Tag Archive: Mercedes GP

Aug 12

Renault, Ferrari simply out-spent by Mercedes – Jalinier

“We are 320 people at Viry, but together with the chassis and the engine there were up to 1,250 at Mercedes.”

2014-07-19_0913 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany Recently departed Renault F1 boss Jean-Michel Jalinier says the struggling French marque was out-spent as the sport entered its new V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Ross Brawn has admitted Paddy Lowe is shaping up to replace him at the helm of Mercedes GP.

Boss Brawn accepts Lowe to replace him

2013-06-08_1134“Yes, there’s been a lot of speculation,” Brawn told the German newspaper Die Welt. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Mercedes takes full control of F1 team

Now, financial media sources Bloomberg and Reuters report that Mercedes has indeed bought back Aabar’s stake.

2012-11-15_00282012-11-17_0011Mercedes-Benz has taken back total control of its formula one team by buying the 40 per cent stake held by Aabar, the Abu Dhabi investment arm. We reported in April that Aabar, who were then already watering down their involvement with Mercedes’ parent Daimler, was set to pull out of the Brackley based Mercedes GP team.

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Nov 15

Zetsche denies approving F1 budget boost

But Zetsche told German weeky Die Zeit: “We do not intend to increase our budget.”

Dieter Zetsche04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamDieter Zetsche, the chairman of Mercedes’ parent Daimler, has denied reports he has approved an increase in the F1 team’s budget for 2013. Reportedly on new recruit Niki Lauda’s recommendation, it emerged recently that Mercedes-Benz is prepared to boost the Brackley based team’s coffers to the tune of many millions. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Vettel hopes Schumacher finds new F1 seat

Seven time world champion Schumacher has lost his Mercedes drive to Lewis Hamilton.

2012-09-22 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Sebastian Vettel (12)2012-06-10_0532Sebastian Vettel on Wednesday said he hopes his countryman and friend Michael Schumacher finds a seat to keep racing in formula one next year. But he has been linked with a move to another team – perhaps Sauber, Williams or Lotus – while Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche has offered him a job in team management at Mercedes GP. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Le Mans 24 Hours – Update after 8 hours

F1 pundit Davidson in hospital after Le Mans crash

24 Heures du Mans2012-06-16_0025F1 television pundit Anthony Davidson is in hospital after a huge airborne crash during the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race. The 33-year-old former Super Aguri driver, whilst at the wheel of a Toyota hybrid prototype sports car late on Saturday, was taken to the medical centre after the incident involving a GT runner that was being lapped.

(Flagworld’s photo album of the 24 Hours of Le Mans)

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Apr 26

British spat could drive Mercedes out of F1 – report

A spat between two Britons could drive the German giant Mercedes out of formula one, according to a new media report.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - 012012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg - Michael Schumacher 01F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone recently confirmed he is at loggerheads with Mercedes over the next Concorde Agreement. But at the same time, he insisted that the Stuttgart marque is “very important to formula one.  I have always supported them and I will always,” he is quoted by Auto Motor und Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

F1 team Mercedes to lose Aabar ownership

Mercedes GP could be set to lose a major shareholder.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg 052012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - 02Citing informed sources, the German ‘Manager Magazin’ reports that the Abu Dhabi investment vehicle Aabar is in talks to end its involvement with the Brackley based team as well as Mercedes’ parent Daimler. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Ecclestone confirms Concorde row with Mercedes

Ecclestone proposes ‘Grand Slam’ F1 races and backs customer cars, not budget cap

2012-04-15 - Chinese Grand Prix - Pirelli - Marco Tronchetti - Bernie EcclestoneBernie Ecclestone has confirmed he is still at loggerheads with Mercedes over the new Concorde Agreement. The German carmaker’s team is the big missing name, after F1 chief executive Ecclestone announced recently he has agreed terms with “the majority” of the teams including Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull.

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Mar 14

Schumacher admits test ban led to F1 comeback

Michael Schumacher has revealed he would not have returned to formula one if not for the sport’s strict testing ban.

2012-02-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher 022012-02-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Michael Schumacher - F1 W03 LaunchTwo years after his record seventh title, the famous German retired in 2006, but then came back with the new Mercedes GP venture in 2010 and is now deciding whether or not to extend his contract for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

New deal for Schumacher possible admits Zetsche

Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche on Thursday indicated he would like Michael Schumacher to extend his Mercedes GP contract beyond 2012.

2011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Michael Schumacher 02 Dieter ZetscheSeven time world champion Schumacher’s existing three year contract, dating back to his decision to return to F1 in 2010 after a three-year sabbatical, runs out this year.
Zetsche is quoted by Seddeutsche Zeitung newspaper as saying Mercedes is fully committed to formula one, with an “engagement for the long term”.

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Feb 07

Raikkonen to reunite with McLaren engineer

Raikkonen not Lotus team owner – Boullier

2012-02-05 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen - 012012-02-05 - Lotus F1 Team - E20 launch Eric BoullierKimi Raikkonen will have a familiar race engineer for his return to formula one this year. Finnish reports in Turun Sanomat and the broadcaster MTV3 claim the 2007 world champion will work with Mark Slade. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Schumacher not ideal teammate for Rosberg – Hill

Nico Rosberg is not sharing his pit garage with the ideal teammate, according to 1996 world champion Damon Hill.

2011-10-29 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - India - Michael Schumacher 012011-05-20 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Spain - Nico Rosberg 08On the face of it, the 26-year-old German might be regarded as one of the fastest drivers in F1 history, having mainly outshone the great Michael Schumacher at Mercedes GP over the past two seasons.

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Jan 17

Long Williams stint ‘not ideal’ admits Rosberg

Nico Rosberg has admitted his four-year tenure at Williams was “not ideal”.

2011-10-14 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Nico Rosberg 022011-10-14 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Nico Rosberg 04At the age of 20, the German made his formula one debut with the famous British team in 2006, leaving only for Mercedes GP four full seasons later. This year, he will spend a third consecutive season as the great Michael Schumacher’s highly respected teammate, while still looking to add a single race victory to his tally of now more than 100 grand prix starts.

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Jan 17

No Jerez debut for 2012 Marussia car

Marussia’s 2012 car will not debut at the opening test of the official pre-season early next month.

12 - Marussia F1 Team2011-10-15 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Korea - 01It was rumoured on Monday that technical consultant Pat Symonds had said at the weekend that the former Virgin team’s new single seater will appear only at the second February test, at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya.

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Jan 16

Mercedes also working on Lotus braking idea

Mercedes is the next team working on a copy of Lotus’ innovative ‘braking ride-height correction’ system ahead of the 2012 system.

04- Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Geoff Willis 01Shortly after news broke that the former Renault team had devised a passive and therefore legal system to stabilise a car’s ride height under braking, reports emerged that Ferrari is “working on a similar system”.

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Jan 11

Steve Clark moves from Mercedes to Ferrari – reports

The Ferrari team is congregating this week at Madonna di Campiglio, an Italian ski resort, for its annual pre-season media event.

Scuderia Ferrari logo2011-11-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Abu Dhabi - Felipe Massa 1One of the first pieces of news to emerge from the Dolomites is the move from Mercedes of Steve Clark to the famous Italian squad. Briton Clark was Brackley based Mercedes GP’s highly respected senior technical advisor.

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Jan 09

Ferrari loses key man to Mercedes

Mercedes has reportedly poached a key member of Ferrari’s technical team.

03 - Scuderia Ferrari04- Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamMedia reports claim Marco Fainello has been enticed from his role at the head of the famous Italian team’s F1 performance group.

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Dec 02

Mercedes wins unofficial 2011 Formula One engine constructors’ championship

“This is a good result and quite a satisfying one for our engine specialists” – Norbert Haug

2011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - 032011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - 01Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull set nearly all the records and took most of the titles in 2011 but were denied one particular title: For the third successive year (2009-2011), Mercedes secured the most championship points of all the engine manufacturers last season with its three teams (Mercedes GP, McLaren-Mercedes, Force India).

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Oct 25

‘Long term’ Mercedes talks taking place – Rosberg

Nico Rosberg has hinted strongly that he intends to stay at Mercedes GP beyond the expiry of his current contract.

2011-10-14 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Nico Rosberg 032011-10-14 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Nico Rosberg 05The German’s current deal reportedly runs to the end of next season, but boss Norbert Haug has revealed he intends to keep the current team together beyond 2012.

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