Tag Archive: Mercedes

Oct 21

Rosberg must relax to get back in fight – Frentzen

Nico Rosberg needs to relax if he wants to get back into the world championship fight.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (15) That is the advice of German countryman Heinz-Harald Frentzen, who at the peak of his career fifteen years ago was the title dark horse in 1999. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Brawn, Domenicali to investigate Bianchi crash

A group of well-known F1 names will work with the sport’s governing body to investigate the crash of seriously injured driver Jules Bianchi.

2014-06-04_0348 It is already known that new processes for yellow flag periods, and safety skirts for recovery vehicles, will be looked into by the newly-formed ‘accident panel’ instigated by FIA president Jean Todt. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

‘Silly season’ waits but 2015 rumours still firing

Porsche would like to enter a third car in the fabled Le Mans 24 hour race next year with F1 stars at the wheel, according to Germany’s Auto Bild.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers The report said Nico Hulkenberg, despite being close to a new deal to stay with Force India in 2015, is at the top of the German carmaker’s shortlist. Theoretically, Porsche’s supposed plan is possible, given that the F1 calendar is not scheduled to clash with the fabled endurance race next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Lauda not sorry about Mercedes ‘unfreeze’ defiance

Dominant Mercedes is unapologetic amid increasing pressure to agree to an engine ‘unfreeze’ for 2015.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi - Niki Lauda The new constructors’ champions came under fire recently when Red Bull’s Christian Horner claimed Mercedes went back on an earlier pledge to agree to relax the sport’s tight restrictions on in-season engine development. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Montezemolo ‘not pleased’ about Ferrari exit

Luca di Montezemolo has hit back at suggestions he was ousted as Ferrari president because of the Italian team’s struggles.

Luca Di Montezemolo 2012-12-23 “A lack of results?” the 67-year-old, who was replaced by Fiat’s Sergio Marchionne on Monday, reportedly told Italian television Rai on Wednesday. “Remember that since 1999 we won 14 titles in 15 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Domenicali’s new job to spark Alonso rumours

Stefano Domenicali has accepted an offer to work for the German manufacturer Audi.

Stefano Domenicali  - photo Getty Images Earlier this week, we reported that the former Ferrari team boss could be moving to the Ingolstadt-based marque to replace Le Mans team chief Wolfgang Ullrich. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Wolff thinks Le Mans sabbatical for Alonso possible

It is possible Fernando Alonso will take a sabbatical in 2015, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.

2013-06-08_0128 It is the burning question of the F1 driver ‘silly season’ at present — now that Sebastian Vettel has left Red Bull apparently to replace Alonso at Ferrari, what will the talented but temperamental Spaniard do next? Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Mercedes working hard on 2015 car – Wolff

Mercedes is already hard at work on the championship-winning 2014 car’s successor.

2014-07-19_0914 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Toto Wolff “The departments have already changed over,” said team boss Toto Wolff, after the Brackley based team celebrated its constructors’ championship triumph in Russia with three full grand prix weekends still to spare this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Engine switch to bring half-second boost – Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado has admitted he is looking forward to Lotus’ switch from Renault to Mercedes power for 2015.

IMG_3927 The Venezuelan has said consistently this year he does not regret moving last winter from Williams to the Enstone-based team. But almost a full season on, while Williams made an impressive leap from the rear of the midfield to the upper grid hatchings in 2014, Lotus’ reverse in fortunes has been just as dramatic. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

F1 engine rules ‘completely stupid’ – Vettel

World champion Sebastian Vettel has slammed F1’s long-life engine rules.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (4) Already destined to hand over his FIA drivers’ crown to a Mercedes driver at the end of the season, Vettel has also headed into the three-week gap before the US grand prix knowing he will sit out qualifying in Austin. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Mercedes gifting title ‘bonus’ to staff and F1 world

The reports say the bonus is a minimum of 10,000 British pounds

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (14)All 700 staff members at Mercedes’ Brackley headquarters will bank a tasty bonus as a reward for securing the constructors’ world championship in Russia, British newspapers report. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Bling makes Hamilton ‘a bit different’ – Lauda

“We have one normal driver, and one who is a bit different.”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton (19) According to the Kolner Express tabloid, F1 legend Niki Lauda raised an eyebrow in Russia when he spotted Lewis Hamilton’s latest accessory — an enormous gold chain. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Lotus not a big loss for Renault – Abiteboul

Red Bull boss Christian Horner, though, is not at all worried.

2014-06-05_0045 Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul insists engine customer Lotus’ impending switch to Mercedes for 2015 is no great loss for the French marque. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

No team orders as Red Bull concedes title for Ricciardo

“Team orders at this point don’t make much sense.”

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Daniel Ricciardo (5) Red Bull has decided against boosting Daniel Ricciardo’s slim championship hopes by making departing Sebastian Vettel the team ‘number 2′. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Wolff admits champion Mercedes seen as ‘bad guy’

“We do not want to talk about the gap to our opponents or politics today.”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi - Toto Wolff Despite having the constructors’ title already in the bag, Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes is playing the role of “the bad guy” in F1 at present. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Ferrari split ‘just a rumour’ – Alonso

Fernando Alonso is still the leading man of the intriguing 2014 ‘silly season’.

2014-09-04_0187 - Scuderia Ferrari - Italy - Fernando Alonso Apparently on the way out at Ferrari, the Spaniard is said to have been caught off guard by Red Bull, who shut the door on Alonso in the wake of Sebastian Vettel’s shock exit. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Alonso says 2015 team not Mercedes-powered

Fernando Alonso dropped a big hint about his future after Sunday’s Russian grand prix.

2014-10-09_0200 - Scuderia Ferrari - Russia - Fernando Alonso Wild rumours in the past few days suggested the Spaniard was working on a sensational deal to join dominant Mercedes next year, in Lewis Hamilton’s place. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Francesco Sini celebrates Eurov8series title, looks forward to 2015

Chevy racer takes title in front Kostka (Audi), Baldan (Mercedes)

Eurov8series  - solaris-motorsportjpg From the ground up in just two years. Francesco Sini celebrated the EUROV8SERIES title at Hockenheim, finally bringing his Chevrolet Camaro to glory. The project of bringing the American muscle-car to the FG Group championship started at the end of 2012 and went on-track for the first time at the beginning of the 2013 season.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Mercedes not backing down amid ‘unfreeze’ pressure

Mercedes is unlikely to back down amid pressure from F1 rivals to agree to relax the current engine ‘freeze’.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton (7) Christian Horner, boss of the works Renault-powered team Red Bull, said earlier in Russia that Mercedes initially agreed to the proposed ‘unfreeze’ but then went back on its word. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Mercedes poised to win constructors’ title

Mercedes is expected to wrap up the constructors’ world championship in Russia later on Sunday.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi (8) With Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg locking out the front row of the grid, the team needs a 25-point haul to guarantee the title with three races to spare. Read the rest of this entry »

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