Tag Archive: Mirror

Oct 14

Button worried about rookie Magnussen’s future

“You shouldn’t worry about me”

2014-02-28_0009 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Jenson Button Jenson Button says he is concerned about the future of his rookie teammate Kevin Magnussen, as McLaren continues to delay its decision about 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Marussia set to run two cars in Austin

Marussia looks set to revert to a two-car operation in the wake of the Russian grand prix.

2014-03-16 - Marussia F1 Team - Australia - Jules Bianchi (2) After Sunday at Sochi, where Max Chilton went it alone while the seriously injured Jules Bianchi’s sister car sat dormant, Briton Chilton admitted it had been “an incredibly tough week” for the entire team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Typhoon threatens Japan GP

Mother nature is threatening to interfere with this weekend’s running of the Japanese grand prix.

2010-10-10 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil_2 Already this week, reports had emerged that ash and smoke from the nearby Ontake volcano eruption was affecting air traffic as the formula one world jets into Japan. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Newspaper never said McLaren lost whisky sponsor

Johnnie Walker parent Diageo declined to step up its deal with McLaren to title sponsorship.

2014-06-05_0056 Days ago, we reported incorrectly that because Bernie Ecclestone had signed the whisky brand as an official F1 sponsor, it meant Johnnie Walker was leaving McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

McLaren denies losing Johnnie Walker as sponsor

McLaren has hit back at reports it is set to lose Johnnie Walker as a sponsor.

2014-06-07_1055 The Mirror’s Byron Young reported from Singapore on Sunday that, with Bernie Ecclestone securing the whisky brand as a new F1 sponsor, Johnnie Walker will now depart the beleaguered British grandee. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

McLaren loses sponsor deal to Ecclestone

McLaren has reportedly suffered yet another sponsorship blow.

2014-06-07_0425 On the eve of the Singapore grand prix, Bernie Ecclestone unveiled whisky brand Johnnie Walker as a new official sponsor for the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Villeneuve slams Verstappen debut

Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Max Verstappen’s 2015 debut as “the worst thing ever for formula one”.

2014-08-10_0225 1997 world champion Villeneuve, who raced in F1 against Dutch youngster Verstappen’s father Jos, thinks Red Bull’s decision to promote a 16-year-old who hasn’t “paid his dues” will render the value of a race seat at the pinnacle of motor sport “meaningless”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Vergne targets 2015 after ‘cruel’ career blow

Jean-Eric Vergne insists he is not giving up on formula one.

2014-06-07_0087 Two and a half seasons into his F1 grooming by Red Bull, the energy drink company’s famously-harsh driver programme – led by the gruff Dr Helmut Marko – has given the 24-year-old Frenchman his notice.
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Aug 14

McLaren looking to ‘refresh’ driver lineup – Boullier

Eric Boullier has admitted McLaren is looking to eventually “refresh” its driver lineup.

2014-06-07_0813 Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen only debuted this year, but Mexican Sergio Perez was also only a single season into his McLaren career when he was ousted at the end of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Wife says Schumacher ‘moving forwards’ in rehab

Corinna Schumacher has delivered an encouraging message about the progress of her injured husband.

2010-01-25 - MERCEDES GP PETRONAS TEAM - Michael and Corinna Schumacher Now out of his long coma, F1 legend Michael Schumacher was transferred from intensive care in Grenoble to a Swiss rehabilitation clinic three weeks ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Hay fever and leaking oil spoil Hamilton momentum

More technical trouble is not the only thing on Lewis Hamilton’s mind at Silverstone.

IMG_4480The 2008 world champion went into his home grand prix weekend determined to start clawing back some of the 29-point deficit to his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

‘Emotional’ Hamilton on back foot for title – Walker

Nico Rosberg has put himself on pole position to beat his high-profile teammate to the 2014 world championship.

IMG_5492 That is the view of Lewis Hamilton’s countryman Murray Walker, the famous former F1 commentator, ahead of the 29-year-old British driver’s home race at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Newey ‘keen’ to join $130m America’s Cup bid

Famous British sailor Sir Ben Ainslie has admitted Adrian Newey could play a key role in his America’s Cup yachting project.

2014-06-08_1256 Newey, the highest paid and most highly regarded engineer in formula one, is already making headlines after it emerged he is stepping back at Red Bull in order to get involved in other technology projects. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Red Bull plays down Vettel’s chassis change

“We don’t understand why Vettel’s tyre wear was so much higher than Ricciardo’s,” Marko

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (10) Red Bull has played down the significance of Sebastian Vettel getting a brand new chassis for this weekend’s Spanish grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

‘Spygate’ protagonist Stepney killed in crash

Nigel Stepney, a man at the heart of F1’s famous ‘spygate’ scandal, has died.

Nigel Stepney, - photo JRM RacingThe former Ferrari engineer, who left F1 seven years ago after he was accused of leaking information to McLaren and attempting to sabotage Ferrari, was killed in the early hours of Friday when he was struck by a truck. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

Red Bull issues ultimatum to struggling Renault

“We cannot put additional horse power in the engine ourselves”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel - Daniel Ricciardo (2) Red Bull has issued troubled engine supplier Renault with an ultimatum — improve or be dumped. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Heavy drivers deliberately dehydrating – Button

“It’s hardcore what people are doing” – Lewis Hamilton

2014-02-21 - McLaren Mercedes - Bahrain - Eric Boullier - Jenson Button F1 drivers are deliberately dehydrating in order to get their weight down at grand prix weekends. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

F1 race going ahead despite Malaysian plane crash

Petronas-sponsored grand prix is going ahead

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang International Circuit 01 This weekend’s F1 race is going ahead, despite confirmation the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 almost certainly crashed into the ocean. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Hamilton’s Melbourne engine still firing

Lewis Hamilton’s 2014 title campaign is still on track.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton 02 The Melbourne polesitter had to retire at Albert Park after his Mercedes engine – among a mere allocation of just five for the entire 19-race campaign – dropped from six to five cylinders in the early stages of the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted 2014 could be his last at the helm of formula one

Ecclestone admits 2014 could be last as F1 supremo

Horner-Ecclestone - photo © HOCH ZWEI - PICTURE ALLIANCE - DPPI And he insists that is not because of the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption scandal, that if found guilty would at best see him fired and at worst land him in a German jail. Read the rest of this entry »

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