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  • Maldonado's Maladies Continue...

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    Tomaso
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    Having not watched the Bahrain GP, I missed out upon Pastor Maldonado's collision with Esteban Gutierrez, which sent the Sauber driver barrel rolling down the racetrack - hence incurring the Race Stewards wrath  and landing the Venezuelan driver a five-place grid spot  penalty for the following race in Shanghai.Maldonado hits out as race ban loomsYet Maldonado's weekend outing seemed to be Shanghaied from the start, as the Venezuelan driver inexplicably drove straight off track during Friday practice when the camera's reportedly showed his head down staring at the steering wheel…
  • Force India continues strong points scoring form

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    20 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    Sahara Force India continued its strong points-scoring form in China as Nico Hulkenberg finished in sixth place ahead of Sergio Perez in ninth. The ten points scored today leave the team with 54 points and third in the constructors’ standings.
  • Hamilton winning psychological Rosberg battle

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    24 Apr 2014 | 7:31 am
    Lewis Hamilton believes his recent victories are helping him get the better of team-mate Nico Rosberg psychologically in the battle at Mercedes
  • The Watchmen - the role of the FIA's technical team

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    24 Apr 2014 | 1:12 am
    With Formula One racing going through its biggest set of regulation changes in history for the 2014 season, ensuring a level playing field has become a lot harder for its governing body, the FIA. So just how do their 10-man technical team make sure that every car that hits the track complies with the rules
  • Mercedes chiefs disagree over team orders

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    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    A debate is raging inside Mercedes. The dominant German team declared proudly after the Bahrain grand prix that letting Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg go wheel-to-wheel in a thrilling battle was the right decision for the sport.
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  • Ecclestone's Munich court case opens

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Bernie Ecclestone reiterated his innocence of bribery charges on Thursday as the Formula 1 supremo's high-profile court case in Germany got underway
  • Sato: Long Beach not fit for F1 return

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Takuma Sato believes that sheer scale of work required to bring the Long Beach street circuit up to grand prix standard makes a mooted Formula 1 return unlikely
  • Mercedes could rethink orders stance

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:22 am
    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has hinted Formula 1 title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will be reined back in battle if the opposition closes the gap
  • New push to make F1 more spectacular

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:26 am
    Formula 1 teams are pushing to make grand prix cars more visually spectacular, AUTOSPORT can reveal, with the return of sparks, glowing brake discs and vapour trails all being considered
  • Ferrari aims to reduce bureaucracy

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:52 am
    Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has already begun a restructuring of his Formula 1 team in a bid to get it back to the front of the grid
 
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  • The Watchmen - the role of the FIA's technical team (Part 2)

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:36 am
    With Formula One racing going through its biggest set of regulation changes in history in 2014, ensuring a level playing field became a lot harder for governing body, the FIA. But just how do they make sure that every car that hits the track complies with the rules? Read on to find out
  • The Watchmen - the role of the FIA's technical team

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:12 am
    With Formula One racing going through its biggest set of regulation changes in history for the 2014 season, ensuring a level playing field has become a lot harder for its governing body, the FIA. So just how do their 10-man technical team make sure that every car that hits the track complies with the rules
  • McLaren map out bold upgrade plan through to Silverstone

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    McLaren will implement an "aggressive" development plan in a bid to arrest their recent slump, racing director Eric Boullier says, with developments already mapped out until July's race in Britain. The team scored a double podium in Australia to take an early lead in the constructors' championship, but have since dropped to fifth after suffering a double retirement in Bahrain and failing to break the top ten in China
  • The First Time - with Mercedes' Nico Rosberg

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    Nico Rosberg has experienced a number of 'firsts' in 2014 - not only did he win the first race of the new V6 turbo era, but he also leads the world championship for the first time in his career. Therefore, as we continue our series that aims to help you get to know the world's greatest drivers a little better, we thought it was the perfect time to ask Rosberg to reveal some of the other 'firsts' in his life
  • China analysis - have Ferrari joined the hunt?

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:56 am
    As Mercedes reasserted their current authority over the season with a third consecutive one-two in Sunday's 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix, the bigger surprise came as Red Bull found themselves beaten to the podium. But with Fernando Alonso's suberb drive to third contrasting with team mate Kimi Raikkonen's struggle to eighth, the reality of any Ferrari renaissance is far from clear
 
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  • The Watchmen - the role of the FIA's technical team (Part 2)

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:36 am
    With Formula One racing going through its biggest set of regulation changes in history in 2014, ensuring a level playing field became a lot harder for governing body, the FIA. But just how do they make sure that every car that hits the track complies with the rules? Read on to find out
  • The Watchmen - the role of the FIA's technical team

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:12 am
    With Formula One racing going through its biggest set of regulation changes in history for the 2014 season, ensuring a level playing field has become a lot harder for its governing body, the FIA. So just how do their 10-man technical team make sure that every car that hits the track complies with the rules
  • China analysis - have Ferrari joined the hunt?

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:56 am
    As Mercedes reasserted their current authority over the season with a third consecutive one-two in Sunday's 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix, the bigger surprise came as Red Bull found themselves beaten to the podium. But with Fernando Alonso's suberb drive to third contrasting with team mate Kimi Raikkonen's struggle to eighth, the reality of any Ferrari renaissance is far from clear
  • Three is the magic number for Hamilton and Mercedes

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:09 am
    Lewis Hamilton might have finished in P1 in China on Sunday, but three was very much the number of the day for the 2008 world champion. Having taken his third pole position of the season on Saturday, the Mercedes driver secured his third win of the season on race day, which also happened to be his third career victory in Shanghai
  • China - What to Watch for…

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:50 pm
    From Rosberg's attempts to get on terms with team mate Hamilton to Lotus's pursuit of a first points finish, and from worries about tyre graining to the ever present threat of rain, we preview the key themes to watch out for in the 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai
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  • The First Time - with Mercedes' Nico Rosberg

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    Nico Rosberg has experienced a number of 'firsts' in 2014 - not only did he win the first race of the new V6 turbo era, but he also leads the world championship for the first time in his career. Therefore, as we continue our series that aims to help you get to know the world's greatest drivers a little better, we thought it was the perfect time to ask Rosberg to reveal some of the other 'firsts' in his life
  • Lewis Hamilton Q&A: I feel blessed to be with this team

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    It was a pretty lonely afternoon for Lewis Hamilton in China on Sunday, but the Mercedes driver was not complaining as he took this third win of the season, leading home team mate Nico Rosberg for a third consecutive one-two
  • Sebastian Vettel Q&A: I'm fighting with the car

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:34 am
    For the first time since 2012, Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel has been bested by his team mate in two consecutive races. But why did the world champion seem to struggle so much in Sunday's Grand Prix in China? After the race Vettel explained all to reporters
  • Kevin Magnussen Q&A: McLaren's poor pace a mystery

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    Following the race in Bahrain, Jenson Button said that McLaren could legitimately claim to be the second-quickest team after Mercedes. The Woking team have found the going tough in China however, and in qualifying on Saturday Button could only manage 12th on the grid, while Kevin Magnussen was even further back in 15th. After the session, Magnussen spoke to reporters about a difficult day in Shanghai
  • Sergio Perez Q&A: Sunday fightback possible in Shanghai

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:56 am
    A fortnight on from his superb podium in Bahrain, Sergio Perez has struggled for pace in China and could only secure 16th in qualifying - eight places down on Nico Hulkenberg. The Mexican accepts his team mate has held the upper hand so far in Shanghai, but remains confident he can stage a fight back and reaasert himself as a points contender on Sunday
 
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  • Ferrari encouraged by return to podium

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    Scuderia Ferrari’s short term aim coming into this race was to be the best of the pack of teams chasing Mercedes and today that was the case, with Fernando Alonso taking a fine third place behind the all conquering Anglo-German team.
  • Not the performance we were looking for - Caterham

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    Caterham failed to realise the hoped for performance at China. On top of that, Kamui Kobayashi was also robbed of 17th place as the chequered flag was waved a lap too early, nullifying Kamui's pass on Bianchi in the final lap.
  • Hamilton hails 'unbelievable' Mercedes

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    Mercedes AMG took its third consecutive one-two finish and fourth consecutive win today at the 2014 UBS Chinese Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton took his third victory of the season, with Nico Rosberg finished in second position.
  • Force India continues strong points scoring form

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    Sahara Force India continued its strong points-scoring form in China as Nico Hulkenberg finished in sixth place ahead of Sergio Perez in ninth. The ten points scored today leave the team with 54 points and third in the constructors’ standings.
  • Ricciardo buoyed by getting close to podium

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    Red Bull Racing lacked the dry weather pace to challenge for the podium and eventually finished 4th and 5th, with Daniel Ricciardo leading the duo to the finish.
 
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  • Stefano Domenicali steps down as Ferrari Team Principal

    David
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    Following Ferrari’s poor start in the first three races of the new 2014 F1 season, the team’s Team Principal Stefano Domenicali has decided to step down from his role. Domenicali became Ferrari’s Sporting Director in 2002, before being appointed as Team Principal in 2008. “There are special moments that come along in everyone’s professional life, [...]
  • 2014 Bahrain GP: post race Press Conference

    David
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Q: What a race! Lewis, what’s it like to win the 900th Formula One grand prix? Lewis Hamilton: “It’s great to see that we have such a great crowd. It’s the first time we’ve had a night race here. I’m so grateful to the team for working so hard to get us up here. It’s [...]
  • 2014 Bahrain GP: post Qualifying Press Conference

    David
    5 Apr 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Q: Nico, Lewis was ahead of you going into the crucial parts of qualifying but you managed to turn it around. How did you do it? Nico Rosberg: “Yeah just worked well through the weekend, just planning my way and progressing, getting around some issues, understanding what set-up to go for and things like that. [...]
  • 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix: Friday’s Press Conference

    David
    5 Apr 2014 | 2:42 am
    Q: Bob, could I start with you. It looks like you’re in the battle again here this weekend behind the Mercedes. It’s been a pretty decent start to the season on the while. Two battles with the fastest Ferrari at the first two races. What do you put it down to and how do you [...]
  • 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix: Thursday’s Press Conference

    David
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    Q: Jenson, if we could start with you. Obviously you’ll reach 250 grand prix this weekend – congratulations on that. Later this year I guess you’ll become the third most experienced grand prix driver of all time. Maybe your thoughts on that what lessons you’ve learned along the way. Jenson Button: “I’ve learned a lot [...]
 
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  • Fernando Alonso joins Mercedes on the podium

    Christine Blachford
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    Lewis Hamilton turned his pole position into a dominant victory, leading the way with a comfortable gap to the rest of the field and crossing the line 18 seconds clear by the time the chequered flag dropped. Speaking of which, the flag was waved a lap too soon, meaning the FIA had to count back the finish two laps earlier, but only one position changed at the rear of the field.See more on Fernando Alonso joins Mercedes on the podium
  • Lewis Hamilton takes pole position in Shanghai

    Christine Blachford
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Qualifying in China began with the news that Pastor Maldonado wouldn’t be taking part. The Lotus driver had stopped during final practice with a sensor issue and engine leak, and it wasn’t fixed in time for him to qualify. That left Gutiérrez as the other driver dropping out along with the four regular backmarker drivers in the first session.See more on Lewis Hamilton takes pole position in Shanghai
  • Maldonado crashes into pit entry during China practice

    Christine Blachford
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Pastor Maldonado had a very difficult Friday at the Shanghai International Circuit, spinning off track in both practice sessions, and ending his day with the Lotus car embedded in the wall at the pit entry. Or, as trackside operations boss Alan Permane put it, he “had a little mishap.” In the first session, he ran wide off track during the outlap as he was adjusting something on the steering wheel.See more on Maldonado crashes into pit entry during China practice
  • FIA reject Red Bull fuel-flow disqualification appeal

    Christine Blachford
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    The hearing for Red Bull’s appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix took place this week, with the FIA ruling that the penalty will stand. Although specific reasons will be released at a later date, the FIA have rejected the appeal, meaning Ricciardo does not get back the 18 points he would have from that third place finish.See more on FIA reject Red Bull fuel-flow disqualification appeal
  • Stefano Domenicali resigns from Ferrari

    Christine Blachford
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Stefano Domenicali has become the former team principal of the Ferrari F1 team after announcing his resignation today. He has left with immediate effect, saying that the team needs a reshuffle to try and improve their performance after a disappointing start to the 2014 season.See more on Stefano Domenicali resigns from Ferrari
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  • Stefano to leave? – Confirmed

    ashleigh
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:44 am
    Italian press are today saying that Ferrari F1 boss Stefano Domenicali is about to step down from the job. The Ferrari team have struggled for the last few seasons with aerodynamic performance problems that were attributed to their wind tunnel. This year however, the F14 T is not only struggling aero wise, but the Ferrari Power Unit is no match for the Mercedes unit, and even though the Red Bull team are struggling for pace due to an arguably even worse Renault power unit, their dominance in aero has still shown the Ferrari to be slow. Kimi has also been struggling with the new brake by wire…
  • Bahrain, What a race

    ashleigh
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:22 am
    Well what a race, people may be complaining about the noises coming out of the cars, but they cannot complain about the races themselves. There was overtaking up and down the grid, between team mates and cars with similar performance. Obviously the headline was about the Mercedes team, the race at the front was essentially over during the middle of the race, and then Pastor Maldonado flipped Gutierrez at the first corner   This brought out the safety car, and obviously bunched the pack up. To add some more excitement, the Mercedes team had the two cars on different tyre strategies.
  • Coming Soon

    ashleigh
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Just a note to say that the site will be back to normal soon. I’m currently in hospital, but when I’ve been released I’ll get back to making sure we are on top of things again. Again apologies for regular visitors. Copyright © 2014 F1-Blog. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this material in your news aggregator, the site you are looking at is guilty of copyright infringement. Please message us at http://www.f1-blog.co.uk/contact-us/ so we can take legal action immediately.Plugin by Taragana The post Coming Soon appeared first on…
  • Small performance tweaks

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    19 Mar 2014 | 3:44 pm
    We have been modernising some of the back end systems on the site over the last day or two, so sorry if anyone got oddness when they swung by. However we should be back to normal now, and you should see site loads are quicker now too. If you do notice anything untoward, then please do get in touch. Copyright © 2014 F1-Blog. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this material in your news aggregator, the site you are looking at is guilty of copyright infringement. Please message us at http://www.f1-blog.co.uk/contact-us/ so we can take legal action…
  • Sound – What do you think?

    ashleigh
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:09 am
    Well after the Australian race, we now all know what the cars sound like when they are all out together. My question is then, there’s been a lot of complaints, mutterings and murmurings of organisers, fans and team owners not happy with the auditory experience of ‘New F1′. Personally, I quiet like the sound itself. It’s definitely a more ‘high tech’ sound to racing. Having said that I do believe it perhaps needs a few more db of level, without changing the essential noise. I like that we can now hear the tyres screeching and squealing with abuse. We can…
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  • Will the number 13 be the right one for Pastor Maldonado?

    Tomaso
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    This year's Formula 1 season is filled with a plethora of rule changesfrom the exceedingly gigantic engine revisions, countless aerodynamic revisions, chassis weight increase, new harder Pirelli rubber compounds to the somewhat insignificant choice of personal driver numbers.These personal driver numbers will be chosen between the numbers 2 and 99 with the No. 1 plate still being reserved for the reigning world champion, albeit he's not required to run it if so desired, as these personal driver numbers are designed to mimic NASCAR and Indy Cars philosophy of driver brand recognition based…
  • Maldonado's Maladies Continue...

    Tomaso
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    Having not watched the Bahrain GP, I missed out upon Pastor Maldonado's collision with Esteban Gutierrez, which sent the Sauber driver barrel rolling down the racetrack - hence incurring the Race Stewards wrath  and landing the Venezuelan driver a five-place grid spot  penalty for the following race in Shanghai.Maldonado hits out as race ban loomsYet Maldonado's weekend outing seemed to be Shanghaied from the start, as the Venezuelan driver inexplicably drove straight off track during Friday practice when the camera's reportedly showed his head down staring at the steering wheel…
  • Scooter Pilotes' (Part 3)

    Tomaso
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    Casey Stoner. (Source: Bing.com images)And the Madness just keeps rollin' on, as we've finally made it to the white flag lap of this trilogy, with some more names of two wheel knee dragger cross overs, as below is the final quick listing of various Scooter Pilotes' I've somehow managed to learn have tried their hand in what are known affectionately as Tintops', or in some cases "Taxi Cabs;" Hooah!Names are listed (in no particular order) as this list by all means isn't complete, albeit the third such cropping of various names I've gleaned over the years. As I've included "The Doctor," albeit…
 
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  • Should Haas Formula be taken seriously?

    Chris Six
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    It is easy to write off an American Formula 1 effort. Since Mario Andretti's world championship, the track record hasn't been stellar. Haas Lola, Michael Andretti, Eddie Cheever, Scott Speed and the aborted USF1 pretty much sums up the last 30 years.So why will Gene Haas (no relation to Carl of Haas Lola) be different? Just another cousin trying to break into the old boys club, right? NASCAR comes to F1.Make that mistake at your own risk.Firstly, Haas has the money. Haas owns Haas Automation, Inc, one of the largest machine tool builders in the world.He has motivation. He wants to use F1 as a…
  • Fan's rant: Don't build a winner, just change the rules

    Chris Six
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    For years, people have asked me what I like about F1 compared to other race series. Part of the appeal has always been the politics. What goes on behind the scenes keeps it interesting.But everything has its limit, and this weekend in Bahrain, I reached it. The continued cry to change the regulations because Mercedes did a better job than everyone else, masked in phony-baloney public outcry about the sound of the engines, is the straw that broke the camel's back.Here are some key points all parties need to consider:These rules exist in part to placate Carlos Goshn and keep Renault in…
  • Pick 6: A look at the new F1 season

    Chris Six
    12 Mar 2014 | 12:17 pm
    With a new season upon us, here are six things I'm anticipating in F1 2014: 1. Shaking it upNew engines, new aero, new rules. The most significant changes in recent memory. Gone are the old V-8s, in their place smaller, turbocharged sixes and enhanced energy recovery systems. Changes in nose heights have led to a bunch of, admittedly, ugly noses, but the new power units and the end of the blown diffuser era look to have created torquey driver's cars, and quite likely enhance the show on the track. Some say the engines are too quiet, but I'm less concerned if they sound like the old cars than…
  • The Williams gets a new paint job

    Chris Six
    6 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
  • New Marussia finally appears in Jerez

    Chris Six
    30 Jan 2014 | 7:41 am
    Straight out of the garage & a good clean installation lap. We couldn't have asked for any more than that! #MR03 pic.twitter.com/3x3gZoOxKZ— Marussia F1 Team (@Marussia_F1Team) January 30, 2014
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  • F1 2014 – Eccelstone’s time as F1 head over?

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    24 Apr 2014 | 2:54 am
    A report in the times newspaper is suggesting that the parent owners of Formula 1, CVC, cannot continue with Bernie Ecclestone as head of the sport in light of his bribery case. The times reports that Ecclestone’s time was up when a judge described him as "untruthful and unreliable". "In truth, it has been over [...]
  • F1 2014 – McLaren confident of race victory’s

    f1.co.uk
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:52 am
    McLaren are confident that their upcoming upgrades will put them in a position to challenge for race victories. Eric Boullier said "We will put ourselves in a position, maybe not in the first part of the season, but maybe later, to fight for a win. "We have to believe we will win a race. You [...]
  • F1 2014 – McLaren closing in on title sponsor

    f1.co.uk
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:48 am
    McLaren team boss Eric Boullier believes the team are closing in on a title sponsor after parting ways with Vodafone at the end of the 2013 Formula one season. Boullier told ESPN f1 "The plan Ron discussed is still happening. Until we have signed the package, signed the final contract, obviously nothing will be announced [...]
  • F1 2014 – Lopez: Mercedes will continue with 1-2 finishes

    f1.co.uk
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:44 am
    Lotus team boss Gerard Lopez believes Mercedes will dominate the 2014 Formula 1 season and continue with 1-2 finishes. Lopez told Auto Motor Und Sport “First of all, we can forget about Mercedes, they will continue to do their one-twos.” “Red Bull has also made great progress so they will also be difficult, but behind [...]
  • F1 2014 – Lopez surprised by Kimi Raikkonen struggles

    f1.co.uk
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:08 am
    Kimi Raikkonen’s former team boss, Gerard Lopez, has spoken out about the Finns struggles saying the gap between Alonso and Raikkonen is “a bit surprising.” Lopez told Germany’s Auto Motor Und Sport "With us he was a strong rider, so the gap is a bit surprising." "But I also know how good Alonso is -- [...]
 
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  • Five things to know about the Ecclestone trial

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday on bribery charges that could lead to a prison term of up to ten years if he is convicted. 
  • McLaren fails to score in second straight race

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:14 am
    At the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, neither Jenson Button nor Kevin Magnussen finished in the points, a day after the duo was knocked out in the second phase of qualifying. 
  • Alonso records Ferrari's first podium of the season

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Fernando Alonso held off fast-charging Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo to finish third at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday and give Ferrari its first podium finish of the year, with new team principal Marco Mattiacci watching from the garage. 
  • 'Tough luck' for Ricciardo as Vettel defies team orders

    19 Apr 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Sebastian Vettel had to suffer the ignobility after he was instructed by Red Bull to let his younger teammate Daniel Ricciardo pass him for the second race in a row at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday. 
  • Hamilton records career-first hat-trick with China win

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Mercedes showed again that it's in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton's teammate Nico Rosberg taking second place -- the third time in four races this season the pair have finished one-two. 
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  • Ecclestone smiles, jokes as bribery trial begins

    Mircea Serafim
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    Apr.24 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday showed he has not lost his sense of humour, despite the seriousness of his predicament. Facing the loss of his job in charge of formula one, hundreds of millions of dollars in potential penalties and even jail, the sport’s diminutive chief executive found a reason to smile as he arrived in court. “I’m confident, the sun is shining,” the 83-year-old, flanked by his legal team, told reporters in Munich. He was just as jovial in court. Asked by the judge if he is married or divorced, Ecclestone answered:…
  • Ecclestone smiles, jokes as bribery trial begins

    Mircea Serafim
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Apr.24 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday showed he has not lost his sense of humour, despite the seriousness of his predicament. Facing the loss of his job in charge of formula one, hundreds of millions of dollars in potential penalties and even jail, the sport’s diminutive chief executive found a reason to smile as he arrived in court. “I’m confident, the sun is shining,” the 83-year-old, flanked by his legal team, told reporters in Munich. He was just as jovial in court. Asked by the judge if he is married or divorced, Ecclestone answered:…
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  • Mercedes chiefs disagree over team orders

    Mircea Serafim
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:25 am
    Apr.24 (GMM/Inautonews.com) A debate is raging inside Mercedes. The dominant German team declared proudly after the Bahrain grand prix that letting Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg go wheel-to-wheel in a thrilling battle was the right decision for the sport. But on Thursday, boss Toto Wolff has been quoted as saying team orders might soon have to come into play. The Austrian told the BBC that Bahrain was “a very particular situation”, due to Mercedes’ dominance. But “The narrower the margin gets, the more you have to look out,” said Wolff. “Our rule is that…
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  • Mercedes bosses disagree over team orders

    Mike
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    A debate is raging inside Mercedes GP. The dominant German team declared proudly after the Bahrain grand prix that letting Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg go wheel-to-wheel in a thrilling battle was the right decision for the sport. But on Thursday, boss Toto Wolff has been quoted as saying team orders might soon have to come into play. The Austrian...The post Mercedes bosses disagree over team orders appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
  • More changes at Ferrari following Domenicali’s exit

    Mike
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Ferrari has been told to “step up a gear” in the wake of team boss Stefano Domenicali’s departure. After a poor start to the season for the fabled Italian marque, the F1-unknown Marco Mattiacci was drafted in to replace team veteran Domenicali, who resigned between the Bahrain and Chinese grands prix. And according to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, the...The post More changes at Ferrari following Domenicali’s exit appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
  • McLaren plans ahead without Fallows

    Mike
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    McLaren is planning ahead without Dan Fallows. The British team has threatened to take the matter to court, after Fallows signed to switch to McLaren only to change his mind and return to Red Bull with a promotion. McLaren supremo Ron Dennis is furious, but team boss Eric Boullier admitted this week that the Woking based outfit needs to plan...The post McLaren plans ahead without Fallows appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
  • Mika Hakkinen is unimpressed by Vettel behaviour

    Mike
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    Fellow world champion Mika Hakkinen has criticised Sebastian Vettel for ignoring team orders. Although Red Bull and the German driver have claimed Vettel ultimately decided to let teammate Daniel Ricciardo past in China, initially he answered “tough luck” when the radio call came. Finn Hakkinen, the now-retired 1998 and 1999 title winner, is unimpressed. “For Vettel it’s an unpleasant surprise...The post Mika Hakkinen is unimpressed by Vettel behaviour appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
  • Lotus admits that top teams are hard to chase

    Mike
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    Gerard Lopez, the owner of the Lotus team, has conceded that Mercedes is strolling to the 2014 title. Asked about the championship prospects of the Enstone team, who are still yet to score a single point after a disastrous start, he said: “First of all, we can forget about Mercedes. “They will continue to do their one-twos,” Lopez told Germany’s...The post Lotus admits that top teams are hard to chase appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
 
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  • Mercedes bosses disagree over team orders

    Mike
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    A debate is raging inside Mercedes GP. The dominant German team declared proudly after the Bahrain grand prix that letting Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg go wheel-to-wheel in a thrilling battle was the right decision for the sport. But on Thursday, boss Toto Wolff has been quoted as saying team orders might soon have to come into play. The Austrian...The post Mercedes bosses disagree over team orders appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
  • More changes at Ferrari following Domenicali’s exit

    Mike
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Ferrari has been told to “step up a gear” in the wake of team boss Stefano Domenicali’s departure. After a poor start to the season for the fabled Italian marque, the F1-unknown Marco Mattiacci was drafted in to replace team veteran Domenicali, who resigned between the Bahrain and Chinese grands prix. And according to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, the...The post More changes at Ferrari following Domenicali’s exit appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
  • McLaren plans ahead without Fallows

    Mike
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    McLaren is planning ahead without Dan Fallows. The British team has threatened to take the matter to court, after Fallows signed to switch to McLaren only to change his mind and return to Red Bull with a promotion. McLaren supremo Ron Dennis is furious, but team boss Eric Boullier admitted this week that the Woking based outfit needs to plan...The post McLaren plans ahead without Fallows appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
  • Mika Hakkinen is unimpressed by Vettel behaviour

    Mike
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    Fellow world champion Mika Hakkinen has criticised Sebastian Vettel for ignoring team orders. Although Red Bull and the German driver have claimed Vettel ultimately decided to let teammate Daniel Ricciardo past in China, initially he answered “tough luck” when the radio call came. Finn Hakkinen, the now-retired 1998 and 1999 title winner, is unimpressed. “For Vettel it’s an unpleasant surprise...The post Mika Hakkinen is unimpressed by Vettel behaviour appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
  • Lotus admits that top teams are hard to chase

    Mike
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    Gerard Lopez, the owner of the Lotus team, has conceded that Mercedes is strolling to the 2014 title. Asked about the championship prospects of the Enstone team, who are still yet to score a single point after a disastrous start, he said: “First of all, we can forget about Mercedes. “They will continue to do their one-twos,” Lopez told Germany’s...The post Lotus admits that top teams are hard to chase appeared first on The Formula 1 News.
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  • F1 Premonition – Episode 1 #HumanIgnition

    The F1 Poet
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    Welcome to Episode 1 of Human Ignition.  An imaginative look at the ideas of what Formula One may like in the future. A production by Burn Energy Drink (@burn) a Coca Cola company in collaboration with the Lotus F1 team and special guests.  This feature is worth a look.  Allow our imagination to be set […]
  • #HumanIgnition : The Future of Formula 1 – Movie Trailer

    The F1 Poet
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:04 pm
      Have you ever wondered what the future holds for Formula One?  Abandon all limits, unleash your imagination… Robot Drivers? Changeable Circuits? Cars that adapt to changing conditions? With cameos by: 1978 F1 World Champion Mario Andretti Vehicle Designer (Batmobile, Tron: Lightcycle) Herald Belker Architect and Urban designer (Brooklyn 2110) Mitchell Joachim Artist (Marshmallow Laser […]
  • I AM F1 : With Lotus F1 Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado

    The F1 Poet
    13 Mar 2014 | 6:05 pm
    I AM a Lotus F1 Team driver, I AM in sync in a blink and @BURN is my only energy drink I AM my own exhibit, F is my letter and 1 is my digit I AM Motorsport spirit; I AM on the limit in a New York minute I AM dialed in, tuned in, […]
  • A few words from Pirelli’s Paul Hembery and Jean Alesi

    The F1 Poet
    10 Mar 2014 | 11:34 am
    Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery shares his thoughts ahead of the Australian GP.  Technical Commentator and former F1 driver Jean Alesi  also chimes in .  Thank you to Pirelli media. Paul Hembery, Pirelli motorsport director: “This is the most radical rules shake-up of the modern Formula One era, so we’ve had to create a completely […]
  • 2014 In-Season Testing: Statement from Pirelli

    The F1 Poet
    7 Mar 2014 | 6:38 am
    PIRELLI AND FORMULA ONE TEAMSAGREE 2014 IN-SEASON TYRE TEST SCHEDULE   Milan, March 7, 2014 – Following the agreement between Pirelli and the 11 Formula One teams, with the approval of the FIA, here is the schedule of the dedicated days (one per team) that each team will devote to tyre testing this year, within the […]
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  • More changes at Ferrari after Domenicali F1 exit

    Dawan
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    Ferrari has been told to “step up a gear” in the wake of team boss Stefano Domenicali’s departure. After a poor start to the season for the fabled Italian marque, the F1-unknown Marco Mattiacci was drafted in to replace team veteran Domenicali, who resigned between the Bahrain and Chinese Grand Prix. And according to Ferrari […] More changes at Ferrari after Domenicali F1 exit
  • One word caused China GP F1 flag-gate

    Dawan
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:16 am
    A single word caused ‘flag-gate’, it has emerged. Article 43.2 of the sporting rules dictates that if the chequered flag is waved early, even in error, the race is over. That is precisely what happened towards the end of the Chinese grand prix, meaning that a last-lap pass by Kamui Kobayashi did not officially count. […] One word caused China GP F1 flag-gate
  • F1 board admits Ecclestone reign is over

    Dawan
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    The criminal trial is only just beginning, but F1′s board has already conceded that the Bernie Ecclestone reign is at an end. The banker he allegedly bribed, Gerhard Gribkowsky, is already in jail for receiving the $44 million, and a UK judge has also declared that the sport’s 83-year-old chief executive paid a bribe. Still, […] F1 board admits Ecclestone reign is over
  • Hakkinen criticises Vettel for ignoring F1 team orders

    Dawan
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    Fellow world champion Mika Hakkinen has criticised Sebastian Vettel for ignoring team orders. Although Red Bull and the German driver have claimed Vettel ultimately decided to let teammate Daniel Ricciardo past in China, initially he answered “tough luck” when the radio call came. Finn Hakkinen, the now-retired 1998 and 1999 title winner, is unimpressed. “For […] Hakkinen criticises Vettel for ignoring F1 team orders
  • McLaren plans future without Fallows

    Dawan
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    McLaren is planning ahead without Dan Fallows. The British team has threatened to take the matter to court, after Fallows signed to switch to McLaren only to change his mind and return to Red Bull with a promotion. McLaren supremo Ron Dennis is furious, but team boss Eric Boullier admitted this week that the Woking […] McLaren plans future without Fallows
 
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  • Mika Hakkinen criticised Sebastian Vettel for ignoring team orders

    thisisf1
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    Fellow world champion Mika Hakkinen has criticised Sebastian Vettel for ignoring team orders. Although Red Bull and the German driver have claimed Vettel ultimately decided to let teammate Daniel Ricciardo past in China, initially he answered “tough luck” when the radio call came. Hear Team Radio: ‘Tough luck” – Sebastian Vettel 2014 Chinese GP Finn […]
  • Lotus: Mercedes will continue to do their 1-2

    thisisf1
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    Gerard Lopez, the owner of the Lotus team, has conceded that Mercedes is strolling to the 2014 title. Asked about the championship prospects of the Enstone team, who are still yet to score a single point after a disastrous start, he said: “First of all, we can forget about Mercedes. “They will continue to do […]
  • F1 board admits Ecclestone reign ‘over’

    thisisf1
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    The criminal trial is only just beginning, but F1′s board has already conceded that the Bernie Ecclestone reign is at an end. The banker he allegedly bribed, Gerhard Gribkowsky, is already in jail for receiving the $44 million, and a UK judge has also declared that the sport’s 83-year-old chief executive paid a bribe. Still, […]
  • 2014 Chinese GP Highlights – Half-hour of onboard

    thisisf1
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    Chinese Grand Prix – F1 on board
  • Mercedes wants rivals to win races in 2014 – Lauda

    thisisf1
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Niki Lauda hopes Mercedes’ rivals do not make it too easy for the German marque in 2014. So far this year, the dominant Brackley based team has easily won the opening four grands prix on the trot, having aced the all-new V6 turbo rules. It evokes memories of Ferrari in 2004, when the Italian team […]
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  • How Mercedes' 2014 start goes down in history books

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Image Courtesy: Getty Images Formula 1 drivers arrive in the first pre-season test with high hopes. Whether you’ve had a disappointing season last time around or you’ve won the championship the previous season, it doesn’t matter - all teams start afresh. With the massive regulation change this season - in respect of aerodynamics as well as the engines(now dubbed power unit along with ERS), 2014 cars had little to do with its predecessors. In such a situation, Mercedes debuted their latest challenger, W05, in best possible manner, completing more laps than any other team in…
  • Top 5 Drivers of the Chinese Grand Prix

    21 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Image Courtesy: Getty Images After showing their skills in wheel-to-wheel battles in Bahrain a fortnight ago, drivers had to resort to tyre saving in China to ensure that they can complete the race on a two stop strategy. In the end, it was Lewis Hamilton who came on top when the chequered flag was waved, with Nico Rosberg finishing second after an impressive recovery drive to ensure a third straight Mercedes 1-2. Fernando Alonso again showed why he’s considered the best driver on the grid, with an impressive drive to third place. Here are our Top 5 Drivers of the Chinese Grand Prix…
  • Top 10 Tweets from the Chinese Grand Prix

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:26 am
    Image Courtesy: Getty Images Those who were expecting a repeat of wheel-to-wheel battles of Bahrain were left disappointed after the  Chinese Grand Prix as the action was mostly restricted to the strategy departments of different teams. But that doesn't stop us from finding some of the best tweets from the race.  [View the story "Top 10 Tweets from the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix" on Storify] by Rachit Thukral
  • Lewis Hamilton eases to Shanghai win

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:26 am
    Image Courtesy: Getty Images Lewis Hamilton cruised to his third straight victory of the season in Shanghai, winning the race by a commendable margin of 18 seconds despite using less fuel than any other driver in the top 10. Those who were expecting a repeat of Bahrain Grand Prix were left disappointed as there was more action behind the scenes in the strategy departments of team than between drivers on the race track. Meanwhile, Nico Rosberg finished the race in a distant second place after a poor start put him in 7th place at the end of first lap. He spent majority of the race recovering…
  • Ricciardo pleased to extract maximum out of the car

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:41 am
    Image Courtesy: Getty Images Daniel Ricciardo believes he extracted every bit from his RB10 to qualify on front row of tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix. Ricciardo’s short Red Bull career has been nothing short of impressive with the Australian having the edge over his world champion teammate Sebastian Vettel in three out of the four qualifying sessions held so far. And today, the 24 year old managed to outqualify Vettel by more than half a second to align himself with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton on the front row of the grid. “I couldn’t have got anything extra out of…
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  • Nico Rosberg Video Blog - China

    Paul Gawne
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
  • 5 Reasons Why #F1 Needs Red Bull

    Paul Gawne
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:16 pm
    There is a lot of negative press surrounding Red Bull in Formula One circles at the moment so I thought it'd be a good idea to take a look at why Red Bull is good for F1 and why. Here are my 5 reasons why...1) They spend moneySimple but true, not only have they spent a fortune on two Formula One teams (Red Bull and Toro Rosso) saving many hundreds of jobs and creating many others, they have also spent a lot of money in promotion of the sport, recruiting new talent, and having a successful young driver programme. Add to this the Red Bull Ring - The Austrian GP which has rejoined the calendar…
  • The Problem's at McLaren

    Paul Gawne
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:05 am
    McLaren Mercedes were the slowest Mercedes powered team in China, A point that will have not gone unnoticed in the corridors of working. Only two weeks ago Jenson Button described McLaren as having the second fastest car behind the dominant Mercedes team, however there was sadly no evidence to back that up this weekend.McLaren started the year well with the double podium finish in Melbourne (helped by the disqualification of Red Bull's Ricciardo) and both drivers scoring points in Malaysia. However they have since scored no points in the following two races with a double retirement in Bahrain…
  • Dominant Hamilton makes it 3 in a row!

    Paul Gawne
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:20 am
    Lewis Hamilton wins his third grand prix in a row for Mercedes AMG F1 team with his team mate Nico Rosberg finishing second.  Fernando Alonso finished third,  a timely podium for the Maranello team after a rough week. More to follow...
  • 6 Conclusions From The Red Bull Appeal Hearing

    Paul Gawne
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    On Tuesday Red Bull's appeal hearing was heard by the FIA international Court Of Appeal. The appeal was rejected and Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix was upheld.Yesterday the full ruling from the FIA appeal court and reasoning behind it was released by the FIA for public viewing, this brings some interesting conclusions and pointers. The full report can be viewed by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.1) Red Bull cannot prove that they did not cheat61. Based on all the above, the Court finds that the Appellant did not prove that its fuel flow model…
 
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