Grand Prix

  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix 2014 9 hours 28 minutes ago

    Singapore: Nico Rosberg suffered a major blow to his chances of a first Formula One title when he retired from Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix after only 14 laps and lost his lead in the championship to race winner Lewis Hamilton. The German, who qualified in second place for Mercedes, had already...
  • Force India struggle in Singapore Grand Prix qualifying Yesterday

    Singapore: Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez experienced a tough qualifying in the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix, setting 13th and 15th fastest times at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Saturday. Both Hulkenberg and Perez failed to make Q3 with times of 1:47.308 and 1:47.575 respectively. The Silverstone squad...
  • Hamilton beats Rosberg to take dramatic Singapore Grand Prix pole Yesterday

    Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix by out-qualifying his Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg by a mere seven thousandths of a second on Saturday. Hamilton claimed his sixth pole of the season with a time of 1 minute 45.681 seconds, and it could prove crucial...
  • Ferrari's Alonso fastest in final Singapore Grand Prix practice Yesterday

    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Saturday's final practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo second. The pace of the Ferraris and Red Bulls suggested they could challenge the Mercedes drivers - who have taken all but one pole position this season -...
  • Formula One strugglers still targeting 2015 participation Yesterday

    As speculation grows about the imminent exit of three struggling teams from Formula One, two of the under-pressure outfits have said they intend to still be in the sport in 2015. Sauber, Caterham and Marussia are struggling both on and off the track in the vastly expensive sport, with many predicting...
  • Engine failure adds to Sebastian Vettel woes in Singapore 2 days ago

    Singapore: World champion Sebastian Vettel's wretched run of luck continued at the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday when the German suffered an engine failure at the end of the first free practice session which compromised his track time in the second. The Red Bull driver has won the last three races...
  • Lewis Hamilton tops second practice at Singapore Grand Prix 2 days ago

    Singaore: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday, while team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg and world champion Sebastian Vettel suffered setbacks. Hamilton's best time of 1 minute, 47.490 seconds at the Marina Bay circuit was a tenth faster than Ferrari's...
  • Red Bull to keep working for marginal gains: Christian Horner 2 days ago

    Singapore: Red Bull have continued to make small strides in the first season of the V6 era and will continue to work hard to get "marginal gains on track", said team principal Christian Horner on Friday ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend. Red Bull, which won four consecutive constructors'...
  • Formula One revises radio ban after team talks 2 days ago

    Singapore: Formula One's governing body postponed the bulk of a ban on radio and pit board messages until next season after deciding on Friday that this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix was too early for teams to adapt to the new restrictions. Teams were told last week that any talk over the...
  • Ferrari's Alonso tops Singapore Grand Prix first practice 2 days ago

    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in the opening practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, upstaging the Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on Friday. Alonso relished the tight confines of the Marina Bay street circuit, setting a time of 1 minute, 49.056 seconds - a tenth...
  • Ricciardo targets podium ahead of improving Vettel in Singapore GP 2 days ago

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo believes he can get back on the Formula One podium in Singapore on Sunday after his winning streak ended in Italy two weeks ago. "I guess I am expecting a podium. I think we have to aim for that if we want to stay in the title...
  • Formula One title rivals relishing 'challenge' of radio silence 3 days ago

    Title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were in rare harmony on Thursday when asked to voice their opinions on Formula One's controversial decision to ban radio assistance ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. Both agreed the change was "a challenge". Rosberg leads his Mercedes team mate by 22 points with...
  • Bernie Ecclestone backs radio clampdown, suggests more needed 3 days ago

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed a clampdown on the use of team radio to help drivers, claiming it was his idea and suggesting more restrictions should be considered. "I was the one who started it off, yes," Ecclestone told reporters on Thursday at a sponsorship event on the sidelines...
  • Smoky haze hits Singapore Grand Prix 3 days ago

    Singapore: A smoky, 'unhealthy' haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state's glamour sporting spectacle - the Formula One night race. Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) said air pollution had risen into the unhealthy range on Thursday after a wind change had brought smoke from...
  • Mercedes duo set for Singapore street fight 4 days ago

    Mercedes team-mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton renew their sometimes hostile rivalry on the floodlit streets of Singapore this weekend at a circuit where mistakes or collisions normally result in race retirement. With six races remaining in the 19-round season, Germany's Rosberg leads Hamilton by 22 points but the momentum and...
  • Formula One teams warned against coded messages 5 days ago

    Formula One's governing body has banned teams from sending drivers coded messages under a controversial clampdown on the use of radio communications from this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) issued a follow-up on Monday to a technical directive sent to teams last week in which it gave...
  • Shuttler HS Prannoy wins maiden title by clinching Indonesian Masters 1 week ago

    Palembang: Young Indian shuttler HS Prannoy clinched the maiden title of his career after winning the USD 1,25,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold, following his straight-game victory over local favourite Firman Abdul Kholik in the finals on Sunday. In a 43-minute battle, fifth seed Prannoy, who finished runners-up at the USD...
  • Prannoy enters second successive final of Indonesian Masters September 13, 2014

    Palembang: Young Indian shuttler HS Prannoy entered his second successive final after beating Malaysia's Daren Liew in the men's singles event at the USD 1,25,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Saturday. Fifth seed Prannoy, who finished runners-up at the USD 50,000 Vietnam Grand Prix in Hochiminh City last week,...
  • Mexican Grand Prix returns to 2015 F1 calender September 12, 2014

    With the return of the Mexican Grand Prix, the 2015 Formula One championship will have 20 races. Mexico last held an F1 race in 1992 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, the venue for next year's race on Nov. 1. The expanded calendar means the season will finish one week later,...
  • Jayaram, Praneeth reach pre-quarters of Indonesian Masters September 11, 2014

    Palembang: Four Indian shuttlers, Ajay Jayaram, B Sai Praneeth, H S Prannoy and Anand Pawar advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the USD 12,500 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in the men's singles competition on Thursday. Jayaram and Praneeth will clash in the prequarter-finals, following their gruelling three-game wins in...
  • Australian Grand Prix posts record USD 55 million loss September 10, 2014

    The 2014 Australian Grand Prix posted a record $55 million loss amid soaring costs and declining revenue, government officials said on Wednesday. The loss, subsidised by taxpayers in Victoria, the host state of the Melbourne Formula One race, outstrips last year's deficit of A$50.7 million by over 18 percent. Sales revenue was...
  • Deliberate? I just made a mistake, says Rosberg September 8, 2014

    Formula One leader Nico Rosberg felt sore enough at losing Sunday's Italian Grand Prix without then having to face conspiracy theories suggesting he had done it deliberately. The Mercedes driver, who finished second after making a mistake at the first chicane while under pressure from winning team- mate Lewis Hamilton, could...
  • Christijan Albers resigns as Caterham F1 principal September 7, 2014

    Christijan Albers resigned on Sunday as principal of the struggling Caterham Formula One team with Italian Manfredi Ravetto taking his place. The Dutch former F1 driver, who took over in July when Malaysian aviation entrepreneur Tony Fernandes sold the team, was quoted by Caterham after the Italian Grand Prix as saying...
  • Sergio Perez earns 6 points for Force India in Monza September 7, 2014

    Monza: Capitalising on a top-10 start, Sergio Perez finished seventh to secure six points for Sahara Force India at the Italian Grand Prix as the team reduced the gap with fifth-placed McLaren to just one, on Sunday. Nico Hulkenberg, who started 13th on grid, could gain only a place in the...
  • Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix after team-mate Rosberg's mistake September 7, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton pressured Nico Rosberg into a mistake and overtook his Mercedes team-mate to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, adding another chapter to their heated rivalry. The key pass came about midway through the 53-lap race as Hamilton had recovered from a poor start to pull up right...
  • Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo rejects exit talk September 6, 2014

    Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo dismissed reports he is set to leave the Italian team, claiming he is prepared to stay in charge until 2017. Talk of Montezemolo's possible departure has dominated the paddock at Monza ahead of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. "I've seen the hue and cry of the past few...
  • Italian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg to duel again September 6, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are poised for another wing-to-wing duel in the Italian Grand Prix. After colliding in Belgium two weeks ago and ensuing disciplinary measures, the Mercedes rivals qualified 1-2 on Saturday and it will be tough for the pair to avoid each other entering the tricky...
  • Shuttler Prannoy reaches Vietnam Open final September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy has marched into the men's singles final of the USD 50,000 Vietnam Open Grand Prix after a tough semi-final battle at the Tan Binh Sports Center in Ho Chi Minh City. The Indian fifth seed took 57 minutes to down Malaysian 10th seed Chun Seang...
  • Italian Grand Prix: Force India drivers to start 10th, 14th September 6, 2014

    Monza: Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg will start 10th and 14th respectively at Sunday's Formula One Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo di Monza here. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole Saturday from teammate Nico Rosberg while Valtteri Bottas of Williams will start third at the historic 5.7...