Tag Archive: Mercedes

Nov 27

Vettel prepared to wait for Ferrari success

Sebastian Vettel says he is not expecting to race a winning Ferrari in 2015.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (11) After winning four titles on the trot, the German notably struggled this year, and not just because of Red Bull’s struggles with the Renault engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

F1 votes on rule changes for 2015 season

F1 has moved to scrap the highly controversial double points system ahead of the 2015 season.

Bernie Ecclestone -Donald Mackenzie Bernie Ecclestone’s innovation, designed to keep spice in the championship fight until the final corners of the season, has been furiously unpopular. Read the rest of this entry »

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 27

Mercedes caught Ferrari ‘spy’ in Abu Dhabi

Mercedes thwarted a Ferrari ‘spy’ during the post-race Abu Dhabi test on Wednesday.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (14) Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport and the German newspaper Bild published photographs of the blonde female Ferrari employee using an infrared video camera. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Todt says Red Bull’s twin-turbo plan ‘nonsense’

FIA president Jean Todt insists he does not have unlimited powers to force change within the seemingly crisis-struck world of formula one.

2014-06-14-1001 Two backmarkers collapsed in 2014 and three other outfits are furious about the concentration of power and income in the paddock. Efforts to cut costs this year notably failed, and fingers of blame have been pointed in the direction of the sport’s ultra low-profile Todt, who many are now contrasting with his dictatorial predecessor Max Mosley. 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

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 24

‘Not possible’ to name Schu recovery date – manager

Michael Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm says it is “not possible” to talk about how long it will take the F1 legend to recover.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Speaking with the German broadcaster RTL, however, she said she is happy that the earlier media storm surrounding the seriously injured former Mercedes and Ferrari driver has now calmed down. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Ecclestone ready to ‘tear up’ income contracts

“Personally, I would tear up all of the contracts and discuss the redistribution of money.  No problem,”

2012-06-07_0277 Bernie Ecclestone on Saturday said he is prepared to “tear up” contracts and start again, as the sport’s civil war appeared to ease slightly in Abu Dhabi. 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

Red Bull wants louder, cheaper V6 power for F1

Red Bull has proposed a new engine formula for the sport.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Daniel Ricciardo (14) Struggling with Renault power all season, the outgoing world champions and also Ferrari are frustrated efforts to convince Mercedes to ease the engine development ‘freeze’ have until now failed. 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 22

No Total logo on 2015 Lotus – Grosjean

Romain Grosjean says he is retaining the backing of the French oil company Total.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Romain Grosjean 01 While the Frenchman is staying at Lotus next year, it was believed the arrival of Mercedes power and Petronas fuel could pose trouble for Grosjean. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Vettel one of 60 new signings at Ferrari – report

Sebastian Vettel may be joining Ferrari at just the right moment.

2014-06-05_0029 The fleeing Fernando Alonso revealed in Abu Dhabi that he actually made the decision to leave Ferrari way back in September. 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 21

Alonso thinks Vettel will need ‘luck’ at Ferrari

Fernando Alonso thinks his Ferrari successor Sebastian Vettel will need “luck” in the years that lie ahead of him.

Vettel-Alonso chez Mclaren The Spaniard has called time on his five-year stint at Maranello, apparently seeing more promise in McLaren’s impending works tie-up with Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Now correspondent critiques struggling teams

Having already blasted some of F1’s struggling drivers, a travelling correspondent has now turned his attention to the worst teams of 2014.

2014-07-20 - Williams Martini Racing - Germany - Valterri Bottas 01 teams First in the Telegraph journalist Daniel Johnson’s sights was Caterham, who despite returning from a two-race absence in Abu Dhabi has been “a basket case from start to finish” this year. 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

Horner rejects Ecclestone proposal for engine unfreeze

An extreme proposal to equalise engine performance in F1 does not even have the support of Renault works team Red Bull

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Christian Horner As Renault and Ferrari struggle to get even close to Mercedes at the start of the new V6 era, the German manufacturer is under pressure to agree to relax the so-called development ‘freeze’ so that its rivals have a chance to catch up. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Today’s F1 ‘is not racing’ – Webber

Mark Webber has admitted he is concerned about the road on which F1 has turned

2013-11-17 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber (1) Ahead of the radically-new turbo V6 era, the Australian veteran called time on his F1 career and switched to the increasingly popular Le Mans with Porsche. 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

Horner says Renault 75hp down on Mercedes

Christian Horner has put an alarming horse power figure on Renault’s deficit to dominant Mercedes in 2014

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Christian Horner “Our engine has 75 horse power less than the Mercedes,” he declared to the Italian publication Autosprint. 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

Renault ‘not interested’ in going back to V8 – Wolff

Toto Wolff has hit back at claims F1 is heading into a spending war because of Mercedes’ attitude amid the engine ‘unfreeze’ debate

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Sochi - Toto Wolff Christian Horner, the boss at Renault works team Red Bull, said in Brazil that because dominant Mercedes is not helping F1’s struggling suppliers to catch up, the entire cost-limiting freeze could be ended altogether beyond 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Vettel admits contemplating F1 exit

 Sebastian Vettel has admitted he weighed up switching to another team versus quitting formula one altogether ahead of the 2015 season

2014-07-17 - 99000 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel It is an open secret that the quadruple world champion, having already confirmed his departure from Red Bull, is switching to Ferrari next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Grosjean jumps the gun on new Lotus deal

Romain Grosjean has followed Sebastian Vettel’s lead in jumping the gun on his 2015 plans

2014-06-07_0184 This week, it has already emerged that although Vettel’s switch from Red Bull to Ferrari is not yet official, the German told Italian broadcaster Sky in a television feature in Brazil that he is “a driver for Scuderia Ferrari”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

McLaren, Mercedes play down three cars for 2015

As the 2014 season winds to a close, the prospect of three-car teams for 2015 remains a mystery

Flavio Briatore - Bernie Ecclestone Angry small teams departed Brazil believing the sport’s establishment is trying to push them out, leaving five powerful teams supplying cars to customers. 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

Horner admits 2015 ‘unfreeze’ unlikely now

Christian Horner has criticised Mercedes for continuing to block moves for an engine development ‘unfreeze’ for 2015

2014-06-08_0831 He is the boss of Red Bull, the dominant world champions of the past four years whose run of success was stopped by the German team this season. Read the rest of this entry »

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