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Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2013

Hamilton bags pole on mixed day for Mercedes

Briton Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position at the German Grand Prix on a mixed Saturday for Mercedes, whose misjudgement left last week's Silverstone winner Nico Rosberg 11th on the grid for their home race. Hamilton won the last race at the Nuerburgring in 2011 with McLaren and delighted his new bosses by putting his Silver Arrows on the front of the grid at one of the homes of German motorsport. "It's really overwhelming. P2 and P3 (the second and third practice sessions) were just […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013

German Grand PrixView

Castles, forests, an abandoned rollercoaster and a fearsome circuit nearby. It must be the German Grand Prix

Posted on Monday, July 1, 2013

Hulkenberg eager to return to Nurburgring

Nico Hulkenberg says he is eager to race at the Nurburgring for the first time in Formula 1. Hulkenberg made his Formula 1 debut in 2010 but during that season the German Grand Prix was held at Hockenheim. The last time the sport visited the Nurburgring was in 2011, when Hulkenberg was Force India's reserve driver. Hulkenberg heads to the race having scored a point in Britain, his sixth of the season and Sauber's first since the Chinese Grand Prix. "I know the Nürburgring very […]

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013

British Grand Prix: Button's Silverstone jinx

2009 world champion Jenson Button has never achieved a podium finish in 13 attempts at his home race. Here's why...

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013

British Grand Prix: Silverstone's memorable moments

Looking back at some of the most memorable F1 moments at Silverstone

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013

Ferrari 'disappointed' to be dragged into Mercedes defence

Ferrari has admitted it is "disappointed" to have been used as part of Mercedes' defence as the German team escaped from the test-gate scandal with a light penalty. Before the judges ruled that Mercedes be only reprimanded and banned from next month's young drivers test, its lawyer argued extensively at the international tribunal that Ferrari also did the wrong thing with recent private tyre tests. Indeed, it emerged from last week's proceedings that while Ferrari used a 2011 car for its Pirelli tests, race driver […]

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013

Hamilton yet to mend broken friendship admits Sutil

Adrian Sutil insists his friendship with Lewis Hamilton remains broken. That is despite the 2008 world champion saying at Monaco a month ago that he wanted to "get together" with German Sutil and become "good friends" once again. The pair, close friends since their days in F3, split acrimoniously in 2011 when Hamilton refused to appear as a witness in Force India driver Sutil's criminal trial for assault. But when asked if they had indeed put their friendship back together, Sutil told the Kolner Express […]

Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2013

Abiteboul encouraged by Caterham progression

Caterham team principal Cyril Abiteboul says that their season is developing as expected, despite currently sitting in last place in the championship. Abiteboul conceded that the Canadian Grand Prix was underwhelming for Caterham, but most other events have met with expectation. "It’s fair to say our last race in Canada was disappointing, but looking at the season overall we’re probably about where we thought we would be," Abiteboul told The Official Formula 1 website. "But that does not mean that we are where we want […]

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2013

Lotus clinging on in world title fight

After two disappointing races, Lotus need to bounce back quickly if they are to remain a world title contender

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Vettel extends Red Bull contract to 2015

Red Bull Racing has confirmed that Sebastian Vettel will remain with the team until at least the end of 2015. Vettel's original contract was set to expire at the end of 2014 but the team announced on Tuesday that the reigning world champion will also be on board for 2015. Vettel joined Red Bull at the start of 2009 and became the youngest ever world champion in 2010. He subsequently secured the 2011 and 2012 titles and leads this year's championship by 36 points. Vettel […]

Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013

Vettel dominates but thoughts turn elsewhere

World champion Sebastian Vettel ends Red Bull's North American hoodoo on a day marred by tragedy

Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2013

Mercedes tribunal set for June 20th

Mercedes is set to face the FIA's brand-new international tribunal in Paris on June 20 Mercedes will face the tribunal following a private test with Pirelli in May at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. Several leading figures in the sport are expecting sanctions for Mercedes. Horner: Lack of transparency disappointing Brawn: Test was private, not secret Sauber team boss Monisha Kaltenborn told Auto Motor und Sport that "a contract can't overrule a law." Red Bull's Dr Helmut Marko told Blick "a fine and a […]