Malaysian GP
Apr 3

Massa says Malaysian GP team orders a ‘mistake’

Felipe Massa held on to lead teammate Valterri Bottas home in Malaysia, despite team orders to let him by. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Felipe Massa held on to lead teammate Valtteri Bottas home in Malaysia, despite team orders to let him by. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Felipe Massa says that the Malaysian GP team orders saga was “a mistake” by Williams – and insists that the team supports his opinion.

Massa insists that it had not been discussed in advance.

Mar 31

Formula 1 notebook: Teams chasing Mercedes heading into Bahrain

Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg still leads the Formula 1 points standings after a second place finish at Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg still leads the Formula 1 points standings after a second place finish in Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

The 2014 Formula 1 season is now two races old, and we are beginning to get a taste of which teams have performance and which still have some work to do.

Nico Rosberg remains the points leader heading into Bahrain, while Ferrari and Red Bull still have a lot of catching up to do to match Mercedes. Meanwhile, RBR driver Daniel Ricciardo just needs a bit of luck.

Mar 31

McLaren expecting life to be tough until Monaco

The McLaren team placed second and third at the season opener in Australia, but finished farther down the order with a sixth and ninth at Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

The McLaren team retained second in the constructors’ standings despite finishing sixth and ninth at Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says that the team hopes to be in a strong position in Monaco and Montreal, even if it is still struggling with a lack of downforce.

He accepts that the next three races, which feature a lot of high speed corners and put a premium on aero efficiency, are going to be tough.

Mar 30

F1: Hamilton, Mercedes Celebrate Perfect Day In Malaysia

Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium in Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium in Malaysia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton put the massive disappointment of his early retirement in Australia behind him with a faultless performance in Malaysia, heading home Nico Rosberg in a Mercedes one-two in the home country of the team’s main sponsor Petronas.

It was also Hamilton’s first ever victory at Sepang.

Mar 30

F1: Vettel Keeps Pressure On Mercedes Duo

Sebastian Vettel drives during the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel drives during the Malaysian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Just a few weeks ago everyone was writing off Sebastian Vettel’s chances of winning a fifth Formula 1 championship in 2014, but his first podium of the year in Malaysia showed that he cannot be counted out yet.

Vettel lost out to Nico Rosberg at the start, but he kept his fellow German in his sights on his way to a reliable third place. It was the first time that he had logged a race distance in the RB10.