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News - 22 October 2014

Caterham bosses in quit threat

22 October - 09:13 - Sky Sports F1

Caterham’s Formula 1 future has been plunged into fresh doubt with the team’s new management threatening to pull the plug on their involvement after claiming Tony Fernandes still hasn’t transferred his shares to them.

Caterham F1 future in fresh doubt

22 October - 08:50 - BBC Formula One

More doubt is cast on the future of Caterham as their new owners threaten to quit the team in a row with ex-owner Tony Fernandes.

Mattiacci: Kimi increasing his speed

22 October - 02:48 - Planet-F1

Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci insists not too much should be read into Kimi Raikkonen's recent results, insisting he is improving...

Wolff added to RoC line-up

22 October - 02:14 - Planet-F1

Susie Wolff will create history later this year when she becomes the first female to compete in the Race of Champions...

Prost: Merc beatable in 2015

22 October - 01:36 - Planet-F1

Former World Champion Alain Prost believes it's not beyond the realms of possibility that Mercedes could be knocked off the top next year...

Michael to leave McLaren

22 October - 12:45 - Planet-F1

Sporting director Sam Michael is to leave McLaren at the end of the 2014 season, having handed in his notice in March...

Sam Michael to leave McLaren

22 October - 12:21 - Sky Sports F1

McLaren Sporting Director Sam Michael will leave the team at the end of the season after resigning earlier in the year.

Formula 1 gossip column

22 October - 12:16 - BBC Formula One

A selection of gossip and stories from around F1

Perez closing in on new Force India deal

22 October - 11:39 - Planet-F1

Sergio Perez believes his 2015 race seat at Force India will be confirmed "in the next week or so"...

McLaren's Michael set to leave

22 October - 11:37 - BBC Formula One

McLaren sporting director Sam Michael is to leave, but the team deny their technical director and chief operating officer will also depart.

Mattiacci: Unfreeze needed

22 October - 10:27 - Sky Sports F1

Ferrari boss Marco Mattiacci has argued that F1’s struggling smaller teams would also benefit from a relaxation of the sport’s in-season engine development rules, as the non-Mercedes runners continue to push for an ‘unfreeze’ for 2015.

Administrator lays claim to Caterham cars

22 October - 10:19 - Planet-F1

Caterham's woes continue with an administrator saying he won't allow the team's cars to leave the factory until "an acceptable agreement" is reached...

Weber warns Vettel of Ferrari pressures

22 October - 09:18 - Planet-F1

Willi Weber, a man who knows a thing or two about the demands a driver faces at Ferrari, has warned Seb Vettel about the pressures at Maranello...

JEV: I'm a more complete driver now

22 October - 08:17 - Planet-F1

Jean-Eric Vergne concedes that Daniel Ricciardo had the mental edge over him last year, but he feels he has proved himself this year...

Can British biker girl reach MotoGP?

22 October - 06:17 - BBC Formula One

Meet the 18-year-old Brit girl beating the boys - and challenging notions of what women could achieve in motorcyling's elite.

News - 21 October 2014

F1 carmaker goes into administration

21 October - 06:01 - BBC Formula One

Administrator holds "positive discussions" with Caterham F1 team boss Manfredi Ravetto to see whether company could continue.

Perez confident of 2015 seat

21 October - 05:28 - Sky Sports F1

Sergio Perez is confident he will able to announce his 2015 plans within the next week as he looks to remain with Force India for a second season.

Caterham: Future not under threat

21 October - 03:19 - Planet-F1

Caterham insist its immediate future is not under threat after Caterham Sports Limited (CSL) went into administration...

Three Silverstone bosses suspended

21 October - 03:05 - BBC Formula One

Silverstone managing director Richard Phillips and two other senior executives have been suspended.

Marussia vow to defend P9 for Jules

21 October - 02:50 - Planet-F1

Marussia have promised that they will keep pushing hard until the end of the season as they "owe it" to Jules Bianchi to finish ninth...

Three Silverstone executives suspended

21 October - 01:39 - Planet-F1

Three Silverstone executives have been suspended, but the BRDC insists it has nothing to do with the ongoing restructuring process...

Sainz Jr: My dream is to drive for STR

21 October - 12:41 - Planet-F1

Carlos Sainz Jr believes he has done everything he can to earn a race seat at Toro Rosso, but he is ready to play the waiting game...

BRDC takes Silverstone control

21 October - 12:35 - Sky Sports F1

There has been major upheaval at Silverstone with three senior staff suspended and the British Racing Drivers’ Club taking a more hands-on role in the circuit's operation.

Moscow meets F1 standards

21 October - 12:06 - Sky Sports F1

Moscow Raceway has had its licence upgraded to an FIA Grade 1 meaning it can now host a Formula 1 grand prix.

Caterham dismiss future reports

21 October - 11:02 - Sky Sports F1

Caterham have dismissed reports that Caterham Sports Limited (CSL) entering administration will impact the future of the Formula 1 team.

Grosjean: Lotus not a bad place for 2015

21 October - 10:37 - Planet-F1

Romain Grosjean concedes Lotus are unlikely to challenge for titles next year, but he feels it won't be a bad place to be following changes...

Max: Mental strength bulls**t

21 October - 09:32 - Planet-F1

Max Verstappen believes too much emphasis is being put on mental strength in Formula 1, saying he "finds it a bit bulls**t"...

FIA confirms panel for Bianchi probe

21 October - 08:11 - Planet-F1

The FIA has announced a 10-person panel, including Ross Brawn and Stefano Domenicali, which will investigate Jules Bianchi's accident at Suzuka...

VIDEO: Ricciardo, Red Bull & the animal within

21 October - 06:18 - BBC Formula One

Daniel Ricciardo heads out on a mountain bike with BBC F1 pit-lane reporter Tom Clarkson to talk about his first season at Red Bull.

News - 20 October 2014

Is Kobayashi-Caterham trust broken?

20 October - 07:29 - BBC Formula One

The relationship between Kamui Kobayashi and his Caterham team suffered a breakdown of trust in Russia, says Andrew Benson.

FIA Accident Panel revealed

20 October - 06:26 - Sky Sports F1

The FIA have revealed the composition of a new Accident Panel which will carry out a full review of Jules Bianchi’s accident at the Japanese GP.

Brawn included on FIA accident panel

20 October - 05:34 - BBC Formula One

Ex-team chiefs Ross Brawn and Stefano Domenicali join an FIA accident panel set up to investigate Jules Bianchi's crash.

Tilke: Sochi circuit fine as it is

20 October - 03:21 - Planet-F1

Hermann Tilke believes the Sochi track doesn't need changes ahead of the 2015 season despite a less than spectacular inaugural Russian GP...

Kobayashi's Caterham safety 'scare'

20 October - 02:58 - BBC Formula One

Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being "seriously troubled" by the prospect of driving his Caterham during the Russian GP weekend.

Kubica: Dreams of F1 return

20 October - 02:01 - Planet-F1

Robert Kubica remains cautious about his chances of returning to F1, but that doesn't mean it can't become a reality through "some luck"...

Todt: We should never relax on safety

20 October - 12:27 - Planet-F1

The past few weeks have been emotionally taxing for Jean Todt as two Formula 1 drivers continue their battles with serious head injuries...

Kaltenborn: F1 needs diversity

20 October - 11:15 - Planet-F1

Sauber's Monisha Kaltenborn has warned that Formula 1 needs be "very careful" about changing to three-car teams as the sport needs variety...

Force India confirm Hulkenberg for 2015

20 October - 10:17 - Planet-F1

Nico Hulkenberg's Force India future has been secured with the team confirming the German for the 2015 season...

Force India retain Hulkenberg

20 October - 10:16 - Sky Sports F1

Force India have confirmed Nico Hulkenberg will remain with the team in 2015, describing the German as “one of the most exciting drivers on the Formula 1 grid.”

Hulkenberg stays with Force India

20 October - 09:52 - BBC Formula One

Nico Hulkenberg will continue to race for Force India next year, but no announcement has yet been made about Sergio Perez.

Andretti: Vettel will prove people wrong

20 October - 09:14 - Planet-F1

Mario Andretti believes Sebastian Vettel has what it takes to turn Ferrari's fortunes around and prove that he's not a "one-dimensional driver"...

Wittmann handed STR test

20 October - 08:17 - Planet-F1

Marco Wittmann's DTM Championship success with BMW has earned him a Formula 1 test with Toro Rosso...

News - 19 October 2014

F1 return would be a dream - Kubica

19 October - 11:57 - BBC Formula One

Robert Kubica is considering more surgery on his injured hand this winter as he continues hope of a comeback to F1.

'Major upgrade' for McLaren

19 October - 11:35 - Planet-F1

Despite only three races remaining, McLaren will introduce a "major upgrade" before the end of this season as it will carry over to next year...

'Ferrari need engine cost calculator'

19 October - 09:03 - Planet-F1

Toto Wolff has rubbished Ferrari's claims that unfreezing engine development won't push up the cost of Formula 1 engines...

Force India waiting on Ferrari line-up

19 October - 07:04 - Planet-F1

Force India won't confirm their 2015 line-up until after Ferrari as uncertainty over the latter's drivers could yet affect Nico Hulkenberg...

'Ricciardo is up to the challenge'

19 October - 05:44 - Planet-F1

Dietrich Mateschitz is confident Red Bull won't suffer as a result of Seb Vettel leaving as in Daniel Ricciardo they have a driver to "fill these shoes"...

News - 18 October 2014

Merc hit by 'multiple tsunamis'

18 October - 12:34 - Planet-F1

Toto Wolff concedes being the team to beat has seen Mercedes targetted by rivals and labelled as the bad guys in the engine debate...

Prost: Shift in Merc dynamics

18 October - 11:21 - Planet-F1

In the run in to the World title, Alain Prost believes Lewis Hamilton holds the advantage at Mercedes and has since the fall-out from Spa...

Bernie in talks over Las Vegas GP

18 October - 09:03 - Planet-F1

Formula 1 could add Las Vegas to its list of high-profile street races as Bernie Ecclestone has opened talks...

Ricciardo made Bulls his 'playground'

18 October - 07:25 - Planet-F1

Stepping into a team alongside a four-time Champ, Daniel Ricciardo says he refused to be awed and made Red Bull his "playground"...

Horner: F1 needs healthy competition

18 October - 06:45 - Planet-F1

As the debate over lifting F1's engine freeze continues to rumble, Christian Horner says a more level playing is needed for the "fans"...

Button 'open' to endurance switch

18 October - 05:13 - Planet-F1

Jenson Button is prepared to move to the World Endurance Championship next year if he fails to get a seat at one of the top teams in F1...

News - 17 October 2014

Status GP expand into GP2

17 October - 02:20 - Sky Sports F1

Status Grand Prix will expand into GP2 in 2015 after completing the purchase of Caterham Racing and their entry.

Pirelli makes Brazil U-turn

17 October - 02:09 - Planet-F1

Pirelli has decided to change the compound choice for the Brazilian GP following complaints from drivers...

Softer tyres for Brazil

17 October - 12:19 - Sky Sports F1

Pirelli have altered their tyre choices for next month's Brazilian Grand Prix by moving to a softer allocation following criticism from some drivers.

Button may swap F1 for endurance bid

17 October - 12:18 - BBC Formula One

Britain's Jenson Button may switch to the world endurance championship unless he lands a competitive seat in F1 for 2015.

Sauber test runs for Fong and Nissany

17 October - 12:11 - Planet-F1

Adderly Fong and Roy Nissany will get their first taste of F1 action next week after Sauber announced they will test a two-year-old car...

Sauber to test F1 novices

17 October - 11:51 - Sky Sports F1

Sauber will hand Formula 1 test debuts to teenager Roy Nissany and former GP3 driver Adderly Fong in a two-year-old car in Valencia next week.

'Fernando has been out-manoeuvred'

17 October - 11:12 - Planet-F1

David Coulthard says Fernando Alonso may have lost some leverage in negotiations with McLaren, adding that Merc in 2016 doesn't look likely...

Kimi could continue into 2016

17 October - 10:13 - Sky Sports F1

Kimi Raikkonen has opened the door to staying at Ferrari and prolonging his Formula 1 career into 2016.

Dan aims to get Bulls 'back to the top'

17 October - 10:04 - Planet-F1

Daniel Ricciardo feels not much will change between this year and the next, he'll just have more experience with the Red Bull team...

Kimi could continue for two years

17 October - 08:34 - Planet-F1

Kimi Raikkonen could spend two seasons with good friend Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari, revealing he has a deal for next year and "probably" one more...

Bernie: Putin's a first-class person

17 October - 06:53 - Planet-F1

Bernie Ecclestone has done it again; this time saying Vladimir Putin could "control Europe or America" if he wasn't so busy...

Merc duo won't 'change the approach'

17 October - 05:11 - Planet-F1

Toto Wolff has urged his drivers not to change their approach just because the team has wrapped up the Constructors' Championship...

News - 16 October 2014

Pirelli open to Brazil tyre change

16 October - 02:27 - Planet-F1

Pirelli's Paul Hembery admits they could alter their tyre selection for the Brazilian GP, but says it has nothing to do with Felipe Massa's complaints...

'Engine unfreeze could be futile exercise'

16 October - 01:52 - Planet-F1

Williams head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley has warned that relaxing the engine freeze rules could turn into a futile exercise...

Marchionne: We've got some ass to kick

16 October - 12:47 - Planet-F1

New Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne has vowed to go all out to return to the front as they have "nothing to lose"...

Hamilton calls for improved wet tyres

16 October - 10:47 - Planet-F1

Lewis Hamilton has urged Pirelli to improve their wet-weather tyres so that they not only clear more water but are also faster...

VIDEO: Alonso's highs & lows at Ferrari

16 October - 10:20 - BBC Formula One

BBC Sport looks at some of the the highs and lows from Fernando Alonso's five-year spell at Ferrari.

Berger questions Vettel's Ferrari move

16 October - 09:56 - Planet-F1

Gerhard Berger puts Seb Vettel's chances of winning a title with Ferrari at "50:50" given that Fernando Alonso - "one of the best" - couldn't do it...

Caterham 'surprised' by Kamui comment

16 October - 08:15 - Planet-F1

Manfredi Ravetto "cannot understand" why Kamui Kobayashi said he was told to park his CT05 in Russia when there being "nothing wrong"...

Caterham 'surprised' by Kamui's comments

16 October - 08:15 - Planet-F1

Manfredi Ravetto "cannot understand" why Kamui Kobayashi said he was told to park his CT05 in Russia when there being "nothing wrong"...

Merc won't back down on freeze

16 October - 07:01 - Planet-F1

Mercedes are standing firm over a plan to block any attempt by their rivals to relax the engine freeze rules...

Ferrari 'myth' drew Vettel in

16 October - 06:22 - Planet-F1

Helmut Marko says Red Bull lost Sebastian Vettel to the "myth" of Ferrari even though "much of it is about illusions"...

Hamilton wants better wet tyres

16 October - 06:01 - BBC Formula One

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel call for better wet-weather tyres to reduce the danger of racing in the rain.

Di Montezemolo: Alonso is leaving

16 October - 04:43 - Planet-F1

Jumping the gun on a big announcement, Luca di Montezemolo has told an Italian TV station that Fernando Alonso is definitely leaving...

News - 15 October 2014

Di Montezemolo: Alonso leaving

15 October - 11:41 - Sky Sports F1

Former president Luca di Montezemolo appears to have confirmed Fernando Alonso’s departure from Ferrari after admitting the driver wants "another environment".

Alonso is leaving - Di Montezemolo

15 October - 09:06 - BBC Formula One

Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of this season, the company's outgoing president Luca Di Montezemolo confirms.

'Buddha-like Hamilton looks on top'

15 October - 05:20 - BBC Formula One

It is not a question of Lewis Hamilton "deserving" the world title, but after nine wins he exudes calmness, says David Coulthard.

Rosberg only looking at standings

15 October - 04:43 - Planet-F1

Nico Rosberg insists he's not worried about how many race victories he ends up this year as long as he wins the title...

Caterham deny Kobayashi claims

15 October - 04:32 - BBC Formula One

Caterham deny Kamui Kobayashi's claim that they told him to retire from the Russian Grand Prix to save the car.

McLaren eye 'experience and eagerness'

15 October - 03:34 - Planet-F1

McLaren remain undecided about their 2015 driver line-up but Eric Boullier says they want a "mix of experience and eagerness"...

Boullier defends McLaren delay

15 October - 02:56 - Sky Sports F1

Eric Boullier has defended McLaren’s delay in deciding on their driver line-up for 2015, insisting they have to make the right call for the long-term success of the team.

Lewis not thinking about double points

15 October - 01:09 - Planet-F1

Lewis Hamilton insists he is not stressing about the fact that he could lose the title due to the double-points finish in Abu Dhabi...

F1 will always be dangerous - Kubica

15 October - 12:41 - BBC Formula One

Ex-F1 driver Robert Kubica says Jules Bianchi's Japanese GP crash is a stark reminder the sport will never be 100% safe.

Kamui's claim baffles Caterham

15 October - 11:57 - Sky Sports F1

Caterham team boss Manfredi Ravetto has said he “cannot understand” Kamui Kobayashi’s comments implying that nothing was wrong with his car after retiring in the Russian GP and insisted the team stopped his CT05 purely on safety grounds.

Alonso plays down talk of sabbatical

15 October - 11:46 - Planet-F1

Fernando Alonso remains coy over his Formula 1 future, but says the chances of him not being on the grid next year are very slim...

No early Ferrari test for Vettel

15 October - 10:35 - Planet-F1

Seb Vettel won't be allowed to drive for Ferrari in the Abu Dhabi test with Dietrich Mateschitz saying they won't release him early from his contract...

Massa: Brazil tyre choices dangerous

15 October - 09:29 - Planet-F1

Felipe Massa has labelled Pirelli's tyre choices for the Brazilian Grand Prix as "very dangerous"...

VIDEO: Kevin Magnussen: F1's rising star

15 October - 08:37 - BBC Formula One

Lee McKenzie visits McLaren's Kevin Magnussen in his homeland Denmark where he is fast becoming his country's most famous sports star.

Bianchi 'facing challenging' situation

15 October - 08:36 - Planet-F1

Jules Bianchi's "situation remains challenging" following his accident at Suzuka, according to his Marussia team...

Marussia 'angered' by Bianchi reports

15 October - 08:06 - Planet-F1

Marussia have expressed their outrage at reports suggesting that Jules Bianchi failed to slow down in the moments before he crashed at Suzuka...

Marussia deny Bianchi reports

15 October - 07:23 - Sky Sports F1

Marussia have furiously denied media reports that the team and Jules Bianchi flouted regulations moments before his life-threatening accident at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Bianchi reports 'anger' Marussia

15 October - 07:03 - BBC Formula One

Marussia are "shocked" by reports suggesting Jules Bianchi did not slow down under caution flags at the Japanese GP.

Mercedes to block engine rule change

15 October - 06:17 - BBC Formula One

New world champions Mercedes say they will block any move to relax the rule restricting in-season engine development.