Tag Archive: Gerhard Berger

Nov 18

Berger tips Hamilton to win 2014 title

Gerhard Berger has played down Nico Rosberg’s chances of winning the world championship this weekend in Abu Dhabi

20131019-0045 The other Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has a 17-point lead going into the 2014 finale, but the controversial double-points innovation means German Rosberg still has a chance to win the title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Alonso says ‘there is life after Ferrari’

Fernando Alonso remains the big player as the F1 driver ‘silly season’ reaches its climax for another year.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Further down the grid, the field of 2015 is now beginning to shape up.  Lotus is set to keep Romain Grosjean, and Jean-Eric Vergne is getting one more year at Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Berger denies talks with McLaren, Ferrari

Gerhard Berger has played down persistent speculation his next move could be a return to the F1 paddock.

20131019-0045 The F1 legend recently stepped down from the FIA after presiding over the governing body’s junior single seater categories. It triggered speculation that earlier reports he might be preparing to join McLaren-Honda, although dismissed at the time as “utter nonsense”, are actually true. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Berger advises Ferrari to ‘keep Alonso’

With Ferrari currently having three champion drivers under contract, speculation about Fernando Alonso’s future continues to run wild.

20131019-0045 Some reports suggest the Italian team and the Spaniard are in a sort of Mexican standoff, each wanting the other to legally terminate their contract for financial reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Berger rumours return to F1 headlines

Rumours linking Gerhard Berger with a return to the F1 paddock have resurfaced.

20131019-0045 Earlier, McLaren slammed as “complete and utter nonsense” reports the former team driver is a candidate for a prominent role, amid suggestions of unrest between shareholders Ron Dennis and Mansour Ojjeh. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

McLaren denies Stroll rumours

McLaren has denied claims Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll may be looking at buying into the British team.

2013-06-09_1355 Italy’s Autosprint reports that after Stroll recently held ultimately failed talks with Marussia and Sauber, he may then have been approached by McLaren shareholder Mansour Ojjeh. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

McLaren says Berger reports ‘nonsense’

McLaren has slammed reports Gerhard Berger could be set to join the British team.

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Ron Dennis 01 Earlier, Germany’s Auto Bild said supremo Ron Dennis is coming under increasing pressure from the struggling Woking based team’s major Bahraini shareholders. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Report – Berger to replace Dennis at McLaren?

Ron Dennis’ future in charge of the McLaren team is once again in doubt, the German publication Auto Bild reports.

F3 - Gerhard Berger (FIA Single Seater Commission President), Jean Todt (FIA President) Having stepped into the background in recent years, the Woking based team’s 67-year-old ‘supremo’ returned to the role of chief executive in 2014 as McLaren prepares for its all-new works Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Mar 12

New V6 era is ‘pure F1′ – Berger

Gerhard Berger is no longer critical of F1’s technological revolution.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (16) Having counted himself among the ‘purists’ who dislike the complicated energy recovery systems and fuel-saving limitations, the former Ferrari and Benetton driver told APA news agency he has now changed his mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Berger thought of Schumacher after own ski fall

“Good and bad luck lie so closely together.”

20131019-0045 Gerhard Berger has admitted he thought of fellow F1 legend Michael Schumacher when he lay injured in the snow late last week. Read the rest of this entry »

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