Grand Prix

  • Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg in 2nd Belgian Grand Prix practice 7 hours 35 minutes ago

    Spa: Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the second practice of the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday, finishing ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg as their positions from the morning session were reversed. Conditions were cool and overcast for both runs, although the rain stayed away on the 7-kilometer (4.3-mile)...
  • Nico Rosberg best in 1st practice session at Belgian GP 12 hours 3 minutes ago

    Belgium: Formula One leader Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in opening Belgian Grand Prix practice on Friday after renewing his duel with Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton. Returning refreshed from the August break, Rosberg set a best time of one minute 51.577 seconds around the classic Ardennes...
  • Max Chilton reinstated for Marussia at Belgian Grand Prix 12 hours 36 minutes ago

    British driver Max Chilton has been reinstated to drive for Marussia at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, just a day after he was replaced by American Alexander Rossi. Marussia announced on Thursday that Rossi was taking Chilton's seat at Spa because of ongoing contractual problems. But on Friday morning race stewards...
  • Formula One has no argument with Russia, says Ecclestone 12 hours 43 minutes ago

    Belgium: Formula One has no argument with Russia and the country's debut grand prix will go ahead as planned in October despite the crisis in Ukraine, Bernie Ecclestone said on Friday. "We have a contract. Our friends there, they are happy with the contract so we'll be there," the sport's 83-year-old...
  • Alexander Rossi to make F1 debut in place of Max Chilton Yesterday

    American Alexander Rossi will make his Formula One debut for Marussia at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix after the hard-up team sidelined Britain's Max Chilton for unspecified contractual reasons. Rossi, 22, will race alongside Frenchman Jules Bianchi and become the first U.S. driver to start a grand prix since Scott Speed's...
  • Sergio Perez expects to stay at Force India Yesterday

    Mexican Sergio Perez says he expects to stay at the Force India Formula One team next season with an extension likely to be agreed in a matter of weeks. "Nothing is confirmed yet but we should be, in the next couple of weeks, sorted for next year," the former Sauber and...
  • F1 boss Ecclestone dashes hopes of Indian Grand Prix's return in 2015 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time for a 2015 return and its organisers must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback in 2016. Ecclestone was hoping the race organisers, Jaypee Group, will sort out the...
  • Hamilton, Rosberg continue their title battle at Belgian Grand Prix Yesterday

    Paris: The intense title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continues at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, as the Formula One championship resumes following a summer break with Rosberg leading his Mercedes teammate by just 11 points. Rosberg is looking to win his maiden F1 title but Hamilton, the...
  • Lewis Hamilton hopes to play his cards right at Belgian GP 2 days ago

    Spa-Francorchamps: Lewis Hamilton says his Formula One title duel with Mercedes teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg is like a game of poker but the dominant duo may not hold all the aces in Belgium this weekend. Resurgent Williams have the same engine as the Mercedes works team and both Valtteri...
  • Sochi Autodrom ready for Russian F1 Grand Prix 2 days ago

    Sochi: The Sochi Autodrom is ready to host the first edition of the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix scheduled for Oct 10-12. "The circuit is in very good condition and will be issued with a license," F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting said after inspecting the venue on Tuesday, reports Xinhua. Chief organiser...
  • Melbourne secures Australian Grand Prix until 2020 August 3, 2014

    Melbourne: Melbourne has secured the Australian Formula One Grand Prix until 2020 after striking a new deal that will reduce the taxpayer subsidy of around $50 million a year, the head of the Victoria state government said on Sunday. The race, which has been run in the city's Albert Park since...
  • Force India return empty-handed at Hungarian Grand Prix July 27, 2014

    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 July 26, 2014

    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 July 26, 2014

    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 July 25, 2014

    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 July 25, 2014

    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 July 25, 2014

    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 July 25, 2014

    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...