Tag Archive: Juan Manuel Fangio

Dec 29

Hamilton’s hunger “critical” to keep him in F1 – Hakkinen

“After that year, when I felt my energy levels drop a little, it was not long before I retired.”

2017-10-22_1305Lewis Hamilton may opt to quit Formula 1 if he loses his hunger for more world titles, according to two-time F1 world champion Mika Hakkinen. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 16

Hamilton predicts McLaren to join F1 title fight in 2018

“Next year, McLaren will have Renault engines, then we may see four teams fighting for the championship”

2017-06-11_1130Lewis Hamilton believes McLaren’s switch to Renault power units from next season could become a catalyst for his former team’s charge to a Formula 1 world championship fight alongside his Mercedes squad, Ferrari and Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 09

Can Hamilton beat Schumacher’s seven F1 titles?

Could Hamilton get to Schumacher’s figure?

2017-06-11_4295Lewis Hamilton was officially crowned Formula 1 world champion for a fourth time on Friday night when he picked up the winners’ trophy at the FIA Prize Giving gala in Paris – but how many more times will he do it? Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 20

Hamilton predicts race against Vettel for five F1 titles in 2018

Hamilton says his proudest achievement of the year came through reversing a substantial points deficit on Vettel

20170326-100Lewis Hamilton is relishing the prospect of battling Sebastian Vettel to see who can clinch a fifth Formula 1 world championship next season after equalling the German’s record. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 11

Prost: F1 needs more open title fight

“Lewis should be the favourite for the championship again”

Prost: F1 needs more open title fightAlain Prost says F1 needs an open title battle and believes Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel could take on Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 05

INSIGHT: Fangio and Formula E

Senna and D’Ambrosio travel to Balcarce ahead of the Buenos Aires ePrix

It’s been almost 60 years since Juan Manuel Fangio won the last of his five Formula 1 World Championships, yet the legend of the Argentinian nicknamed ‘El Maestro’ remains as strong as ever. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 23

Mercedes-Benz celebrates one-two victory in the Formula 1 drivers’ world championship

Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton is the new Formula 1 world champion

2014-11-23 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team 03A triumphant end to the 2014 Formula 1 season for Mercedes-Benz as Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton wins the concluding race of the campaign at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi to take the Formula 1 world championship title for the second time in his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Sebastian Vettel has finally won the coveted Laureus world sportsman of the year award

‘Great’ Vettel finally wins Laureus award

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99022 It was the Red Bull driver’s fifth nomination since he began to dominate formula one with Red Bull several years ago. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 30

Mid-year tyre switch helped Red Bull – Newey

“Going back to the 2012 tyres clearly helped us”

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - 99005Adrian Newey has admitted Pirelli’s mid-season tyre specification change helped the quadruple back-to-back world champions in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 28

Red Bull has EUR 25,000 less for jagermeister party

FIA decided against an harsher penalty “due to the special circumstance”.

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99023Red Bull will have EUR 25,000 less in its coffers for the championship party in Abu Dhabi, after the FIA toasted Sebastian Vettel’s title win on Sunday with a penalty. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 24

Vettel even better than Senna – Ecclestone

“I think Vettel is clearly the best driver in formula one now.”

2013-06-07_0701Gerhard Berger thinks Sebastian Vettel is the best driver on the grid today, while Bernie Ecclestone says the German might be F1’s all-time great. Read the rest of this entry »


May 31

Sir Stirling Moss and Lewis Hamilton attend Formula 1 event

At Silverstone today

2013-05-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Silverstone - Sir Stirling Moss - Lewis Hamilton (4)Racing legend Sir Stirling Moss and Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton accepted an invitation to visit Silverstone on Friday 31st May.

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Jan 02

Magazine leaves Alonso off top-ten driver ranking

A list of the best formula one drivers of all time has overlooked Ayrton Senna for a top-three spot, and left out Fernando Alonso completely.

2012-11-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Brazil - Fernando Alonso 022012-11-16_0025Italy’s Autosprint said Juan Manuel Fangio, the five-time world champion of the 50s, deserves the number one spot. He is listed ahead of runner-up Michael Schumacher, with triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart also finishing ahead of the late and revered Senna. Jim Clark, Alain Prost, Sir Stirling Moss, Alberto Ascari and Niki Lauda are ranked fifth to ninth respectively, with reigning triple world champion Sebastian Vettel completing the top ten. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 21

Vettel lacks ‘charisma’ – Ecclestone

Sebastian Vettel lacks “charisma”, his friend Bernie Ecclestone has acknowledged.

2012-11-18_00392012-11-15_0023But the F1 chief executive, who plays backgammon with the 25-year-old reigning world champion at grands prix, doesn’t blame the sport’s latest crop of stars. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 13

Pole-less Vettel angry with Red Bull engineer

Championship lead-chaser Sebastian Vettel hit out at his engineer ‘Rocky’ on Saturday after missing pole in Korea.

2012-09-22 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Sebastian Vettel (12)2012-06-09_0097It was his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber trumping qualifying instead, with Vettel hitting out at his race engineer Guillaume ‘Rocky’ Rocquelin after crossing the chequered flag. “Why did you not tell me about Massa?” the German, who is 4 points behind Ferrari’s championship leader Fernando Alonso after winning in Singapore and Suzuka, shouted on the radio after the ‘Q3’ session. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 12

Lauda – triple title feat now unlikely for Vettel

Niki Lauda thinks Sebastian Vettel can start to wind down his hopes of winning an ultra-rare third consecutive drivers’ title in 2012.

2012-06-10_04292012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99014Only two F1 greats have won three or more championships on the trot — Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher. German Vettel has the chance to do it this season, but F1’s legendary Austrian Lauda thinks the Red Bull driver’s hopes are now all but dashed with seven races to run. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 21

Third title ‘not easy’ for Alonso in 2012 – Senna

There is no guarantee Fernando Alonso will secure his third drivers’ crown in 2012.

2012-06-09_02082012-06-09_1357That is the view of Brazil’s Bruno Senna, who drives for the famous British team Williams. He is quoted by Totalrace as saying that while Ferrari driver Alonso’s 40-point lead at the season mid-point is “reasonable”, the Spaniard cannot afford to relax.

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Aug 02

2012 sagas ‘binding Red Bull together’ – Vettel

Some even smell a conspiracy

2012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 990142012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99014World champion Sebastian Vettel insists he and Red Bull will keep their eyes on the ball in 2012, despite the rocky road of the opening half of the season.

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Apr 16

A new chapter in the history of the Silver Arrows

In motorsport, there are days when the stars simply seem to align and everything comes together perfectly.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg 052012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg - Michael Schumacher 01Sunday in Shanghai was one of those days. Nico Rosberg won his first Grand Prix at his 111th attempt – 111 years (and three weeks) after the first ever Mercedes took victory at the 1901 Nice Speed Weeks. What’s more, this year marks exactly three decades since Nico’s father Keke became world champion – in a season that, just like 2012, saw three different winners of the first three races (on the road, at least, before the first two finishers in Brazil were disqualified for technical irregularities…) Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 14

Vettel names new Red Bull ‘Abbey’

Sebastian Vettel has named his new 2012 Red Bull chassis ‘Abbey’.

2012-02-10 - Red Bull Racing -Sebastian Vettel 032012-02-21 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 04With the Adrian Newey-penned RB8, the 24-year-old German will push to become F1’s third-ever triple consecutive world champion, after Juan Manuel Fangio and mentor Michael Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »


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