Sport Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing has a car breakdown on his installation lap in Jerez

World champion Sebastian Vettel managed just 11 laps yesterday

Fernando Alonso (right) and Felipe Massa at the launch of the new Ferrari F138 in Italy

Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali confident ahead of new F1 season

The opening Grand Prix takes place in Australia

Alex Zanardi at the 2012 Paralympic Games

Alex Zanardi: next stop Rio 2016 for the comeback kid who never gave up

Former F1 driver, who lost his legs in a crash 11 years ago, won paracycling gold at London 2012 and tells Robin Scott-Elliot his amazing journey is far from over

Mark Webber in action for Red Bull in Barcelona

Flying start for Red Bull driver Mark Webber in final pre-season testing

Lewis Hamilton edged out in Barcelona

Sergio Perez of McLaren

Sergio Perez impresses behind the wheel of McLaren during testing

Second pre-season testing session taking place in Barcelona

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel at pre-season testing

World champion Sebastian Vettel predicts open F1 title race

The teams have been testing in Jerez

Drivers Mark Webber of Australia (and Sebastian Vettel of Germany pose during the Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB9 launch

Mark Webber eager to prove he can win F1 title following disparaging remarks

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko questioned Webber's mental strength

Fernando Alonso (right) and Felipe Massa at the launch of the new Ferrari F138 in Italy yesterday

Fernando Alonso is assured that Ferrari's new car will be a help not a hindrance

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has dismissed the prospect of the new Formula One season witnessing anything close to last year's return of seven different winners from the first seven races.

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso performs on stage during a show at the Wrooom, F1 and MotoGP press ski meeting earlier this month

Ferrari demand flying start after unveiling the F138 for the 2013 F1 season

Stefano Domenicali wants to see a better start than in recent seasons

Red Bull principal Christian Horner signs new long-term deal with F1 team

Team have won the constructors' title three years in a row

Mark Webber and Serbastian Vettel

'Mark knows what we expect': Red Bull advisor suggests Webber will play supporting role to Sebastian Vettel in 2013

Vettel will be looking for a fourth world title in a row

Kimi Raikkonen celebrates his victory in Abu Dhabi in November

Magical memories of 2012 - Formula One: 'Kimi Raikkonen's Lotus win was F1's most romantic result'

4 November: Raikkonen zooms to victory in Abu Dhabi

Red Bull driver Vettel is top of Ferrari’s list to replace
Fernando Alonso one day

Luca Di Montezemolo: Ferrari would pick Sebastian Vettel over Lewis Hamilton

If Fernando Alonso were to leave, German driver would be Ferrari's first choice

Sebastian Vettel celebrates clinching his third drivers title in Brazil last weekend

Ferrari complaint about Sebastian Vettel a 'complete joke' says Bernie Ecclestone

If found guilty, world title could have passed to Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso pictured at the end of the Brazilian Grand Prix

Forget it Fernando Alonso - Sebastian Vettel is the Formula One World Champion, declare FIA

Ferrari question validity of Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix result

Sebastian Vettel celebrates winning his third world title

F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel claims rivals used 'dirty tricks'

Sebastian Vettel can proclaim himself to be a three-time Formula One world champion despite citing “dirty tricks” from some of his rivals.

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