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Jan 28

F1: Hamilton Encouraged Despite Mercedes Wing Failure

Lewis Hamilton is still upbeat after practice run today was cut short when a front-wing separated from his Mercedes resulting in an impact with barrier. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

is still upbeat after a run was cut short when a front wing separated from his , resulting in contact with the barrier. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Lewis Hamilton was not discouraged by his accident on the first day of running in Jerez, noting that the Mercedes had done more running than any of its rivals.

Hamilton crashed at Turn One when his front wing fell off, which ended running for the day.

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Jan 28

F1: Caterham Reveals 2014 CT05 Vehicle At Jerez

The Caterham 2014 CT05 prepares for test at Jerez. (Photo: Adam Cooper)

The 2014 CT05 prepares for test at Jerez. (Photo: Adam Cooper)

and today revealed CT05, the Caterham F1 Team car the Japanese and Swedish drivers will be competing with in the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship.

As originally reported at Caterhamf1.com

The first car to be fully designed and built at Caterham’s Leafield Technical Centre, CT05 is the team’s answer to the all-new F1 regulations that have come into force in 2014. The car will race in Caterham’s new all-green 2014 livery and, for the fourth year in a row, will be powered by Renault Sport F1, using the new Renault Energy F1 engine mated to a Technology gearbox.

The Caterham 2014 CT05 front-end and nose. (Photo: Adam Cooper)

The Caterham 2014 CT05 front-end and nose. (Photo: Adam Cooper)

 

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Jan 28

F1: Red Bull RB10 Unveiled – Will It Be The Car To Beat?

(L-R) Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner, drivers Sebastian Vettel of Germany, Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey at launch of their new RB10 F1 car at the Circuito de Jerez on January 28, 2014. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

(left to right) team boss Christian Horner, drivers Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo, and chief technical officer pose with the new RB10. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

The Red Bull RB10, perhaps the most eagerly awaited of the 2014 cars, was finally unveiled to the media on Tuesday morning in Jerez.

However, plans for the car to begin testing immediately were put on hold due to what team boss Christian Horner called a “setup” problem that had become apparent the previous evening, and which left Sebastian Vettel waiting for the car to be readied.

The car has what Adrian Newey terms a “keel nose,” and along with the is one of the more attractive designs to be seen so far.

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Jan 28

F1: Lotus Technical Boss Says ‘Twin’ Nose Is Legal

The Lotus E22 "nose" has a unique design. (Photo: Lotus)

The nose of the E22 has a unique design. (Photo: )

Lotus has countered speculation about the legality of its twin-pronged nose by insisting that it is legal.

Technical director Nick Chester said: “As you know, we have passed all the necessary crash tests and we are very confident that our design complies with all the FIA legal requirements. We have just taken an innovative direction, and one that’s different to the other teams. Where there are so many variations in design, there is always bound to be a little talk, but we remain relaxed and focused on our design and progression.”

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Jan 28

F1: Wing Failure Sends Hamilton Into Barriers At Jerez

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W05, crashes at Turn One Tuesday 28 Jan 2014. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

crashes during Jerez testing. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

UPDATE: A statement released by AMG has confirmed that Lewis Hamilton is “fine” after the impact.

Lewis Hamilton crashed the new Mercedes W05 at Jerez Tuesday after the front wing fell off and went under the car.

Hamilton slid straight on at Turn One, and damaged the front of the car on the tire barrier.

Mercedes earlier unveiled the car for the first time, some four days after Nico Rosberg gave it a brief and private 40kms shakedown at Silverstone. Hamilton continued to put laps on the car Tuesday, in between long stints in the pit lane, before his accident.

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