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Mar 27

‘About time’ Ferrari won in F1 again – Marchionne

Lead of the constructors’ championship for the first time since Australia 2013

'About time' Ferrari won in F1 again - MarchionneFerrari CEO and chairman Sergio Marchionne said it was “about time” the Italian marque returned to winning ways in Formula 1 in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Australian GP win a ‘surprise’ to Vettel, but no title thoughts

“For today I’m just very happy and for sure whatever happens this year, the race today doesn’t hurt.”

20170326-086Sebastian Vettel called his victory in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix a “positive surprise” for Ferrari, but is refusing to think about a challenge for the Formula 1 drivers’ championship after just one race.

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Mar 25

Hamilton fends off Vettel to take Australian GP pole

Lance Stroll’s difficult start to life in F1 continued as he qualified 19th

20170325-026Lewis Hamilton kicked off his bid for a fourth Formula 1 title in style by scoring his 62nd career pole position in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.

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Mar 24

Vettel downplays Ferrari’s Australia practice struggles

Vettel arrived in Australia as one of the early favourites

2017-03-24 - FridaySebastian Vettel is confident that Ferrari has more pace in hand heading into the rest of the Australian Grand Prix weekend after lagging behind pace-setter Lewis Hamilton in Friday’s Formula 1 practice sessions.

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Mar 23

Ferrari still quickest, downplaying hype – Hamilton

“I see Ferrari being the quickest at the moment. I think they will definitely be the favourites”

20170323-036Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton remains confident that Ferrari is the team to beat in this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix, having called the Scuderia out for downplaying its chances.

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Mar 22

Ricciardo optimistic Red Bull ‘can improve’

Red Bull were tipped as the main beneficiaries of the 2017 regulations

Ricciardo optimistic Red Bull ‘can improve’Daniel Ricciardo believes Mercedes is still the team to beat as the Australian Grand Prix prepares to get underway in Melbourne, though the local favourite is refusing to entirely rule Red Bull out of the 2017 equation. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”

“What we’ve seen from Barcelona is that the margins at the front of the field have shrunk.”

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”Toto Wolff is refusing to make predictions ahead of the 2017 F1 season but is certain the ‘margins have closed’ between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull under the new ‘violent’ regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

“Let’s get rid of Bernie’s history”

“I can’t do anything. Even the staff have been told they shouldn’t talk to me”

“Let’s get rid of Bernie’s history”Bernie Ecclestone says Liberty Media is trying to end his era of Formula 1 reign as quickly as possible but the former chief confirms he won’t completely be out of the picture this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Hamilton: With Bottas nothing is being held back…

“It’s been great so far” – Hamilton

2017-02-23-0001Lewis Hamilton has laid praise on new Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas with his openness to share thoughts and information to develop the W08 into an F1 world title contender – with a small dig at former team-mate Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Bernie Ecclestone wanted one more year running F1

“I would have asked them to work with me for a bit”

2016-06-09_0398Ex-Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone would have liked to spend one more year in the role before handing the running of the sport over to Liberty Media, but has no hard feelings over his departure. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

McLaren sound out Mercedes switch as Honda struggles

With Honda being hit by an unreliable and uncompetitive power unit at the start of 2017

McLaren sound out Mercedes switch as Honda strugglesMcLaren have reportedly made initial steps to see how viable a switch to Mercedes power units could be after its F1 pre-season testing nightmare with current partner Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Bottas: It would be stupid not to watch Hamilton closely

“Obviously being aware of how he is setting up his car and seeing a bit more about his driving style and all these things”

2017-02-23Valtteri Bottas has warned Lewis Hamilton he’ll be watching his new Mercedes team-mate very closely in order to find any extra advantages as the pair prepare for battle in the 2017 F1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Raikkonen talks F1 2017 vs F1 2007

The Finn ended testing with the fastest lap time from eight days of track action

Raikkonen talks F1 2017 vs F1 2007Kimi Raikkonen has played down suggestions the revised 2017 F1 regulations suit his driving style better than ‘newer’ rivals, though he acknowledges Ferrari has ‘done a decent job’ following an eye-catching turn in pre-season testsing. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Hamilton lauds Ferrari pace as ‘spectacular’

“Do we have more potential? Time will tell!”

Hamilton lauds Ferrari pace as ‘spectacular’Lewis Hamilton says he remains optimistic Mercedes has the package to fight at the front when the 2017 F1 season begins with the Australian Grand Prix despite describing Ferrari’s performance in pre-season testing as ‘spectacular’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Tease or triumph: Has Ferrari really overhauled Mercedes?

Roll on Australia… 

If there is one term used more than any other during F1 testing it is ‘hard to say’. Well, maybe that and the ubiquitous racer go-to ‘for sure’. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Mercedes not in a comfortable situation – Bottas

“We are definitely not confident that we are in the front”

Mercedes not in a comfortable situation – BottasValtteri Bottas has echoed the sentiments of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by pointing to Ferrari and Red Bull being in much closer contention for the F1 world title scrap than last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Big decisions have to be made at the top – Alonso

All I can do is to do my job the best I can
Big decisions have to be made at the top – AlonsoFernando Alonso says McLaren-Honda will not be heading to the Australian Grand Prix in the ‘best possible conditions’ unless ‘big decisions’ are made at the top to turn fortunes around at the embattled team. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Hamilton: There are no games with Bottas

“He is very witty and comes out with some very funny things – which you would not really expect from a Finn”
2017-02-23-0021Lewis Hamilton says he’s enjoyed working alongside new Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas during the opening week of pre-season testing and admires the Finn’s sole focus on the track and ‘there are no games’.

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Mar 04

Horner: F1 will take time to realise Ecclestone’s achievements

“I think what we’re interested in is further down the line is what are Liberty’s plans?”

Horner: F1 will take time to realise Ecclestone’s achievementsRed Bull Racing chief Christian Horner thinks it will take Formula 1 some time to truly realise Bernie Ecclestone’s achievements and contribution following his exit as CEO in January. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Brawn hints at reform for small teams as Manor dream ends

“In the long run, we need to make sure more teams have the capability to compete”
2016-06-10_0867 New F1 motorsport director Ross Brawn says it is an objective of the revised Formula One Group to put small teams ‘on a sounder footing’ as part of a wider plan to improve the sport in the coming years. Read the rest of this entry »

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