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Apr 11

First races have shown Williams ‘weaknesses’ – Bottas

Valtteri Bottas has admitted Williams is yet to display its full potential in 2014.

2014-03-18 - Williams F1 Team - Malaysia - Felipe Massa - Valterri Bottas 01 Despite a horror 2013 season, following its switch to Mercedes power the Grove based team was billed as a contender for wins and even the title this year on the basis of its performance in winter testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Williams to discuss team orders with Massa

“They were both told to cool it.”

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Felipe Massa 00 Felipe Massa will be told what Williams “expects” him to do when instructions are issued during subsequent grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

McLaren chimes in on Red Bull fuel controversy

McLaren has chimed in on the fuel flow controversy.

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Jenson Button 06 After Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified in Melbourne, Red Bull argued that it went its own way with the new fuel consumption rules because FIA’s mandatory sensors were not accurate enough. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Williams remains one of the top favourites in 2014, despite the events in Melbourne.

Williams still second best after Mercedes

Williams Team - photo Getty Images Piloted by Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, the new Mercedes-powered FW36 was a standout of the winter season, but it struggled in the wet qualifying session last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Valtteri Bottas says he is enjoying working with his new teammate Felipe Massa

Bottas prefers Massa over ex-teammate Maldonado

2014-03-02_0016 - Williams - Bahrain - Valtteri Bottas Last year, the Finn made his debut with Williams alongside the often bad-tempered Pastor Maldonado, who has now switched to Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Raikkonen unsure of Ferrari engine disadvantage

“I can’t give an honest impression because I have not paid attention to it.”

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen - Helmet (3) With Mercedes clearly out front and Renault clearly at the rear, F1′s third engine supplier Ferrari has had a comparatively low-profile winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Formula one’s next challenge will be putting together a full grid for the opening races of 2014.

107pc qualifying rule is F1′s next hurdle

Kamui Kobayashi As teams grapple with the technological revolution of the all-new V6 era amid severely tight testing restrictions, it emerged after the recent Bahrain test that many 2014 cars – notably the Red Bull of reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel – might struggle simply to qualify for grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Ferrari looks to have come up with another of the big innovations of the 2014 season

Ferrari engine stops spark to save fuel – report

2014-01-31 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso (2) It emerged last week that the new F14-T features an unique cooling system that allows the red single seater to have very small sidepods, notwithstanding the high demands of the all-new ‘power unit’ rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Raikkonen manager Robertson dies

One of Kimi Raikkonen’s managers, David Robertson, has died.

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen - Helmet (2) It emerged late last year that the 70-year-old, who teamed with his son Steve to bring drivers like Finn Raikkonen and Jenson Button into F1, was in hospital in the US with cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Newey ‘back to the drawing board’ amid Red Bull crisis

“Adrian has gone back to the drawing board, definitely”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo (5)Amid world champion Red Bull’s testing nightmare at Jerez, bigwigs Christian Horner, Adrian Newey, Helmut Marko and the visiting team owner Dietrich Mateschitz all departed southern Spain on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

‘Embarrassing’ start to F1′s brave new era

“Why do we always make everything more complicated?”

2014-01-28 - Caterham F1 Team - CT05 launch 01Roger Benoit, one of the longest serving F1 correspondents in the paddock, said Tuesday’s events at Jerez were “embarrassing”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Marussia, Lotus hit back at 2014 doubts

Marussia has hit back at suggestions it might be in dire health.

2013-03-23 - Marussia F1 Team - Malaysia - Jules Bianchi(1) The backmarker team’s place on the newly-released official 2014 entry list was marked with a conditional asterisk. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 02

Schumacher updates only if something changes – manager

Former F1 driver Jarno Trulli also insisted Schumacher is not “reckless”.

2012-11-18_0006 Press conferences about Michael Schumacher’s health will no longer occur, unless there is something “significant” to report. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Salo defends Pirelli after Rosberg blowout

“The drivers were testing prototype tyres”

2013-09-20 - Pirelli  - 0005 Former F1 driver Mika Salo has defended the sport’s official tyre supplier Pirelli, after the latest round of negativity surrounding the Italian marque. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 23

Kovalainen facing Christmas with uncertain future

He is already planning ahead for 2014

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 06 Heikki Kovalainen expects to eat his Christmas lunch without knowing if he has a formula one seat for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Lotus admits Raikkonen still owed money

Kimi Raikkonen has still not received all of the money he is owed by Lotus.

2013-10-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 06 Towards the end of the season, and just before he set off for back surgery that meant he missed the last two races of 2013, the Finn revealed he has not been paid “one euro” by the Enstone based team this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

McLaren doctor Aki Hintsa leaving F1

McLaren doctor Aki Hintsa is stepping away from formula one.

03 - Vodafone McLaren MercedesThe broadcaster MTV3 reports that the Finn will from now on concentrate on running his clinic in Geneva. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Heikki Kovalainen has emerged as a surprise and late contender to drive for Lotus in 2014.

Kovalainen in the running for 2014 seat – Lotus

2013-11-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki KovalainenThe Finn, Caterham’s ‘Friday’ driver this season, was drafted into Lotus’ race lineup for Austin when countryman Kimi Raikkonen headed for early back surgery. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Schumacher approached for Raikkonen’s seat

“Michael would be fit enough, but he is enjoying his new life.”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche VermogensberatungHeikki Kovalainen may only have been Lotus’ third choice as the 2013 successor for surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Lotus to announce Kovalainen as Raikkonen replacement

“Heikki has been waiting for something like this”

2013-06-08_0059 Lotus is poised to announce Heikki Kovalainen as the replacement for his surgery-bound countryman Kimi Raikkonen for the last two races of 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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