Formula 1 News

Brawn, Domenicali among members of new FIA Accident Panel

Formula One racing's governing body, the FIA, has confirmed the make-up of its new Accident Panel, which will look into the circumstances surrounding Jules Bianchi's crash in the Japanese Grand Prix. The group, which includes former Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn and Ferrari counterpart Stefano Domenicali, will carry out a full review of the accident

Hulkenberg to stay with Force India for 2015

Nico Hulkenberg will remain with Force India for the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship, the team have confirmed. The 27-year-old German is enjoying his best season to date in 2014, having scored points in all but three Grands Prix. He currently sits eighth in the drivers' standings

DTM champion Wittmann earns Toro Rosso test

Marco Wittmann will enjoy his first taste of Formula One machinery after earning a test with Toro Rosso as a reward for clinching this year's DTM title with BMW. The 24-year-old German's test was announced by BMW motorsport chief Jens Marquardt

Pirelli alter Brazil tyre nomination

Pirelli have revised their tyre allocation for the forthcoming Grand Prix in Brazil following track resurfacing work at the Sao Paulo circuit. Formula One racing's official tyre suppliers had initially planned to bring their medium and hard compounds for the Sao Paulo race

The First Time - with Caterham's Marcus Ericsson

Marcus Ericsson first tested a Formula One car in 2009, and yet it wasn't until 2014 that he landed his second outing - and his first full-time seat - with Caterham. So can he recall some of the other firsts in his life, like his childhood hero, or the first sport he ever competed in? We caught up with the Swede for the latest instalment in our series designed to help you get to know the world's finest drivers just a little better

Sauber to test Fong and Nissany in Valencia

Sauber have announced that up-and-coming racers Adderly Fong and Roy Nissany will both be given the opportunity to test a two-year-old Sauber C31 in Spain next week. Fong is a 24-year-old Chinese driver who has competed in several single-seater championships in Asia and Europe, focusing this year on the Audi R8 LMS Cup, an Asia-based sprint race series

McLaren to bring in major updates before Abu Dhabi

McLaren will introduce a 'major upgrade' package before the end of 2014 in a bid to capitalise on their current resurgence and aid their preparations for next year's Formula One world championship. The team introduced a similarly significant set of updates in Singapore and have duly moved up the competitive order

Hamilton and Rosberg told not to change approach

Mercedes say that clinching the 2014 Formula One constructors' crown will not lead to changes in how Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg race each other over the final three Grands Prix of 2014. There have been several flashpoints between the two this year, including an 'unacceptable' collision in Belgium, after which Mercedes stressed to both drivers that team objectives and silverware were the ultimate priority

Second winners of F1<sup>®</sup> Connectivity Innovation Prize announced

Tata Communications has announced the winners of the second round of the F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize. In a ground breaking initiative, Tata Communications, along with Formula One Management and Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, launched a trailblazing contest to award a Grand Prize of USD $50,000 to a winning individual or team that was able to successfully answer one of three Challenges

Ravetto: Caterham looking for a new base

Caterham have confirmed they are looking to leave Leafield and move into new headquarters as part of ongoing restructuring and stabilising efforts. Team principal Manfredi Ravetto said the team are aware they still face 'bumpy roads' in their fight to revive their fortunes

Planning ahead - exclusive Eric Boullier interview

One thing is certain about McLaren's 2015 car: it will be powered by Honda. As to who will drive it, that's another story. Despite some strong performances from the team's current duo - Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button - neither driver has been confirmed for next season. We caught up with team principal Eric Boullier to discuss driver plans, development cars, and the team's continued renaissance in Russia

Marussia: Bianchi's situation 'remains challenging'

The Marussia team have released an update on the medical condition of driver Jules Bianchi, who suffered a severe head injury in a serious accident at the recent Japanese Grand Prix. Bianchi remains critical but stable in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi

Wolff: Mercedes keen to retain Hamilton-Rosberg line-up

Any change to Mercedes' driver line-up for next season could be 'detrimental to the team's performance'. That is according to Mercedes-Benz head of motorsport Toto Wolff, who is eager to ensure that Lewis Hamilton remains on board for 2015

Ocon earns Lotus test after F3 triumph

Lotus junior driver Esteban Ocon is to test a two-year old Lotus F1 car as part of his ongoing development programme with the team and as a reward for winning the FIA Formula Three Championship in his rookie season. Eighteen year-old Frenchman Ocon, who has been part of Lotus's junior programme since 2010, took an unassailable lead in the championship standings this past weekend

Exclusive Helmut Marko Q&A: Ricciardo ready to lead Red Bull

When Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel part ways at the end of the season, the team's motorsport consultant Helmut Marko is convinced they already have the perfect candidate to fill the void - Daniel Ricciardo. In a candid interview, Marko discusses the manner of Vettel's departure, and why the form of Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat, who will be promoted to the team in 2015, gives him confidence Red Bull will still be serious contenders

Russia analysis - Rosberg left rueing costly error

Nico Rosberg staged a remarkable recovery drive to finish second in Sochi on Sunday, but was left lamenting the opening-lap error which forced him into the pits and helped Mercedes team mate and race winner Lewis Hamilton open up a 17-point championship lead. Williams' Valtteri Bottas was the only driver able to threaten the Silver Arrows, while a resurgent McLaren claimed their best team result since the 2014 season-opener in Australia

FIA post-race press conference - Russia

Drivers: 1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes); 2 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes); 3 - Valtteri Bottas (Williams) Q: What a wonderful race guys - thank you very much. I know Lewis you are a real fan of Russia, of Russian racing. Now you've won the first Russian Grand Prix in 100 years exactly. How do you feel?

Lewis Hamilton Q&A: This victory was for Bianchi

Lewis Hamilton cruised to his ninth victory of the season in Russia, and in the process helped Mercedes secure their first Formula One constructors' championship. Speaking after the race, Hamilton dedicated the win to the injured Jules Bianchi, saying the Frenchman - who remains in a critical condition following his accident at Suzuka - has never left his thoughts

Toto Wolff Q&A: Constructors' title means so much to Mercedes

For much of the season it has been a question of 'when' and not 'if' Mercedes would wrap up their first constructors' title, and on Sunday in Sochi they finally did just that by way of their ninth one-two finish of the season. After the race, Mercedes' head of motorsport Toto Wolff spoke of his delight at the team's success and explained why he expects the battle for the drivers' championship to run and run

Sochi stats - Mercedes wrap it up in style

Aside from Nico Rosberg's unscheduled stop at the end of lap one, things couldn't have gone much better for Mercedes in Russia. Not only did they wrap up their 13th win and ninth one-two finish of the season, they also earned enough points to seal their first ever constructors' championship crown