Tag Archive: Mercedes

Dec 01

Mercedes: If Ferrari had a Haas advantage, they deserve it

Toto Wolff says Ferrari was justified if it did indeed gain from its technical relationship with Haas by exploiting regulation loopholes

Mercedes: If Ferrari had a Haas advantage, they deserve itToto Wolff says he has no qualms with Ferrari over whether it may have gained an advantage through its close relationship with the incoming Haas F1 team, saying if it did exploit any regulation loopholes it did so legally and was justified in doing so. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Ferrari says Mercedes actions were fair

Maurizio Arrivabene says he understands the motivation behind rivals Mercedes approaching the FIA to clarify Ferrari’s relationship with Haas.

2015-10-23_39012 Maurizio Arrivabene says Mercedes was ‘fair’ in its approach to the FIA to clarify a series of rules which could have potentially seen it come under strict scrutiny for its close relationship with incoming team Haas F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

F1 risks ‘arms race’ if Ferrari-Haas co-op stands – Mercedes

Mercedes suggests it will be forced to create a ‘junior’ team if the FIA regulations aren’t tightened up regarding data sharing and entry clarification

F1 risks ‘arms race’ if Ferrari-Haas co-op stands - MercedesToto Wolff says he is worried Formula 1 will develop into an ‘arms race’ between the manufacturers should the FIA not tighten up regulations he feels have allowed Ferrari to gain an advantage through its technical partnership with the incoming Haas team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finale

Nico Rosberg dazzles on his way to a sixth straight F1 pole position in Abu Dhabi under the Yas Marina floodlights; Vettel eliminated in Q1

Rosberg on sixth straight pole for 2015 finaleNico Rosberg will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale from a sixth consecutive pole position after a dazzling qualifying effort under the Yas Marina Circuit floodlights. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

The results are in: Fans vote for six more drivers to claim the final grid slots at Stars & Cars 2015

The VIP field of entrants at Stars & Cars 2015 in the Mercedes-Benz Arena Stuttgart is now complete

2015-10-13 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Stars and cars The motor racing fans have decided: The field of drivers for Stars & Cars 2015 is complete. 16 drivers will take part in the shoot-out on Saturday 12 December.

Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 27

Red Bull teases imminent engine announcement

Christian Horner says Red Bull has secured an engine for the 2016 season, with full details to be revealed in due course

2015-10-24_40318 Christian Horner has confirmed Red Bull Racing has put pen to paper on an engine deal that will ensure its place on the Formula 1 grid in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Manufacturers to collaborate as alternative engine rejected

Prompted by the FIA’s desire to cut cost

2015-10-24_39787Manufacturers will come together to devise their own proposal addressing costs after the F1 Commission rejected the FIA’s ‘customer’ alternative

Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Hamilton: Ferrari ‘very, very close’ to Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari is ‘very, very close’ to matching Mercedes

Hamilton: Ferrari 'very, very close' to MercedesLewis Hamilton believes Mercedes still has an edge on Ferrari on the power unit front but admits the recent gains has brought his rivals much closer. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Rosberg ‘still improving’ as a racer

Mercedes also says Rosberg has changed his braking phase into corners and can now tolerate more rear slipping
2015-10-24_40364 Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Nico Rosberg is still on the path of improving as a driver and the release of pressure of vying for the Formula 1 world title has enable him to develop his racing mettle. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Mercedes hints it will discuss engine price ‘compromise’

Wolff maintains he is open to discussing the potential to lower prices of its engines
Mercedes hints it will discuss engine price ‘compromise’Toto Wolff airs his frustration about the ‘political agendas’ behind the move to develop a customer engine, but says Mercedes is open to discussion.

Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Mercedes: We won’t let drivers pursue bad strategies

Mercedes says its drivers can have input on changing their strategies, but says Lewis Hamilton’s Brazilian GP request wasn’t feasible
Mercedes: We won’t let drivers pursue bad strategiesToto Wolff has explained the reasoning behind disallowing Lewis Hamilton from changing his strategy in the Brazilian Grand Prix, insisting a switch to two-stops would have simply dropped him into the clutches of Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Wolff takes aim at customer engine plans

Toto Wolff: I think many of us and many of you share the opinion that the ‘balance of performance’ engine doesn’t work…

Wolff takes aim at customer engine plansMercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has called into question the FIA’s much discussed plans to introduce an independent ‘customer engine’ from 2017, using the example of series’ to suggest balancing the performance of two different powerplants won’t work. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Hamilton: Monaco crash due to ‘heavy partying’

“I am generally a really energetic person, but that week after Mexico and the party we drank a lot and I was really feeling it.”
2015-10-24_40396 Lewis Hamilton has admitted his car crash in Monaco was a result of ‘heavy partying’ but says he has fully recovered and ready to race in Brazil.
Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Mercedes confirms Hamilton unwell but will race in Brazil

Mercedes says Lewis Hamilton will race in Brazil despite missing a sponsors event after flying to Sao Paulo a day late due to illness
2015-10-23_39190 Mercedes has confirmed Lewis Hamilton is unwell and delayed his flight to Brazil on the advice of doctors but says he will be fit enough to race in the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend.

Nov 10

Lotus ‘confident’ Renault deal is coming

“We have two options for an engine next year: either we go with Mercedes or Renault”
2015-10-24_39859 Lotus is developing its 2016 car with Renault’s much discussed purchase in mind, though it is prepared to run Mercedes engines next season if necessary.

Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Hamilton aiming to break Brazilian duck

For all his success in F1, there are still things that Lewis Hamilton needs to achieve, starting this weekend at the Brazilian Grand Prix

2015-10-24_39864 His hero may have taken eight attempts to win at home, but Lewis Hamilton is hoping its ninth time lucky as he chases the one that keeps getting away at Interlagos.

Nov 07

Vettel: I’ll have a lot more input at Ferrari in 2016

Sebastian Vettel says he will have a lot more input at Ferrari next season and is hopeful the team can make a “big step”.
2015-10-25_41565 Sebastian Vettel: There is a possibility for us to improve [in F1 2016]. We have done a massive step on the engine and that is ongoing. If you look at the car we are not yet where we want to be, we want the best engine and best car, so there is plenty more to do. It is not secret that we need more downforce than we currently have… Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Kvyat Red Bull seat not under threat – Horner

Daniil Kvyat will certainly be driving for Red Bull Racing next season provided the team doesn’t withdraw

2015-10-24_40384 Christian Horner says Daniil Kvyat will definitely be driving with the Red Bull Racing team in 2016, saying the only reason he wouldn’t be is if the team pulls out of F1.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Red Bull at risk of missing first 2016 F1 test

Red Bull remains without an engine for the 2016 season after its bitter divorce from Renault

2015-10-24_40318 Christian Horner concedes Red Bull could miss the first pre-season F1 test of 2016 if it doesn’t source an engine deal in the next two weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Horner: Independent engine supply crucial for F1

“For Formula One, it’s important to have a competitive, economical engine”

2015-10-25_42234 Christian Horner says Red Bull’s struggles to secure an engine supply is proof F1 needs an independent customer engine to be made available. Read the rest of this entry »

Older posts «

» Newer posts