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March 2011

Sauber boss not tyre-ing of rookie Perez

Sauber boss not tyre-ing of rookie Perez

Peter Sauber, team boss of his own almost-interesting eponymous F1 team, has said that his rookie driver Sergio Perez did an "outstanding" job in the Australian GP, after the Mexican managed to get to the finish with just a single tyre stop.

 

Marko stirs Ham-to-RBR rumour mill

Marko stirs Ham-to-RBR rumour mill

Red Bull Racing motorsport advisor and all-round headline provider Helmut Marko has suggested that Lewis Hamilton will "always be a topic" when the caffeinated team is considering future driver line-ups in their Formula One team.

Newey: Copycat car designers are a 'pain'

Newey: Copycat car designers are a 'pain'

Red Bull Racing design ace Adrian Newey has admitted that it is "a pain" to see other Formula One teams copy his own car plans during a season, after McLaren appeared to make a big gain by adopting a RBR-esque exhaust layout.

HRT owner confident of beating rivals

HRT owner confident of beating rivals

Jose Ramon Carabante, the owner of the Hispania Racing team, believes that the backmarking team will be ahead of both Team Lotus and Virgin Racing when their new aerodynamic upgrade package for their F111 car debuts in May.

Podium was "perfect result" - Hamilton

Podium was

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton believes that given the strength of the Red Bull team and the pre-season issues for McLaren, the second place finish he secured in the Australian Grand Prix had been a near-perfect result for him. 

Button sure that McLaren are 'in the hunt'

Button sure that McLaren are 'in the hunt'

Jenson Button believes that McLaren are in a strong position to compete for the 2011 Formula One world championship, despite arriving at the Australian Grand Prix still some distance behind pace-setters Red Bull Racing.

Williams want more from car in Malaysia

Williams want more from car in Malaysia

Williams technical director has confidently said that there is "more to come" from the Williams FW33 car, after the team showed some promising but ultimately futile pace at the Australian Grand Prix weekend at Albert Park.

Glock: Virgin pace has "gone backwards"

Glock: Virgin pace has

Virgin Racing team leader Timo Glock has said that he feels the team's on-track performance has "gone backwards" with their new 2011 car, despite hopes that the newbie team would close the gap to the front in their second season.

Hamilton: Vettel not my biggest rival

Hamilton: Vettel not my biggest rival

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has dismissed the suggestion that reigning world champion and Australian Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel is his greatest F1 rival, saying that his "nemesis" remains Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

Karthikeyan: HRT are a serious team

Karthikeyan: HRT are a serious team

Hispania Racing driver Narain Karthikeyan has insisted that the Spanish squad are "serious" about Formula One, but admits that he understands why the stewards decided not to allow the struggling team to race in Melbourne.

Webber searching for reason for poor pace

Webber searching for reason for poor pace

Mark Webber has said that the Red Bull Racing team will conduct a full check of his car from the Australian Grand Prix in order to try and establish if there was a technical reason for his lack of performance during the race.

Brawn: Set-up to blame for loss of pace

Brawn: Set-up to blame for loss of pace

Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn has said that the German marque's lack of performance at the Australian GP weekend was down to simple set-up issues with their new W02 car, saying that the team was working hard to fix them.

Sauber opt against disqualification appeal

Sauber opt against disqualification appeal

The Sauber Formula One team will not go ahead with their initally-planned appeal over their double disqualification from the results of last weekend's Australian Grand Prix, the Swiss team confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.

Alonso not worried about Melbourne form

Alonso not worried about Melbourne form

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso insisted that Ferrari's performance in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix "can't be defined as disastrous", despite the team spectacularly failing to live up to their pre-season testing form.

Boullier: Podium finish is "big relief"

Boullier: Podium finish is

Lotus Renault GP team boss Eric Boullier has said that Vitaly Petrov's podium finish in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix came as a "big relief" for team after their decision to go radical with their brand new R31 car.

Spanish FIA head "annoyed" with HRT

Spanish FIA head

The head of Spain's national motor racing federation, Carlos Gracia, has expressed his anger over the HRT squad's failure to qualify for the season opener in Australia, after both cars finished outside the 107% time in qualifying.

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