أرشيف وسم ‘ stages ’

Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013

Pic admits 2014 Caterham seat not secure

A month ahead of official pre-season testing for 2014, Charles Pic has admitted his future remains far from certain. It has been rumoured in recent days and weeks that, ahead of the new season, the Lagardere-backed Frenchman's sponsorship haul might not be as strong as that of his 2013 teammate Giedo van der Garde. At the same time, there have been rumours Caterham might be considering a new driver to replace 23-year-old Pic, such as the Swedish rookie Marcus Ericsson. And Finland's Turun Sanomat newspaper […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The final countdown: Brazilian Grand PrixView

The 2013 Formula One season draws to a close this weekend with round 19, the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. Sebastian Vettel is seeking to make it nine in a row, but there's still plenty to play for... Formula 1 moves quickly from the United States of America to Brazil this weekend, for the final round of the 2013 season at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, most commonly known as Interlagos (literally 'between the lakes'), in Sao Paolo. It is not only the end of […]

Posted on Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ricciardo laments tough end to race

Daniel Ricciardo was left lamenting a difficult final few laps as he lost out on a top 10 finish. Ricciardo had held tenth position but was overtaken by Jenson Button with a couple of laps remaining. "It was a tough end to the day, really tough," he said. "It looked as though we were going to hang on to the flag to get the point for tenth place, but then in the last five laps, I lost pretty much all the grip I had and […]

Posted on Saturday, November 16, 2013

Brake disc failure and traffic hurts Sutil

Adrian Sutil was left to lament a series of issues that resulted in him missing the cut for Q2 during qualifying for the United States Grand Prix. Sutil encountered Max Chilton on one of his flying laps and his session ended prematurely when a brake disc failure forced him to park his Force India during the closing stages of Q1. "It’s a disappointing result today," he said after qualifying in 17th place. "The car has been quick through all the sessions, but things didn’t go […]

Posted on Sunday, November 3, 2013

Vettel says rapid pace was 'scary'

Sebastian Vettel labelled his seventh successive win as 'incredible' after wrapping up his 11th win of 2013 at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Vettel took the lead at the start and was never headed as he won at the Yas Marina Circuit for the third time. The reigning champion pulled out a margin of over a second a lap during the first stints, before managing his tyres and securing victory by half a minute. “I think today was incredible; the pace we had was scary […]

Posted on Sunday, October 6, 2013

Backmarkers reprimanded for transgressions in Korea

Both Caterham and Marussia drivers have been given reprimands following transgressions during the Korean Grand Prix. Charles Pic and Jules Bianchi were both deemed to have ignored yellow flags during the closing stages of the race. 'The driver was actually 2kph faster going into the yellow flag area on Lap 53,' read a stewards report on Pic's actions. Bianchi's telemetry 'did not indicate the driver slowed for the yellow flag' according to the stewards. The French drivers both picked up their third reprimand of 2013 […]

Posted on Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mechanical issue hits Toro Rosso

Neither Toro Rosso driver finished the Korean Grand Prix as an issue under braking forced both cars out. Daniel Ricciardo was on course for points but pulled off of the circuit with a couple of laps remaining. "I think we did all we could today in the race. I had a decent first stint and tried to run as long as possible on the Prime tyre," said Ricciardo. "The car wasn’t perfect but it was good enough to be in a points position with a […]

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013

Van der Garde pinning hopes on wet weather

Giedo van der Garde says that wet weather will provide Caterham with their best chance of achieving a good result before the end of the season. Van der Garde used unpredictable weather to his advantage in Monaco and Belgium, when he managed to progress through to the second part of qualifying. "If it rains this year then it’ll definitely be very interesting," he said ahead of the Korean Grand Prix. "Our car likes the wet and two of my highlights this year have been on […]

Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ricciardo takes blame for race ending shunt

Daniel Ricciardo has accepted responsibility for a crash that put him out of the Singapore Grand Prix. Ricciardo was running in the midfield when he locked up at turn 18 and damaged the front right of his STR8. "The crash was my error, trying to make up for lost ground," he said. "At the start, my car just seemed to sit there without moving off the line. It was very frustrating to lose so many places right away. I think I went down five places […]

Posted on Saturday, September 21, 2013

Vettel stays on top in final practice

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time during final practice for the Singapore Grand Prix. Vettel finished almost two tenths of a second clear of Lotus's Romain Grosjean during the qualifying simulations towards the closing stages of the session. Vettel was among many drivers to find over two seconds on the option tyres, compared to their pace on the prime compound. Nico Rosberg was third, ahead of Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari's struggles continued as Fernando Alonso was over a second down on Vettel's time […]

Posted on Saturday, September 7, 2013

Alonso downplays apparent critical radio message

Fernando Alonso has downplayed suggestions that he criticised his Ferrari team during the closing stages of Q3. Reports suggested that Alonso had called his team 'stupid' for their botched plan to have one car follow the other. "The radio messages have been misunderstood, as is often the case when you don’t experience something first hand: the word ‘genius’ refers to the fact that we could have got out before Rosberg had gone by on his quick lap, but this should not raise any doubts about […]

Posted on Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sutil penalised for impeding Hamilton

Adrian Sutil has been given a three place grid penalty after impeding Lewis Hamilton during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix. The stewards deemed that Sutil unintentionally impeded Hamilton at the Parabolica during the closing stages of Q2. Hamilton failed to make it through the session and lines up in twelfth place. Sutil was also eliminated and his penalty now means that he will start from seventeenth position.