Tag Archive: SID

Nov 20

Ferrari denies making Vettel announcement

Ferrari has denied reports it is now officially confirming Sebastian Vettel’s 2015 switch.

2014-06-05_0034 The world of F1 social media came alight late on Wednesday when a seemingly official Ferrari profile on Twitter announced: “We are proud to welcome Sebastian Vettel as a member of the Ferrari family.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Rosberg not giving up on 2014 title

Nico Rosberg is convinced he is still in the running for the 2014 title.

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (2) The German, once the runaway championship leader, has fallen 17 points behind with just three races to go off the back of teammate Lewis Hamilton’s run of dominant form. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

McLaren says ‘works’ status could attract Alonso

Not many well-informed insiders in the Suzuka paddock still believe Fernando Alonso will be a Ferrari driver in 2015.

IMG_6345 In fact, the growing consensus is that the Spaniard’s contract termination will be made public after the Japanese grand prix weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Alonso, Vettel fend off seat swap rumour

Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel on Thursday batted away the most recent ‘silly season’ speculation.

2012-06-09_1320 Earlier this week, Italy’s Sky had triggered rumours the Ferrari and Red Bull drivers could be about to complete a sensational cockpit swap for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Struggling Vettel not racing Ricciardo’s chassis

But Vettel will be using an entirely different ‘Suzie’ at Monza

2014-07-04 - 99025 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel’s ‘new’ Red Bull chassis for Monza and beyond is not the one used to such good effect by on-form teammate Daniel Ricciardo in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

German charity ‘surprised’ by $1m Ecclestone payment

SID news agency said the payment is the largest in the charity’s history.

2013-06-07_0008Officials of a German children’s charity were completely surprised when it emerged Bernie Ecclestone would pay them $1 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Vettel blamed for turning off Hockenheim crowd

Or maybe the German fans listened to their reigning world champion.

2014-06-07_0952 World champion Sebastian Vettel is copping some of the blame for the small crowd at Hockenheim last weekend. After buzzing atmospheres and big crowds in Canada, Austria and Silverstone, the empty seats for the German grand prix were conspicuous. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Weekend could be last blast at ‘new’ Hockenheim

Seiler said he is expecting a crowd of about 55,000 on Sunday.

ADAC GT Masters - Hockenheimring by Iain Shankland The “phones have been running hot” ahead of the German grand prix, according to Hockenheim boss Georg Seiler. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Sochi ’99 per cent’ ready for F1

The Sochi track is nearing completion, as preparations for the inaugural Russian grand prix race on.

Autodrome in Sochi Even amid speculation the Crimean crisis could derail the country’s first ever F1 race, organisers have been stepping up their plans for the October debut. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Hockenheim furious as Ecclestone eyes F1 axe

“He cannot and will not terminate.”

2014-05-03-0005 Bernie Ecclestone could terminate Hockenheim’s contract, as he looks to secure the long-term future of formula one in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Ecclestone illness halts bribery trial

The brakes were applied to Bernie Ecclestone’s corruption trial on Tuesday.

2012-11-15_0008 The F1 chief executive is appearing once or twice per week in Munich for the court proceedings, in which he is charged with bribing the jailed banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

‘Something wrong’ with original chassis – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel has admitted there was “something wrong” with his original 2014 chassis.

2014-05-09 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel (10) After Barcelona, where the German impressed at the wheel of Red Bull’s winter testing monocoque, it was reported that the team had discovered a ‘bend’ in the car with which Vettel struggled during the first four races of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Megaphone exhaust ‘didn’t work – Rosberg

“It didn’t make it much louder.  So we’ll just have to look for another solution.”

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - rear, exhaust 01 F1’s supposed ‘sound problem’ is going back to the drawing board, following the track debut of the Mercedes ‘megaphone’. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

‘Dangerous’ witness Gribkowsky to testify on Friday

Bernie Ecclestone’s bribery trial will step up a gear on Friday.

2012-06-07_0273 SID news agency reports that Gerhard Gribkowsky, the jailed former banker who the F1 supremo is alleged to have bribed to the tune of $44 million, will make his first appearance at Ecclestone’s Munich trial as the star witness. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Mercedes wants more punishment for Red Bull

Red Bull broke the rules in “such a flagrant and deliberate” manner

2014-03-15 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99009 Championship leader Mercedes has urged FIA judges to add to reigning world champion Red Bull’s penalty amid the fuel flow affair. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Ferrari team no longer ‘excellent’ – Briatore

“For the team, at the moment it is very difficult.”

2014-03-02 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso (2) While Ferrari’s global brand remains strong, the health of the Maranello based formula one team is less impressive. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Vettel rebuked by Todt in personal letter

“I stand by what I said — I am a fan of the old F1″

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (5) Sebastian Vettel was rebuked in writing by FIA president Jean Todt for calling the sound of the new turbo V6 engines “shit”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Engine noise could affect Sepang contract talks

The engines will surely “affect the atmosphere of the race”

Sepang  Circuit 2012-02-27 The actual engines may be quieter, but the controversy about the sport’s new turbo V6 engines is making a deafening sound. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

F1 race going ahead despite Malaysian plane crash

Petronas-sponsored grand prix is going ahead

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang International Circuit 01 This weekend’s F1 race is going ahead, despite confirmation the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 almost certainly crashed into the ocean. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

New Nurburgring owner to keep ‘affordable’ F1

Capricorn is committed to keeping formula one at the Nurburgring

GP3 - Nürburgring F1’s Nurburgring future now appears brighter, after the embattled German grand prix venue was bought for a reported EUR 100 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Red Bull still in crisis as Mercedes streaks ahead

Defending champions Red Bull are in major trouble

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (21) With only four days of track running now left until Melbourne, a clear trend is emerging. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Hill supports ‘double points’

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said recently the fans’ adverse reaction

2013-06-08_0144 Damon Hill has counted himself out of the furore surrounding the new ‘double points’ innovation for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Ecclestone facing ten years in German prison

Bernie Ecclestone is facing the prospect of up to ten years in jail.

2011-06-09_0314 F1’s embattled chief executive has been removed from the sport’s executive board after German prosecutors announced he will face trial in 2014 for alleged corruption. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Ecclestone steps down from F1 board

Ecclestone “will step down as a director with immediate effect”

Bernie Ecclestone’s demise may now have begun, as the F1 chief executive stepped down from the sport’s board. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

‘Relief’ as Schumacher’s condition improves – reports

“Michael Schumacher is no longer in imminent danger of death.”

2012-11-18_0006 Nine days into his coma, positive news is finally emerging from the Michael Schumacher camp. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

World waiting for next Schumacher news on Tuesday

“The family is not doing very well, obviously”

Schumacher - di Montezemolo - photo Getty Images More information about Michael Schumacher’s fight for life after his skiing accident will be forthcoming on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Force India to confirm Hulkenberg for 2014

Announcement to be made by the Silverstone based team later 

2013-06-09_0419 One of the last significant pieces of the 2014 ‘silly season’ puzzle will fall into place on Tuesday, the German news agency SID reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Maldonado triggers final ‘silly season’ dominoes

The final pieces of the 2014 grid are now set to fall into place.

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Pastor Maldonado 03With the possible – albeit unlikely – exception of Caterham and Marussia, the only team with full driver stability heading into next season will be Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Maldonado, Hulkenberg keys to 2014 ‘silly season’

Maldonado is in pole position to replace Kimi Raikkonen in 2014

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Pastor Maldonado 04Pastor Maldonado and Nico Hulkenberg remain the keys to the last phase of F1’s 2014 ‘silly season’. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Struggling Hamilton to race new chassis

Brackley investigated and found a “large crack” in his chassis

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Lewis Hamilton 03Lewis Hamilton will tackle the last two grands prix of the season with a new Mercedes chassis. Read the rest of this entry »

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