Tag Archive: ORF

Oct 06

Sleepless F1 holds breath for Bianchi

“Emergency surgery was performed because of a hematoma in his head.  It will take 24 hours until we know more.”

2014-03-02_0056 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi The collective world of formula one had a sleepless night after the Japanese grand prix as it worries about critically injured Jules Bianchi. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Mercedes rethinking team orders after Belgium clash

Rosberg, booed in the podium and slammed by his bosses, refused to apologise.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (20) The fallout of Sunday’s explosive clash between warring teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg is only just beginning to hit the ground. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Pressure mounts as Hamilton spins down Austria grid

“Whether it was a driver error or a problem, I don’t know exactly yet.”

2014-06-08_0878 The pressure is mounting on title favourite Lewis Hamilton, with even the Briton admitting his 2014 challenge could be slipping away. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Red Bull denies dropping Ricciardo appeal

“Utter nonsense” – Dr Helmut Marko

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo (2) Red Bull has denied rumours it is preparing to drop its appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Lauda ‘annoyed’ by Schumacher rumours

“Nevertheless, we are all waiting for better news.”

2013-06-09_0614 Niki Lauda has admitted to being “saddened” and “annoyed” by the constant rumours of Michael Schumacher’s medical condition. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Vettel could exit amid Red Bull crisis – Marko

Red Bull needs to up its game or risk losing Sebastian Vettel.

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99001 That is the admission of the team’s always-blunt Dr Helmut Marko, as quadruple reigning world champion Vettel prepares to either retire or finish outside the points as the 2014 season kicks off this weekend in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Red Bull boss Christian Horner is predicting an all-Mercedes silver duel for the 2014 title.

Horner tips Mercedes driver for 2014 title

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - Christian Horner “Lewis (Hamilton) and Nico (Rosberg) — who else is there?” he is quoted by the Times after a disastrous winter for reigning quadruple world champions Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Red Bull files application for Austria GP approval

“If everything is positive, the decision could come before Christmas.”

Red Bull Ring logoCircuit owner Red Bull has only just filed its application to allow a sizeable race-day crowd to assemble for the 2014 Austrian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

F1 work for 2014 Austria GP begins

Red Bull Ring operator Projekt Spielberg GmbH confirmed the report.

Red Bull Ring logoWork to prepare the former A1-Ring for its return to the formula one calendar next year has begun. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

Korea to join India in F1 exile – reports

Korea is in doubt

Korean Grand Prix aerialThe Korean grand prix looks set to join India in F1 exile, as Bernie Ecclestone trims the 2014 calendar to a maximum of 20 races. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Austria GP detractors not ‘sensible’ – Lauda

“We are talking about a weekend for which jobs are created — no sensible person could complain about it”

2013-06-09_0614Niki Lauda has hit out at the detractors, following reports Austria’s return to the calendar next year might stumble at hurdles. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Ecclestone insists 2014 calendar to have 20 races

F1 could have record 22 races in 2014 – report

2013-06-06_0008Bernie Ecclestone has played down suggestions the F1 calendar could blow out to an unprecedented 22 races in 2014. It is possible Bernie Ecclestone will ask the FIA to ratify a whopping 22-race formula one calendar for the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Mercedes not found guilty of rule breach – Lauda

Mercedes was not found ‘guilty’ of breaking the rules, Niki Lauda insists.

2013-06-09_0614The German team has been banned from the forthcoming young drivers test at Silverstone, and was officially reprimanded for running its 2013 car and race drivers in a secret test with Pirelli at Barcelona last month. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Allison’s next team to be known in two weeks – Wurz

James Allison’s next destination in F1 will be known in two weeks.

James Allison 2011-10-22That is the claim of former F1 driver Alex Wurz, who said in Barcelona on Saturday that he has spoken with Lotus’ newly departed technical director since he decided to leave the Enstone based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

New Mercedes boss Wolff starts work on Monday

Mercedes’ new recruit Toto Wolff has revealed he will be based at Brackley.

Toto Wolff05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamA new team shareholder and officially called executive director, 41-year-old Austrian Wolff is in essence replacing Norbert Haug, Mercedes’ long-time motor sport vice-president. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Red Bull still not imposing team orders on Webber

Red Bull denies ‘team orders’ looming in Korea

2012-08-31 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99004 - Christian Horner - Dr Helmut Marko2012-02-09 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Mark WebberRed Bull is still not willing to slot Mark Webber into a supporting role after Sunday’s Korean grand prix. A big question ahead of Sunday’s Korean grand prix is whether Red Bull will allow Mark Webber to win. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Marko suspects Massa spoiled Vettel on purpose

Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko has hinted Felipe Massa deliberately impeded Sebastian Vettel at the end of qualifying in Korea.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 1882012-07-21 - Ferrari - Germany - Felipe Massa 00Vettel’s last Q3 run was indeed interrupted by Ferrari’s Massa, but the German – who ultimately qualified second behind his teammate Mark Webber – initially blamed his engineer. “Why did you not tell me about Massa?” Vettel shouted to his engineer Rocky on the radio. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Schumacher had talks with Sauber, Ferrari – Lauda

Niki Lauda has confirmed that Michael Schumacher turned to Sauber and even Ferrari once he knew he would lose his Mercedes seat.

2012-05-27 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Monaco - Michael Schumacher 042012-06-10_0429Austrian legend Lauda, who has joined Mercedes as non-executive chairman, insists seven time world champion Schumacher lost his seat only because his decision-making period about the future beyond 2012 was so prolonged. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

2012 title chase becoming two-horse race now

With six races to go, F1 2012 is becoming a two-horse race, according to former grand prix driver Karl Wendlinger.

2010-07-15 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Peter Sauber - Michael Schumacher - Karl Wendlinger - Heinz Harald FrentzenFlagworld - F1Before pole sitter and runaway race leader Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren gearbox failed on Sunday, his boss Martin Whitmarsh had admitted the outcome in Singapore would be crucial to the world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Schumacher hints intention to race in 2013

Michael Schumacher may have dropped the biggest hint yet about his plans for the future.

2012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Michael Schumacher 012012-06-09_0244On the heels of the August break’s rumours, the seven time world champion explained at Spa on Thursday that he and Mercedes will only have decided the plan for 2013 “by October”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Marko accuses FIA of passing rule ‘double standard’

Dr Helmut Marko has accused the FIA of sometimes using a “double standard” when it comes to dishing out penalties.

Flagworld - FIA2012-06-09_0144Sebastian Vettel on Sunday was demoted from second at the flag to fifth in the classification after passing Jenson Button whilst off the circuit at Hockenheim. Marko, Red Bull’s motor racing consultant, insists his driver did nothing wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Millionaire Alonso ‘a bargain’ for Ferrari

Fernando Alonso is F1’s highest paid driver, and he’s worth every penny.

2012-06-23 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 00082012-07-07 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 0013That is the view of Brazilian correspondent Livio Oricchio, who said after Hockenheim that the Spaniard’s estimated EUR 25 million salary is “a bargain” for Ferrari. Another observer told the Times newspaper: “Whatever Ferrari are paying him, it is not enough.”

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Jun 23

Stranded drivers not expecting exciting race

Drivers stranded down the Valencia grid are not expecting to scythe through the field on Sunday.

2012-06-10_1071GP3 - ValenciaJenson Button qualified ninth and admitted he doubts he will fare much better in the race. Told by an optimistic reporter at Valencia that ‘lots can happen’ over 57 long laps on Sunday, the Briton answered: “Not really, we’re in Valencia.  You can’t overtake round here.

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Jun 22

Susie Wolff to test Williams next week

Susie Wolff is gearing up for her first Williams test next week.

2012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Pastor Maldonado - Susie Wolff - Bruno Senna - Valtteri Bottas2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 0096She revealed to Austrian broadcaster ORF that she is scheduled to drive the Renault-powered FW34 in a straight-line test outside of Barcelona on Tuesday.

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May 14

Klien working in Williams simulator

An Austrian influence is growing at Williams, the famous British F1 team.

2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Christian Klien 1009 - Williams F1The team’s 15 per cent shareholder is Christian ‘Toto’ Wolff, and given Adam Parr’s recent departure he is now tipped as Sir Frank Williams’ natural successor. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Mercedes reaches F1 summit with ‘small budget’ – Haug

Norbert Haug said he is proud Mercedes has reached the top of formula one in a short space of time and with a small budget.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Ross Brawn - Norbert Haug2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg - Michael Schumacher 01The German carmaker’s works team is often lumped together with F1’s other grandees including Ferrari and McLaren, but Haug insists the Brackley based outfit is in fact “a small team, with a small budget”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Pundits agree Williams made ‘huge leap’

Despite not collecting a single point in Melbourne, the Williams team will travel from Australia to Malaysia in upbeat mood.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 3402012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 518The famous British outfit’s slide from its race and title-winning days hit rock bottom in 2011, scoring just five points all season and only finishing ahead of the three struggling new teams in the constructors’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Mercedes ready to push top teams in 2012 – Lauda

Niki Lauda has tipped Mercedes to flirt with the top positions in 2012.

04- Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2011-06-12_0579After February’s winter group tests, rivals and pundits are now assessing the likely pecking-order less than two weeks before the season opener in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Ecclestone successor talk ‘unnecessary’ – Lauda

Bernie Ecclestone is not close to lifting his foot from the throttle.

2011-06-09_0306Flagworld - F1That is the view of the outspoken triple world champion and F1 legend Niki Lauda, admit the latest rumblings about the sport’s future beyond the 81-year-old Briton’s long reign. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Red Bull fears ‘politics’ not Vettel carnage – Wurz

“It was not the time to do an unnecessary risk.” – Marko

2011-10-29 - Red Bull Racing - India - Mark Webber (9)2011-10-29 - Red Bull Racing - India - Mark Webber (7)Despite Sebastian Vettel’s recent success and his continuing dominance, Red Bull chiefs were a little unhappy with the back to back champion in India.

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