Tag Archive: Daily Mail

Oct 18

Button linked with Le Mans switch

Jenson Button could move into Le Mans sports cars next year if he loses his McLaren seat, manager Richard Goddard has admitted.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Jenson Button 02 With just three races left to run in 2014, McLaren is still yet to announce its next driver lineup, although it is obvious talks with Fernando Alonso are taking place. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Drivers want better wet tyre after Bianchi crash

Top F1 drivers are calling on the sport’s sole tyre supplier to improve its wet-weather product.

2014-03-10 - Pirelli The now critically injured Jules Bianchi lost control of his Marussia in worsening rain conditions at Suzuka recently when raining on worn ‘intermediate’ tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

F1 security unprecedented for Putin visit

Unprecedented security at a grand prix will accompany Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to the inaugural race on Sunday.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin 3 F1’s regular television broadcasters have been told that when Putin’s security personnel scramble radio frequencies to prevent potential bombs being triggered, live video images and microphones will possibly go dead temporarily. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Ecclestone denied return to F1 board

Fresh doubt is being cast over Bernie Ecclestone’s F1 reign.

2012-06-07_0277 News is circulating around the Suzuka paddock on Friday that the sport’s ‘supremo’ has been denied his planned return to the executive board. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Future ‘good’ after long Dennis talks – Button

The signs are growing stronger that Jenson Button will secure at least one more year at McLaren.

2014-05-09 - McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Jenson Button 02 The British team’s quest for a star champion like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso to spearhead the new Honda era beginning in 2015 has been an open paddock secret. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Ecclestone holidays after paying $100m settlement

Ecclestone is celebrating the end of proceedings by holidaying aboard his huge luxury yacht Petara

2011-06-09_0314 Bernie Ecclestone’s bribery trial and charges have been officially dropped, after the F1 supremo lodged his controversial $100 million settlement with Munich authorities. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

F1 ‘popularity’ meeting cancelled

A crisis meeting to plot formula one’s future has been cancelled.

150x80-flagworldf1 The meeting was set to take place in London on Thursday, involving Bernie Ecclestone, Ferrari’s Marco Mattiacci, Red Bull’s Christian Horner, Force India’s Bob Fernley and Mercedes’ Toto Wolff.
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Jul 29

‘Hired to race’ not obey team orders – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has hit back at suggestions he was wrong to ignore team orders during Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix.

2014-07-18_0885 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Niki Lauda, who after Hamilton’s qualifying fire had cheered the Briton up over pizza, insisting with typical clarity that the driver was “right” and the German team “wrong”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

F1 will respect Russia GP contract – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has moved to dismiss doubts about this year’s inaugural Russian grand prix.

Autodrome in Sochi In the wake of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 atrocity, pressure is falling on formula one to cancel its scheduled event at Sochi in October. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Hamilton decision is latest title blow

As ever, it was Niki Lauda who delivered the bluntest assessment of Saturday’s events at Silverstone.

2014-06-08_0944 “Lewis was wrong,” said the F1 legend.  “It was his decision as he thought he could go no quicker.  Very simple.” Lauda, who is Mercedes’ team chairman, is referring to how Hamilton aborted his final qualifying run at damp Silverstone, leaving him just sixth on the grid and likely to see his 29-point championship deficit blow out even further. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Susie Wolff lives her dream amid criticism

Susie Wolff will live her dream on Friday at Silverstone, but she is also facing criticism.

Susie Wolff The Scot will break a 22-year F1 drought in morning practice for the British grand prix when she drives Valtteri Bottas’ Williams — the last woman in action during a world championship weekend was Giovanna Amati in 1992. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Hamilton claims more ‘ability’ than Rosberg

“The edge I have is in my ability.”

2014-06-08_0551 Lewis Hamilton has stepped up the off-track battle ahead of his home grand prix, declaring he has “the edge” on teammate Nico Rosberg on sheer “ability”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

‘Emotional’ Hamilton on back foot for title – Walker

Nico Rosberg has put himself on pole position to beat his high-profile teammate to the 2014 world championship.

IMG_5492 That is the view of Lewis Hamilton’s countryman Murray Walker, the famous former F1 commentator, ahead of the 29-year-old British driver’s home race at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

F1 official ended Ecclestone testimony ‘in tears’

F1’s chief legal officer ended her day in tears after appearing as a witness during the Bernie Ecclestone bribery trial.

2012-06-07_0273 Earlier this year, it emerged that, with Ecclestone’s powers diminished during the scandal and high-profile trial, 44-year-old Sacha Woodward-Hill would help her boss with the day-to-day running of the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Steiner denies Haas exit rumours

Gunther Steiner has denied rumours that a rift with team owner Gene Haas is endangering the entire F1 project.

Gene Haas - photo Getty Images The rumours in the Italian press hinted that arguments between team boss Steiner, and founder and owner Haas, including over the possible signing of Danica Patrick, could result in Steiner’s departure. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Hamilton plays down McLaren return rumours

Lewis Hamilton in Montreal sounded unlikely to be considering a return to McLaren.

2014-06-06_0080 Reporting from the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Daily Mail correspondent Jonathan McEvoy claimed the Woking based team, having given the 2008 world champion his F1 debut seven years ago, has been in contact with Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Mercedes drivers say Monaco ‘war’ over now

“We spoke after the race and just like friends we have our ups and down”

2014-06-05_0075Lewis Hamilton confirmed on Thursday that, after their relationship hit a high-profile low in Monaco, he and teammate Nico Rosberg are now “friends” again. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Whiting moves to stop Monaco-style qualifying sagas

Charlie Whiting wants to prevent a repeat of the Monaco qualifying scandal.

2012-06-09_0020 Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have fallen out spectacularly, after Hamilton accused his Mercedes teammate of making a deliberate mistake in the dying minutes of their fight for pole on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Hamilton behaviour ‘sub-standard’ – Hakkinen

Mika Hakkinen says Lewis Hamilton’s behaviour was “sub-standard” in Monaco.

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton - 0024 2008 world champion Hamilton accused his Mercedes teammate of deliberately sabotaging his push for pole position, afterwards refusing to acknowledge his race win. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Hamilton declares Senna-style war on Rosberg

“Lewis started the mind game, this was Nico’s answer.” – Alex Wurz 

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0050Lewis Hamilton has declared Senna-like war, as his relationship with teammate Nico Rosberg breaks down spectacularly in Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

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