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Mar 12

Jenson Button Opens Up On The Impact Of His Father’s Death

Jenson Button (R) of Great Britain celebrates with his father John Button (L) after clinching the F1 World Drivers Championship during the Brazilian Formula One GP at the Interlagos Circuit on Oct 18, 2009. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jenson Button (R) of Great Britain celebrates with his father John Button (L) after clinching the F1 World Drivers Championship during the Brazilian Formula One GP at the Interlagos Circuit on Oct 18, 2009. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jenson Button has spoken at length for the first time about the impact of the death of his father John, who passed away at the age of 70 earlier this year.

Speaking to British newspaper journalists he made it clear that the Australian GP will be an emotional weekend.

Mar 12

Alonso Motivated And Ready For 2014 Season

Fernando Alonso talking to the press previewing Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso talking to the press previewing Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso was in an optimistic mood in Melbourne today, and the Spanish ace says that Ferrari is well prepared for the start of the season – and he’s fully motivated.

“It’s a good challenge this year with all the changes in the regulations and all the possibilities we have in this new championship,” said Alonso. “I’m motivated and I’m ready, and optimistic as well. Every new season you think you can do well, and this year is no different.

Mar 12

Boullier Confident That McLaren Can Progress

McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier is seen during day two of Formula One Winter Testing. (Photo: Ker Robertson/Getty Images)

McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier is seen during Formula One Winter Testing. (Photo: Ker Robertson/Getty Images)

New McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says that the team still has to find performance – but he’s confident that the new car has a lot of potential to be tapped.

“Our winter test preparations have been largely trouble-free,” said the Frenchman. “Our aim with MP4-29 was to deliver a solid and reliable platform, which we can develop throughout the season. In terms of full performance, we’re not there yet, but there’s more to come, not least because there’s a hunger and belief that’s evident throughout the entire McLaren organization.

Mar 12

Raikkonen Targeting Podium Finish In Australia

Kimi Raikkonen with the press previewing the Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen with the press previewing the Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen was keen not to make any predictions about Ferrari’s 2014 form today, but the Finn did let slip that he sees a podium finish as a realistic target in Melbourne.

“First of all I think we need to make sure we finish the races,” he said. “And if we do that we’re already in a good position. We want to improve in all the areas, and we have to first see where we are.