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  • Schumi camp calls for end to rumours

    Michael Schumacher’s management have again called for an end to the speculation regarding the condition of the seven-time Formula One world champion. It is exactly one month since Schumacher was involved in a skiing accident at the French resort...

  • Former Lotus boss Boullier moves to McLaren

    Eric Boullier has been appointed to the newly-created role of racing director at McLaren. Boullier resigned from his post as team principal of Lotus on Friday in order to take the position with McLaren. The Frenchman’s appointment is part of a new...

  • Hamilton crashes as F1 starts new era

    Lewis Hamilton crashed his Mercedes, world champion Sebastian Vettel failed to complete a timed lap and McLaren’s car stayed in the garage as Formula One’s new turbo era endured a difficult, and strangely quiet, birth yesterday. Twin black streaks...

  • New rules make F1 more dangerous – Newey

    Formula One’s 2014 regulations may have made the sport more dangerous rather than improving driver safety as intended, Red Bull’s title-winning technical wizard Adrian Newey said yesterday. The Briton, who designed the Williams that Brazilian...

  • Hamilton crashes new Mercedes - Red Bull launch their car

    Updated 1.42 p.m. Lewis Hamilton walked away from a heavy crash after putting in the first laps of Formula One's new turbo era in testing with Mercedes this morning. Twin black streaks of scorched tyre rubber at the end of the Jerez pit straight...

  • Stewart backing Alonso to hold edge at Ferrari

    Jackie Stewart is backing Fernando Alonso to have the edge over Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari this season ­– providing he does not let the Finn get under his skin. The battle of the former world champions is one of the more intriguing duels to be...

  • Alonso sees parallels in the past at Ferrari F14 T launching

    Ferrari unveiled their eye-catching 2014 Formula One car yesterday with Fernando Alonso hoping a fifth season with the team will be as good for him as it was for Michael Schumacher 14 years ago. The F14 T car, its name chosen in a vote of more...

  • McLaren launch car

    McLaren showed off their new F1 car yesterday with neither a title sponsor nor a team principal in sight but plenty of determination to banish the gloom of a depressing 2013 season. Once famed for lavish launches, McLaren opted for an online only...

  • Ferrari fans settle on F14 T for new F1 racer after poll

    Ferrari’s 2014 Formula One car will be called the F14 T after an online poll of fans, the Italian team said yesterday. Ferrari said 1,123,741 votes were cast from 208 countries – as far afield as Palau, Greenland and Equatorial Guinea – over nine...

  • Spain’s Juncadella is Force India’s reserve

    Force India have turned to Spain’s Daniel Juncadella as reserve driver for the forthcoming Formula One campaign. Although he won the Formula 3 Euro Series in 2012, Juncadella is a surprising choice given he spent last season out of open-wheel...

  • Williams confident they can move up the grid

    Williams provided a first glimpse of their new Formula One car yesterday with a confident prediction that it would be good enough to move the former champions back up the grid after a dire 2013 campaign. “I’m confident that we’ll be closer to the...

  • McLaren in search of new title sponsor for car launch

    The McLaren Formula One team have not found a title sponsor to replace telecoms group Vodafone in time for this week’s launch of their latest car. McLaren are in talks with potential partners but are not certain whether they will be able to bring...

  • Force India is first F1 team to show new car

    Force India have released a side-on image of their VJM07, showing off a new, blacker livery while avoiding a front-end view. They said the front of the car was a temporary solution and would look very different for the start of the season in...

  • Van der Garde joins Sauber as reserve driver

    Dutch Formula One driver Giedo van der Garde was announced as Sauber’s test and reserve driver yesterday after losing his race seat at Caterham. Sauber said in a statement that the 28-year-old would take part in some Friday practice sessions at...

  • Whitmarsh may lose his role at McLaren

    Ross Brawn’s plans for an extended sabbatical from Formula One may fall by the wayside as the team principal’s position at McLaren is soon to become vacant. It follows an internal coup at McLaren which has resulted in Ron Dennis regaining control...

  • NASCAR owner Haas interested in F1 team

    NASCAR team owner Gene Haas has expressed an interest in entering Formula One from 2015 or 2016 with what would be a US-run team. “We have responded to the FIA’s ‘call for expression of interest’ regarding a Formula One entry on behalf of Haas...

  • Ecclestone cedes F1 role

    Bernie Ecclestone is to step down as a director of Formula One’s holding company until court proceedings against the billionaire businessman are concluded. Ecclestone is due to go on trial in Munich in April following allegations he bribed German...

  • Ecclestone makes a bid for historic Nuerburgring

    F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has put in a bid to buy the famous yet financially troubled Nuerburgring circuit, it was revealed yesterday. The race track has gone into administration after local politicians loaded it with debt equating to around 50...

  • Marussia play down entry worry

    Marussia plan to attend the first pre-season Formula One test in Spain this month and have no concerns about their championship entry being listed as provisional, sporting director Graeme Lowdon said. The governing International Automobile...

  • Williams F1 team reinforce technical staff

    Williams announced the arrival of senior engineers from Force India, Mercedes and Lotus yesterday as part of an expansion of the Formula One team’s technical staff under Pat Symonds. The former champions, who finished ninth overall with just five...

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