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April 2013

Schumacher to return to F1 at Nurburgring Nordschleife

Schumacher to drive famous Nurburgring Nordschleife

Michael Schumacher to make return to F1 cockpit at Nurburgring Nordschleife
The legendary seven-time World Champion will make a return to the cockpit of a 2011 Mercedes Formula One car at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in May.

Schumacher, who retired for the second time from Formula One at the end of the 2012 season will drive the famous German circuit in the run up to the 24 hour rac…

Pirelli hard compound changes

Pirelli hard compound tyre

Formula One tyre manufacturer forced to make changes to Pirelli hard compound tyre
The Pirelli hard compound tyre will become more durable following criticism in the opening 4 rounds of the 2013 Formula One World Championship. Multiple tyre failures at the Bahrain Grand Prix were the latest problems for Pirelli, forcing a 5 place grid penalty for Lewis Hamilton and multiple pitstops for F…

McLaren focused on sponsors

McLaren cars at the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix

McLaren continue focus on 2013 car after troubled start to the season but are thinking ahead
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team principle Martin Whitmarsh has refused to switch focus to the 2014 season despite a less than satisfactory start to this years championship campaign.

The team principle insists that he wishes to see McLaren competing for the top step of the podium as soon as possible and…

Sochi Grand Prix venue visited by Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel and David Coulthard visit Sochi Grand Prix venue

Sebastian Vettel has given Sochi Grand Prix circuit a thumbs up
Hot off his victory in Bahrain, Sebastian Vettel has become the first Formula One driver to visit the Sochi Grand Prix venue in Russia. Vettel, who was visiting Russia with fellow Infiniti Red Bull ambassador David Coulthard were impressed with the proposed circuit which is due for completion in 2014.

Sochi will host t…

2013 Bahrain Grand Prix : Vettel Victorious

Sebastian Vettel wins the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix

Vettel wins entertaining 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel led home an all Renault powered podium at the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix to secure his 28th career victory. The German World Champion finished 9.1sec ahead of second place man Kimi Raikkonen, who now lies 10 points behind Vettel in the championship.

Vettel, who started second on the grid was virtually unchallenged for the win…

Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying

Nico Rosberg clinches Pole Position Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying

Rocket Rosberg clinches pole in Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying
Nico Rosberg will start the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position. Rosberg will be joined on the front row of the grid by fellow German, Sebastian Vettel. Alonso was left in third place after he was unable to improve on his earlier time set on an opposing tyre strategy to his teammate.

Qualifying 3
A very tight batt…

Bahrain Grand Prix : Lewis Hamilton Gearbox Penalty

Lewis Hamilton gearbox penalty : : Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton handed gearbox penalty ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying
Unfortunate news from the AMG Mercedes GP team as Lewis Hamilton receives a gearbox penalty ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying.

Hamilton suffered rear tyre delamination at the end of FP3 causing suspension and gearbox damage. The Mercedes mechanics now face a race against time to repair the damaged W04…

Bahrain Grand Prix : Final Practice Roundup

Lewis Hamilton - AMG Mercedes GP

Advantage Alonso ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying
Fernando Alonso finished fastest in final practice before Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying. Despite an earlier spin, the Spaniard composed himself to post a time of 1m33.247s, 1/10th of a second faster than Sebastian Vettel.

Lewis Hamilton suffered tyre failure at the end of the session, a worrying sign for Pirelli, who despite making…

Bahrain Grand Prix : Friday Practice Roundup

Bahrain Grand Prix Practice

Iceman shows his speed in desert ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix
Kimi Raikkonen has the bragging rights in the paddock this evening as the Finnish driver posted the fastest time in today’s practice sessions for the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Lotus driver will be quietly confident going into Qualifying as his fastest lap; a 1.34.154 came when the Iceman ran wide on the final corner.

Friday…

Heikki Kovalainen returns to Caterham

Ex Caterham F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen re-signs with team as Reserve Driver
Heikki Kovalainen is to make a return to the driving seat of a Formula One car in Bahrain for the Caterham F1 team.

The Anglo / Malaysian team who dropped Kovalainen at the end of the 2012 season have elected to run the Finnish driver in Friday practice sessions at both the Bahrain and Spanish Grand Prix.

The team…

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