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  • 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...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso fastest in 2nd practice at Monaco Grand Prix May 22, 2014

    Monaco: Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso posted the fastest time in the raindisrupted second practice session at the Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday, with Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton second. Alonso, who is third overall in the F1 championship, clocked a time of 1 minute, 18.482 seconds. Hamilton was .419 seconds behind...
  • Adrian Newey says he is staying at Red Bull May 22, 2014

    Monaco: Red Bull technical head Adrian Newey has moved to quash speculation that he could be tempted by a big money bid from Formula One rivals Ferrari. "I remain committed to Red Bull for the foreseeable future," the 55yearold Briton said in a statement at the Monaco Grand Prix. Newey is the...
  • Formula One needs new winner in Monaco to maintain suspense May 21, 2014

    Formula One desperately needs a different winner at the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend to maintain any semblance of suspense. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton goes for his fifth straight win, with the F1 season taking on an air of inevitability, just like last season when Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull dominated with...
  • Mercedes may meet their match in Monaco Grand Prix May 21, 2014

    After dominating the first five races of the Formula One season, with four successive onetwo finishes, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg may not have it all their own way on the streets of Monaco on Sunday. If the sound of Mercedes' rivals clutching at straws has become more audible, unlike the...
  • Sebastian Vettel's chassis not distorted, say Red Bull May 14, 2014

    Red Bull denied reports on Wednesday that Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel's early season struggles were due to his car having a crooked chassis. The 26yearold German was given a 'new' chassis for last weekend's Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona and charged to fourth despite starting 15th following a fiveplace...
  • As it happened: Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2014 May 11, 2014

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton to start from pole as the Spanish Grand Prix 2014 at Catalunya circuit gets underway. Lewis Hamilton earned his fourth pole position of the Formula One season on Saturday as Mercedes were again in a class of their own in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, while...