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Toro Rosso: We were able to collect lots of interesting data

Toro Rosso: We were able to collect lots of interesting data

Toro Rosso team and drivers report from Day 1 of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend, Round 4 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, at Shanghai International Circuit Daniil Kvyat (STR9-03) First Practice Session Best lap: 1:41.977, pos. 11th, 23 laps Second Practice Session Best lap: 1:39.648, pos. 10th, 26 laps “It was a good […]

Shanghai Practice 2: Hamilton reclaims top spot at the end of day one

Shanghai Practice 2: Hamilton reclaims top spot at the end of day one

Lewis Hamilton returned Mercedes to the top of the timesheets on Friday by setting the fastest time in the second practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton completed 25 laps of the 5.4 kilometre Shanghai International Circuit in the afternoon to end the day with a best time of 1:38.315. His Formula One championship […]

Alonso denies sarcastic victory salute for Bahrain ninth place

Alonso denies sarcastic victory salute for Bahrain ninth place

Fernando Alonso denied his frustration with Ferrari’s poor start to 2014 hit a sarcastic low recently in Bahrain. Hot on the heels of Stefano Domenicali’s departure, it now emerges that Alonso punched the air in an apparently sarcastic victory gesture, after the crossing the line just ninth in Bahrain two weeks ago. It is known […]

Mercedes new nose passes FIA crash test and may increase advantage

Mercedes new nose passes FIA crash test and may increase advantage

Mercedes could pull even further clear of the field in Shanghai, after readying for its debut arguably the most expensive new front nose in Formula 1 history. Actually, the dominant Brackley squad wanted its ultra-short nose to be fitted to the silver W05 in Melbourne, but it had failed the mandatory FIA crash test. It […]

Shanghai Practice 1: Alonso fastest early on

Shanghai Practice 1: Alonso fastest early on

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso broke Mercedes’ stranglehold at the top by setting the fastest time in Friday’s first practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix. Alonso completed 20 laps of the 5.4 kilometre Shanghai International Circuit to end the morning session with a best time of 1:39.783 seconds, as Ferrari’s new Formula One boss Marco Mattiacci […]

Maldonado: We are racers and we are always risking, maybe they need to be more flexible

Maldonado: We are racers and we are always risking, maybe they need to be more flexible

Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado has hit out at the new Formula 1 drivers’ penalty points system that could see him having to serve a race ban later in 2014. After just the opening three grands prix of the season, the Venezuelan already has three demerit points against his Formula 1 super license. Jules Bianchi, meanwhile, […]

Italian Olympic chief doubts Ferrari will recover in 2014

Italian Olympic chief doubts Ferrari will recover in 2014

The Italian Olympic chief Giovanni Malago says it is unlikely Ferrari will recover from its competitive slump within the 2014 season. Malago’s name is now well-known in the Formula 1 paddock, after Ferrari this week quoted him as saying he dislikes the sport’s ‘new’ face. “I hope the people who run the sport look again […]

McLaren announces digital expansion into China

McLaren announces digital expansion into China

McLaren today massively extends the reach of its digital presence with the launch of www.mclaren.cn/formula1 – a Mandarin-language imprint of the team’s website for China. As the sport celebrates its 10th anniversary in China this weekend, the website’s launch is perfectly timed to help increase the sport’s popularity among Formula 1’s large and well-connected young […]

Toro Rosso launches new website

Toro Rosso launches new website

As 18 April, the Scuderia Toro Rosso website is relaunched with a brand new look aimed at making it more user-friendly and informative. It has been designed to work easily not just on your computer, but on your mobile device and tablet too.  To mark the occasion, the two STR9s are carrying the web address […]

Lotus looking to end ongoing troubles in China and Spain

Lotus looking to end ongoing troubles in China and Spain

Lotus is targeting to finally get its 2014 Formula 1 World Championship season on track in the next two races. After a disastrous start to the new turbo V6 era for the Enstone team, Lotus has finally taken delivery of the improved Renault ‘power unit’ as used by Red Bull and Toro Rosso in Bahrain. Autosprint […]

Plea bargain could save Ecclestone and keep him in charge of F1

Plea bargain could save Ecclestone and keep him in charge of F1

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has denied reports he will strike a plea deal with Munich prosecutors to stay out of jail and in keep him at the helm of the sport. The sport’s chief executive faces up to a ten-year custodial sentence if found guilty at the end of a trial that begins in […]

SAP and McLaren to unveil unique Chinese GP livery

SAP and McLaren to unveil unique Chinese GP livery

To celebrate the return of Formula 1 racing to China this weekend the McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 will feature a unique livery, with high profile SAP branding. SAP is the world leader in enterprise software and software-related services, helping more than 232,000 customers in 25 industries run better. China has become SAP’s second home and one […]

Rosberg to clear air with Hamilton over on track limits before Chinese Grand Prix

Rosberg to clear air with Hamilton over on track limits before Chinese Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg says he will discuss with Lewis Hamilton before this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix an incident during their thrilling battle in Bahrain when he felt his Mercedes team mate went “over the line”. The German, who won the season-opener in Australia, started from pole at the Sakhir circuit 11 days ago but lost his […]

F1 drivers in talks to resolve pay disputes but deny strike reports

F1 drivers in talks to resolve pay disputes but deny strike reports

Formula One drivers are in talks collectively to try and resolve the issue of unpaid wages but they have ruled out going on strike, some of those affected said on Thursday. Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, who was at financially-troubled Sauber last season and had problems with his salary, said the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA), […]

Alonso: Stefano is a great man, first of all, and I am a close friend of his

Alonso: Stefano is a great man, first of all, and I am a close friend of his

Fernando Alonso paid tribute on Thursday to ex Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali, who sensationally quit this week, and admitted that he had not even spoken to the new man at the helm. Domenicali stepped down on Monday, after a torrid start to the season, culminating most recently in the team’s drivers trailing in ninth […]

Chinese Grand Prix: Drivers’ press conference full transcript

Chinese Grand Prix: Drivers’ press conference full transcript

Full transcript from the FIA hosted drivers’ press conference on the eve of the Chinese Grand Prix, Round 4 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, at Shanghai International Circuit. Featuring: Adrian Sutil (Sauber), Sergio Perez (Force India), Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Fernando Alonso (Ferrari). Daniel, some […]

Montezemolo: Mattiacci is going to be at the helm for a long time, and I will be more hands on

Montezemolo: Mattiacci is going to be at the helm for a long time, and I will be more hands on

Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo has played down reports Marco Mattiacci is only a short term stop-gap solution at the top of the Maranello based team. It is reported that Gerhard Berger or Ross Brawn are the more likely long-term successors following Stefano Domenicali’s sudden resignation. Flavio Briatore has already ruled himself out. “I have […]

Ecclestone planning new Historic Formula 1 series

Ecclestone planning new Historic Formula 1 series

Bernie Ecclestone is planning to launch and manage a ‘Masters’ series for former Formula 1 cars and drivers. With drivers like Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Riccardo Patrese at the wheel, ‘GP Masters’ was launched in 2005 but it folded after only 2 races. Now, business journalist Christian Sylt reports that Formula 1 Chief Executive […]

Ferrari could soon turn full focus to 2015 season

Ferrari could soon turn full focus to 2015 season

Ferrari may already be looking to write off the 2014 Formula 1 world championship season with a focus shifting to 2015. After a bad start to the new turbo V6 era for the fabled Italian team, Ferrari is just fifth in the constructors’ championship, behind rival Mercedes and Renault-powered teams. Technical boss Pat Fry admitted […]

Lauda slams Montezemolo for Formula 1 taxi drivers jibe

Lauda slams Montezemolo for Formula 1 taxi drivers jibe

Niki Lauda has lashed out at Luca di Montezemolo’s claim that the 2014 rules have reduced the Formula 1 field to little more than “taxi drivers”. “Whoever says the races are ‘economy runs’ and that the drivers are ‘taxi drivers’ is lying,” the Mercedes chairman angrily told Italy’s Autosprint. “It is absolutely not true,” triple […]

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