Tag Archive: Red Bull

Dec 01

Raikkonen blames ‘small issues’ for Ferrari frustrations

Kimi Raikkonen feels Ferrari generally performed well in 2016 but were let down too frequently by small issues which built up over the season

2016-10-22_71170 The Finnish driver ended a difficult campaign for Ferrari sixth overall in the drivers’ world championship, slipping from last year’s fourth, while the Italian squad fell behind Red Bull in the world constructors’ pecking order.
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Nov 29

Pirelli resumes 2017 tyre tests with F1 teams

The unmarked tyres are expected to be a variety of the dry compound options

Pirelli resumes 2017 tyre tests with F1 teamsThe future of Formula 1 became clearer with the start of the 2017 Abu Dhabi tyre test including Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, with Lewis Hamilton making a surprise return to action just two days after missing out on the world title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Brawn warns new regulations may not end dominant era

Brawn’s argument echoes that of Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff
2016-10-22_70944 Ross Brawn says there is a good chance one team could continue to dominate F1 despite a change in technical regulations aimed at growing competition amongst the leading teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Horner: Keep it simple and let drivers race!

There’s too much subjectivity and interpretation of different events

2016-06-10_2991-16-01-05 Christian Horner has blasted the ‘over-regulated’ aspects in F1 in light of the fallout from the Mexican Grand Prix and wants F1 decision-makers to come up with simple rules and let drivers race. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Wolff assesses title swing between Rosberg, Hamilton

“The game for 2017 has also already started, so when you throw all these factors into the mix we are looking at an exciting end to this season”
2016-10-22_71023 Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has given his analysis into how the F1 world title race has flipped between his two drivers and says both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are feeling the pressure to perform over the final three races. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

F1 US GP: Hamilton lays down gauntlet with US GP pole

Hamilton finds his best form to snatch pole position from Nico Rosberg for the United States Grand Prix

2016-10-21_70095 Lewis Hamilton will start the United States Grand Prix from pole position after defeating title rival Nico Rosberg in a breathless qualifying session at the Circuit of the Americas.

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Oct 14

Alonso calls selective Pirelli 2017 tests ‘unfair’

“I think it is always nice to prepare on exactly what you expect from the tyre and its behaviours for the following year if you have some tests”
Alonso calls selective Pirelli 2017 tests ‘unfair’Fernando Alonso feels F1 teams and drivers who have enjoyed private Pirelli tyre tests with the 2017 prototypes ahead of next season will gain an advantage with its behaviours and response. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Pascal Wehrlein concludes the latest Pirelli Tyre test with Mercedes in preparation for 2017 at Barcelona (+photos)

Testing will now continue in the more representative conditions of Abu Dhabi

2016-10-13 -  Pascal Wehrlein concludes the latest Pirelli Tyre test  with Mercedes in preparation for 2017 at Barcelona 4 Cool Temperatures, Fog, And Rain Affect The Test Programme: Only 91 Laps Completed In Total Over Two Days, With The Final Day Interrupted. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Nico Rosberg completes 60 laps of testing today in Spain, using a modified 2015 Mercedes on Pirelli Tyres in 2017 Size (+photos)

Cold temperatures made it hard to establish representative  results. Rain and testing on full wets in the afternoon.

2016-10-12 - Nico Rosberg completes 60 laps of testing today in Spain, using a modified 2015 Mercedes on Pirelli Tyres in 2017 S The first of two days of the latest Pirelli 2017 tyre test has concluded today at Spain’s Montmelò circuit – just north of Barcelona – with championship leader Nico Rosberg at the wheel. Rosberg drove a Mercedes W06 mule car, which had been modified to simulate next year’s increased downforce loads. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Rosberg quickest again as Raikkonen and Red Bull loom

Kimi Raikkonen was an eye-catching third fastest for Ferrari
Rosberg quickest again as Raikkonen and Red Bull loomNico Rosberg has notched up the pressure on title rival Lewis Hamilton by topping the timesheets in second free practice for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, with Kimi Raikkonen a close third and Red Bull showing form on long runs.
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Oct 02

Ricciardo leads Red Bull 1-2 as title battle takes new twist

Nico Rosberg completed the podium
Ricciardo leads Red Bull 1-2 as title battle takes new twistDaniel Ricciardo has won a thrilling Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang as Red Bull took full advantage of a dramatic retirement from the lead for Lewis Hamilton and a turn one tangle for Nico Rosberg that forced him to fight back from last to third. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

The countdown is on for the Red Bull Air Race debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Who will be the new Indy heroes?

Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2016 Stop 5 - Ascot, United Kingdom – Kirby Chambliss (USA) History will be made in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA on 1-2 October, when the Red Bull Air Race World Championship comes to The Racing Capital of the World for the first time.

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Aug 16

Renault: 2017 drivers need to lead team

“A driver is not only about performance, but about being capable of leading a team”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0105 Renault F1 team principal Frederic Vasseur has offered tentative support to current drivers Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer as the manufacturer begins deliberations over its line-up for the 2017 F1 season.
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Aug 08

I was right to leave Ferrari – Alonso reiterates

As for the future, Alonso revealed that no decision has yet been made
2016-06-10_0297 Fernando Alonso reiterates he thinks he was right to leave Ferrari when he did, but adds he takes no pleasure from the Maranello team’s current difficulties. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Vettel: Ferrari pain will become its gain

“The last couple of races have been harsh and tough for us, but very, very useful” – Vettel
2016-07-08-Friday-0136 Sebastian Vettel feels Ferrari’s recent struggles will pave the way for improvements on its weak areas compared to Mercedes and Red Bull but has ruled out any quick fixes.
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Aug 05

Red Bull resurgence promising for future

“Our objective was to go into the summer break ahead of Ferrari”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0012 Christian Horner says Red Bull overtaking Ferrari for second in the F1 world constructors’ championship bodes well for the remainder of 2016 having produced strong performances at a variety of circuits.
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Aug 04

Red Bull trials 2017 Pirelli rubber

After Ferrari gave the bold, wider dimension tyres a first run at Fiorano earlier in the week

Red Bull Racing has taken its turn to sample Pirelli’s prototype 2017 tyres in a test at Mugello as reserve driver Sebastien Buemi added another 82 laps to its tally. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

“You’re overtaking four or five cars per lap. You don’t get that in any other series.” – Gary Paffett

Tales from the paddock

20160508-0093 After winning their home race at Hockenheim, the Silver Arrows team are off for a short summer break. Meanwhile, the trio of Rosenqvist, van der Zande and Vautier were rolling up the field from behind at Spa-Francorchamps in the Belgian Ardennes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Bottas relaxed despite Williams future uncertainty

“It’s been no problem, no distraction.”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0014 Valtteri Bottas says he is ‘not worried’ about his F1 future despite admitting he is heading into the summer break with no firm indication that he will remain with Williams for the 2017 F1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Rosberg welcomes Red Bull battle

“It was great to have a battle with Max [at Silverstone] and for sure we need to keep an eye on them”
2016-07-10-Sunday-0152 Despite having had his hands full dealing with Max Verstappen at last weekend’s British Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg says that an improving Red Bull team can only be good for his own Mercedes outfit. Read the rest of this entry »

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