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Jan 28

F1: Red Bull RB10 Unveiled – Will It Be The Car To Beat?

(L-R) Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner, drivers Sebastian Vettel of Germany, Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey at launch of their new RB10 F1 car at the Circuito de Jerez on January 28, 2014. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

(left to right) Red Bull team boss Christian Horner, drivers Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo, and chief technical officer Adrian Newey pose with the new RB10. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

The Red Bull RB10, perhaps the most eagerly awaited of the 2014 cars, was finally unveiled to the media on Tuesday morning in Jerez.

However, plans for the car to begin testing immediately were put on hold due to what team boss Christian Horner called a “setup” problem that had become apparent the previous evening, and which left Sebastian Vettel waiting for the car to be readied.

The car has what Adrian Newey terms a “keel nose,” and along with the Mercedes is one of the more attractive designs to be seen so far.

Jan 28

F1: Lotus Technical Boss Says ‘Twin’ Nose Is Legal

The Lotus E22 "nose" has a unique design. (Photo: Lotus)

The nose of the Lotus E22 has a unique design. (Photo: Lotus)

Lotus has countered speculation about the legality of its twin-pronged nose by insisting that it is legal.

Technical director Nick Chester said: “As you know, we have passed all the necessary crash tests and we are very confident that our design complies with all the FIA legal requirements. We have just taken an innovative direction, and one that’s different to the other teams. Where there are so many variations in design, there is always bound to be a little talk, but we remain relaxed and focused on our design and progression.”

Jan 28

F1: Wing Failure Sends Hamilton Into Barriers At Jerez

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes W05, crashes at Turn One Tuesday 28 Jan 2014. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Lewis Hamilton crashes during Jerez testing. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

UPDATE: A statement released by Mercedes AMG has confirmed that Lewis Hamilton is “fine” after the impact.

Lewis Hamilton crashed the new Mercedes W05 at Jerez Tuesday after the front wing fell off and went under the car.

Hamilton slid straight on at Turn One, and damaged the front of the car on the tire barrier.

Mercedes earlier unveiled the car for the first time, some four days after Nico Rosberg gave it a brief and private 40kms shakedown at Silverstone. Hamilton continued to put laps on the car Tuesday, in between long stints in the pit lane, before his accident.

Jan 28

F1: Red Bull Releases 2014 RB10 Vehicle

The 2014 Red Bull RB10. (Photo: Courtesy of Red Bull)

Here’s a first glance of the 2014 Red Bull RB10. (Photo: Courtesy of Red Bull)

Infiniti Red Bull Racing on Tuesday revealed the RB10, the challenger for the 2014 Formula One World Championship and the team’s first interpretation of F1’s radical new technical regulations.

Unveiled in the pit lane at the Jerez Circuit ahead of the first day of testing, the RB10 is powered by the Renault Energy F1-2014.

Jan 27

F1: Toro Rosso Questions Lotus Nose Design

2014 Lotus E22. (Photo: Courtesy of Lotus)

2014 Lotus E22. (Photo: Courtesy of Lotus)

Toro Rosso technical director James Key has questioned whether the distinctive ‘twin-prong’ nose seen on the Lotus E22 is within the spirit what was intended by the rules. He acknowledged that it appears to have been accepted as legal by the FIA.

“The Lotus nose needs clarification, but it’s a very clever idea,” he said. “The question really is, is it within the spirit? We’ll see. It’s really down to the FIA and Lotus to discuss that obviously. If they run it, then it’s passed the impact test, and they’re happy.”