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May 9th, 2013
Plans for Formula 1 to introduce a licence penalty points system for drivers have been approved by the teams. The matter now only needs to be rubber-stamped by a meeting of the FIA’s World Council Meeting in June before being implemented in the 2014 regulations. Following a meeting of team managers in Barcelona to discuss the matter, as first revealed by AUTOSPORT , the proposal of having a licence points system was approved by seven of the current 11 teams.
April 22nd, 2013
Jenson Button and Sergio Perez have settled their differences over their Bahrain Grand Prix duel in a behind closed doors meeting with senior team management, AUTOSPORT has learned. After the pair clashed on track in an aggressive fight for position at Sakhir, Button and Perez spoke out against each other immediately after the race
April 14th, 2013
Force India is seeking clarification from the FIA about whether or not physios should be included in Formula 1′s staff number limits. Following discussion about the matter before the start of the season , the FIA deemed that physios would only be included in the 60-staff limit only if they were involved in the operation of the car, which included showing a pit board. Opinion on the matter was divided among teams, though, with some outfits believing that all physios should be included, while others believed their 60-staff limit should not count them at all
April 10th, 2013
Formula 1 heads to China this weekend for the resumption of a fascinating on-track battle, but all eyes will instead be on the off-circuit relationship between Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. The controversy over Vettel ignoring the ‘Multi 21′ team order in Malaysia to steal the win from Webber may have died down in recent days, but it is certain to get reignited when the pair appear in public for the first time at Shanghai on Thursday
March 28th, 2013
Sebastian Vettel has apologised in person to Red Bull staff for ignoring team orders at the Malaysian Grand Prix. The German visited the outfit’s Milton Keynes factory earlier this week for preparation work for the next race in China, but also used the opportunity to try and draw a line under the events in Sepang. Team principal Christian Horner has revealed Vettel said sorry to team personnel for what happened, and vowed that he would never repeat such actions again.
March 25th, 2013
Red Bull plans to hold further talks with Sebastian Vettel following his defiant ignoring of team orders in the Malaysian Grand Prix. Vettel disregarded an instruction from the pit wall for him to hold position behind Mark Webber in the closing stages of the race at Sepang, going on to take the victory ahead of the Australian. AUTOSPORT has learned that Webber was so infuriated by Vettel’s actions that he initially did not wish to take part in the podium ceremony, but he was eventually convinced to do so.
February 6th, 2013
Caterham insists it is not concerned by suggestions it may need to change its exhaust layout before the start of the 2013 Formula 1 season. Lotus technical director James Allison told reporters on the opening day of Jerez testing that the design of the Caterham exhaust could be illegal. When asked for his comments on rival machinery, he said: “I have barely looked at anyone else’s car, but I saw a detail on the Caterham’s exhaust that I am not sure will survive until Melbourne…” It is understood that the matter relates to a small piece of bodywork at the exit of the Caterham exhaust, which directs the airflow towards the floor.
February 5th, 2013
Toro Rosso is planning to make the switch to Renault engines next season, although it has not signed a deal with the French car manufacturer yet.
November 30th, 2012
Red Bull has expressed its satisfaction – but not surprise – that the controversy over Sebastian Vettel’s overtaking move on Jean-Eric Vergne is at an end.
November 30th, 2012
Ferrari considers the controversy surrounding Sebastian Vettel’s overtaking move of Jean-Eric Vergne in the Brazilian Grand Prix now ‘closed’, after receiving an official response from the FIA. The Maranello-based team had written to motor racing’s governing body asking for clarification on the pass – with on-board footage from Vettel’s car appearing to indicate he passed his Toro Rosso rival under yellow flag conditions.
November 29th, 2012
Formula 1 fans, the media and Ferrari themselves have pored over YouTube clips from the Brazilian Grand Prix that appeared to show Sebastian Vettel overtaking Jean-Eric Verge before the end of a yellow flag zone on lap four.
November 17th, 2012
The copyright case involving Force India and Aerolab/Caterham is set to return to court early in 2013, after it was ruled an appeal hearing could go ahead. Force India was awarded £21,000 in damages back in March after a court ruled that the Aerolab company used by Lotus Racing – as Caterham was called then – had used some of the Silverstone-based team’s intellectual property in its 2010 design.
November 16th, 2012
Red Bull says revised garage procedures and detailed equipment checks should ensure there is no repeat of the fuelling problem that hit Sebastian Vettel in qualifying at Abu Dhabi. Vettel was excluded from qualifying at the Yas Marina circuit after the FIA discovered he had less than the mandatory one-litre of fuel on board his car at the end of his Q3 effort. The team was unsure at the time what had happened, as it was convinced that Vettel had been given enough petrol to complete his qualifying effort and in-lap
October 28th, 2012
Red Bull said it had no serious concerns about Sebastian Vettel’s car in the closing stages of the Indian Grand Prix, despite the sparks seen coming from underneath his car. Footage of Vettel’s car showed that the front area of the floor under the nose was striking the ground at the end of the main straight – prompting questions about whether the plank under the car would be worn away
September 27th, 2012
Formula 1 teams are still in the dark about how much it will cost them to enter next year’s world championship, despite the FIA publishing its Sporting Regulations on Thursday . Amid unease from some outfits about a dramatic rise in the entry fees for 2013 , the matter remains the subject of contention – and the governing body has cast no further light in its latest documents
September 9th, 2012
Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Red Bull cannot afford a repeat of the kind of mechanical problems that ruined Sebastian Vettel’s Italian Grand Prix if it is to win the world championship . Vettel retired from the Monza race with an alternator failure on lap 48 – the second time his car had been stopped this weekend with the issue following a similar problem in third practice
July 24th, 2012
Red Bull Racing is set to be forced to make changes to the engine mapping of its cars for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, AUTOSPORT has learned, with the FIA poised to issue a clarification in the next 48 hours on the matter. Following the controversy at Hockenheim on Sunday, when Red Bull Racing was referred to the stewards to explain why its cars were operating with engine maps that had reduced torque in the mid rpm range, motor racing’s governing body is now close to acting.
June 28th, 2012
Formula 1 teams must not be rushed into agreeing cost-cutting changes simply for the sake of it – despite a deadline looming in the next 48 hours to get new regulations in place for the start of 2013. That is the view of Lotus team principal and FOTA vice-chairman Eric Boullier, who thinks more damage than good will be done if teams are too hasty in coming up with plans that do not work.
May 28th, 2012
The FIA is planning to resolve the row over the controversial holes in the floor of the Red Bull RB8 over the next few days, AUTOSPORT has learned. After Ferrari, Mercedes and McLaren expressed some doubts about the legality of the holes ahead of the rear wheels of the Red Bull , there was some consideration given to a post-race protest over the matter. In the end, it was felt that it would be better to sort out the issue before the Canadian Grand Prix , rather than damage the sport with the prospect of the results of the Monaco Grand Prix being overturned
May 27th, 2012
Mark Webber’s victory in the Monaco Grand Prix was unchallenged on Sunday night, despite speculation over a potential protest from rival teams about the legality of his car.