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Brawn confident that upgrades will keep Mercedes at the front

Fri, 2013-08-02 16:08
Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn has expressed confidence that the Brackley-based squad will carry their good form into the second half of the season thanks to a number of upcoming technical developments. Mercedes entered the mid-season break having scored three wins and four pole positions in the last five races, results that have boosted their world championship aspirations substantially
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Grosjean: First win is just around the corner

Fri, 2013-08-02 14:12
Lotus's Romain Grosjean says he's optimistic that it won't be long before he scores his maiden win in Formula One racing. The Frenchman has had an up-and-down 2013 season so far, but his recent performances in Germany and Hungary - where he finished in third and sixth places respectively - have given him hope of a more successful second half campaign
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Caterham: Our development plan is delivering

Thu, 2013-08-01 15:44
They may have entered F1's mid-season break at the bottom of the constructors' standings, but Caterham team principal Cyril Abiteboul says that the progress his squad have made over the last three races is proof that their aggressive development plan is working. Caterham qualified on the back row of the grid at the season-opener in Australia in March, but a steady stream of upgrades since then have boosted their form
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We must close ranks, say Ferrari

Tue, 2013-07-30 09:41
Ferrari have said that they must 'close ranks' and pull together if they are to maintain a championship challenge in the second half of the season. The Scuderia's leading driver, Fernando Alonso, has lost ground in the championship to Red Bull's reigning world champion, Sebastian Vettel, over the last few races, and the Spaniard has struggled at times to hide his frustration
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Allison to join Ferrari's technical line-up

Mon, 2013-07-29 14:30
Ferrari confirmed on Monday that former Lotus technical director James Allison is to join the team. Allison, whose Lotus departure was announced in May, will take on the role of chassis technical director from the start of September. At the same time, Ferrari's current technical director, Pat Fry, will assume the new position of director of engineering
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Ferrari fined for Alonso's misuse of DRS

Sun, 2013-07-28 18:42
Ferrari have been handed a 15,000 euro fine by the Hungarian Grand Prix stewards after Fernando Alonso was found to have misused the Drag Reduction System (DRS) during Sunday's race in Budapest. The FIA's technical delegate Jo Bauer referred the matter to the stewards because data indicated that Alonso had activated the DRS on three occasions when he was not within one second of the car in front at the DRS detection point
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FIA post-race press conference - Hungary

Sun, 2013-07-28 18:05
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton produced a superb drive to beat Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel to the flag in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. Read what all three men had to say about the race in the official FIA press conference
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Grosjean handed 20-second post-race penalty for Button clash

Sun, 2013-07-28 17:24
Romain Grosjean has been handed a 20-second post-race time penalty by the Hungarian Grand Prix stewards for his clash with Jenson Button during Sunday's race. The Lotus driver collided with Button's McLaren as he overtook him into the chicane on the 25th lap. The stewards subsequently declared that they would investigate the incident after the race and, having heard from both parties, decided to give the Frenchman a time penalty
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Race - selected team and driver quotes

Sun, 2013-07-28 15:43
Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez on his early exit; Lotus's Romain Grosjean and McLaren's Jenson Button on their coming together; Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta on Force India's double retirement; Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen on their late battle for second; and Lewis Hamilton on clinching his first victory for Mercedes. All the drivers and senior team personnel report back on Sunday's action…
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Race - Hamilton seals his first win for Mercedes in Hungary

Sun, 2013-07-28 15:21
Lewis Hamilton produced an inspired drive in Hungary on Sunday to secure his first race victory for Mercedes. The Briton, who had claimed it would take a miracle for him to win the race, made a smooth getaway from pole position before executing a perfect three-stop strategy to see off the challenge of Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel
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Grosjean escapes penalty for post-qualifying floor test failure

Sat, 2013-07-27 18:10
Romain Grosjean has escaped penalty, despite his Lotus car failing a post-qualifying front floor deflection test on Saturday. The Frenchman, who will now retain his third-place grid slot, could potentially have been excluded from qualifying, but after a hearing with representatives from Lotus, the stewards accepted that the test failure was a result of damage to one of the floor stays caused by Grosjean running over the kerbs at Turn 11 in Q2
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FIA post-qualifying press conference - Hungary

Sat, 2013-07-27 17:43
After a thrilling qualifying session that saw Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton claim pole position, the Briton gave his thoughts in the official FIA press conference. We was joined by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Lotus's Romain Grosjean, who will start Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix from second and third places respectively.
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Qualifying - selected team and driver quotes

Sat, 2013-07-27 15:02
McLaren's Sergio Perez on the quick repair work that allowed him to partake in the afternoon session following his morning accident; Force India's Paul di Resta on the confusing tyre troubles that ruled him out of Q2; Red Bull's Mark Webber on his KERS problems; Williams' Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas on failing to make it through to the top-ten shootout; and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton on securing his third successive pole in a row. All 22 drivers and senior team personnel report back on Saturday's action…
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Qualifying - Hamilton snatches Hungary pole from Vettel

Sat, 2013-07-27 14:22
Lewis Hamilton gave Mercedes their seventh pole position of the season in Hungary on Saturday after a gripping shoot-out with Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, team mate Nico Rosberg and Lotus's Romain Grosjean - and didn't even realise that he'd done it until he was completing his slow-down lap. As the track temperature swung between a sweltering 47 and 49 degrees Celsius, Vettel set the initial pace
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Final practice - Grosjean puts Lotus on top in Hungary

Sat, 2013-07-27 11:22
Romain Grosjean sent Lotus to the top of the timesheets in final practice in Hungary on Saturday morning. The Frenchman's time of 1m 20.730s, set on soft tyres, was good enough to edge him ahead of the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso and the McLaren of Sergio Perez, although the Mexican ended his session in the barriers after spinning off at Turn 11
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Pirelli: Tyre construction to remain the same for Silverstone

Thu, 2013-06-13 15:06
Formula One racing's official tyre suppliers Pirelli have confirmed that they will not be changing the construction of their P Zero tyres - contrary to initial plans - after announcing the compound allocations for the next three races. The Italian manufacturer had wanted to introduce new rubber to improve both tyre durability and performance
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Vettel extends Red Bull contract to end of 2015

Tue, 2013-06-11 19:47
Red Bull Racing have announced that Sebastian Vettel has extended his contract with the team for an additional year, through to the end of 2015. Vettel, the reigning world champion, has won the drivers' title for the past three seasons with the Milton-Keynes based team. Previously a member of the Red Bull Junior squad, Vettel first drove for Red Bull in 2009. During his F1 career, the 25-year-old German has achieved 29 wins, 51 podiums and 39 pole positions
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FIA sets June date for Mercedes-Pirelli test hearing

Mon, 2013-06-10 16:09
The FIA's International Tribunal (IT) is to meet in Paris on June 20 to hear the case against Mercedes and Pirelli concerning their recent tyre test, it was announced on Monday. It follows the protest lodged by Red Bull and Ferrari at the Monaco Grand Prix. The IT will consider whether the three-day test, conducted in Spain last month using a 2013 car, broke Formula One regulations
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Marshal dies after crane accident in Montreal

Sun, 2013-06-09 23:33
The FIA has confirmed that a Canadian Grand Prix marshal has lost his life after being run over by a crane towards the end of Sunday's Montreal race. The marshal was assisting in the retrieval of Esteban Gutierrez's crashed Sauber when he tripped and fell into the path of the mobile crane
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FIA post-race press conference - Canada

Sun, 2013-06-09 23:08
Drivers: 1 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 2 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 3 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes). Podium Interview (conducted by Eddie Jordan) Q: Three World Champions, I'm spoilt for choice here. What a great win, a text book win, pole position, you seemed to win it at ease. Tell me about it
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