Tag Archive: Nico Rosberg

Oct 01

Mercedes ‘can throw championship away’ – Marko

“Every single one of us wants to finish 2014 in style”  – Toto Wolff

2014-06-08_1186 With five full races to spare, Mercedes this weekend has its first opportunity to wrap up the 2014 constructors’ world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Wolff ’99pc sure’ of 2015 Mercedes lineup

Team boss Toto Wolff is not 100 per cent sure Mercedes will head into the 2015 season with an unchanged driver lineup.

2014-02-20_0003 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Toto Wolff With Nico Rosberg already under contract into the longer term, his teammate Lewis Hamilton is among those drivers speculatively linked with a sensational switch to the new Honda era at McLaren beginning next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Rosberg contamination ‘not a conspiracy’ – Mercedes

Mercedes has revealed the cause of former championship leader Nico Rosberg’s steering wheel failure in Singapore.

2014-06-07_1038 The team said it carried out a “forensic analysis” of the problem after the recent night race and found that the steering column electronics had been “contaminated with a foreign substance”. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Vettel eyeing Red Bull ‘comeback’ despite rumours

The ‘Fernando Alonso rumours’ have dominated this week’s F1 headlines.

2014-06-21 - 99007 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Many respected sources throughout the sport’s international media landscape are now convinced that the Spaniard and Ferrari are in the throes of divorce. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Lowe disagrees with Wolff over clampdown

“I think Charlie (Whiting) and the FIA have realised that this needs another look”

2014-06-07_0336 Paddy Lowe and Toto Wolff, the team bosses at dominant Mercedes, do not see eye-to-eye over the new radio clampdowns in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

FIA should rethink ‘nightmare’ radio clampdown – Wolff

Toto Wolff thinks Sunday’s Singapore grand prix proved F1 needs to rethink its new clampdown on radio communications.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff 01 Ultimately, a last-minute compromise meant only driver ‘coaching’ was banned in Singapore and for the rest of the season. But the governing FIA is still planning to outlaw all ‘performance’-related messages from the start of 2015, including any radio call that helps the driver to manage the technical systems aboard his car. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Mercedes says reliability must now crown 2014 champion

Paddy Lowe says it is something the Brackley based team must address

2014-06-08_0999 Mercedes has acknowledged it needs to up its game in the reliability stakes following former championship leader Nico Rosberg’s problems in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Angry Rosberg tells Mercedes to improve

One small problem has cost Nico Rosberg big under the glaring Singapore floodlights.

IMG_7271 Long before the five lights went out on the start gantry on Sunday, the former championship leader’s Mercedes crew was grappling with malfunctioning electronics on the steering wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Grosjean slams Renault in Singapore qualifying

“Bloody engine, bloody engine.  We break our balls for this?”

2014-06-07_0899 Romain Grosjean made his thoughts about Renault’s below-par 2014 ‘power unit’ more than clear as he bowed out in Singapore qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Hamilton snatches pole from Rosberg in Singapore

Mercedes unleash power on dying laps of qualifying session

2014-07-19_0905 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton is on pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix after qualifying ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg by just seven thousands of a second. This is Hamilton’s third career pole position in Singapore, a pole position won on the final lap of qualifying as the clock ran out. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Ecclestone takes blame for radio clampdown

As day turned to night in the floodlit Singapore paddock, the big talking point was the FIA’s radio clampdown.

Charlie Whiting -Bernie Ecclestone - photo Getty Images Actually, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone claimed the credit. “I was the one who started it off, yes,” he told reporters on Thursday. Earlier, in downtown Singapore, Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg welcomed the move. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Susie Wolff not disappointed with Williams role

Susie Wolff insists she is not disappointed she did not get promoted by Williams for the 2015 season.

20131020-0081 Along with fellow F1 tester Simona de Silvestro, who works for Sauber, the 31-year-old Scot is the closest female driver to the F1 race grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Mercedes AMG Petronas and IWC Schaffhausen renew partnership

Official Engineering Partner of the team

02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One TeamThe Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team is pleased to confirm the extension of its team partnership with IWC Schaffhausen for a further three years.

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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 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 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

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 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 »

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