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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 […]

Posted on Saturday, October 26, 2013

Disappointed Ricciardo misses out on Q3

Daniel Ricciardo admits that he is slightly disappointed at having missed out on a place in Q3 during qualifying for the Indian Grand Prix. Ricciardo will start the race from 11th place on the grid and admits that an error in Friday practice affected his running. "Honestly, when I crossed the line, my engineer came on the radio and told me I was currently P9 and I thought this could be good, but a few corners later I had dropped to P11," he said. "So […]

Posted on Saturday, October 26, 2013

Alonso would do more with Vettel's car - Hamilton

At the wheel of a Red Bull, Fernando Alonso's feats would be "far beyond" what Sebastian Vettel has achieved. That is the claim of Lewis Hamilton, despite having recently clarified his views about Vettel's dominance following suggestions he lacked respect for the German. "Feel the need to clarify my thoughts," he wrote on Twitter earlier this month. "Seb is great champion!" However, when asked by the Spanish sports daily AS if he would have won four titles at the wheel of Vettel's Red Bull, Briton […]

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013

Van der Garde: Important to finish ahead of Marussia

Giedo van der Garde says it is important for Caterham to finish ahead of Marussia in the Constructors' championship. Marussia has held 10th place in the championship all season, but a solitary 13th place finish for either Van der Garde or team-mate Charles Pic would ensure that Caterham would leap ahead of their rivals. "Of course for us it’s very important to get the 10th place back," said Van der Garde. "I think the last few races we’ve seen that we’ve always been in front […]

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Profile: Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat

The news that Daniil Kvyat will race for Toro Rosso in 2014 came as a surprise, as many expected Antonio Felix da Costa to replace Red Bull bound Daniel Ricciardo, with Kvyat stepping up to Formula Renault 3.5. Instead, Kvyat will make the leap into Formula 1, racing alongside current driver Jean-Eric Vergne for the Faenza based team. So just who is Daniil Kvyat? Kvyat was born in Ufa, Russia, in April 1994 but he and his family moved to Italy early on in his […]

Posted on Monday, October 21, 2013

In depth: Alexander Rossi on GP2, Formula 1 and America

In 2007, Formula 1 left Indianapolis for the final time and a few weeks later, America’s only representative on the grid, Scott Speed, was given the boot from Toro Rosso. Five years passed before the sport rekindled its relationship with the USA and now not only is there a race at the purpose built Circuit of the Americas near Austin, but an American driver is knocking on the door of a Formula 1 seat. Alexander Rossi, who admits he had no interest in pursuing a […]

Posted on Monday, October 21, 2013

Force India wary of growing Sauber threat

Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya says he is keeping an eye on the growing threat posed by Sauber in the Constructors' championship. Force India had hoped to beat McLaren to fifth place in the championship but are now focused on ensuring that they do not lose sixth place to Sauber. Force India is 17 points ahead of Sauber but have taken just the one point, compared to the Swiss team's 38. "Sauber have been doing a very good job lately," said Mallya. "They are the […]

Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013

Grosjean thrilled at challenging Red Bulls

Romain Grosjean has expressed his delight after finishing on the podium in the Japanese Grand Prix. Grosjean took the lead at the start and maintained a comfortable gap to Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. Grosjean was eventually usurped by Vettel following the second round of stops and the Frenchman was also passed by the three stopping Webber with a handful of laps remaining. "Today was just a very, very good race," he said. "What a start! It was superb to go past […]

Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013

Gutierrez satisfied after securing first points

Esteban Gutierrez expressed his satisfaction after securing his first Formula 1 points at the Japanese Grand Prix. Gutierrez started from 14th on the grid but made a strong start to run inside the top 10 throughout the race. The Mexican eventually came home in seventh place - taking six points - after fending off Nico Rosberg throughout the final laps. "Finally I can feel great satisfaction after the race," he said. "It has been a lot of work to get up to this point and, […]

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013

Alonso accepts title defeat; targets second for Ferrari

Fernando Alonso has accepted defeat in the hunt for the drivers' championship but insists that he is highly motivated to secure second place in the Constructors' championship for Ferrari. Sebastian Vettel can clinch his fourth world title if he wins in Japan and Alonso fails to finish in the top eight. Alonso says that finishing in a position to retain a mathematical chance of winning the title is not his target. "Today’s result is more or less what we were expecting, not having had a […]

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013

Chilton elated with 'incredible' qualifying

Max Chilton expressed his satisfaction after qualifying in 19th place for the Japanese Grand Prix. Chilton edged out both Caterham drivers for the first time since the Chinese Grand Prix and also beat team-mate Jules Bianchi. "I’m so happy to have put us ahead of both Caterhams in qualifying for the first time since China," he said. "One would have been a result, but to beat both [Charles] Pic and [Giedo] van der Garde is really incredible and shows just how much fight there is […]

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hamilton happy with third place

Lewis Hamilton says he is happy after qualifying in third place for the Japanese Grand Prix. Hamilton edged out Romain Grosjean to ensure that he will start the race as the main challenger to Red Bull. "I am really happy with P3 on the grid and the team has done a great job this weekend, so thank you to everybody for their hard work," he said. "It seems to me that we have a better package here than we've had for a while and the […]