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Red Bull ordered to pay costs of Melbourne disqualification appeal

Red Bull ordered to pay costs of Melbourne disqualification appeal

  Formula 1 champions Red Bull were cleared of fraudulent behaviour but ordered to pay all costs of their failed appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s Australian Grand Prix disqualification, a fuller version of the court ruling has revealed. A summary of the hearing published by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) late on Friday said that Red […]

No Formula 1 customer teams in 2015 says Honda boss

No Formula 1 customer teams in 2015 says Honda boss

Honda’s Formula 1 boss has revealed that the Japanese manufacturer will only supply McLaren and not supply any customer teams when it returns to the sport next year. Speaking in Shanghai ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix, Yasuhisa Arai confirmed that Honda – having pulled out of Formula 1 at the end of 2008 – was enticed […]

Mattiacci: I thought the call from Montezemolo was a late April Fool’s joke

Mattiacci: I thought the call from Montezemolo was a late April Fool’s joke

Ferrari’s new team principal, the hitherto virtually unknown Marco Mattiacci revealed to media in Shanghai that he thought Luca di Montezemolo’s offer to lead the legendary Maranello outfit was a belated April Fool’s joke. He also explained that the reason he has been wearing dark sunglasses throughout his first day on the job is simply […]

Red Bull: No major issues, so it was good in terms of testing

Red Bull: No major issues, so it was good in terms of testing

Red Bull 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; Daniel Ricciardo: First Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:40.772, Laps: 23. Second Practice Session: Position: 4, Best Time: 1:38.811, Laps: 30. “That wasn’t too bad today. […]

Sauber: We were able to find some improvements on the C33

Sauber: We were able to find some improvements on the C33

In the First Free Practice for the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, round four of the 2014 Formula One World Championship, Esteban Gutiérrez lost half of the session due to a clutch problem. Later he was hindered by an ERS issue, which did not cause him to stop but affected his lap times. However, the […]

Mercedes: Both drivers are finding it tricky to get a good balance around this circuit

Mercedes: Both drivers are finding it tricky to get a good balance around this circuit

The first practice sessions for the UBS Chinese Grand Prix took place today at a cool Shanghai International Circuit. Lewis experienced a mechanical problem with the rear suspension in first practice that limited his running. He ended the day at the top of the timesheets, posting a time of 1:38.315 on his first flying lap […]

Marussia: We have arrived here with a couple of issues

Marussia: We have arrived here with a couple of issues

Cool conditions greeted the teams at the Shanghai International Circuit today for the first free practice sessions of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend. After a positive test in Bahrain in the days following the last Grand Prix, the Marussia F1 Team’s programme for the day was mainly focused around fine-tuning the latest set-up developments to […]

Ferrari: More important than making predictions is to stay concentrated on our work

Ferrari 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 Fernando Alonso: “All Fridays are the same, a day when you especially need to test the tyres to adapt to the circuit and on this front, maybe it […]

Lotus: Our most successful day this season

Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado completed a positive first day ahead of the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix, with a total of 94 laps of the Shanghai International Circuit completed between the two drivers. A small mistake at the pit lane entry from Pastor during FP2 curtailed the latter half of his session, however both drivers were able […]

Force India: We have some work to do this to optimise things

It was an overcast and cool day in Shanghai as Sahara Force India completed its Friday practice programme ahead of Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. Nico Hulkenberg VJM07-04 FP1:     1:41.175         P5                    16 laps FP2:     1:39.736         P11                  30 laps Nico: “It was quite a smooth day in terms of completing our programme and working through the job […]

McLaren: It’s a difficult balancing act and we’re not quite there yet,

Against a backdrop of leaden skies, practice kicked off for the 11th Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit. Both of today’s sessions were cold and blustery, which made consistent lapping difficult. Additionally, a headwind along the start-finish straight made it even harder for drivers to tackle the difficult entry into the tightening Turns […]

Renault: A productive day that has confirmed some steps forward

Renault F1 Sport report from Day 1 of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend, Round 4 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, at Shanghai International Circuit Key practice points: Shanghai welcomes F1 for the 11th Chinese Grand Prix this weekend. Cool conditions for both free practice sessions. Progress made in Bahrain test confirmed today. Trouble-free […]

Williams: A complicated and involved programme which we completed

Williams 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 FP1: Felipe Massa, 1:41.699 (10th), Felipe Nasr, 1:42.265 (13th) FP2: Felipe Massa, 1:39.118 (6th), Valtteri Bottas, 1:39.830 (14th) Rob Smedley, Head of Vehicle Performance: “It has been a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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