30 May


AHEAD OF THE CANADIAN GP


Sebastian Vettel
“Canada is a very demanding high-speed racing track, which is surrounded by rails and concrete walls. There is definitely a high risk potential, especially in Turn 15, where you will soon get to know the notorious “Wall of Fame” should you be driving a few centimetres too far to the right. The first danger zone is already at the start. In the very narrow right-left passage, it’s all about avoiding contact with the other cars, otherwise there will be a crash. It is not uncommon for the safety car to make an appearance at the Canadian Grand Prix. Before the Grand Prix, I’m travelling to Toronto to spend a day with Infiniti and their guests on Wednesday for an Infiniti driving day, which will be fun. I’ll be performing a few Hot Laps with David Coulthard and some Infiniti guests.” [Read More!]
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2014 Canadian Grand Prix - Preview


Brackley - 30/05/2014
Round Seven of the 2014 Formula One World Championship brings us to Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix, held at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. [Read More!]
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25 May


MONACO GP – FATE INTERVENED


Marco Mattiacci: “Historically, Monaco is an unpredictable Grand Prix and we are well aware there can be thousands of variables here. If we had managed to keep that third place, it would have been a boost for the entire team, but events beyond our control meant it was not to be. All of us are working flat out and I’m sure that thanks to the great professionalism of the people around me, we will be able to improve day by day and get back to being competitive in a short period of time. But above all, we must find a way to reach the ambitious goals that Ferrari should be fighting for.” [Read More!]
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MONACO GRAND PRIX 2014: TEAM REACTION


May 25, 2014
Jev and Daniil, together with our Team Principal, Franz Tost look back at today's race here in Monaco. [Read More!]
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Romain, Pastor & Federico Talk the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix


Long Race
After a dramatic and event fuelled race, Romain Grosjean took the chequered flag for his first time in the Monaco Grand Prix with a gritty drive to eighth in the final classification. Bad luck saw Romain hit from behind on the first lap, damaging a wheel rim which necessitated an early pit stop, however he gradually worked his way up the order and into the points. Pastor Maldonado experienced a fuel supply issue with his E22 on the grid and was unable to make the race start. [Read More!]
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2014 Monaco Grand Prix – Race


Just as he did last year, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg led every lap of the Monaco Grand Prix, starting from pole on the P Zero Red supersoft tyre before switching to the P Zero Yellow soft. Not only that, but Mercedes has continued its record of leading every single lap so far this season. [Read More!]
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FIRST POINTS Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2014 - The Race


Circuit de Monaco
Sunday 25 May 2014
BIANCHI MR03-01 P9 1:21.254
CHILTON MR03-02 P14 1:20.579
After four seasons and six races of sheer grit and determination, the Marussia F1 Team finally achieved its long-awaited first points-scoring finish in today’s Monaco Grand Prix. [Read More!]
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MONACO GRAND PRIX RACE REPORT


Second consecutive podium for Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo
Ricciardo finishes third, under half a second from second-placed Lewis Hamilton – the closest finish so far this year
Romain Grosjean claims eighth for Lotus F1 Team after a hard-fought race from 19th on first lap
Caterham F1 Team scores best result of season so far, with Marcus Ericsson 11th
Race of attrition round the Principality, with one third of the 22 cars retiring with mechanical problems or accident damage. Multiple safety cars deployed as a result [Read More!]
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Monaco Grand Prix Race


25.05.14
Race Notes:
Felipe Massa finished seventh whilst Valtteri Bottas race ended on lap 50 of 78 in the Monaco Grand Prix. Both drivers made strong starts and, despite two safety cars interrupting proceedings, looked in a strong position to collect a good points haul for the team following their pitstops. Felipe pushed hard to catch Button and capitalised on accidents between Magnussen and Raikkonen. Valtteri stopped on track following an issue related to the Power Unit. The cause is being investigated. [Read More!]
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MONACO GP – RACE


Sunday 25 May 2014
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Finish Position: 3rd, Start Position: 3rd
“The race really came to life towards the end. It started off not so well and it’s a really short run to Turn 1, so that was frustrating. Then we got Seb due to his reliability and Kimi had a puncture and we sort of got back to where we were hoping to be. After the re-start we were just saving the tyres to the point that we could get to the end and then, with 20 laps to go, I thought they would be okay so I pushed. It was the first time in the whole race that I felt like I was really driving the car and we caught Lewis. It was fun but I couldn’t get him, so I have to say the race finished better than it started.” [Read More!]
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2014 MONACO GRAND PRIX


“It was messy out there”
Circuit de Monaco, Sunday May 25
Despite starting 12th, a brilliantly mature drive by Jenson netted him sixth position at the chequered flag.
Jenson was immediately on the move; he tangled with Sergio Perez at Mirabeau on the opening lap, but was able to continue, then moved into the top 10 following Sebastian Vettel’s retirement. He went ninth when Daniil Kvyat also retired, and timed his pitstop to perfection, switching from Primes to Options just as the Safety Car boards went out at the pit entry. [Read More!]
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Monaco Grand Prix – Race – Sunday, 25.05.2014


Weather: sunny/overcast, 20-21°C air, 28-32°C track

The Monaco Grand Prix ended early for both Sauber F1 Team drivers. On lap 24 Adrian Sutil lost control of the car when braking coming out of the tunnel and hit the guard rail. Esteban Gutiérrez was in the top ten when he touched the guard rail on lap 60 in the Rascasse corner and spun. Before these two incidents the Sauber C33 had proved to be competitive, which opened the possibility of scoring points today. However, this opportunity was missed. [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco: Race Report


Sahara Force India scored ten points today as Nico Hulkenberg finished in fifth place on the streets of Monaco. Sergio Perez was out of luck as he was eliminated on lap one following a collision at turn five. [Read More!]
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2014 Monaco Grand Prix - Race


Monaco - 25/05/2014
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton took a dramatic one-two finish this afternoon at the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix.
Nico took his second consecutive Monaco Grand Prix victory this afternoon, the first driver to do so since Ayrton Senna
Lewis finished in second place, securing the team's fifth consecutive one-two finish in the 2014 season
Both drivers ran one-stop strategies, pitting behind the Safety Car on lap 26 and retaining the leading two positions
The team has now taken five consecutive one-two finishes, for just the third time a team has achieved this in F1 history
This victory marked the team's 10th victory in the new era of the Silver Arrows since 2010 [Read More!]
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FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2014 - Monte-Carlo


Race Classification after 78 Laps - 260.520 Kms

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 78 1:49:27.661 142.801
2 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 78 +9.210 1:49:36.871
3 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 78 +9.614 1:49:37.275 142.592
4 14 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 78 +32.452 1:50:00.113 142.099
5 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 77 +1 LAP 1:49:48.580 140.523
6 22 J. BUTTON GBR McLaren Mercedes 77 +1 LAP 1:49:48.772 140.519
7 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 77 +1 LAP 1:49:49.482 140.503
8 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 77 +1 LAP 1:50:06.594 140.139
9 17 J. BIANCHI * FRA Marussia F1 Team 77 +1 LAP 1:50:10.135 140.064
10 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN McLaren Mercedes 77 +1 LAP 1:50:15.783 139.945
11 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Caterham F1 Team 77 +1 LAP 1:50:26.405 139.721
12 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 77 +1 LAP 1:50:27.015 139.708
10 K. KOBAYASHI 13 JPN Caterham F1 Team 75 +3 LAPS 1:49:46.283 136.920
14 4 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 75 +3 LAPS 1:50:35.832 135.898
NOT CLASSIFIED
21 E. GUTIERREZ * MEX Sauber F1 Team 59 1:25:11.761 DNF 138.917
77 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams Martini Racing 55 1:19:38.327 DNF 138.399
25 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 50 1:12:57.113 DNF 137.350
99 A. SUTIL GER Sauber F1 Team 23 33:47.324 DNF 136.412
26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 10 15:41.144 DNF 127.759
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 5 10:02.212 DNF 99.831
11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 0 DNF
13 P. MALDONADO VEN Lotus F1 Team 0 DNS
FASTEST LAP
7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:18.479 on lap 75 153.212

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24 May


2014 Monaco Grand Prix – Qualifying


Monaco, May 24, 2014 – Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has clinched his sixth career pole position – one more than his famous father Keke – but the first pole of the year on Pirelli’s 2014-specification P Zero Red supersoft tyres, which are being used for the first time. [Read More!]
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2014 Monaco Grand Prix - Qualifying


Monaco - 24/05/2014
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton qualified in first and second places respectively for the Monaco Grand Prix today.
Today's result gives the team our six straight pole position of the season and the third front row lockout
Nico claimed his second pole of the season, qualifying just ahead of Lewis in second place
Nico's sixth Formula One pole sees him overtake his father, Keke, who achieved five career poles
This marks the 23rd pole position for the Silver Arrows in Formula One [Read More!]
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Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying


24.05.14
Qualifying Notes
Valtteri Bottas qualified 13th and Felipe Massa 16th in a tough qualifying session in Monaco. Valtteri struggled to get heat into his front tyres whilst Felipe was involved in an incident with Marcus Ericsson which ended his running in the opening session. [Read More!]
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MONACO GP – RUSH HOUR


Fernando Alonso: “Today’s result encapsulates the state of play this weekend and it’s more or less what we expected, but I don’t think it went badly, because we managed to stay ahead of rivals who have been front runners so far, such as Williams and Force India and, most importantly, we are closer to the Red Bulls. We have made more changes than usual here, because we were suffering with understeer and we had some problems under braking and the car has improved a lot. Compared to what we expected, the tyres seem too hard and we are struggling a lot to get them up to temperature. If the race is run in the dry tomorrow, then it will be an endurance race to see who can stay out on track the longest. However, if it was to rain, as has been suggested, then just getting to the finish will already be a good result, because as we saw on Thursday from the few laps we did, it’s really on the limit, like sliding around on ice.” [Read More!]
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MONACO GP 2014: QUALIFYING - TEAM REACTION


May 24, 2014
After a great Qualifying here in Monaco our drivers and team give their thoughts... [Read More!]
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Romain & Pastor Talk Qualifying in Monte Carlo


Work To Make It Work
A disappointing day on the streets of Monte Carlo sees Romain Grosjean starting fourteenth on the grid with Pastor Maldonado fifteenth for tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix. Both drivers went through the first qualifying session but were unable to find sufficient speed from the E22 in the twisty challenge of Monaco’s slow speed corners to make it into the top ten today. [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco: Qualifying


Circuit de Monaco
Saturday 24 May 2014
BIANCHI MR03-01 Q1 P19 1:19.332 10 laps
CHILTON MR03-02 Q1 P20 1:19.928 9 laps
We made a clear step forward in terms of car set-up and performance in Monaco today, but the pace of both drivers was overshadowed by yellow flags and traffic, which prevented Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton from being able to reveal their full potential. [Read More!]
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MONACO GP – QUALIFYING


Saturday 24 May 2014
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 3rd, (3rd Practice – P2, 1:16.808)
“I think I could have been closer to the front today and I don’t like it when that’s the case. I made a mistake in the last run in Q3; we were up and I thought it was going well, but then I made a mistake and lost the time I had made. Anyways, there’s no room for excuses here so I’ll just have to learn for next time. I would be disappointed not to finish on the podium tomorrow. I think we have the pace to hang with Mercedes, so hopefully we can at least get one of them off the line and maybe do something with strategy and give ourselves a real chance of taking a win.” [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco: Qualifying


Qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix took place under glorious sunshine with Sahara Force India’s Sergio Perez making it into Q3 and securing a tenth place starting slot for tomorrow’s race, one place ahead of teammate Nico Hulkenberg. [Read More!]
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2014 MONACO GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“We got the best out of what we had”
Circuit de Monaco, Saturday May 24
A case of slightly mixed fortunes for McLaren today.
Kevin drove beautifully throughout all three qualifying sessions, establishing himself in a solid eighth position in Q1, Q2 and Q3. A position in the top 10, after a couple of difficult races for the team, was a great reward for Kevin, and sets him up well for an attacking race tomorrow.

Jenson had been matching Kevin’s pace all weekend, but struggled in the critical Q2 session, where he failed to set a representative time on his final run using the Supersoft tyre. With the track appearing to lose grip in the closing minutes of Q2, Jenson was unable to improve on 12th fastest time. [Read More!]
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Monaco Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday, 24.05.2014


Weather: sunny and dry, 18-20°C air, 23-46°C track
Disappointing qualifying for the Sauber F1 Team at the Monaco Grand Prix. Both drivers struggled with the driveability of their cars and never had the confidence to attack. Esteban Gutiérrez finished in 17th, with Adrian Sutil just one position behind. The team is now concentrating on getting the best out of this situation tomorrow. [Read More!]
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2014 MONACO GRAND PRIX FP3 & QUALIFYING


Monaco - 24th May 2014
Weather
FP3: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 24°, air temp 19°
Q1: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 42° - 43°, air temp 18°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: KOB 1.20.271, 20th / ERI 1.20.589, 22nd
Q1: KOB 1.20.133, 21st / ERI 1.21.732, 22nd [Read More!]
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2014 - Monte-Carlo

POS NO NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
6 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:17.678 11 100.156 1:16.465 8 1:15.989 7
2 44 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:17.823 12 100.342 1:16.354 8 1:16.048 7
3 3 D. RICCIARDO Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:17.900 7 100.442 1:17.233 7 1:16.384 8
4 1 S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:18.383 9 101.065 1:17.074 8 1:16.547 8
5 14 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:17.853 10 100.381 1:17.200 9 1:16.686 8
6 7 K. RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:17.902 9 100.444 1:17.398 10 1:17.389 8
7 25 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.557 11 100.000 1:17.657 8 1:17.540 7
8 20 K. MAGNUSSEN McLaren Mercedes 1:17.978 9 100.542 1:17.609 8 1:17.555 8
9 26 D. KVYAT Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:18.616 8 101.365 1:17.594 8 1:18.090 7
10 11 S. PEREZ Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:18.108 10 100.710 1:17.755 10 1:18.327 6
11 27 N. HULKENBERG Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:18.432 10 101.128 1:17.846 10
12 22 J. BUTTON McLaren Mercedes 1:17.890 10 100.429 1:17.988 10
13 77 V. BOTTAS Williams Martini Racing 1:18.407 11 101.095 1:18.082 9
14 8 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:18.335 12 101.003 1:18.196 11
15 13 P. MALDONADO Lotus F1 Team 1:18.585 11 101.325 1:18.356 10
16 19 F. MASSA Williams Martini Racing 1:18.209 10 100.840
17 21 E. GUTIERREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:18.741 11 101.526
18 99 A. SUTIL Sauber F1 Team 1:18.745 11 101.531
19 17 J. BIANCHI Marussia F1 Team 1:19.332 10 102.288
20 4 M. CHILTON Marussia F1 Team 1:19.928 9 103.057
21 10 K. KOBAYASHI Caterham F1 Team 1:20.133 9 103.321
22 9 M. ERICSSON Caterham F1 Team 1:21.732 9 105.383
POLE POSITION LAP
6 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:15.989 158.233 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
6 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:15.989 158.233 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2014 - Monte-Carlo

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:16.758 27 156.648
2 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:16.808 26 +0.050 156.546
3 6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:16.874 24 +0.116 56.411
4 1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:17.184 23 +0.426 155.783
5 14 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:17.428 22 +0.67 155.292
6 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:17.448 24 +0.690 155.252
7 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:17.725 23 +0.967 154.699
8 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:18.074 21 +1.316 154.007
9 25 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:18.136 19 +1.378 153.885
10 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:18.166 26 +1.408 153.826
11 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN McLaren Mercedes 1:18.249 28 +1.491 153.663
12 22 J. BUTTON GBR McLaren Mercedes 1:18.262 21 +1.504 21 153.637
13 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams Martini Racing 1:18.430 31 +1.672 153.308
14 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:18.542 30 +1.784 153.090
15 99 A. SUTIL GER Sauber F1 Team 1:18.598 24 +1.840 152.980
16 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:18.776 26 +2.018 152.635
17 17 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:18.872 23 +2.114 152.449
18 13 P. MALDONADO VEN Lotus F1 Team 1:19.118 28 +2.360 151.975
19 21 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:19.149 28 +2.391 151.916
20 10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Caterham F1 Team 1:20.271 32 +3.513 149.792
21 4 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:20.394 25 +3.636 149.563
22 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Caterham F1 Team 1:20.589 30 +3.831 149.201

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22 May


Romain & Pastor Talk FP1 & FP2 for the Monaco Grand Prix


I Think It's Gonna Rain Today

Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado completed a good morning of practice followed by a limited afternoon of track time during the first day of the Monaco Grand Prix. The streets of Monte Carlo were dry for the initial Free Practice session where a total of 71 laps were completed by both drivers, however heavy rainfall at lunchtime meant most of the afternoon session was spent in the garage whilst the track dried. [Read More!]
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GP Monaco 2014 - Practice


Circuit de Monaco
Thursday 22 May 2014

BIANCHI MR03-01 FP1 P19 1:21.310 27 laps FP2 P18 1:21.937 13 laps
CHILTON MR03-02 FP1 P22 1:25.817 7 laps FP2 P19 1:22.683 13 laps [Read More!]
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2014 Monaco Grand Prix - Practice Sessions


Monaco, May 22, 2014 – Three of Pirelli’s compounds were in action during free practice at the Monaco Grand Prix, held on Thursday for the only time of the year in accordance with the Principality’s traditions. [Read More!]
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MONACO GP – STILL LOTS TO LEARN


Fernando Alonso: “Here in Monaco, the most important thing in practice is to do as many laps as possible, because it is a very special track and you need to have a good feeling from the car. Despite the rain reducing the amount of track time in the second session, we more or less managed to complete all our programme and, with or without a turbo, the complexity of this track remains the same, so doing well in qualifying will be crucial. The increase in grip we found over the few laps we did with the Supersoft tyres leaves us in no doubt that this will be the tyre to use on Saturday afternoon, while for the race there is still a lot to learn as no one has done a long run. So we might have to improvise when it comes to strategy.” [Read More!]
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Renault Sport F1 Monaco Grand Prix Practice Report


Key practice points:
First day of practice for Monaco GP was marked by cloudy conditions and rain, with a wet afternoon limiting overall running until the final minutes of FP2
Second part of software upgrade package debuted in Spain evaluated by Renault-powered teams. Data showed improved driveability and reliability
Daniel Ricciardo (Infiniti Red Bull Racing) sets third fastest time round streets of the Principality in FP1, with Sebastian Vettel fifth
Times in FP2 largely unrepresentative thanks to wet conditions
All data will be studied overnight and tomorrow in anticipation of FP3 on Saturday
[Read More!]
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2014 MONACO GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“The possibility of an unpredictable race is a welcome one”
Circuit de Monaco, Thursday May 22

JENSON BUTTON
MP4-29-04

FP1 1m20.033s (+1.762s) 35 laps 11th
FP2 1m19.721s (+1.297s) 16 laps 8th [Read More!]
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Monaco Grand Prix Practice


22.05.14
Objectives: Aero Evaluations, Set-up and Tyre Work

FP1: Felipe Massa, 1:20.517 (16th), Valtteri Bottas, 1:19.494 (7th)
FP2: Felipe Massa, 1:20.394 (16th), Valtteri Bottas, 1:19.421 (5th) [Read More!]
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MONACO GP – THURSDAY PRACTICE


22 May 2014
DANIEL RICCIARDO
First Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:18.506, Laps: 37
Second Practice Session: Position: 9, Best Time: 1:19.779, Laps: 11
"It was a shame we didn’t run so much this afternoon due to the conditions, but if it rains over the weekend then we’ll want to use the tyres, so there was a bit of waiting around, At the end the track still had a few damp patches, so we didn't really learn that much this afternoon but I think the morning went well, so we've just got to try and get the set-up from that. The few laps I did this afternoon felt similar to the morning in terms of car balance and the things we need to work on, so I think the direction we've got to go is pretty clear. If we're going to challenge the Mercs then I think this is the place for it, they don't seem to have one sector at the moment which is blowing everyone away, but obviously it's still early days." [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco: Free Practice


An overcast day of practice in Monaco saw Sahara Force India end both sessions inside the top ten as Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez started preparations for Sunday’s Grand Prix. [Read More!]
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2014 Monaco Grand Prix - Practice


Monaco - 22/05/2014
The Monaco Grand Prix weekend began today with the first two practice sessions taking place around the streets of the principality.
P1 this morning saw Lewis top the timesheets after 32 laps, with Nico a close second, just 0.032s apart
A rain shower prior to P2 meant that running was limited with the pair completing a total of just 23 laps
Lewis finished second with a time just seven-tenths short of his P1 effort, whilst Nico focused on practice starts & pit stops
With a trouble-free day, the team can build on the progress tomorrow as set-up work continues ahead of the weekend [Read More!]
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Monaco Grand Prix – Practice – Thursday, 22.05.2014


Weather: FP1: dry and overcast, 19-20°C air, 23-25°C track
FP2: wet and overcast, 20-22°C air, 23-27°C track

While the first practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix took place in dry conditions, the second session was mainly wet. It was only during the last ten minutes that the drivers were able to go out on slick tyres, just to get a feeling for the supersoft tyres. Due to these conditions, the Sauber F1 Team engineers were not able to complete the planned programme, but were still able to make a little progress. [Read More!]
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2014 MONACO GRAND PRIX FP1 / FP2


Monaco - 22nd May 2014
Weather
FP1: Overcast, dry, min / max track temp 23° - 24°, air temp 19° - 20°
FP2: Overcast, dry (damp track for most of the session), min / max track temp 22° - 27°, air temp 20° - 21°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: ERI 1.22.063, 20th / KOB 1.22.492, 21st
FP2: KOB 1.21.924, 17th / ERI 1.24.335, 21st [Read More!]
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2014 - Monte-Carlo
POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 14 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:18.482 15 153.207
2 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:18.901 12 +0.419 152.393
3 1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:19.017 15 +0.535 152.169
4 25 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:19.351 14 +0.869 151.529
5 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams Martini Racing 1:19.421 9 +0.939 151.395
6 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:19.668 9 +1.186 150.926
7 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:19.712 10 +1.230 150.843
8 22 J. BUTTON GBR McLaren Mercedes 1:19.721 16 +1.239 150.826
9 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:19.779 11 +1.297 150.716
10 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN McLaren Mercedes 1:20.230 16 +1.748 149.869
11 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:20.394 8 +1.912 149.563
12 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:20.622 13 +2.140 149.140
13 99 A. SUTIL GER Sauber F1 Team 1:20.811 8 +2.329 148.791
14 13 P. MALDONADO VEN Lotus F1 Team 1:20.977 15 +2.495 148.486
15 21 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:21.467 8 +2.985 147.593
16 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:21.700 6 +3.218 147.172
17 10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Caterham F1 Team 1:21.924 6 +3.442 146.770
18 17 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:21.937 13 +3.455 146.746
19 4 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:22.683 13 +4.201 145.422
20 6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:22.862 11 +4.380 145.108
21 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Caterham F1 Team 1:23.164 6 +4.682 144.581
22 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:45.509 22 +27.027 113.961

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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2014 - Monte-Carlo
POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:18.271 32 153.620
2 6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:18.303 31 +0.032 153.557
3 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:18.506 37 +0.235 153.160
4 14 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:18.930 31 +0.659 152.337
5 1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:19.043 33 +0.772 152.119
6 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:19.467 31 +1.196 151.308
7 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams Martini Racing 1:19.494 31 +1.223 151.256
8 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:19.666 29 +1.395 150.930
9 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN McLaren Mercedes 1:19.789 29 +1.518 150.697
10 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:19.856 38 +1.585 150.571
11 22 J. BUTTON GBR McLaren Mercedes 1:20.033 35 +1.762 150.238
12 21 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:20.118 33 +1.847 150.078
13 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:20.207 33 +1.936 149.912
14 13 P. MALDONADO VEN Lotus F1 Team 1:20.241 38 +1.970 149.848
15 25 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:20.260 36 +1.989 149.813
16 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:20.517 25 +2.246 149.334
17 99 A. SUTIL GER Sauber F1 Team 1:20.736 18 +2.465 148.929
18 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:20.914 37 +2.643 148.602
19 17 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:21.310 27 +3.039 147.878
20 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Caterham F1 Team 1:22.063 40 +3.792 146.521
21 10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Caterham F1 Team 1:22.492 38 +4.221 145.759
22 4 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:25.817 7 +7.546 140.112

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21 May


Renault Sport F1 and Total launch innovative fan service


On the week of their home race, the Monaco Grand Prix, Renault Sport F1 and Total are delighted to introduce a brand-new fan and media service.
Renault Sport F1 and Total, in collaboration with leading French sporting and automotive title, Sport Auto, have developed an innovative web-based app where fans can keep up with the latest news on the sport.

Click here for a preview of the app:
http://renaultf1.total.sportauto.fr [Read More!]
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ALPINESTARS SUITS BRING SAHARA FORCE INDIA NEW STYLE FOR MONACO


Sahara Force India Formula One Team drivers, Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez, will arrive in Monaco with new-look Alpinestars race suits as the team extends its long-standing partnership with the Italian clothing supplier.

[Read More!]
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20 May


Monaco Grand Prix Preview


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

Internal combustion engine 1
MGU-K 4
MGU-H 3
Battery 4
Fuel consumption}) 1
Energy recovery 4 [Read More!]
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Sauber F1 Team and Chelsea FC prize competition: Win the sporting trip of a life time


Hinwil, 20th May 2014 – The Sauber F1 Team and Chelsea Football Club meld the passion for racing and football while offering sports fans a unique chance to win an unforgettable trip. Besides visiting one of the world’s most famous and successful football teams, the lucky winners will also enjoy the Sauber F1 Team race action during this year’s Formula 1 British Grand Prix in Silverstone. [Read More!]
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MONACO GRAND PRIX RACE PREVIEW


THURSDAY 22 - SUNDAY 25 MAY
MONACO, MONTE CARLO
RACE 6 OF 19
Former Williams star Nelson Piquet once likened the Monaco Grand Prix to riding a bicycle around his living room. Anyone who has attended the race will know that's untrue; riding a bike indoors is much easier than controlling an 850bhp grand prix car through the streets of the Principality! The track is narrow, bumpy and unforgiving, and those factors combine to make overtaking very difficult. The working conditions are difficult because the teams have to work in a makeshift paddock and the narrowest pitlane of the year, and yet everyone still loves the Monaco Grand Prix. The Principality first staged a motor race through its streets in 1928 and it remains the jewel in F1's crown. The race's unique blend of glamour and history makes it one that every driver wants to win, although Williams has won here only once, in 2003. When will the team win again? [Read More!]
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19 May


2014 MONACO GRAND PRIXVIEW


Leafield Technical Centre, UK - 19th May 2014

Quick description
Needs high brake cooling to avoid callipers overheating, but brake wear is not an issue
Low aero efficiency circuit so maximum downforce is needed
Very low grip, especially on Thursday in FP1 and Saturday in FP3
Track improves considerably over race weekend
All setup changes between sessions are usually overshadowed by track improvement
Highest percentage of low speed corners of all circuits
T6 is the season's slowest corner
Very high probability of safety cars
Marshals are generally very efficient at clearing debris [Read More!]
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2014 Monaco Grand Prix – preview


The Monaco Grand Prix is the jewel in Formula 1’s crown. Tucked away on the picturesque Cote d’Azur, the Principality’s tortuous, barrier-lined streets provide some of the greatest challenges on the F1 calendar; it’s the race that every driver wants to win.

Monaco facts & stats

Monaco is the shortest and slowest circuit on the Formula 1 calendar, but it’s also one of the most demanding. The proximity of the barriers means there’s no room for error, and, with more than 4,000 gear changes during the 78-lap race, there’s great emphasis on reliability. [Read More!]
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Gutiérrez and Sutil step on the gas for a good cause


Sauber F1 Team, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation and Romero Britto

Hinwil, 19 May 2014 – As part of a charity campaign, Sauber F1 Team drivers Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez will be contesting the Monaco Grand Prix wearing special helmets designed by world-renowned Brazilian pop artist Romero Britto. Adrian Sutil’s helmet already came under the gavel during the Gabrielle’s Gala charity event in London on 7 May, while Esteban Gutiérrez’ headgear is set to be auctioned online at charitybuzz.com. The auction will run from Monday, 26 May, and will close on June 11. [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco: Preview


Vijay’s Vision
Vijay Mallya looks back on Spain and sets his sights on more points in Monaco.

Vijay, it was a double points finish in Spain. Another solid performance by the team…
It was a good weekend. Perhaps with a different strategy we could have stolen one more place with Sergio, but overall everybody seemed satisfied that we had come away with a fair result. Barcelona has never been the greatest track for us, so it was good to see both the cars in the points. We brought some updates and worked hard to optimise them, but there is a bit more we can do to take full advantage of those parts in the coming races. [Read More!]
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16 May


Preview - 2014 Monaco Grand Prix


6th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 22nd to 25th May 2014

Hinwil, 16th May 2014 – The Monaco Grand Prix, the sixth round of the FIA Formula 1 Championship, is not only the most prestigious, but also a unique Grand Prix. In the principality the focus at the street circuit will be on high downforce, mechanical grip, and, of course, the drivers’ skills, rather than engine power. Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrian Sutil are looking forward to the event. The Sauber F1 Team is well-prepared after this week’s test in Barcelona, where it focused on fine tuning the aerodynamic package and also on suspension developments. [Read More!]
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Race Preview: GP Monaco 2014


Daniel Ricciardo
“In Monte Carlo it’s impossible to do that calm, detached racing driver thing. Every year I’m determined I’m going to approach the weekend in a coldly logical way, and every year I end up bouncing up and down and getting excited. It’s just amazing. The atmosphere in town and down at the harbour, the history of the race, the massive crowd, it’s a real buzz. The track is properly old-school. Driving an F1 car anywhere is special – the speed, the power and the acceleration just blows you away – but here it’s... cool. I know there’s that quote about racing at Monaco being like riding a bicycle around your bathroom – well when I was a kid I used to love riding my little bike around inside the house. It was more fun, there were more obstacles and a bit more danger. That really is what this is like. Experience definitely helps: the driver can make a big difference if he knows the tricks that a fast lap demands.” [Read More!]
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2014 Monaco Grand Prix - Preview


Brackley - 16/05/2014
Round Six of the 2014 Formula One World Championship brings us to Monte Carlo for the Monaco Grand Prix, held at the Circuit de Monaco. [Read More!]
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14 May


When You're On Top


Charles Pic and Pastor Maldonado run a successful Barcelona Test

Charles Pic and Pastor Maldonado ran a positive test for Lotus F1 Team at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya finishing each day back at the sharp end of the timesheets. Charles finished his debut run in the E22 in P2 with 70 solid laps under his belt, while Pastor ended today’s running fastest by almost a second after 102 trouble-free and extremely productive laps. [Read More!]
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BARCELONA TEST - DAY 2


A mechanical setback confines Jules to the garage for the afternoon but he recovers with a Soft tyre run good for 6th

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, 13-14 May
BIANCHI MR03-03 P6/10 1:27.718 55 laps
The second day of running at the Barcelona Test saw Jules Bianchi back in the car (chassis MR03-03) for his one day programme, the objective of which was to continue the set-up development work started with Max Chilton at the wheel yesterday. [Read More!]
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BARCELONA TEST - DAY 1 & 2


May 14, 2014

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona – 4.655 kms
Car: STR9 chassis number 01
Day 1
Pirelli Tyre Test
Driver: Jean-Eric Vergne
Laps: 52
Best time: 1:27.724 [Read More!]
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TESTING AT MONTMELO CIRCUIT – 14 MAY 2014


Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya – 4.655 km
Driver: Kimi Raikkonen
Car: Ferrari F14 T
Weather: air temperature 13/27°C, track temperature 20/34 °C. Sunny
Laps/Km completed: 94/438
Best lap: 1:26.480 [Read More!]
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Barcelona test report – day two


Date Wednesday May 14 2014
Driver Stoffel Vandoorne
Location Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km)
Laps/km 136/633
Best laptime 1m28.441s [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test - Day Two


Barcelona - 14/05/2014
Track Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Driver Nico Rosberg
No of Laps 102 laps
Best Lap Time 1:25.805
Kilometres Covered 475 km
Track Length 4.655 km [Read More!]
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SPAIN TEST – DAY TWO


Wednesday 14 May 2014
Driver: Sebastian Vettel
Car: RB10
Laps: 72
Best time: 1:27.973
Circuit length: 4.655km
Fastest Lap: P. Maldonado (1:24.871) [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test Day Two


14.05.14
Driver: Susie Wolff
Chassis/Engine: FW36-03 / PU106 Hybrid
Locations: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Objectives: Aero evaluations and mechanical tests
Weather: Warm and dry
Maximum air & track temps: 22°C / 36°C. [Read More!]
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Test in Barcelona - Day two


Circuit de Catalunya, 14th May 2014 – Although the Sauber F1 Team lost an hour on day two of the Barcelona test due to a problem with the powertrain, it was able to complete the planned programme and get some valuable information. In the morning the main focus was on aerodynamic testing in order to fine tune the development package, while in the afternoon the team worked on suspenision development parts as well as different set-up configurations. Overall the team was very pleased with the outcome of the day. In total, Esteban completed 85 laps. [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test Report, 13 - 14 May 2014


Sahara Force India completed its Barcelona test today with local boy Daniel Juncadella completing 91 laps in the VJM07.

Day two Statistics:
Chassis: VJM07-01
Laps: 91 laps
Mileage: 424 km
Fastest lap: 1:28.278
Classification: P8 [Read More!]
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T05 SPAIN - DAY TWO


Circuit de Catalunya, Spain - 14th May 2014

Having assessed the damage to chassis CT05-#03 after Kamui’s accident yesterday in the final half hour of T05 day one we have decided not to run on day two. While obviously not ideal, this ensures the team can now focus on the next Grand Prix in Monaco, starting next week.

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13 May


WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES


May 13, 2014
On Sunday, the Barcelona paddock was packed with fans, VIP guests TV crews and all manner of people attending the fifth round of the World Championship, the Spanish Grand Prix. Move on a couple of days and the Catalunya track is a much quieter place and there are no hordes of fans on the balcony above the pits chanting "Alooonso, Alooonso....." all day long. Instead, it's just a purely working environment as the eleven teams, with one car each, tackle the fifth test of the year, the second in-season one, which runs for two days. Even our team hospitality is back to basics as the famous Energy Station is being dismantled, to be trucked up the coastal motorway to Monte Carlo, where it will be built up for next week's Monaco GP. [Read More!]
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BARCELONA TEST. Day One - 13 May


Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona
CHILTON MR03-03 P1 / 11 1:26.434

The first day of running at the Barcelona Test saw Max Chilton conducting the driving duties in the MR03 (chassis 03) for his one-day programme, which he concluded as the fastest driver of the day. Max delivered a lap time of 1:26.434 to go P1 on the timesheet after 60 laps. [Read More!]
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BATTLING THE ELEMENTS


Testing at the Montmelò Circuit – 13 May 2014
Scuderia Ferrari got through about half its programme today, partly because of light rain and much lower temperatures than those experienced at this track during the race weekend. In fact, it felt more like autumn, although the weather improved in the second part of the day, allowing for the use of dry weather tyres.

Kimi Raikkonen was at the wheel of the F14 T for this second in-season test session. He had to return to the garage after just a few corners because of a power unit failure and was back on track shortly after 4pm. [Read More!]
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SPAIN TEST – DAY ONE


Tuesday 13 May 2014
Driver: Sébastien Buemi
Car: RB10
Laps: 54
Best time: 1:31.440
Circuit length: 4.655km
Fastest Lap: M. Chilton (1:26.434) [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test - Day One


Barcelona - 13/05/2014

Date Tuesday 13 May
Track Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Driver Lewis Hamilton
No of Laps 79 laps
Best Lap Time 1:26.674
Kilometres Covered 368 km
Track Length 4.655 km [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test Day One


13.05.14
Driver: Felipe Massa
Chassis/Engine: FW36-03 / PU106 Hybrid
Locations: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Objectives: Aero evaluation and mechanical work
Weather: Wet in the morning, cool and dry in the afternoon
Maximum air & track temps: 16°C / 19°C [Read More!]
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Barcelona test report – day one


Date Tuesday May 13 2014
Driver Jenson Button
Location Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km)
Laps/km 74/344
Best laptime 1m28.333s [Read More!]
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Test in Barcelona - Day one


Circuit de Catalunya, 13th May 2014 – During the first day of testing in Barcelona, the Sauber F1 Team followed a Pirelli tyre programme with test and reserve driver Giedo van der Garde behind the wheel of the C33. During the wet morning session, the Sauber F1 Team tested intermediate tyres, while Pirelli allocated slicks for the afternoon. During the afternoon session Giedo went through the planned programme consisting of long runs with high fuel. Giedo completed a total of 86 laps. [Read More!]
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T05 SPAIN - DAY ONE


Circuit de Catalunya, Spain - 13th May 2014
Driver: Kamui Kobayashi, #10
Chassis: CT05-#03
Total laps: 72
Best time: 1.30.101 [Read More!]
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11 May


Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Pirelli 2014


Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona
Sunday 11 May 2014

BIANCHI MR03-01 P18 1:31.784
CHILTON MR03-02 P19 1:31.767

The Marussia F1 Team’s Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton drove an excellent race in today’s Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Pirelli 2014, confirming the improvements to the MR03 package introduced for the start of the European season.
The pair ended the 66 lap race in 18th and 19th places respectively, displacing the single remaining Caterham car along the way and matching the Sauber team - and in the latter stages of the race, Force India - for pace.
[Read More!]
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX 2014 - TEAM REACTION


May 11, 2014
Daniil and Jev, together with our Team Principal, Franz Tost and Ricardo Penteado, Renault Sport F1 track support leader, give their thoughts on today's race here in Spain... [Read More!]
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SPANISH GP – SWAPPED POSITIONS


Fernando Alonso: “Of course I’d have liked to have done better here in my home race, but I knew right from the start that it would be difficult. Our pace was too slow compared to the leaders and on top of that, not making up any places at the start didn’t help. The gap to the best is nothing new and today’s result confirms the fact our rivals are strong on both the performance and the reliability fronts, but until it is mathematically impossible to catch them we will continue to believe and do all we can to catch up. The decision to go for a three stop strategy was taken in an attempt to cover Vettel, but unfortunately I lost the place at the pit stop and I only managed to make up one on Kimi, who was impossible to pass when we were on the same tyres. In the two weeks to go to the Monaco Grand Prix, we will continue to work day and night: we definitely can’t expect to have a new car, because you can’t achieve a revolution in such a short space of time, but we will do our very best to improve in all areas.” [Read More!]
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Fighting start but long battle in Spain


Romain takes first points, but could have been more
Lotus F1 Team registered its first points of the 2014 season in the Spanish Grand Prix thanks to a sterling drive from Romain Grosjean from fifth on the grid to eighth come the chequered flag despite being down on power for more than three quarters of the 66 lap race around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. [Read More!]
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX RACE REPORT


Podium for Renault-powered Infiniti Red Bull Racing as Daniel Ricciardo finishes third
Sebastian Vettel charges from 15th on the grid to fourth, posting the fastest lap of the race in the process. Reigning world champion is fourth in the championship
Lotus F1 Team secures first points of the season
Disappointment for Scuderia Toro Rosso and Caterham F1 Team, with one retirement apiece [Read More!]
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2014 Spanish Grand Prix - Race


Barcelona - 11/05/2014
Lewis Hamilton achieved his fourth victory of the season today with Nico Rosberg finishing just 0.636s behind in second place.
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS took the first one-two finish for a team at the Spanish Grand Prix since 2009
Today's result marks a fourth consecutive one-two finish for the team; a feat last achieved by Mercedes-Benz in 1955
Lewis began the race on option tyres, stopping for a second set of options on lap 18 and primes on lap 43
Nico also started on options, switching to primes on lap 21 and then back to options on lap 45 [Read More!]
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2014 SPANISH GRAND PRIX


“We learnt something useful today”
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Sunday May 11

Today was another disappointing race for McLaren.
From eighth on the grid, Jenson had a difficult first lap, scrabbling for grip and dropping to 13th. That setback was to dictate the rest of his afternoon, as he spent most of the race on the fringes of the top 10. A delayed second pitstop, during which he was held in the box owing to traffic, meant that he couldn’t use strategy to his advantage, and he eventually finished 11th. [Read More!]
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SPANISH GP – RACE


Sunday 11 May 2014
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Finish Position: 3rd, Start Position: 3rd
“Holy Doly! The race was not overly exciting, although I don't know how it was behind, maybe there were a lot of fights going on and for viewers there was a bit more to watch, but for us it was a good result. We knew we could not catch the Mercedes, but we believed we had better pace than the guys behind, so before the race we’d said that third was going to be a good day. It's nice to stand back up on the podium – I actually still feel a bit awkward up there, but I'm sure I will get more comfortable. It seems at the moment it’s Mercedes who are battling between themselves and they are doing a tremendous job. With Seb coming through the pack for fourth today, it seems we have been the second best team this weekend. I think it is still going to vary a bit, but maybe it will be a battle for that last place on the podium with me and Seb in Monaco, we will see. Monaco should be okay for us and hopefully we can get a bit closer to the Mercs there. It will be interesting and we will try as much as we can to catch them!” [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Pirelli 2014: Race Report


Sahara Force India secured another double points finish in the Spanish Grand Prix with Sergio Perez finishing in ninth place just ahead of Nico Hulkenberg in tenth. [Read More!]
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Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix – Race - Sunday, 11.05.2014


Weather: sunny and dry, 21-24°C air, 35-41°C track
The Spanish Grand Prix produced a difficult ending for the Sauber F1 Team’s drivers. Esteban Gutiérrez finished the race in P16, while Adrian Suitl was 17th. The new package was not yet working well in all areas. However, the team was able to reduce the gap in relation to the lap time to the competition. During the Barcelona test on Tuesday and Wednesday the team will work on optimising the package. [Read More!]
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Spanish Grand Prix Race


11.05.14
Race Notes
Valtteri Bottas finished fifth and Felipe Massa 13th in the Spanish Grand Prix. Both cars made good starts with Valtteri making his way into third position but Felipe was caught up behind a slow starting Ricciardo and finished the first lap in eighth, behind Alonso. On different strategies both cars pushed hard with the team collecting another 10 points to move up to fifth in the Constructors' Championship. [Read More!]
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2014 SPANISH GRAND PRIX


Barcelona, Spain 11th May 2014
Weather
Race: Overcast, dry, air temp 23° / track temp 37° (start), 22° / 38° (lap 33), 21° / 36° (lap 66) [Read More!]
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FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI 2014 - Catalunya


Race Classification after 66 Laps - 307.104 Kms

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH

1 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 66 1:41:05.155 182.282
2 6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 66 1:41:05.791 +0.636 182.263
3 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 66 1:41:54.169 +49.014 180.821
4 1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 66 1:42:21.857 +76.702 180.006
5 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams Martini Racing 66 1:42:24.448 +79.293 179.930
6 14 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 66 1:42:32.898 +87.743 179.683
7 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 65 1:41:08.447 +1 LAP 179.422
8 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 65 1:41:21.479 +1 LAP 179.038
9 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 65 1:41:22.577 +1 LAP 179.005
10 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 65 1:41:32.981 +1 LAP 178.700
11 22 J. BUTTON GBR McLaren Mercedes 65 1:41:37.467 +1 LAP 178.568
12 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN McLaren Mercedes 65 1:41:38.124 +1 LAP 178.549
13 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 65 1:41:38.705 +1 LAP 178.532
14 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 65 1:41:46.961 +1 LAP 178.291
15 13 P. MALDONADO VEN Lotus F1 Team 65 1:41:55.021 +1 LAP 178.056
16 21 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 65 1:42:15.363 +1 LAP 177.465
17 99 A. SUTIL GER Sauber F1 Team 65 1:42:18.487 +1 LAP 177.375
18 17 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 64 1:41:29.297 +2 LAPS 176.056
19 4 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 64 1:42:09.988 +2 LAPS 174.887
20 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Caterham F1 Team 64 1:42:30.846 +2 LAPS 174.294

NOT CLASSIFIED
10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Caterham F1 Team 34 54:55.779 DNF 172.741
25 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 24 38:19.607 DNF 174.698

FASTEST LAP
1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:28.918 on lap 55 188.465

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10 May


Pushing to the Max


Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona
Saturday 10 May 2014
CHILTON MR03-02 Q1 P18 1:29.586 6 laps
BIANCHI MR03-01 Q1 P19 1:30.177 6 laps
Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi ended today’s qualifying session for the Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Pirelli 2014 in 18th and 19th places respectively, both pushing hard to extract the maximum from our latest car developments. [Read More!]
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Season-best start for Romain. Plenty of potential for Pastor


It was a case of mixed fortunes in qualifying at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with Romain taking a season-best of fifth but Pastor experiencing an off on his first flying lap in qualifying to leave him at the back of the grid for Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix. [Read More!]
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SPANISH GP – A TOUGH CHALLENGE


Fernando Alonso: “This wasn’t a good qualifying session, but the outcome was more or less what we could have expected on a difficult weekend, especially in terms of grip, not just for us but for all the teams. I’d definitely have liked to be starting from further up, but that’s how it went today, we weren’t quick enough and now we must think about tomorrow and try to make up some places to score as many points as possible. Of the updates we brought here, some worked, while others need further testing. There is a definite improvement compared to China, but we have some problems with the rear, despite the many set-up changes we made. Kimi did very well and I hope that both Ferraris can finish higher up. Now we must find the best strategy for tomorrow and try to get a good start. But above all, we mustn’t make any mistakes, because this race demands a high level of concentration.” [Read More!]
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2014 Spanish Grand Prix – Qualifying


MEDIUM TYRE HOLDS THE KEY TO QUALIFYING IN WARM CONDITIONS: SPAIN IS ONLY THE SECOND DRY QUALIFYING HELD THIS YEAR

TRACK TEMPERATURE INCREASES SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE AFTERNOON BUT WEAR AND DEGRADATION IS IN LINE WITH EXPECTATIONS OR LESS THAN EXPECTED

THREE STOPS ANTICIPATED FOR THE RACE TOMORROW: TWO STOPS ALSO POSSIBLE [Read More!]
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SPANISH GP: QUALI - TEAM REACTION


May 10, 2014
Our drivers and Team's reaction on today's Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying session... [Read More!]
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Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix – Qualifying - Saturday, 10.05.2014


Weather: sunny and dry, 23-28°C air, 22-46°C track
During qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix both Sauber F1 Team drivers struggled as they were not satisfied with the balance of the car. Adrian Sutil had difficulties getting temperature into the tyres and finished Q1 in P17. Esteban Gutiérrez qualified 14th. However, the new comprehensive package showed a positive improvement during the first two days, but it needs fine tuning. This work will be continued during the test next week. [Read More!]
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SPANISH GP – QUALIFYING


Saturday 10 May 2014
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 3rd, (3rd Practice – P7, 1:27.808
“Without putting too much attention on Mercedes, I'm happy with what I'm doing, so I think today was pretty good and I wasn't too disappointed with the lap. I don't really see how I could have improved much more today, so I think we're doing the best we can, but now that we're around third or fourth I want to close the gap to the silver cars! Sorry for Seb, he’s had a pretty rough weekend. I prefer it when we are both able to compete. Looking to tomorrow, then I think third is the best we can do. If Mercedes continue at the pace they had today then realistically we won't catch them, so then third, although it wouldn't be a victory, it would be really satisfying.” [Read More!]
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Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying


10.05.14
Valtteri Bottas qualified fourth and Felipe Massa ninth for tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix, as Williams continues to qualify in the top ten.Continued hard work and improvement since the start of the season showed once again today, with the recent upgrades working well across both cars. [Read More!]
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2014 Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying


Barcelona - 10/05/2014
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg achieved a front-row lockout during qualifying at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya today.
Lewis clinched his fourth pole position of this season, with Nico taking his second front row start
A closely fought battle saw less than two-tenths of a second (0.168s) separate the drivers in the final Q3 session
The F1 W05 Hybrid has now taken pole at five out of five races in 2014, including two front row lock-outs
The result marks Lewis' 9th pole for the team and the 35th of his Formula One career [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Pirelli 2014: Qualifying


Tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix will see Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez start from the sixth row of the grid following today’s qualifying session. Nico ended the session in eleventh place just ahead of Sergio in twelfth.

P11 Nico Hulkenberg VJM07-04
Q1: 1:28.155
Q2: 1:27.685 [Read More!]
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2014 SPANISH GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“Definite signs of improvement this weekend”
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Saturday May 10
It was a case of promise only half-fulfilled for the team today.
After a very disappointing result in China, the team came to Spain this weekend intent on better managing the balance of the MP4-29 – particularly through this circuit’s demanding high-speed corners. We largely succeeded, although Kevin Magnussen was unable to capitalise on the improvements after suffering a mid-qualifying power-unit issue that ended his running. [Read More!]
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2014 SPANISH GRAND PRIX FP3 & QUALIFYING


Barcelona, Spain 10th May 2014
Weather
FP3: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 25° - 30°, air temp 23° - 24°
Q1: Dry, sunny; min / max track temp 44°, air temp 27°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: KOB 1.30.712, 21st / ERI 1.31.559, 22nd
Q1: ERI 1.30.312, 20th / ERI 1.30.375, 21st [Read More!]
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FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI 2014 - Catalunya


Qualifying Session Classification
POS NO NAME ENTRANT Q1 LAPS PERCENT Q2 LAPS Q3 LAPS
1 44 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:27.238 5 100.546 1:26.210 3 1:25.232 8
2 6 N. ROSBERG Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:26.764 8 100.000 1:26.088 3 1:25.400 8
3 3 D. RICCIARDO Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:28.053 6 101.485 1:26.613 3 1:26.285 7
4 77 V. BOTTAS Williams Martini Racing 1:28.198 6 101.652 1:27.563 6 1:26.632 5
5 8 R. GROSJEAN Lotus F1 Team 1:28.472 9 101.968 1:27.258 6 1:26.960 3
6 7 K. RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari 1:28.308 9 101.779 1:27.335 6 1:27.104 3
7 14 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari 1:28.329 3 101.803 1:27.602 6 1:27.140 7
8 22 J. BUTTON McLaren Mercedes 1:28.279 7 101.746 1:27.570 7 1:27.335 4
9 19 F. MASSA Williams Martini Racing 1:28.061 6 101.494 1:27.016 6 1:27.402 4
10 1 S. VETTEL Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:27.958 7 101.376 1:27.052 3 DNF 1
11 27 N. HULKENBERG Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:28.155 7 101.603 1:27.685 6
12 11 S. PEREZ Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:28.469 11 101.965 1:28.002 5
13 26 D. KVYAT Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.074 6 101.509 1:28.039 6
14 21 E. GUTIERREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:28.374 6 101.855 1:28.280 6
15 20 K. MAGNUSSEN McLaren Mercedes 1:28.389 8 101.872 DNF 2
16 25 J. VERGNE Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.194 6 101.648
17 99 A. SUTIL Sauber F1 Team 1:28.563 9 102.073
18 4 M. CHILTON Marussia F1 Team 1:29.586 6 103.252
19 17 J. BIANCHI Marussia F1 Team 1:30.177 6 103.933
20 9 M. ERICSSON Caterham F1 Team 1:30.312 8 104.089
21 10 K. KOBAYASHI Caterham F1 Team 1:30.375 6 104.161
13 P. MALDONADO Lotus F1 Team DNF 2
QUALIFYING CRITERIA
1:32.837 107.000%
POLE POSITION LAP
44 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.232 196.616 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
44 L. HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.232 196.616 KPH

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FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI 2014 - Catalunya


Third Practice Session Classification
POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH TIME OF DAY
1 6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.887 16 195.116
2 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:26.756 9 +0.869 193.162
3 14 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:27.188 +1.301 15 192.205
4 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:27.223 +1.336 10 192.128
5 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:27.682 +1.795 18 191.122
6 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN McLaren Mercedes 1:27.806 +1.919 16 190.852
7 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:27.808 +1.921 12 190.848
8 22 J. BUTTON GBR McLaren Mercedes 1:28.006 +2.119 11 190.418
9 13 P. MALDONADO VEN Lotus F1 Team 1:28.076 +2.189 19 190.267
10 1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:28.085 +2.198 20 190.248
11 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams Martini Racing 1:28.101 +2.214 12 190.213
12 25 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.242 +2.355 16 189.909
13 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.298 +2.411 16 189.789
14 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:28.419 +2.532 16 189.529
15 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:28.571 +2.684 13 189.204
16 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:28.668 +2.781 13 188.997
17 99 A. SUTIL GER Sauber F1 Team 1:28.715 +2.828 16 188.897
18 21 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:28.865 +2.978 18 188.578
19 4 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:30.169 +4.282 15 185.851
20 17 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:30.670 +4.783 12 184.824
21 10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Caterham F1 Team 1:30.712 +4.825 18 184.738
22 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Caterham F1 Team 1:31.559 +5.672 19 183.029

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09 May


SPANISH GP – SLIPPERY START


Fernando Alonso: “There wasn’t much grip on track today and in general, we struggled a bit more, which was down to a series of factors, including the track being less rubbered-in than usual. On top of that, we have less aerodynamic downforce than in the past and also in my opinion, the tyre choice here is too conservative for this track. Now we face a lot of work to try and optimise the balance of the car and get the most out of it, even if the circumstances are not that favourable to us. We must be cleverer than the others in terms of making the changes we need and adapting to them in time for qualifying.” [Read More!]
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Progress And Potential A Strong Day For Pastor, Niggles For Romain


It was a strong first day of the Spanish Grand Prix for Pastor, with a bumper 76 laps on the board come the end of the day with the majority completed in the top ten. Romain wasn’t quite as happy with a few niggles over the course of the day preventing him from getting the most out of his E22.

The Circuit de Catalunya provided a delightful warm backdrop as Pastor set the eighth fastest time in the morning and ninth in the afternoon, with both times set when the track wasn’t at its quickest. Romain’s fastest in both sessions was only sufficient for 17th, with plenty more to come.
[Read More!]
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SPANISH GP 2014: FREE PRACTICE - TEAM REACTION


May 9, 2014
Our Team looks back at today's Free Practice here in Barcelona.

Daniil Kvyat (STR9-03)
First Practice Session
Best lap: 1:28.792, pos. 11th, 24 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:28.049, pos. 10th, 35 laps [Read More!]
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2014 Spanish Grand Prix – Practice Sessions


TYRE WEAR AND DEGRADATION IN LINE WITH EXPECTATIONS ON ONE OF THE TOUGHEST CIRCUITS OF THE YEAR

PERFORMANCE GAPS BETWEEN THE TWO NOMINATED COMPOUNDS VARY FROM 1.0 TO 1.2 SECONDS

PIRELLI BRINGS MORE TYRES TO A GRAND PRIX THAN EVER BEFORE [Read More!]
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GOOD PROGRESS Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Pirelli 2014


Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona
Friday 9 May 2014
BIANCHI MR03-01 FP1 P16 1:29.820 22 laps FP2 P18 1:29.991 26 laps
CHILTON MR03-02 FP1 P19 1:30.748 19 laps FP2 P19 1:31.148 28 laps

The Marussia F1 Team got the European phase of its season off to a positive start today, when the Team fielded its latest round of car updates, aimed at further improving the performance of the MR03. [Read More!]
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2014 SPANISH GRAND PRIX FP1 / FP2


Barcelona, Spain 9th May 2014
Weather
FP1: Dry, sunny, min / max track temp 20° - 26°, air temp 19° - 22°
FP2: Dry, sunny, min / max track temp 44° - 47°, air temp 23°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: KOB 1.30.997, 21st / ERI 1.31.421, 22nd
FP2: KOB 1.31.338, 20th / ERI 1.31.586, 21st [Read More!]
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Renault Sport F1 Spanish Grand Prix Practice Report


Key practice points:
Close to 2,000km run for Renault-powered teams on opening day of practice for Spanish Grand Prix
New software upgrades thoroughly evaluated, showing positive improvements in energy and fuel management
Infiniti Red Bull Racing third in both sessions with Daniel Ricciardo
Pastor Maldonado finishes both sessions in top 10 for Lotus F1 Team
Scuderia Toro Rosso in top 13 in FP1 and FP2; Caterham F1 Team completes solid programme [Read More!]
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Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 09.05.2014


Weather: sunny and dry, 20-24°C air, 17-48°C track
The first day of the European season opener at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona was quite turbulent for the Sauber F1 Team. On one hand, Adrian Sutil, Esteban Gutiérrez and test and reserve driver Giedo van der Garde had technical problems during the practice sessions, but on the other Adrian Sutil’s performance showed that the modifications on the car – aerodynamics, weight reduction and a more efficient cooling – resulted in improved lap times. The team has not been able to exploit all the car’s potential yet. [Read More!]
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2014 SPANISH GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“Anything that moves us forward is good”
Circuit de Catalunya, Friday May 9
After the cold temperatures in China last month, the Formula 1 circus returns to its European heartland was greeted by hot weather and sunny skies. The aim for today was to evaluate a series of small aerodynamic upgrades to the MP4-29, designed to counteract the handling problems that affected both cars in Shanghai.
The team were satisfied with the data collected today, and will use it in particular to improve long-run pace for the remainder of the weekend. [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Pirelli 2014: Free Practice


Sunny and warm weather welcomed Sahara Force India to Barcelona as the team began its work for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, the first European round of the 2014 Formula One World Championship.

Nico Hulkenberg VJM07-04
FP1: 1:28.828 P12 17 laps
FP2: 1:28.074 P11 31 laps [Read More!]
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Spanish Grand Prix Practice


09.05.14
Objectives: Aero Evaluations, Set-up and Tyre Work

FP1: Felipe Massa, 1:27.791 (10th), Felipe Nasr, 1:29.272 (14th)
FP2: Felipe Massa, 1:27.824 (8th), Valtteri Bottas, 1:28.698 (14th) [Read More!]
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SPANISH GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE


9 May 2014
DANIEL RICCIARDO
First Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:27.973, Laps: 21
Second Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:26.509, Laps: 38
“It’s nice not to have gone backwards during the short break and I think we have shown improvement; we want to close the gap to Mercedes but they don’t seem to be showing any signs of slowing down! It’s not great that Seb wasn’t running, two cars means twice the amount of feedback for the team and you don’t learn so much from one when you are trying new parts – but at least we got some good data. The short runs and long runs were both okay today.” [Read More!]
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2014 Spanish Grand Prix - Practice


Barcelona - 09/05/2014
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finished the first day of track action in Barcelona in first and second places respectively.
The newly titled F1 W05 Hybrid topped both of today's practice sessions at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
The drivers completed a total of 95 laps today across the two practice sessions, just under 1.5 race distances
Nico's mileage was restricted by an ERS cooling system problem in the first session and he completed just nine laps
Both cars enjoyed a trouble-free second session and finished the day 1-2 after completing low and high fuel runs [Read More!]
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FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI 2014 - Catalunya


Second Practice Session Classification
POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH TIME OF DAY
1 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.524 33 195.944
2 6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:25.973 36 +0.449 194.921
3 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:26.509 +0.985 38 193.713
4 14 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:27.121 +1.597 33 192.353 14:38:45
5 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:27.296 +1.772 33 191.967 14:37:50
6 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN McLaren Mercedes 1:27.788 +2.264 37 190.891 14:48:48
7 22 J. BUTTON GBR McLaren Mercedes 1:27.811 +2.287 29 190.841 14:42:54
8 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:27.824 +2.300 31 190.813 14:42:48
9 13 P. MALDONADO VEN Lotus F1 Team 1:27.866 +2.342 42 190.722 14:24:26
10 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.049 +2.525 35 190.325 14:39:10
11 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:28.074 +2.550 31 190.271 14:39:06
12 25 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.246 +2.722 30 189.900 14:44:13
13 99 A. SUTIL GER Sauber F1 Team 1:28.284 +2.760 33 189.819 14:47:05
14 77 V. BOTTAS FIN Williams Martini Racing 1:28.698 +3.174 33 188.933 14:43:07
15 21 E. GUTIERREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:29.105 +3.581 24 188.070 14:44:59
16 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:29.129 +3.605 34 188.019 14:42:59
17 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:29.493 +3.969 26 187.254 14:52:10
18 17 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:29.991 +4.467 26 186.218 14:31:54
19 4 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:31.148 +5.624 28 183.854 14:53:35
20 10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Caterham F1 Team 1:31.338 +5.814 38 183.472 14:32:01
21 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Caterham F1 Team 1:31.586 +6.062 39 182.975 14:24:26

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FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI 2014 - Catalunya


First Practice Session Classification
POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH TIME OF DAY
1 44 L. HAMILTON GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:27.023 17 192.569
2 22 J. BUTTON GBR McLaren Mercedes 1:27.891 26 +0.868 190.667
3 3 D. RICCIARDO AUS Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:27.973 +0.950 21 190.490
4 14 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari 1:28.128 +1.105 23 190.155
5 6 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team 1:28.168 +1.145 9 190.068
6 7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari 1:28.337 +1.314 19 189.705
7 20 K. MAGNUSSEN DEN McLaren Mercedes 1:28.423 +1.400 27 189.520
8 13 P. MALDONADO VEN Lotus F1 Team 1:28.744 +1.721 34 188.835
9 11 S. PEREZ MEX Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:28.779 +1.756 18 188.760
10 19 F. MASSA BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:28.791 +1.768 13 188.735
11 26 D. KVYAT RUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.792 +1.769 24 188.733
12 27 N. HULKENBERG GER Sahara Force India F1 Team 1:28.828 +1.805 17 188.656
13 25 J. VERGNE FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.859 +1.836 24 188.590
14 40 F. NASR BRA Williams Martini Racing 1:29.272 +2.249 15 187.718
15 99 A. SUTIL GER Sauber F1 Team 1:29.688 +2.665 16 186.847
16 17 J. BIANCHI FRA Marussia F1 Team 1:29.820 +2.797 22 186.573
17 8 R. GROSJEAN FRA Lotus F1 Team 1:29.944 +2.921 21 186.315
18 36 G. VAN DER GARDE NED Sauber F1 Team 1:30.440 +3.417 22 185.294
19 4 M. CHILTON GBR Marussia F1 Team 1:30.748 +3.725 19 184.665
20 1 S. VETTEL GER Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:30.942 +3.919 4 184.271
21 10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Caterham F1 Team 1:30.997 +3.974 22 184.159
22 9 M. ERICSSON SWE Caterham F1 Team 1:31.421 +4.398 22 183.305

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08 May


2014 SPANISH GRAND PRIXVIEW


General
Race Laps: 66
Lateral track with high percentage of high speed corners
Maximising slow speed traction is important through sector three
Medium brake energy
Bumps at entry of T9 and braking into T10
Grip level and balance change with different weather conditions (track temp and wind direction)
Understeer is the typical balance issue in the high speed corners T3 and T9 [Read More!]
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07 May


SPANISH GRAND PRIX RACE PREVIEW


FRIDAY 9 - SUNDAY 11 MAY
BARCELONA, SPAIN
RACE 5 OF 19

Rob Smedley: Spain is a good leveller. Getting back to Europe gives teams the opportunity to bring further upgrades,which we will also be doing. Barcelona and the following two or three races gives everyone a good indication of how the rest of the season will play out and who has made the most progress since the start of the season. The teams and drivers know the track well, meaning we can gain a lot of accurate data on how the upgrades are working. This knowledge is also very useful when back in factory; it means we can replicate the track and conditions very closely. The track itself has a very good mix of long straights, some high speed corners like Turn 3 and some more technical and slower sections.Turn 3 is important for managing tyre wear so it's something engineers and drivers have to monitor throughout the weekend. We feel prepared going in to the weekend and are now interested to see where we are in comparison to our competitors. [Read More!]
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2014 Spanish Grand Prix – preview


After four long-haul races to kick-start the season, the European leg of the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship begins this weekend. The Spanish Grand Prix takes place at the Circuit de Catalunya, near the vibrant coastal city of Barcelona, where an eclectic mix of fast and medium-speed corners awaits. [Read More!]
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Spanish Grand Prix Preview


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

Internal combustion engine 3
MGU-U 3
MGU-H 3
Battery 3
Fuel consumption 2
Energy recovery 4 [Read More!]
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05 May


Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Pirelli 2014: Preview


Vijay’s Vision
Vijay Mallya sums up the fly-away races and sets his sights on more success in Europe.

Vijay, 54 points from four races and Sahara Force India is third in the standings. The team’s best ever start to a season continues…
“I think we can feel extremely satisfied with our performance during the first four races. We’ve been in the points in every race, Sergio has been on the podium and Nico has finished no lower than sixth place. We’ve already scored 70% of the total points we scored in 2013 and that puts us in a fantastic position to potentially enjoy our best season to date.” [Read More!]
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04 May


AHEAD OF THE SPANISH GP


Sebastian Vettel
Formula One returns to Europe with the Spanish GP. A nice side aspect of that is that we are back in the Energy Station, which provides a lot of space for us and the team – it will become a little bit like home over the next few weeks! The Circuit de Catalunya is varied with 180 degree bends, fast, sweeping corners and elevation changes. There isn’t much opportunity to overtake, so getting a good start position in qualifying will be crucial. The long, fast curves of Montmelo mean that it will suit a car with highly efficient aerodynamics. The track is very challenging on the tyres because of the same very fast corners, so lots of pit stops are likely in the race. [Read More!]
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02 May


Preview - 2014 Pirelli Spanish Grand Prix


5th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 9th to 11th May 2014

Hinwil, 2nd May 2014 – The Spanish Grand Prix, the fifth round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, kicks off the European season at the Circuit de Catalunya and takes place from the 9th to 11th May. For the first time, after an eight-month break, the Sauber F1 Team trucks are going on a journey for the European season opener in Barcelona. As both C33s will be significantly improved, including an extensive weight reduction and a major aerodynamic update, the Sauber F1 Team drivers, Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrian Sutil, are positive and looking forward to the race weekend. Test and reserve driver Giedo van der Garde will again be behind the wheel in FP1 on Friday. Esteban Gutiérrez will take over the C33 in FP2. [Read More!]
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2014 Spanish Grand Prix - Preview


Brackley - 02/05/2014
Round Five of the 2014 Formula One World Championship brings us to Barcelona for the Spanish Grand Prix, held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. [Read More!]
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01 May


STARTERS ORDERS FOR SMIRNOFF IN RACING PARTNERSHIP


SMIRNOFF OPENS UP RACING TO ALL WITH SAHARA FORCE INDIA SPONSORSHIP

SMIRNOFF - the world’s leading premium vodka - is on a mission to bring down the velvet rope around racing via its new partnership with Sahara Force India Formula One Team.
The partnership provides a high-profile, truly global, platform for Smirnoff within one of the world’s most iconic sports enjoyed by millions of fans around the world. [Read More!]
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