The FIA could back down over its newly-imposed radio communications ban. It was the hot topic of controversial conversation in Singapore on Thursday, as the teams and drivers prepare for the rest of 2014 with tight restrictions on what they can and cannot say over the pit-to-car radio.
Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel on Thursday batted away the most recent ‘silly season’ speculation. Earlier this week, Italy’s Sky had triggered rumours the Ferrari and Red Bull drivers could be about to complete a sensational cockpit swap for 2015.
As day turned to night in the floodlit Singapore paddock, the big talking point was the FIA’s radio clampdown.
Susie Wolff insists she is not disappointed she did not get promoted by Williams for the 2015 season.
Lawrence Stroll may now have moved his attention from Sauber to Marussia. In the paddock at Monza recently, it was strongly rumoured that the Canadian fashion industry billionaire and racing enthusiast was in detailed negotiations to buy financially embattled Sauber.
Carlos Sainz jr’s famous father has expressed disappointment with Red Bull’s decision-making in 2014. Earlier, 20-year-old Spaniard Sainz jr was regarded as the undoubted cream of the energy drink’s driver development programme, and therefore the favourite to make his F1 debut in 2015 with Toro Rosso.
Mercedes’ title-warring teammates are the first F1 drivers to welcome the FIA’s banning of “performance”-related radio communications.
Mark Webber thinks “small, subtle details” are all that is holding back his former F1 colleagues Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen in 2014.
Jean Todt insists Ferrari is not in the sort of crisis today that he found at Maranello more than two decades ago.
Marco Wittmann may be the newly-crowned DTM champion, but he is not dreaming about a future in formula one.
Contract negotiations between reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull may now be in full swing.
Pascal Wehrlein’s 2014 has had both its dizzying highs and its appalling lows. The high has been the last few weeks — the teenaged German became the youngest ever DTM winner at the Lausitzring last weekend, mere days after making his F1 test debut with his employer Mercedes.
Two formula one teams had news to announce on Monday. On Sunday, 19-year-old Pascal Wehrlein became the youngest race winner in DTM history, and a day later he was unveiled as the new reserve driver for F1’s dominant team, Mercedes.
Nick Heidfeld has defended the new Formula E series following criticism from within the F1 paddock.