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Posted on Saturday, November 2, 2013

Van der Garde critical of Force India block

Giedo van der Garde believes that a Force India cost him time during his qualifying lap at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Van der Garde set the 19th fastest time in Q1 but reckons he could have set a quicker lap time without being impeded. "In qualifying we went for two runs on the options," he said. "On the first run everything went to plan and I was up in tenth until the cars ahead went from primes to options. On the second […]

Posted on Saturday, November 2, 2013

Webber leads Red Bull 1-2 in Abu Dhabi qualifying

Mark Webber secured pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after a last gasp effort at the Yas Marina Circuit. Webber's time of 1:39.957 was 0.118s faster than team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who made a mistake at the first corner on his final flying lap. Mercedes share the second row of the grid, with Nico Rosberg ahead of Lewis Hamilton after the Brit spun off at turn 14 on his second attempt. Hamilton informed his team that something failed on the back of the W04 […]

Posted on Saturday, November 2, 2013

Vettel quickest in final practice in Abu Dhabi

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time during final practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Vettel's time of 1:41.349 was 0.222s faster than team-mate Mark Webber Lewis Hamilton was third, ahead of Nico Rosberg in fourth, with Romain Grosjean in fifth. Jenson Button set the sixth fastest time, with Sauber's Nico Hulkenberg and Esteban Gutierrez in seventh and eighth. Kimi Raikkonen and Jean-Eric Vergne rounded out the top 10. It was another difficult session for Ferrari as Fernando Alonso set only the 11th quickest time, […]

Posted on Friday, November 1, 2013

Vettel heads Webber in second practice

Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time during second practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Vettel's time of 1:41.335 was a tenth of a second faster than team-mate Mark Webber. "It’s difficult to say today how we compare to the others, we know the Lotus is quick here, but we also had decent pace today," he said. "It’s not always so easy at this circuit with the conditions changing throughout the day; we start in the sun and finish at night and […]

Posted on Friday, November 1, 2013

Grosjean fastest in opening practice in Abu Dhabi

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean continued his good run of form by setting the fastest time during first practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Grosjean's time of 1:44.241s was almost two tenths of a second faster than Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton. World champion Sebastian Vettel was third, with team-mate Mark Webber in fourth. Vettel had a brief scare at the end of the session as he misjudged his entry into his pit box and narrowly missed the crouching Red Bull mechanics. Nico Rosberg set the fifth […]

Posted on Saturday, October 26, 2013

Van der Garde confident of strong race pace

Giedo van der Garde says that Caterham has the measure of Marussia, despite Jules Bianchi pipping him to 19th place during qualifying for the Indian Grand Prix. Van der Garde will start the race from 20th place on the grid. "We went for two runs on the options in qualifying and my first run was okay but there was definitely time to find, particularly in the middle sector," he said. "We had planned to go for two quick laps but it was clear we could […]

Posted on Saturday, October 26, 2013

Dominant Vettel storms to pole position in India

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest ever lap at the Buddh International Circuit to claim pole position for the Indian Grand Prix. Vettel, who can wrap up a fourth world title on Sunday, set a time of 1:24.119 to beat Mercedes's Nico Rosberg by 0.752s. Lewis Hamilton set the third fastest time, with Mark Webber opting to use the prime tyre and still managing the fourth fastest time. Felipe Massa was fifth, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Nico Hulkenberg. Fernando Alonso chose to use the prime […]

Posted on Saturday, October 26, 2013

Vettel stays ahead during final practice

Sebastian Vettel continued his good run of form in India after setting the fastest time during a truncated final practice session. Vettel's time of 1:25.332 was half  second faster than team-mate Mark Webber. The 60 minute session was reduced for 40 minutes due to visibility problems at the Buddh International Circuit. The lack of visibility meant that the medical helicopter was unable to operate, but race control deemed the situation to have sufficiently improved for the session to begin 20 minutes late. Fernando Alonso was […]

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2013

Vettel leads Red Bull 1-2 in second practice in India

Sebastian Vettel led a Red Bull 1-2 during second practice for the Indian Grand Prix. Vettel was the only driver to set a time beneath the 1:26 mark and finished almost three tenths of a second faster than team-mate Mark Webber. Romain Grosjean set the third fastest time, half a second down on Vettel. Lewis Hamilton was fourth, ahead of Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg. Felipe Massa finished in seventh, while Kimi Raikkonen, Sergio Perez and Jenson Button rounded out the top 10. Daniel Ricciardo […]

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Marussia names Magnussen as potential Chilton successor

Marussia has named McLaren protege Kevin Magnussen as a potential race driver for 2014. It is already known that the Ferrari-linked French rookie Jules Bianchi is staying with the team beyond this season. But a few days ago, his 2013 teammate Max Chilton admitted his own future is not yet secure. "I feel I'm showing I deserve a seat for next year," the Briton, who brings substantial backing to Marussia, is quoted by the Independent newspaper. "I admit, at times, I haven't got things right, […]

Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013

Van der Garde 'had nowhere to go'

Giedo van der Garde says he had 'nowhere to go' after his Japanese Grand Prix ended at the corner. The Dutch driver was involved in a collision with Jules Bianchi and subsequently suffered a heavy impact into the barriers. "My start was okay but going into turn one I was squeezed between both the Marussia cars and had nowhere to go," he said. "I lost my front wing in contact with Bianchi and then the car went straight off and into the wall. It was […]

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013

Chilton elated with 'incredible' qualifying

Max Chilton expressed his satisfaction after qualifying in 19th place for the Japanese Grand Prix. Chilton edged out both Caterham drivers for the first time since the Chinese Grand Prix and also beat team-mate Jules Bianchi. "I’m so happy to have put us ahead of both Caterhams in qualifying for the first time since China," he said. "One would have been a result, but to beat both [Charles] Pic and [Giedo] van der Garde is really incredible and shows just how much fight there is […]