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  • F1 to award pole position trophy

    Formula One will award a pole position trophy next year to the driver who qualifies fastest the most times during the season, the governing FIA announced. The 2014 sporting regulations, posted on the FIA website, said that in the event of a tie...

  • Kubica signs up for full rallying campaign

    Former Formula One driver Robert Kubica will contest all 13 rounds of next year’s world rally champion-ship in an M-Sport prepared Ford Fiesta, a move that ends any immediate prospect of his return to circuit racing. The Pole, a Formula One race...

  • FIA seeks interest from new teams

    F1’s governing body sought expressions of interest this week from would-be new teams that could enter the sport from 2015 or 2016. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) posted a note on its website announcing “a new selection process to...

  • Double-point scheme appalls Vettel

    Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel insists fellow Formula One drivers and race fans are "horrified" at plans to award double points at the final race of next season. The FIA has announced it will increase the winning driver's points to 50 from the...

  • F1 teams to test with Pirelli tyres in Bahrain

    Six Formula One teams will carry out a tyre test with supplier Pirelli in Bahrain next week after the sporting regulations were changed on safety grounds, the governing FIA confirmed yesterday. The International Automobile Federation said in a...

  • Vettel against double points rule change

    Red Bull’s four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel has branded as ‘absurd’ a rule change to award double points at the final race of the F1 season from next year. The 26-year-old, winner of the last four championships, told reporters that he...

  • Formula One to award double points for final race in 2014

    Formula One will award double points for the last race of the season in an attempt to keep championships undecided until the very end, the sport’s governing body announced yesterday. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said the change,...

  • Kubica wins FIA personality award

    Poland’s ex-Formula One driver Robert Kubica has won the inaugural FIA ‘Personality of the Year’ award after a successful season in rallying. The former Renault F1 driver, fighting back from a near fatal rally crash that ended his grand prix...

  • Red Bull name Buemi and Da Costa as reserve drivers

    Switzerland’s Sebastien Buemi and Portugal’s Antonio Felix da Costa will be Red Bull’s test and reserve drivers next season, the Formula One world champions said yesterday. Former Toro Rosso racer Buemi has filled the role for the past two seasons...

  • Todt re-elected FIA boss

    Jean Todt (picture) was unanimously re-elected as president of motorsport’s world governing body by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) general assembly yesterday. The Frenchman had stood unopposed after British rival David Ward withdrew...

  • New Jersey, South Korea and Mexico off the 2014 calendar

    Races in New Jersey, Mexico and South Korea were dropped from Formula One’s official 2014 calendar yesterday, with the season remaining at 19 races instead of a record 22. All three grands prix had been listed provisionally, with asterisks against...

  • Red Bull’s Newey preparing for 2014 with trepidation

    Red Bull technical head Adrian Newey says he is preparing for next year’s Formula One regulation changes with some trepidation. The sport is introducing a new V6 turbocharged engine with energy recovery systems in what is considered the biggest...

  • Alonso gave up a little bit, says Ecclestone

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has expressed disappointment with Fernando Alonso’s performance at Ferrari and suggested the Spaniard was looking for a move earlier in the year. “I’ve been a little bit disappointed in Fernando because I’m a...

  • Lauda expects Brawn to return to Formula 1

    Niki Lauda expects departing Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn to return to Formula One in some capacity once he has gone fishing and taken time out. Triple world champion Lauda, who is non-executive director of the British-based team, said he...

  • Maldonado relishes ‘fantastic’ move

    Pastor Maldonado has hailed his move to Lotus as a “fantastic opportunity” to prove himself at the wheel of a front-running Formula One car. The Venezuelan was last week confirmed as the replacement for the Ferrari-bound Kimi Raikkonen and can now...

  • Schumacher happy not to be racing Vettel

    Michael Schumacher hailed Sebastian Vettel’s record-breaking F1 season and said the gulf between his fellow German and his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber had been ‘shocking’. Vettel ended the year as the first driver to win nine races in a row in...

  • Updated: Lotus confirm Maldonado, Grosjean

    Pastor Maldonado has been handed the opportunity to prove he is as good as he thinks he is after signing a deal to race for Lotus in 2014. Maldonado replaces Ferrari-bound Kimi Raikkonen at the Enstone-based team, the Venezuelan partnering Romain...

  • India’s Mahindra Racing joins Formula E series

    Mahindra Racing will join the new Formula E electric racing series starting next year as the eighth, and only Indian team, the Mumbai-based Mahindra Group said yesterday. The $16.2-billion multi-national group said it had signed an agreement with...

  • Brawn stands downas Mercedes chief

    Ross Brawn and Mercedes an-nounced a parting of the ways yes-terday with the Briton leaving the Formula One team at the end of the year after handing over as principal to Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe. The announcement, in a Mercedes statement, had...

  • Brawn stands down as Mercedes F1 team principal

    Ross Brawn will stand down as principal and leave the Mercedes Formula One team at the end of the year, Mercedes said in a statement on Thursday.The Briton, who turned 59 last week, will hand over his responsibilities to executive directors Toto...

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