Grand Prix

  • Force India return empty-handed at Hungarian Grand Prix 5 days ago

    Budapest: Sahara Force India recorded their worst performance of the season as the team had first no-points finish with both Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez crashing out of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. Hulkenberg collided with Perez in the 14th lap of the race as his record of scoring points...
  • Mercedes' Rosberg grabs pole position for Hungarian Grand Prix 6 days ago

    Budapest: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole postion on Saturday for the Hungarian Grand Prix while Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton will start at the back of the race grid as an engine fire prevented him setting a qualifying time. Rosberg's time of 1 minute, 22.715 seconds at the Hungaroring...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in Hungarian GP practice 6 days ago

    Budapest: Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final Hungarian Grand Prix practice on Saturday to complete the Mercedes Formula One driver's sweep of the three sessions before qualifying. The Briton, 14 points behind championship-leading team mate Nico Rosberg after 10 races but favourite for Sunday, lapped the Hungaroring circuit with a best...
  • Daniel Ricciardo happy to show the steel behind the smile 1 week ago

    Daniel Ricciardo may come across as a bit of a softie but behind that smiling exterior there lurks an Aussie hard man up for a fight. No Formula One driver has a broader, or more permanent, smile than the 25-year-old Perth native who has seized his opportunity at champions Red Bull...
  • Mercedes drivers fastest in Hungarian Grand Prix practice 1 week ago

    Budapest: Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first and second practices for the Hungarian Grand Prix, escorted by team-mate Nico Rosberg on Friday. Hamilton's best lap of 1 minute, 24.482 seconds, was 0.238 seconds faster than Rosberg's in the second session. The Mercedes drivers, who have won nine of the...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in Hungarian GP practice 1 week ago

    Lewis Hamilton started his Hungarian Grand Prix weekend as he meant to continue, with the fastest lap in Friday's first free practice and championship-leading Mercedes-team mate Nico Rosberg behind him. The winner of the last two Hungarian Grands Prix lapped the Hungaroring circuit outside Budapest with a best time of one...
  • Forget 2009, Massa more vexed by recent crashes 1 week ago

    Budapest: Five years after a freak Hungarian Grand Prix accident that left him in a coma with near-fatal head injuries, Felipe Massa returns this weekend looking to put much more recent crashes behind him. The 33-year-old Brazilian remembers nothing of that 2009 drama, when he was hit on the helmet -...
  • Lewis Hamilton looking for a high five in Hungary July 23, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton may not be putting the Buddha into Budapest this weekend but he could be tempted to seek divine assistance if luck goes against him in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. The Mercedes Formula One driver needs a win to cut into team-mate Nico Rosberg's 14-point championship lead after 10 of...
  • Valtteri Bottas is now Formula One's fastest Finn July 21, 2014

    Valtteri Bottas is rapidly laying claim to be Formula One's fastest Finn after again eclipsing Kimi Raikkonen on his way to a third successive podium appearance for Williams on Sunday. The 24-year-old's impressive second place, from the front row of the German Grand Prix grid, was his team's 300th podium finish...
  • Hulkenberg finishes 7th, Perez 10th as Force India clinch seven points at German GP July 20, 2014

    Hockenheim: Sahara Force India had a decent outing at the German Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg finished seventh and Sergio Perez 10th in a double points-finish for the team . After starting ninth on the grid, Hulkenberg had moved up to fifth in the very first lap, following a crash involving...
  • Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg wins German Grand Prix July 20, 2014

    Hockenheim: Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th. "It's an amazing feeling to win at home. It's a very special day," said Rosberg, who led throughout to become...
  • Both Force India cars in top-10 in qualifying for German Grand Prix July 19, 2014

    Hockenheim: Both the Sahara Force India drivers managed to get into top-10 on the grid for the German Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg qualified ninth, just ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez. Hulkenberg, for whom it is a home race, pipped Perez by a narrow margin as he clocked 1:18.014 in Q3,...
  • Mercedes driver Rosberg claims pole position for German Grand Prix July 19, 2014

    Hockenheim: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Saturday's qualifying session. Rosberg completed the fastest lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 16.540 seconds for the weekend's fastest time in the third part of the session. Williams'...
  • Nico Rosberg back on top in final German Grand Prix practice July 19, 2014

    Germany: Nico Rosberg returned to the top of the timesheets in final practice for his home German Grand Prix on Saturday as Mercedes again ended the session clear of the rest. Rosberg, who leads team mate Lewis Hamilton by four points at the halfway stage in the Formula One championship, lapped...
  • Russian Grand Prix to go ahead, says organisers July 19, 2014

    Moscow: Organizers insist Russia's first Formula One Grand Prix will go ahead as planned despite an airliner being shot down in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on Thursday in eastern Ukraine. All 298 people on board are believed to have...
  • Formula One teams remove interconnected suspension systems July 18, 2014

    Germany: All Formula One teams have removed the front and rear interconnected suspension from their cars before the German Grand Prix after FIA said the system could be illegal. FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer says, "I can confirm that no car is fitted with a front to rear linked suspension system...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in 2nd practice for German Grand Prix July 18, 2014

    Hockenheim, Germany: Lewis Hamilton beat teammate Nico Rosberg to the fastest time in the second practice session at the German Grand Prix as Mercedes set the pace on Friday. Hamilton completed his best lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 18.341 seconds, edging Rosberg by 0.024 seconds. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest in 1st practice for German Grand Prix July 18, 2014

    Germany: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg led team mate Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes one-two in first practice for the German's home grand prix on Friday. The session was the first since the governing body ruled against a front and rear interconnected suspension (FRIC) system and all teams presented their...
  • Fraser-Pryce regaining confidence following Glasgow outing July 18, 2014

    Monaco: World and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce believes last weekend's Glasgow Grand Prix was a turning point in her comeback from injury, and is hoping to continue improving for the rest of the season. The Jamaican was speaking ahead of her outing on Friday, where she will contest the 100 metres...
  • Hamilton expects Rosberg to feel World Cup boost July 18, 2014

    Hockenheim: Lewis Hamilton hopes to tap into some of Germany's World Cup euphoria at Mercedes' home Formula One race this weekend even if championship-leading team mate Nico Rosberg gets a bigger boost. "For every driver, when you go to your home country I think naturally you will get that extra boost,"...
  • Mercedes unfazed by suspension rule change July 18, 2014

    Germany: Mercedes are unlikely to suffer any significant setback from a decision to ban a suspension system from this weekend's German Grand Prix, according to their title contender Lewis Hamilton. "I don't think much at all," the Briton told reporters at Hockenheim when asked about the possible impact on his dominant...
  • Nico Rosberg changes World Cup helmet on FIFA complaint July 17, 2014

    Germany: Formula 1 drivers' championship leader Nico Rosberg has had to ditch plans to put an image of the World Cup on his helmet for the upcoming German Grand Prix following a complaint from FIFA. The German driver wanted to celebrate his country's World Cup win with a specially designed helmet...
  • Nico Rosberg all set to keep Germany in celebration mode July 16, 2014

    Hockenheim: Mercedes' Nico Rosberg can keep Germany on a winning roll on Sunday by becoming the first German driver in the history of the Formula One world championship to win his home grand prix with a German car. It has been 60 years since a Mercedes works team last won at...
  • Daniel Ricciardo happy with 'best third' at British Grand Prix July 7, 2014

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo celebrated the "best third place" of his career on Sunday after grabbing a podium finish at the British Grand Prix. The 25-year-old Red Bull driver produced an outstanding drive to prove his worth. He said: "I'm not normally ecstatic with a third, but I am today ... We did...
  • Claire Williams celebrates after memorable British Grand Prix July 7, 2014

    Silverstone: Claire Williams admitted she had to pinch herself. One year on from enduring a low point in a miserable season after taking the job as deputy principal in her father's Formula One racing team, Williams was at the center of a post-race party Sunday at the British Grand Prix. Finnish driver...
  • Force India bag four points at Silverstone but lose ground in team standings July 6, 2014

    Silverstone: Nico Hulkenberg ensured Sahara Force India got something positive out of a tough weekend at home by finishing eighth in the Formula 1 British Grand Prix on Sunday. The Silverstone squad failed to find pace on the high downforce Silverstone Circuit the entire week and had to go for a...
  • Mercedes' Hamilton wins crash-hit British Grand Prix after Rosberg retires July 6, 2014

    Silverstone: Lewis Hamilton won a crash-hit British Grand Prix on Sunday to cut Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's lead in the drivers' championship from 29 points to just four after the German had his first non-finish of the season. Hamilton, the 2008 champion, started sixth on the grid. The British driver leapt...
  • Fernando Alonso questions Ferrari tactics at British GP July 6, 2014

    Two-time champion Fernando Alonso questioned his Ferrari team's tactics and decision-making strategy Saturday after he was eliminated early from qualifying for the British Grand Prix. The Spaniard had failed to make the cut to Q2 for the first time since the 2010 Monaco Grand Prix. "We know there are two Williams and...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg takes pole position at British Grand Prix July 5, 2014

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the British Grand Prix on Saturday, capitalizing on a critical error of judgment by his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on the last lap of a shock-filled and rain-hit qualifying session. The German secured pole by persevering on his final lap in...
  • Sergio Perez apologises for joke about women drivers July 5, 2014

    Mexican Formula One driver Sergio Perez has apologised to Williams test driver Susie Wolff after a joke about women racers backfired on him. Wolff, who in Friday practice with Williams at the British Grand Prix became the first woman in 22 years to take part in a Formula One weekend, made...