30 May


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


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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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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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

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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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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“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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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

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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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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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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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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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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Monaco - 24th May 2014
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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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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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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“The possibility of an unpredictable race is a welcome one”
Circuit de Monaco, Thursday May 22


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

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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22 May 2014
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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Monaco - 22nd May 2014
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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20 May

Monaco Grand Prix Preview

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

Internal combustion engine 1
Battery 4
Fuel consumption}) 1
Energy recovery 4 [Read More!]
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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


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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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Barcelona, Spain 11th May 2014
Race: Overcast, dry, air temp 23° / track temp 37° (start), 22° / 38° (lap 33), 21° / 36° (lap 66) [Read More!]
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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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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



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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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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

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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“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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Barcelona, Spain 10th May 2014
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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09 May


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.
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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



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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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Barcelona, Spain 9th May 2014
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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“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

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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9 May 2014
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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08 May


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


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
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


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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