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Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013

Schumacher remains in critical condition in hospital

Michael Schumacher remains in a critical condition in an induced coma following a skiing accident on Sunday. Schumacher was skiing in the French Alps on Sunday when he fell and hit his head on a rock. He was taken to the nearby hospital in Moutiers but was soon transferred to the larger hospital in Grenoble, France. Doctors from the hospital held a press conference late on Monday morning. "Michael Schumacher was the victim of very serious trauma", said a hospital spokesman. "He was very agitated […]

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sutil had seat fitting in 2014 Sauber

After spending his entire career to date with Force India, Adrian Sutil on Wednesday began his next F1 chapter. "Look who we found getting comfortable in his seat," the Swiss team Sauber said on Twitter, adding a photo of German Sutil, 30, at the wheel of the 2014 car. Sutil, who began his career in 2007 with Force India's former guise Spyker, was at Sauber's Hinwil headquarters for a seat fitting in the new C33, which has already passed the FIA's static and dynamic crash […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ferrari says Raikkonen injury 'no problem'

Ferrari insists it was aware of the extent of Kimi Raikkonen's back problems when the Finn was signed up for 2014. The deal was announced in early September, which was before the Singapore grand prix, where Raikkonen admitted he was taking pain killers. And the 2007 world champion, who is replacing the Williams-bound Felipe Massa, is currently recovering from surgery that has forced him to miss the last two races of the season for Lotus. Asked by the British broadcaster Sky if Ferrari knew about […]

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013

Alonso 'waiting' on fitness for Austin GP

It is possible Fernando Alonso will not travel to Austin for this weekend's US grand prix. The highly respected correspondent for Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport, Pino Allievi, said Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo "is not even remotely" contemplating the prospect of the Spaniard sitting out the race. But, after his high-G bump over the Abu Dhabi kerbs a week ago, Alonso admitted he was in back pain, while his manager Luis Garcia Abad 'tweeted' an alarming photo of the driver strapped to a spinal […]

Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013

Salo doubts visor strip caused Lotus brake failure

Former F1 driver Mika Salo has admitted he doesn't believe a simple tear-off visor strip caused Kimi Raikkonen's brake failure at Spa. Raikkonen's first retirement since his return to Formula One might be seen as a knockout blow to his championship hopes, as he drops behind Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton in the chase to beat Sebastian Vettel to the title. As the F1 paddock was disassembled at Spa late on Sunday, Lotus still had not definitively identified the cause of the brake failure. But […]

Posted on Monday, July 22, 2013

Jordan and Schumacher disagree over Raikkonen's next move

Eddie Jordan has tipped Red Bull to pick Daniel Ricciardo as Sebastian Vettel's new teammate for 2014. Lotus team boss Eric Boullier said as recently as last Friday that he is doing "everything we can" to convince Kimi Raikkonen to stay next season. Jordan, a former F1 team owner turned broadcaster for British television, thinks the Finn will ultimately decide to turn down Red Bull's admitted strong interest. "At first I was pretty sure that Raikkonen will replace Mark Webber," Jordan told Russia's f1news.ru. "But […]

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013

Behind the scenes at Red Bull Racing

We had a little look around Red Bull Racing HQ in Milton Keynes...

Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2013

Vettel eases to Canadian GP victory

Sebastian Vettel controlled the Canadian Grand Prix to win his third race of 2013, having lapped all bar his nearest four rivals. The German led away from the start and, apart from during the pit stop phase, led the way. Vettel survived a couple of scares, firstly when he touched the wall at Turn 4 and later on when he ran wide at the first corner. Fernando Alonso finished in second place, while Lewis Hamilton secured third. Mark Webber was fourth, ahead of Nico Rosberg […]

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013

FIA asks Pirelli for secret test 'dossier'

The FIA has asked Pirelli to compile a thorough "dossier" ahead of an international tribunal hearing regarding the secret Mercedes test, according to Kleine Zeitung newspaper. Team boss Ross Brawn is quoted as saying Mercedes could not have benefited from the three-day test in Barcelona just after the Spanish grand prix, because Pirelli only supplied engineers with "codes" of the tyres being run. "So we couldn't get any usable information," he said. Kleine Zeitung said Ferrari, who along with Red Bull officially filed the FIA […]

Posted on Friday, January 4, 2013

First races of 2013 key to title says Domenicali

The opening races of this season's world championship will be crucial, according to Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali. In 2012, runner-up Ferrari had a dire start to its campaign, while eventual champion Red Bull also took some time to establish its full potential. But with the sweeping rule changes of 2014 looming large, Domenicali said the dynamics of this season's battle will be different. "Next season (2013) will be decided in the first races," he is quoted by Germany's Auto Motor und Sport. "The teams […]

Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012

Webber has leg surgery in Australia

Mark Webber has had successful leg surgery in his native Australia. Just ahead of the 2009 season, the now 36-year-old badly broke his leg in a downhill mountain cycling crash during his outdoor adventure challenge in Tasmania. Now, four years later, Webber has had another operation on the leg, mere days after contesting his Tasmanian challenge yet again. "Hospital trip planned a while back," he announced on Twitter. "I needed further surgery from previous injury. All good and on the mend." Posting a photo of […]

Posted on Friday, November 23, 2012

Ferrari clamp down on Alonso's social media

Ferrari has clamped down on Fernando Alonso's activities on social media websites Facebook and Twitter, according to the German magazine Focus. It is reported the clampdown is the result of several controversial updates by the championship-charging Spaniard, including a photo he posted in Austin of himself and Felipe Massa holding a huge gun, with a caption declaring title war on Sebastian Vettel. "There are a lot of interesting things I could tell the fans during a race weekend, but of course there is also a […]