Tag Archive: Niki Lauda

Dec 04

Mercedes ponders options as drivers come forward

The bookies favourite remains Mercedes junior Pascal Wehrlein

2016-12-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg - Sindelfingen (24) Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has revealed the team is looking to make a ‘quick’ decision on who will replace Nico Rosberg following the new world champion’s shock decision to retire. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Ross Brawn plays down F1 chief talk

“I’m doing a little consulting to help them better understand F1 but that’s all.”
2013-06-08_1134 Ross Brawn has denied reports he is being lined up to succeed Bernie Ecclestone as F1 chief, insisting he is simply ‘doing a little consultancy’ for the Liberty Group.
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Nov 01

Brawn lined up to succeed Ecclestone as F1 chief

Ross Brawn is reportedly ready to succeed F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and has already signed a new contract with Liberty Media and the FIA

Brawn lined up to succeed Ecclestone as F1 chiefIn an interview with the Daily Telegraphy Brawn recently revealed he would be tempted to a move back to F1 but only in a role at the head of the sport and not part of a team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Statement on behalf of Niki Lauda

Following his appearance on a television discussion show on Servus TV

2016-06-10_45912 Following his appearance on a television discussion show on Servus TV recorded prior to last weekend’s Austrian GP, Niki Lauda would like to set the record straight and state the following. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

McLaren celebrates its Formula 1 heroes and history with 50th anniversary campaign (+video)

On May 22 1966, Bruce McLaren started a Formula 1 race in a chassis bearing his own name for the very first time

The overweight and under-prepared M2B car only lasted nine laps before retiring with an oil leak, but the New Zealander had made his mark.

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May 20

The expert’s tip: Mathias Lauda puts his money on Paffett and Di Resta

Mathias Lauda worked his way up to a DTM cockpit at top speed

Mathias Lauda puts his money on Paul Di Resta.Only in 2002, at the age of 20, the son of three-time Formula One World Champion Niki Lauda made his first steps in the car-racing world. Four years later, following successes in the Formula Nissan, Formula 3000 and the GP2 Series, he advanced to DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Hamilton, Rosberg, Wolff and Lauda to attend Laureus Awards

Laureus Awards Ceremony in Berlin

Laureus logo Four key members of the triumphant Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team will be flying in for the Laureus World Sports Awards, just 24 hours after the Chinese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Rosberg ‘needed’ first win of 2016 – Lauda

“You need this to have a good start to the season because it gives him confidence”
Rosberg ‘needed’ first win of 2016 – LaudaNiki Lauda believes it was important for Nico Rosberg’s confidence that he came out fighting from the start of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship season as he romped to victory in the Australian Grand Prix.
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Feb 11

Prost: F1 needs more open title fight

“Lewis should be the favourite for the championship again”

Prost: F1 needs more open title fightAlain Prost says F1 needs an open title battle and believes Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel could take on Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Hamilton: Ferrari ‘very, very close’ to Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari is ‘very, very close’ to matching Mercedes

Hamilton: Ferrari 'very, very close' to MercedesLewis Hamilton believes Mercedes still has an edge on Ferrari on the power unit front but admits the recent gains has brought his rivals much closer. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Lauda: Mateschitz doesn’t like Mercedes…

Red Bull says it is still in talks with Ferrari about a potential engine deal

Lauda: Mateschitz doesn’t like Mercedes…Niki Lauda says Dietrich Mateschitz never seriously approached Mercedes about a Red Bull engine deal because he ‘doesn’t like’ the manufacturer. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Wolff refutes tyre pressure link to performance slump

“None of the pressure levels set by Pirelli had any influence on our set-up – we are well within the limits”

Wolff refutes tyre pressure link to performance slumpToto Wolff firmly denies Mercedes’ unusually lacklustre pace in Singapore is a consequence of it being more cautious with tyre pressures. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

An amazing Maserati Trofeo round 4 for Freddie Hunt

Freddie Hunt, son of 1976 F1 World Champion, James, competed in Round 4 of the Maserati Trofeo World Series

Freddie Hunt_VI54825James Hunt’s epic rivalry with Niki Lauda was recently portrayed in the film ‘Rush’ and, at the Virginia International Raceway, Freddie showed that he had what it takes behind the wheel of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo. The meet was run on the weekend of 20-22 August.

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Jul 28

Freddie Hunt at the Maserati Trofeo in Virginia

Maserati Trofeo World Series – Vir Int’l Raceway – 21-22 August 2015 

Maserati Trofeo World Series logo Round 4 in the Maserati Trofeo World Series will feature Freddie Hunt, son of 1976 F1 World Champion, James Hunt who has recently moved back into the spotlight courtesy of Ron Howard’s recent movie Rush, which recounted his rivalry with Niki Lauda. Freddie Hunt will be on the track in Virginia, USA, on the weekend of 21-22 August. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Lauda backs calls to make F1 ‘riskier’

“Only drivers with the highest driving skills – and I emphasise driving skills – should be in F1”

2015-06-07_1866 Niki Lauda: The most important thing, they must be again difficult to drive. When I switched from the Formula 2 to Formula 1, I crapped in my pants! Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Ferrari boss wants F1 cars to sound like heavy metal band

Evolution or revolution

Maurizio Arrivabene Ferrari has called for a rules “revolution” for formula one in 2017. Upset with the mild tone of the new V6 engines and a dwindling audience, Bernie Ecclestone wants a radical change and this week he earned the backing of Mercedes’ team chairman and F1 legend Niki Lauda. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Ferrari boss calls for F1 ‘revolution’ to win back fans

Ferrari F1 team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has called on Formula 1 to enact a ‘revolutionary ‘ change

abu-dhaMaurizio Arrivabene Maurizio Arrivabene supports Niki Lauda’s call for a ‘revolution’ in F1, believing the ‘risk’ of losing fans in its current state has in fact already happened. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

New deal with champ Hamilton may take time – Wolff

With Lewis Hamilton now a double world champion, Mercedes has vowed to waste no time in signing him up for the future.

Hamilton UK flag - photo Getty Images Officials for the German team on Sunday insisted that, with the British driver and Nico Rosberg finishing first and second in 2014, their rivalry will be back on track in silver cars next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Big chance of showdown crash in Abu Dhabi – Lauda

Niki Lauda has admitted it is possible Sunday’s championship showdown will end with a crash.

2014-06-07_0333 Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have endured a tense relationship all season, they actually clashed at Spa and now the 2014 world champion will be decided in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Mercedes desperate to avoid title breakdown – Lauda

Mercedes is determined to ensure the 2014 title is decided in Abu Dhabi by events other than a technical failure.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (6) Team boss Toto Wolff has already said that given the unpopular double points system for the championship finale, it would be a “nightmare” if Lewis Hamilton loses to Nico Rosberg because the British points leader breaks down. Read the rest of this entry »

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