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  • Ecclestone backs Mercedes for 2014 title, Force India a 'dark horse' February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is one of the many who want to see a new champion in the upcoming season, ending the four-year domination of Sebastian Vettel over the sport. The new regulations make the season unpredictable and the F1 czar sees the Mercedes-Nico Rosberg combination best...
  • Ferrari intrigued by McLaren suspension January 30, 2014

    Jerez: An innovative rear suspension on McLaren's new Formula One car, first seen in testing this week, has intrigued rivals amid talk of the team having a potential 'secret weapon'. "I haven't seen it in the flesh but I'd like to see a bit more of it because it does look...
  • Sebastian Vettel has problems as Mercedes march on January 30, 2014

    Renault rushed to fix a problem with their new Formula One power unit on Wednesday after Red Bull's world champion Sebastian Vettel wrapped up his first pre-season test early with barely any laps completed. While the three Renault-powered teams testing in Jerez struggled to put laps on the board, German driver...
  • Vettel's Jerez test ends early January 29, 2014

    Jerez: Technical problems brought Sebastian Vettel's involvement in Formula One's first pre-season test to an early close on Wednesday with the quadruple world champion's lap tally barely into double figures. Red Bull said they had halted running of the new RB10 car on the second day of the test to give...
  • Marussia to miss first day of Formula One pre-season testing January 28, 2014

    Jerez: Marussia will miss the start of Formula One's pre-season testing on Tuesday after a problem with their new car delayed their arrival in Spain. A spokeswoman said the car had yet to leave the factory in Banbury in central England, due to what team principal John Booth called "a small...
  • Pedro de la Rosa's Ferrari spouts smoke during testing February 9, 2013

    Jerez: A day after Felipe Massa impressed with some newfound speed, Ferrari finished Formula One's first preseason test with a setback as new test pilot Pedro de la Rosa was forced to abandon his car when it began to spout smoke early on Friday. De la Rosa managed to return...
  • Hamilton happy with Mercedes' 'starting place' February 9, 2013

    Lewis Hamilton made up for lost time by doing 145 laps of the Jerez test circuit on Friday with Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn hailing the 2008 Formula One champion for his work in driving the team forward. The 28-year-old former McLaren driver did only 15 laps before a brake...
  • Paul di Resta 4th fastest on Day 2 of Jerez test February 6, 2013

    Jerez (Spain): Sahara Force India driver Paul di Resta drove the new brand VJM06 for the second time and managed the fourth-fastest time on the second day of the pre-season testing, here on Wednesday. In all, the Scot did 89 laps and his fastest lap came in one minute 20.343...
  • No worries for Mark Webber after leg surgery February 6, 2013

    Jerez: Australian Mark Webber has peace of mind when he puts his foot down now that he has had a 38cm long titanium rod removed from his leg. The Red Bull Formula One driver made light of the surgery, which he had over the winter, after his first day in...
  • Hamilton crashes in first test with Mercedes February 6, 2013

    Jerez: Lewis Hamilton crashed his Mercedes on the 2008 world champion's first day of pre-season testing with his new Formula One team on Wednesday. The Briton's car careered in a straight line across the gravel runoff at the Jerez circuit and nose first into the tyre wall at turn six,...
  • Caterham to launch 2013 car at first test January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Formula 1 team Caterham have confirmed that their 2013 car, CT03, will be unveiled at the start of next month's first pre-season test at the Spanish circuit of Jerez. The Renault-powered machine will be rolled out off the pit lane on the morning of Feb 5, immediately prior to...
  • Coton brings Hamilton closer to 'happy bubble' February 10, 2012

    Jerez: Lewis Hamilton identified Mika Hakkinen's former manager Didier Coton on Thursday as a key man in possibly creating a 'happy bubble' around him at race weekends this season. McLaren's 2008 Formula One champion had a controversial and disappointing season last year, despite winning three races, and has at times...
  • Bianchi mistake costs Force India in Jerez February 10, 2012

    Jerez: Reserve driver Jules Bianchi's "mistake" left VJM05-02 damaged and cost Sahara Force India a major part of track time to evaluate systems on the third day of their pre-season testing in Jerez on Thursday. The mechanics worked hard to repair the right rear corner of the car but ultimately the...
  • Mercedes top Jerez test, Lotus fastest 2012 car February 10, 2012

    Jerez: Mercedes' 2011 car topped Formula One pre-season testing for a second straight day, while Lotus were the quickest of this season's new batch of competitors on Thursday. Nico Rosberg was quickest around the Jerez circuit with a lap time of 1 minute, 17.613 seconds to follow up Michael Schumacher's leading...
  • Schumacher plays down title chances February 9, 2012

    Jerez: Michael Schumacher was hoping the late arrival of his new Mercedes would pay off after doing nearly two race distances in last year's car on the second afternoon of Formula One testing on Wednesday. Despite that, and despite setting a quickest lap that was meaningless on a day when...
  • Schumacher fastest on second day of Jerez testing February 9, 2012

    Jerez: Michael Schumacher set the fastest pace on the second day of Formula One pre-season testing on Wednesday at the Jerez Circuit track. The German driver, entering the final year of his F1 comeback, used Mercedes' car from last year to clock an early morning lap of 1 minute, 18.561 seconds...
  • Returning Raikkonen sets fastest lap in Jerez February 8, 2012

    Jerez: Kimi Raikkonen rolled back the years with the fastest lap for Lotus on the first day of Formula One testing on Tuesday. The 2007 champion, making his comeback after two years in the world rally championship, looked at home right from the start of a chilly morning in southern Spain...
  • Force India fourth quickest in F1 testing March 26, 2010

    Jerez: Force India's Vitantonio Liuzzi clocked the day's fourth fastest time of one minute, 19.650 seconds as the pre-season Formula One test session concluded here. The Italian, driving a VJM03, covered 80 laps of the Spanish track on Saturday with a programme that included work on set-up and understanding the car's...