Gerhard Kuntschik

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How Ratzenberger earned his tragically brief F1 shot Plus

How Ratzenberger earned his tragically brief F1 shot

Wherever in the world the hard-working and diligent Roland Ratzenberger's career took him, he was always quick to update Austrian journalist Gerhard Kuntschik on his progress. Gerhard shares his memories of Ratzenberger's life, and the impact of his loss

Red Bull sets 0.5s gap target for F1-opening Australian Grand Prix

Red Bull believes a 0.5-second deficit to favourite Mercedes at the Australian Grand Prix will be enough for it to be in the hunt in the 2018 Formula 1 season

Mercedes F1 boss Wolff: Renault will make 'biggest step' in 2018

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes rival Renault will make the biggest step of any Formula 1 team in 2018

Red Bull's Dietrich Mateschitz plays down F1 chances in early-2017

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz believes his Formula 1 team may have to wait until mid-year to be competitive enough to win races in 2017

Old Osterreichring loop could return to Red Bull Ring for F1 2017

The re-opening of the western section of the old Osterreichring is under review, and could be in place for next year's Formula 1 grand prix at the Red Bull Ring

Marc Marquez says Red Bull Ring will be a tricky MotoGP venue

The Red Bull Ring will be a deceptively difficult venue for MotoGP when the Austrian Grand Prix returns, reckons double champion Marc Marquez

Red Bull 'will lose 1.2s on Baku F1 straight' - Marko

Red Bull will lose 1.2 seconds on Baku's long straight because of its Formula 1 power deficit, according to its motorsport consultant Helmut Marko

Red Bull chief Dietrich Mateschitz suddenly closes his TV station

Red Bull founder and Formula 1 team owner Dietrich Mateschitz is to pull the plug on his private television channel ServusTV by the end of June

Team chiefs say 'rubbish' F1 qualifying format has to change

Leading Formula 1 teams are adamant the 2016 qualifying format must be changed at the earliest opportunity after its underwhelming debut at the Australian Grand Prix

Red Bull's Mateschitz slams Mercedes and Ferrari's power in F1

Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz believes Mercedes and Ferrari's on and off-track power is to the detriment of Formula 1

VW Group to maintain motorsport activities after emissions scandal

The Volkswagen Group emissions scandal will not affect the automotive giant's motorsport activities, according to new boss Matthias Muller

Audi boss Wolfgang Ullrich given two-year contract extension

Audi Sport boss Wolfgang Ullrich will remain in his job for another two seasons

Red Bull sets new deadline to secure 2016 Formula 1 engine deal

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz has given his team until the weekend before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to find an engine supplier to keep it on the grid in 2016

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz 'positive' on Ferrari F1 talks

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz has confirmed "positive and encouraging" talks have been held with Ferrari regarding a Formula 1 engine supply from next season

Renault or nothing for Red Bull in F1 in 2016 - Dietrich Mateschitz

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz has suggested Renault is its only engine option if it stays in Formula 1 in 2016, ruling out a switch to another manufacturer

Ex-F1 racer Alex Wurz to decide on his WEC future after Le Mans

Toyota World Endurance Championship racer Alex Wurz will decide after this weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours whether to continue racing beyond the end of this season

Toro Rosso leading choice if Renault decides to run its own F1 team

Toro Rosso has emerged as the leading candidate to be taken over by Renault should the French manufacturer decide on a return as a fully branded Formula 1 works effort.

Red Bull could quit Formula 1 over current rules - Helmut Marko

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has warned that the Austrian firm could pull out of Formula 1, claiming that the current regulations "will kill the sport"

Mercedes will still dominate F1 in 2015 - Red Bull's Mateschitz

Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz believes Mercedes is set to dominate Formula 1 again this season based on indications from the first winter test at Jerez

Mercedes expects 2015 Red Bull Formula 1 resurgence

Mercedes expects Red Bull to re-emerge as a serious threat in the 2015 Formula 1 season, although it may take time for its title potential to become clear

Niki Lauda: Formula 1 must go ahead with 1000bhp cars plan

Formula 1 teams must persist with their push to get 1000bhp cars on the grid for 2017, reckons three-time world champion Niki Lauda

Andre Lotterer offered Caterham F1 return for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Andre Lotterer says he has been offered another race with the Caterham Formula 1 team in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Red Bull tells Carlos Sainz Jr to focus on FR3.5 title, not F1 seat

Carlos Sainz Jr has been told by Red Bull that winning Formula Renault 3.5 this year must come before any push to get him in to Formula 1

Marko says Red Bull will be 'on par' with Mercedes F1 team in 2015

Red Bull and Renault will catch up with Mercedes during the 2015 Formula 1 season, the drinks firm's motorsport director Helmut Marko has declared

Red Bull rules out building own Formula 1 engine

Red Bull has all but ruled out building its own Formula 1 engine in the future, despite hinting that it could ditch Renault for 2016 unless it improves

Bernie Ecclestone would be 'happy' if Formula 1 grid shrinks

Formula 1 commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone says he is not afraid of losing teams from the grand prix grid if financial struggles become too much for any of the field

Gene Haas' Formula 1 team entry delayed until 2016

Guenther Steiner has confirmed the new American Formula 1 team set up by Gene Haas will join the grid in 2016 rather than next season

Vettel thinks Red Bull F1 team still a title contender

Sebastian Vettel insists Red Bull is still a Formula 1 title contender, with a major engine upgrade planned for the Austrian Grand Prix set to boost his ambitions

Mercedes thinks Ferrari the biggest threat in F1 title battle

Ferrari has been singled out by Mercedes as its biggest threat for the Formula 1 world championship this year

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz concerned over F1 budget cap

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz has expressed concern over the implications of Formula 1's planned budget cap

Red Bull's Dietrich Mateschitz denies staff exits have hurt F1 team

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz has denied that the exit of some leading technical personnel to rival Formula 1 teams is a factor in his squad's worrying start to 2014

Austria Formula 1 return confirmed as 2014 race gets legal approval

Formula 1 will officially return to Austria in 2014 after the circuit gained the necessary legal permission from local authorities

2013 push 'will benefit' Red Bull in F1 2014 - Dietrich Mateschitz

Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz is convinced his team's development push this year will help, not hinder, its 2014 Formula 1 chances

Kvyat backed to emulate Raikkonen's arrival in Formula 1

Toro Rosso's surprise signing Daniil Kvyat can adapt to Formula 1 machinery as quickly as Kimi Raikkonen or Felipe Massa did, Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz believes

Daniil Kvyat gets 2014 Toro Rosso Formula 1 seat

Daniil Kvyat will drive for Toro Rosso in Formula 1 next season, in a surprise move by the Italian team

Red Bull: Daniel Ricciardo must push Sebastian Vettel by mid-2014

Daniel Ricciardo will be expected to start putting pressure on new team-mate Sebastian Vettel as early as the middle of the 2014 Formula 1 season, say his Red Bull chiefs

Red Bull boss Mateschitz to fund Austrian GP himself

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz will be digging in to his own pockets to fund the return of the Austrian Grand Prix

Red Bull boss impressed with Ricciardo's performance in F1 test

Daniel Ricciardo's hopes of landing the second seat at Red Bull have been boosted after team owner Dietrich Mateschitz admitted the team was impressed with his recent speed

Red Bull owner Mateschitz says F1 is not racing anymore

Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz has launched a furious attack on the state of Formula 1, saying it is no longer about racing

Red Bull's Mateschitz says he would not force Vettel to stay on

Red Bull chief Dietrich Mateschitz says he would not force Sebastian Vettel to stay if the Formula 1 champion was keen to try a different team

Bernie Ecclestone: No more excuses for Mercedes in F1 2013

Mercedes will have no excuses not to be competitive during the 2013 season, according to Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone

Portugal, France interested in 20th slot on 2013 Formula 1 calendar

Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone says the 2013 calendar could still include 20 races, with France and Portugal showing interest in hosting the event

Red Bull open to idea of hosting grand prix at revamped Spielberg

Red Bull is open to the idea of Austria hosting a Formula 1 race next year at its revamped Spielberg track

Brazilian GP: Red Bull sure only bad luck can stop Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull believes that it does not need any good fortune for Sebastian Vettel to win the championship - it just needs to avoid any bad luck

Red Bull plays down FIA's floor design ruling

Red Bull motorsport chief Helmut Marko does not think the FIA's ruling over Formula 1 floor regulations will handicap Red Bull Racing at all in the Canadian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel insists he is perfectly happy at Red Bull amid Ferrari rumours

World champion Sebastian Vettel says he finds it hard to imagine life outside of Red Bull Racing, and insists he does not want to be anywhere else

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz says tyres have turned F1 into a lottery for teams

Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz believes Formula 1's thrilling start the season may be great news for fans, but he feels it has turned the sport into a lottery for teams

Formula 1's stock market flotation set to go ahead in Singapore

Formula 1's stock market flotation remains on course to go ahead in Singapore, according to a board member of the sport's commercial rights holding company Delta Topco

Niki Lauda says Kimi Raikkonen needs an exceptional car to return to his very best in F1

Kimi Raikkonen will only return to his very best in Formula 1 this year if Lotus is able to provide him with an exceptional car

Q & A with Red Bull's Helmut Marko

AUTOSPORT talks to Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko following the team's double championship success in 2011

Red Bull says having a winning car is key to retaining Sebastian Vettel long-term

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko says having a winning car is key to retaining the services of Sebastian Vettel in the long run

Mateschitz says Red Bull must keep pushing in 2011 to more success next year

Red Bull Racing must keep pushing for the remainder of the 2011 if it is to lay down the foundations for more title success next year, reckons team owner Dietrich Mateschitz

Gerhard Berger rules out Formula 1 return in the near future

Gerhard Berger has ruled out returning to a job in Formula 1 in the near future - despite being approached by FIA president Jean Todt this year about a possible role in the sport

Gerhard Berger says Mercedes must start delivering in Formula 1

Gerhard Berger thinks it is time that Mercedes GP starts delivering on its promises in Formula 1 - after failing to win a race since its takeover of the Brawn outfit at the start of 2010

Red Bull Racing eyeing new Renault engine deal

Red Bull Racing has set its sights on extending its engine partnership deal with Renault - having revealed it was already close to a new contract before last week's rules switch to 1.6-litre V6 turbos for Formula 1 in 2014

Bahrain wants F1 back 'in near future'

The Bahrain Grand Prix authorities say they look forward to having Formula 1 back "in the very near future", but stopped short of committing to being able to host the race later in 2011

STR drivers 'must prove their quality'

Jaime Alguersuari and Sebastien Buemi must deliver good enough results this season to prove they can be future candidates for Red Bull Racing now that they have a competitive car

Red Bull announces new Vettel deal

Red Bull Racing has confirmed that it will retain Sebastian Vettel until at least the end of the 2014 season - as predicted by AUTOSPORT earlier today

Vettel to stay at Red Bull through 2014

Sebastian Vettel has committed his future to Red Bull Racing, AUTOSPORT has learned, with the German to remain at the outfit until the end of 2014

Mateschitz: RBR fourth in budget rank

Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz believes his Formula 1 team has only the fourth largest budget in the sport - as he dismissed suggestions it overspent en route to capturing the world championship last year