CHINESE GRAND PRIX

  • Nico Rosberg ready to do his talking on the track in Bahrain April 16, 2015

    Bahrain: Nico Rosberg knows it is time he started grabbing headlines again for what he does on the track, rather than for what he says off it. The German driver lost his composure at the Chinese Grand Prix last weekend, berating his Mercedes engineers and accusing teammate Lewis Hamilton of purposefully...
  • Lewis Hamilton defends his Champagne celebration after criticism April 16, 2015

    Bahrain: Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has defended himself from the criticism surrounding his behavior at the Chinese Grand Prix, when he celebrated victory by spraying Champagne into the face of a podium hostess. The British driver's behavior led to strong criticism on social media and at home. Hamilton says his actions...
  • Renault offer no guarantees for Bahrain reliability April 16, 2015

    Manama: Renault say they have done their best to fix the engine problems that blighted last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix but offered no guarantee on Thursday that Sunday's race in Bahrain would be trouble free. "In the short time since the Chinese Grand Prix we have been checking and rechecking systems...
  • Nico Rosberg should have tried harder, says Lewis Hamilton April 14, 2015

    Lewis Hamilton has suggested he is mentally tougher than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg and questioned how hard the German really tried to beat him in last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix. In comments that will do little to ease tensions between the pair ahead of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, the double Formula...
  • Nico Rosberg must speed up to beat 'slow' Lewis Hamilton April 13, 2015

    Nico Rosberg may not have lost the plot, as some suggested in the wake of his outburst against Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix, but he is feeling the heat. The German's accusation that the world champion had been selfishly slow as he cruised to a pole-to-flag victory...
  • Difficult to feel sorry for Fernando Alonso, says David Coulthard April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Fernando Alonso's much talked about return to McLaren after five frustrating seasons at Ferrari seems to have backfired so far but former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard doesn't feel sorry for the multi million pound worth Spaniard. Having missed the season opener at Melbourne, Alonso retired in Malaysia and...
  • Renault braced for more pain in Bahrain April 12, 2015

    Renault have warned Red Bull and Toro Rosso to expect more pain in Bahrain after both Formula One teams suffered power unit problems in China on Sunday. Former champions Red Bull scored just two points in Shanghai while their sister team drew a blank after engine-related retirements. Daniil Kvyat's race ended spectacularly...
  • Jenson Button handed time penalty for Pastor Maldonado collision April 12, 2015

    Shanghai: McLaren's Jenson Button was handed a time penalty that cost him 13th place in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix after accepting responsibility for a collision with Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado. The 2009 Formula One world champion, who dropped to 14th as a result of the extra five seconds added to his...
  • Ferrari keeps pressure on Mercedes at Chinese Grand Prix April 12, 2015

    Shanghai: Sebastian Vettel didn't get another win for Ferrari at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, but he was more than satisfied with another podium finish his third to start the year. The four-time world champion stayed close to the Mercedes cars of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg while running on...
  • No points for Force India in Shanghai April 12, 2015

    Shanghai: Sahara Force India returned without points for the second successive race as Sergio Perez finished 11th and Nico Hulkenberg did not finish the Chinese Grand Prix, on Sunday. After beginning with seven points from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, Force India have missed out on top-10 finish in Malaysia and...
  • Lewis Hamilton cruises to 4th Chinese Grand Prix victory April 12, 2015

    Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes back on top in Formula One, leading for most of the race on Sunday to capture his fourth Chinese Grand Prix victory. Hamilton made sure there would be no repeat of Ferrari's surprising win two weeks ago at the Malaysian Grand Prix, conserving his tires to withstand...
  • Manor Marussia take another step forward at Chinese Grand Prix April 11, 2015

    The Manor Marussia Formula One team took another solid step forward on Saturday after getting both their cars through qualifying for the first time this season at the Chinese Grand Prix. The team, which emerged from the ashes of the Marussia outfit that slipped into administration at the end of last...
  • McLaren remains upbeat despite qualifying setback in China April 11, 2015

    Shanghai: For a team that got knocked out of the first round of qualifying for the third straight Formula One race, McLaren drivers Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso seemed improbably upbeat at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday. For Alonso, each race is part of the learning process for the new-look...
  • Force India off Q3 mark for third time in a row April 11, 2015

    Shanghai: Force India's troubles continued at the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix where Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg could only set the 15th and 16th fastest time in qualifying on Saturday. It was the third time in as many races either Force India failed to make Q3. It was also the first...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton holds off Nico Rosberg for 5th Chinese GP pole April 11, 2015

    Shanghai: If Mercedes was concerned about the progress of chief rival Ferrari this Formula One season, its drivers didn't show it during qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were far ahead of the rest of the field, with Hamilton edging his Mercedes teammate for pole position...
  • Kimi Raikkonen gets a chance to show his pace April 10, 2015

    Shanghai: Kimi Raikkonen has had to watch new team mate Sebastian Vettel make headlines so far this season but the Finn joined the Ferrari party in Friday's Chinese Grand Prix practice. Vettel, who joined the Formula One glamour team from Red Bull at the end of last year, has made an...
  • Mercedes keeping close eye on Ferrari in Shanghai April 10, 2015

    Lewis Hamilton is casting a wary eye towards Ferrari and expects to be vying with them for victory at this week's Chinese Grand Prix after the resurgent Italian team continued to take the fight to Mercedes in Friday practice. The day got off to a promising start for Mercedes, who appeared...
  • Red Bull gets boost in practice at Chinese Grand Prix April 10, 2015

    Shangai: With its future suddenly uncertain after a disappointing start to the season, Red Bull got a boost on the Formula One track just when it needed it most. After the team could manage no better than sixth place in the first two races of the year, Daniel Ricciardo got off...
  • Lewis Hamilton tops Friday practice at Chinese Grand Prix April 10, 2015

    Shanghai: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton topped the leaderboard as expected during both practice sessions at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, though Ferrari showed they had the pace to possibly challenge the silver cars over the weekend. Hamilton set the fastest time of the day at 1 minute, 37.219 seconds, which...
  • Intruder dashes across F1 track during Chinese GP practice April 10, 2015

    Shanghai: An intruder has dashed across the track during the second practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday. Dressed in dark clothes, the man ran across the track from the grandstand and leaped over a short wall and through a gap in the fence before being apprehended by security...
  • Formula One: Mercedes top in practice at Chinese Grand Prix April 10, 2015

    Shanghai: Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg topped the leaderboard as expected after the first practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, more than one second faster than Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in third. Hamilton set the fastest time in the morning session at 1 minute, 39.033 seconds, about...
  • Alonso expects to end driving career at McLaren April 9, 2015

    Shanghai: Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso expects to end his Formula One career at McLaren, the 33-year-old Spaniard said, confirming that the team he joined from Ferrari at the end of last season was likely to be his last. Alonso made his debut as a 19-year-old with Minardi in 2001 and...
  • Happy Lewis Hamilton in no rush to sign new Mercedes deal April 9, 2015

    Shanghai: Lewis Hamilton has agreed a deal in principle to remain at Mercedes beyond this season but the Formula One world champion is in no hurry to put pen to paper on a new contract, the Briton told reporters ahead of this week's Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton moved to Mercedes in...
  • Ferrari still 'realistic' about Mercedes advantage: Sebastian Vettel April 9, 2015

    Shanghai: New Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was still beaming two weeks after capturing his first Formula One race in 16 months, but he said ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix that he doesn't expect his team to challenge Mercedes on a consistent basis just yet. Vettel said on Thursday that Ferrari...
  • F1 racer Daniel Ricciardo tries his hand at martial arts April 9, 2015

    Shanghai: Ahead of this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix, Formula 1 racer Daniel Ricciardo tried his hand at martial arts on Thursday. The Red Bull driver was at Guyi Gardens in Nanxiang where he completed a light martial arts workout with local expert Yang. Ricciardo went through various stretching exercises, followed by...
  • Jenson Button believes McLaren are on rise April 8, 2015

    Shanghai: Formula 1 driver Jenson Button believes his team McLaren now have their rivals in their sights ahead of this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix. After starting the 2015 season in Australia with severe lack of pace, McLaren and their new power-unit supplier Honda made significant progress a fortnight later in Malaysia,...
  • Formula One: Mercedes bringing aero improvements to Chinese GP April 6, 2015

    London: Mercedes will bring aerodynamic improvements to this week's Chinese Grand Prix after a full analysis of why the Formula One world champions lost out to Ferrari in Malaysia, according to technical head Paddy Lowe. Sebastian Vettel's triumph at Sepang, in the German's second race for Ferrari after leaving Red Bull,...
  • Happy Lewis Hamilton hails incredible Mercedes April 21, 2014

    After holding on to win what he called a "racer's race" a fortnight ago in Bahrain, Lewis Hamilton revelled in having the track to himself as he cruised to a hat-trick of victories in the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday. Hamilton, who claimed his 25th career win to draw level with...
  • Pitstop blunder ruins Felipe Massa's race at Chinese Grand Prix April 20, 2014

    A frustrated Felipe Massa was left ruing a pitstop blunder by his Williams team that left him out of the points in Sunday's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix. The Brazilian had qualified in a season best sixth on Saturday and was racing the top five cars when he came into the...