30 March


MALAYSIAN GP – A HARD FOUGHT 12 POINTS


Sepang, 30 March – Fernando Alonso started from fourth on the grid and 56 laps later, he was fourth at the flag. It was a tough afternoon for him and even tougher for his Scuderia Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, who spiralled to the back of the pack after having to pit with a puncture, eventually fighting his way back to finish twelfth. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg secured a one-two finish for Mercedes, the company’s first since the 1955 Italian Grand Prix, with Sebastian Vettel third for Red Bull. [Read More!]
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Romain Grosjean & Pastor Maldonado on the 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix


Moving In The Right Direction
Romain Grosjean finished in eleventh position after a hot and humid Malaysian Grand Prix, whilst Pastor Maldonado was forced to make an early retirement to prevent damage to his Renault Sport F1 power unit. Pastor was caught by contact in the opening lap and suffered from an unrelated issue concerning the turbo intake system. [Read More!]
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2014 Malaysian Grand Prix – Race


LOW GRAINING AND NO BLISTERING DESPITE EXTREME HEAT OF MALAYSIA
MERCEDES ONE-TWO AFTER A RACE REVOLVING ROUND TYRE STRATEGY
DEGRADATION IN LINE WITH EXPECTATIONS ON A HIGHLY ABRASIVE CIRCUIT [Read More!]
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2014 Malaysian Grand Prix: Team Reaction


Mar 30, 2014
Daniil Kvyat (STR9-03) Race Position: 10th
“It’s good to finish in the top ten for a second time in a row now. This afternoon’s race was very difficult and intense with a lot of fighting. The first two stints were hard when I was fighting the Williams and McLaren in the early stages, but they were faster than me on the straight. I was quite happy with the final stint and having managed to defend my position. Overall it was a good weekend and I hope we continue to improve like this as the car definitely has potential. So I’m looking forward to going straight to Bahrain to race again in a week’s time. It will be interesting to be on a track where we have actually tested with this car.” [Read More!]
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MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX RACE REPORT


Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing) finishes on podium in Malaysian Grand Prix
Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat scores second consecutive points in 10th overall
Lotus F1 Team achieves first race finish, with Romain Grosjean 11th
Caterham F1 Team secures double finish [Read More!]
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TOUGH STRUGGLE 2014 Formula 1™ Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix - The Race


Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
Sunday 30 March 2014

CHILTON MR03-02 P21 1:48.249
BIANCHI MR03-01 DNF 8 laps [Read More!]
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2014 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix, Race Report


Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg finished in a strong fifth place in the Malaysian Grand Prix to bring the team’s points tally to 19 points after two races. Sergio Perez failed to start the race after suffering a series of issues, which caused the car to get stuck in gear on the way to the grid. [Read More!]
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MALAYSIAN GP – RACE


Sunday 30 March 2014

SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Finish Position: 3rd, Start Position: 2nd
"We have certainly made a good step forwards, but we still have a lot of work to do. It’s great to get a podium finish today. Considering where we were, not even two months ago, I think this weekend is a massive step in the right direction. It's a shame we didn't finish with both cars, but it’s good to see the car is quick and we need the laps; for now it's important to collect points. The guys are pushing back in the factory and at Renault – it’s been a massive job from them – and we’ll try to be up there very soon again. It was a shame to lose a place at the start, but third was our maximum position today, so I'm very happy with that. It’s a shame for Daniel with what happened, he drove really well.” [Read More!]
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2014 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX


“We got the best from the car, but still need to improve”
Sepang International Circuit, Sunday March 30
From eighth (Kevin) and 10th (Jenson) on the grid, both drivers made clean getaways. However, Kevin tangled with Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari as the pair jostled for position into Turn Two. The resultant contact shattered Kevin’s left-hand-side front-wing end-plate, losing him downforce during his first stint and causing him to drop behind Jenson, and struggle to keep both Williams drivers at bay. [Read More!]
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Malaysian Grand Prix Race


30.03.14
Felipe Massa finished seventh and Valtteri Bottas eighth in a hot and physically demanding Malaysian Grand Prix to collect 10 points for the team. Both drivers had a strong start, with Felipe moving up to P10 from P13 and Valtteri moving up to P12 from P18 on the first lap. The FW36 then showed strong and consistent race pace to allow both drivers to run in the top ten, and fight hard in the final few laps as they chased down the McLaren of Button when on fresher tyres. The pit crew did a fantastic job today, recording the best ever pit stop performance in a race for Williams. [Read More!]
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Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix - Race - Sunday, 30.03.2014


Weather: sunny and dry, 31-33°C air, 46-52°C track

The Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang finished early for both Sauber F1 Team drivers, Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrian Sutil. Adrian’s car lost electric power supply and switched off out on the track. A short while afterwards, Esteban’s car suddenly stopped during the pitstop. After the tyre change he was not able to engage first gear and the result was he had to retire from the race. The engineers will analyse both problems in order to solve the issues prior to the Grand Prix of Bahrain taking place next weekend. [Read More!]
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Race Classification


after 56 Laps - 310.408 Kms
2014 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX - Kuala Lumpur

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 56 1:40:25.974 185.441
2 6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 56 1:40:43.287 +17.313 184.910
3 1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 56 1:40:50.508 +24.534 184.690
4 14 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 56 1:41:01.966 +35.992 184.340
5 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 56 1:41:13.173 +47.199 184.000
6 22 J. BUTTON GBR McLaren Mercedes 56 1:41:49.665 +83.691 182.901
7 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 56 1:41:51.050 +85.076 182.860
8 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams Martini Racing 56 1:41:51.511 +85.537 182.846
9 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN McLaren Mercedes 55 1:40:28.365 +1 LAP 182.058
10 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 55 1:40:55.334 +1 LAP 181.247
11 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 55 1:40:57.536 +1 LAP 181.181
12 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 55 1:40:57.674 +1 LAP 181.177
13 10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Caterham F1 Team 55 1:41:37.748 +1 LAP 179.986
14 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Caterham F1 Team 54 1:40:37.511 +2 LAPS 178.477
15 4 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 54 1:40:37.641 +2 LAPS 178.473
NOT CLASSIFIED
3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 49 1:32:02.546 DNF 177.053
21 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 35 1:04:57.937 DNF 179.176
99 A. SUTIL GER Sauber F1 Team 32 59:25.971 DNF 179.068
25 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 18 34:49.905 DNF 171.867
17 J. BIANCHI * FRA Marussia F1 Team 8 17:14.632 DNF 155.044
13 P. MALDONADO VEN Lotus F1 Team 7 13:28.607 DNF 172.745
11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 0 DNS

FASTEST LAP
44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:43.066 on lap 53 193.611

PENALTIES
* Time penalties applied as per in-race Stewards' Decisions

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2014 Malaysian Grand Prix - Race


Sepang - 30/03/2014
Lewis Hamilton took a lights-to-flag victory at the 2014 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix, with Nico Rosberg completing the first one-two finish for the Mercedes Silver Arrows since Juan Manuel Fangio and Piero Taruffi at the 1955 Italian Grand Prix. [Read More!]
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29 March


MALAYSIAN GP – SUSPENSION OF BELIEF

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Fernando Alonso: “I am really pleased with this fourth place, because to get into Q3 with the problem I had with the steering is really a good result. In a season when it takes a lot of time to make any sort of change to the cars, the guys managed to change the suspension in just a few minutes, which is a real record. They also got me back out on track at the right moment, which meant I could get into Q3. [Read More!]
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2014 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“We can do a better job tomorrow”
Sepang International Circuit, Saturday March 29
Neither driver was able to set a representative lap-time in FP3 this afternoon after both cars were affected by sensor problems. The issues were cured ahead of qualifying.
Heavy rain throughout the late afternoon meant qualifying for tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix was delayed by almost an hour, when track conditions were deemed dry enough for the session to start. [Read More!]
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2014 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix, Qualifying


A wet Saturday afternoon in Sepang saw Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg qualify in seventh place with teammate Sergio Perez ending the session in P14. [Read More!]
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Qualifying Session Classification - MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX


2014 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX - Kuala Lumpur

POS NO NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS

1 44 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:57.202 7 100.016 1:59.041 9 1:59.431 6
2 1 S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:57.654 6 100.401 1:59.399 8 1:59.486 6
3 6 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:57.183 7 100.000 1:59.445 9 2:00.050 7
4 14 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:58.889 8 101.455 2:01.356 7 2:00.175 7
5 3 D. RICCIARDO Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:58.913 6 101.476 2:00.147 7 2:00.541 7
6 7 K. RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:59.257 8 101.769 2:01.532 6 2:01.218 7
7 27 N. HULKENBERG Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:58.883 8 101.450 2:00.839 8 2:01.712 7
8 20 K. MAGNUSSEN McLaren Mercedes 2:00.358 8 102.709 2:02.094 5 2:02.213 7
9 25 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 2:01.689 8 103.845 2:02.096 8 2:03.078 7
10 22 J. BUTTON McLaren Mercedes 2:00.889 8 103.162 2:01.810 8 2:04.053 6
11 26 D. KVYAT Scuderia Toro Rosso 2:01.175 8 103.406 2:02.351 8
12 21 E. GUTIERREZ Sauber F1 Team 2:01.134 8 103.371 2:02.369 8
13 19 F. MASSA Williams Martini Racing 2:00.047 8 102.444 2:02.460 8
14 11 S. PEREZ Sahara Force India F1 Team 2:00.076 7 102.468 2:02.511 8
15 77 V. BOTTAS Williams Martini Racing 1:59.709 9 102.155 2:02.756 8
16 8 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 2:00.202 9 102.576 2:02.885 8
17 13 P. MALDONADO Lotus F1 Team 2:02.074 8 104.173
18 99 A. SUTIL Sauber F1 Team 2:02.131 7 104.222
19 17 J. BIANCHI Marussia F1 Team 2:02.702 8 104.709
20 10 K. KOBAYASHI Caterham F1 Team 2:03.595 8 105.471
21 4 M. CHILTON Marussia F1 Team 2:04.388 8 106.148
22 9 M. ERICSSON Caterham F1 Team 2:04.407 7 106.164

POLE POSITION LAP
44 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:59.431 167.082 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
6 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:57.183 170.287 KPH

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Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix - Qualifying - Saturday, 29.03.2014


Weather: rain, 25-27°C air, 30-35°C track

Mixed feelings for the Sauber F1 Team during a rainy qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang: While Esteban was 12th, Adrian has to be satisfied with 18th on the grid because of a red flag on his last lap. The third free practice in the morning took place in dry conditions, but it began to rain before the start of qualifying. [Read More!]
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MALAYSIAN GP – QUALIFYING


29 March 2014

SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position: 2nd, (3rd Practice – P4, 1:40.387)
“My heartbeat was rising very quickly in Q1 when we realised there was an issue. We came in and restarted the car, which seemed to solve the problem and after that it was fine. It was good to go out and get another feel for the car in the wet conditions. Q3 was not perfect; I would have loved to have had a second go – on my first attempt I felt there was a little bit of time to gain here and there. It was very close, maybe too close, as if you look at the margin it was possible to go faster, but then if Lewis would have had another chance he would have improved also so, would should, could, at the end of the day it’s good to be on the front row and it should be the good side of the grid for tomorrow – it depends on how our start is, but I’m happy with the result.” [Read More!]
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Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying


29.03.14
Felipe Massa qualified 13th and Valtteri Bottas 15th for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix in a rain affected qualifying session. Both cars struggled for rear grip in the wet conditions. The team will be hoping for better conditions tomorrow so that the FW36's better long run pace in the dry can be used to good effect to secure points for both cars. [Read More!]
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2014 Malaysian Grand Prix: Qualifying


Sepang - 29/03/2014

Lewis Hamilton qualified on pole position with Nico Rosberg in third place after a closely contested qualifying session for the 2014 PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix. Heavy downpours at the Sepang International Circuit delayed the start of the session by 50 minutes, with wet conditions remaining throughout. [Read More!]
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2014 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - FP3 & QUALIFYING


Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia - Saturday 29th March 2014
Weather
FP3: Overcast, dry; min / max track temp 44° - 46°, air temp 30° - 32°
Q1: Wet; min / max track temp 30°, air temp 28°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: ERI 1.44.457, 19th / KOB 1.46.015, 20th
Q1: KOB 2.03.595, 20th / ERI 2.04.407, 22nd [Read More!]
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FREE PRACTICE 3 CLASSIFICATION 2014 - Malaysian Grand Prix



POS DRIVER TEAM LAPS KM/H TIME
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 13 201.547 1:39.008
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 13 201.076 1:39.240
3 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 13 199.237 1:40.156
4 Sebastian Vettel Infiniti Red Bull Racing 14 198.778 1:40.387
5 Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India F1 Team 15 198.509 1:40.523
6 Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing 14 198.188 1:40.686
7 Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 14 198.090 1:40.736
8 Felipe Massa Williams F1 Team 20 198.001 1:40.781
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams F1 Team 20 197.785 1:40.891
10 Sergio Perez Sahara Force India F1 Team 15 197.515 1:41.029
11 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 18 197.216 1:41.182
12 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 18 196.713 1:41.441
13 Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 15 196.498 1:41.552
14 Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 Team 17 195.556 1:42.041
15 Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 16 194.209 1:42.749
16 Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 20 192.727 1:43.539
17 Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 16 191.915 1:43.977
18 Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 18 191.559 1:44.170
19 Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 12 191.033 1:44.457
20 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 7 188.226 1:46.015
21 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 4 158.932 2:05.555
22 Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 5

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Malaysian Grand Prix Practice Report


Key practice points:
The opening day of practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix got underway today with two 90 minute sessions
Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel recorded the third quickest time of the day, 0.061secs from the fastest time, with Daniel Ricciardo in the top ten [Read More!]
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Malaysian Grand Prix Practice


28.03.14
Objectives: Tyre runs and aero evaluations

FP1: Felipe Massa, 1:41.686 (9th), Valtteri Bottas, 1:41.830 (10th)
FP2: Felipe Massa, 1:40.112 (6th), Valtteri Bottas, 1:40.638 (9th) [Read More!]
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2014 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix: Free Practice Report


Sahara Force India completed a solid day of practice in Sepang in preparation for Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

Nico Hulkenberg VJM07-04
FP1: 1:41.642 P8 19 laps
FP2: 1:40.691 P10 34 laps [Read More!]
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Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 28.03.2014


Weather: sunny/partly cloudy and dry, 30-34°C air, 38-53°C track

It was a good Friday for the Sauber F1 Team at the Sepang International Circuit. Both free practice sessions went well for Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrian Sutil, and they were able to complete their programmes without any issues. The measurements implemented to improve the car worked well. However, there is still some work to do for the team. [Read More!]
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MALAYSIAN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE


28 March 2014
SEBASTIAN VETTEL
First Practice Session: Position: 7, Best Time: 1:41.523, Laps: 9
Second Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:39.970, Laps: 30
“I think we had a good day, obviously Friday timings are not the most important thing in the world but it’s good to be up there and in range of the top guys. I think we had a decent day, not a completely smooth day for both of us, there are still some things to solve on the software side and the programming, but that’s the way it is. I think we have to learn a lot but all in all, I’m quite happy.” [Read More!]
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2014 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“Initial impressions are positive”
Sepang International Circuit, Friday March 28
After the excitement and intensity of Melbourne, the Formula 1 circus rolls into Malaysia, where the tropical climate and searing temperatures will push the new-generation cars far closer to the limit than the Australian season-opener. [Read More!]
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28 March


2014 Malaysian Grand Prix: Practice


Sepang - 28/03/2014
The first practice sessions for the PETRONAS Malaysian Grand Prix took place today in the heat of the Sepang circuit.
Nico and Lewis completed a total of precisely 100 laps during today's two practice sessions, just short of the 105 laps completed last year on Friday
Lewis ran his Melbourne Power Unit all day, following the resolution of the problem with the ignition system that caused his misfire in Australia
The top six cars in the second session were covered by just 0.203s - equivalent to just 12 metres or two and a half car lengths [Read More!]
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2014 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - FP1 & FP2


Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia - Friday 28th March 2014
Weather
FP1: Dry, sunny, min / max track temp 41° - 47°, air temp 30° - 32°
FP2: Dry, overcast, min / max track temp 48° - 52°, air temp 34° (start of session) - 33° (end of session)

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: ERI 1.45.775, 17th / KOB 1.51.180, 19th
FP2: ERI 1.45.703, 20th / KOB n/a [Read More!]
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FREE PRACTICE 2 CLASSIFICATION 2014 - Malaysian Grand Prix



POS DRIVER TEAM LAPS KM/H TIME
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 30 199.729 1:39.909
2 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 30 199.659 1:39.944
3 Sebastian Vettel Infiniti Red Bull Racing 30 199.607 1:39.970
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 32 199.446 1:40.051
5 Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 29 199.342 1:40.103
6 Felipe Massa Williams F1 Team 34 199.324 1:40.112
7 Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing 29 198.998 1:40.276
8 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 28 198.302 1:40.628
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams F1 Team 35 198.282 1:40.638
10 Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India F1 Team 34 198.178 1:40.691
11 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 33 198.009 1:40.777
12 Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 20 197.544 1:41.014
13 Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 28 197.070 1:41.257
14 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 32 196.938 1:41.325
15 Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 Team 34 196.779 1:41.407
16 Sergio Perez Sahara Force India F1 Team 25 196.268 1:41.671
17 Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 14 194.622 1:42.531
18 Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 20 192.543 1:43.638
19 Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 29 192.331 1:43.752
20 Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 31 188.781 1:45.703

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FREE PRACTICE 1 CLASSIFICATION 2014 - Malaysian Grand Prix



POS DRIVER TEAM LAPS KM/H TIME
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 19 198.178 1:40.691
2 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 20 197.879 1:40.843
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 19 197.517 1:41.028
4 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 20 197.355 1:41.111
5 Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 18 197.037 1:41.274
6 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 15 196.789 1:41.402
7 Sebastian Vettel Infiniti Red Bull Racing 9 196.554 1:41.523
8 Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India F1 Team 19 196.324 1:41.642
9 Felipe Massa Williams F1 Team 23 196.239 1:41.686
10 Valtteri Bottas Williams F1 Team 22 195.961 1:41.830
11 Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 14 195.783 1:41.923
12 Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing 20 195.411 1:42.117
13 Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 21 194.937 1:42.365
14 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 21 193.982 1:42.869
15 Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 Team 23 193.916 1:42.904
16 Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 18 192.196 1:43.825
17 Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 24 188.653 1:45.775
18 Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 10 186.648 1:46.911
19 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 5 179.481 1:51.180
20 Sergio Perez Sahara Force India F1 Team 2
21 Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 2
22 Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 4

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26 March


Malaysian Grand Prix Preview


Sepang in numbers :
(with 1 being the easiest, 5 being the most severe)

Internal combustion engine 4
MGU-K 3
MGU-H 4
Battery 3
Fuel consumption 5
Energy recovery 4 [Read More!]
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25 March


2014 Malaysian Grand Prix – preview


The sweltering heat and humidity of the topics provide the gruelling backdrop to the Malaysian Grand Prix, round two of the 2014 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The drivers have to endure cockpit temperatures in excess of 50 degrees, but there’s no let-up on-track as Sepang’s fast corners and open spaces encourage overtaking and hard racing. Add the high probability of a rainstorm into the mix and you’re left with a tantalisingly unpredictable weekend. [Read More!]
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24 March


MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX RACE PREVIEW


FRIDAY 28 - SUNDAY 30 MARCH
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
RACE 2 OF 19

Being a British-based team, the weather in Malaysia is never far from our minds. The heat and humidity can be stifling at Sepang, which makes the weekend tough for everyone. The drivers lose up to 3kg in sweat and the pit crew gets no respite from the heat in their fireproof overalls. The track layout is popular with drivers and engineers alike. Its eclectic mix of corners - some are fast, some are longradius and there are plenty of elevation changes - make a well-balanced and aerodynamically-efficient car vital to competitiveness. Add in the chance of a downpour (Nico Rosberg led for Williams in 2009, until a sudden rainstorm brought out the red flag) and you have the potential for a highly unpredictable
and exciting Grand Prix. [Read More!]
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2014 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix Preview


Vijay’s Vision
Team Principal, Dr Vijay Mallya, summarises the mood in the camp ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

How would you sum up the first race in Melbourne?
“Australia was definitely a respectable start, without a doubt, and probably the best start we've had since I took over the team. We went into the race feeling good and confident. We were concerned initially about reliability, but I think the number of laps we were able to put in during Bahrain testing gave us the confidence that we were on top most issues. The fact that both the cars finished the race is a good way to start the season.” [Read More!]
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2014 Malaysian Grand Prix - Preview


Brackley - 24/03/2014

Round Two of the 2014 Formula One World Championship brings us to Kuala Lumpur for Malaysian Grand Prix, held at the Sepang International Circuit. [Read More!]
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21 March


Preview - 2014 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix


2th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 28th to 30th March 2014

Hinwil, 21st March 2014 – After a rather difficult opening to the season in Melbourne, the Sauber F1 Team looks forward to the second round of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship from 28th to 30th March in Malaysia. [Read More!]
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2014 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIXVIEW


Leafield Technical Centre, UK - 21st March 2014

General
Race Laps: 56
Very high ambient temperature and humidity
Grip normally gradually increases through the weekend.
No major bumps (track was re-surfaced after 2007 race)
Kerbs not a problem
Top speed can be reached in either T1 or T15 depending on wind direction
Medium brake severity
Traction issues and understeer in high speed sections are main balance issues [Read More!]
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16 March


AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX RACE REPORT


Team-by-team
Infiniti Red Bull Racing
New recruit Daniel Ricciardo raced his Renault-powered Infiniti Red Bull Racing to second position in the 58 lap race. Starting from second, the Australian kept his position throughout the race, withstanding pressure at the end of the GP from McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen. Sebastian Vettel retired on lap 5 after a misfire on the Power Unit caused a loss of power.

*Daniel Ricciardo was later excluded from the race following a breach of Article 3.2 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations and Article 5.1.4 of the FIA Formula One Technical Regulations. The Team has notified the FIA of its intention to appeal with immediate effect. [Read More!]
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AUSTRALIAN GP – STATEMENT


March 16, 2014

Following the decision of the FIA that Infiniti Red Bull Racing is in breach of Article 3.2 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations and Article 5.1.4 of the FIA Formula One Technical Regulations with Car 3, the Team has notified the FIA of its intention to appeal with immediate effect.
Inconsistencies with the FIA fuel flow meter have been prevalent all weekend up and down the pit lane. The Team and Renault are confident the fuel supplied to the engine is in full compliance with the regulations.
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Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing, excluded from race results


2014 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX
From The FIA Stewards of the Meeting
To The Team Manager, Infiniti Red Bull Racing
Document 56
Date 16 March 2014
Time 23:55

The Stewards, having received a report from the Technical Delegate, heard from the team
representatives, have considered the following matter and determine a breach of the regulations has been committed by the competitor named below and impose the penalty referred to. [Read More!]
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2014 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY 16/03/2014


Jean-Eric Vergne (STR9-04)
Race
Position: 9th

“This is obviously a good result, even though the car was very difficult to drive. We had problems with the brakes which made us lose a lot of time but at the end we are all satisfied to finish the race with two cars in the points. I’m very pleased with the overall three points especially for the team, more than for myself. After a long difficult time and so much hard work this winter, this is a great relief for all the guys in the garage and it's nice for us drivers to be able to give them something back. It looks like things are turning well and hopefully it will always be better from now on. As for my mistake in the last corner, I was trying to defend myself from Mercedes, looking for the best line to get a good exit, but I went on the grass and I was lucky enough not to spin the car. It’s really a shame but it’s just the first race and I’m sure we will have plenty of opportunities to score more points. Overall, it’s a good result today.” [Read More!]
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Two Cars Home. Australian GP - The Race


Albert Park, Melbourne
Sunday 16 March 2014

CHILTON MR03-02 P14 1:35.635
BIANCHI MR03-01 Not classified 1:35.281 [Read More!]
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Baby steps for the E22


Progress made, but much more to come

It was a case of better than expected in the Australian Grand Prix after a weekend of challenges in the garage for Lotus F1 Team.
Both cars completed sustainable racing laps as the illustration of progress being made from the difficult start to the season endured by the squad.
Despite some positives, it was ultimately a frustrating weekend, with both Romain and Pastor ending their days early, parked in the Park, Pastor on lap 29 and Romain on lap 44. [Read More!]
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AUSTRALIAN GP – JUST THE BEGINNING


Stefano Domenicali: “The first race of the championship has provided a clear picture of the hierarchy at the start of season. It’s also shown which teams appear to have done the best job of dealing with these new regulations. Today, we achieved our objective in terms of reliability, but the gap we need to make up, especially to Mercedes, was clear to see. The information we have gathered this weekend clearly points to the direction we must take and what areas need the most work. It will be important to catch up as quickly as possible and react in the way this team has always proved capable of doing. Our engineers know what the priorities are and which areas need the most immediate attention.” [Read More!]
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2014 Australian Grand Prix


Melbourne, Australia - 16th March 2014
Kamui Kobayashi
DNF

Marcus Ericsson
Lap 23: pitstop 1, option tyres
DNF
Fastest lap: 1.37.064 (lap 26) [Read More!]
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Australian Grand Prix Race


16.03.14 Race Notes

Valtteri Bottas finished in sixth place in today's Australian Grand Prix, with Felipe Massa retiring on the first lap after being hit from behind by the Caterham of Kobayashi. Valtteri had a strong start, moving from P15 to P10 on the first lap, and was running in P6 before a puncture forced him to pit and pushed him back to P16. He then showed strong pace to make his way through the pack to finish in the top ten. The FW36 looked competitive all weekend and the team will be looking to demonstrate the car's full potential in the next race in Malaysia. [Read More!]
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2014 Australian Grand Prix - Race


Melbourne - 16/03/2014

The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team today entered the new era of Formula One with a composed victory for Nico Rosberg from P3 on the grid at the Australian Grand Prix.
Nico claimed first place off the line and led every lap of the race to win by 24 seconds at the chequered flag
He made two pit stops on laps 12 and 38, running a tyre strategy of option/option/prime, and set the fastest lap on lap 19
Lewis was forced to retire his car after two laps owing to a misfiring cylinder, which had cost engine power since the start
Nico's win marks the 100th F1 victory for a Mercedes-Benz engine, with the first achieved by Juan Manuel Fangio in 1954 [Read More!]
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2014 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix, Race


Sahara Force India enjoyed a positive start to the 2014 season as Nico Hulkenberg scored six points with seventh place at Albert Park. Sergio Perez just missed out on points in P11. [Read More!]
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Rolex Australian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday, 16.03.2014


Weather: cloudy and dry, 18-21°C air, 20-33°C track

Overall the start of the new Formula One era at the Australian Grand Prix at the Albert Park in Melbourne was definitely exciting and ended with a surprising result at the front. The Sauber F1 Team had to be satisfied with 12th for Adrian Sutil and 13th for Esteban Gutiérrez. The Team was able to gain a lot of experience during the race, which can now be used to work on improvements and to increase the performance up to the next Grand Prix. [Read More!]
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2014 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - Melbourne


Race Classification after 57 Laps - 302.271 Kms

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 57 1:32:58.710 195.058
2 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 57 1:33:23.235 +24.525 194.204
3 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN McLaren Mercedes 57 1:33:25.487 +26.777 194.126
4 22 J. BUTTON GBR McLaren Mercedes 57 1:33:28.737 +30.027 194.014
5 14 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 57 1:33:33.994 +35.284 193.832
6 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams Martini Racing 57 1:33:46.349 +47.639 193.407
7 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 57 1:33:49.428 +50.718 193.301
8 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 57 1:33:56.385 +57.675 193.062
9 25 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 57 1:33:59.151 +60.441 192.967
10 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 57 1:34:02.295 +63.585 192.860
11 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 57 1:34:24.626 +85.916 192.100
12 99 A. SUTIL GER Sauber F1 Team 56 1:33:06.852 +1 LAP 191.357
13 21 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 56 1:33:12.956 +1 LAP 191.148
14 4 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 55 1:33:21.069 +2 LAPS 187.463
NOT CLASSIFIED
17 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 49 1:34:32.241 +8 LAPS 164.917
8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 43 1:12:24.165 DNF 188.967
13 P. MALDONADO VEN Lotus F1 Team 29 50:16.969 DNF 183.506
9 M. ERICSSON SWE Caterham F1 Team 27 47:15.386 DNF 181.792
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 3 5:42.384 DNF 167.275
44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 2 3:26.415 DNF 184.974
19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 0 DNF
10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Caterham F1 Team 0 DNF
FASTEST LAP
6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:32.478 on lap 19 206.436

© 2014 Formula One World Championship Ltd, 6 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1QJ, England.

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15 March


AUSTRALIAN GP – CHANGES RAIN DOWN


Fernando Alonso: “I think fifth is a good result in such a difficult qualifying session, especially as it’s the first time we’ve run in the wet with the new car and because from this position, a podium finish is possible, which is worth a lot of points. We were lucky in Q1, when the rain came just after I’d done my quick lap and in Q2 we were also able to run when the track was at its best. I knew that the results of free practice did not reflect the reality of the situation and that the hierarchy would only become clear today, with Mercedes a step ahead of the rest. [Read More!]
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Not what the doctor ordered


Qualifying in Australia didn't quite go to plan..
Romain and Pastor will line up next to each other for tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix after a trying first qualifying session of 2014.
It was a race against time as the notoriously fickle Melbourne skies threatened and then ultimately delivered rain as the Q1 session was underway at Albert Park.
Romain was able to get straight out to the track, but after a return to the pitlane a mapping issue which affected his braking precluded him from setting a time any faster than 21st in the session. [Read More!]
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Lightning Strikes 2014 Formula 1 Rolex Australian GP Qualifying



Albert Park, Melbourne
Saturday 15 March 2014
CHILTON MR03-02 Q1 P17 1:34.293 5 laps
BIANCHI MR03-01 Q1 P18 1:34.794 5 laps [Read More!]
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2014 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“If it’s wet tomorrow, anything could happen”

Albert Park, Saturday March 15
After yesterday’s balmy weather, the winds howled and the heavens opened at Albert Park this afternoon. Only the opening minutes of Q1 remained dry, and then the rains fell, quickly calling for a switch from Options (Q1), to Inters (Q2), and, finally, to Full Wets (Q3). [Read More!]
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AUSTRALIAN GP – QUALIFYING


15 March 2014

DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 2, (3rd Practice – P5, 1:30.970)
“It was exciting out there – the weather definitely added to the mix and the whole session went well. Q1 looked like it was going okay for us and then, when the rain fell, it’s the first time we’ve driven these cars on the limit in wet conditions. It was tricky, but at the same time a lot of fun and it was nice to always be up there. The engineer was always on the radio saying the pace was good and that we were P1, P2 P3 and in the battle for the pole position, so it was definitely a really nice first qualifying session with the team. I’m happy for us to have a front row start – it wasn’t looking like this a few weeks ago, so I’m pretty pleased right now.” [Read More!]
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2014 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix, Qualifying


Sahara Force India enjoyed a strong showing in Melbourne as Nico Hulkenberg qualified in seventh place for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix. Teammate Sergio Perez qualified in P16. [Read More!]
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Australian Grand Prix - QUALIFYING


Melbourne - 15/03/2014

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position in qualifying at Albert Park this evening, with Nico Rosberg also finishing in the top three.
Lewis scored the 100th pole position for Mercedes-Benz power in Formula One, a record dating back to 1954
It was also the 32nd pole of Lewis' career, putting him equal with Nigel Mansell and one behind Jim Clark
Nico qualified in third place, just five-hundredths behind the second placed car of Daniel Ricciardo
Six of the top 10 today were Mercedes-Benz powered cars, including three of the top four [Read More!]
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Australian Grand Prix Qualifying


15.03.14
Felipe Massa finished ninth and Valtteri Bottas 15th for tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix in a changeable qualifying session at Albert Park. Both cars looked competitive in the dry conditions, but struggled for grip in the wet on the intermediate tyre. Valtteri had to change his gearbox at the end of FP3, so will take a five place grid penalty after finishing P10 in Q3. [Read More!]
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Rolex Australian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday, 15.03.2014


Weather: sunny and dry, 23-30°C air, 23-44°C track

It was a spectacular qualifying to the Australian Grand Prix with an unexpected outcome. After Sauber F1 Team driver Esteban Gutiérrez missed out on the third free practice, because of a gearbox change, he qualified P19 and, in addition, receives a grid penalty. Adrian Sutil was satisfied that qualifying went without any problems and is happy with P14 for the moment. [Read More!]
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2014 Australian Grand Prix - FP3 and Qualifying


Melbourne, Australia - 15th March 2014
Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: KOB 1.34.413, 16th / ERI 1.36.159, 19th
Q1: KOB 1.34.274, 16th / ERI 1.35.157, 20th
Q2: KOB 1.45.867, 15th [Read More!]
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Australian Grand Prix - QUALIFYING CLASSIFICATION 2014



POS DRIVER Q1 LAPS Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 Lewis Hamilton 1:31.699 6 1:42.890 8 1:44.231 8
2 Daniel Ricciardo 1:30.775 3 1:42.295 9 1:44.548 8
3 Nico Rosberg 1:32.564 6 1:42.264 8 1:44.595 7
4 Kevin Magnussen 1:30.949 4 1:43.247 9 1:45.745 6
5 Fernando Alonso 1:31.388 6 1:42.805 8 1:45.819 7
6 Jean-Eric Vergne 1:33.488 5 1:43.849 9 1:45.864 7
7 Nico Hulkenberg 1:33.893 5 1:43.658 8 1:46.030 7
8 Daniil Kvyat 1:33.777 5 1:44.331 9 1:47.368 6
9 Felipe Massa 1:31.228 5 1:44.242 9 1:48.079 7
10 Valtteri Bottas 1:31.601 5 1:43.852 8 1:48.147 6
11 Jenson Button 1:31.396 5 1:44.437 8
12 Kimi Raikkonen 1:32.439 5 1:44.494 8
13 Sebastian Vettel 1:31.931 5 1:44.668 8
14 Adrian Sutil 1:33.673 5 1:45.655 7
15 Kamui Kobayashi 1:34.274 5 1:45.867 8
16 Sergio Perez 1:34.141 5 1:47.293 8
17 Max Chilton 1:34.293 5
18 Jules Bianchi 1:34.794 5
19 Esteban Gutiérrez 1:35.117 7
20 Marcus Ericsson 1:35.157 5
21 Romain Grosjean 1:36.993 6

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Australian Grand Prix - PRACTICE 3 CLASSIFICATION 2014



POS DRIVER TEAM LAPS KM/H TIME
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 15 213.603 1:29.375
2 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 20 210.329 1:30.766
3 Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 11 210.075 1:30.876
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 13 209.975 1:30.919
5 Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing 13 209.858 1:30.970
6 Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India F1 Team 16 209.839 1:30.978
7 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 12 209.429 1:31.156
8 Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 22 209.211 1:31.251
9 Sergio Perez Sahara Force India F1 Team 17 208.267 1:31.665
10 Felipe Massa Williams F1 Team 20 208.135 1:31.723
11 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 17 207.677 1:31.925
12 Sebastian Vettel Infiniti Red Bull Racing 14 206.935 1:32.255
13 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 16 206.572 1:32.417
14 Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 15 202.696 1:34.184
15 Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 16 202.688 1:34.188
16 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 19 202.205 1:34.413
17 Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 15 201.556 1:34.717
18 Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 15 201.477 1:34.754
19 Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 21 198.533 1:36.159
20 Valtteri Bottas Williams F1 Team 2
21 Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 Team 2
22 Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 4

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14 March


AUSTRALIAN GP – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL


Fernando Alonso: “On the first Friday of the season, there’s always a bit more tension. It’s the start of a new championship and there is the feeling of general expectation to see how things we worked on during the winter are functioning. Overall, this was a positive day for us and even if there was an element of nervousness because of the complexity introduced by the new technical regulations, everything went well. The team did a super job and we had no problems. The track improved from the first session to the second, with more grip compared to the morning and there was also more wind. Running the soft tyre certainly helped, as the extra grip meant the times came down, but it’s impossible to have a clear idea of how competitive we are, because as usual, Friday results don’t mean much. To know more, we must wait until everyone is running in the same trim”. [Read More!]
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2014 Australian Grand Prix – Practice Sessions


NEW ERA OF FORMULA ONE AND NEW TYRE RANGE MAKES DEBUT IN MELBOURNE
TWO SECONDS PER LAP SEPARATE MEDIUM AND SOFT COMPOUNDS
NEW TYRE RULES FOR QUALIFYING IN 2014: ONE EXTRA SET IN Q3

Formula One entered a fresh era with the debut of new tyre regulations for 2014 today. The first new rule affects free practice, with the teams now allowed an extra set of tyres to be used in the first 30 minutes of FP1 only: always of the harder compound from the two nominated. [Read More!]
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OPENING CEREMONY 2014 Formula 1™ Rolex Australian Grand Prix - Free Practice 1 & 2


Albert Park, Melbourne
Friday 14 March 2014

BIANCHI MR03-01 FP1 P16 1:40.859 6 laps FP2 P17 1:33.486 29 laps
CHILTON MR03-02 FP1 P17 1:46.922 4 laps FP2 P19 1:34.757 29 laps [Read More!]
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Australian Grand Prix: Friday - Team Reaction


Mar 14, 2014
Jean-Eric Vergne (STR9-04)
First Practice Session
Best lap: 1:33.446, pos. 10th, 30 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:31.060, pos. 11th, 35 laps [Read More!]
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Australian Grand Prix - PRACTICE 2 CLASSIFICATION 2014


POS DRIVER TEAM LAPS KM/H TIME
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 37 213.007 1:29.625
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 31 212.635 1:29.782
3 Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 28 211.809 1:30.132
4 Sebastian Vettel Infiniti Red Bull Racing 41 211.225 1:30.381
5 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 33 210.924 1:30.510
6 Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing 38 210.859 1:30.538
7 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 32 210.024 1:30.898
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams F1 Team 38 209.973 1:30.920
9 Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 34 209.717 1:31.031
10 Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India F1 Team 33 209.664 1:31.054
11 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 35 209.650 1:31.060
12 Felipe Massa Williams F1 Team 31 209.515 1:31.119
13 Sergio Perez Sahara Force India F1 Team 36 209.138 1:31.283
14 Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 36 206.711 1:32.355
15 Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 Team 26 206.458 1:32.468
16 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 36 206.398 1:32.495
17 Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 29 204.210 1:33.486
18 Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 12 203.861 1:33.646
19 Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 29 201.471 1:34.757
20 Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 1

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Australian Grand Prix - PRACTICE 1 CLASSIFICATION 2014


POS DRIVER TEAM LAPS KM/H TIME
1 Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 20 207.870 1:31.840
2 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 23 206.706 1:32.357
3 Valtteri Bottas Williams F1 Team 27 206.603 1:32.403
4 Felipe Massa Williams F1 Team 19 206.541 1:32.431
5 Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing 26 206.166 1:32.599
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 17 206.155 1:32.604
7 Sebastian Vettel Infiniti Red Bull Racing 10 205.735 1:32.793
8 Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 28 205.615 1:32.847
9 Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 19 205.328 1:32.977
10 Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 30 204.297 1:33.446
11 Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India F1 Team 23 204.107 1:33.533
12 Sergio Perez Sahara Force India F1 Team 24 203.407 1:33.855
13 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 27 202.507 1:34.272
14 Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 Team 7 199.740 1:35.578
15 Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 13 197.944 1:36.445
16 Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 6 189.282 1:40.859
17 Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 4 178.548 1:46.922
18 Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 1
19 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1
20 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 1
21 Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 2

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Renault Sport F1 Australian Grand Prix Practice Report


Renault Sport F1 Australian Grand Prix Practice Report
Key practice points:

Today was the first day of Australian Grand Prix practice for the Renault Energy F1-2014 V6 Turbo Power Units
Renault-powered cars completed 260 laps (over 1,300km) over two 90 minute sessions
Infiniti Red Bull Racing set top 10 fastest times in both sessions and completed race distance
Scuderia Toro Rosso completed most running of any team in FP1, with top 10 times
Electrical and fuel system problems for Caterham F1 Team limit running, but issues have been identified and will be rectified for Saturday [Read More!]
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2014 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“We got a good understanding of the car today”

Albert Park, Friday March 14

The 2014 Formula 1 season burst into life today, with free practice at Albert Park giving us our first insight into the pace and potential of MP4-29, which performed reliably throughout the day, notching up 115 laps. [Read More!]
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AUSTRALIAN GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE


14 March 2014

SEBASTIAN VETTEL
First Practice Session: Position: 7, Best Time: 1:32.793, Laps: 10
Second Practice Session: Position: 4, Best Time: 1:30.381, Laps: 41
“In a way it’s a relief today, the fact that we were running, we didn’t have any problems, the balance was good and the performance looked alright. In the end Friday times are not worth a lot, but it’s better to be close to the top rather than somewhere towards the back, so I’m very happy with that. We will do what we can to prepare for tomorrow and Sunday, but let’s see where we are then – the most important thing is that we finish.” [Read More!]
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Australian Grand Prix Practice


14.03.14
Objectives: Tyre runs and aero evaluations

FP1: Valtteri Bottas, 1:32.403 (3rd), Felipe Massa, 1:32.431 (4th)
FP2: Valtteri Bottas, 1:30.920 (8th), Felipe Massa, 1:31.119 (12th) [Read More!]
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2014 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix, Free Practice Report

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Sahara Force India completed busy practice sessions this afternoon at Albert Park ahead of Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Nico Hulkenberg VJM07-04
FP1: 1:33.533 P11 23 laps
FP2: 1:31.054 P10 33 laps [Read More!]
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Melbourne - 14/03/2014 - PRACTICE


Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton got the new Formula One season underway for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS at Albert Park this afternoon with the first two practice sessions of the Australian Grand Prix weekend.
Lewis missed most of P1 after his car stopped on track during the installation lap due to a sensor calibration problem
A consistent second practice saw the pair top the timesheets, and a total of six Mercedes powered cars in the top ten
Lewis' fastest time in P2 of 1:29.625 compared to a fastest time of 1:25.908 in 2013, albeit with harder compound tyres [Read More!]
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Rolex Australian Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 14.03.2014


Weather: sunny and dry, 20-25°C air, 31-41°C track

It was a tough day at work to kick off the 2014 season at Albert Park, Melbourne, for the Sauber F1 Team. In the morning the team struggled with technical issues on both Sauber C33-Ferraris. During the second free practise session the drivers were able to work through the planned programme. However, before the first qualifying of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship the team still has a lot of work to do. [Read More!]
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2014 Australian Grand Prix - FP1 and FP2


Melbourne, Australia - 14th March 2014
Weather
FP1: Dry, sunny, min / max track temp 38° - 41°, air temp 20° - 23°
FP2: Dry, sunny, min / max track temp 23°, air temp 32° - 41°
Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: ERI n/a, 18th / KOB n/a, 20th
FP2: ERI n/a / KOB n/a
Total laps:
FP1: ERI 1 / KOB 1
FP2: ERI 1 / KOB n/a [Read More!]
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13 March


Sahara Force India welcomes new partners


On the eve of the new Formula One season, Sahara Force India is delighted to announce the arrival of KONI, Consorcio Aristos and FICREA as its latest partners ahead of the 2014 campaign. [Read More!]
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McGregor Premium Partner of the Sauber F1 Team


Hinwil/Melbourne, 13th March, 2014 – The Sauber F1 Team is delighted to announce McGregor as its Premium Partner. McGregor is one of the most successful fashion houses in the upper market segment.

McGregor has supported Giedo van der Garde as a long-standing partner in the early stages of his career. In addition to this personal relationship, McGregor is now also extending its involvement to the team. [Read More!]
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Pacific Ventures, Dubai, becomes a Premium Partner of Sauber F1 Team


Hinwil/Melbourne, 13th March 2014 – The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce that Pacific Ventures, Dubai, will be Premium Partner from the 2014 Australian Grand Prix onwards. The real estate developer’s logo will appear on the rear sidepods of the Sauber C33 and later on the drivers’ overalls. It is the first partnership of the Sauber F1 Team with a brand from the Middle East. [Read More!]
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Mobil 1 and McLaren Celebrate 20-Year Partnership in Formula 1


McLaren Formula 1 cars to feature special Mobil 1 and Mobil livery for Australian Grand Prix
This weekend will mark 333rd race for the Mobil 1-McLaren partnership MELBOURNE – As the 2014 Formula 1™ season kicks off this weekend at the Australian Grand Prix, ExxonMobil and McLaren will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their technical and commercial relationship. In honor of the major milestone, the McLaren Formula 1 cars will feature a special livery in Australia that will include both Mobil 1™ and Mobil™ brands. [Read More!]
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11 March


Australian Grand Prix Preview


Albert Park in numbers :
(with 1 being the easiest, 5 being the most severe)

Internal combustion engine 4
MGU-K 3
MGU-H 3
Battery 3
Fuel consumption 5
Energy recovery 4 [Read More!]
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10 March


Australian Grand Prix Preview: Melbourne, 13-16 March 2014


PIRELLI’S SECOND THREE-YEAR FORMULA ONE CONTRACT GETS UNDERWAY IN MELBOURNE WITH A BRAND NEW RANGE OF P ZERO TYRES
P ZERO WHITE MEDIUM AND P ZERO YELLOW SOFT FACE THE COMPLEX MELBOURNE STREET CIRCUIT
NEW P ZERO FORMULA ONE MAGAZINE IS ONLINE: IN THE FIRST ISSUE NEWS, FEATURES AND A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE CHAMPIONSHIP [Read More!]
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2014 Australian Grand Prix – preview


The vibrant, coastal city of Melbourne has been Formula 1’s regular starting point for almost two decades. Its narrow run-offs, low grip surface and unpredictable weather, allied to the fact that it offers the drivers their first chance to blow away the cobwebs after the long winter break, means the Australian Grand Prix is invariably frantic, thrilling and unpredictable. [Read More!]
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AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX RACE PREVIEW


FRIDAY 14 - SUNDAY 16 MARCH
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
RACE 1 OF 19

This year's season-opener has the added excitement of being the first race for the brand new 1.6-litre power units. It's sure to be an unpredictable weekend at Albert Park and one wonders how many cars will make the finish line on Sunday evening; when Melbourne first hosted the Australian Grand Prix in 1996, only 11 cars reached the chequered flag. Irrespective of what happens on-track, the F1 circus loves racing in Australia. The laid back vibe, the passionate and knowledgeable fans and the chance of some sunshine after the European winter all add to its appeal. As for Melbourne: what a city!
Williams last won this race in 1996 and the team hopes to kick off its new partnership with Mercedes-Benz HPP with another strong result. [Read More!]
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08 March


Race preview Australian GP


Daniel Ricciardo
I’m very, very excited about the new season. It’s always good fun going to Melbourne, it’s a great city and I like racing on street circuits. The Albert Park track is very bumpy and you have to contend with all the road markings – when it’s wet those are very slippery! It also has some really good changes of direction with right-left, right-left turns in rapid succession. Full-time racing circuits tend to be very smooth and have plenty of grip. You don’t get that with a street circuit: at the start of the weekend they’re pretty dirty and gradually they clean up as cars sweep the racing line and put down rubber in the braking zones. It’s nice to feel the track evolve underneath your car and know that it’s going to get quicker throughout each session. Albert Park always tends to be a pretty exciting race. It’s great that Australia has a grand prix and a source of pride that it’s everybody’s choice to kick-start the season. If we went to Malaysia or Bahrain for the first race then I’d be able to ease into my career with Infiniti Red Bull Racing but in Oz, I assume the weekend will be right up there in my face! I’ll enjoy it and hopefully use the positive energy of the crowd to give me a good result. [Read More!]
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07 March


Pirelli and Formula One teams agree on 2014 in-season tyre test schedule


Following the agreement between Pirelli and the 11 Formula One teams, with the approval of the FIA, here is the schedule of the dedicated days (one per team) that each team will devote to tyre testing this year, within the existing 2014 in-season test calendar. [Read More!]
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2014 Australian Grand PrixView


Leafield Technical Centre, UK - 7th March 2014

General
Race Laps: 58
High average speed around the lap
Medium-high brake severity
In general the track surface is smooth with low grip, especially in FP1
Some bumps may cause braking stability issues and cause the car to bottom out, particularly in T9
Kerbs are generally not an issue
Overtaking is difficult, even with DRS
In 2009 the race start was moved to 1700 creating some vision difficulties due to sunset and fading light
The track is usually dusty with tree leaves typically getting stuck in radiator inlets
First gear is not used on the track [Read More!]
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Preview – 2014 Rolex Australian Grand Prix


1st Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 14th to 16th March 2014

Hinwil, 7th March 2014 – After 12 intense days of testing in Jerez, Spain, and Sakhir, Bahrain, the start of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship is near. From 14th to 16th March the new V6 turbo era will get under way at Melbourne’s Albert Park with the Australian Grand Prix. [Read More!]
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2014 Australian Grand Prix - Preview


Brackley - 07/03/2014
The 2014 Formula One World Championship gets underway in Melbourne with the first race of the season, the Australian Grand Prix, held at the Albert Park circuit. [Read More!]
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British Men's Magazine Esquire to Appear on Formula One Car in Unique Williams Partnership


07.03.14
In a media first for Esquire, the UK's most stylish and sophisticated men's magazine brand published by Hearst Magazines UK has partnered with WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING in a unique campaign that will see the British male lifestyle title appear on the team's Formula One racing car. [Read More!]
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Williams Martini Racing to Run the 20th Anniversary Ayrton Senna Logo on the FW36 for the 2014 season


07.03.14
Since the tragic death of Ayrton Senna at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, Williams has placed the iconic Senna double S logo on its racing cars as a mark of respect. To commemorate 20 years since his passing and to celebrate his legacy, the Williams Mercedes FW36 will be adorned with the new 20th anniversary Senna logo for the 2014 season. [Read More!]
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2014 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix Preview


Vijay’s Vision
Team Principal, Dr Vijay Mallya, looks ahead to the start of the 2014 season with anticipation.

Dr Mallya, it’s been a very busy winter – how have things gone for Sahara Force India?
It’s been a massive challenge, especially for a smaller team like ours. That was why we put so many plans in place early last year to be ready for what has become a very different Formula One. All the hard work has paid off, but it has been a very steep learning curve and a huge undertaking to get where we are today. [Read More!]
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03 March


Review – 2014 Official Formula One Test, Bahrain (27 February-2 March)


PIRELLI ANNOUNCES TYRE CHOICE FOR FIRST FOUR GRANDS PRIX
INCREASED PERFORMANCE GAP BETWEEN HARD AND MEDIUM, AND MEDIUM AND SOFT COMPOUNDS
LESS DEGRADATION, ZERO BLISTERING, AND VERY LITTLE GRAINING SHOWN IN BAHRAIN

At the end of the third and final pre-season test, held in Bahrain, Pirelli has announced the compounds that will be used for the first four races this year: [Read More!]
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Q&A with Rob White, Renault Sport F1 deputy managing director (technical)


‘It is fair to say that once again we have made some real progress.’

How was the second Bahrain test from a Renault perspective?
The aim of the last test session before Australia was to recover some of the lost ground from the previous test sessions and to rehearse the Grand Prix. We wanted each of our four teams to be able to approach a normal race weekend without having to improvise any of the procedures or operations needed. We can’t escape the fact that we did not complete the entire programme with all the teams and that some Melbourne preparations are incomplete. On the up-side, we have done some of everything, with simulations of qualifying sessions, starts, race distances and long stints and it is fair to say that once again we have made some real progress. [Read More!]
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02 March


PRE-SEASON TESTING-DAY FOUR


Bahrain International Circuit
27 February - 2 March
Date Sunday 2 March 2014
Chassis MR03-01
Driver Max Chilton
Laps 61
Position 7th/12
Best time 1:36.835 [Read More!]
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NEXT STOP MELBOURNE


Circuit: Sakhir circuit – 5.412 km
Driver: Fernando Alonso
Car: Ferrari F14 T
Weather: air temperature 21/26°C, track temperature 26/36 °C. Sunny.
Laps/Kms completed: 74/400
Best time: 1:34.280 [Read More!]
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BAHRAIN TEST 2 - DAY FOUR


Sunday 2 March 2014
Driver: Sebastian Vettel
Car: RB10
Laps: 77
Best time: 1:37.468
Circuit length: 5.412km
Fastest Lap: L. Hamilton (1:33.278) [Read More!]
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Bahrain Test - Day Four


Bahrain - 02/03/2014
Date Sunday 02 March
Track Bahrain International Circuit
Driver Lewis Hamilton
No of Laps 70 laps
Best Lap Time 1:33.278
Kilometres Covered 379 km
Track Length 5.412 km [Read More!]
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Bahrain test Day Four


Sunday 2 March, 2014
Driver: Valtteri Bottas
Chassis / Engine: FW36-03 / PU106A Hybrid
Location: Bahrain International Circuit 5.412km
Objectives: Set-up work, long runs and qualifying simulation
Weather: Hot and Sunny
Maximum air & track temps: 26ºC /30ºC [Read More!]
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Test report – Bahrain day four


Date Sunday March 2 2014
Driver Jenson Button
Location Bahrain International Circuit (5.412km)
Laps/km 22/119
Overall laps/km 271/1466
Best laptime 1m38.111s
Overall best laptime 1m35.894s (Kevin, Saturday) [Read More!]
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Test two in Bahrain – Day four


Bahrain International Circuit, 2nd March 2014 – The final day of pre-season testing went well, with the Sauber F1 Team completing 177 laps in one day. Adrian Sutil was behind the wheel of the Sauber C33-Ferrari in the morning and completed 91 laps. Esteban Gutiérrez took over in the afternoon and completed another 86 laps. [Read More!]
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Bahrain Test Report, 2 March 2014


Sahara Force India completed its pre-season testing programme in Bahrain as Nico Hulkenberg clocked up 74 laps in the VJM07.
Day Four Statistics:
Chassis: VJM07-01
Laps: 74 laps
Mileage: 401 km
Fastest lap: 1:35.577
Classification: P4 [Read More!]
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T03 BAHRAIN - DAY FOUR


Bahrain - 2nd March 2014
Driver: Kamui Kobayashi, car #10
Chassis: CT05-#02
Total day four laps: 106
Total T03 laps: 297 / 1,607.364 kms
Total 2014 pre-season test laps: 626 / 3,312.748 kms [Read More!]
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BAHRAIN TEST 2 - DAY 4


Mar 2, 2014
Jean-Eric Vergne gave the STR9 his and the team’s last pre-Melbourne outing, as this was the twelfth and final day of winter testing for all the teams in Bahrain. [Read More!]
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01 March


Bahrain Test Report, 1 March 2014


Nico Hulkenberg returned to the cockpit of the VJM07 today as Sahara Force India completed the penultimate day of pre-season testing in Bahrain.

Day Three Statistics:
Chassis: VJM07-01
Laps: 115 laps
Mileage: 622 km
Fastest lap: 1:36.205
Classification: P6 [Read More!]
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Testing at the Sakhir circuit


1 March 2014
Circuit: Sakhir circuit – 5.412 km
Driver: Kimi Raikkonen
Car: Ferrari F14 T
Weather: air temperature 24/29°C, track temperature 27/37 °C. Sunny.
Laps/Kms completed: 87/470
Best time: 1:35.426 [Read More!]
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Bahrain Test - Day Three


Bahrain - 01/03/2014
Date Saturday 01 March
Track Bahrain International Circuit
Driver Nico Rosberg
No of Laps 103 laps
Best Lap Time 1:33.484
Kilometres Covered 557 km
Track Length 5.412 km [Read More!]
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Test report – Bahrain day three


Test report – Bahrain day three
Date Saturday March 1 2014
Driver Kevin Magnussen
Location Bahrain International Circuit (5.412km)
Laps/km 88/476
Best laptime 1m35.894s [Read More!]
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BAHRAIN TEST 2 – DAY THREE


Saturday 1 March 2014
Driver: Sebastian Vettel
Car: RB10
Laps: 0
Best time: No Time
Circuit length: 5.412km
Fastest Lap: F. Massa (1:33.258) [Read More!]
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Bahrain test Day THREE


Saturday 1 March, 2014
Driver: Felipe Massa
Chassis / Engine: FW36-03 / PU106A Hybrid
Location: Bahrain International Circuit 5.412km
Objectives: Aero evaluations, set-up work and qualifying simulation
Weather: Hot and Sunny
Maximum air & track temps: 29ºC / 37ºC [Read More!]
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T03 BAHRAIN - DAY THREE


Bahrain - 1st March 2014
Driver: Marcus Ericsson, car #9
Chassis: CT05-#02
Total laps: 117 [Read More!]
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Test two in Bahrain – Day three


Bahrain International Circuit, 1st March 2014 – The penultimate day of testing saw the Sauber F1 Team go from one extreme to the other – the most amount of laps in one day yesterday, the least amount of laps in a day today. After the installation lap the team was forced to abandon the morning session. The crew was working hard to get back on track, however, at a certain stage in the afternoon the team decided to fully focus on the final day of testing tomorrow. [Read More!]
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