Tag Archive: Ralf Bach

Oct 02

McLaren says Berger reports ‘nonsense’

McLaren has slammed reports Gerhard Berger could be set to join the British team.

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Ron Dennis 01 Earlier, Germany’s Auto Bild said supremo Ron Dennis is coming under increasing pressure from the struggling Woking based team’s major Bahraini shareholders. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Report – Berger to replace Dennis at McLaren?

Ron Dennis’ future in charge of the McLaren team is once again in doubt, the German publication Auto Bild reports.

F3 - Gerhard Berger (FIA Single Seater Commission President), Jean Todt (FIA President) Having stepped into the background in recent years, the Woking based team’s 67-year-old ‘supremo’ returned to the role of chief executive in 2014 as McLaren prepares for its all-new works Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

F1 ‘popularity’ meeting cancelled

A crisis meeting to plot formula one’s future has been cancelled.

150x80-flagworldf1 The meeting was set to take place in London on Thursday, involving Bernie Ecclestone, Ferrari’s Marco Mattiacci, Red Bull’s Christian Horner, Force India’s Bob Fernley and Mercedes’ Toto Wolff.
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Jul 27

New war erupts between F1 teams and media

Lewis Hamilton versus Nico Rosberg is not the only raging battle in formula one.

2014-06-22 - Williams Martini Racing - Austria - Felipe Massa 01 teams Red Bull’s Christian Horner lost his temper with “the negativities” being spread by journalists during the Friday press conference in Hungary. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

F1 teams to ‘follow’ Ecclestone to Russia

F1 team bosses have swerved around the political crisis in the wake of the MH17 air disaster.

2014-07-15 - Sochi Autodrom - photo Igor Chernov 03 The sport is scheduled to race on Russian soil for the first time in October, but there is pressure to cancel or boycott the race amid the deepening controversy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Fric removal ‘will not change much’ – Lauda

“The motives of McLaren and Ferrari are obvious”

IMG_3777 Niki Lauda has played down the effect the removal of the complex ‘Fric’ system will have on F1’s dominant team. The triple world champion is also the F1 chairman at Mercedes, who along with Red Bull are considered the teams most affected by the FIA’s questioning of the legality of systems that mimic active suspension. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

‘Silly season’ yet to hit highest gear

The ‘silly season’ is yet to hit its highest gear in 2014.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Two early protagonists, Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton, spent time on Thursday dismissing the rumblings about their respective futures. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

Red Bull takes up option on Ricciardo contract – report

Daniel Ricciardo will definitely still be at the wheel of a Red Bull in 2015, according to Germany’s Sport Bild.

Daniel Ricciardo célèbre avec l'équipe Red Bull Correspondents Ralf Bach and Bianca Garloff claim an option on the impressive team newcomer’s contract was taken up by the world champion team in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Pain may be holding championship leader Nico Rosberg back this weekend in Bahrain

Rosberg nursing injured toe in Bahrain

2014-02-27_0006 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico Rosberg Although clearly ahead of the rest of the field, Mercedes’ German driver seemed a few tenths off teammate Lewis Hamilton’s pace in Friday practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Brawn to leave Mercedes – report

Brawn told Niki Lauda of his decision to leave the team in Korea

2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Ross Brawn 02Ross Brawn will hand over the reigns as Mercedes team boss to Paddy Lowe at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

BMW denies F1 return rumours

“There are currently no considerations about coming back”

2013-08-04-2013-08-04-GTMJB47BMW has denied the latest rumours suggesting a return to formula one is on the cards. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Red Bull to announce Ricciardo at Spa – report

Ties in with reports Kimi Raikkonen is returning to Ferrari

2013-05-23 - Toro Rosso - Monaco Daniel RicciardoRed Bull has signed Daniel Ricciardo to replace his departing Australian countryman Mark Webber in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Alonso’s manager met with Christian Horner in Hungary

Photos of the meeting were even published

2013-06-09_0240A shock new contender could have leapt into contention to become F1’s newest Red Bull driver in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Lowe to attend first race for Mercedes at Silverstone

In the paddock and on the pitwall in Mercedes team wear

2011-07-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Britain - Paddy Lowe 01Paddy Lowe will attend his first grand prix as Mercedes’ executive technical director this weekend at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Ferrari ‘disappointed’ to be dragged into Mercedes defence

“It was unfortunate that we became the object of their defence in this way”

2013-06-08_0161Ferrari has admitted it is “disappointed” to have been used as part of Mercedes’ defence as the German team escaped from the test-gate scandal with a light penalty. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Renault engine deal for Toro Rosso to be announced

“It will be announced later this week on the edge of the Monaco grand prix”

2013-03-23 - Toro Rosso - Malaysia - Jean-Eric Vergne (5)Toro Rosso’s anticipated switch from Ferrari to Renault power for 2014 and beyond will be announced imminently, the German magazine Sport Bild reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Vettel ‘surprised by his own brutality’ – the fallout

“I didn’t mean to ignore the call”

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel (3)The victim of Sebastian Vettel’s decision to ignore his team’s instructions, Mark Webber predicted on Sunday that Red Bull would “protect” its triple world champion “as usual”. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Sutil secures F1 return with Force India – report

Adrian Sutil’s manager has denied reports on Wednesday that the 30-year-old has definitely secured his return to formula one.

2013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 012013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 00The German magazine Sport Bild said Sutil, the long-time Force India driver who sat out 2012 in the wake of the Eric Lux assault affair, has beaten hot contender Jules Bianchi to become Paul di Resta’s new teammate. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Vettel penalty like ‘death for chicken stealing’

Red Bull has stepped up its attack on the FIA after Sunday’s German grand prix.

2012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 990022012-07-19 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99004After stewards demoted Sebastian Vettel from second to fifth place for his late-race pass on Jenson Button, Dr Helmut Marko admitted it had left an “aftertaste”.

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Jul 23

Red Bull saga – track spat or high-stakes politics?

Lewis Hamilton questioned world champion Sebastian Vettel’s maturity after the Red Bull driver called him “stupid” at Hockenheim.

2012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 990152012-07-21 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Germany - Lewis Hamilton 02German Vettel disliked the way Hamilton overtook him despite being a lap down during the German grand prix. “That was not nice of him,” said Vettel.  “It’s a bit stupid to disturb the leaders.” When told about the 25-year-old’s comments, Briton Hamilton responded: “Hmm.  Maturity has come through I guess.  It shows his maturity.”

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