FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

  • Sebastian Vettel wishes historic F1 season could continue November 26, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull wouldn't mind having a few more races in the 2013 Formula One season. Vettel was more dominant than ever on his way to a fourth straight F1 title this year, setting records and establishing himself as one of the greatest drivers of all...
  • Michael Schumacher declines to drive final races for Lotus November 14, 2013

    Berlin: Michael Schumacher, the retired seventime Formula One champion, turned down an offer from Lotus to drive the final two races of the season as a replacement for Kimi Raikkonen, reported Xinhua. Schumacher retired for the second time at the end of the last season, having failed to win a race...
  • Webber in no mood to slow down after Formula One November 8, 2013

    Mark Webber has no intention of coasting when he calls time on his 12year career in Formula One at the end of the season and is determined to put Porsche back on top of the podium at Le Mans sooner rather than later. The 37yearold Australian revealed in June he had...
  • Sebastian Vettel takes title celebrations to Red Bull factory November 7, 2013

    Milton Keynes: Fourtime Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel brought the celebrations for his title win and the team's fourth consecutive Constructors' Championship victory with an emotional visit to Red Bull Racing's factory in Milton Keynes. Before meeting team employees at a private party at the team's headquarters Wednesday, Vettel, along...
  • Kimi Raikkonen sent to back of Abu Dhabi grid November 3, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen was sent to the back of the grid at the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday after his Lotus failed a postqualifying inspection. Stewards said in a statement that the Finn, who had qualified fifth at Yas Marina and is third in a championship already...
  • The partying can wait for determined Sebastian Vettel November 1, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: James Hunt would doubtless have done it differently but Sebastian Vettel's idea of bliss after winning the Formula One championship for the fourth year in a row was a few quiet days at home. The partying can wait for Red Bull's 26yearold German, the sport's youngest quadruple champion, who...
  • Red Bull celebrate success with donuts at helipad October 31, 2013

    Dubai: To celebrate winning the Formula One Drivers' and Constructors' Championships for the fourth consecutive year, Red Bull Racing ran one of their cars at one of the most recognised locations on earth, the helipad of Burj Al Arab hotel. Perched 210 metres above the sea, on a helipad 24 metres...
  • Pirelli reschedule tyre test with McLaren October 11, 2013

    Suzuka: Pirelli have rescheduled a tyre test with McLaren for Italy's Vallelunga circuit next month after Formula One's governing body rejected plans for it to be held in Austin, Texas, ahead of the US Grand Prix. A Pirelli spokeswoman said the November 1112 test, of next year's tyres and using a...
  • Sauber extends engine contract with Ferrari October 4, 2013

    Yeongam: Formula One team Sauber says it has extended its enginesupply contract with Ferrari, providing a smooth transition into a 2014 season when the series will switch to V6 turbo engines. Sauber did not specify on Friday the length of the new deal which covers engine, gearbox and the KERS...
  • No plans for sole fuel supplier in F1, says FIA October 3, 2013

    Yeongam: Formula One's governing body has written to team principals assuring them they have no intention of tendering for a sole fuel supplier despite a recent announcement raising the possibility. Leading teams derive substantial sponsorship from oil companies such as Shell, Total, Malaysia's Petronas and Venezuelan stateowned PDVSA and...
  • FIA has 22 races in provisional 2014 F1 calendar September 27, 2013

    Paris: The Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi is set to host its first Formula One grand prix next year after motorsport's governing body published its provisional calendar for what would be a record 22 races. The calendar will not be finalized until December but there is little reason to expect...
  • Lotus to put finances before driver decision September 26, 2013

    London: Lotus have said they will put driver decisions on hold while they sort out the Formula One team's finances for next season. Team principal Eric Boullier told the autosport.com website that finalising a deal with new investors was more of a priority than hiring a replacement for 2007 world...
  • Countdown to Abu Dhabi Formula One GP in full swing September 13, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: The countdown for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is in full swing as ticket delivery for the November 3 race starts this week. Starting on Thursday, Formula One fans can look forward to getting their tickets for the Yas Marina Circuit race. "It is around this time every year...
  • Mexico will amaze Formula One, says Perez September 6, 2013

    Monza: Mexico's return to the Formula One calendar in 2014 after more than 20 years' absence will be one of the highlights of the season, the country's leading racer Sergio Perez said on Thursday. The McLaren driver, who will be hoping to have a car capable of winning his home race...
  • Felipe Massa needs to show Ferrari results August 29, 2013

    London: Ferrari would be happy to retain Felipe Massa next season but the Brazilian has to deliver the results, team principal Stefano Domenicali said on Wednesday. Massa's contract expires at the end of the season and his place at Formula One's most successful and glamorous team has again been called into...
  • Hamilton expects Mercedes to be more competitive in Singapore August 26, 2013

    Spa Francorchamps: British racing driver Lewis Hamilton expects the Mercedes team to be more competitive in the Asian leg of the Formula 1 season starting in Singapore on September 22. German driver Sebastian Vettel took the lead from Lewis Hamilton on the opening lap of the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps...
  • Sutil sets 2nd fastest time on 3rd day of testing July 20, 2013

    Silverstone: Sahara Force India's Adrian Sutil set the second fastest time on the concluding day of the young drivers test here and described the new Pirelli tyres as 'easier to handle'. Sutil and James Calado completed a combined total of 105 laps on the third and final day of the...
  • Mercedes discussing engine deal with Williams May 26, 2013

    Monaco: Mercedes are talking to Williams about a Formula One engine supply from 2014, the German company's motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Saturday. Mercedes are already contracted to supply their own works outfit, Force India and McLaren next year but the latter team have announced they will be reviving...
  • Smarter drivers will benefit in 2014, says Prost May 24, 2013

    Monaco: Alain Prost, four times world champion and 'Professor' of Formula One, says radical new engine rules for 2014 will reward drivers who can add brainpower to the horsepower at their disposal. The little Frenchman, now an ambassador for Renault F1, earned his nickname in the turbo era of the 1980s...
  • Red Bull could benefit from Pirelli tyre changes May 15, 2013

    London: Formula One world champions Red Bull could benefit from changes to be introduced at next month's Canadian Grand Prix that will make tyres tougher and longer lasting, supplier Pirelli recognised on Tuesday. The Italian company's motorsport director Paul Hembery hoped that would not be the case, however. "There have been...
  • Force India, MercedesBenz sign longterm agreement March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Sahara Force India and MercedesBenz on Thursday signed a longterm agreement for the Silverstonebased team to use a full MercedesBenz powertrain from the 2014 season onwards. The agreement will see MercedesBenz supply Force India with a complete Power Unit (internal combustion engine plus energy recovery system), transmission and all...
  • Nick Fry to step down as CEO of Mercedes March 22, 2013

    Sepang: The Mercedes Formula One team on Friday announced that their CEO Nick Fry will step down from his position at the beginning of April. Fry, however, will continue to assist the team's commercial operations as a consultant until at least the end of 2014, said a team statement. Toto Wolff,...
  • Massa happy not to relive Ferrari nightmare February 6, 2013

    Jerez: Felipe Massa delivered his eagerlyawaited verdict on Ferrari's new Formula One car after the first day of testing on Tuesday, with sighs of relief likely to be heard around Maranello. If the Brazilian did not appear overly thrilled after setting the sixth fastest time, he was happy at least not...
  • Alonso to miss first test of Ferrari's new car January 26, 2013

    Milan: Fernando Alonso will miss the first test of Ferrari's new Formula One car in Spain next month. Ferrari say Felipe Massa and recently recruited test driver Pedro de la Rosa will try out the new car in Jerez, while Alonso "will intensify his physical training." Alonso will get behind the...