Tag Archive: Lewis Hamilton

Nov 22

Big chance of showdown crash in Abu Dhabi – Lauda

Niki Lauda has admitted it is possible Sunday’s championship showdown will end with a crash.

2014-06-07_0333 Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have endured a tense relationship all season, they actually clashed at Spa and now the 2014 world champion will be decided in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Wolff sure title fight will not boil over

Toto Wolff is sure Mercedes’ in-house battle for the biggest prize in motor sport this weekend will not boil over.

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Toto Wolff 01 Nico Rosberg on Thursday was piling on the psychological pressure, even urging Lewis Hamilton to keep their on-track fight “clean” in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Rosberg tells Hamilton to keep title fight ‘clean’

“I need to do what I can to try and put the pressure on”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (20) Nico Rosberg has kicked off the Abu Dhabi championship showdown by telling teammate Lewis Hamilton to keep their fight clean. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Massa is Rosberg’s best hope for title – Glock

A strong Williams driver is Nico Rosberg’s best hope of winning the 2014 title against the odds.

2014-07-19_0908 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Felipe Massa - Nico Rosberg - Valtteri Bottas That is the claim of former F1 driver Timo Glock, who six years ago played a starring role in the championship showdown when Lewis Hamilton managed to pass him on the thrilling last corner of the Brazil finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Mercedes desperate to avoid title breakdown – Lauda

Mercedes is determined to ensure the 2014 title is decided in Abu Dhabi by events other than a technical failure.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (6) Team boss Toto Wolff has already said that given the unpopular double points system for the championship finale, it would be a “nightmare” if Lewis Hamilton loses to Nico Rosberg because the British points leader breaks down. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Webber not surprised at Vettel switch

Mark Webber has backed his former Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel’s move to Ferrari

Mark Webber- Vettel - photo © JEAN MICHEL LE MEUR - DPPI The duo shared a famously tense relationship whilst paired together, but Australian Webber has hailed quadruple world champion Vettel’s talent since retiring from F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Mercedes not preparing ‘Hamilton’ or ‘Rosberg’ title t-shirts

As the Abu Dhabi paddock begins to fill

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team F1 pundits are busily picking their favourite for the 2014 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Formula 1 Etiad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

19th and final round of the 2014 Championship

Yas Marina logo 6th edition, 6th at the Yas Marina track, in the city-emirate of Abu Dhabi, also the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Read the rest of this entry »

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 17

Small teams want new talks at Abu Dhabi finale

Disgruntled small teams Force India, Lotus and Sauber have written a letter to express alarm that F1 appears headed in the direction of ‘Super GP2′

 

150x80-flagworldf1After backmarkers Caterham and Marussia entered administration, and the grid threatened to dwindle yet further amid financial pressures, it became clear that one plan to boost numbers in future is three-car teams.

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Nov 17

Rosberg has chance to win 2014 title – Vettel

 Outgoing world champion Sebastian Vettel thinks it is possible Nico Rosberg will become his title-winning successor this weekend in Abu Dhabi

2014-07-06 - 99301 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel On paper, given his 17-point lead and run of form, Rosberg’s Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton is the overwhelming favourite to secure his second career drivers’ title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Wolff eyeing Hamilton contract talks on Monday

Mercedes has scheduled urgent contractual talks with Lewis Hamilton

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton (5) As the team looks to keep its dominant pairing together beyond 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Ecclestone set to drop double points for 2015

As the double-points finale approaches, Bernie Ecclestone has admitted the controversial scheme will be dropped for 2014

2011-06-09_0306 To keep spice in the title fight until the dying laps of a championship, the double points innovation was introduced at the F1 chief executive’s behest. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Briatore says Ecclestone’s double points ‘smart’

Flavio Briatore thinks his friend and regular business partner Bernie Ecclestone has pulled off a masterstroke with ‘double points’ in 2014

Flavio Briatore - Bernie Ecclestone Actually, the innovation – where the title is kept artificially alive right until the dying moments by offering twice as many points in the season finale – is highly controversial and almost universally unpopular. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Massa says he will not help Rosberg win title

Felipe Massa has rejected Nico Rosberg’s call to help him win the 2014 world championship

IMG_4160 Williams’ Massa was strong all weekend in Brazil and eventually finished third. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Mercedes to quit if F1 revives V8 engines – Lauda

Mercedes has warned it will quit formula one if moves to revive the old V8 era are successful

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team Amid the debate about costs driving small teams out of F1, and the separate argument about an engine development ‘unfreeze’, Bernie Ecclestone showed his hand by reiterating he is staunchly opposed to the new V6s. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Rosberg looks to Massa for title finale help

 With only the ‘Abu Double’ showdown to run

Nico rosberg, podium Sao Paulo Nico Rosberg nibbled back into title rival Lewis Hamilton’s now 17-point lead with victory in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

F1 Brazilian Grand Prix: Rosberg holds off Hamiton in thrilling race (+result)

Rosberg wins by just 1.4s with Felipe Massa third at home race

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (25) Nico Rosberg held off team-mate Lewis Hamilton for a crucial victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix after a race-long battle at Interlagos. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Rosberg wins one trophy but eyes another

Nico Rosberg secured a trophy after qualifying on pole for Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (20) But it’s not the one he really wants.  That one was packed into a box last week by outgoing world champion Sebastian Vettel and sent back to the FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 07

Alonso delay puts cloud over Button’s future

On the one hand, everyone in the F1 paddock now knows what the top of the grid will look like in 2015.

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso - Helmet (2) On the other, everything is still unclear. “Yes, I know what he’s doing,” Sergio Perez, referring to the key to the driver market, Fernando Alonso, told Spanish broadcaster TV3. In the last few days, it has become clearer and clearer that speculation Alonso is headed to McLaren-Honda for 2015 is definitely true. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Rosberg happy with heavy Brazil rain

“Full attack”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (21) Most members of F1’s travelling circus touched down in Sao Paulo this week and cursed not packing an umbrella. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Rosberg missing aggression for 2014 ‘combat’ – pundits

“And that’s the only way you win a world championship.”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg (2) Lewis Hamilton has produced championship-winning performance alongside former title favourite Nico Rosberg in the latter stages of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Rosberg ‘not thinking about’ title defeat

“I am not thinking about how I will react if I don’t win the title” – Rosberg

Nico Rosberg - pole position Austin - photo Getty Images Earlier the runaway title leader, Nico Rosberg’s championship hopes have faded dramatically after five straight wins for teammate Lewis Hamilton. The in-house Mercedes showdown is now guaranteed a ‘double points’ finale in Abu Dhabi, but it is true that German Rosberg’s fightback is now slipping out of his grasp. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

F1 now guaranteed ‘Abu Double’ title finale

Abu Dhabi will count for twice as many points as usual

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit 01 Lewis Hamilton on Sunday continued to charge towards his second world title, but his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg is guaranteed to still be in the title fight for the finale that could be referred to as ‘Abu Double’. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Santander to stay even if Alonso leaves – report

The Spanish multinational Santander is staying at Ferrari even if the closely-aligned Fernando Alonso jumps ship.

2014-06-05_0035That is the claim of the Spanish sports daily Marca, reporting that the banking group has pledged to fulfil its 2017 contract with Ferrari independent of Alonso’s next move.

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Nov 02

Austin, Race: Hamilton extends title lead with US GP win over Rosberg

Daniel Ricciardo finished third for Red Bull Racing.

Hamilton- Rosberg - GP USA , photo Getty Images Lewis Hamilton extended his title lead over team-mate Nico Rosberg to 24 points, as he took a comfortable third career US Grand Prix win after passing the German for the lead as the race approached its midpoint. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Hamilton takes control of own management

At the same time, “XIX have faded from the F1 scene”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton (22) Lewis Hamilton is “scaling back” his deal with Simon Fuller, the entertainment manager famed for his involvement with American Idol and the Spice Girls. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Mercedes not ready to let drivers ‘off leash’

Mercedes is not yet willing to let its drivers “off the leash” in their three-race fight for the drivers’ title.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg (2) That is despite the German squad having wrapped up the crucial and lucrative constructors’ championship three weeks ago in Russia. It was said at the time that Mercedes, having tried to contain the hostility of the duel between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, might react to its title success by giving the drivers freer reign to battle for F1’s biggest prize. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains honoured with the prestigious dewar trophy

Most advantageous powertrain within the new Formula One regulations

2014-10-29 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2)Mercedes-Benz is proud to announce that Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP), Brixworth, has been awarded the coveted Dewar Trophy – renowned as the most prestigious award in British engineering – for its PU106A Hybrid Formula One Power Unit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Mercedes AMG Petronas and Puma to extend Formula One partnership

“PUMA has been a key performance partner for the three seasons” – Toto Wolff

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One TeamThe Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team and PUMA, one of the world’s leading sports brands, are delighted to announce a new team supplier partnership to extend their relationship which began in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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