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Dec 26

F1: Montezemolo States — James Allison Is Best Technical Boss Since Brawn

James Allison the Chassis Technical Director of Ferrari attends the official press conference following practice for the United States Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

James Allison the Chassis Technical Director of Ferrari attends the official press conference following practice for the United States Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

James Allison is Ferrari’s best technical director since Ross Brawn.

That is the view of the Italian team’s president Luca di Montezemolo, after a subtle reshuffle of responsibilities took place recently at Maranello.

Dec 26

F1: Change In Team Philosophy Helps Vergne Stay At Toro Rosso

ean-Eric Vergne of France and Scuderia Toro Rosso prepares to drive during qualifying for the United States Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jean-Eric Vergne of France and Scuderia Toro Rosso prepares to drive during qualifying for the United States Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Toro Rosso has tweaked its approach to formula one because it wants to take a step up in the pecking order.

That is the claim of the Faenza based team’s Jean-Eric Vergne, who after missing out on the Red Bull vacancy for 2014 has been retained by Toro Rosso.

Dec 26

F1: Carlos Sainz Hopes Son On Road To Red Bull Driving Slot

Carlos Sainz Jr of Spain talks with his father Carlos Sainz as he prepares to drive for the Scuderia Toro Rosso team during the young drivers test at Silverstone. (Photo: Getty Images)

Carlos Sainz Jr of Spain talks with his father Carlos Sainz as he prepares to drive for the Scuderia Toro Rosso team during the young drivers test at Silverstone. (Photo: Getty Images)

Carlos Sainz Jr. could be the next rookie in line for a Red Bull-powered step into formula one.

For 2014, it was expected that Antonio Felix da Costa would replace the Red Bull Racing-bound Daniel Ricciardo at the energy drink company’s second F1 team, Toro Rosso.

Dec 25

F1: Alonso Admits 2013 Was Not His Best Season As A Driver

Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari drives during the final practice session prior to qualifying for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso of Spain and Ferrari drives during the final practice session prior to qualifying for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso has acknowledged he did not perform as strongly in 2013 as he did the previous year.

Recently, the Spanish sports daily AS conducted a survey among Alonso’s driver rivals asking them to say whether they thought the Ferrari driver or the quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel was the best driver of 2013.