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Keith Collantine | F1 Fanatic

  1. “Less and less” scope for innovation in F1 – Newey

    Nov 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of USA - Practice

    The scope for innovation in Formula One is decreasing with every passing year, according to Red Bull’s chief technical officer Adrian Newey. The man who masterminded the last four championship-winning cars as well as other similarly successful machines for Williams and McLaren says it’s getting harder for designers to find the edge over the competition.…

  2. Hamilton already focused on 2014 titles

    Nov 27, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of Brazil - Qualifying

    Lewis Hamilton’s attentions have already turned to winning the drivers’ championship next year and helping Mercedes to clinch the constructors’ title. “We’ve just finished second in the Constructors’ Championship so of course we don’t want to finish there next year, we want to make the next step,” Hamilton told Sky. Mercedes narrowly prevailed in a…

  3. “A year to forget” for Ferrari – Montezemolo

    Nov 27, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of Italy - Qualifying

    Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said there were three reasons why 2013 was a “year to forget” for his team. “The first was an inability to develop the car in the second half of the season,” he explained in an interview for Italian television station RAI Uno. “I want explanations as to why, because if…

  4. McLaren: Red Bull could falter like we did

    Nov 27, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT


    McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh says his team’s struggles this year show how easily Red Bull’s dominance of Formula One could come to an end. Whitmarsh told Autosport it was “foreseeable” Red Bull could remain the team to beat next year, “because they have done a good job”. “But at the same time, sadly I…

  5. Explore McLaren’s F1 headquarters on Google Streetview

    Nov 26, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Japan F1 Honda

    It’s been likened to a James Bond villain’s lair and contains some of the greatest and most innovative racing cars ever built. And now you can explore it – virtually. As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations McLaren have had Google map out parts of the interior of their headquarters where their F1 racers are…

  6. Ferrari hits out at “wildly erroneous” budget claims

    Nov 26, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil drives during the second practice session of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix

    Ferrari has hit out at press reports claiming its F1 team’s budget exceed $400 million. F1 team budget are a closely-guarded secret but Autosport published an analysis by Dieter Rencken in August (paywall) claiming Ferrari were spending more than any team on the grid, including world champions Red Bull. The Italian team finished third in…

  7. Dominant end to ’13 gave us earlier start on ’14 – Horner

    Nov 26, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Sebastian Vettel

    Red Bull team principal Christian Horner warned his team are unlikely to have let this year’s championship detract from their efforts to prepare for next year’s new engine regulations. With a sweeping overhaul of the rulebook to come in 2014, Horner said his team had taken advantage of the opportunity to make an early start…

  8. Di Resta has no idea if he can stay in F1

    Nov 26, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of Brazil - Practice

    Paul di Resta admits there is rising uncertainty over whether he will be able to stay in Formula One next year. With rumors placing Sergio Perez at Force India next suspicion has fallen on Di Resta as the driver who will have to make way. Di Resta out-qualified and out-raced team mate Adrian Sutil during…

  9. Top five stats from the Brazilian Grand Prix

    Nov 26, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Sebastian Vettel

    Sebastian Vettel made history by equaling Alberto Ascari’s record of nine consecutive wins in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Here’s five top stats from the race. Vettel’s records rampage goes on It’s taken 60 years for anyone to match Ascari’s record of winning nine consecutive race starts. Ascari skipped the 1953 Indianapolis 500 (which counted towards…

  10. Whitmarsh hails departing Perez

    Nov 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of Brazil - Race

    Perez lined up 19th on the grid after a crash and a gearbox change penalty during qualifying, but gained 13 places to finish a strong sixth at Interlagos. “Checo also drove a superb race today, surging from 19th on the grid to sixth at the flag, and I’m personally delighted that he was able to…

  11. Domenicali criticises “extreme” penalty as Ferrari miss second

    Nov 25, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of Brazil - Race

    Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali criticised Felipe Massa’s drive-through penalty during the Brazilian Grand Prix which potentially cost the team second place in the constructors’ championship. Massa was penalised for cutting across the pit lane entry line during the race, which drivers had been warned not to do. Domenicali called Massa’s penalty “a bit extreme…

  12. Webber will miss “special circuits” after F1 exit

    Nov 25, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

    Mark Webber

    Mark Webber says the thrill of driving F1 cars on some of the world’s best racing circuits is what he will miss most about Formula One. “I think there are some special circuits which we race on,” said Webber after his final race at Interlagos yesterday. “Obviously Suzuka, Spa, Monte Carlo, Silverstone, even here to…

  13. Force India pleased to be “best non-manufacturer team”

    Nov 25, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Esteban Gutierrez, Adrian Sutil

    Force India deputy team principal Bob Fernley says securing sixth place in the constructors’ championship proves Force India are the “best non-manufacturer team” in F1. The team secured sixth in the championship despite coming under pressure from Sauber in the closing stages of the season. “Although we missed out on points today, we achieved the…

  14. Alonso expects to be in better shape for Brazil

    Nov 20, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of USA - Race

    Fernando Alonso expects to be in better shape for the last round of the season as he continued to recover from the back injuries he sustained during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Alonso hurt his back during the race at Yas Marina when he went off the track at turn three while overtaking Jean-Eric Vergne.…

  15. WEC is “closest thing to Formula One” – Webber

    Nov 20, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of USA - Race

    Mark Webber says he’s not concerned about missing out on Formula One’s radical technological overhaul next year he “will have that” through his move to Porsche. Webber is leaving Red Bull after this weekend’s race to join Porsche’s World Endurance Championship squad. “Technically they are very advanced and the closest thing to a Formula One…

  16. Kovalainen encouraged by Austin comeback

    Nov 20, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of USA - Qualifying

    Heikki Kovalainen said he was encouraged by his debut race weekend with Lotus in Brazil even though he was unable to score any points. “Apart from the race it was an encouraging weekend in Austin, so I feel well prepared,” said Kovalainen ahead of this weekend’s season finale in Brazil. “The car is quick for…

  17. Marussia hoping for better luck this time in Brazil

    Nov 20, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of USA - Qualifying

    Marussia head into the final race of the season hoping to hold onto the valuable tenth place in the constructors’ championship. The team were in the same position last year but lost their grip on tenth place with just six laps of the season remaining. Team principal John Booth is understandably hoping they avoid a…

  18. Mallya confident Force India will beat Sauber

    Nov 19, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of USA - Race

    Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya believes his team will see off a threat to their sixth place in the constructors’ championship from rivals Sauber in the final race of the season in Brazil this weekend. The gap between the two teams has swung dramatically in the second half of the year. Sauber took 37 points…

  19. CVC prepared to fire Ecclestone if guilty

    Nov 19, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of USA - Previews

    Donald Mackenzie, co-founder of Formula One’s owners CVC, told a court on Monday he was prepared to fire Bernie Ecclestone from his position in charge of the sport if it was proven Ecclestone had broken the law. Mackenzie told a hearing at the High Court in London that Ecclestone had not told him about a…

  20. Red Bull claim record sub-two-second pit stop

    Nov 19, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

    F1 US Grand Prix Auto Racing

    Red Bull believe they performed the fastest ever pit stop during a race at the United States Grand Prix, breaking the two-second barrier for the first time. According to the team Mark Webber’s car was stationary for just 1.923 seconds when he visited the pits for his single pit stop of the race on lap…

  21. Top five stats from the United States Grand Prix

    Nov 19, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Vettel 17-11a

    One special achievement stood out in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel became the first driver to win eight consecutive rounds of the world championship. Here are the top five stats from Sunday’s race. Vettel’s record eight-in-a-row… Vettel may have won eight races in a row but Alberto Ascari went one better, winning nine…

  22. Kvyat’s inexperience is no problem – Tost

    Nov 18, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of USA - Practice

    Toro Rosso team principal Franz Tost says he has no concerns about Daniil Kvyat lack of experience ahead of the Russian driver’s F1 debut next year. “You never know when a driver shows his highest potential,” Tost told the official Formula One website. “For Red Bull the main reason for choosing Daniil was simply the…

  23. Wing and KERS problems thwart Kovalainen on comeback

    Nov 18, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of USA - Race

    Heikki Kovalainen failed to add to Lotus’s constructors’ championship tally on his comeback to F1 in place of the absent Kimi Raikkonen. Kovalainen made a slow start to the race, losing four places from his starting position of eighth, then ran into technical problems with his E21 chassis. “My start wasn’t great but then it…

  24. Hulkenberg pleased with another “very solid result”

    Nov 18, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    F1 Grand Prix of USA - Race

    Nico Hulkenberg said he was pleased with “a very solid result yet again” in the United States Grand Prix. The Sauber driver qualified fourth and finished sixth at the Circuit of the Americas. That moved him within a point of Paul di Resta who is tenth in the championship. “It was an interesting race,” said…

  25. Vettel had tire concerns during race

    Nov 18, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT

    F1 US Grand Prix Auto Racing

    Sebastian Vettel swept all before him to win his eighth race in a row but it wasn’t all plain sailing for the Red Bull driver. Concern about the rate his tires were wearing led Red Bull to bring him into the pits earlier than several of his rivals for his sole pit stop of the…