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Nov 20

Mercedes desperate to avoid title breakdown – Lauda

Mercedes is determined to ensure the 2014 title is decided in Abu Dhabi by events other than a technical failure.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (6) Team boss Toto Wolff has already said that given the unpopular double points system for the championship finale, it would be a “nightmare” if Lewis Hamilton loses to Nico Rosberg because the British points leader breaks down. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Future still clouded for three small teams

But a meeting at Interlagos late on Saturday broke with no solution in place.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 03 teams A week after the boycott threats of Austin, struggling teams Lotus, Force India and Sauber travelled to Brazil apparently close to a ‘fighting fund’ bailout that would secure their future. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Haas could keep Sutil’s F1 dream alive

Adrian Sutil could keep his F1 dream alive by moving to the new Haas F1 Team for 2016.

IMG_5994 The German, and his Mexican teammate Esteban Gutierrez, both look set to lose their race seats at the Swiss team Sauber after November’s Abu Dhabi finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Santander to stay even if Alonso leaves – report

The Spanish multinational Santander is staying at Ferrari even if the closely-aligned Fernando Alonso jumps ship.

2014-06-05_0035That is the claim of the Spanish sports daily Marca, reporting that the banking group has pledged to fulfil its 2017 contract with Ferrari independent of Alonso’s next move.

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Nov 03

Boycott threat still lingering for Brazil GP

Two hours before Sunday’s US grand prix, the risk that only 12 cars would race still existed.

2010-11-06 - F1- Interlagos - Sao Paulo - Brazil As promised, Bernie Ecclestone negotiated an eleventh hour solution, and the boycott threat posed by angry privateers Lotus, Sauber and Force India was put down. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Schumacher making ‘progress’ at home – doctor

“I have noted some progress but I would say we should give him time”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Michael Schumacher has made “progress” since leaving hospital and rehabilitation and returning to his home in Switzerland. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

People ‘shirking responsibility’ after Bianchi crash – mother

25-year-old Marussia driver is still unconscious.

2014-06-07_0535 Jules Bianchi’s mother has broken her silence by hinting the family is being told to keep quiet about her son’s life-threatening crash. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Vettel to start race from pitlane in Austin

“I’ll probably watch instead of taking part in qualifying, because I have to use a sixth engine.”

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (11) World champion Sebastian Vettel, already out of contention for a fifth consecutive title in 2014, is facing the prospect of a tough US grand prix early next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Still ‘a long road’ ahead of Schumacher – Todt

Michael Schumacher still has “a long and hard road ahead of him,” the F1 legend’s friend Jean Todt said this week.

FIA_GE09_014 On Tuesday, we reported that the FIA president had told the Belgian broadcaster RTL after visiting Schumacher at home that the great German “can live a relatively normal life within a short period of time”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Schumacher ‘can live normal life again’ – Todt

“He fights.  His condition improves, which is very important”

FIA_GE09_014 Jean Todt has delivered perhaps the most promising news about Michael Schumacher’s condition since the F1 legend’s fateful skiing fall last December. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Bianchi ‘understands’ Ferrari signing Vettel

Jules Bianchi has acknowledged there will be no room for him at Ferrari in 2015.

IMG_4100 Earlier – before Sebastian Vettel stunned the paddock with his shock Red Bull exit – Frenchman Bianchi nominated himself as the “logical” candidate to replace Fernando Alonso at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

McLaren denies losing Johnnie Walker as sponsor

McLaren has hit back at reports it is set to lose Johnnie Walker as a sponsor.

2014-06-07_1055 The Mirror’s Byron Young reported from Singapore on Sunday that, with Bernie Ecclestone securing the whisky brand as a new F1 sponsor, Johnnie Walker will now depart the beleaguered British grandee. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Vettel made ‘many mistakes’ in 2014 – Webber

Mark Webber’s honest clarity has been missed from the formula one paddock in 2014.

2014-07-04 - 99000 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Amid the typical PR-speak, the Australian – having left Red Bull and the paddock for semi-retirement and Le Mans – was always relied upon for a blunt assessment. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Lauda relieved Mercedes extending gap on rivals

Niki Lauda has expressed relief at Spa as Mercedes pulled out an even greater advantage over the chasing pack.

2014-06-07_0324 The F1 legend and Mercedes’ team chairman said that after Red Bull’s victory in Hungary prior to the summer break, he had been worried the field was closing in. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Lauda pressures Lowe after Hamilton fire

“I think it’s getting beyond bad luck” – Hamilton

2014-06-07_0336 Niki Lauda was putting the pressure on team boss Paddy Lowe late on Saturday, as technical trouble dented Lewis Hamilton’s title hopes for the second time in the space of a week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

‘Fric’ storm exits F1 with a whimper

As quickly as the ‘Fric’ storm swept into the paddock, it left with barely a whimper.

2014-06-08_1055 “It changed nothing,” said Niki Lauda, chairman of the Mercedes team that supposedly would suffer most from the effective banning of the suspension technology. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Rosberg failure blows championship wide open

“I don’t want to see a teammate fail” – Hamilton

IMG_7271 Lewis Hamilton is right back in the game, as his championship deficit shrinks from 29 points to just 4 with a popular home win at Silverstone.
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Jun 17

Doctors urge caution after Schumacher ‘good news’

Doctors have urged caution following Monday’s official news that Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma.

2012-06-10_1346 Lewis Hamilton summed up the mood of almost the entire world when he hailed the statement issued by Schumacher’s management as “amazing news”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Mixed reaction to Monday’s Schumacher news

News on Monday that Michael Schumacher is out of his coma and hospital met a mixed reaction.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Overwhelmingly, the response was positive, with figures like Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso tweeting that he is “So happy this is going in the good direction!” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Briatore worried about Schumacher silence

Flavio Briatore admits he is worried about the health of his former champion, Michael Schumacher.

2012-06-10_0532 In the mid 90s, as the boss and number 1 driver of the Benetton team, the pair won their first world championships hand-in-hand. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Lauda confirms Rosberg staying at Mercedes

Niki Lauda on Saturday confirmed that Nico Rosberg is staying with Mercedes beyond 2014.

2014-05-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0011 Big rumours in Monaco have suggested the German has inked a two-year contract extension, but so far the Brackley team has said only that Rosberg and teammate Lewis Hamilton have “long term” deals. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Rosberg claims ‘better than Hamilton in dry’

Nico Rosberg is sounding far from defeated ahead of the Spanish grand prix.

2014-04-19 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Nico Rosberg (1) The German, although still leading the drivers’ world championship by a few points, has seen his teammate Lewis Hamilton win the last three races on the trot. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Latest Schumacher rumours not true – manager

“Sorry, but those rumours from Spain are apparently not true.”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Michael Schumacher’s manager has denied reports she told German television that the F1 legend had finally emerged from his long coma. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

Schumacher has not woken up – manager

A respected German journalist has denied rumours Michael Schumacher has woken up from his coma.

2012-11-18_0006 The reports late on Friday suggested the seven time world champion, already confirmed to be having “moments of consciousness and awakening”, had woken up and recognised his wife. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

‘Pressure effect’ is Vettel’s new challenge – Massa

Sebastian Vettel has “forgotten” how to drive something other than the best car in the field.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Sebastian Vettel (4) That is Niki Lauda’s view, as the entire world of F1 contemplates the reigning quadruple world champion’s current struggle even to keep up with his new Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

‘Focused’ Hamilton on charge for title – Lauda

“Now he is doing the performance you expect from him.”

2014-04-20 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - China - Lewis Hamilton (6) Niki Lauda couldn’t resist a jibe at rivals Ferrari on Sunday after the botched chequered flag incident near the end of the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

Team, driver deny Vettel ignored team order

F1 has its next ‘team orders’ saga.

2014-04-20 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - China - Daniel Ricciardo - Sebastian VettelWorld champion Sebastian Vettel on Sunday answered “tough luck” when told to let through his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Mercedes wanted three-race ban for Red Bull

Red Bull actually deserves “a more severe sanction”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06Mercedes wanted reigning world champions Red Bull to serve a three-race ban for appealing against its Melbourne disqualification. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Lauda denies 80hp advantage for Mercedes

“How can anyone really know?

2014-02-21_0002 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Niki Lauda Paddy LoweNiki Lauda has rejected suggestions Renault is trailing the pace by a figure of 80 horse power. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 06

‘Boring’ F1 hits back with Bahrain bonanza

“It’s absolutely official — F1 2014 kicks ass!”

Rosberg 6 - Hamilton 44F1 on Sunday issued the strongest-possible retort to all those playing down the spectacle of the sport’s new era. Read the rest of this entry »

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