2014 Rallye Deutschland – Latvala leads as Ogier crashes

Reigning FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier made a costly mistake in the final stage of Rallye Deutschland today, handing the advantage to team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala after the opening day of competition. The Finn heads the leaderboard with 37 seconds in hand to second-placed Kris Meeke. Dani Sordo, who has suffered with a more disadvantageous road position, has climbed into third and is just a further 5.6 seconds adrift.   ADAC Rallye Deutschland, the ninth round of the FIA World Rally Championship, got underway with the ceremonial start in front of the historic Porta Nigra in Trier last night, but

2014 Belgian Grand Prix – Practice Sessions

COOL TEMPERATURES AT SPA AS FORMULA ONE RETURNS
AFTER THE SUMMER BREAK

PLENTY OF STRATEGIC OPTIONS WITH MEDIUM AND SOFT TYRES:
TWO PIT STOPS LIKELY FOR THE RACE

LAP TIME DIFFERENCE OF BETWEEN 1.8 TO 2.0 SECONDS
ON LONGEST CIRCUIT OF THE YEAR

The Formula One season resumed at Spa-Francorchamps in cool conditions: a common feature of the legendary seven-kilometre venue in the foothill of the Ardennes. Track temperatures climbed to just 30 degrees centigrade in the afternoon, with ambient temperatures hovering around 18 degrees centigrade.

Mercedes were first and second in both free practice sessions, with

2014 Belgian Grand Prix Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS – Jules BIANCHI (Marussia), Daniil KVYAT (Toro Rosso), Romain GROSJEAN (Lotus), Felipe MASSA (Williams), Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes), Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing)

PRESS CONFERENCE

Can I start with a question to all of you? We had news this week that next season there will be a 17-year-old driver on the grid. Can I have your reaction from a driver’s point of view? And maybe we’ll start with Felipe.

Felipe MASSA: Definitely, he’s a very quick driver. He shows talent in a go-kart, in Formula 3, winning many races; I think he’s second in the championship. It’s his opportunity. First

Troubled Marussia ‘sells’ Chilton’s seat to Rossi

Aug.21 (GMM) Kamui Kobayashi is not the only F1 regular sitting out this weekend’s fabled Belgian Grand Prix. Joining Caterham stand-in and 32-year-old rookie Andre Lotterer on the Spa-Francorchamps grid will be another F1 newcomer, 22-year-old Californian Alexander Rossi. Rossi recently left his reserve driver role at Caterham in the wake of Tony Fernandes’ departure, signing up … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

2014 Belgian Grand Prix – Schedule of Press Conferences

BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

SCHEDULE OF PRESS CONFERENCES ORGANISED BY THE FIA

 

DATE

TIME

GUEST

 

Thursday, August 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1500 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jules Bianchi (Marussia)

 

Romain Grosjean (Lotus)

 

Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)

 

Felipe Massa (Williams)

 

Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)

 

Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

 

Friday, August 22

1600 hrs

 

Pat Fry (Ferrari)

 

John Iley (Caterham)

 

 

 

Andrew Green (Force India)

 

Dave Greenwood (Marussia)

 

Adrian

2014 Rally Australia – List of manufacturer entries

2014 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
COATES HIRE RALLY AUSTRALIA
 (11-14 SEPTEMBER 2014)

LIST OF MANUFACTURER ENTRIES

20.08.2014

No.

ENTRANT

DRIVER
CO-DRIVER

     

1

Volkswagen Motorsport

Sébastien Ogier (FRA)
Julien Ingrassia (FRA)

2

 

Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN)
Miikka Anttila (FIN)
  

3

Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team

Kris Meeke (GBR)
Paul Nagle (IRL)

4

 

Mads Østberg (NOR)
Jonas Andersson (SWE)

5

M-Sport World Rally Team

Mikko Hirvonen (FIN)
Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN)

6

 

Elfyn Evans (GBR)
Daniel Barritt (GBR)

7

Hyundai Motorsport

Thierry Neuville (BEL)
Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL)

8

 

Chris Atkinson (AUS)
Stephane

André Lotterer to replace Kamui Kobayashi at the Belgian Grand Prix

André Lotterer will drive for Caterham F1 Team at the Belgian Grand Prix. The team will benefit from having another experienced driver at the wheel of the car throughout the weekend and the German’s feedback will contribute to improve the performance of the car. The weather also plays a big role at Spa-Francorchamps and Lotterer is one of the most experienced drivers racing under mixed … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

Rumours tip Lotterer for Caterham race debut

Aug.19 (GMM) The F1 rumour mill is alight with speculation Caterham is taking a new race driver to this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. After Kamui Kobayashi admitted recently his race seat may not be safe in the wake of the Leafield based team’s sale and subsequent shakeup, the big rumour now is that the Japanese is set to be replaced by 2014 Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer. Lotterer, 32 … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories

2014 ADAC Rallye Deutschland – Preview

18.08.2014

   
2014 ADAC RALLYE DEUTSCHLAND

ADAC Rallye Deutschland, the ninth round of the FIA World Rally Championship, marks a return to sealed surface competition. This is the first true asphalt round of the series and is characterised by three distinct surfaces which give it the label of ‘three rallies in one’ and the uncertainty of the weather, potentially a deciding factor for success. 

Based in the Roman city of Trier, Rallye Deutschland is a magnet for thousands of fans from across Europe and in