Tag Archive: DPA

Oct 11

Mateschitz says Red Bull ‘doesn’t need’ Vettel

Red Bull mogul Dietrich Mateschitz insists he is “not disappointed” to be losing world champion Sebastian Vettel.

2011-02-11 - Red Bull Racing - Valencia - Sebastian Vettel - Dietrich Mateschitz A week ago at Suzuka, the German – who was nurtured from boyhood to F1 stardom by the energy drink company – announced to Red Bull and the world that he is leaving the team. 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 »

Aug 11

Bank rejects Ecclestone’s compensation offer

Bernie Ecclestone’s legal troubles are not yet over.

2013-06-07_0008 Before he ended his corruption trial in Munich by agreeing to pay $100 million to the Bavarian state, it emerged that the ‘F1 supremo’ was also willing to compensate the state-controlled bank BayernLB to the tune of EUR 25 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

German charity ‘surprised’ by $1m Ecclestone payment

SID news agency said the payment is the largest in the charity’s history.

2013-06-07_0008Officials of a German children’s charity were completely surprised when it emerged Bernie Ecclestone would pay them $1 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Glock not looking for F1 return

Timo Glock has admitted he has all but given up on the thought of returning to formula one.

20131020-0114 After Toyota withdrew from F1, the talented German raced for Virgin/Marussia for three years until he accepted a plum works BMW seat in the premier touring car series DTM last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Ecclestone offers EUR 25m to settle bribery case

Bernie Ecclestone is willing to pay EUR 25 million to settle the corruption case, media reports said on Tuesday.

The German news agency DPA said the F1 chief executive’s lawyers made the proposal to pay the money to BayernLB, despite arguing the bank suffered no financial loss. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Alonso, Hamilton say Ricciardo among F1’s best

Daniel Ricciardo has joined the upper echelon of F1’s very best drivers.

2014-07-19 - 99015 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo In the paddock, a big rumour is that for its new works Honda partnership beginning next year, McLaren is on the market for one of the sport’s ‘big three’ drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Hamilton’s comments on Rosberg ‘a joke’ – Wolff

“It was meant as a joke”

Lewis Hamilton - trophée Santander Boss Toto Wolff has played down a spat between Mercedes’ race drivers over championship leader Nico Rosberg’s nationality. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Another witness backs Ecclestone’s bribery defence

Bernie Ecclestone’s run of good form in court continued on Wednesday.

2011-06-09_0303 Already this week, as the F1 supremo’s trial resumed in Munich, the testimony of a former BayernLB official seemed to indicate weaknesses in the prosecution’s claim that he bribed Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

McLaren ‘needs a change’ with Honda – Button

Jenson Button insists he is “looking forward to” McLaren’s new Honda era.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Jenson Button 02 That is despite team supremo Ron Dennis’ warning that the most experienced driver in the paddock actually might not get a new contract beyond 2014. 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

Hockenheim furious as Ecclestone eyes F1 axe

“He cannot and will not terminate.”

2014-05-03-0005 Bernie Ecclestone could terminate Hockenheim’s contract, as he looks to secure the long-term future of formula one in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Nurburgring to host F1 race each year – report

The fabled Nurburgring is set to ramp up its presence on the F1 calendar.

Nordschleife - Nurburgring Currently, the circuit and another German venue, Hockenheim, annually alternate a single spot on the sport’s schedule. But earlier this year, the insolvent Nurburgring secured its future when it was sold to a Dusseldorf automotive group called Capricorn. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Schumacher moved within Grenoble hospital – report

He has reportedly already been discharged from the neurological care unit at the Grenoble University hospital

2012-11-18_0006 Michael Schumacher has been moved to a special rehabilitation unit at the hospital in Grenoble, according to the German weekly newsmagazine Bunte. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Good week in court for Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has had a heartening couple of days in court this week.

2012-11-15_0008 The latest witness to appear in Munich for F1 chief executive’s bribery trial was a former colleague of the jailed Gerhard Gribkowsky. 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 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 21

Mercedes expects rivals to be close in Monaco

“Maybe Red Bull might (win) in Monaco,” he said, “because that circuit is not about power.”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Nico Rosberg 02 The big question ahead of this weekend’s Monaco grand prix is whether Red Bull can finally challenge the so far unbeaten Mercedes to a 2014 win. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Ecclestone illness halts bribery trial

The brakes were applied to Bernie Ecclestone’s corruption trial on Tuesday.

2012-11-15_0008 The F1 chief executive is appearing once or twice per week in Munich for the court proceedings, in which he is charged with bribing the jailed banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Race chief says ‘no risk’ of Russia GP axe

There is “no risk” Russia will not stage its inaugural grand prix in October.

Autodrome in Sochi That is the claim of Alexander Saurin, the administration chief of the local Krasnodar territory, and in charge of the resort city Sochi’s post-Olympics plans. Read the rest of this entry »

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