Here are the new regulations for the 2014 season

Lotus has just shared the new regulations on their official Facebook Page:

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Driving your own F1 car

Ferrari fanatic Peter Mann reveals the “ultimate privilege” of owning and driving a Formula One race car.

Mark Webber’s new racecar

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Kevin Magnussen: 2014 starts here

A Formula 1 team never rests. As 2013 draws to a close, we catch up with McLaren’s 2014 driver Kevin Magnussen.




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Lewis Hamilton remembers Nelson Mandela

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One of the most special moments in my life was meeting the great Madiba. One of the most inspirational human beings to have lived & without doubt the nicest man I ever met. I will miss you, we will miss you Madiba. God rest your soul, I love you like a son loves a father. Rest in Peace. Lewis & Family xxxhttp://instagram.com/p/hjlmKXL07l/

2014 FIA FORMULA 1® CALENDAR

2014 FIA FORMULA 1® CALENDAR

1. March 16 – Australia GP, Melbourne
2. March 30 – Malaysia GP, Sepang
3. April 6 – Bahrain GP, Sakhir
4. April 20 – China GP, Shanghai
5. May 11 – Spain GP, Barcelona
6. May 25 – Monaco GP, Monaco
7. June 8 – Canada GP, Montreal
8. June 22 – Austria GP, Red Bull Ring
9. July 6 – Britain GP, Silverstone
10. July 20 – Germany GP, Hockenheim
11. July 27 – Hungary GP, Hungaroring
12. August 24 – Belgium GP, Spa-Francorchamps
13. September 7 – Italy GP, Monza
14. September 21 – Singapore GP, Marina Bay
15. October 5- Japan GP, Suzuka
16. October 12 – Russia, Sochi
17. November 2 – USA, Circuit of the Americas
18. November 9 – Brazil, Interlagos
19. November 23 – Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina

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Mark Webber about his debut grand prix

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By Mark Webber

F1 was a dream come true and to make my debut at my home Grand Prix with a team owned by a fellow Aussie, Paul Stoddart, made it all the more poignant. I was the first Australian driver since David Brabham in 1994 and so there was a lot of hype which I did my best to shut out.

Half of Queanbeyan came down and were seated in the main grandstand directly opposite the Minardi garage. Although it was great having such support, once I was in the car it was good for me to pretend the grandstands were empty and to treat this new scenario as a test session. How we got the result we did was nothing short of a miracle. It was a race of attrition and we managed to hang on in there and grabbed fifth place at the flag.

Afterwards was all a bit of a blur and slightly crazy! The team had a bit of a party and after that we met up with some of the Queanbeyan crowd and wandered around the Crown Towers/Casino complex looking for somewhere to go to celebrate. I remember we queued to get into a nightclub but we got rejected so we headed off. Word quickly reached the bouncers just who they had turned away and they came running after us saying it was okay for us to go in.

I told them where to go! In the end, we found an ice cream parlour that was open and then called it a day at 3am! So much for a big celebration!

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#AskKevin: Twitter Q&A with Kevin Magnussen

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On December 2, the new McLaren race driver Kevin Magnussen tapped into the Twitter-sphere to answer your questions during a live Q&A session.

Here’s a recap of what went down in our first #AskKevin Twitter session:

@gazzajoyno: “How do you feel coming into #F1 with McLaren and partnering a driver like Jenson in your first season?”

KM: “I’m ready to learn from Jenson – he has huge experience. I’ll make the most of the opportunity – he’ll be a great team-mate.”

@thirstyforash: “What’s been the highlight of your career so far?”

KM: “Winning WSR 3.5 this year & getting the McLaren drive!”

@AnnaJCat_UnionJ: “Kevin, what are you most excited about next season?”

KM: “Not one thing, it’s the whole challenge of being in F1. Being with McLaren is what I’m most excited about.”

@super_ruck: “As your Dad [@JanMagnussen] raced for McLaren, do you feel any added pressure to succeed with the team?”

KM: “I feel pressure, because McLaren is a top team, and they expect big results – but not EXTRA pressure because of my dad!” #AskKevin

@shannncorcoran: “Which circuit are you most excited to race on?”

KM: “Suzuka – it has great history, and it looks the best.”

@steveb_1990: “What did you do when you found out you’ll be getting the drive, go out for a drink/meal?”

KM: “I went training!”

@deadlycowpat95: “Favourite race car of all time?”

KM: “It’s the McLaren MP4/4 – won 15 out of 16 races. Amazing car.”

@CodenameFee: “Hamilton also debuted in a McLaren. Can you use his season as a marker?”

KM: “It’s proof that it’s been done before, which is positive. Lewis is a fantastic driver.”

@TheF1leprechaun: “Which race will you consider your “home” race next season?”

KM: “None, unfortunately – but I hope to see a lot of Danes at the European races. Their support would mean so much.”

@cbenitz: “Senna or Prost?”

KM: “Senna!”

@adamgatto: “What would you be doing if you weren’t a race driver?”

KM: “I’d cry!” 😉

@Craig-O: “What is your favourite thing about the UK?”

KM: “Indian food! And McLaren, obviously!”

@Gavllen: “How much are you looking forward to being in #Tooned?”

KM: “Love Tooned – it will be strange but cool…”

@F1_Around_World: “Do you have a nickname?”

KM: “Just Kev…”

@Rodree8: “What do you prefer: dominate a race or fight for positions?”

KM: “As long as it’s for P1, I love fighting for positions!”

@Craig-o: “Which corners are you looking forward to tackling in a F1 car?”

KM: “Eau Rouge – a fantastic corner – and could return to being a challenge with the 2014 cars.

@PrinzMFF: “Do you have any special rituals before starting a race?”

KM: “Many – but they’re secret!”

@hctbm: “Have you got a helmet design yet?”

KM: “I usually design it to match the car’s colours – watch this space!”

@andreasutardi: “Who’s your fave musician?”

KM: “At the moment, it’s Mads Langer – a Danish singer. No Gravity is a great song.”

@alessiosoccer09: “What are your hobbies, apart from racing?”

KM: “I love watersports – especially jet-skiing & waterskiing.”

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