Thursday, January 30, 2014

Caterham CT05 launch

Force India VJM07 launch

Red Bull RB10 launch

Mercedes F1 W05

Toro Rosso STR9 launch

Sauber C33 launch

Ferrari : Fernando Alonso first impressions on F14T

"I think about Schumacher who won his title in his fifth year at Ferrari. I'm in my fifth year, so I hope I can repeat some of his successes."

"A few years have passed, we had opportunities, especially in 2010 and 2012, and we hope that this year will be good. There are many technical changes this year, which will probably lead to changes in the level of driving style. There are also a lot of new rules, so I'm sure that all drivers will have the curiosity to know how is this new formula one, we will find out soon." 
"I think that Kimi and I being team-mates, we should be strong enough on paper because we have some success in the past, in our career in formula one. But we must all re - discover, each year we start at zero. We will do good things, we are a great team even if everything is not perfect at the start then I know that I can count on this team that will give every effort to do so."

Ferrari : Kimi Raikkonen first impressions on F14T

"It's nice to get back in the Ferrari garage, where I won the title in 2007, my hopes remain of course as high ! We are doing our best because we want to win both Championships . Will we be stronger? I hope so. I think that with Alonso we will work hard together and we want to win. Time will tell if we can bring the Championship to Ferrari, however I think it will be difficult to really know the new rules . But I know that we are more than capable to fight for the Championships. I am at 100% and I have to say that do not drive after my surgery has not specifically failed me, it feels good to have a break and I didn't really have the choice because I wanted to be my maximum for my return to Ferrari, I think that my surgery therefore was made at the right time."

Ferrari F14T launch

Saturday, January 25, 2014

New sporting and technical regulations for 2014 and 2015

-Amendments to the 2014 Sporting Regulations that were approved, but are subject to ratification by the F1 Commission and teams. 
These include: 

*The Stewards may now impose a five second time penalty which can be taken before work is carried out on the car in a pit stop  

*Team personnel must also wear helmets during qualifying, as well as the race  

*Drivers may not stop on the slowing down lap to save fuel for sampling and subsequent analysis; this will not be considered justifiable reason for stopping  

*For 2014 only, each team will be allowed six curfew ‘jokers’, previously there were two permitted. This is to allow more flexibility for working on the new engines and cars

-Amendments to the 2014 Technical Regulations, subject to agreement of the F1 Commission and teams: 

*The weight of the car, without fuel, must not be less than 691kg at all times during the Event. The weight limit has increased by 1kg to take into account the difference in weight between the tyres in 2013 and 2014

-Amendments to the 2015 Sporting Regulations, subject to agreement of the F1 Commission: 

*To be considered as a constructor, teams will now not need to design and manufacture suspension and brake ducts

-Amendments to the 2015 Technical Regulations, subject to agreement of the F1 Commission: 

*The car minimum weight has been increased by 10kg, to 701kg, for 2015  

*All tyre heating devices will be prohibited in 2015  

*For safety reasons, the front part of the chassis will not be able to climb too steeply rearward of the front of the chassis .

MP4-29 launch pics

Today , Mclaren officially launched their new F1 car : the MP4-29 

New Ferrari F1 car name revealed !

This year , Ferrari allowed tifosi to choose the name of their car by voting on Internet . Five names were in competition :

-F14 T

-F14 Maranello

-F14 Scuderia

-F166 Turbo


It's finally F14T that remained in mind and was chosen by the Scuderia. On 1.123.741 votes in total, F14T outdistanced F166 Turbo  by 19.104 voices only! The 

F14T will be unveiled tomorrow at 2.30 p.m(CET) on Internet.

Teasers of Force India , Williams and Lotus 2014 cars

Before their official launches , Force India , Williams and Lotus have revealed pics of their new F1 cars 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Dates of new F1 cars launches

*McLaren MP4-29 : 24 January at 1 pm, presentation on Internet 

*Ferrari: 25 January at 2.30 pm , presentation on Internet 

*Sauber C33: 26 January at 4 pm, presentation on Internet 

*Toro Rosso STR9: 27 January at 5:30 pm at Jerez 

*Red Bull Racing RB10: January 28 at 8:40 pm, at Jerez, before the start of winter tests 

*Caterham CT04: 28 January at Jerez prior to testing 

*Mercedes F1 W05 : 28 January at Jerez prior to testing 

*Williams FW36: 28 January at Jerez before the start of the tests

*Force India VJM07: unknown date, team said wanting to do everything possible to drive at Jerez 

*Marussia MR03: unknown date, team said wanting to do everything possible to drive at Jerez 

*Lotus E22: February, before the first practice of Bahrain

List of F1 drivers permanent numbers

1 (#5) - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing-Renault) 
#3 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing-Renault) 
#44 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 
#6 - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) 
#14 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) 
#7 - Kimi Räikkönen (Ferrari) 
#8 - Romain Grosjean (Lotus-Renault) 
#13 - Pastor Maldonado (Lotus-Renault) 
#22 - Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes) 
#20 - Kevin Magnussen (McLaren-Mercedes) 
#27 - Nico Hülkenberg (Force India-Mercedes) 
#11 - Sergio Pérez (Force India-Mercedes) 
#99 - Adrian Sutil (Sauber-Ferrari) 
#21 - Esteban Gutiérrez (Sauber-Ferrari) 
#25 - Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso-Renault) 
#26 - Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso-Renault) 
#19 - Felipe Massa (Williams-Mercedes) 
#77 - Valtteri Bottas (Williams-Mercedes) 
#17 - Jules Bianchi (Marussia-Ferrari) 
#4 - Max Chilton (Marussia-Ferrari) 
TBA (Caterham-Renault) 
TBA (Caterham-Renault)