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News - 25 October 2014

British greats remember Brabham

25 October - 11:43 - Planet-F1

Some of British greats including Jackie Stewart and John Surtees gathered at Silverstone to pay tribute to Jack Brabham...

Marussia & Caterham 'to miss' US GP

25 October - 10:43 - BBC Formula One

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says both Marussia and Caterham will miss next weekend's US Grand Prix.

Marussia and Caterham out of US GP

25 October - 10:38 - Planet-F1

Following on from reports that Marussia are living "hand to mouth", Bernie Ecclestone has revealed the team will miss the United States GP...

Grosjean on 'pole' for Lotus seat

25 October - 10:20 - Planet-F1

Lotus believe it is only a matter of time before they announce that Romain Grosjean has committed his future to the team...

Marussia to also miss US GP

25 October - 10:19 - Sky Sports F1

The struggling Caterham and Marussia F1 teams will both miss next week's US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has announced.

Button 'not fearful' of Alonso

25 October - 08:50 - Planet-F1

Jenson Button says he would have no problem partnering Fernando Alonso as "nothing scares" him about going head-to-head with a Champ...

Drivers taking liberties - Stewart

25 October - 08:47 - BBC Formula One

Sir Jackie Stewart says the Jules Bianchi crash is a reminder to Formula 1 drivers that they are not 'bulletproof'.

Marussia living 'hand to mouth'

25 October - 07:28 - Planet-F1

Caterham is not the only F1 team in financial trouble with a report is Germany claiming that Marussia are living "hand to mouth"...

News - 24 October 2014

Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'

24 October - 07:57 - BBC Formula One

A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.

Caterham permitted to skip US, Brazil

24 October - 06:32 - Planet-F1

Caterham have been granted special dispensation by Bernie Ecclestone to skip both the United States and the Brazilian grands prix...

Caterham 'allowed' to miss two GPs

24 October - 06:11 - BBC Formula One

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will allow Caterham to miss the next two Formula 1 grands prix to focus on finding a buyer.

Caterham excused US, Brazilian GPs

24 October - 05:45 - Sky Sports F1

Caterham have been given permission to miss the upcoming two races in Austin and Brazil while a buyer is sought for the cash-strapped team.

Formula 1 gossip column

24 October - 01:55 - BBC Formula One

A selection of gossip and stories from around F1

Caterham hand over to administrators

24 October - 01:33 - BBC Formula One

Administators cast further doubt on Caterham's participation in the US Grand Prix after taking control of the team.

Sauber youngsters 'very happy'

24 October - 01:08 - Planet-F1

Adderly Fong and Roy Nissany had an "amazing" time as they made their F1 debuts with Sauber at Valencia this week...

Caterham enter administration

24 October - 12:46 - Sky Sports F1

Administrators have taken full management control of Caterham, it was announced on Friday, as they seek new owners for the beleaguered outfit.

Administrator takes control at Caterham

24 October - 12:19 - Planet-F1

In the latest chapter of the Caterham saga, the running of the F1 team has been handed over to administrators...

Kolles admits uncertain future

24 October - 10:03 - Planet-F1

Whether Caterham race in next weekend's United States GP is up to the administrators, that's according to Colin Kolles...

Caterham: Administrator 'reaching out'

24 October - 09:35 - Sky Sports F1

The administrator handed responsibility for the Caterham F1 team has said he is doing all he can to ensure their survival.

Ocon 'really enjoyed' F1 debut

24 October - 08:52 - Planet-F1

Esteban Ocon says driving an F1 car for the first time was "faster" than expected having put in the laps in a Lotus E20...

Ecclestone 'trying to help' Caterham

24 October - 07:21 - Planet-F1

Bernie Ecclestone is keen to find a solution to the Caterham crisis, saying he would "rather not lose" any of the teams...

Blame game rumbles on at Caterham

24 October - 05:08 - Planet-F1

Caterham's chances of making the grid in Austin are looking slim amid a legal dispute between the new owners and Tony Fernandes...

News - 23 October 2014

Caterham could miss United States GP

23 October - 04:52 - BBC Formula One

Bosses of the Caterham F1 admit they will struggle to race in the USA next weekend if they cannot resolve a dispute with administrators.

Fernandes slams Caterham buyer

23 October - 04:11 - Sky Sports F1

Caterham F1 founder Tony Fernandes has hit back at claims made by the operators of the Leafield team over the sale of the outfit, with the Malaysian insisting they have “failed to comply with any of the conditions in the agreement”.

Haas: Survival first target

23 October - 02:50 - Sky Sports F1

American businessman Gene Haas has admitted that simply “surviving” in F1 has to be his new team’s primary objective for their first five years on the grid when they make their debut in 2016.

Force India want to avoid 'engine war'

23 October - 01:30 - Planet-F1

Force India have weighed in on the ongoing engine freeze debate, saying they do not want an engine war that pushes up the price...

Caterham F1 site staff locked out

23 October - 11:26 - BBC Formula One

Staff working at the Caterham F1 team site in Oxfordshire have been locked out of the firm's premises, the administrator confirms to the BBC.

Haas: First aim is to survive

23 October - 11:01 - Planet-F1

Gene Haas says his initial goal in F1 is to survive the first "five years" after which he hopes to launch an attack on the midfield teams...

Ecclestone steps in to Caterham row

23 October - 10:45 - BBC Formula One

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is hoping to resolve the dispute threatening the future of the Caterham team.

Doors shut at Caterham factory

23 October - 10:29 - Planet-F1

Caterham's saga hit a low point on Thursday as employees found the doors to the factory shut by a legal administrator...

Injured Schumacher makes 'progress'

23 October - 10:26 - BBC Formula One

A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his brain injury says the F1 champion has made "some progress".

Doc: Schumi could recover in time

23 October - 09:57 - Planet-F1

A doctor treating Michael Schumacher says he has "hope" that the German could recover within three years...

Lotus 'don't expect' line-up changes

23 October - 08:36 - Planet-F1

Lotus are confident they will retain Romain Grosjean alongside Pastor Maldonado for next year's Championship...

Fernandes hits back at 'garbage' claims

23 October - 06:01 - Planet-F1

As the spat between Caterham's owners and Tony Fernandes continues, the latter has said if "you buy something you should pay for it"...

Fernandes hits back at 'rubbish' claims

23 October - 06:01 - Planet-F1

As the spat between Caterham's owners and Tony Fernandes continues, the latter has said if "you buy something you should pay for it"...

Caterham bosses threatens to quit

23 October - 04:49 - Planet-F1

Caterham's new owners could walk away from F1 and take legal action against Tony Fernandes, claiming he has not transferred his shares...

News - 22 October 2014

Caterham future in doubt

22 October - 09:13 - Sky Sports F1

Caterham’s Formula 1 future has been plunged into serious doubt with the team’s new management threatening to pull the plug on their involvement amid the onset of a bitter ownership row with founder Tony Fernandes.

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.

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 claims 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...

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"...