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Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wheel nut issue leads to double Force India retirement

Neither Force India driver finished the Malaysian Grand Prix after a problem with the wheel nuts during the pit stop. "An early end to a race that promised so much for us," said Sutil. "Both cars had the same problem with the wheel nuts and it cost us a lot of time in the pits. We’re not sure exactly what happened yet so the team stopped the cars to make sure we understand the issue. It’s a shame that this happened here because we had […]

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2013

Williams downbeat after practice

Williams drivers Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas admit that the team have significant work to do after practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Maldonado was only sixteenth in FP2, with Bottas three places further back. "We didn’t have the pace today unfortunately," said Maldonado. "We need to analyse the data tonight to see what we can do. We have a lot of work to do but we’ll be pushing hard to see what we can achieve tomorrow." "We had a number of parts to test […]

Posted on Friday, March 1, 2013

Rossi and Ma join Caterham as reserve drivers

Alexander Rossi and Ma Qing Hua have been confirmed as reserve drivers for Caterham. Rossi, who took part in practice during last year's Spanish Grand Prix, will drive in a number of practice sessions in 2013. Ma joined HRT in 2012 and took part in four practice sessions. He will drive for Caterham during practice for the Chinese Grand Prix. "2013 will be my third season with the Caterham family and I’ve built solid relationships within the whole team," said American driver Rossi. "My goals […]

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013

Positive Alonso targets championship

Fernando Alonso insists that there is 'no obligation to win' but nevertheless is targeting another championship challenge. Alonso joined Ferrari at the start of 2010 and has been in the running for the title at the final round of two seasons - only to lose out to Sebastian Vettel twice. "I don’t think there is necessarily an obligation to win," Alonso told the media at Ferrari's annual Wrooom event. "Sport means sacrifice, work, enjoyment of what one does and for the past three years, I’ve been fortunate […]

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013

Alonso thinks Hamilton is the strongest driver

2012 runner-up Fernando Alonso believes former team mate Lewis Hamilton will be strong at Mercedes. Hamilton moves to Mercedes following six years with McLaren, the first of which he teamed up with Alonso. "I do not know who will be my main opponent for this season, he who has the best team, with the best year in terms of preparation, luck, testing, all of these factors, will help a driver or team to come on top of others," Alonso told Autosport in Italy. "But as for […]

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mercedes, STR to launch at Jerez

Mercedes will unveil their W04 the day before pre-season testing begins at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will launch the W04 at 1.30pm on Monday 4th February. Mercedes claimed one victory in 2012 courtesy of Rosberg in China. Hamilton joins the team from McLaren. Toro Rosso will also unveil their STR8, which will contest the 2013 season, at Jerez on February 4th. The Red Bull feeder team retains Daniel Ricciardo and Jean Eric Vergne for a second season. Pre-season […]

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2012

BBC confirms Suzi Perry to front F1 coverage

The BBC has confirmed that Suzi Perry will present their coverage of Formula One in 2013. Perry replaces Jake Humphrey, who moves on to other ventures after four years presenting the sport. Perry presented MotoGP for several years. "Motorsport is my life and I've really missed being away from the grid. I am so excited to be joining the BBC," she said. "Working alongside such an eminent team and the F1 world is a huge honour and I can't wait to get started." The corporation […]

Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Haug admits Mercedes defeats led to F1 departure

Norbert Haug has admitted he is stepping down due to Mercedes' lack of success as a works team since 2010. But in an interview with Germany's Bild daily, he denied reports he is being made a scapegoat. "No, I'm not," said Haug, who served as the German marque's motor sport vice president for more than two decades. "If I had nothing to do with our failures in the last three years, then I would have nothing to do with our victory in China this year," […]

Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The 2012 words and wisdom of Kimi

Taking a look back at some of Kimi Raikkonen's memorable quotes in 2012

Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sebastian Vettel's road to the 2012 F1 title

Sebastian Vettel's road to the championship

Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

HRT wants EUR 40m for dying F1 team

The current owners are seeking EUR 40 million for the struggling backmarker HRT, according to the Spanish sports daily AS. The newspaper also revealed that talks with potential buyers from India and Abu Dhabi are underway. HRT, currently owned by Madrid based investment company Thesan Capital, confirmed this week that "the time has come for the team to continue growing with new financial backing". Media reports suggested HRT was in the process of sacking 32 employees, and needed a buyer before the first days of […]

Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012

Vettel hits the century

Taking a look back at Sebastian Vettel's most memorable races as the reigning world champion prepares to start his 100th race