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Mar 22

Wolff replaces Mercedes’ departing CEO Nick Fry Mercedes AMG Petronas

Wolff replaces Mercedes’ departing CEO Nick Fry

2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W04 - Ross Brawn - Nick Fry - Lewis Hamilton - toto WolffThe Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team today announced that Nick Fry, the team’s Chief Executive Officer, will step down from his current position at the beginning of April. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Mercedes cloud remains above Nick Fry’s head

Nick Fry, Mercedes’ chief executive, was present on Monday for the launch of the team’s 2013 car.

2013-02-04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - F1 W04 - Ross Brawn - Nick Fry - Lewis Hamilton - toto Wolff2011-07-24 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Germany - Ross Brawn - Nick FryBut with the new guard refusing to outright deny speculation McLaren’s Paddy Lowe could be making a switch for 2014, a dark cloud hangs above Briton Fry’s head. “He has long been a key member of the team,” insisted team boss Ross Brawn, whose own future has been up for discussion in recent times. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Ecclestone hints Mercedes can live without Brawn

Bernie Ecclestone has suggested Mercedes can cope without its current team boss Ross Brawn.

2012-11-15_00282012-11-15_0006It has been rumoured Briton Brawn could be pushed out of the Brackley based team altogether, or confined to a merely technical directorship, in the wake of the arrival of Austrian chiefs and shareholders Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Ecclestone backs Mercedes shakeup

Bernie Ecclestone has backed the changes taking place at Mercedes.

2012-11-15_000605 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamEarlier, beleaguered team boss Ross Brawn played down claims the F1 chief executive may be playing a role in the power struggle, as Austrians Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff reportedly pull their weight against Brackley’s old guard including Brawn and Nick Fry. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Mercedes offered Lowe a million euros – report

Mercedes has offered Paddy Lowe a million euros per year to switch from McLaren, the major German newspaper Bild claims.

05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2012-06-09_0067None other than Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn on Thursday confirmed that talks with McLaren’s technical director have taken place, although Brawn strongly denied that he is being lined up to oust him. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Wolff hopes angry Brawn doesn’t quit

Toto Wolff says he hopes Ross Brawn stays at Mercedes.

2013-01-21 - Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. - Suzie Wolff - Toto Wolff (2)2012-11-15_0028With Wolff buying 30 per cent of the German team and becoming executive director, it is strongly rumoured that he has wooed McLaren’s Paddy Lowe to join him. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Wolff plays down Lowe, Brawn, Fry rumours

Toto Wolff on Tuesday played down speculation he has wooed Paddy Lowe to Mercedes to replace team boss Ross Brawn.

Toto Wolff2011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Paddy Lowe 01Speaking to British reporters, Mercedes’ new executive director and 30 per cent shareholder admitted there was “a lot of speculation” about the plans of McLaren’s technical director Lowe. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Lowe to follow Hamilton to Mercedes – report

McLaren could be set to lose its technical director.

2012-06-09_00672013-01-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart - Lewis Hamilton (7)Germany’s Sport Bild is reporting that Paddy Lowe, who has been with the Woking based team for twenty years, is following Lewis Hamilton to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Horner denies claims he could replace Ecclestone

Christian Horner has emphatically denied suggestions he might be the next Bernie Ecclestone.

2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Bernie Ecclestone - Sebastian Vettel - Christian Horner2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Christian Horner - Bernie EcclestoneAlready very close to the sport’s 81-year-old ‘supremo’ Ecclestone – who is at the middle of a potentially-damaging corruption affair – the name ‘Horner’ is often mentioned in the paddock as perhaps Ecclestone’s preferred successor.

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Jul 05

Schumacher has ‘unilateral option’ to extend contract

The extension of Michael Schumacher’s contract at Mercedes is the seven time world champion’s decision alone.

2012-06-09_12512012-06-10_0532That is the claim of the German newspaper Die Welt. “In (F1) industry circles it is said that Schumacher sets the direction,” read the report. “Apparently only he has the unilateral option to renew his contract.  So the veteran is unlikely to be rushed into making a hasty decision.”

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May 25

Schumacher must convince Mercedes to ‘want him’

If Michael Schumacher wants to keep racing beyond 2012, he will need to convince Mercedes.

2012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 042012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 05That is the claim of former German F1 driver Christian Danner, referring to rumours the seven time world champion’s future beyond this year is uncertain. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Schumacher’s future a hot topic in Monaco

Michael Schumacher’s future is a hot topic in the Monte Carlo paddock.

Michael Schumacher - Ross Brawn2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 0064A multiple winner in the Principality, the seven time world champion’s comeback career has been far less glitzy, with some – even his boss Nick Fry – predicting he might return to retirement at the end of his 2012 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Brawn ‘back to normal’ after heart checks

Ross Brawn revealed on Wednesday he missed the recent Spanish grand prix to have checks on his heart.

Ross Brawn  - photo JF GaleronRoss Brawn 2012-03-06After handing over to his Mercedes deputy Nick Fry in Barcelona, fellow Briton Brawn is back in action as the team boss in Monte Carlo. Rumours hinted there was more to the story, but Brawn insisted to a German newspaper earlier on Wednesday that he was simply advised by doctors to take the weekend off after a night in hospital for checks. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Amid Mercedes rumours, di Resta eyes ‘great car’

Paul di Resta has hinted he would leap at the chance to replace Michael Schumacher at Mercedes.

2012-04-15 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Paul di Resta 012012-04-15 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Paul di Resta -  Anthony HamiltonThe German marque’s Brackley based chief executive Nick Fry this week earmarked impressive Force India driver di Resta, earlier a Mercedes protege, as an ideal successor should Schumacher not stay beyond his 2012 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Brawn returns to paddock, praising Schu ‘quality’

Ross Brawn should be firing on all cylinders as he returns to the pitwall in Monaco this weekend.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Ross Brawn 012011-11-13 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Ross Brawn 01Mercedes’ team principal sat out the recent Spanish grand prix due to illness, but a scarcity of extra information triggered speculation. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Poor form may drive Schu from F1 – Fry

Michael Schumacher is racing for retirement if his run of poor form continues.

2012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 2322012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 02That is the view of Nick Fry, the chief executive of Mercedes’ Brackley based formula one team. Despite looking more competitive in 2012 than in the first two seasons of his controversial return to F1, seven time world champion Schumacher has scored just 2 points so far, compared to Shanghai winner and teammate Nico Rosberg’s 41. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Di Resta ‘on radar’ before Schu’s Merc talks

Paul di Resta is at the front of the queue should Mercedes need to replace Michael Schumacher.

2012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 3782012-03-24 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Paul di Resta 01That was the claim on Monday of Nick Fry, the chief executive of the German carmaker’s UK-based formula one team. Seven time world champion Schumacher’s existing three-year contract expires at the end of this season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

F1 must resolve Mercedes dispute for floatation

F1 needs to resolve its dispute with Mercedes before the sport’s multi-billion dollar floatation plans can go ahead.

04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamFlagworld - F1That is the warning of the German team’s chief executive Nick Fry, as Mercedes refuses to sign up to the new Concorde Agreement because rival top teams Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull have been offered better deals. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Brawn’s Barcelona absence triggers rumours

A lack of official information has triggered speculation about Ross Brawn’s health.

Ross Brawn  - photo JF Galeron2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Ross Brawn 01And another rumour is that his absence in Barcelona could be connected with Mercedes’ billion-dollar dispute with Bernie Ecclestone over the next Concorde Agreement. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Mercedes AMG Petronas and Starwood agree partnership

Announced by Nick Fry and Michael Schumacher at the W Hotel in Barcelona this morning

04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamThe Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team is delighted to confirm a new relationship with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, who become an official Team Partner with effect from the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend.

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Mar 29

Ecclestone, team bosses, say Bahrain going ahead

F1 team bosses turned out in force as officials insisted next month’s Bahrain grand prix is definitely on.

Bahrain International Circuit2011-06-09_0306The sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone joined Sir Frank Williams, Martin Whitmarsh, Christian Horner, Mercedes’ Nick Fry and Pirelli’s Paul Hembery at a media lunch in London. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

‘No point’ to FOTA as alliance verges on collapse – Marko

Red Bull quit FOTA because the teams association had ceased to have a good purpose, Dr Helmut Marko said this week.

FOTA2011-05-07 - Red Bull Racing - Turkey - Dr. Helmut MarkoLate last Friday, after many international news editors had already called it a day for the week, the team as well as Ferrari confirmed that they had pulled out of the Geneva-based body.

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Dec 06

Mercedes expects other teams to test ‘old’ cars

Norbert Haug doubts Mercedes will be alone in taking its ‘old’ car to the first pre-season test at Jerez in early February.

2011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - 022011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - 01The German team announced this week that its 2012 challenger, the W03, will not be given its official track debut until the Barcelona test two weeks later.

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Mar 26

Brawn leaves board but remains team boss

Brawn insisted he is not yet thinking about retirement.

2011-03-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Australia - Ross Brawn - Nico Rosberg - Michael Schumacher - Norbert Haug 012011-03-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 03Ross Brawn has left the executive board of the Mercedes GP team, according to a report in the Cologne newspaper Express. Brawn and his partners including Nick Fry have now sold 100 per cent of the Brackley based team to Daimler and Abu Dhabi shareholder Aabar. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Mercedes now ‘a second off’ the pace – Brawn

Ross Brawn has revealed that Mercedes’ 2011 car is “about a second” off the pace.

2011-02-03 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Valencia - Ross Brawn 032011-02-03 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Valencia - Ross Brawn 02There had been concerns about the W02’s performance following the initial winter tests, but team figures insist a major upgrade package is scheduled for the start of the season. “We’re about a second off where we want to be, which is at the front, so we’ve got to find a second in the upgrade which we think we can do,” team boss Brawn told BBC radio on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Ferrari hits back at team order criticism ‘hypocrisy’

“The polemics are of no interest to me” -Montezemolo

Lucas di Montezemolo1As the Hockenheim team orders furore continues, Ferrari team president Luca di Montezemolo has cried “enough of this hypocrisy”. Leading figures of the top rival McLaren, Red Bull and Mercedes teams have lashed out at the famous Italian marque after Felipe Massa was ordered aside for Fernando Alonso for victory at Sunday’s German grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Webber should have kept grievance inside team – Vettel

Red Bull would have preferred if the matter had not gone public.

2010-07-11 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 12Sebastian Vettel reportedly believes his teammate Mark Webber should have kept a lid on his unhappiness at Silverstone last weekend. Although the controversial recipient of Webber’s front wing in Britain, and accused of being favoured by his Red Bull bosses, the 23-year-old German’s voice has been the quietest throughout the latest saga. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Blown exhaust effort ‘backfired’ admits Fry

“With the benefit of hindsight we maybe should have stuck with the setup we had previously.”

2010-06-13 - Mercedes GP - Nick Fry 01Mercedes’ debut of a Red Bull-like blown exhaust layout in Valencia recently “backfired”, team chief executive Nick Fry has admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Mercedes makes offer to Kubica in Valencia – report (updated)

According to an Italian website, Mercedes wants to secure the services of Polish driver Robert Kubica.
Robert Kubica on Friday said he is no closer to making a decision about his future.

2010-05-30 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 02Omnicorse.it claims that on Friday in the Valencia paddock, a member of the German team made an offer to accommodate Kubica, 25, in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Schumacher not taking criticisms seriously

Eddie Jordan and David Coulthard also criticised Schumacher

2010-06-11_09052010-06-11_0902Michael Schumacher on Thursday accused British pundits of exaggerating their criticisms in the wake of his performance in the Canadian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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