F1 Technical

The works Mercedes F1 team has signed 19-year old German Pascal Wehrlein to the position of reserve driver following a test run in a Mercedes Formula One car at Portimao, Portugal on 11 September.
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After suffering a series of bad luck, Lewis Hamilton flew to victory in Monza and closed in on his team-mate Nico Rosberg in the standings. The Briton cannot wait to get back into his field-leading Mercedes at the spectacular street circuit of Singapore.
Ferrari employees gathered together at Maranello as the Chairman of Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo gave farewell speech which was marked by intense emotions and strong feelings.
The FIA is set to limit team radio communication with immediate effect in an attempt to electrify racing and reduce the influence a team has on their drivers while on track.
At last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo – the winner of three grands prix this year – reached 362.1 kph (while slipstreaming) on the main straight: the highest top speed that will be clocked in 2014.
After trying a Formula 1 car for the first time a few weeks back during a promotional Show Run in Rotterdam, Max Verstappen had his first proper test at the wheel of a Formula 1 car today.
Ferrari chairman Luca Di Montezemolo has announced his departure from Ferrari despite having firmly denied rumours about that during last weekend's Italian Grand Prix.
Acting team principal at Lotus, Gerard Lopez has admitted that the team will continue to struggle until the end of the 2014 season, saying that a problem with the current E22 chassis will not be resolved.
Scuderia Ferrari did not enjoy their best of races on home ground with Kimi Raikkonen taking just 2 points for the Italian team. Fernando Alonso suffered an ERS failure that forced his first retirement of the season.
Felipe Massa achieved his first podium for Williams as Valtteri Bottas finished in fourth position in today’s Italian Grand Prix. Massa kept third place he held from turn 1 while Bottas fought back to 4th after a problematic start.
Lewis Hamilton won the 2014 Italian Grand Prix with Nico Rosberg second, achieving the team's seventh 1-2 finish. Nico took the lead on lap one and held it before a mistake into turn one allowed Lewis to regain the lead on lap 29.
The Italian Grand Prix on the highspeed track in Monza became, as expected, a difficult race for the Sauber F1 Team. Adrian Sutil finished the 13th round of the FIA Formula One World Championship in 15th.
Sahara Force India scored six points in Monza as Sergio Perez battled hard to finish in seventh place at the Italian Grand Prix. Nico Hulkenberg finished the race in P12.
Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner is adamant today's 5th and 6th places at the Italian GP was the maximum achievable. It was however Daniel Ricciardo who drew the spotlights on him by some impressive overtaking in the second half of the race.
Lotus' Pastor Maldonado finished fourteenth and Romain Grosjean sixteenth after a fast-paced Italian Grand Prix under blue skies at Monza today. Pastor made a good start and drove an impeccable race whilst Romain suffered from a broken sidepod singlet affecting downforce and a downshift issue on his way to the chequered flag.
Eventual finishing positions of eighth (Jenson Button) and 10th (Kevin Magnussen) weren’t quite what McLaren was expecting following yesterday’s promising qualifying session, which saw them lock out the third row of the grid.
Caterham F1 saw its cars finish in 17th and 19th position, having encountered no major issues. Both drivers felt they had a decent race weekend from which they could not extract much more.
Toro Rosso were ultimately disappointed after their home race today at Monza where a front brake failure for Kvyat cost the team a points scoring position. Jean-Eric Vergne struggled for grip and finished 13th.
Former F1 driver Christijan Albers has resigned from his team principal role of Caterham F1 Team with immediate effect. He will be replaced by Manfredi Ravetto, who thus far had been his deputy.
Lotus were seen racing at Monza with the smallest rear wing of any car. The team created a Monza-only rear wing, another alteration of the already fairly skinny rear wing seen at Spa-Francorchamps. The wing retains the V-shape in the middle of the wing, but different to most wings, the Monza spec does not extend to the maximum allowed height
Lewis Hamilton took the win at the Italian Grand Prix, recovering from a troubled start that saw him fall back to fourth after the first lap. Nico Rosberg finished in second place while former Ferrari driver Felipe Massa takes his first ever podium for Williams.
Williams has announced that it will be retaining the services of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas as the teams’ Race Drivers for the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship season.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso managed to get his F14 T onto the seventh spot on the grid, while Kimi Raikkonen had to settle for twelfth, although he will start eleventh as Daniil Kvyat has a grid penalty in the Toro Rosso.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso managed to get his F14 T onto the seventh spot on the grid, while Kimi Raikkonen had to settle for twelfth, although he will start eleventh as Daniil Kvyat has a grid penalty in the Toro Rosso.
Williams Martini Racing locked out the second row of the grid for the Italian GP today, with Valtteri Bottas qualifying third and Felipe Massa fourth. Valtteri and Felipe were in third and fourth for all three qualifying sessions, and finished only a few tenths adrift of the top two Mercedes.
After showing promise in all three free practice sessions, both McLaren drivers delivered in qualifying this afternoon and locked out the third row of the grid for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the 2014 Italian Grand Prix with Nico Rosberg completing a front low lockout for the team. Lewis' pole represents his fifth of the season and his 10th for the team since the start of 2013.
Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel qualified in 8th place for tomorrow's Italian Grand Prix whereas team mate Daniel Ricciardo set the 9th best time. Neither driver is particularly happy about this outcome as the team expected 6th would have been possible.
In qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez came in 15th and 16th, achieving more or less the positions which were realistic for the Sauber F1 Team on a high speed track like this one.
Scuderia Toro Rosso enjoyed a decent qualifying session today with Kvyat setting the 11th best time and Vergne qualifying 13th. Daniil Kvyat however will take a 10-place penalty for an engine change and will have to start from the back of the grid.
Qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza saw Force India's Sergio Perez secure tenth place on the grid with Nico Hulkenberg ending the session in P14.
The Autodromo di Monza proved to be a cruel mistress to the fortunes of Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado in qualifying for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix. Pastor set the seventeenth and Romain the eighteenth fastest time.
Kamui Kobayashi proved happy with his 18th place on the grid after today's qualifying session. Team mate Marcus Ericsson meanwhile qualified last, but will need to start from the pitlane due to a penalty for ignoring yellow flags.
Lewis Hamilton decisively seized pole position for the Italian Grand Prix with an impressive lap, securing him an advantage to Nico Rosberg who makes it a complete Mercedes front row on the grid.
Lewis Hamilton topped the times in the final practice session in preparation for the Italian GP. Ferrari drivers Alonso and Raikkonen put up the closest challenge while Nico Rosberg hit technical issues.
Similar to most other teams, Williams have introduced a new, one-off rear wing to adapt to the requirements of the Monza Autodrome. Focusing on top speed, drag shedding is the easiest with a smaller rear wing, given that the rear wing generates much more drag per point of downforce compared top the diffuser. This also explains why teams are never modifying their diffuser, simply because it's more efficient and probably more complicated to alter as well
Fernando Alonso talked to the media representatives at Spa on Thursday. The two-time winner of both the world championship and the Italian GP spoke about the outlook on the power-dominated track of Monza, the change of the run-off area around the iconic corner of Parabolica.
It has been more than four months that Stefano Domenicali left Ferrari on his own. The Imola-born man takes responsibility for Ferrari's struggles for competitiveness which has depicted the fabled squad for six years.
Nico Rosberg set the fastest time during second practice of the Italian Grand Prix weekend at Monza, marginally topping his team mate Lewis Hamilton. The Ferrari duo followed closely behind in third and fourth.
Lewis Hamilton kicked off the Italian Grand Prix weekend on top in a generally trouble free first practice session at Monza. Jenson Button was second fastest with the second Mercedes of Nico Rosberg third.
Gene Haas has finally confirmed the signing of a multi-year partnership with Scuderia Ferrari, ensuring a supply of its power unit and gearbox as of its F1 entry in 2016, along with additional technical support.
Mercedes introduced a considerable update package at Spa, making sure they kept their advantage to the competition. Possible the most important of those updates was the revamp of the car's nose cone which required a new crash test.
Lotus continued its struggle with problems which have plagued the Enstone based team since the season kicked off. They intended to overcome their overheating problems and improve straight line speed.
McLaren continued its desperate search for speed at Spa after enduring a tough start to the new era of technical regulations. It was looking as the back marker inside the Mercedes-powered camp, but it managed to surpass Force India and close the gap to the field-leading Mercedes.
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.