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May 7

F1: Azerbaijan denies Russian GP replacement reports

A general view of the track and pit lane under construction in preparation for the Russian Formula One Grand Prix scheduled to be held on October 12th later this year at the Sochi Olympic Park Circuit, on February 24, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

A general view of the Sochi circuit taken in February, 2014 with its inaugural F1 race scheduled to be held in October. (Photo: John Berry/Getty Images)

Azerbaijan on Wednesday denied reports it could step in to replace this year’s endangered Russian Grand Prix.

Earlier, Germany’s Welt newspaper said the oil-rich former Soviet state was ready to step in, should the escalating Crimean crisis force the cancellation of the scheduled inaugural Russian Grand Prix later this year.

May 6

Ferrari insider says Brawn spotted at Maranello

Former Ferrari and Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn seen prior the 2013 Japanese GP. (Photo: Toshifumi Kitamura/Getty Images)

Former Ferrari and Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn seen prior the 2013 Japanese GP. (Photo: Toshifumi Kitamura/Getty Images)

Specialist Ferrari journalist and author Leo Turrini on Tuesday reports that Ross Brawn has this week been at Maranello and Fiorano.

Turrini, who, according to F1 colleague Mathias Brunner, “knows everything when it comes to Ferrari” and recently predicted Stefano Domenicali’s departure, said the recently-retired former Mercedes boss was seen at the fabled Italian team’s headquarters and test circuit.

May 6

F1: Ferrari technical director confident good results are ahead

James Allison, Technical Director at Ferrari, during pre-season testing in Jerez. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

James Allison, Technical Director at Ferrari, during pre-season testing in Jerez.
(Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Ferrari chassis technical director James Allison says that the team is still learning about the new regulations, and will improve the F14 T by the race.

“We are learning how to get performance out of this new set of regulations and hopefully to make this car more competitive,” said Allison on the team’s website.

Mar 19

F1: Ferrari Performance Not Acceptable, Says Technical Director

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso (right) leads teammate Kimi Raikkonen in the Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso (right) leads teammate Kimi Raikkonen in the Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ferrari technical director James Allison has described the team’s form in Australia as “not acceptable,” and says that straightline speed and braking stability are among the key areas for improvement.

Fernando Alonso finished 35 seconds behind winner Nico Rosberg, who is assumed by most observers to have had a lot in hand.

Feb 15

F1: Report – Schumacher Wins Fight Against Pneumonia

Michael Schumacher remains in a medically-induced coma but is believed to be slowly waking up. (Photo: Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher remains in a medically-induced coma but is believed to be slowly waking up. (Photo: Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher has won his fight against pneumonia, according to the major German daily newspaper Bild.

Earlier, the seven-time World Champion’s manager Sabine Kehm played down rumors the lung infection had interrupted efforts to wake Schumacher from his long coma.