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Singapore preview quotes - Marussia, McLaren, Williams & more
With the European leg of the season complete, the teams and drivers head to Singapore and the spectacular Marina Bay Street Circuit for the second floodlit race of the year. Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix discuss their prospects
Tuesday 16 September 2014

Vital Statistics - the Singapore Grand Prix
Did you know that Fernando Alonso has missed out on the podium just once in six editions of the Singapore Grand Prix? Or that Sebastian Vettel has led nearly half of the laps that have taken place on the Marina Bay Street Circuit? Ahead of this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, we present all the need-to-know facts, stats and trivia
Tuesday 16 September 2014

FIA clarifies radio transmission restrictions
Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has provided the teams with a detailed list of the types of pit-to-car radio messages that will and won't be allowed from this weekend's 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix onwards. It follows last week's directive which advised that any radio transmissions including information related to the performance of the car or driver
Tuesday 16 September 2014

Mercedes unveil Wehrlein as reserve driver
Mercedes have appointed DTM star Pascal Wehrlein as their Formula One reserve driver. Wehrlein, 19, became the youngest driver to win in the German touring car series on Sunday with a breakthrough victory at the Lausitzring. The German has already worked for the Mercedes F1 team this season, completing more than 30 days in their simulator
Monday 15 September 2014

Moments in time - the Singapore Grand Prix
In our series exploring the history of Grands Prix through selected iconic images, we turn our attention to one of the youngest and most unique on the calendar: Singapore. This look back through the archives takes in the first race at Marina Bay, the infamous 'crashgate' affair, brilliant wins for Hamilton, Alonso and Vettel, a spot of impromptu firefighting, and more
Monday 15 September 2014

Prodromou commences role as McLaren chief engineer
McLaren believe new chief engineer Peter Prodromou will help drive the team to future success, after confirming his return on Monday. Prodromou previously worked for McLaren between 1991 and 2006 before leaving to join Red Bull, where he was a key member of Adrian Newey's technical team
Monday 15 September 2014

The First Time - with Force India's Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez scored his first podium with Force India - and the team's first podium in almost five years - with a sensational drive to third place in Bahrain earlier this year. As Perez eagerly anticipates his first home Grand Prix in 2015, we thought we'd quiz the Mexican on a few of the other firsts in his life, including his first childhood hero and his unusual first driving lesson
Friday 12 September 2014

FIA confirms 20-race calendar for 2015
Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has published the calendar for the 2015 world championship following a meeting of its World Motor Sport Council in Beijing on Thursday. It features 20 rounds, including the return of Mexico in November. The Mexican race will take place at the same venue which staged the country's last Grand Prix in 1992 - Mexico City's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
Friday 12 September 2014

Pirelli reveal tyre choices for Suzuka and Sochi
Formula One tyre suppliers Pirelli have confirmed the tyre compounds that they will take to Japan and Russia. The Italian company will bring the two hardest compounds in their range to Suzuka - the orange-marked hard and white-marked medium - in order to cope with the high speeds, fast corners and abrasiveness of the Japanese circuit
Thursday 11 September 2014

FIA to limit radio transmissions on car performance
Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has informed the teams that they must refrain from making pit-to-car radio transmissions relating to the performance of the car or driver. The move follows recent media scrutiny about the amount of information being given to drivers by their race engineers, particularly in terms of how they can gain lap time
Thursday 11 September 2014

Wolff: no question marks over Rosberg's mental strength
Nico Rosberg has the right mentality to recover from the mistakes which cost him a chance of victory in last Sunday's Formula 1 Grand Premio d'Italia 2014, according to Mercedes-Benz's head of motorsport Toto Wolff. Rosberg twice out-braked himself while leading, with his second error handing a race-winning advantage to team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton
Thursday 11 September 2014

Verstappen impresses Toro Rosso in maiden test
Toro Rosso's 2015 signing Max Verstappen had his first proper test in Formula One machinery on Wednesday when he completed almost 400 kilometres in a two-year old car at the Adria International Raceway in Italy. The 16 year-old Dutchman, who will race alongside Daniil Kvyat when he makes his F1 race debut next season, did a mix of short and long runs in the 2012 STR7
Wednesday 10 September 2014

Sirotkin to make practice debut for Sauber at Sochi
Sergey Sirotkin will make his F1 weekend debut at the 2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix in October after Sauber confirmed the youngster will drive for them in first practice. The 19-year-old Russian, who acts as Sauber's test driver, has already driven on part of what is his home Grand Prix circuit in Sochi, having completed promotional running in a 2012 Sauber C31 in September last year
Wednesday 10 September 2014

Ferrari through and through - Luca di Montezemolo in profile
Luca di Montezemolo's impending departure from Ferrari will bring to an end one of the most enduring partnerships in F1 racing. The Italian was initially drafted into Ferrari by parent company Fiat in 1973; quickly becoming both Enzo Ferrari's right-hand man and the Scuderia's sporting director
Wednesday 10 September 2014

Perez: 2015 Force India deal close
Sergio Perez says he is in advanced talks to extend his contract with Force India for the 2015 season. With limited spaces available at other teams, Perez, 24, said it is unlikely he will leave the Silverstone-based team, having joined from McLaren ahead of the start of the 2014 season
Wednesday 10 September 2014