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2014 Point Standings
After Spa
Championship Standings:
1 Nico Rosberg 220
2 Lewis Hamilton 191
3 Daniel Ricciardo 156
4 Fernando Alonso 121
5 Valtteri Bottas 110
6 Sebastien Vettel 98
7 Nico Hulkenberg 70
8 Jenson Button 68
9 Felipe Massa 40
10 Kimi Raikkonen 39
11 Kevin Magnussen 37
12 Sergio Perez 33
13 Jean-Eric Vergne 11
14 Romain Grosjean 8
15 Daniil Kyvat 8
16 Jules Bianchi 2
17 Adrian Sutil --
18 Marcus Ericsson --
19 Pastor Maldanado --
20 Esteban Gutierrez --
21 Max Chilton --
22 Kamui Kobayashi --
23 Andre Lotterer --

Wins:
1 Lewis Hamilton 5
2 Nico Rosberg 4
3 Daniel Ricciardo 3

Pole Positions:
1 Nico Rosberg 7
2 Lewis Hamilton 4
3 Felipe Massa 1

Podium Finishes
1 Nico Rosberg 10
2 Lewis Hamilton 9
3 Daniel Ricciardo 6
4 Valtteri Bottas 4
T5 Fernando Alonso 2
T5 Sebastian Vettel 2
T7 Jenson Button 1
T7 Kevin Magnussen 1
T7 Sergio Perez 1

Fastest Laps:
1 Nico Rosberg 5
2 Lewis Hamilton 3
T3 Sebastien Vettel 1
T3 Kimi Raikkonen 1
T3 Felipe Massa 1
T3 Sergio Perez 1

Laps Led:
1 Nico Rosberg 348
2 Lewis Hamilton 259
3 Daniel Ricciardo 71
4 Fernando Alonso 29
5 Felipe Massa 16
6 Sergio Perez 11
7 Valtteri Bottas 4
8 Jenson Button 1

Manufacturer Statistics:
Constructors Championship
:
1 Mercedes 411
2 Red Bull-Renault 254
3 Ferrari 160
4 Williams-Mercedes 150
5 Force-India Mercedes 103
6 McLaren-Mercedes 95
7 Toro Rosso-Renault 19
8 Lotus-Renault 8
9 Marussia-Ferrari 2
10 Sauber-Ferrari 0
11 Caterham-Renault 0

Wins
1 Mercedes 9
2 Red Bull 3

Pole Positions:
1 Mercedes 11
2 Williams 1
Latest F1 News and Commentary

Belgian GP Sunday Press Conference
  From Spa
DRIVERS
1 - Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing)
2 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
3 - Valtteri BOTTAS (Williams)
Ricciardo wins at Spa as Mercedes teammates collide
  Belgian GP
Red Bull ace Daniel Ricciardo recorded his second consecutive victory and third of the year in Formula 1, as championship title contenders Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton collided in the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix. The Australian drove a flawless race to fend off the recovering Rosberg by just 3.3 seconds and record the third victory of his flourishing grand prix career. Valtteri Bottas was third for Williams while Kimi Raikkonen was 4th and Sebastian Vettel rounded out the top-5.
Belgian GP: Saturday Press Conference
  From Spa
Drivers
1st Nico Rosberg
2nd Lewis Hamilton
3rd Sebastian Vettel
Rosberg outqualifies Hamilton in the rain
  Belgian GP
Nico Rosberg continues to prove he is the best Mercedes driver.  In wet conditions at Spa Rosberg took his 7th pole position of the year and 4th in a row over his teammate Lewis Hamilton.  So superior are the Mercedes that the rest of the cars were over 2 seconds per lap slower.  Sebastian Vettel was third for Red Bull, his lemon Renault engine at least making it through qualifying.  His teammate Daniel Ricciardo could only manage 5th best in the wet.
Belgian GP Friday Press Conference
  From Spa
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
John ILEY (Caterham)
Andrew GREEN (Force India)
Dave GREENWOOD (Marussia)
Robert SMEDLEY (Williams)
Adrian NEWEY (Red Bull Racing)
James ALLISON (Ferrari)
Formula 1: Belgian GP Preview
  by Brian Carroccio
All you have to do is merely mention the Kemmel Straight; Blanchimont, Stavelot, or Eau Rouge. Instantly, the spine of most any motorsport aficionado will tingle with delight. Yes, after a month-long summer break, the F1 circus will descend upon the glorious Spa-Francorchamps this weekend with the 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix.  This weekend’s race will be the 70th edition of the Belgian Grand Prix, and 57th at the majestic Spa circuit.
Belgian GP Thursday Press Conference
  at Spa
DRIVERS
Jules BIANCHI (Marussia)
Daniil KVYAT (Toro Rosso)
Romain GROSJEAN (Lotus)
Felipe MASSA (Williams)
Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing)
Hungarian GP: Sunday Press Conference
  Formula 1
Drivers
1st Daniel Ricciardo
2nd Fernando Alonso
3rd Lewis Hamilton
Ricciardo drives masterful race to win in Hungary
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
Daniel Ricciardo is proving every race that he has all the makings of a great world champion someday.  In tricky wet-dry-damp conditions at the Hungaroring in Hungary Ricciardo beat all comers in the inferior Red Bull Renault to get his 2nd win in his debut F1 season with the Red Bull team beating Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Mercedes' teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Hungarian GP Saturday Press Conference
  Formula 1
DRIVERS
1 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
2 - Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing)
3 - Valtteri BOTTAS (Williams)
Rosberg beats Vettel for pole in Hungary
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
With his teammate sidelined by a fire, Rosberg took pole for the Hungarian GP by whopping 0.486s with a lap of 1m22.715s in his superior Mercedes. Sebastian Vettel again beat his Red Bull teammate comfortably and will start on the outside of row 1, but nearly 1/2-second slower than the Mercedes.  On Sunday it will be no contest as Rosberg motors off into the distance.
Hungarian GP Thursday Press Conference
  Formula 1
Drivers:
Marcus Ericsson
Esteban Gutierrez
Kamui Kobayashi
Jean-Eric Vergne
Sergio Perez
Pastor Maldonado
F1: Hungary Preview
  by Brian Carroccio
Round 11 of the 2014 Formula One World Championship will take place this weekend at the 2.722-mile 14-turn Hungaroring Grand Prix Circuit in Budapest, Hungary. While the configuration of the circuit has gone through some changes over the years, the Hungaroring has hosted a round of the F1 Championship every year since 1986. Also, from a historical perspective the Hungarian Grand Prix was Formula 1’s first foray behind the Iron Curtain.
Nico Rosberg goes flag-to-flag in Germany
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg won the German GP F1 race Sunday in an easy waltz as Mercedes powered cars finished 1-2-3.  Lewis Hamilton came back from a 20th starting spot and bullied his way to the front in the 2nd Mercedes, breaking wings and bodywork of everyone he came in contact with - his signature driving style, to finish third.  Valtteri Bottas was second for Williams holding off Hamilton to the flag.
German GP Sunday Press Conference
  F1 from Hockenheim
DRIVERS
1 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
2 - Valtteri BOTTAS (Williams)
3 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
German GP Saturday press conference
  from Hockenheim
Drivers
1st Nico Rosberg - Mercedes power
2nd Valtteri Bottas - Mercedes power
3rd Felipe Massa - Mercedes power
Rosberg takes pole for German GP
  Mercedes powered cars to start1-2-3-4
Nico Rosberg has won the pole for the German GP at Hockenheim in his Mercedes ahead of three other Mercedes powered cars giving the superior Mercedes power plants a 1-2-3-4 start on Sunday. Starting second will be Bottas followed by Massa and Magnussen. Rosberg's teammate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Q1 trying too hard. He claimed it was brake failure.
German GP: Friday Press Conference
  From Hockenheim
Team Principals
Cyril Abiteboul
Christijan Albers
John Booth
Toto Wolff
Federico Gastaldi
Paul Hembery
F1: German GP Preview
  by Brian Carroccio
Round 10 of the 2014 Formula One World Championship will take place this weekend at the Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany near Berlin. It will be the 34th Grand Prix held at Hockenheim and ninth on the shortened layout that debuted in 2002.
Kids don't care about cars anymore
  by Bob Lefsetz
You mean I need a bigger engine and a swoopy style to get laid? I just go on Tinder! Welcome to the baby boomer nightmare, wherein everything they’ve held near and dear becomes irrelevant. Like automobiles. Cars are a utility. So long Ferrari. So long Aston Martin. So long the SUV. Do you think kids want to own a big box with terrible mileage just like their parents drive? Just because cars have lasted a century, that does not mean they're here to stay, that does not mean they're not ripe for disruption. Cars are the newspapers of today. Something oldsters can't live without and youngsters can.
British GP Sunday Press Conference
  From Silverstone
Drivers
1st Lewis Hamilton
2nd Valtteri Bottas
3rd Daniel Ricciardo
Hamilton Wins British Grand Prix
  by Brian Carroccio
Before a raucous home crowd, Lewis Hamilton took advantage of teammate Nico Rosberg’s misfortune and scored victory in today’s 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix. It was the twenty-seventh career win and fifth of 2014 for the Stevenage, England born driver. It was also the eighth win in nine races for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team. Rosberg led from pole at the start. The race however would be red flagged for nearly an hour...
British GP Saturday Press Conference
  From Silverstone
Drivers:
Pole sitter Nico Rosberg
Sebastian Vettel
Jenson Button
Rosberg buries Hamilton on run to British GP pole
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
On Saturday at Silverstone, Nico Rosberg totally deflated Lewis Hamilton's boastful ego by burying him in qualifying for the British GP on a partially wet Silverstone circuit in his 80 HP advantage Mercedes while Hamilton could only manage 6th best in identical equipment.  Just this past week Hamilton said he was better than Rosberg.  Rosberg had a point to make and he made it. Sebastian Vettel will start 2nd for Red Bull with Jenson Button delighting the partisan British crowd with a 3rd in his McLaren.
British GP Friday Press Conference
  Formula 1
Team Representatives
Gerry Hughes (Caterham)
Rob White (Renault Sport F1)
James Key (Toro Rosso)
Pat Symonds (Williams)
Adrian Newey (Red Bull Racing)
Jonathan Neale (McLaren)
F1: British GP Preview
  by Brian Carroccio
Round 9 of the 2014 Formula One World Championship will take place this weekend at the famous Silverstone Circuit adjacent to the Northamptonshire villages of Whittlebury and Silverstone. The track, which sits on the site of a World War II Royal Air Force bomber station, hosted its first British Grand Prix in 1948. After some years rotating with other tracks such as Brands Hatch and Donington Park, Silverstone has been the home of the British Grand Prix every year since 1987.
Austrian GP: Sunday Press Conference
  Formula 1
DRIVERS
1 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
2 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
3 - Valtteri BOTTAS (Williams)
Rosberg defeats Hamilton again
  Extends championship lead in Austria
Nico Rosberg has done it again.  He led a Mercedes 1-2 domination (parade) of the Austrian GP at Red Bull Ring before a crowd of 100,000 in the mountains of Zeltweg Austria be defeating his British teammate again for his 8th F1 win. Hamilton finished 1.9s behind Rosberg in second. Valtteri Bottas claimed his first podium finish in F1 in third, 8.1s off the lead and a comfortable 9.1s ahead of Williams teammate Felipe Massa.  Fernando Alonso was 5th for Ferrari.
Austrian GP: Saturday Press Conference
  Formula 1
Drivers
1st Felipe Massa
2nd Valtteri Bottas
3rd Nico Rosberg
Massa leads Williams 1-2 in Austrian GP qualifying
  Mercedes power starts 1-2-3
Using the superior Mercedes power unit coupled to a Williams chassis that loves fast sweeping corners enabled Felipe Massa and teammate Valtteri Bottas to lock out the front row for the Austrian GP at the Red Bull Ring.  Nico Rosberg will start 3rd, Fernando Alonso will start 4th and Daniel Riccardo 5th.  Mercedes powered cars will occupy 8 of the top 12 spots on the grid.
Austrian Grand Prix Preview
  by Brian Carroccio
After an 11-year absence, the Formula 1 circus returns to the Red Bull Ring this weekend for the Austrian Grand Prix. It will be the 26th time the circuit has hosted a Grand Prix. From 1997-2003, the circuit was known as the A-1 Ring, and prior to that the Osterreichring, which hosted 18 Grand Prix from 1970-1987. In 1963 and 1964 the Austrian Grand Prix was held at the Zeltweg Airfield Circuit. For this weekend, the circuit configuration will be the same as it was from 1997-2003: a 10-turn 2.688 mile track. Four-time World Champion Alain Prost has the most wins in the Austrian Grand Prix with three. McLaren leads all constructors with six victories. Ferrari is second with five.
Austrian GP - Friday Press Conference
  At the Red Bull Ring - New venue for 2014
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Eric BOULLIER (McLaren)
Monisha KALTENBORN (Sauber)
Franz TOST (Toro Rosso)
Toto WOLFF (Mercedes)
Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing)
Marco MATTIACCI (Ferrari)
Austrian GP - Thursday Press Conference
  At the Red Bull Ring - New venue for 2014
Drivers
Fernando Alonso
Daniel Ricciardo
Sergio Perez
Marcus Ericsson
Max Chilton
Esteban Gutierrez
Canadian GP: Sunday Press Conference
  Formula 1
Drivers:
1st Daniel Ricciardo
2nd Nico Rosberg
3rd Sebastian Vettel
Ricciardo beats Rosberg to win Canadian GP
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
In what was the best F1 race of the year because the dominant Mercedes cars had brake issues, Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull Renault passed Nico Rosberg's ailing Mercedes with two laps to go to win the Canadian GP.  Rosberg held on to finish 2nd with the other Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel coming home third.  The last lap of the race was run under caution after a massive accident between Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez when the two touched in Turn 1.
Canadian GP Saturday Press Conference
  From Montreal
Drivers:
1st Nico Rosberg
2nd Lewis Hamilton
3rd Sebastian Vettel
Rosberg beats Hamilton for Canadian GP pole
  Beats his teammate for 2nd race in row
The Mercedes team continued their complete domination of F1 by going 1-2 in final qualifying for the Canadian GP in Montreal.  The only cars to get into the 1m14sec bracket, the two Mercedes drivers only go as fast as they need to secure pole, and for the 2nd race in a row, Rosberg beat Hamilton by 1/10th of a sec.  Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull Renault lemon actually ran the entire session without breaking down on him and he turned the 3rd fastest time but a whopping 0.674sec behind Rosberg.
Canadian GP: Friday Press Conference
  from Montreal
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Dave GREENWOOD (Marussia)
Andrew GREEN (Force India)
Giampaolo DALL'ARA (Sauber)
Pat FRY (Ferrari)
Paddy LOWE (Mercedes)
Canadian Grand Prix Preview
  by Brian Carroccio
The Formula 1 circus will make the first of two visits to North America this coming weekend for the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix. It will be the 34th time the Ile Notre Dame, a man-made island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, has hosted each of F1’s visits to The Great White North since 1978. Mosport and Mont-Tremblant previously played host to the Canadian Grand Prix.
Canadian GP: Thursday Press Conference
  Formula !
DRIVERS
Adrian SUTIL (Sauber)
Nico HULKENBERG (Force India)
Kamui KOBAYASHI (Caterham)
Felipe MASSA (Williams)
Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
Jenson BUTTON (McLaren)
Monaco GP: Sunday Press Conference
  F1
Drivers
Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton
Daniel Ricciardo
Mercedes puts on another parade in Monaco
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
Nico Rosberg won his 2nd straight Monaco GP Sunday leading from pole and never headed as his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton ran close behind until he got something in his eye and had to drive the rest of the way with one eye closed.  That allowed Daniel Ricciardo to close up on Hamilton as Hamilton fell back from Rosberg and eventually finished 9.2 seconds behind his teammate.
Monaco GP Saturday Press Conference
  Formula 1
DRIVERS
1 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
2 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
3 - Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing)
Rosberg nips Hamilton for pole in Monaco
  Mercedes again 1-2 of course
Nico Rosberg was faster than his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton during the entire qualifying session and in the final moments ensured pole was his by bringing out a late caution to prevent Hamilton from beating his time, though we doubt he would have.  Last year's Monaco winner Rosberg is very fast at Monaco.  Daniel Ricciardo will start 3rd just ahead of Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel.  Fernando Alonso rounded out the top-5 for Ferrari.
Monaco GP: Thursday Press Conference
  FIA F1
Team Representatives
Federico Gastaldi (Lotus)
Claire Williams (Williams)
Eric Boullier (McLaren)
Toto Wolff (Mercedes)
Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing)
Marco Mattiacci (Ferrari)
Monaco GP: Wednesday Press Conference
  F1
DRIVERS
Jules BIANCHI (Marussia)
Jean-Eric VERGNE (Toro Rosso)
Valtteri BOTTAS (Williams)
Romain GROSJEAN (Lotus)
Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
Kimi RAIKKONEN (Ferrari)
Monaco Grand Prix Preview
  by Brian Carroccio
The Formula 1 circus makes its annual stop this weekend in the gorgeous principality of Monaco this for the Formula 1 Grand Prix De Monaco 2014. This weekend’s race will be the 72nd Grand Prix race held on the iconic Circuit de Monaco in the two-square kilometer principality on the French Riviera. The late Ayrton Senna has the most wins in Monaco with 6. Five of those six wins for Senna came with McLaren, the most successful constructor at Monaco with 15 wins.
Hamilton holds off Rosberg to win 4th straight in Spain
  Spanish GP parade from Barcelona
Lewis Hamilton held off pressure from his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by 0.6s to win his 4th straight F1 race at the Spanish GP.  Once again the superior Mercedes cars led 100% of the laps and even lapped the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen.  Daniel Ricciardo was 50 seconds behind in third.  50 seconds!  Sebastian Vettel finished 4th after starting way back in 15th in the Red Bull lemon.  Valtteri Bottas rounded out the top-5 for Williams.
Spanish GP Saturday Press Conference
  From Barcelona
Drivers
1st Lewis Hamilton
2nd Nico Rosberg
3rd Daniel Ricciardo
Mercedes dominates Spanish GP qualifying
  Hamilton and Rosberg will start 1-2
Lewis Hamilton claimed his fourth pole position of the 2014 Formula 1 season by outpacing his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to take pole by 0.168 seconds in a tense final-lap battle for the Spanish GP at Barcelona. With Mercedes continuing to make a mockery of the F1 field, the rest were battling for third and it was Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo who emerged as best of the rest, a second slower than Hamilton.
Spanish GP: Friday Press Conference
  from Barcelona, Spain
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Cyril ABITEBOUL (Caterham)
Robert FERNLEY (Force India)
John BOOTH (Marussia)
Monisha KALTENBORN (Sauber)
Franz TOST (Toro Rosso)
Brian C. Previews the Spanish Grand Prix
  by Brian Carroccio
After a three week hiatus the Formula 1 circus returns to action this weekend for round 5 of the 2014 World Championship with the Formula 1 Gran Premio Espana Pirelli 2014. This weekend’s Grand Prix will be the 55th installment of the Spanish Grand Prix and 24th at the Circuit de Barcelona-Cataluñya in Barcelona, Spain. Michael Schumacher has the most wins in the Spanish Grand Prix with 6, all in Barcelona. Ferrari has the most wins of any constructor with 12. There are six previous winners of the Spanish Grand Prix in this year’s field. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, a native of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain is the defending race winner and along with Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen one of two double Spanish Grand Prix winners in this year’s field.
Spanish GP Thursday Press Conference
  From Barcelona
DRIVERS
Max CHILTON (Marussia)
Kevin MAGNUSSEN (McLaren)
Daniil KVYAT (Toro Rosso)
Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing)
Fernando ALONSO (Ferrari)
Pastor MALDONADO (Lotus)
Max Verstappen - On his way to F1 stardom?
  Son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen
This interview was done after Max Verstappens' very strong first podium visit (2nd place) at Silverstone a fortnight ago. However, after his even stronger performance this past weekend during the second round of the FIA F3 European Championship, with two pole positions and a maiden race win, the 16-year old Rookie is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Max Verstappen is the 16-year-old son of former Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen.
The Transcendence of Ayrton Senna
  by Keith Ori
According to Wikipedia only two funerals, in recorded history, have had greater attendance by free will than Ayrton Senna's. They were the funerals of Pope John Paul II, who was just beatified as a saint, and the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Let that settle in for a minute. F1 drivers talk of the palpable electricity in the air before the lights go out to start a grand prix, but Senna's presence on the grid extended that mad tension to every single person watching. Jeremy Clarkson, in his amazing Top Gear tribute, concurred by saying, "Senna was spectacular every time he got into a car". That is the very crux of it; every time he raced there was the chance you might see something that defied credibility and reason.
Chinese GP: Sunday Press Conference
  Mercedes advantage biggest in F1 history
Drivers
1st Lewis Hamilton
2nd Nico Rosberg
3rd Fernando Alonso
Hamilton Takes Third Consecutive win in China
  by Brian Carroccio
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton scored his third win of the season in today’s 2014 UBS Formula1 Chinese Grand Prix. It was the third consecutive and 25th career victory for the 29-year old Brit, who began on pole and led every lap. Hamilton’s teammate and World Championship leader Nico Rosberg was second, with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso third. Red Bull teammates Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel rounded out the top-five in fourth and fifth respectively. The win was the fourth consecutive victory, and third consecutive 1-2 finish for the dominant Mercedes team, which has led every lap of competition in 2014.
Chinese GP: Saturday Press Conference
  From Shanghai
Drivers:
1st Lewis Hamilton
2nd Daniel Ricciardo
3rd Sebastian Vettel
Hamilton wins pole for Chinese GP
  Third of the year
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton claimed his third pole position of the 2014 Formula 1 season at the Chinese Grand Prix on a wet Shanghai track. With the track wet, Hamilton went fastest on his first run in Q3 then improved by almost half a second on his second run to ensure pole. Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo will start second, setting a time six tenths slower than Hamilton.
Chinese Grand Prix Preview
  by Brian Carroccio
The 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix will be the 11th running of the Chinese Grand Prix, all of which have been staged at the 5.5541-kilometer Shanghai International Circuit. Rubens Barrichello won the inaugural event driving for Ferrari in 2004. Fernando Alonso, also of Ferrari, is the defending race winner. Alonso (2005, 2013) and Lewis Hamilton (2008, 2011) are the only drivers to have won the Chinese Grand Prix twice.
Chinese GP: Friday Press Conference
  Charlie Whiting joins
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Pat FRY (Ferrari)
Charlie WHITING (FIA)
Yasuhisa ARAI (Honda)
Andy COWELL (Mercedes AMG HPP)
Rob WHITE (Renault Sport F1)
Chinese GP: Thursday Press Conference
  From Shanghai
DRIVERS
Adrian SUTIL (Sauber)
Sergio PEREZ (Force India)
Esteban GUTIERREZ (Sauber)
Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing)
Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes
Fernando ALONSO (Ferrari)
Gene Haas Announces F1 Team
  by Pete McCole
Championship-winning NASCAR owner Gene Haas announced today his newly-formed Haas Racing Developments will be moving forward with the creation of an American-based Formula 1 team after being granted a license by F1’s governing body, the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). Haas’ new F1 operation will be called Haas Formula and will be based around the existing facilities of Stewart-Haas Racing in Kannapolis, N.C., as well as satellite operations based in Europe.
Mario Andretti honored by RRDC in Long Beach
  Including a dazzling video tribute to Andretti written and narrated Sam Posey
In front of a capacity crowd of auto racing dignitaries, sanctioning group and series' representatives, corporate executives and champion race-car drivers, Mario Andretti was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club at the "RRDC Evening with Mario Andretti presented by Firestone" prior to the running of the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Bahrain Postscript
  by Brian Carroccio
Force-India blew past a Ferrari. Four-time reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel was asked to move over for a driver who has yet to record an F1 podium finish. Throw in the close, wheel-to-wheel racing we saw throughout the field, a closely contested battle between teammates for the win, and the spectacular visuals that accompanied Formula 1’s first night race in Bahrain, and yea, the 2014 Gulf Air Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix will go down as a memorable one.
Bahrain GP: Sunday Press Conference
  Formula 1
DRIVERS
1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
3 - Sergio PEREZ (Force India)
Hamilton holds off Rosberg in 1-2-3 Mercedes sweep
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
Mercedes power has won the Bahrain GP finishing 1-2-3 in a waltz.  Lewis Hamilton held off his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by 1.0 sec for the win ahead of Sergio Perez in another Mercedes powered car.  It was Hamilton's first back-to-back win since 2010. Daniel Ricciardo was 4th in his Red Bull Renault with Nico Hulkenberg rounding out the top-5 in another Mercedes powered car.
Bahrain GP: Saturday Press Conference
  Formula 1
Drivers
1st Nico Rosberg - Mercedes
2nd Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
3rd Daniel Ricciardo - Red Bull
F1: If you don't have Mercedes power, forget about it
  Bahrain GP qualifying
F1 is no longer about the best drivers, but the best engines.  If you don't have a Mercedes powered car, you may as well stay home.  Mercedes powered cars dominated qualifying for the Bahrain GP Saturday night with Nico Rosberg beating teammate Lewis Hamilton for his first pole of 2014.  While Mercedes powered cars dominated the top-10, it's clear the Mercedes team is giving their drivers the best versions of those power units.  No one is even close.
Bahrain GP: Friday Press Conference
  F1
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Luigi FRABONI (Ferrari),
Remi TAFFIN (Renault Sport F1),
Robert FERNLEY (Force India),
Pat SYMONDS (Williams),
Adrian NEWEY (Red Bull Racing),
Paddy LOWE (Mercedes)
Brian Carroccio Previews Bahrain
  by Brian Carroccio
To begin, allow us to point out that AR1 columnist Brian Carroccio had quite a week in the handicapping department. In his St. Pete preview, Brian had Team Penske’s Will Power winning. Likewise, in his Malaysian Grand Prix preview, Brian had Lewis Hamilton taking the win. Today, Brian will preview Round 3 of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, the Bahrain Grand Prix. Enjoy!
Bahrain GP: Thursday Press Conference
  Formula 1
DRIVERS
Jules BIANCHI (Marussia)
Jean-Eric VERGNE (Toro Rosso)
Marcus ERICSSON (Caterham)
Nico HULKENBERG (Force India)
Jenson BUTTON (McLaren)
Romain GROSJEAN (Lotus)
Bahrain GP Preview
  By Mercedes Team
The Bahrain circuit is a real challenge: particularly for the tires in terms of overheating. Quite often you get sand blowing onto the track, which is one of the unique features of this circuit and throws another challenge into the mix. A dusty track will have less grip than a clean one, so you have to prepare for that to change even between qualifying sessions. The layout has a great combination of fast, slow and medium corners which make it tough for the drivers and the car.
Malaysian GP: Sunday Press Conference
  F1
DRIVERS
1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
3 - Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing)
Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 in Malaysia
  Mercedes duo dominate race with superior car
Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg did what was expected Sunday in Sepang, they waltzed to an easy 1-2 victory in the Malaysian GP.  It was the 2nd straight race win for the German team, with Rosberg taking the win in Australia two weeks ago.  Sebastian Vettel drove brilliantly to bring the Red Bull Renault home third as the lemon car appears to be getting a bit more reliable.  Fernando Alonso and Nico Hulkenberg rounded out the top-5.
Malaysian GP: Saturday Press Conference
  Formula 1
DRIVERS
1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 - Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing)
3 - Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)
Hamilton nips Vettel for pole in Malaysia
  On rain soaked Sepang track
In a classic battle of two greats, Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton has taken pole for the Malaysian GP on a rain soaked track.  He just beat Sebastian Vettel in the Red Bull Renault lemon. Afterwards Hamilton and Vettel shook hands in parc ferme. They were only 0.055s apart in their pole battle with Vettel able to overcome his cars shortcomings with raw talent. Nico Rosberg will start third in the other Mercedes ahead of Fernando Alonso's Ferrari in fourth and Daniel Ricciardo rounded out the top-5.  Kimi Raikkonen will start 6th in the second Ferrari.
IndyCar season preview - we rate the drivers for 2014
  by Brian Carroccio
There have been no rumors of buyouts and hostile takeovers. No CEOs have been amateurishly deposed. Sure, there’s been the occasional grumbling about such matters the upcoming season’s incredibly compact schedule and continued lack of television traction for the series. There’s likewise been disappointment from fans over popular drivers such as J.R. Hildebrand, Simona de Silvestro, and Conor Daly not earning full-time rides.
AR1's Brian Carroccio Previews the Malaysia Grand Prix
  by Brian Carroccio

For this upcoming season, AutoRacing1.com columnist Brian Carroccio will preview all Formula 1 and IndyCar races. Below, is Brian's preview of this weekend's second race of the 2014 Formula 1 season, the Malaysia Grand Prix. Enjoy!
Malaysian GP: Thursday press conference
  Formula 1
Drivers
Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham)
Pastor Maldonado (Lotus)
Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
Rosberg dominates F1 season opener in Australia
  Leads from the start
Nico Rosberg grabbed the lead at the start in Australia on Sunday from polesitter and teammate Lewis Hamilton and drove his Mercedes to a dominant 24.5s victory over local hero Daniel Ricciardo. The Red Bull driver made the most of the team’s extraordinary turnaround to become the first Australian to finish on the podium at home. An impressive debut drive from Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen led McLaren 3-4 ahead of teammate Jenson Button.
Australian GP: Sunday Press Conference
  From Melbourne
Drivers
1st Nico Rosberg
2nd Daniel Ricciardo
3rd Kevin Magnussen
Pook makes case why Long Beach will benefit from F1
  by Brian Carroccio
Last week, AutoRacing1.com columnist Brian Carroccio outlined the situation in Long Beach. With knowledge of the costs associated with other F1 street races, Brian’s article raised significant questions regarding the financial viability of an F1 race. The article elicited a fair amount of response, both positive and negative. One such responder was AR1 reader Chris Pook. While Pook praised the "balance" of the article, he did take strong exception with some of the details noted in the article.
Hamilton snatches pole from Ricciardo in Australia
  Australian GP
At the end of a sensational first qualifying session for Formula One racing’s new 1.6-litre turbo era, Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton ruined a fairy tale for Red Bull, Daniel Ricciardo and Australia by snatching pole at a wet Albert Park on Saturday afternoon. The Briton’s gamble to stay on wet tires enabled him to deny the intermediate-shod Ricciardo what would have been a sensational maiden pole position.
Australian GP: Saturday Press Conference
  In Melbourne
Drivers:
1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing)
3 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
Australian GP: Friday Press Conference
  From Melbourne
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Toto WOLFF (Mercedes)
Eric BOULLIER (McLaren)
Rob WHITE (Renault Sport F1)
Stefano DOMENICALI (Ferrari)
Claire WILLIAMS (Williams)
Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing)
Australian GP Preview
  by Brian Carroccio
For this upcoming season, AutoRacing1.com columnist Brian Carroccio will preview all Formula 1 and IndyCar races. Below, is Brian's preview of this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 season-opener, The Australian Grand Prix.
Australian GP: FIA Thursday Press Conference
  From Melbourne
Drivers
Fernando Alonso
Lewis Hamilton
Kevin Magnussen
Felipe Massa
Daniel Ricciardo
Sebastian Vettel.
Martini strips back on F1 grid with Williams
  Iconic MARTINI Brand Returns to F1 Racing as Title Partner of Williams
MARTINI, the world’s leading vermouth and best-selling Italian sparkling wine, in partnership with Williams, today announced a multi-year agreement that unites two of the most iconic brands in Formula One racing, creating WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING. The iconic MARTINI Racing stripes will adorn the new Williams Mercedes FW36 race car that will make its race debut on March 16 in Melbourne, Australia, kicking off the 2014 F1 season.
Message to Long Beach - Watch what you wish for!
  by Brian Carroccio
The car-crazy Southern California market. An incredibly loyal title sponsor. IndyCar’s annual chance to see and be seen amongst the Hollywood glitterati. And one gorgeous, if not perfect backdrop for 800 horsepower machines, are but a few reasons losing the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach would be nothing short of an unmitigated disaster for the IndyCar Series. But all those pale in comparison to this.
Marussia MR03 Uncovered
  Photos to Follow.....
The Marussia F1 Team will be targeting the first milestone of its fifth season of Formula 1 competition today, when it plans to commence on-track testing with the MR03, the Team’s all-new challenger for the 2014 season, at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain.  The MR03 is the Marussia F1 Team’s design response to the dramatic and far-reaching technical regulation changes of 2014.
Four F1 legends inducted into Motors Sport Hall of Fame
  at London’s historic Royal Opera House
Racing legends Alain Prost, James Hunt, John McGuinness and Ross Brawn became the latest inductees to the Motor Sport Hall of Fame, as the renowned British magazine kick-started its landmark 90th anniversary celebrations in style with a star-studded ceremony at London’s historic Royal Opera House.
Caterham F1 Team Launches CT05
  Nose raises eyebrows
CT05, the Caterham F1 Team car that Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson will be competing with in the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship was unveiled today in Jerez, Spain. The first car to be fully designed and built at Caterham’s Leafield Technical Centre, CT05 is the team’s answer to the all-new F1 regulations that have come into force in 2014. The car will race in Caterham’s new all-green 2014 livery.
Red Bull unveils the RB10
  Will it take Vettel to his 5th straight title?
Infiniti Red Bull Racing today revealed the RB10, our challenger for the 2014 Formula One World Championship and our first interpretation of F1’s radical new technical regulations. Unveiled in the pit lane this morning at the Jerez Circuit ahead of the first day of testing, the RB10 is powered by the Renault Energy F1-2014.
Mercedes launches 2014 F1 W05 challenger
  Innovative Silver Arrow powers into a new era of Formula One
The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team today unveiled the F1 W05, its 2014 challenger, at the Circuito de Jerez in southern Spain. Ahead of the first morning of official winter testing, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton took the wraps off the first all-new Silver Arrow to hit the track since 1954. The F1 W05 will therefore deliver over one third more performance from every unit of fuel consumed, a development story that places the new Hybrid Formula One at the cutting edge of automotive technology - and puts the sport on the same development path as the wider automotive industry.
Toro Rosso unveils new car in Jerez
  Ugly as can be
Two years in the making, the STR9 was revealed today at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in southern Spain. The drivers Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniil Kvyat whipped the sheets off Scuderia Toro Rosso’s challenger for the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship in the Jerez pit lane, at an event organized by long time sponsor CEPSA.
Sauber launches their 2014 C33-Ferrari F1 car
  Ahead of testing this week
Sauber launched their C33 on Sunday with the new car featuring a much gentler slope in the nose than many of its rivals. Similar to the McLaren that was launched earlier in the week, the 2014 Sauber features a sharp nose where others have opted for flat or even two-pronged. The new car's front wing is also notable smaller due to change in the rules while the team have adopted a twin pylon mounting for the rear.
Ferrari unveil the 'goofy' looking F14 T
  F1
The F14 T is the sixtieth car built by Ferrari specifically to take part in the Formula 1 World Championship. The name comes from the combination of the current year and the introduction of the turbo-compressor in the Power Unit. 2014 is an exceptional year in the history of the sport, with a raft of rule changes that commanded an early start to allow the ground up revision of every aspect of the car’s design.
Just don't call them engines anymore
  In F1 the word ‘engine’ is no longer sufficient: now ‘Power Units.’
This year, the FIA Formula One World Championship is set for a raft of radical technical regulation changes. From 2014 onwards, the cars will be powered by avant-garde powertrain technology, with a powerful turbocharged internal combustion engine coupled to sophisticated energy recovery systems. Energy efficiency will reach levels never seen in the sport before, with two types of energy propelling the cars.
Please... Give Me the Worst Tire You Can Find
  by Stephen Cox
Doug Strasburg is an easy guy to talk with. His humble, soft-spoken manner belies a lifetime of motorsports experience and wisdom. The Mid-American Stock Car Series has thrived under his leadership despite being on the endangered species list not many years ago. When you disagree with Doug, believe me, you'd better do it on very solid grounds. The man knows auto racing.
Title winning Ferrari to headline Surtees Display
  At Autosport International
An amazing collection of race cars and motorcycles will form a tribute to John Surtees’ life in motorsport at Autosport International next weekend, marking the start of 50th anniversary celebrations of the British legend’s 1964 Formula One World Championship. After taking seven motorcycle Road Racing World Championships, Surtees became the first man to win world championships on both two and four wheels when he secured the 1964 title with Ferrari.
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