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  • 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...

  • Ferrari chief Montezemolo laughs off Ecclestone’s Horner comment

    Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo has dismissed as a joke the suggestion that Red Bull boss Christian Horner could replace Bernie Ecclestone as Formula One supremo. Ecclestone, 83 and facing legal challenges including a $100 million damages...

  • Webber leaves F1 with wind in his hair

    Mark Webber drove out of Formula One with the wind in his hair, a smile on his face and Red Bull overalls soaked in champagne after one final podium celebration at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Australian finished...

  • Massa signs off from Ferrari in frustration

    Felipe Massa cursed race stewards for ruining his Ferrari farewell in front of his home fans at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday. The Sao Paulo driver had gone from ninth on the starting grid to fourth, with every chance of team-mate Fernando...

  • Di Resta risks being the man who misses out

    Force India's Paul Di Resta is in danger of being the man who misses out on a 2014 race seat as the tempo quickens in Formula One's game of musical chairs. The Scot wants to stay for a fourth season but, with more drivers than places available and...

  • Vettel takes record ninth win in a row

    Red Bull’s quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel won the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix yesterday to chalk up a record ninth victory in a row and 13th of the year. Australian team-mate Mark Webber bowed out of Formula One with second...

  • Vettel cruises into record books

    Sebastian Vettel made it an all-time record-equalling ninth straight victory as he took the chequered flag at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix. The four-times world champion has won every single race since Formula One's summer break in...

  • Vettel splashes to Brazil pole

    Red Bull’s quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel stormed to pole position for the season-ending Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix (start: 5pm Malta time) after a rain-delayed qualifying session at Interlagos yesterday. The 26-year-old German,...

  • Webber fastest in his final F1 practice

    Mark Webber was fastest in the final practice session of his Formula One career at a rainswept Brazilian Grand Prix. The 37-year-old Australian made the most of a brief lull in the rain towards the end of the session to lap the shining,...

  • Ecclestone says Horner could succeed him

    Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone has named Red Bull team boss Christian Horner as the ideal candidate to succeed him when he finally relinquishes his grip on the sport, reports said yesterday. Ecclestone, who has built Formula One...

  • Rosberg fastest in wet Brazil practice

    Nico Rosberg splashed through spray and standing water to put Mercedes on top in both practice sessions for the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at a rainswept Interlagos yesterday. The German was quickest in the morning with a best time of one...

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