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Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sutil targets podiums after move to Sauber

Adrian Sutil says that he is aiming for podiums after switching to Sauber for the 2014 season. Sutil has been part of Force India since 2006, when he joined the team under its previous guise of Midland. He then remained with the squad through its transition into Spyker and then Force India, only missing out on a drive in 2012. Sutil has never finished on the podium in 109 starts in the sport, with his best finish coming at the 2009 Italian Grand Prix, when […]

Posted on Friday, December 13, 2013

Season review - F1 2013 Driver Rankings: Part One

As part of our review of the 2013 Formula One season, we rank the drivers who entered a race this year and evaluate how they fared, beginning at the lower end of the grid. Here is the annual driver rankings... 23 | Heikki Kovalainen | Lotus F1 Team | Championship: 21st, 0 points Kovalainen wasn’t the worst driver to compete in 2013 but it would be unfair to rank him properly among rivals who participated in all 19 races. The Finn acquitted himself well during […]

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 Thursday, December 12, 2013

Di Resta thankful to Force India, seeks new challenge

Paul di Resta has thanked Force India for his time in Formula 1 after it was confirmed on Thursday that the Brit would not remain with the team into 2014. Force India announced that Sergio Perez will partner Nico Hulkenberg next season, leaving di Resta and team-mate Adrian Sutil without a seat. Di Resta joined the team at the start of 2010 and spent he year as their reserve driver, alongside his duties in DTM. He stepped up to a race seat in 2011, registering […]

Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Force India gives Perez a second chance

Underneath the Monza podium last year you’d have got long odds on then Ferrari and McLaren target Sergio Pérez lining up for Force India in 2014. Yet such is the evolution of Formula 1 that Pérez finds himself attempting to resurrect his career with a midfield outfit, despite 2014 set to be only his fourth season, and he is still just 23 years of age. In September 2012 Pérez finished on the podium in Italy, tested for Ferrari at Fiorano and then signed for McLaren […]

Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Force India confirms Sergio Perez on multi-year deal

Force India has confirmed that Sergio Perez will race for them in 2014 after signing a 'multi-year deal' with the team. Perez, 23, who will race alongside Nico Hulkenberg, was unveiled at the Mexican consul in London on Thursday. Perez made his Formula 1 debut in 2011 and raced for Sauber until his switch to McLaren for 2013. Feature: Force India gives Perez a second chance His stint at McLaren lasted just a single year, having finished 11th in the championship, with 49 points. "It’s […]

Posted on Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hulkenberg not fussed about Force India team-mate

Nico Hulkenberg says he is not fussed about the identity of his team-mate next season. Hulkenberg will race for Force India in 2014, but the Silverstone based team has yet to announce who will line up alongside the German. Paul di Resta, who has raced for the team since 2011, is unlikely to be retained, while Adrian Sutil's position with Force India is also in doubt. Outgoing McLaren driver Sergio Perez is the favourite for the vacant seat, but Hulkenberg insists that it is not […]

Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hulkenberg returns to Force India in 'multi-year deal'

Force India has confirmed that former driver Nico Hulkenberg will return to the team for the 2014 season. His team-mate will be announced in due course.

Posted on Saturday, November 23, 2013

Vettel secures pole position in delayed Brazilian GP qualifying

Sebastian Vettel stormed to pole position in wet conditions during qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix. The world champion set a lap time of 1:26.479 to finish six tenths of a second faster than Mercedes's Nico Rosberg. Fernando Alonso was third for Ferrari. The start of Q3 was delayed due to the rain intensifying but the final qualifying segment of the season eventually got underway after a 40 minute delay. Vettel seized the advantage on wet tyres but the track dried sufficiently for Intermediates to […]

Posted on Saturday, November 23, 2013

Webber tops final practice session in Brazil

Mark Webber topped the final practice session of his Formula 1 career in Brazil as he went fastest in wet conditions in Brazil. Wet weather continued to plague Interlagos, meaning that teams and drivers preserved wet tyres throughout the opening half of the session. Only Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez set a competitive time during the first 30 minutes of the final practice session of the season. As conditions improved with 25 minutes remaining, several drivers opted to venture out onto the circuit. Lewis Hamilton took top […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Di Resta admits Indycar switch an option for 2014

Paul di Resta has admitted he might consider a move to America's premier Indycar series for 2014. We reported last week that the retirement of the Scot's famous cousin, Dario Franchitti, could have opened up the top Ganassi seat for di Resta in 2014. After three years in F1 with the Silverstone based team, 27-year-old di Resta is struggling to hang onto his Force India seat. The highly rated Nico Hulkenberg, the team incumbent Adrian Sutil, and also the possibly Carlos Slim-backed McLaren refugee Sergio […]

Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Force India: No room for complacency

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya has urged his squad not to get complacent despite a 24 point buffer to Sauber in the fight for sixth place in the championship. Mallya is hoping that wet weather this weekend in Brazil could aid his team in pulling off a strong result. Last season, Nico Hulkenberg led the Brazilian Grand Prix and finished the race in fifth place for the team. "It was important that we secured such strong results in India and Abu Dhabi," he said. […]