De Silvestro completes first Sauber test

Simona de Silvestro got her first taste of Formula One on Saturday and Sunday after testing with Sauber at Ferrari’s test track in Fiorano. De Silvestro completed 112 laps on Saturday and 68 on Sunday behind the wheel of a 2012 Sauber, repainted in favour of her personal backers, including as Clean Air Energy, who

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Alonso unhappy with Ferrari team boss change?

Fernando Alonso dropped a few hints that he didn’t quite agree with the appointment of a new team principal at Ferrari during the Chinese Grand Prix last weekend. Stefano Domenicali had taken responsibility for the team’s struggles this season and stepped down from his role making way for the Luca di Montezemolo-backed Marco Mattiacci. But

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“Bottas give me goosebumps”

Pirelli F1 boss Paul Hembery has said that Williams Martini Racing driver Valtteri Bottas gave him goosebumps at the Chinese Grand Prix when the Finn reached 200mph on the Intermediate Pirelli Cinturato tyres during qualifying. 24-year-old Bottas reached the speed, which was officially recorded at 316 kph, on the back straight of a wet Shanghai

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Ecclestone era drawing to a close?

According to a report in the British media, Bernie Ecclestone’s time in charge of Formula One is coming to an end, as his bribery trial starts in a German court. Ecclestone is accused of handing over a bribe to the amount of £27.5m to German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky in order to facilitate the sale of

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Mercedes would consider team orders in 2014

Toto Wolff has admitted Mercedes may have to consider team orders at certain points in 2014 despite recently reiterating its desire to let Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg race when possible this season. Both Mercedes drivers were famously allowed to race in a thrilling climax to the Bahrain Grand Prix, and are yet to receive

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