Tag Archive: Die Welt

Nov 01

Vettel to qualify in Austin ‘out of respect’

Sebastian Vettel will make a brief appearance during qualifying on Saturday ahead of the US grand prix in Austin.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (8) Earlier, team figures suggested the reigning world champion would sit out the session because penalties for running his sixth ‘power unit’ of 2014 means he will start the race from pitlane. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Chilton fumbles as F1’s next ‘pay-drivers’ line up

“What everyone seems to think has happened is not the case”

IMG_6058 He didn’t want to say the words, but Max Chilton insists a Marussia kerfuffle in Belgium should not be interpreted as a simple ‘pay-driver’ in distress. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Ecclestone corruption ‘acquittal’ set for Tuesday

Bernie Ecclestone is expected to put the corruption scandal behind him on Tuesday and return full-time to formula one.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2 The sport’s chief executive has been caught up in a German court trial in the opening half of most weeks recently as he fends off accusations he bribed Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Empty track leaves F1 at ‘five minutes to 12′ – Lauda

Niki Lauda wants formula one to think urgently about what is turning off the fans in 2014.

2014-06-07_0333 Big crowds were buzzing in Austria and Silverstone recently, but it was impossible not to notice some almost completely empty grandstands at Hockenheim on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Mercedes wants driver duo ’til the cows come home’

“The balance in the team is more important than anything else” – Wolff

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 01 Mercedes is so happy with its driver lineup it can imagine keeping Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on board “until the cows come home”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Rosberg a ‘big winner’ amid Mercedes troubles

Nico Rosberg was all smiles after the Canadian grand prix, despite failing to win and grappling with technical problems.

2014-06-08_1345“(Daniel) Ricciardo wins,” announced the headline at the German newspaper Die Welt, “but the big winner is Rosberg”. After six straight wins so far in 2014, ultra-dominant Mercedes struck trouble in Canada, with the energy recovery systems on both cars playing up. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

‘Up to Vettel’ to ‘go faster’ in 2014 – Newey

World champion Sebastian Vettel has been told to step on the gas by Red Bull’s technical ‘genius’ Adrian Newey.

2014-06-05_0192 German Vettel has borne the brunt of the team’s reliability troubles in 2014, but his superiority has also been genuinely challenged by Red Bull newcomer Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Webber-like luck ‘can’t go on’ – Vettel

After four consecutive world championships, Sebastian Vettel’s fall from grace has been swift in 2014.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (3) Although a chassis change after China appeared to have worked for the German, Vettel’s troubles returned with a vengeance in Monaco, where poor reliability spoiled not only his qualifying, but also the race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Mercedes not commenting on Rosberg reports

Mercedes says it is making no further comment about Nico Rosberg’s contract.

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Nico Rosberg 06 Amid reports the German has inked a further two-year extension to his already five-season stay at the Brackley team, a Mercedes spokesman said: “We have long term relationships with both our drivers.” Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Kolles not surprised Ricciardo beating Vettel

Dr Colin Kolles insists he is not surprised at all

2011-03-26 - HRT F1 Team - Australia - Colin Kolles 2 Red Bull team figures like Christian Horner, Dietrich Mateschitz and Helmet Marko have all said they were “surprised” by Daniel Ricciardo’s pace so far in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Controversy as Ferrari arrives in Malaysia

“After heated discussions, the Italians prevailed.”

2014-03-02 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso A controversy has erupted after relatives of passengers on the missing Malaysia airlines flight had to change hotels when the Ferrari team touched down for this weekend’s Malaysian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

2014 rules expose ‘huge safety risk’ – Stewart

“I see a very, very big problem”

2013-06-08_1128 Sir Jackie Stewart on Saturday admitted he has a “very, very big” safety concern about F1’s revolutionary new era. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Red Bull ‘has lots of problems’ – Vettel

“The laptimes are not the best, but the first thing was to get the car running.”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (6) World champion Sebastian Vettel finally managed some laps but at a sluggish pace on Thursday as Red Bull’s pre-season crisis continues. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Camera not to blame for Schumacher injury – report

A camera “may affect the protective effect” of a helmet

Speculation the personal Gopro video camera mounted on Michael Schumacher’s helmet contributed to his injuries is “not true”. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Todt vows to ‘be there’ for friend Schumacher

FIA president Jean Todt remains an almost ever-present figure in Grenoble

grid-Todt-Schumacher 9B6402 It is there, almost 600 kilometres from Todt’s Paris office, that the great Michael Schumacher – one of the former Ferrari boss’ closest friends – lies grievously injured after a late December skiing fall. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Lotus in ‘contact’ with Whitmarsh – source

“There has been contact with Martin”

2013-06-08_0053 Deposed McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh could switch to Lotus for 2014, an insider has confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Lauda causes stir with new cap sponsor

Indeed, the Golden Globes signalled the world debut of his new sponsor.

2013-06-06_0141 The ever-wily Niki Lauda caused a stir last week when he appeared on the red carpet. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 01

Manager reveals ‘good news’ about injured Schumacher

“The good news for today is there’s no significant changes”

2012-06-10_1346 Michael Schumacher is now in a “stable” condition, his manager Sabine Kehm told reporters outside the hospital in Grenoble on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Finishing last not knockout blow for Caterham

It is easy to overlook the battle at the very back.

2013-03-15 - Team Caterham - AustraliaCaterham’s future remains on track, despite the blow of finishing the 2013 constructors’ championship dead last. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Ferrari denies 2015 ‘pre-contract’ with Hulkenberg

“Nico is a great talent, but there are no agreements between him and us.”

2013-11-17 - Sauber F1 Team - Nico Hulkenberg 05Ferrari has played down rumours Nico Hulkenberg is in line to join the Maranello based team in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Lotus hopes for Quantum deal ‘next week’

“We will do everything possible to solve this problem as soon as possible”

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 09Lotus insists the team’s 35 per cent sale to Quantum remains on track, even though the investment group missed its latest deadline set by chief Mansoor Ijaz. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Lopez admits frustration with Raikkonen surgery

Lopez’s frustration is perhaps understandable

2013-04-20 - Lotus F1 Team - Bahrain - Eric Boullier - Gerard Lopez 01Gerard Lopez, the head of Lotus’ team owner Genii, might be among the cynics after news broke that Kimi Raikkonen will sit out the rest of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Salo tells Lotus to replace Raikkonen with Kovalainen

“Valsecchi will hardly be able to do anything on a completely new track to him”

2013-09-22 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 01Fellow Finn Mika Salo has nominated Heikki Kovalainen as the ideal replacement at Lotus for his surgery-bound countryman Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Rosberg confident Mercedes can beat Red Bull in 2014

“Everybody starts from scratch”

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Nico Rosberg 06Nico Rosberg says he is confident Mercedes can end Red Bull’s dominance ahead of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Eric Boullier has admitted Pastor Maldonado is in the running to race for Lotus in 2014.

Lotus admits talks with Maldonado

2013-09-22 - Lotus F1 Team - But at the same time, the Enstone based team’s boss made it clear that his preferred pick to replace the Ferrari-bound Kimi Raikkonen is Nico Hulkenberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Raikkonen blames tyres for slip in form

“I can get less out of them than Romain on a (single) flying lap”

Kimi Räikkönen  - photo Getty ImagesKimi Raikkonen has pointed to Pirelli’s reversion to 2012-specification tyres, and the tightening of the operating guidelines, as the reason he has fallen off the pace at recent grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Grosjean names Hulkenberg as ideal teammate

Romain Grosjean has named Nico Hulkenberg as his ideal new teammate at Lotus for 2014.

Romain Grosjean - photo © DPPI - Jean-Michel Le Meur As it stands, even Grosjean’s place at the Enstone based team is not guaranteed, even though he said bosses are happy with his performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Schumacher exit best thing for Mercedes – Lauda

Replacing Michael Schumacher with Lewis Hamilton was the right thing for Mercedes.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche VermogensberatungThat is the claim not only of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, but also the German team’s own Niki Lauda. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Tost compares Vettel to ‘Senna, Prost, Schumacher’

“He knows what he wants and pursues it without frills”

2012-07-21 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Franz TostSebastian Vettel is on the path to being mentioned in the same breath as F1 greats “Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Russian entity votes down Sauber rescue – report

“The time bomb is ticking”

2013-06-08_0244After all the ‘Russian rescue deal’ talk, the news about Sauber is now back into a backwards slide. Read the rest of this entry »

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