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May 20th, 2013
BMW has rubbished suggestions that it is considering a Formula 1 return. In the wake of Honda announcing it is coming back to grand prix racing in 2015, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone tipped BMW to follow suit in the not too distant future. However, BMW itself has distanced itself from such a scenario, and its motorsport boss Jens Marquardt made it clear on Monday that the company was happy focusing on its DTM and sportscar activities
May 20th, 2013
Paddy Lowe has been given an early release by McLaren so will join Mercedes next month in a senior management role rather than waiting until 2014. The former McLaren technical director had originally only been expected to join Mercedes when his old contract ran out at the end of the year.
May 17th, 2013
Mercedes says it cannot rely Monaco’s lack of overtaking opportunities to make up for its race-day tyre issues. The Brackley-based team has impressed with its single-lap form this year, securing pole position at the last three races. However, it has struggled with its longer-run pace and both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have endured frustrating slumps down the order in races.
April 15th, 2013
Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff plans to sell the shares he still has in Williams, but he will only do so when the right buyer is found. After Wolff’s move from executive director at Williams to a senior role at Mercedes was announced earlier this year, it was made clear that Wolff would retain the 16 per cent stake he has in the Grove-based outfit. However, having progressed with buying a shareholding in the Mercedes F1 team, Wolff says that he has agreed with his German bosses that he will offload his involvement at Williams when the moment is right.
March 20th, 2013
Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff is convinced his Formula 1 team is more on top of the tyre situation than it was last year, despite a repeat of problems in the Australian Grand Prix. Just as in 2012 , Mercedes impressed in qualifying at Albert Park but could not maintain its pace throughout the whole race. While Lewis Hamilton held on to fifth place , the team knows that a better handle on its tyres could have helped it do more
March 16th, 2013
Mercedes will move to ensure that McLaren’s knowledge of its 2014 engine is of no benefit to Honda should the team subsequently switch to the Japanese engine manufacturer.
February 19th, 2013
Susie Wolff is hoping to race in sportscars this year alongside her role as a Williams Formula 1 development driver . The 30-year-old raced in the DTM from 2006-12 and is set to explore opportunities in GT racing for this season. Wolff decided to walk away from the DTM prior to her Williams development driver role being expanded, but she is keen to race competitively this year.
January 24th, 2013
Robert Kubica said his DTM test with Mercedes posed no physical problems at all. The Valencia run on Thursday was the first time that Kubica had driven a high-specification racing car since the horrific rallying accident in February 2011 that left him with multiple fractures and a partially severed right arm. Kubica completed 114 laps of the Spanish track, initially in wet conditions before the track dried
December 14th, 2012
McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has praised departing Mercedes motorsport chief Norbert Haug’s “crucial” contribution to his squad’s success. Mercedes announced on Thursday that Haug, who has been its motorsport boss since 1991, would leave the company at the end of the season. McLaren has used Mercedes engines in Formula 1 since 1995, and was the firm’s official works partner until it set up its own factory team in 2010
December 2nd, 2012
BMW’s works American Le Mans Series team Rahal Letterman Lanigan will switch from the M3 GT to a new GTE version of the Z4 for 2013. RLL has run BMW’s ALMS programme since 2009, winning the teams’ and manufacturers’ titles in ’10, then taking a clean sweep of drivers’, teams’ and manufacturers’ crowns the following year. The GT3 variant of the Z4 is already used by BMW teams in European sportscar racing, coming close to the GT1 world title with Vita4One this season.
December 2nd, 2012
BMW will promote test driver Marco Wittmann into a race seat as it expands to eight cars for the 2013 DTM. Wittmann finished second in the 2011 Formula 3 Euro Series before switching to his BMW role this year. BMW motorsport boss Jens Marquardt said the 23-year-old German had proved he was worthy of a race chance
November 22nd, 2012
Mercedes is set to abandon its Coanda-effect exhaust for the final race of the season in a bid to try and get a better understanding of its tyre situation. After Nico Rosberg reverted to the non-Coanda design in Austin to assist the team’s 2013 development programme, the team has elected to switch both its drivers to the old version for the final weekend of the season.
August 3rd, 2012
Mercedes-Benz motorsport boss Norbert Haug is confident that there will be enough new engines to supply the entire Formula 1 grid in 2014 – even if independent supplier PURE fails to resurrect its plans. As AUTOSPORT revealed last weekend, PURE has been forced to suspend its operations because investment money has failed to come through – and it cannot continue working until the finances are in place
July 23rd, 2012
Audi legend Rinaldo Capello has officially called time on his top flight endurance prototype career, having hinted as much after finishing second in June’s Le Mans 24 Hours.
July 18th, 2012
Honda has announced Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro as its drivers for its first season in the World Touring Car Championship. The duo will drive the Civic cars run by Italian team JAS Motorsport. Honda said Monteiro will enter the final three races of the 2012 season at Suzuka, Shanghai and Macau as part of the Japanese manufacturer’s development programme
July 3rd, 2012
Mercedes-Benz motorsport boss Norbert Haug has labelled the uncertain situation surrounding Formula 1′s young driver test as ‘ridiculous’ – with a number of teams now unsure about where they will run.
July 2nd, 2012
Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg are among the drivers who have been announced as star guests at a FOTA Fans’ Forum that will take place in Stuttgart ahead of the German Grand Prix. The Mercedes drivers will be joined by Nico Hulkenberg, Timo Glock and Mercedes-Benz motorsport boss Norbert Haug for the event, which takes place at its Niederlassung venue in Stuttgart on July 18
June 22nd, 2012
Mercedes has promised Michael Schumacher that it will adopt a ‘calm and concentrated’ approach to sorting out the reliability problems that have wrecked his season.
June 21st, 2012
Michael Schumacher believes talk of him being able to win this weekend’s European Grand Prix is too optimistic. The seven-time world champion was installed as one of the pre-race favourites in Valencia, partly due to the pace he showed in Monaco and the suggestion from Pirelli motorsport boss Paul Hembery that he would be the man to beat . But Schumacher believes that Mercedes’ form in Canada, where it was also expected to shine but came up short, suggests that it will not be competing for victory this weekend.
June 14th, 2012
Renault will decide in September just how many customer teams it will be able to supply when Formula 1 switches to the new V6 turbo engines from 2014. Amid some concern in the paddock about dramatic cost increases for teams because engine makers have to pass on the development costs of the new power units, sources have revealed that efforts are being made to ensure that the situation does not destabilise the sport. Renault Sport F1′s managing director Jean-Francois Caubet believes that a lifting of the current limitation of manufacturer to supply a maximum of three teams would be a big help – especially amid uncertainty about the number of outfits independent suppliers PURE and Cosworth may reach deals with.