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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

Dominant Vettel storms to pole position in India

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest ever lap at the Buddh International Circuit to claim pole position for the Indian Grand Prix. Vettel, who can wrap up a fourth world title on Sunday, set a time of 1:24.119 to beat Mercedes's Nico Rosberg by 0.752s. Lewis Hamilton set the third fastest time, with Mark Webber opting to use the prime tyre and still managing the fourth fastest time. Felipe Massa was fifth, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Nico Hulkenberg. Fernando Alonso chose to use the prime […]

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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The championship has been over for a few months but this weekend, the party for Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel will begin. A fifth place finish is all Vettel needs to wrap up the title and that’s assuming nearest rival Fernando Alonso wins the race. If the Spaniard is second, Vettel will need just eighth place to secure the crown. If Alonso is third or lower, Vettel wins the title. The omens for the German are good: he has never been beaten in India, he […]

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013

McLaren signs Peter Prodromou from Red Bull

McLaren has confirmed that Peter Prodromou, currently head of aerodynamics at Red Bull, will return to the team. Prodromou worked for McLaren between 2000 and 2005 before joining Red Bull in 2006. Prodromou has been a key part of the team behind Red Bull's domination of Formula 1, with the Milton Keynes based team set to wrap up a fourth successive world title this month. It is unclear when Prodromou will be allowed to start work at McLaren. "It is for Red Bull to talk […]

Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2012

Red Bull ready for American patrol

Red Bull Racing head to the United States Grand Prix with the chance of securing both the Drivers and the Constructors Championship. Red Bull's third successive title is almost a certainty - they lead Ferrari by 82 points and need a lead of just 43 to wrap up the title before heading to Brazil. Sebastian Vettel will win a third world title if he scores more than fifteen points than Fernando Alonso. "I think it's great that we are travelling to the United States again. […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lauda still tipping Vettel to beat Alonso

Sebastian Vettel remains the overwhelming favourite to become 2012 champion, despite Red Bull's qualifying crisis and the loss of 3 points to Fernando Alonso in Abu Dhabi. That is the view of F1 legend Niki Lauda, who was asked by Osterreich newspaper if he has changed his mind after Red Bull bungled qualifying last weekend, forcing Vettel to fight up to the podium from a pitlane start. With just two races to go now, Vettel is 10 points ahead of Ferrari's Alonso. "Nothing has changed," […]

Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Vettel wins in Korea

Sebastian Vettel claimed his third successive victory by dominating the Korean Grand Prix. The German took the lead from team mate Mark Webber at the start of the race and was always in control. Webber finished eight seconds behind Vettel to wrap up the first Red Bull 1-2 of the year. Fernando Alonso finished in third, ahead of Felipe Massa. The result sees Ferrari leapfrog McLaren in the Constructors Championship. Lewis Hamilton struggled all afternoon and came home tenth, battling the final few laps with […]

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2012

Marussia looking forward to 50th race

Marussia drivers Timo Glock and Charles Pic are hoping for improvements as the season resumes in Belgium next weekend. Neither driver has scored a point and the team sits 11th in the championship. "Over the next nine races we will be working hard to optimise our current package, at the same time as doing some important work towards next year", said Timo Glock. "Those races will take place over just 14 weeks though, so with the long haul phase it will be non-stop action. To […]

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Force India Jerez Test Day 2

Sahara Force India completed a second day of work in Jerez as new reserve driver, Jules Bianchi, enjoyed his first run in the VJM05. In the afternoon Paul Di Resta returned to the cockpit to wrap up his time in the car this week. The programme saw a continuation of yesterday’s work as the team continued to collect data and evaluated test items. As well as systems checks and further set-up evaluation, the team also carried out some aero work. Jules is back in action […]

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2011

Webber enjoys wheelie on grand prix motorbike

Mark Webber has this week enjoyed a high-risk ride on the back of a grand prix motorcycle. The Australian, who recently sat out part of his own outdoor adventure challenge in Tasmania ostensibly due to Red Bull's fear of injury, rode at the rear of a Ducati 2-Up machine at Queensland Raceway. At the controls was his countryman Troy Bayliss, a former MotoGP rider and triple Superbike world champion. "Some things need doing," wrote Webber on Twitter as he published a photo of himself and […]

Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011

Red Bull clips Webber and Vettel's wings

Red Bull has clipped Mark Webber's wings as the Australian attends his regular outdoor adventure challenge in Tasmania this week. The event has not been run since 2008, when the now 35-year-old badly broke his leg on a mountain biking descent. It has returned for 2011, but the local Mercury newspaper reports: "Webber was grounded (on Wednesday) by a climb deemed too dangerous for the Formula one star to tackle". And his participation will be further shortened when he flies to India on Thursday ahead […]

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2011

Red Bull can drop point and still win team's title

Red Bull can afford to let its huge points lead over McLaren drop this weekend and yet still wrap up the constructors' world championship with three races to spare. Last weekend in Japan, Sebastian Vettel needed a single point to beat Jenson Button to the 2011 drivers' crown, and duly scored 15 with his podium place. The next step is the teams' crown, with Red Bull's lead of 130 points over McLaren able to drop to 129 points in Korea and yet still ensure a […]