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.Ferrari, Formula 1, Jules Bianchi, Paul Hembery, Pirelli
Jules Bianchi earned the Marussia team its first-ever points with a superb ninth place in the Monaco GP – in the team’s fifth season.
Bianchi actually finished eighth on the road, but he had a five second penalty added to his race time, which dropped him behind Romain Grosjean.Formula 1, Jules Bianchi, Marussia
Lewis Hamilton had yet another dominant performance in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix, but an odd turn of events at the end of the race had the Mercedes driver questioning himself.
Hamilton had an 18s lead over teammate Nico Rosberg when he was shown the checkered flag at the end of Lap 55 – one lap before it should have been displayed.Chinese GP, Formula 1, Jules Bianchi, Kamui Kobayashi, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg
After a break of 18 days, the end of the opening test in Jerez action resumed again in Bahrain today.
The twin four-day sessions at Sakhir represent the last chance for the teams to prepare for the Australian GP.Adrian Sutil, Daniil Kvyat, Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Formula 1, Jules Bianchi, Kevin Magnussen, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Hulkenberg, Robin Frijns, Romain Grosjean, Sebastian Vettel
Max Chilton will return to Marussia next season, the team confirmed Saturday at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham, UK.
The 22-year-old Briton will race alongside Frenchmen Jules Bianchi once again – making Marussia only the second team to retain its same driver pairing from the 2013 season. They join Mercedes, who welcome back Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.Formula 1, Jules Bianchi, Marussia, Max Chilton