Tag Archive: Rosberg

Sep 22

No team orders as Ricciardo title unlikely – Horner

Christian Horner has all but written off Daniel Ricciardo’s chances of beating the Mercedes drivers to the 2014 title.

2014-07-20 - 99009 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Amid his impressive first campaign for Red Bull, Australian Ricciardo is undoubtedly the only real non-silver challenger for the drivers’ world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Highs and lows in 2014 for new Merc reserve Wehrlein

Pascal Wehrlein’s 2014 has had both its dizzying highs and its appalling lows.

2014-09-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Pascal Wehrlein (1) The high has been the last few weeks — the teenaged German became the youngest ever DTM winner at the Lausitzring last weekend, mere days after making his F1 test debut with his employer Mercedes.
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Sep 05

Mercedes not ruling out driver lineup change

Right at the front of the grid, the 2015 ‘silly season’ is threatening to burst into life.

2014-07-18_0886 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg On paper, the top teams – Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull – are all locked up contractually. But Romain Grosjean, the Lotus driver looking for a change of scene, thinks Fernando Alonso is still the “key” that could unlock a torrent of action. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Mercedes can win every remaining race in 2014 – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel has admitted Red Bull will not be able to catch up with Mercedes in 2014.

2014-06-07_0767 Mere hours ago, reports suggested the reigning world champion was not yet writing off his chances of winning a fifth consecutive world title this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Grosjean on move as Lotus shifts gear

Romain Grosjean could be left out in the cold as Lotus looks to change gear for 2015.

IMG_3960 It is now an open secret that the Enstone based team intends to switch from Renault to Mercedes customer power at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Alonso to Mercedes, Newey to Ferrari – rumours

Ferrari is a hotbed of rumours at the scene of the Spanish grand prix.

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China - Fernando Alonso (2) The first rumour was that Ross Brawn, the team’s ultra-successful technical director during the Michael Schumacher years, could be on the way back to Maranello full-time following a recent visit during his retirement. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Alonso says China podium belongs to Domenicali

“I think this podium should be dedicated to Stefano”

2014-03-04_0011 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso has suggested Ferrari’s new boss cannot take the credit for his breakthrough podium in China. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Rivals step up amid ‘tense’ Mercedes battle

Mercedes’ rivals look closer to the pace this weekend in China.

Lewis Hamilton - photo © J-F. GaleronBack-to-back winner Lewis Hamilton was the fastest overall in Shanghai practice, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was only a tenth behind. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Vettel could exit amid Red Bull crisis – Marko

Red Bull needs to up its game or risk losing Sebastian Vettel.

2014-03-02 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99001 That is the admission of the team’s always-blunt Dr Helmut Marko, as quadruple reigning world champion Vettel prepares to either retire or finish outside the points as the 2014 season kicks off this weekend in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Ecclestone now tips Hamilton for title

Bernie Ecclestone has changed his mind.

2014-02-28_0003 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Lewis HamiltonA month ago, the F1 chief executive said that with Mercedes clearly “best prepared” for the all-new 2014 rules, his tip was “(Nico) Rosberg winning the title”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Red Bull boss Christian Horner is predicting an all-Mercedes silver duel for the 2014 title.

Horner tips Mercedes driver for 2014 title

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - Christian Horner “Lewis (Hamilton) and Nico (Rosberg) — who else is there?” he is quoted by the Times after a disastrous winter for reigning quadruple world champions Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Felipe Massa has admitted he has been “impressed” with his switch to Mercedes power for 2014

Massa ‘impressed’ with Mercedes power

2014-03-02_0012 - Williams - Bahrain - Felipe Massa It is the first time in his F1 career the diminutive Briton has not been powered by a Ferrari engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Wolff tips Red Bull to bounce back

“Anything can happen under the new regulations”

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Toto Wolff 01 With Mercedes already cast as the early title favourite, boss Toto Wolff is tipping reigning champions Red Bull to bounce back from an early crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

‘Too early’ to declare 2014 favourite – Wolff

“Only in Australia will we see something representative”

2014-01-28 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton - Paddy Lowe - Toto Wolff - W05 unveil Toto Wolff has played down reports Mercedes is the clear 2014 favourite after the first winter test at Jerez last week. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Vettel says Mercedes has best F1 duo

Mercedes has perhaps the very best driver pairing in formula one.

Mark Webber- Vettel - photo © JEAN MICHEL LE MEUR - DPPI That is not the claim of a figure like Ross Brawn, Toto Wolff or Niki Lauda, but of the German team’s arch championship rival Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Alonso should be ‘careful’ with ‘sensitive Italians’ – Lauda

“But you have to constantly motivate the people — the Italians are very sensitive”

2013-06-09_0616Niki Lauda has urged Fernando Alonso to change tack when it comes to working with Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

Rosberg’s pace ‘has surprised’ Hamilton – Wolff

“He’s just starting with the team while Nico has been here for years”

2013-06-08_0961Lewis Hamilton has been “surprised” by the pace of teammate Nico Rosberg at Mercedes early this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Webber should accept number 2 status – Wurz

“But at the moment I think he will swallow the bitter pill.”

2013-03-23 - Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Mark Webber (1)Mark Webber should be able to cope with life as a highly-paid and rated ‘number 2′. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Superstars Series lines-up at Pergusa to become part of Sicilian motor history (updated)

Track set for upcoming Superstars series round on October 27, 28
The race os Sentul postponed to 2013

Superstars International SeriesSuperstars logoPassion, history and tradition are some very significant values in beautiful Sicily and over the years, these values have been represented by auto racing in its most fascinating form. During the golden age of racing, legends like Tazio Nuvolari, Achille Varzi, Stirling Moss, all competed in the region for fame, victory and glory. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Hakkinen’s son speeds along in wheel-tracks

Mika Hakkinen’s son is continuing to speed ahead on the road to formula one.

We reported a few years ago that the 1998 and 1999 world champion’s first son Hugo – who was born a year before Hakkinen retired in 2001 – had begun a competitive karting career.

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Dec 23

Montezemolo admits eye on ‘German drivers’

For Adrian Sutil, the cloud of his exit at Force India could have a scarlet lining.

2011-11-26 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Brazil - Nico Rosberg 032011-04-16 - Force India F1 Team - China - Adrian Sutil 04Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has admitted that, with Felipe Massa’s position to be evaluated during the course of 2012, the fabled Italian marque already has an eye on a couple of German drivers.

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Oct 08

Schumacher is ‘helper’ at Mercedes – Briatore

Michael Schumacher should ditch his dreams of adding an eighth title to his unprecedented formula one record.

2011-09-24 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Singapore - Michael Schumacher 022011-09-24 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Singapore - Michael Schumacher 02That is the claim of his former boss Flavio Briatore, who nonetheless said he supports the 42-year-old’s often-criticised return to the grid.

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Sep 27

F1 drivers ‘disconnected’ with ‘sense of risk’ – Prost

Alain Prost has admitted he was amazed when he tuned in on television to recent grands prix.

2011-04-17 - Red Bull Racing - China - Sebastian Vettel 1 teams2004_02_29_am_auto_12_08The four time world champion recently tested the Renault with which he contested the 1983 season, and said it was an eye-opener in contrast to the sport’s most recent races. “I wonder now if the drivers are not too disconnected with a sense of risk,” Prost told the French sports daily L’Equipe.

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Sep 08

Only four current drivers better than Schu – Berger

Michael Schumacher is still one of the very best drivers in formula one.

2011-06-26 - Red Bull Racing - Spain Gerhard Berger2011-07-30 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Hungary - Michael Schumacher 04That is the view of Gerhard Berger, amid constant media speculation that at the age of 42 the great German should give up his Mercedes seat. He told APA news agency: “Schumi can no longer beat the young, super-fast drivers because of his age, which is quite normal.  But he can join in the ranks behind them.

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Sep 04

Domenicali says ‘only two’ leaders on F1 grid

Two drivers on the F1 grid stand out above and beyond the rest, according to Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali.

2011-05-07 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Turkey -Stefano Domenicali2011-08-28 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Belgium - Michaels 20th Anniversary CelebrationsThe Italian was asked by the German Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag if reigning world champion and runaway 2011 title leader Sebastian Vettel can lay claim to the mantle of a true team “leader”.

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Aug 17

Tost names Grosjean as ‘suitable’ Toro Rosso driver

Franz Tost has named three drivers he considers “suitable” for Toro Rosso to target.

GP2 - Dams - Romain Grosjean2011-07-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - GermanyThe Austrian admitted that his premier choices – Vettel, Hamilton, Alonso and Rosberg – are “unlikely” to want to drive for Red Bull’s secondary team. “So when thinking of suitable guys I would pick three, if I may,” the Toro Rosso team principal told F1’s official website.

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Jun 01

Alonso is in charge at Ferrari – Hamilton

Fernando Alonso is among the best in formula one but his situation at Ferrari is unique.

Fernando Alonso - Sebastian Vettel2011-05-27 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Monaco - Fernando Alonso 01That is the view of Lewis Hamilton, who clashed memorably with Alonso as they were teammates at McLaren in 2007 as the pair reportedly tussled for elusive ‘number 1′ status. Alonso decided to leave the British team and is now at Ferrari, where he has just signed a new five-year extension to his existing contract. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Ecclestone disappointed with Schumacher comeback

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted disappointment with Michael Schumacher’s return to formula one.

2010-06-12_06192011-05-07 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Turkey - Michael Schumacher 07After his disappointing performance season last year, there were high hopes an improved Mercedes car and the new Pirelli tyres would lead to a more successful campaign in 2011. Asked about the seven time world champion’s return so far, Ecclestone told the Swiss newspaper Blick: “I am surprised and disappointed. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

“Open House Day” at the Grand Prix du Canada on June 9

Save the date now for June 9 between 9 a.m. and noon

2008-06-05_0000GP Canada new logoThe Grand Prix du Canada “Open House Day”: A delight for your eyes, ears and your camera lens.  Octane Racing Group is pleased to announce the return of the popular Grand Prix du Canada “Open House Day” at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve on June 9, from 9 am to noon. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Montezemolo wants Alonso for PM, no job for Massa

Luca di Montezemolo has responded mischievously to speculation about his future in politics.

2011-01-29 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 0017Fernando Alonso 2011-04-08It has been rumoured the Italian might hang up his hat as Ferrari president for a new calling, to which he told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “Me in politics?  Yes, with Alonso as prime minister. “I would have him because he has the strongest character and is optimistic but also a realist.” Read the rest of this entry »

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