Tag Archive: German Grand Prix

Oct 31

Russian billionaire buys Nurburgring

After the Capricorn deal fell through, a new owner for the German grand prix venue at the Nurburgring has already been found.

Nurburgring Until recently, the embattled Nurburgring’s buyer was the Dusseldorf automotive company Capricorn, whose chief Robertino Wild failed to make the second due instalment payment. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Final conclusions concerning the brake disc of Lewis Hamilton/Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team used in qualifying at the 2014 German Grand Prix

First of all, both parties can now confirm that the quality of the disc material was not a contributory factor.

2014-07-18_0888 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Following extensive joint analysis of the previously unseen failure mode experienced by Lewis Hamilton during Q1 at the German Grand Prix, Brembo and Mercedes AMG Petronas have reached definitive conclusions concerning the cause of the failure. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

New Nurburgring owner misses payment due date

The Nurburgring’s sale has hit a fork in the road.

Nurburgring logo In March, the financially embattled German grand prix host was bought for a reported EUR 77 million by a Dusseldorf based automotive group called Capricorn. 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 »

Jul 25

Analysis of the brake disc of Lewis Hamilton/MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 Team used in qualifying at the 2014 German Grand Prix

Mercedes sticking with Brembo despite failure

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Brembo Analysis of the brake disc of Lewis Hamilton/Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team used in qualifying at the 2014 German Grand Prix Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Verstappen chooses Mercedes over Red Bull – report

The report said Verstappen jr hopes to make the move to the F1 feeder category GP2 for 2015

F3 - Max Verstappen Max Verstappen has turned down an offer from reigning world champions Red Bull as he turns onto the road to formula one. 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 »

Jul 22

‘Fric’ storm exits F1 with a whimper

As quickly as the ‘Fric’ storm swept into the paddock, it left with barely a whimper.

2014-06-08_1055 “It changed nothing,” said Niki Lauda, chairman of the Mercedes team that supposedly would suffer most from the effective banning of the suspension technology. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Rivals considered protesting Hamilton brake switch

Two top teams have admitted they considered lodging a protest against Mercedes at the German grand prix.

Lewis Hamilton - photo Getty Images With the ‘Fric’ controversy now in the past, the issue that rankled behind closed doors at Ferrari and Red Bull followed Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying crash. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Hamilton sensed a safety car conspiracy

A safety car would have ended championship leader Nico Rosberg’s huge race lead.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (13) Euphoric at Silverstone two weeks ago when he pulled the gap back to just 4 points, Lewis Hamilton’s mood dimmed once again on Sunday as he deficit blew back out to 14. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Alonso urges Raikkonen to ‘improve’

Fernando Alonso has urged teammate Kimi Raikkonen to “improve”.

2014-06-08_0574 Spaniard Alonso has utterly dominated his fellow former champion at Ferrari since the Finn returned to the Maranello team for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

F1 left to muse reasons for small Hockenheim crowd

Elsewhere in Germany on Sunday, the Nurburgring hosted an event called the ‘Truck Grand Prix’.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (16) Watching the unwieldy trucks from the grandstands were about 100,000 excited spectators — about twice the size of the crowd that gathered at Hockenheim for the 2014 German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Formula One teams German Grand Prix race report

German Grand Prix Formula One race report

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Nico Rosberg wins the German Grand Prix

Mercedes win on home turf with another dominant race

Nico Rosberg has won the German Grand Prix for Mercedes AMG F1 in front of their home race crowd. It is Rosberg’s fourth win of 2014 and ninth podium finish in the first ten races of the season as we cross the halfway mark of the racing calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Mercedes ‘already negotiating’ with Hamilton

“We are already sitting together and negotiating with Lewis Hamilton”

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (14) With Nico Rosberg all signed up for the future, Mercedes’ attention is now turning to the occupant of its other silver seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Mercedes slams ‘unacceptable’ Brembo failure

“It is impossible to determine in such a short time why the disc has broken” – Toto Wolff

2014-06-06_0010 Mercedes has slammed as “unacceptable” the failure of Lewis Hamilton’s Brembo brand brake disc during qualifying at Hockenheim.

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Jul 19

Rosberg on pole after Hamilton shunt (+result)

F1 German Grand Prix: Rosberg on pole after Hamilton shunt

  2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (19) Championship leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the German Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the first part of qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Mercedes ‘still fast’ even without Fric

Indeed, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo looked closer than ever to the pace on Friday.

Even with no car running the technology at Hockenheim, ‘Fric’ was the buzzword at the scene of the German grand prix. Some see the end of the ‘front and rear interconnected’ suspension systems as a chance for dominant Mercedes’ rivals to close the gap. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Mind games ‘important’ in Mercedes title battle

But they might be even more important in 2014, “because it is a very close fight”.

IMG_5961 It was, of course, unnecessary for audacious competitor Fernando Alonso to tell reporters at Hockenheim he thinks mind games are “very important” in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

2015 Williams seat ‘not realistic’ – Wolff

Susie Wolff admits expecting to land a race seat for 2015 is “not realistic”.

Suzie Wolff - Williams - photo Williams After breaking down at Silverstone two weeks ago, the 31-year-old Scot enjoyed a bit more track time ahead of the German grand prix on Friday at the wheel of Valtteri Bottas’ Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Uncertainty ends as all teams remove ‘Fric’

The only question now is whether some teams will be more affected by the Fric ban than others.

2014-06-08_0747 The ‘Fric’ saga could be nearing an end, as it emerges every F1 team has removed the controversial suspension technology ahead of the German grand prix weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton warming up for the German Grand Prix

Lewis and Mercedes-Benz Head of Motorsport Toto Wolff started the day with a factory tour in Sindelfingen.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (27)Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg attended a series of events on 16th July in the run-up to the home race for Mercedes-Benz at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Interwetten partners with Lotus F1 Team

Announcement 

04 - Lotus F1 TeamLotus F1 Team will feature the branding of the online entertainment company Interwetten for this week’s German Grand Prix and next week’s Hungarian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Hyundai was behind Rosberg helmet complaint – report

Car manufacturer Hyundai was behind a complaint about Nico Rosberg’s proposed German grand prix helmet livery.

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0020 That is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, on the day the German driver was reportedly instructed to change his celebratory helmet because it included an image of the famous world cup trophy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Schumacher’s wife says ‘most difficult time’ now over

The “most difficult time” in Michael Schumacher’s “struggle” is now over.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung That is the positive message delivered by the F1 legend’s wife Corinna, in a brief letter of thanks in the official 2014 German grand prix programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Rosberg changes helmet after FIFA ban

Nico Rosberg has modified his proposed world cup-themed helmet ahead of the German grand prix.

2014-06-07_0217 Earlier, the championship leader announced he would celebrate Germany’s win by wearing a special helmet at Hockenheim this weekend featuring an image of the famous world cup trophy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

FIFA ‘wants to ban’ Rosberg’s world cup helmet

FIFA warns that it vigorously protects the ‘official marks’ of the world cup

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsmzgAZCMAAb7nG.jpgFIFA, the governing body of world football, “wants to ban” Nico Rosberg’s special helmet livery for the German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Raikkonen fit for German GP

Kimi Raikkonen will contest this weekend’s German grand prix.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (3) After bruising his ankle and knee with a 47G impact at the start of the British grand prix, the Finn sat out Ferrari’s post-race Silverstone test. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Boss ‘not worried’ about Hockenheim future

Hockenheim is not looking at this weekend’s German grand prix as its last.

2011.10.01-GT Masters Hockenheim 02 That is the claim of circuit boss Georg Seiler, amid reports a deal between Bernie Ecclestone and the Nurburgring could end an alternating scheme that currently sees Hockenheim host a grand prix every second year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Ask Alex: Alex Lynn – GP3 Hockenheim preview

“I hope to build on my series lead”

GP3 - Alex Lynn portrait We’re into a really busy part of the GP3 Series season now, and our next stop is this weekend at Hockenheim for the German Grand Prix support races.

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