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Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2014

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The European season takes a short break this weekend for the paddock to travel across the Atlantic for round seven of the championship, the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2014 at Montreal. The first race hosted in Montreal back in 1978 was won by the man after whom the circuit is now named. Gilles Villeneuve is the only Canadian driver to win on home soil while his son, Jacques, is the only other Canadian to reach the podium in Canada, in 1996. The Track […]

Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014

Pirelli reveals further tyre nominations

Formula 1's tyre supplier Pirelli has announced its compound nominations for the start of the 'European' part of the season. The Medium and Hard tyre will be used at the Spanish Grand Prix next month. This is due to the characteristics of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya putting high-energy loads through the tyres, while high ambient temperatures and the roughness of the tarmac means that the tyres on the left-hand side are particularly stressed. The mechanical grip required in Monaco and Canada means that Pirelli will […]

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

FIA confirms official 2014 F1 calendar

Races in New Jersey, Mexico and South Korea were dropped from Formula One's official 2014 calendar on Wednesday, with the season remaining at 19 races instead of a record 22. All three grands prix had been listed provisionally, with asterisks against them, on a previous calendar published in September by the sport's governing International Automobile Federation (FIA). None appeared however on the final version issued on Wednesday after a meeting of the FIA's World Motor Sports Council in Paris. New Jersey's Grand Prix of the […]

Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Vergne vows to improve after 'difficult' season

Jean-Eric Vergne says that he must improve as a driver after a 'difficult' season in Formula 1. Vergne lost out on the Red Bull seat vacated by Mark Webber to Daniel Ricciardo and has finished in the points just three times this season. Vergne's last top 10 finish came at the Canadian Grand Prix in June. "It was a difficult season," he said ahead of this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix. "I have to say that I’ve been quite unlucky in many races, not finishing when […]

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013

Massa can reinvigorate Williams, but don't expect miracles

So what do you make of Felipe Massa? Is he a driver who has been spectacularly unspectacular since his horrendous injury four years ago, or is he a driver who was simply unfortunate to be up against one of the greatest drivers in history performing during his prime? The truth, as ever in Formula 1, is somewhere in the middle. Massa was never the most consistent driver, but between the middle of 2006 and 2009, he was one of the top performers on the grid. […]

Posted on Friday, November 8, 2013

Rossi to participate in opening practice at home event

Caterham reserve driver Alexander Rossi will participate in the opening practice session for the team at the United States Grand Prix next week. Rossi, 22, will replace regular driver Giedo van der Garde for the first 90 minute session at the Circuit of the Americas. Feature: Alexander Rossi on GP2, F1 and America "This is an important time in my career and the sport for America and another major step forward for me, to drive FP1 in my home country, in front of my own […]

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013

Vettel unaware of 36-point title lead

World champion Sebastian Vettel claims he does not know what his points margin is at the top of the 2013 championship, or that Fernando Alonso is his main title rival. The triple-consecutive championship winner is superstitious; he always slides a lucky coin under his boot laces, and gives his chassis a female name on the Wednesday before the first race of a season. But he told British reporters on Wednesday that his deliberate efforts to avoid knowing the championship points situation is just "to keep […]

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013

'Healthy' Force India targeting strong home result

Force India driver Paul di Resta believes his team can achieve a strong result at their second home race at Silverstone this weekend. While the Indian Grand Prix is their home event, Force India's factory is located directly across the road from the circuit. "It’s always a highlight of the year," di Resta says of the British Grand Prix. "With the way our car is working these tyres at the moment, we are looking really healthy. I believe this car is the best we've ever […]

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013

Prototype tyres to be tested at Silverstone

Pirelli will bring prototype tyres for teams to use during Friday practice at Silverstone. Each driver will have two sets of these tyres to test during the two sessions, assuming conditions remain unaffected by wet weather. "Silverstone, with its very high average speeds and flowing series of corners, presents an extreme contrast to Canada three weeks ago – which was much more stop and start," said Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery. "Like Canada, it’s a circuit that takes a lot out of the tyres, but […]

Posted on Sunday, June 23, 2013

Raikkonen expecting Lotus fightback at Silverstone

Kimi Raikkonen is expecting his Lotus team to fight back following a couple of disappointing races in Monaco and Canada. Lotus collected only three points from two races - courtesy of Raikkonen - and slipped back in both championships. "The last couple of races have been more a question of surviving not attacking and that’s not what anyone wants. That said, Monaco and Montréal are both street circuits; they’re quite different from a lot of tracks we visit and there are quite a lot of […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

International Tribunal preview - the details

Mercedes and Pirelli will face an International Tribunal in Paris on Thursday...

Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2013

Bottas makes mark with starring qualifying runs

Valtteri Bottas hasn't scored a point in Formula 1. But he made his mark in Canada.