Mar 13

Vettel Not Giving Up On Title Hopes

Sebastian Vettel preparing for this weekend's race at Australia. (Photo: Andrew Hone/Getty Images)

preparing for this weekend’s race at Australia. (Photo: Andrew Hone/Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel insists that he hasn’t given up hope of challenging for a fifth world championship this year – and believes that Red Bull still has enough time to catch up after its bad start in testing.

“It’s a long year,” he said today. “Our pre-season testing, our preparation, hasn’t been ideal and, yeah, we’re probably not in the best position for this race, but I think it’s a different story when we think about the championship. There’s a long way to go. Two years back Fernando was on the grid with 1.5 seconds to pole position but he was very close to beating us to the title at the very last race. Anything can happen. That’s why this race is important, just as any other one. But there are a lot of races this year.

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Mar 12

2014 F1 Season — Team By Team Guide

Mercedes is one of only two teams retaining both its 2013 drivers. Photo: Getty Images

Mercedes is one of only two teams retaining its 2013 driver lineup. Photo: Getty Images

Only two teams enter the 2014 season with the same pair of drivers they ran last year, while three outfits – Williams, Toro Rosso and Marussia – have changed engine partners. Those facts alone would make the coming season an intriguing one, but throw in the massive rule changes and there’s plenty of food for thought. Testing showed a clear hierarchy of Mercedes, Ferrari then Renault in terms of the new power units, but it was also apparent that nobody is immune to reliability issues, and that problems in practice and qualifying could prove to be hugely expensive. Here’s our look at how the teams stack up.

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Oct 2

2014 MotoGP Schedule Announced: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Dropped

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Next year’s schedule has been released. (Photo: AFP)

Qatar’s Losail International Circuit will kick off proceedings with the annual evening race before MotoGP heads to Austin, Texas for the second time. Argentina will be on the race schedule for the first time since 1999, with the newly-built Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, whereas Brasilia joins with a September slot. The total number of Grands Prix now increases from 18 to 19.

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