Formula 1 News

Toro Rosso's half-term report - by team principal Franz Tost

This time last year Toro Rosso had scored 24 points. This season's tally is just 15. While Jean-Eric Vergne and rookie sensation Daniil Kvyat have regularly qualified the STR9 inside the top ten, less impressive race pace and poor reliability have limited their results. Team principal Franz Tost discusses the highs and the lows of 2014 to date, plus the drivers, the team, and what they all need to do to move up the grid

Hungary preview quotes - Red Bull, Sauber and Pirelli

Red Bull and Sauber have enjoyed differing fortunes at the Hungaroring in recent years, but for both 2010 stands out - being the last time Red Bull won, and the last time Sauber scored points at the technical, tricky 4.381km circuit. Ahead of this weekend's Grand Prix, the two teams - and Formula One tyre suppliers Pirelli - discuss their prospects for Hungary

Germany analysis - Hamilton limits the damage

Sunday's Grand Prix at Hockenheim provided some thrilling racing, notably the wheel-to-wheel battles between Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and the Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo. Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, however, arguably provided the most entertainment, scything his way through the field to third, to stay in title contention with race winner, team mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg

Exclusive Claire Williams Q&A: Red Bull can be caught

Williams' dazzling run of form continued in Germany with Valtteri Bottas notching his third successive podium finish. The Finn's second place lifted the Grove-based squad above Ferrari in the constructors' standings, but as deputy team principal Claire Williams explains in this exclusive interview, Williams have already got their eye on catching second-placed Red Bull

Race - selected team and driver quotes

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg on what it feels like to win at home; Valtteri Bottas on equaling his best ever finishing position; Lewis Hamilton on an eventful drive through the field; Kevin Magnussen and Felipe Massa on their first corner clash; Daniil Kvyat on his fiery exit. The drivers and senior team personnel report back on a thrilling race in Germany

FIA post-race press conference - Germany

DRIVERS: 1 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), 2 - Valtteri Bottas (Williams), 3 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) PODIUM INTERVIEWS (Conducted by Kai Ebel) Q: Nico, how sweet is the taste of the home victory champagne? Nico Rosberg: It's fantastic. It's an amazing feeling for me to win here at home. A very, special day for me. Thank you for all your support here this weekend

Hockenheim stats - Rosberg makes history on home turf

Nico Rosberg arrived in Germany having never stood on the podium in his home country - he leaves with his fourth win of the season, an increased lead over Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in the world championship standings, and the honour of becoming the first German driver to win in Germany for a German car and engine manufacturer

Race - home glory for Rosberg and Mercedes in Germany

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg drove a faultless race at Hockenheim on Sunday afternoon to earn his first career victory on home soil. The German started from pole position and was never headed, whilst behind him Williams' Valtteri Bottas drove superbly to take second place and see off a late charge from the recovering Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton, who started 20th and finished third

Ericsson penalized for Caterham parc ferme irregularity

Caterham's Marcus Ericsson will be required to start Sunday's German race from the pit lane after the team failed to cover and seal his car in line with regulations following qualifying. Ericsson must also serve a ten-second stop-and-go penalty within the first three laps

Hamilton to take five-place grid penalty

Lewis Hamilton will drop five places on the grid for Sunday's German race after Mercedes decided to change the gearbox on his car because of damage incurred in his qualifying accident at Hockenheim. “The guys are working on the car now to repair everything for the race,” said the team

Germany - What to Watch for…

From Nico Rosberg's dreams of a home win to the pressure on Lewis Hamilton to produce another epic recovery, and from the threat posed by Valtteri Bottas to the possible threat of rain, we break down the key themes to look out for in Sunday's Formula 1 Grosser Preis Santander von Deutschland 2014

Paddock Postcard from Germany

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg had a busy build-up to his and the team's home race. As well as making a factory visit, attending a fan forum and the Mercedes-Benz Classic, the German driver found time to get married, savour his national team winning the football world cup, and survive the much-publicised furore surrounding his helmet design celebrating their triumph

Maldonado to remain with Lotus for 2015

Lotus have confirmed that Pastor Maldonado will continue to race with the team for a second season next year, having joined from Williams at the end of 2013. Maldonado, the 2010 GP2 Series champion, made his F1 debut in 2011 and went on to become the first Venezuelan to win a Grand Prix

Qualifying analysis - pole and possible pit-lane start for Mercedes

The high track temperatures of up to 57 degrees Celsius put the emphasis on clean, error-free laps in qualifying at Hockenheim on Saturday, and in the end it was Mercedes' Nico Rosberg who once again came to the fore. But across the garage his team mate Lewis Hamilton had another session to forget as a brake disc failure consigned him to the gravel and 15th on the grid, if indeed he starts from the grid. We take a team-by-team look back on a sizzling day of action in Germany

Kevin Magnussen Q&A: FRIC removal to McLaren's advantage

Kevin Magnussen appears to be in very good place in Hockenheim this weekend. While world champion team mate Jenson Button seems to be struggling with the latest changes to the McLaren, Magnussen has been using them to his advantage, scoring an impressive fourth place on the grid (to Button's 11th) for Sunday's German race. So why the difference?

Qualifying - selected team and driver quotes

Nico Rosberg on taking pole for his home race; Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton on crashing out in Q1; Valtteri Bottas on winning the intra-team battle at Williams; and McLaren's Kevin Magnussen on matching his best ever qualifying performance. The drivers and senior team personnel give their verdicts on Saturday in Germany

Nico Hulkenberg Q&A: Tyre management will make the difference

With both cars making the top ten on the German grid and the team renowned for race pace rather than qualifying speed, Force India are hoping for a strong result at Hockenheim on Sunday. For Nico Hulkenberg there is the added motivation of it being his home Grand Prix, but he knows that strategy will be just as important as outright performance

FIA post-qualifying press conference - Germany

After taking his fourth pole position of the season, Nico Rosberg was joined in the press conference by the Williams duo of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa. Read what all three had to say about qualifying in the official transcript

Qualifying - Rosberg on pole as Hamilton crashes out

Nico Rosberg gave the home fans exactly what they wanted as he raced to pole position in Germany on Saturday afternoon, but Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton had another miserable qualifying session, crashing out in Q1 with a brake disc failure. Behind Rosberg, Williams claimed second and third with Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa, ahead of McLaren's Kevin Magnussen and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo