Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Jerez, 2014

Red Bull problems are “nothing major” – Horner

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Jerez, 2014In the round-up: Christian Horner plays down the seriousness of Red Bull’s problems with their new RB10 after an unsuccessful first test in Jerez.


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Horner: ‘Nothing major wrong’ (Sky)

“There’s a few things that we need to tighten up on our side, but nothing major, and obviously Renault have got some issues that they’re tidying up as well but these cars are so complicated little problems can cause big failures.”

Lotus complete first test in new car (BBC)

“Lotus ran their new E22 car ‘without any major problems’ for the maximum 100km (62 miles) at Jerez on Saturday.”

Renault validates updates with Lotus at Jerez (Adam Cooper’s F1 Blog)

“The latest [power unit] configuration was deployed without any reliability problems, allowing Lotus to complete the maximum amount of km permitted on a filming day.”

Olivier Quesnel interesse par Lotus (BFMTV, French)

Former Citroen and Peugeot racing boss Olivier Quesnel is tipped to succeed Eric Boullier as team principal at Lotus.

Hamilton has regrets over Di Resta dispute (The Telegraph)

“Anthony Hamilton has expressed his regret at how severely his relationship with Paul di Resta broke down, after the Scottish former Formula One driver and his old manager agreed an out-of-court settlement following a bitter damages lawsuit in which their dispute was publicly examined.”

Mercedes: McLaren relations to change (Autosport)

Toto Wolff: “There is still a fair amount of knowledge that you can share on developing the power unit, but then there is a fair amount of knowledge that you wouldn’t want to exchange anyway because they are switching to Honda.”

Haug tips Mercedes for 2014 F1 title (Crash)

“It would not surprise me if the title goes to Stuttgart this year. This was the plan from the outset.”

Nico Rosberg aims to follow in father’s F1 tracks (The Globe And Mail)

“In a way racing is probably similar in all sports – you always need support. But racing is one of the toughest of all because of the budgets you need to have to make it through the ranks is just incredible.”


Comment of the day

More thoughts on driver-team reunions:

Not a strictly F1 reunion but Jean Alesi re-uniting in mid-2001 with the Jordan team with whom he won the 1989 F3000 championship and who were inspired by Alesi’s success to move up to F1 in 1991.

He arrived for the last five races of the season and was more on thw pace of team-mate Jarno Trulli than Heinz-Harald Frentzen who had been in the car all season (and two previous seasons). This coming from a completely different car that didn’t even have power steering, and only crude traction control.

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