Formula One
Feb 1

F1: Mateschitz Blames Renault, Not Team, For Red Bull Crisis

Sebastian Vettel  (Right) of Germany and Red Bull Racing speaks with Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel (Right) of Germany and speaks with Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz. (Photo: Getty Images)

Team owner Dietrich Mateschitz is keeping his calm, despite a nightmarish opening test of 2014 for the reigning world champions Red Bull.

While key Mercedes and Ferrari-powered rivals got up to speed at Jerez with their radical new V6, turbo and energy-recovery-powered cars, Red Bull struggled to run the RB10 with Renault issues and chassis cooling problems, ultimately collecting a meager tally of barely 20 laps for the entire four-day test.

Energy drink magnate and Austrian billionaire Mateschitz, however, sounded calm as he spoke to the Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper.

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Feb 1

F1: Ricciardo Upbeat Despite Testing Issues

Daniel Ricciardo (Left) Red Bull Racing talks with his Team Principal Christian Horner. (Photo: Getty Images)

(Left) talks with his Team Principal . (Photo: Getty Images)

It can’t have been easy for Daniel Ricciardo to maintain his trademark smile over the past week in Jerez, given the problems with the RB10.

Nevertheless despite realising that the upcoming season might not be the one he had hoped for the Aussie remains upbeat about the prospects of his team turning things around.

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Jan 26

F:1 Sutil Excited About Fresh Start With Sauber

Adrian Sutil is making the switch from Sahara Force India to Sauber F1 Team. (Photo: Getty Images)

is making the switch from Sahara Force India to F1 Team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Adrian Sutil begins a new chapter in his career this season as Sauber becomes only his second F1 team, having been with Force India since 2006, under its various names. Here’s what he said in a Q&A provided by the team today.

The start of the 2014 season is approaching. Is the adrenaline pumping yet?

“Yes, let’s say it’s getting there slowly. We are now at the end of January and we are close to the first test, I’m very excited to see how it will be, because no one really knows what the car is going to be like to drive on a circuit. There is a new era now with new engines and new cars. So I’m really excited and looking forward to stepping into a real new race car with a new team.”

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Jan 26

F1: Sauber Boss Kaltenborn Making No Predictions For 2014

Sauber team boss Monisha Kaltenborn. (Photo: Getty Images)

team boss Monisha Kaltenborn. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sauber team boss Monisha Kaltenborn remains optimistic about the upcoming season, despite the obvious financial squeeze at the Swiss team.

She made no reference to the difficult situation in a Q&A issued when the new car was unveiled online.

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