Tag Archive: Nico Rosberg

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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Mar 29

Wolff on Bottas – Now it is about joining the dots together

Bottas is still developing but is sure he will ‘join the dots’ and get the most from the car

20170326-097Valtteri Bottas performed to expectations ‘under a lot of pressure’ in his first race as a Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver, according to team boss Toto Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 23

Ferrari still quickest, downplaying hype – Hamilton

“I see Ferrari being the quickest at the moment. I think they will definitely be the favourites”

20170323-036Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton remains confident that Ferrari is the team to beat in this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix, having called the Scuderia out for downplaying its chances.

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Mar 21

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”

“What we’ve seen from Barcelona is that the margins at the front of the field have shrunk.”

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”Toto Wolff is refusing to make predictions ahead of the 2017 F1 season but is certain the ‘margins have closed’ between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull under the new ‘violent’ regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 19

Hamilton: With Bottas nothing is being held back…

“It’s been great so far” – Hamilton

2017-02-23-0001Lewis Hamilton has laid praise on new Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas with his openness to share thoughts and information to develop the W08 into an F1 world title contender – with a small dig at former team-mate Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Bottas: It would be stupid not to watch Hamilton closely

“Obviously being aware of how he is setting up his car and seeing a bit more about his driving style and all these things”

2017-02-23Valtteri Bottas has warned Lewis Hamilton he’ll be watching his new Mercedes team-mate very closely in order to find any extra advantages as the pair prepare for battle in the 2017 F1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 08

Wehrlein reveals why he accepts Mercedes drive decision

Wehrlein made his Sauber track debut on Tuesday
Wehrlein reveals why he accepts Mercedes drive decisionPascal Wehrlein says he accepts Mercedes’ decision not to promote him to a full factory drive in 2017 after controversially losing out to Valtteri Bottas in the race to replace Nico Rosberg at the title winning team.
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Feb 28

‘We need to talk…’ – Massa explains Williams F1 u-turn

“It happened two days after I had the Christmas party with the team and said ‘bye-bye’ to everybody!”
'We need to talk...' - Massa explains Williams F1 u-turnExactly three months after saying what appeared to be his final farewells to the Formula 1 paddock in Abu Dhabi, Felipe Massa has spoken about the turn in events that saw him come out of retirement to race with Williams in 2017.
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Feb 23

Hamilton: The big unknown is Red Bull

“I hope it’ll be close so we’ll be fighting with Red Bull and Ferrari. That’s what the fans want to see.”
Hamilton: The big unknown is Red BullLewis Hamilton says the 2017 F1 technical regulation revamp is ‘a completely new slate’ for all the teams and has already picked out Red Bull as the rival he’s most intrigued to understand.
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Feb 22

Mercedes launch: Mercedes teases first look at W08

Blue and green graphic swooshes appear over the central bodywork

Mercedes teases first look at W08The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team has released a series of teaser images of the new W08 car ahead of its official unveiling at Silverstone on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 15

Nico Rosberg has been awarded the Laureus Breakthrough of the Year gong for his F1 world championship victory last year

Rosberg lifts Laureus Breakthrough of the Year award

The German beat a weighty category to be honoured with the World Breakthrough of the Year Award by Laureus after claiming his maiden F1 title in a titanic battle against Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, before shocking the sporting world by retiring just five days after clinching the championship in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 14

Rosberg won’t divulge Hamilton secrets to Bottas

“I would tell him don’t expect an easy ride, that’s for sure”
Rosberg won’t divulge Hamilton secrets to BottasNico Rosberg says he is prepared to offer advice to Valtteri Bottas on how to integrate within the Mercedes AMG Petronas team this year but will not go as far as revealing ‘secrets’ on how to defeat Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »
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