Boullier is confident that his Lotus team are currently in the top four despite Raikkonen finishing over half a minute adrift of Malaysian Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel.
Boullier believes that there will be many different race winners this season thanks to the Pirelli tyres and that Lotus are in the top four F1 teams along with Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull. Read more... (217 words, estimated 52 secs reading time)
Force India have said that they will persevere with their new wheelnut system despite the issue causing the team a double retirement at the Malaysian Grand Prix. Read more... (225 words, estimated 54 secs reading time)
Today’s Malaysian Grand Prix was won by Sebastian Vettel in the Red Bull Racing RB9. He was followed home by team mate Mark Webber and by Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes. Such prosaic sentences belie a race full of drama and intrigue, which resulted in one of the most awkward podium presentation ceremonies ever seen in F1. Read more... (851 words, estimated 3:24 mins reading time)
Sebastian Vettel may have won the Malaysian Grand Prix but it appears that he has some explaining to do.
Vettel’s team-mate Mark Webber led most of the race however the German driver overtook his team-mate late on. According to Webber after the last pit stop, he was told by the team that the race was over and he just needed to bring the car home. However it appears that his team-mate chose to continue to fight for the race win. Read more... (193 words, estimated 46 secs reading time)
It was an embarrassing moment for Lewis Hamilton during the Malaysian Grand Prix when the British driver accidentally pulled into the McLaren garage for his pit stop.
The McLaren crew were out in the pitlane waiting for Jenson button when Lewis Hamilton pulled into their pit garage on lap seven. Fortunately the Brit realised his mistake immediately and he drove straight through before pulling into the Mercedes pit box. Read more... (191 words, estimated 46 secs reading time)
Fernando Alonso crashed out of his 200th F1 race in Malaysia.
The Spanish driver, who took victory at the same circuit last year, looked set for a good race having qualified in third. However he damaged his front wing at Turn Two when he nudged Sebastian Vettel as he fought for the lead of the race. Read more... (113 words, estimated 27 secs reading time)
Pastor Maldonado will start the Malaysian Grand Prix with a new engine after it was discovered post-qualifying that his old engine had suffered from some damage to the pistons.
Regulations state that drivers are permitted to use eight engines per season. As the new engine will be the second unit for Maldonado this season he will not incur any penalties for the change.
Sauber have introduced new measures to ensure the problem that meant Hulkenberg was unable to compete in the opening race of the 2013 F1 season will not happen again.
“What happened was that many factors led to the creation of a vacuum in the fuel cell – so it collapsed in on itself,” Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn explained. Read more... (172 words, estimated 41 secs reading time)
Fancy owning a piece of Formula One history? A ‘forgotten’ F1 car is to be auctioned off at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.
The car in question is a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 that was driven by Juan Manuel Fangio. The car is special because it featured a lot of innovative technology including a fuel-injected engine, all-round inboard-mounted brakes and a lightweight chassis. Read more... (120 words, estimated 29 secs reading time)
Giedo van der Garde is hoping for some rain at his team’s home race in Malaysia.
“For the moment it does look like Marussia are a little bit faster than us but coming to Sepang we have conditions that will suit our cars better,” said van der Garde. Read more... (176 words, estimated 42 secs reading time)