Canadian Grand Prix

  • Canadian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton must take Bull by the horns June 19, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton is ready to take an unfamiliar bull by the horns this weekend as Austria's revamped Red Bull Ring returns to the Formula One calendar after an 11year absence. The Mercedes driver, a teenager when Austria last hosted a grand prix in 2003, needs to win at Spielberg to rein...
  • Mercedes must be bulletproof in Formula 1: Rosberg June 11, 2014

    Montreal: The twin Mercedes of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have so dominated the Formula One circuit this season that even a secondplace finish that extended Rosberg's lead in the championship standings left them disappointed. "We need to make sure that we're bulletproof," Rosberg said after Daniel Ricciardo passed the hobbled...
  • Force India extend points streak despite Sergio Perez crash June 9, 2014

    Montreal: Sahara Force India's pointsscoring spree continued following a fifthplace finish by Nico Hulkenberg even as his teammate Sergio Perez suffered a heavy crash on the final lap of a thrilling Canadian Grand Prix. Perez, who almost pulled off team's one stop strategy, was running fourth on Lap 70 when was...
  • Red Bull rivalry overtakes Hamilton, Rosberg spat June 9, 2014

    Montreal: For weeks the Formula One world has been riveted on a feud between championship contenders Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton but after the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday the Mercedes team mates have another rivalry to worry about. After a difficult start to the season, Red Bull returned to the...
  • Adrian Newey and Red Bull agree new deal June 9, 2014

    Formula One world champions Red Bull announced a threeyear extension to top designer Adrian Newey's contract on Sunday but indicated he would be moving increasingly away from the team and into new areas. Red Bull principal Christian Horner said at the Canadian Grand Prix that Newey would work on as yet...
  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo wins dramatic Canadian Grand Prix June 9, 2014

    Montreal: Daniel Ricciardo won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, breaking the Mercedes stranglehold on the Formula One circuit. The Red Bull driver earned his first Formula One victory and the first win this year for any driver other than Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Ricciardo passed Rosberg, the points...
  • Force India' Hulkenberg to start 11th, Perez 13th at Canadian Grand Prix June 8, 2014

    Montreal: After enduring a tough Practice, Sahara Force India's Nico Hulkenberg managed to secure a 11th position on the grid while Sergio Perez qualified 13th for the Canadian Grand Prix. With his fastest lap of 1:16.300 in Q2, Hulkenberg just missed out on Q3 in a very tight qualifying session in...
  • Montreal extends Formula One deal for 10 more years June 8, 2014

    Montreal: The Canadian Grand Prix is staying in Montreal through 2024 after an agreement with the Formula One Group worth more than $200 million. The grand prix' future in Montreal was secured with the help of substantial governmental investment: $62 million from the federal government, $50 million from Quebec, $62 million...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg grabs pole for Canadian GP, Hamilton second June 8, 2014

    For the third straight Formula One grand prix, Mercedes teammates and championship leaders Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will line up sidebyside in the front row of the starting grid. If all goes as expected, they will finish in the top two again as well. The dominant team on the circuit ...
  • Formula One to consider dropping practice session June 7, 2014

    Formula One, in another cost cutting move, is looking to drop one practice session and trim Grand Prix weekends from four days to three. While the proposal has yet to be approved, team technical directors said on Friday following practice at the Canadian Grand Prix that they were aware of the...
  • Lewis Hamilton puts Mercedes back on top in second practice at Montreal June 7, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton signalled his intentions to reclaim the Formula One drivers' championship lead from Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg after setting the pace in practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Friday. The Briton, a threetime winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, lapped the island track in one minute 16.118 seconds...
  • Consistent Hulkenberg not losing sleep over elusive F1 podium June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Force India's Nico Hulkenberg, arguably the best driver yet to step on the Formula One podium in his fourth season, says he is not losing sleep over an elusive top three finish despite a series of missed opportunities and is confident of being there "one day". The Force India...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso upstages mighty Mercedes in first practice in Canada June 6, 2014

    Ferrari's former world champion Fernando Alonso upstaged the mighty Mercedes team by setting the pace in first practice for the Canadian Grand Prix on Friday. Alonso, a winner on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2006 and runnerup to world champion Sebastian Vettel last year, lapped the island track with a best...
  • Tough climb but Red Bull can reach summit, says Horner June 6, 2014

    Struggling Red Bull have a hard mountain to climb but they can still reach the Formula One summit again this year and claim a fifth straight drivers' crown, team principal Christian Horner said on Thursday. While Mercedes have dominated the season with six wins from six races, Horner and his four...
  • Lewis Hamilton set to hit back at Canadian Grand Prix June 4, 2014

    Nico Rosberg seized the Formula One championship lead from aggrieved Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in Monaco but he may have to hand it straight back in Montreal this weekend. With their rivalry sure to be as fierce as ever, despite both drivers playing down talk of feuding in recent days,...
  • Montreal discussing 10year contract extension June 17, 2013

    Montreal: Canadian Grand Prix organisers say they are discussing a 10year contract extension as Formula One seeks longterm deals with key races ahead of a possible flotation of the series. Francois Dumontier, promoter of the race in Montreal, told the espn.co.uk website that an extension to 2024 was on the table....
  • Montreal set for new 10year F1 deal June 17, 2013

    Montreal is geared up for a new 10year formula one deal for the Canadian Grand Prix. F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has been in talks with race organisers about extending the contract that is going to end next year. Montreal promoter Francois Dumontier said, "Ten years allows us to think long term,...
  • Alonso not giving up despite losing ground to Vettel June 10, 2013

    Montreal: Fernando Alonso knows better than anyone there is no such thing as a safe lead in Formula One, either in races or the championship. Last year, the Spaniard led the championship by 40 points with nine races to go. He had scored points in 23 consecutive races, a mark...
  • McLaren endure a weekend to forget at Montreal June 10, 2013

    Montreal: The Canadian Grand Prix has been a happy hunting ground for McLaren but Sunday's race marked a low for the British Formula One team. At the same Montreal street circuit where McLaren had produced four of the last five winners, there was only disappointment. For the first time in 65...
  • Vettel made up for past mistake in Canada June 10, 2013

    Montreal: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday and made amends for an uncharacteristic mistake that cost the Formula One world champion victory two years ago. The 25yearold German cruised to his first triumph in North America with a dominant performance to erase the disappointment of...
  • Force India's 100th GP earns them seven points June 10, 2013

    Montreal: Sahara Force India celebrated their 100th race in style, scoring seven points with Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil finishing in seventh and 10th position respectively at the Canadian Grand Prix here. Starting 17th on the grid, Di Resta drove a magnificent race and climbed to 7th position which he...
  • Hamilton finds a third way in Canada June 10, 2013

    Montreal: Lewis Hamilton achieved a Formula One career first by steering his Mercedes to third place in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix, even if the podium was a bittersweet one for the Briton. In his five previous visits to Montreal with McLaren, the 2008 champion had won three times and crashed twice. On...
  • Marshal death clouds Vettel's Canada win June 10, 2013

    Montreal: Red Bull's triple world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday but his victory was overshadowed by the death of a marshal, the first fatality in Formula One in over a decade. The worker was killed after being run over by a mobile crane that was removing...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins Canadian Grand Prix June 10, 2013

    Montreal: Sebastian Vettel won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, leading almost the entire way to extend his lead in the Formula One points race. Starting from the pole position, Vettel finished 14.4 seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso's Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton, the 2012 winner, was third after holding the lead...
  • Bottas upstages rivals to qualify third in Canada June 9, 2013

    Montreal: Valtteri Bottas enhanced his reputation as one of the rising stars of Formula One when he upstaged some of the biggest names in the sport on Saturday to qualify third fastest for the Canadian Grand Prix. The 23yearold from Finland showed maturity beyond his years when he guided his Williams...
  • Massa disappointed with second consecutive crash June 9, 2013

    Montreal: Felipe Massa emerged unscathed after crashing his Ferrari for the second race weekend in a row in Saturday's qualifying session for the Canadian Grand Prix. The session was halted while the wrecked car was removed from the track after the Brazilian slammed sideways into an energyabsorbing barrier when he lost...
  • Hamilton looks at the bright side after missing pole June 9, 2013

    Montreal: If there is a silver lining in every cloud, Lewis Hamilton found his on Saturday with the consolation of qualifying on the front row of the grid for the Canadian Grand Prix. The Briton was furious with himself after making a tiny mistake on his final flying lap, which cost...
  • Raikkonen and Ricciardo demoted for pit lane error June 9, 2013

    Montreal: Formula One title contender Kimi Raikkonen and Australia's Daniel Ricciardo were handed two place grid penalties for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix after pit lane offences in qualifying. They were penalised by Formula One stewards for jumping the queue to leave the pit lane after the second qualifying session had been...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel grabs pole position at Montreal June 8, 2013

    Montreal: Sebastian Vettel has earned pole position for Formula One's Canadian Grand Prix for the third consecutive year. The championship points leader drove the fastest lap in the final qualifying session with a time of 1 minute, 25.425 seconds. Lewis Hamilton also will be in the front row for Sunday's race on...
  • Red Bull's Webber fastest in final practice at Montreal June 8, 2013

    Montreal: Mark Webber of Red Bull posted the quickest lap in an abbreviated and wet final practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday. Webber's best lap at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was 1 minute, 17.895 seconds. Adrian Sutil of Force India was second fastest at 1:18.248, followed by defending race...