Tag Archive: Marc Surer

Oct 02

Mercedes admits ‘no peace’ between warring drivers

“There is no need for a peace pact to show to the public”

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia -  Lewis Hamilton 02 Toto Wolff has admitted tension between Mercedes’ title-warring teammates is inevitable over the decisive final five races of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Ricciardo declares title hunt now on

Daniel Ricciardo has declared himself in the hunt for the 2014 world championship.

2014-07-19 - 99017 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Before the title war between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg exploded in Belgium, no one would have bet against a dominant victory for one or the other of the silver-clad duo. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Vergne learned of 2015 axe six days late

“It’s pointless to be angry — or if I do have some anger, I will put it behind the wheel and make a show!”

2014-06-07_0929 Max Verstappen learned of his 2015 debut long before Jean-Eric Vergne learned of his impending ousting, it has emerged. Before his Toro Rosso race seat was announced, 16-year-old Verstappen was revealed by Red Bull as the latest member of its junior driver programme on August 12.
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Aug 23

Chilton fumbles as F1’s next ‘pay-drivers’ line up

“What everyone seems to think has happened is not the case”

IMG_6058 He didn’t want to say the words, but Max Chilton insists a Marussia kerfuffle in Belgium should not be interpreted as a simple ‘pay-driver’ in distress. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Former manager says Alonso ‘best thing about Ferrari’

The new era of social media and F1’s traditional ‘silly season’ may not mix well together.

2014-07-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - Germany - Fernando Alonso 01 Fernando Alonso turned 33 on Tuesday, and as far as official congratulations go, many spotted McLaren’s first. The Spaniard, undoubtedly frustrated with title-lacking life at Ferrari after five years, might be on the move and Honda is clearly on the hunt for a top driver to spearhead its new works McLaren foray. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Pundit says Kvyat F1’s ‘man of the future’

Fresh blood is in no short supply on the F1 grid this year, as Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas impress.

2014-06-07_0010 But if you ask Marc Surer, a former driver turned commentator for German television, he doesn’t hesitate for a second when asked who he would sign up if he ran a team. “Kvyat,” he told Speed Week instantly. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Lauda pressures Lowe after Hamilton fire

“I think it’s getting beyond bad luck” – Hamilton

2014-06-07_0336 Niki Lauda was putting the pressure on team boss Paddy Lowe late on Saturday, as technical trouble dented Lewis Hamilton’s title hopes for the second time in the space of a week. 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 »

Apr 17

Vettel ‘shocked’ by Domenicali exit

“I was shocked when I heard about it” – Vettel

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (3) World champion Sebastian Vettel says he was “shocked” when he heard about Stefano Domenicali’s departure at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

‘Embarrassing’ start to F1’s brave new era

“Why do we always make everything more complicated?”

2014-01-28 - Caterham F1 Team - CT05 launch 01Roger Benoit, one of the longest serving F1 correspondents in the paddock, said Tuesday’s events at Jerez were “embarrassing”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

FIA summons Vettel after title ‘donuts’

The Red Bull driver broke a fundamental rule about taking his car straight to ‘parc ferme’

Sebastian Vettel - Inde - photo Getty ImagesSebastian Vettel spent some of his first moments as a quadruple world champion-elect in the stewards office after Sunday’s Indian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Hulkenberg’s manager denies 2014 deal done

“We are continuing to sort through the options.”

2013-03-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysia - Nico Hulkenberg 01Nico Hulkenberg, the new key to unlocking the remainder of the 2014 ‘silly season’, has not signed a deal yet. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

‘No interest’ in stopping boos on Twitter – Vettel

But there was no booing in Korea at the weekend

Sebastian Vettel Corée - photo © J.F GaleronSebastian Vettel says he will not try to boost his popularity by jumping on the social media bandwagon. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

Team switch would stop Vettel booing – Surer

“For him, a change would be good”

1981_33MarcSurerTheodore-CosworthSebastian Vettel can stop the booing if he just proves his undoubted talent outside the dominant Red Bull cockpit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Ferrari plays down Raikkonen return reports

The team “has no interest in the driver market right now”

02 - Scuderia FerrariFerrari on Wednesday played down reports it has made a lucrative offer to sign Kimi Raikkonen for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Criticism ‘a deterrent’ for Pirelli successors – Surer

Michelin and Bridgestone could enter F1 “at short notice”

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (12)F1 teams will only have themselves to blame if they are left without tyres next year, according to a leading commentator. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

F1 holds breath for ‘test-gate’ hearing

Predictably, rumours are swirling.

Flagworld - FIAThe F1 world is holding its collective breath ahead of the ‘test-gate’ hearing in Paris on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

“Whoever starts at the front in the principality also has a good chance for victory”

Mercedes favourite to win in Monaco

2013-05-12 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Spain 01Mercedes has been tipped as a likely favourite to win the fabled Monaco grand prix later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Surer thinks Lauda chasing Vettel for Mercedes

“If you want to be a top team, you have to try to weaken your opponent.”

2013-03-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Rosberg 03Marc Surer, a former Swiss F1 driver turned commentator, says he is not sure he believes Mercedes is not making a move for Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Nice guys don’t win F1 titles – Surer

The big victim of the ‘Multi-21′ affair has been Sebastian Vettel’s image.

Sebastian Vettel - photo © ERIC VARGIOLU  DPPI Previously the British humour-cracking and Beatles-loving ‘Mr Nice Guy’, the triple world champion’s reputation has come crashing down after ignoring team orders in Malaysia and then declaring Mark Webber didn’t “deserve” to be left in the lead. Read the rest of this entry »

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