Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continued Mercedes’ ominous start in Bahrain by sealing the top two spots in practice two on Friday evening, the first session to be run under the Sakhir floodlights. Fernando Alonso was third fastest for Ferrari, with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, Williams’ Felipe Massa and McLaren’s Jenson Button rounding out the top six
We ask Brazilian Felipe Nasr his thoughts before he drives for WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING in the first Free Practice session in Bahrain
Why was McLaren faster than Ferrari in Melbourne, but slower in Malaysia? And how much faster was Valterri Bottas than his Williams team mate Felipe Massa in Sunday’s Grand Prix – enough to make a pass on Jenson Button ahead, as the team believed? With the help of JA on F1 technical adviser Mark Gillan we can attempt to answer these questions, thanks to the latest performance graphs.
Felipe Nasr will make his first Formula One Grand Prix weekend appearance when he drives for Williams in first practice in Bahrain. The 21-year-old Brazilian, who joined the Grove-based team as test and reserve driver for the 2014 season
Neil has been a McLaren fan since the late 70s when he was given a McLaren toy car that he could change the wheels on and his fascination has been with them ever since. He and his wife Claire, have been well and truly hooked on watching F1 races at the track since their first experience at Silverstone 2008, watching Lewis Hamilton winning a home race for McLaren. “Having been to a few overseas r…
Force India team principal Dr Vijay Mallya has hailed his squad’s best start to a Formula One season, and says plans are in place to lift the team even higher. After the opening two races of 2014, Force India sit fifth in the constructors’ championship with 19 points, just one behind Williams
Williams has always been a racing team and wants to keep the focus on competition, even if there is much potential in using its technology to create revenue. The announcement that it has sold Williams Hybrid Power Ltd to GKN in “a multi-million Pound transaction” is not really a surprise, although the firm will probably […]
P ZERO WHITE MEDIUM AND P ZERO YELLOW SOFT TYRES FOR ONE OF THE MOST SEVERE CIRCUITS OF THE YEAR IN TERMS OF TARMAC ROUGHNESS TEMPERATURE DROP OF 15 DEGREES POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT THE EVENING RACE FIRST IN-SEASON TEST OF THE YEAR STRAIGHT AFTER BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX: CATERHAM, MERCEDES AND WILLIAMS WILL EACH DEVOTE ONE DAY TO TYRE TESTING Pirelli, along with all the Formula teams, tested at the Sakhir circuit twice in the build-up to the season – so this should be a circuit that everybody knows well. However, to celebrate its 10th anniversary, the race has been given a 6pm start time for the first time in its history, meaning that it will start at sunset and end in full darkness: a bit like the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This will have an important effect on the behaviour of the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tyres that have been nominated for the race.
Felipe Massa has insisted he was right to ignore a team order to let team-mate Valtteri Bottas past him to take seventh place in the closing stages of the Malaysian Grand Prix, despite concerns on the Williams pit wall about the state of the Brazilian’s power unit. In an uncanny replay of the Ferrari command at the 2010 German Grand Prix in which Massa was told “Fernando is quicker than you”, Massa was informed that Bottas in eighth was running faster than him and that he should let the Finn through. He ignored the request and went on to claim ;More…
Felipe Massa stands by his decision to disregard team orders at the Malaysian Grand Prix ahead of a meeting between the drivers and the Williams team to discuss the fallout
Massa embarrassed by Williams, bad luck continues for Ricciardo, and Sherlock star is surprise choice for podium interviews
Felipe Massa embarrassed by Williams, bad luck continues for Daniel Ricciardo, and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is surprise choice for podium…
Whether he was able to solve any of the many mysteries in Sepang without the aid of his faithful sidekick Watson, not the least being how to make the rear end of host Williams’ FW36 car stick better, Sherlock Holmes actor Benedict Cumberbatch was nonetheless a welcome visitor in the paddock. He was one of several faces from outside racing