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FIA release details of new Super Licence points system from 2016

Formula One governing body, the FIA, has released details of a new Super Licence points system that will make it more difficult for drivers to become eligible for F1 racing. From 2016 onwards, drivers must have accumulated 40 points over a three-year period in order to be eligible to apply for a super licence to […]

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Vergne Departs Toro Rosso

Jean-Eric Vergne announced this afternoon (26 November 2014), that he will not be driving for Toro Rosso in 2015. The Frenchman made his announcement in a tweet this afternoon. “Despite a good season and 22 points, I’ll not drive any more for Toro Rosso in 2015,” read the tweet. Although Toro Rosso have not finalised their […]

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2014 Formula 1 Petrobras Brazilian Grand Prix: Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS: Kevin MAGNUSSEN (McLaren) Adrian SUTIL (Sauber) Pastor MALDONADO (Lotus) Jean-Eric VERGNE (Toro Rosso) Felipe MASSA (Williams) Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes)   PRESS CONFERENCE Nico, if we could start with you? It’s the first time this year, in this championship, that the championship itself is out of your hands, in the sense that two wins, here […]

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Vergne Slapped With 5-Second Penalty

Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne was slapped with a 5-second penalty after the United States Grand Prix for his collision with Lotus’ Romain Grosjean in the closing stages of the race. Vergne finished the race in P9, but after being handed a 5-second penalty, he was classified as P10. Vergne crashed into Grosjean towards the end […]

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Hamilton Ahead in Practice 2 at Suzuka

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton finished fastest in the second free practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix. Hamilton finished the session with a 1:35.078 ahead of his team mate Nico Rosberg in P2 with a 1:35.318, 0.240s slower. Valtteri Bottas in the Williams finished the session P3 with a 1:36.279, 1.201s slower than Hamilton. McLaren’s Jenson […]

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F1 2014: Singapore Lights Up Championship Fight

If there are only a handful of things that can be counted on as a certainty in Formula 1 one of them will be the erratic fickleness of it all. Singapore played the joker that may just have turned the 2014 F1 season on its head. The unfortunate victim of the ever dependable randomness of […]

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2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix: Thursday Press Conference

Drivers: Marcus Ericsson (Caterham) Pastor Maldonado (Lotus) Sergio Perez (Force India) Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) Adrian Sutil (Sauber) Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: First of all, a question to all of you about the ban on large amounts of radio traffic between the team and the driver. What’s your reaction to this? Sergio, perhaps […]

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Max Verstappen to Drive for Toro Rosso in 2015

Scuderia Toro Rosso announced on 18 August 2014 that young rookie Max Verstappen will drive for the team in 2015. Verstappen (16), will drive alongside fellow rookie Daniil Kvyat. Which means long standing Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne will be without a racing seat in 2015. The young dutchman is currently competing in the Formula […]

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F1 2014: Hungarian GP Preview – Tricky Hungarian Test Awaits

Less than seven days later the Formula 1 paddock descends on the city of Budapest for the Hungarian GP. Technical in nature the 4.381 km circuit will require high downforce, efficient cooling and most importantly a good qualifying performance. The Hungaroring is often referred to as Monaco without the barriers because of its tricky layout […]

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F1 2014: Hamilton Fastest in Free Practice 2 at Silverstone

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton finished the second practice session of the British Grand Prix on top of the time sheets. Hamilton set a time of 1:34.508 to go fastest for the session with his team mate Nico Rosberg finishing the session in P2 with a time of 1:34.736, 0.228s slower than Hamilton. It wasn’t all good […]

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