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Five years on - Red Bull's first win remembered
It is easy to forget, given the incredible level of success Red Bull have recorded in recent seasons, that the team's breakthrough win came just five years ago in China. On the eve of this year's Shanghai race, we look back on that momentous victory - and the phenomenal achievements that have followed
Wednesday 16 April 2014

FIA press conference schedule - China
Amongst the drivers who will take part in the official FIA press conference in Shanghai on Thursday will be last year's China winner Fernando Alonso and the man who has just lost his appeal against exclusion from the season opening race in Australia, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo
Wednesday 16 April 2014

Moments in Time - the Chinese Grand Prix
In our series exploring the history of Grands Prix through a selection of iconic images, we focus the lens on China and the impressive Shanghai International Circuit. This trip down memory lane takes in Lewis Hamilton's pit lane hiccup, Michael Schumacher's final Formula One victory, Mark Webber's epic charge through the field, and more
Wednesday 16 April 2014

Ferrari prioritise becoming second-best 2014 team
After experiencing their least competitive showing of the season in Bahrain, Ferrari's engineering director Pat Fry has said that the team's short-term priority is to establish themselves as the second-best team in F1 racing - not to catch runaway championship leaders Mercedes. Following the race in Sakhir, in which Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen claimed ninth and tenth places respectively
Tuesday 15 April 2014

Red Bull lose Ricciardo disqualification appeal
Red Bull have lost their appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's exclusion from last month's Australian Grand Prix results. Ricciardo was disqualified from second place after his car was found to have exceeded the maximum permitted fuel flow rate. Following Monday's sitting in Paris in which it heard evidence from all parties, the International Court of Appeal has decided to uphold the decision of the Melbourne stewards
Tuesday 15 April 2014

Haas could defer F1 entry until 2016
Gene Haas could postpone debuting his planned American Formula One team until the 2016 season, with a final decision to be made ?within weeks?. The NASCAR team owner had an application to enter the F1 world championship accepted by governing body the FIA last week. ?The FIA has told us we have to elect which year we want to participate,? Haas explained, ?with a timetable around June
Tuesday 15 April 2014

China preview quotes - Mercedes, McLaren, Williams & more
After a scintillating, breathless race in Bahrain, the F1 community travels east once more for the fourth round of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship. Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai discuss their prospects for the event
Tuesday 15 April 2014

Red Bull make their appeal case in Paris - updated
Red Bull's appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's exclusion from last month's Australian Grand Prix results is being heard in Paris on Monday. Ricciardo was disqualified from second place after his car was found to have exceeded the maximum permitted fuel flow rate. Red Bull chose to rely on their own fuel calculations in Melbourne, after experiencing what they termed 'inconsistencies' with the FIA-approved flow meter, and insist they can prove they never exceeded the 100kg per hour limit
Monday 14 April 2014

Mercedes technical director Bell to depart
Mercedes has announced that technical director Bob Bell will leave his position at the end of the season. Paddy Lowe, executive director (technical) at the team, will assume Bell's duties as part of a streamlining of the technical organisation
Monday 14 April 2014

Domenicali steps down as Ferrari team principal
Stefano Domenicali has resigned from his position as team principal of the Ferrari Formula One team with immediate effect. The Italian had been in his role since 2008, winning one constructors' title but failing to secure the drivers' crown despite several near misses. He will be replaced by Marco Mattiacci
Monday 14 April 2014

Mallya: Force India's Bahrain podium no one-off
Force India team principal Vijay Mallya believes his squad's performance in Bahrain, and the podium Sergio Perez delivered, can be repeated during the 2014 season. Perez delivered the team's first podium since 2009, while Nico Hulkenberg claimed fifth, lifting Force India into second in the 2014 constructors' championship
Monday 14 April 2014

FIA grants Formula One entry to Haas
Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, confirmed on Friday that it has accepted an application from Gene Haas to enter a new team in the F1 world championship. The American NASCAR team owner's entry was granted after a lengthy evaluation process and the new squad now hopes to be on the grid for the 2015 season
Friday 11 April 2014

Pirelli reveal tyre choices for Spain, Monaco and Canada
Pirelli have confirmed the tyre compounds that will be available for Spain, Monaco and Canada. Formula One racing's official tyre suppliers will bring their hardest two compounds for the high-energy Barcelona circuit, but will then offer their supersoft and soft compounds in Monte Carlo and Montreal
Friday 11 April 2014

Exclusive Ron Dennis Q&A: My biggest fear is failure
When Ron Dennis arrived at McLaren in late 1980 he found a team that was at a low-ebb and struggling to repeat past glories. They hadn't won a Grand Prix since 1977 and had just gone a whole season without a podium finish. Fast forward to 2014 and the situation is not all that dissimilar. In this exclusive interview he explains his motivation for assuming control of the Woking team once more
Friday 11 April 2014

Lotus: We're on the verge of scoring points
Lotus are on the verge of breaking into the top ten on merit, despite their torrid start to the 2014 season, according to the team's technical director Nick Chester. The Enstone-based squad have been consigned to competing at the back of the field in the opening three Grands Prix, with neither Romain Grosjean nor Pastor Maldonado starting from higher than 15th on the grid
Friday 11 April 2014