Tag Archive: Lewis Hamilton

Nov 27

Rosberg ‘not angry’ with Mercedes after title loss

Nico Rosberg insists he is “not angry” with Mercedes after technical trouble ended his world championship hopes last Sunday.

2014-11-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg _0194 The German was running behind eventual title winner Lewis Hamilton in the double points Abu Dhabi finale when technical strife began to slow his car. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Alex Lynn makes his Formula One debut

The 21-year-old from Essex jumped into a Lotus F1 Team E22 at the final test of the year in Abu Dhabi

Alex Lynn Alex Lynn followed in the footsteps of newly-crowned British Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton by taking to the track in F1 machinery for the first time today, having won the GP3 Series – a stepping-stone to the very top level of the sport – just a few days previously. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

VIP guests on the red carpet at Stars & Cars

Evening event: Stars & Cars, 2014

2014-10-16 - 'Stars & Cars' in Stuttgart - celebrate the 'best' This coming Saturday, November 29th, 2014, Mercedes-Benz will bring the curtain down in Stuttgart on the very successful sporting year that was 2014 with the Stars & Cars season finale.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Hamilton wants to keep number 44 in 2015

2014 world champion Lewis Hamilton wants to keep his personal race number 44 next year rather than switch to number 1.

Hamilton - UK flag Traditionally, the reigning world champion in F1 wears the coveted number 1. But a change early in 2014, mimicking the system in MotoGP, meant drivers were able to pick their own number between 2 and 99 to keep for the rest of their careers. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

New deal with champ Hamilton may take time – Wolff

With Lewis Hamilton now a double world champion, Mercedes has vowed to waste no time in signing him up for the future.

Hamilton UK flag - photo Getty Images Officials for the German team on Sunday insisted that, with the British driver and Nico Rosberg finishing first and second in 2014, their rivalry will be back on track in silver cars next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Rosberg gracious in title defeat

As their fierce rivalry this year came to its zenith on Sunday, Nico Rosberg was notably gracious in defeat.

Hamilton-Rosberg after Abu Dhabi - photo Getty Images The bullish German had spent the Abu Dhabi weekend firing psychological barbs at Lewis Hamilton, but on Sunday he was beaten off the line by the Briton before technical problems began to strike. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Former Spanish King says Alonso ‘going to McLaren’

“It will not be a surprise” – Alonso 

2014-06-07_0254 Fernando Alonso completed his Ferrari career on Sunday still refusing to confirm widespread speculation his next move is to McLaren-Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Hamilton takes second title with win in Abu Dhabi

As team-mate and title rival Rosberg’s race is wrecked by technical issues

2014-07-18_0877 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton took his second Formula One world title with victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as championship rival Nico Rosberg’s challenge was ended by technical problems that wrecked the German’s race. 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 »

Nov 23

Rosberg’s mind games reach title zenith on Sunday

Nico Rosberg has been busily playing the psychological game this weekend as he clings to his world championship chances.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (21) Needing Mercedes teammate and title favourite Lewis Hamilton to finish no higher than third on Sunday, German Rosberg has been firing thinly-veiled barbs at his British rival all weekend at the Abu Dhabi finale. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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