30 June

Preview - 2014 Santander British Grand Prix

9th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 4th to 6th July 2014

Hinwil, 30th June 2014 – The British Grand Prix, the ninth round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, will take place from the 4th to 6th July in the United Kingdom. On Friday test and reserve driver Giedo van der Garde will be driving the C33 during the first free practice. From the second free practice on regular driver Adrian Sutil will take over the car. [Read More!]
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2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix: Preview

Vijay’s Vision
Vijay Mallya sums up the mood following Austria and gets set for the team’s local race.

How pleased were you with the team’s performance in Austria?
“It was a very good boost, especially for Checo, after what happened in Montreal. He got the fastest lap too, which I think says a lot. It was important to get both cars in the points to hold onto our fourth place in the championship, although I think we could have done a bit better with Nico.” [Read More!]
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28 June


Sebastian Vettel
I always like going to Silverstone, the track is incredible to drive and the British crowd that turns out to watch the weekend is always massive - whether it’s wet or dry everyone always looks like they are having a really good time. This year I will be staying in the UK after the race which is good because normally we have to leave straight after. It’s a busy time right now, we had Red Bull’s home race in Austria, the Team’s local event here and then we go to my home race in Germany! This race has an extra element as it’s so close to the factory and a lot of the staff who work so hard on the car will be watching from the grandstands with their families - I hope we can get a good result for them. As the factory is only about half an hour or so from the track a lot of the race team live nearby and can sleep in their own beds for the weekend which surely is a nice thing for them. I have good memories of Silverstone, the best must be winning there in 2009 and Mark won there in 2010 and 2012 so we have a good record at the track. [Read More!]
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27 June

2014 British Grand Prix - Preview

Brackley - 27/06/2014
Round Nine of the 2014 Formula One World Championship brings us to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix, held at the Silverstone Circuit.
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22 June


June 22, 2014
We look back at today's tough race at Red Bull Ring in Austria.
Jean-Eric Vergne (STR9-04)
Position: DNF
"I have struggled with the brakes from the beginning of the race. It's difficult to drive the car with such a considerable rear locking. It's not good for tyre life and for the balance in general so it was really a tricky race. I was doing my best to finish it at least but in the end I just could not bring the car to the chequered flag. Problems happen, it's a shame that they occurred here but the new aero package is working well and we have a good car to face the next Grand Prix in Silverstone. There are still a lot of races in front of us and I'm sure we are moving in the right direction for the rest of the season." [Read More!]
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Sunday in Austria

Race: dry, sunny, air temp 23° / track temp 47° (start), 24° / 47° (lap 35), 24° / 45° (lap 71)

Kamui Kobayashi
Lap 14: pitstop 1, soft tyres
Finished: 16th

Marcus Ericsson
Lap 28: pitstop 1, supersoft tyres
Lap 43: pitstop 2, soft tyres
Finished: 18th [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Österreich 2014 - The Race

Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
Sunday 22 June 2014
BIANCHI MR03-01 Q1 P15 Best 1:14.476
CHILTON MR03-03 Q1 P17 Best 1:14.847
We delivered against a challenging one-stop strategy today to achieve a solid two-car finish in the Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Österreich 2014. There wasn’t quite enough pace in the car to capitalise on our close proximity to the Saubers in recent races, but Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton ended today’s 71 lap race in 15th and 17th positions respectively, each displacing a Caterham. The Marussia F1 Team continues to hold ninth position in the 2014 Constructors’ Championship after eight rounds. [Read More!]
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2014 Austrian Grand Prix – Race

Spielberg, June 22, 2014 – Race strategy proved key to victory for Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg at the Austrian Grand Prix, who started from third on the grid. The German started behind both Williams drivers, but by stopping before them and maximising the benefit of new tyres – a manoeuvre known as the ‘undercut’ – he was able to gain the lead after the first round of pit stops. [Read More!]
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Pastor, Romain & Federico Discuss the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix

Keep On Working
In the first Austrian Grand Prix since 2003, both Lotus F1 Team cars saw the chequered flag with Pastor Maldonado finishing just shy of the points in twelfth position and Romain Grosjean in fourteenth. Hot conditions and the undulating nature of the Spielberg circuit meant a number of cars experienced issues, with both E22s suffering from braking concerns. [Read More!]
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Marco Mattiacci: “The way this season is going becomes particularly evident when one races at a track where what counts the most is the power of the car. Today, we tried to get the most out of what we have and we believe we have taken another small step in the right direction. Unfortunately, we were unable to demonstrate that with Kimi, who did not have an easy time on this circuit, but we are sure that with the progressive improvement of the car he too will be able to show what he’s capable of. Fernando could not have done any better today. He managed to maintain a great pace for the whole race, at times even quicker than the leaders and this must serve as an incentive to continue developing the F14 T. Overall the gaps are coming down and the number of teams fighting it out behind the frontrunners is increasing. So our aim is to exploit all our potential to be at the front of the pursuing group.” [Read More!]
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The Austrian Grand Prix was a disappointing affair for Renault-powered teams. Daniel Ricciardo was the highest placed driver, finishing in eighth for Infiniti Red Bull Racing.
Key race points:

Daniel Ricciardo started fifth for Infiniti Red Bull Racing but lost several positions at the start and got caught in traffic, unable to make much headway up the field.
Sebastian Vettel retired on lap 34 for Infiniti Red Bull Racing. When engaging the overtake button in the opening laps, an unexplained mapping issue caused the car to lose drive. Vettel dropped to the rear of the field, losing one lap in the process and later retired. [Read More!]
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Austrian Grand Prix Race

Race Notes:
Valtteri Bottas achieved his first ever Formula One podium with Felipe Massa finishing fourth after a competitive race in Austria.
Felipe led from Valtteri at the end of the first lap and maintained a gap to the chasing Mercedes until the first round of pitstops
Both Mercedes were able to get ahead of the Williams during the pitstops but the team did a great job with Valtteri recording the quickest stop of the race
The team scored a valuable 27 points moving Williams up to fifth in the Constructors' Championship ahead of its home race at Silverstone. [Read More!]
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Sunday 22 June 2014
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Finish Position: 8th, Start Position: 5th
“It was frustrating today; it’s never nice going backwards on the first lap. Off the line, it was actually one of our better starts this year, although I think Kevin (Magnussen) on the inside got a better one. I tried to hang around on the outside, which was the wrong thing to do, because you basically lose too much on the exit. So I then got swamped on the long straight. We already struggle on the long straights as it is, but even more when you get a poor exit. So I was frustrated with myself and I will have to look if maybe I could have cut to the inside and done anything better. From that point on we tried to push and catch the others, but we just didn't have that much pace. It wasn't until the last bit that we were able to overtake the Force India. The last lap move put a little smile on my face, but other than that it wasn’t a great race for us – we’ve got a bit of work to do." [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich: Race Report

Sahara Force India scored ten points in today’s Austrian Grand Prix with Sergio Perez racing to sixth place and Nico Hulkenberg finishing in ninth place. Sergio Perez also set the fastest lap of the race. [Read More!]
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2014 Austrian Grand Prix - Race

Spielberg - 22/06/2014
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton took a hard-fought one-two victory this afternoon at the Austrian Grand Prix to make it six one-two finishes in the opening eight races of the season - a feat only achieved once before in Formula One history.
Nico claimed his fourth win of the season and eighth consecutive podium after starting third on the grid.
Lewis finished second after gaining seven places, securing the team's sixth one-two finish in the 2014 season
Both drivers ran two-stop strategies, running a tyre choice of option/prime/prime
Seven of the top ten were powered by Mercedes-Benz and this was win 106 for Mercedes-Benz power in Formula One [Read More!]
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“We got everything out of our package this weekend”
On different strategies (Kevin started on Option tyres before moving to Primes; Jenson, the opposite), we attempted a pincer movement in order to improve on our grid positions. That choice proved only partially successful – on the more conventional strategy, Kevin was able to run high in the top 10 throughout the race. He lost out on sixth to Sergio Perez in the closing laps after proving unable to hold off the Force India driver, who was running on markedly fresher (Option) rubber. Kevin consequently finished seventh.

Jenson had a difficult afternoon. From 11th on the grid, he dropped to 13th after being pushed wide at the first corner. Thereafter, he wasn’t quite able to get his tyres working, and spent the last two stints pushing to usurp Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, who was running ahead of him for much of the race. Jenson eventually finished 11th. [Read More!]
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21 June

2014 Austrian Grand Prix – Qualifying

Spielberg, June 21, 2014 – Felipe Massa has headed up an all-Williams front row, using the Pirelli P Zero Red supersoft tyre. This was Massa 16th pole but his first since Brazil 2008, and the first all-Williams front row since the 2003 German Grand Prix. It is also the first time this season that a Mercedes has not claimed pole position. [Read More!]
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Romain & Pastor Talk Qualifying In Austria

Fighting For Points
Pastor will start the race in thirteenth position for the Austrian Grand Prix, with Romain close behind in fifteenth. We take five with our boys to find out their thoughts ahead of tomorrow's race.

A sunny Red Bull Ring was the setting for today's qualifying in Austria and both Lotus F1 Team drivers succeeded in reaching Q2 in an exciting qualifying session, despite continued struggles for pace on low fuel for the team at the Spielberg circuit. Both cars proceeded through the first qualifying session but were unable to make it into the top ten. Pastor set today’s fourteenth fastest time and Romain the sixteenth, but both gain a position due to a grid penalty applied to Sergio Perez.
Pastor remains optimistic that the car will perform well tomorrow; “I hope to be fighting for the points, and certainly for the top 10. I think that we have a good car, especially in race conditions, but it will also depend on the race start and of course, the strategy, but hopefully it will be good!” [Read More!]
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Austrian GP, Qualifying

Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
Saturday 21 June 2014

BIANCHI MR03-01 Q1 P19 1:11.412 9 laps
CHILTON MR03-03 Q1 P21 1:11.775 10 laps

The Marussia F1 Team ended today’s qualifying session within a tenth of the Sauber team it is targeting, providing further confirmation that it is closing in on Q2 contention. [Read More!]
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Fernando Alonso: “I have mixed feelings after this qualifying, because on the one hand, this is the best result since early in the season, but it’s also true that the session was very unusual and it’s highly likely that the final order does not reflect the true hierarchy down the field. In Q2, I made a mistake at the final corner, which meant I had to try another run and in Q3, I went long in turn 3. But fourth place makes up for the disappointment of not having done a perfect lap and it should make us proud of what we have accomplished so far, because the updates we started bringing since Canada seem to indicate we are on the right road. With some faster cars behind us, we can expect a difficult race, in which defending will be as important as attacking. Now we must try and work out how to make the most of this advantage for as long as possible in terms of strategy and to have a solid race.” [Read More!]
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Red Bull Ring, Austria - 21st June 2014
FP3: overcast, dry; min / max track temp 30° (start) - 27° (mid) - 31° (end), air temp 15°
Q1: overcast, dry; min / max track temp 32°, air temp 18°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP3: KOB 1.12.320, 19th / ERI 1.12.892, 20th
Q1: KOB 1.11.673, 20th / ERI 1.12.673, 22nd [Read More!]
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Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying

Qualifying Notes
. Felipe Massa leads an all-Williams front row after an exciting qualifying session for the Austrian Grand Prix today.
. Valtteri led the way from Nico Rosberg until the final moments with a great lap securing his front row position alongside his teammate.
. Today's result is Felipe's first pole position since Brazilian Grand Prix 2008 and the first front row lockout for the team since the German Grand Prix in 2003. [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich: Qualifying

Qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix saw Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg qualify inside the top ten with teammate Sergio Perez setting the 11th fastest time. [Read More!]
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Saturday 21 June 2014

DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 5th, (3rd Practice – P7, 1:10.392)
“It was tough out there. It’s been tough all weekend to be honest and it’s felt like we’ve had to squeeze everything out of the car to get into the top 5, which we just managed to do today. All weekend we’ve been on the back foot and I think respect to the other teams, they managed to get their cars dialled in well for this weekend and we’ve just got to keep pushing. Fifth was the best we could have done in that session today.” [Read More!]
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2014 Austrian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Spielberg - 21/06/2014
Nico Rosberg qualified third and Lewis Hamilton ninth for tomorrow's Austrian Grand Prix at Spielberg.
Both drivers progressed comfortably through Q1 (Lewis fastest) and Q2 (Nico fastest) while saving sets of new tyres
Nico qualified P3 with a time set on his first run; on his second, he was forced to slow for yellow flags
Lewis failed to set a time in Q3 after a mistake at Turn 8 on his first run and a spin at Turn 2 on his second run
Pole position for Williams-Mercedes marks the eighth consecutive pole in 2014 for Mercedes-Benz power [Read More!]
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Austrian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday, 21.06.2014

Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 15-19°C air, 27-36°C track
Qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg ended in a disappointment for the Sauber F1 Team. Adrian Sutil finished in 17th while his team mate Esteban Gutiérrez ended just one position behind him. Both drivers struggled particularly in turn eight with the inconsistent balance of the car. [Read More!]
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“Rome wasn’t built in a day – Woking may take longer – but we’re getting there”
Zeltweg, Saturday June 21
Kevin’s sixth position in Q3 was the team’s best qualifying position since Bahrain (Jenson: also P6), and an encouraging sign that this weekend’s upgrades have made a small but measurable difference to the MP4-29’s performance.
Jenson’s afternoon was made trickier by his lack of running in P3. The team identified a brake system problem early in the morning, which meant he sat out the entire session. That lack of running meant he went into qualifying without experience of the set-up and tyre changes made by the engineers overnight.
Nonetheless, he felt he only lost out on a place in the top 10 after encountering traffic on his final lap in Q2. He qualified 12th, but will start 11th after a five-place pre-race penalty is applied to Sergio Perez. [Read More!]
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20 June


“Authenticity among the pine trees and mountains”
Zeltweg, Friday June 20
Formula 1 returned to the Styrian foothills for the first time in a decade today, as practice kicked off ahead of Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix. Our programme today was divided into two constituent parts: the morning’s session was spent focusing on gathering data in order to evaluate new aero components; the afternoon was spent in more traditional fashion, refining car balance and gaining an understanding of the characteristics of the Prime and Option tyres. [Read More!]
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20 June 2014
First Practice Session: Position: 15, Best Time: 1:12.988, Laps: 25
Second Practice Session: Position: 6, Best Time: 1:10.807, Laps: 39
"I think this morning we struggled a little bit, this afternoon it was better. We’ve seen that people struggled a bit to get the primes, the harder tyre, to work but it should be a different story tomorrow when it’s a bit hotter. I think everyone is looking forward to a great weekend, we’re not the favourites going into this weekend, we’d love to be but we’re not quite there yet. Today was very productive, we seemed to make progress throughout the day, but if anything, the fact that this is our home Grand Prix is an extra motivation.” [Read More!]
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Austrian Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 20.06.2014

Weather: overcast and dry, 14-19°C air, 21-33°C track

During the first day of practice for the Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg, the Sauber F1 Team was able to run through the planned programme, even if Adrian Sutil’s C33 had a technical issue with a broken hose in the morning which needed to be changed. However, the afternoon session went according to the plan for Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrian. [Read More!]
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Renault Sport F1 Austrian Grand Prix Practice Report

Key practice points:
F1 makes first trip to Austria since 2003; two 90 minute practice sessions get action underway
Track challenges the limits of the Power Units with long straights and few corners
Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel highest-classified Renault-powered car with sixth in FP2
Rémi Taffin, head of track operations:
‘The running conducted confirmed our simulations: it’s a very quick lap so the Power Units are under a lot of pressure.’ [Read More!]
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Fernando Alonso: “It’s nice to be back racing here, the track has many changes of gradient and that always makes for enjoyable driving. In both sessions, Kimi and I were on different programmes and now we must put all the data together to choose which of the elements we tested have worked best. There were no surprises on the tyre front, the Supersoft seems quicker and will definitely be the tyre for qualifying, but for the race, it’s impossible to establish now what the strategy will be. It was always cloudy today and there were even a few drops of rain, but the next days are meant to be sunny and so tyre behaviour could change. The good forecast means that anything is possible and hopefully that means the chance to put on a good show for the fans who were already here in large numbers today.” [Read More!]
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Romain & Pastor Review Day One in Austria

Better Than It Looks
It was a tough return to Austria for Lotus F1 Team with both Romain and Pastor languishing at the tail end of the order through both practice sessions today, however rays of sunshine can be seen through Romain’s promising high fuel pace.
Neither driver troubled the top ten in the final order of either session with Enstone’s latest car seeming to share a particular trait to its forebears of not liking cold weather. Finding grip was an issue and the denser cool air wasn’t sufficient to mitigate against the altitude challenge to give greater grunt up the hills. [Read More!]
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June 20, 2014
Our drivers and team look back at our first Free Practice sessions of the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix.
Jean-Eric Vergne (STR9-04)
First Practice Session
Best lap: 1:12.364, pos. 10th, 30 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:10.972, pos. 10th, 39 laps
"I think it was a positive Friday and I'm happy with my car. We brought many new parts and updates here in Austria, which means we had a lot to test and understand today. I have to say that the situation looks good. We have to put all the data together overnight but I believe we have a good potential for improvement for FP3 and particularly for qualifying tomorrow" [Read More!]
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2014 Austrian Grand Prix - Practice Sessions

Spielberg, June 20, 2014 – Located in the Styrian mountains, the teams got a taste of the changeable weather that characterises the Red Bull Ring, with intermittent rain throughout the day. The second free practice session was dry, enabling Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton to set a time of 1m09.542s – the shortest lap time of the year – on the P Zero Red supersoft tyres, which have been nominated this weekend together with the P Zero Yellow soft. [Read More!]
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GP Austria FP 1&2

Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
Friday 20 June 2014

CHILTON MR03-03 FP1 P19 1:13.857 28 laps FP2 P18 1:12.229 43 laps
BIANCHI MR03-01 FP1 P18 1:13.738 26 laps FP2 P20 1:12.279 36 laps

The Marussia F1 Team enjoyed its first taste of the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg today, which is an entirely new experience for both the Team and its drivers.

The focus was on confirming the recent simulation work and gathering as much data as possible for evaluation into the next two days of running and racing.

This morning, light rain intervened in proceedings and gave rise to a stop-start session. This afternoon’s running was rather more fluid and both Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi were able to make good progress, completing their programme checklists and ending the day in 18th and 20th places respectively. [Read More!]
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2014 Austrian Grand Prix - Practice

Spielberg - 20/06/2014
The first practice sessions for the eighth race of the season took place today in Spielberg, Austria.
Lewis Hamilton set the best time of the day, closely followed by Nico Rosberg in their F1 debut at this circuit
The Silver Arrows were the only two cars to post a lap time under 1:10 today, both in the second session
Nico required a change of ERS cooling pump between the two sessions, which was completed successfully
The drivers completed a total of 138 laps today, equivalent to nearly two race distances [Read More!]
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Austrian Grand Prix Practice

Objectives: Aero evaluations, set-up and tyre work

FP1: Felipe Massa 1:11.756 (4th), Valtteri Bottas 1:12.114 (8th)
FP2: Valtteri Bottas 1:10.519 (4th), Felipe Massa 1:10.521 (5th) [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich: Free Practice

Sahara Force India enjoyed a productive day of practice ahead of Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix.
Nico Hulkenberg VJM07-04
FP1: 1:12.072 (P7) 20 laps
FP2: 1:11.935 (P17) 39 laps
Nico: “It’s a fun track. Quite a short lap, but it flows nicely. It looks easier on paper because in reality it’s quite challenging and technical in many areas. The morning session was very solid; I was happy with the car straight away and the performance was there. For some reason we struggled more this afternoon on both tyre compounds and I was not as comfortable in the car: so that is where we need to analyse things tonight. One explanation could be the wind, which picked up this afternoon, but we will look deep into the data to make sure we improve things for tomorrow.” [Read More!]
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Red Bull Ring, Austria - 20th June 2014
FP1: Overcast, mostly dry (light rain mid-session), min / max track temp 21° - 24°, air temp 13° - 16°
FP2: Overcast, dry, min / max track temp 28° - 31°, air temp 18°

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: KOB 1.14.611, 20th / ERI 1.17.501, 22nd
FP2: KOB 1.12.937, 21st / ERI 1.13.596, 22nd [Read More!]
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2014 Austrian Grand Prix – preview

Formula 1 returns to Austria this weekend for the first time since 2003. The race takes place at the newly refurbished Red Bull Ring, situated deep in the Styrian mountains near Spielberg. Will the 71-lap race produce a Hollywood thriller?

Red Bull Ring facts & stats
The layout of the Red Bull Ring (née A1-Ring (1997-2003), née Osterreichring (1970-1987)) remains unchanged from Formula 1’s last visit to the track 11 years ago. However, there have been significant changes to the track’s infrastructure, all of which has been upgraded. [Read More!]
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18 June


RACE 8 OF 19

Back on the calendar for the first time since 2003, the Austrian Grand Prix is one of the sport's classics.The original Osterreichring was undulating and fast; the A1-Ring, scene of that last race 11 years ago, was a shortened version of the original masterpiece, and we return to the same picturesque valley near Zeltweg this season. The track has been re-branded the Red Bull Ring and the facilities have been upgraded, but the layout remains fundamentally the same as before. [Read More!]
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Austrian Grand Prix Preview

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

Internal combustion engine 4
Battery 3
Fuel consumption 3
Energy recovery 4 [Read More!]
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16 June

Preview - 2014 Austrian Grand Prix

8th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 20th to 22th June 2014

Hinwil, 16th June 2014 – After a long break, Formula One and the Sauber F1 Team return to Spielberg. The last Formula One Grand Prix in Styria took place in 2003, so the Austrian Grand Prix will celebrate its return from the 20th to 22th of June after an absence of over a decade. [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich: Preview

Vijay’s Vision
Vijay Mallya looks to the returning Austrian Grand Prix with the aim of extending the team's run of points.

Vijay, a bittersweet result in Canada - talk us through the race…

Let’s not forget that Nico drove a brilliant race to score another ten points, but up until the last lap it looked like being an even sweeter result with both cars very well placed. Sadly it was not meant to be. The car, the team and the drivers performed admirably throughout the whole weekend. The VJM07 was very competitive; we got all the strategy calls right and we were on course for one of our best ever results. The accident for Sergio on the last lap took that away from us, but we should not forget the positives: our tyre management was excellent and we were able to race at the front and challenge for the win. It was one of our strongest races. [Read More!]
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13 June


Daniel Ricciardo
“It’s great to be going to Red Bull’s home race after an awesome weekend in Canada. I’ve only driven the Red Bull Ring on filming days, essentially a handful of laps without the out-and-out aggression that you’ll see at the Austrian Grand Prix weekend. It’s a tidy circuit, not the longest and not many corners, but what is there is good. Turn One is cool as it climbs up the hill. It looks tight, but actually isn’t. Turn Two is quite a tight right-hand corner, going uphill and off-camber as well. Then it drops back down all the way through the rest of the track. It’s very odd going to what, essentially, is a new race but in a place where the racing history is firmly established. It sounds as though there will be a massive crowd up in the mountains and I’m sure the return of the Austrian Grand Prix will get off to a really good start.” [Read More!]
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2014 Austrian Grand Prix - Preview

Brackley - 13/06/2014
Round Eight of the 2014 Formula One World Championship brings us to Spielberg for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton
Montreal was a bit of a strange one for me. I felt I had the pace right from the beginning of the weekend, but things just never quite came together. It's frustrating when these things are out of your hands. The two DNF's so far this season have not been ideal but that's racing and there's a long, long way to go. I caught up before and I can catch up again. It's going to take another four wins to make the difference so I'm going to do my best to get those results. Right now, I'm just looking ahead to the next race in Austria and another chance to catch up to the lead. I've never driven the circuit but I've been working on it in the simulator and I'm sure I'll learn it pretty quickly when we get out on track. It's always exciting to go to a new venue, so it should be an interesting weekend. I'm feeling good in the car right now and I'll be pushing flat out to come away with maximum points this time around. [Read More!]
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11 June

Vettel And Ricciardo Preview The Red Bull Ring

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10 June

Nico Rosberg's Review of the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix

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09 June

Canadian GP Race

Race Notes:
. Valtteri Bottas finished seventh, while Felipe Massa retired on the last lap.
. Both cars ran in the top five early on, challenging for the podium places.
. Valtteri suffered with high brake and engine temperatures, preventing him finishing higher than seventh.
. Felipe was attacking Perez for fourth on the final lap when Perez crashed into him.
. Felipe was taken to hospital for precautionary checks, the results of which were entirely positive and he has therefore been discharged. [Read More!]
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June 8, 2014
Jean-Eric Vergne's very strong Canadian weekend ended with an eighth place finish, which secured him his first points since the opening round of the season in Melbourne. Daniil Kvyat's race did not go so well and he was forced to retire on lap 48 with a drive train problem.
Jev's strong Sunday owed a lot to a brilliant showing in qualifying, when he posted the eighth fastest time. However, even before the start, we knew that the greater top speed of some of the cars around the STR9 would mean defending position on the straights would be very difficult. Jev moved up a place to seventh after the start and had got as high as fifth before making his first pit stop on lap 15, which dropped him to tenth behind Alonso. By this point, Daniil had already dropped back one place after the start and after moving up a few places, he then spun at Turn 1 on lap10 which saw him spiral down to nineteenth. He would later have an "interesting" moment with Kimi Raikkonen and had to cut the final chicane. [Read More!]
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2014 Canadian Grand Prix – Race

Montreal, June 8, 2014 – High temperatures in Montreal, and a lengthy safety car period right at the beginning of the race, meant that tyre strategy formed a central part of a thrilling Canadian Grand Prix, with the teams having to assimilate to a new set of tyre characteristics compared to the cooler conditions of free practice and qualifying.

The race was won by Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo, with the top five separated by just five seconds in the closing stages of the race. Tyre strategy was central, with drivers on younger and fresher tyres using them to gain an advantage as the grand prix drew to a close. Ricciardo took the lead with just two laps to go, from Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, while Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel completed the podium. All three adopted a two-stop strategy. [Read More!]
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Positives Despite A Disappointing Canadian Grand Prix

Onwards And Upwards
A disappointing day saw both drivers retire from the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix after what could have been a strong points finishing race. Pastor was running extremely well on a one stop strategy and keeping pace with the cars around him on fresher tyres before he suffered from a power unit related issue. Romain’s rear wing was damaged and he was forced to retire later on in the race. Despite the double DNF, the team remains positive from the performance of Sunday’s running, and are optimistic moving forwards. [Read More!]
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2014 Canadian Grand Prix - Race

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
Sunday 8 June 2014
CHILTON MR03-02 DNF (Accident, Lap 1)
BIANCHI MR03-01 DNF (Accident, Lap 1)
After the joy of the Team’s first points finish in Monaco two weekends ago came the disappointment of Montreal, where the Marussia F1 Team’s Canadian Grand Prix came to an end on the opening lap.
A collision between team-mates Max Chilton and Jules Bianchi at Turn 4 meant that the Team was unable to exploit the clear potential of its package at the first low-downforce event of the season, after a positive progression through the weekend towards race day. [Read More!]
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Marco Mattiacci: “Even before we got to Montreal, we knew this would not be an easy race for us, because this is not a track that suits the characteristics of our car. The final result is definitely not satisfactory, far from it, but the improvement in performance seen over the weekend shows that to get the most out of our package, we have to push in those areas where our opponents are making the difference. Today we saw that for many teams, this was a battle fought on the reliability front and our main rivals were able to make the most of the opportunities presented to them by Mercedes. My congratulations go to Ricciardo for the first win of his career. As for the future, I can’t make predictions, but I would ask the team to take a long hard look at what they are doing and work together, putting in maximum effort so that our drivers can fight for more ambitious results.” [Read More!]
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Sunday 8 June 2014
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Finish Position: WINNER, Start Position: 6th
“I’m a grand prix winner! I think it still seems a bit surreal to be honest, just because it all happened so quickly at the end. I was third for a while and then it all happened in a really exciting fashion. Once I got past Perez I knew I just had to drive clean and get in Rosberg’s DRS zone and, from then on, it was just awesome. Finishing under the safety car made it a bit weird, but I wanted to make sure the two drivers who were in the accident were okay before I started celebrating. We achieved a great result today with first and third – so let’s enjoy it – but we will still have some work to do also. This will motivate the guys to work even harder and find even more, so I’m sure it will keep coming even better for us at the next few races.” [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada: Race Report

Sahara Force India had a starring role in the Canadian Grand Prix as Sergio Perez challenged for victory until the closing laps of the race. Sadly he was the innocent victim of a high-speed crash on the final lap (after contact with Felipe Massa). After medical checks at Sacre Coeur hospital in Montreal, he was discharged. Teammate Nico Hulkenberg’s one-stop strategy saw him finish in fifth place scoring a further ten points for the team. [Read More!]
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Canadian Grand Prix – Race – Sunday, 08.06.2014

Weather: sunny and dry, 27-29°C air, 43-51°C track
Disappointing Canadian Grand Prix for the Sauber F1 Team. Adrian Sutil drove a race without any special issues and finished in 13th place, while Esteban Gutiérrez stopped shortly before the end of the race due to a problem with the energy storage system. He was classified 14th. [Read More!]
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2014 Canadian Grand Prix - Race

Montreal - 08/06/2014
Nico Rosberg finished in second place while Lewis Hamilton was forced to retire in an eventful Canadian Grand Prix today.
Nico claimed his seventh successive podium finish of the season after a battling drive to second position
A high-voltage control electronics failure caused a permanent loss of MGU-K drive for Lewis on lap 36 and Nico on lap 37
Lewis was forced to retire on lap 46 owing to overheating rear brakes
Both cars started the race on option (super soft) tyres
Nico stopped for prime (soft) tyres on laps 18 and 44, Lewis for the same compound on laps 19 and 45 [Read More!]
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“I fought my way through at the end”
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Sunday June 8
The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve managed to throw up another extraordinary, unpredictable and endlessly unraveling grand prix.
Both Jenson and Kevin spent much of the race fighting inbetween the traffic, but, as the race’s cards were decisively shuffled at the mid-point, both drivers slowly began to move up the order. [Read More!]
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08 June


Montreal, Canada - 8th June 2014
Race: dry, sunny, air temp 27° / track temp 47° (start), 46° / 28° (lap 35), 45° / 29° (lap 70)
Kamui Kobayashi DNF
Marcus Ericsson DNF [Read More!]
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07 June


Fernando Alonso: “The result of qualifying reflects the trend we have seen since the start of the season. As often happens, even if on Friday we are front runners, on Saturday we struggle a bit more. The development package we have brought here in Canada has worked well, the car has improved and I am pleased about that, even if at the moment we are unable to extract all the potential out of the car. Mercedes’ dominance today was not a surprise and the Red Bulls and Williams also did better than us. I think tomorrow’s race will not be easy, as it is hard to overtake at the start here, because there is not enough room through the first two corners. We will also have to do a good job of managing tyre degradation and of choosing the right number of stops. It’s been much hotter than yesterday and the tyre that seemed to be the best to race on, the Soft, today appeared less suited to the conditions than the Supersoft. If, as expected, the hot weather continues, the choice will move towards the latter and that will mean making one more stop.” [Read More!]
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Canadian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Saturday, 07.06.2014

Weather: sunny and dry, 20-26°C air, 32-47°C track

Qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix didn’t go according to plan for the Sauber F1 Team. Esteban Gutiérrez‘ working day was over after only fifteen minutes of free practice three. While going into a corner he spun and hit the wall. As a result, the team had to change the chassis, and Esteban was not able to take part in qualifying. Tomorrow he will have to start from the pit lane. Adrian Sutil made it into Q2 and ended up P16. [Read More!]
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Saturday 7 June 2014
SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position: 3rd, (3rd Practice – P10, 1:16.884)
“The start of the last lap wasn’t great. I still didn’t manage to get that first sector right, I didn’t get along with the first two corners very well today. But, after that I tried to take more risk and it worked, so sector two was very good through the two chicanes, especially through the second one; I found a significantly better line and more time compared to previous runs. I then kept it together until the end, so a very good result. It was the maximum we could do – we were very close with those behind, half a second behind the Mercs, but then four cars were within four to five hundredths of a second of each other, so I’m happy to be the quickest of those. Strategy could be a bit of a surprise tomorrow, we’ll have to wait and see what happens but Williams is strong here and the Mercedes powered cars will be looking forward to the straights. I will try to stay as close as I can to the front two and get some tow. If we have a chance to attack them, then we should go for it.” [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada: Qualifying

Qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix saw Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez qualify in P11 and P13 respectively for tomorrow’s race. [Read More!]
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“We’re ready for every scenario tomorrow”
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Saturday June 7
As at Monaco a fortnight ago, this afternoon’s qualifying session was a tale of contrasting fortunes.
After an unpromising FP3 session, the team made further set-up changes to fine-tune the balance for qualifying. The improvements worked, and both drivers looked set to qualify inside the top 10. [Read More!]
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Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying

Qualifying Notes
. Valtteri Bottas qualified fouth and Felipe Massa fifth after a strong day in Montreal.
. Both drivers felt they had the potential to qualify third, but are optimistic of challenging for a podium in the race. [Read More!]
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2014 Canadian Grand Prix - Qualifying

Montreal - 07/06/2014
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton took first and second place respectively in qualifying for tomorrow's Canadian Grand Prix.
Today's result gives the team its seventh pole position and fourth front row lock-out of the season
The result also gives the team a third consecutive one-two in qualifying after the Spanish and Monaco Grands Prix
Nico claimed his third pole position of the season, edging his team-mate by just 0.079 seconds
This marks the 24th pole position for the Silver Arrows in Formula One [Read More!]
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06 June

2014 Canadian Grand Prix - Practice Sessions

Montreal, June 6, 2014 – Despite the heavy traction and braking demands of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Canada, the P Zero Yellow soft and P Zero Red supersoft tyres that have been nominated for this weekend show limited wear and very little degradation. On the supersoft, there was a very small amount of graining. Between one and two pit stops are likely under normal race circumstances. [Read More!]
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Mixed Results

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
Friday 6 June 2014
CHILTON MR03-02 FP1 P20 1:20.844 26 laps FP2 P18 1:18.693 34 laps
BIANCHI MR03-01 FP1 P19 1:20.200 15 laps FP2 P22 1:32.127 3 laps [Read More!]
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Fernando Alonso: “I am reasonably pleased with the day’s testing as we got through a lot of work without encountering any particular problems. We tried some new components and now we must concentrate on getting a good understanding of how they are working. As always on a Friday, we must analyse all the data we have gathered to try and be as well prepared as possible for tomorrow’s qualifying, also taking into account the fact that tyre behaviour is very similar to what we saw in Monaco. Certainly, the Supersofts are not like they were in the past and in a race, they last for many laps. For that reason I think there won’t be any problems either in qualifying or the first stint of the race.” [Read More!]
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Pastor Remains Positive

We're Not Far Away...
After a moderately frustrating day, Pastor remains positive
P16 and P15 never make for good reading for any racing driver come bedtime, but despite the scores on the doors Pastor remains positive at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. [Read More!]
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Romain Talks Through FP1 & FP2 in Montreal

Romain Heralds Handling Improvements
The first day of running in the Canadian Grand Prix saw Romain pop up in eleventh place in the standings, buoyed by chassis improvements made since his last outing in the E22.
The preponderance of low speed corners in Monaco revealed that work was certainly needed to be done to bolster this area of the E22’s armoury and subsequent work deep in the Oxfordshire countryside seems to have delivered the desired improvements. [Read More!]
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2014 CANADIAN GP - FP1 & FP2

Montreal, Canada - 6th June 2014
FP1: Dry, sunny, min / max track temp 27° (start) - 25° (end), air temp 17° - 18°
FP2: Dry, sunny, min / max track temp 34° (start) - 30° (mid-session), air temp 21° (start) - 20° (end)

Fastest laps / positions:
FP1: ERI 1.21.404, 21st / RSS 1.21.757, 22nd
FP2: KOB 1.20.244, 20th / ERI 1.22.418, 21st [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada: Free Practice

Sahara Force India made the most of today’s two practice sessions in preparation for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

Nico Hulkenberg VJM07-04
FP1: 1:18.733 (P11) 30 laps
FP2: 1:17.712 (P13) 35 laps

Nico: “We’ve had a pretty good day of practice, although there is obviously more work to be done. The car feels very driveable around the circuit, but I feel there is more to come from it, especially on the super-soft tyres. Our target is to squeeze out a bit more performance overnight. The whole field is very competitive and close here and finding the perfect balance will be crucial. It's about getting all the pieces of the puzzle together and having a clean lap in qualifying.” [Read More!]
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Renault Sport F1 Canadian Grand Prix Practice Report

Key practice points:
FIA Formula One World Championship makes first of two annual stops in North America for Canadian Grand Prix
Two 90 minute practice sessions get track action underway
Next stage of upgrades to Renault Energy F1 evaluated over the day
Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel highest-classified Renault-powered car with third in FP2
Tough opening day for other Renault-powered cars on high-speed Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve [Read More!]
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“It’s been a pretty useful day.”
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Friday June 6
A busy Friday for Jenson and Kevin, who completed a comprehensive aero and data-gathering programme across both practice sessions. Neither driver was fully satisfied with the car’s balance today, but the team has collected enough data to ensure it can aggressively develop the cars overnight.
With sunshine and higher temperatures anticipated for the rest of the weekend, the team’s focus now turns towards the effective management of the tyres, particularly Pirelli’s Supersoft compound, which showed signs of graining during this afternoon’s session. [Read More!]
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Canadian Grand Prix Practice

Objectives: Aero evaluations, set-up and tyre work

FP1: Valtteri Bottas 1:18.361 (5th), Felipe Massa 1:19.575 (17th)
FP2: Felipe Massa 1:16.774 (6th), Valtteri Bottas 1:16.893 (7th) [Read More!]
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Canadian Grand Prix – Practice – Friday, 06.06.2014

Weather: sunny/overcast and dry, 17-22°C air, 24-38°C track

The first day of practice at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal was not perfect for the Sauber F1 Team’s drivers, Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrian Sutil. Gutiérrez lost approximately half an hour due to a problem with a control unit, which needed to be changed. Both drivers believe the car has more potential which can be exploited. [Read More!]
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2014 Canadian Grand Prix - Practice

Montreal - 06/06/2014
The first practice sessions for the seventh race of the season took place today at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal.
Lewis Hamilton set the best lap of the opening day, with Nico Rosberg posting the second fastest time
Both sessions saw the Silver Arrows separated by less than two tenths of a second
The threat of rain in the afternoon resulted in a higher than average quantity of laps being completed in the morning
Both cars ran trouble-free, allowing the team to focus on set-up work for the weekend ahead [Read More!]
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6 June 2014
First Practice Session: Position: 4, Best Time: 1:18.131, Laps: 28
Second Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:16.573, Laps: 26
“It was a bit of a shame to lose some laps; we had something with the gearbox, but fortunately we got it checked and went out again. It meant that we were maybe a bit off the rhythm compared to some of the others, but it seemed to be alright and we still got some good laps completed. I think there’s still a lot if improvement we can do, the Mercedes is very quick, but it was okay as a start to the weekend.” [Read More!]
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04 June

Canadian Grand Prix Preview

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

Internal combustion engine 4
Battery 2
Fuel consumption 3
Energy recovery 4 [Read More!]
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02 June


Leafield Technical Centre, UK - 2nd June 2014

Race Laps: 70
Circuit Length: 4.361 km
Race Distance: 305.270 km
Lap Record: R Barrichello, 1:13.622 (2004)
Pitlane altitude (m): 8 [Read More!]
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2014 Canadian Grand Prix – preview

This weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix is Formula 1’s first foray of the year to North America. It’s a popular event with fans and drivers alike because the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve usually throws up an exciting and unpredictable race, and the vibrant city of Montreal provides a colourful backdrop to the on-track activity. [Read More!]
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RACE 7 OF 19

This quick nip across the pond is one of the most popular jaunts on the F1 calendar. Montreal becomes a party town over the grand prix weekend and the townsfolk embrace the sport entirely. Their passion for F1 extends into the grandstands, where their noise and enthusiasm is usually rewarded with an exciting race. [Read More!]
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Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada: Preview

Vijay’s Vision
Vijay Mallya looks forward to another strong showing in Montreal.

Vijay, ten points in Monaco – another good result by the team. Sum up the race for us…
The car was competitive. We qualified tenth and eleventh, but we felt we could have qualified a few tenths better, which would have put us into sixth or seventh on the grid. Nico drove the car wonderfully well; he conserved the tyres when he had to and defended brilliantly at the end. On the supersofts we did over 50 laps, which is quite incredible. It’s just a shame Sergio’s afternoon was so short: I would have liked to see what he could have done too. [Read More!]
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Preview - 2014 Canadian Grand Prix

7th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 6th to 8th June 2014

Hinwil, 2nd June 2014 – After the two European races in Barcelona and Monaco, the Sauber F1 Team is once again going to a have longer trip to the Canadian Grand Prix, which will take place from the 6th to 8th June on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal. [Read More!]
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