Tag Archive: Nico Rosberg

Feb 23

Hamilton: The big unknown is Red Bull

“I hope it’ll be close so we’ll be fighting with Red Bull and Ferrari. That’s what the fans want to see.”
Hamilton: The big unknown is Red BullLewis Hamilton says the 2017 F1 technical regulation revamp is ‘a completely new slate’ for all the teams and has already picked out Red Bull as the rival he’s most intrigued to understand.
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Feb 22

Mercedes launch: Mercedes teases first look at W08

Blue and green graphic swooshes appear over the central bodywork

Mercedes teases first look at W08The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team has released a series of teaser images of the new W08 car ahead of its official unveiling at Silverstone on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

Nico Rosberg has been awarded the Laureus Breakthrough of the Year gong for his F1 world championship victory last year

Rosberg lifts Laureus Breakthrough of the Year award

The German beat a weighty category to be honoured with the World Breakthrough of the Year Award by Laureus after claiming his maiden F1 title in a titanic battle against Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, before shocking the sporting world by retiring just five days after clinching the championship in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Rosberg won’t divulge Hamilton secrets to Bottas

“I would tell him don’t expect an easy ride, that’s for sure”
Rosberg won’t divulge Hamilton secrets to BottasNico Rosberg says he is prepared to offer advice to Valtteri Bottas on how to integrate within the Mercedes AMG Petronas team this year but will not go as far as revealing ‘secrets’ on how to defeat Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Wolff: Bottas a good fit alongside Hamilton

“I think the balance between Valtteri and Lewis works” – Wolff
2016-06-12_2300 Toto Wolff says he has no fears of a similar breakdown in team-mate rivalries as seen between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton with the arrival of new Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas.
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Feb 06

I’d have preferred Alonso to replace me – Rosberg

Nevertheless, Rosberg insists Bottas remains an ideal choice for Mercedes

I’d have preferred Alonso to replace me – RosbergNico Rosberg has revealed he would have been pleased to see Fernando Alonso replace him at Mercedes because of the ‘fireworks’ it would have created with Lewis Hamilton.

Jan 31

Ricciardo admits to Mercedes switch temptation

“Tempting for sure, to have a feeling of how that car works”

Ricciardo admits to Mercedes switch temptationDaniel Ricciardo admits he was ‘tempted’ to consider joining Mercedes for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship season, but says he firmly believes Red Bull Racing is worth ‘risking a bet’ for a title bid this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 30

Niki Lauda says Mercedes will not miss Nico Rosberg in F1 2017 and he believes his replacement Valtteri Bottas is “at least as good”

Lauda: Mercedes won’t miss Rosberg, Bottas ‘at least as good’

Lauda: Mercedes won't miss Rosberg, Bottas 'at least as good'Bottas was finally confirmed by Mercedes a few weeks ago, with the Finn drafted in alongside Lewis Hamilton after Rosberg’s shock decision to quit the sport – the German making that decision just days after he had clinched the 2016 Formula One Drivers’ title. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

‘More to life than driving in circles’ – Rosberg

Now I have the time I am really going to go exploring and go down different avenues
2016-12-02 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg World Champion (15) Reigning F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg says he will be “looking to give something back” now he has quit the sport and that he realises “life has more to offer than driving round in circles”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

‘No team orders at Red Bull, we race’ – Marko

“There won’t be team orders at Red Bull. We’re more racers.”
2016-06-08_0199 Helmut Marko says Red Bull Racing won’t consider instigating team orders for Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo this season even if they find themselves in the hunt for the 2017 F1 world title.
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Jan 17

Lewis Hamilton & I will be a great pairing – Bottas

“Lewis will be a great reference”
2017-01-16 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Valtteri Bottas Announcement (4) Valtteri Bottas is confident he can establish a positive working relationship with new Mercedes AMG Petronas team-mate Lewis Hamilton following the confirmation he will join the title-winning team for the 2017 F1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Bottas Mercedes deal poised to be confirmed

Despite the offer of Wehrlein, Williams is set to call upon Felipe Massa to replace Bottas and partner rookie Lance Stroll
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0014 Valtteri Bottas’ much speculated move to Mercedes could be announced this week as Claire Williams confirmed Williams Martini Racing won’t stand in a way of his deal with the title winning team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 02

Final pieces of F1 2017 jigsaw set to fall into place

Sources suggest a contract has been signed
2016-06-12_0574 The significant final pieces of the Formula 1 2017 jigsaw are expected to be confirmed imminently with all signs pointing towards a move to Mercedes for Valtteri Bottas following a reported pre-Christmas seat fitting.
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Dec 22

Pressure a ‘new experience’ for Mercedes – Horner

Indeed, Horner describes the new regulations as a ‘great opportunity’ for Red Bull to recover ground on Mercedes

Pressure a ‘new experience' for Mercedes - HornerRed Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner says he hopes Red Bull Racing can push Mercedes towards the ‘new experience’ of pressure in 2017 as the team seeks to mount a Formula 1 world championship title next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

Massa stays at Williams to line up Bottas Mercedes switch

Despite no final contracts being confirmed on either deal with Williams or Mercedes

Massa stays at Williams to line up Bottas Mercedes switchFelipe Massa has reportedly agreed to delay his retirement from F1 to return to Williams in 2017 which will open the door for Valtteri Bottas to take up Nico Rosberg’s vacated race seat at Mercedes.

Dec 16

Williams open to Bottas release, Massa to return?

Mercedes has confirmed that it will not reveal the identity of Rosberg’s replacement until January 2017 at the earliest
Williams open to Bottas release, Massa to return?Claire Williams has for the first time revealed that the Williams Martini Racing team will be willing to release Valtteri Bottas to join Mercedes, but only if it can source an experienced alternative to replace him. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Mercedes sets sights on Bottas to replace Rosberg

Bottas is currently contracted to race with Williams for a fifth consecutive season in 2017
2016-06-12_1108 Mercedes has engaged in negotiations with Williams to release Valtteri Bottas from his contract to replace Nico Rosberg in the title-winning team, it has been reported.
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Dec 11

Rosberg was always champion material – Williams

“I think it was pretty clear. You know when certain drivers come to you and whether they are champion material and he was”
Rosberg was always champion material – Williamshttp://media.crash.net/original/258346.jpgClaire Williams says Nico Rosberg is a “truly” deserving world champion and that she always thought he was “champion material” from when he made his F1 debut with Williams back in 2006.
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Dec 10

Paddy Lowe in demand as Mercedes talks near

Mercedes is understood to be coming under pressure to retain Lowe’s services

Paddy Lowe in demand as Mercedes talks nearPaddy Lowe is reportedly being chased by several teams as he prepares to decide whether he will commit to Mercedes or consider options elsewhere beyond 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Hamilton won’t get Mercedes team-mate say – Wolff

Pascal Wehrlein remains the bookies’ favourite for the drive

Hamilton won’t get Mercedes team-mate say – WolffMercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has revealed Lewis Hamilton won’t be directly involved in the process of deciding who his team-mate will be for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship season, but says ‘dynamics’ with any potential candidates will be considered. Read the rest of this entry »

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