Formula One

  • Formula One boss Ecclestone faces German bribery trial 20-04-2014 02:39 PM

    Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial for bribery in Germany this week in a case that threatens to end the Briton's long reign as the commercial boss of the motor sport. Prosecutors in Munich have charged Ecclestone, 83, with bribing jailed former German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky to...
  • Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese Grand Prix 20-04-2014 02:19 PM

    Shanghai: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix. Mercedes showed again that it's in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton's team-mate Nico Rosberg taking second place - the third...
  • Chinese Grand Prix: as it happened 20-04-2014 11:35 AM

    Lewis Hamilton continued Mercedes' dominant start to the season by capturing pole position at the rainy Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday; his third pole in four races this season. Hamilton set the fastest time in qualifying at 1 minute and 53.860 seconds at Shanghai International Circuit, ahead of Red Bull...
  • Engine problem makes a mockery of Pastor Maldonado penalty 19-04-2014 08:36 PM

    Pastor Maldonado's five place grid penalty was rendered meaningless on Saturday after engine problems ruled the Lotus Formula One driver out of Chinese Grand Prix qualifying. While Romain Grosjean powered to the team's first top 10 grid position of the season, Maldonado never got out of the garage. The penalty,...
  • Force India's Nico Hulkenberg to start 8th at Chinese GP 19-04-2014 06:53 PM

    Shanghai: Placed second in the constructors' standings, the Force India will start eighth and 16th in Sunday's Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit here. German driver Nico Hulkenberg put his VJM07 in eighth after a wet weather qualifying session on Saturday as teammate Sergio Perez, who...
  • Sebastian Vettel hoping for resurgence at Chinese Grand Prix 19-04-2014 05:00 PM

    Shanghai: Given how he finished last season, Sebastian Vettel's start to the 2014 F1 campaign has been humbling, to say the least. Last year, the German reeled off nine straight victories, matching the record set by Alberto Ascari in 1952 and '53, to capture his fourth consecutive world championship with...
  • Red Bull ordered to pay costs of appeal 19-04-2014 01:40 PM

    Formula One champions Red Bull were cleared of fraudulent behaviour but ordered to pay all costs of their failed appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's Australian Grand Prix disqualification, a fuller court ruling has revealed. A summary of the hearing published by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) late on Friday said...
  • Chinese Grand Prix: Hamilton again on pole, Vettel to start third 19-04-2014 12:37 PM

    Shanghai: Lewis Hamilton continued Mercedes' dominant start to the season by capturing pole position at the rainy Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday; his third pole in four races this season. Hamilton set the fastest time in qualifying at 1 minute and 53.860 seconds at Shanghai International Circuit, ahead of Red...
  • Daniel Ricciardo fastest in rainy practice at Chinese GP 19-04-2014 10:18 AM

    Shanghai: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest time on a slippery track in the final practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday as the other top drivers limited their running due to the wet weather. Ricciardo completed his lap around the Shanghai International Circuit in 1...
  • Honda to focus on McLaren in 2015 19-04-2014 08:27 AM

    Honda has no plans to supply any other team but McLaren when it returns to Formula One as an engine supplier next season, the Japanese carmaker said on Saturday. "For 2015 McLaren is our only customer," Honda's chief officer of motorsport Yasuhisa Arai told reporters ahead of Sunday's Chinese Grand...
  • Manufacturers limited in efforts to make F1 louder 19-04-2014 08:24 AM

    Formula One engine manufacturers believe there is a limit to what they can do to improve the sound of the new power-units, they said ahead of meetings aimed at exploring ways to make the sport louder. Critics have hit out against the switch to smaller, more efficient turbocharged power-units as...
  • Marco Mattiacci named Ferrari team principal 18-04-2014 11:28 PM

    Shanghai: Ferrari's new team principal, Marco Mattiacci, arrived at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday wearing large sunglasses - on an overcast day. There was a reason, he said, and it didn't have anything to do with vanity. "If you do, in less than four days, almost 40 hours of...
  • Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in Chinese GP practice 18-04-2014 01:31 PM

    Shanghai: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton recovered from an early suspension problem to set the fastest practice time at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, narrowly edging Fernando Alonso of Ferrari. Hamilton only completed nine laps in the morning session due to problems with the car, but came back in the...
  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice 18-04-2014 09:39 AM

    Ferrari's Fernando Alonso set the pace in the first practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, indicating the struggling team could emerge as a challenger to dominant Mercedes in Sunday's race. Alonso set a best time of 1 minute, 39.783 seconds around the Shanghai International Circuit, nearly 0.4...
  • Formula One drivers in talks to resolve pay disputes 18-04-2014 09:23 AM

    Shanghai: Formula One drivers are in talks collectively to try and resolve the issue of unpaid wages but they have ruled out going on strike, some of those affected said on Thursday. Force India's Nico Hulkenberg, who was at financially-troubled Sauber last season and had problems with his salary, said...
  • No rapid turnaround under new leader: Alonso 17-04-2014 08:28 PM

    Shanghai: Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso doesn't expect a rapid turnaround for his struggling team following the resignation of team principal Stefano Domenicali, but he still has hopes the team can be competitive later in the F1 season. Domenicali, who led the team for six years, stepped down this week following...
  • Pastor Maldonado clears the air with Gutierrez after Bahrain GP crash 17-04-2014 06:30 PM

    Lotus Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado has cleared the air with Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez after picking up a grid penalty for sending the Mexican flying at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Venezuelan refused to take the blame for the incident, however, and told reporters in China on Thursday that the...
  • Nico Rosberg expects another tight race in Shanghai 17-04-2014 04:45 PM

    Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg expects another tight race with teammate Lewis Hamilton this weekend at the Chinese Grand Prix, and this time he wants to come out on top. The teammates dueled for the lead at the Bahrain GP throughout the race, coming inches away from colliding on several occasions,...
  • Nico Rosberg out to wreck Hamilton hat-trick bid 16-04-2014 05:19 PM

    Shanghai: Lewis Hamilton can chalk up three wins in a row for the first time in his Formula One career on Sunday but Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg will be doing all he can to deny him the hat-trick. Returning to the Chinese circuit where he took his first pole...
  • Force India aim to repeat podium show in China 16-04-2014 01:59 PM

    Shanghai: Sahara Force India say the podium finish in Bahrain was not a "one-off" thing since the car was very consistent and the aim is to repeat the performance at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. In a terrific show, Sergio Perez finished third and Nico Hulkenberg was fifth as the team...
  • Ferrari keep up the noise against new-look Formula One 15-04-2014 11:05 PM

    Formula One's new look makes no sense and is tantamount to self-harm, the head of the Italian Olympic Committee has said in comments highlighted by Ferrari as supportive of their own criticism. "I speak on behalf of Italian sports people and fans, I don't like this Formula One and in...
  • Red Bull lose Daniel Ricciardo appeal 15-04-2014 03:40 PM

    Formula One team Red Bull's appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix has been rejected by the International Court of Appeal, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Tuesday. "The Court, after having heard the parties and examined their submissions, decided to uphold the Decision No56 of...
  • Sounds like F1 is on right track: Mosley 15-04-2014 02:58 PM

    London: Formula One is on the right track with its new V6 turbo engines and the governing body can ignore criticism from those in the sport pushing their own agendas, according to former FIA president Max Mosley. The International Automobile Federation is conducting a study into the noise of the...
  • NASCAR team owner Gene Haas plans to field F1 team 15-04-2014 09:59 AM

    NASCAR team owner Gene Haas is out to prove that an America-based team can succeed in the Formula One racing series. "I think we can beat the Europeans at their own game," Haas said Monday at a news conference. Haas said he plans to field a team "Haas Formula" either...
  • Mercedes push for Red Bull sanction in dispute 14-04-2014 09:00 PM

    Paris: Mercedes tore into Formula One rival Red Bull at an appeals court hearing on Monday over the disqualification of Daniel Ricciardo at the Australian Grand Prix, saying the team flouted rules and must be shown a "yellow card" to stop it from becoming a repeat offender. The court said...
  • Mercedes technical director leaving after season 14-04-2014 08:43 PM

    Brackley: Mercedes says its technical director will leave the Formula One team at the end of the 2014 season and will not be replaced. The team says Bob Bell resigned in December but will not leave until November to pursue "new challenges outside the company". Bell's responsibilities will then be...
  • Stefano Domenicali quits as Ferrari team principal 14-04-2014 04:57 PM

    Italy: Stefano Domenicali has resigned as Ferrari team principal after six years in charge and will be replaced by Marco Mattiacci, president of Ferrari North America. After a poor start to the season, Domenicali says "it's time to make an important change. As head, I take on the responsibility of...
  • Michael Schumacher showing 'small signs of progress': spokesperson 14-04-2014 02:03 PM

    Michael Schumacher is "showing small signs of progress", his spokeswoman said on Sunday, with the Formula One legend slowly recovering from devastating brain injuries suffered in a ski accident. "There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress," Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm told German broadcaster...
  • Paris court hears Red Bull's appeal in fuel row 14-04-2014 01:57 PM

    Paris: The dispute resolution tribunal for motorsport is hearing Red Bull's case against the disqualification of Daniel Ricciardo from the Australian Grand Prix. Ricciardo was stripped of his second-place finish, and the 18 points that go with it, in last month's race because his car exceeded the sport's new fuel-flow...
  • Red Bull appeal is first test of F1's new era 12-04-2014 04:43 PM

    The first big technical controversy of Formula One's new engine era has its day in court on Monday with champions Red Bull confident they have a strong case in appealing Daniel Ricciardo's Australian Grand Prix exclusion. Ricciardo finished second in his home race last month, his debut for Red Bull,...