Nov 21

F1: Perez More Confident Of Landing 2014 Seat

Sergio Perez is on his way out at McLaren. (Photo: Getty Images)

is on his way out at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Sergio Perez says his prospects for 2014 are looking up – and he says that he has a “95 percent” chance of having a seat next year.

Like everyone else, Perez has been linked with , and . The Swiss team would appear to be the main possibility at the moment, with Carlos Slim discussing the possibility of ‘Checo’ teaming up with Esteban Gutierrez – although the alternative scenario is that the two drivers are in effect fighting for the same backing.

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Nov 21

F1: Maldonado’s future plans still up in the air

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 17: Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela and Williams attends the drivers parade before the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on November 17, 2013 in Austin, United States.

won’t say which team he’ll be with next year. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pastor Maldonado continues to send out mixed messages about his future plans, indicating that he is close to a deal, while at the same time insisting that he has a chance at , and .

While the Venezuelan has been linked to Lotus for months, he recently became a serious contender for a Sauber seat, as well.

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Nov 21

F1: Departing Webber says Brazil just a normal race

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 14: Mark Webber of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing talks to the media during previews to the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on November 14, 2013 in Austin, United States.

’s tenure with Red Bull concludes in Brazil. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber says that for the moment the is just a normal weekend – although he concedes that will change as his final start approaches.

“I think on Sunday it will be a little bit different,” Webber said Thursday. “But it still feels like a normal race at the moment, so looking forward to Sunday in many ways, in terms of obviously pushing for a good result, but also I’m ready to stop and looking forward to the extended winter that I’ll have, and the new challenges around the corner. Getting out of the car Sunday, there will be a few things that will be for the last obviously in terms of , but I’m pretty relaxed at the moment and looking forward to the race.”

Webber admits that he’ll miss driving in at the most historic circuits.

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Oct 18

F1: Honda Releases Audio Preview Of 2015 McLaren Engine

has released an audio recording of its V6 turbo powertrain being fired up on the dyno – some 17 months before its planned race debut in the 2015 Australian GP.

The engine will be used exclusively by for what will be the second year under the new regulations. engineers visited Honda while in Japan for the Grand Prix and have thus already have had the chance to see and hear it in action.

Renault and Mercedes have already released similar recordings. Reaction from fans to the new Honda sound has been mixed to say the least, but it’s worth noting that it will sound different when actually fitted into a car and running on track.

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Oct 1

Mallya In No Hurry To Decide Force India Lineup

Vijay Mallya is the owner and team boss at Force India. (Photo: Getty Images)

is the owner and team boss at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Vijay Mallya insists that he’s in no hurry to confirm Force India’s driver lineup for 2014.

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