Drivers say Massa wrong to ignore team order

Apr.1 (GMM) Two former F1 drivers on Tuesday said they thought Felipe Massa was wrong to have ignored Williams’ team orders in Malaysia.Although Brazilian Massa has only just left Ferrari, where in 2010 he was ordered to give up a win to Fernando Alonso, Karl Wendlinger said he should have let Valtteri Bottas past at Sepang.”As a team boss I would not be pleased with him,” former … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Sauber is travelling to Bahrain to the third championship round

Manama/Hinwil – Directly after the race in Sepang, the Sauber F1 Team is travelling to the third round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship taking place from the 4th to 6th April at the Bahrain International Circuit. Test and reserve driver Giedo van der Garde will be called into action for the first time this season for FP1 on Friday. Regular driver Esteban Gutiérrez will take … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Pirelli: Mercedes one-two in Malaysia after a race revolving round tyre strategy

Malaysia, one of the toughest tests of the year for tyres because of its high temperatures and an abrasive surface, demonstrated the reduced graining and increased durability of this year’s Pirelli tyres, with no blistering despite track temperatures that peaked at 46 degrees centigrade. Just 15 drivers finished the grand prix, underlining the rate of attrition. … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Hamilton grabs pole in soaking Sepang qualifying

The session got started more than a half-hour after is was scheduled to begin due to heavy rain. Despite completely different conditions on track, Mercedes continued to flex their muscle leading both the first and session sessions in Rosberg, then Hamilton respectively. The frist session ended 35 seconds early when Marcus Ericsson hit the wall and narrowly avoided being hit by … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Hamilton on top in Malaysia

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton found his way to the top of the charts in Sepang, ending any doubts he might have had about damages to his Melbourne. The sessions saw a variety of fast drivers, most notably Kimi Raikkonen ending up second overall, only a tenth-and-a-half off the Brit’s time. The Williams pairing of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas ended up ninth and tenth … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

‘Submarine’ risk with new noses realised – report

Mar.24 (GMM) Adrian Newey’s pre-season fears about ‘submarining’ Formula One cars may have been realised. Red Bull’s criticism of F1’s all-new era had to be heard amid the depth of the reigning world champions’ winter crisis after four consecutive seasons of dominance. Designer Newey, however, had expressed alarm about the new, low front noses, arguing not only that they are ugly … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Red Bull vows to ‘prove’ case in April 14 appeal

Mar.22 (GMM) Red Bull’s appeal against the Daniel Ricciardo disqualification will take place in Paris a week after the Bahrain Grand Prix, the FIA announced late on Friday. "The decision will be published as soon as possible after the (April 14) hearing," said the governing body in a statement. The hearing is an important one not only for Red Bull – pushing to recover from … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Red Bull expects to struggle with the Malaysian heat

Sebastian Vettel: We still have a lot of work to do with the car but it was encouraging to see that our pace was better than expected in Australia – hopefully we can build on that and start collecting some strong points in the next two races. … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Red Bull formally appeals Ricciardo exclusion

Mar.20 (GMM) Red Bull is definitely appealing Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix. Immediately after the Melbourne stewards’ verdict was published, boss Christian Horner said the team would file an appeal. An FIA source said on Monday that Red Bull served notice of its intention to appeal, but formal documentation was not due to be lodged for four … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories