|(Another) Shanghai Surprise|
| For the neutral this continues to be one strange start to the season. In Shanghai tomorrow, the Malaysian GP winner starts back in ninth place and the current world champion starts outside the top ten. Admittedly missing out by only about five hundredths...
While it was here at the Shanghai International Circuit Red Bull Racing scored our first pole and have been Chinese P1 ever since, neither of our drivers will be on the front row tomorrow. Sebastian was 11th, while Mark will start in sixth place; Lewis' five-place gear-box penalty promoting him one higher than his qualifying result.
So, there were two major angles for the headline writers from this afternoon's sessions: Seb not making the final cut (albeit by slimmest of slim margins) and an all-Mercedes front row with Nico Rosberg taking the team's first pole position and beside him will be Michael Schumacher.
But they could choose a few other storylines.
Red Bull Racing
|2014 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEWThe 2014 Formula One World Championship gets underway in Melbourne with the first race of the season, the Australian Grand Prix, held at the Albert Park circuit.|
Driver / Senior Management Quotes
The Australian Grand Prix is always an exciting race and the fans are fantastic. They love their motorsport, so it's an event that every driver looks forward to. I'm excited about the new season not just as a driver but as a fan. As a fan, you want to see overtaking througho....
|Bahrain Test - Day OneMERCEDES AMG PETRONAS began the third and final pre-season test at the Bahrain International Circuit today, with Nico Rosberg taking the wheel of the F1 W05. Nico's best time of 1:36.668 from 89 laps put him fourth on the time sheets.|
•Today's programme comprised long runs and a limited amount of setup evaluation in the morning, followed by race procedure work (including practice pit stops / starts) in the afternoon
•Nico emerged for his first run just after 09:30 local time, completing 64 l....
| Bahrain Test - Day FourMERCEDES AMG PETRONAS concluded the second pre-season test at the Bahrain International Circuit today, with Nico Rosberg taking the wheel of the F1 W05 for the final day. Nico's time of 1:33.283 topped the timesheets and proved to be the fastest lap of the four-day test.|
- The team's programme consisted of shorter runs this morning, followed by a race simulation in the afternoon
- We suffered from two red flag stoppages for our car, both for different reasons but neither of which are insur....
| Bahrain Test - Day ThreeMERCEDES AMG PETRONAS continued its programme at the Bahrain International Circuit today, with Lewis Hamilton back behind the wheel of the F1 W05 for the third day of this week's test. Lewis' time of 1:34.263 topped the timesheets for the day and proved to be the fastest lap of the test so far.|
- The programme today consisted of short runs on the softer tyre this morning, followed by an attempted race distance
- A failure on the car interrupted the race simulation late afternoon; however Lew....
| BAHRAIN TEST - DAY TWOMERCEDES AMG PETRONAS continued its pre-season testing programme at the Bahrain International Circuit today, with Nico Rosberg taking the wheel of the F1 W05 for the second day. Nico's best time of 1:36.965 placed him fourth on the time sheets after 85 laps.|
•Today's programme was focused on longer runs to simulate a race distance, with Nico completing 460 km in the car
•The plan was slightly hampered by two stoppages on track for the W05, both for different reasons
Lewis Hamilton will be b....
| 'Forza Michael, win this race too!'Modena, 18 February –When one discusses the history of Ferrari, one has to think of Michael Schumacher, the driver who has won more races than any other for the Scuderia. It was obvious therefore that President Luca di Montezemolo, at the opening of the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, would want to send an encouraging message to Michael, as he tackles the most difficult challenge he has ever faced, in the hospital in Grenoble.|
'Forza Michael, you have to give it your all and win this ti....
| Jerez Test, Day FourMERCEDES AMG PETRONAS concluded the opening pre-season test of the 2014 season at the Circuito de Jerez today, with first Nico Rosberg then Lewis Hamilton taking the wheel of the F1 W05 for the fourth and final day of running in Spain. The team completed good mileage with both drivers, making use of both intermediate and dry tyres during the day to cope with the damp, changing track conditions.|
Nico's best time of 1:36.951 (intermediates) from 91 laps saw him end the day in eighth position on....