Tag Archive: Mercedes

Feb 11

Prost: F1 needs more open title fight

“Lewis should be the favourite for the championship again”

Prost: F1 needs more open title fightAlain Prost says F1 needs an open title battle and believes Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel could take on Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Mercedes refusing to discount Honda or Renault

The manufacturer has dominated F1 since the change to regulation of V6 Hybrid power units

2016-01-14-15-54-49_0261 Mercedes’ Andy Cowell says Honda and Renault are very capable of making ‘big, big gains’ to bring them into line with Mercedes and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Haryanto deadline looming?

“This week will be critical for Rio’s hopes of entering F1”

Haryanto deadline looming?Rio Haryanto’s hopes of joining the 2016 F1 grid with Manor could be realised this week – provided he has found the backing to guarantee one of the last two seats on offer…

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Jan 27

Vettel shares Marchionne’s will to win with Ferrari

Vettel is upbeat for the season ahead

Vettel shares Marchionne's will to win with FerrariAfter reacting to Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne’s comments that he expects his team to win the F1 season opener Sebastian Vettel wants a pragmatic approach. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Mercedes expects its engines to roar in 2016

V6 turbo engines with hybrid technology the powertrains have continually been criticised for a lack of noise
2015-06-07_1477Mercedes technical chief Paddy Lowe has backed up Pat Symonds’ comments that F1’s 2016 challengers will be noticeable louder due to new exhaust regulations.

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Jan 20

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreed

All new agreements will still need to be ratified by the World Motorsport Council.

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreedF1 teams and the FIA agree to engine cost cutting measures in return for the V6 Hybrid power units to stay in play until 2020, it is understood. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Williams should drop Mercedes for Honda – Hill

“I would have liked to have seen Williams opt to go with the Honda engine, I think Honda are going to fight back.”

2015-10-25_41605 Former champion Damon Hill feels Williams can only challenge Mercedes if it considers changing engines to Honda, despite its ‘catastrophic’ return. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Manufacturers seek to entice Todt with cheaper engines

Such a move would likely irk Bernie Ecclestone

F1 - La Grille - photo Getty Images Manufacturers are set to reduce the price of its engines for customer teams as a way of avoiding the introduction of a ‘customer engine’, according to reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

F1 salutes Schumacher on birthday

Michael Schumacher’s former team Mercedes and a host of F1 drivers have paid their respects to the F1 legend who has turned 47

2012-11-18_0006 The world of Formula 1 has sent its best wishes to Michael Schumacher after the seven-time F1 world champion turned 47 on Sunday (3rd January). Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

Verstappen measuring himself against ‘best of the best’

“I never compare myself with the rookies”

2015-10-17_0034 Max Verstappen came into his first season of F1 comparing himself to the best of the sport, rather than simply focus on being top rookie. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 02

Rosberg: You always have to reckon with Red Bull

“They are a very strong team”

Rosberg: You always have to reckon with Red BullNico Rosberg: Up to one and a half years ago, Red Bull were absolutely dominant, simply unbeatable. They could always make a comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29

Wolff: Mercedes could loosen reins to enliven F1

“If you start to win, you run around with a target on your back and people will try to shoot you” – Wolff

Wolff: Mercedes could loosen reins to enliven F1Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg could be allowed to ‘go their own way’ on strategy in a Mercedes bid to avoid its dominance damaging both F1 and its own popularity. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Best of 2015: Red Bull proves it still has a GSOH

As we near the end of 2015, we take a look back at some of the best – and worst – F1 moments

Embedded image permalinkAfter rejections from Ferrari, Mercedes and Honda, Red Bull Racing turns to ‘lonely car’ ads to desperately seek a new engine partner. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 26

‘Mercedes 2016 dominance is inevitable’

“Mercedes will inevitably carry on the dominance, such is their margin…”

2015-10-16_0091 Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner says it is too unrealistic for any team to consider challenging the dominance of Mercedes in 2016 with the regulations as they are.
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Dec 22

The devil will be in the detail – Arrivabene

Maurizio Arrivabene says ‘details’ will be pivotal in its pursuit to get on terms with Mercedes in 2016

2015-10-22_37837 Maurizio Arrivabene says Ferrari will be working on all areas of its car ahead of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship season, saying the ‘devil will be in the detail’ if it wants to get the better of Mercedes next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Toto Wolff maintains he will be prepared to drop either Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg if their relationship begins to affects Mercedes itself

Wolff serious over Hamilton or Rosberg axe threat

2015-12-12 - Stars & Cars 2015 - Motorsport Talk in the Mercedes-Benz Museum 0001 (2) Toto Wolff says he stands by his warning towards Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg that one will be forced to leave Mercedes if relations between the two team-mates don’t improve in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Van Amersfoort Racing to use Mercedes engines in 2016

From 2016 onward the Dallara chassis in Van Amersfoort Racing livery will be powered by Mercedes-Benz engines

After eight successful years with Volkswagen and winning the rookie title with Charles Leclerc in the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship the Dutch outfit Van Amersfoort Racing switches its engine supplier with the upcoming season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Ecclestone: Ferrari is challenging mandate move

However, Ecclestone remains unconcerned if the matter is taken further

Ecclestone: Ferrari is challenging mandate moveBernie Ecclestone says Ferrari has written a letter to the FIA complaining that it doesn’t have the right to hand down a mandate that could give the F1 supremo and the governing body pivotal power in decision-making processes. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Ferrari distances itself from Mercedes theft case

Ferrari moves to distance itself from ex-Mercedes engineer Benjamin Hoyle following an accusation of data theft by his former employers

2015-06-06_1090 As first revealed by Bloomberg, Mercedes has brought a legal case against Hoyle, who worked in the engine department of the title-winning team, claiming to have found evidence of him attempting to access files made confidential to him after he informed the company he was leaving to join rivals Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Williams teases ‘significantly different’ car for 2016

Rob Smedley says next year’s Williams FW38 will be ‘significantly different’ to its four-time podium winning challenge

Williams teases ‘significantly different’ car for 2016Rob Smedley says Williams will adopt a more radical approach for its 2016 Formula 1 challenger having begun work on its next generation car earlier than usual. Read the rest of this entry »

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