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CONTENTS / SEPTEMBER 2014

FIRST SECTOR: THE REGULARS

RACING

10 12 18 30 32 35 37 38 104 101

IGNITION INTRODUCING F1’S ‘IRON MAIDEN’ PARADES THE VERY BEST F1 PHOTOGRAPHY F1 INSIDER NEWS, OPINION AND ANALYSIS INSIDE TECH THE DESIGN TEAM PETER WINDSOR FURORE OVER STANDING RE-STARTS EMERSON FITTIPALDI GET RID OF HIGH-PROFILE TYRES DIETER RENCKEN TWO-CAR TEAMS AREN’T SUSTAINABLE NOW THAT WAS A CAR THE MCLAREN M26 SUBSCRIBE AND GET FREE BOLLÉ OSCAR SUNGLASSES COMPETITION WIN A PAINTING OF AYRTON SENNA

COVER STORIES

52 McLaren racer Kevin Magnussen answers your

94 88 66

questions

SECOND SECTOR: THE FEATURES 40

78

“WHEN WE PUT ON OUR HELMETS, WE’RE ALL THE SAME”

We speak exclusively to Sauber affiliate driver Simona De Silvestro, who’s tipped to be F1’s first full-time female racer

50 50

WOLFF AT THE DOOR

Can Williams test driver Susie Wolff make it beyond FP1? 52

YOU ASK THE QUESTIONS

McLaren’s rookie racer Kevin Magnussen on his rivalry with his dad… and on not being related to Rick Astley 58

THE HARDER I TRI

F1 Racing heads over to the impressive grounds of Luton Hoo to join Jenson Button at his own charity triathlon event

40

DE SILVESTRO The hard-as-nails IndyCar racer set for a seat in F1

64

A CHAT WITH GUNTHER STEINER

The former technical brains of Red Bull on the challenges of returning to F1 as team principal of new-for-2016 Haas F1 66

MID-TERM REPORT

Peter Windsor takes a team-by-team look at the grid to assess their performance up to and including the British GP 78

58

WHEN KIMI MET JOHN

Two Ferrari champions, their titles claimed 43 years apart, swap stories at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

BUTTON Not content with starting his own triathlon, he competes in it too

84

MONZA AT NIGHT

Incredible photography of an after-hours Autodromo – as you’ve never seen it before

94 Pat Symonds

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66

MID-TERM REPORT Peter Windsor casts a critical eye over the 2014 grid

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FAST FROM THE PAST

Maurice

LUNCH WITH PAT SYMONDS

career spanning

Maurice Hamilton talks to the man brought down by ‘Crashgate’ about his renaissance with Williams

THIRD SECTOR: FINISHING STRAIGHT

78

KIMI & JOHN Two Ferrari champions back in their title-winning cars

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opens up to

Lewis Hamilton gets a history lesson from Peter Windsor as they explore the old Spa-Francorchamps circuit together

GERMAN GP DEBRIEF A GREAT WEEK FOR GERMANY HUNGARIAN GP DEBRIEF RICCIARDO REAPS HIS REWARD BELGIAN GP PREVIEW F1’S LONGEST LAP ITALIAN GP PREVIEW F1’S FASTEST LAP INBOX DOUBLE-POINTS CONTROVERSY MURRAY WALKER THE RETURN OF BRITISH ROAD RACING

Hamilton about a four decades


78 Kimi Räikkönen is back at the wheel of his title-winning Ferrari F2007

66 Teams, cars and drivers are rated in Peter Windsor’s in-depth midterm report

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for Lewis when

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former Spa

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can get out of his Ferrari contract, while Magnussen (right) is a burgeoning young talent they want to nurture

Jenson Button: “I am young and fast and enjoy what I do for a living and I don’t want that to change”

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Legal wrangle over Caterham staff cuts New team owners take drastic measures to slash costs &DWHUKDPIDFHOHJDODFWLRQIURPPRUHWKDQ IRUPHUHPSOR\HHVDVWKHLUQHZRZQHUVVHHN WRFXWFRVWVWRVDYHWKHIDOWHULQJWHDP-REORVVHV KDYHUHGXFHGWKHZRUNIRUFHE\PRUHWKDQWHQ SHUFHQWÂą&DWHUKDPSUHYLRXVO\HPSOR\HG SHRSOHÂąDQGKDYHLQHIIHFWZLSHGRXWDZKROH WLHURIVHQLRUPDQDJHPHQWDQGWKHLUVDODULHV $VROLFLWRUUHSUHVHQWLQJWKHIRUPHUHPSOR\HHV VDLGWKDWWKH\DUHSODQQLQJDODZVXLWIRUXQIDLU

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Impressive Wolff eyes further tests

Pierre Gasly

YOUNG GUNS

After Hockenheim success, Williams tester Susie Wolff is likely to take part in further race weekends this season

Finding the stars of tomorrow, today Pierre Gasly is 18. He was born in Rouen, France, and is currently driving for Arden Motorsport in Formula Renault 3.5

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Who is he? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a graduate of the French racing scholarship system Autosport Academy. He graduated to single-seaters at the age of 15 after a moderately successful karting career, having ďŹ nished runner-up in the European Championship.

Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s he been doing recently? His ďŹ rst season in single-seaters was impressive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he ďŹ nished third in the French F4 championship. Moving up to Formula Renault 2.0 for 2012 proved less fruitful â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he ďŹ nished the year in tenth, with one pole position and two podium ďŹ nishes to his name, and failed to secure a place on Red Bullâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s young driver programme. A change of team to Tech 1 Racing (who propelled Daniel Ricciardo to second place in Formula Renault 3.5 in 2010) was a catalyst for success in 2013, and he took three wins en route to the driversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; title. From there he secured Red Bull backing to join Arden Motorsport in Formula Renault 3.5 for 2014.

How good is he? In FR 3.5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itself struggling to ďŹ ll the grid, and due to be â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;rebootedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; next year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he has not quite found his feet. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had four podium ďŹ nishes this year, but calamities at Moscow Raceway and the NĂźrburgring have left him a distant third in the championship with three double-header rounds to go.

Will we see him in F1? Of the current members of Red Bullâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s young driver programme, it is Carlos Sainz Jr who is next in line for a Formula 1 break, which may come at Caterham this year (see story opposite). To hold onto his Red Bull support, Pierre will need a strong ďŹ nish to the year.

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PHOTOS: ANDREW FERRARO/LAT; CHARLES COATES/LAT; GLENN DUNBAR/LAT; SEBASTIAAN ROZENDAAL/LAT; STEVE ETHERINGTON/LAT; LAT ARCHIVE

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PASSNOTES Your essential F1 brieďŹ ng #6: FRIC Name Front and Rear Interconnected Suspension Age About six years old Appearance Still there if you look closely enough What the FRIC?

INSIGHT

Do you really want to know?

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Well, they do say that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got till itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone. If that Joni Mitchell reference goes any further, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be getting a yellow card. But I digress. Just before the German GP, all the teams decided to run without their Front and Rear Interconnected Suspension systems. Holy FRIC! Well, not quite hole-y â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the plumbing is all still

PHOTOS: STEVE ETHERINGTON/LAT; PASCAL RONDEAU/GETTY IMAGES

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other cabling and piping in the monocoque. They just capped off the hydraulics. Ah, you can never ďŹ nd a plumber when you need one. Did they try Checkatrade? Well, they ďŹ nally managed to get hold of some bloke from Lewisham who used to work for the council, but he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turn up until after the cars had gone into parc fermĂŠ. Really? No, of course not. Why hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t I heard of these things anyway? They were one of those open secrets that werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an issue until they became an issue. Renault introduced the technology in 2008, linking each corner of the car via hydraulics to stabilise its mechanical and aerodynamic platform as it reacted to bumps, kerbs, braking and acceleration. You could, for instance, run the suspension softer to increase mechanical grip. Sounds like the Hydragas system I had on my Austin Allegro, and the wretched thing was always listing to starboardâ&#x20AC;Ś Quite. Most teams went through quite a lot of pain and expense to get it right. But it seems that some of them have been too successfulâ&#x20AC;Ś The old â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it work as well as the next team, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get it bannedâ&#x20AC;? gambit, eh? Perhaps they should have rescued your old Allegro from the scrapheap! Do say: FRIC or unique? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m heading for a FRIC out


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THE DRIVERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WIFE

Keep an eye on his a*$e!

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m often asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Adri, how do you manage the demands of the international fashion circuit and the Formula 1 World Championship?â&#x20AC;? Well, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the age-old question: how do two global icons ďŹ t into one relationship? I usually tend to reply with an enigmatic smile, because no one ever really wants to hear me bitch about Amorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schedule and all those endless early nights. But last night, when I was helicoptering back into Monaco, I suddenly came up with the answer. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like Amor and Formula 1 are the Principality and Me and Fashion are France. Each has its own boundaries and its own rulesâ&#x20AC;Ś Amorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in charge of his little portion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in charge of the rest. Take race weekends for example: thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Amorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time. He gets priority. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about him. He gets what he wants, when he wants it. I am ďŹ rst and foremost the loyal, supportive Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wife. But from midnight on the Sunday, the next ten days are my time. Mine. Amor is not the contender for the world championship, but dutiful husband to a supermodel and future activist for a (to be decided) African or South American kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; charity. He looks cool in the front row of Fashion Week, tweets about my new underwear line and applies my spray tan. At home, we both have our own clear space. Amor has the garage: helmets, trophies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; anything brightly coloured and covered in logos belongs in the garage. I have the apartment. Oh, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get me wrong, once Amor is fully debranded and stylishly neutral he can come inside â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so, you see, our worlds are clearly deďŹ ned. Well, until this season. It all started after a pre-season test. He stomped into the kitchen muttering about KERS and ERS and started throwing away everything that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fruit or vegetable. Overnight heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foremost expert on calories â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unwanted calorie counter. Meals with him are now as much fun as a team

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factory tour, watching him chew on a bowl of undressed grated carrot with a superior scowl, before he heads off to swear at my bathroom scales. Last week I caught him cutting the lining out of his racing gloves and trying to weigh the little remnants. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next? Driving commando? Hello! Boundaries! Starving himself (and the secret late-night binges on Nutella he thinks I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know about). Is this not a clear overstepping of the line? My line? If it was only the fussy-eating teen-model behaviour then problem. For nothing will ruin a marriage faster than the husband having the smaller arse. God bless whoever gets Amor to eat a burger. Beijos, Adriana

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PHOTO: ANDY HONE/LAT

I could cope, but his getting super-skinny is creating a major


NEWS

PHOTOS: ALASTAIR STALEY/LAT; CHARLES COATES/LAT; STEVEN TEE/LAT

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High-proďŹ le 18-inch Pirelli wheels were demonstrated by Lotus in a test at Silverstone

F1 STUFF

CERTINA DS EAGLE

WEEKEND HOLDALL

CARBON FIBRE

The centrepiece of Caracallaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

It used to be that you could get

new Monaco Historic collection

carbon ďŹ bre in any colour, so

is this luxury holdall (ÂŁ650) in tan

long as it was black. Not any

leather with a lining featuring

more. Hypetex is the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst

vintage 1920s and 1930s

coloured carbon ďŹ bre, and has a

Monaco Grand Prix posters.

merchandising tie-up with FOMâ&#x20AC;Ś

www.caracalla1947.com

www.hypetex.com

PHOTOS: CHARLES COATES/LAT; STEVEN TEE/LAT; ALASTAIR STALEY/LAT

HYPETEX COLOURED

CARACALLA MONZA

SPECIALIZED S-WORKS

Rubber detailing on the bezel

MCLAREN TARMAC BIKE

and strap of the DS Eagle

This collaboration (ÂŁ16,000) has

(ÂŁ735) emphasise the racing

a limited run of 250. It includes

connections Certina enjoys with

custom paintwork, helmet,

the Sauber F1 team, while the

shoes, and a wall-mounted

44mm rose gold case treatment

plaque for displaying the bike.

adds a touch of luxury.

www.specialized.com/

www.certina.com

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CAPELLI JOINS ITALIAN GP MANAGEMENT Former Ferrari Formula 1 racer Ivan Capelli (above, right) has been elected to the board of directors of the Automobile Club of Milan, which manages the Monza circuit. One of his ďŹ rst tasks will be to negotiate a new contract for the Italian Grand Prix, since the current agreement will come to an end next year.

ROSSI JOINS MARUSSIA American racer Alexander Rossi, whose tenure

Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AutĂłdromo Hermanos RodrĂ­guez

as Caterham F1 reserve and GP2 driver came

just missed out on hosting a race this year,

to an end last month during their change of

but looks set to hold a Mexican GP in 2015

ownership, has joined Marussia as a test driver. It is possible that he may drive during

NO ANSWERS TO HAMILTON FAILURE Brake suppliers Brembo have conďŹ rmed that Lewis Hamiltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disc failure during qualifying for the Hungarian GP could not be attributed to a single cause. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our continuing rigorous analysis will take into account multiple factors which could have contributed to the incident,â&#x20AC;? Mercedes said in a statement.

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PHOTOS: STEVEN TEE/LAT; ANDY HONE/LAT; SAM BLOXHAM/LAT; LAT ARCHIVE

FP1 at the forthcoming US GP.


Pat Symonds explains THE SCIENCE BEHIND…

The design team F1 TECH How many people are involved in designing a Formula 1 car these days?

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PHOTOS: STEVE ETHERINGTON/LAT; JAMES MOY PHOTOGRAPHY; SUTTON IMAGES

This seems a lot – has it always been this way?

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Felipe Massa after his ďŹ rst-lap T1 shunt in Germany: if a standing start is the most dangerous part of a race, why increase the risk by having more of them?

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Now that was a car No. 30 The McLaren M26

A race winner that couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite match its illustrious predecessor

WORDS STUART CODLING PICTURES JAMES MANN

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2,993cc V8

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Lucas fuel injection

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Outboard (f)/inboard (r) vented discs

Fuel

Texaco

Gearbox

Hewland 6-speed

Weight

589kg

Notable drivers

James Hunt, Jochen Mass, Patrick Tambay

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Mario Andretti is a fan. Sauber are providing a full testing programme to get her into the Formula 1 groove. Simona De Silvestro is on a mission to nail Formula 1â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gender question once and for allâ&#x20AC;Ś

â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we put on our helmets, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all the sameâ&#x20AC;? WORDS JAMES ROBERTS PORTRAITS ADRIAN MYERS PHOTOS THOMAS BUTLER

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De Silvestro takes to the track in Valencia at the wheel of the Sauber C31. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a test for one, with a team of 30 to support her

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Name: Simona De Silvestro Born: Thun, Switzerland Date of birth: 1 September 1988 Age: 25

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;O n the f i r s t test we g ave her s h e wa s a s h a r d wi th h e r b rake pr essur e as any driver weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d se e n. A nd s h e wa s qui c kâ&#x20AC;?

Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paying for it?

IndyCar team boss Keith Wiggins

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Inside the Sauber garage in Valencia, the walls are not the usual red, white and grey of the Swiss team, but blue and green. A nod to the phrase on the side of the C31: Clean Air Energy. Throughout her career in America, De Silvestro has been an ambassador for this campaign. Her manager, Imran SaďŹ ulla, is behind the initiative and with his own links to the utility and power industry, he explains that these companies in the US wanted to increase their awareness within a tech-driven, younger demographic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you take Usain Bolt into a classroom there is no relevance to this industry,â&#x20AC;? says SaďŹ ulla. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you take a hybrid F1 car into a school they instantly see the relevance of sustainability and technology working together. No one in F1 is trying to make the engines less efďŹ cient or the tyres less green, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a natural ďŹ t to encourage the utility companies to join this campaign.â&#x20AC;? On the middle day of the Valencia test, SaďŹ ulla invited local schoolchildren to the Valencia racetrack to meet Simona and to learn how technology in F1 can drive change in energy demands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A racing car is not there to pollute, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there to pollute less,â&#x20AC;? explains SaďŹ ulla. Many utility companies have invested in the scheme, as well as other personal and private investors. Obviously running three F1 tests over the course of a year is costly, but the campaign could gather signiďŹ cant investment and momentum for the future.

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And those that came before... IndyCar and, subsequently, NASCAR. Although she never set a timed lap during an F1 session, she drove between sessions on the Friday of

Lella Lombardi

Maria Teresa de Filippis

Wolff (née Stoddart) has taken part

the 2002 United States GP.

Italian Lombardi is the only

A works driver for Maserati in

into two Friday morning practice

female driver so far to score in

sportscars, de Filippis became the

sessions for the Williams F1 team

F1, with sixth place at the 1975

first female F1 driver in 1958 at the

this year as the team’s development

Spanish GP. It would have been

age of 31. She entered a handful of

driver. The Scottish-born driver had

a point, but the race was cut

events in a Maserati 250F, failing to

previously raced in the DTM for six

short, so she received half a

qualify at Monaco but finishing in

seasons. In 2011 she married Toto

Giovanna Amati

point. She started 12 F1 races,

tenth in Belgium, and fifth at the non-

Wolff, now boss of Mercedes.

Italian Amati was the last female

most of them for March.

championship Syracuse Grand Prix.

driver to officially participate in the Formula 1 world championship. Hired by Brabham at very short notice just before the start of the 1992 season, she was handicapped by Maria de Villota

a lack of Formula 1 seat time, her

The daughter of former F1 driver

only experience at that stage having

Emilio de Villota, Maria always had

been a brief test for Benetton. She

a passion for racing. She switched

failed to qualify the outdated BT60B

from tin-tops to single-seaters via

on three attempts before being

the Superleague Formula series,

replaced by Damon Hill.

then after testing for Lotus, joined Marussia as a test driver in 2012. In July that year she suffered a serious head injury in a crash during a test, and lost an eye. Eighteen months on came a fatal cardiac arrest, believed

Desiré Wilson

to have resulted from the injuries she

A winner in sportscars, taking

sustained in the testing accident.

honours in the Monza 1,000km and Silverstone 6 Hours, South African Wilson was also a podium finisher in the British F1 Championship. But her attempt to race in the 1980 British Grand Prix in a privately entered

Katherine Legge

Williams came to naught; she was

In November 2005, British racer

one of three of the 27 entrants to

Legge got the opportunity to drive

miss the cut in qualifying.

a Minardi in the team’s final outing before it was bought by Red Bull and renamed Toro Rosso. Her first day at Vallelunga was brought to an early end by a crash after two laps, but she ran a full programme of 27 laps

Divina Galica

the following day.

A former captain of the British Women’s Olympic ski team, Galica tried to enter a Surtees bearing the number 13 in the 1976 British GP, but was unlucky not to qualify. Two more attempts came in 1978 for Hesketh,

Sarah Fisher

but again she didn’t make it through

This US racer set a number of

qualifying. She did, however, win a

records for a female driver over

race in the British Aurora AFX F1

the course of her lengthy career in

series at Brands Hatch in 1980.

INSETS: LAT ARCHIVE

a number of demonstration laps Susie Wolff


Justin Wilson on Simona De Silvestro Former Minardi and Jaguar F1 driver turned IndyCar racer â&#x20AC;&#x153;Simonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done fantastically in IndyCar. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s by far the most competitive female driver there has been in the series. She races hard, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no giving up and Simona is almost error-free

thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no soft side to her. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard as nails and

in Valencia. Yes, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the

she makes it happen. Watch her through the corner

odd lock-up, but she knows

and she is really hustling the car, so sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just

what sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing

point and squirt. Some drivers are a little slower in but get really good exits, whereas Simona pushes it in and pushes it out of the corner, too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She certainly has the talent to do it. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be very interested to see how she gets on because she has got the grit and determination to do whatever it takes to make this work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When she was in IndyCar the focus was always on performance and results then whatever else came after that. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not there for the lifestyle, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there to win. I hope it works out for her.â&#x20AC;?

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Susie Wolff is knocking on the door of an F1 drive. But has she got what it takes to progress beyond FP1? WORDS ANTHONY ROWLINSON PORTRAIT ANDREW FERRARO


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Gunther Steiner F1 Racing presents an exclusive interview with Adrian Neweyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Red Bull predecessor, who is now leading the launch of the new Haas F1 team INTERVIEW ANTHONY ROWLINSON

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It must be quite a thrill to be involved in an F1 start upâ&#x20AC;Ś

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F1 Racing September 2014

PHOTOS: ALASTAIR STALEY/LAT; STEVEN TEE/LAT; ANDREW FERRARO/LAT; GLENN DUNBAR/LAT; ANDY HONE/LAT; CHARLES COATES/LAT


Peter Windsorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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TEAM STATS MERCEDES 326 points: 1st

Hamilton

Rosberg

Qualifying 5 (4 poles)

4 (4 poles)

STATS ACCURATE UP TO AND INCLUDING BRITISH GP, ROUND 9

Race 4 (3 wins)

5 (5 wins) Points

165 (1st place)

161 (2nd place)

Retirements 1

2 Most laps raced in one position

266 in 1st 257 in 1st

MERCEDES

The Brackley-based German superteam are leaving their rivals trailing in their wake

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“Credit to Toto Wolff… he saw the potential and gave Paddy Lowe the blank canvas” Rating

68

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Classy, competitive and controlled – but also, driver-wise, combustible

F1 Racing September 2014

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Peter Windsor’s MID-TERM REPORT TEAM STATS RED BULL 168 points: 2nd

Ricciardo

Vettel

Qualifying 3

6

7 (1 win)

1

Points 70 (6th place)

98 (3rd place)

Retirements 3

1*

*Plus 1 disqualification from third place in Australia

Most laps raced in one position

83 in 5th

145 in 3rd

STATS ACCURATE UP TO AND INCLUDING BRITISH GP, ROUND 9

Race

RED BULL

A lack of chassis/engine cohesion has ended their four-year reign of dominance

Rating

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Pinning their hopes on a Newey world order?

F1 Racing September 2014

69

PHOTOS: STEVE ETHERINGTON/LAT; ALASTAIR STALEY/LAT; ANDY HONE/LAT

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TEAM STATS FERRARI 106 points: 3rd

Alonso

Räikkönen

Qualifying 2

7

STATS ACCURATE UP TO AND INCLUDING BRITISH GP, ROUND 9

Race 0

9 Points

19 (12th place)

87 (4th place)

Retirements 1

0 Most laps raced in one position

88 in 8th

183 in 5th

FERRARI

Weighty resource has been undermined by unstable management

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“Fernando is wasted at present at Ferrari, but at least he’s out there, writing music” Rating

70

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Too many prancing horses’ heads at the end of the bed

F1 Racing September 2014

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Peter Windsor’s MID-TERM REPORT TEAM STATS WILLIAMS 103 points: 4th

Massa

Bottas Qualifying

4 (1 pole)

5

3

6 Points

30 (10th place)

73 (5th place)

Retirements 2

1 Most laps raced in one position

71 in 5th

80 in 3rd

STATS ACCURATE UP TO AND INCLUDING BRITISH GP, ROUND 9

Race

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On the up, but let down by the details

F1 Racing September 2014

71

PHOTOS: ANDY HONE/LAT; GLENN DUNBAR/LAT; ALASTAIR STALEY/LAT; CHARLES COATES/LAT; STEVEN TEE/LAT

After the misery of 2013, the long-awaited renaissance is now well under way…


TEAM STATS FORCE INDIA 91 points: 5th

PĂŠrez

HĂźlkenberg Qualifying

2

7

STATS ACCURATE UP TO AND INCLUDING BRITISH GP, ROUND 9

Race 3

6 Points

28 (11th place)

63 (7th place)

Retirements 2

0 Most laps raced in one position

68 in 11th 115 in 6th

FORCE INDIA

Clever management on a shoestring budget has produced impressive results

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Force India emerge from anonymous qualifying with strong drives into the pointsâ&#x20AC;? Rating

72

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Making a tiny budget sing as Force-fully as ever

F1 Racing September 2014

Sergio PĂŠrez on the podium at Bahrain: team boss Vijay Mallya hires his drivers on merit


Peter Windsorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MID-TERM REPORT

McLAREN

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TEAM STATS McLAREN 90 points: 6th

Magnussen

Button

Qualifying

4

5

Race

2

7

35 (9th)

55 (8th)

Points

1

0

90 in 6th

95 in 11th

Retirements Rating

Not quite ready to do one, Ron

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STATS ACCURATE UP TO AND INCLUDING BRITISH GP, ROUND 9

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TEAM STATS TORO ROSSO STATS ACCURATE UP TO AND INCLUDING BRITISH GP, ROUND 9

15 points: 7th

Vergne

Kvyat

Qualifying

5

4

Race

2

5

9 (13th)

6 (15th)

Points Retirements Position for most laps

5

3

77 in 7th

99 in 10th

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Good reason to be Bull-ish

F1 Racing September 2014

73

PHOTOS: ANDY HONE/LAT; CHARLES COATES/LAT; GLENN DUNBAR/LAT; STEVEN TEE/LAT

Making the best of what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got


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TEAM STATS LOTUS 8 points: 8th

Grosjean

Maldonado

Qualifying

8

1

Race

5

2

8 (14th)

0 (19th)

Points

3

4

96 in 13th

85 in 14th

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Hit a fork in the road; took the wrong turn

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STATS ACCURATE UP TO AND INCLUDING BRITISH GP, ROUND 9

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2 points: 9th

Chilton

Bianchi

Qualifying

3

6

Race

3

5

0 (21st)

2 (16th)

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1

3

92 in 17th

100 in 18th

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Points make well-deserved prizes

F1 Racing September 2014

75

PHOTOS: ANDY HONE/LAT; CHARLES COATES/LAT; ALASTAIR STALEY/LAT

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TEAM STATS SAUBER 0 points: 10th

Gutiérrez

Sutil

Qualifying

5

4

Race

2

4

0 (20th)

0 (17th)

Points

4

4

81 in 15th

70 in 14th

Retirements Rating

In need of a little more of everything

Position for most laps

STATS ACCURATE UP TO AND INCLUDING BRITISH GP, ROUND 9

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CATERHAM

TEAM STATS CATERHAM STATS ACCURATE UP TO AND INCLUDING BRITISH GP, ROUND 9

0 points (11th)

Ericsson

Kobayashi

Qualifying

2

7

Race

2

5

0 (18th)

0 (22nd)

Points Retirements Position for most laps

4

3

63 in 20th

92 in 16th

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Rip it up and start again

F1 Racing September 2014

77

PHOTOS: ALASTAIR STALEY/LAT; CHARLES COATES/LAT; GLENN DUNBAR/LAT

Out of luck before theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d begun


When Kimi met John WORDS STUART CODLING

PICTURES DOMINIC JAMES

Forty-three years separate the world titles won by John Surtees and Kimi Räikkönen – but as these two champions discovered, they have more in common than you might think…


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The two champions begin the famously challenging Goodwood hillclimb: Kimi Räikkönen in his Ferrari F2007 and John Surtees in his Ferrari 158

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Monza’s infamous banking, first used in 1955, meant high speeds and high danger. F1 abandoned the ‘speedbowl’ section after the 1961 GP, in which Wolfgang Von Trips and 15 spectators were killed


The bridge passing over the circuit on the run down to the Ascari chicane is where the banked circuit intersects the current layout. Once, cars would have thundered overhead at more than 150mph, compressed close to the concrete. These days the keenest tifosi evade barbedwire barriers to spectate from one of Monza’s most prized vantage points

Marshal Paolo Gislimberti was killed here in 2000, after a first-lap multicar accident at the second chicane. He suffered fatal injuries when hit by a flying wheel and tyre from Heinz-Harald Frentzen’s Jordan

The light trail from a circuit support car, captured using a long exposure, evokes the sense of speed for which Monza has always been famed. In the V10 F1 era, Williams-BMWs were nudging 230mph…

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FAST FROM THE PAST They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em like the old Spa-Francorchamps circuit any more. We took Lewis Hamilton for a spin around the fabled track, to show him what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s missed

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Stirling Moss lost the leftrear wheel of his Lotus in practice at Spa in 1964. He was travelling at 140mph

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Blanchimont Stavelot

La Source From 1947-1970, the old Spa layout (grey) ran for nine miles along public roads through the countryside. The modern layout (black) is less than half the length, at 4.3 miles

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Chris Bristow died when he was thrown out of his Cooper at Burnenville after hitting the wall

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“When I look at the old track, I see that we’re lucky to be racing today. I see what they went through. and Richie Ginther does the same in 1964 (top)

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Dan Gurney and Jim Clark stop for a chat at Stavelot, having come to a halt on the last lap in 1964. Clark was then announced the winner

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Lewis drives the old Stavelot corner (above)


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Michael Schumacher at Spa in 1994 at the peak of his title battle with Damon Hill. He was disqualified after his Benetton’s ride height was deemed to be too low, and Hill inherited the win

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PHOTOS: ANDREW FERRARO/LAT; CHARLES COATES/LAT; DPPI/LAT

“I really have paid for my mistake, but I think the change of life it brought about didn’t do me any harm”

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After being dropped by Renault in 2009, Nelson Piquet Jr told the FIA he had deliberately crashed his R28 at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix on the instructions of his team. The ensuing furore was dubbed ‘Crashgate’ and resulted in a five-year ban from F1 for Symonds and a lifetime ban for team boss Flavio Briatore

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“I did enjoy Marussia, but it was frustrating because there wasn’t the budget to do the job properly”

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Reports Previews

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The very best of the rest Plunging into the Rosberg/Hamilton fray is Daniel Ricciardo, stealing his second win from Mercedes to consolidate P3 in the drivers’ standings REPORTS

PREVIEWS

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112

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118

A home win for Rosberg – and

Red Bull are resurgent as Ricciardo

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Heritage and speed combine at one of

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Formula 1’s best-loved classic events

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After a thrilling

Hamilton closes up to

wheel-to-wheel battle, second-placed Bottas Alonso grabs fifth

but cannot pass the

place from Ricciardo

Williams; Nico Rosberg wins the race

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FINISHING STRAIGHT

German Grand Prix stats The lowdown on everything you need to know from the weekend at Hockenheim… THE GRID

THE RACE

1. ROSBERG MERCEDES 1min 16.540secs Q3 2. BOTTAS WILLIAMS 1min 16.759secs Q3 3. MASSA WILLIAMS 1min 17.078secs Q3

FASTEST LAP

5. RICCIARDO RED BULL 1min 17.273secs Q3

6. VETTEL RED BULL 1min 17.577secs Q3

7. ALONSO FERRARI 1min 17.649secs Q3 8. KVYAT TORO ROSSO 1min 17.965secs Q3 9. HÜLKENBERG FORCE INDIA 1min 18.014secs Q3 10. PÉREZ FORCE INDIA 1min 18.035secs Q3 11. BUTTON MCLAREN 1min 18.193secs Q2 12. RÄIKKÖNEN FERRARI 1min 18.273secs Q2

Lewis Hamilton, lap 53, 1min19.908secs

THE RESULTS (67 LAPS) 1st

Nico Rosberg Mercedes

1h33m 42.914s

2nd

Valtteri Bottas Williams

+20.789s

3rd

Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

+22.530s

4th

Sebastian Vettel Red Bull

+40.014s

5th

Fernando Alonso Ferrari

+52.467s

6th

Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull

+52.549s

7th

Nico Hülkenberg Force India

+64.178s

8th

Jenson Button McLaren

+84.711s

9th

Kevin Magnussen McLaren

+1 lap

10th

Sergio Pérez Force India

+1 lap

11th

Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari

+1 lap

12th

Pastor Maldonado Lotus

+1 lap

14. GROSJEAN LOTUS 1min 18.983secs Q2 15. SUTIL SAUBER 1min 19.142secs Q1

Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso

+1 lap

1st

Nico Rosberg Mercedes

Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber

+1 lap

2nd

Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

176pts

15th

Jules Bianchi Marussia

+1 lap

3rd

Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull

106pts 97pts

16th

Kamui Kobayashi Caterham

+2 laps

4th

Fernando Alonso Ferrari

Max Chilton Marussia

+2 laps

5th

Valtteri Bottas Williams

91pts

18th

Marcus Ericsson Caterham

+2 laps

6th

Sebastian Vettel Red Bull

82pts

7th

Nico Hülkenberg Force India

69pts

8th

Jenson Button McLaren

59pts

9th

Kevin Magnussen McLaren

37pts

Retirements 47 laps – spin/engine

Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso

44 laps – drivetrain

10th

Felipe Massa Williams

30pts

Romain Grosjean Lotus

26 laps – cooling

11th

Sergio Pérez Force India

29pts

Felipe Massa Williams

0 laps – accident

12th

Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari

19pts

13th

Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso

9pts

14th

Romain Grosjean Lotus

8pts

15th

Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso

6pts

16th

Jules Bianchi Marussia

2pts

17th

Adrian Sutil Sauber

0pts

18th

Marcus Ericsson Caterham

0pts

19th

Pastor Maldonado Lotus

0pts

Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber

0pts

Slowest: Roman

21st

Max Chilton Marussia

0pts

Hamilton, 214.50mph

Grosjean, 196.54mph

22nd

Kamui Kobayashi Caterham

0pts

CONSTRUCTORS’ STANDINGS 20. HAMILTON** MERCEDES NO TIME IN Q2

22. ERICSSON*** CATERHAM NO TIME IN Q1

*Three-place grid penalty for causing a collision in the British GP **Five-place grid penalty for gearbox change ***Required to start from the pitlane, car modified under parc fermé conditions

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20th

Fastest: Lewis

TYRE COMPOUNDS USED

19. KOBAYASHI CATERHAM 1min 20.408secs Q1

21. CHILTON MARUSSIA 1min 20.489secs Q1

190pts

17th

THROUGH SPEED TRAP

18. MALDONADO LOTUS 1min 20.195secs Q1

DRIVERS’ STANDINGS

13th

16. GUTIÉRREZ* SAUBER 1min 18.787secs Q2 17. BIANCHI MARUSSIA 1min 19.676secs Q1

Daniel Ricciardo, 18.868secs (entry to exit)

14th

Adrian Sutil Sauber

13. VERGNE TORO ROSSO 1min 18.285secs Q2

FASTEST PITSTOP

F1 Racing September 2014

Supersoft

Soft

CLIMATE

Overcast

Intermediate Wet

TRACK TEMP

25°C

34°C

1st Mercedes 366pts

9th

2nd Red Bull

188pts

10th Sauber

0pts

3rd Williams

121pts

11th Caterham

0pts

4th Ferrari

116pts

5th Force India

98pts

6th McLaren

96pts

7th Toro Rosso 15pts 8th Lotus

8pts

Marussia

2pts

For comprehensive F1 statistics visit www.forix.com

PHOTOS: STEVE ETHERINGTON/LAT; CHARLES COATES/LAT; GLENN DUNBAR/LAT; SAM BLOXHAM/LAT

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to grab the race win

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The story of the race


FINISHING STRAIGHT

Hungarian Grand Prix stats The lowdown on everything you need to know from the weekend at the Hungaroring… THE GRID

THE RACE

1. ROSBERG MERCEDES 1min 22.715secs Q3 2. VETTEL RED BULL 1min 23.201secs Q3 3. BOTTAS WILLIAMS 1min 23.354secs Q3

FASTEST LAP

5. ALONSO FERRARI 1min 23.909secs Q3 6. MASSA WILLIAMS 1min 24.223secs Q3 7. BUTTON MCLAREN 1min 24.294secs Q3 8. VERGNE TORO ROSSO 1min 24.720secs Q3 9. HÜLKENBERG FORCE INDIA 1min 24.775secs Q3 10. KVYAT TORO ROSSO 1min 24.706secs Q2 11. SUTIL SAUBER 1min 25.136secs Q2 12. PÉREZ FORCE INDIA 1min 25.211secs Q2

Nico Rosberg, lap 64, 1min25.724secs

THE RESULTS (70 LAPS) 1st

Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull

2nd

Fernando Alonso Ferrari

3rd

Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

+5.857s

4th

Nico Rosberg Mercedes

+6.361s

1h53m 05.058s +5.225s

5th

Felipe Massa Williams

+29.841s

6th

Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari

+31.491s

7th

Sebastian Vettel Red Bull

+40.964s

8th

Valtteri Bottas Williams

+41.344s

9th

Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso

+58.527s

10th

Jenson Button McLaren

+67.280s

11th

Adrian Sutil Sauber

+68.169s

12th

Kevin Magnussen McLaren

+78.465s

15. BIANCHI MARUSSIA 1min 27.419secs Q2

Pastor Maldonado Lotus

+84.024s

1st

Nico Rosberg Mercedes

Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso

+1 lap

2nd

Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

191pts

15th

Jules Bianchi Marussia

+1 lap

3rd

Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull

131pts

16th

Max Chilton Marussia

+1 lap

4th

Fernando Alonso Ferrari

115pts

5th

Valtteri Bottas Williams

95pts

6th

Sebastian Vettel Red Bull

88pts

Retirements Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber

32 laps – power unit

7th

Nico Hülkenberg Force India

69pts

24 laps – fuel pump

8th

Jenson Button McLaren

60pts

22 laps – spin

9th

Felipe Massa Williams

40pts

14 laps – accident

10th

Kevin Magnussen McLaren

37pts

10 laps – spin

11th

Sergio Pérez Force India

29pts

7 laps – spin

12th

Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari

27pts

13th

Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso

11pts

14th

Romain Grosjean Lotus

8pts

15th

Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso

6pts

16th

Jules Bianchi Marussia

2pts

17th

Adrian Sutil Sauber

0pts

18th

Marcus Ericsson Caterham

0pts

19th

Pastor Maldonado Lotus

0pts

Romain Grosjean Lotus Marcus Ericsson Caterham

16. RÄIKKÖNEN FERRARI 1min 26.792secs Q1

18. CHILTON MARUSSIA 1min 27.819secs Q1

Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber

0pts

Slowest: Roman

21st

Max Chilton Marussia

0pts

Bottas, 196.10mph

Grosjean, 181.32mph

22nd

Kamui Kobayashi Caterham

0pts

CONSTRUCTORS’ STANDINGS 20. MALDONADO* LOTUS NO TIME IN Q1

22. HAMILTON** MERCEDES NO TIME IN Q1

*Five-place grid penalty for gearbox change **Required to start from the pitlane due to car being modified under parc fermé conditions

114

20th

Fastest: Valtteri

TYRE COMPOUNDS USED

19. ERICSSON CATERHAM 1min 28.643secs Q1

21. MAGNUSSEN** MCLAREN NO TIME IN Q3

202pts

Kamui Kobayashi Caterham

THROUGH SPEED TRAP

17. KOBAYASHI CATERHAM 1min 27.139secs Q1

DRIVERS’ STANDINGS

13th

Nico Hülkenberg Force India

14. GROSJEAN LOTUS 1min 25.337secs Q2

Sebastian Vettel, 21.608secs (entry to exit)

14th

Sergio Pérez Force India

13. GUTIÉRREZ SAUBER 1min 25.260secs Q2

FASTEST PITSTOP

F1 Racing September 2014

Soft

Medium

CLIMATE Wet/ overcast

Intermediate Wet

TRACK TEMP

22°C

28°C

1st Mercedes 393pts

9th

2nd Red Bull

219pts

10th Sauber

0pts

3rd Ferrari

142pts

11th Caterham

0pts

3rd Williams

135pts

5th Force India

98pts

6th McLaren

97pts

7th Toro Rosso 17pts 8th Lotus

8pts

Marussia

2pts

For comprehensive F1 statistics visit www.forix.com

PHOTOS: ALASTAIR STALEY/LAT; STEVEN TEE/LAT; ANDY HONE/LAT

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“Remember how the 2004 F1 demonstration in Regent Street had half a million people watching? The real thing could be sensational!”

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