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'Five laps better than nothing'
Sebastian Vettel reckons Red Bull are closer to Mercedes this weekend, even though his own running at the Marina Bay Circuit was limited during Friday practice.
Vettel explains 2014 struggles
Sebastian Vettel has elaborated on the reasons behind his struggle to adapt to F1’s new-for-2014 hybrid cars, with the German insisting his problems haven’t been solely caused by the ending of the exhaust-blowing effect.
FIA agree to amend radio ban
The FIA has issued a further clarification on its radio clampdown ahead of the Singapore GP after teams and drivers raised concerns about the ban as it previously stood.
Horner defends Vettel strategy
Red Bull chief Christian Horner insists the team couldn’t have foreseen how Sebastian Vettel would lose out to team-mate Daniel Ricciardo in the Italian GP after the in-form Australian yet again overtook his World Champion team-mate to finish ahead in Sunday's race.
McLaren focus of driver market
F1’s McLaren-centred driver market proved the focus of attention away from the Hamilton/Rosberg saga on Thursday at Monza with Sebastian Vettel not denying that he had been approached by the Woking team while one of the two men in situ, Jenson Button, declared he was “massively relaxed” over 2015.
Red Bull 'keeping Merc honest'
Christian Horner reckons Daniel Ricciardo will be a title contender somewhere down the line, although Red Bull’s team boss still isn’t getting too carried away about the Australian’s chances this season.
'Rocky' given Bulls promotion
Sebastian Vettel’s long-time race engineer Guillaume Rocquelin – who is better known in F1 circles under his nickname ‘Rocky’ – will take on a new role at Red Bull from 2015 as Head of Race Engineering.
Vettel hopes for closer race
Sebastian Vettel admits Red Bull’s decision to prioritise straight-line speed for the set-up of their RB10 car at Spa made for a “tricky” qualifying hour but is left hoping that the tactic will allow them to run Mercedes closer in a dry race.
Penalties loom for Vettel
Sebastian Vettel is facing up to a season run-in that looks set to contrast sharply with last year's victory blitz, which got underway at the Belgian GP.
Horner: Singapore next chance
Christian Horner admits it is unlikely to be before the return of the flyaway rounds – starting with the Singapore GP in three races’ time – before Red Bull can repeat their Hungary form and challenge Mercedes again.
Horner: Vettel down on luck
Christian Horner believes ‘bad luck’ has played a key role in Sebastian Vettel’s results relative to Daniel Ricciardo so far in 2014 and has backed the World Champion to start turning his fortunes around after the summer break.
Hamilton shrugs off Vettel link
Lewis Hamilton has shrugged off speculation that Sebastian Vettel could take his seat with Mercedes for the 2016 season.
Vettel hopes Red Bull keep up
Sebastian Vettel is optimistic he and Red Bull can maintain the performance they showed in Friday practice at the Hungarian GP but wary that Mercedes will find more speed ahead of qualifying.
Vettel plays down Merc talk
Sebastian Vettel has played down talk of joining either Mercedes or McLaren – although the World Champion admitted on Thursday that he would consider any such offer that came his way.
'Brake change sets precedent'
Christian Horner thinks the FIA has set an "interesting precedent" by allowing Lewis Hamilton to change his brakes to a different manufacturer without penalty under parc ferme conditions at the German Grand Prix.
Thumbs-up for Germany action
A selection of Formula 1’s leading drivers have received plaudits for the “fantastic” wheel-to-wheel racing they served up in Sunday’s German GP.
Bulls disappointed with qualy
Daniel Ricciardo admits Red Bull were disappointed not to be closer to Mercedes and only lock out the third row at Hockenheim.
Ricciardo expects 'hungry' Seb
Daniel Ricciardo is expecting team-mate Sebastian Vettel to try and use his home German GP next week as a springboard to a stronger season half of the season.
Seb: We haven't closed the gap
Sebastian Vettel admits Red Bull “haven’t really closed the gap” to Mercedes since the opening race of the season in Australia.
Bianchi fastest on day two
Standing in for Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari, Jules Bianchi was fastest on the second and final day of the Silverstone in-season test.