Lotus expecting competitive surge at Silverstone
June 27, 2014 (15:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Lotus are confident of breaking back into the top-ten pecking order in next weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix at Silverstone, a track the Enstone team believe will play to the strengths of their E22 car.
After apparent progress in Spain and Monaco, Romain Grosjean and team mate Pastor Maldonado struggled last time out in Austria More...
Britain preview quotes - Red Bull on Silverstone
June 27, 2014 (13:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Red Bull's home track of Spielberg proved to be an unhappy hunting ground for Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo, but two weeks on and they enter the team's local race at Silverstone hopeful of renewing their fight with Mercedes at the front of the field.
Vettel and Ricciardo, along with team principal Christian Horner, discuss their prospects ahead of the 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix More...
Standing race re-starts among 2015 changes
June 26, 2014 (18:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
From next season, safety-car periods will be followed by a standing re-start from the grid. The move is one of a number of 2015 changes announced by Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, on Thursday.
Other revisions to the F1 regulations include tighter restrictions on testing, with a ban on pre-season testing outside Europe, and changes to make the cars' noses both safer and more attractive More...
McLaren in no rush to decide 2015 driver line-up
June 26, 2014 (11:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
McLaren are in no hurry to finalise their 2015 driver line-up and are assessing "every strategy for the future," according to the team's racing director Eric Boullier.
The Woking-based team will revive one of the most famous associations in F1 history next year when they switch to Honda power, making them a potentially attractive proposition for many drivers More...
Ricciardo expects Red Bull revival at Silverstone
June 25, 2014 (17:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Canada race winner Daniel Ricciardo is confident that Red Bull will bounce back immediately from their struggles in Austria, and will be in contention for the top three at next weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix.
The Australian had to settle for eighth place in Sunday's race at Spielberg, while team mate Sebastian Vettel failed to break into Q3 in qualifying and eventually retired while running one lap down More...
McLaren: Formbook more volatile in 2014
June 25, 2014 (15:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Formula One racing's pecking order is more open to change this year than in previous seasons according to McLaren racing director Eric Boullier, who believes differing track layouts are responsible for producing swings in the form of most teams.
Boullier said Austria had provided evidence of that trend, with a resurgent Williams emerging as Mercedes closest challengers over the weekend More...
Juncadella to make F1® practice debut at Silverstone
June 25, 2014 (12:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Force India reserve driver Daniel Juncadella will make his Formula One practice debut at the 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix, the team confirmed on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old Spaniard will take the wheel of Nico Hulkenberg's VJM07 for Friday morning's FP1 session before handing the car back to the German for FP2 More...
F1 ® Party to celebrate 10th anniversary with charity auction
June 24, 2014 (18:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
On Wednesday July 2, at London's stunning V&A Museum, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and Formula One Management will host the official launch party for the 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of this very special partnership, and the F1 community will be joining together to celebrate in style More...
Austria analysis - Williams to the fore as Red Bull falter
June 23, 2014 (12:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
While Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton fought out another Mercedes one-two victory in Spielberg, the race was just as notable for the contrasting fortunes of Williams and Red Bull.
The former were resurgent, springing an upset in qualifying, leading in the early stages and securing a first podium in two years. But the latter, winners in Canada just two weeks ago, suffered a disastrous weekend at their home race More...
Bottas: The best champagne I've ever tasted
June 22, 2014 (22:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Williams' Valtteri Bottas was almost lost for words after scoring the first podium of his F1 career with third place in Sunday's Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich 2014.
Bottas, who started second on the grid, saw off the challenge of pole-sitting team mate Felipe Massa More...
Rosberg surpasses dad Keke's F1® win tally
June 22, 2014 (17:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Formula One racing returned to Austria for the first time in 11 years on Sunday - and it proved to be a record-breaking race.
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took his third victory of the season, but the victory did more than just extend his lead in the world championship - it also lifted him above his father, 1982 world champion Keke Rosberg, on the all-time wins list More...
Race - selected team and driver quotes
June 22, 2014 (17:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Jenson Button on his and McLaren's ongoing struggles; team mate Kevin Magnussen on the surprise of losing sixth to the charging Force India of Sergio Perez in the closing stages; and Pastor Maldonado on why he is upbeat about Lotus's progress despite both cars missing the points. The drivers and senior team personnel report back on a captivating and breathless race in Austria More...
Race - Rosberg defeats Hamilton in Austrian thriller
June 22, 2014 (17:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Nico Rosberg put Mercedes back on top by scoring his third victory of the year in a barnstorming Grand Prix in Spielberg on Sunday, although Williams duo Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, and then team mate Lewis Hamilton put him under intense pressure throughout.
Bottas eventually came home third behind Hamilton, therefore claiming the first podium of his Formula One career, while Massa held on to fourth ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso More...
Grosjean to start from pit lane after car changes
June 22, 2014 (13:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Lotus's Romain Grosjean will start Sunday's Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich 2014 from the pit lane after the team elected to make changes to his car under parc ferme conditions ahead of the race. Grosjean had qualified 16th in Spielberg.
The gearbox on the Frenchman's E22 machine was replaced this morning, meaning a five-place grid penalty More...
Paddock Postcard from Austria
June 22, 2014 (11:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Formula One racing's return to Austria proved a major success and the changes that owner Dietrich Mateschitz has made to the Red Bull Ring circuit were very well received.
One of the most popular aspects was a brace of Legends Parades in which all of Austria's surviving F1 racers were united in a demonstration in historic F1 cars More...
Austria - What to Watch for…
June 22, 2014 (10:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
From Williams' race hopes hinging on tyres to rookie drivers bidding for big points, and from a host of drivers looking to make amends for poor qualifying showings to the ever present risk of penalties, we preview the key themes to look out for in Sunday's Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich 2014 More...
Qualifying analysis - Williams get their just reward
June 21, 2014 (21:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Like FP3, qualifying in Austria took place in warm sun and as expected the times were very tight - so tight that, for once, there wasn't a Mercedes on the front row. Several drivers had lap times disallowed after the FIA got tough on those who didn't respect track limits on the exit to Turn 8, and in the end it was the team who adapted best to the track conditions that scored pole More...
Toto Wolff Q&A: Mercedes must get act together for race
June 21, 2014 (20:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Two weeks ago Mercedes lost a race for the first time this season. On Saturday in Austria they missed out on pole for the first time in 2014. So are the Silver Arrows really starting to lose their edge, or will 'business as usual' be resumed on Sunday? Here's what Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, had to say after qualifying in Spielberg More...
Kevin Magnussen Q&A: Third row proves McLaren improvements
June 21, 2014 (19:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
McLaren came to Austria hoping a significant upgrade package would yield results - and rookie Kevin Magnussen duly secured a top-six starting berth for the first time since this year's Australian season opener.
The 21-year-old Dane, who scored two podiums in Spielberg last year in Formula Renault 3.5, says his performance proves McLaren are closing the gap to Mercedes and the other frontrunners More...
Exclusive Daniil Kvyat Q&A: We're aiming to score big points
June 21, 2014 (19:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
The last time Daniil Kvyat raced at the Red Bull Ring - in Formula 3 - he scored a hat-trick of second place finishes. A podium finish is quite unlikely this weekend, although the Russian rookie has been hugely impressive so far this weekend, qualifying comfortably inside the top ten.
We caught up with the 20-year-old Red Bull protg to talk about his chances in Sunday's race, his season so far, and why nothing can compare to being a Formula One driver More...
Qualifying - selected team and driver quotes
June 21, 2014 (17:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button on their varying fortunes for McLaren; Daniil Kvyat on the significant progress Toro Rosso's upgrades have delivered; Romain Grosjean on why Lotus' struggles could be specific to qualifying.
The drivers and senior team personnel give their verdicts on Saturday in Austria... More...
Qualifying - Massa takes pole as Williams lock out front row
June 21, 2014 (16:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Felipe Massa claimed his first pole position since 2008 as Williams sensationally locked out the front row of the grid during qualifying in Austria on Saturday afternoon.
The Brazilian leapt to the top of the timesheets on his final run, finishing 0.087s ahead of team mate Valtteri Bottas to complete a Williams one-two - the team's first since the 2003 German Grand Prix More...
FP3 - Bottas fastest as Williams hit the front in Austria
June 21, 2014 (13:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Williams' Valtteri Bottas topped an incredibly close third and final practice session in Spielberg on Saturday morning, edging Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and team mate Felipe Massa by less than one 0.1s.
Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat jumped into fourth in the final moments, ahead of the second Mercedes of Nico Rosberg and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. Amazingly, just six tenths of a second covered the top eight More...
Friday analysis - who's set to be king of the mountains?
June 20, 2014 (21:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
FP1 proved frustrating as drizzle interrupted the teams' efforts to learn/re-familiarise themselves with the Spielberg track and to conduct their outright pace runs and race distance work on Pirelli's soft and supersoft compounds, but FP2 was more straightforward despite a strong wind. Mercedes remained the class of the field, but behind them it seems there's everything to play for. We take a team-by-team look at day one in Austria More...
Sebastian Vettel Q&A: 'Don't worry about me guys!'
June 20, 2014 (20:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
From the outside at least, reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel is having a pretty tough season - just fifth in the standings, with upstart team mate Daniel Ricciardo having scored Red Bull's only 2014 victory to date, and rivals Mercedes seemingly running away with both titles. However, as Vettel explained in Austria on Friday, there are two sides to every story More...
Jenson Button Q&A: Austria is proper 'old-school' racing
June 20, 2014 (20:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
McLaren's Jenson Button is one of only four current drivers to have competed in the last Austrian Grand Prix 11 years ago, and he still loves the Spielberg circuit - even if improvements to his McLaren still aren't likely to be enough to make him a podium contender there on Sunday More...
FIA Friday press conference - Canada
June 20, 2014 (20:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Team representatives - Eric Boullier (McLaren), Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber), Franz Tost (Toro Rosso), Toto Wolff (Mercedes), Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing), Marco Mattiacci (Ferrari)
Q: The World Motor Sport Council meets next week, it's the deadline for regulations for 2015. In yesterday's press conference with the drivers they all said that cost control was the first order of priority More...
Lewis Hamilton Q&A: My car felt fantastic today
June 20, 2014 (18:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
After registering his second retirement of the season at the last race in Canada, Lewis Hamilton arrived in Austria keen to get his title charge back on track - and he got off to the best possible start on Friday by registering the quickest time of the day.
After stepping out of his car, Hamilton spoke to reporters about why he's confident there won't be a repeat of the technical problems seen in Montreal, and why he's not focusing on anything else but his own performance More...
Friday practice - selected team and driver quotes
June 20, 2014 (17:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Nico Hulkenberg on Force India struggling more than expected on day one in Spielberg; Romain Grosjean on Lotus's encouraging long run pace; Caterham's Kamui Kobayashi on the questions still facing teams after the first two practice sessions. The drivers and senior team personnel give their feedback after an absorbing start in Austria More...
FP2 - Hamilton seizes the initiative in Spielberg
June 20, 2014 (16:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Lewis Hamilton snatched the advantage back from team mate Nico Rosberg in second practice in Austria on Friday afternoon, registering a lap time more than three-tenths quicker than the German's best effort.
Behind the Mercedes pair, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was again third fastest, fractions ahead of Williams' Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa, with Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel rounding out the top five More...
Vital Statistics - the Austrian Grand Prix
June 20, 2014 (13:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Did you know that Kimi Raikkonen is the only driver in the current field to have stood on the podium in Austria before, having done so in the last running of the race in 2003?
Ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich 2014 we present all the need-to-know facts, stats and trivia More...
FP1 - Rosberg denies Hamilton and Alonso in Austria
June 20, 2014 (12:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Nico Rosberg went fastest in the first practice session on Austrian soil in 11 years on Friday morning, although Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso both came within four-tenths of a second of demoting the German.
Williams' Felipe Massa was fourth as 0.6s covered the next nine drivers, while Red Bull duo Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel finished outside the top 12 after both having big moments at Turn 9 More...
Pre-Spielberg analysis - Mercedes mind games and more
June 20, 2014 (10:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
As world championship points leader Nico Rosberg played mind games with Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton yesterday, the man who beat him recently in Canada was his usual smiling self as he prepares for his Red Bull team boss's big race.
"It took a few days to sink in, but, yeah it was awesome," Daniel Ricciardo said of the aftermath of his breakthrough victory. "We had obviously a great day and a good night with the team More...
Exclusive Valtteri Bottas Q&A: Williams' best yet to come
June 19, 2014 (20:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Valtteri Bottas is rightly regarded as one of Formula One racing's rising stars. In only his second season he is currently showing his far more experienced team mate the way, and with Williams at their most competitive in years, it's no surprise the Finn has no plans to look elsewhere anytime soon. We caught up with him in Spielberg ahead of this weekend's Austrian round More...
FIA Thursday press conference - Austria
June 19, 2014 (18:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Amongst the drivers taking part in the official FIA press conference in Spielberg on Thursday were Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, who scored a sensational breakthrough victory last time out in Canada, and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso - one of four drivers who have raced at the track before More...
Exclusive Adrian Sutil Q&A: Sauber can overcome slump
June 19, 2014 (18:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
When Adrian Sutil joined Sauber ahead of the 2014 season, he could have little notion of just how much the team would struggle over the opening seven races.
Still yet to score a point, and having dropped below Marussia in the constructors' standings, Sutil admits he was caught out by the team's slump, but insists they can still turn their fortunes around More...
Force India request Perez penalty review
June 19, 2014 (14:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Force India have lodged an official request for Sergio Perez's five-place grid penalty to be reviewed in the light of "new elements" relating to his last-lap collision with Williams' Felipe Massa at the previous round in Canada.
The FIA stewards at this weekend's Grand Prix in Austria will meet on Friday morning to determine whether the additional evidence More...
Austria preview - resurgent Red Bull aim for home advantage
June 19, 2014 (12:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Formula One racing's return to Austria for the first time since 2003 promises to be a major event for Red Bull's Austrian owner Dietrich Mateschitz, and not just because he owns the circuit.
His team come into the weekend in resurgent mood after Daniel Ricciardo halted the Mercedes juggernaut by claiming his maiden win in a sensational Grand Prix in Montreal More...
Robbie Williams added to star-studded Singapore concert line-up
June 19, 2014 (11:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Robbie Williams is the latest big-name act to join the spectacular line-up of international headliners who will be performing over the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix weekend.
Williams, who has sold more than 70 million albums as a solo artist and as a member of boy band Take That, will be making his first appearance in Singapore for 13 years More...
FIA press conference schedule - Austria
June 19, 2014 (10:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Amongst the drivers who will take part in the official FIA press conference in Spielberg on Thursday will be Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, who scored a sensational breakthrough victory last time out in Canada, and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso More...
Moments in time - the Austrian Grand Prix
June 18, 2014 (14:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
In our series exploring the history of Grands Prix through a selection of iconic images, we focus the lens on Austria, which returns to the calendar this year after an 11-year absence.
This trip down memory lane takes in the inaugural race on Zeltweg's bumpy airfield, a last-lap battle to the flag, one of the most controversial finishes of all time, and more More...
Caterham confirm Stevens for post-race Silverstone test
June 17, 2014 (16:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Caterham have announced that test driver Will Stevens will drive the team's CT05 on the first of two days of testing at Silverstone following July's 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix.
Stevens, currently fourth in the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series with 68 points, made his F1 debut with the Leafield-based squad during last year's young driver test at the Northamptonshire venue More...
Racing in the hills - Austria's F1® return
June 17, 2014 (16:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
After an 11-year absence, the Austrian Grand Prix makes a welcome return to the calendar in 2014, much to the delight of the many Austrians in the paddock.
We spoke to Niki Lauda, Gerhard Berger, Alex Wurz, Franz Tost, Helmut Marko and Toto Wolff about their memories of the event and what the revival of the race means to both them and the country as a whole More...
Profiled - the men who made Austria's F1 heritage
June 16, 2014 (17:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
In celebration of Spielberg hosting a Grand Prix for the first time in over a decade, every living Austrian to have competed in Formula One racing will take to original machinery for a unique legends parade on Sunday June 22.
From a three-time champion, to a veteran of more than 200 Grands Prix and a man with just one F1 start but who was still competing at Daytona at the age of 73, we profile the nine local heroes set to turn out this weekend More...
Schumacher out of coma, leaves hospital
June 16, 2014 (12:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Michael Schumacher, who suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident last December, is no longer in a coma, according to his management.
Furthermore, the seven-time world champion has now left Grenoble's University Hospital in France to 'continue his long phase of rehabilitation' More...
The First Time - with Lotus's Pastor Maldonado
June 13, 2014 (13:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
In 2012 Pastor Maldonado became the first Venezuelan F1 winner with a commanding performance for Williams in Spain, but he remains one of the sport's most intriguing and erratic characters, splitting opinion arguably more than any other driver.
As part of our series to help you get to know the world's best drivers a little better, we caught up with the 29-year old - now at Lotus - to ask about some of the other 'firsts' in his life More...
Austria preview quotes - Mercedes on Spielberg
June 13, 2014 (13:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Austria will host a Formula One Grand Prix for the first time in more than a decade when the paddock travels to Spielberg for round eight of the 2014 championship on June 20-22.
One of the key talking points will be whether Nico Rosberg can extend his championship advantage, or whether Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton can bounce back from retirement in Montreal to once again close in on the points lead. More...
Living the American dream - Exclusive Q&A with Gene Haas
June 11, 2014 (12:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com
Marussia joined F1 racing at the start of 2010 on the back of considerable success in junior single-seater series. Four years on and they have only just scored their first world championship points. Fellow 'newcomers' Caterham are still waiting.
So how does American entrepreneur and NASCAR team owner Gene Haas plan to make an impact with his new US-based squad? We talk to Haas about Danica, Dallara, and his planned 2016 debut More...
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