|Another Race, Another Winner, Another Packed Day In The Paddock|
| Pretty much the whole of F1 agreed that Maldonado's pole and win was a fitting tribute to his team owner Sir Frank Williams who is 70 this week. However, a fire in the team garage as the Paddock packed down took away some of the shine from their deserved celebrations.
As well as a great drive by Maldonado, who battled to keep Alonso off his rear wing all afternoon, this again played out as a great racing spectacle: including Michael Schumacher colliding with Bruno Senna right in the path of Sebastian's RB8, Hamilton scything through the pack to finish 8th and both our drivers suffering damage to their front wings on a day which everyone in our garage and our pitwall might describe as 'difficult'.
After Hamilton's penalty Sebastian started the Spanish Grand Prix in 7th and - despite that change in nose and an additional drive-through penalty - overtook three cars in the closing stages and still managed to move up one place in the final reckoning. Mark has a less auspicious start to his afternoon, having a difficult first lap and a lack of pace which kept him out of the points and he finished 11th. But both had to make a stop to replace a damaged front wing and nose and tribute to the boys in the pitlane who delivered in every pitstop, even with that additional work.
However, the team retains its lead of both championships, thanks both to Seb's finish today, to our consistency on track and in the box, and partly down to the inconsistency of the season so far. We've had five races and five different winners - the last time that happened was 1983 when Nelson Piquet (Brabham), John Watson (McLaren), Alain Prost (Renault) and Patrick Tambay (Ferrari) won the first four races and the sequence was then extended when, in the hands of Keke Rosberg, in a Williams made it five from five.
|BUEMI WINS IN PUNTA DEL ESTE• e.dams-Renault driver secures maiden victory in front of sell-out crowd|
PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY (December 13 2014) – PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY (December 13 2014) - Sebastien Buemi clinched e.dams-Renault's first win of the season in the 2014 Formula E Julius Baer Punta del Este ePrix with Nelson Piquet Jr. and championship leader Lucas di Grassi completing the podium places.
The Swiss driver fended off Jean-Eric Vergne in the final stages of the race as the Andretti driver pu....
|SARRAZIN QUICKEST IN PUNTA DEL ESTE TESTING• Venturi driver fastest at in-season test|
PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY (December 14 2014) – Venturi driver Stephane Sarrazin posted the quickest time of in-season testing at Punta del Este, narrowly edging out yesterday's race winner Sebastien Buemi.
The Frenchman set his best lap of the day in the final minutes clocking a 1:14.649s, over a tenth clear of Buemi.
Sarrazin said: 'It's been a good day after a disappointing race yesterday. We had the speed but I made a mistake and....
|MCLAREN-HONDA PREPARES FOR 2015: LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR FUTURE DOMINATIONDec 11, 2014 -- McLaren-Honda is delighted to announce its new driver lineup for 2015: Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. Kevin Magnussen will remain an important part of the team, as test and reserve driver.|
All three men will play crucial roles in re-establishing the ascendancy of one of global sport's most iconic unions, for McLaren and Honda have already formed one of the most dominant partnerships in motorsport history: Honda broke new ground in the 1980s by creating a turbocharge....
|The California T takes on Monte CarloAn exhilarating road trip through the Principality of Monaco|
Ferrari's head of development test-drivers Raffaele De Simone gives us a thrilling taste of the California T's driving prowess on the challenging streets and roads of the Principality of Monaco. He talks his viewers through the new car's performance as it tackles the Col de Turini mountain pass, one of the toughest stages on the famous Monte Carlo Rally, the legendary Tunnel and, of course, the Monaco Grand Prix's famous Loew....
|TWO iRACERS IN MAZDA CLUB RACER SHOOTOUTBedford, MA (December 1, 2014) - iRacing champions Evan Maillard and Steven Diem are among eight aspiring race drivers to qualify for the final round of the 2014 Mazda Club Racer Shootout. Maillard of Nesles La Vallée France and Diem of Honolulu, Hawaii were among the 22 drivers who qualified for the Shootout by winning the iRacing Mazda MX-5 Cup online racing series. They were subsequently selected as finalists by a panel of experts who reviewed their business presentation and videos.|
|SAM BIRD SEALS VICTORY IN PUTRAJAYA ePRIX• Virgin Racing driver wins ahead of di Grassi and Buemi|
PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA (November 22 2014): Sam Bird cruised to victory in the 2014 FIA Formula E Ycapital Management Putrajaya ePrix ahead of championship-leader Lucas di Grassi and Sebastien Buemi. The Virgin Racing driver crossed the line to pick up the full 25 points and clinch his maiden ePrix win.
Bird dedicated his win to former GP2 team-mate Jules Bianchi, who was severely injured in the Japanese Grand Prix: 'I have....
|FORMULA E, ONE DROP & PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO FOUNDATION TEAM UP FOR SUSTAINABILITYLONDON, UK (November 14 2014): Formula E, ONE DROP and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation have come together to show their commitment to sustainability with the launch of a new video campaign – available to watch here http://youtu.be/nNTyWbJAbEc.|
ONE DROP and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation are the Official International Foundation Partners for the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship, working together to raise awareness on sustainability, accelerate action and....
|SPOTLIGHT ON MACAU: VERSTAPPEN TO MAKE FINAL FORMULA 3 APPEARANCE 'POWERED BY VOLKSWAGEN'◾Max Verstappen fits Macau start around Formula One commitments|
◾Nine drivers line up at motorsport classic with Volkswagen Power
◾Volkswagen most successful engine manufacturer with eight wins
Max Verstappen (NL) will climb into the cockpit of a Formula 3 car 'powered by Volkswagen' for the final time at the Macau Grand Prix (13–16 November). The Dutchman ended his rookie season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in third place in the Drivers' Championship and has spectacularly bee....