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Nico Rosberg has had nearly three weeks to mull over the events of Russia, but rather than being downbeat about his first corner mistake, he has arrived in the United States determined to take the fight to world championship-leading Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton
The 2014 season has been a frustrating one for Romain Grosjean, with a pair of eighth places all he has to show for his efforts. But despite the fact that Lotus have secured Mercedes power for 2015, the Frenchman hasn’t ruled out the possibility leaving the Enstone-based team next year, as he admits in this exclusive interview
Formula One racing will adopt a revised qualifying format for this weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin following the withdrawal of Caterham and Marussia from the event. Now, instead of the slowest six cars being eliminated from Q1 with six more following in Q2, the stewards have decided that the slowest four cars will exit in Q1, followed by another four in Q2.
Formula One racing will adopt a revised qualifying format for this weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin following the withdrawal of Caterham and Marussia from the event. Now, instead of the slowest six cars being eliminated from Q1 with six more following in Q2, the stewards have decided that the slowest four cars will exit in Q1, followed by another four in Q2.
Formula One racing will adopt a revised qualifying format for this weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin following the withdrawal of Caterham and Marussia from the event. Now, instead of the slowest six cars being eliminated from Q1 with six more following in Q2, the stewards have decided that the slowest four cars will exit in Q1, followed by another four in Q2. The top ten Q3 shootout will remain the same
There has been very little for Esteban Gutierrez to smile about in 2014. After scoring six points in his rookie season with Sauber in 2013, the Mexican has struggled to crack the top ten this year, thanks largely to the disappointing performance of the Ferrari-powered C33. But despite his troubles, Gutierrez remains positive, and as he tells us in this exclusive interview, he can’t wait to race in front of a large contingent of Mexican fans this weekend in Austin
Drivers – Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber), Sergio Perez (Force India), Valtteri Bottas (Williams), Romain Grosjean (Lotus), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) PRESS CONFERENCE
Jules Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition four weeks after his accident in Japan, Marussia have confirmed. The team added that Bianchi will remain in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi, Japan, and that doctors are taking things ‘step by step’
Austin plays host to the 17th round of the 2014 Formula One World Championship this weekend, and it could be a critical showdown for title hopefuls Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. It is Hamilton who arrives with the momentum, having won the last four Grands Prix and having triumphed in Texas in 2012.
Ferrari said they were impressed by Esteban Ocon’s speed and competence after handing the 18-year-old a test in their 2010 F10 car around Fiorano on Wednesday. The run was part of Ocon’s prize for winning this year’s FIA Formula Three Championship in his rookie season
Mercedes’ championship leader Lewis Hamilton, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo – the only man to have beaten the Silver Arrows to victory this season – and the Mexican duo of Sergio Perez and Esteban Gutierrez will be among the six drivers in the official FIA press conference in Austin on Thursday
Believe it or not, the Circuit of The Americas in Austin is the tenth US venue to have hosted a round of the Formula One world championship. In this special edition of our regular ‘Moments in time’ series – which explores the history of Grands Prix through selected iconic images – we take a look at each of them in turn
Round 17 of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the teams and drivers head across the Atlantic to the much-lauded Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. As the season builds towards its climax, those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the weekend ahead
Ferrari will trial a range of 2015 solutions at the forthcoming races in Austin and Sao Paulo after identifying the exact areas in which they need to improve relative to their Formula One rivals. The team have set “strong targets” for their development work, and will test new development parts in a bid to overcome what has been a considerable performance deficit to Mercedes this season
Renault admit they are wary about the stresses that Austin will place on their Formula One power units, particularly as reliability has become a chief priority over the final three Grands Prix. Given the high mileage already accrued over the first 16 races of the 2014 season, and the blend of high-speed sections and tighter, more technical corners, Renault say they face a busy weekend in the US trying to prevent any complications or failures
Despite the fact that there have been some 53 world championship Formula One races on US soil, only one American has triumphed at home – Mario Andretti. On the eve of the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix we remember Andretti’s famous 1977 triumph at Long Beach, a race which proved beyond doubt the value of pushing all the way to the chequered flag
Round 17 of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the teams and drivers head across the Atlantic to the much-lauded Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. As the season builds towards its climax, those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the weekend ahead
Marussia and Caterham look unlikely to compete in this weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, as both teams seek solutions to their ongoing financial issues, the former having gone into administration on Monday. Administrators for Marussia, FRP Advisory LLP, say the team will continue to operate while they assess the longer-term viability of the company, and that Marussia’s participation in the season’s remaining rounds
Did you know that 10 different circuits in the United States have staged an F1 world championship round – but only six of those have hosted a US Grand Prix? Or that seven drivers in the current field have led at least one lap on American soil, but only two – Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel – have actually won? Ahead of this weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, we present the key facts, stats and trivia
Round 17 of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the teams and drivers head across the Atlantic to the much-lauded Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. As the season builds towards its climax, those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the weekend ahead
Round 17 of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the teams and drivers head across the Atlantic to the much-lauded Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. As the season builds towards its climax, those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the weekend ahead
Round 17 of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the teams and drivers head across the Atlantic to the much-lauded Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. As the season builds towards its climax, those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the weekend ahead
Lotus have revealed that they are near to reaching an agreement with Romain Grosjean that will see the Frenchman stay on as Pastor Maldonado’s team mate in 2015. Grosjean, who has endured a frustrating 2014 campaign, finishing in the points on just two occasions, has spent his entire F1 career with the Enstone-based team
Round 17 of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the teams and drivers head across the Atlantic to the much-lauded Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. As the season builds towards its climax, those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the weekend ahead
John Surtees headed into the 1964 Formula One season finale in Mexico locked in a three-way fight for the title. Against the odds he emerged triumphant, becoming the first – and to date only – driver to have won world championships on both two and four wheels. But what does the man himself think of that epic achievement
Three up-and-coming drivers got the chance to experience F1 machinery in a two-day test in Valencia, Spain this week. Adderly Fong and Roy Nissany both sampled a two-year old Sauber, while Esteban Ocon was at the wheel of an identical-vintage Lotus.
Three up-and-coming drivers got the chance to experience F1 machinery in a two-day test in Valencia, Spain this week. Adderly Fong and Roy Nissany both sampled a two-year old Sauber, while Esteban Ocon was at the wheel of an identical-vintage Lotus.
This year has been something of a rollercoaster ride for Jean-Eric Vergne, veering from a career-best qualifying in the season opener and a record points haul, to potentially losing his Toro Rosso drive at the end of the season. We take the chance to quiz the Frenchman on a few of the firsts in his life – including why it took a while before he even considered F1 racing to be achievable, and how he won the first car race he ever entered
Sam Michael will leave his role as sporting director at McLaren at the end of the season. The 43-year-old, who joined the Woking team in 2012, is expected to return to his native Australia with his family
This season 19-year-old Daniil Kvyat became F1′s youngest ever points scorer and 17-year-old Max Verstappen became the youngest driver to take part in a Grand Prix session. But did you know that back in the early days of the world championship it was not uncommon for drivers to race into their late forties and even early fifties? We explore the fascinating issue of age in F1
The Rolex pit lane clock, first unveiled at the 2013 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, is now a familiar sight to motorsport fans around the world, but what first brought the famous Swiss watchmaker and F1 racing together? We spoke to Arnaud Boetsch, Communication & Image Director of Rolex SA, about the company’s sporting history and its path to F1 partnership as Official Timekeeper and Official Timepiece
Formula One racing’s governing body, the FIA, has confirmed the make-up of its new Accident Panel, which will look into the circumstances surrounding Jules Bianchi’s crash in the Japanese Grand Prix. The group, which includes former Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn and Ferrari counterpart Stefano Domenicali, will carry out a full review of the accident
Nico Hulkenberg will remain with Force India for the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship, the team have confirmed. The 27-year-old German is enjoying his best season to date in 2014, having scored points in all but three Grands Prix. He currently sits eighth in the drivers’ standings
Marco Wittmann will enjoy his first taste of Formula One machinery after earning a test with Toro Rosso as a reward for clinching this year’s DTM title with BMW. The 24-year-old German’s test was announced by BMW motorsport chief Jens Marquardt
Pirelli have revised their tyre allocation for the forthcoming Grand Prix in Brazil following track resurfacing work at the Sao Paulo circuit. Formula One racing’s official tyre suppliers had initially planned to bring their medium and hard compounds for the Sao Paulo race
Marcus Ericsson first tested a Formula One car in 2009, and yet it wasn’t until 2014 that he landed his second outing – and his first full-time seat – with Caterham. So can he recall some of the other firsts in his life, like his childhood hero, or the first sport he ever competed in? We caught up with the Swede for the latest instalment in our series designed to help you get to know the world’s finest drivers just a little better
Sauber have announced that up-and-coming racers Adderly Fong and Roy Nissany will both be given the opportunity to test a two-year-old Sauber C31 in Spain next week. Fong is a 24-year-old Chinese driver who has competed in several single-seater championships in Asia and Europe, focusing this year on the Audi R8 LMS Cup, an Asia-based sprint race series
McLaren will introduce a ‘major upgrade’ package before the end of 2014 in a bid to capitalise on their current resurgence and aid their preparations for next year’s Formula One world championship. The team introduced a similarly significant set of updates in Singapore and have duly moved up the competitive order
Mercedes say that clinching the 2014 Formula One constructors’ crown will not lead to changes in how Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg race each other over the final three Grands Prix of 2014. There have been several flashpoints between the two this year, including an ‘unacceptable’ collision in Belgium, after which Mercedes stressed to both drivers that team objectives and silverware were the ultimate priority
Tata Communications has announced the winners of the second round of the F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize. In a ground breaking initiative, Tata Communications, along with Formula One Management and Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, launched a trailblazing contest to award a Grand Prize of USD $50,000 to a winning individual or team that was able to successfully answer one of three Challenges
Caterham have confirmed they are looking to leave Leafield and move into new headquarters as part of ongoing restructuring and stabilising efforts. Team principal Manfredi Ravetto said the team are aware they still face ‘bumpy roads’ in their fight to revive their fortunes
One thing is certain about McLaren’s 2015 car: it will be powered by Honda. As to who will drive it, that’s another story.
One thing is certain about McLaren’s 2015 car: it will be powered by Honda. As to who will drive it, that’s another story. Despite some strong performances from the team’s current duo – Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button – neither driver has been confirmed for next season.
The Marussia team have released an update on the medical condition of driver Jules Bianchi, who suffered a severe head injury in a serious accident at the recent Japanese Grand Prix. Bianchi remains critical but stable in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi
Any change to Mercedes’ driver line-up for next season could be ‘detrimental to the team’s performance’. That is according to Mercedes-Benz head of motorsport Toto Wolff, who is eager to ensure that Lewis Hamilton remains on board for 2015
Lotus junior driver Esteban Ocon is to test a two-year old Lotus F1 car as part of his ongoing development programme with the team and as a reward for winning the FIA Formula Three Championship in his rookie season. Eighteen year-old Frenchman Ocon, who has been part of Lotus’s junior programme since 2010, took an unassailable lead in the championship standings this past weekend
When Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel part ways at the end of the season, the team’s motorsport consultant Helmut Marko is convinced they already have the perfect candidate to fill the void – Daniel Ricciardo. In a candid interview, Marko discusses the manner of Vettel’s departure, and why the form of Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat, who will be promoted to the team in 2015, gives him confidence Red Bull will still be serious contenders
Nico Rosberg staged a remarkable recovery drive to finish second in Sochi on Sunday, but was left lamenting the opening-lap error which forced him into the pits and helped Mercedes team mate and race winner Lewis Hamilton open up a 17-point championship lead. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas was the only driver able to threaten the Silver Arrows, while a resurgent McLaren claimed their best team result since the 2014 season-opener in Australia
Drivers: 1 – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 2 – Nico Rosberg (Mercedes); 3 – Valtteri Bottas (Williams) Q: What a wonderful race guys – thank you very much. I know Lewis you are a real fan of Russia, of Russian racing. Now you’ve won the first Russian Grand Prix in 100 years exactly.
Lewis Hamilton cruised to his ninth victory of the season in Russia, and in the process helped Mercedes secure their first Formula One constructors’ championship. Speaking after the race, Hamilton dedicated the win to the injured Jules Bianchi, saying the Frenchman – who remains in a critical condition following his accident at Suzuka – has never left his thoughts