Tag Archive: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Nov 22

Big chance of showdown crash in Abu Dhabi – Lauda

Niki Lauda has admitted it is possible Sunday’s championship showdown will end with a crash.

2014-06-07_0333 Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have endured a tense relationship all season, they actually clashed at Spa and now the 2014 world champion will be decided in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Mercedes insists unfreeze push “ridiculous”

“We would not allow that”

2014-10-29 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2) Mercedes appears less inclined than ever to give in to its rivals’ demands for an engine ‘unfreeze’ ahead of the 2015 season. 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 »

Mar 17

F1 facing ‘giant hole’ without Ecclestone – Lauda

“Without him and his knowledge, formula one would fall into a giant hole”

Bernie Ecclestone-11-2010 Niki Lauda has revealed he is worried formula one will struggle for health if Bernie Ecclestone is no longer at the wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

Lauda tips Brawn to return in new F1 role

Ross Brawn is going “fishing”, but he may return to formula one after a break.

Niki Lauda - Ross Brawn - photo Mercedes AMGThat is the claim of Niki Lauda, who as Mercedes’ team chairman tried to stop 58-year-old Briton Brawn from deciding to leave the German squad altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Buyer could save embattled Nurburgring

The automobile club ADAC has submitted a non-binding offer.

Nordschleife - NurburgringThe Nurburgring has moved one step closer to a saviour, as a potential buyer for the fabled German circuit emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Stefano Domenicali says the door to Ferrari is open to Sebastian Vettel in the future.

Ferrari boss compares Vettel to Schumacher

2013-06-07_0001German Vettel has won the past three world champions for Red Bull, is cruising to a fourth in 2013 and is all signed up for 2014 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

No end to Vettel’s dominance in 2013

Sebastian Vettel’s dominance is not likely to suddenly end.

Sebastian Vettel Corée - photo © J.F GaleronThat is Mercedes boss Ross Brawn’s warning ahead of the Korean grand prix, as Red Bull figures hint that Vettel’s crushing dominance in Singapore might have been exaggerated. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Michael Andretti eyes F1 ‘customer cars’ – father

“I have already spoken with Bernie Ecclestone about it” – Mario

2012-06-10_0447Michael Andretti would get involved in formula one as a team owner if the sport allowed ‘customer cars’ on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Vettel ignores mind games and July ‘curse’

“There is no (July) curse” – Vettel

2013-06-09_0984Sebastian Vettel insists talk about mind games and a July ‘curse’ will not distract his push for a first home win in Germany this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

Ross Brawn has refused to say if he will still be Mercedes’ team boss in 2014.

Brawn not confirming he’ll be team boss in 2014

2013-06-08_1134Asked the question at Silverstone by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, the 58-year-old Briton answered: “I hope so.” Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Mercedes rejects push for F1 withdrawal

Mercedes has hit back at reports some of its shareholders want the German marque to pull out of formula one.

05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W04 launch 05The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper has quoted two such shareholders – Michael Muders of the fund manager Union, and Henning Gebhardt, of DWS – as criticising Mercedes’ expanding push for F1 success. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Small teams ‘stuck in vicious circle’ – Glock

Timo Glock has lamented the trend at the back of F1’s grid.

2012-07-21 - Marussia F1 Team - Germany - Timo Glock 002012-06-08_0390The salaried German has been dropped by Marussia mid-contract, with the backmarker team openly admitting it needs to replace him with a sponsored driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Hamilton not expecting immediate success at Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton is not expecting to enjoy immediate success at Mercedes next year.

2012-09-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Singapore - Lewis Hamilton 012012-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - Lewis Hamilton 04“Perhaps we will have a good car next year and will keep up, that would be fantastic,” the Briton, who is switching to the famous German marque after six years with McLaren, told Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Schumacher rules out motorbike racing return

Michael Schumacher has ruled out falling back on two wheels as he prepares once again for F1 retirement.

2012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Michael Schumacher 032012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Michael Schumacher 02The great German raced in the German superbike series at times during his three-year ‘sabbatical’ in the wake of his Ferrari career, and narrowly escaped serious injury in one particular spill. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Schumacher ready to go ‘home’ after F1 retirement

Michael Schumacher is in no hurry to decide what to do next, as he faces returning to retirement in 2013.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher - Jock Clear 012011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Michael Schumacher 03The great German claims he turned down the offer of a two-year Mercedes contract extension in order to return “home” to his wife and children in Switzerland. “For me, there is nothing better than being at home.  For me this means freedom, and I want to enjoy that again soon,” he told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Lauda denies becoming Mercedes’ new ‘strong man’

Niki Lauda has vowed “no compromise” amid speculation he is the new strong man at Mercedes.

2012-06-10_05132012-09-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Singapore 04Some insiders have drawn a parallel between the triple world champion’s new arrival as non-executive chairman at Mercedes and his role at Jaguar early last decade. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

F1 ‘enemies’ now united against Red Bull – Marko

McLaren and Ferrari have joined their lead drivers in the “unholy alliance” against Red Bull.

2012-06-09_01442012-05-27 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 0004Late last year, after Sebastian Vettel secured his second consecutive title, Italy’s La Stampa newspaper said Lewis Hamilton and Fernando had formed a new friendship akin to an “unholy alliance”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Nurburgring future looking brighter this week

The embattled Nurburgring’s formula one future is looking brighter this week.

2011-07-24 - Force India F1 Team - Germany - Adrian Sutil 03Nurburgring logoWith the fabled circuit now in an insolvency process, reports last week said F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone could be the Nurburgring’s saviour.

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Jun 04

Extended Schumacher comeback ‘good for F1′ – Whitmarsh

Whether or not Michael Schumacher stays in formula one beyond 2012 is a hot topic.

2012-04-22 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain Grand Prix - Martin Whitmarsh  012012-05-27 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Monaco - Michael Schumacher 05The seven time world champion has been more competitive in 2012 compared with the first two seasons of his comeback, culminating in pole at Monaco recently. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

F1 should be ‘careful’ amid topsy-turvy 2012

F1 should be careful not to race away from its image as the ultimate form of motor racing.

Flagworld - F12012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 0101“We know formula one as the sprint racing in which man and machine is constantly pushed to the limit,” McLaren’s Martin Whitmarsh told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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Mar 16

Two teams likely to sit out Melbourne

Two teams are in danger of sitting out Sunday’s Australian grand prix.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 0862012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 303“The idea, here, is to qualify for the race,” Marussia’s Timo Glock told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper from Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Sutil’s F1 career in doubt over nightclub fight

Adrian Sutil, and possibly Lewis Hamilton, will be heading to court later this month over a nightclub incident that occurred last April.

2011-07-09 - Force India F1 Team - Britain - Adrian Sutil 022011-06-09_0290German Sutil, who has lost his Force India drive and is reportedly now out of the running for the Williams seat, is accused of cutting Lotus team executive Eric Lux with a broken glass at a post-event party in China.

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Nov 26

Hulkenberg hopes for race seat news in two weeks

Nico Hulkenberg’s return to a race seat in 2012 is a done deal, according to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.

2011-05-21 - Force India F1 Team - Spain - Nico Hulkenberg 012011-05-07 - Force India F1 Team - Turkey - Nico Hulkenberg 03The report said Force India has already signed its current reserve and Friday driver to replace race regular Adrian Sutil, even though an announcement is not due yet.

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May 20

Lux wanted Sutil to skip grands prix – report

“We know nothing about it; there was no ultimatum” – Zimmermann

2011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 092011-03-26 - Force India F1 Team - Australia - Adrian Sutil 08Eric Lux offered to settle the Adrian Sutil affair but the Force India driver broke the ultimatum, according to a German newspaper. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said Lux, the chief executive of Renault team owner Genii Capital, now intends to pursue the 28-year-old in Germany, Switzerland (where Sutil lives) and England (where his team is based). Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Renault much more open than BMW-Sauber – Heidfeld

Renault is a more open team to work with than was BMW-Sauber, Nick Heidfeld has admitted.

2011-04-16 - Lotus Renault GP - China - Vitaly Petrov 062011-04-16 - Lotus Renault GP - China - Nick Heidfeld 11The German, who has replaced the injured Robert Kubica this year, was paired with the Pole for several years at BMW-Sauber before the carmaker pulled out in 2009. “Renault is extremely open,” the 33-year-old, referring to the Lotus-sponsored team owned by Genii Capital, said in an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

VW official confirms ‘no plans’ for F1 foray

“There are no concrete plans (for F1).”

A Volkswagen official has apparently confirmed reports that the German auto giant is not going to enter formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Volkswagen says no to F1 – report

The Volkswagen group is not going to enter formula one.

15 - Volkswagen - 2010-01-14_0237That is the conclusion on Tuesday of a report in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. Last month, following speculation the German giant was considering entering F1 with Audi or Porsche branding, it emerged that VW would discuss the possibility during a meeting in early November. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Toyota skips 2010 option on Glock contract

Sebastian Vettel  shocked to hear that Toyota was not automatically renewing Glock’s deal

24 hours before his solid second place in Singapore, Timo Glock was informed by his Toyota boss John Howett that the option on his contract to include the 2010 season will not be taken up by the Japanese team. Read the rest of this entry »