Tag Archive: Nico Rosberg

Jan 23

Bottas: Mercedes has no idea where we’re going to be

“A new season full of opportunities and my aim is to take those opportunities this year”

2017-06-08_0183Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver Valtteri Bottas concedes he has “no idea where we are going to be” in the pecking order ahead of the 2018 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 15

Bloom and DiCaprio star on the streets of Marrakesh

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has had its fair share of famous faces through its gates in the past

After former Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg did the rounds in Hong Kong after declaring he was “definitely interested” in joining the series, Round Three saw Orlando Bloom and Leonardo DiCaprio get to grips with all-electric racing in the streets of Marrakesh. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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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 »

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Dec 14

“All the best brands in the world are here fighting” – Nico Rosberg

“The location is awesome, it is very special”

Since the inaugural E-Prix in Beijing’s Olympic Park in 2014, there have been a fair few famous names pass through the gates of the FIA Formula E Championship over the years. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Nov 27

Bottas unsure of 2018 F1 title tilt after ‘crazy’ Mercedes year

“It is crazy to think that last year I was still here with Williams”

2017-10-21_0051Valtteri Bottas says he’s uncertain whether he’ll be able to put together a Formula 1 world title challenge next season after reflecting on a ‘crazy’ maiden year at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 05

Felipe Massa confirms retirement from F1 at season’s end

“Once more, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this time”

20170323-042Felipe Massa has confirmed he will retire from Formula 1 following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix later this month, calling time on a 15-season career spent with Sauber, Ferrari and Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 31

Hamilton explains factors behind 2017 F1 title triumph

Hamilton opens up on the secrets behind his fourth F1 title win in 2017

F1Lewis Hamilton has opened up on how he improved his overall performance to power to a fourth Formula 1 world title to become the most successful British driver in history. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Rosberg ‘optimistic’ ahead of Kubica’s Williams F1 test

Robert Kubica prepares for a private test for Williams

Nico Rosberg says he’s feeling positive about Robert Kubica’s chances of a Formula 1 comeback as he prepares for a private test with Williams in the fight for a 2018 race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 03

Toto Wolff says the emphasis is on Valtteri Bottas to demonstrate he deserves a long-term Mercedes deal by delivering the required results

Wolff outlines Bottas targets to earn long-term Mercedes deal

2017-06-11_1572Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says the emphasis is on Valtteri Bottas to demonstrate he deserves a long-term deal by delivering the required results for the end of the 2017 Formula 1 season and heading into 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 15

Nico Rosberg joins Robert Kubica’s management team

Despite his option of returning to Renault for 2018 looking limited

Retired Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg is making a return to the sport as part of Robert Kubica’s management team as he aims to help the Polish driver complete his comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

Bottas happy to support Hamilton title bid – but not yet

“But I don’t want to think about it at this point, I just want to focus on this week and I just need to perform.”

2017-06-10_1458Valtteri Bottas will be happy to support Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton’s bid for the drivers’ championship should the opportunity arise, but is not yet ready to write off his own title challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 10

Bottas ‘getting better each race’, says he is an title contender

Bottas now 25 points shy of leader Vettel

2017-06-11_1572Valtteri Bottas says there is no doubt in his mind that he considers himself to be well in the hunt for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship title following his second win of the season in the Austrian Grand Prix, warning his rivals he is ‘getting better’ with each race.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 03

Hamilton insists Vettel tyre tests don’t give Ferrari an advantage

“I don’t think Ferrari has an advantage, I think they hit the ground running in Russia as we did, for example, in China.”

Hamilton insists Vettel tyre tests don’t give Ferrari an advantageLewis Hamilton has refuted the suggestion his absence from last year’s Pirelli tyre development tests have had an impact on his and Mercedes’ form relative to Ferrari in the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 01

Lauda hails Bottas – ‘He’s ‘a very good replacement for Rosberg’

“To win the first grand prix in a racing drivers life, is always the most difficult one”

20170326-085Mercedes non-executive director Niki Lauda has re-stated his belief that Valtteri Bottas was the right driver to replace Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg for 2017 after seeing the Finn take his maiden grand prix victory in Russia on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 18

Mercedes ponders team order dilemma amidst Ferrari pressure

Mercedes went to great lengths to emphasise its equal opportunities ethos with Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Mercedes ponders team order dilemma amidst Ferrari pressureToto Wolff has admitted Mercedes may need to rethink its policy on ‘equal opportunities’ for its drivers if it is to give the team the best chance to defeat Ferrari in the 2017 F1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 12

Hamilton expects Vettel rivalry to remain friendly through title fight

“Right now, we’re fighting up against a four-time world champion” – Hamilton

Hamilton expects Vettel rivalry to remain friendly through title fightLewis Hamilton expects his rivalry with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to remain friendly through 2017 despite the pair being poised to fight to the wire for the Formula 1 drivers’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 11

Bottas: I’m very close to matching Hamilton

“I know that I am very close now, I will improve and we’re going to have some very good fights together in the future”

20170323-039Valtteri Bottas insists he is now ‘very close’ to matching Lewis Hamilton in terms of pure pace at Mercedes despite a disappointing Chinese Grand Prix weekend hampered by a clumsy spin that left him sixth at the chequered flag. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 30

Hamilton: Title hunger has frickin’ doubled!

“I want to win the world championship more than ever before”

20170326-100Lewis Hamilton says the exit of Nico Rosberg has done nothing to diminish his determination for reclaiming his Formula 1 title crown, insisting the renewed threat from rivals has seen his ‘hunger double’. Read the rest of this entry »

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