Tag Archive: Nico Rosberg

Mar 23

Ferrari still quickest, downplaying hype – Hamilton

“I see Ferrari being the quickest at the moment. I think they will definitely be the favourites”

20170323-036Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton remains confident that Ferrari is the team to beat in this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix, having called the Scuderia out for downplaying its chances.

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Mar 21

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”

“What we’ve seen from Barcelona is that the margins at the front of the field have shrunk.”

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”Toto Wolff is refusing to make predictions ahead of the 2017 F1 season but is certain the ‘margins have closed’ between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull under the new ‘violent’ regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Hamilton: With Bottas nothing is being held back…

“It’s been great so far” – Hamilton

2017-02-23-0001Lewis Hamilton has laid praise on new Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas with his openness to share thoughts and information to develop the W08 into an F1 world title contender – with a small dig at former team-mate Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Bottas: It would be stupid not to watch Hamilton closely

“Obviously being aware of how he is setting up his car and seeing a bit more about his driving style and all these things”

2017-02-23Valtteri Bottas has warned Lewis Hamilton he’ll be watching his new Mercedes team-mate very closely in order to find any extra advantages as the pair prepare for battle in the 2017 F1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Wehrlein reveals why he accepts Mercedes drive decision

Wehrlein made his Sauber track debut on Tuesday
Wehrlein reveals why he accepts Mercedes drive decisionPascal Wehrlein says he accepts Mercedes’ decision not to promote him to a full factory drive in 2017 after controversially losing out to Valtteri Bottas in the race to replace Nico Rosberg at the title winning team.
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Feb 28

‘We need to talk…’ – Massa explains Williams F1 u-turn

“It happened two days after I had the Christmas party with the team and said ‘bye-bye’ to everybody!”
'We need to talk...' - Massa explains Williams F1 u-turnExactly three months after saying what appeared to be his final farewells to the Formula 1 paddock in Abu Dhabi, Felipe Massa has spoken about the turn in events that saw him come out of retirement to race with Williams in 2017.
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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

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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 »

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