Russian GP organizers release statement assuring that the race will go ahead as planned

The 2014 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX will go ahead as planned. Preparations are very much on schedule and the Venue will be ready this October to welcome all F1 Teams and fans to the Sochi circuit, that runs in between the Olympic stadiums, against a unique mountain backdrop. The construction and operational readiness are on schedule. The Team buildings and the medical center are … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Ferrari insider says Brawn spotted at Maranello

May 6 (GMM) Specialist Ferrari journalist and author Leo Turrini on Tuesday reports that Ross Brawn has this week been at Maranello and Fiorano.Turrini, who according to F1 colleague Mathias Brunner “knows everything when it comes to Ferrari” and recently predicted Stefano Domenicali’s departure, said the recently-retired former Mercedes boss was seen at the fabled Italian team’s … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Ricciardo wants ‘fair fight’ with Vettel

May 5 (GMM) Daniel Ricciardo says he accepts the “responsibility” of sometimes having to “move over” for his Red Bull teammate.Team orders is currently a hot topic inside the reigning world champion team, after reigning quadruple title winner Sebastian Vettel answered “tough luck” last time out in China when he was told to let Australian Ricciardo through.Ricciardo, however, said … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Safety in Formula One and NASCAR – There’s always room for improvement

May 1st, 1994. February 18th, 2001. Those two dates are the last time a driver died during a Formula One and NASCAR race weekend. They are two forms of auto racing that should be very proud of the job they’ve done to make their respective disciplines safer for their participants. Unfortunately, it took the tragic deaths of two icons for them to do anything in the first place. Since … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Infiniti Red Bull Racing ahead of the Spanish GP

Sebastian Vettel: Formula One returns to Europe with the Spanish GP. A nice side aspect of that is that we are back in the Energy Station, which provides a lot of space for us and the team – it will become a little bit like home over the next few weeks! The Circuit de Catalunya is varied with 180 degree bends, fast, sweeping corners and elevation changes. There isn’t much opportunity … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

An interview with Terry Fullerton – Ayrton Senna’s favorite adversary

The below video is Ayrton Senna’s response when asked of all the drivers he ever raced against, which gave him the most satisfaction? He did not say Prost, Mansell, Schumacher, Patrese, Berger, Piquet, or any other Formula One star. He named Terry Fullerton. For those of you that don’t know much or anything about Terry Fullerton and his relationship with Ayrton Senna, you are in for a … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Indycar better racing than F1 now – Montoya

Apr.30 (GMM) Mercedes may now be at the front, but little has changed in Formula One.That is the view of former driver Juan Pablo Montoya, who left the paddock half-way through the 2006 season to begin his foray in the American series Nascar.Now 38, the Colombian has switched to Indycar, where between his races at Long Beach and Alabama he sat down to watch the Chinese Grand Prix on … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Argentina eyes return to F1 calendar

Apr.29 (GMM) Argentina has set its sights on returning to Formula One.Last held on an ageing circuit in Buenos Aires in 1998, plans to revive the Argentine Grand Prix emerged two years ago.”We are always open to doing something in Argentina,” F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone had said. “When we meet some serious people it will happen.”Last weekend, MotoGP riders raced at the … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Day two of Simona in a Sauber F1 car

FIORANO, Italy — Sauber F1 Team affiliated driver Simona De Silvestro enjoyed her second day of testing in a Formula One car on the 1.862-mile Ferrari test track at Fiorano. In a two-year-old Sauber C31, she completed 68 laps on day two, making it a total of 180 laps for the two days without an issue. “It was another good day," she said. "Everything feels more familiar to … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Test in Fiorano – Simona De Silvestro debuts in a Sauber F1 car

Fiorano – Today, Simona De Silvestro completed her first day of testing in a Sauber Formula One car on the Ferrari test track in Fiorano. She completed a total of 112 laps in a two year old Sauber C31 (without KERS and with special tyres from Pirelli). Simona used the opportunity to become familiar with the specifics of a Formula One car and was able to improve constantly during the … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories