Max Chilton
Jul 10

F1: Mercedes could lose advantage with ‘FRIC’ ban in Hockenheim

Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England. Sunday 6 July 2014. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid, leads Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid. World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _79P4307

The F1 cars of and lead early on during the 2014 British Grand Prix. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Mercedes may very well be forced to remove its ‘FRIC’ (front-to-rear interconnected) suspension system from its car before next weekend’s German Grand Prix.

With several teams reportedly expected to lodge protests, only an unlikely unanimous vote from the teams may now save the ‘FRIC’ suspensions from being banned before the next race.

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May 26

Raikkonen blames Chilton for puncture that triggered nightmare race

Kimi Raikkonen dropped out of the points after his and Kevin Magnussen's cars come to a halt in the hairpin. (Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/Getty Images)

dropped out of the points after his and ’s cars nearly collide in the hairpin. (Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen endured a nightmare race in Monaco that saw the driver lose a potential third place to a puncture he received after being hit by .

He later retired after an incident with Kevin Magnussen during his attempt to recover ground. The Finn received a reprimand from the FIA stewards for the latter.

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May 13

F1: Max Chilton, Marussia fastest in Monday test

Max Chilton drives during last weekend's Spanish GP en route to a 19th place finish. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during last weekend’s Spanish GP en route to a 19th place finish. (Photo: Getty Images)

Rain meant that F1 testing action got off to a slow start in Barcelona today, and once the track had dried out in the afternoon there was a surprise as Max Chilton set the fastest time of the day for .

The Briton was trying the supersoft tire – which will be used in Monaco – in qualifying trim, while rivals had very different objectives. Nevertheless it was a nice confidence boost for a team that has outpaced rivals Caterham recently.

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Feb 20

F1: Magnussen On Top For McLaren In Bahrain — Testing Update

Kevin Magnussen of McLaren pilots the 2014 MP4-29. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

of pilots the 2014 MP4-29.
(Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Kevin Magnussen and McLaren were fastest on the second day in Bahrain today as the teams gradually began to pick up the pace.

However, they are still far from the sort of lap times they are likely to achieve in full qualifying form come April.

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Jan 30

F1: McLaren On Top As Magnussen Sets Pace — Jerez Day Three

Kevin Magnussen in the McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes.  (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Newcomer drives the MP4-29 . (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Kevin Magnussen made a great start to his official F1 career by topping the times for McLaren in Jerez

Once again it was a day of mixed fortunes for the teams, with Red Bull enduring another disaster while others successfully logged a lot of laps. completed only three laps in the RB10, without actually recording a time, before his team gave up for the day.

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