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Ferrari suffered FIA engine glitch in Melbourne
Lewis Hamilton, a title favourite with the dominant team Mercedes, downplayed the German squad’s superiority when he said at Sepang: “I’m sure Renault have not turned their engine up to max.
“Daniel (Ricciardo) showed in Melbourne that the car is fast on a wet track”
Sebastian Vettel on Thursday admitted a dubious weather forecast for the Malaysian grand prix is making him excited, not nervous.
Alonso trying to ‘destroy’ Raikkonen – Villeneuve
That is the view of F1′s outspoken 1997 title winner Jacques Villeneuve, who acknowledged that the predictions of outright war between the two world champions have not yet been proved right.
“I was always criticised” – Todt
Jean Todt has urged his Ferrari successor to buck the criticism and keep pushing Ferrari to the front in formula one.
Mercedes’ advantage over its 2014 rivals might be bigger than is currently thought.
Nico Rosberg won the Melbourne race with a half-minute advantage, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was quoted afterwards by Auto Motor und Sport as suspecting the German was “playing with us” on the roads around Albert Park.
One of Ferrari’s main problems is that its all-new 2014 engine is overweight.
That is the claim of the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, who said customers Sauber and Marussia are also struggling with a ‘power unit’ that weights 13 kilograms too much.
“Rosberg is the new Vettel”
Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification aside, the Red Bull ‘crisis’ appeared far less severe in Melbourne than it did over the winter.
Finn Raikkonen had a poor race return with Ferrari in Australia
Fernando Alonso insists he is “very happy” to have a “strong opponent” to fight against at Ferrari this year.
Cautious Alonso targets mere Melbourne finish
The Spaniard, with high hopes of finally winning a title in his fifth year at Ferrari, qualified in his now seemingly customary fifth position as the 2014 season began.
My ‘servant’ days are over – Massa
One thumb is for his move to Williams, where despite the British team finishing the 2013 season deeply uncompetitive, he has found himself powered by the plum Mercedes engine.
Bottas prefers Massa over ex-teammate Maldonado
Last year, the Finn made his debut with Williams alongside the often bad-tempered Pastor Maldonado, who has now switched to Lotus.
F1′s all-new look has divided opinions
Formula one is staring into the unknown as the sport’s revolutionary new era begins in earnest this weekend in Melbourne.
Documentary showcases Scuderia Ferrari’s preparation for Formula One regulation changes
Today Shell premiered its documentary ‘Horse Power’ in Melbourne. Outlining the challenge Scuderia Ferrari will be facing in 2014, the two drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen attended the exclusive media event ahead of the opening race of the new season.
Vettel still not confirming fatherhood
Having confirmed his partner Hanna’s pregnancy at the eleventh hour late last year, the reigning world champion reportedly kicked off 2014 by welcoming their first child, a daughter, into the world.
No Vettel title in 2014 ‘for sure’ – Villeneuve
“He’s not going to win this year for sure,” the French Canadian, who is set to return to the Indy 500 this year at the age of 42, is quoted by Italian publications including Autosprint and La Repubblica.
A week before F1′s brave new era begins in earnest, not everyone is excited.
At the Geneva motor show, former F1 driver Jean Alesi admitted he is no fan of the ‘greener’ era of energy-recovery boosted cars.
Massa to be ‘strong rival’ in 2014 – Alonso
After eight years in red, Brazilian Massa’s move to the once-great British team Williams was seen as a clearly backwards step for the 11-time grand prix winner.
Alonso, Raikkonen will follow ‘rules’ – Domenicali
That is the claim of the fabled Italian outfit’s boss Stefano Domenicali, after months of speculation the two world champions will struggle to harmoniously coexist in 2014.
Cornering speeds are lower, but at full speed, the cars are much faster
At full tilt in a straight line, this year’s formula one cars emit a much tamer sound than the class of 2013.
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