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Lotus and Grosjean close to completing 2015 deal
Lotus have revealed that they are near to reaching an agreement with Romain Grosjean that will see the Frenchman stay on as Pastor Maldonado's team mate in 2015. Grosjean, who has endured a frustrating 2014 campaign, finishing in the points on just two occasions, has spent his entire F1 career with the Enstone-based team
Friday 24 October 2014

United States preview quotes - Red Bull and Lotus on Austin
Round 17 of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the teams and drivers head across the Atlantic to the much-lauded Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. As the season builds towards its climax, those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the weekend ahead
Friday 24 October 2014

50 years on - John Surtees on his unique bike-car double
John Surtees headed into the 1964 Formula One season finale in Mexico locked in a three-way fight for the title. Against the odds he emerged triumphant, becoming the first - and to date only - driver to have won world championships on both two and four wheels. But what does the man himself think of that epic achievement? On the eve of the 50th anniversary of his unprecedented feat, we spoke to Surtees to find out
Friday 24 October 2014

Fong, Nissany and Ocon complete Valencia test - updated
Three up-and-coming drivers got the chance to experience F1 machinery in a two-day test in Valencia, Spain this week. Adderly Fong and Roy Nissany both sampled a two-year old Sauber, while Esteban Ocon was at the wheel of an identical-vintage Lotus. Chinese driver Fong, 24, and Israeli Nissany, 19, got one day each in the Ferrari-powered Sauber C31
Thursday 23 October 2014

The First Time - with Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne
This year has been something of a rollercoaster ride for Jean-Eric Vergne, veering from a career-best qualifying in the season opener and a record points haul, to potentially losing his Toro Rosso drive at the end of the season. We take the chance to quiz the Frenchman on a few of the firsts in his life - including why it took a while before he even considered F1 racing to be achievable, and how he won the first car race he ever entered
Thursday 23 October 2014

Sam Michael to leave McLaren at end of 2014
Sam Michael will leave his role as sporting director at McLaren at the end of the season. The 43-year-old, who joined the Woking team in 2012, is expected to return to his native Australia with his family
Wednesday 22 October 2014

Age and the F1 driver - from teenage stars to fast 50-year-olds
This season 19-year-old Daniil Kvyat became F1's youngest ever points scorer and 17-year-old Max Verstappen became the youngest driver to take part in a Grand Prix session. But did you know that back in the early days of the world championship it was not uncommon for drivers to race into their late forties and even early fifties? We explore the fascinating issue of age in F1
Wednesday 22 October 2014

Timed to perfection - Q&A with Rolex's Arnaud Boetsch
The Rolex pit lane clock, first unveiled at the 2013 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, is now a familiar sight to motorsport fans around the world, but what first brought the famous Swiss watchmaker and F1 racing together? We spoke to Arnaud Boetsch, Communication & Image Director of Rolex SA, about the company's sporting history and its path to F1 partnership as Official Timekeeper and Official Timepiece
Tuesday 21 October 2014

Brawn, Domenicali among members of new FIA Accident Panel
Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has confirmed the make-up of its new Accident Panel, which will look into the circumstances surrounding Jules Bianchi's crash in the Japanese Grand Prix. The group, which includes former F1 team principals Ross Brawn and Stefano Domenicali, will carry out a full review of the Marussia driver's accident
Monday 20 October 2014

Hulkenberg to stay with Force India for 2015
Nico Hulkenberg will remain with Force India for the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship, the team have confirmed. The 27-year-old German is enjoying his best season to date in 2014, having scored points in all but three Grands Prix. He currently sits eighth in the drivers' standings
Monday 20 October 2014

DTM champion Wittmann earns Toro Rosso test
Marco Wittmann will enjoy his first taste of Formula One machinery after earning a test with Toro Rosso as a reward for clinching this year's DTM title with BMW. The 24-year-old German's test was announced by BMW motorsport chief Jens Marquardt
Monday 20 October 2014

Pirelli alter Brazil tyre nomination
Pirelli have revised their tyre allocation for the forthcoming Grand Prix in Brazil following track resurfacing work at the Sao Paulo circuit. Formula One racing's official tyre suppliers had initially planned to bring their medium and hard compounds for the Sao Paulo race
Friday 17 October 2014

The First Time - with Caterham's Marcus Ericsson
Marcus Ericsson first tested a Formula One car in 2009, and yet it wasn't until 2014 that he landed his second outing - and his first full-time seat - with Caterham. So can he recall some of the other firsts in his life, like his childhood hero, or the first sport he ever competed in? We caught up with the Swede for the latest instalment in our series designed to help you get to know the world's finest drivers just a little better
Friday 17 October 2014

Sauber to test Fong and Nissany in Valencia
Sauber have announced that up-and-coming racers Adderly Fong and Roy Nissany will both be given the opportunity to test a two-year-old Sauber C31 in Spain next week. Fong is a 24-year-old Chinese driver who has competed in several single-seater championships in Asia and Europe, focusing this year on the Audi R8 LMS Cup, an Asia-based sprint race series
Friday 17 October 2014

Hamilton and Rosberg told not to change approach
Mercedes say that clinching the 2014 Formula One constructors' crown will not lead to changes in how Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg race each other over the final three Grands Prix of 2014. There have been several flashpoints between the two this year, including an 'unacceptable' collision in Belgium, after which Mercedes stressed to both drivers that team objectives and silverware were the ultimate priority
Friday 17 October 2014