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Posted on Saturday, November 2, 2013

Webber leads Red Bull 1-2 in Abu Dhabi qualifying

Mark Webber secured pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after a last gasp effort at the Yas Marina Circuit. Webber's time of 1:39.957 was 0.118s faster than team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who made a mistake at the first corner on his final flying lap. Mercedes share the second row of the grid, with Nico Rosberg ahead of Lewis Hamilton after the Brit spun off at turn 14 on his second attempt. Hamilton informed his team that something failed on the back of the W04 […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ferrari admits it wanted Kubica

Stefano Domenicali has admitted Ferrari was targeting Robert Kubica for a future seat until his career-altering rally crash of 2011. It has been rumoured the Italian team wanted Pole Kubica, who is now a full-time rally driver after substantially recovering from near-fatal injuries, to be Fernando Alonso's teammate. Asked if the rumours were true, team boss Domenicali said: "Yes, we were keeping an eye on him. "Unfortunately, I don't think he will be back (in F1), because with his physical problem, he would struggle in […]

Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013

Van der Garde 'had nowhere to go'

Giedo van der Garde says he had 'nowhere to go' after his Japanese Grand Prix ended at the corner. The Dutch driver was involved in a collision with Jules Bianchi and subsequently suffered a heavy impact into the barriers. "My start was okay but going into turn one I was squeezed between both the Marussia cars and had nowhere to go," he said. "I lost my front wing in contact with Bianchi and then the car went straight off and into the wall. It was […]

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013

De Villota death related to testing accident

The family of Maria de Villota have said that her death was caused by injuries sustained in her testing crash in 2012. De Villota was found dead in a hotel early on Friday morning in Seville. De Villota was returning to the pits at Duxford Aerodrome in July 2012 when her Marussia car struck a team support truck. She sustained serious skull injuries and lost the use of her right eye. 'Maria left us while she was sleeping, approximately at 6am, as a consequence of […]

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013

Webber beats Vettel to pole position in Japan

Mark Webber secured his first pole position of the season after topping the times in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix. Webber's time of 1:30.915 was almost two tenths of a second faster than team-mate Sebastian Vettel. Vettel suffered from a KERS problem during Q3 and claimed his pace was 'all he had.' It was the first time that Vettel has not claimed pole position at Suzuka. Lewis Hamilton will start from third, with Romain Grosjean in fourth. Felipe Massa - who claimed pole at […]

Posted on Friday, October 11, 2013

Detached wheel and crash hinder Maldonado

Williams driver Pastor Maldonado endured a 'frustrating' day of practice ahead of this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix. Maldonado lost a wheel during first practice and had to sit out the rest of the session. Early on in the second session, Maldonado crashed out at Degner curve. "It was a frustrating day today as I didn't get the amount of time on track that I would have liked," he said. "My FP1 session ended early after a problem with my left-rear tyre, and at the beginning […]

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013

New chassis for Webber after Korea fire

Mark Webber will be using a new Red Bull chassis in Japan this weekend, after his crash and subsequent fire days ago in Korea. Ahead of his fifth-to-last grand prix before switching to Le Mans for 2014, Australian Webber said the fire in Korea did not faze him. "We're used to bushfires in Australia. No problem," he smiled to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport. Some had even suggested Webber seemed particularly uninterested in getting the marshals to quickly put the flames out. "I pressed for […]

Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2013

Points for McLaren after podium gamble fails

McLaren driver Jenson Button says he is pleased after finishing in seventh place in the Singapore Grand Prix. McLaren gambled by pitting under the safety car and running a 36 lap stint on the prime tyres. Button held third place for a while but was eventually overhauled by quicker rivals. "We thought we might have a chance of a podium, but in the end we didn’t have the pace to keep us ahead of the closing cars. It was good fun trying though, and we […]

Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ricciardo takes blame for race ending shunt

Daniel Ricciardo has accepted responsibility for a crash that put him out of the Singapore Grand Prix. Ricciardo was running in the midfield when he locked up at turn 18 and damaged the front right of his STR8. "The crash was my error, trying to make up for lost ground," he said. "At the start, my car just seemed to sit there without moving off the line. It was very frustrating to lose so many places right away. I think I went down five places […]

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Singapore Grand PrixView: Night Fever at Marina Bay

Bright lights, big city. Formula 1 heads to Singapore for some night fever; it's Round 13 of the 2013 Formula 1 world championship.

Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2013

Kubica admits multiple days in Mercedes simulator

Robert Kubica has revealed he has tested multiple times at the wheel of Mercedes' Formula One driver simulator at Brackley. It emerged several months ago that the Pole, who since his horror rally crash and injuries in early 2011 has returned full-time to world rally's second-tier series, has also been keeping his F1 skills up to date in conjunction with Mercedes' development programme. "But I will not tell you how many times I've been there or how many laps I did," Kubica said in May. […]

Posted on Sunday, August 25, 2013

Disappointed Maldonado blames Sutil for crash

Pastor Maldonado has blamed Adrian Sutil for a collision that resulted in the retirement of Paul di Resta. Maldonado and Sutil made contact at the Bus Stop chicane and the Williams driver hit di Resta, causing the retirement of the latter. Maldonado was subsequently handed a stop and go penalty. Maldonado blamed Sutil for the crash. "I was touched by Adrian, my car jumped and I lost control and then he crossed the line," Maldonado said. "I’m disappointed for the penalty [and] disappointed for di […]