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Posted on Saturday, December 21, 2013

Season review: F1 2013 DVD - 'Who can stop him?'

Reviewing the F1 2013 official season review on DVD. Another season of Formula 1 racing coming to an end means that it’s time for the annual DVD review, which has been released just in time for the festive period, giving racing fans the excuse to lock themselves away from the rest of the family to re-live the 2013 season. It’s fair to say that 2013 wasn’t the best year in the history of the sport, but the DVD does a good job of capturing the […]

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013

Kovalainen plays down van der Garde seat rumours

Heikki Kovalainen has played down rumours he is shaping up to oust the underperforming rookie Giedo van der Garde at Caterham. The team, having earlier paid the highly rated Finn Kovalainen since formation in 2010, opted for a pair of sponsored drivers this year. But in the Silverstone and Nurburgring paddocks most recently, the rumour that Kovalainen could soon return to the wheel - in van der Garde's place - gained in strength. "I think this (sort of rumour) is quite common in Formula One, […]

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013

Behind the scenes at Red Bull Racing

We had a little look around Red Bull Racing HQ in Milton Keynes...

Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013

Pirelli confirms Canada changes less than announced

Pirelli on Monday essentially confirmed reports the F1 supplier will now make only minimal changes to its tyres for Canada next month and beyond. After the waves of controversy and criticism following the Spanish grand prix, the Italian marque announced it would be making structural and compound changes for Montreal that should reduce the number of pitstops per race. But, after Lotus and Ferrari sided strongly against Red Bull and Mercedes, the FIA reportedly also hit back behind the scenes, confirming that the rules say […]

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2013

McLaren plays down Mercedes IP fears for 2014

McLaren has played down suggestions Honda will unfairly benefit from the great British team's continuing collaboration with Mercedes next year. It was announced in Tokyo on Thursday that McLaren will be powered by 'works' turbo V6 engines provided by Honda from 2015. But, before then, McLaren will run with customer Mercedes power next year, as the sport switches to the all-new and radical engine regulations. The situation has raised some red flags: will the development of Honda's new V6 benefit from the insight gained from […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Caterham still looking at long game

Caterham team principal Cyril Abiteboul says his team will not deviate from their program despite a difficult start to the season

Posted on Friday, February 1, 2013

Ecclestone tips Vettel to beat Alonso again

Bernie Ecclestone has tipped his friend Sebastian Vettel to win a fourth consecutive world championship in 2013. "I see it in this order: Vettel, Alonso, Button and Hamilton," he told the Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport. The F1 chief executive said he was curious to see how Mercedes' sweeping changes for this season will make a difference, and said McLaren has a "better chance" to win the 2013 title compared to last year. "Many will not share my opinion," said the 82-year-old Briton, […]

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013

Q&A with Romain Grosjean

Conducted by Lotus F1 Team How is the Romain Grosjean that starts the 2013 season different from the Romain Grosjean who started the 2012 season? How have you changed? RG: Well first of all I’m older! No, it’s clearly different for me this year. I have much more experience in Formula 1 and even if I knew the team before, I now know how to work with the engineers much better on the technical side. I also know all the tracks and understand better the […]

Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Webber protégé Evans joins GP2

Mitch Evans will race in GP2 this season after signing for Arden International. The New Zealand racer won the GP3 title in 2012, driving for MW Arden. Evans also receives 200,000 Euros as a prize for stepping up to GP2 having claimed the GP3 title. "Firstly I'd like the thank Arden for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to drive with them in GP2 after two great years in GP3," he said. "I want to thank Mark Webber and Ann Neal and everyone […]

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2012

Lotus confirm Romain Grosjean will race for the team in 2013

Lotus has confirmed Romain Grosjean for 2013

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012

Raikkonen still hungry for F1 success

Kimi Raikkonen has revealed that he is still eager to succeed in Formula One. Raikkonen returned to the sport in 2012 after a two year absence and sits third in the world championship. Lotus confirmed on Monday that the Finn will race on for the team into 2013, with Raikkonen still hungry for success. "This season has shown me that I still love racing as much as I ever did. Obviously, I would have not come back to the sport if I did not feel […]

Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2012

Whitmarsh not worried Hamilton spat to turn 'toxic'

Martin Whitmarsh insists he is not worried McLaren is heading for a behind-the-scenes stoush with star driver Lewis Hamilton. The 2008 world champion's contract runs out this year, and so far team executive Ron Dennis has indicated the 27-year-old might have to take a pay-cut. Briton Hamilton hit back by indicating he is prepared to fight even for minor details, like the right to keep his trophies rather than relinquish them to the display cabinets at McLaren's Woking factory. Team boss Martin Whitmarsh played down […]