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Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Marko says Russian GP did not influence Kvyat decision

Red Bull consultant Dr Helmut Marko says that the presence of the Russian Grand Prix in 2014 did not sway the decision to promote Daniil Kvyat to Toro Rosso next season. In a surprise announcement on Monday, 19 year old Kvyat was revealed as the replacement for Red Bull-bound Daniel Ricciardo. "No," said Marko, when asked whether the race at Sochi was an influence. "We were looking for what is best for Red Bull and for Toro Rosso in the medium term. All of the […]

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Singapore Grand PrixView: Night Fever at Marina Bay

Bright lights, big city. Formula 1 heads to Singapore for some night fever; it's Round 13 of the 2013 Formula 1 world championship.

Posted on Saturday, September 7, 2013

Trackside at Monza: FP3 observations

Observations from the final practice session at Monza

Posted on Saturday, September 7, 2013

Vettel snubbed Webber's Monza farewell party

Sebastian Vettel on Friday did not attend a farewell party to mark teammate Mark Webber's last grand prix in Europe. Germany's Bild newspaper said the reigning world champion sat downstairs 'playing with his iphone' while, just 16 steps above in the Red Bull motor home at Monza, much of the F1 fraternity paid tribute to Webber as the Australian's 12-year career draws to a close. Helping Webber celebrate were figures like Ross Brawn, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and even Sir Frank Williams, who was carried […]

Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2013

Mexico set for Formula 1 return in 2014

The Mexican Grand Prix is set to return for the first time in over two decades next season. The race has not been held since 1992 but is scheduled to take place on November 9th next year after teams were given a copy of the provisional 2014 calendar ahead of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. As expected there is no room for the proposed race in New Jersey, although the return of Mexico - and the inaugural Russian Grand Prix - means that there will […]

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013

Formula 1 set to face high temperatures in Hungary

Formula 1 teams will face one of the hottest races in history this weekend in Hungary. With most of Western and Central Europe in the grip of a heatwave, ambient temperatures in Budapest on Sunday are set to peak at 39*c/102*F. Formula 1 has only raced in such high temperatures on three other occasions: the 1955 Argentine Grand Prix, the 1984 Dallas Grand Prix and the Bahrain Grand Prix of 2005.  

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013

WMSC confirm 2014 changes

The World Motor Sport Council met on Friday. Here are the changes for 2014... Further to a request from Mercedes, it will be permitted to supply engines to a maximum of four Formula One teams in 2014. A penalty point system for drivers will be introduced. If a driver accumulates more than 12 points he will be banned from the next race. Points will stay on the driver’s licence for 12 months. The amount of points a driver may be given for infringements will vary […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ecclestone warns F1 calendar could shed historic Monza

Monza, the historic home of the Italian grand prix, could be a victim of F1's continued push into "emerging markets". That is the warning of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, who admitted that even the sport's longest-standing European races are not secure. "It is possible that Europe will lose a couple of races in favour of emerging markets," he told the weekly Italian magazine Panorama. "If we do move away from Monza - and I say 'if', because no decision has been taken yet - […]

Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2013

Abu Dhabi wants F1 winter testing

Abu Dhabi has now officially thrown its name into the hat as a potential pre-season testing venue for next season. We reported last month that venues in Bahrain and Qatar have applied to host F1 next winter, as teams look to the Middle East for better testing weather than wet and cold Spain. "There is an interest to do pre-season testing outside of Europe which would be of interest to us," Richard Cregan, boss of the Abu Dhabi venue at Yas Marina, is quoted by […]

Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tyre talk dominating 2013 season

Amid all the noise and criticism surrounding Pirelli's approach to Formula One, the Italian marque has won the backing of Bernie Ecclestone. Many drivers, experts, pundits and teams - and particularly world champions Red Bull - have been strong in their criticism of the 'show'-oriented formula created by heavily degrading control tyres. "If the tyres lasted from January to December," F1 chief executive Ecclestone told Reuters, "there'd be something else to talk about. "What is good about this (situation) is that it really comes back […]

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2013

Marussia pinning hopes on European upgrades

Marussia team principal John Booth says that his team will be bringing major upgrades once the sport returns to Europe. Marussia has recorded a best finish of thirteenth this season with Jules Bianchi narrowly missing out on making Q2 in Malaysia. Bianchi realistic despite positive start Booth says that while the MR02 will feature updates in China this weekend, bigger upgrades won't be fitted until the European stint of the season "While we would not call the upgrades we have for this race comprehensive, they […]

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2013

Di Resta aiming to stay ahead of McLaren

Force India driver Paul di Resta believes that staying ahead of McLaren should be their target during this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix. Force India scored 10 points in the Australian Grand Prix but suffered from a wheel nut issue in Malaysia which forced both cars out of the race. "We were unlucky not to get any points in Malaysia, but we can take some positives from the performance we showed on the track," said di Resta. "We looked to be one of the fastest cars […]