Tag Archive: Mercedes

Jun 14

‘Necessary’ upgrades coming as Mercedes feel pressure

This week’s European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan is the first to be held on the streets of Baku
2016-06-10_2991-14-16-16 Toto Wolff says Mercedes is set to bring an aero upgrade for its car in time for the British Grand Prix as it begins to feel increasing pressure from improving rivals Red Bull and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Arrivabene: Ferrari’s hard work paying off

Arrivabene also stressed, however, that more work and more progress is needed to beat Mercedes
2016-06-09_0514 Maurizio Arrivabene thinks the Scuderia is definitely on the up and that the work put in is starting to pay off, even though the team missed out on victory in the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Jun 10

Ricciardo: Title bid could depend on Canada

“This race will be pretty telling”
2016-06-09_0248 Daniel Ricciardo says despite the mishaps in the past two races he never expected to be in the frame for the F1 world championship and although he prefers to play down his chances his opinion could be swayed with a strong result in Canada.
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Jun 09

Rosberg hopes bad luck is all used up

“Montreal is an unusual circuit…the track is far more aggressive on tyres than Monaco”
Nico Rosberg insists that he always expected to have a race or two where the Mercedes misfortune switched to his side of the garage, but hopes that his seventh place in the Monaco Grand Prix is the nadir of his season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Wolff: No breathing space due to threatening Red Bull

“There remains room for improvement in our reliability”
Toto Wolff says Mercedes left Monaco having seen ‘the very real threat from Red Bull’ and feels with previous mistakes still fresh in the memory his team has no room for further error heading to Canada.
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Jun 06

Raikkonen convinced Ferrari package stronger than 2015

“We keep working and even after a difficult weekend we know we can certainly do a lot better in the next race”
Kimi Raikkonen says he is convinced Ferrari has a more competitive package this season compared with last year’s car, despite it failing to mount a race winning challenge against Mercedes in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

Wolff: Giving a b*****ing won’t solve reliability gremlins

“We are not blaming any person but we are trying to identify the root cause of the problem”
Toto Wolff says Mercedes will not apportion blame to members of the Mercedes team for the recent spate of niggling reliability problems that have disrupted its otherwise successful season so far. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Rosberg wants to be at Mercedes for ‘many more years’

Mercedes seeking a similar long-term agreement to that of Hamilton
Nico Rosberg insists he is not focusing his attentions on contract negotiations for the 2017 Formula 1 season, but insists he wants to stay with Mercedes for ‘many more years’.
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May 29

Hamilton denies Ricciardo in Monaco thriller

Rosberg’s lead of 43 points has been slashed to 24 points heading to round seven and the Canadian Grand Prix

2016-02-25 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Lewis Hamilton_37Lewis Hamilton has returned to winning ways in the Monaco Grand Prix after a pit-stop blunder by Red Bull Racing cost Daniel Ricciardo a likely victory for the second event in a row.

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May 27

Ricciardo sets sights on ‘feel good’ Monaco win

“If you could pick your wins on the calendar, Monaco is probably on top of the list”
Daniel Ricciardo knows that there is one race win on the F1 calendar that every driver wants to add to his CV it is Monaco and, after the frustration of missing out in Spain two weeks ago, he is resetting his sights on the Principality.
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May 24

Hamilton aims to be comeback king at principality

 Hamilton’s only victory at the principality came back in 2008

Lewis Hamilton has reiterated Mercedes boss Toto Wolff’s sentiments that the Barcelona clash with team-mate Nico Rosberg is in the past and is looking to return to winning ways at the Monaco Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Newspaper says Hamilton could miss Monaco

A mysterious incident involving Lewis

The next wild rumour is now firing in formula one, ahead of the championship’s ’jewel in the crown’ event in Monaco this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

McLaren will be team to defeat Mercedes – Dennis

Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button have repeatedly stated the chassis is as competitive as the front runners

Ron Dennis says McLaren will be the team to halt Mercedes’ dominance in F1, suggesting the forthcoming change in technical regulations will be its opportunity to claw back ground.

May 22

Renault hurries engine upgrade for Monaco

Renault has confirmed it will attempt to make its much vaunted engine upgrade available for the Monaco Grand Prix, a race earlier than originally planned

The French manufacturer, which also supplies the Red Bull Racing team, has spent much of the 2016 season working on a ‘B-spec’ power unit to replace the current engine, which is regarded as only a minor modification over the upgrade it introduced in the closing stages of last season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Hamilton: I don’t look at Ferrari and wish I was there…

“I look at my team, the Silver Arrows, and think I’m a part of this history”
Lewis Hamilton has dropped a clear hint that he plans to see out his Formula 1 career with the Mercedes team in order to remain an ambassador for the brand beyond the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Alonso: McLaren has stronger chassis than Ferrari

“Good to be in front of Williams, Force India, Ferrari in terms of chassis.”
Fernando Alonso says McLaren currently has the third-best chassis behind Mercedes and Red Bull on the F1 grid and is pleased to be ahead of Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Verstappen takes shock win as Mercedes’ collide

Max Verstappen scores a huge upset by claiming a maiden F1 race win on his Red Bull Racing debut
Max Verstappen has taken an astonishing victory in the Spanish Grand Prix after making a risky tyre strategy pay off to win on his Red Bull Racing debut, while Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg eliminated one another by colliding on the opening lap.
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May 02

Wolff lashes out at social media ‘lunatics’

Toto Wolff slams the suggestion there could be underhand tactics at play by Mercedes in the F1 title fight between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Mercedes F1 team boss Toto Wolff felt compelled to address the suggestion that the Three Pointed Star was deliberately hampering Lewis Hamilton’s bid for a title hat-trick after a tough start to the season for the Briton. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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