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Pastor Maldonado, Lotus, Monte-Carlo, 2014

Downforce levels ‘not much lower’ than in 2013

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: Downforce close to 2013 levels • Mallya criticises double points • Williams “inching closer” to Mercedes

Michael Schumacher, Benetton-Ford B194, Silverstone, 1994

Benetton bounce back with double podium

1994 Hungarian Grand Prix flashback

Benetton arrived at the tenth round of 1994 facing another FIA investigation, this time for the Hockenheim fuel fire. But they left Hungary with their best result of the season.

Luca di Montezemolo, Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Circuit de Catalunya, 2014

Montezemolo scorns ‘senseless Alonso rumours’

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: Alonso rumours “senseless” – Montezemolo • Ecclestone makes court payment • ‘Caterham shouldn’t take pay driver’ – Kobayashi

Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, Albert Park, 2014

2014 mid-season F1 driver rankings part two: 12-6

Driver rankings

The second part of the mid-season driver rankings includes the seven drivers who are just outside the top five.

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2014

Alonso “keeping Ferrari alive” – Andretti

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: Alonso “maximises everything”, says Andretti • Vettel getting to grips with RB10 • Maldonado expected Williams revival in 2014

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Red Bull Ring, 2014

2014 mid-season F1 driver rankings part one: 22-13

Driver rankings

The F1 Fanatic Driver Rankings are being produced for the tenth time this year, and as usual they began with a review of how the field has fared at the mid-season point.

Start, Estoril, 1984

F1 better now than 30 years ago – Wolff

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: F1 was “boring” in 1984 • Red Bull ‘don’t need a technical director’ • Post-race debriefs ‘are longer this year’ – Alonso

Felipe Massa, Williams, Hungaroring, 2014

Williams and Red Bull closing the gap to Mercedes

2014 F1 season

Having begun the season as F1′s most dominant team for 16 years, Mercedes find themselves under growing pressure from Williams and Red Bull.

Pirelli super-soft tyre, Hockenheimring, 2014

Pirelli can “live with” more than 20 races per year

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: Pirelli say they can cope with a calendar of more than 20 races • Caption Competition winner

Start, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, 2014

Eliminate double points and more with the updated F1 Points Calculator

2014 F1 season

The updated F1 Fanatic Points Calculator now includes older and alternative scoring systems and works out the scores for the constructors’ championship.