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Sao Paulo extends Formula 1 contract until at least 2020

Sao Paulo extends Formula 1 contract until at least 2020

Sao Paulo officials have signed a six-year extension to their contract to host Formula One’s Brazilian Grand Prix, while Rio de Janeiro has been dropped as a venue for the new Formula E motor-racing championship. Sao Paulo’s F1 race contract was due to expire following this year’s event on November 9, but the City of […]

Ricciardo: I enjoyed my years at Toro Rosso but I’m pleased to be moving on to Red Bull

Ricciardo: I enjoyed my years at Toro Rosso but I’m pleased to be moving on to Red Bull

Daniel Ricciardo finished tenth, and scored a single point, in his final race as a Toro Rosso driver. He admits to mixed emotions – leaving the team which gave him his break in F1, but moving on to bigger and perhaps better things with the World Champion Red Bull team. Speaking shortly before departing Sao […]

Kvyat impresses early on in his F1 adventure

Kvyat impresses early on in his F1 adventure

Formula 1′s newest cool cucumber is Russian teen Daniil Kvyat, signed up by team owners Red Bull to replace Daniel Ricciardo at Toro Rosso next year Kvyat got an early start with practice outings in Austin and Brazil and he made an immediate impression, lapping faster than Red Bull-bound Ricciardo and also his new teammate […]

Vettel sad that phenomenal year of F1 dominance is now over

Vettel sad that phenomenal year of F1 dominance is now over

Quadruple World Champion Sebastian Vettel says he is sad that the 2013 Formula 1 season, characterised by his history-making dominance, is now over. After winning the Brazilian GP he said on the podium, “I’m actually quite sad that this season comes to an end. I think the last couple of races, really since the summer […]

Webber leaves Formula 1 respected and proud after amazing journey

Webber leaves Formula 1 respected and proud after amazing journey

Mark Webber drove out of Formula 1 with the wind in his hair, a smile on his face and Red Bull overalls soaked in champagne after one final podium celebration at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Australian finished runner-up, equalling his best result of a year dominated by race winner and quadruple […]

Tears, anger, uncertainty as long and hard 2013 Formula 1 season closes in Brazil

Tears, anger, uncertainty as long and hard 2013 Formula 1 season closes in Brazil

Straight talking, no bull Mark Webber raced into Formula 1 retirement with one final show of irreverence. On the way to the Interlagos podium after finishing second,  he took off his helmet to savour the very last garnd prix lap in the cockpit of a Red Bull. Told that he seemed to be tearing up […]

Hamilton: With hindsight perhaps I should have just let him past

Hamilton: With hindsight perhaps I should have just let him past

Lewis Hamilton admitted after his incident packed Brazilian Grand Prix that he did not know what happened when he banged wheels with Valterri Bottas, which saw the Williams driver retire on the spot and the Mercedes driver handed a drive through penalty for causing a collision. It was a crestfallen Hamilton who spoke to media […]

Kovalainen: I was anticipating that it would be easier to come back and race competitively

Kovalainen: I was anticipating that it would be easier to come back and race competitively

The tumultuous 2014 silly season is taking yet another twist, as Heikki Kovalainen’s hopes of returning full-time next year dipped dramatically after another below par performance for Lotus. Mere days ago, the Finn was a powerful new player in the speculative hot-bed of the driver market — on the verge of signing for Caterham, and […]

Massa: Unbelievable, unacceptable, they didn’t do the right thing, I’m disappointed

Massa: Unbelievable, unacceptable, they didn’t do the right thing, I’m disappointed

Felipe Massa cursed race stewards for ruining his Ferrari farewell in front of his home fans at the Brazilian Grand Prix at Autodromo Carlos Pace. The Sao Paulo driver had gone from ninth on the starting grid to fourth, with every chance of team mate Fernando Alonso handing him third as a parting gift, when […]

Ferrari: We have ended a difficult season with our heads held high

Team and drivers report from the Brazilian Grand Prix, the 19th and final round of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship, at Autodromo Carlos Pace (Interlagos). Stefano Domenicali: “We have ended a difficult season with our heads held high, once again front runners in a grand prix that had a bittersweet outcome. Today, we witnessed […]

Red Bull: It was a fitting way to end with a one-two finish

Team and drivers report from the Brazilian Grand Prix, the 19th and final round of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship, at Autodromo Carlos Pace (Interlagos). Sebastian Vettel, Finish Position: Winner, Start Position: 1st: “I don’t want to compare the record what we have got today; it’s not fair as it was a different time […]

Marussia: A well-deserved tenth place in the Constructors’ Championship

At the season finale in Sao Paulo today, the Marussia F1 Team finally triumphed over the Caterham team, clinching th hard-fought and well-deserved 10th place in the Constructors’ Championship that it has held since the opening round in Australia. There were emotional scenes in the Marussia garage as the team’s drivers delivered the right result, […]

McLaren: That was our best grand prix of the year to end a difficult and disappointing year

Team and drivers report from the Brazilian Grand Prix, the 19th and final round of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship, at Autodromo Carlos Pace (Interlagos). Jenson Button MP4-28A-02: “For Checo, myself and the whole Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team, today was an incredible day. “I’m pleased to have finished fourth: it’s almost the podium position that […]

Lotus: A disappointing way to end what has been a strong season for the team

A disappointing end to the 2013 Formula 1 season for Lotus F1 Team yielded the Enstone squad’s first point-less weekend of the year at the final round in Brazil; Heikki Kovalainen dropping three positions from his eleventh placed grid slot whilst team-mate Romain Grosjean retired with an early engine failure, having started sixth. In stark […]

Sauber: A consolidating end to the season, which has been very difficult for the team

The Brazilian Grand Prix in Interlagos saw just a few rain drops, but in general the track stayed dry, unlike in qualifying yesterday. Nico Hülkenberg starting tenth, while Esteban Gutiérrez starting 17th wasn’t ideal for the Sauber F1 Team. However, both drivers were able to make up positions. Hülkenberg finished eighth and claimed four Championship […]

Caterham: It’s obviously disappointing to finish the season like this

Team and drivers report from the Brazilian Grand Prix, the 19th and final round of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship, at Autodromo Carlos Pace (Interlagos). Team Quotes: Charles Pic, car 20, chassis CT03-6: “My start wasn’t great but by the end of lap five I was past Bianchi and closing the gap to my teammate. […]

Renault: Winning today seems a fitting end to the era

Renault Sport F1 reports from the Brazilian Grand Prix, the 19th and final round of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship, at Autodromo Carlos Pace (Interlagos). Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing-Renault) became the last winner of a race using an F1 V8 engine in today’s Brazilian Grand Prix. Mark Webber finished second in his […]

Force India: We achieved objective that we set ourselves coming into the weekend

Sahara Force India confirmed its sixth place in the constructors’ championship today as the 2013 Formula 1 season came to a close in Sao Paulo. P11. Paul Di Resta   VJM06-04: “The light rain made for quite a tricky race, but it was also enjoyable with lots of overtaking.  Losing six places off the line […]

Toro Rosso: Our race was compromised immediately off the grid

Team and drivers report from the Brazilian Grand Prix, the 19th and final round of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship, at Autodromo Carlos Pace (Interlagos). Daniel Ricciardo (STR8-01) Race Position: 10th: “The conditions were very difficult with the occasional drop of rain. From the cockpit, it’s actually quite difficult to judge how much rain […]

Williams: The pace wasn’t in the car to be able to challenge for the top ten

Team and drivers report from the Brazilian Grand Prix, the 19th and final round of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship, at Autodromo Carlos Pace (Interlagos). Race Notes Pastor Maldonado finished 16th as Valtteri Bottas retired in today’s Brazilian Grand Prix. The season has not been what was hoped for but despite that, the team […]

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