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Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013

Vettel officially crowned 2013 champion at FIA Gala

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing have been officially crowned as 2013 Formula 1 champions at the FIA Gala in Paris. Vettel and Red Bull received the drivers' and constructors' trophies for the fourth successive season at the event held at the Cité du Cinéma in the French capital. Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber were also present to collect their awards for finishing in second and third place respectively. "When I think of the times I’ve experienced with the team over the last few years, […]

Posted on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Webber deletes criticism of Red Bull colleagues

Comments in which Mark Webber was highly critical of his former Red Bull colleagues have been removed from the Australian's official website. It has been no secret that Webber, who has left the world champion team and Formula One to lead a more relaxed life with Porsche, has been enduring strained relationships with bosses Christian Horner, Dr Helmut Marko and teammate Sebastian Vettel. Once very close friends and even sharing ownership of a GP3 team with the 40-year-old Briton, Webber admitted in the deleted comments […]

Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013

Champion Vettel signs off in style: Brazilian GP review

2013 world champion Sebastian Vettel remains undefeated since the summer break as he stormed to his ninth successive victory, ahead of outgoing Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. Heading into the winter break with some scope for optimism is always an important asset in Formula 1. The first test of 2014 at Jerez begins in a little over two months and every single team is determined to get it right; fail and the consequences could be felt for more than just the […]

Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2013

Emotional Webber bows out with podium

An emotional Mark Webber said he was pleased to bow out of Formula 1 by finishing on the podium and sharing the experience with Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso. Webber started his 215th and final race in the sport in Brazil and finished in second place. The Australian will remain in competitive action in 2014 as he moves to Porsche for an assault on the World Endurance Championship. "It was nice to take the helmet off for the final lap," he said. "In this sport […]

Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2013

Vettel downplays matching Ascari's record

World champion Sebastian Vettel has downplayed his record ninth successive Formula 1 victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Vettel's achievement matches that of double champion Alberto Ascari, who won nine straight races in 1951 and 1952, although the Italian did not enter the Indianapolis 500, which was then part of the championship. "I don’t want to compare the record what we have got today; it’s not fair as it was a different time when Ascari was driving," said Vettel. "Cars broke down more often then […]

Posted on Friday, November 22, 2013

Vettel laments tyre situation

Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel was left to lament the tyre situation that left him missing parts of practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix. Vettel completed only 27 laps across the two 90 minute sessions in order to preserve wet weather tyres. The German was also left to rue the wet conditions, as they prevented teams trialling Pirelli's 2014 development tyres. "We knew it would be wet today and might be tricky," he said. "The main loss from the rain was that we didn’t run […]

Posted on Friday, November 22, 2013

Rosberg tops wet day of running in Brazil

Nico Rosberg topped second practice in Brazil after a day of wet weather at Interlagos. Rosberg's time of 1:27.306 was two tenths of a second faster than world champion Sebastian Vettel. Most times were set during the final moments of the session as drivers sought to preserve wet tyres, with further challenging conditions expected across the remainder of the weekend. The wet weather also meant that teams were unable to trial Pirelli's 2014 development tyres, which the Italian company had specifically taken to Brazil. Mark […]

Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Webber glad to leave Formula 1 before performance slip

Mark Webber says it is the right time for him to retire from Formula 1 as he does not want to remain in the sport if he cannot perform to his maximum. Webber will drive in his last Formula 1 race this weekend before racing for Porsche in the World Endurance Championship next season. "There are certain situations in Formula One that are super rewarding," he said. "Obviously driving the car on the limit at certain venues is still very satisfying, no question about it." […]

Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Vergne vows to improve after 'difficult' season

Jean-Eric Vergne says that he must improve as a driver after a 'difficult' season in Formula 1. Vergne lost out on the Red Bull seat vacated by Mark Webber to Daniel Ricciardo and has finished in the points just three times this season. Vergne's last top 10 finish came at the Canadian Grand Prix in June. "It was a difficult season," he said ahead of this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix. "I have to say that I’ve been quite unlucky in many races, not finishing when […]

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2013

Austin-tatious Vettel makes it a great eight: US GP review

World champion Sebastian Vettel continued his supremacy of the second half of the season as he scored his eighth successive victory, ahead of Lotus's Romain Grosjean and Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber. “This year I feel I have a car that can win 10 races... up front and have the tyres working as they did [on Sunday] we can fight with them,” said Lewis Hamilton, having just won the Hungarian Grand Prix in July. The Brit had put in a commanding performance and proposed the […]

Posted on Sunday, November 17, 2013

Happy Hamilton determined to retain second

Lewis Hamilton expressed his happiness after finishing the United States Grand Prix and vowed to retain second place in the constructors' championship for Mercedes. Hamilton's fourth place means that Mercedes has a 15 point buffer over Ferrari with just a single race remaining in Brazil. "That felt good out there this afternoon and I'm really happy with fourth place," he said. "It was so nice to have a race where I could fight for position and make progress. The car felt much better today than […]

Posted on Saturday, November 16, 2013

Webber: Pole slipped through my fingers

Mark Webber was left to rue a minor mistake that he believes cost him pole position for the United States Grand Prix. Webber set pole position provisionally and lowered his own benchmark, only for team-mate Sebastian Vettel to eclipse his time and take top spot. Webber reckons that without a mistake at turn 19, he could have bettered the lap set by Vettel. "I didn’t think I had done enough on the second run in Q3, we [Seb and I] both had two shots with […]