Tag Archive: Niki Lauda

Nov 21

Lauda warns Mercedes F1 title defence will be tougher in 2018

“This year was the most difficult one so far and next year it will be even more difficult”

2017-06-10_2665While congratulating the Mercedes Formula 1 squad for fourth consecutive drivers’ and constructors’ world titles Niki Lauda has warned of an “even more difficult” challenge ahead in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

A Champion’s welcome: ‘Guard of honour’ for Lewis

#4TheTeam – Championship celebrations in Brackley and Brixworth

2017 Formula One World Champion-elect Lewis Hamilton received a spectacular welcome when he came to celebrate world championship success with his team in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Verstappen supports idea of permanent stewards in F1

“I honestly think we have to head into that direction”

2017-10-22_0386Max Verstappen would give his backing to a permanent set of FIA stewards at Formula 1 events in the wake of the controversy surrounding his penalty at the United States Grand Prix last month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 25

Lauda: Hamilton is the best

“Lewis is the best, it is very simple, he is the best” – Lauda

2017-10-22_1317Niki Lauda has praised Lewis Hamilton as “the best” in Formula 1 and has witnessed an improvement in his performances during the 2017 world championship as he moves to the cusp of sealing the world title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 21

Lauda slams ‘overreaction’ with Halo introduction

“You have to make the right decision in such a situation. The halo is the wrong one.”

2017-06-09-09-04-41_0035Three-time Formula 1 world champion and Mercedes non-executive director Niki Lauda has slammed the decision to introduce the ‘Halo’ cockpit protection for 2018, calling it an “overreaction”.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 01

Lauda hails Bottas – ‘He’s ‘a very good replacement for Rosberg’

“To win the first grand prix in a racing drivers life, is always the most difficult one”

20170326-085Mercedes non-executive director Niki Lauda has re-stated his belief that Valtteri Bottas was the right driver to replace Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg for 2017 after seeing the Finn take his maiden grand prix victory in Russia on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 20

Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda renew contracts with Mercedes to end 2020

F1: Management Announcement

01 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda have agreed to continue their successful partnership of recent years until the end of 2020 Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08

Brawn: F1 needs a plan

Ross Brawn says one of his frustrations with Formula One is that the sport is too reactive and does not have any long term plans

Brawn: F1 needs a planBrawn – who masterminded title wins with Benetton, Ferrari and his own BrawnGP outfit – was linked to a new role in F1 last year, with rumours he could succeed Bernie Ecclestone as F1 chief. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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