Jul 18

F1: Raikkonen Outpaces Ferrari Teammate On Friday At German GP

Kimi Raikkonen was fourth quickest on Friday. (Photo: Getty Images)

was fourth quickest on Friday. (Photo: Getty Images)

made a solid start to the weekend as Kimi Raikkonen was fourth fastest in second practice, while teammate was ninth.

Like the other teams Ferrari had to adjust to running without its FRIC system.

“Unfortunately in the morning, because of a technical problem, I had to come back to the garage and was unable to do an additional run on the soft tires,” said Raikkonen. ”But thanks to a great job from the team, I managed to quickly get back out on track.

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Jul 18

F1: Renault Making Progress On 2015 Engine Package, Says Abiteboul

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul (left) and Remi Taffin, Head of Track Operations at Renault (right), walk in the paddock ahead of the British Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

boss (left) and Remi Taffin, Head of Track Operations at Renault (right), walk in the paddock ahead of the British Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

New Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says that the French company is well advanced with the 2015 version of its power unit, which like those of the other manufacturers has had to be developed in line with the FIA’s homologation rules.

“The engine world is not exactly the same as the chassis world,” he said on Friday. “In the sense that with the homologation you are not free to develop the engine, and therefore what we can do this year is fairly limited. What we need to focus on right now is to get reliability sorted out, because clearly what we are delivering on track is not acceptable for some of our customers. We need to fix that, clearly; this is for this season and see what can be done from a performance perspective.

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Jul 17

F1: Raikkonen feeling ‘fit’ after crash in Silverstone

Kimi Raikkonen seen smiling prior to the 2014 British Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

seen smiling prior to the 2014 British Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen says he’s feeling 100 percent fit after his heavy accident at 11 days ago.

The Finn was forced to miss the test at the same venue to give himself a chance to recover.

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Jul 16

America’s F1 hope Rossi parts ways with Caterham

Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, United States of America. Friday 16th November 2012. World Copyright:Charles Coates/LAT Photographic  ref: Digital Image _N7T1238

stands outside the F1 garage at the Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, on Friday 16th November 2012. (Photo:Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

Alexander Rossi has parted company with Caterham, putting an end to plans for him to take part in FP1 in Austin again this year.

Rossi has also left the Caterham GP2 team, although it is does not come under the same new ownership as the F1 outfit. Rossi last drove the F1 car in FP1 in Canada in June.

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Jul 9

Pirelli tests new low profile tires during Silverstone test

Charles Pic leaves the pits on the much-talked about 18-inch Pirelli tires. (Photo courtesy Adam Cooper)

Charles Pic leaves the pits on the much-talked about 18-inch tires. (Photo courtesy )

Charles Pic ran 14 laps on the 18 inch tires at the wheel of the current E22. With few adjustments made to accommodate the very different wheel sizes – and the lack of suspension movement provide by the tire – he was well off the normal pace. However, the point of the exercise was mainly to allow the sport’s key players to judge the appearance of the new tires.

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