Tag Archive: Ricciardo

Nov 10

Ricciardo admits Brazilian GP grid drop ‘likely’

“I may have to take another penalty. It is likely,” Ricciardo admitted.

2017-10-22_1012Daniel Ricciardo has conceded a grid penalty for this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix is “likely” after suffering a failure on his Formula 1 power unit at the last race in Mexico, forcing him to retire. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 11

Horner: Red Bull wants Ricciardo, Verstappen until 2020

Ricciardo’s current Red Bull contract expires at the end of 2018

2017-06-09-08-47-11_0024Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says despite Daniel Ricciardo being out of contract at the end of next year he is determined to see the Australian driver and team-mate Max Verstappen remain as its driver line-up “until 2020.” Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 05

Daniel Ricciardo says he’s yet to hold any discussions with Red Bull about staying beyond the end of his current F1 contract for the 2019 season

Ricciardo yet to discuss 2019 F1 plans with Red Bull

2017-06-11_0543Daniel Ricciardo is yet to begin discussing plans for the 2019 season beyond the end of his existing Red Bull Formula 1 contract as speculation begins to circulate about his future.

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Jul 16

Hamilton dominates British GP as late drama strikes Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton eased to his fifth British Grand Prix victory on Sunday at Silverstone

2017-06-11_1674With one of the most comfortable displays of his Formula 1 career, leading home Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 08

Ricciardo, Verstappen, Sainz and Kvyat go White Water Rafting

Rapid Rafters – Messing about on the Water

2017-06-08 - Ricciardo, Verstappen, Sainz and Kvyat go White Water RaftingIt’s a big weekend for Red Bull Racing in Montréal – but it wouldn’t be the Canadian Grand Prix if Daniel and Max didn’t start their residency with something to get the adrenaline pumping and the lawyers checking our liability insurance very carefully.

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May 29

I understand why Kimi’s upset – Vettel

“We are racing, we get along well. I can understand that Kimi’s not entirely happy today”

I understand why Kimi's upset - VettelSebastian Vettel says he can understand why Ferrari Formula 1 team-mate Kimi Raikkonen is upset after a misstep on strategy cost the Finn a chance to win Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix.
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Mar 23

FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Thursday

Physical challenge makes its way back into F1

20170323-025This year’s cars will present far more of a physical challenge than in previous years. It is a combination of the downforce levels and being able to push the tyres. Both are important.


Flagworld photo album

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Jul 31

Hamilton flawless in Germany as Rosberg falls foul

Ricciardo was able to carry the RB12 home to second place, with Verstappen completing the podium
2016-07-10-Sunday-0172 Lewis Hamilton has extended his lead in the Formula 1 World Championship standings with a flawless drive to victory in the German Grand Prix as title rival Nico Rosberg paid the price for a third race penalty in four events on his way to fourth. 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 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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Oct 04

Shock at Suzuka as Vettel leaves Red Bull

A wild rumour is now a certainty: Sebastian Vettel is leaving Red Bull to replace Fernando Alonso at Ferrari in 2015.

IMG_3788 With a Super Typhoon already bearing down, the reigning world champion team sent gasps through the media centre on Saturday morning with its press release. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 24

Rossi ‘never regretted’ F1 snub

Valentino Rossi, the MotoGP great, says he is still a big fan of formula one.

2014-08-31-0039 In fact, the flamboyant 35-year-old nearly switched from two to four wheels in 2006 with a series of Ferrari tests. “There was still a lot of testing then,” Rossi told Italy’s Sky, “and so you were able to see your potential and if you really can race in F1. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 23

Villeneuve slams Verstappen debut

Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Max Verstappen’s 2015 debut as “the worst thing ever for formula one”.

2014-08-10_0225 1997 world champion Villeneuve, who raced in F1 against Dutch youngster Verstappen’s father Jos, thinks Red Bull’s decision to promote a 16-year-old who hasn’t “paid his dues” will render the value of a race seat at the pinnacle of motor sport “meaningless”. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 22

Alonso reveals ‘intention’ to stay at Ferrari

Fernando Alonso says it is his “intention” to extend his stay at Ferrari beyond his current contract.

2014-06-07_0841 Although reportedly frustrated with the performance of his red car, the Spaniard is scheduled to stay at Maranello for two more years. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 21

Wolff ‘advised’ Verstappen to sign with Red Bull

Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes came close to signing up F1 rookie sensation Max Verstappen.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff 01 Ultimately, the 16-year-old Dutchman and his father-manager Jos went with Red Bull’s famous driver programme, after Dr Helmut Marko promised him a race seat for 2015 at Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 01

McLaren rumours ‘natural’ for on-form Bottas – Hakkinen

Mika Hakkinen has acknowledged rumours linking his protege Valtteri Bottas with McLaren.

IMG_0597 The fellow Finn and double world champion has been a key to Bottas’ formula one foray so far, culminating in the 24-year-old’s debut at Williams last year after a season on the testing and Friday practice bench.
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May 28

Vettel denies throwing post-Monaco tantrum

Sebastian Vettel has denied throwing a tantrum after Sunday’s Monaco grand prix.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (4) It was in the glitzy Principality that the reigning quadruple world champion’s 2014 hit a new low, with problems not only in qualifying but also the race. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 19

Nico Rosberg is sure Red Bull is playing down its title chances for “tactical” reasons

‘Tactical’ rivals playing down chase – Rosberg

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg 11Although Mercedes’ chasers Red Bull and Ferrari appear closer to the pace in Shanghai, world champion Sebastian Vettel on Friday said he was driving behind a W05 in Shanghai and “it looked as though they could do whatever they liked”. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 07

Mercedes denies Lowe call was ‘team order’

“They knew not to do anything stupid in the third race.” – Toto Wolff

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia - Paddy LoweMercedes boss Paddy Lowe insists his drivers did not ignore a clear team order during Sunday’s Bahrain grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Button doesn’t like sound of Vettel’s critique

“Daniel (Ricciardo) showed in Melbourne that the car is fast on a wet track”

2014-03-16 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Sebastian Vettel 99004 Sebastian Vettel on Thursday admitted a dubious weather forecast for the Malaysian grand prix is making him excited, not nervous. Read the rest of this entry »


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