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Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013

Grosjean is 'an idiot' says Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo has added to Romain Grosjean's woes by admitting he called the beleaguered Lotus driver "an idiot" in Monaco. Frenchman Grosjean, last year branded the 'first lap nutcase' by Mark Webber after a spate of incidents culminating in a race ban, ended Ricciardo's Monaco race with a rear-end collision last Sunday. The crash has cost him ten places on the Montreal grid, and renewed reports his place in F1 might be in doubt. Australian Ricciardo admits the incident angered him. "You want to blow […]

Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2013

Angry Raikkonen hits out at 'stupid' Perez

An angry Kimi Raikkonen says Sergio Perez has 'no idea what he's talking about' following their collision during the Monaco Grand Prix. Raikkonen and Perez were battling over fifth place but made contact during the final stages of the race. The contact dropped Raikkonen out of the points, but he recovered to finish in tenth place. Perez retired from brake issues sustained in the collision. "It was a really disappointing day. Because of one stupid move from Sergio we’ve lost a lot of points to […]

Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2013

Rosberg rules around the streets of Mo-Nico

Rosberg eases to second career victory, but FIA ruling on Mercedes's test looms

Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2013

Grosjean penalised for Ricciardo crash

Romain Grosjean has been penalised for his collision with Daniel Ricciardo in the Monaco Grand Prix. Grosjean ran into the back of Ricciardo as the duo battled for thirteenth place on Lap 62. Both cars had to retire after the incident, which happened at the Nouvelle Chicane. Team-mate Kimi Raikkonen was reprimanded for exceeding the speed limit during the safety car period.

Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2013

Rosberg dominates to secure Monaco win

Nico Rosberg secured the second win of his career after dominating the Monaco Grand Prix. Rosberg led all 78 laps around the Principality and was comfortably ahead of runner up Sebastian Vettel. Vettel and team-mate Mark Webber overtook Lewis Hamilton during a safety car period to clear up debris following an accident for Felipe Massa. Massa suffered a carbon copy of his practice shunt and was taken to the medical centre as a precaution. Racing resumed but the action was red flagged on Lap 46 […]

Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2013

'Mega lap' leaves Perez only seventh

Sergio Perez says that it's not a great feeling to complete a 'mega' lap and only set the seventh fastest time. Perez believes he extracted the maximum performance from the McLaren MP4-28 around the streets of Monte Carlo. "It’s not great to cross the finish line, feel like you’ve just done a mega lap, and find that you’re only seventh," he said. "Still, I put in a really strong performance here today, and I felt like I’d really maximised the full potential of the car." […]

Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2013

Rosberg tops error strewn final practice

Nico Rosberg topped a crash strewn final practice session in Monaco. Rosberg's time of 1.14.378 was six tenths clear of Lotus's Romain Grosjean. But it was a messy session for the Frenchman. He clipped the barriers at the Nouvelle Chicane, damaging his left rear tyre. During the closing minutes, he lost the rear of his E21 approaching Sainte Devote and had a hefty impact into the barriers. It was Grosjean's second session ending shunt of the weekend. Sebastian Vettel was third, ahead of Fernando Alonso […]

Posted on Friday, May 24, 2013

Cecotto banned from Monaco sprint race

Johnny Cecotto has been suspended from GP2's sprint race in Monaco after being deemed to have caused the start crash in the feature race. Cecotto started from pole position but had slipped to second, behind team-mate Mitch Evans, by Sainte Devote. The Venezuelan driver locked up and hit the barrier, taking out Fabio Leimer as well. Has GP2 missed the chance to stop reckless behaviour? Bird flies to Monaco victory following lengthy delay Cecotto's mistake triggered a secondary accident which blocked the circuit and resulted […]

Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2013

Kubica 'faster than Raikkonen' says Loeb

Sebastien Loeb, the most successful driver in world rally history, thinks Robert Kubica has more potential than Kimi Raikkonen. In 2010 and 2011, Finn Raikkonen tried his hand at world rallying, and now former BMW and Renault driver Kubica - still recovering from his 2011 rally crash - is driving for Citroen in the second-tier world rally series. "Robert's potential to reach the top is very good," Frenchman Loeb told Finland's Turun Sanomat newspaper. "He is fast, he does need more experience but I think […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2013

De Villota to return to F1 paddock this weekend

Ten months after her Marussia testing crash, Maria de Villota will return to a Formula One paddock this weekend in her native Spain. Last July, the 33-year-old was conducting a straightline aerodynamic test at Duxford, UK, when the 2012 Marussia inexplicably accelerated into a truck loading ramp. De Villota, whose father is the former F1 driver Emilio de Villota, sustained serious head injuries and lost her right eye. Scheduled to attend this weekend's Spanish grand prix in Barcelona, she told Europa she is "a little […]

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2013

Mercedes would offer Kubica F1 test

Mercedes says it would be willing to give Robert Kubica a Formula One test. The German marque this week declined to comment on reports the Pole has been driving at the wheel of Mercedes' sophisticated F1 simulator at Brackley. But Kubica, 28, did confirm the reports, prompting shareholder and chairman Toto Wolff to admit on Friday that the former BMW and Renault driver is "helping" Mercedes. "If there's any chance of getting him back in a DTM touring car or F1 cockpit, we'd love to […]

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013

Raikkonen as teammate would be 'fine' says Vettel

There would be "no bullshit" in the Red Bull garage if Sebastian Vettel is paired with friend Kimi Raikkonen in 2014. Amid speculation Red Bull is considering the Finn as a potential replacement for Mark Webber next year, world champion Vettel suggested he would be happy with that choice. "I don't care who my teammate is," German Vettel told Sport Bild. "If you want to win, you have to beat everyone. "But if Kimi was my teammate: fine! We have no problem with each other […]