For the fourth successive year, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel was the toast of the annual FIA Prize-Giving Gala. Vettel was handed the coveted 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship trophy by FIA President Jean Todt at this year’s event, which was held on Friday evening in Paris, France.
Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing were presented with their FIA Formula One World Championship trophies at Friday evening’s FIA Prize-Giving Gala in Paris, the fourth time in succession that driver and team have taken their respective titles. At the impressive Cite du Cinema studio complex founded by renowned film director Luc Besson
On Friday evening, Sebastian Vettel will collect his 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship trophy. At just 26, it will be the fourth time Vettel has picked up the prize, after he dominated the latter part of the season. Of course, winning an F1 title is never ‘easy’.
Red Bull have announced that Sebastien Buemi and Antonio Felix da Costa will make up the team’s test and reserve driver line-up in 2014. For Buemi, 2014 will represent a third consecutive year in the role of test and reserve driver at the team. The Swiss racer first filled the position in 2008
Formula One racing’s governing body, the FIA, has published a revised calendar for the 2014 world championship following a meeting of its World Motor Sport Council in Paris on Wednesday. The season will kick off in Australia on March 16 and conclude in Abu Dhabi on November 23.
Nico Hulkenberg will leave Sauber and return to Force India in 2014, it was confirmed on Tuesday. The 26-year-old German has agreed a multi-year deal with the Silverstone-based squad – for whom he raced in 2012 – ending months of speculation about his future
2013 Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber have each donated a helmet from a podium-scoring race this season to raise money for spinal cord injury charity Wings for Life. The helmets will be sold to the highest bidder by famous auction house Bonhams on December 9. Vettel has chosen a helmet he wore at July’s German round
The final season of the 2.4-litre V8 engine formula was another humdinger, but ultimately it will be remembered for the stratospheric performance level reached by Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull in the second half of the year. In the second part of our season review, we cast an eye over the final 12 races of the year, starting with an explosive race at Silverstone
The final season of the 2.4-litre V8 engine formula was another humdinger, but ultimately it will be remembered for the stratospheric performance level reached by Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull in the second half of the year. Such was Vettel’s dominance in latter rounds, it is easy to forget that four other men and three other teams also won races in a dramatic and unpredictable championship campaign
Lotus have signed Pastor Maldonado for the 2014 season, it was announced on Friday. Maldonado, who leaves Williams after three seasons with the British team, replaces the Ferrari-bound Kimi Raikkonen.
Mercedes are conducting a driver evaluation test with Malaysian driver Jazeman Jaafar at the UK’s Silverstone circuit on Friday. As permitted under testing regulations, Jaafar is running in a 2011-model W02 car using demonstration tyres. Jaafar, 21, has competed in both British Formula Three and Formula Renault 3.5 this season
Ross Brawn will step down from his position as team principal at Mercedes at the end of 2013, it was announced on Thursday. Brawn, whose future at the Brackley-based squad had been the subject of considerable speculation in recent months, has chosen to hand over the team leadership to Executive Director (Business) Toto Wolff and Executive Director (Technical) Paddy Lowe
Ross Brawn will step down from his position as team principal at Mercedes at the end of 2013, it was announced on Thursday. Brawn, whose future at the Brackley-based squad had been the subject of considerable speculation in recent months, has chosen to hand over the team leadership to executive director (business) Toto Wolff and executive director (technical) Paddy Lowe
For some drivers it can be difficult to fill the void when they leave Formula One racing, but that doesn’t look like it’ll be a problem for Mark Webber. After waving goodbye to the paddock in Brazil, the 37-year-old Australian is now looking ahead to the next chapter of his racing career, while also keeping one eye on his charity adventure event which gets underway in Tasmania on Wednesday
Whilst there’s endless debate about who can be considered the best driver of Formula One’s current generation, few would dispute that Adrian Newey is the greatest technical mind of his. Now, having added another pair of championships to his already unparalleled CV, Red Bull’s chief technical officer has turned his thinking to 2014.
Sunday’s finale in Brazil saw the 2013 season go out in style, as Sebastian Vettel scored a record ninth consecutive win and Red Bull team mate Mark Webber signed off on his F1 career with a feisty second place. The V8 era ended without a driver having picked up an engine-change penalty this year, Marussia took their first top-ten championship finish, and McLaren became the first team to have both cars classified in every round
Red Bull’s season could rightly be categorized as magnificent even before the team rounded off the year with yet another one-two in Brazil. After the race team principal Christian Horner spoke about the action in Sao Paulo, Mark Webber’s departure from F1 and Red Bull’s record-breaking season in general
Sebastian Vettel took his ninth consecutive win of 2013 at the final race of the season in Brazil on Sunday, as Red Bull team mate Mark Webber ended his F1 career with second place. Vettel lost the lead at the start, but swiftly regained it and then never relinquished it. Webber too slipped back early on, but battled his way through, as Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso completed the podium