F1 Technical

Lewis Hamilton continued to have the edge in the second practice session at Abu Dhabi, going less than a tenth of a second faster than his team mate Nico Rosberg. Behind the Mercedes duo, the competition edged closed, even though still roughly 8 tenths behind.
Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a trouble-free start to the Abu Dhabi GP weekend by ending the first practice session on top, little more than a tenth ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg. The duo confirmed their car's dominance as third fastest man Alonso was 1.7s slower on his fastest lap.
Fernando Alonso will depart from his beloved Ferrari team. The two-time world champion speaks about the reasons behind his decision and the past year when he raced in the fabled scarlet car.
After nine months of intense racing, the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship draws to a close in Abu Dhabi next weekend. With double points up for grabs for the first time in the sport’s history, it promises to be a thrilling climax to the season.
Caterham F1 Team has confirmed Will Stevens to race for the team at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He will join Kamui Kobayashi in the team's return to the grid after being absent from the US and Brazilian events.
Scuderia Ferrari have confirmed on Friday morning that Fernando Alonso will leave the squad at the end of the year. The Spaniard puts an end to his career in scarlet after five years.
Ferrari announced today that Sebastian Vettel will join the team as from next year as the fabled Italian squad embarks a new chapter in its history. After weeks of discussions and speculations Ferrari officially put an end to the story as it confirmed that long-serving Fernando Alonso will leave the team at the end of the season and he will be replaced by quadruple Sebastian Vettel.
Tom Kristensen, the most succesful endurance racer all time, had announced his retirement from motor sport, stopping his counter on 9 victories in the Le Mans 24 hours race.
Jules Bianchi has been flown back to France after starting to breathe unaided, his parents has announced in a statement today. Bianchi is still unconscious and will continue to be treated for his injuries caused by a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Lotus F1 Team is pleased to announce that Romain Grosjean will continue to drive for the team in 2015 as it embarks on its first season with Mercedes-Benz power. Romain will continue to partner Pastor Maldonado, who was confirmed for 2015 earlier this year.
Sahara Force India has named GP2 Series Champion Jolyon Palmer and 22-year-old Australian Spike Goddard as the team's line-up for next week's young driver test in Abu Dhabi.
Veteran motorsports engineer Matt Borland has been named vice president of technology for Haas F1 Team and Stewart-Haas Racing. Borland will attempt to become the link between Haas F1 Team and the Stewart-Haas team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The McLaren F1 Team has postponed a decision on its 2015 driver line-up to 1 December at the earliest, attempting to put the focus back on the final race of the season this weekend at Abu Dhabi.
The McLaren F1 Team has postponed a decision on its 2015 driver line-up to 1 December at the earliest, attempting to put the focus back on the final race of the season this weekend at Abu Dhabi.
Formula Renault 3.5 Champion Carlos Sainz Jr will line-up alongside Daniel Ricciardo for Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s final test of the 2014 season at Yas Marina Circuit on November 25 and 26 following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Kamui Kobayashi will race for the Caterham F1 Team in the season finale in Abu Dhabi next week, the team has announced in a statement. The second driver to race alongside Kamui will be announced in due course.
Marussia racing and Ferrari test driver, Jules Bianchi is still in coma and his condition has not changed significantly according to Marussia Sporting Director and President, Graeme Lowdon.
The Caterham F1 Team is has announced it will be racing at the final Formula 1 Grand Prix of the season in Abu Dhabi next week thanks to the support of the fans, who have helped the team raise enough money to make it possible through Crowdcube.
Michael Schumacher’s family is still stunned by the sheer amount of sympathies it receives and thanked for the continuous support while it keeps supporting Michael in his hardest battle of his life.
The McLaren Formula One team has confirmed they have got around preparing an interim car to test the new Honda power unit, set to power the team's car in 2015.
In 2014 Kimi Raikkönen returend to his former team which he won his world title with. However the Finnish champion hasn't enjoyed as fruitful spell as his first one was.
Swedish Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson has announced that he has ended his agreement with Caterham F1, ruling out driving for the team at Abu Dhabi.
Scuderia Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen finished the Brazilian Grand Prix in sixth and seventh places respectively, after staging a great duel, which saw them swap positions with only a few laps to go.
Williams did have its fair share of bad luck at Brazil, but Felipe Massa still secured a wonderful podium finish in front of his home crowd, despite a penalty for speeding in the pitlane. Valtteri Bottas was nowhere near the podium as a seatbelt issue delayed him considerably at his first pitstop. He finished 10th.
Nico Rosberg took victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix after a race-long battle with team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who completed a record-breaking one-two finish for the Silver Arrows at Interlagos.
Lotus' Pastor Maldonado finished twelfth whilst Romain Grosjean was classified seventeenth in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Both drivers struggled from start to finish, culminated by a power unit issue on Romain Grosjean's car that forced him to stop 8 laps from the chequered flag.
After both Sauber F1 Team drivers had shown strong performances in quite cold conditions on Saturday in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, they struggled on a much warmer track on Sunday. In the beginning, Esteban Gutiérrez dropped down the ranking to finish 14th while team mate Adrian Sutil finished 16th, having started from the pitlane.
Sahara Force India scored four points in today’s Brazilian Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg raced to eighth place. Teammate Sergio Perez completed the race in 15th place.
Sahara Force India scored four points in today’s Brazilian Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg raced to eighth place. Teammate Sergio Perez completed the race in 15th place.
Toro Rosso knew it was going to be difficult to get into the points in Brazil, and that expectation materialized. From low grid positions, both drivers got stuck in traffic and lacked top speed to progress through the field.
McLaren had a Brazilian Grand Prix with varying success. Jenson Button did an excellent job managing tyre wear to finish fourth.
Red Bull Racing had a difficult race in Brazil. While Sebastian Vettel fought his way up to finish 5th after a troubled first lap, Daniel Ricciardo encountered a front suspension failure that forced an early retirement.
Nico Rosberg has won a thrilling Brazilian Grand Prix during which he faces considerable pressure from team mate Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg though kept his cool and remained faultless until the finish line. Home racer Felipe Massa completed the podium in third place.
Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will start tomorrow’s 71 lap Brazilian Grand Prix from the fourth and fifth rows of the grid, in eighth and tenth places respectively. Like the previous three sessions, this fourth one took place in the dry, as the threat of rain didn’t materialize.
Williams' Felipe Massa qualified third and Valtteri Bottas fourth for tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix. Both drivers were pushing the Mercedes cars hard for a front row position, but neither driver was able to complete a clean final flying lap in Q3.
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton secured a seventh consecutive Silver Arrows front row lockout during qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos. Nico's 10th pole position of the season secures him the inaugural pole position trophy.
McLaren saw its drivers recover after a difficult and problematic day of practice yesterday. Both Jenson and Kevin sailed through Q1 and Q2, ultimately lining up fifth (Jenson, on Options) and seventh (Kevin, also on Options) in Q3, ahead of tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
Both Sauber F1 Team drivers put in a good performance in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix in Interlagos. After having some technical issues yesterday, Esteban Gutiérrez managed to reach 11th today. His colleague Adrian Sutil will start the race from 13th.
Qualifying for tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos saw Sahara Force India's Nico Hulkenberg set the twelfth fastest time of the session. Teammate Sergio Perez ended the day in P17.
Red Bull Racing saw its drivers qualify 6th and 9th. Sebastian Vettel happy but aware that in dry conditions Mercedes will be difficult to beat. Daniel Ricciardo was frustrated with his unexpected qualifying struggle.
Toro Rosso had a difficult qualifying in Brazil and face an uphill battle with both drivers to make it into the points. Jean-Eric Vergne was hampered by an ERS issue today whereas Daniil Kvyat faces a start from the back due to a penalty incurred at last weekend's US GP
Lotus' Romain Grosjean qualified fifteenth and Pastor Maldonado eighteenth after a frustrating qualifying session at Interlagos for the Brazilian Grand Prix. Neither driver was able to unlock the pace of the soft compound tyre which contrasted with the potential seen from laps on the harder, medium compound tyre.
Nico Rosberg secured pole position by just 0.033s over his team mate Lewis Hamilton. The session was tense at the front, with Williams close to securing pole as well. Behind the Mercedes front row on the grid, Bottas will start from third, ahead of home hero Felipe Massa.
Nico Rosberg finished the third and final free practice session of the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend, thereby completing a clean sweep after also topping the times during both Friday sessions. Lewis Hamilton was second fastest, a mere tenth behind.
The administrators of the Marussia F1 Team have announced that the team has ceased trading after efforts to find a buyer for the outfit have failed. The situation makes around 200 staff redundant.
Nico Rosberg ended Friday's second practice session on top, again outpacing his teammate Lewis Hamilton by slightly more than 2 tenths of a second. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was third fastest, more than half a second off the pace.
The Caterham F1 Team is launching the #RefuelCaterhamF1 project today in order to help the team to go racing in Abu Dhabi “and hopefully beyond”. The team reports it will reward fans with their presence on the grid at Abu Dhabi.
Nico Rosberg was fastest in the morning practice ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix, edging out his team mate and Championship leader Lewis Hamilton. Daniil Kvyat was an impressive third, ahead of Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari.
The penultimate race of the 2014 World Championship sees Formula 1 make its only visit of the year to South America. The classic Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, located in Interlagos, a suburb of Sao Paulo, plays host to the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The Sauber F1 Team has signed Felipe Nasr as its driver for the 2015 season and Banco do Brasil as its partner. Felipe Nasr completes the team's driver line-up alongside Marcus Ericsson.