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JLF1 Column – 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

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The 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix was undoubtedly one of the best Formula 1 races I have seen in quite some time, and I’m definitely not the only one who thinks that. It was one of those races where there is always something going on. We had battles up and down the field and it really

2014 Bahrain GP Results

Pos. Driver Team Points 1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 25 2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 18 3 Sergio Perez Force India 15 4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 12 5 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 10 6 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 8 7 Felipe Massa Williams 6 8 Valtteri Bottas Williams 4 9 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 2 10 Kimi

2014 Bahrain GP Qualifying Results

Nico Rosberg 01:33.180 Lewis Hamilton 01:33.464 Daniel Ricciardo 01:34.051 Valtteri Bottas 01:34.247 Sergio Perez 01:34.346 Kimi Raikkonen 01:34.368 Jenson Button 01:34.387 Felipe Massa 01:34.511 Kevin Magnussen 01:34.712 Fernando Alonso 01:34.992 Sebastian Vettel 01:34.985 Nico Hulkenberg 01:35.116 Daniil Kvyat 01:35.145 Jean-Eric Vergne 01:35.286 Esteban Gutierrez 01:35.891 Romain Grosjean 01:35.908 Pastor Maldonado 01:36.663 Adrian Sutil 01:36.840 Kamui

F1: Singapore vs Sepang

On Sunday, Lewis Hamilton stood on the top step of the podium in Malaysia (admittedly a much happier podium compared to last year’s) for the first time and Mercedes clinched their first 1-2 finish, which, I’m sure, is just one of many to come. And I was there to witness it! This weekend’s race was

JLF1 Column – 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix

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The 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix was a good race, wasn’t it? Well, I thought so anyway – there was lots of drama and action, a bit of rain to spice things up in qualifying (although less of a delay would have been nice) and a race full of good battles and strong drives. It wasn’t

2014 Malaysian GP Results

Pos. Driver Team Points 1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 25 2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 18 3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 15 4 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 12 5 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 10 6 Jenson Button McLaren 8 7 Felipe Massa Williams 6 8 Valtteri Bottas Williams 4 9 Kevin Magnussen McLaren 2 10 Daniil Kvyat Toro

Malaysian GP: A complete guide to the Sepang Circuit

Located in Selangor in the south of Malaysia, the Sepang Circuit was the first in a new breed of circuit designed by F1 architect Hermann Tilke. Yet unlike most other of his creations Sepang, which is now 15-years-old, has got a largely positive review from fans and drivers alike. The track has not changed since

Daniel Ricciardo: The next Wonder from Down Under?

Regardless of events in the stewards room late on that Sunday night in Melbourne – one of the stars of the opening race weekend Down Under was their very own Daniel Ricciardo. A young man on whom the spotlight has shone very brightly at now for quite some time since it was announced he would

Malaysian GP Preview: Cool heads will prevail in Sepang heat

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After a tremendous opening chorus to the 2014 season just over a week ago in Melbourne, F1 is heading back to the Far East for the second ensemble in the heat of Malaysia. Now 15 years old, this race, held at the Sepang Circuit, has grown and grown and is quickly becoming the first modern

Caterham and Marussia: Crunch Time

2014 marks Caterham and Marussia’s fifth season in Formula One, that’s five seasons without scoring a point or a top-ten finish. Unlike the demise of HRT at the end of 2012 both teams have secure funding through sponsors and even their drivers (touchy subject!). So why then, even with secure funding and drivers who have

The Australian GP through the eyes of an Aussie

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Melbourne is the undisputed home of sport in Australia, however Formula One racing is considered an acquired taste. Whilst 300,000 people came through the gates over four days at Albert Park this past weekend, without an Australian driver featuring heavily I’m not sure the race results would have featured on the front pages, let alone

JLF1 Column – 2014 Australian Grand Prix

The F1 2014 season has now kicked off and it did so in style with a dominant win for Nico Rosberg at last weekend’s Australian Grand Prix. I don’t remember ever being so excited for F1’s return and I can’t wait for the year ahead – which will hopefully be a big one for me.

Jean-Eric Vergne admits “good feeling” after claiming sixth in qualifying

Jean Eric Vergne has described his qualifying performance as a “great feeling” after putting his Toro Rosso sixth on the grid for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix. The Frenchman benefited from a wet track to steer his Toro Rosso into Q3 before putting in a lap good enough for sixth place. Commenting on his performance Vergne

Why 2014 is set to be one of F1’s greatest seasons yet!

New power units? Check. New driver pairings? Check. New locations? Check. Sense of nostalgia? Check. Ladies and gentleman start your engines, no, sorry, power units because 2014 is set to shake the F1 world and become quite possibly one of the greatest seasons the sport has ever seen. Lets get the ball rolling and talk

JLF1 Column – A New Season, A New Era

Where did the winter go? January and February have flown by and the first round of the 2014 season is just around the corner. I can’t wait. This is my first column of the year so I thought I would take a look back at the three winter tests and share my expectations for the

New Williams tester Felipe Nasr eyes shot at GP2 title

Brazilian Felipe Nasr aims to return to the GP2 series for a third season and has aspirations to win the championship.  He finished fourth in the standings in 2013, behind Fabio Leimer, Sam Bird and James Calado. “I will probably do another year in GP2,” said Nasr, who impressed by setting the fourth fastest time

F1 embraces the 21st century to the dismay of ‘traditionalists’

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Hands up if you love Formula 1? That’s good, now hands up if you live in 2014? Yeah, thought so, finally hands up if you’re looking forward to Formula 1 in 2014?  Ah just as I suspected you don’t know do you? You say you like the new V6 engines and that’s good, I’m sure

Alonso and Raikkonen set to battle

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When it was announced last September that Kimi Räikkönen would be re-joining Ferrari alongside Fernando Alonso for 2014, Formula One fans couldn’t wait to see what fireworks the two would produce. But just how will their partnership work and more to the point, can it work? Fernando Alonso will be heading into his fifth season

Welcome back F1, my haven’t you changed!

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Hallelujah! Just when we were grabbing for the anti-depressants the sights of an F1 car circulating a racetrack are back on our visual devices. The start of pre-season testing is always a curious affair with drivers remembering which button does what, mechanics hoping they can recall where the fuel goes in and fans generally staring

GP2 Race Winner Frijns ‘So Close’ to Caterham F1 Seat

The Caterham F1 team strongly considered putting highly rated Dutch driver Robin Frijns into one of its race seats for the upcoming Formula 1 season before announcing him as the reserve and test driver instead.  The 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 series champion will be understudy to race drivers Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson at the