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Raikkonen is firmly under contract for 2015
Jules Bianchi staked a claim on a Ferrari race seat on Wednesday, setting the pace at the post-British grand prix Silverstone test.
F1′s silly season is underway.
At the Silverstone test this week, Ferrari junior and Marussia racer Jules Bianchi is stepping in for the injured Kimi Raikkonen.
Kimi Raikkonen will sit out the post-British grand prix test, after his high speed crash on Sunday.
Sharing the Ferrari duties at Silverstone instead will be Pedro de la Rosa and the Maranello marque’s junior driver Jules Bianchi, who races in F1 for Marussia.
F1 legend Emerson Fittipaldi has urged Fernando Alonso to spend “another year” at Ferrari.
Spaniard Alonso, reportedly frustrated with Ferrari’s continuing struggle, is apparently at the top of the list as his 2007 employer McLaren looks ahead to its works Honda era.
Niki Lauda has slammed Sebastian Vettel for “screaming like a child” during the British grand prix.
The Mercedes team chairman said he enjoyed every moment of the on-track battle for mere points placings between champions Vettel and Fernando Alonso.
Eric Boullier has played down McLaren’s sponsorship situation.
Already without a title sponsor in the wake of Vodafone’s exit, the British team is in a two-year competitive slump and it now emerges that a long-time backer is departing.
Romain Grosjean could be left out in the cold as Lotus looks to change gear for 2015.
It is now an open secret that the Enstone based team intends to switch from Renault to Mercedes customer power at the end of the season.
Kimi Raikkonen has revealed he will “probably” retire from formula one at the end of next season.
Despite his 2007 title and his on-form F1 comeback with Lotus, the Finn has struggled this year after returning to Ferrari to be Fernando Alonso’s new teammate.
Ferrari appears likely to shed at least one of its existing drivers.
That is the view of retired double world champion Mika Hakkinen, who thinks the Maranello team is grappling not only with a less than fully competitive 2014 car.
The FIA has approved restarting races from the grid after safety car periods from 2015.
The controversial rule change, undoubtedly designed to spice up the ‘show’, was agreed by the decision-making F1 Commission recently but only rubber-stamped by the World Motor Sport Council in Munich on Thursday.
Mercedes returns to winning form on Red Bull territory
Nico Rosberg has won the first Austrian Grand Prix in 11 years, leading Mercedes to a one-two win at the Red Bull Ring deemed as the unofficial home of the Red Bull Racing team.
Felipe Massa’s first pole in more than five years was no surprise to Fernando Alonso
It was the thrilling finale in Brazil, 2008 – where for an instant the Ferrari camp thought its Brazilian driver had pipped Lewis Hamilton for the title – that Massa last started a grand prix from the very front.
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