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Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014

FIA could ease radio clampdown in Singapore

The FIA could back down over its newly-imposed radio communications ban. It was the hot topic of controversial conversation in Singapore on Thursday, as the teams and drivers prepare for the rest of 2014 with tight restrictions on what they can and cannot say over the pit-to-car radio. Then the team managers headed for their usual pre-race briefing with Charlie Whiting. "It might be a long one," said Lotus' Alan Permane, according to Auto Motor und Sport. Some chiefs had prepared to go into the […]

Posted on Monday, December 9, 2013

Season review: F1 2013 - the year in quotes

As part of our season review, here is the 2013 Formula 1 season from the mouths of those involved in the sport: the humorous, the memorable, the radio messages, and those, with hindsight, that some surely regret... “That competitiveness is going to keep growing and I guess we'll see more of it this year. But I'll try to contain it so I don't come across like a dickhead or something!” – Daniel Ricciardo reveals his intentions to improve in 2013. “This year's car is the […]

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 Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gutierrez: Late season form shows Formula 1 potential

Esteban Gutierrez believes that his performances in the second half of the season prove that he deserves to remain in Formula 1 next season. Gutierrez made his debut for Sauber in 2013 and scored six points - all courtesy of a seventh place finish in the Japanese Grand Prix. The Mexican, whose future in Formula 1 is uncertain, reckons that he has performed at the expected level since the Singapore Grand Prix. "The bottom line is that I have big goals in F1 and I […]

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 Thursday, November 14, 2013

Maldonado 'very happy' to leave Williams

Pastor Maldonado says he is 'very happy' at the prospect of leaving Williams, believing that he delivered more to the team than they did for him. Williams confirmed on Monday that Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will race for the team in 2014, ending their three year association with Maldonado. Maldonado won the Spanish Grand Prix for the team last year, but in both 2011 and 2013 the Venezuelan has scored just a single point. "I am very happy," he said. "Since a couple of […]

Posted on Sunday, November 10, 2013

Raikkonen to miss rest of 2013 season due to back surgery

Kimi Raikkonen will not compete in the final two races of 2013 due to undergoing back surgery next week. Raikkonen had been a doubt to compete in America and Brazil due to financial issues with Lotus, but a deal was struck on the morning of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for the Finn to race. However, Raikkonen has now elected to undergo back surgery that will force him to miss the final two events after 'severe pain' following last weekend's event at the Yas Marina […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sebastian Vettel's path to 2013 world title glory

Last season, Sebastian Vettel won his third world title in a nail-biting finale in changeable conditions at Interlagos. In 2013, he faced few dramas as he wrapped up the title with three of the 19 races remaining. Here’s how Vettel won his fourth world title. Multi 21, Seb Red Bull demonstrated the best outright pace in Australia and Malaysia, but with Ferrari and Lotus getting one car ahead of Vettel in Australia, the signs were that Vettel would have a fight on his hands for […]

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013

Prost: 'Great' Vettel will win more titles

Quadruple world champion Alain Prost says that Sebastian Vettel is 'a great champion' and reckons he will go on to win more titles. Vettel matched Prost's feat of winning four titles after claiming victory at the Indian Grand Prix. Prost, who currently works as an ambassador for Renault, won the championship in 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993. "I'm delighted to see Sebastian win the title," he said. "He is a great driver and he has had some outstanding wins this year, some of the best […]

Posted on Monday, October 21, 2013

In depth: Alexander Rossi on GP2, Formula 1 and America

In 2007, Formula 1 left Indianapolis for the final time and a few weeks later, America’s only representative on the grid, Scott Speed, was given the boot from Toro Rosso. Five years passed before the sport rekindled its relationship with the USA and now not only is there a race at the purpose built Circuit of the Americas near Austin, but an American driver is knocking on the door of a Formula 1 seat. Alexander Rossi, who admits he had no interest in pursuing a […]

Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013

Raikkonen targets improved qualifying performance in India

Kimi Raikkonen says that improving his performance in qualifying is essential for his chances of competing at the front in next weekend's Indian Grand Prix. Raikkonen has struggled in qualifying since the summer break, with his best grid position coming in Belgium, when he set the eighth fastest time. Raikkonen was lnocked out of Q2 in Italy and Singapore, but recovered to finish on the podium at the Marina Bay street circuit. "Hopefully we finally get it right in qualifying as the last five qualifying […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Suzuka no fluke as Gutiérrez emerges as credible racer

Esteban Gutierrez scored his maiden Formula 1 points at the Japanese Grand Prix. It wasn't a fluke, as the Mexican has been transforming from an anonymous midfield runner into a genuine points contender. Formula 1 points are like buses for Esteban Gutiérrez. After waiting 15 races for one, six turn up at once. It would be remiss to suggest that Gutiérrez is now primed to develop into a championship contender, but his recent form is proving that he isn’t the hopeless pay driver that some […]