Weekly Wrap Up [Week 7]

F1 pundit Dane Hansen, writes for The Formula 1 Issue giving you weekly breakdowns of exclusive, need to know facts about the exciting and dynamic world that is Formula One. Find out what happened here…

16th 22nd March



  • Totto Wolff loses his temper over the Red Bull saga. Chrsitian Horner says Mercedes is doing the sport more harm than good.
  • Red Bull threaten to quit F1 as Dietrich Matteschitz is feared to “lose his passion”.
  • Renault are in talks to take over Toro Rosso
  • Ecclestone backs calls for equalisation.


  • Hamilton laughs off criticism from his rivals, saying the Mercs are too dominant.
  • Alonso’s new girlfriend has declared Fernando will be fit for the upcoming race in Malaysia.
  • Ecclestone, 84, will testify “either personally or by videoconference” during his corruption trial in Valencia.
  • Van der Garde is set to get a large settlement fee from the Sauber ordeal.
  • Rosberg has officially invited Vettel to the Mercedes debrief.
  • There is no time-limit for Honda to find its much, much needed pace.
  • Van der Garde can expect a pay out of up to 15 Million EURO.
  • Honda claim they know the problem and are working on it.


  • Sauber ends their dispute with Van der Garde over mutual consent.
  • Singapore airlines has become Sauber’s official airline.
  • Kamui Kobayashi is reportedly in talks with Manor for a race seat.
  • Jenson Button says if anyone is to topple the Mercedes empire, its Mclaren Honda.
  • Prost believes F1 needs a new audience.


  • Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick, survives a 100mph crash unscathed.
  • Sauber is still confused over Van der Gardes accusations.
  • Ferrari have chosen to ignore Williams and Red Bull pace and are focusing on Mercedes alone.
  • Bottas should be ready to drive in Malaysia.
  • Raikkonen is convinced Mercedes can be caught in race pace.
  • John Booth revealed that if it wasn’t for Biachi’s valuable points in Monaco last year, Manor was not likely to be saved.



  • Marko says there is no chance of catching Mercedes.
  • Marko also admits that Renault buying out Toro Rosso may happen.
  • Bottas is optimistic he will be back behind the wheel.
  • Moto GP star, Marc Marquez says Honda will win in F1.
  • German Grand Prix has been dropped from the 2015 season…
  • Pirelli say they want a quick decision over the revamp of Formula One.


  • Today would have been Ayrton Senna’s 55th
  • It has been revealed that Alonso’s crash costs insurers €1.8 million.


  • Grand Prix winner, Olivier Panis thinks Red Bull ought to clean up their own act before citing FOM and the FIA for poor management.
  • Alonso will fly to Malaysia

Dane Hansen


About dphansen24

I am an avid freelance Formula 1 writer and blogger. My writings are diverse and range from historical insights, to thorough and exciting analysis of the modern era and the topics that come with it. I am also able to take in requests from readers that wish to gain vision into particular stories. All are welcome. I encourage constructive criticism and conversation in comments or via email. My passion for the world’s fastest show consumes my daily efforts and I am always enthused to write about the sport I love most. Even as a pundit, I too have a curiosity and am always ready to learn more about an ever expanding sport.

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