Russian GP: Mercedes mathematically wins the Constructors’ Championship

The first Russian GP in history took place, without doubts, in a wonderful scenery, but insignificant from the point of view of technics and show. Worries about bends proved to be unfounded with an asphalt not abrasive at all. Without requirement to change compounds, the drivers would arrive safely at the end of the 52 laps without problems, as Nico Rosberg showed us, who had … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

To unfreeze or not to unfreeze? With hybrid turbo engines, that is the question

There was a lot of discussion about the subject of the engine freeze over the Sochi race weekend, with Mercedes now looking likely to block moves, led by Ferrari’s Marco Mattiacci, to allow an ‘unfreeze’ period during the 2015 season for everyone to do some development. However as the decision at this stage to implement […] Please go to James Allen on F1 and check out all the fabulous articles. This article was shared with F1Junkie via RSS.

Whiting wants to ‘take the decision to slow down away from the driver’

In the five days since Jules Bianchi’s horrifying crash at the Japanese Grand Prix, the world of motorsport has been asking questions about how best to prevent such an accident from recurring. With investigations into everything from the forces incurred in the shunt to the speed of impact still ongoing, we are not yet at a juncture where these questions can be answered with any … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

The Russian GP weekend began with Hamilton at the top of the timesheets

Lewis ended the day with the fastest time set in the second session, 0.864 seconds clear of second place; Nico was fourth fastest. The Pirelli medium tyre was used during the first session, the medium and soft in the afternoon. The team completed a total of 113 laps today, equivalent to more than two complete race distances. Drivers … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Russian GP practice 2 results: Hamilton snatches P1

Drivers continued to work on their programmes setting up cars for innagural Russian GP race. But when it came to qualifying pace simulation using soft tires the picture has changed showing the advantage of Mercedes power. With only one Ferrari powered car of Fernando Alonso in third.   Pos No Dr … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Ricciardo trusts Vettel to obey team orders

Oct.10 (GMM) Red Bull is now ready to rethink its approach to team orders for the last handful of races in 2014.As recently as days ago, the reigning champion team had insisted that Daniel Ricciardo, the highest placed non-Mercedes driver in the championship, would nonetheless not be getting preferential treatment alongside Sebastian Vettel.As ever in F1, however, things have rapidly … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

What the decision to spurn Alonso tells us about Red Bull

After the terrible events of last weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix that have left Jules Bianchi lying in intensive care fighting for his life, it’s easy to forget that, just a day earlier, Formula 1 underwent perhaps the biggest shock to its driver market in recent memory. Sebastian Vettel’s sudden decision to walk away from Red Bull for 2015, and thereby dissolve what is statistically … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

A doctor’s take: Jules Bianchi brain injury

Although Jules has not died of his injuries (he is in very serious condition with severe brain injury), like the injuries of many others drivers discussed here, his accident was avoidable and preventable. The mechanism of Jules injury is discussed below in the appropriate section: Deceleration Injuries. Race Car Drivers – Sudden Deceleration Injuries to the Brain Sudden deceleration … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories

Rossi on standby as fast F1 pauses for Bianchi

Oct.9 (GMM) Even the fast-paced world of Formula One is pausing for thought, mere days after Jules Bianchi crashed at Suzuka.The stricken Frenchman’s colleagues are busily adding ‘Tous avec Jules’ (all with Jules) stickers to their helmets, mindful still that the show must go on.Romain Grosjean said in the shiny new Sochi paddock: “If Jules could say something right now, he would say … Keep reading Source: – F1 – Stories