Tag Archive: Dieter Zetsche

Nov 23

Ecclestone ready to ‘tear up’ income contracts

“Personally, I would tear up all of the contracts and discuss the redistribution of money.  No problem,”

2012-06-07_0277 Bernie Ecclestone on Saturday said he is prepared to “tear up” contracts and start again, as the sport’s civil war appeared to ease slightly in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

Zetsche steps in as Mercedes struggle to manage driver war

A key meeting to plot a way forward will take place at the team’s Brackley base on Friday

2013-05-12 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Dr Dieter Zetsche 04 Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche has become involved in resolving the damaging spat between warring Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Judge ends Ecclestone trial after $100m deal

If he is able to get $100 million together within a week, all charges will be dropped.

2012-06-07_0345 Bernie Ecclestone walked out of court on Tuesday with the corruption scandal that threatened to end his F1 reign and leave him in jail effectively over. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Only ‘emergency’ team orders at Mercedes – Zetsche

“Last Sunday there was no emergency situation”

2013-05-12 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Dr Dieter Zetsche 03 Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche insists there will be “no team orders” to settle the outcome of the title battle between warring Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Mercedes not ending contract with injured Schumacher

“We are pleased with the positive development” – Zetsche

2012-11-18_0006 Mercedes has vowed to stick with Michael Schumacher as the F1 legend continues his recovery from a skiing fall last December. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Zetsche wants Ecclestone to give up F1 marketing

At the height of the Michael Schumacher era, Hockenheim was a capacity-filled hotbed of German passion.

2014-07-20_0929 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Toto Wolff - Niki Lauda - Dr Dieter Zetsche Dieter Zetsche, the chairman of Mercedes parent Daimler, has pointed the finger at Bernie Ecclestone in the wake of the unpopular German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Monaco mind games ‘good for Rosberg’ – Massa

Monaco was a victory for Nico Rosberg not only on the track, but also in the mind.

2014-05-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0010 That is the view of Felipe Massa, who in 2008 only just lost the battle to Hamilton when the Briton won his sole title. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

F1 could be destroyed without a ‘dictator’ – Briatore

Formula one “needs a dictator”, according to the flamboyant former team boss Flavio Briatore.

Flavio Briatore - Bernie Ecclestone Embroiled in a corruption scandal that could end his reign, F1’s current ‘supremo’, Bernie Ecclestone, has hinted that his bosses at CVC could be about to replace him. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Hamilton’s Rosberg snub ‘not in order’ – Lauda

Lauda vowed to sort it out before the next race.

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Lewis Hamilton - 0035Niki Lauda has scolded Lewis Hamilton for not congratulating teammate Nico Rosberg after his second consecutive Monaco win on Sunday.

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May 24

Lauda confirms Rosberg staying at Mercedes

Niki Lauda on Saturday confirmed that Nico Rosberg is staying with Mercedes beyond 2014.

2014-05-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0011 Big rumours in Monaco have suggested the German has inked a two-year contract extension, but so far the Brackley team has said only that Rosberg and teammate Lewis Hamilton have “long term” deals. 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 23

Alonso not considering Ferrari exit – spokesman

Fernando Alonso will be “involved in future projects” at Ferrari.

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Fernando Alonso 00 That is the claim of a Ferrari spokesman, amid swirling rumours in the Monaco paddock that the Spaniard’s patience with the Maranello team is finally at an end. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Montezemolo moves to ease Alonso frustration

“Fernando is the best driver in the world”

2014-03-30 - Scuderia Ferrari - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso 01Luca di Montezemolo on Thursday moved to reassure an apparently increasingly frustrated Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Alonso hints at souring relationship with Ferrari

Fernando Alonso on Wednesday added fuel to speculation his patience with Ferrari is at an end.

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso (2) Already the best paid in F1, the Spaniard was earlier this week also hailed as “perhaps the best driver” on the grid by the Mercedes-Benz chairman, Dieter Zetsche. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Zetsche says Alonso ‘best driver’ in F1

Fernando Alonso is “perhaps the best driver” in formula one.

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso (6) That is the claim this week not of an F1 fan or an insider, but of Dieter Zetsche. Zetsche is the chairman of Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes, whose Brackley based F1 team is utterly dominating in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

‘Stressful’ time for careworn Ecclestone – Horner

“Bernie is the one who holds everything together”

Bernie Ecclestone cut a careworn figure in the Barcelona paddock at the weekend, as the sport’s chief executive clings to F1 power. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Mercedes rules out F1 cooperation with Renault

On the road-car side, however, Mercedes and Renault-Nissan do cooperate

Mercedes 2013-12-07 Mercedes has ruled out cooperating with Renault in the development of its all-new turbo V6 engines for formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Dennis tried to thwart Hamilton switch – report

Dennis flew to Stuttgart to meet with Mercedes chairman Dieter Zetsche

Lewis Hamilton - Ron Dennis - photo Getty imagesMcLaren ‘supremo’ Ron Dennis went to extraordinary lengths in an attempt to thwart Lewis Hamilton’s switch to Mercedes for 2013, according to a report in the Daily Mail. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Mercedes backs Wolff amid Kolles comments saga

“If you are successful, you will be pelted with mud.”

2013-06-08_0127Mercedes has thrown its “full confidence” behind Toto Wolff, following reports he made disparaging remarks about his colleagues and bosses. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Ex-F1 boss Kolles tried to blackmail Wolff – report

They settled their dispute with the intervention of Bernie Ecclestone

2011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Colin Kolles 01Former HRT boss Colin Kolles tried to blackmail Mercedes chief Toto Wolff earlier this year, it has emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Mercedes’ Wolff ‘secretly recorded’ amid F1 war – report

A ‘war’ that has broken out in the paddock

2013-06-08_0128An explosive conversation with Mercedes director and Williams co-owner Toto Wolff was “secretly recorded” by a former F1 team boss. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

“Whoever starts at the front in the principality also has a good chance for victory”

Mercedes favourite to win in Monaco

2013-05-12 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Spain 01Mercedes has been tipped as a likely favourite to win the fabled Monaco grand prix later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Mercedes not expected to win in Spain

“Our Achilles heel is getting the tyres to last”

Mercedes plus argentée - photo Mercedes AMGDominating qualifying in the presence of Daimler supremo Dieter Zetsche, Mercedes appears on top of the world in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Zetsche warns ‘no miracles’ for Mercedes in 2013

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has played down expectations ahead of Mercedes’ fourth-consecutive season as a works formula one team.

Dieter Zetsche2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - 05The Brackley based team has made big changes for 2013; swapping Michael Schumacher for Lewis Hamilton, ousting Norbert Haug and installing Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff in upper management. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Mercedes must push for 2014 title – Zetsche

Dieter Zetsche, the chairman of the German marque’s parent Daimler, says Mercedes must be pushing for the world championship by 2014.

05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamMercedes AMG - photo - Mercedes AMGAdmitting that the appointments of Lewis Hamilton and Niki Lauda, and the departure of Norbert Haug, were because of Mercedes’ lack of recent success, he also acknowledged that the silver team will not be in a title-winning position this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Zetsche denies approving F1 budget boost

But Zetsche told German weeky Die Zeit: “We do not intend to increase our budget.”

Dieter Zetsche04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamDieter Zetsche, the chairman of Mercedes’ parent Daimler, has denied reports he has approved an increase in the F1 team’s budget for 2013. Reportedly on new recruit Niki Lauda’s recommendation, it emerged recently that Mercedes-Benz is prepared to boost the Brackley based team’s coffers to the tune of many millions. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Schumacher to consider non-driving Mercedes role

Michael Schumacher is not ruling out taking up a non-driving role with Mercedes.

2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - Ross Brawn - Norbert Haug - Michael Schumacher - Bernie Ecclestone 012012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - Michael Schumacher 02The seven time world champion announced at Suzuka on Thursday that, after a three-year comeback with the German squad, he is once again returning to retirement. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Michael Schumacher announces retirement from Formula One

Mercedes offers Schumacher new non-racing job

2012-06-08_02982012-06-07_0341Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher today announced his retirement from the sport at the end of the 2012 season during a press conference at the Suzuka circuit in Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Vettel hopes Schumacher finds new F1 seat

Seven time world champion Schumacher has lost his Mercedes drive to Lewis Hamilton.

2012-09-22 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Sebastian Vettel (12)2012-06-10_0532Sebastian Vettel on Wednesday said he hopes his countryman and friend Michael Schumacher finds a seat to keep racing in formula one next year. But he has been linked with a move to another team – perhaps Sauber, Williams or Lotus – while Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche has offered him a job in team management at Mercedes GP. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

‘Silly season’ turns bad for McLaren, Schumacher

Martin Whitmarsh on Friday insisted McLaren did not push Lewis Hamilton away.

2012-09-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Singapore - Lewis Hamilton 012012-09-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Singapore - Martin Whitmarsh 02After the news arrived that the team’s protege and 2008 world champion is switching to Mercedes, some said McLaren simply didn’t offer the Briton enough money or good enough contractual terms. Read the rest of this entry »

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