Tag Archive: Monza

Sep 12

Wolff concerned about radio crackdown, super license issue

Toto Wolff on Friday expressed concerns about F1’s new radio communications clampdown.

2014-07-19_0914 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Toto Wolff The likes of Red Bull’s Christian Horner and F1 legend Alain Prost earlier welcomed the news that “performance”-related radio messages would from Singapore next weekend be subject to penalties by the FIA. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Mercedes to correct gear ratio flaw for Singapore

Mercedes has now decided to make that “joker” ratio change for the rest of the season

2014-07-20_0919 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Mercedes’ rivals are in for some bad news — the dominant German team looks set to pull even further ahead in Singapore and beyond.
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Sep 12

Hamilton says Pirelli too conservative at Monza

Lewis Hamilton has pointed the finger at Pirelli in the wake of last weekend’s Italian grand prix.

2014-07-18_0868 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton In fact, despite his psychological title war with teammate Nico Rosberg, the Mercedes driver says the tyres supplied at Monza would have contributed to the German’s highly controversial ‘mistakes’ that handed him victory last Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Pirelli tyres experience high-speed extremes in Monza

These extreme speeds have a profound effect on the tyres.

PirelliAt last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo – the winner of three grands prix this year – reached 362.1 kph (while slipstreaming) on the main straight: the highest top speed that will be clocked in 2014.

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Sep 11

Rosberg pressure ‘too big’ at Monza – Wolff

“Perhaps the pressure on Nico was too big, but I am sure that he will fight back, just as he has always done.”

2014-07-19_0906 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg As the conspiracy theorists circle over Nico Rosberg, a more credible theory has been put forward by the German newsmagazine Focus — pressure. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

‘Luck’ helped Hamilton win in Monza – Rosberg

“Luck” helped Lewis Hamilton to win Sunday’s Italian grand prix.

2014-07-20_0921 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg That is the view of his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, even if the championship leader didn’t initially want his arch title nemesis to hear it. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Future ‘good’ after long Dennis talks – Button

The signs are growing stronger that Jenson Button will secure at least one more year at McLaren.

2014-05-09 - McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Jenson Button 02 The British team’s quest for a star champion like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton or Fernando Alonso to spearhead the new Honda era beginning in 2015 has been an open paddock secret. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Sauber sale to billionaire Stroll in doubt – reports

Sauber’s potential sale to a Canadian billionaire could have collapsed.

2010-07-11-0109 It has been strongly rumoured in past days that Lawrence Stroll, a fashion mogul with close links to Ferrari, could buy the financially struggling Swiss team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Kobayashi could race Caterham again in Singapore

Kamui Kobayashi could return to the wheel of his Caterham next weekend in Singapore.

2014-06-08_0727 At Monza, while the Japanese was drafted back in for the Italian grand prix, it was obvious that Caterham chiefs were looking ahead for a Singapore debut for Spaniard Roberto Merhi. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Schumacher stopped Ferrari move – Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya says F1 legend Michael Schumacher blocked his potential move to Ferrari a decade ago.

Juan Pablo Montoya P1Award Pocono The Colombian, now 38 and having switched to Indycars at the end of a long stint in Nascar, was back in the formula one paddock last weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

FIA to ban radio instructions to drivers

“The driver must drive the car alone and unaided.”

2014-06-04_0030 F1’s governing body has reportedly banned certain radio communications between engineers and drivers with immediate effect.
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Sep 09

Vettel to race yet another chassis in Singapore

Sebastian Vettel will use yet another new Red Bull chassis in Singapore — his fourth RB10 in 2014.

2014-01-28 -  Infiniti Red Bull Racing - RB10 (3)The reigning world champion has struggled from the very first laps of the radically new turbo V6 era, initially with the chassis he affectionately called ‘Suzie’. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

FIA dismisses Rosberg ‘mistake’ conspiracy

F1’s governing FIA has rubbished the latest conspiracy theory in the wake of the Italian grand prix.

2014-06-07_1201 After the Monza race, multiple authoritative media publications and F1 officials suspected Nico Rosberg – perhaps in atonement for the Spa crash – deliberately faked braking mistakes on Sunday to gift Lewis Hamilton the win. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Montezemolo accepts Ferrari at ‘end of an era’

All signs continue to point towards a major change of direction at crisis-struck Ferrari.

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images Although long-time president Luca di Montezemolo played down the waves of speculation at Monza, his likely successor Sergio Marchionne issued a series of highly critical statements about the 67-year-old on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Williams rivals ‘had an eye’ on Bottas – boss

After a run of four podiums in five races, Valtteri Bottas had a less enjoyable Italian grand prix.

2014-07-20 - Williams Martini Racing - Germany - Valterri Bottas 02 The Finn had to settle for fourth, while his teammate Felipe Massa scored his first podium of 2014. The solid team result meant Williams passed Ferrari on the fabled marque’s home soil for third place in the constructors’ world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Wolff slams ‘paranoid’ conspiracy theorists

F1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart is one such conspiracy theorist.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton 01 When Lewis Hamilton passed championship leader Nico Rosberg to take the win at Monza on Sunday, not everyone was convinced. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

An obvious dispute is playing out between Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo and his potential successor, Sergio Marchionne

Marchionne says even Montezemolo ‘can be replaced’

2012-06-10_0424 At Monza, Montezemolo half-heartedly denied increasingly insistent reports that he is set to step down and become boss of the Italian airline Alitalia. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

McLaren ‘happy’ to keep Button for 2015

McLaren could wait another year for a top name to join the newly Honda-powered outfit.

IMG_6028 In recent days and weeks, it has become increasingly clear that the Woking team is bidding to lure a star champion like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel to the British-Japanese works collaboration for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Post-race rumours rock Monza paddock

F1’s 2015 ‘silly season’ is no longer just about the drivers.

2014-06-08_0747 Now, it is major rumblings about the teams themselves that are making waves as the sport packs up after Lewis Hamilton’s win at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

McLaren say Honda era could get early debut

McLaren’s Honda era could get an earlier than expected start.

IMG_6345 Just days ago, the returning Japanese manufacturer’s F1 chief Yasuhisa Arai said it is “very likely” the first run of its all-new turbo V6 engine would be at the official start of the winter testing season next February. Read the rest of this entry »

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