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Vettel admits ‘struggling’ to beat Ricciardo

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 : Apr.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) World champion Sebastian Vettel on Saturday admitted he needs to up his game. The German has won the last four drivers' titles on the trot, but all of them were alongside Mark Webber, who retired at the end of last season. Australian Webber was ...
Lauda denies 80hp advantage for Mercedes

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 : Apr.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Niki Lauda has rejected suggestions Renault is trailing the pace by a figure of 80 horse power. Red Bull's Dr Helmut Marko has mentioned the figure - dominant Mercedes' supposed advantage with its field-leading turbo V6 - on several occasions in the past ...
Mercedes wanted three-race ban for Red Bull

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 : Apr.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Mercedes wanted reigning world champions Red Bull to serve a three-race ban for appealing against its Melbourne disqualification. Earlier rumours in the Shanghai paddock had hinted at Mercedes' push for a ban, after Dr Helmut Marko said he was surprised by the "aggressiveness" ...
‘Tactical’ rivals playing down chase – Rosberg

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 : Apr.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Nico Rosberg is sure Red Bull is playing down its title chances for "tactical" reasons. Although Mercedes' chasers Red Bull and Ferrari appear closer to the pace in Shanghai, world champion Sebastian Vettel on Friday said he was driving behind a W05 in ...
Lotus wants engine equality with Red Bull

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 : Apr.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Lotus has discovered it is second or even third in line for the best service offered by F1 engine supplier Renault. That is the claim of Michael Schmidt, the highly respected correspondent for Germany's Auto Motor und Sport. Earlier, we reported that Lotus has ...
Mattiacci plays down Alonso exit rumours

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 : Apr.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Ferrari's new boss on Friday played down suggestions Fernando Alonso might be looking to leave the struggling Italian team. Although car upgrades appear to have pushed the Spaniard closer to the pace in Shanghai, it wasn't enough to calm speculation Stefano Domenicali's exit ...
Red Bull ‘surprised’ by Ricciardo pace

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 : Apr.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Daniel Ricciardo thinks he has shown he deserves his new seat at Red Bull. The Australian had driven at backmarker HRT and Red Bull's junior team Toro Rosso, but this year he stepped up to the big league to replace his retired countryman ...
Engine makers get to work on louder F1

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 : Apr.19 (GMM/Inautonews.com) F1's engine manufacturers will focus their attention on the exhaust pipe as they work on spicing up the sound of the turbo V6 engines. Unhappy with the milder noise of the new and 'green' F1, Bernie Ecclestone recently said Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault ...
Rivals step up amid ‘tense’ Mercedes battle

Friday, April 18th, 2014 : Apr.18 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Mercedes' rivals look closer to the pace this weekend in China. Back-to-back winner Lewis Hamilton was the fastest overall in Shanghai practice, but Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was only a tenth behind. On Friday morning, the Spaniard was even fastest of all. Germany's Auto Motor und ...
No customer teams in 2015 – Honda

Friday, April 18th, 2014 : Apr.18 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Honda's F1 boss on Friday said the Japanese marque will not supply any customer teams when it returns to the sport next year. Speaking in Shanghai ahead of the Chinese grand prix, Yasuhisa Arai confirmed that Honda - having pulled out of F1 ...