Sebastian Vettel says he is not expecting to race a winning Ferrari in 2015.
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FIA president Jean Todt insists he does not have unlimited powers to force change within the seemingly crisis-struck world of formula one.
Two backmarkers collapsed in 2014 and three other outfits are furious about the concentration of power and income in the paddock. Efforts to cut costs this year notably failed, and fingers of blame have been pointed in the direction of the sport’s ultra low-profile Todt, who many are now contrasting with his dictatorial predecessor Max Mosley.
2014 world champion Lewis Hamilton wants to keep his personal race number 44 next year rather than switch to number 1.
Traditionally, the reigning world champion in F1 wears the coveted number 1. But a change early in 2014, mimicking the system in MotoGP, meant drivers were able to pick their own number between 2 and 99 to keep for the rest of their careers.
With Lewis Hamilton now a double world champion, Mercedes has vowed to waste no time in signing him up for the future.
Michael Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm says it is “not possible” to talk about how long it will take the F1 legend to recover.
Nico Rosberg has been busily playing the psychological game this weekend as he clings to his world championship chances.
Needing Mercedes teammate and title favourite Lewis Hamilton to finish no higher than third on Sunday, German Rosberg has been firing thinly-veiled barbs at his British rival all weekend at the Abu Dhabi finale.
Having already blasted some of F1’s struggling drivers, a travelling correspondent has now turned his attention to the worst teams of 2014.
Mercedes is determined to ensure the 2014 title is decided in Abu Dhabi by events other than a technical failure.
Team boss Toto Wolff has already said that given the unpopular double points system for the championship finale, it would be a “nightmare” if Lewis Hamilton loses to Nico Rosberg because the British points leader breaks down.
An extreme proposal to equalise engine performance in F1 does not even have the support of Renault works team Red Bull
As Renault and Ferrari struggle to get even close to Mercedes at the start of the new V6 era, the German manufacturer is under pressure to agree to relax the so-called development ‘freeze’ so that its rivals have a chance to catch up.
Toto Wolff has hit back at claims F1 is heading into a spending war because of Mercedes’ attitude amid the engine ‘unfreeze’ debate
Christian Horner, the boss at Renault works team Red Bull, said in Brazil that because dominant Mercedes is not helping F1’s struggling suppliers to catch up, the entire cost-limiting freeze could be ended altogether beyond 2015.
Romain Grosjean has followed Sebastian Vettel’s lead in jumping the gun on his 2015 plans
This week, it has already emerged that although Vettel’s switch from Red Bull to Ferrari is not yet official, the German told Italian broadcaster Sky in a television feature in Brazil that he is “a driver for Scuderia Ferrari”.
Mercedes has warned it will quit formula one if moves to revive the old V8 era are successful
Amid the debate about costs driving small teams out of F1, and the separate argument about an engine development ‘unfreeze’, Bernie Ecclestone showed his hand by reiterating he is staunchly opposed to the new V6s.