Race - home glory for Rosberg and Mercedes in Germany
July 20, 2014 (17:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg drove a faultless race at Hockenheim on Sunday afternoon to earn his first career victory on home soil.
The German started from pole position and was never headed, whilst behind him Williams' Valtteri Bottas drove superbly to take second place and see off a late charge from the recovering Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton, who started 20th and finished third More...
Ericsson penalized for Caterham parc ferme irregularity
July 20, 2014 (13:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Caterham's Marcus Ericsson will be required to start Sunday's German race from the pit lane after the team failed to cover and seal his car in line with regulations following qualifying. Ericsson must also serve a ten-second stop-and-go penalty within the first three laps More...
Hamilton to take five-place grid penalty
July 20, 2014 (10:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Lewis Hamilton will drop five places on the grid for Sunday's German race after Mercedes decided to change the gearbox on his car because of damage incurred in his qualifying accident at Hockenheim.
"The guys are working on the car now to repair everything for the race," said the team More...
Paddock Postcard from Germany
July 20, 2014 (09:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg had a busy build-up to his and the team's home race. As well as making a factory visit, attending a fan forum and the Mercedes-Benz Classic, the German driver found time to get married, savour his national team winning the football world cup, and survive the much-publicised furore surrounding his helmet design celebrating their triumph More...
Germany - What to Watch for…
July 20, 2014 (09:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
From Nico Rosberg's dreams of a home win to the pressure on Lewis Hamilton to produce another epic recovery, and from the threat posed by Valtteri Bottas to the possible threat of rain, we break down the key themes to look out for in Sunday's Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland 2014 More...
Maldonado to remain with Lotus for 2015
July 19, 2014 (22:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Lotus have confirmed that Pastor Maldonado will continue to race with the team for a second season next year, having joined from Williams at the end of 2013.
Maldonado, the 2010 GP2 Series champion, made his F1 debut in 2011 and went on to become the first Venezuelan to win a Grand Prix More...
Qualifying analysis - pole and possible pit-lane start for Mercedes
July 19, 2014 (21:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
The high track temperatures of up to 57 degrees Celsius put the emphasis on clean, error-free laps in qualifying at Hockenheim on Saturday, and in the end it was Mercedes' Nico Rosberg who once again came to the fore. But across the garage his team mate Lewis Hamilton had another session to forget as a brake disc failure consigned him to the gravel and 15th on the grid, if indeed he starts from the grid. We take a team-by-team look back on a sizzling day of action in Germany More...
Kevin Magnussen Q&A: FRIC removal to McLaren's advantage
July 19, 2014 (18:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Kevin Magnussen appears to be in very good place in Hockenheim this weekend. While world champion team mate Jenson Button seems to be struggling with the latest changes to the McLaren, Magnussen has been using them to his advantage, scoring an impressive fourth place on the grid (to Button's 11th) for Sunday's German race. So why the difference? More...
Qualifying - selected team and driver quotes
July 19, 2014 (18:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Nico Rosberg on taking pole for his home race; Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton on crashing out in Q1; Valtteri Bottas on winning the intra-team battle at Williams; and McLaren's Kevin Magnussen on matching his best ever qualifying performance. The drivers and senior team personnel give their verdicts on Saturday in Germany More...
Nico Hulkenberg Q&A: Tyre management will make the difference
July 19, 2014 (17:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
With both cars making the top ten on the German grid and the team renowned for race pace rather than qualifying speed, Force India are hoping for a strong result at Hockenheim on Sunday. For Nico Hulkenberg there is the added motivation of it being his home Grand Prix, but he knows that strategy will be just as important as outright performance More...
FIA post-qualifying press conference - Germany
July 19, 2014 (17:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
After taking his fourth pole position of the season, Nico Rosberg was joined in the press conference by the Williams duo of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa.
Read what all three had to say about qualifying in the official transcript More...
Qualifying - Rosberg on pole as Hamilton crashes out
July 19, 2014 (16:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Nico Rosberg gave the home fans exactly what they wanted as he raced to pole position in Germany on Saturday afternoon, but Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton had another miserable qualifying session, crashing out in Q1 with a brake disc failure.
Behind Rosberg, Williams claimed second and third with Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa, ahead of McLaren's Kevin Magnussen and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo More...
FP3 - Rosberg pulls clear in Germany
July 19, 2014 (13:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Nico Rosberg was the fastest man around Hockenheim in sizzling conditions on Saturday morning, going over half a second faster than Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was 'best of the rest', just four thousandths of a second behind Hamilton, followed by the Williams duo of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, but it was a session that raised more questions than answers More...
Friday analysis - Mercedes' advantage narrows in the heat
July 18, 2014 (21:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Sweltering track temperatures that rose as high as 58 degrees Celsius made life difficult for the teams and drivers as they tried to assess the performance of Pirelli's soft and supersoft tyres and get to grips with running their cars without Front-and-Rear Interconnected suspension (FRIC).
In the end, Mercedes emerged on top once more, but their advantage was narrower than many expected More...
Exclusive Jenson Button Q&A: Improvement is the magic word
July 18, 2014 (20:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
At the first race of the season in Australia, Jenson Button inherited third place when Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified. Little did the Briton know at the time, but that would prove to be the high point of a frustrating first half of the season.
On the eve of the race in Germany we caught up with F1's most experienced driver to talk about improving in 2014, team mates, the future, and much more More...
Sebastian Vettel Q&A: Rain could be Red Bull's ace card
July 18, 2014 (19:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Sebastian Vettel has never triumphed in Formula One at his home track of Hockenheim, and while he and Red Bull made a promising start to this weekend's proceedings, Mercedes remain the team to beat.
Vettel however thinks that rain - which remains forecast to interrupt Sunday's race - could play into Red Bull's hands and provide the platform to edging out the Silver Arrows... More...
FIA Friday press conference - Germany
July 18, 2014 (18:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Team Representatives - John Booth (Marussia), Paul Hembery (Pirelli), Federico Gastaldi (Lotus), Christijan Albers (Caterham), Toto Wolff (Mercedes), Cyril Abiteboul (Renault)
Q: Cyril, if we could start with you. Perhaps you could tell us why the job change to Renault? More...
Friday practice - selected team and driver quotes
July 18, 2014 (17:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Daniel Ricciardo on why outright performance will not neccessarily determine Sunday's race; Jean-Eric Vergne on why Toro Rosso have a lot of work to do to improve; Adrian Sutil on challenging for the top ten at his home race.
The drivers and senior team personnel report back after a sweltering opening day at Hockenheim More...
FP2 - Mercedes ahead at Hockenheim, but Ricciardo closes in
July 18, 2014 (16:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Mercedes recorded another one-two finish in a scorching second practice session in Germany on Friday afternoon, but Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was right with the silver cars.
Lewis Hamilton led the way, beating team mate Nico Rosberg to the fastest time by 0.024s, with Ricciardo just 0.078s further back in third. Six other drivers were also within one second of the Mercedes duo More...
FP1 - Rosberg edges ahead of Hamilton in Germany
July 18, 2014 (12:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
World championship leader and crowd favourite Nico Rosberg led team mate Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes one-two as the action got underway at Hockenheim on Friday morning.
The well-matched Silver Arrows duo were separated by just 0.065s, with Fernando Alonso a further 0.227s back for Ferrari. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and McLaren's Jenson Button completed the top five More...
Pre-Hockenheim analysis - FRIC protest threat disappears
July 18, 2014 (11:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
The threat of protests and possible reports to the race stewards for rule infringements was finally lifted last night when the FIA confirmed that all of the teams have removed their Front-and-Rear Interconnected Suspension (FRIC) systems.
Nobody quite knows what to expect of their cars without the systems, but several tested at Silverstone after the Grand Prix with them disconnected More...
All teams to run without FRIC suspension in Germany
July 18, 2014 (10:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
The FIA's Formula One technical delegate Jo Bauer has confirmed that none of the cars that will take part in this weekend's Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland 2014 at Hockenheim will be fitted with a Front-and-Rear Interconnected Suspension (FRIC) system.
The news follows a technical directive sent to the teams by the FIA's race director Charlie Whiting following the last race in Great Britain which called into question the legality of some of the FRIC systems being used this season More...
Exclusive Nico Rosberg Q&A: I'll do anything to win at home
July 17, 2014 (21:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
At the last race in Great Britain, Nico Rosberg saw his 100 percent finishing record expire along with his gearbox, but worse than that he saw his world championship lead over Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton sliced from 29 points to just four.
But the weeks since have been much better for the German driver - not only has he signed a new contract with the Silver Arrows, but he also got married to his long-term girlfriend, and as a result he arrives at his home Grand Prix both happy and determined to return to winning ways More...
Exclusive Q&A with Caterham team principal Christijan Albers
July 17, 2014 (20:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
It's a little over two weeks since Tony Fernandes sold his stake in the Caterham F1 team to a consortium of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors and former Grand Prix racer Christjian Albers took over the day-to-day running of the squad.
But whilst he may not have had much time to assess the situation, Albers already has a clear idea about the future direction of the team, as he explains in this exclusive interview More...
FIA Thursday press conference - Germany
July 17, 2014 (18:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Drivers - Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Kevin Magnussen (McLaren), Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Adrian Sutil (Sauber), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
Q: Nico Hulkenberg, points in every race so far this season - only you and [Fernando] Alonso have managed that so far. How positive is that for you? More...
Raikkonen sure he can overcome 2014 struggles
July 17, 2014 (17:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Kimi Raikkonen is confident he can get on top of his current struggles and turn his 2014 campaign with Ferrari around.
The Finn has not finished higher than seventh in the opening nine races of the season, and is yet to beat team mate Fernando Alonso. While the Spaniard sits fourth in the championship, on 87 points, Raikkonen is 12th overall, 68 points in arrears More...
Vital Statistics - the German Grand Prix
July 17, 2014 (13:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Did you know that none of the Germans in the 2014 field have won at Hockenheim, while Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has triumphed there three times, including the last two occasions Formula One visited the German circuit?
Ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland 2014 we present all the need-to-know facts, stats and trivia More...
Germany preview - Rosberg and Mercedes chasing home glory
July 17, 2014 (12:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Hockenheim will be a major weekend for Mercedes, and in particular Nico Rosberg, as the German looks to stage a home soil fight back after seeing his world championship lead over team mate Lewis Hamilton slashed to just four points following his retirement in Great Britain.
But as the Silver Arrows prepare to take centre stage in front of thousands of partisan fans, the rest of the field will be looking to derail the Mercedes juggernaut More...
Caterham reveal new F1® team structure
July 17, 2014 (10:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Caterham have announced several new appointments as part of a wider restructuring following the management takeover completed at the start of July.
Christijan Albers has been confirmed as the new team principal, taking over from the recently-departed Cyril Abiteboul who has since returned to Renault Sport. More...
Caterham part company with reserve driver Rossi
July 16, 2014 (16:31) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Alexander Rossi has parted company with Caterham, he confirmed on Wednesday.
The American has been the team's Formula One reserve driver for the past two seasons, and has driven for the team in three Grand Prix weekend practice sessions, including an outing on home soil at the Circuit of the Americas last year More...
Technical analysis - FRIC suspension systems explained
July 16, 2014 (16:01) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
McLaren racing director Eric Boullier recently confirmed that the teams were sent a technical directive from the FIA's race director Charlie Whiting regarding the legality of the Front-and-Rear Interconnected Suspension (FRIC) systems used on most cars.
But what exactly is FRIC suspension and how does it work? Read on to find out More...
Rosberg inks multi-year contract extension with Mercedes
July 16, 2014 (10:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Mercedes have signed a multi-year contract extension with world championship leader Nico Rosberg, it was announced on Wednesday.
The German joined Mercedes when they returned to the sport as a fully-fledged manufacturer in 2010 and has since gone on to score six wins, eight pole positions and 17 podiums for the Brackley-based squad More...
FIA press conference schedule - Germany
July 15, 2014 (18:01) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, who broke his home duck and triumphed in Germany for the first time last year, will be among the six drivers taking part in the official FIA press conference at Hockenheim on Thursday.
Fellow countrymen Nico Hulkenberg, Adrian Sutil and championship leader Nico Rosberg will also be present More...
Moments in time - The German Grand Prix
July 15, 2014 (16:01) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
In our series exploring the history of Grands Prix through a selection of iconic images, we turn our attention to Germany, and primarily to Hockenheim - the venue for this year's race.
This look back through history takes in Juan Manuel Fangio's greatest ever drive, emotional victories for Tambay, Berger and Barrichello, heartbreak for Hill, a huge start line crash, and more More...
Mercedes confident gearbox issues have been fixed
July 15, 2014 (12:46) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Mercedes have found a solution for the gearbox problem which halted Nico Rosberg's progress in Britain, according to the team's technical chief Paddy Lowe.
Rosberg had taken an early command of proceedings at Silverstone, but was forced to cede the lead to team mate Lewis Hamilton and then to retire from the race on lap 29 with a gearshift issue More...
Reinterpreting a classic - how Hockenheim was transformed
July 15, 2014 (11:01) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
In its former guise, the Hockenheim circuit presented drivers with a hair-raising, flat-out blast through the forests, but by 2002 it as in need of modernisation.
What followed was a radical transformation that created a distinctly different - but no less challenging - track. Ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland 2014, we investigate how - and why - it was done More...
Germany preview quotes - Red Bull and Lotus on Hockenheim
July 11, 2014 (18:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
After a high-speed, breathless race at Silverstone, Formula One heads to Germany and the technical Hockenheim circuit for the first time since 2012.
Red Bull and Lotus, both podium contenders two years ago, discuss their prospects for next weekend's Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland 2014 More...
Lotus hoping for "good step" from Hockenheim updates
July 11, 2014 (15:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Lotus technical director Nick Chester says the team are hoping a raft of upgrades to the E22 will significantly boost performance at Hockenheim next weekend.
Romain Grosjean's eighth-place finishes in Barcelona and Monaco remain the only occasions when the team have scored points so far this season More...
Vettel: Mercedes will be hard to catch across 2014
July 11, 2014 (11:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Sebastian Vettel admits Red Bull have found it difficult to improve their performance and bridge the gap to runaway championship leaders Mercedes over the first half of the 2014 season.
The Milton Keynes-based team have dominated in the constructors' standings for the past four seasons, but over the opening nine races of the year have scored just over half the points total of the Silver Arrows More...
The First Time - with Marussia's Max Chilton
July 10, 2014 (16:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Back in Canada in June, Max Chilton experienced a historic first - he retired from a Grand Prix for the first time in his then 26-race career.
But how well can the 23-year-old Briton remember some of the other firsts in his life, like the first time he tasted champagne or the first meal he cooked? Read our exclusive interview to find out More...
Football fever sweeps the F1® paddock
July 10, 2014 (14:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Football fever has swept through the Formula One paddock in recent weeks with many drivers and team members making a special effort to watch their teams in action during the FIFA World Cup.
Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel were amongst the German contingent who enjoyed their national team's victory over France in the quarter finals on the Silverstone race weekend More...
Jules Bianchi Q&A: It is always good to drive a Ferrari!
July 09, 2014 (20:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Jules Bianchi was originally only meant to be driving for Marussia in the Silverstone test, but he received a late call from Ferrari following Kimi Raikkonen's heavy crash in Sunday's race.
After taking full advantage by going fastest on day two, he spoke to reporters about driving for the Scuderia, and his long-term ambition to land a permanent seat with the team More...
Bianchi fastest for Ferrari as Silverstone test ends
July 09, 2014 (18:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Jules Bianchi made the most of his late call-up from Ferrari to set the pace on the second and final day of Formula One's in-season test at Silverstone.
The Frenchman, drafted in to replace Kimi Raikkonen who sustained bruising in a crash during Sunday's race in Great Britain, hit the front in the final hour as he worked down to a 1m 35.262s More...
Pirelli: 18-inch tyre trial met all objectives
July 09, 2014 (17:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Pirelli achieved all they set out to accomplish in the demonstration of a prototype 18-inch Formula One tyre, according to the Italian company's motorsport director Paul Hembery.
Lotus trialled the low profile tyres during Wednesday morning of the second day of in-season testing at Silverstone, with Charles Pic racking up 14 laps in total More...
McLaren abandon thoughts of 'going radical' in 2014
July 09, 2014 (14:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
McLaren's recent performance upswing has persuaded the team to continue their current development of the MP4-29, according to racing director Eric Boullier.
Back in May, Boullier suggested that the team might turn their attention to more radical concepts if progress had not been made by the British round, but after a strong performance at Silverstone he feels such an approach is no longer necessary More...
Stoffel Vandoorne Q&A: It felt good to be back in the car!
July 08, 2014 (20:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
McLaren handed 22-year-old test and reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne his first run in an F1 car at the post-race test in Spain back in May.
Several months later the Belgian got the chance to climb back into the MP4-29 at Silverstone. Afterwards he spoke to reporters about how it felt More...
Massa puts Williams on top at Silverstone test
July 08, 2014 (18:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Felipe Massa set the pace on the first of two days of Formula One testing at Silverstone on Tuesday.
The Williams driver clocked a time of 1m 35.242s, just 0.006s quicker than Daniel Ricciardo's best lap for Red Bull. Championship leader Nico Rosberg was third fastest for Mercedes, with Sauber's Adrian Sutil and Marussia's Jules Bianchi completing the top five More...
Pirelli reveal images of concept 18-inch F1® tyres
July 08, 2014 (15:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Formula One tyre suppliers Pirelli have released digital renderings of what their prototype 18-inch tyres will look like, ahead of testing them at Silverstone on Wednesday.
The Italian manufacturer has developed the low profile tyres, which will be trialled by Lotus on their 2014 car, to provoke debate about whether such rubber should be used in F1 racing in the future More...
Bianchi to replace Raikkonen at Silverstone test
July 07, 2014 (18:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Ferrari have confirmed that Kimi Raikkonen will miss this week's test at Silverstone to aid his recovery from the bruising he sustained in a high-speed crash on lap one of Sunday's race in Great Britain.
The 34-year-old will be replaced at the test by Marussia driver Jules Bianchi, a Ferrari Driver Academy member since 2010 More...
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