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Lucas Di Grassi Wins Inaugural Formula EPrix in Beijing After Last Corner Crash
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History in the making as FIA's new Formula E championship gets underway
Beijing ePrix, was held on a spectacular temporary race track built around the city's iconic Olympic 'Bird's Nest' Stadium. History was made today as the world's first ever fully-electric single-seater race took place in Beijing, marking the season opener of the FIA Formula E Championship.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Lucas di Grassi leads opening Formula E practice in Beijing
Lucas di Grassi led the way in FP1 for the Auto Sport ABT group in Beijing with a lap of 1:41.937. e.dams driver Sebastien Buemi followed closely behind in second, with Sam Bird rounding out the top three for Virgin Racing.
Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Ross Brawn, Team Radio and More
Formula One team will be banned from giving advice and information to their drivers from the Singapore Grand Prix onwards. The FIA will now strictly enforce Article 20.1 of the F1 Sporting Regulations , which state the driver should operate the car "alone and unaided."
Formula E set to take on F1
As a brand new, global single seater series prepares to launch off the grid, boss Alejandro Agag insists Formula E is not trying to take on F1. With battery-powered and nearly completely silent cars, designed with input from McLaren, Williams and Renault, the inaugural race will take place on the streets of Beijing on Saturday.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
The Star Online
Beijing all set for Formula E grand launch
PETALING JAYA: For a city which has struggled with severe air pollution in recent years, it is only apt that the opening race of the Formula E is held in Beijing. The race will rev off on Saturday at the Bird's Nest Stadium the venue of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Verstappen has first test with Toro Rosso
Dutch 16-year-old Max Verstappen had his first proper Formula One test on Wednesday as Toro Rosso ramp up preparations for his race debut next year as the sport's youngest ever driver. The Italy-based team said in a statement that Verstappen, who will be 17 on Sept.
Max Verstappen completes mistake free first official Formula One test for Scuderia Toro Rosso
After sampling a Formula One car for the first time a few weeks back during a promotional-show run in Rotterdam -- which ended in a crash -- Max Verstappen on Wednesday had his first proper test behind the wheel of a Grand Prix machine. The 16-year-old Dutchman, whom Scuderia Toro Rosso signed recently to partner with Daniil Kvyat in the team next year, drove the 2012 STR7 car at the Adria International Raceway in Italy, about two hours' drive away from STR's Faenza factory.
Max Verstappen drives in first Formula One test
Dutch 16-year-old Max Verstappen has had his first proper Formula One test as Toro Rosso ramp up preparations for his race debut next year as the sport's youngest ever driver. The Italy-based team said in a statement that Verstappen, who would be 17 on Septemnber 30, drove the 2012 Toro Rosso at the Adria circuit near the Faenza factory.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Stanley Cup of Chowder
Monday Morning Warmup: Lite a Mup
So Monza was a pretty decent race, eh? Danny Kvyat gets extra props for keeping the Toro Rosso mobile after locking the brakes into the first chicane. Next up for the F1 boys is Singapore, which is a street circuit night race that also includes a short trip under a grandstand and once resulted in the son of a World Champion binning his Renault under team orders to allow Fernando Alonso to win.
Mercedes would have given Verstappen GP2 debut
Sep.8 Prior to Max Verstappen's signing by Red Bull, the teen Dutchman came close to being snapped up by Mercedes. At the height of the Verstappen-Mercedes rumours, sources said the German marque intended to place the talented 16-year-old in GP2 next year.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Norwalk Citizen News
Albers resigns as Caterham team principal
Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan steers his car during the second free practice at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy , Friday, Sept. 5 , 2014.
Race - selected team and driver quotes07 Sep 2014
Sebastian Vettel on how Red Bull's strategy gamble backfired at Monza; McLaren's Jenson Button and Force India's Sergio Perez on their 'amazing' battle; Daniil Kvyat on the brake issues which almost sent his Toro Rosso flying into the wall one lap from the flag. The drivers and senior team personnel report back on an action-packed race in Italy... Toro Rosso Jean-Eric Vergne, 13th "From the beginning of the weekend our performance was not on the level where we would like to be.
Verstappen to aim for F1 license next week
Sep.7 Max Verstappen's high speed rush from boyhood to the formula one grid will continue apace next week. At Monza, Toro Rosso and Red Bull chiefs Franz Tost and Dr Helmut Marko respectively have played down the 16-year-old teen's slow-speed crash during one of his very first demonstration outings in a F1 car recently in Rotterdam.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
2014 Italian GP (Monza): Formula One F1 Starting Line-up (Grid) & Race Preview
By Mike Sulka The 13th round - Italian Grand Prix - of the 2014 Formula One World Championship will kick off tomorrow at the 5.793 km Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza, Italy. The F1 circus has been racing at the venue since 1950 when Giuseppe Farina won the first event in an Alfa Romeo.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Bottas looking to challenge Mercedes at Monza
Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat of Russia steers his car during the third free practice at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 6 , 2014.
Vergne 'open' to future outside F1
Now in his third campaign with the Red Bull junior team Toro Rosso, 24-year-old Frenchman Vergne will be moved over at the end of 2014 for the teen rookie Max Verstappen. "Vergne has had three years at Toro Rosso, four years before that in the junior team and every opportunity -- everything a young driver needs," the always-blunt Austrian told Speed Week.
Ten-place grid drop for Kvyat
Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat has become the first driver to fall foul of 2014's engine penalty regulations after the team fitted a sixth Renault unit at Monza overnight, triggering an automatic ten-place grid penalty for this weekend The Russian rookie was one four drivers heading into the Italian GP who had reached their individual limit of five penalty-free engines for the season, the others being fellow Renault-powered runners Sebastian Vettel and Pastor Maldonado along with Ferrari-powered Jules Bianchi.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
The Miami Herald
Can Red Bull's Ricciardo win his third straight grand prix?
There are seven races left this season, beginning with Sunday's Italian Grand Prix on the 3.6-mile , 11-turn Monza circuit. Rosberg currently holds a 29-point lead over his Mercedes teammate, Hamilton, while Ricciardo trails by 64 points.
Friday practice - selected team and driver quotes05 Sep 2014
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton on why losing the majority of FP2 to technical gremlins won't derail his weekend; Sergio Perez on Force India's strong start - and their promising long run simulations; and Toro Rosso on the need to make big gains overnight. The drivers and senior team personnel report back after the opening day at Monza... Toro Rosso Daniil Kvyat, P1 - 1:27.741, 9th; P2 - 1:27.476, 13th "It was a busy day today but unfortunately we are not yet where we want to be.