Adam Cooper

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says that Kevin Magnussen’s recent struggles are par for the course for a rookie driver – especially one with an underperforming car. “Obviously it’s a completely normal process for a young rookie driver who is … Continue reading →
Mercedes F1 chief Toto Wolff insists that the team has to keep its feet on the ground despite its flying start to the season. Wolff pointed to the fact that Nico Rosberg had to work hard to get up to … Continue reading →
Sebastian Vettel’s ongoing struggle to match team mate Daniel Ricciardo’s impressive form with the Red Bull RB10 have been one the stories of the season so far. Vettel finished fifth in China, having run second in the early laps. “The … Continue reading →
Vettel will bounce back, says Horner Christian Horner expects Sebastian Vettel to get to the bottom of the problems that have held him back thus in 2014. Vettel is not fully comfortable with the RB10, and has been suffering through … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg managed to recover to second place after a difficult race in Shanghai, and in so doing ensured that he still leads the championship. His pit wall lost telemetry even before the start, and that contributed to a bad … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg starts the Chinese GP from fourth place, separated from Lewis Hamilton by the two Red Bulls – and thus he has to get past them to take the fight to his team mate. Rosberg says tyres will be … Continue reading →
Honda F1 boss Yasuhisa Arai was non-committal today when asked about plans to extend future power unit supply beyond McLaren. McLaren will initially have exclusive use of the new V6 when the Japanese manufacturer rejoins the sport next season. “For … Continue reading →
New Ferrari boss Marco Mattiacci says the opportunity to take over as head of the F1 team came out of the blue in a phone call from Luca di Montezemolo last week – some 72 hours before the news of … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton may have been fastest on Friday in China, but the Briton was clearly far from satisfied with the set-up of his Mercedes. At one point he told the team “there’s something wrong with this car.” He’d already had … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg learned valuable lessons from the Bahrain GP, where he fought closely with team mate Lewis Hamilton – but ultimately lost out in their wheel-to-wheel fight. “I’ve reviewed Bahrain, and just tried to learn from it, picked out the … Continue reading →
Fernando Alonso appeared to be distinctly underwhelmed with this week’s management change at Ferrari when speaking about it for the first time. Alonso said he had not yet spoken to Marco Mattiacci, the erstwhile Ferrari North America boss who has … Continue reading →
The FIA Court of Appeal has upheld the original decision of the stewards of the Australian GP, which means that Red Bull and Daniel Ricciardo have now definitively lost their second place. The court, which sat on Monday, rejected the … Continue reading →
Gene Haas has spoken at length about his F1 plans for the first time since the FIA granted him an entry. Haas was accompanied at a press conference by Guenther Steiner, who will be team principal of the Haas Formula … Continue reading →
Mercedes has confirmed that technical director Bob Bell will leave the team in November, having tendered his resignation last December. His departure will streamline an organisation that has looked a little top heavy on the technical side, especially now that … Continue reading →
Stefano Domenicali says he has left Ferrari with the aim of shaking things up and thus helping the team to get back on track. The news of his departure was officially confirmed by Ferrari after it had leaked out this … Continue reading →
Stefano Domenicali has resigned as team principal of Ferrari in the wake of the disappointing start to the team’s 2014 season. He will be replaced by high flying Ferrari road car executive Marco Mattiacci, who will be in China next … Continue reading →
Gene Haas has now been formally granted a future F1 entry by the FIA, following confirmaton by Bernie Ecclestone last weekend that the American had been successful in his bid. Haas is set to forge a partnership with Ferrari. The … Continue reading →
Force India team boss Dr Vijay Mallya has no time for those who have criticised the F1 engine rules in recent weeks. Mallya also has a seat on the FIA World Motor Sport Council, and was thus at the heart … Continue reading →
Red Bull and McLaren are embroiled in a legal tussle over the former’s new head of aerodynamics. Red Bull confirmed today that Peter Prodromou is now on gardening leave pending his future arrival at McLaren, and that he has been … Continue reading →
Mercedes F1 bosses Niki Lauda and Paddy Lowe were both delighted that the exciting Bahrain GP went some way to silence critics of the 2014 rules. Bernie Ecclestone and Ferrari chief Luca Di Montezomolo had both been vocal about the … Continue reading →
Fernando Alonso insists that Ferrari did a “perfect job” in Bahrain with the car it currently has – but he acknowledges that the team is not performing at a high enough level. Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen could manage only ninth … Continue reading →
Paddy Lowe says he wasn’t worried about allowing Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to race each other in Bahrain as he was confident they would be responsible. Lowe came on the radio during the safety car period and told both … Continue reading →
Christian Horner says he was happy to bag a fourth and sixth place in Bahrain, a track that did not favour Red Bull. Daniel Ricciardo did a particularly impressive job to move up from 13th place as both drivers were … Continue reading →
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will be allowed to race each other throughout the season. He also acknowledged that it was important to have two drivers who could be trusted by the team. “You … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg says that the battle between the two Mercedes drivers in Bahrain was good for the sport and will help to silence the critics. From pole Rosberg lost the lead to Hamilton at the start, but he made repeated … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton called his brilliant Bahrain GP win one of the toughest of his career after he just managed to outfox team mate Nico Rosberg. Hamilton snuck past the pole man at the start, and survived a series of attacks … Continue reading →
Luca di Montezemolo has reiterated his desire for future changes to the F1 rules – but insists that he doesn’t want to rein in Mercedes by implementing those changes in 2014. The Ferrari presisdent is meeting with Bernie Ecclestone and … Continue reading →
Bernie Ecclestone today repeated his opposition to the current F1 rules, and hinted that the 100kgs fuel allowance could be increased. Although the theory is that more fuel means that teams could run higher revs, which would improve the sound, … Continue reading →
Bernie Ecclestone says that two future F1 entries have been accepted – although he didn’t specify when they would join the World Championship. The two teams in the frame in recent weeks are Gene Haas project, which in essence be … Continue reading →
Sergio Perez could be a dark horse in Bahrain on Sunday, and he might be the man ready to take advantage should Mercedes hit any problems. The Mexican qualified fifth, and gained a place from the Ricciardo penalty.
Sebastian Vettel failed to make it out of Q2 in Bahrain today after experiencing a downshift problem – although the German also conceded that he hadn’t got the most out of the car. His day started badly when he spun … Continue reading →
Adrian Sutil will drop to the back of the Bahrain GP grid after receiving a five-place penalty for an incident involving Romain Grosjean in Q1. Sutil, who also gets two penalty points on his superlicence, had only qualified 18th after … Continue reading →
Adrian Sutil will drop to the back of the Bahrain GP grid after receiving a five-place penalty for an incident involving Romain Grosjean in Q1. Sutil, who also gets two penalty points on his superlicence, had only qualified 18th after … Continue reading →
Fernando Alonso says he was hampered by a loss of straight line performance over the course of qualifying in Bahrain, a handicap that led to him finishing Q3 in a lowly 10th place. He will start ninth however, as Daniel … Continue reading →
Adrian Newey has made clear his dissatisfaction with the 2014 rules – and questioned the green credentials of the new technology. The Red Bull technical director was initially asked how he compared the current cars to those of the past.
Lewis Hamilton continued where he left off in Malaysia by dominating the first day of practice in Bahrain. Hamilton headed team mate Nico Rosberg in both sessions, by margins of 0.231s and 0.365s respectively.
Michael Schumacher’s agent Sabine Kehm has said that the former World Champion has experienced “moments of consciousness and awakening” in the most positive message yet to emerge since the December accident. The statement reads: “Michael is making progress on his … Continue reading →
Fernando Alonso still thinks that Ferrari can be in the fight for the World Championship all the way to the finale in Abu Dhabi, despite the gap to Mercedes that was apparent in the first two races. “It could be … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton was in relaxed mood in Bahrain today, having had a few days to enjoy his Malaysian GP victory before getting back to business this weekend. Hamilton insisted that he wasn’t downbeat after his earlier retirement in Melbourne, despite … Continue reading →
Felipe Massa says that the Malaysian GP team orders saga was “a mistake” by Williams – and insists that the team supports his opinion. Massa insists that it had not been discussed in advance. “This scenario was not discussed, definitely, … Continue reading →
This year’s Amber Lounge Fashion Monaco event will be in aid of the Brain & Spine Foundation. The annual show, held on the Friday evening of the Monaco GP weekend, sees F1 drivers and their partners take to the catwalk. … Continue reading →
Ferrari technical director James Allison is confident that the team can make good progress in the coming weeks, citing the improvement already seen between Australia and Malaysia. “We are working in a constant way and with the highest levels of … Continue reading →
McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says that the team hopes to be in a strong position in Monaco and Montreal, even if it is still struggling with a lack of downforce. He accepts that the next three races, which feature … Continue reading →
Daniel Ricciardo’s season with Red Bull could hardly have got off to a more unfortunate start, with his exclusion from the Australian GP followed by the pit drama in Malaysia – which has in turn triggered a 10-place penalty that … Continue reading →
Christian Horner says Red Bull has exceeded expectations in the first two races given the problems experienced in testing. Horner says that the gap to Mercedes largely reflects a disparity in straightline performance, but remains confident that the French manufacturer … Continue reading →
Stefano Domenicali remains optimistic that Ferrari can still close the gap to Mercedes, given that everyone has a lot of scope to improve this year. In Malaysia Fernando Alonso eventually finished some 34.9s down on winner Lewis Hamilton, although he … Continue reading →
Daniel Ricciardo has received a 10-place grid penalty for the Bahrain GP as part of the clampdown on unsafe releases from pit stops since last year’s incident at the Nurburgring, when a TV cameraman was injured. Under a new rule … Continue reading →
Just a few weeks ago everyone was writing off Sebastian Vettel’s chances of winning a fifth World Championship in 2014, but his first podium of the year in Malaysia showed that he cannot be counted out yet. Vettel lost out … Continue reading →
Nico Rosberg lost out to team mate Lewis Hamilton in Malaysian GP qualifying, and will start third for the second race in a row. At the end of Q3 Rosberg pulled off a cheeky move when he passed Sebastian Vettel … Continue reading →
Valtteri Bottas has been given a three-place grid penalty for an impeding incident in Malaysian GP qualifying involving Daniel Ricciardo. The Finn, who drops from 15th to 18th, has also been given two super licence penalty points. He’s the first … Continue reading →