Tag Archive: Mercedes

Aug 04

Line goes cold on Renault – Toro Rosso buyout

“We have to wait for Renault’s move and announcement” – Tost

2015-06-07_1390 Franz Tost admits Toro Rosso’s future programme hinges on Renault’s F1 plans as he says it hasn’t followed up on initial interest in buying the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Allison: When you’ve got good pace…

“I am completely delighted, of course, with the victory”

Allison: When you’ve got good pace...Ferrari technical director James Allison reflects on Sebastian Vettel’s unexpected Hungarian Grand Prix win and what it means for the Scuderia going forward. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Emotional maiden win for BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa

In their sixth attempt at the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the Belgian BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS finally took their first win on home soil. The #46 BMW Z4 driven by Nick Catsburg, Markus Palttala and Lucas Luhr completed 536 laps, taking fastest lap for good measure, crossing the line a lap ahead of the #2 Audi Sport Team WRT in a typically eventful race in changeable weather.

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Jul 26

Vettel stuns to win dramatic Hungarian GP

Sebastian Vettel claims a stunning Hungarian Grand Prix on a dramatic day that would see both Mercedes involved in controversial collisions

Vettel stuns to win dramatic Hungarian GPSebastian Vettel has taken a remarkable second win of the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship season in an enthralling Hungarian Grand Prix that would see Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finish down the order on an afternoon of high drama. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Will BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS take its maiden win?

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa – Race update after 21 hours 30 minutes

With just over two hours to go in the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa, the #46 BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS BMW holds all the cards and could take its very first win in their home race. No room for mistakes though because the best of the Audi contingent is on the same lap.

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Jul 26

And then there were three

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa – Race update after 19 hours

Five hours to go in the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa and three cars on the lap fighting for the overall win.
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Jul 26

Battle for the lead hotting-up

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa – Race update after 16 hours

Eight hours remain and four cars are still battling for the podium position in the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa. The lead changes hands head-over-fist, with the #2 Audi Sport Team WRT occupying the first position at the 16-hour mark. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Rowe Racing Mercedes still going strong at dawn

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa – Race update after 13 hours

Just over halfway through in the 67th running of the Total 24 Hours of Spa, track conditions in the Belgian endurance classic are still n

ot the easiest to cope with.

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Jul 13

Mercedes ‘sharpening pencils’ to address F1 engine costs

Toto Wolff insists that Mercedes will look into the feasibility of reducing the costs faced by customers buying its F1 engines

2015-06-06_1979 Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says that Mercedes will look into the possibility of cutting the cost of F1 engines for customer teams, but admits that it would likely have a major impact on the manufacturer’s business model. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Mercedes may relent on engine development for good of F1

“It has never happened before that one was asked to stop development, or to be frozen, to allow the others to catch up.”

2015-06-05_0004 Toto Wolff says Mercedes is willing to listen to proposals that would effectively allow Renault and Honda a chance to catch up in engine development. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Horner dismisses Aston Martin-Mercedes rumours

Christian Horner plays down the suggestion Red Bull will be considering a Mercedes customer engine deal in 2017

2015-06-07_1380 Christian Horner has played down the suggestion Red Bull could be considering a Mercedes customer engine supply from 2017 under the Aston Martin banner. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

Arrivabene urges Ferrari to avoid ‘fake’ Friday runs

“Learning is good when you do something about it.”

2015-06-07_1644 Maurizio Arrivabene wants Ferrari to start running comparative fuel loads in Friday practice to avoid flattering to deceive with its pace. Maurizio Arrivabene says Ferrari must start working better during Friday practice sessions in order to get a better representation of its true pace. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Ecclestone: Mercedes not to blame for ‘one-sided’ F1

Bernie Ecclestone maintains that there is no reason to blame Mercedes’ dominance for the current air of discontent surrounding F1.

2015-06-07_1589 Bernie Ecclestone insists that Mercedes cannot be held accountable for the one-sided domination it is enjoying in the current era of F1, but admits that it would be better for the sport to have more competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Todt convinced Renault, Honda will catch Mercedes

Jean Todt plays down Renault and Honda’s struggles, insisting they have the ability to catch Mercedes and Ferrari eventually

2015-06-21_0119Jean Todt says he is certain Renault and Honda have the ability to catch Mercedes and Ferrari, despite Christian Horner saying the sport cannot afford to the manufacturers struggling in this climate. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

McLaren needs an ‘extreme approach’ to win again

“It is taking time, but I’m optimistic.” – Alonso 

2015-06-06_2044 The ‘extreme approach’ of starting a new collaboration with Honda is the the only way McLaren will get the better of Mercedes, according to Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Teams signal opposition to 18-inch wheels

Mercedes, McLaren and Ferrari air their misgivings about the proposals to increase tyre size to 18 inch rims

2015-06-04_0324The proposal to move to larger 18-inch wheels has come up against opposition from leading teams since it is not considered ‘an attractive direction in terms of performance’. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Canadian Grand Prix: Hamilton stays cool for Canadian GP win

Lewis Hamilton defies the race-long attentions of Nico Rosberg

2015-06-07_1899Hamilton’s fourth F1 win of the season in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Flagworld photo album

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Jun 05

Canadian Grand Prix: Hamilton, Mercedes dominate FP1 despite spin

Mercedes emerges 1.5secs clear of the pack

 

2015-06-05_0582Not even a spin can stop Lewis Hamilton stamping his mark on proceedings in Canada during FP1.

Flagworld photo album

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May 29

Quotes by the Mercedes drivers prior to the DTM race on the Lausitzring

Audi travels to the Lausitzring with tailwind

DTM - Lausitzring As the leader of all three classifications (drivers’, manufacturers’ and teams’), Audi heads to the second DTM weekend of the year – with a premiere: On Saturday, May 30, at the Lausitzring, a DTM race will be held on Saturday night for the first time – aired on prime time immediately before the DFB Cup final in Berlin, which is only about 130 kilometers away.

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May 26

Facu Regalia joins Eurointernational for FIA F.3 European Championship round at Monza

The Argentinian driver ready to compete in the European Formula 3 Series, one of the most prestigious championships

Facu Regalia logo Facu Regalia approaches his second consecutive race weekend. After his double podium finish in the Auto GP Series at Silverstone, Argentina´s driver will take part in FIA F.· European Championship´s Round 4 to be held at Italy´s hallowed “Temple of Speed”, the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

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