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Posted on Thursday, May 8, 2014

Spanish Grand PrixView

The European season gets underway at Barcelona this weekend, at a circuit that all the drivers know very well from winter testing – even if they did not visit the venue in 2014. The three-week break since the last race in China has been a busy time for the struggling teams in their efforts to close the gap to their rivals, while those up front have also been pushing on in the title fight. The Spanish Grand Prix will mark the start of the next […]

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013

Salo backs Raikkonen's surgery over Lotus finale

Late last week, there was no sign Kimi Raikkonen was planning to sit out the last two grands prix of his Lotus career. Indeed, late on Friday, the team released its official preview of the US grand prix, in which it appeared the Finn's now tense relationship with Lotus had eased. "He is completely on-side," said team boss Eric Boullier, while Raikkonen was quoted as saying he was "particularly looking forward" to the race weekend. Within two days, Lotus was issuing a new statement, confirming […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

International Tribunal preview - the details

Mercedes and Pirelli will face an International Tribunal in Paris on Thursday...

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013

GP3 Series 2013 Preview

The 2013 GP3 Series begins this weekend at the Circuit de Catalunya. We briefly preview the new season.

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

GP2 Series Season Preview 2013

The ninth season of the GP2 Series roars into life this weekend in Malaysia. Here's our preview.

Posted on Friday, March 15, 2013

Red Bull unleash ominous pace but challengers remain close

Two practice sessions of the new season have revealed some light in the pecking order, even if it is too early to conclude who’s going to be the champion. Red Bull Racing set some ominous times during second practice, doubly so when Vettel’s aborted first lap is taken into consideration. He was four tenths clear of the fastest non-Red Bull driver and there’s undoubtedly more lap time to be unlocked. Mark Webber, who perennially underachieves around the Albert Park street circuit, was comfortably second quickest. […]

Posted on Monday, February 4, 2013

Mercedes W04 breaks cover in Jerez

Having shown darkly-lit 'sneak preview' images on its website that triggered a server meltdown, and scheduling a launch event for the afternoon, photographers at Jerez scrambled on Monday morning to take the first unofficial shots of Mercedes' new W04. At the same time, Lewis Hamilton was being filmed for promotional purposes trackside, as he captured Nico Rosberg's debut laps on a Blackberry mobile phone -- a gratuitous plug for the team's new on-car sponsor. His 2013 teammate, Rosberg, was lapping on the day before official […]

Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012

Button doesn't enjoy Monza podium

It is perhaps the most feted podium on the F1 calendar, but Briton Jenson Button doesn't enjoy standing on it. In McLaren's official pre-race preview of the Italian grand prix, the British team said Monza's famous "Tifosi" are "sure to give every team a lot of support" this weekend. Button, however, apparently didn't read that script. The Telegraph quotes him as saying Monza is "not one that I enjoy standing on the podium at". "The Tifosi are there to support Ferrari. They're not there to […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ferrari defends under-fire Massa

Ferrari has come to the aid of Felipe Massa after the Brazilian was heavily criticised for his performance in the Australian Grand Prix. Massa retired from the race after clashing with Bruno Senna, having started from a lowly 16th. "Felipe has certainly been the target of criticism after the race in Albert Park", said a team statement in their Malaysian preview "But the Brazilian driver is used to this situation and remembers well 2008 when after two races – Australia and Malaysia – he had […]

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ferrari preview the Singapore GP

This weekend’s fourth Singapore Grand Prix marks the start of a hectic time, featuring six races crammed into the space of ten weeks, with the season finale taking place on November 27th, the latest ever date in the calendar for a Formula 1 race. Last year, Scuderia Ferrari was in the running for the titles right up to the final round, as indeed it has been on so many occasions. However, this year that will not be the case as one team and one driver […]

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011

British Grand Prix Preview

F1 heads home as Round 9 of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship takes place at the Silverstone Circuit in Great Britain. Several of the teams are based in the UK, with Force India located opposite the circuit itself and Red Bull, Renault and Williams all a stones throw away. Virgin, McLaren and Team Lotus all operate from inside the United Kingdom. Here's F1Zone.net's preview of what could be a classic race Ricciardo in, Karthikeyan out Inevitably as the F1 season draws towards the […]

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2011

Mercedes GP: Turkey preview quotes

Michael Schumacher: "It is always exciting when the calendar returns to Europe and the racing schedule becomes more intense. After returning from the first three races, I have enjoyed spending some time with my family in the short break, and I am now really looking forward to the action getting underway again. The venue for our next race, Istanbul Park, is a great track and provides a good challenge for the drivers. It's anti-clockwise, has a lot of gradient changes and different corner layouts, so […]