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Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Raikkonen to debut 2014 Ferrari at Jerez

Kimi Raikkonen will put the first miles on the 2014 Ferrari when pre-season testing kicks off in Spain next week. Raikkonen will drive on the first two days of the first pre-season test at Jerez next week. The Finn will then hand over testing duties to Fernando Alonso for the final two days of the test. Ferrari's 2014 car will be named on Friday, before being unveiled to the world during an online launch on Saturday afternoon. Alonso remains with the team for a fifth […]

Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014

Williams confirms Jerez schedule

Williams has confirmed its schedule for the first Formula 1 test of 2014 at Jerez. The four day test will take place from Tuesday to Friday next week. The team revealed last week that they would attend the test with their 2014 car, the FW36. Valtteri Bottas will test the car on Tuesday and Wednesday, before handing over to new team-mate Felipe Massa for Thursday and Friday. A launch date for the FW36 has not yet been revealed, but the car, which is powered by […]

Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014

Formula 1 gearing up for 2014 launches

This week sees the start of the 2014 launch season as Formula 1 teams take the wraps off of the machines that they hope will propel them to success this year.

Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014

Raikkonen doubts rule changes will impact drivers

Kimi Raikkonen does not believe that Formula 1's new regulations will make a big difference for the drivers. Formula 1 will use 'power units' this season as 1.6 litre v6 turbos replace the v8 engines, which had been in use since 2006. Other changes, such as an Energy Recovery System, are also being introduced. But Raikkonen, who returns to Ferrari for the 2014 campaign, is doubtful that the changes will be felt by the drivers. "My feeling is that it's not going to be as […]

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014

Toro Rosso to reveal STR9 on January 27

Toro Rosso will unveil their 2014 challenger on the evening of Monday 27 January at Jerez. The STR9 will be revealed to the media in the pit lane ahead of the first test at the Spanish circuit. The team will then head straight into testing on the following day, with Jean-Eric Vergne giving the car its track debut. Reigning GP3 champion Daniil Kvyat joins Vergne at the team for 2014, in place of Daniel Ricciardo. Toro Rosso is set to become the fourth team to […]

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014

Sauber to reveal C33 on January 26

Sauber will unveil their 2014 challenger online on Sunday 26 January. The C33, which will be driven by Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierrez, will be unveiled two days before the start of testing at Jerez. The first test for the 2014 season takes place at Jerez between the 28th and 31st of January. Sauber will be the third team to unveil their 2014 machine. McLaren is to launch the MP4-29 on Friday 24 January, followed by Ferrari a day later, both online. Red Bull, Mercedes […]

Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014

Red Bull to unveil RB10 on January 28

Reigning world champions Red Bull Racing will unveil their 2014 challenger on the first day of testing at Jerez. The RB10, which the team hopes will guide them to a fifth successive championship, will be revealed on January 28 at the Spanish circuit. The team posted an image of a car under wraps on their official Twitter page, alongside the date '28.01.2014'. Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo will race for the team in 2014. 2014 launch dates: McLaren MP4-29 - January 24 Ferrari - January […]

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lopez plays down Lotus collapse fears

Lotus owner Gerard Lopez has moved to allay fears the Enstone based team is on the verge of collapse. When the FIA issued the official 2014 entry list recently, Lotus' place was marked with a conspicuous asterisk, fuelling rumours of financial doom. "We just had the wrong team name on the list, namely the one of two years ago," Lopez told Germany's Auto Motor und Sport on Wednesday. "I can assure you -- everything is still the same." Despite the reassurance, however, many wonder if […]

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hulkenberg: Never before has there been a situation like this

Nico Hulkenberg believes that Formula 1 has never faced such uncertainty ahead of the start of the new season. Hulkenberg returns to Force India this year and reckons that the rule changes - which include the introduction of 1.6 litre v6 power units - means that no-one can be sure of the pecking order ahead of the first test at Jerez in two weeks' time. "At the moment, nobody knows how this season and the new cars are going to be," he said. "There are […]

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014

Williams expands engineering team with new recruits

Williams has expanded its engineering team after confirming their signing of three members from rival teams. Jakob Andreasen joins the team from Force India as head of engineering operations, reporting to chief technical officer Pat Symonds. Craig Wilson, rejoins Williams after a stint at Mercedes, will become head of vehicle dynamics. Rob Nelson joins from Lotus as chief test and support engineer. "Williams is determined to make strong improvements in our competitiveness over the coming seasons and these new appointments continue our aggressive approach in […]

Posted on Saturday, January 11, 2014

Marussia retains Chilton for 2014 season

Marussia has confirmed that Max Chilton will continue to race for the team in 2014. Chilton made his Formula 1 debut for Marussia in 2013, and finished all 19 races with a best result of 14th place in Monaco. Chilton will continue to race alongside Jules Bianchi, who also made his Formula 1 debut for Marussia in 2013. "I am really happy to be continuing with the Marussia into a second season," 22-year-old Chilton said after the announcement was made at Autosport International in Birmingham. […]

Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014

Kvyat says Toro Rosso to test at Jerez

Toro Rosso will be among the teams at the Jerez test later this month. Lotus boss Eric Boullier insisted on Thursday that the Enstone based team will not be the only F1 outfit missing in action when the all-new cars and turbo V6s burst into action in southern Spain late in January. One of the missing teams, however, will not be Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso. The Faenza based team's new recruit, rookie Daniil Kvyat, told the Russian publication Championat he is currently training ahead of […]