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Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013

Alonso accepts title defeat; targets second for Ferrari

Fernando Alonso has accepted defeat in the hunt for the drivers' championship but insists that he is highly motivated to secure second place in the Constructors' championship for Ferrari. Sebastian Vettel can clinch his fourth world title if he wins in Japan and Alonso fails to finish in the top eight. Alonso says that finishing in a position to retain a mathematical chance of winning the title is not his target. "Today’s result is more or less what we were expecting, not having had a […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mercedes targets Ferrari in fight for second in championship

Mercedes's Toto Wolff says that beating Ferrari to second place in the Constructors' championship is the team's aim ahead of the last six races of the season. Mercedes is currently seven points behind Ferrari and enjoy a 61 point advantage over fourth placed Lotus. "In the three races since the summer break, our team has scored an average of 20 points per Grand Prix," said Wolff ahead of the Korean Grand Prix. "But it's a measure of our expectations now that we have left each […]

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013

Force India: McLaren not yet out of reach

Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya says that his team will not give up in the fight for fifth place in the Constructors' Championship. Force India is currently 14 points behind McLaren, with six races remaining in 2013. The first of those six races takes place in Korea this weekend. "The objective has not changed," said Mallya regarding Force India's plan for the last part of the year. "McLaren have a points lead over us, but they are not totally out of reach. As I’ve said […]

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013

Domenicali urges Ferrari to keep pushing

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali says that his team must not give up in the fight for the 2013 championship. Fernando Alonso is 60 points behind Sebastian Vettel in the drivers' championship, while Ferrari is 103 points back on Red Bull in the Constructors' Championship. Domenicali admits that the title is no longer in Ferrari's hands, but that the team must jump at any opportunity. "The fight for the title is ever more difficult but we must not give up the chase, even by a […]

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sutil expecting improved Force India in Singapore

Adrian Sutil is expecting Force India to put in an improved performance at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. Force India has scored just two points across the last four races, courtesy of ninth place for Sutil in Belgium. "Since the new tyres came in it was clearly a step down for us," Sutil said. "We used to be able to do one less stop in the race which was a big advantage compared to others and also the general balance of the car was much […]

Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013

Mallya says Force India can still catch McLaren

Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya says McLaren remain in sight in their battle for fifth place in the Constructors' Championship. Force India led McLaren for most of the first part of the season, but are now five points behind their rivals. F1Zone Interview: Force India's Otmar Szafnauer But Mallya remains confident that his team can beat their rivals. "It is going to be a close fight, but the good news is that McLaren still aren’t that far ahead," said Mallya. "They only scored one point […]

Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2013

F1Zone.net Interview: Otmar Szafnauer

When Force India first entered Formula 1, their target was simply to beat Super Aguri, a backmarker team that scored 4 points during their entire time in the sport. Today, Force India is battling McLaren, one of the most successful teams in Formula 1 with 12 drivers' championship and 8 constructors' championship titles, for fifth place in the Constructors’ Championship. Prior to the Belgian Grand Prix, Force India was even leading McLaren by two points in the standings. They are now just five points behind […]

Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013

Webber: Raikkonen 'a gamble', will push Alonso

Mark Webber believes that Kimi Raikkonen's return to Ferrari is a gamble, but adds that the Finn will push Fernando Alonso

Posted on Sunday, September 8, 2013

Van der Garde edged out after pit stop error

Giedo van der Garde believes that a communication error during his second stop cost him a shot at beating team-mate Charles Pic. Van der Garde was running a two stop strategy but lost time when his Caterham mechanics were not ready in time for the Dutchman's arrival. "After good starts for most of the season I have to say this wasn’t one of my best, but I overtook the Marussia halfway through lap one and was up with Charles until he pitted for the first […]

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013

Marussia: Challenge to retain 10th begins

Marussia team principal John Booth says his squad remains focused on retaining 10th place in the Constructors' Championship for the rest of the season. Marussia is currently ahead of Caterham in the fight for 10th place, courtesy of Jules Bianchi's 13th place in Malaysia. "We head into the second part of the season still holding 10th place in the Constructors’ Championship and we are keenly focused on what we need to do at every turn to ensure we maintain that position," said Booth. "The challenge […]

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013

Van der Garde: New tyres suit my style

Giedo van der Garde says he the new structure of Pirelli tyres, introduced at the Hungarian Grand Prix, are more receptive to his style of driving. Van der Garde achieved his best finish of fourteenth place and believes the tyres have given him a boost. "It was nice to have a break and chill out a little bit and I enjoyed it. I didn’t have so much rest, only three days off, and then I start training again. Now I’m ready for the second half […]

Posted on Friday, August 2, 2013

Boullier: Raikkonen deserves 10 out of 10

Lotus team principal Eric Boullier says Kimi Raikkonen deserves 10 out of 10 for the first half of 2013. Raikkonen is currently in second place in the championship, having claimed a win and a further five podiums. "I would have to give Kimi 10 out of 10," said Boullier. "He’s done a terrific job right from the beginning of the season and his remarkable run of twenty-seven consecutive points finishes speaks for itself. No matter what happens he’s always there, as we saw in the […]