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McLaren feeling effects of Whitmarsh absence says Lauda

McLaren feeling effects of Whitmarsh absence says Lauda

McLaren is going through a ‘Whitmarsh’ effect, according to Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda. Just two weeks ago in Bahrain, Jenson Button said the only quicker car in the field was the dominant Mercedes. But in China, both the 2009 world champion and Kevin Magnussen were non points-scoring midfielders. Button sounded particularly frustrated. “I don’t […]

Red Bull play down Ricciardo beating Vettel but experts are surprised

Red Bull play down Ricciardo beating Vettel but experts are surprised

Upping the power of the RB10′s Renault power unit is no longer the only problem at Red Bull, as the reigning world champion team is now contemplating how to get its quadruple consecutive title winner back up to speed. Sebastian Vettel has struggled to match new teammate Daniel Ricciardo’s pace in the new turbo V6 […]

Raikkonen: If I was not motivated I wouldn’t be here

Raikkonen: If I was not motivated I wouldn’t be here

Kimi Raikkonen has lashed out at suggestions that his struggle at Ferrari so far in 2014 might be due to flagging motivation. While teammate Fernando Alonso raced to the Italian team’s first podium of the season, Finn Raikkonen struggled all weekend in China in the sister Formula 14-T. Spaniard Alonso couldn’t help labelling Raikkonen’s deficit […]

Lauda predicts focused Hamilton on course for second F1 title

Lauda predicts focused Hamilton on course for second F1 title

Lewis Hamilton’s first ever Formula 1 hat-trick, took his tally to 25 victories drawing level with Austrian legend Niki Lauda who believes the Briton is on course for his second world title in 2014. “The only thing he has perhaps sometimes neglected in the past was the full focus,” Lauda said in Shanghai. “He was bringing the dogs […]

Alonso: I think this podium should be dedicated to Stefano Domenicali

Alonso: I think this podium should be dedicated to Stefano Domenicali

Fernando Alonso earned Ferrari their first podium finish of the Formula One season on Sunday and handed some of the credit to former team boss Stefano Domenicali. The Spaniard said his third place in China, the fourth race of the year, was a confidence boost for Formula One’s most glamorous team after a difficult start […]

Lotus progress halted as gearbox gremlins strike in Shanghai

Lotus progress halted as gearbox gremlins strike in Shanghai

Romain Grosjean’s hopes of scoring Lotus’s first points of the 2014 Formula One season were dashed on Sunday when the Frenchman was forced out of the Chinese Grand Prix by a gearbox problem. Grosjean had qualified 10th in treacherous conditions on Saturday and was gunning for a ninth-place finish when his race engineer came on […]

Hamilton: I just can’t believe how amazing the car is and how hard everyone has worked

Hamilton: I just can’t believe how amazing the car is and how hard everyone has worked

Lewis Hamilton scored his 25th Formula 1 victory in fine style at the Chinese Grand Prix, a lights to flag victory which will go down as one of his most dominant perfoamances in the cockpit of the mighty Mercedes W05. He spoke after his triumph in Shanghai. Three consecutive for Lewis Hamilton – how about […]

Alonso: We need to keep scoring points, as many as we can now that we are not super-competitive

Alonso: We need to keep scoring points, as many as we can now that we are not super-competitive

After a week where Ferrari under went a change of team boss it was fitting that Fernando Alonso dug deep, in his unique style, to score the team’s first podium finish of the new season, at the Chinese Grand Prix. The Spaniard spoke about his race in Shanghai; Third for Ferrari. There are a lot […]

Rosberg: I lead the championship and I plan to keep it that way

Rosberg: I lead the championship and I plan to keep it that way

Nico Rosberg recovered from a bad start to finish second in the Chinese Grand Prix behind his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, and the result sees him hang on to his championship points lead heading to the European stanza of the championship where he intends to stay at the top of the table. He reflected on […]

Caterham: The final result is not exactly what we wanted to achieve

Caterham: The final result is not exactly what we wanted to achieve

Caterham team and drivers report from the Chinese Grand Prix, Round 4 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, at Shanghai International Circuit; Kamui Kobayashi, car #10, chassis CT05-03: “Finishing 18th isn’t the final position we’d want, but after a really good battle with Jules I’m relatively pleased with how today’s race went. However, it’s […]

Vettel reluctant to let Ricciardo pass but eventually capitulates to team order in China

Vettel reluctant to let Ricciardo pass but eventually capitulates to team order in China

Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel smarted on Sunday after being told for the second race in a row to let Red Bull team mate Daniel Ricciardo overtake because the Australian was faster. Ricciardo finished fourth in the Chinese Grand Prix with quadruple champion Vettel, winner of the last nine races of 2013 having to settle […]

Ferrari: The result is a reward for the effort that all the team is putting into every area

Ferrari: The result is a reward for the effort that all the team is putting into every area

Ferrari team and drivers report from the Chinese Grand Prix, Round 4 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, at Shanghai International Circuit; Fernando Alonso: “After a difficult start to the season, this podium is a confidence boost for the whole team, providing extra motivation for all those who are doing their best to close […]

McLaren worst of Mercedes powered teams as woes continue in China

McLaren worst of Mercedes powered teams as woes continue in China

McLaren endured another tough weekend in China on Sunday with both drivers failing to score points for the second race running. This saw the team tumbling down the Formula One constructors’ standings. After a double retirement in Bahrain, the team’s first since 2006, Jenson Button and Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen finished a distant and disappointing […]

Renault report on the Chinese Grand Prix

Renault report on the Chinese Grand Prix

Renault F1 Sport report from the Chinese Grand Prix, Round 4 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, at Shanghai International Circuit. Three Renault-powered cars finish in the top ten with Infiniti Red Bull Racing fourth and fifth and Scuderia Toro Rosso tenth Infiniti Red Bull Racing move into second position in constructors’ championship Lotus F1 […]

Mercedes: The result looks easier than it actually was

Mercedes: The result looks easier than it actually was

Mercedes AMG Petronas took its third consecutive one-two finish and fourth consecutive win today at the 2014 UBS Chinese Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton took his third victory of the season, with Nico Rosberg finished in second position. Lewis drove a lights-to-flag victory to claim his 4th win for the team and the 17th for the Silver Arrows […]

Red Bull: We know that we have a lot of work to do

Red Bull: We know that we have a lot of work to do

Red Bull team and drivers report from the Chinese Grand Prix, Round 4 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, at Shanghai International Circuit; Daniel Ricciardo Finish Position: 4th, Start Position: 2nd “I started on the dirty side of the grid and had quite a poor getaway; I was spinning up on the line a […]

Force India: To have 54 points after four races is an excellent effort

Force India: To have 54 points after four races is an excellent effort

Sahara Force India continued its strong points-scoring form in China as Nico Hulkenberg finished in sixth place ahead of Sergio Perez in ninth. The ten points scored today leave the team with 54 points and third in the constructors’ standings; P6. Nico Hulkenberg VJM07-04: Tyre strategy: New Softs (11 laps) – New Medium (20 laps) – […]

Williams: It’s bittersweet as the car was quick

Williams: It’s bittersweet as the car was quick

Valtteri Bottas finished seventh and Felipe Massa 15th in the Chinese Grand Prix. Felipe had a great start but then had contact with a defending Fernando Alonso, whilst Valtteri was hit by Nico Rosberg who was braking hard in response to the action ahead. Felipe recovered to sixth with Valtteri in eighth before the first […]

Sauber: We are going through a tough time

Sauber: We are going through a tough time

The Chinese Grand Prix in Shangahi ended for the Sauber F1 Team with a big disappointment. Adrian Sutil was forced to retire on lap six due to an engine problem. Esteban Gutiérrez had a decent pace in the early stages of the race, but  then the rear tyres lost most of their grip which forced […]

McLaren: Our car isn’t competitive enough

McLaren: Our car isn’t competitive enough

That was a difficult weekend for the whole McLaren team. After qualifying 12th (Jenson) and 15th (Kevin), both drivers struggled in the midfield throughout the race. Kevin was the sole starter on the Prime tyre, running until lap 17 before making his stop for Options. Jenson was the first runner to stop, after complaining of […]

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