Tag Archive: Damon Hill

Nov 23

Rosberg’s mind games reach title zenith on Sunday

Nico Rosberg has been busily playing the psychological game this weekend as he clings to his world championship chances.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (21) Needing Mercedes teammate and title favourite Lewis Hamilton to finish no higher than third on Sunday, German Rosberg has been firing thinly-veiled barbs at his British rival all weekend at the Abu Dhabi finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Mercedes not preparing ‘Hamilton’ or ‘Rosberg’ title t-shirts

As the Abu Dhabi paddock begins to fill

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team F1 pundits are busily picking their favourite for the 2014 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Mallya happy with Force India drivers

Drivers at Force India and Williams appear unlikely to feature in this year’s F1 ‘silly season’.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - Dr Vijay Mallya 01 He may now be an ‘ex-billionaire’ as his airline sinks, and he is set to begin the new financial year by facing court in India as an alleged ‘wilful defaulter’, but Vijay Mallya’s Force India team is doing well in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 23

Williams showcases its Heritage at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Williams returns to the iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex this week

09 - Williams F1 Team Providing spectators with a chance to get up close and personal with a number of the team’s iconic Formula One cars. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Brand-new offer for TV stations: FIA F3 news clips

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship offers the young drivers the chance of getting a taste of Formula 1 feeling

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

Three race weekends have been contested, the fourth meeting is about to begin – and the media interest in the planet’s most competitive young-driver series keeps on increasing consistently.

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Apr 17

Bernie Ecclestone is planning to launch a ‘masters’ series for former F1 cars and drivers

Ecclestone planning new F1 masters series

2012-06-10_0444 With drivers like Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Riccardo Patrese at the wheel, ‘GP Masters’ was launched in 2005 but it folded after only 2 races. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Vettel could exit amid Red Bull crisis – Marko

Red Bull needs to up its game or risk losing Sebastian Vettel.

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99001 That is the admission of the team’s always-blunt Dr Helmut Marko, as quadruple reigning world champion Vettel prepares to either retire or finish outside the points as the 2014 season kicks off this weekend in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Hill supports ‘double points’

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said recently the fans’ adverse reaction

2013-06-08_0144 Damon Hill has counted himself out of the furore surrounding the new ‘double points’ innovation for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Stars of Formula 1 join forces for second zoom photographic charity auction

GMM is proud to support ZOOM

Adrian Newey A range of photographs taken by F1 drivers and team principals, to be auctioned on Friday for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Vettel ‘not afraid’ of Alonso head-to-head

“Maybe someday I will be on the same team with Kimi or Fernando”

2013-10-25 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99000 Sebastian Vettel insists he is not afraid to go head-to-head with one of F1’s very best drivers, hinting his next move could be to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

New success for Total, a historical partner of Formula 1 world champions

“Total is active in Formula 1 racing since 45 years now.”

Total logoAs the Formula 1 season finishes this week-end in Brazil with the last GP, Total congratulates its partners Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Renault Sports Formula 1 (RSF1) to another double victory signed in both disciplines, the constructors and drivers world championship*. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Ricciardo deal ‘at least’ three years – Marko

Austrian media reports said the 24-year-old has inked a minimally three-year deal.

2013-06-09_00981’s ‘silliest season’ has taken a big step towards sanity, as Red Bull finally confirmed Daniel Ricciardo will replace Australian countryman Mark Webber in 2014 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 10

Damon Hill’s son quits motor racing

“I do not want to compete unless I am 100 per cent devoted”

Josh Hill portraitJosh Hill, who earlier wanted to be F1’s first ever third-generation champion, has quit motor racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Ecclestone warns F1 calendar could shed historic Monza

“Of course, the quality of the circuit and the organisation could also be better”

Monza logoMonza, the historic home of the Italian grand prix, could be a victim of F1’s continued push into “emerging markets”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

The Williams F1 Team is celebrating a landmark achievement this weekend at the British Grand Prix – reaching 600 races in Formula One.

Williams celebrates 600 races at the British Grand Prix

2013-06-09_1134Founded in 1977 by Frank Williams and Patrick Head, Williams has secured 297 podiums, 114 race wins and 16 World Championship titles over the past 36 years.

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May 26

Storm erupts over secret tyre test for Mercedes

“Some teams have reacted badly”

2013-05-25 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton 03A storm has erupted in the Monaco paddock about an until-now secret Pirelli tyre test involving Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Pole master Rosberg ‘bloody good’ – Hill

“Nico is not going to be a pushover by any means.”

2013-05-25 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg 011996 world champion Damon Hill thinks Nico Rosberg is finally emerging from Michael Schumacher’s shadow — with a new benchmark. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

Josh Hill second behind Raffaele Marciello

“It wasn’t as easy as this morning”

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logoThe Italian, born in the Swiss city of Zurich, won at the 4.574 kilometres long Grand Prix track from Josh Hill (Fortec Motorsports), the son of ex-Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Bahrain police fire on F1 protesters

“Your race is a crime”

2012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg 06Just a week before F1 action will kick off in Bahrain, the situation in the island Kingdom is worsening. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Hill concerned about F1’s return to Bahrain

The latest reports are a concern.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 406A week before F1’s most controversial annual race, Damon Hill has expressed concerns about the latest reports coming from Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

German faction sides against Brawn over Rosberg team order

“They should have let him (Rosberg) go.”

2013-03-23 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysia - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 03Mercedes’ German-speaking faction has spoken out against the team orders that prevented Nico Rosberg from finishing on the podium in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

New bosses not reason for Mercedes boost – experts

Mercedes’ new bosses are not responsible for the German marque’s apparently sudden speed boost.

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn - Toto Wolff 012013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 01That is the claim of former team driver Michael Schumacher, referring to the removal of Norbert Haug and the installation of new co-owners and chiefs Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Schumacher rules out becoming F1 pundit

Michael Schumacher has ruled out returning to the formula one paddock as a television pundit.

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Michael Schumacher 022012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Michael Schumacher 04It is an occupation now enjoyed by a number of the seven time world champion’s rivals, like former teammates Martin Brundle and Johnny Herbert, and even his title nemesis Damon Hill. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

‘Ridiculous’ to question Vettel greatness – Hill

It is “ridiculous” that so many in formula one question the true ability of reigning triple world champion Sebastian Vettel.

2013-03-03 - Red Bull Racing - Barcelona - Sebastian Vettel (1)2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 406That is the view of Damon Hill, the 1996 world champion turned television pundit for British broadcaster Sky. “I find it a bit ridiculous,” 52-year-old Hill, when asked about the widespread view that Vettel is not yet an all-time great, is quoted by Speed Week. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Maldonado can survive without Chavez – Brundle

Pastor Maldonado can probably survive in formula one even without Hugo Chavez.

2013-02-10 - Williams F1 - Jerez - Pastor Maldonado 012012-11-15_0026That is the view of former F1 driver turned respected British television commentator Martin Brundle, whilst musing the consequences of the death of the late Venezuelan president. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Ecclestone wants third-generation Hill in F1

A third-generation formula one driver would be “fantastic”, the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has admitted.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2Josh Hill portraitActually, the possibility is now quite real, with 1996 world champion Damon Hill’s 22-year-old son Josh to contest the European F3 championship this year. The winner of this year’s series will get a test with the fabled F1 team Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Son of Damon Hill to contest FIA F3 European Championship

Josh Hill and Dmitry Suranovich will contest the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship for Fortec Motorsport.

Josh HillGP3 - Marussia Manor - Dmitry Suranovich22-year-old Josh Hill, the son of the 1996 Formula 1 World Champion Damon Hill, joins Puerto Rican Felix Serralles and Brazilian Luis Felipe Derani as third Fortec driver and the quartet will be completed by Russia’s 17-year-old former GP3 driver Dmitry Suranovich. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

Brabham name could return to F1

The famous Brabham name could return to formula one.

2011-03-26 - Red Bull Racing - Australia - Sir Jack Brabham - Mark Webber - Alan Jones1981_12NigelMansellLotus-Cosworth_06HectorRebaqueBrabham-CosworthFormer triple world champion Sir Jack Brabham, an Australian who is now 86, founded his eponymous team in 1960 and it later raced under Bernie Ecclestone’s stewardship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Alonso toughest possible rival for Vettel – Hill

Fernando Alonso still has a significant chance of winning the 2012 world championship this weekend.

2012-11-16_00252012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 480That is the view of 1996 title winner Damon Hill, who named the Spaniard as probably the toughest challenger Sebastian Vettel could possibly face for the Interlagos showdown. “If he had any other opponent, I would say that Sebastian would definitely win with his 13 points advantage,” the Briton told the German newspaper Die Welt. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

New flexi saga questions ‘rubber Red Bull’

“Is this legal?”

The seemingly never-ending saga about bendy formula one cars is back in the media spotlight, and as ever championship leader Red Bull is right in the middle. Read the rest of this entry »

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