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31 August 2014

Lotus duo look ahead to Monza

Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado both expect the Lotus F1 Team to struggle at the next race weekend on the 2014 calendar, which takes place at the Monza circuit in Italy.
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The drivers believe the historic track will not suit the Renault-powered E22, as it features several long straights and flat-out sections.

29 August 2014

Mercedes drivers remain free to race as Rosberg apologises

Mercedes has confirmed that Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton remain free to race this season, following a meeting at the team's factory in Brackley to discuss the events of the Belgian Grand Prix.
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Rosberg also "acknowledged his responsibility" and apologised to Hamilton for the contact on lap two of the race at Spa-Francorchamps.

26 August 2014

Video: Vettel first to sample Sochi F1 track

Sebastian Vettel has become the first F1 driver to try out the newly-finished Sochi Autodrom, which will host the inaugural Russian Grand Prix this October.

In a promotional event on Monday, the four-time champion took to the circuit - which signed passed FIA race director Charlie Whiting's inspection earlier this month - at the wheel of an Infiniti Q50 Hybrid. 

25 August 2014

F1 2014 in stats after 12 races

The 2014 Formula 1 season is proving to be one of the most dramatic in recent history, with 12 thrilling races.
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Following the sport’s return from the summer break in Belgium and ahead of the next race in Italy at the iconic Monza circuit, here is a selection of statistics from F1 2014 so far:

2014 Belgian Grand Prix in pictures

The Spa-Francorchamps circuit hosted yet another thrilling F1 weekend, with Daniel Ricciardo taking his third victory in the sport and Red Bull Racing's 50th.
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It was an action-packed race with plenty of drama. The classic track produces some stunning photographs. Here is the race weekend in pictures.

24 August 2014

2014 Belgian Grand Prix Driver Reaction

The thrilling 2014 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps was won in style by Daniel Ricciardo, with the Aussie doing just enough to finish ahead of Nico Rosberg.
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Valtteri Bottas impressed once again in third, while Lewis Hamilton retired with car damage following an early puncture caused by contact with his team-mate. Here are some post-race thoughts from the drivers:

22 August 2014

2014 Belgian Grand Prix Weekend Report

The 12th round of the 2014 Formula 1 season took place at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.
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It marked the end of the four-week summer break and 14-day factory shutdown, as well as being the 59th Belgian Grand Prix to appear on the F1 calendar.