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20 APRIL 2014

RACE NOTES - HAMILTON CRUISES TO ANOTHER MERCEDES 1-2

Chinese GP - Race Notes

TEAM, DRIVER DENY VETTEL IGNORED TEAM ORDER

World champion Sebastian Vettel on Sunday answered "tough luck" when told to let through his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo.

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Sunday Team Quotes

VETTEL REFUSES TO OBEY RED BULL TEAM ORDER

World champion Sebastian Vettel refused to obey Red Bull's team orders during the Chinese grand prix.

LOTUS BULLIED OVER BUDGET CAP AXE SAYS LOPEZ

Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez on Sunday indicated he was unhappy to have joined the opposition against the introduction of budget caps.

RACE RESULTS

Chinese GP - Race Results

NEWEY WITH WEBBER AT SILVERSTONE, NOT IN CHINA

Adrian Newey chose overcast Silverstone over smoggy Shanghai for the weekend of the Chinese grand prix.

TOTAL FUEL DAMAGING FUEL SENSOR

The fuel supplied by French oil giant Total could be causing Red Bull's repeated problems with the mandatory fuel flow sensor in 2014.

WHITMARSH SET FOR $10M MCLAREN PAYOUT

Ousted boss Martin Whitmarsh could walk away from McLaren with a $10 million payout.

FATHER JAN AT RACES IS DISTRACTING SAYS MAGNUSSEN

It seems Jan Magnussen will not be a regular fixture at grands prix this year.

FEMALE LAWYER TO HELP ECCLESTONE RUN F1

Bernie Ecclestone will lean heavily on the help of a 44-year-old woman when his corruption trial begins next week in Germany.

DENNIS HITS BACK AT HORNER'S STANCE ON FALLOWS

Ron Dennis is keeping the pressure on Red Bull, after an employee reneged on a deal to switch teams.

F1 SET FOR COST-CUTTING SUMMIT ON 1 MAY

F1 will move to put cost-cutting efforts back on the agenda during a May 1 meeting.

RIVALS EXPECT ANOTHER MERCEDES WIN IN CHINA

Dominant Mercedes' main rivals are not confident the silver-clad team can be beaten in China.

19 APRIL 2014

QUALIFYING REPORT - THREE OUT OF FOUR

Chinese GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Saturday Photos

MCLAREN TAKING RED BULL DISPUTE TO HIGH COURT

Ron Dennis on Saturday confirmed McLaren will likely take its dispute with world champions Red Bull all the way to the High Court.

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Saturday Press Conference

VETTEL ADMITS HE IS STRUGGLING TO BEAT RICCIARDO

World champion Sebastian Vettel on Saturday admitted he needs to up his game.

LAUDA DENIES 80HP ADVANTAGE FOR MERCEDES

Niki Lauda has rejected suggestions Renault is trailing the pace by a figure of 80 horse power.

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Saturday Team Quotes

ENGINE MAKERS GET TO WORK ON LOUDER F1

F1's engine manufacturers will focus their attention on the exhaust pipe as they work on spicing up the sound of the turbo V6 engines.

RED BULL SURPRISED BY RICCIARDO PACE

Daniel Ricciardo thinks he has shown he deserves his new seat at Red Bull.

MATTIACCI PLAYS DOWN ALONSO EXIT RUMOURS

Ferrari's new boss on Friday played down suggestions Fernando Alonso might be looking to leave the struggling Italian team.

LOTUS WANTS ENGINE EQUALITY WITH RED BULL

Lotus has discovered it is second or even third in line for the best service offered by F1 engine supplier Renault.

TACTICAL RIVALS PLAYING DOWN CHASE SAYS ROSBERG

Nico Rosberg is sure Red Bull is playing down its title chances for "tactical" reasons.

MERCEDES WANTED THREE-RACE BAN FOR RED BULL

Mercedes wanted reigning world champions Red Bull to serve a three-race ban for appealing against its Melbourne disqualification.

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Chinese GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - RED RAIN

Chinese GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Chinese GP - Practice 3 Results

18 APRIL 2014

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - PUSHED BACK

Chinese GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Friday Team Quotes

RIVALS STEP UP AMID TENSE MERCEDES BATTLE

Mercedes' rivals look closer to the pace this weekend in China.

HONDA WILL NOT SUPPLY CUSTOMER TEAMS IN 2015

Honda's F1 boss on Friday said the Japanese marque will not supply any customer teams when it returns to the sport next year.

MATTIACCI SAYS FERRARI NOT GIVING UP

Marco Mattiacci the 43-year-old first stepped into the Shanghai paddock on Friday, and a swarm of photographers never left his side.

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Chinese GP - Practice 2 Results

PLEA BARGAIN COULD KEEP ECCLESTONE IN CHARGE

Bernie Ecclestone has denied rumours he will strike a plea deal with Munich prosecutors to stay out of jail and in charge of F1.

MALDONADO HITS OUT AS 2014 RACE BAN LOOMS

Pastor Maldonado has hit out at the new 'penalty points' system that could see him having to serve a race ban later in 2014.

FERRARI UNLIKELY TO RECOVER IN 2014 SAYS MALAGO

Giovanni Malago says it is unlikely Ferrari will recover from its competitive slump within the 2014 season.

LOTUS LOOKS TO END CRISIS IN CHINA, SPAIN

Lotus is hoping to finally get its 2014 season on track in the next two races.

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - TOP AND BOTTOM

Chinese GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Chinese GP - Practice 1 Results

17 APRIL 2014

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Thursday Press Conference

MERCEDES NOSE PASSES TEST ON FOURTH ATTEMPT

Mercedes could pull even further clear of the field in Shanghai, after readying for its debut arguably the most expensive new front nose in F1 history.

MATTIACCI TO HEAD FERRARI FOR A LONG TIME

Luca di Montezemolo has played down rumours Marco Mattiacci is only a stop-gap solution at the top of the Ferrari team.

VETTEL SHOCKED BY DOMENICALI EXIT

World champion Sebastian Vettel says he was "shocked" when he heard about Stefano Domenicali's departure at Ferrari.

FERRARI COULD TURN HOPES TO 2015 SEASON

Ferrari may already be looking to write off the 2014 title.

ALONSO DENIES SARCASTIC VICTORY SALUTE IN BAHRAIN

Fernando Alonso on Thursday denied his frustration with Ferrari's poor 2014 hit a sarcastic low recently in Bahrain.

TAXI DRIVER CLAIM NOT HONEST SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has lashed out at Luca di Montezemolo's claim that the 2014 rules have reduced the F1 field to little more than "taxi drivers".

RENAULT INITIALLY NOT OPEN AMID CRISIS

Renault's 2014 crisis began to ease when the French marque became more "open", according to outspoken Red Bull director Dr Helmut Marko.

US BASE FOR HAAS TEAM IS CRAZY SAYS MONTOYA

Gene Haas is "crazy" to base his new formula one team in America.

EARLY MISTAKES AFFECTED SCHUMACHER OUTCOME

A German magazine claims mistakes in the initial treatment of Michael Schumacher's head injuries may have affected his hopes of recovery.

ECCLESTONE PLANNING NEW F1 MASTERS SERIES

Bernie Ecclestone is planning to launch a 'masters' series for former F1 cars and drivers.

RUMOURS MERCEDES TO SHED SOME F1 STAFF

Dominant F1 team Mercedes could be preparing to shed some staff.

16 APRIL 2014

ACTIVE SUSPENSION COULD RETURN TO F1?

F1 could bring back highly-sophisticated 'active suspension' to cut costs.

MOSLEY SAYS 2014 CRITICS HAVE AGENDA

Former FIA president Max Mosley says criticism of the 'new' face of formula one is being powered by those with an "agenda".

MONTEZEMOLO REJECTS EARLY MATTIACCI CRITICISM

President Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed early criticism of Ferrari's new team boss.

SMALL TEAMS WRITE EXPLOSIVE LETTER

F1's four smallest teams have written a letter complaining about the state of the sport.

MARKO SLAMS MERCEDES REACTION TO APPEAL

Dr Helmut Marko has hit back at Mercedes, after the German squad this week called on the court of appeal to come down hard on Red Bull.

RICCIARDO SURPRISED BY LOTUS RENAULT STRUGGLE

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he is "surprised" Lotus is still struggling so much with its Renault engine.

15 APRIL 2014

BERGER, BRAWN OR BELL TO REPLACE DOMENICALI?

Within hours of Ferrari's confirmation that Stefano Domenicali has left the team, Mercedes announced its own split with technical director Bob Bell.

MERCEDES WANTS MORE PUNISHMENT FOR RED BULL

Championship leader Mercedes has urged FIA judges to add to reigning world champion Red Bull's penalty amid the fuel flow affair.

RED BULL LOSES APPEAL

Red Bull has lost its appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's Melbourne disqualification.

DRIVERS THREATEN TO STRIKE OVER UNPAID WAGES

F1 drivers are threatening to strike if their teams do not pay them.

F1 MOVE FOR DANICA PATRICK IS IMPOSSIBLE ACCORDING TO HAAS

Danica Patrick, the world's most famous female racing driver, will apparently not be making the switch to formula one with Haas.

ECCLESTONE ADMITS POOR IMAGE AMID BRIBERY AFFAIR

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted that public perception already depicts him as being defeated amid the Gerhard Gribkowsky corruption affair.

UPDATES WILL STOP ONCE SCHU LEAVES HOSPITAL

Michael Schumacher's family will stop releasing information about his condition once the former F1 driver leaves hospital.

US SANCTIONS ENDANGER SIROTKIN'S CAREER

Sergey Sirotkin's F1 future is suddenly in doubt.

14 APRIL 2014

FERRARI CONFIRMS DOMENICALI EXIT

Ferrari on Monday confirmed reports Stefano Domenicali has "decided to resign" as team boss.

DOMENICALI QUITS, REPLACED BY MATTIACCI

Team boss Stefano Domenicali has quit Ferrari, multiple media sources are reporting on Monday.

MERCEDES BLASTS RED BULL AT PARIS APPEAL

Title rival Mercedes on Monday was highly critical of world champions Red Bull's behaviour, as the appeal hearing in Paris began.

RED BULL TAKING NEW EVIDENCE TO MONDAY APPEAL

Red Bull claims to have "a very strong case" as the world champions try on Monday to overturn Daniel Ricciardo's Melbourne disqualification.

VANDOORNE TO REPLACE BUTTON?

McLaren could oust Jenson Button at the end of 2014 and replace him with the team's next young development driver talent.

SUBWAY COULD BECOME F1 SPONSOR

American chain Subway could be the next sponsor to enter formula one, according to F1 business journalist Christian Sylt.

HAAS DRIVER BUSCH SAYS NO TO F1

Kurt Busch, a leading Nascar driver, has ruled himself out of the running to enter F1 next year with Gene Haas.

MORE SMALL IMPROVEMENTS IN SCHUMACHER CONDITION SAYS MANAGER

Michael Schumacher's health is continuing to improve, his manager Sabine Kehm said in a television interview late on Sunday.

PROSECUTORS DISMISS ECCLESTONE BLACKMAIL

The pre-trial documents outlining the case against Bernie Ecclestone make no mention of the possibility he was blackmailed by Gerhard Gribkowsky.

FORZA ROSSA IS ROMANIAN FERRARI DEALER

A major potential link between F1's potential 13th team and Ferrari has been discovered.

MERCEDES CAR ON PAR WITH NEWEY'S RED BULL SAYS COSTA

Mercedes insists its 2014 car is "on par" with the chassis being fielded by reigning world champions Red Bull this season.

12 APRIL 2014

ENGINE DEAL IS NEXT MOVE FOR 2015 TEAM HAAS

Colin Kolles is at the helm of 'Forza Rossa', a team that the FIA on Friday said could be next in line for a F1 debut.

11 APRIL 2014

MONTEZEMOLO HINTS FERRARI DECISIONS LOOMING

La Gazzetta dello Sport, the influential Italian sports daily, speculated on Friday that Ferrari could be poised to make a change at the top.

RED BULL QUIT RUMOURS NONSENSE SAYS MARKO

Dr Helmut Marko on Friday rubbished speculation suggesting Red Bull could quit formula one.

FIA TO CONFIRM HAAS ENTRY ON FRIDAY

Gene Haas will hear some good news on Friday, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has revealed.

TYRE-WARMER BAN FOR 2015 IN DOUBT

The plan to ban tyre warmers in 2015 is currently in doubt.

FIRST RACES HAVE SHOWN WILLIAMS WEAKNESSES SAYS BOTTAS

Valtteri Bottas has admitted Williams is yet to display its full potential in 2014.

PROMOTER WORRIED ABOUT CANADA GP FUTURE

Race promoter Francois Dumontier is worried about the future of the Canadian grand prix.

MARKO HOPES RENAULT ENGINE STARTS TO WORK

If Renault cannot improve its engine, Mercedes will run away with the 2014 title.

ENGINE MAKERS TO DISCUSS V6 NOISE IN CHINA

F1's three engine makers will discuss how to turn up the volume of their controversial turbo V6s ahead of the Chinese grand prix.

TITLE SPONSOR REMOVED FROM FORCE INDIA SIDEPODS

Force India has denied it is set to split with its title sponsor Sahara.

SAUBER'S FEMALE DRIVER TO MAKE F1 TEST DEBUT

Simone de Silvestro will shortly make her formula one test debut.

BMW, FORD CONSIDERING F1 RETURN

BMW and Ford could each be eyeing a return to formula one, according to reports.

10 APRIL 2014

TODT TO THINK ABOUT RULE CHANGES

Jean Todt has vowed to "think about" some of Red Bull's criticisms of the current rules.

F1 RETURN STILL NOT POSSIBLE FOR KUBICA

Robert Kubica has revealed his physical limitations are still standing in the way of his return to formula one.

GROSJEAN FRUSTRATED BY RENAULT SITUATION

Romain Grosjean is apparently becoming more and more frustrated with the situation at troubled Lotus this season.

NO 'HARAKIRI' BETWEEN MERCEDES TEAMMATES SAYS WOLFF

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been told the 'rules' for their future wheel-to-wheel battles.

9 APRIL 2014

TEAMS IN TALKS TO BUY INTO F1 SAYS ECCLESTONE

Bernie Ecclestone on Wednesday revealed that a group of teams is considering buying into formula one.

MCLAREN DISPUTES APPOINTMENT OF RED BULL CHIEF

McLaren is disputing Red Bull's appointment on Wednesday of a new aerodynamics boss.

FERRARI ENDS BAHRAIN TEST EARLY

Ferrari abandoned the second and final day of post-race testing in Bahrain on Wednesday.

V6 SWITCH ENDED MERCEDES QUIT TALKS

Mercedes has revealed it probably would have quit formula one if the sport had stayed with loud V8 engines beyond 2013.

EVEN GENIUS WILL NOT CLOSE GAP TO MERCEDES SAYS MARKO

Reigning world champion team Red Bull is hoping to be "at least within reach" of dominant Mercedes in the space of a month.

MARUSSIA NO LONGER OWNED BY RUSSIAN SUPERCAR MAKER

F1 team Marussia has split with its Russian supercar maker owner.

BRIATORE SAYS FERRARI TEAM NO LONGER EXCELLENT

While Ferrari's global brand remains strong, the health of the Maranello based formula one team is less impressive.

8 APRIL 2014

HAAS STILL UNSURE OF 2015 F1 ENTRY

Gene Haas has revealed he is yet to be notified officially that he will be let in as F1's newest team owner in 2015.

MARKO SAYS BAHRAIN WAS BLAND UNTIL LATE SAFETY CAR

Dr Helmut Marko is not convinced Sunday's Bahrain grand prix was a F1 thriller.

ONLY F1 NOISE WILL CHANGE SAYS TODT

When it comes to engine noise, most F1 players are open to turning up the volume of the turbo V6s.

HAMILTON CLAIMS HOMEWORK HELPED ROSBERG CATCH UP

Lewis Hamilton claims teammate Nico Rosberg improved between the Malaysian and Bahrain grand prix by studying his data.

SUPER GP2 COULD BE KEY TO F1'S FUTURE

The 'GP1' rumours are building.

VERDICT STILL OUT ON RICCIARDO

Sebastian Vettel insists it is too early to say his new teammate Daniel Ricciardo is better than Mark Webber.

ECCLESTONE PREDICTS NO TITLE CLIFF-HANGER IN 2014

When it comes to the loud criticisms of F1's new 'double points' innovation, Bernie Ecclestone simply points to Mercedes.

TODT UNMOVED BY VERGNE HOSPITAL STORY

Jean Todt insists he is not moved by claims extreme diets are putting drivers at risk.

7 APRIL 2014

RACE REPORT - FABULOUS FIGHT

Bahrain GP - Race Report

MERCEDES DENIES PADDY LOWE CALL WAS TEAM ORDER

Mercedes boss Paddy Lowe insists his drivers did not ignore a clear team order during Sunday's Bahrain grand prix.

MONTEZEMOLO LEFT TRACK DURING BAHRAIN THRILLER

Luca di Montezemolo did not wait to see Ferrari's drivers collect the dregs of the points in Bahrain.

F1 TO PUSH AHEAD WITH MAKING V6 ENGINES LOUDER

F1 will push ahead with trying to make the sport's new turbo V6 engines louder.

MERCEDES SECRET IS DOUBLE DIFFUSER OF 2014

A secret of Mercedes' 2014 dominance has been compared to the game-changing 'double diffuser' innovation of a few years ago.

TEAMS PUSHING ECCLESTONE INTO INTERNET ERA

F1 needs to race into the digital era, according to Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali.

6 APRIL 2014

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Bahrain GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Bahrain GP - Sunday Team Quotes

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Sunday Press Conference

F1 TO ALLOW NEW KOLLES TEAM IN 2015

F1 is set to allow two new teams through the paddock turnstiles for 2015.

FIA WINS BATTLE, ECCLESTONE GOES TO WAR

Big politics are at play in formula one.

RACE NOTES - HAMILTON WINS BAHRAIN GP AHEAD OF TEAM MATE

Bahrain GP - Race Notes

BORING F1 HITS BACK WITH BAHRAIN BONANZA

F1 on Sunday issued the strongest-possible retort to all those playing down the spectacle of the sport's new era.

RACE RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Race Results

TODT SAYS CRISIS RULE CHANGES UNLIKELY

Jean Todt has lashed out at teams who are criticising the 'new' face of formula one.

VERGNE ADMITS HOSPITALISATION AMID EXTREME F1 DIETS

Jean-Eric Vergne has admitted he was hospitalised recently amid an extreme weight-loss regime for the 2014 season.

FERRARI NOT DOING A GOOD JOB IN 2014 ACCORDING TO ALONSO

Fernando Alonso has admitted Ferrari is "not doing a good job so far" in 2014.

REPORTS OF SCHUMACHER MAKING EYE-CONTACT, RESPONDING TO VOICES

Michael Schumacher is making eye-contact and responding to voices, according to the very latest media reports.

TEAM BATTLES HOTTING UP AT MERCEDES, RED BULL

The battle is hotting up at Mercedes.

5 APRIL 2014

QUALIFYING REPORT - WHEN IT COUNTED

Bahrain GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Bahrain GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Bahrain GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Qualifying Results

MCLAREN PLAYS DOWN RUMOURS IN BAHRAIN

McLaren is at the centre of a body of rumours in the Bahrain paddock.

WEBBER TIPS RED BULL TO WIN MONACO

Mark Webber has tipped Red Bull to win next month's Monaco grand prix.

SILVERSTONE LIKES THE SOUND OF NEW F1

Organisers of the British grand prix have counted themselves out of the controversy surrounding the milder sound of F1's new V6 engines.

DOCTORS CAUTIOUS AFTER SCHUMACHER AWAKENING NEWS

A wave of relief spread through the Bahrain paddock on Friday, as news broke that F1 legend Michael Schumacher has shown "moments of consciousness" this week after months in a coma.

ROSBERG NURSING INJURED TOE IN BAHRAIN

Pain may be holding championship leader Nico Rosberg back this weekend in Bahrain.

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - BEST OF THE REST

Bahrain GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Practice 3 Results

4 APRIL 2014

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - NO LIGHT FIGHT

Bahrain GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Bahrain GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Bahrain GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - WHO ELSE?

Bahrain GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Bahrain GP - Practice 1 Results

SCHUMACHER STARTING TO WAKE UP ACCORDING TO MANAGER

Positive news emerged from Grenoble on Friday, with Michael Schumacher's manager revealing he is showing "moments of consciousness and awakening".

FERRARI, ECCLESTONE WANT QUICK F1 RULE CHANGES

In a rare media statement, Ferrari has declared that fans are "unhappy with the new formula one".

WILLIAMS APOLOGISES AFTER MASSA TEAM ORDER

Williams has apologised to its drivers and its fans after the Malaysian team orders saga.

VETTEL REBUKED BY TODT IN PERSONAL LETTER

Sebastian Vettel was rebuked in writing by FIA president Jean Todt for calling the sound of the new turbo V6 engines "shit".

FIA CLAMPS DOWN ON FUEL SENSOR MODIFICATION

The FIA has moved to end the problems with its new mandatory fuel flow sensor, supplied by a British company called Gill.

CATERHAM STAFF HOSPITALISED AFTER FIRE

Seven Caterham staff were hospitalised following a fire at the team's Leafield factory late on Thursday.

RED BULL HAS BEST CAR IN 2014 SAYS HULKENBERG

Red Bull has the best car on the 2014 grid, according to Force India's Nico Hulkenberg.

F1 HEADING FOR EUR 150M BUDGET CAP

F1 is heading towards a budget cap of EUR 150 million per team for the 2015 season and beyond.

MARKO RELIEVED TO HAVE FAIR AUSTRALIAN AT RED BULL

Dr Helmut Marko has hailed the start of Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull tenure by slamming his predecessor, Mark Webber.

HAMILTON UNBEATABLE WHEN FOCUSED SAYS LAUDA

Lewis Hamilton will be hard to beat for the 2014 title, according to Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda.

DRIVERS TACKLING 2014 RACES WITHOUT A DRINK

Adrian Sutil will go the entire Bahrain grand prix on Sunday without a sip of water.

3 APRIL 2014

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Bahrain GP - Thursday Press Conference

LOTUS FASTER THAN WILLIAMS AND MCLAREN SAYS PERMANE

Lotus claims its troubled 2014 car is often better than a Williams or a McLaren.

FRIJNS SAYS CATERHAM NOT JUST AFTER QUICK MONEY

Robin Frijns claims it is rare to find a middle-ranked team that wants to take on a third driver who doesn't substantially 'pay'.

HAAS SET FOR F1 IN 2015

Gene Haas looks set to take his place on the pitwall as F1's newest team owner in 2015.

RAIKKONEN YEARNS FOR MORE EXCITING F1

Kimi Raikkonen has been quoted as lamenting the end of F1's more exciting days.

NEXT REVOLUTION AFOOT AS MONTEZEMOLO MEETS ECCLESTONE

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo flew from Maranello to London this week to meet with F1's chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

MANAGER DENIES SCHUMACHER RECOVERY HOPES FADING

Michael Schumacher's manager has played down reports that suggest the F1 legend's chances of recovery are now looking grim.

RED BULL CONSIDERING ALTERNATIVES TO RENAULT

After struggling to get up to speed in F1's new V6 era with Renault, Red Bull is beginning to think about alternatives.

SMEDLEY JOINS WILLIAMS TEAM IN BAHRAIN

Rob Smedley is finally starting work at Williams.

F1 MUST WAIT TO BID FOR LONG BEACH RACE

F1 will have to wait for its return to iconic Long Beach.

2 APRIL 2014

RED BULL ISSUES ULTIMATUM TO STRUGGLING RENAULT

Red Bull has issued troubled engine supplier Renault with an ultimatum -- improve or be dumped.

NEW RULE HAS SLOWED F1 PITSTOPS

A new rule has slowed down F1's impressive pitstops.

SECURITY PLANS IN PLACE FOR BAHRAIN GP

Bahrain is planning tight security for this weekend's formula one race.

FERRARI SPONSOR WANTS TEN MORE YEARS WITH ALONSO

Ferrari's major sponsor Santander is going nowhere.

F1 LEGEND MOSS BACKS MASSA OVER TEAM ORDER

F1 legend Sir Stirling Moss says he would have behaved just as Felipe Massa did in the Malaysian grand prix.

FRENTZEN HAS FIX FOR PROCESSIONAL F1

A bit more fuel and a drill -- that is how former F1 driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen would spice up the 2014 spectacle.

DOCTOR SAYS RETURN HOME SAFE FOR SCHUMACHER

A leading sports doctor says it could be true that Michael Schumacher will soon be moved from the hospital in Grenoble to his Swiss home.

1 APRIL 2014

DRIVERS SAY MASSA WRONG TO IGNORE TEAM ORDER

Two former F1 drivers on Tuesday said they thought Felipe Massa was wrong to have ignored Williams' team orders in Malaysia.

RED BULL DENIES DROPPING RICCIARDO APPEAL

Red Bull has denied rumours it is preparing to drop its appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's Melbourne disqualification.

NO DIET AS HULKENBERG ADMITS EATING MCDONALD'S

Nico Hulkenberg has denied being one of the drivers obsessed with extreme weight loss.

SAILLANT NOT TALKING ABOUT SCHUMACHER

Professor Gerard Saillant is refusing to comment on the latest reports about his friend Michael Schumacher.

ALONSO HAPPY TO BE BEATING RAIKKONEN

A bright spot on Fernando Alonso's 2014 season so far is that he is beating his teammate Kimi Raikkonen.

31 MARCH 2014

RED BULL, FIA DENY VETTEL SWEARING REBUKE

Red Bull and the FIA have denied rumours Sebastian Vettel was rebuked after swearing about F1's new engine noise.

RACE REPORT - THE FIRST SINCE 1955

Malaysian GP - Race Report

TODT DENIES FAVOURING MIDDLE EAST RACES

Jean Todt has denied F1's Middle Eastern races are receiving preferential treatment.

HAMILTON CLAIMS HE BLEW ROSBERG AWAY

Lewis Hamilton has ramped up his rivalry with teammate Nico Rosberg by claiming he "blew him away" at Sepang on Sunday.

CONTINUED FUEL FLOW PROBLEMS FOR RED BULL

Red Bull continued to grapple with fuel flow problems in Sunday's Malaysian grand prix.

MERCEDES WILL NOT BE EASY TO CATCH

Mercedes' rivals have acknowledged the gap to the dominant championship leaders will not be easily overcome.

MARKO APPLYING PRESSURE ON RENAULT

Dr Helmut Marko is continuing to pile pressure on Red Bull's engine supplier Renault.

DRIVERS ASSOCIATION STALLED OVER NEW BOSS

The future of the F1 drivers' association appears in danger.

WILLIAMS TO DISCUSS TEAM ORDERS WITH MASSA

Felipe Massa will be told what Williams "expects" him to do when instructions are issued during subsequent grands prix.

30 MARCH 2014

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Malaysian GP - Sunday Photos

MERCEDES WARY OF IMPROVING RED BULL SAYS LAUDA

Mercedes' one-two on Sunday was the first since Juan Manuel Fangio and Piero Taruffi dominated the 1955 Italian grand prix.

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Malaysian GP - Sunday Team Quotes

MASSA IGNORES WILLIAMS TEAM ORDERS IN MALAYSIA

Sepang is fast becoming the 'team orders' capital of formula one.

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Malaysian GP - Sunday Press Conference

RACE NOTES - HAMILTON WINS MALAYSIAN GP AS MERCEDES DOMINATES

Malaysian GP - Race Notes

WILLIAMS HAVING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS ACCORDING TO TODT

Jean Todt has named Williams as one of the teams "crying out" for a budget cap.

RACE RESULTS

Malaysian GP - Race Results

RED BULL, MERCEDES ARGUE OVER ROSBERG BLOCK

A argue between Red Bull and Mercedes broke out on Saturday after the fight for pole at Sepang.

F1 DRIVER PASSED OUT IN MALAYSIA

F1 drivers' extreme dieting in 2014 caused one racer to pass out in Malaysia, it emerges.

ECCLESTONE ON A MISSION TO MAKE MORE NOISE

Bernie Ecclestone has been on a mission in Malaysia this weekend to turn up the volume in formula one.

CORINNA ARRANGING TO TAKE SCHUMACHER HOME?

Michael Schumacher could soon be headed home.

RAIKKONEN TO RETIRE AFTER FERRARI STINT

Kimi Raikkonen thinks Ferrari will be his last team in formula one.

HORNER DATING SPICE GIRL?

Christian Horner has reportedly split with his long-term partner six months after the birth of their first child.

29 MARCH 2014

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Malaysian GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Malaysian GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Malaysian GP - Saturday Team Quotes

CONSPIRACY THEORISTS LEAP ON F1 CRITICISM

Amid all the moaning about F1's lower volume, the conspiracy theorists are now beginning to raise their voices in the F1 paddock.

ECCLESTONE WORKING HARD TO TURN UP THE VOLUME

If a question ever requires a cool answer, reporters flock to 'iceman' Kimi Raikkonen.

FORMULA E COULD SNAP UP F1'S NEW YORK RACE

The new FIA-sanctioned electric single seater series Formula E could sweep in and snap up a New York street race.

QUALIFYING REPORT - RAIN OR SHINE

Malaysian GP - Qualifying Report

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Malaysian GP - Qualifying Results

FIA RULES OUT SCRAPPING FUEL FLOW SENSORS

F1's governing body has ruled out scrapping the new rule limiting fuel flow.

MERCEDES FIXES FLAW IN HAMILTON'S FAILED ENGINE

The part that caused Lewis Hamilton's retirement in Australia was worth less than a single euro.

ROSBERG ADMITS TEAM ORDERS INEVITABLE

A year ago, the Malaysian grand prix sparked the infamous 'Multi 21' team orders scandal.

HEAVY DRIVERS DELIBERATELY DEHYDRATING SAYS BUTTON

F1 drivers are deliberately dehydrating in order to get their weight down at grand prix weekends.

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - A WHOPPING

Malaysian GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Malaysian GP - Practice 3 Results

28 MARCH 2014

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Malaysian GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Malaysian GP - Friday Press Conference

RED BULL'S FUEL FLOW PROBLEMS CONTINUE IN MALAYSIA

The 'fuel flow' saga is continuing in Malaysia.

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Malaysian GP - Friday Team Quotes

ECCLESTONE ADMITS ENGINES LOUDER THAN HE THOUGHT

Bernie Ecclestone admitted on Friday that F1's new-generation cars are actually louder than he first thought.

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - ROS-HOT-BERG

Malaysian GP - Practice 2 Report

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Malaysian GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - SPLITTING ARROWS

Malaysian GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Malaysian GP - Practice 1 Results

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Malaysian GP - Thursday Press Conference

27 MARCH 2014

BUTTON DOESN'T LIKE SOUND OF VETTEL'S CRITIQUE

Sebastian Vettel on Thursday admitted a dubious weather forecast for the Malaysian grand prix is making him excited, not nervous.

FUEL ARGUMENTS COULD RETURN IN MALAYSIA SAYS HORNER

Team boss Christian Horner is not ruling out more fuel-flow controversy for the next two race weekends in Malaysia and Bahrain.

MERCEDES SWITCH NO FLUKE FOR WILLIAMS

Claire Williams has denied the British team simply lucked into being powered by the best F1 engine for the sport's new turbo V6 era.

ALONSO TRYING TO DESTROY RAIKKONEN SAYS VILLENEUVE

Fernando Alonso is working hard to "destroy" his new teammate Kimi Raikkonen.

GREAT VETTEL FINALLY WINS LAUREUS AWARD

Sebastian Vettel has finally won the coveted Laureus world sportsman of the year award.

NO ENGINE TO POWER STEFANOVICH'S F1 BID

Zoran Stefanovich has admitted he had to withdraw his bid to enter formula one in 2015 because he could not agree an engine deal.

PANIS NO FAN OF GREEN F1

F1 veteran Olivier Panis has admitted he is no fan of the 'new' F1.

SCHUMACHER MANAGER DISMISSES F1 DOCTOR HARTSTEIN'S PESSIMISM

Michael Schumacher's manager has hit back at claims 'really bad news' about the F1 legend is now just around the corner.

26 MARCH 2014

RENAULT EXPECTING ISSUES IN MALAYSIA

Troubled engine supplier Renault is expecting to grapple with more "issues" in Malaysia this weekend.

DE SILVESTRO'S F1 RACE CHANCE - 1 PER CENT

Simone de Silvestro rates her chances of joining the grand prix grid in 2015 with Sauber as "good".

SEPANG NOT JOINING CHORUS TO MAKE F1 LOUDER

According to the outspoken Australian Ron Walker, his fellow F1 promoters will speak with "an enormous voice" next week in Bahrain.

MONTAGNY DOUBTS LOTUS CAN RETURN TO THE TOP

Franck Montagny has made a bleak assessment not only of ailing Lotus' 2014 prospects, but also Williams' chances of mounting a title challenge this season.

EX F1 DOCTOR THINKS REALLY BAD NEWS ABOUT SCHU COMING

Former F1 doctor Gary Hartstein thinks it is unlikely Michael Schumacher will recover after more than 12 weeks in a coma and counting.

F1 RACE GOING AHEAD DESPITE MALAYSIAN PLANE CRASH

This weekend's F1 race is going ahead, despite confirmation the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 almost certainly crashed into the ocean.

25 MARCH 2014

ONLY ALTERNATIVE TO RENAULT IS OWN ENGINE SAYS MATESCHITZ

The only missing link in Red Bull's title campaign for 2014 is a 'state of the art' engine.

DESIGNER DOUBTS MERCEDES TO DOMINATE

Mercedes designer Aldo Costa says he doubts his W05 will dominate the entire 2014 season.

MELBOURNE PACE WAS A SURPRISE SAYS VETTEL

World champion Sebastian Vettel has admitted he was surprised when Red Bull was competitive as the 2014 season kicked off.

LAUDA HITS BACK AT F1'S NEW ERA CRITICS

Niki Lauda has hit back at the critics who are slamming the revolutionary new face of formula one.

RENAULT ENDS ROAD CAR DEAL WITH CATERHAM

Caterham and its F1 engine partner Renault have reportedly axed a joint venture to produce road-going sports cars.

SIROTKIN TO PUSH FOR F1 LICENSE IN SAUBER TEST

Sergey Sirotkin will put his F1 plans back on track once he obtains a superlicense.

MARUSSIA HOPES RED BULL LOSES APPEAL

Marussia chief Graeme Lowdon thinks Red Bull should have accepted Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian grand prix.

24 MARCH 2014

CONTROVERSY AS FERRARI ARRIVES IN MALAYSIA

A controversy has erupted after relatives of passengers on the missing Malaysia airlines flight had to change hotels when the Ferrari team touched down for this weekend's Malaysian grand prix.

HAMILTON'S MELBOURNE ENGINE STILL FIRING

Lewis Hamilton's 2014 title campaign is still on track.

TODT URGES DOMENICALI TO IGNORE CRITICISM

Jean Todt has urged his Ferrari successor to buck the criticism and keep pushing Ferrari to the front in formula one.

MONTOYA SAYS FERRARI ONLY DID WELL WITH SCHUMACHER

The missing link at Ferrari is Michael Schumacher.

LIMIT TO WHAT RED BULL WILL ACCEPT SAYS MATESCHITZ

Dietrich Mateschitz has warned that his company, the energy drink Red Bull, is not infinitely committed to formula one.

FIA OPEN TO MAKING F1 LOUDER, LESS FUEL-EFFICIENT SAYS TODT

The FIA is not closed-minded about making its brave new engines louder and less fuel-efficient, president Jean Todt has revealed.

MAGNUSSEN IN MALAYSIA FOR SON'S SECOND RACE

Jan Magnussen will be in Malaysia this weekend.

STEFANOVICH EYES MARUSSIA'S PLACE ON F1 GRID?

Zoran Stefanovich, who tried and failed to enter the sport with defunct Toyota's assets in 2010, is back on the cusp of formula one.

SUBMARINE RISK WITH NEW NOSES

Adrian Newey's pre-season fears about 'submarining' formula one cars may have been realised.

22 MARCH 2014

LOTUS NEEDS MORE STAFF SAYS GROSJEAN

Lotus needs to recruit staff following a disastrous start to the 2014 season, team driver Romain Grosjean says.

RED BULL VOWS TO PROVE CASE IN APRIL 14TH APPEAL

Red Bull's appeal against the Daniel Ricciardo disqualification will take place in Paris a week after the Bahrain grand prix, the FIA announced late on Friday.

21 MARCH 2014

RIVALS THINK MERCEDES HAS BIG ADVANTAGE

Mercedes' advantage over its 2014 rivals might be bigger than is currently thought.

RED BULL APPEAL COULD TAKE WEEKS?

It could be "several weeks" before the outcome of Red Bull's appeal against the Daniel Ricciardo disqualification is known.

MELBOURNE GP STALWART RON WALKER STEPS DOWN

The long-serving chairman of Australia's grand prix in Melbourne is stepping down.

EXPERT ALARMED AT SCHUMACHER WEIGHT LOSS

An expert has admitted he is alarmed by reports Michael Schumacher has lost a quarter of his bodyweight whilst laying comatose in France.

20 MARCH 2014

RED BULL FORMALLY APPEALS RICCIARDO EXCLUSION

Red Bull is definitely appealing Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian grand prix.

LOWE TALKS INITIALLY ABOUT WILLIAMS SWITCH - WOLFF

Toto Wolff has revealed his negotiations with Paddy Lowe were initially about wooing the former McLaren technical boss to Williams.

F1 CANNOT JUST TURN UP THE VOLUME SAYS LAUDA

It is "absurd" to suggest formula one should urgently turn up the volume of the new turbo V6 engines.

DE LA ROSA WANTS TO STEP DOWN AS GPDA CHIEF

Pedro de la Rosa wants to step down as president of the F1 drivers' association, the GPDA.

BRIATORE, ROSSI DISLIKE NEW F1 ERA

Former team boss Flavio Briatore has slammed the new face of formula one.

NEW F1 TO STRUGGLE IN MALAYSIAN HEAT

'Cooling' will be the buzzword in Malaysia, according to Mercedes.

WILLIAMS STILL SECOND BEST AFTER MERCEDES

Williams remains one of the top favourites in 2014, despite the events in Melbourne.

MCLAREN CHIMES IN ON RED BULL FUEL CONTROVERSY

McLaren has chimed in on the fuel flow controversy.

RIVALS BEGIN CHASE TO CATCH MERCEDES

Given Mercedes' dominance in Australia, the German marque's rivals have now begun their chase.

19 MARCH 2014

ROSBERG LIKES TASTE OF WINNING

Nico Rosberg on Wednesday vowed not to get ahead of himself, despite admitting he likes the taste of F1 dominance.

NO NEW DRIVER ERA IN F1 SAYS HAMILTON

Lewis Hamilton has baulked at claims a new guard is sweeping into power in formula one.

FIA SIDES WITH FUEL FLOW SUPPLIER

The supplier of F1's mandatory new fuel flow sensor has distanced itself from the Red Bull cheat controversy.

ENGINE MAKERS MUST MAKE F1 LOUD AGAIN SAYS ECCLESTONE

Bernie Ecclestone says it is up to F1's three engine suppliers to make the sport loud again.

NEW FERRARI ENGINE TOO HEAVY?

One of Ferrari's main problems is that its all-new 2014 engine is overweight.

HONDA TO OBSERVE AT 2014 RACES

Almost unnoticed in the Albert Park paddock last weekend strolled two Japanese with very big plans.

ECCLESTONE ADMITS 2014 COULD BE HIS LAST AS F1 BOSS

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted 2014 could be his last at the helm of formula one.

18 MARCH 2014

ECCLESTONE TO PUSH FOR LOUDER F1 ENGINES

Bernie Ecclestone has vowed to get to work on making formula one loud again.

HAMILTON STILL ON TRACK TO BEAT TEAMMATE SAYS LAUDA

Lewis Hamilton is still in the hunt for the world championship despite failing even to finish in Australia.

RICCIARDO HOPES TO WIN BACK MELBOURNE PODIUM

Daniel Ricciardo thinks he has a good chance at winning back his Melbourne podium.

BOULLIER DENIES DENNIS ALREADY INTERFERING

Eric Boullier insists McLaren 'supremo' Ron Dennis is letting him get on with his new job.

SAUBER PATIENT AMID SLOW-MOVING RUSSIAN DEAL

Sauber insists its Russian rescue deal remains on track.

17 MARCH 2014

RED BULL YET TO APPEAL RICCIARDO EXCLUSION

Red Bull is yet to formally appeal the stewards' decision to disqualify Daniel Ricciardo.

SEPANG BOSS SAYS MALAYSIA NOT IN MOOD FOR GP

Malaysia is "not in the mood" for next weekend's grand prix at Sepang.

RACE REPORT - ALL BY MYSELF

Australian GP - Race Report

RED BULL CONFIDENT OF WINNING FUEL FLOW APPEAL

Former F1 team owner and boss Paul Stoddart has tipped Red Bull to win its appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's Melbourne disqualification.

RIVALS FACE STRUGGLE TO CATCH MERCEDES

Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification aside, the Red Bull 'crisis' appeared far less severe in Melbourne than it did over the winter.

FAMILY ACCEPTS LONG WAIT FOR SCHU AWAKENING

Michael Schumacher's manager insists the F1 legend's family have not given up hope he will eventually wake from his 11-week coma.

F1 FACING GIANT HOLE WITHOUT ECCLESTONE SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has revealed he is worried formula one will struggle for health if Bernie Ecclestone is no longer at the wheel.

ALONSO HAPPY TO SHARE FERRARI WITH RAIKKONEN

Fernando Alonso insists he is "very happy" to have a "strong opponent" to fight against at Ferrari this year.

AUSTRALIAN GP FURIOUS WITH F1'S PURRING ENGINES

Organisers of the Australian grand prix are furious with F1's new low volume.

BUTTON VOWS TO PUSH FOR NEW MCLAREN CONTRACT

Jenson Button, the most experienced driver on the 2014 grid, must now prove to McLaren he is also a man for the future.

16 MARCH 2014

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Australian GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RED BULL TO APPEAL RICCIARDO EXCLUSION

Under pitch black skies in Melbourne, FIA stewards took away Daniel Ricciardo's popular second place finish.

RICCIARDO PODIUM IN DOUBT OVER FUEL FLOW BREACH

The first major technical controversy of F1's new V6 era is currently unfolding in Melbourne.

MERCEDES WINS BUT RED BULL CRISIS ENDING

Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel, and Melbourne pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton, failed to finish Sunday's 2014 season opener.

RACE NOTES - NICO ROSBERG WINS FLAG-TO-FLAG WIN AT AUSTRALIAN GP

Australian GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Australian GP - Sunday Press Conference

RACE RESULTS (UPDATED)

Australian GP - Race Results

MERCEDES PRODUCING 900HP?

Mercedes' new field-leading turbo V6 engine could be producing much more horse power than was earlier believed.

MERCEDES BREACHED FUEL FLOW RULES IN MELBOURNE?

Is this the trickery referred to just days ago by Luca di Montezemolo?

MY SERVANT DAYS ARE OVER SAYS MASSA

Felipe Massa has kicked off the next phase of his formula one career with two thumbs up.

ECCLESTONE DOUBTS SUSIE WOLFF WILL RACE IN F1

Bernie Ecclestone does not think Susie Wolff will ever realise her dream of lining up on the F1 grid.

CAUTIOUS ALONSO TARGETS MERE MELBOURNE FINISH

A cautious Fernando Alonso is hoping simply to finish Sunday's Australian grand prix.

MERCEDES DUO TO BATTLE WITHIN LIMITS ON SUNDAY

Whether Mercedes will or will not impose team orders in Sunday's Australian grand prix has become a major talking point.

15 MARCH 2014

VETTEL SEES BRIGHT SIDE TO UNLUCKY 13

Although visibly annoyed, even Sebastian Vettel late on Saturday could see the bright side under gloomy skies in Melbourne.

2014 RULES EXPOSE HUGE SAFETY RISK ACCORDING TO STEWART

Sir Jackie Stewart on Saturday admitted he has a "very, very big" safety concern about F1's revolutionary new era.

QUALIFYING REPORT - REIGNING IN THE RAIN

Australian GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Australian GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Australian GP - Saturday Team Quotes

NEWEY FINDS LOOPHOLE TO HIDE FIA NOSE CAMERA

Red Bull may have had a disastrous winter, but designer Adrian Newey's attention to detail is as sharp as ever in 2014.

MERCEDES UPPED BUDGET TO SUCCEED IN F1 SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has admitted Mercedes upped its F1 budget in the quest to chase down the sport's top teams.

RENAULT STILL A MONTH BEHIND

Renault is still "about a month" behind its rival F1 engine suppliers.

SPORT IS FORMULA ENGINE NOW

The sport might now be called "formula engine", at least in the early phase of 2014, according to Mercedes' Niki Lauda.

MERCEDES HAVE DISCUSSED TEAM ORDERS IN MELBOURNE

'No team orders' is too simplistic a headline in the intricate world of formula one.

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Australian GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - ROSBERG RULES

stralian GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Australian GP - Practice 3 Results

14 MARCH 2014

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Australian GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Australian GP - Friday Team Quotes

RELIEF AT RED BULL AFTER GIANT STEP IN MELBOURNE

'7 tenths'. That term must have been music to the ears inside the Red Bull garage late on Friday, after a disastrous winter for the reigning world champions.

FERRARI WARNS FIA ABOUT TEAM TRICKERY IN 2014

Ferrari has warned F1's governing body to be ready to pounce on cheating as the revolutionary V6 era begins in 2014.

SIGNS OF STRAIN BETWEEN MERCEDES DUO

The relationship between likely title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg may already be showing signs of strain.

BOTTAS PREFERS MASSA OVER EX-TEAMMATE MALDONADO

Valtteri Bottas says he is enjoying working with his new teammate Felipe Massa.

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - BENZ BEST

Australian GP - Practice 2 Report

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Australian GP - Practice 2 Results

PIRELLI DENIES NEW APPROACH TO AVOID CRITICISM

Pirelli has denied it decided to 'go conservative' for 2014 after the tyre-exploding criticism of last season.

LOTUS PROMOTE FROM WITHIN FOR NEW TEAM BOSS

Lotus' new team boss is Federico Gastaldi.

RENAULT GIVING TEAMS FULL POWER IN MELBOURNE

Renault is giving its F1 customers full power in Australia.

NO TEAM ORDERS DESPITE MERCEDES DOMINANCE

The Mercedes drivers' charge for victory in Melbourne will be unfettered by 'team orders'.

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - SOME RUN, SOME DON'T

Australian GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Australian GP - Practice 1 Results

13 MARCH 2014

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Australian GP - Thursday Press Conference

NERVOUS TEAMS TO SIT OUT SATURDAY PRACTICE

Television and trackside viewers face a questionable spectacle on Saturday morning at Albert Park.

107 PER CENT RULE NO HURDLE IN MELBOURNE ACCORDING TO WHITING

When asked how many cars he thinks will finish Sunday's 2014 season opener, Daniel Ricciardo grinned his usual grin and answered: "No one.

MCLAREN'S MELBOURNE LIVERY A ONE-OFF

McLaren will run prominent 'Mobil' branding on its 2014 car in a one-off livery this weekend in Australia.

FIA STILL SUPPORTS EMBATTLED ECCLESTONE SAYS TODT

Even amid the corruption scandal, FIA president Jean Todt continues to support embattled F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.

F1 STARES INTO THE UNKNOWN FOR 2014 REVOLUTION

Formula one is staring into the unknown as the sport's revolutionary new era begins in earnest this weekend in Melbourne.

HEIDFELD NOT HAPPY F1 KEEPS PUTTING ON WEIGHT

Nick Heidfeld thinks formula one should go on a diet.

12 MARCH 2014

ENCOURAGING SIGNS IN SCHUMACHER RECOVERY

Michael Schumacher is showing "small, encouraging signs" in his long recovery from "severe injuries", the seven time world champion's management announced on Wednesday in a rare official update.

VETTEL COULD EXIT AMID RED BULL CRISIS

Red Bull needs to up its game or risk losing Sebastian Vettel.

LAUDA DENIES MONEY POWERED MERCEDES DOMINANCE

Niki Lauda has dismissed claims Mercedes is set to dominate the 2014 season because the German carmaker spent more on its new turbo V6 'power unit'.

VETTEL STILL NOT CONFIRMING FATHERHOOD

Sebastian Vettel is still refusing to comment on - or even confirm - his new status as a father.

MARKO RELATIONSHIP WILL ENSURE EQUALITY SAYS RICCIARDO

Daniel Ricciardo is not expecting to slot into predecessor Mark Webber's awkward position within the Red Bull hierarchy.

NO F1 BOYCOTT TO PUNISH RUSSIA

Niki Lauda has dismissed suggestions formula one should boycott October's inaugural Russian grand prix.

MCLAREN ADDS BLACK TO 2014 RACE LIVERY

McLaren has tweaked the livery of its 2014 car ahead of the Melbourne season opener.

HAUG RETURNS TO MOTOR RACING WITH DTM

Norbert Haug is returning to motor racing.

NEW V6 ERA IS PURE F1 SAYS BERGER

Gerhard Berger is no longer critical of F1's technological revolution.

DI RESTA YET TO SECURE MERCEDES F1 ROLE

Now mere hours before the engines are fired up in Melbourne, Paul di Resta still has not secured a new F1 role for 2014.

NEW NURBURGRING OWNER TO KEEP AFFORDABLE F1

F1's Nurburgring future now appears brighter, after the embattled German grand prix venue was bought for a reported EUR 100 million.

F1 CO-OWNER SAYS DEAL A MISTAKE

One of F1's owners has admitted buying into the sport was "a mistake".

LAUDA ANNOYED BY SCHUMACHER RUMOURS

Niki Lauda has admitted to being "saddened" and "annoyed" by the constant rumours of Michael Schumacher's medical condition.

INDIA GP PROBLEMS MONEY RELATED SAYS ECCLESTONE

The promoter of India's beleaguered formula one race breached its contract, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has revealed.

11 MARCH 2014

ECCLESTONE NOW TIPS HAMILTON FOR TITLE

Bernie Ecclestone has changed his mind.

WEBBER STILL IN PADDOCK AFTER F1 RETIREMENT

After more than a decade on the grid, Mark Webber will still be in the paddock this weekend as a new season of F1 begins.

HORNER TIPS MERCEDES DRIVER FOR 2014 TITLE

Red Bull boss Christian Horner is predicting an all-Mercedes silver duel for the 2014 title.

RED BULL COULD GIVE UP ON 2014 CHASE

World champion team Red Bull may switch its focus to the 2015 season within weeks if it thinks this year's title is already lost.

BARRICHELLO HOPES MASSA FIGHTS FOR TITLE

Felipe Massa can take his Williams all the way to the 2014 title.

NO MONACO MOVE FOR BACKMARKER ROOKIE ERICSSON

F1 rookie Marcus Ericsson has no plans to move to Monaco.

EXPERTS SAY SCHUMACHER RECOVERY NOW UNLIKELY

Two experts have warned that the old Michael Schumacher is probably now gone.

BERGER THOUGHT OF SCHUMACHER AFTER OWN SKI FALL

Gerhard Berger has admitted he thought of fellow F1 legend Michael Schumacher when he lay injured in the snow late last week.

10 MARCH 2014

NO VETTEL TITLE IN 2014 FOR SURE SAYS VILLENEUVE

1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says Sebastian Vettel's run of titles is definitely over.

OWNERS WORRIED DEMISE WILL HURT F1 ACCORDING TO ECCLESTONE

F1's owners are scared Bernie Ecclestone's demise could hurt the sport.

MASSA IMPRESSED WITH MERCEDES POWER

Felipe Massa has admitted he has been "impressed" with his switch to Mercedes power for 2014.

FERRARI SANDBAGGED IN WINTER TESTING SAYS SALO

Ferrari is yet to reveal the full potential of its 2014 car.

RENAULT SAYS RED BULL CAR IS EXTREME

Renault F1 chief Jean-Michel Jalinier insists the struggling French supplier should not be written off in 2014.

KOVALAINEN'S F1 CAREER IS OVER ACCORDING TO VILANDER

Toni Vilander thinks his Finnish countryman Heikki Kovalainen's F1 career is over.

MELBOURNE-SPEC CAR DIFFERENT ON INSIDE SAYS VETTEL

Crisis-struck Red Bull is taking a vastly different car to Melbourne for the first race of 2014.

EVERY CAR MAY RETIRE IN MELBOURNE

It is possible every single car will fail to finish Sunday's season-opening Australian grand prix.

GERHARD BERGER INJURED IN SKIING FALL

Former F1 driver Gerhard Berger has crashed whilst skiing in the Kitzbuhel district in his native Austria.

7 MARCH 2014

DENNIS VOWS TO RESTORE MCLAREN FOCUS

Ron Dennis is unapologetic as he vows to take McLaren back on the road to winning.

PADDOCK TO CELEBRATE POPULAR WILLIAMS REVIVAL

If Williams is a force in 2014, almost the entire paddock will celebrate the return of an F1 great.

SCHUMACHER NO LONGER ON RESPIRATOR - REPORT

Michael Schumacher is breathing without the help of a respirator, the authoritative Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport claimed on Friday.

INDIA GP WANTS MEETING TO PURSUE 2015 RETURN

The promoter of the Indian grand prix has vowed to meet with Bernie Ecclestone and try to get the New Delhi race back on the 2015 calendar.

LONG BEACH POSTPONES F1 DECISION

F1 will have to wait to know if it can return to Long Beach.

NEW ERA COMPLETELY OVERSHADOWS DRIVERS SAYS ALESI

A week before F1's brave new era begins in earnest, not everyone is excited.

CONCORDE AGREEMENT ERA IS OVER SAYS ECCLESTONE

The era of the Concorde Agreement is at its end, according to Bernie Ecclestone.

BIANCHI MUGGED WHILE SMOKING CIGARETTE

F1 driver Jules Bianchi has been attacked and mugged near Paris' famous Champs-Elysees.

ECCLESTONE WIFE FABIANA WANTS A BABY

Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that his new wife Fabiana, 37, wants a baby.

6 MARCH 2014

RUMOURS OF RED BULL SPLIT FOR RENAULT, VETTEL

Inevitably, as the scale of Red Bull's early season crisis becomes ever clearer, rumours of possible splits are now beginning to emerge.

WILLIAMS REVEALS LIVERY,

Williams held a glitzy launch to reveal its new name, Williams Martini Racing, in honour of its iconic title sponsor, the familiar Italian drinks label.

DENNIS VOWS TO WIN

McLaren supremo Ron Dennis sat down with journalists and insisted he will get the famous British team out of its 2013 slump and back to winning races "much faster than people imagine".

18 HOUR SHIFTS TO END RED BULL CRISIS SAYS MARKO

Red Bull is "slaving around the clock" to solve its problems ahead of next weekend's season-opening Australian grand prix.

NURBURGRING SOLD FOR UP TO EUR 70M?

The Nurburgring looks to have been sold for between EUR 60 and 70 million.

GROSJEAN LOST COOL IN LOTUS GARAGE

Romain Grosjean wasn't his always-smiling self during one dramatic moment at the Bahrain tests last week.

WOLFF WOULD QUIT F1 TO START FAMILY

Susie Wolff has revealed that if she ever has children, she will quit motor racing.

NO RETURN TO INDIA IN 2015 ACCORDING TO ECCLESTONE

F1 will not be returning to India next year.

STILL NO NEWS ON WHITMARSH'S FUTURE

A week before the F1 circus gathers in Melbourne for the 2014 opener, the fate of McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh is still not clear.

5 MARCH 2014

ECCLESTONE NOT RULING OUT ENGINE RULES TWEAKS

Bernie Ecclestone is not ruling out tweaking F1's radical new engine regulations.

MERCEDES V6 PRODUCES '580HP' SAYS LAUDA

Niki Lauda has revealed that Mercedes' new turbo V6 engine produces "about 580" horse power.

CRISIS-STRUCK RED BULL ASKS TORO ROSSO FOR HELP

Red Bull's early-season technical crisis is plumbing new depths, with news the reigning world champions are calling upon junior team Toro Rosso for help.

WILLIAMS, FORCE INDIA FAST ENOUGH TO WIN SAYS WOLFF

Mercedes heads into next weekend's season opening Australian grand prix as the overwhelming early 2014 favourite.

F1 HEADING FOR AZERBAIJAN DEBUT ACCORDING TO ECCLESTONE

Almost a year ago, Bernie Ecclestone stunned F1's headline writers when he said plans were afoot for a race in Baku.

4 MARCH 2014

VETTEL HAS CONTRACT UNTIL 2017 ACCORDING TO LAUDA

Sebastian Vettel may have quietly added another two years to his existing Red Bull contract.

MARKO NOT SURE RED BULL CAN CATCH UP

Dr Helmut Marko is not sure Red Bull will catch up its early-season deficit in 2014, after a disastrous start to its latest title defence.

ECCLESTONE ADMITS BRIBE AFFAIR AFFECTING F1 ROLE

Bernie Ecclestone has hinted for the first time that he may need to voluntarily step back from running formula one.

BOTTAS PLAYS DOWN 2014 FUEL SAVING FEARS

Valtteri Bottas has played down fears grands prix will become little more than fuel-saving affairs in F1's new 'green' era.

MASSA TO BE STRONG RIVAL IN 2014 SAYS ALONSO

Fernando Alonso has tipped his departed Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa to be a "strong rival" in 2014.

HAAS HOPES FOR 2015 F1 ENTRY DECISION SOON

Gene Haas is waiting to know if he will be let onto the F1 grid next year.

MARUSSIA COMPETITIVE IN 2014 SAYS BUTTON

Jenson Button has tipped usual F1 backmarker Marussia to take a big step forwards in 2014.

3 MARCH 2014

RIGHT DECISION TO STAY FOR FINAL TEST SAYS VETTEL

World champion Sebastian Vettel has hinted crisis-struck Red Bull might have achieved more simply by staying at its factory last week.

MASSA JOINS HAMILTON AS MELBOURNE FAVOURITE

No one in the paddock doubts that Mercedes is significantly ahead of the game as the 2014 season opener looms.

NEW F1 DEAL FOR MELBOURNE WILL HAPPEN SAYS ECCLESTONE

Bernie Ecclestone says he is confident Melbourne is staying on the F1 calendar beyond its 2015 contract.

F1 WANTS TO BID FOR RETURN TO LONG BEACH

New reports suggesting Long Beach could return to F1's annual calendar have emerged.

PIRELLI TO SPONSOR TWO GRANDS PRIX IN 2014

Pirelli will become the naming sponsor of two grands prix in 2014.

BAHRAIN NAMES CORNER AFTER SCHUMACHER

Bahrain has named the first corner of its grand prix circuit after injured F1 legend Michael Schumacher.

LAUDA CONFIRMS NO FREEZE DELAY FOR RENAULT

Niki Lauda has confirmed that Renault's F1 rivals opposed a move to delay the 2014 engine performance 'freeze'.

1 MARCH 2014

RED BULL CRISIS RETURNS IN BAHRAIN

The worry lines at Red Bull eased temporarily on Friday, as Daniel Ricciardo had a better deal at the wheel of the troubled RB10.

NO ENGINE FREEZE DELAY FOR TROUBLED RENAULT

The engine development 'freeze' deadline will not be extended.

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