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Nov 27

Vettel prepared to wait for Ferrari success

Sebastian Vettel says he is not expecting to race a winning Ferrari in 2015.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (11) After winning four titles on the trot, the German notably struggled this year, and not just because of Red Bull’s struggles with the Renault engine. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 07

F1 waiting on official news about Bianchi

The worried world of F1 is still waiting for more news about Jules Bianchi.

2014-02-19_0005 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi While protagonists argue about the rights and wrongs of his terrifying collision with a recovery vehicle on Sunday, the talented 25-year-old remains critically ill in the Mie hospital about 15 kilometres from Suzuka. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 06

Questions being asked after Bianchi crash

“The light was low and the track was slippery and that’s why I was caught out” – Adrian Sutil

2014-02-19_0004 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi With the extent of Jules Bianchi’s injuries still unclear, F1 is already turning its attention to the controversial circumstances surrounding his accident that stopped the wet Japanese grand prix on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 03

F1 eyes earlier Japan GP to dodge typhoon

An approaching typhoon is threatening to drive the Japanese grand prix off track.

Grand Prix du Japon Suzuka - photo DR Fernando Alonso’s future may be the talk of the Suzuka paddock, but every eye is on the ominous skies above the fabled circuit. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 23

Mercedes says reliability must now crown 2014 champion

Paddy Lowe says it is something the Brackley based team must address

2014-06-08_0999 Mercedes has acknowledged it needs to up its game in the reliability stakes following former championship leader Nico Rosberg’s problems in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 26

FIA not likely to investigate Rosberg crash

The F1 world is split over Nico Rosberg’s actions in the Belgian grand prix.

2014-07-18_0873 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton’s former McLaren teammate, thinks the incident that left the 2008 world champion almost 30 points behind the sister Mercedes was questionable at best. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 25

Struggling Vettel gets new engineer for 2015

Struggling world champion Sebastian Vettel will get a new race engineer for the 2015 season.

2014-07-19 - 99024 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel This year defending his fourth consecutive drivers’ title, the German has notably struggled in 2014 alongside new teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 29

‘Hired to race’ not obey team orders – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has hit back at suggestions he was wrong to ignore team orders during Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix.

2014-07-18_0885 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Niki Lauda, who after Hamilton’s qualifying fire had cheered the Briton up over pizza, insisting with typical clarity that the driver was “right” and the German team “wrong”. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 25

Stolen file is ‘summary of Schumacher’s condition’

“Michael Schumacher’s information was saved under a false name in the system.”

2012-11-18_0006 The hospital in Grenoble where Michael Schumacher lay in coma for almost six months reported medical documents about the F1 legend’s condition stolen, it has emerged.
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May 07

Azerbaijan denies Russia GP replacement reports

“The Russian grand prix will be held on October 12.”

Three equally sized horizontal bands of blue, red, and green, with a white crescent and an eight-pointed star centered in the red bandAzerbaijan on Wednesday denied reports it could step in to replace this year’s endangered Russian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 10

F1 return still ‘impossible’ for now – Kubica

“The limitations have made my life more difficult”

DTM - AMG Mercedes C-Coupe - Robert Kubica (5) Robert Kubica has revealed his physical limitations are still standing in the way of his return to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 07

Mercedes denies Lowe call was ‘team order’

“They knew not to do anything stupid in the third race.” – Toto Wolff

2014-03-30 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Malaysia - Paddy LoweMercedes boss Paddy Lowe insists his drivers did not ignore a clear team order during Sunday’s Bahrain grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Controversy as Ferrari arrives in Malaysia

“After heated discussions, the Italians prevailed.”

2014-03-02 - Scuderia Ferrari - Bahrain - Fernando Alonso A controversy has erupted after relatives of passengers on the missing Malaysia airlines flight had to change hotels when the Ferrari team touched down for this weekend’s Malaysian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 17

Rivals face struggle to catch Mercedes

“Rosberg is the new Vettel”

2014-03-01_0012 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Nico RosbergDaniel Ricciardo’s disqualification aside, the Red Bull ‘crisis’ appeared far less severe in Melbourne than it did over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Mercedes upped budget to succeed in F1 – Lauda

“The budget under the dictate of the RRA was the first major stumbling block”

2014-03-06 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2)Niki Lauda has admitted Mercedes upped its F1 budget in the quest to chase down the sport’s top teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

FIA still supports embattled Ecclestone – Todt

“At the moment, he (Ecclestone) is not guilty.”

Jean Todt - photo Getty Images Even amid the corruption scandal, FIA president Jean Todt continues to support embattled F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 30

Grenoble doctor confirms Schumacher awakening reports

The report said Schumacher had initially “responded positively” to the process.

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung There is substance to widespread reports doctors are now trying to wake Michael Schumacher from his month-long induced coma. 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 19

Lauda causes stir with new cap sponsor

Indeed, the Golden Globes signalled the world debut of his new sponsor.

2013-06-06_0141 The ever-wily Niki Lauda caused a stir last week when he appeared on the red carpet. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 09

Authorities to find Schumacher fall just an accident

There has been speculation the seven time world champion’s skis failed

2012-11-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Michael Schumacher 01 Authorities appear likely to rule that Michael Schumacher’s skiing injuries were caused simply by an unfortunate accident. Read the rest of this entry »


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