Factory Incident Update
Christian Horner: “We are obviously devastated by this serious factory break in, which saw offenders drive a vehicle through our front entrance and steal more than 60 trophies which took years and hard work to accumulate.
Ron Dennis has played down suggestions Honda’s 2015 engine programme is running behind schedule.
F1 risks sliding into crisis and having to reinvent its very DNA as struggling backmarker teams begin to succumb to collapse.
HRT folded in 2012, and now F1’s two other newest teams Caterham and Marussia are in the throes of financial administration. Organisers of next weekend’s US grand prix look set to welcome just 9 teams to an 18-car grid, unprecedented since BAR-Honda was banned for a time almost a decade ago.
Honda has apparently hit back at rumours its 2015 F1 programme is facing delays.
Contract negotiations between reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull may now be in full swing.
On Tuesday, rampant speculation that the German could be about to complete a ‘seat swap’ with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso for 2015 was denied. “There is nothing new,” Vettel told Sport Bild. “I have a contract with Red Bull and I’m happy where I am.”
Switching to Ferrari could be a way for Sebastian Vettel to kick-start his F1 career, according to Bernie Ecclestone.
After winning four consecutive world championships, the German has stumbled in 2014. And it’s not just Red Bull’s fault, as Vettel has struggled even to keep up with his new teammate Daniel Ricciardo, who has stunned the entire world of F1 with his form.
“It is rumoured Brawn, Bell and Newey could bring order to Ferrari’s technical department,”
Bob Bell could be the next piece of the puzzle, as Ferrari looks to end its slump and return to the top of formula one. Already reported by multiple authoritative sources is that the fabled Maranello team is prepared to ‘break the bank’ and sign Red Bull’s Adrian Newey, who is already paid a rumoured $12 million per year.
“When it comes to the crunch, you are able to show that leadership to your team”
Lewis Hamilton thinks the time is right for Sebastian Vettel to “show his leadership” at world champion team Red Bull. The Milton Keynes based team has been pushing to emerge from its pre-season crisis involving troubled engine supplier Renault.
Sebastian Vettel will definitely be at the wheel of a new ‘Suzie’ for the start of the European season.
Earlier this week, we reported that Red Bull was looking into whether an underlying fault with his 2014 car was contributing to the reigning world champion’s struggle to keep up with teammate Daniel Ricciardo.