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Andre Lotterer says he is braced for a struggle on his Formula One debut in Belgium but says the opportunity was simply too good to turn down
Nico Rosberg insists he does not want to dwell on the Mercedes team orders controversy from the Hungarian Grand Prix but admits he learnt valuable lessons from the whole episode
Valtteri Bottas sees no reason to look for a drive elsewhere next season and is confident Williams will only improve in 2015
Nico Hulkenberg thinks 16-year-old Max Verstappen’s 2015 contract with Toro Rosso proves driving F1 cars may no longer be as challenging as in previous years
Sergio Perez is closing in on a deal to stay at Force India next year and is hoping to have it confirmed in the next couple of weeks
Three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Andre Lotterer will replace Kamui Kobayashi at Caterham for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix
F1 race director Charlie Whiting has confirmed Russia’s new Sochi Autodrom has passed its inspection ahead of its maiden Russian Grand Prix on October 12
Lewis Hamilton says his championship fight with Mercedes Nico Rosberg is the most intense of his career because of how difficult it is to beat a competitive team-mate
Caterham says a new-look nose design will be part of its upgrades at Belgium as it starts the push to reclaim 10th in the constructors’ championship
Caterham has appointed Sean Walkinshaw Racing as its driver development team in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship
In the wake of the news he is to be replaced at Toro Rosso by Max Verstappen for 2015, Jean-Eric Vergne says he is already working on other options for next year
Eric Boullier says Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen deserve full credit for getting the most out of McLaren’s MP4-29 this season despite its limited competitiveness
Eric Boullier says Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen deserve full credit for getting the most out of McLaren’s MP4-29 this season despite its limited competitiveness
Max Verstappen will become the youngest Formula One driver in history after Toro Rosso announced he is to replace Jean-Eric Vergne for the 2015 season
Nicolas Hamilton – brother of 2008 world champion Lewis – has announced he hopes to return to racing as early as next season as the first disabled driver to compete in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC)
Vijay Mallya insists Force India has not given up the fight with Ferrari and Williams in the constructors’ championship despite its recent downturn in form
Adrian Sutil says he is not convinced drivers will be able to take Spa’s iconic Eau Rouge corner at full throttle at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix due to the characteristics of the new generation of F1 cars
Romain Grosjean insists he is remaining positive about the remainder of the 2014 despite the “hurt” of the season so far and with a question-mark remaining over his future
Mercedes technical chief Paddy Lowe insists the team have made the right decision to allow Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to race freely this season
Lotus says it is still struggling to adapt to the loss of its Front and Rear Interconnected (FRIC) suspension which was removed before the German Grand Prix
A Ferrari 250 GTO once owned by Jo Schlesser – who was killed on his Formula One debut in 1968 – has been sold at auction for a world record £22.8 million ($38.1 million)
Kimi Raikkonen is not expecting a drastic turnaround in his fortunes in Belgium despite going into the summer break on the back of his most successful result of the season in Hungary
Simona de Silvestro insists she feels fully prepared to end the wait for a female Formula One driver as early as next season should the opportunity present itself
Rob Smedley says Williams is moving closer to challenging Mercedes outright and says its current position in the pecking order was gained on merit rather than other teams slipping up
Kimi Raikkonen and girlfriend Minttu Virtanen are expecting their first child
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed speculation that Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen might leave the team at the end of the season
Red Bull team principal says reliability issues and being worn out have contributed to Sebastian Vettel’s struggles this year
Max Verstappen – the son of ex-F1 driver Jos – has joined the Red Bull Junior Team
Mario Andretti believes Fernando Alonso is “keeping Ferrari alive” this season while team-mate Kimi Raikkonen has “work to do”
Pastor Maldonado insists he is enjoying his time at Lotus more than when he was at Williams, despite the two teams’ reversal in fortunes this year
Romain Grosjean is sure Lotus will produce a better car in 2015 but is keeping his options for next season open
Toto Wolff says Mercedes could change its approach to managing its two drivers once the constructors’ title is secure and either Nico Rosberg or Lewis Hamilton are guaranteed the drivers’ title
Fernando Alonso says working with Kimi Raikkonen is not that different to working with any of his other team-mates over the years
The man who runs a NASCAR team with F1-bound Gene Haas, three-time series champion Tony Stewart, was involved in an accident which claimed the life of Kevin Ward Jr on Saturday evenin
Alexander Rossi has confirmed he has had talks with fellow American Gene Haas about driving for his F1 team when it joins the grid in 2016
German bank BayernLB has rejected a settlement offer of $33 million (£19 million) from Bernie Ecclestone
Kevin Magnussen believes he has grown as a driver since the beginning of the year but knows there is plenty still to learn in his rookie year and beyond
Monisha Kalternborn insists Sauber’s relationship with engine supplier Ferrari is fine despite the team’s struggles in 2014
Jenson Button insists he is not even contemplating life after Formula One despite uncertainty around his future at McLaren as he intends to keep racing in the championship for years to come
Former Ferrari technical director Aldo Costa says some of the blame for Ferrari’s current failings should be put at the feet of president Luca di Montezemolo
Monza’s iconic Parabolica has lost its gravel trap in favour of a tarmac run-off area which is being installed ahead of the 2014 Italian Grand Pri
Adrian Sutil says it’s difficult for today’s F1 drivers to unlock their true potential due to the limited amount of in-season testing between race weekends
Monza’s iconic Parabolica has lost its gravel trap in favour of a tarmac run-off area which is being installed ahead of the 2014 Italian Grand Pri
Michael Schumacher’s former manager Willi Weber says today’s drivers lack the appeal of the stars of previous generations because fans can hear them air their grievances during the race over the radio
Remi Taffin says Renault has the capacity to completely revamp its engine for 2015 despite rules regarding what manufacturers can and cannot change for next year
Eric Boullier insists McLaren will continue pushing with its development for as long as possible in 2014 as he sees the current car as a ‘laboratory’ for the team’s first season with Honda
Bernie Ecclestone’s bribery trial in Munich is over after German prosecutors agreed to end the case in exchange for a $100 million (£59 million) payment
Rob Smedley believes there is a possibility that Williams can challenge Mercedes for victory when Formula One returns to action after the summer break
Prosecutors say they will accept an offer of $100 million to end Bernie Ecclestone’s bribery trial, with the German court due to decide whether it will approve the deal later on Tuesday
Williams technical director Pat Symonds believes his team has the third fastest car this year behind Mercedes and Red Bull