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Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Button: Final races a preparation for 2014

Formula 1 teams will spend the final three races of the 2013 season focusing on next year, according to McLaren driver Jenson Button. Button, whose McLaren team has yet to finish a race in the top four this season, believes that with the world championship decided, teams will utilise the 'dead rubber' events to focus on 2014. "I think the whole team ought to feel encouraged by our pace in India last weekend," he said. "Although the race didn’t come together for me, our overall […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hamilton promises to keep pushing in fight for second

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he will keep pushing across the final three races of the season as his team bids to secure second in the constructors' championship. Hamilton has not finished on the podium since the Belgian Grand Prix but insists that consistency is vital across the remaining three races, starting this weekend in Abu Dhabi. Hamilton has claimed pole position twice at the Yas Marina circuit and won the race in 2011. "The race in Abu Dhabi is always a fun weekend and […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mallya: India an economy F1 can't ignore

Sahara Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya says that Formula 1 cannot ignore the potential that India has to offer. India joined the Formula 1 calendar in 2011 but there will not be a race at the Buddh International Circuit in 2014. Officials at the circuit have stressed that the event will return to Formula 1 in early 2015. "India is an economy that cannot be ignored," says Mallya. "This country has enormous potential, not just for Sahara Force India, but in terms of all the […]

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013

Lotus apologises over Raikkonen radio message

Lotus team principal Eric Boullier has apologised for the heated radio messages that were exchanged between the team and Kimi Raikkonen during the Indian Grand Prix. Raikkonen was struggling on worn tyres and was told to "get out of the f***ing way" by one Lotus team member. Raikkonen, who sent back a similarly angry reply, was battling with team-mate Romain Grosjean for third place, with Felipe Massa close behind. Grosjean eventually finished the race in third, while Raikkonen was forced to pit for fresh tyres […]

Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Indian Grand Prix: Driver Ratings

Rating the drivers for their performance at the Indian Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel | Infiniti Red Bull Racing | 1st | 10/10 To win one world title takes a supreme amount of skill, talent and commitment from several hundred people. To do it twice is even harder. But to win it for a third and fourth successive time, almost from scratch, is unprecedented. Vettel’s Indian summer continues as he romped to a sixth consecutive win; can he win the final three races? You’d be brave […]

Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Vier-tel joins the legends: Indian Grand Prix review

Sebastian Vettel claims his sixth successive victory, his 10th of 2013, at the Indian Grand Prix, giving him and Red Bull Racing an unassailable championship lead as they complete the 'quadruple double'. It was somewhat inevitable. But for Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull, it didn’t make their fourth successive world title any less sweet. Vettel arrived in India on the back of five consecutive victories, with only Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso capable of preventing the title from being wrapped up. Vettel needed just a fifth place […]

Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Vettel reprimanded for post-race celebrations

World champion Sebastian Vettel has been reprimanded by the stewards after failing to observe the proper post-race protocol. Vettel opted not to enter parc ferme but instead drove to the pits straight, where he completed a series of donuts and climbed from his Red Bull RB9. The stewards decided to reprimand Vettel, but accepted that 'due to special circumstances' they accepted his version of events. 'The driver failed to proceed directly to the post race parc fermé as detailed under article 43.3 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations'. read the stewards' report. 'Due to the special circumstance the Stewards […]

Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Hydraulics problem curtails Pic's day

Charles Pic endured a difficult day in India as he was forced to retire from the race. Pic had to retire courtesy of a hydraulic problem and also sustained damage early in the race. "After the start and coming out of turn one I was ahead of [Max] Chilton and my teammate. Giedo [van der Garde] didn’t have anywhere to go and made contact with my right rear tyre and it punctured which meant I had to come in immediately for a stop," said Pic. […]

Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Di Resta delighted at returning to top 10

Paul di Resta expressed his delight after securing a top 10 finish at the Indian Grand Prix. Di Resta finished his team's home event in eighth place, registering his first points since the British Grand Prix in June. "It’s great to score points here in India – the team’s home Grand Prix and a really important race for us," he said. "We took an aggressive strategy by pitting at the end of the first lap to change from softs to medium tyres – which was […]

Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Vettel claims fourth world title with Indian Grand Prix win

Sebastian Vettel has clinched his fourth world title after romping to victory at the Indian Grand Prix. Red Bull also sealed their fourth successive Constructors' championship but it was not the perfect day as Mark Webber lost second position due to an alternator failure. Nico Rosberg finished in second place, with Romain Grosjean coming from 17th on the grid to complete the podium. Felipe Massa was fourth, with Sergio Perez matching McLaren's best result of the season with fifth. Lewis Hamilton finished sixth, ahead of […]

Posted on Saturday, October 26, 2013

Midfield grid slots satisfy Force India drivers

Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil say they are satisfied with their qualifying performance at the Indian Grand Prix. Di Resta qualified in 12th place, one position ahead of Sutil. "I think we can be satisfied with the job we’ve done today," said di Resta. "My lap in Q2 was very good, although I made a small mistake in the second to last corner, so I was maybe a couple of tenths away from the perfect lap. It definitely feels like we’ve made some progress […]

Posted on Saturday, October 26, 2013

Vettel not focused on securing title

Sebastian Vettel says he is not thinking about the world championship after claiming pole position for the Indian Grand Prix. Vettel can wrap up his fourth world title in India if he finishes in the top five or if Fernando Alonso fails to finish first or second. "The car felt good all weekend and it just got better as the track improved," he said. "The car was amazing; it’s a great circuit, I really like the flow of it, especially around the middle sector with […]