Tag Archive: F1

Dec 09

Hamilton won’t get Mercedes team-mate say – Wolff

Pascal Wehrlein remains the bookies’ favourite for the drive

Hamilton won’t get Mercedes team-mate say – WolffMercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has revealed Lewis Hamilton won’t be directly involved in the process of deciding who his team-mate will be for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship season, but says ‘dynamics’ with any potential candidates will be considered. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 08

Mercedes hints at Wehrlein but rules out Bottas?

Toto Wolff has revealed he is prepared to make a ‘brave’ choice when deciding who will replace the retired Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes F1 team.

2016-06-10_45849 Following last week’s shock revelation that Rosberg will retire from the sport just days after landing his first F1 world title, attention has now turned to who will replace the German in the triple title-winning team.
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Dec 04

Mercedes ponders options as drivers come forward

The bookies favourite remains Mercedes junior Pascal Wehrlein

2016-12-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg - Sindelfingen (24) Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has revealed the team is looking to make a ‘quick’ decision on who will replace Nico Rosberg following the new world champion’s shock decision to retire. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Hamilton: It doesn’t matter who replaces Rosberg

“It’s going to be very, very strange and it will be sad not to have him in the team next year”

Hamilton: It doesn’t matter who replaces RosbergLewis Hamilton say he doesn’t care who Mercedes picks as F1 world champion Nico Rosberg’s replacement, following the shocking news of the German’s retirement from the sport with immediate effect.
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Dec 02

Rosberg: I’ve improved on track battles against Hamilton

“In the winter I really think about ‘well which areas do I need to work on'”

Rosberg: I’ve improved on track battles against HamiltonNico Rosberg says after the fallout from losing to Lewis Hamilton in last year’s F1 world title tussle he focused on stepping up his on-track battle skills to help boost his 2016 championship charge. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

F1 set to introduce standing restarts after safety car

Under the new measures, drivers will line up in grid slots as they come to the end of a safety car period before making a standing start
F1 set to introduce standing restarts after safety carDrivers are set to make standing starts after safety car periods in 2017 after proposals were agreed in principal by teams ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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Nov 23

F1 Abu Dhabi GP: “May the best man win” – Wolff

“Both of them have been exceptional and either one would make a worthy champion”

Wolff: May the best man winToto Wolff says with the F1 world championship going down to the final round it is proof how closely matched Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been 2016 and is determined for Mercedes to give both drivers a flawless race weekend to ensure a fair and fierce battle.
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Nov 22

Rosberg: Closer F1 showdown gets the more excited I feel

“Obviously, the result in Brazil wasn’t the one I was going for. But Lewis did a great job and second place wasn’t a disaster in the end”

2016-10-23_72680 Nico Rosberg says the closer his F1 world championship decider against Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton gets the more pumped-up he feels and wants to seal a maiden crown in style with victory in Abu Dhabi rather than rely on the minimum top three finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Ricciardo asks for respect and acceptance after rules row

“For me it should be after Sunday night, whatever happens, whatever way it goes, it should be done”

Ricciardo asks for respect and acceptance after rules rowDaniel Ricciardo believes if F1 drivers show each other respect on track and accept decisions made by the race stewards it would prevent future rule rows rumbling on after the latest incident of Ferrari’s Mexico appeal. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

‘Big change’ will allow teams to develop in 2017 – Button

“That will make the racing a lot more fun”

2016-10-23_72328 Jenson Button has teased the overhaul in technical regulations for the 2017 season will see F1 return to the days of when in-season development and upgrades will make a noticeable difference to results over the course of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Vegas night race mooted amidst F1 calendar expansion talk

“The FIA makes more money, the teams make more money, we make more money”
Vegas night race mooted amidst F1 calendar expansion talkThe Formula 1 World Championship calendar could grow beyond its current 21 races as new owners Liberty Media evaluate ways to capitalise financially on its new prized asset.
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Nov 16

McLaren headed by executive committee until new CEO found

McLaren has outlined its head management structure after the departure of Ron Dennis as chairman and CEO

2016-06-08_0065 Dennis confirmed he has been placed on gardening leave for the remainder of his current contract which expires in January and has stepped down as chairman and CEO but remains a shareholder and director of the McLaren Technology Group as he keeps hold of his 25% share. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Massa bids emotional farewell after Brazil GP exit

“It is so difficult to explain the feeling by not managing to finish the race for my fans and for Brazil” – Massa

Massa bids emotional farewell after Brazil GP exitDespite a bittersweet end to his final home race, Felipe Massa has described his walk back to the pit lane as ‘special and amazing’ as he prepares to say a final goodbye to Formula One. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Hamilton won’t try to force mistakes from Rosberg

“I want to win because I’ve been the best, not through tactics that I did or anything like that.”

Hamilton won’t try to force mistakes from RosbergLewis Hamilton says he won’t look to try tricks on Nico Rosberg during the Brazilian Grand Prix and would prefer to win the race and let the F1 world championship battle sort itself out.
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Nov 12

Horner: Keep it simple and let drivers race!

There’s too much subjectivity and interpretation of different events

2016-06-10_2991-16-01-05 Christian Horner has blasted the ‘over-regulated’ aspects in F1 in light of the fallout from the Mexican Grand Prix and wants F1 decision-makers to come up with simple rules and let drivers race. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Gutierrez to leave Haas, indecision ‘hurt’ race seat chances

The Mexican says talks have begun with former team Sauber
2016-10-23_72605 Esteban Gutierrez fears having waited on Haas to decide its 2017 drivers it has put his chances of securing a race seat in doubt as the Mexican driver looks set to be edged out of F1 for the second time in his career.
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Nov 10

Scuderia Ferrari submitted a request to the Stewards of the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix

Scuderia Ferrari announcement

02 - Scuderia Ferrari Scuderia Ferrari has submitted a request to the Stewards of the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix to review their decision to penalize Sebastian Vettel for breach of Article 27.5 of the 2016 F1 Sporting Regulations as a consequence of his driving behavior in Turn 4 of lap 70. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Rosberg takes initiative with F1 world title in sight

“I need to keep doing what helps me perform at my best and that’s going for the win every time” – Rosberg

Rosberg takes initiative with F1 world title in sightNico Rosberg has reiterated his aim to focus only one race at a time in the F1 world championship battle and adds he will concentrate on ‘the factors that I have in my control’ as a maiden title comes within his grasp in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Wolff: F1 must learn from Austin, Mexico to help German GP

Ecclestone recently confirmed there is still ‘nothing sure yet’ in regards to a deal for the 2017 German GP
Wolff: F1 must learn from Austin, Mexico to help German GPToto Wolff says organisers and promoters of the German Grand Prix could learn from the recent success of the races in the United States and Mexico to bring the fans back, while speculation of the race dropping off the 2017 calendar continue.
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Nov 04

Brawn: No problem working with Ecclestone…

Ross Brawn says he’d be happy to work alongside Bernie Ecclestone in a head role in F1 but concedes it is unlikely to happen in the next few years.

Brawn: No problem working with Ecclestone...The former Benetton, Ferrari and Brawn GP team principal has recently denied reports linking him to taking over from Ecclestone as F1 chief but has continued to voice an interest in returning to the sport but not in a role within a team. Read the rest of this entry »

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