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Montezemolo orders immediate overhaul at Ferrari to end bureaucracy

Montezemolo orders immediate overhaul at Ferrari to end bureaucracy

The first part of the season, with races a long way from Europe, was not easy for Scuderia Ferrari, the week following the Bahrain Grand Prix brought various changes, including Marco Mattiacci being appointed to run the Gestione Sportiva following Stefano Domenicali’s resignation. There was also the first podium of the year in China, which […]

Red Bull investigating possible chassis fault with Vettel’s RB10

Red Bull investigating possible chassis fault with Vettel’s RB10

Red Bull is investigating whether a chassis fault has been the Sebastian Vettel’s dip in form since the start of the 2014 Formula 1 season. Team boss Christian Horner says the reigning quadruple world champion is lacking the “feel” for the RB10, while others think the German is simply being outclassed by his new teammate […]

Horner: Sebastian’s having a tough time because he hasn’t got that feeling from the car he’s looking for

Horner: Sebastian’s having a tough time because he hasn’t got that feeling from the car he’s looking for

At this stage it is not yet a crisis in form for the world champion, but Sebastian Vettel has had something of a torrid time in the first four races of the season, twice being ordered to move over to allow his faster new teammate past as the quadruple Formula 1 world champion struggles to […]

Can anyone stop Hamilton and Mercedes running away with the title this season?

Can anyone stop Hamilton and Mercedes running away with the title this season?

A clean-sweep for Mercedes including a Lewis Hamilton hat-trick has left the rest of Formula 1 wondering whether they can keep up this year, even after only four races. The opening exchanges have all been won by Mercedes, who have dropped just 18 points so far – after a broken spark plug lead forced Hamilton out […]

Formula 1 boss Ecclestone faces German bribery trial and possible jail time

Formula 1 boss Ecclestone faces German bribery trial and possible jail time

Formula 1 Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial for bribery in Germany this week in a case that threatens to end the Briton’s long reign as the commercial boss of the motor sport. Prosecutors in Munich have charged Ecclestone, 83, with bribing jailed former German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky to smooth the sale eight years […]

Lauda rewarded Hamilton with lift home on private jet after China triumph

Lauda rewarded Hamilton with lift home on private jet after China triumph

Niki Lauda gave Lewis Hamilton a ‘money can’t buy’ reward for securing his first-ever Formula 1 hat-trick – a ride on his own private jet. “I told him ‘If you win, I’ll fly you back’ (to Europe),” Mercedes’ team chairman told Bild newspaper. Lauda, not only a Formula 1 legend but also a world-famous aviator, […]

Vettel struggling with the challenge of not having the best F1 car at his disposal

Vettel struggling with the challenge of not having the best F1 car at his disposal

Sebastian Vettel has forgotten how to drive something other than the best car in the field according to Formula 1 experts and rivals. That is Niki Lauda’s view, as the entire world of Formula 1 contemplates the reigning quadruple world champion’s current struggle even to keep up with his new Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chinese Grand Prix: Hamilton cruises to victory as Mercedes dominate again

Chinese Grand Prix: Hamilton cruises to victory as Mercedes dominate again

Lewis Hamilton took a dominant Chinese Grand Prix win to take his third straight win of the season, with team-mate Nico Rosberg finishing second to deliver a third one-two finish of the year for Mercedes. Fernando Alonso, meanwhile, delivered Ferrari’s first podium finish of 2014 in front of new Team Principal Marco Mattiaci. On Saturday, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chinese Grand Prix: Qualifying press conference full transcript

Chinese Grand Prix: Qualifying press conference full transcript

Full transcript from the Chinese Grand Prix qualifying press conference held at Shanghai International Circuit and featuring top three qualifiers: pole winner Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes),second placed Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing); and third placed Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing). Lewis, congratulations, your third pole this year. That must have been so difficult with so many […]

Shanghai Qualifying: Hamilton the main man in the rain

Shanghai Qualifying: Hamilton the main man in the rain

Lewis Hamilton marched to a dominant Chinese Grand Prix pole position at a rain-soaked the Shanghai International Circuit, finishing six tenths clear of Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing, who in turn beat third-placed team-mate Sebastian Vettel by half a second. “It was so slippery out there, trying to find the grip, obviously not making […]

Shanghai Practice 3: Ricciardo puts Red Bull on top in the wet

Shanghai Practice 3: Ricciardo puts Red Bull on top in the wet

Daniel Ricciardo put Red Bull on top of the timesheets for the first time this season with the fastest time in final practice for the Chinese Grand Prix in a damp session that limited running with neither Mercedes drivers completing a timed lap. Ricciardo’s one minute 53.958 on intermediate tyres at the Shanghai International Circuit […]

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