Drivers: 1 – Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), 2 – Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing), 3 – Jenson Button (McLaren) Q: Nico, a very dramatic conclusion to that qualifying session. Right at the end you took pole position. Were you surprised by how much the track improved, particularly in the final sector, right at the end, after we’d had that rain?
Nico Rosberg took pole position for Sunday’s 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix with a scintillating final run in changeable conditions at Silverstone on Saturday afternoon. In the dying moments the German clocked a lap of 1m 35.766s to knock Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel down to second and McLaren’s Jenson Button into third. The other Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton dropped from first to sixth after abandoning his final run
Back in March, Kevin Magnussen joined an exclusive group of drivers who have scored a podium on their Grand Prix racing debut, but that has proved to be the highlight of what has been a somewhat tricky campaign for both McLaren and the young Dane. However, as he explains in this exclusive interview, Magnussen is determined to learn from every rookie setback and emerge a stronger, better driver
Team Representatives – Gerry Hughes (Caterham), Rob White (Renault Sport F1), James Key (Toro Rosso), Pat Symonds (Williams), Adrian Newey (Red Bull Racing), Jonathan Neale (McLaren) Q: Gerry, head of track operations at Caterham, could you fill us in on the details of the changes at Caterham in so far as it affects your department
Whenever I am in the UK, I am always struck by the intense racing fervour that grips the country, especially in the summer. Indeed, even in bad weather – which is all too common in the UK, sadly, even in the months of June, July and August – race fans come out in their tens of thousands to watch not only the British Grand Prix, the jewel in the UK’s racing crown, but also Formula 3, Formula Ford, …
Jenson Button insists that he is relaxed about the prospect of not concluding a new deal with McLaren until later in the year, but made a terse response yesterday to quotes attributed to team chief Ron Dennis following the Austrian Grand Prix that he needs to try harder after finishing only 11th as rookie team mate Kevin Magnussen took seventh. Dennis had suggested that while both drivers were giving their best, the young Dane had been a wake-up call
British Grand Prix 2014: An older, wiser Jenson Button is still focused on Formula One ahead of Silverstone
Once-powerful F1 team knows urgent action is needed to prevent it from descending into the ranks of F1 also-ransAny hopes the McLaren executive chairman, …
Once-powerful F1 team know urgent action is needed to prevent them from descending into the ranks of F1 also-ransAny hopes the McLaren executive chairman, Ron …
Drivers – Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso), Max Chilton (Marussia), Valtteri Bottas (Williams), Jenson Button (McLaren), Felipe Massa (Williams), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) Q: Lewis, if I could start with you: obviously you were on pole here last year
F1 British Grand Prix: Jenson Button focusing on getting McLaren back to the front of the grid before he addresses contract situation
Jenson Button is more focused on getting McLaren back to the front this season than sitting down to discuss a new contract.
British Grand Prix: Jenson Button focusing on getting McLaren back to front of grid before he addresses contract situation
British Grand Prix: Eric Boullier takes McLaren to Silverstone fearing more pain before return of team’s glory days
Interview: Racing director in plea for patience after being given carte blanche to reform British team and make them lean race-winning machine of old