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News - 2 September 2014

Short term planning costing Ferrari

2 September - 11:11 - Planet-F1

Ferrari Technical Director James Allison believes Scuderia's short term view in the past is to blame for their lack of strong results this season...

Massa urges brake changes

2 September - 10:19 - Planet-F1

Felipe Massa believes Williams should change its brake system if it wants to regularly be near the front of the grid...

Newey continues to work on 2015 car

2 September - 09:55 - Planet-F1

Adrian Newey has confirmed that he will continue to work with Red Bull's 2015 before starting his new role working on Red Bull Technology projects...

Alonso recommits to Ferrari

2 September - 09:32 - Planet-F1

Fernando Alonso has confirmed that he will remain at Ferrari for another season, despite McLaren's public interest and Scuderia's poor 2014...

Hamilton vows to continue fighting

2 September - 08:42 - Planet-F1

Lewis Hamilton has vowed to continue fighting for the Drivers' Championship title with Nico Rosberg, despite the German's 29-point lead after the Belgian Grand Prix last month...

Alonso: I'm staying at Ferrari

2 September - 08:18 - Sky Sports F1

Fernando Alonso has ruled out leaving Ferrari despite another year of frustration with the Scuderia and the flattery of McLaren making their interest in re-signing him public.

News - 1 September 2014

Hamilton: 'I will not give up'

1 September - 04:38 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton insists he hasn't given up on winning this year's World Championship as he seeks to cut his 29-points deficit to Nico Rosberg with victory in this weekend's Italian GP.

Honda boss: We will match Mercedes

1 September - 03:37 - Planet-F1

Honda motorsport chief Yasuhisa Arai is confident the Japanese manufacturer will be able to match fellow engine supplier Mercedes...

Mallya: Battle for fifth will remain tight

1 September - 02:45 - Planet-F1

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya believes the battle for fifth place in the Constructors' Championship will go down to the wire...

Honda to return at Jerez test

1 September - 02:12 - Sky Sports F1

Honda have confirmed they will make their F1 return at next year’s Jerez Test, which is likely to be held at the start of February.

Verstappen crashes during demo run

1 September - 12:56 - Planet-F1

Max Verstappen's first public drive since being confirmed as a Toro Rosso driver failed to go according to plan on Sunday...

Lotus expecting tough time at Monza

1 September - 10:53 - Planet-F1

Romain Grosjean concedes Lotus will have their work cut out for them at Monza, but hopes the team can lay a good platform for Singapore...

Verstappen crashes on demo run

1 September - 10:45 - Sky Sports F1

Max Verstappen’s F1 career with Toro Rosso has suffered an inauspicious start after the 16-year-old crashed the team’s car on a demonstration run in his native Holland.

Max: Merc wrong to publicly blame Rosberg

1 September - 09:07 - Planet-F1

Former FIA president Max Mosley believes Mercedes were wrong to publicly reveal that they have punished Nico Rosberg for the Spa incident...

Rosberg handed 'six-figure fine'

1 September - 08:18 - Planet-F1

Nico Rosberg was reportedly handed a "six-figure fine" by Mercedes for his role in the collision with Lewis Hamilton at Spa...

News - 31 August 2014

Mattiacci even more motivated

31 August - 12:49 - Planet-F1

Ferrari boss Marco Mattiacci says he is '100 times more motivated' to succeed in his role than when he took over from Stefano Domenicali...

Mattiacci even more motivated than before

31 August - 12:49 - Planet-F1

Ferrari boss Marco Mattiacci says he is '100 times more motivated' to succeed in his role than when he took over from Stefano Domenicali...

'Plenty to be positive about at Lotus'

31 August - 12:01 - Planet-F1

Lotus Deputy Principal Federico Gastaldi maintains that there is 'plenty to look forward to' at the Enstone team despite their trying 2014 season...

Top teams welcome Bernie back

31 August - 11:28 - Planet-F1

Red Bull and Mercedes welcomed the return of Bernie Ecclestone to the paddock after the F1 supremo's legal battle came to an end this month...

High speeds expected at Monza

31 August - 10:47 - Planet-F1

The top speeds at the Italian Grand Prix could go past the 360kph (223mph) mark, according to Lotus Technical Director Nick Chester...

Dennis: McLaren can't attract big names

31 August - 10:12 - Planet-F1

McLaren Executive Director Ron Dennis admitted that the Woking outfit isn't in a position to attract the top names in Formula One at the moment...

Bottas set for new Williams deal

31 August - 09:45 - Planet-F1

Valtteri Bottas is expected to remain at Williams for the near future as talks between the Finn and the Grove outfit over a new contract continues...

No favourites at Mercedes - Wolff

31 August - 08:48 - Planet-F1

Toto Wolff maintains that neither Nico Rosberg nor Lewis Hamilton will be favoured during the reminder of the season, as the pair battle for the Drivers' Championship title...

News - 30 August 2014

Teams preview the Italian GP

30 August - 03:30 - Planet-F1

The historic Monza circuit will host the Italian Grand Prix - the 13th round of the 2014 Championship - this week and teams look again to the race...

Hakkinen: Verstappen too young for F1

30 August - 02:03 - Planet-F1

Former World Champion Mika Hakkinen believes "there is no way" that Max Verstappen will be ready for Formula 1 next season...

Mattiacci: Kimi has arrived

30 August - 11:50 - Planet-F1

Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci believes Kimi Raikkonen is finally showing his true potential following a difficult start to the 2014 season...

Rossi: I will get my chance

30 August - 10:50 - Planet-F1

Alexander Rossi remains philosophical about his Spa disappointment, but insists he will soon get a chance to take part in a full F1 race...

The Italian GP timetable

30 August - 10:05 - Planet-F1

The Italian GP, which takes place at the Autodromo di Monza, marks the 13th round of the 2014 World Championship...

Hamilton promises to give fans clean fight

30 August - 09:02 - Planet-F1

Lewis Hamilton has vowed that his title battle with Nico Rosberg will be clean from here on in following crunch talks with Mercedes team bosses...

Hamilton contract talks on hold

30 August - 08:02 - Planet-F1

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has revealed that the team have halted contract talks with Lewis Hamilton so that they can concentrate on the title...

News - 29 August 2014

Axed Caterham staff start legal action

29 August - 03:36 - Planet-F1

It looks like the dispute between Caterham and former staff won't be settled out of court after the ex-employees started legal proceedings...

Ex-Caterham staff start legal action

29 August - 03:24 - BBC Formula One

A group of 38 Caterham workers who lost their jobs in July start unfair dismissal proceedings against the team.

Rosberg apologises again

29 August - 03:19 - Planet-F1

Nico Rosberg has done a lot of apologising recently with the German confirming he has said sorry to "Lewis Hamilton, the team and fans"...

Merc: Nico accepted responsibility

29 August - 01:20 - Planet-F1

Mercedes say "suitable disciplinary measures" have been taken after the Spa drama, but insist Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are "free to race"...

Rosberg punished for Hamilton crash

29 August - 01:07 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes discipline Nico Rosberg following his collision with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix.

Rosberg sorry for collision

29 August - 01:07 - Sky Sports F1

Nico Rosberg has accepted blame for his collision with Lewis Hamilton at the Belgian Grand Prix, Mercedes revealed on Friday.

Verstappen likens his style to Alonso's

29 August - 12:21 - Planet-F1

Max Verstappen believes his driving style is very "controlled", which he feels is similar to that of Fernando Alonso...

'Caterham charge 300,000 euro per race'

29 August - 11:08 - Planet-F1

Caterham could have another new driver at Monza next week with Spanish media claiming Roberto Merhi is in line to step into the car...

Ron: McLaren keeping an eye on top drivers

29 August - 08:35 - Planet-F1

Ron Dennis insists he is "satisfied" with Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen, but stresses McLaren "will always make efforts to hire the best drivers available"..

News - 28 August 2014

Mattiacci sets three-year plan

28 August - 04:42 - Sky Sports F1

Ferrari Team Principal Marco Mattiacci has set the target of returning the Italian marque to world title-winning ways within three years.

Exclusive:Pastor Maldonado Q&A

28 August - 04:05 - Sky Sports F1

Which driver most divides opinion the most in F1? Lewis? Sebastian? Nico must be on the list now as well. To these names add that of Pastor Maldonado, although in his case opinion doesn’t split like, say, a fork in a road. If it did, then one route would be permanently clogged with traffic.

'Stars have to be available'

28 August - 03:01 - Sky Sports F1

Ron Dennis has made clear that McLaren are “keeping an eye” on the contract movements of a “few other drivers” currently racing for rival teams as the Woking outfit continue to mull whether they stick or twist with their current line-up for 2015 and beyond.

Toro Rosso confirm two injuries

28 August - 02:06 - Planet-F1

Toro Rosso have confirmed that two workers were injured at a construction site at the Formula One team's factory in Faenza...

Webber: Mercedes no longer a team

28 August - 01:17 - Planet-F1

Mark Webber believes Mercedes no longer has drivers competing for a common goal while Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton battle for the title...

Red Bull 'keeping Merc honest'

28 August - 01:14 - Sky Sports F1

Christian Horner reckons Daniel Ricciardo will be a title contender somewhere down the line, although Red Bull’s team boss still isn’t getting too carried away about the Australian’s chances this season.

Hamilton & Rosberg not a team - Webber

28 August - 12:37 - BBC Formula One

Former F1 driver Mark Webber questions whether Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg can stay at Mercedes together.

McLaren targets Red Bull challenge

28 August - 12:16 - Planet-F1

McLaren are confident of challenging the likes of Red Bull by the time the Singapore Grand Prix takes place at the end of September...

Ferrari calls for engine freeze re-think

28 August - 11:52 - Planet-F1

Ferrari have called on the F1 authorities to consider changing the rules that prevent making mechanical changes to power units during the season...

Retirement beckons for Button

28 August - 10:23 - Planet-F1

Jenson Button admits that he may have no option but to quit Formula One if he isn't offered a new contract by McLaren...

Horner not ruling out title tilt

28 August - 09:56 - Planet-F1

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has refused to rule out a challenge for the Drivers' title after Daniel Ricciardo won the previous two races...

Mercedes comes first - Hamilton

28 August - 09:06 - Planet-F1

Lewis Hamilton admitted that he wouldn't risk Mercedes' chances of winning the title by seeking retaliation for the incident with Nico Rosberg at Spa last week...

News - 27 August 2014

'Van der Garde closing in on Sauber seat'

27 August - 03:50 - Planet-F1

Giedo van der Garde is on the verge of being confirmed as a Sauber driver for the 2015 season, according to reports...

'Mercedes must lay down the law'

27 August - 03:12 - BBC Formula One

BBC Sport's Allan McNish says Mercedes must do something after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's Belgium clash.

Mattiacci doffs his hat to Red Bull

27 August - 02:54 - Planet-F1

Team principal Marco Mattiacci believes Ferrari can learn a thing or two from Red Bull and Daniel Ricciardo this season...

'Rocky' given Bulls promotion

27 August - 02:10 - Sky Sports F1

Sebastian Vettel’s long-time race engineer Guillaume Rocquelin – who is better known in F1 circles under his nickname ‘Rocky’ – will take on a new role at Red Bull from 2015 as Head of Race Engineering.

McLaren want long-term driver plan

27 August - 01:07 - Planet-F1

McLaren have vowed to take their time over their driver line-up with Eric Boullier saying they are working on a strategy for the next few years...

Ecclestone: Greece keen on F1 race

27 August - 11:30 - Planet-F1

Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that Greece remain keen on joining the Formula One calendar...

McLaren: Drivers have to wait

27 August - 11:22 - Sky Sports F1

Eric Boullier has stressed that McLaren’s ongoing long-term planning over their driver line-up has to take priority even if their current pairing of Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen understandably feel “uncomfortable” over their 2015 plans.

Button's McLaren career uncertain

27 August - 11:16 - BBC Formula One

Jenson Button's Formula 1 career is in doubt as his team McLaren continue their pursuit of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

Raikkonen pleased with package gains

27 August - 10:35 - Planet-F1

Kimi Raikkonen has praised the progress that Ferrari have made in recent months, saying they are "getting stronger"...

Hamilton rules out revenge

27 August - 09:40 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he now faces an uphill battle to get back on terms with Nico Rosberg in their championship fight but has vowed that he “won’t take anything into my own hands” in light of the escalation in their rivalry in Belgium.

Alonso: Difficult to keep Merc drivers happy

27 August - 09:23 - Planet-F1

Fernando Alonso believes Mercedes were always going to have their hands full in terms of keeping both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg happy...

Jordan: Merc bosses are rudderless

27 August - 08:39 - Planet-F1

BBC F1 analyst Eddie Jordan believes Mercedes' team bosses are to blame for the in-fighting between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton...

VIDEO: BBC Sport's A-Z of summer: Part two

27 August - 05:29 - BBC Formula One

Watch part two of BBC Sport's A-Z of summer, featuring Usain Bolt's antics at the Commonwealth Games and Germany's superb World Cup win.

News - 26 August 2014

McLaren and Whitmarsh finally part company

26 August - 03:22 - Planet-F1

Martin Whitmarsh's gardening leave period is finally over with McLaren confirming he has left the team...

Alonso plays down Dan's title chances

26 August - 02:01 - Planet-F1

Fernando Alonso has played down Daniel Ricciardo's chances of winning the Championship, insisting Mercedes' advantage remains too big...

Vettel samples Sochi track

26 August - 01:12 - Planet-F1

Sebastian Vettel has warned that the new Sochi circuit will be a "huge challenge" for drivers later this year...

No Rosberg retaliation - Hamilton

26 August - 01:11 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says he will not take matters into his own hands after the FIA opt not to act over the Nico Rosberg crash.

Whitmarsh leaves McLaren position

26 August - 12:03 - BBC Formula One

Martin Whitmarsh leaves his role as team principal at McLaren after 24 years working for the Formula 1 team.

Button: Lewis' bad luck astonishing

26 August - 11:52 - Planet-F1

Lewis Hamilton has received some support from his former team-mate Jenson Button with the McLaren driver admitting he is feeling sorry for him...

Whitmarsh leaves McLaren

26 August - 11:51 - Sky Sports F1

McLaren have confirmed that former Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh has finally left the company.

Rosberg won't face FIA action

26 August - 10:27 - Planet-F1

The FIA has confirmed that the Nico Rosberg-Lewis Hamilton collision at Spa is a closed case...

Horner lauds title contender Ricciardo

26 August - 09:43 - Planet-F1

Daniel Ricciardo vowed to pounce on any Mercedes mistakes at Spa and that's exactly what the "calm and in control" Australian did...

Button: Nico was unbelievable

26 August - 08:34 - Sky Sports F1

Jenson Button has described Nico Rosberg’s botched – and highly controversial – attempt to overtake Lewis Hamilton on the second lap of the Belgian GP as "unbelievable".

Rosberg disagrees with Hamilton's views

26 August - 08:27 - Planet-F1

Not for the first time this season, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have agreed to disagree with the latest difference of opinion coming after the Spa drama...

Mercedes row good for F1 - Coulthard

26 August - 06:19 - BBC Formula One

David Coulthard says the controversy over the collision between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg is gold dust for F1.

VIDEO: BBC Sport's A-Z of summer: Part one

26 August - 06:06 - BBC Formula One

Watch part one of BBC Sport's A-Z of summer 2014, featuring James Rodriguez's magical World Cup and Rory McIlroy's back-to-back major victories.