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Apr 22

Massa frustrated by run of bad luck

Felipe Massa's car comes to a rest in the gravel after being hit by Kamui Kobayashi's Caterham at the start of the Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa’s car comes to a rest in the gravel after being hit by Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham at the start of the Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa admits he’s been frustrated by the bad luck that has cost him a lot of points in the early races of the season.

In China he was wet set in sixth when there was a delay at his first pit stop after it was realized that the crew was trying to fit the left rear tire on the right, and vice versa.

Apr 20

F1: Chinese GP Cut Short When Marshal Waves Flag One Lap Too Early

The Chinese Grand Prix ended early when a track marshal showed the checkered flag one lap too soon. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Chinese Grand Prix ended early when a track marshal showed the checkered flag one lap too soon. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton had yet another dominant performance in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix, but an odd turn of events at the end of the race had the Mercedes driver questioning himself.

Hamilton had an 18s lead over teammate Nico Rosberg when he was shown the checkered flag at the end of Lap 55 – one lap before it should have been displayed.

Mar 24

Photos show ‘submarine’ risk of new F1 noses realized

The rear of Felipe Massa's Williams is lifted into the air his Turn 1 collision at the Australian GP. (Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

The rear of Felipe Massa’s Williams is lifted into the air during his Turn 1 collision at the Australian GP. (Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

Adrian Newey’s pre-season fears about ‘submarining’ Formula 1 cars may have been realized. Red Bull’s criticism of F1′s all-new era had to be heard amid the depth of the reigning world champions’ winter crisis after four consecutive seasons of dominance.

Designer Newey, however, had expressed alarm about the new, low front noses, arguing not only that they are ugly, but they might also be dangerous.

Mar 14

F1: Disastrous Friday For Caterham In Australia

Marcus Ericsson (center) is in danger of missing the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Marcus Ericsson (center) is in danger of missing the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Fears over the complex nature of working on the 2014 cars were realized in Australia as both Caterham and Lotus saw their Friday running badly affected.

At Caterham, both Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson ran only one installation lap in first practice. Because of the time required to fix the problem, the Japanese driver didn’t run at all in second practice. Meanwhile rookie Ericsson did one lap in each of the sessions and may not be allowed to start if he has more problems on Saturday and doesn’t set a proper qualifying time.

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Feb 25

F1: V6 Engine Cars Are Much Faster On Straights

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP drives during day two of Formula One Winter Testing at Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP drives during Day Two of Formula One winter testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

At full tilt in a straight line, this year’s Formula One cars emit a much tamer sound than the class of 2013.

However, the top speeds of the new turbo V6s are significantly higher, thanks to reduced downforce and an impressive engine-plus-ERS maximum of almost 900 horse power.