May 5

Formula 1 could axe Friday morning practice to cut costs

Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan is pushed back into the garage during the third practice session of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 15, 2014.  IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE   AFP PHOTO / Paul CROCK        (Photo credit should read PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images)

driver Kamui Kobayashi is pushed into the garage during final for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: Paul Crock/Getty Images)

F1 could axe Friday morning practice sessions next year, as teams consider how to cut costs in the absence of a mandatory budget cap.

Although keenly supported by the small teams, and championed by FIA president Jean Todt, the 2015 budget cap was vetoed by the powerful ‘Strategy Group’ teams including grandees Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes.

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Apr 28

European Union could investigate Formula 1

Caterham, Sauber and Marussia are three of the smallest teams in Formula 1. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

, and are three of the smallest teams in . None of them have scored a point so far in 2014. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

The European Union is “monitoring” the controversial new system of decision-making within Formula 1.

Earlier this month, it was reported that F1′s four smallest teams – Marussia, Caterham, and Sauber – had written a letter complaining about the new and rule-influential Strategy Group.

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Apr 27

VIDEO: Ride Onboard With De Silvestro As She Completes First F1 Test

An onboard view of Simona de Silvestro's test laps in the Sauber C31. Watch the video below. (Photo: YouTube)

An onboard view of ’s test laps in the C31. Watch the below. (Photo: YouTube)

Simona de Silvestro has completed her first test, successfully logging 180 laps in a two-year old Sauber C31 at the Ferrari test circuit in Fiorano.

The Swiss driver, who looks to make the Formula 1 grid in 2015, suffered no issues throughout the two-day test and is feeling confident in the C31.

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Apr 26

F1: De Silvestro Completes First Day Of Testing With Sauber

Simona de Silvestro looks to land a spot on the Formula 1 grid in 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)

looks to land a spot on the grid in 2015. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Simona de Silvestro moved a step closer to achieving her dream of competing in Formula One next year after a first day of in-car testing with .

The Swiss driver completed 112 laps in a two-year-old Sauber C31 at Ferrari’s Fiorano Circuit in northern Italy.

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Apr 17

Sutil waiting for upturn at Sauber

Adrian Sutil has failed to score a single point this season. (Photo: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

has failed to score a single point this season. (Photo: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

Adrian Sutil continues to be frustrated by ’s form, but the German believes there’s light at the end of the tunnel, and that the Swiss car will improve.

Sutil has been suffering relative to his team mate because his extra bodyweight pushes the car/driver combination substantially over the limit.

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