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  • Red Bull to start Abu Dhabi GP from back of grid 15 hours 45 minutes ago

    Outgoing Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel and Australian team-mate Daniel Ricciardo were sent to the back of the grid at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday after stewards ruled Red Bull had used an illegal front wing. FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer had referred the matter to the race...
  • Mercedes reject Sebastian Vettel's 'boring' quip 2 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Mercedes hit back at Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel on Friday after the most dominant driver of recent years quipped that the team had made the Formula One season boring with their success. "Is there anybody out there who believes that it was a boring season? Not one single soul,"...
  • Kimi Raikkonen sees fun times ahead with Sebastian Vettel 3 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen saw fun times ahead after Ferrari ended months of waiting and confirmed that Sebastian Vettel would replace Fernando Alonso at the Formula One team next season. Where Alonso and Raikkonen were seen as a fire and ice pairing of champions, 'two roosters in one henhouse' as former...
  • Formula One: McLaren delay driver announcement 4 days ago

    McLaren will not announce their 2015 driver lineup until December, they said on Tuesday. The team had previously said they would make the announcement before the 19th and final race in Abu Dhabi this weekend. "In order to avoid distracting the race team from its primary objective...we have decided to defer...
  • F1: Lewis Hamilton aims for another first in Brazil November 6, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton can set more British Formula One records in Brazil this weekend but it is the world championship he wants and that will have to wait. No Briton has ever won six grands prix in a row, or celebrated 11 victories in a single season. The Mercedes driver, who has already...
  • Formula One tweaks qualifying due to fewer cars October 31, 2014

    Texas: Formula One has had to modify its qualifying format after financial problems ruled the Caterham and Marussia teams out of Sunday's US Grand Prix while Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is set to be sidelined by an engine penalty. Stewards said in a statement on Thursday that the slowest four cars...
  • Daniel Ricciardo ready to take on mantle of experience October 4, 2014

    Sukuza: Daniel Ricciardo contemplated a new future as Red Bull's most experienced driver on Saturday after the Formula One team announced four times world champion Sebastian Vettel was leaving to join Ferrari. The 25-year-old Australian smiled, however, at the notion that he had played his part in the German's exit by...
  • Alonso says all going to plan with his F1 future October 4, 2014

    Suzuka: Fernando Alonso indicated his Formula One future was in his own hands despite Red Bull announcing on Saturday that four times world champion Sebastian Vettel was leaving to join Ferrari. "It's very open. There are many possibilities. Everything is going according to plan and let's wait and see," said the...
  • Sebastian Vettel needed a new challenge, says Red Bull's Marko October 4, 2014

    Four times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel decided to leave Red Bull because he needed new motivation after a frustrating season, team consultant Helmut Marko said on Saturday. The Austrian told Reuters at the Japanese Grand Prix that the split between the reigning champions and the 27-year-old German, who has...
  • Sebastian Vettel to leave Red Bull at the end of season October 4, 2014

    Four-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel will leave Red Bull at the end of the season, with the team expecting him to join Ferrari. Vettel told Red Bull chief Christian Horner on Friday night that he intended to leave, and the team made the formal announcement on Saturday ahead of qualifying at...
  • Sebastian Vettel finds his feet on streets of Singapore September 22, 2014

    Singapore seems to bring the best out of Sebastian Vettel and although the German was unable to secure a fourth straight victory in Formula One's only night race on Sunday, his second place was the best result of an otherwise forgettable campaign. Red Bull have been outperformed by Mercedes this season...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix 2014 September 21, 2014

    Singapore: For Nico Rosberg, early retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix was painful. Seeing his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton win the race and snatch back the championship lead was agonizing. Hamilton won his seventh race of the season Sunday to move to 241 points, ahead of Rosberg on 238 with five...
  • Engine failure adds to Sebastian Vettel woes in Singapore September 19, 2014

    Singapore: World champion Sebastian Vettel's wretched run of luck continued at the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday when the German suffered an engine failure at the end of the first free practice session which compromised his track time in the second. The Red Bull driver has won the last three races...
  • Ricciardo targets podium ahead of improving Vettel in Singapore GP September 19, 2014

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo believes he can get back on the Formula One podium in Singapore on Sunday after his winning streak ended in Italy two weeks ago. "I guess I am expecting a podium. I think we have to aim for that if we want to stay in the title...
  • Resurgent Red Bull showing signs of improvement August 25, 2014

    Spa: As Mercedes try to get to grips with the latest dispute between their two bickering drivers in their tussle for the Formula One title, Red Bull are quietly enjoying an encouraging return to form. It has been a difficult season for Red Bull, who had won the past four drivers'...
  • Red Bull's Ricciardo beats Rosberg to win Belgian Grand Prix 2014 August 24, 2014

    Spa: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo beat Nico Rosberg to win an incidentpacked Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, while Rosberg extended his championship lead over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in acrimonious circumstances. Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas was third. The increasingly strained relations at Mercedes look set to get even worse after Rosberg...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Belgian Grand Prix August 23, 2014

    Spa: Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after holding off a strong challenge from his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying on Saturday. Hamilton was ahead of Rosberg on the first two time splits of his final lap but then drifted back, allowing Rosberg to clinch...
  • Sebastian Vettel is worn out, says Red Bull chief Christian Horner August 12, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel is "worn out" after winning four consecutive world drivers' titles to enable Red Bull to reign supreme in Formula One, according to his team chief Christian Horner. Briton Horner said that exhaustion was a part of the explanation for the 27yearold German's loss of form in a season dominated...
  • Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg wins German Grand Prix July 20, 2014

    Hockenheim: Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th. "It's an amazing feeling to win at home. It's a very special day," said Rosberg, who led throughout to become...
  • Mercedes driver Rosberg claims pole position for German Grand Prix July 19, 2014

    Hockenheim: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Saturday's qualifying session. Rosberg completed the fastest lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 16.540 seconds for the weekend's fastest time in the third part of the session. Williams'...
  • Sebastian Vettel on top in rainhit final British GP practice July 5, 2014

    Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheets in a wet final practice for the British Grand Prix on Saturday as neither of the Mercedes drivers bothered to set a timed lap. The Red Bull driver, who has not won a race since last season when he wrapped up his...
  • Renault reshuffle after Red Bull criticism July 4, 2014

    Silverstone: The Renault engine supply team that powered Sebastian Vettel to four successive Formula One championships announced a major reshuffle on Thursday after mounting criticism from Red Bull. The most dramatic move saw Renault Sport F1 president and managing director JeanMichel Jalinier resign and retire. He was replaced by Jerome Stoll, who...
  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo wins dramatic Canadian Grand Prix June 9, 2014

    Montreal: Daniel Ricciardo won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, breaking the Mercedes stranglehold on the Formula One circuit. The Red Bull driver earned his first Formula One victory and the first win this year for any driver other than Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Ricciardo passed Rosberg, the points...
  • Consistent Hulkenberg not losing sleep over elusive F1 podium June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Force India's Nico Hulkenberg, arguably the best driver yet to step on the Formula One podium in his fourth season, says he is not losing sleep over an elusive top three finish despite a series of missed opportunities and is confident of being there "one day". The Force India...
  • Tough climb but Red Bull can reach summit, says Horner June 6, 2014

    Struggling Red Bull have a hard mountain to climb but they can still reach the Formula One summit again this year and claim a fifth straight drivers' crown, team principal Christian Horner said on Thursday. While Mercedes have dominated the season with six wins from six races, Horner and his four...
  • Sebastian Vettel's F1 season going from bad to worse May 26, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel's season got even more frustrating on Sunday after the fourtime defending Formula One champion spent most of the Monaco Grand Prix watching from the garage after car failure ended his race. The German driver had already won two races by this stage last season, but this year he has...
  • Monaco GP: No luck for Sebastian Vettel on 100th race for Red Bull May 25, 2014

    Monaco: Quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel retired from the Monaco Grand Prix, his 100th race for Red Bull, on Sunday. The 26yearold German, who had made a good start to take third place from Australian team mate Daniel Ricciardo behind the two Mercedes drivers, slowed on lap four...
  • Daniel Ricciardo's form improving as Sebastian Vettel struggles May 24, 2014

    As Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel struggles to get into gear, Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo's is gliding through the curves. Ricciardo is in fifth place overall, six points behind fourthplace Vettel, and secured his first career podium two weeks ago when he finished third at the Spanish Grand Prix. The Australian...