Tag Archive: Spa

Nov 06

Rosberg missing aggression for 2014 ‘combat’ – pundits

“And that’s the only way you win a world championship.”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg (2) Lewis Hamilton has produced championship-winning performance alongside former title favourite Nico Rosberg in the latter stages of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Mercedes gifting title ‘bonus’ to staff and F1 world

The reports say the bonus is a minimum of 10,000 British pounds

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (14)All 700 staff members at Mercedes’ Brackley headquarters will bank a tasty bonus as a reward for securing the constructors’ world championship in Russia, British newspapers report. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Canopy would not have helped Bianchi – Lowe

Mercedes team boss Lowe argues that such a device would not have helped Bianchi at Suzuka.

Formule un - baquet fermé - photo DR Paddy Lowe on Thursday said he doubts a covered cockpit would have helped the now seriously injured Jules Bianchi last Sunday at Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Kobayashi retains Caterham seat for home race

Kamui Kobayashi has retained his race seat at Caterham for his home grand prix this weekend.

IMG_5973 As the team seeks new sources of income in the wake of founder Tony Fernandes’ shock mid-season exit, the Japanese driver lost his place to Andre Lotterer at Spa in August. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

F1 ‘not what it used to be’ – Lotterer

In their musings, today’s formula one does not fare well.

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Le Mans stars Andre Lotterer and Mark Webber have made less than flattering comparisons between their sports car machines and the modern F1 racer.
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Sep 17

F1 teams admit concerns over ticket prices

F1 team bosses have identified high ticket prices as a major problem for the sport, according to the Telegraph.

2013-06-09_0890The British newspaper said crowd numbers at some of the sport’s most traditional venues including Spa, Hockenheim and Monza have been notably down in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Caldarelli rules himself out for Caterham seat

Andrea Caldarelli has counted himself out of the running to race for Caterham in the near future.

9. (1280x1024)As the cockpit reshuffling continues in the wake of Kamui Kobayashi’s missed race at Spa, it is known that the team’s new leadership wants Roberto Merhi to drive the car under Singapore’s lights this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Russian linked with Caterham seat for Sochi

Daniil Kvyat might not be the only Russian on the Sochi grid next month.

Roman Rusinov portrait The Russian publication Sportbox claims that, amid the cockpit reshuffling under Caterham’s new management, 32-year-old Roman Rusinov is in the running to debut in Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Rosberg pressure ‘too big’ at Monza – Wolff

“Perhaps the pressure on Nico was too big, but I am sure that he will fight back, just as he has always done.”

2014-07-19_0906 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg As the conspiracy theorists circle over Nico Rosberg, a more credible theory has been put forward by the German newsmagazine Focus — pressure. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Kobayashi could race Caterham again in Singapore

Kamui Kobayashi could return to the wheel of his Caterham next weekend in Singapore.

2014-06-08_0727 At Monza, while the Japanese was drafted back in for the Italian grand prix, it was obvious that Caterham chiefs were looking ahead for a Singapore debut for Spaniard Roberto Merhi. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

All eyes on Monza chicane as ‘Star Wars’ goes on

The pair’s clash at Spa two weeks ago

GP3 - Monza Millions of eyes will be analysing every millimetre movement on Sunday as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg dive into the first chicane at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Sorry Lauda keeps opinion about Rosberg crash

At Mercedes, the apologies are flying around like so much shattered carbon fibre.

IMG_2291 Contrite after his run-in with teammate Lewis Hamilton at Spa, Nico Rosberg at Monza revealed that boss Niki Lauda also said sorry for his harsh criticism in the heated moments after the explosive Belgian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Kobayashi ‘not happy’ with Caterham situation

Kamui Kobayashi may be back on the grid, but that doesn’t mean he is “happy”.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Kamui Kobayashi 02 As Caterham’s new management took hold, the Japanese was sidelined in Belgium two weeks ago in favour of Andre Lotterer and his sponsor Hype. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Teammate war ‘valuable’ for F1, Mercedes – Haug

F1 should thank the warring Mercedes teammates for their spicy championship battle in 2014.

2014-05-04-0060 That is the view of Norbert Haug, the former Mercedes chief who is today removed from the stresses that his successors Toto Wolff, Paddy Lowe and Niki Lauda are facing as they manage the imploding relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Lotterer turns down chance to race Caterham at Monza

Andre Lotterer has turned down the chance to make a second appearance for Caterham this weekend at Monza.

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Earlier, it was expected Spanish rookie Roberto Merhi, and not the reigning Le Mans winner Lotterer who replaced Kamui Kobayashi at Spa, would be in action this weekend for the Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Lotterer could return for Caterham at Monza

Mere days before the Italian grand prix, the identity of Caterham’s second race driver is still unclear.

André Lotterer - Caterham - (photo Getty Images) Reports from Japan suggest Kamui Kobayashi will definitely not be back at the wheel of the car at Monza, having already sat out Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

F1 experts criticise Mercedes over driver duel

“They are being run by two drivers who are like spoilt kids doing what they want to do.”

2014-06-05_0207 F1 experts have accused Mercedes of mismanaging Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton’s dramatically imploding relationship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 29

2014 Spa pace faster than last year – analysis

Two tenths quicker than the corresponding race of 2013

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium Last Sunday’s Belgian grand prix was the first time the new ‘power unit’ era proved faster than the screaming V8-powered machines of 2013. 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 27

Silver duo still warring long after Spa crash

Days after their carbon-fibre crunching at Spa, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are still exchanging barbs.

2014-07-18_0876 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Toto Wolff - Lewis Hamilton After Hamilton said Rosberg had admitted in a post-race briefing that Sunday’s crash was on purpose, the championship leader had replied only that he has a “very different” tale to tell. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Verstappen tipped for Friday debut at Suzuka

Max Verstappen made his debut in a formula one car on Tuesday.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing The well-connected Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claims Red Bull, having newly signed the 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, has targeted October’s Japanese grand prix as a potential first official outing for Max in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Rosberg gives ‘difficult’ review of Spa clash

“I’ve been told what Lewis said in the press” – Rosberg

2014-07-20_0925 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Nico Rosberg on Monday remained reluctant to talk about his explosive clash with title rival and teammate Lewis Hamilton at Spa. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Struggling Vettel gets new engineer for 2015

Struggling world champion Sebastian Vettel will get a new race engineer for the 2015 season.

2014-07-19 - 99024 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel This year defending his fourth consecutive drivers’ title, the German has notably struggled in 2014 alongside new teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Mercedes rethinking team orders after Belgium clash

Rosberg, booed in the podium and slammed by his bosses, refused to apologise.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (20) The fallout of Sunday’s explosive clash between warring teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg is only just beginning to hit the ground. 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 »

Aug 24

McLaren will end driver uncertainty within season

The delayed announcement of McLaren’s 2015 lineup will not drag on until the winter, boss Eric Boullier insists.

2014-06-07_0813 On paper, the Woking team is the only F1 grandee whose driver plans for next year are not at all clear. It is known that McLaren’s new works engine partner Honda is pushing for a truly top name – like Alonso, Hamilton or Vettel – to spearhead the project. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Caterham lines up new Kobayashi substitute for Monza

The big frontrunner now is Roberto Merhi

20131020-0097 Roberto Merhi has admitted he is in the running to be the next occupant of sidelined Caterham racer Kamui Kobayashi’s seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Chilton fumbles as F1’s next ‘pay-drivers’ line up

“What everyone seems to think has happened is not the case”

IMG_6058 He didn’t want to say the words, but Max Chilton insists a Marussia kerfuffle in Belgium should not be interpreted as a simple ‘pay-driver’ in distress. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Hamilton, Rosberg disagree over need for talks

“He wants to discuss it.  I on the other hand think it’s in the past — it’s done and dusted.”

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (4) Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg emerged from F1’s summer slumber disagreeing about how to tackle their rivalry over the remaining eight races of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Shell invites Alonso and Räikkönen to demonstrate some of the world’s most energy efficient vehicles at Spa

Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen drive ultra energy efficient vehicles at Spa-Francorchamps

2014-08-21 - Shell - Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen drive ultra energy efficient vehicles at Spa-FrancorchampsAhead of the 2014 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX, Shell invited Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen to demonstrate ultra energy efficient Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) vehicles on the historic Spa-Francorchamps track.

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