‘bigger killer’ than Hamilton – Villeneuve

Nico Rosberg has put himself in a world championship-winning mood, F1 experts agree

IMG_4013 Despite most agreeing that his teammate Lewis Hamilton has the edge in raw pace, it is Mercedes’ German driver who has scooped the most points so far in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 10

No Mercedes ‘go slow’ despite Canada problems

Mercedes is not imposing team orders, even though the dominant team’s winning streak ended in Canada.

2014-06-08_0999 At the wheel of the W05, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were just as dominant at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, but they both struck technical trouble in the race. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 17

Vettel ‘shocked’ by Domenicali exit

“I was shocked when I heard about it” – Vettel

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (3) World champion Sebastian Vettel says he was “shocked” when he heard about Stefano Domenicali’s departure at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 10

No ‘harakiri’ between Mercedes teammates – Wolff

Toto Wolff insists Bahrain was not simply a one-off

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Lewis Hamilton 13 Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been told the ‘rules’ for their future wheel-to-wheel battles. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 13

Hulkenberg turned down offer to replace Raikkonen

“It’s a big risk”

2013-06-09_1130Nico Hulkenberg turned down an offer from Lotus to replace the surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen for the remaining two grands prix of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 06

Raikkonen already regretting Ferrari return – pundit

“Kimi is annoyed that his manager is sending him back to Ferrari”

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 09Kimi Raikkonen might already be regretting his impending return to Ferrari, according to a pundit

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Sep 12

Raikkonen left to ‘finish career at Ferrari’ – Boullier

The Frenchman said he understands Raikkonen’s decision

2012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Kimi Raikkonen 06Kimi Raikkonen may have returned to Ferrari to finish his formula one career with a final challenge, according to Lotus team boss Eric Boullier. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 17

‘Not a cent’ in Sauber’s pockets yet – report

Some of the sport’s sceptics are still not sure.

2013-06-08_0814The extent of Sauber’s Russian rescue deal, and the emergence of future team driver Sergey Sirotkin, caught the world of formula one by surprise. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 17

‘Heads will roll’ as tyre-gate reaches Paris

“Without functioning regulations, a sport like formula one cannot exist.”

Flagworld - FIAAll eyes will turn to Paris’ Place de la Concorde on Thursday, as the very fate of Mercedes’ F1 foray rests in the hands of the governing FIA. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 23

Danner worried V6s to spoil F1 competition

“The introduction of the six cylinder engines is a huge technical challenge”

Mercedes-Benz V6Former F1 driver Christian Danner is worried the move from V8 to turbo V6 engines next year is a bad move for the sport. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 15

Vettel won’t win title in Austin – Danner

“I think we can look forward to a nice season finale in Brazil” – Danner

Vettel-Alonso - photo Getty Images - Red Bull2012-11-03 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Sebastian Vettel 299003Christian Danner, a former F1 driver turned commentator from Germany, does not believe countryman Sebastian Vettel will wrap up his third consecutive drivers’ title in Austin this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 10

Red Bull boost due to exhaust, not DRS – report

It is simplistic to say Red Bull has sped into the 2012 title favourites’ role due to its new ‘double DRS’ device.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99014 - Mark Webber2012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99015As Sebastian Vettel closed the championship gap to Fernando Alonso to just 4 points with wins in Singapore and Suzuka, it had emerged that his RB8 was equipped with a new top speed-boosting system. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 09

Danner tells Lauda to fire Mercedes staff

A German F1 pundit has advised Niki Lauda to take an axe to Mercedes’ current personnel lineup.

2012-06-10_051304 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamLauda, the great Austrian triple world champion, has been signed on as Mercedes’ non-executive chairman — effectively a decision-making link between the German marque’s Stuttgart headquarters and the racing team in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 08

Vettel races into title hot seat with Red Bull ‘double DRS’

Until very recently, Spaniard Alonso was the overwhelming title favourite

Sebastian Vettel Suzuka2012-09-22 - Ferrari - Singapore - Fernando Alonso 03The final five races of the 2012 season will likely stage a head-to-head contest between Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel, with the protagonists each pushing to add a prestigious third crown to their tallies. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 03

Merc axe after ‘long reflection’ for Schumacher – Haug

The German marque has poached Lewis Hamilton from McLaren, teaming him with Nico Rosberg for 2013 and beyond.

2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - Ross Brawn - Norbert Haug - Michael Schumacher - Bernie Ecclestone 022012-09-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Singapore - Michael Schumacher 00Responding to criticism in the German press, Norbert Haug says Mercedes decided to oust Michael Schumacher after the seven time world champion’s “long period of reflection”. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 25

Germany slams ‘clumsy Schumi’ as contract expires

“The timing is certainly not beneficial” – Marc Surer

2012-06-10_13462012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 05Just as the Mercedes board is set to meet on Tuesday, Michael Schumacher is the unhappy subject of an intense round of bad press in his native Germany. Some publications have nicknamed the seven time world champion ‘Schussel-(clumsy) Schumi’ after his latest mistake in Singapore; the crash with Jean-Eric Vergne that has cost him ten places on the Suzuka grid. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 12

Horner doubts Hamilton to leave McLaren

Christian Horner, Red Bull’s team boss, has revealed he thinks Lewis Hamilton will probably stay at McLaren in 2013.

2012-02-08 - Red Bull Racing - Christian Horner2012-09-02 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Belgium - Lewis Hamilton 00The F1 grapevine is currently alight with speculation the 2008 world champion – who flirted with Red Bull until the energy drink-owned team re-confirmed its existing lineup for next season – is about to jump ship to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 01

‘Silly season’ explodes at Spa

After the long summer break, formula one has regrouped at Spa-Francorchamps to discover the ‘silly season’ in a higher gear than ever.

2012-03-18 - Dimanche2012-05-27 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Mark Webber 99000Having earlier suggested he might stay with Sauber in 2013, Sergio Perez has suddenly been quoted by a Spanish newspaper as saying Ferrari is “obviously” an option. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 30

Mercedes not commenting on latest Schumacher rumours

“I ask for your understanding that we are not going to constantly give statements about our decision-making process” – Ross Brawn

2012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Michael Schumacher 01Michael Schumacher - Ross BrawnTeam boss Ross Brawn on Thursday would not be drawn on speculation Michael Schumacher and Mercedes have now agreed to stay together at least another year. German commentator Christian Danner, a former grand prix driver, earlier brought the seven time world champion’s uncertain future back to the headlines when he revealed he thinks Schumacher, 43, has decided to stay in F1 in 2013.

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