F1 Technical

While Ferrari's structure is undergoing some surgery, we ponder over what led to the team's dip in success and what could serve as a remedy for its decaying form
Even though André Lotterer abandoned on lap two of the Belgian Grand Prix and Marcus Ericsson's last place finish, Caterham team principal Christian Albers finds signs of improvement with the struggling team.
McLaren's Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen were in fighting positions throughout the race, keeping the cars ahead under constant pressure. Jenson Button finished 6th in the end while Kevin Magnussen was 12th following a 20s penalty that stripped him of a points scoring finish.
Toro Rosso gathered two points from today's Belgian Grand Prix, thanks to Daniil Kvyat's 9th place finish. Jean-Eric Vergne's race was compromised by a higher downforce set-up. HE finished 11th.
Williams' Valtteri Bottas finished third and Felipe Massa thirteenth in the Belgian Grand Prix, with Valtteri picking up his fourth podium of the season. Felipe’s race was hindered by debris that was lodged in his car at the beginning of the race that affected the car’s aerodynamic performance and impacted his pace.
Lotus' Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean both suffered forced retirements from the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. Pastor parked his car early in the race with a suspected exhaust failure whilst Romain demonstrated promising race pace but was asked to retire late in the race 'for safety reasons'.
In the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps the Sauber F1 Team drivers applied different strategies, which in the end didn’t make a significant difference. Adrian Sutil, who stopped three times, finished in 14th , while Esteban Gutiérrez, who pitted twice, was 15th.
Despite finishing only in a distant 8th Fernando Alonso was delighted to see his car getting up to the speed of the rivals’ machineries. The two-time champion was hampered by a long list of technical problems.
Leading figures within the Mercedes AMG F1 team have showed furious about the coming together of their drivers on lap two during today's Belgian Grand Prix.
Daniel Ricciardo is once again the star of the show as he won the Belgian Grand Prix and remains the only man this season to have beaten Mercedes to the finish line. Nico Rosberg finished second while Bottas completes the podium for Williams.
Italian brake manufacturer Brembo and Mercedes AMG F1 have jointly announced they have found the reason for Lewis Hamilton's brake failure during qualifying for the German Grand Prix.
Ferrari's technical director James Allison has admitted that his team is doing everything possible to get the F14T more to Kimi Räikkönen's liking, but that it will be impossible to meet all demands.
Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will start the Belgian Grand Prix from the second and fourth rows, after the Spaniard was fourth fastest in qualifying, 69 thousandths off third placed Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) with the Finn in eighth spot on the grid.
Caterham's Andre Lotterer immediately beat his team mate on his first ever qualifying for Caterham and is not “totally ready” to start racing at Spa. Marcus Ericsson meanwhile blamed traffic and expects a difficult race tomorrow.
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took pole position for the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix this afternoon, with Lewis Hamilton completing a Silver Arrows front row lockout in wet conditions at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
In treacherously difficult conditions at the famously daunting Spa-Francorchamps circuit, McLaren's Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button drove carefully but forcefully to record qualifying lap-times that earned them grid slots for tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix of P7 and P10 respectively.
Daniil Kvyat and Jean-Eric Vergne qualified in 11th and 12th positions for tomorrow's race, missing out on a position in Q3 which both drivers believe was a real possibility.
Williams' Valtteri Bottas qualified sixth and Felipe Massa ninth for tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix. The changeable wet conditions were not ideal for the FW36 and traffic on their out laps in Q3 hindered the driver’s ability to get the full performance from the car.
Red Bull Racing saw its drivers qualify in third and fifth places for tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix. Both drivers managed the difficult and wet track well and qualified higher than the team could expect in the dry.
Qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps saw Adrian Sutil clinch 14th position, while Esteban Gutiérrez was stuck on P20. Once again over the course of this weekend he became a victim of technical issues, this time a problem with the battery pack during Q1 was the culprit.
A wet qualifying session at Spa-Francorchamps saw Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg qualify in P13 and P18 respectively for tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix.
On a wet track, Lotus' Romain Grosjean emerged through the challenge with fifteenth position for tomorrow’s 44-lap race while Pastor Maldonado took P18.
Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on a wet Spa-Francorchamps circuit. While team mate Hamilton repeated mistake after mistake, Rosberg kept his cool in the wet. Sebastian Vettel became the closest challenger, even though being 2s down on Mercedes.
Williams driver Valtteri Bottas put himself into the spotlights this morning at Spa by setting the fastest time during final practice ahead of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix.
Listing the main developments made by each Formula One team during the first half of the 2014 F1 season.
Lewis Hamilton was easily the fastest man during second practice of the Belgian Grand Prix weekend. The Mercedes driver was 6 tenths ahead of team mate, who himself was closely challenged by Fernando Alonso.
Nico Rosberg topped the first practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix weekend, topping his teammate Lewis Hamilton by less than a second and confirming that the Mercedes has not lost a bit of its speed over the summer break.
Marussia have confirmed that Max Chilton will be racing in this weekend' Belgian Grand Prix, despite announcing yesterday that he would be replaced by Alexander Rossi for the entire weekend.
It's a God's gift, Caterham's new nose cone on the CT05. While the visual appearance may not have been the top priority for the team in terms of aerodynamic development, the modified nose cone is a whole lot better looking that before. True, it could still be better, but such as the rules that strange looking noses are currently a good solution to keep airflow underneath the nose.
Spa-Francorchamps will be the suitable host for the second part of the 2014 F1 season, the first of two consecutive high speed events before the teams head off to the east.
The Marussia F1 Team will provide Alexander Rossi with the opportunity to make his Grand Prix debut at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps. Alexander will race alongside Jules Bianchi, substituting for Max Chilton while “contractual issues are resolved”.
Having been asked for their opinion on the recent announcement of Max Verstappen joining F1, the drivers in today's press conference proved happy with the young talent, hoping he will succeed in the sport.
André Lotterer will be given the chance to make his torrid debut in Formula 1 at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, Caterham F1 has confirmed. The German driver replaces the team's Japanese driver, Kamui Kobayashi who still remains with the Caterham Group.
Scuderia Toro Rosso has announced that the newly recruited Red Bull Junior Team member Max Verstappen will drive for the team from the start of the 2015 Formula 1 season, alongside Daniil Kvyat.
Ferrari's former chief of engines and electronics, Luca Marmorini has lashed out at the team's chief designer in explaining the reasons for Ferrar'is current lack of performance.
Formula One rookie Kevin Magnussen is desperate to fulfil what his dad Jan started more than a decade ago. Now we look back at a chapter from the career of Magnussen senior.
Former Ferrari Chief Designer Aldo Costa, now employed at the dominant Mercedes AMG team has pinpointed a number of mistakes he believes have been crucial in Ferrari's recent slump.
According to multiple sources the 2007 F1 world champion Kimi Räikkönen is about to become father. His girldfiend Minttu Virtanen has confirmed through social media.
Formula One's commercial rights holder, Bernie Ecclestone has come to an agreement to pay $100 million to terminate his bribery court case in Munich, Germany.
The FIA has revealed it is looking into a new way to improve safety at a time when one or more of the wheels become detached from a car. The automatic deflation solution should prevent wheels from bouncing onto other cars or into the crowd.
Lewis Hamilton spoke to Nemzeti Sport on how he esteems Fernando Alonso, who is behind his twitter posts and photos, what he thinks of the current fierce intra-team battle inside Mercedes.
Ferrari has officially announced that its engine chief Luca Marmorini has left the team following a very difficult start to the new turbo engine era of Formula 1.
Caterham F1 Team have responded to the claims of a group of former staff, saying it is concerned about the claims of a group of individuals after their dismissal from the team following its takeover by new owners.
Even if Hungaroring is not a historical track like the one at Silverstone, Monza or Monaco, it usually produces huge excitement like it did back in 2006 or last Sunday. A sudden thunderstorm right before the pit lane opened refreshed the sultry conditions which opened up a few possibilities for those coming from behind.
Ferrari's driver put in strong performances at the Hungarian Grand Prix with Fernando Alonso claiming an unexpected second place finish thanks to error free driving. Kimi Raikkonenhad a difficult task to rise through the ranks from 16th but still finished 6th.
Lewis Hamilton secured Mercedes' eleventh podium of the season, driving a brilliant race after starting from the pit-lane and finishing third just ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg in fourth position.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner had nothing but praise for Daniel Ricciardo after the Australian scored his second win of the season, and only the second non-Mercedes win this year as well.
Toro Rosso was satisfied to score some points at the end of a very complicated Hungarian GP. Jean-Eric Vergne was happy with his 9th place finish while Daniil Kvyat's race was compromised as his engine stalled on the grid.
Williams' Felipe Massa finished fifth and Valtteri Bottas eighth as the team scored points with both cars in an eventful Hungarian Grand Prix. Williams heads into Formula 1's summer break fourth in the constructors championship with 135 points.
Lotus' Pastor Maldonado finished in thirteenth position whilst Romain Grosjean retired from an eventful Hungarian Grand Prix. The entire team now looks forwards to the summer break following which it is determined to fight back from a difficult first half of the season.