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Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014

Marussia retains Chilton for 2014 season

Marussia has confirmed that Max Chilton will continue to race for the team in 2014. Chilton made his Formula 1 debut for Marussia in 2013, and finished all 19 races with a best result of 14th place in Monaco. Chilton will continue to race alongside Jules Bianchi, who also made his Formula 1 debut for Marussia in 2013. "I am really happy to be continuing with the Marussia into a second season," 22-year-old Chilton said after the announcement was made at Autosport International in Birmingham. […]

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

'Patient' Vergne learning from Red Bull decision

Jean-Eric Vergne says that the 'big disappointment' at missing out on a Red Bull seat has led him to become a better driver. Mark Webber's retirement from Formula 1 opened up a seat with the world champions, but Red Bull opted to promote Vergne's Toro Rosso team-mate, Daniel Ricciardo. Vergne will continue with Toro Rosso in 2014 and believes that trying to understand Red Bull's decision has improved him as a driver. "It was a disappointment of course not to go to Red Bull. As […]

Posted on Friday, December 13, 2013

Sutil to drive for Sauber in 2014

German Adrian Sutil will drive for Sauber next season, the Formula One team said on Friday, replacing Nico Hulkenberg who moved in the opposite direction to Force India last week. "I am very happy we found common ground," the 30-year-old Sutil was quoted as saying on the Sauber website, adding he had "known for a while" where he wanted to drive but negotiations took a bit longer than planned. No details of the agreement were revealed. "After six good years driving for Force India, with […]

Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Season review: 'First lap nutcase' earns respect

12 months ago, Romain Grosjean was under pressure like never before. Huge pressure. His move at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix on Mark Webber was clumsy to the extreme; even a driver working his way through the junior formulae would have been humiliated by such an error. He was the first lap nutcase. The lunatic for whom a first lap was akin to an iceberg for the Titanic. His season ended with a ludicrous attempt at passing Pedro de La Rosa’s HRT in […]

Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2013

Massa critical of stewards after penalty

Felipe Massa hit out at the stewards after he was given a drive through penalty during the Brazilian Grand Prix. Massa was running in fourth place when he was deemed to have cut the pit entry and was handed a drive through. The Brazilian, starting his final race for Ferrari, hit out at the stewards over the team radio, calling the decision 'unacceptable' and 'unbelievable'. Massa went on to finish in seventh place. "It was really a shame. I was having a great race. Then […]

Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2013

Kovalainen takes blame for poor result

Heikki Kovalainen says he is to blame for failing to score a point at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Kovalainen, who was replacing compatriot Kimi Raikkonen, finished the race in 14th place. "It has been a great opportunity to drive for Lotus F1 Team and I’m upset that I was not able to score any points for them today," he said. "I think the car is great, but I was not able to unlock the pace and make the most of it. I made some mistakes […]

Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hulkenberg pleased with top 10 championship result

Nico Hulkenberg says that he is pleased to have finished in the top 10 of the drivers championship for the first time in his career. Hulkenberg finished the Brazilian Grand Prix in eighth place, leaving the German in 10th place in the championship with 51 points. "It was a good race," he said. "I had a good start and nice battles in the first few laps. Then I was by myself for most of the race. The problem today was too much understeer. Because of […]

Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hamilton disappointed with own performance

Lewis Hamilton says he is disappointed with his own performance after he finished the Brazilian Grand Prix in ninth place. Hamilton started from fifth but moved up to fourth at the start and was set to finish just outside of the podium positions. But the Brit moved over on Valtteri Bottas under braking at the Descida de Lago and was handed a drive through penalty for the incident. "It was a tough race today," he said. "I don't know what happened exactly with Valtteri and […]

Posted on Saturday, November 23, 2013

Ricciardo, Vergne happy with top 10 slots

Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne expressed their happiness after qualifying in the top 10 for the Brazilian Grand Prix. Ricciardo will start his final race for Toro Rosso from seventh place on the grid. "It was tricky out there this afternoon, but even since last year, we have often demonstrated that we can be competitive in the wet," he said. "It’s the best qualifying the team has had in a long time and I am very happy that both cars are in the top eight. […]

Posted on Saturday, November 23, 2013

Caterham duo hoping for more rain

Caterham duo Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde say that wet weather would be preferable as they bid to snatch 10th place in the Constructors' championship from Marussia. Marussia has held the position since the first race in Australia but a 13th place finish for either Pic of Van der Garde would result in Caterham jumping ahead of their rivals in a battle that has lucrative financial outcomes. Last season, Caterham overhauled Marussia in the final race of the year in Brazil, one which […]

Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Massa anticipating emotional close to Ferrari career

Felipe Massa is expecting this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix to be an emotional affair as he leaves Ferrari after a decade long association with the team. Massa joined Ferrari as their test driver in 2003 and after racing for Sauber for two years, he returned to Ferrari in 2006 and has been with the team as a race driver ever since. "It’s a fantastic place to race and to finish an incredible time with Ferrari," he said. "It's a very long time. It’s our eighth […]

Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Kovalainen targets stronger race in Brazil

Heikki Kovalainen has targeted a strong race day in Brazil after finishing only 14th at the United States Grand Prix. Kovalainen, filling in for injured compatriot Kimi Raikkonen, qualified in the top 10 but lost front downforce during the race, forcing him to make an unscheduled pit stop. "The race didn’t go the way we wanted and I’m not sure if it was the car or if the driver was just a little rusty! We had a problem with the front wing losing downforce which […]