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Jan 29

F1: Gene Haas Looks To Make Entrance Into World Of Formula 1

Gene Haas (left), co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, speaks with the media during NASCAR Sprint Media Tour at Charlotte Convention Center on Jan 27, 2014 in Charlotte, NC.  (Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Gene Haas (left), co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, speaks with the media during NASCAR Sprint Media Tour at Charlotte Convention Center on Jan 27, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. (Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Stewart-Haas Racing founder and co-owner Gene Haas is serious about starting a Formula One team, although he freely admitted it’s far from a done deal.

Haas has applied for a Formula One license with the FIA, the sport’s governing body, and if that license is granted, he will attempt to put a team together in the Charlotte area, which is home to both SHR and the Windshear rolling-road wind tunnel that Haas owns and many NASCAR and Formula One teams alike use.

Jan 29

F1: Horner Confident That Renault Can Fix Problems

Christian Horner -team principal- Red Bull Racing. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Christian Horner -team principal- Red Bull Racing.
(Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Red Bull boss Christian Horner remains confident that Renault will be able to address the issues that have afflicted the RB10 this week.

Sebastian Vettel has logged only 11 laps after the car suffered problems with its energy store, one of the key elements of the energy recovery system.

Jan 29

F1: Mercedes Bounces Back With Revised Front Wing

Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes W05. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes W05. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Mercedes recovers from yesterday’s front wing failure to log the highest mileage of any of the teams at Jerez Day 2 testing.

Using a revised wing Nico Rosberg went out on track and he went on to record 97 laps by the end of the day, compared with the 53 of the next most travelled car.

Jan 29

F1: Button Fastest As Cars Begin To Log Miles In Jerez

 

Jenson Button in the McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes.  (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Jenson Button in the McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes.
(Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Jenson Button topped the times in Jerez today as the McLaren MP4-29 made an impressive debut after failing to get on track yesterday.

Most of the teams have begun to log some proper mileage, but it was a troubled day for all three Renault runners as Red Bull and Caterham did very few laps, and Toro Rosso spent all day in the garage.