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Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Nasr: Difficult without tyre blankets

Felipe Nasr says that getting tyres up to temperature without tyre blankets will prove to be difficult after he spent a day conducting development work for Pirelli. Formula 1 is set to ban heating devices for tyres from 2015 and Williams reserve driver Nasr had his first experience of competing without tyre warmers in Bahrain. "We worked on many new compounds and it was another productive day for me to learn the processes and feeling of driving a Formula 1 car, and I did quite […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Red Bull focused on improving engine performance

Red Bull chief designer Rob Marshall says he is confident that the reigning world champions will be able to unlock the potential of the RB10 with the initial focus being on improving the Renault power unit. Red Bull endured a challenging pre-season testing campaign but has shown potential during the races, with Sebastian Vettel collecting a podium finish in Malaysia. The team is currently in fourth place in the constructors' championship and Marshall insists that, despite Red Bull's pre-season form, they was not surprised by […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Rosberg tops day one in Bahrain

Nico Rosberg topped the first day of the first in-season test for Mercedes in Bahrain. Rosberg posted a time of 1:35.697 to top the timesheets and also completed the most laps, with 121. "Our main aim today was to try different directions with set-up and to get to know the tyres a bit better," he said. "You never stop learning how to get the best out of the tyres, so it has been a productive day from that perspective. We also did a bit of […]

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

Mallya thrilled to break Force India podium jinx

Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya expressed his delight after Sergio Perez ended the team's podium drought in Bahrain. Perez finished the race in third place to secure Force India's second podium in their history, four-and-a-half years after their maiden top three finish in 2009. "It is a very special moment," Mallya told the Official F1 Website. "My job was always to make this team climb up the ladder - steadily. I always believed that 2014 - with all the new regulations - gave us a […]

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

Dennis critical of Vettel comments

McLaren boss Ron Dennis has criticised comments made by reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel. Vettel described the new sound of Formula 1 as 'shit' ahead of last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, a comment which was not well received by FIA president Jean Todt. Dennis also expressed disappointment at Vettel's comments prior to Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix. "Being a World Champion requires a dignified approach to everything, so putting aside the language, even the sentiment is inappropriate," Dennis told Sky Sports. "The simple fact is if […]

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

Domenicali: Ferrari must not get downhearted

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali insists that his outfit must not get downhearted, despite a downbeat performance in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Ferrari was unable to match the Mercedes-powered cars, leaving Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen to come home in ninth and tenth place. Alonso said after the race that Ferrari was in those positions on merit, but Domenicali urged the team to work hard in order to rectify their woes. "This race provided an epilogue to a weekend which turned out to be as […]

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

Bahrain test line-up

The first of four in-season test takes place at the Bahrain International Circuit this week. The two day test will begin on Tuesday and feature a mixture of race and test drivers for the 11 attending teams. Daniel Ricciardo will drive on both days for reigning champions Red Bull, while Fernando Alonso has been given testing duties behind the wheel of the Ferrari F14T. Mercedes will split their running between championship leader Nico Rosberg and Bahrain race winner Lewis Hamilton. McLaren had originally planned to […]

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014

Bahrain Grand Prix: Driver Ratings

We rate the drivers for their performance during a scintillating Bahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir. 1 | Sebastian Vettel | Red Bull-Renault | 6th | 7/10 Vettel arrived in Bahrain as the defending winner of the race but he never reached the heights of 2012 or 2013 and struggled across the weekend. He was knocked out of Q2 but raced admirably, albeit losing out to team-mate Ricciardo during the closing stages. 3 | Daniel Ricciardo | Red Bull-Renault | 4th | 9/10 The honey badger […]

Posted on Sunday, April 6, 2014

Ricciardo delighted after 'awesome' race

Daniel Ricciardo expressed his happiness after charging to fourth place at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Ricciardo started from 13th on the grid after 10 place penalty but battled his way through the midfield - including a pass on Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel. "It was an awesome race; it was exciting," he said. "I think the first stint was a bit follow-the-leader, but from the second stint onwards, the race really started to turn up the heat and there were more battles going on in […]

Posted on Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sutil hits out at Bianchi after clash

Adrian Sutil hit out at Marussia's Jules Bianchi after the pair clashed twice within the space of one lap at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Sutil and Bianchi made contact at turn four before the Marussia driver dived down the inside of his German rival into turn one. The pair collided, with the resulting damage forcing Sutil to retire from the race. Bianchi was handed a drive through penalty and had his license endorsed with two penalty points, bringing his total up to four. "My race […]

Posted on Sunday, April 6, 2014

Gutierrez and Maldonado differ over crash

Esteban Gutierrez says that there was nothing he could do to avoid Pastor Maldonado during the Bahrain Grand Prix. Gutierrez was tipped into a roll by his Venezuelan rival at the first corner and was taken to hospital but later released. The race stewards deemed that Maldonado was at fault as he was given a 10 second stop/go penalty, a five place grid penalty for the Chinese Grand Prix and had his super license endorsed with three points. "First of all, the most important is […]

Posted on Sunday, April 6, 2014

Alonso adamant Ferrari can still fight for the title

Fernando Alonso insists that he can Ferrari can still fight for the title despite a disappointing performance in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Alonso finished the race in ninth place, while championship leaders Mercedes extended their advantage after coming home in first and second. "From the inside we were missing performance, especially the top speed," he told reporters following the race. "We were missing a little bit in a battling race like today and we were not in a strong position. I think we did the […]