|INDIAN GP - A MIXED FIRST DAY – NORMAL FOR FERNANDO, LESS SO FOR FELIPE|
| For those interested in unusual statistics, the top of the morning time sheet was an exact replica of last year's Indian Grand Prix podium, with Sebastian Vettel fastest ahead of Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso. In the afternoon, the German maintained that position, this time joined by his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber who was second fastest, while Fernando was again third for Ferrari. Having been seventh this morning, Felipe Massa slipped to fifteenth at the end of the second 90 minutes of practice. Behind the Spanish Ferrari man, Nico Rosberg was fourth for Mercedes, with Kimi Raikkonen, still an outside chance for the championship, fifth in the Lotus, while Lewis Hamilton completed the top six in his McLaren.
The Scuderia has made it clear it aims to fight for the Drivers' title right to the very end of the year and with that in mind, it's stated plan is to try and improve the performance of the F2012 at each of these last four races. That inevitably makes for a very busy three hours on Friday, the only two sessions when one has time to test new elements or ideas without being penalised if they do not work out. Fernando did the most laps out of the two Prancing Horse pilots, completing 58, which is two less than Sunday's race distance, while Felipe did 47. There was a reason for this disparity in their workload and in their lap times: while Fernando got through everything on his list and admitted to greatly enjoying this track, Felipe had a more troubled time, not through any fault of his own, but because of a small glitch on his car which upset the balance, even causing him to spin. It was unfortunate, because the pirouette damaged one of his tyres and as it is unwise to use too many sets on the first day of a race weekend, especially on a dirty track, the Brazilian's day was pretty much over. If one wants to look for positives in every situation, at least it meant his programme was changed to give the crew some extra pit stop practice – always useful.
|INFINITI'S 'SYNAPTIQ' WINS PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD IN 11TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW DESIGN CHALLENGELOS ANGELES – Infiniti won the first-ever People's Choice Award as part of the 11th annual Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge with SYNAPTIQ, a unique answer to this year's theme of 'Sensing the Future: How Will Cars Interact With Us In 2029?'|
Infiniti designers from its San Diego studio looked toward the future in which augmented reality, 3D hologram and wearable technologies may be a part of the everyday driving experience, creating a seamless interaction between man and machine. ....
|Mercedes-Benz celebrates one-two victory in the Formula 1 drivers' world championship•MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS driver Lewis Hamilton is the new Formula 1 world champion|
•First Silver Arrows driver to claim title since Juan Manuel Fangio in 1955
•Silver Arrows works team driver Nico Rosberg finishes season as F1 championship runner-up
•16 wins, 18 pole positions and 31 podiums for the 2014 Silver Arrows in the first season of the new hybrid era in Formula 1
A triumphant end to the 2014 Formula 1 season for Mercedes-Benz as MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS driver Lewis Hamilton wins the c....
|2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - PracticeMERCEDES AMG PETRONAS kicked off the final weekend of the 2014 Formula One season at the top of the time sheets during practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with Lewis and Nico separated by the narrowest of margins on a scorching opening day's running at the Yas Marina Circuit.|
•Lewis topped the times during both the morning and afternoon session, with Nico P2 in each
•0.133 seconds separated the pair in the first session, with just 0.083 between them in the second session
•Both drivers ra....
|2014 United States Grand Prix - RaceLewis Hamilton took his third United States Grand Prix victory by less than five seconds from team-mate Nico Rosberg after a tense battle at the Circuit of the Americas.|
•Lewis and Nico achieved the team's tenth one-two finish of the season to equal the record set by McLaren in 1988
•The result now means that only a MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS driver can now win the 2014 World Drivers' Championship
•In claiming his 10th victory of 2014, Lewis has now won more Formula One races than any other ....
|2014 United States Grand Prix - PreviewRound 17 of the 2014 Formula One World Championship brings us to Austin for the United States Grand Prix, held at the Circuit of the Americas.|
Driver / Senior Management Quotes
Crossing the line on Sunday in Sochi was a really amazing moment. To win the very first Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix and help the team achieve the first Constructors' Championship for Mercedes-Benz with a one-two finish – it couldn't have got much better. When I went to the factories ....