Having recently stepped down at Air Berlin, it is rumoured Niki Lauda could be looking to return to the world of aviation.
As he became a shareholder and the chairman at Mercedes’ works team, the famous Austrian stepped down from an existing management position at Air Berlin. Read more... (139 words, estimated 33 secs reading time)
According to Niki Lauda, Mercedes has taken “an important step forwards” since the end of the 2012 season.
“We’re not looking at wins at the moment,” Briton Hamilton, who has moved from McLaren over the winter, said after testing the new W04 late last week in Barcelona. “As I’ve said, we’re hoping to be fighting in the top ten.” Read more... (220 words, estimated 53 secs reading time)
Sebastian Vettel is locked into a “long term” contract with Red Bull, according to Niki Lauda.
Triple world champion Lauda, now the Mercedes team’s chairman, revealed he is aware of the precise term of the reigning world champion’s current deal. Read more... (278 words, estimated 1:07 mins reading time)
Felipe Massa, who clocked the fastest overall time at last week’s Jerez test, has declared the Ferrari F138 “better” than its predecessor.
“It’s more consistent, better in braking, in and out of the corners and easier to understand,” he is quoted by Brazil’s O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper. Read more... (239 words, estimated 57 secs reading time)
Sebastian Vettel is the best, but Mercedes can be a top-three contender in 2013.
That is the claim of Niki Lauda, the triple world champion who is also the straight-talking expert pundit for German television RTL. Read more... (273 words, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
Mercedes on Monday announced that Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff are buying into the Brackley based F1 team.
It had already emerged that Wolff, who like Mercedes’ F1 chairman Lauda is from Vienna, is leaving Williams, despite becoming executive director only last July. Read more... (164 words, estimated 39 secs reading time)
Niki Lauda has admitted he admires his Austrian compatriot Dr Helmut Marko. Triple world champion Lauda is Mercedes’ new non-executive chairman.
The German business newspaper Handelsblatt on Thursday reported that he is stepping down from the board of the airline Air Berlin. Read more... (205 words, estimated 49 secs reading time)
Lewis Hamilton has already started work at Mercedes.
Britain’s Sun newspaper said that although the 2008 world champion remains under contract to McLaren for two more weeks, a “deal” has been agreed whereby the 27-year-old can at least meet his new engineers. And the report said Briton Hamilton also got his first taste of Mercedes’ driver simulator last week. Read more... (372 words, estimated 1:29 mins reading time)
Sebastian Vettel remains the overwhelming favourite to become 2012 champion, despite Red Bull’s qualifying crisis and the loss of 3 points to Fernando Alonso in Abu Dhabi. Read more... (284 words, estimated 1:08 mins reading time)
Fernando Alonso’s last hope to rescue his flagging championship charge in 2012 is a spate of technical problems for Red Bull.
That is the view of F1 great Niki Lauda, who told Germany’s Sport1: “Alonso cannot stop Vettel, unless Vettel suddenly gets technical problems. Read more... (301 words, estimated 1:12 mins reading time)