Formula One has had to modify its qualifying format after financial problems ruled the Caterham and Marussia teams out of Sunday`s U.S. Grand Prix while Red Bull`s Sebastian Vettel is set to be sidelined by an engine penalty.
Daniel Ricciardo conceded on Thursday that his Red Bull team-mate and four time champion Sebastian Vettel may duck out of qualifying at this weekend`s United States Grand Prix because of an enforced power unit change.
Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season because he wants a fresh environment and needs to be winning again, the Formula One team`s ex-chairman Luca di Montezemolo said on Wednesday.
Local favourite Daniil Kvyat could not hide his delight on Saturday after producing the best qualifying performance of his Formula One career to claim fifth place on the grid for Sunday`s inaugural Russian Grand Prix.
After leading the championship for most of the year, a candid Nico Rosberg found himself facing the prospect of another dent to his title hopes after being comprehensively outpaced by Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton on Saturday.
Sebastian Vettel requested patience and understanding on Thursday as he and Formula One tackled questions on his future and the safety of drivers following last weekend`s crash-marred Japanese Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton regained the Formula One drivers` world championship lead on Sunday when he claimed victory in the Singapore Grand Prix after his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg was forced to retire with electronic problems.
Lewis Hamilton edged his Mercedes team mate on his final flying lap to secure pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday, the Briton crossing the line just 0.007 seconds ahead of the German.
World champion Sebastian Vettel`s wretched run of luck continued at the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday when the German suffered an engine failure at the end of the first free practice session which compromised his track time in the second.
A frustrated Fernando Alonso reiterated his commitment to Ferrari on Thursday and took a verbal swipe at brand-damaging rumours in Italy suggesting he might swap seats with Sebastian Vettel to join Red Bull next year.
Mercedes team mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton renew their sometimes hostile rivalry on the floodlit streets of Singapore this weekend at a circuit where mistakes or collisions normally result in race retirement.
The crowd surged to its feet with a gasp as Nicolas Prost`s car struck Nick Heidfeld`s as they battled for first place, sending Heidfeld into a barrier and corkscrewing into the air at the inaugural Formula E electric race in Beijing.