2014 Abu Dhabi test line-ups

Newly-crowned World Champion Lewis Hamilton will miss the test with Nico Rosberg on driving duties for Mercedes on Tuesday before reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein takes over on the final day. Ferrari will give Raffaele Marciello a chance to impress when he shares driving duties with Kimi Raikkonen. The Italian finished eighth in his rookie season

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Ferrari appoints Marlboro man as team boss

Mr Arrivabene comes to Ferrari from Philip Morris, which he joined in 1997 after a 20 years career in marketing and promotions in Italy and abroad. Maurizio Arrivabene has held a variety of posts in Philip Morris, leading up to his appointment in 2007 as Vice President of Marlboro Global Communication & Promotions for Philip

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Lewis Hamilton the champion of 2014

In a race in which he only needed to finish second, Hamilton pre-race promise to “drive it like I stole it” played out in sensational fashion in the opening seconds of the race as an electric getaway at the lights saw him vault past his polesitting title rival Rosberg into the lead well before Turn

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‘Illegal parts’ send Red Bull to back of grid

A technical investigation of their cars — driven by four-time champion Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo — resulted in claims that they were fitted with illegal parts. In a ruling statement on the issue, stewards told the team that they had “determined a breach of the regulations had been committed”. In an earlier brief statement, Jo Bauer, the

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Other manager at Ferrari?

Germany’s Sport Bild on Saturday cited ‘well-informed sources’ in claiming the 43-year-old Roman will be replaced by the Marlboro Europe brand manager Maurizio Arrivabene. Mattiacci only took over from Stefano Domenicali in April of this year. He said on Friday that what had struck him most about F1 since switching from heading Ferrari’s North American

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Rosberg on top on the last session of 2014

Neither of the Mercedes drivers were in a rush to get the show going given the conditions in FP3 were easily 20’C hotter than what they would experience later in qualifying. Taking almost half the session to post a time, Hamilton and Rosberg slotted into third and fourth places respectively, behind the supersoft tyre time

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Hamilton still on top in FP2

Lewis Hamilton remained fastest during second practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, although Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg was within a tenth of his best time. In more representative conditions, Hamilton worked his way down to a 1:42.113 on the Super Soft rubber, eight hundredths up on Rosberg. The Silver Arrows again

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60 new people signed for Ferrari

The fleeing Fernando Alonso revealed in Abu Dhabi that he actually made the decision to leave Ferrari way back in September. “Only time will tell if it’s a good one or a bad one,” said the Spaniard. His successor is Red Bull’s quadruple world champion Vettel, with Alonso telling a Spanish newspaper: “I told him

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