From GrandPrix 247 The following hearing of the International Court of Appeal took place in Paris on Monday 14 April 2014: Appeal lodged by the Österreichischer Automobil-Motorrad und Touring Club – Oberste Nationale Sportkommission für den Motorsport (ÖAMTC-OSK) on behalf of its licence-holder Infiniti Red Bull Racing against the decision N°56 dated 16 March 2014 of the FIA Stewards of the 2014 Australian Grand Prix counting towards the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship On 16 March 2014 the panel of the stewards decided to exclude car No.3…

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From GrandPrix 247 Stefano Domenicali resigned as Ferrari’s Formula 1 team principal on Monday with the company’s North America President and Chief Executive Marco Mattiacci appointed as his replacement. The Italian glamour team, the oldest and one of the most successful in the sport, have made a poor start to the season with two fourth places for Spaniard Fernando Alonso the team’s best results, in three races so far. Ferrari have not won a driver’s world championship since Kimi Raikkonen in 2007, although they were constructors’ champions in…

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From GrandPrix 247 Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been told the team rules for their future wheel-to-wheel battles in the wake of their spectacular duel during the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Silver Arrows pair thrilled the Formula 1 world last Sunday with their battle for victory at Sakhir, despite bosses urging them to “bring both cars home”. It was reported that the team denied that the drivers ignored team orders for appearance only, and would quietly curb that sort of behaviour behind the scenes ahead…

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From Autosport Gene Haas has secured a Formula 1 team entry for the 2015 season. The American NASCAR team owner confirmed on Friday that he had been informed by the FIA his application to join the F1 grid had been successful. It comes after a lengthy evaluation process to ensure that Haas had the financial means and necessary infrastructure to commit to the sport. In a statement, Haas welcomed the FIA decision, although knew that the granting of the entry marked only the start of a huge effort…

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If the Bahrain race was anything it was Mercedes AMG drawing a line in the sand, it was also a case study in teammate battles not just for the Mercedes Benz team at the front, but all the way through the field and possibly an indication of what we can look forward to for the rest of this already quite different F1 season. While the complaining is still in full effect in regards to the new or rather no sound of the current Formula 1 formula, what no…

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From GrandPrix 247 Luca di Montezemolo made a grand entrance in Bahrain, sending advance warning to all and sundry that he was attending round three of the championship and seeking urgent talks with the powers that be of Formula 1, as he (and the thousands of Ferrari fans polled) wanted rules changed as the sport was in dire straits. The melodramatic Ferrari capo di tutti capi was in fine fettle surrounded by a posse of eager beaver journos as he spewed forth words of wisdom with typical abandon…

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From ESPN F1 Lewis Hamilton topped his second practice session in a row at the Bahrain Grand Prix as Mercedes extended its advantage over the rest of the field at the top of the timesheets. Hamilton’s best time was a 1:34.325, 0.365s clear of Nico Rosberg and a massive 1.035s clear of Fernando Alonso in third. It was the first session of the weekend to be held under floodlights and started at the same time as qualifying and the race, giving the teams their one practice opportunity to see…

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  From  PlanetF1 According to a report in Germany’s Bild newspaper, Red Bull’s patience with engine supplier Renault is running out. While the reigning Constructors’ Champions have seemingly recovered from their disastrous pre-season tests, Red Bull advisor Dr Helmut Marko insists that Renault’s power unit isn’t performing as they expected. Marko claims that much of Red Bull’s improvement in the last couple of weeks is due to a crisis meeting that took place at Renault’s headquarters in Viry, where engineers from the Milton Keynes as well as Toro Rosso were…

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From ESPN F1 Lewis Hamilton is convinced Red Bull is as quick as Mercedes in corners but is just lacking power on the straights. Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix with relative ease at the weekend, beating team-mate Nico Rosberg by 17 seconds and Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull by nearly 25 seconds. But despite the second dominant display in as many races, Hamilton thinks Mercedes advantage lies with engine performance and that it will be whittled down as the season progresses. “I think it’s far too early to rule…

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Sound? Who has time to complain about the sound when for a second time this year qualifying was weather-affected? What a nail biter. As much as I don’t like the rain during a Grand Prix weekend, I will say this much, it makes the racing exponentially more exciting. The feeling when the rain shows up is that planning, set-up work, and performance go right out the window. This could not have been made clearer than during qualifying for the Malaysian GP. It would be an oversimplification to say…

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