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Lenny Kravitz to headline race weekend concert in Russia
Organisers of the 2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix have announced that multi award-winning musician Lenny Kravitz will headline a spectacular concert for fans attending the inaugural race in Sochi. The singer, known for his classic hits 'Are You Gonna Go My Way', 'Fly Away' and 'American Woman' as well as his elaborate live performances
Thursday 28 August 2014

Moving McLaren forward - exclusive Ron Dennis Q&A
McLaren have not scored a victory since 2012 - a long barren spell for a team with eight constructors' championship trophies in their cabinet - and this season they've seen a driver on the podium just once. So how are Ron Dennis's plans to return his team to winning ways really progressing - and will those plans continue to involve Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen? We spoke to the McLaren Group CEO to find out
Thursday 28 August 2014

The First Time - with Marussia's Jules Bianchi
Jules Bianchi scored the first points of his Formula One career earlier this year with a brilliant drive to ninth place in Monaco - rather apt considering the first Grand Prix the 25-year-old Frenchman ever attended as a child was in Monte Carlo. Discover more of the Ferrari Driver Academy member's 'firsts' in this exclusive interview, including crashes, kisses, cooking and more
Wednesday 27 August 2014

Vettel's race engineer handed promotion by Red Bull
Sebastian Vettel will have a new race engineer from next season after Red Bull confirmed that Guillaume Rocquelin will be promoted to head of race engineering from the start of 2015. Rocquelin, who can regularly be heard communicating with Vettel over race radio, has worked with the German for the past six years, engineering him to all four of his world titles
Wednesday 27 August 2014

McLaren concede line-up uncertainty 'uncomfortable' for drivers
McLaren racing director Eric Boullier has said that he understands if Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen feel ?uncomfortable? about their futures, but insists that it is right that the team takes its time in deciding its 2015 driver line-up. The Woking-based squad are set to start a new long-term partnership with Honda next season - a factor that Boullier indicated was key to McLaren's thinking going forwards
Tuesday 26 August 2014

Vettel samples Russia's new F1 track in Sochi
Sebastian Vettel has become the first F1 driver to lap the newly completed Sochi Autodrom, the circuit which will host Russia's inaugural Grand Prix in October. The Red Bull Racing driver travelled straight to Sochi from Spa-Francorchamps after finishing fifth in Sunday's 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix
Tuesday 26 August 2014

Belgium analysis - the gloves come off in Mercedes title fight
While Daniel Ricciardo was revelling in a third, well deserved win for Red Bull, it was Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton who dominated the post-race headlines after their lap-two tussle at Spa-Francorchamps. Rosberg's seemingly minor error of judgement had major consequences, costing the team a potential one-two, ending Hamilton's victory hopes, and ratcheting up the pair's already tense championship rivalry yet another notch
Monday 25 August 2014

Mercedes: 'Unacceptable' clash must never be repeated
Mercedes-Benz's head of motorsport Toto Wolff says the "unacceptable" collision between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton at Spa-Francorchamps "cannot - and will not - happen again". Wolff said the accident, which occurred at Les Combes on the second lap, was a clear transgression of the fundamental rules Mercedes have laid down in an effort to allow the pair to race together
Sunday 24 August 2014

Raikkonen: Incident-free race was all I needed
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen believes having a clean race for the first time in 2014 was fundamental to his season-best finish of fourth at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday. Raikkonen briefly led during the first round of pit stops and was in podium contention throughout, running third until the final five laps when Williams' Valtteri Bottas was able to slip by
Sunday 24 August 2014

Spa stats - Ricciardo hands Red Bull 50th F1 victory
Early contact between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes on the back foot in Belgium, and once again, just as in Canada, it was Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo who was there to take advantage. The 25-year-old took his third victory of the year - just one fewer than Rosberg - and, having won last time out in Hungary, he's now done something the German hasn't done this season - win two races in a row
Sunday 24 August 2014

Daniel Ricciardo Q&A: Great to taste winner's champagne again!
Daniel Ricciardo has proved himself a master at seizing opportunities in 2014, and as soon as the Mercedes drivers hit trouble in Belgium, the Red Bull star took control of the race. After becoming the first Australian to win at Spa-Francorchamps since Jack Brabham in 1960, Ricciardo spoke about his triumph
Sunday 24 August 2014

FIA post-race press conference - Belgium
Drivers: 1 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), 2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), 3 - Valtteri Bottas (Williams) PODIUM INTERVIEWS (Conducted by Eddie Jordan) Q: What a race. Exciting? You loved it? What about this man here? Let's hear it for him
Sunday 24 August 2014

Race - selected team and driver quotes
Sauber's Sergio Perez on avoiding 'crazy battles' at Spa-Francorchamps; Marussia's Max Chilton on a positive end to a tumultuous weekend; and Caterham's Andre Lotterer on the premature end to his Grand Prix debut. The drivers and senior team personnel report back on a dramatic, incident-filled race in Belgium
Sunday 24 August 2014

Magnussen loses points after Alonso incident penalty
McLaren's Kevin Magnussen has been handed a 20-second post-race time penalty by the stewards in Belgium for forcing Ferrari's Fernando Alonso off the road during the closing stages of Sunday's Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. The incident occurred on the penultimate lap of the 44-lap contest as Magnussen, trying to defend fifth place from Alonso on the approach to Les Combes, edged the Spaniard onto the grass
Sunday 24 August 2014

Race - brilliant Ricciardo denies Rosberg at Spa-Francorchamps
Daniel Ricciardo clinched his and Red Bull's third victory of 2014 at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday, while Mercedes' Nico Rosberg survived early contact with team mate Lewis Hamilton to clinch second and extend his championship lead. Williams' Valtteri Bottas passed Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen to seal the final podium spot, while Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel prevailed in a thrilling four-way scrap for fifth. Hamilton retired
Sunday 24 August 2014