Tag Archive: Red Bull

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 »

Jul 14

Vettel: Silverstone a blip for Ferrari, not others catching

Vettel doesn’t believe Red Bull has leapfrogged the Italian manufacturer in the pecking order
2016-07-10-Sunday-0029 Sebastian Vettel says while Ferrari remain ahead of Red Bull in the F1 world constructors’ championship he won’t be concerned by the threat from his former team and feels his squad suffered a poor British Grand Prix rather than his rivals catching up. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Red Bull runs halo protector

The device has split opinion in the F1 paddock
Pierre Gasly has trialled the halo cockpit protector on the Red Bull at the in-season Silverstone test, marking the first time the new protection device has been run by a team other than Ferrari.
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Jul 08

FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Friday

Flagworld.com report from the British Grand Prix – Friday 

2016-07-08 - Friday Friday began just as Thursday did with a 6am alarm call, Surprisingly though the short drive from my home to the circuit was a lot quieter than the previous day’s journey, I would like to think this theme continues but somehow I don’t think it will!

Flagworld photo album

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Jul 06

Pirelli announces test calendar with new wider Formula 1 tyres for 2017

A modified Ferrari SF15-T will undertake the first track tests of Pirelli’s 2017-specification Formula 1 tyres

2016-07-06 - Pirelli announces test calendar with new wider Formula 1 tyres for 2017 There will be two days of testing from 1-2 August at Fiorano, which will be artificially dampened in order to carry out tests with Cinturato intermediate and full wet tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Horner: Mercedes should keep drivers competing

“It is enormously difficult because no matter how much those guys says they are team players they are contractors and racing for themselves”
2016-06-10_2991-16-01-05 Christian Horner says despite the ‘enormously difficult’ situation for Mercedes management after the latest clash between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, the Red Bull boss feels Toto Wolff can afford to allow them to keep battling. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Sainz to stay at Toro Rosso for 2017

Carlos Sainz will stay with Toro Rosso for 2017 after Red Bull took up the option on his contract for next season.

2016-06-10_1136 After being strongly linked with a potential switch to Ferrari as a replacement for Kimi Raikkonen, Red Bull has fended off any interest by taking up the option on Sainz’s contract to remain with Toro Rosso for 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Rosberg sees Williams as biggest rivals in Austria

“It’ll be tough against the Williams cars in particular, as they’ve pushed us hard there before” – Rosberg
2016-06-12_1152 Nico Rosberg feels Williams will pose a greater threat than Ferrari or Red Bull to Mercedes at the Austrian Grand Prix as he hunts a hat-trick of victories at Spielberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Ecclestone plotting fairer F1 money distribution

“I told Toto not to think about banking any money yet” – Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he could shake up the way money is distributed across the sport by scrapping the bonus payments handed out to Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull and McLaren.
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Jun 22

Tost expects Sainz future ‘will be confirmed soon’

Carlos Sainz will have his future at Toro Rosso “confirmed soon”, according to team principal Franz Tost

2016-06-12_1064 The Toro Rosso line-up was changed earlier this season as Max Verstappen moved to Red Bull, swapping place with Daniil Kvyat, but while Sainz missed out on a promotion at that point, he has impressed in the races since and Tost confirmed the Spaniard is set to stay for a third season at Toro Rosso.
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Jun 17

Ricciardo: I hope Helmut Marko is wrong…

“It’s nice that they are trying some unique things; that keeps it fresh for us.”
2016-06-10_0323 Daniel Ricciardo says he hopes the nimbleness of the Red Bull package will go a long way to making up for its power deficit as he prepares to tackle the Baku City Circuit for the first time.
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Jun 15

Vettel wouldn’t object to a Ricciardo Ferrari swoop

Vettel says he wouldn’t raise objection should Ferrari target his former team-mate Ricciardo
2016-06-11_48378 Sebastian Vettel says he wouldn’t veto any potential move by Ferrari to make a swoop for Daniel Ricciardo, even if the four-time world champion reiterates he would prefer Kimi Raikkonen to remain.

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Jun 14

‘Necessary’ upgrades coming as Mercedes feel pressure

This week’s European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan is the first to be held on the streets of Baku
2016-06-10_2991-14-16-16 Toto Wolff says Mercedes is set to bring an aero upgrade for its car in time for the British Grand Prix as it begins to feel increasing pressure from improving rivals Red Bull and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Rosberg hopes bad luck is all used up

“Montreal is an unusual circuit…the track is far more aggressive on tyres than Monaco”
Nico Rosberg insists that he always expected to have a race or two where the Mercedes misfortune switched to his side of the garage, but hopes that his seventh place in the Monaco Grand Prix is the nadir of his season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Wolff: No breathing space due to threatening Red Bull

“There remains room for improvement in our reliability”
Toto Wolff says Mercedes left Monaco having seen ‘the very real threat from Red Bull’ and feels with previous mistakes still fresh in the memory his team has no room for further error heading to Canada.
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Jun 06

Raikkonen convinced Ferrari package stronger than 2015

“We keep working and even after a difficult weekend we know we can certainly do a lot better in the next race”
Kimi Raikkonen says he is convinced Ferrari has a more competitive package this season compared with last year’s car, despite it failing to mount a race winning challenge against Mercedes in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Prost ‘surprised’ by Renault engine gains

Alain Prost says it is a “good surprise” to see how much of a step Renault has made this season with its engine

Alain Prost Renault has struggled to develop a competitive V6 turbo since the new formula was adopted two year ago, but has made strides this year, with Max Verstappen and Red Bull winning in Spain last month with the TAG Heuer badged unit, while Daniel Ricciardo could well have won in Monaco last weekend too, if not for a pit stop blunder. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Arrivabene refuses to rule out Ferrari title charge

“I think this championship is going to be quite interesting”
Maurizio Arrivabene has refuted calls of ruling out a Ferrari F1 world title charge after the team’s disappointing results in Monaco and points to the team’s success having grabbed a rostrum result in all the opening six races. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Hamilton denies Ricciardo in Monaco thriller

Rosberg’s lead of 43 points has been slashed to 24 points heading to round seven and the Canadian Grand Prix

2016-02-25 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Lewis Hamilton_37Lewis Hamilton has returned to winning ways in the Monaco Grand Prix after a pit-stop blunder by Red Bull Racing cost Daniel Ricciardo a likely victory for the second event in a row.

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May 28

Helmut Marko: I was the hero…

“No risk no fun – that’s Red Bull DNA”
Helmut Marko has revealed he only expected a podium from Max Verstappen in his first races as a Red Bull Racing driver, saying he feels vindicated by the formerly controversial decision to replace Daniil Kvyat.
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