Sebastian Vettel’s move to Ferrari may be good for the Italian team, but not so good in the short term for the reigning world champion. That is the claim of F1 legend Niki Lauda, who despite being Mercedes’ team chairman admitted that news German Vettel is leaving Red Bull caught him by surprise at Suzuka.
Ex-F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve has called for the sport’s Safety Car procedures to be altered after Jules Bianchi’s accident at the Japanese Grand Prix, which left the Frenchman with a severe head injury. Officials red flagged Sunday’s race at Suzuka when Bianchi went off at the Dunlop Curve and collided with a recovery vehicle,
In an amateur video that’s been making the rounds on social media, you can clearly see Jules Bianchi impact the tractor that was trying to carry Adrian Sutil’s car away. Another thing you see is a man in the marshal’s post, waving a green flag as the crash happens and then afterwards. Many people, including
Felipe Massa says he was “screaming” for the Japanese Grand Prix to be stopped amid heavy rainfall. The race, which began behind the Safety Car, was red flagged and ended after 44 of the scheduled 53 laps, following Jules Bianchi’s crash at Dunlop Curve, just one lap later than Adrian Sutil’s accident at the corner.
Sebastian Vettel says the end result of Sunday afternoon’s Japanese Grand Prix was secondary following Jules Bianchi’s accident. Bianchi struck a recovery vehicle, working to clear away Adrian Sutil’s Sauber from a previous incident, in the closing stages of the race. The Marussia driver was later transferred to hospital unconscious. Vettel finished the race in
Former Formula 1 driver Andrea de Cesaris has passed away following a motorbike accident in Italy on Sunday. The Italian is believed to have died when riding his motorbike in the Bufalotta region of Rome when he collided with a guard rail at high speed. The 55-year-old competed in 208 grands prix between 1980 to
Outgoing Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo took part in his final motor show with the company Thursday, doing so with his successor Sergio Marchionne in Paris. He was showing off the Ferrari 458 Speciale A and also took questions from attending journalists, who were treated with some commedia dell’arte from both Montezemolo to Marchionne. “Marchionne
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel says he will need to be “smart” over where he opts to take grid penalties if, as expected, the reigning World Champion exceeds his allocation of power unit elements for the campaign. Drivers are given five of each of the six elements for the duration of the season, with a 10-place
Typhoon Phanfone is now a category four and is following a path that will hit the Japanese mainland hard. The predicted route has the most severe weather hitting Suzuka on Monday, but they will still be slammed by the rain and wind from the storm on Sunday. There are also concerns from the teams about
Kimi Raikkonen heads to the Japanese Grand Prix in a buoyant mood after revealing that he is now much more comfortable in his Ferrari F14 T. The Finnish driver has struggled with finding the right set-up, but secured his best qualifying position in eight races in Singapore and hailed the race a breakthrough in his