New F1 race numbers released by FIA

The official 2014 Formula One entry list has been published confirming the new race numbers which drivers have chosen for the forthcoming season and the rest of their F1 careers. The sport’s governing body, the FIA, gave drivers a choice of numbers between 2 and 99 with the #1 reserved for the defending world champion. … [Read the full story]

Webber touched by F1 drivers’ support

Mark Webber said he had been touched by the support he had received from his Formula 1 peers as he prepared for his final grand prix start at Interlagos. The Australian will leave F1 after the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend to join Porsche’s new Le Mans 24 Hours and World Endurance Championship programme. Although Webber … [Read the full story]

Hunt & Lauda F1 movie set for OZ premiere

Rush, a feature film based on the battle for the 1976 Formula 1 World Championship between James Hunt and Niki Lauda, will enjoy its official Australian premiere in Melbourne this Sunday. Directed by American Ron Howard, the movie features Australian Chris Hemsworth as Hunt and German Daniel Bruhl as Lauda. Bruhl will be on hand … [Read the full story]

Ricciardo to Red Bull speculation hots up

Speculation that Daniel Ricciardo will partner Sebastian Vettel at Infiniti Red Bull Racing next season has intensified with German media reporting that the deal is done. The report says that the announcement of Ricciardo’s graduation will take place at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend. Currently in his second season at Red Bull’s junior team … [Read the full story]

Webber will quit F1 for Porsche

Mark Webber plunged Red Bull Racing’s plans for the British Grand Prix into chaos by announcing he will quit Formula One at the end of the season. Red Bull boss Christian Horner revealed only this week that they were scheduling talks with the Aussie about extending his current deal with the team. However, Webber told … [Read the full story]

Can Webber join the Monaco Greats?

Analysing Mark Webber’s career at Monaco poses the question – can he elevate himself to greatness this weekend by taking his third F1 win in the Principality? He has been among the best performers over recent years and his two wins place him above contemporaries in Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton who have … [Read the full story]

Will Ricciardo replace Webber at Red Bull?

In the wake of  rumors that Webber could sign for Porsche’s Le Mans effort, the signs that Sebastian Vettel will have a new teammate in 2014 have been growing. The early favorite was Kimi Raikkonen, but Red Bull’s driver manager Dr Helmut Marko insists he is in “no hurry” to make a decision. “Many drivers … [Read the full story]

Webber gets grid penalty for Bahrain

Mark Webber has been handed a three place grid penalty for the Bahrain Grand Prix after his collision with Jean-Eric Vergne’s Toro Rosso in Shanghai. The Australian tagged the Frenchman into a spin while trying to take 12th position on Lap 16 of 56. The contact damaged Webber’s front-wing, forcing the Australian into a pitstop … [Read the full story]

Is it now or never for Mark Webber?

This year could well define Mark Webber’s Formula One legacy. In many ways it is a ‘now or never’ season for the Australian, who will be 37 in August and the oldest driver on the grid. Red Bull has won the past three drivers’ championships – but in the hands of the young star Sebastian … [Read the full story]

Serious vroooom service to the richest F1 fans

When hotel bosses at the Fairmont Monte Carlo boast of ‘a room with a view’ they’re not kidding. Their 70 four-star luxury suites offer Formula 1 fans the chance to enjoy the Monaco Grand Prix without even leaving the building. However, vistas such as this don’t come cheap. The most expensive package overlooking the famous  … [Read the full story]

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