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News - 21 August 2014

VIDEO: Hamilton 'not ready for F1 at 17'

21 August - 07:16 - BBC Formula One

Formula 1 drivers give their thoughts on 16-year-old Max Verstappen driving for Torro Rosso next season.

Rosberg learns lesson from Hungary

21 August - 06:10 - BBC Formula One

Nico Rosberg has "learned" from the controversy over team orders with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the last race.

Lotterer: Not much to lose

21 August - 06:01 - Planet-F1

Andre Lotterer has warned against expecting too much as he tackles his first Formula 1 grands prix with Marussia...

Thursday's FIA press conference

21 August - 05:34 - Planet-F1

Felipe Massa, Nico Rosberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grosjean, Jules Bianchi and Daniil Kvyat faced the media in Belgium...

Verstappen move is a risk - drivers

21 August - 05:19 - BBC Formula One

Formula 1 drivers question Red Bull's decision to pick 16-year-old Max Verstappen to drive for Toro Rosso next year.

Chilton 'volunteered' to sell his seat

21 August - 05:15 - Planet-F1

Max Chilton voluntarily stepped down from his Marussia race-seat for Spa to give the team the chance to raise some much-needed cash...

Now Rossi will race for Marussia

21 August - 04:14 - Planet-F1

Following on from Caterham announcing Andre Lotterer for Spa, Marussia have now also swapped a driver with Alexander Rossi coming in...

Rosberg warns of lessons learned

21 August - 04:02 - Planet-F1

Nico Rosberg has revealed he learned "various things" from Mercedes' latest team order row that he intends adapting for the future...

Chilton 'steps aside' for Belgian GP

21 August - 03:50 - BBC Formula One

Briton Max Chilton is replaced at Marussia by reserve driver Alexander Rossi for this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.

Alonso: Let's first see how Max does

21 August - 03:11 - Planet-F1

Fernando Alonso believes there is no one rule fits all and that Max Verstappen, even at 17, could be ready for Formula 1...

Perez 'should be sorted for next year'

21 August - 02:06 - Planet-F1

Sergio Perez says his future will be sorted in the "next couple of weeks" and expects he will remain with Force India...

VIDEO: Hamilton v Rosberg - the battle so far

21 August - 11:00 - BBC Formula One

BBC Sport takes a look at the championship battle between Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, as the pair have dominated the 2014 F1 season so far.

Who will win the F1 championship?

21 August - 10:08 - BBC Formula One

Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg? Former F1 champions Nigel Mansell and Jody Scheckter fail to agree on this year's winner.

Lewis out to 'recreate best moments'

21 August - 09:46 - Planet-F1

Having avoided disaster at the previous race in Hungary, Lewis Hamilton is hoping that's a sign that his luck has changed...

Ferrari duo working 'together'

21 August - 08:02 - Planet-F1

Ferrari's driver are determined to bounce back with Fernando Alonso revealing he and Kimi are "constantly making suggestions" to help...

Grosjean keeping his options open

21 August - 07:02 - Planet-F1

The summer break may be over but Romain Grosjean is no closer to deciding his future in Formula 1...

Magnussen: McLaren still some way off

21 August - 06:41 - Planet-F1

Although Kevin Magnussen concedes McLaren are not where they want to be, the Danish driver is convinced they are moving in the right direction...

VIDEO: Murray Walker picks his 2014 champion

21 August - 05:26 - BBC Formula One

Formula 1 commentary legend Murray Walker gives his thoughts on who will be the 2014 Formula 1 world champion.

Belgian GP press conf schedule

21 August - 04:34 - Planet-F1

Championship leader Nico Rosberg will join double race winner Daniel Ricciardo as the headline act in Thursday's press conference...

News - 20 August 2014

Sochi is ready - Whiting

20 August - 02:25 - Planet-F1

FIA race director Charlie Whiting has given the go-ahead for the Sochi Autodrom to be granted a F1 license...

Caterham confirm Lotterer's Spa drive

20 August - 12:23 - Planet-F1

Caterham have announced that Andre Lotterer will race in Belgium this weekend, replacing Kamui Kobayashi...

Lotterer to race for Caterham at Spa

20 August - 12:13 - BBC Formula One

Andre Lotterer, a three-time Le Mans winner with Audi, will make his grand prix debut for Caterham at Spa this weekend.

'Senior drivers won't like Max's debut'

20 August - 11:21 - Planet-F1

Max Verstappen may find the reception a little chilly when he enters F1, according to former McLaren assistant team manager Tony Jardine...

Rosberg: Every single point counts

20 August - 10:50 - Planet-F1

As he battles his team-mate Lewis Hamilton for the World title, Nico Rosberg concedes that "every last point will be crucial"...

Raikkonen looking for 2009 Spa repeat

20 August - 09:34 - Planet-F1

Kimi Raikkonen is hoping this year's Belgian GP will prove to be a high point in his season as it was the last time he raced a Ferrari at Spa...

Bottas 'aiming for good result' at Spa

20 August - 08:03 - Planet-F1

Valtteri Bottas has reiterated his belief that Williams could be on course for a great result this weekend in Belgium...

Marko defends Verstappen signing

20 August - 07:23 - Planet-F1

Helmut Marko has denied that signing Max Verstappen is a risk, adamant that the 16-year-old has all the makings of an "absolute champion"...

'One lap of Spa is like 20 at any other track'

20 August - 05:39 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg resume their title battle at Belgium's Spa Francorchamps circuit.

News - 19 August 2014

Exclusive: Max Verstappen Q&A

19 August - 03:30 - Sky Sports F1

New Toro Rosso recruit Max Verstappen spoke exclusively to Sky Sports News HQ about his goals for 2015 when he will become the youngest driver in F1 history.

Jos Verstappen: Max is ready for F1

19 August - 03:22 - Planet-F1

Jos Verstappen, father of F1's latest recruit Max, insists his son can make the step up, saying he is able to "adapt and learn tremendously fast"...

Caterham link with F4 team

19 August - 12:37 - Sky Sports F1

Caterham have appointed BRDC F4 squad Sean Walkinshaw Racing as their new driver development team.

Lewis: Title fight a bit like poker

19 August - 12:34 - Planet-F1

Lewis Hamilton believes his battle with team-mate Nico Rosberg for this year's Championship is a lot more intense than his previous title fights...

VIDEO: F1 suits me - Verstappen, 16

19 August - 12:20 - BBC Formula One

Sixteen year-old Max Verstappen says the speed of F1 suits him as he prepares to become the youngest driver in the sport's history.

Vergne 'already working for 2015'

19 August - 11:29 - Planet-F1

Jean-Eric Vergne has praised Toro Rosso for being a "good school", but insists he still has "a lot to show in F1"...

'Fight more intense than 2008'

19 August - 10:49 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton feels this year’s Drivers’ Championship fight with Nico Rosberg is even more intense than his title winning campaign in 2008.

Lotterer to get Caterham drive?

19 August - 10:12 - Planet-F1

German Le Mans racing driver Andre Lotterer is rumoured to be on the verge of making his F1 debut with reports claiming he will drive for Caterham...

VIDEO: Close call for Verstappen's dad

19 August - 10:06 - BBC Formula One

Jos Verstappen's Benetton catches fire during during a pit stop at the 1994 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.

Verstappen, 16, handed Formula 1 drive

19 August - 10:01 - BBC Formula One

Max Verstappen, 16, will become the youngest Formula 1 driver in history as Toro Rosso confirm he will join next season.

McLaren 'positive and refreshed'

19 August - 09:35 - Planet-F1

McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier sees no reason why the team can't be optimistic about their chances at Spa after putting in the hard yards...

Toro Rosso confirm Verstappen and Kvyat

19 August - 08:18 - Planet-F1

Toro Rosso will have one of the youngest driver line-ups in 2015 after the team confirmed Max Verstappen will partner Daniil Kvyat...

VIDEO: Murray Walker's mid-season recap

19 August - 06:56 - BBC Formula One

Formula 1 commentary legend Murray Walker gives his thoughts on who has performed well and who has struggled in the 2014 season so far.

News - 18 August 2014

Verstappen makes F1 history

18 August - 08:34 - Sky Sports F1

Max Verstappen will replace Jean-Eric Vergne at Toro Rosso from the start of next season, it was revealed on Monday, making him the youngest driver in F1 history.

'Force India up for the fight'

18 August - 02:07 - Planet-F1

As the second part of this season gets underway at Spa, Nico Hulkenberg acknowledges that there is "a lot of stake" for Force India...

Key unhappy with 'pathetic' points haul

18 August - 01:15 - Planet-F1

James Key believes Toro Rosso should be disappointed by their "pathetic handful of points", saying the reliability is "simply not good enough"...

Marmorini hits out at Ferrari

18 August - 11:10 - Planet-F1

Axed Ferrari engine boss Luca Marmorini has hit out the Scuderia, revealing he met Marco Mattiacci twice - once to say hi and then to say bye...

Sutil: Drivers to lift through Eau Rouge

18 August - 10:18 - Planet-F1

Adrian Sutil fears this season the F1 drivers won't be able to tackle Eau Rouge flat out due to the nature of the 2014 cars...

Teams preview the Belgian GP

18 August - 10:00 - Planet-F1

The Formula 1 drivers look ahead to the Belgian Grand Prix, which takes place at the much-loved Spa-Francorchamps circuit...

Alonso: Schumi was my strongest rival

18 August - 08:05 - Planet-F1

Despite finishing runner-up to Sebastian Vettel three times, Fernando Alonso rates Michael Schumacher as the strongest rival he has faced in F1...

The Belgian GP timetable

18 August - 06:11 - Planet-F1

The Belgian GP, which takes place at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, marks the 12th round of the 2014 World Championship...

Q&A with Nick Chester

18 August - 05:38 - Planet-F1

Lotus will be heading to Belgium with several updates for the E22, revealed technical director Nick Chester...

News - 17 August 2014

VIDEO: Biggest crashes of the season so far

17 August - 06:09 - BBC Formula One

BBC Sport takes a look back at some of the biggest and most spectacular crashes of the 2014 Formula 1 season so far.

VIDEO: Best battles of the season so far

17 August - 06:08 - BBC Formula One

BBC Sport takes a look back at some of the fiercest driver battles of the 2014 Formula 1 season so far, including Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton's epic battle in Bahrain.

VIDEO: Sensational Spa: Belgium F1 preview

17 August - 06:07 - BBC Formula One

BBC F1 commentator Ben Edwards takes a look at what makes Spa-Francorchamps a favourite circuit of drivers and fans alike.

Maldonado believes points are coming

17 August - 11:43 - Planet-F1

Pastor Maldonado is confident Lotus' woes are behind them and he expects a strong finish to this year's Championship...

Williams: Drivers instrumental in success

17 August - 09:28 - Planet-F1

Claire Williams has hailed the impact Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas have had on Williams' form this season...

Marussia have 'got to be moving forward'

17 August - 08:51 - Planet-F1

Marussia may have entered the break ninth on the log but Graeme Lowdon says they have a lot of hard ahead to hold onto the position...

Gutierrez in talks over 2015 drive

17 August - 08:12 - Planet-F1

Esteban Gutierrez says he is "evaluating all the possibilities" after entering discussions about next year with Sauber and rival teams...

Wolff is no 'marketing scheme'

17 August - 07:26 - Planet-F1

Susie Wolff is adamant she's with Williams based on her talent and not as part of a "marketing scheme" by the F1 team...

News - 16 August 2014

Lowe: Racing is a natural thing

16 August - 12:03 - Planet-F1

Paddy Lowe has been surprised that others questioned the wisdom behind Mercedes' decision not to use team orders this season...

Lotus' finances are improving

16 August - 09:15 - Planet-F1

Gerard Lopez finds it amusing that Lotus' finances have made so many headlines and has implied that it's part of a "smear campaign"...

Di Resta wants 'back in F1'

16 August - 08:29 - Planet-F1

Paul di Resta is refusing to give up on returning to the Formula 1 grid, confident he is still young enough to "make it happen"...

Force India duo 'likely' to stay on

16 August - 07:35 - Planet-F1

There is a "very good chance" Nico Hulkenberg will remain at Force India next season although Sergio Perez says he's still undecided...

Jos downplays Max to Toro Rosso talk

16 August - 06:59 - Planet-F1

Days after Max Verstappen joined the Red Bull Junior Team, his dad Jos has downplayed speculation that he could race for Toro Rosso in 2015...

News - 15 August 2014

Nasr: Sauber move possible

15 August - 12:01 - Planet-F1

Felipe Nasr has revealed his future could lie with the Sauber F1 team, adding that his management is looking at what's available...

Chester: Renault 'not entirely' to blame

15 August - 11:36 - Planet-F1

Nick Chester concedes not all Lotus' problems are because of Renault and is "pretty confident" they won't suffer the same fate next season...

Mallya queries double points rule

15 August - 10:39 - Planet-F1

Vijay Mallya has questioned the logic behind Formula 1's move to issue double points at the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP...

'Williams closing up on Mercedes'

15 August - 09:07 - Planet-F1

Williams are "inching closer" to Mercedes out on track, that's according to the team's head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley...

De Silvestro: Now is the time

15 August - 08:30 - Planet-F1

Simona de Silvestro believes there's a "good chance" she will find a place on next year's grid with the Sauber F1 team...

Bianchi downplays Ferrari rumours

15 August - 06:41 - Planet-F1

Jules Bianchi is not expecting a call from Ferrari any time soon as he says the Italian stable has two drivers contracted for next season...

'Big result would be confirmation for JEV'

15 August - 05:53 - Planet-F1

Although Franz Tost feels Jean-Eric Vergne has made a "lot of progress" this season, the team boss concedes he is in need of a big result...