Tag Archive: Ferrari

Jan 16

Renault aim to emulate Mercedes engine and junior driver tie-up

“In my opinion, an important element will be how we leverage our engine supplier activity”

2017-06-09-13-49-26_1269Renault Sport F1 Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul is eager to install a similar structure used by Mercedes to give opportunities to its junior drivers with customer engine supply deals. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 11

Ferrari names Kvyat as F1 development driver

Daniil Kvyat has been named as a Ferrari development driver in Formula 1 having left the Red Bull fold at the end of 2017

2017-06-10_1269The Russian driver has endured a tough couple of years in F1 having been demoted from the Red Bull Racing squad to Toro Rosso with Max Verstappen heading in the other direction midway through 2016. After an underwhelming 2017 season being outperformed by Carlos Sainz Jr he was dropped by the Italian squad after crashing out of the Singapore Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 08

Brawn: Ferrari must work to F1’s parameters

“Formula 1 will always survive whatever the teams are in it”

F1: Brawn: Ferrari must work to F1’s parametersRoss Brawn has sent a warning to Ferrari after its latest Formula 1 quit threats and if confident the sport can survive if the Italian manufacturer exited. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 06

Ecclestone: Ferrari could live without Formula 1

“I’m afraid Ferrari could live without Formula 1 – not the other way around.”

2017-06-08_0408Bernie Ecclestone believes Ferrari’s threats to quit Formula 1 should be taken seriously, fearing the sport may not be able to survive without its most iconic team on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 05

Brawn: Independent F1 engine supplier key for 2021

“The 2021 engines have to be more economical, cheaper and make more noise”

2017-06-11_0062Formula 1’s Managing Director of Motorsports Ross Brawn says bringing in an independent engine supplier in 2021 will be a vital indicator in understanding whether the new engine rules meet its targets. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 04

Villeneuve suggests Mercedes should replace Bottas

“Bottas’s performances were almost embarrassing”

2017-10-22_0141Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Valtteri Bottas’s performances during his maiden year at Mercedes as “almost embarrassing” and suggests Mercedes junior Pascal Wehrlein would be more suitable alongside Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 03

Mercedes interested in closer ties with smaller F1 team

“I think what Sergio Marchionne and Maurizio [Arrivabene] are doing is very clever”

2017-06-08_0567Mercedes is considering a link-up with a smaller Formula 1 team after being impressed by the approach taken by Ferrari via its relationships with Haas and Sauber, according to team boss Toto Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 01

Unreliability cost Red Bull second place to Ferrari – Marko

“On the circumstances – or let’s say luck – we had more than ten DNF’s”

2017-06-11_1172Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko has blamed its unreliable engines for losing out to Ferrari in 2017 but concedes his team would’ve struggled to taken on Mercedes even without its power unit problems. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 31

Massa reflects on “teacher” Schumacher and his F1 career

“He [Schumacher] was my teacher, he was very nice and very kind to me all of the time”

Michael Schumacher3Felipe Massa has looked back on his Formula 1 career and explained the key moments which shaped him both professionally and personally as he bows out from the sport this year. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 29

Hamilton’s hunger “critical” to keep him in F1 – Hakkinen

“After that year, when I felt my energy levels drop a little, it was not long before I retired.”

2017-10-22_1305Lewis Hamilton may opt to quit Formula 1 if he loses his hunger for more world titles, according to two-time F1 world champion Mika Hakkinen. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 28

Bottas: Every race I’ve learnt something at Mercedes

In 2017 Bottas notched up his maiden pole positions and race wins in F1

2017-06-11_1854Valtteri Bottas says his maiden year at Mercedes has been a fast-track learning experience and is approaching 2018 with a different mindset. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 23

Lauda, Marko trade blows over Verstappen deal

Verstappen’s new deal keeps him at Red Bull for the next three seasons

F1: Lauda, Marko trade blows over Verstappen dealMercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda and Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko have traded light-hearted comments against one another over Max Verstappen’s new Red Bull deal. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 23

ELMS: Three iconic manufacturers, one freat season of racing

The 2017 season was a straight fight between three iconic manufacturers
2017-11-18-0036The LMGTE class in the 2017 European Le Mans Series may have featured the smallest grid of the three categories but what it lacked in numbers it made up for in quality of the teams and drivers entered.

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Dec 21

Wolff urges F1, Liberty to be wary of Ferrari’s threats

“I’m not afraid, but Marchionne is to be taken seriously”

2016-06-10-15-57-52-0001Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has warned Formula 1 and its owners Liberty Media to take Ferrari’s quit threats seriously and is seeking improvements to the current sport rather than wholesale changes. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 20

“They are playing with fire”, Marchionne repeats Ferrari quit threat

“I think that Ferrari has the strength to drag others as well to an alternative championship”

Sergio Marchionne- président Ferrari - photo nextgen-auto.comFerrari President Sergio Marchionne has repeated his threat of pulling the Italian manufacturer out of Formula 1 after 2020 if the future direction of the sport doesn’t match its ideals and has speculated it could set-up a rival championship. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 18

Verstappen rates penalised Raikkonen pass in US as his best overtake

“You always need to focus on the positives”

2017-10-22_0386Max Verstappen says he’s “made peace” with the fallout from the United States Grand Prix but still insists his last-lap pass on Kimi Raikkonen for third place was his best overtaking manoeuvre of the year. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 16

Hamilton predicts McLaren to join F1 title fight in 2018

“Next year, McLaren will have Renault engines, then we may see four teams fighting for the championship”

2017-06-11_1130Lewis Hamilton believes McLaren’s switch to Renault power units from next season could become a catalyst for his former team’s charge to a Formula 1 world championship fight alongside his Mercedes squad, Ferrari and Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 14

Hamilton: Mercedes cannot afford to stand still ahead of tougher F1

“It’s been an amazing season, but by no means a perfect one. There are always areas you can improve on” – Hamilton

2017-06-11_1674Lewis Hamilton has stressed Mercedes cannot afford to stand still in the Formula 1 development race ahead of a possible four-way fight for the championship in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 11

Can Red Bull and McLaren win again in 2018?

So will Renault be able to power Red Bull and McLaren to victory again in 2018?

2017-06-11_1157Red Bull and McLaren may have been two of Formula 1’s most prominent teams since the turn of the millennium, yet neither has managed to attain a huge amount of success in recent years. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 08

Mercedes needs “disruption and calmness” from Hamilton, Bottas

“I don’t think we need to avoid a stressful situation” – Wolff

2017-06-10_1458Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says he wants a balance between disruption and calmness from his two Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to produce a winning combination but isn’t worried about a similar situation to Hamilton’s relationship with Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »


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