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Chinese Grand Prix: Caterham preview Shanghai

Chinese Grand Prix: Caterham preview Shanghai

Chinese GP lowdown with Renault Sport F1 track support leader, Cedrik Staudohar; Main challenges of Shanghai for the Power Units: Shanghai has the longest straight of the season at 1.3 km. The ICE will be at full revs for just under 20 seconds, around one fifth of the predicted lap time. Getting a good top […]

Haas need to sort out F 1engine deal as soon as possible

Haas need to sort out F 1engine deal as soon as possible

Colin Kolles is at the helm of ‘Forza Rossa’, a team that the FIA on Friday said could be next in line for a Formula 1 debut. At a World Motor Sport Council meeting in Morocco, the governing body approved the 2015 entry of Californian Gene Haas’ outfit, called Haas Formula. And the FIA said […]

Red Bull appeal of Melbourne disqualification is first test of F1′s new era

Red Bull appeal of Melbourne disqualification is first test of F1′s new era

The first big technical controversy of Formula One’s new engine era will have its day in court on Monday, with champions Red Bull confident that they have a strong case in appealing Daniel Ricciardo’s Australian Grand Prix exclusion. Ricciardo finished second in his home race last month, his debut for Red Bull, but was disqualified […]

Montezemolo: To all those jealous people wanting Domenicali’s job they have to fight for it!

Montezemolo: To all those jealous people wanting Domenicali’s job they have to fight for it!

La Gazzetta dello Sport, the influential Italian sports daily, speculated on Friday that Ferrari could be poised to make a change at the top. It has long been reported that Stefano Domenicali, the fabled Maranello team’s chief, might not survive too many more disappointing seasons at the helm. “[I] say to all those jealous people […]

Marko: If our engine starts to work, then we have the opportunity to be back at the top

Marko: If our engine starts to work, then we have the opportunity to be back at the top

If Renault cannot improve its engine quickly enough, Mercedes will run away with the 2014 formula 1 world championship title. That is the warning of Helmut Marko, an outspoken director of the Renault-powered reigning world champions Red Bull. Engine supplier Renault has improved its troubled new turbo V6 engine since a disastrous winter season, but […]

First races have shown Williams weaknesses admits Bottas

First races have shown Williams weaknesses admits Bottas

Valtteri Bottas has admitted that Williams have yet to display their full potential so far this season. Despite a horror 2013 season, following its switch to Mercedes power the Grove based team was billed as a contender for wins and even the title this year on the basis of its performance in winter testing. But […]

De Silvestro set to make Formula 1 test debut for Sauber

De Silvestro set to make Formula 1 test debut for Sauber

Sauber Development Driver Simone de Silvestro will soon make her Formula 1 test debut. The 25-year-old female Swiss driver, best known for her Indycar exploits, recently became “affiliated” with the Ferrari-powered Sauber team. It emerged early this week that she underwent a seat fitting at Sauber’s Hinwil factory, and Speed Week now reports that she […]

Grosjean says Renault reliability and performance are unacceptable

Grosjean says Renault reliability and performance are unacceptable

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean is apparently becoming increasingly frustrated with the situation at his troubled team this season. Before the start season, video footage circulated on the internet depicting the Frenchman slamming his hand on a tool bench as the serious problems with the new E22 car became clear. Grosjean played that down at the […]

Wolff: Lewis and Nico can fight each other so long as there are no harakiri moves

Wolff: Lewis and Nico can fight each other so long as there are no harakiri moves

Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been told the team rules for their future wheel-to-wheel battles in the wake of their spectacular duel during the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Silver Arrows pair thrilled the Formula 1 world last Sunday with their battle for victory at Sakhir, despite bosses urging them to “bring both […]

Todt considering F1 rule changes in wake of criticism claims Marko

Todt considering F1 rule changes in wake of criticism claims Marko

FIA President Jean Todt has vowed to think about some of Red Bull’s criticisms of the current Formula 1 rules. That is the claim of the reigning world champion team’s Helmut Marko, who said that one of his concerns was how harshly Daniel Ricciardo was punished following the pitstop incident in Malaysia. “Poor Daniel did […]

Tech Talk: Bahrain front wings and the never ending quest for more downforce

Tech Talk: Bahrain front wings and the never ending quest for more downforce

With potential developments of the all new V6 turbo Power Units now frozen, generating downforce through aero tweaks for the new era Formula 1 cars is a development battle which will rage all year long and in Bahrain some of the big hitters had some interesting front wing options on offer – tech guru Matt […]

Marussia: We have consolidated a productive test with some further good running

Marussia: We have consolidated a productive test with some further good running

The second day of running at the Bahrain Test saw Jules Bianchi take over the driving duties in the MR03 (Chassis 02) for his one-day programme. The Marussia F1 Team continued to accrue valuable mileage and work through its development checklist, with Jules ending the day 6th out of the 11 drivers, with 93 laps […]

Mercedes: We haven’t learnt anything in terms of improving the car

Mercedes: We haven’t learnt anything in terms of improving the car

Mercedes AMG Petronas concluded the first in-season test of 2014 at the Bahrain International Circuit today, with Lewis Hamilton taking the wheel of the F1 W05 for the second of two days’ running in Sakhir this week. Lewis’ best time of 1:34.136 from 120 laps put him first on the time sheets; Today’s programme focused […]

Lotus: The end of very disappointing two days

Lotus: The end of very disappointing two days

Romain Grosjean completed a disappointing second and final day of testing at the Bahrain International Circuit with 16 timed laps completed before a Power Unit failure ended running. Romain’s best lap time of 1min 43.732secs, placed him 11th in the day’s classification; Fast Facts: Track: Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain, 5.4 km. Chassis: E22-02. Weather: Sunny, ambient 27° C - 35° C, […]

McLaren: Lengthy repairs hampered the day

McLaren: Lengthy repairs hampered the day

Kevin Magnussen was once again behind the wheel for the second, and final, day of running in Bahrain. The day’s programme began well, with the team able to complete its planned aerodynamic correlation work; however, a car problem pitched Kevin into the Sakhir gravel just before lunchtime, and the team spent much of the remainder […]

Red Bull: Information we gathered will make a few people back at the factory extremely happy

Red Bull: Information we gathered will make a few people back at the factory extremely happy

After a morning hampered by an electrical issue, Daniel Ricciardo got through 67 laps of the Sakhir Circuit in the afternoon on the final day of the first in-season test in Bahrain. The problem meant that aerodynamic work scheduled for the early part of the day had to be carried over to the afternoon, with […]

Williams: We carried out the test programme set down by Pirelli

Williams: We carried out the test programme set down by Pirelli

Williams team and driver report from the second and final day of Bahrain Formula 1 testing at Sakhir. Driver: Felipe Nasr Chassis / Engine: FW36-03 / PU106A Hybrid Location: Bahrain International Circuit, 5.412km Objectives: Pirelli Tyres evaluation Weather: Hot & sunny Maximum air & track temps: 35ºC / 44ºC Rob Smedley, Head of Vehicle Performance: […]

Sauber: We found a couple of things which are quite interesting and helpful

Sauber: We found a couple of things which are quite interesting and helpful

On the second test day in Bahrain, the Sauber F1 Team ran through a shortened test programme with a positive outcome. After having issues with the power unit in the morning, the team was forced to interrupt the session for approximately two hours. The team could not therefore continue with the planned aero measurements. In […]

Toro Rosso: We got some good answers about which direction to work in

Toro Rosso: We got some good answers about which direction to work in

Toro Rosso team and driver report from the second and final day of Bahrain Formula 1 testing at Sakhir. Circuit: Bahrain International Circuit – Sakhir, 5.412 kms Driver: Jean-Eric Vergne Car: STR9 chassis number 01 Laps: 64 Best time: 1:35.557 The last day of the two day test session at the Sakhir circuit, saw Jean-Eric […]

Caterham: Everyone’s reasonably pleased with what we’ve achieved

Caterham: Everyone’s reasonably pleased with what we’ve achieved

Caterham driver Marcus Ericsson reports from the second and final day of Bahrain Formula 1 testing at Sakhir. Marcus Ericsson: “It was a good morning session for us, running through a plan that started with aero work with a front wheel wake rake fitted for aero evaluation, and then some work on the braking system […]

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