Tag Archive: Mercedes

Apr 19

Horner ‘shocked’ by Red Bull pace, teases upgrade ‘mischief’

He was thrilled with the result and the pace relative to Ferrar
Horner ‘shocked’ by Red Bull pace, teases upgrade 'mischief'Christian Horner says Red Bull is already ‘snapping at the ankles’ of Ferrari in terms of pace as he admitted to being shocked by his team’s turn of form during the Chinese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Raikkonen fastest in FP2 for Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen fastest in FP2 for the Chinese Grand Prix, as Ferrari looks strong and finishes one-two
Raikkonen fastest in FP2 for FerrariKimi Raikkonen was quickest in second free practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, 0.109s up on Sebastian Vettel in the sister Ferrari, as the Scuderia showed promising, possibly even Mercedes beating pace. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Hamilton slapped with Chinese GP grid penalty

He will start no higher than sixth for the race
Hamilton slapped with Chinese GP grid penaltyLewis Hamilton will receive a five-place grid penalty for the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend after Mercedes opted to make a precautionary gearbox change.
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Mar 27

“Ferrari is developing towards F1 title bid” – Jock Clear

“If you were as good as you were 10 years ago, you won’t be anywhere near good enough now”
Ferrari is developing towards F1 title bid – ClearReputed engineer Jock Clear says he firmly believes Ferrari is well on course to getting back to title-winning ways in the coming years based on the development he has seen since joining the operation. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

‘Halo’ set for F1 introduction from 2017

The much discussed device broke cover during testing
‘Halo’ set for F1 introduction from 2017The controversial ‘halo’ cockpit protection device is on course to be introduced to Formula 1 from 2017 as the FIA continues to work on its development following a public airing in pre-season testing.
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Mar 17

Lewis Hamilton says he expects Ferrari to be a “lot closer than they talk it” this weekend in the Australian Grand Prix

Hamilton worried Ferrari has something up its sleeve

Hamilton worried Ferrari has something up its sleeveHamilton and Mercedes start the year as the favourites off the back of title doubles over the last two seasons. However the Scuderia showed impressive pace over the winter during pre-season testing, and while Ferrari continues to play down expectations – with Sebastian Vettel doing just that on Thursday, despite saying he expects them to be closer – Hamilton is wary of the ‘red’ threat. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Rosberg ready to scratch race ‘itch’

Rosberg will go into 2016 as many people’s choice to be Hamilton’s biggest rival
Rosberg ready to scratch race 'itch'Nico Rosberg insists that he has never been more ready to start an F1 season as he prepares to deny Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton a third straight world championship title. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Vettel cautiously optimistic on closing gap to Mercedes

“The first impression was good and I think everything we built after that felt very positive” – Vettel
Vettel cautiously optimistic on closing gap to MercedesSebastian Vettel says he hopes the new Ferrari SF16-H has made the jump to catch the dominant Mercedes but stresses the team must be patient over the first few races in 2016.
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Mar 08

Ecclestone hopes Ferrari, Red Bull take fight to Mercedes

F1 rule makers still searching for a decision on technical regulations for next year
Ecclestone hopes Ferrari, Red Bull take fight to MercedesBernie Ecclestone says he is ‘hoping upon hope’ that Ferrari and Red Bull can take a challenge to the domination of Mercedes and ensure the 2016 F1 world championship becomes a memorable season for the fans.
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Mar 05

Rosberg hints Ferrari could have edge on Mercedes

“Ferrari have been very quick, for sure”
Rosberg hints Ferrari could have edge on MercedesNico Rosberg insists Mercedes doesn’t have a clear-cut advantage and speculates Ferrari could even be ahead when action gets underway in Australia.

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Mar 04

‘Please no!’ – Hamilton urges F1 to ditch halo canopy

Lewis Hamilton urges F1 to rethink its plans to introduce a halo cockpit protection device, saying F1 is fine the way it is
‘Please no!’ - Hamilton urges F1 to ditch halo canopyLewis Hamilton has offered a candid view of the much discussed ‘halo’ canopy cockpit protection device, saying the ‘way F1 is now is perfectly fine’.
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Feb 29

Raikkonen: Why should I be worried?

“To get the first feeling of the car and I am sure that there is a lot of potential”

Raikkonen: Why should I be worried?Kimi Raikkonen has shrugged off the suggestion Mercedes could dominate the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship based on the early signs from pre-season testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

Vettel: Complexity and Mercedes dominance harming F1

Sebastian Vettel: The spectators must be able to identify with the technical aspects of the car, currently it is far too complex…
2015-11-20_0021 Sebastian Vettel has urged F1 to not ‘lose sight of its roots’, saying the complexity of the sport and the focus on ‘detail’ is driving away its core fanbase.
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Feb 12

Renault ‘has the chequebook but needs time to catch Mercedes’

Bell returns to the Renault fold as it embarks on a full return to the sport in 2016
2016-02-03 - Renault (3)Renault’s Bob Bell insists Renault has the chequebook to tackle Mercedes but doesn’t have the time under the current regulations to recover ground on the German manufacturer.

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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 »

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