Tag Archive: Gerhard Berger

Aug 26

FIA not likely to investigate Rosberg crash

The F1 world is split over Nico Rosberg’s actions in the Belgian grand prix.

2014-07-18_0873 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton’s former McLaren teammate, thinks the incident that left the 2008 world champion almost 30 points behind the sister Mercedes was questionable at best. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

‘Kid’ Verstappen the big talking point at Spa

“The cars are really safe.  I think it’s more dangerous to bike through a big city than race in an F1 car.”

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing F1 has emerged from its summer slumber, but the big talking point at Spa-Francorchamps will be a 16-year-old ‘kid’ who doesn’t even have a license to drive a road car. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Vettel blamed for turning off Hockenheim crowd

Or maybe the German fans listened to their reigning world champion.

2014-06-07_0952 World champion Sebastian Vettel is copping some of the blame for the small crowd at Hockenheim last weekend. After buzzing atmospheres and big crowds in Canada, Austria and Silverstone, the empty seats for the German grand prix were conspicuous. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Red Bull considers buying F1 supplier Renault

In the past weeks and days, the speculation has reached fever pitch.

IMG_6292 Even amid the denials, the story suggesting Red Bull is considering designing its own formula one engine will not go away. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Mateschitz rules out ‘Red Bull engine’

Dietrich Mateschitz has put a line through rumours Red Bull is commencing a project to build its own F1 engine

Dietrich Mateschitz 02 “It’s not even worth denying these rumours,” the Austrian billionaire told Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Rosberg ‘bigger killer’ than Hamilton – Villeneuve

Nico Rosberg has put himself in a world championship-winning mood, F1 experts agree

IMG_4013 Despite most agreeing that his teammate Lewis Hamilton has the edge in raw pace, it is Mercedes’ German driver who has scooped the most points so far in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Kvyat hopes ‘growth spurt’ now over

Daniil Kvyat has his fingers crossed his growth spurt is over

2014-06-08_0593 A cursory look at the Russian’s formative career, including his GP3 title last year, shows that the then lanky teenager was 175cm tall. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Ricciardo ‘can be champion’ – Berger

Daniel Ricciardo is world championship material, according to F1 legend Gerhard Berger.

2014-06-08_1224 Berger, a former race winner for McLaren and Ferrari, said he has been impressed with the 24-year-old Australian since he stepped up to Red Bull this year. 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

Verstappen says F1 world ‘talking about’ son Max

Jos Verstappen was in the Monaco paddock.

Max Verstappen portrait The 42-year-old Dutchman was a highly popular formula one driver for multiple teams until 2003, including Benetton and Minardi. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Hamilton declares Senna-style war on Rosberg

“Lewis started the mind game, this was Nico’s answer.” – Alex Wurz 

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0050Lewis Hamilton has declared Senna-like war, as his relationship with teammate Nico Rosberg breaks down spectacularly in Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Driver ‘crash’ discussed at Mercedes party

A Mercedes ‘get-together’ did not go unnoticed in the Monaco harbour on Wednesday.

GP2 Caterham - Monaco - Monte-Carlo The scene was former F1 driver Gerhard Berger’s luxury boat, but on board were Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda, fellow bosses Paddy Lowe and Toto Wolff, and drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Fatigue and frustration explain Vettel struggle – Berger

“We cannot forget that Vettel has won the championship four times”

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (13) Part of Sebastian Vettel’s struggle so far in 2014 is “fatigue” after four consecutive world championship triumphs. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Lauda to end up Mercedes driver ‘nanny’ – Berger

“Formula one is always full of surprises”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg 01 Gerhard Berger has warned Mercedes to expect fireworks between teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

F1 gets first look and sound of Merc ‘megaphone’

The world of F1 will hear Mercedes’ ‘megaphone’ exhaust for the first time early on Wednesday.

Mercedes Megaphone The first images of the metre-long, trumpet-like attachment have already emerged, and one of the first to see the volume-boosting device was Bild correspondent Nicola Pohl. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Newey poaching attempts ‘permanent’ – Marko

Red Bull has not denied rumours Ferrari made yet another move to poach Adrian Newey.

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain -  Christian Horner - Dr Helmut Marko “We’re used to these permanent poaching attempts from both sides,” Dr Helmut Marko told the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, referring not just to Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Stewart, Prost moved from front of Senna’s coffin

Jackie Stewart and Alain Prost were scheduled to be the lead pallbearers

Ayrton Senna portrait - photo Getty Images The configuration of the pallbearers at Ayrton Senna’s fabled funeral was changed at the last minute, the F1 legend’s former personal assistant has revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Bernie Ecclestone is planning to launch a ‘masters’ series for former F1 cars and drivers

Ecclestone planning new F1 masters series

2012-06-10_0444 With drivers like Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Riccardo Patrese at the wheel, ‘GP Masters’ was launched in 2005 but it folded after only 2 races. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Berger, Brawn or Bell to replace Domenicali – reports

Domenicali’s immediate replacement is Marco Mattiacci

2014-03-04_0021 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali Within hours of Ferrari’s confirmation that Stefano Domenicali has left the team, Mercedes announced its own split with technical director Bob Bell. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Lauda denies money powered Mercedes dominance

“We will only know when the first three races are over”

2014-03-04_0013 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Stefano Domenicali - Dr Helmut Marko - Nika Lauda Niki Lauda has dismissed claims Mercedes is set to dominate the 2014 season because the German carmaker spent more on its new turbo V6 ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

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