Caterham Test silverstone 2014

Formula 1



Caterham F1 Team Launches Development Driver Program With Nathanaël Berthon


GP2 race winner Nathanaël Berthon has today been confirmed as one of the drivers in Caterham F1 Team’s new Development Driver Program. The Development Driver Program will give up-and-coming racing drivers the opportunity to embed themselves in Caterham F1 Team’s on and off-track operations, helping to prepare them fully for the step up to Formula One.

Nathanaël already has F1 experience, having driven in the 2011 young driver test at Abu Dhabi for HRT. Since 2012 he has been competing in GP2, winning the GP2 sprint race in Hungary in 2013 when he was with Trident Racing, and now competing in the 2014 season with Venezuela GP Lazarus.

Christijan Albers, CEO, Caterham F1 Team: “We are very pleased to welcome Nathanaël into our Development Driver Program. He is an exciting young talent with a proven track record in the feeder series for F1 and as he already has F1 experience he fits very neatly into our team. We will work closely with him to help him reach his full potential and are all excited about seeing him continue to grow as a driver, in and out of the cockpit.

Montoya-Wins-Pocono-V3-Std

INDYCAR



MONTOYA WINS FASTEST 500-MILE RACE IN HISTORY AT POCONO

LONG POND, Pa. (Sunday, July 6, 2014) – Juan Pablo Montoya earned his first Indy car victory in nearly 14 years by prevailing in the Pocono INDYCAR 500 fueled by Sunoco at Pocono Raceway.
The race was the fastest 500-mile Indy car race in history as Montoya’s average speed of 202.402 mph surpassed the previous 500-mile record set by Jimmy Vasser (197.995 mph) at Auto Club Speedway in 2002.
The win marked Montoya’s first Indy car victory since Sept. 17, 2000 at Gateway International Raceway.
Montoya, who a day earlier became the eighth different Verizon P1 Award winner this season, became the eighth different race winner through 11 rounds of the Verizon IndyCar Series season. He’s the first to win from the pole this season.
“That’s great for Juan; what a great race he ran,” said team owner Roger Penske, who welcomed Montoya as the third driver at Team Penske this season after a 13-year absence in which he competed in Formula One and the NASCAR Cup Series.
Montoya, driving the No. 2 PPG Team Penske car, led teammate Helio Castroneves across the finish line of the 2.5-mile tri-oval by 2.3403 seconds. Rookie Carlos Munoz finished third for the third time this season and Ryan Briscoe finished a season-high fourth. Scott Dixon, the winner last year at Pocono Raceway, placed fifth.
“I want to thank Roger for believing in me after so many years out of an Indy car,” said Montoya, who claimed his third Indy car 500-mile race victory.
Only two other drivers in Indy car history since 1909 have gone more than 10 years between wins – John Paul Jr., who went more than 15 years between winning at Michigan and Texas Motor Speedway from 1983-98 and Babe Stapp did not win for nearly 12 years between Charlotte and Milwaukee from 1927-39.
 
The middle round of the Triple Crown series, which also includes the Indianapolis 500 and the season finale at Auto Club Speedway, carried double points. Castroneves was able to tie teammate Will Power, who led 69 laps but incurred a drive-through penalty on Lap 176 for blocking Castroneves, in the championship standings.
“Congrats to Montoya. Are you kidding me? This guy is unbelievable,” Castroneves said. “Coming back after all those years and winning a race? As soon as they signed him I knew he would be an asset, and a headache, for us. It’s good (to have a) 1-2 finish – and we’re tied in the championship. It’s unbelievable.”
Both Castroneves and Power are seeking their first series championship. Power, who had to pit for fuel on Lap 189, finished 10th.
 
Montoya inherited the lead on Lap 197 when Tony Kanaan, who led a field-high 78 laps, also had to pit for fuel. Kanaan, driving the No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, led laps for the second race this season and for the 100th race in his Indy car career.
 
Kanaan led for the second time in 2014. He led one lap at the Indianapolis 500. It is his 100th race led in his Indy car career.
JUAN PABLO MONTOYA (No. 2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet):  First of all, I want to thank Verizon, IndyCar, PPG and everyone who supports this car and Team Penske. I want thank Roger for believing in me after how many years out of open-wheel, coming back and believing I could do it. Here we are. It’s awesome that we could do it. I want to thank the fans for coming out… Verizon, IndyCar, PPG, Hawk Performance and everyone who believes in Team Penske and myself. It’s huge. I was overly excited coming to the line, I can tell you that.”

Silverstone Sunday Lewis Hamilton Podium Celebrations

FORMULA 1



Lewis Hamilton took victory in his home race at this afternoon´s British Grand Prix, while Nico Rosberg was forced to retire. Another podium for Valtteri Bottas and Ricciardo takes third.


Lewis Hamilton: Winning in front of your home crowd is just the best feeling. We really do have the greatest fans here and thank you so much to everyone for your patience after yesterday. To see the support all around the track is just amazing. I said before that I´d never give up but it was a tough qualifying and I really needed to dig deep and come back positive this morning. A huge thank you to my family and all of the fans for pushing me on – I couldn´t have done it without them. Nico had a pretty big gap at the beginning of the race but I kept pushing and was happy with my pace. After extending my first stint, we switched to the prime tyres and I honestly couldn´t believe the pace that I had and was closing up to Nico. Of course, he then had a problem and I saw him pull over. It´s a shame for the team and I never want to see a team-mate fall behind – I always want to battle it out – but I´m sure we will get to do it again in the future. It´s been a rollercoaster weekend and to come away with the win after a day like yesterday is fantastic, so thank you to everyone in the team for all their hard work. I´m proud to have done it for them here – so close to our factories in Brackley and Brixworth. 

Valtteri Bottas: We knew that this race would be good fun. We knew we had a quick car and maybe it surprised us it was so quick. The first stint we went through the field fast and that needed a bit of risk. I am so happy for the team, they have worked on race pace and it shows. 
We were thinking about points today not the podium, and the strategy guys did a great job. I really felt for Felipe today in his 200th race, and it was so nice of him to come to the podium with the team; I really appreciated that. We are a stronger team than we were in the first few races and it won’t be easy to stay near the top but we are doing a great job of it at the moment.

DANIEL RICCIARDO: “I feel good! This is the best third place I’ve ever got. I’m not normally ecstatic with a third but I really am today, obviously to redeem myself from yesterday and also the fact that I don’t think we had an awesome race car today, but we made it work. We used the cards that we had and played the game well, so I was really happy to make a one stop work. For the last two laps, I saw Jenson coming and thought I was probably going to be a bit vulnerable but we held on. The one stop wasn’t planned. We pitted quite early on the Prime because we were quite slow and it wasn’t working, so we came in for the Option and, at one point, my engineer pretty much said alright four laps to go on this tyre then let’s box. I said the pace seems OK, the tyres aren’t getting any worse and let’s try and stay out or at least think about keeping me out there and he said OK we’ll look at our options. Then, a few laps later he said do you think you can go to the end, there’s 15 or 20 laps to go, and I said, at the moment I think we can give it a crack. And so, yeah, we did and it paid off!”

Stanaway Yelloly Bernstorff R2

GP3



Stanaway leads home Status GP 1-2 in Silverstone

It was all smiles from the team in the eye-catching green and black: Status Grand Prix on home soil produced a fantastic one-two result in the hands of Kiwi Richie Stanaway and Brit Nick Yelloly. Carlin’s Emil Bernstorff pocketed the final spot on the rostrum. After making a good start, Stanaway was never headed and achieved his second GP3 win of his career.
The threatening rain did not appear in front of the very enthusiastic and passionate fans at the Silverstone circuit. Cool temperatures set the scene for Race 2 and reverse pole-sitter Dino Zamparelli bogged down at the start to end lap one in P5. Stanaway made a clean start to go into the lead but Bernstorff made a lightning getaway from fifth to move into second on the first few turns. Yelloly and Kirchhöfer held third and fourth whilst Series leaders Alex Lynn and Jimmy Eriksson dropped down several places out of the top ten.
Contact was made between Alex Fontana (ART Grand Prix) and Patrick Kujala (Marussia Manor Racing) which meant a premature end for both. Action was frenetic throughout the field as Stanaway started to build an advantage back to his Status Grand Prix teammate Yelloly.
Eriksson had Lynn filling his mirrors as the duo caught the Jenzer Motorsport car of Pal Varhaug and Arden International’s Patric Niederhauser. The Swiss driver attempted several moves to pass the Norwegian as Varhaug felt the pressure and ran wide, cutting a corner in the process. When Varhaug came back on track, Niederhauser once again pounced, this time trying a move down the inside of him and Eriksson sensed his opportunity – diving down the middle of the pair of them. Unfortunately, contact was made, with Eriksson and Niederhauser tumbling into the gravel and Varhaug suffering damage also and retiring.
This allowed some clear air for Series leader Lynn and he set his sights on Jann Mardenborough. The Carlin driver made the move stick and was then was embroiled in a four way battle for fifth: Dean Stoneman (Marussia Manor Racing), Riccardo Agostini (Hilmer Motorsport), Zamparelli and Lynn was a fierce fight and it was the Italian rookie who made the first successful manoeuvre on Stoneman for P5. Zamparelli and Lynn were quick to follow suit and unluckily for Stoneman in his home race – his car began to slow and he retired after a strong race.
Stanaway held a 2.6s margin over Yelloly, with a further two seconds advantage back to Bernstorff. The action wasn’t done yet with Lynn still on a charge to move up the order and on the last lap he got the better of Zamparelli for P6 to claim his first race two points of the 2014 GP3 season.
After 15 laps, Stanaway and Yelloly crossed the line and celebrated a wonderful one-two for Status Grand Prix. It was Yelloly’s first podium this year and a third rostrum appearance for Bernstorff who once again picked up vital points in the championship. Kirchhöfer came home fourth, ahead of Agostini – the Hilmer Motorsport driver posting his best result to date. Lynn, Zamparelli and Mathéo Tuscher completed the final point’s positions.
Lynn remains on top in the Drivers’ Standings with an eight point lead over Eriksson. Stanaway lies in third, 18 points off the Carlin driver, with Bernstorff and Kirchhöfer rounding out the top five. Carlin head the Teams’ Standings on 148 points, but Status Grand Prix move back into second place and close the point’s deficit. Koiranen GP are third ahead of ART Grand Prix and Marussia Manor Racing.
Six races this season and five different winners – we can expect another superb encounter for Round 4 in Hockenheim, Germany on 18-20 July in two weeks’ time.
Silverstone – Race 2
Driver
Team
1.
Richie Stanaway
Status Grand Prix
2.
Nick Yelloly
Status Grand Prix
3.
Emil Bernstorff
Carlin
4.
Marvin Kirchhöfer
ART Grand Prix
5.
Riccardo Agostini
Hilmer Motorsport
6.
Alex Lynn
Carlin
7.
Dino Zamparelli
ART Grand Prix
8.
Mathéo Tuscher
Jenzer Motorsport
9.
Luis Sa Silva
Carlin
10.
Alfonso Celis. Jr
Status Grand Prix
11.
Adderly Fong
Jenzer Motorsport
12.
Nelson Mason
Hilmer Motorsport
13.
Robert Visoiu
Arden International
14.
Santiago Urrutia
Koiranen GP
15.
Jann Mardenborough
Arden International
16.
Roman De Beer
Trident
17.
Carmen Jorda
Koiranen GP
18.
Dean Stoneman
Marussia Manor Racing
Not Classified
 
Pal Varhaug
Jenzer Motorsport
Patric Niederhauser
Arden International
Jimmy Eriksson
Koiranen GP
Sebastian Balthasar
Hilmer Motorsport
Ryan Cullen
Marussia Manor Racing
Patrick Kujala
Marussia Manor Racing
Alex Fontana
ART Grand Prix
Victor Carbone
Trident
 
 
Fastest Lap : Roman De Beer – Trident : 1 :49. 360 on lap 14
Felipe Nasr (Carlin)

GP2



Nasr shines in Silverstone Sprint Race

Felipe Nasr put in a peerless performance to claim victory in this morning’s sprint race at Silverstone: the Brazilian was never headed as he left his rivals in his wake for a dominant win in cold but dry conditions ahead of Stefano Coletti and Johnny Cecotto.
The Williams test driver’s victory was set up at the start with a sharp getaway from P2, easily dispatching poleman Stéphane Richelmi whose poor start saw him surrounded by countryman Coletti, who made a very good start indeed, and an equally rapid Cecotto, with Julian Leal also sneaking through at the first corner.
Series leader Jolyon Palmer snuck past Mitch Evans before the lap finished to put himself into his teammate’s mirrors, while Stoffel Vandoorne tried but failed to make the same move, dropping him back into the clutches of newcomer Marco Sorensen: the Dane kept a watching brief for a few laps before eventually striking, picking up the position on lap five.
Back at the front Nasr and Coletti were pulling away from their rivals, with the Monegasque driver closing a little each lap as he set himself up for an attack later in the race as his team cautioned him to watch his front left tyre. But Coletti was soon struggling, just as Palmer found a way past Richelmi and started to close on Cecotto.
Nasr was left to sail off into the distance, doing just enough to build a gap lap after lap but not so much that he took performance out of the car, easily winning by over 4 seconds from Coletti, who drove a mature race to nurse home his car for a well-earned second. Cecotto held off a late race challenge from Palmer to round out the podium, with Leal finishing a quiet race in fifth ahead of Richelmi, who denied a hard charging Evans, and Sorensen, who claimed a second points finish in his debut weekend.
Palmer leaves his home circuit disappointed to have not claimed the victory he so clearly wanted, but satisfied that his championship lead remains intact: he leads Nasr by 143 points to 105, with Cecotto behind them on 94 points, Evans and Coletti on 67 and just one point ahead of Leal, and Vandoorne on 58. In the teams’ title DAMS continue to hold off Carlin by 183 points to 171, ahead of Trident on 116 and Racing Engineering on 96 points, as they look forward to the next round at Hockenheim in just two weeks time.
Silverstone – Sprint Race
Driver
Team
1.
Felipe Nasr
Carlin
2.
Stefano Coletti
Racing Engineering
3.
Johnny Cecotto
Trident
4.
Jolyon Palmer
DAMS
5.
Julian Leal
Carlin
6.
Stéphane Richelmi
DAMS
7.
Mitch Evans
RT RUSSIAN TIME
8.
Marco Sorensen
MP Motorsport
9.
Stoffel Vandoorne
ART Grand Prix
10.
Adrian Quaife-Hobbs
Rapax
11.
Conor Daly
Venezuela GP Lazarus
12.
Daniel Abt
Hilmer Motorsport
13.
Nathanaël Berthon
Venezuela GP Lazarus
14.
Jon Lancaster
Hilmer Motorsport
15.
Daniiel De Jong
MP Motorsport
16.
André Negrao
Arden International
17.
Artem Markelov
RT RUSSIAN TIME
18.
Simon Trummer
Rapax
19.
Rene Binder
Arden International
20.
Kimiya Sato
Campos Racing
21.
Alexander Rossi
EQ8 Caterham Racing
22.
Arthur Pic
Campos Racing
23.
Takuya Izawa
ART Grand Prix
Not Classified
Sergio Canamasas
Trident
Rio Haryanto
EQ8 Caterham Racing
Raffaele Marciello
Racing Engineering

Fastest Lap: Stefano Coletti (Racing Engineering) – 1:42.460 on lap 6

Silverstone quali 2014

FORMULA 1


2014 BRITISH GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING

Nico Rosberg took pole position for the British Grand Prix this afternoon with Lewis Hamilton qualifying in sixth place.

- Nico scored his fourth pole position of the year and his third pole in the last four races
- This marked the eighth time in nine races of the 2014 season that the F1 W05 Hybrid has claimed pole position
- Lewis failed to set a time on his final lap after choosing to abort his run at the end of sector one, he will start P6
- Both drivers ran the following tyre strategy: Q1, Inter/Option; Q2, Inter/Option; Q3, Option/Option

Weather – Showers
Temperatures – Air: 15-16 °C, Track: 20 -23 °C

Nico Rosberg

Wow, what a qualifying. It was so tricky out there this afternoon with the rain and the conditions changing so quickly. It´s very satisfying to get everything right in these conditions and be able to come out on top. Thanks to the team today for guiding me through the hour so well. My last flying lap was difficult because we were very tight for time and I was stuck right up behind Lewis. Luckily he didn´t finish his lap but I remembered that we were losing three or four seconds in the last corners when it was very wet so there was an opportunity to make a real improvement and that I should keep going. It´s a great opportunity to start the race from pole and I´ll give it everything to take the win tomorrow.

Lewis Hamilton

I made a mistake today and pulled out of the lap when I should have kept going. It was a tough qualifying with the changing conditions and we got through most of it really well, until the most important part. It was my decision, a bad call, and that decided my qualifying. I´m so sorry to have disappointed the fans here today as their support has been fantastic and I´ll do what I can to have a great race for them tomorrow. I need to have a start like I had in Austria two weeks ago and then do my best to get back to the front; you never know what might happen. It´s difficult when you´re just out of the car to express your emotions and see the positive but I´ll go back to the team and my family now and we´ll build up for tomorrow from there.

Toto Wolff

It´s a case of mixed feelings this afternoon after qualifying. I´m delighted for Nico that he got pole right at the end: he had nothing to lose, because he was P2 after his first run, and got the job done in the final sector of the lap where he was able to make up over four seconds compared to his previous lap. On the other hand, I´m really disappointed for Lewis – he had done a great job to lead the times, then just thought it was too wet to improve and decided to abort. It´s easy to be smart in hindsight but these are split-second judgement calls and today was a bad day at the office for him. The way I know Lewis, though, he will take that disappointment and make it into extra motivation for the race. We seem to have strong pace in wet and dry conditions, so I am sure we will see our two cars fighting for the lead sooner rather than later tomorrow afternoon.

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