Tag Archive: Kleine Zeitung

Nov 22

Alonso’s Ferrari failure ‘hard to grasp’ – Trulli

Jarno Trulli has admitted he is surprised his old F1 teammate Fernando Alonso did not make his five-year Ferrari marriage work.

2011-08-28 - Team Lotus - Belgium - Jarno Trulli 03 Alonso, who was paired with Italian Trulli at Renault a decade ago, has split with Ferrari and is expected to move to McLaren-Honda for 2015 and beyond. “It’s hard to grasp that it did not work for Fernando,” Italian Trulli, in Malaysia for the second round of the new Formula E series, told the Spanish news agency EFE. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Red Bull blocks Vettel’s Ferrari test debut in Abu Dhabi

Also in Abu Dhabi, Pirelli will test its proposed 2015 tyres for the first time.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (7) Sebastian Vettel will not be able to make his test debut for Ferrari in the days immediately after next month’s Abu Dhabi grand prix finale. Italy’s Omnicorse claims that, even though the Maranello team is yet to officially confirm that the German will be wearing red in 2015, it wanted Vettel to drive the F14-T at the post-Abu Dhabi test. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Mateschitz hints Vergne to keep Toro Rosso seat

It is more and more certain that Jean-Eric Vergne will secure at least one more year with Toro Rosso.

2014-03-20 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Australia - Jean-Eric Vergne (1) Earlier, the 24-year-old Frenchman had been left out in the cold by the Red Bull junior team, as teenage Max Verstappen was signed up for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Vettel masterminded massive Ferrari deal

The word at Suzuka on race-day Sunday is that Sebastian Vettel pulled off a masterstroke.

2014-07-17 - 99000 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Not only has he exposed Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari split and revealed that Red Bull’s doors are closed to the Spaniard, the reigning world champion has reportedly single-handedly brokered perhaps the most lucrative deal in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

‘Luck’ helped Hamilton win in Monza – Rosberg

“Luck” helped Lewis Hamilton to win Sunday’s Italian grand prix.

2014-07-20_0921 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg That is the view of his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, even if the championship leader didn’t initially want his arch title nemesis to hear it. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

F1 looking ahead to summer ‘shutdown’

Tired faces left the Hungaroring paddock last Sunday looking forward to a break.

150x80-flagworldf1 Not only is there now a rare month-long gap between the races in Hungary and Belgium, the teams have agreed to close their factories and even turn off email servers for a two-week period. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Briatore to inject more ‘show’ into F1 – reports

Bernie Ecclestone sees friend Flavio Briatore as the key to rescuing formula one’s flagging ‘show’.

Flavio Briatore - Enzo Coloni That is the claim of publications including the Spanish sports daily AS, in the wake of a meeting of team bosses in the Hungaroring paddock on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

‘Illegal test’ saga now over – reports

A saga involving a controversial pre-season test is now over.

DSC_0251a Last month, an unnamed whistleblower circulated letters to the FIA and some rival teams about an allegedly illegal six-day test on Austrian automotive company AVL’s indoor ‘rolling road’ facility. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Mercedes driver tension still simmering

The tension between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg is continuing to simmer on the back boiler.

2014-06-08_0855 The pot boiled over spectacularly in Monaco, where Briton Hamilton’s behaviour was slammed by the media as a ‘tantrum’ in the wake of Rosberg’s controversial qualifying mistake. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Traffic chaos mars first day at ‘Red Bull Ring’

“There is just one road in and out of the circuit”

Red Bull Ring logo The Red Bull Ring’s first grand prix weekend got off to a sluggish start, when members of the teams and media got stuck in a huge traffic jam. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

‘Alternatives’ to Renault do exist for Red Bull – Mateschitz

Red Bull will decide after its home Austrian grand prix this weekend if it will continue with Renault power into the future.

Daniel Ricciardo célèbre avec l'équipe Red Bull That is the claim of team owner and supremo Dietrich Mateschitz, in a wide-ranging interview with the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung ahead of the first grand prix at his very own Red Bull Ring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Renault to have ‘new power unit’ in 2015

The tension between the world champion team Red Bull and its engine supplier Renault remains high.

IMG_4664Before the Montreal weekend, the French marque’s Remi Taffin announced that, in Canada, the Renault V6 would finally reach “100 per cent” of its potential. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

Tension between arch F1 rivals Mercedes and Red Bull is ramping up ahead of the forthcoming Austrian grand prix

Mercedes moans about Austria GP accommodation

2014-06-07_1318 Recently, Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda criticised Red Bull for axing the ‘Niki Lauda Kurve’ at the refurbished Red Bull-Ring and naming it after a sponsor instead. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Mercedes’ Lauda also made Newey offer – Marko

Ferrari is reportedly not the only team prepared to pay big money to lure Adrian Newey from Red Bull.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Adrian Newey In Monaco, Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci denied reports he had offered Newey dozens of millions of dollars if the highly-respected engineer moved to Maranello. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Niki Lauda has hit out at Red Bull for dropping his name from a corner at the returning Austrian grand prix venue.

Lauda furious as Red Bull drop name from F1 circuit

Red Bull Ring logo Now called the Red Bull Ring, the former A1-Ring was demolished and totally rebuilt by the energy drinks company, and next month it will host its first grand prix since 2003. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Marko slams ‘aggressive’ Mercedes after appeal

“We are obviously bitterly disappointed”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo - Dr Helmut Marko Dr Helmut Marko has hit back at Mercedes, after the German squad this week called on the court of appeal to come down hard on Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Daniel Ricciardo thinks he has a good chance at winning back his Melbourne podium

Ricciardo hopes to win back Melbourne podium

2014-03-16 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99025Red Bull has vowed to appeal the stewards’ decision to throw out the Australian’s popular home race result due to irregularities with fuel flow into his Renault engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Hamilton still on track to beat teammate – Lauda

This was only the first race

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg 01 Lewis Hamilton is still in the hunt for the world championship despite failing even to finish in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Renault still ‘a month’ behind – Taffin

Renault is still “about a month” behind its rival F1 engine suppliers.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (10) That is the admission of the French marque’s Remi Taffin, despite the fact premier partner team Red Bull has taken a big step forwards in Melbourne after a disastrous winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Engine pecking order to ‘dominate’ 2014

Clearly, the Mercedes-powered teams are leading the pack

2014-01-16_0707 Just as Renault’s problems mounted, the troubled F1 engine supplier’s track boss Remi Taffin was rushed to hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

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