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Ferrari confirm split with Alonso
November 20, 2014 (11:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Ferrari have confirmed that Fernando Alonso will leave the team at the end of the 2014 Formula One campaign. In a statement, the team said that the relationship ended "by common consent". The announcement means this weekend's race in Abu Dhabi will formally bring to a close Alonso's five-year spell with the Scuderia, which has yielded 11 wins and 44 podiums, though no championship success More...
Ocon, Fong to make F1 practice debuts in Abu Dhabi
November 20, 2014 (11:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
European Formula Three champion Esteban Ocon will make his Formula One Grand Prix weekend debut in Abu Dhabi, driving for Lotus in FP1. Hong Kong's Adderly Fong will also be present, taking on driving duties at Sauber for the opening Yas Marina practice session More...
Bianchi out of coma; to continue treatment in France
November 19, 2014 (17:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Jules Bianchi is no longer in an artificial coma and is now being treated in France, according to a statement issued by his family on Wednesday. The Frenchman, who was critically injured in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix in October, was transferred aeromedically from hospital in Yokkaichi to the university hospital in Nice on Tuesday night More...
Williams launches new engineering academy
November 19, 2014 (16:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Williams have launched a new engineering academy in a bid to nurture the next generation of F1 engineers. The scheme, launched in conjunction with team partners Randstad and F1 in Schools, will see Williams mentor up to 10 students each year in a long-term extra-curricular programme More...
Grosjean Q&A: Lotus and I make a great combination
November 19, 2014 (14:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Romain Grosjean had been linked with a move away from Lotus for 2015, but such speculation was quelled on Wednesday as the team confirmed an unchanged line-up for next season. In a frank interview posted on the official Lotus website, Grosjean reflects on his 2014 struggles and outlines why they haven't shaken his belief in the team More...
Grosjean to stay on with Lotus in 2015
November 19, 2014 (13:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Lotus will field an unchanged driver line-up in 2015 after announcing that Romain Grosjean will stay on as Pastor Maldonado's team mate. It will be the Frenchman's fourth straight season with the Enstone-based team, which is switching from Renault to Mercedes power next year More...
Moments in time - the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
November 19, 2014 (13:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Abu Dhabi has only been on the calendar since 2009, but the race has already provided a wealth of memorable moments. In our series exploring the history of Grands Prix through selected iconic images, we turn our attention to Yas Marina, a circuit which has witnessed a four-way title fight, jubilation for Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, a big crash for Nico Rosberg, and more More...
Force India to run GP2 champion Palmer in Abu Dhabi test
November 19, 2014 (10:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Force India have announced that they will give 2014 GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer his debut F1 run at next week's season-closing test in Abu Dhabi. The 23-year-old, who became the first Briton since Lewis Hamilton to win the GP2 crown when he sealed the title with an event to spare at Sochi last month, said he was delighted to have been handed a chance by the Silverstone team More...
McLaren: No driver decisions until December
November 18, 2014 (22:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
McLaren have decided to put off any announcement on their 2015 driver line-up until next month in order to focus on this weekend's season-ending 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and next week's subsequent post-race test. Neither of the British squad's current drivers, former champion Jenson Button and rookie Kevin Magnussen, has yet been reconfirmed More...
Vital Statistics - the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
November 18, 2014 (16:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Did you know that Lewis Hamilton has claimed two poles and one victory in Abu Dhabi - but that Nico Rosberg had the edge over him in both qualifying and the race last year? Or how about the fact that only once in five races has a driver converted pole into victory at Yas Marina? Ahead of this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, we present the key facts, stats and trivia More...
FIA press conference schedule - Abu Dhabi
November 18, 2014 (10:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Mercedes' title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg and outgoing champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull will be among the six drivers taking part in the official FIA press conference at Yas Marina on Thursday. On Friday it is the turn of senior team personnel to answer questions from the press, with representatives from no less than seven teams - big and small More...
Sainz Jr handed Red Bull Abu Dhabi test outing
November 17, 2014 (13:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Formula Renault 3.5 champion Carlos Sainz Jr will join Daniel Ricciardo in Red Bull's line-up for the final Formula One test of 2014 in Abu Dhabi. Sainz Jr, who won seven times en route to becoming the youngest champion in FR3.5 history this year, will drive on the first day of the two-day test More...
The First Time - with McLaren's Jenson Button
November 17, 2014 (13:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
This season has followed a somewhat unusual trajectory for Jenson Button, encompassing everything from a podium in the first race to uncertainty about whether the 2014 finale will also be his last Formula One Grand Prix. Ahead of what could therefore be an emotional race, we asked Button about some of the other 'firsts' in his life, from his first driving lessons with 'Papa Smurf' to his earliest sporting success More...
Caterham confirm Kobayashi for Abu Dhabi
November 17, 2014 (11:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Kamui Kobayashi will race in the season ending 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Caterham have announced. The team have missed the last two rounds of the championship, in the United States and Brazil, due to ongoing financial issues More...
Abu Dhabi preview quotes - Red Bull, Lotus & Mercedes
November 14, 2014 (17:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
The decisive final round of the season sees the F1 teams head to the striking desert setting of the Yas Marina Circuit, where either Lewis Hamilton or Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg will be crowned world champion. Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix discuss their prospects More...
Caterham say they will race in Abu Dhabi
November 14, 2014 (16:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Caterham have announced they plan to take part in next weekend's season-ending 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The team have missed the last two rounds, in the United States and Brazil, due to ongoing financial issues. "We now head to Abu Dhabi ready to show what a hard-working and positive group of people this More...
Formula One racing's greatest title showdowns
November 14, 2014 (16:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Since its maiden season, when three drivers headed into the last race in contention for the world championship crown, Formula One racing has thrown up no shortage of dramatic, shocking, even infamous final-round title deciders. With Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg set to add to that legacy in Abu Dhabi next weekend, we present 10 of the most memorable More...
Christian Horner Q&A: Red Bull's 2014 a big achievement
November 13, 2014 (16:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Given their plight in pre-season testing, it seemed unlikely that reigning world champions Red Bull would finish as high as second in the constructors' standings, and yet they've done just that. In this exclusive interview, team principal Christian Horner reflects on the team's impressive turnaround, as well as discussing the emergence of Daniel Ricciardo, the impending departure of Sebastian Vettel, and more More...
McLaren-Honda interim car set for first run on Friday
November 13, 2014 (11:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Honda's new Formula One power unit will run on track for the first time on Friday, when it will be fitted in a developmental McLaren as part of a filming day at the UK's Silverstone circuit. McLaren have been building the interim MP4-29H car in order to test the installation and integration of the Japanese company's turbocharged V6 power unit ahead of the 2015 season More...
Hamilton: Points lead no comfort for season finale
November 12, 2014 (13:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton insists his current 17-point advantage over Nico Rosberg in drivers' championship does not give him a margin of safety heading into the Abu Dhabi season finale. Hamilton can afford to finish second to his team mate and title rival at Yas Marina and still clinch a second drivers' crown, but the Briton believes that he cannot take his lead over Rosberg for granted More...
F1 in Schools? 2014 World Finals - team profiles
November 11, 2014 (13:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
The tenth F1 in Schools World Finals will be held at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi from November 16-19, coinciding with the build-up to the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with 38 teams from around the globe expected to attend after winning their respective National Finals. The educational initiative sees students use CAD/CAM software to design, build and test a balsawood model F1 car of the future More...
Exclusive Claire Williams Q&A: Don't rule us out in Abu Dhabi
November 11, 2014 (13:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
While most eyes will be on the Mercedes title fight next weekend, the Abu Dhabi season finale also represents Williams' last chance to add a race win to what has already been their best campaign in over a decade. And it's a chance they are determined to take. Deputy team principal Claire Williams speaks about the team's 2014 turnaround, their plans for a 2016 championship challenge, and why they could yet play 'kingmaker' at Yas Marina More...
Rosberg hopes spin may dent Hamilton's confidence
November 10, 2014 (16:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Brazilian Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg is hoping that Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton's half-spin in Sunday's race at Interlagos could knock the Briton's confidence and assist his own bid to clinch the 2014 drivers' championship. Rosberg says Hamilton's error could highlight a possible weakness in his rival More...
Brazil analysis - dominant Rosberg sets up thrilling title decider
November 10, 2014 (13:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg delivered an emphatic response to team mate Lewis Hamilton's run of five straight wins by dominating the Interlagos weekend, topping every session and then fending off the Briton to seal a crucial victory - and set up a classic, final-round title showdown. Hamilton retains a healthy 17-point lead in the standings, but if Rosberg wins in Abu Dhabi, it means he must finish second to beat the German to the crown More...
Nico Rosberg Q&A: I never let Lewis get within striking distance
November 09, 2014 (23:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
After losing out to title rival and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in the United States, Nico Rosberg was determined to win in Brazil - and the German did just that, cutting the Briton's championship lead to 17 points in the process More...
FIA post-race press conference - Brazil
November 09, 2014 (23:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Drivers: 1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), 3 - Felipe Massa (Williams) PODIUM INTERVIEWS Q: Nico, what a fantastic race you did. I was really impressed with all your performance More...
Race - selected team and driver quotes
November 09, 2014 (23:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
McLaren's Jenson Button on the early gambles which set him up for a 'fantastic' fourth place; Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel on why memories of 2012 played a part in his first-lap caution; and Force India's Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg on their contrasting fortunes at Interlagos. The drivers and senior team personnel report back on the 2014 Formula 1 Grande Premio Petrobras do Brasil 2014 More...
Sao Paulo stats - Mercedes claim record 11th one-two finish
November 09, 2014 (23:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
It's seemed on the cards for some time, but in Sao Paulo on Sunday afternoon Mercedes finally surpassed McLaren's long-standing record of ten one-twos in a season, set all the way back in 1988. Nico Rosberg led Lewis Hamilton home for the Silver Arrows' eleventh one-two of 2014, the German scoring his first victory since the German Grand Prix in July, a full 113 days earlier More...
Race - Rosberg holds off Hamilton for crucial Brazil win
November 09, 2014 (23:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Nico Rosberg kept his title hopes alive by resisting the challenge of Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton to take his fifth win of the season in Sao Paulo on Sunday. Behind the closely matched Silver Arrows duo, Felipe Massa delighted the home fans by taking third for Williams, with McLaren's Jenson Button and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel completing the top five More...
Brazil - What to Watch for…
November 09, 2014 (23:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
From Nico Rosberg's desperate need to win, to the unpredictable weather, and from Felipe Massa's podium aspirations to the ultra-tight midfield battle, we break down the key themes to watch for in the Formula 1 Grande Premio Petrobras do Brasil 2014 at Interlagos More...
In conversation - Bernie Ecclestone & Lewis Hamilton
November 09, 2014 (23:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
One of them heads up F1 racing, the other heads the 2014 driver standings. But put them in a room together and how do their views compare? At the recent US Grand Prix we caught up with Formula One group CEO Bernie Ecclestone and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton for an exclusive chat about mind games, body language, double points and more - and to discover who Ecclestone wants to see crowned champion in Abu Dhabi More...
Exclusive Jenson Button Q&A: Next year will be exciting!
November 09, 2014 (23:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
With his F1 future still far from certain, Interlagos could prove to be Jenson Button's penultimate Grand Prix appearance. What is certain is that from an impressive P5 on the grid, the McLaren star could be a key player in Sunday's Sao Paulo race. All Button knows is that whatever happens beyond this season, he will make sure his life remains just as thrilling More...
Qualifying analysis - could Williams wreck Rosberg's plans?
November 09, 2014 (23:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg needs a perfect weekend in Brazil and thus far he's had it, topping every session, including all three phases of qualifying, albeit by only a fraction from team mate Lewis Hamilton in the final Q3 tussle. Sunday could, however, see a close race as the Silver Arrows' aerodynamic advantages over Williams are less effective on a short, smooth track like Interlagos. Much could also depend on the unpredictability of the weather, with drizzle expected at times tomorrow afternoon. We take a team-by-team look at Saturday in Sao Paulo More...
Nico Hulkenberg Q&A: Force India to throw everything at race
November 09, 2014 (23:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
It has now been seven races since Nico Hulkenberg started from inside the top 10, with 12th on the grid in Sao Paulo the 'absolute maximum' of what he and the car could achieve. But with Force India needing a big result if they are to catch McLaren in the constructors' championship, and the ever-present threat of rain promising potential surprises, Hulkenberg has vowed to be aggressive from the outset at Interlagos - a circuit where he has a history of upsetting the odds More...
FIA post-qualifying press conference - Brazil
November 09, 2014 (23:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Drivers: 1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes); 2 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 3 - Felipe Massa (Williams) Q: Nico, fastest in all practice sessions, fastest in all qualifying sessions, I guess you would call that a perfect job? How are you feeling? Nico Rosberg: Perfect job only if it works out tomorrow More...
Qualifying - selected team and driver quotes
November 09, 2014 (23:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Daniel Ricciardo on why he and Red Bull seemed to lose performance overnight; Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne on how a lack of Friday running blighted his qualifying hopes; and Lotus on the cause of their Saturday struggles - and the reasons they are more optimistic for Sunday. The drivers and senior team personnel report back after qualifying in Sao Paulo More...
Qualifying - Rosberg claims Brazil pole by narrowest of margins
November 09, 2014 (23:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Nico Rosberg collected his 10th pole position of the season in Sao Paulo on Saturday afternoon, but it was close - the German lapped just 0.033s quicker than championship rival and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. And Williams were in on the fight too, as local favourite Felipe Massa claimed third, just ahead of team mate Valtteri Bottas, followed by the McLaren of Jenson Button and the Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel More...
FP3 - Rosberg continues to lead the way in Brazil
November 09, 2014 (23:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Nico Rosberg completed a hat-trick of fastest practice times as he once again headed Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in the third and final practice session at Interlagos on Saturday morning. Behind the Silver Arrows drivers, who both lapped faster than Juan Pablo Montoya's 2004 lap record, were the Williams duo of home favourite Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas More...
Nico Rosberg Q&A: Resurfaced Interlagos still a challenge
November 09, 2014 (23:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg was the fastest man around the newly-resurfaced Interlagos track on Friday, but insisted afterwards that the Sao Paulo circuit remains tough on both drivers and tyres - even if predictions for wet weather mean the latter are unlikely to be a problem come Sunday's race More...
Fox Sports and Star Sports extend F1 agreement in Asia
October 03, 2014 (06:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Fox Sports and Star Sports will continue their exclusive broadcast of the FIA Formula One World Championship for another seven years in Asia, from 2016 till the 2022 season. With the new agreement, Fox Sports and Star Sports will continue with live coverage of every Formula One practice, qualifying session and race More...
Maldonado handed 10-place grid penalty for engine change
October 03, 2014 (06:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Pastor Maldonado has been handed a 10-place grid penalty after using his sixth engine of the season in first practice for the 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. The Venezuelan will therefore drop 10 places from wherever he qualifies on Saturday. Should he qualify too far down the order for the full 10-place penalty to be applied, it will be carried over to the following race in Russia More...
FP1 - Rosberg leads Mercedes one-two at Suzuka
October 03, 2014 (05:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Nico Rosberg edged out Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton by just 0.151 seconds to set the pace in the first practice session for this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso led the fight against the Silver Arrows, finishing third ahead of Williams' Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen in the second F14 T. Toro Rosso's teenage debutant Max Verstappen finished 12th More...
Stevens joins Marussia as an official reserve driver
October 03, 2014 (03:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Great Britain's Will Stevens has joined Marussia as one of the team's official reserve drivers, alongside Alexander Rossi. Marussia said in a statement that he will take part in a "number of FP1 sessions during the remainder of the season" More...
Japan preview - will Mercedes rise to Suzuka challenge?
October 02, 2014 (12:00) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Should Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finish 1-2 in Suzuka this weekend, with Red Bull scoring two or fewer points, Mercedes could clinch their very first world championship for constructors. But after the brutal experience Rosberg had in Singapore it's more likely the Brackley team will be on tenterhooks worrying about reliability issues than sewing up the title with four races to run More...
Bianchi 'ready' should Ferrari seat become available
October 02, 2014 (11:45) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Marussia's Jules Bianchi says he feels ready to step up and drive for Ferrari should a vacancy open up at the Maranello-based team. With speculation intensifying around Fernando Alonso's future with the Scuderia, Bianchi - part of the Ferrari young driver programme - believes it would be 'logical' for him to make the move if the Spaniard was to leave More...
Japan preview - will Mercedes rise to Suzuka challenge?
October 02, 2014 (11:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Should Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finish 1-2 in Suzuka this weekend, with Red Bull scoring two or fewer points, Mercedes could clinch their very first world championship for constructors. But after the brutal experience Rosberg had in Singapore it's more likely the Brackley team will be on tenterhooks worrying about reliability issues than sewing up the title with four races to run More...
FIA Thursday press conference - Japan
October 02, 2014 (10:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Drivers - Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Jules Bianchi (Marussia), Romain Grosjean (Lotus), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing), Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham), Jenson Button (McLaren) Q: Kamui, as we're at your home race, can we start with you? More...
Moments in time - the Japanese Grand Prix
October 01, 2014 (15:30) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
In our series exploring the history of Grands Prix through selected iconic images, we turn our attention to one of the most popular races on the calendar: Japan. This look back through the archives takes in events at both Fuji and Suzuka and includes both of Senna and Prost's infamous clashes, epic drives by Hill and Raikkonen, a rookie error by Vettel, and more More...
New gameplay video reveals F1™ 2014 features
October 01, 2014 (13:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Codemasters have released a new gameplay video for F1 2014, showing how the game captures all the action of this year's incredible season as its draws towards one of the most exciting conclusions in recent years More...
Raikkonen 'finally' getting comfortable with Ferrari's F14 T
October 01, 2014 (12:15) [ Indexed from Formula1.com ]
Kimi Raikkonen says he is 'finally' acclimatising to Ferrari's 2014 car and getting on top of the set-up and handling issues which have plagued him so far this season. Speaking ahead of this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, Raikkonen pinpointed qualifying in Singapore as the chief cause for his optimism More...

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