Race Recap: 2014 Japanese Grand Prix is wet, woebegone

Filed under: Motorsports , Japan , Infiniti , Mercedes-Benz , Ferrari , Racing , McLaren Typhoon Phanfone made landfall in Japan on Sunday, causing a slow start to a very wet and strategy-heavy race, all of it overshadowed by the race-ending injury to Marussia driver Jules Bianchi .

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Race Recap: 2014 Italian Grand Prix goes heavy on rescue and recovery

Filed under: Motorsports , Europe , Infiniti , Mercedes-Benz , Ferrari , Racing , McLaren In the two weeks it’s taken Formula One to move from Belgium to Italy, fleet-footed rumor has outrun the driver transfer market – Fernando Alonso can’t issue enough denials of a departure from Ferrari , McLaren isn’t sure what it wants to do with its drivers, Lotus has found out why it stinks this year and that the problem can’t be fixed this year, and Nico Rosberg is said to have donated a team-ordered six-figure fine to charity to atone for his Belgian waffling. Oh, and Lewis Hamilton regained his pole-grabbing form. That’s how the Mercedes AMG Petronas man found himself at the head of the grid for the Italian Grand Prix, ahead of his teammate Rosberg by a quarter of a second.

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Raikkonen likely to retire from F1 after 2015 [w/poll]

Raikkonen likely to retire from F1 after 2015 [w/poll]

Filed under: Motorsports , Hirings/Firings/Layoffs , Ferrari Though his irreverent demeanor party-goer image might suggest otherwise, make no mistake about it: at 34 years old (and with 37-year-old Mark Webber out of the race), Kimi Raikkonen is the oldest driver in Formula One . He’s three months older than Jenson Button , a good year older than his former wingman Felipe Massa , three years ahead of Adrian Sutil and a good decade beyond the latest crop of up-and-comers on the grid.

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Race Recap: 2014 British F1 Grand Prix readjusts the balance of power

Race Recap: 2014 British F1 Grand Prix readjusts the balance of power

Filed under: Motorsports , Infiniti , Mercedes-Benz , Ferrari , UK , Racing , McLaren Qualifying for the British Formula One Grand Prix was just as much a surprise for fans as it was for teams. Certain team weather radar displays didn’t accurately pinpoint storm systems over the track, and in the case of at least two teams, the lack of data was compounded by poor decision making. That’s how both Ferraris and both Williams got kicked out of qualifying in Q3 – the drivers already on track took advantage of a dry spell between rains, but Ferrari and Williams waited too long to get back out, and by the time they did it had started raining again.

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Race Recap: 2014 British F1 Grand Prix readjusts the balance of power

Race Recap: 2014 British F1 Grand Prix readjusts the balance of power

Filed under: Motorsports , Infiniti , Mercedes-Benz , Ferrari , UK , Racing , McLaren Qualifying for the British Formula One Grand Prix was just as much a surprise for fans as it was for teams.

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Race Recap: 2013 Italian Grand Prix is mistakes, gremlins and metronomes [spoilers]

Filed under: Motorsports , Europe , Infiniti , Mercedes-Benz , Ferrari , Racing , McLaren The low-downforce, 5.793-kilometer circuit in Monza, Italy is known as the Temple of Speed, but only a few of the qualifying performances would have clued you into it. Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber in the Infiniti Red Bull Racing chassis’ lined up first and second, and it didn’t seem like Vettel had to work too hard to do so. Nico H

Race Recap: 2013 German Grand Prix is old beginnings, new endings [spoilers]

Filed under: Motorsports , Europe , Infiniti , Mercedes-Benz , Ferrari , Racing , McLaren Just like at Silverstone last weekend , the German Formula One Grand Prix started with Lewis Hamilton putting his Mercedes-AMG Petronas on pole. The only thing missing at the pointy end of the grid was his teammate Nico Rosberg , who lined up beside him in England but back in 11th in Germany because of a team error in qualifying.

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Race Recap: 2013 Chinese Grand Prix a test of tires, carnage and a fight for second [spoilers]

Filed under: Motorsports , China , Infiniti , Lotus , Ferrari , Renault , Racing , McLaren Formula One fans and commentators have spent the three weeks since the Malaysian Grand Prix discussing two things more than any other: that pass, and tires.

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Race Recap: 2013 Chinese Grand Prix a test of tires, carnage and a fight for second [spoilers]

Race Recap: 2013 Chinese Grand Prix a test of tires, carnage and a fight for second [spoilers]

Filed under: Motorsports , China , Infiniti , Lotus , Ferrari , Renault , Racing , McLaren Formula One fans and commentators have spent the three weeks since the Malaysian Grand Prix discussing two things more than any other: that pass, and tires. Sebastian Vettel spent days giving his tongue an Olympic workout on the verbal gymnastics parallel bars before finally admitting he passed his Infiniti Red Bull teammate Mark Webber on purpose partly for reasons of payback, partly out of a desire to win – he doesn’t apologize for it and he would do it again. Then came those Pirellis – every single driver and team representative interview touches on how important it is to understand the tires and manage their degradation

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