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Vettel obliterates rivals on way to masterful victory in Canada

Vettel obliterates rivals on way to masterful victory in Canada

Sebastian Vettel delivered one of the most dominant performances in recent memory as he powered to a commanding victory in the Canadian Grand Prix, at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, and with it ended his and Red Bull’s North American win drought while extending his championship points lead. Fernando Alonso bounced back from a […]

Kaltenborn defends former Sauber driver Perez

Kaltenborn defends former Sauber driver Perez

Sergio Perez’s former boss at Sauber, Monisha Kaltenborn, has come out in defence of the Mexican, following bitter criticism of his increasingly aggressive racing. After Monaco, where the McLaren driver clashed with title contender Kimi Raikkonen who made a remark about a “punch in the face” for Perez, many criticised the 23-year-old, but McLaren predictably backed […]

Massa critical of slow F1 medical response after Monaco crash

Massa critical of slow F1 medical response after Monaco crash

Felipe Massa has come out and criticised the slow the reaction by medical crews to his Monaco Grand Prix crash, during the drivers’ briefing ahead of this weekend’s race in Canada. That is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, reporting that the Ferrari driver was disappointed in the aftermath of his Ste-Devote crash […]

New tyre debut at Silverstone still possible says Marko

New tyre debut at Silverstone still possible says Marko

Helmut Marko is not ruling out Pirelli’s tyre tweak being introduced for racing at the British Grand Prix later this month. The tyre, featuring modifications to the construction to prevent the sort of rear delamination problems seen in 2013, was tested by teams in Friday practice in Canada. Pirelli wants the tyre to be debuted […]

Maldonado pours cold water on 2014 Lotus switch reports

Maldonado pours cold water on 2014 Lotus switch reports

Pastor Maldonado has played down reports  that he could be shaping up to leave crisis-struck Williams and move to Lotus for 2014. It is now more than a year since the Venezuelan broke through for his maiden win, with Barcelona 2012 seen at the time as the end of the great British team’s long slump. […]

New York grand prix will happen says promoter

New York grand prix will happen says promoter

A Formula 1 race amid the Manhattan skyline is definitely on for 2014, claims the event’s promoter, Leo Hindery. The Wall Street Journal said Hindery’s positive outlook was his first public comments in months, after the 2013 New Jersey street race had to be cancelled. Hindery added that all the agreements with Formula 1 chief […]

Wolff: We support each other and we support Ross

Wolff: We support each other and we support Ross

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff has played down speculation that Ross Brawn is going to be the ‘fall guy’ in the Mercedes secret test saga. The German marque is set to face the FIA’s new international tribunal on June 20, but team boss Brawn seems to have paved the way for taking all the blame. […]

Bottas: It’s been OK but it could be always better

Bottas: It’s been OK but it could be always better

Valtteri Bottas enhanced his reputation as one of the rising stars of Formula 1 when he upstaged some of the biggest names in the sport on Saturday to qualify third fastest for the Canadian Grand Prix. The 23-year-old from Finland showed maturity beyond his years when he guided his Williams to the second row of […]

Massa: Physically, I’m fine, but within myself I’m very disappointed

Massa: Physically, I’m fine, but within myself I’m very disappointed

Felipe Massa emerged unscathed after crashing his Ferrari for the second race weekend in a row during Saturday’s qualifying session for the Canadian Grand Prix. The session was halted while the wrecked car was removed from the track after the Brazilian slammed sideways into an energy-absorbing barrier when he lost control in the wet. Massa […]

Raikkonen and Ricciardo penalised for pit exit error

Raikkonen and Ricciardo penalised for pit exit error

Formula 1 title contender Kimi Raikkonen and Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo were handed two place grid penalties for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix after pit lane offences in qualifying. The pair were penalised by Formula 1 stewards for jumping the queue to leave the pit lane after the second qualifying session had been halted when Brazilian Felipe […]

Canadian GP: Post qualifying press conference full transcript

Canadian GP: Post qualifying press conference full transcript

Full transcript from the Canadian Grand Prix qualifying press conference held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, featuring top three drivers: Sebastian Vettel (pole winner), Lewis Hamilton (second) and Valtteri Bottas (third). Sebastian, you seemed to be on top of those extraordinary conditions all the way through qualifying. Was that the case? Sebastian Vettel: Well […]

Ferrari: Qualifying was extremely complicated

Ferrari team and drivers report from qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. Fernando Alonso: We were well aware how difficult this weekend could be, because with such changeable weather, the track can change from one lap to the next and right to the end, you can never be sure what […]

Force India: An eventful qualifying session

Wet weather made for an eventful qualifying session this afternoon as Adrian Sutil qualified in eighth place for the Canadian Grand Prix. Teammate Paul Di Resta will line up in P17. Adrian Sutil: I’m quite happy with eighth place. It was a tough qualifying session and very hard to judge the conditions. Some parts of […]

Red Bull: It’s fantastic to get the pole in Montreal

Red Bull team and drivers report from qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. Sebastian Vettel: It was very tricky today, especially as you never knew what the conditions were going to be like the next time you went out. It was intermediate tyres throughout, but it was extremely difficult to […]

Caterham: We know we have decent race pace

Caterham drivers report from qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. Charles Pic: It’s been a pretty good day for me. We changed the plan for FP3 when the session was delayed and continued the progress we made yesterday with a decent balance for quali. That worked out well in […]

Lotus: We didn’t have grip in these conditions

Kimi Räikkönen will start from ninth on the grid and Romain Grosjean a distant 29th – or thereabouts – after a hectic qualifying session for the Canadian Grand Prix. Following a shortened morning practice session, qualifying was wet throughout with a brief red flag period nearing the end of Q2. Romain was a victim of […]

Williams: We worked well as a team

Williams team and drivers report from qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. Qualifying Notes Valtteri Bottas qualified 3rd with Pastor Maldonado 13th for tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix. Valtteri showed consistently strong pace in the changeable wet conditions, finishing in the top four in all three qualifying sessions and securing his […]

Marussia: FP3 threw up more than the usual challenges

Cool, wet and cloudy conditions prevailed at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal today as the final preparations for tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix got underway with Free Practice 3 and Qualifying. The Marussia F1 Team ended the Q1 session with Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton in 20th and 21st positions respectively. This morning’s FP3 session […]

Mercedes: Very happy to have both cars on the front two rows

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg qualified in second and fourth positions today ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix. Lewis will start in second place for the third consecutive race, giving him his fourth front row start in the past five races Nico suffered radio communication problems in the session but was still able to secure […]

Toro Rosso: Aiming to get a good points haul with both cars

Toro Rosso team and drivers report from qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. Jean-Eric Vergne: It was not an easy session and at one point I thought I wouldn’t even make it out of Q1! But we managed to improve a couple of things on the car and that […]

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