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Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Marussia thinking seriously about KERS

Marussia needs a KERS system to catch up with its direct rivals. That is the admission of team boss John Booth, who told the Russian website championat.com that he is looking into adding the energy recovery technology to next year's Marussia package. "First of all, I want to say that while it is said it (KERS) is a 'green' technology, in reality it's just a serious waste of money," he said. "But in our situation it's time to start thinking seriously about KERS. Of the […]

Posted on Friday, May 18, 2012

Raikkonen: There is nothing like Monaco

Two podiums from the last two races for Formula 1’s most popular returnee in 2012. Here, Kimi looks ahead to Monaco. Barcelona was your second podium in a row for the team; how was it from your perspective? To be honest, I was a little disappointed. I expected us to be a bit stronger in the race, especially at the beginning. In the last stint we were very good, but it was too late. We were not fast enough to race and that’s why we […]

Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2012

Huge fire breaks out in Williams garage

The drama stepped up a notch even after the chequered flag in Barcelona. A couple of hours after Williams' first win since 2004, something exploded in the British team's garage, triggering a major fire. Team members and fire crews battled the blaze as paddock regulars scrambled away from the heavy smoke and police arrived on the scene. The Telegraph's Tom Cary said on Twitter there are "multiple injuries". It is believed Williams, Force India and Caterham staff - some of whom bravely fought the fire […]

Posted on Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hamilton: Spanish Grand Prix will be difficult to predict

Lewis Hamilton is expecting next weekends Spanish Grand Prix to be as unpredictable as the first four races, with the three-day Mugello test unlikely to return the grid to normality. In the opening four races, four different drivers won racing for four different constructors. Heading into the Spanish Grand Prix, the trend could continue with Lewis Hamilton yet to win in 2012. If he does so in Spain, he will become the fifth different driver to win a race this season. However, if one of […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2012

KERS unlikely for HRT in 2012

HRT's team boss has admitted installing KERS is an unlikely goal for the struggling Spanish team this year. Luis Perez Sala said the new F112 was designed to accommodate the energy-recovery technology, but qualifying comfortably within the 107 % rule is a better target for now. "We have a car we are yet to discover," he told El Confidencial. Indeed, HRT travelled to Australia last month having hardly run its new Cosworth-powered car, and failed to qualify for the season opener. "It is designed to […]

Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2012

Massa’s struggles continue

FIA - Felipe Massa’s early-season woes continued today as the Brazilian was unable to scrape into Q3 in a Ferrari F2012 car he says he is only beginning to understand. Struggling for balance, Massa finished the one-hour shoot-out as the 12th-quickest man and will line up on the grid behind the Williams of Pastor Maldonado and the 10th-placed Sauber of Sergio Pérez. "Clearly, I can't be happy with 12th place,” Massa said afterwards, “but we know that, at the moment, we do not have a […]

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012

Kimi Raikkonen receives five-place grid drop

With former Malaysian Grand Prix winner, Kimi Raikkonen, confident of a podium this weekend, the ‘Iceman’ has received a 5-place grid drop for Sunday’s race after his mechanics were forced to change his gearbox. This now means both Finn’s on the grid will being starting 5-places below their original qualifying position on Sunday. The problem apparently arose during the Australian Grand Prix when Raikkonen had an excursion off track, which filled his radiator with grass cuttings. This in turn forced the gearbox to overheat, which […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Raikkonen: It feels like I’ve never been away from F1

All eyes have naturally been on F1 returnee and former World Champion Kimi Raikkonen this weekend, as he made his first race appearance since the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with Ferrari. It was a weekend of ups and downs as Raikkonen suffered with steering issues throughout the early stages of the weekend. After a disastrous qualifying session, Raikkonen was stranded down in 18th position, whereas his younger team-mate was reaping the rewards after qualifying a stunning 3rd on the grid behind the two McLarens. […]

Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2012

Alonso salvages Ferrari pride

Fernando Alonso battled to a damage-limiting fifth place in Melbourne as team-mate Felipe Massa was forced to retire from 13th after clashing with William’s Bruno Senna late in the race. Alonso started well, seizing several positions in the opening laps after starting 12th. However, later in the race he came under severe pressure from Williams’ Pastor Maldonado and was only freed when the Venezuelan made a mistake and arrowed into the wall late in the race. Afterwards, the Ferrari driver admitted he had been under […]

Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2012

Caterham show good pace albeit steering issues

Although both Caterham’s failed to finish this weekends Australian Grand Prix, they can move on to Malaysia content with the knowledge that their cars were completing competitive lap times throughout the race. Both Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov retired due to steering issues during Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. As the two cars’ dodged various incidents on the opening lap, Kovalainen lost the use of his KERs device as well as experiencing DRS issues early on. Regardless of this, the Finn continued setting competitive lap times […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Glock: Marussia must focus on basics before KERS

Marussia needs to get the basics right before worrying about KERS, Timo Glock explained on the eve of the 2012 season. The experienced German, and his rookie teammate Charles Pic, enter the new season with essentially no testing, after the former Virgin team struggled to push its new car - the MR01 - through the FIA's mandatory crash tests. Last year, the Cosworth-powered team was soundly beaten by its closest rival Team Lotus, who as well as changing its name to Caterham for 2012 has […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Renault putting 70 percent effort into 2014 engine

F1 engine supplier Renault is now devoting 70 percent of its efforts into the sport's new 6-cylinder turbo formula for 2014. This year's championship and the next are the last in which the cars will be powered by the current generation of normally-aspirated V8s. "We are now working 70 percent on the new engine," Red Bull supplier Renault Sport F1's Jean-Francois Caubet told Germany's Auto Bild. "Next year it will be 100 percent," he added. Renault also supplies the Lotus, Williams and Caterham teams. The […]