GRAND PRIX

  • Korean GP looks more like a fantasy fix December 4, 2014

    London: The apparent return of the Korean Grand Prix next year may have more to do with engine regulations than any real intention to revive an unloved race and stretch the Formula One calendar to a record 21 rounds. South Korea was the surprise inclusion on the calendar published on Wednesday,...
  • Sindhu, Prannoy in quarters, Praneeth bows out in Macau November 27, 2014

    Macau: PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy entered the quarterfinals of the women's and men's singles of the Macau Grand Prix Gold after posting hard-fought victories in their respective matches, here on Friday. However, it was curtains for B Sai Praneeth, who went down fighting against Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia in...
  • Shuttlers PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy, B Sai Praneeth win in Macau November 26, 2014

    Macau: Defending champion PV Sindhu reached the pre-quarterfinals of the Macau Grand Prix Gold in women's singles while HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth too tasted victories in men's singles as Indian shuttlers had a good day in office on Wednesday. World No. 10 Sindhu took a little less than half...
  • Lewis Hamilton savours his greatest day November 24, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton declared Sunday the greatest day of his life after ending a thrilling season with his second Formula One world championship. If winning the first title with McLaren after a last-gasp move in Brazil in 2008 was special, then the triumph under the Abu Dhabi floodlights was something else again. "The...
  • Double points finish for Force India at season-ending Abu Dhabi GP November 23, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India ended the 2014 season on a high with Nico Hulkenberg finishing the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in sixth position just ahead of teammate Sergio Perez, here on Sunday. With double points on offer in the season-ending race at the majestic Yas Marina Circuit, Force India collected...
  • Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One title at Abu Dhabi; Nico Rosberg 2nd November 23, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: British driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula One title in style after winning the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, with title rival Nico Rosberg drifting out of contention after failing to recover from a poor start. Hamilton, the 2008 F1 champion, entered the race with a...
  • Red Bull to start Abu Dhabi GP from back of grid November 23, 2014

    Outgoing Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel and Australian team-mate Daniel Ricciardo were sent to the back of the grid at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday after stewards ruled Red Bull had used an illegal front wing. FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer had referred the matter to the race...
  • Shuttlers Anand Pawar, Saili Rane lose in Scottish Open semis November 22, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian campaign at the $50,000 Scottish Open Grand Prix came an end as Anand Pawar and Saili Rane lost their respective semi-final matches at the Emirates Arena on Saturday. Spanish second seed Beatriz Corrales defeated Saili 21-13, 24-22 in 39 minutes in their first women's singles career meet. The match...
  • Force India confirm Sergio Perez for 2015 and beyond November 22, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India on Saturday made it official that Mexican driver Sergio Perez will continue racing with the team in 2015 and beyond. Team principal Vijay Mallya had already said that he would be happy to retain Perez and his German teammate Nico Hulkenberg for another year. The announcement...
  • Formula One: Force India miss top-10 again in qualifying November 22, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India's Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg set the 13th and 14th fastest time in the qualifying of the Formula 1 season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix here on Saturday. Either of the Force India cars have not made Q3 since the Italian Grand Prix in early September. Both...
  • Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix November 22, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Nico Rosberg edged out title rival Lewis Hamilton to take pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi, where the two will fight for the Formula One. Hamilton was quicker than Rosberg in the first two qualifying sessions, but the German driver set the pace in Q3. Hamilton almost went...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest in Abu Dhabi GP final practice November 22, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Nico Rosberg edged title rival Lewis Hamilton in the third practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later on Saturday. The Mercedes team-mates were 1-2 in Friday's practice runs, with Hamilton fastest in both of those, but this time the German driver turned the tables...
  • Lewis Hamilton ready to stand and deliver November 22, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton's closest friends and family are elsewhere on the most important weekend of his life but the words of Martin Luther King are very much in mind as he bids for a second Formula One title. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of...
  • Advantage for Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi practice November 21, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Lewis Hamilton claimed an early advantage over Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg on Friday with the fastest lap in practice for Formula One's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Briton, chasing his second title, was quickest in the afternoon and after-dark floodlit sessions at the glittering Yas...
  • Lewis Hamilton tops second practice for the Abu Dhabi GP November 21, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Lewis Hamilton edged Formula One title rival Nico Rosberg in the both practice sessions on Friday for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The British driver posted a best lap of 1 minute, 42.113 seconds in the second practice at the Yas Marina circuit to finish .083 faster than...
  • Mercedes reject Sebastian Vettel's 'boring' quip November 21, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Mercedes hit back at Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel on Friday after the most dominant driver of recent years quipped that the team had made the Formula One season boring with their success. "Is there anybody out there who believes that it was a boring season? Not one single soul,"...
  • Lewis Hamilton 1st, Nico Rosberg 2nd in Abu Dhabi GP practice November 21, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Lewis Hamilton edged Formula One title rival Nico Rosberg in the first practice session of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday. The British driver posted a best lap of 1 minute, 43.476 seconds at the Yas Marina circuit to finish .133 seconds faster than his Mercedes team-mate...
  • Kimi Raikkonen sees fun times ahead with Sebastian Vettel November 20, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen saw fun times ahead after Ferrari ended months of waiting and confirmed that Sebastian Vettel would replace Fernando Alonso at the Formula One team next season. Where Alonso and Raikkonen were seen as a fire and ice pairing of champions, 'two roosters in one henhouse' as former...
  • Anand Pawar, Saili Rane advance to pre-quarters in Scottish Open November 20, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers had a good day in office with Anand Pawar and Saili Rane notching up victories in men's and women's singles respectively to advance to the pre-quarterfinals of the Scottish Open Grand Prix here on Thursday. Seeded seventh in the tournament, Pawar registered an easy 21-7 21-15 win over...
  • Fernando Alonso expressed doubts to Ferrari last year November 20, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Fernando Alonso revealed on Thursday that he had doubts about staying at Ferrari even last year and had told former chairman Luca Di Montezemolo months ago that he knew he wanted out. "It was not a special moment of the year that I opened my eyes," the Spaniard told...
  • Will Stevens to make F1 debut for Caterham in Abu Dhabi November 20, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Briton's Will Stevens will make his Formula One debut when he races alongside Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi for Caterham at this weekend's Abu Dhabi season-ending grand prix, the team said on Thursday. Stevens, 23, who has raced this year in the World Series by Renault 3.5 championship, was previously...
  • Fernando Alonso leaves Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel replaces him November 20, 2014

    Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari after the final race of the season and will be replaced by four-time champion Sebastian Vettel. The 33-year-old Spanish driver had said earlier this season that his future was elsewhere, likely at McLaren. Moments after Ferrari announced Alonso's departure on Thursday, the...
  • Indian Grand Prix set to return in 2016, says Bernie Ecclestone November 20, 2014

    The Indian Grand Prix is expected to return in 2016 as a "fruitful" meeting between Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone and race promoters has prepared the ground for the comeback of the high-profile event. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, last month. The...
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Hamilton, Rosberg braced for F1 title showdown November 20, 2014

    With double points on offer in the Formula One finale, there could yet be a bitter twist to the fascinating title duel between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The childhood friends have scrapped for supremacy all year in often tense circumstances, with Rosberg...
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is special to me: Sergio Perez November 17, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Force India driver Sergio Perez on Monday said that the Yas Marina Circuit is special for him as he drove a Formula 1 car for the first time. Speaking ahead of this weekend's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Mexican driver said: "Abu Dhabi is a special race on...
  • Difficult to get into rhythm in Abu Dhabi GP: Nico Hulkenburg November 17, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Force India driver Nico Hulkenburg on Monday said, ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, that the Yas Marina Circuit is a difficult track to get into rhythm as it has long straights followed by tight corners. "Abu Dhabi is a nice venue. The racing looks...
  • Vijay Mallya says Force India will race on November 10, 2014

    Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya has rejected speculation about his Formula One team's finances, saying they will be racing for years to come. Speaking at the Brazilian Grand Prix, where only nine teams competed on Sunday, Mallya said Force India would not be following Marussia and Caterham onto the sporting...
  • Hulkenberg earns four points in Brazil, Force India set to finish sixth November 10, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Sahara Force India are set to finish sixth this year in the team championship after Nico Hulkenberg ended the Brazilian Grand Prix in eighth position while Sergio Perez could not enter the points bracket. Following Hulkenberg's eighth place and Perez's 15th place finish on Sunday, Force India are positioned...
  • Nico Rosberg holds off Lewis Hamilton to win the Brazilian GP November 9, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Nico Rosberg fended off a strong charge by Lewis Hamilton to win the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, closing in on his Mercedes team-mate in the Formula One title race. The German cut his points-deficit to 17 but Hamilton will keep the upper hand going into the season-ending race...
  • Felipe Massa looking to put pressure on Mercedes' duo November 9, 2014

    A strong qualifying run has left Felipe Massa optimistic he can get in the middle of the Mercedes battle for the Formula One title. Massa will start third at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, behind pole winner Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, the only two drivers still vying for the...