Tag Archive: SPORt1

Nov 20

Massa is Rosberg’s best hope for title – Glock

A strong Williams driver is Nico Rosberg’s best hope of winning the 2014 title against the odds.

2014-07-19_0908 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Felipe Massa - Nico Rosberg - Valtteri Bottas That is the claim of former F1 driver Timo Glock, who six years ago played a starring role in the championship showdown when Lewis Hamilton managed to pass him on the thrilling last corner of the Brazil finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Sauber signs Nasr and sponsor for second seat

Sauber has locked Adrian Sutil, Esteban Gutierrez and Giedo van der Garde out of formula one for now.

IMG_5901-2 The Swiss team has instead signed Williams reserve Felipe Nasr, and his sponsor Banco do Brasil, to be Caterham refugee Marcus Ericsson’s teammate in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

FIA asks teams for Bianchi crash information

F1’s governing body has formed an ‘accident panel’ in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s life threatening crash.

2014-06-07_0535 The news, confirmed in a letter from the FIA to “all F1 teams” this week, follows Marussia angrily hitting back at media reports the team and its French driver were to blame for Bianchi’s crash into a recovery vehicle at Suzuka 11 days ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Susie Wolff not disappointed with Williams role

Susie Wolff insists she is not disappointed she did not get promoted by Williams for the 2015 season.

20131020-0081 Along with fellow F1 tester Simona de Silvestro, who works for Sauber, the 31-year-old Scot is the closest female driver to the F1 race grid. 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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Apr 08

No title cliff-hanger in 2014 – Ecclestone

“It won’t be necessary this year”

2012-06-09_0002 When it comes to the loud criticisms of F1’s new ‘double points’ innovation, Bernie Ecclestone simply points to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Rosberg admits team orders ‘inevitable’

“But we’ve discussed it and we know where we stand”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg 02 A year ago, the Malaysian grand prix sparked the infamous ‘Multi 21′ team orders scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Rivals think Mercedes has big advantage

Mercedes’ advantage over its 2014 rivals might be bigger than is currently thought.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Melbourne Nico Rosberg won the Melbourne race with a half-minute advantage, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was quoted afterwards by Auto Motor und Sport as suspecting the German was “playing with us” on the roads around Albert Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 28

Haug doubts Mercedes can break Vettel dominance

Norbert Haug, the former Mercedes competition boss, has bad news for the hopeful German marque.

Norbert HaugTo now be headed by Paddy Lowe, Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda, Mercedes is bullish about its 2014 hopes, having finished second in 2013 to the runaway champion team, Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

PDVSA says Maldonado ‘working on’ Lotus switch

“We are talking to teams but we are quite clear about where we want to go.”

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Pastor Maldonado 03According to the paddock grapevine in Austin, Nico Hulkenberg is no longer in the running for the 2014 race seat at Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Ferrari stopped Nico Hulkenberg from joining Lotus for the last two grands prix of 2013.

Ferrari blocked Hulkenberg’s Lotus move – rumour

2013-06-09_1130That is the hot rumour in the Austin paddock, as the two teams battle over millions for third place in the constructors’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Raikkonen already regretting Ferrari return – pundit

“Kimi is annoyed that his manager is sending him back to Ferrari”

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 09Kimi Raikkonen might already be regretting his impending return to Ferrari, according to a pundit

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Sep 12

Raikkonen left to ‘finish career at Ferrari’ – Boullier

The Frenchman said he understands Raikkonen’s decision

2012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Kimi Raikkonen 06Kimi Raikkonen may have returned to Ferrari to finish his formula one career with a final challenge, according to Lotus team boss Eric Boullier. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Schumacher thinks Vettel could win seven titles

“He has the best package, and championships are usually won by the best”

2013-06-07_0701Michael Schumacher thinks it is possible his record haul of seven world titles can be matched by fellow German Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Criticism ‘a deterrent’ for Pirelli successors – Surer

Michelin and Bridgestone could enter F1 “at short notice”

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (12)F1 teams will only have themselves to blame if they are left without tyres next year, according to a leading commentator. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Mercedes backs Wolff amid Kolles comments saga

“If you are successful, you will be pelted with mud.”

2013-06-08_0127Mercedes has thrown its “full confidence” behind Toto Wolff, following reports he made disparaging remarks about his colleagues and bosses. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Ex-F1 boss Kolles tried to blackmail Wolff – report

They settled their dispute with the intervention of Bernie Ecclestone

2011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Colin Kolles 01Former HRT boss Colin Kolles tried to blackmail Mercedes chief Toto Wolff earlier this year, it has emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

Silverstone chaos ‘shouldn’t happen’ in Germany

The Nurburgring organisers are not worried

2013-06-30 - Britain - Pirelli (7)After the tyre-explosive British grand prix, formula one can look forward to a calmer weekend at the Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15

F1 continues trend for pay-channel TV deals

More countries have followed Britain’s lead in seeing their exclusive free-to-air television coverage of formula one end.

Flagworld - F12010-06-13_0226The first bombshell was last year, when the split arrangement between pay-channel Sky and the BBC began for the British audience. Sky’s German arm has shared coverage with free-to-air RTL for years. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Alonso ‘will fight to last breath’ – Lauda

Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso each deserve to win the 2012 title.

2012-11-15 - Ferrari - United States - Fernando Alonso 012012-06-10_0429A debate has simmered in the F1 paddock lately about who is the more deserving triple world champion: Ferrari’s ‘samurai’-style Spaniard Alonso, or the back-to-back title winner Vettel, at the wheel of the faster Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Austin like Suzuka, Silverstone, Turkey, Hockenheim

Austin layout a “a roller-coaster ride, with everything at high speed”.

Austin, Texas Formula 1 race track 1Circuit of the AmericasAccording to the buzz in the brand-new Circuit of the Americas paddock, F1’s often-criticised circuit designer Hermann Tilke has penned a memorable layout for the sport’s American comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Horner blames ‘human error’ for qualifying debacle

Horner said Renault has not been able to explain why too little fuel was put into the RB8.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Christian Horner2012-11-02 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Mark Webber 299020Christian Horner has admitted “human error” led to Sebastian Vettel having to start Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix from the back of the field. After qualifying third in Abu Dhabi, the championship leader was asked by his Red Bull engineer to “stop the car” on the track, apparently with a technical problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Technical trouble is Alonso’s last hope – Lauda

Fernando Alonso’s last hope to rescue his flagging championship charge in 2012 is a spate of technical problems for Red Bull.

2012-09-20 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso Shell 500 032012-06-10_0429That is the view of F1 great Niki Lauda, who told Germany’s Sport1: “Alonso cannot stop Vettel, unless Vettel suddenly gets technical problems. “But with just his driving skills, Alonso can’t stop him now, because Red Bull’s progress has been too good.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Button tips Webber to help Vettel now

“I’ll eat my hat if Webber wins (races) ahead of Seb” – Button

2012-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - Jenson Button 012012-10-14 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Korea - Jenson Button 03Jenson Button has tipped Red Bull’s Mark Webber to play a supporting role for his title-leading teammate from now until the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Force India stay ‘not certain’ for Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg’s manager has admitted it is “not certain” the German will be staying with Force India in 2013.

06 - Sahara Force India F1 Team2012-06-09_0116The 25-year-old, who finally got his F1 career back on track this season after being dumped by Williams, has been linked by Blick newspaper (Switzerland) with a move to Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Worried Red Bull hope for Singapore sling

“Basically, we are where we belong in the world championship”  – Vettel

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99031 - Sebastian Vettel2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99015 - Sebastian VettelA worried Red Bull is travelling to Singapore this week, hoping a spate of alternator problems do not return under the Asian city-state’s floodlights. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Red Bull, Ferrari chasing McLaren for Monza win

McLaren, Red Bull or Ferrari?  Who is going to win Sunday’s Italian grand prix.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99014 - Mark Webber2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99031 - Sebastian Vettel“Well, for sure it’s not going to be easy,” said championship leader and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso. He’s referring to the fact that, despite leading the drivers’ chase by 24 points, he is being hounded in the standings by the Red Bull drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

HRT wants to keep de la Rosa beyond racing days

HRT would like to keep Pedro de la Rosa on the books, even after his driving days are over.

2012-07-21 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Pedro de la Rosa 012012-06-09_0317The Spanish veteran is already under contract for 2013, but the team’s technical director Toni Cuquerella said HRT also values his contribution off the track.

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Aug 29

Manager denies Hulkenberg not paid in 2012

Nico Hulkenberg’s manager has denied reports the German driver has gone without pay so far in 2012.

2012-07-21 - Sahara Force India - Germany - Nico Hulkenberg 022012-06-09_0116Austria’s Sportwoche mentioned speculation Hulkenberg, 25, and his teammate Paul di Resta might have been the latest victims of Force India team owner Vijay Mallya’s struggling Indian airline Kingfisher.

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Jun 19

Rosberg says Mercedes ‘fastest car’ in 2012

Nico Rosberg sounds very confident ahead of this weekend’s European grand prix on the streets of Valencia.

2012-06-09_03402012-06-08_0295The breakthrough Shanghai winner, who also finished second recently at Monaco, is quoted by Germany’s Sport1 as insisting the Mercedes is “absolutely the fastest car” at present. At the same time, Pirelli’s Paul Hembery is reported as having tipped Rosberg’s teammate and Monaco polesitter Michael Schumacher for pole and victory this weekend.

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