Tag Archive: Red Bull

Jan 31

Mansell: McLaren’s struggles show ‘something wrong’ with F1

“We’ve got a backlog of drivers wanting to come into F1, we need more manufacturers, at least 26 cars”

1981_12NigelMansellLotus-Cosworth11992 world champion Nigel Mansell believes there is “something wrong” with Formula 1 when teams such as McLaren are unable to be competitive, calling on Liberty Media to make the series more evenly-matched and balanced. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 28

Aston Martin eyes F1 project with Cosworth

’Cosworth is one of our key partners for Valkyrie’

2017-09-25 - Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1Aston Martin has indicated it is open to collaborating with Cosworth on a F1 engine foray. The British luxury carmaker is now Red Bull’s title sponsor, but it is interested in F1’s simpler and more affordable post-2020 engine regulations. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 16

Renault aim to emulate Mercedes engine and junior driver tie-up

“In my opinion, an important element will be how we leverage our engine supplier activity”

2017-06-09-13-49-26_1269Renault Sport F1 Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul is eager to install a similar structure used by Mercedes to give opportunities to its junior drivers with customer engine supply deals. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 11

Ferrari names Kvyat as F1 development driver

Daniil Kvyat has been named as a Ferrari development driver in Formula 1 having left the Red Bull fold at the end of 2017

2017-06-10_1269The Russian driver has endured a tough couple of years in F1 having been demoted from the Red Bull Racing squad to Toro Rosso with Max Verstappen heading in the other direction midway through 2016. After an underwhelming 2017 season being outperformed by Carlos Sainz Jr he was dropped by the Italian squad after crashing out of the Singapore Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 09

Formula 1 Gossip: Sahara Force India to change name?

“A couple of potential sponsors said that if we don’t change, then we don’t come on board”

2017-06-10_0247Omar Szafnauer, Sahara Force India’s Chief Operating Officer, has revealed that the Formula 1 team is in the process of changing its name.

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Jan 01

Unreliability cost Red Bull second place to Ferrari – Marko

“On the circumstances – or let’s say luck – we had more than ten DNF’s”

2017-06-11_1172Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko has blamed its unreliable engines for losing out to Ferrari in 2017 but concedes his team would’ve struggled to taken on Mercedes even without its power unit problems. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 30

Marko: F1 engine rules going in right direction

“It is going in the right direction. Clearly it could not go on like it was”

2017-10-21_0731Red Bull motorsport adviser Dr Helmut Marko says Formula 1’s engines rules are heading towards a sensible outcome but feels “fans should be king” in the decision-making process. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 29

Hamilton’s hunger “critical” to keep him in F1 – Hakkinen

“After that year, when I felt my energy levels drop a little, it was not long before I retired.”

2017-10-22_1305Lewis Hamilton may opt to quit Formula 1 if he loses his hunger for more world titles, according to two-time F1 world champion Mika Hakkinen. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 28

Bottas: Every race I’ve learnt something at Mercedes

In 2017 Bottas notched up his maiden pole positions and race wins in F1

2017-06-11_1854Valtteri Bottas says his maiden year at Mercedes has been a fast-track learning experience and is approaching 2018 with a different mindset. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 26

Red Bull ‘couldn’t cure’ Kvyat’s Formula 1 form slump

“That’s how it sometimes goes.”

2017-06-09-13-48-38_1263Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko remains unsure what sparked Daniil Kvyat‘s dramatic downturn in form that led to his eventual dismissal from Toro Rosso earlier this year, saying it was something that the team “could not cure”. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 24

Marko: No number one driver at Red Bull F1

“Both drivers are equally treated and it is up to them to define the pecking order”

2017-06-09-08-54-57_0029Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko has stressed there is no number one driver at the team and that both Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo are treated equally. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 23

Lauda, Marko trade blows over Verstappen deal

Verstappen’s new deal keeps him at Red Bull for the next three seasons

F1: Lauda, Marko trade blows over Verstappen dealMercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda and Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko have traded light-hearted comments against one another over Max Verstappen’s new Red Bull deal. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 18

Verstappen rates penalised Raikkonen pass in US as his best overtake

“You always need to focus on the positives”

2017-10-22_0386Max Verstappen says he’s “made peace” with the fallout from the United States Grand Prix but still insists his last-lap pass on Kimi Raikkonen for third place was his best overtaking manoeuvre of the year. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 16

Hamilton predicts McLaren to join F1 title fight in 2018

“Next year, McLaren will have Renault engines, then we may see four teams fighting for the championship”

2017-06-11_1130Lewis Hamilton believes McLaren’s switch to Renault power units from next season could become a catalyst for his former team’s charge to a Formula 1 world championship fight alongside his Mercedes squad, Ferrari and Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 14

Hamilton: Mercedes cannot afford to stand still ahead of tougher F1

“It’s been an amazing season, but by no means a perfect one. There are always areas you can improve on” – Hamilton

2017-06-11_1674Lewis Hamilton has stressed Mercedes cannot afford to stand still in the Formula 1 development race ahead of a possible four-way fight for the championship in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 12

Tost: Kvyat ‘deserves to be in F1’ despite sacking

“I hope for him that he gets another chance, as I think he deserves to be in F1.”

2017-06-09-13-48-38_1263Toro Rosso team chief Franz Tost is hopeful that sacked driver Daniil Kvyat can secure a Formula 1 role in the near future, saying the Russian “deserves” to be on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 11

Can Red Bull and McLaren win again in 2018?

So will Renault be able to power Red Bull and McLaren to victory again in 2018?

2017-06-11_1157Red Bull and McLaren may have been two of Formula 1’s most prominent teams since the turn of the millennium, yet neither has managed to attain a huge amount of success in recent years. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 08

Mercedes needs “disruption and calmness” from Hamilton, Bottas

“I don’t think we need to avoid a stressful situation” – Wolff

2017-06-10_1458Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says he wants a balance between disruption and calmness from his two Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to produce a winning combination but isn’t worried about a similar situation to Hamilton’s relationship with Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 26

Wolff pushes blame of three-engine F1 season on Red Bull

“The regulations stood for four engines next year, we were perfectly fine for that.”

2017-06-08_0687Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Red Bull’s demands for cheaper engines is to blame for the three-engine rule to be introduced for the 2018 Formula 1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 25

Liberty set to offer teams advance on payments after revenue drop

“Probably we’re looking at 2019, 2020 and particularly 2021 before we’re going to see the fruits of their investment.”

2017-10-22_0534Liberty Media is set to offer Formula 1 teams an advance on payments in order to make up for a recent revenue shortfall, according to Red Bull chief Christian Horner. Read the rest of this entry »


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