Grand Prix

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sao Paulo extends Formula One contract until 2020 12-04-2014 02:59 PM

    Sao Paulo: Sao Paulo's Interlagos circuit will remain on the Formula One schedule until at least 2020. The Interlagos circuit, whose previous F1 contract was to run to 2015, will also undergo major redevelopment work, Sao Paulo's prefecture said in a statement Friday, reports Xinhua. Rennovation work will include a...
  • Force India's Nico Hulkenberg keen to make amends in China 10-04-2014 10:28 PM

    The Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend was the best-ever race for Force India but it still left their highly rated driver, Nico Hulkenberg, "disappointed". Sergio Perez pipped Hulkenberg to record Force India's second-ever podium finish at a floodlit Sakhir Circuit. Perez, who had scored a point to Hulkenerg's...
  • Formula One still has a licence to thrill 07-04-2014 08:10 PM

    Those who feared the wheels were about to fall off Formula One had better think again. The sport has come in for a fuel tank full of criticism lately, much of it self-inflicted, but Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix broke the negative spiral with a race that lit up the track...
  • Force India confident of more podium finishes 07-04-2014 06:36 PM

    New Delhi: Sahara Force India deputy team principal Robert Fernly expects his team to remain in podium contention after the Silverstone-squad achieved its first Formula 1 top-three finish in five years at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Sergio Perez held off the challenge from Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and finished the...
  • US team among 2 new entrants set for F1 in 2015 07-04-2014 10:27 AM

    Sakhir: Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone says a US - backed team led by NASCAR's Gene Haas are among two new teams likely to join the series next season. Speaking at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, Ecclestone said he held talks with the sport's governing body and there was agreement about...
  • Maldonado handed grid penalty for Chinese GP 07-04-2014 09:57 AM

    Pastor Maldonado will carry a five-place grid penalty into the Chinese Grand Prix after the Venezuelan speared his Lotus into the side of Esteban Gutierrez's Sauber in Sunday's floodlit race in Bahrain. Gutierrez literally did not know what had hit him after the Mexican's car was flipped abruptly in the...
  • Force India scale the F1 heights 07-04-2014 09:40 AM

    Manama: Force India reached the giddy heights of second place in the Formula One constructors' championship on Sunday after Mexican Sergio Perez secured only the second podium finish in the team's history. The McLaren discard's third place in the floodlit Bahrain Grand Prix brought the added satisfaction of knocking his...
  • McLaren's Dennis rebukes Sebastian Vettel for swearing 07-04-2014 09:07 AM

    McLaren head Ron Dennis criticised quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel on Sunday after the Red Bull driver described the sound of the sport's new V6 turbo engines as 'shit'. The German driver had made his opinion clear at a news conference at last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix when...
  • Formula One standings after the Bahrain Grand Prix 07-04-2014 12:05 AM

    Britain's Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday after a thrilling duel with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. The win was Hamilton's second in a row and also a second successive one-two for dominant Mercedes. Mexican Sergio Perez was third for Force India, who also have Mercedes...
  • Force India on Bahrain GP podium as Sergio Perez finishes third 06-04-2014 11:32 PM

    Sergio Perez scored Force India's second ever podium in the team's seven-year history after the Mexican driver finished third in the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton clinched victory after he overtook team-mate and pole position man Nico Rosberg at...
  • Lewis Hamilton edges Nico Rosberg to win Bahrain Grand Prix 06-04-2014 10:45 PM

    Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after an intense race-long duel to take victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. The two Mercedes were predictably in a different league to their rivals and recorded their second one-two finish in eight days after victory last weekend in Malaysia. With...
  • Mercedes can lead F1 changes too, says Bernie Ecclestone 06-04-2014 06:22 PM

    Formula One needs to make rule changes to placate angry fans but leaders Mercedes must not be punished for doing a better job than their rivals, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday. "Mercedes, without any doubt, have done a better job and they shouldn't be punished for doing a...
  • Sutil to start at back of F1 grid in Bahrain 06-04-2014 09:40 AM

    Manama: Sauber's Adrian Sutil was relegated to the back of the Bahrain Grand Prix starting grid on Saturday for forcing Romain Grosjean's Lotus off the road in qualifying. Race stewards handed the German a five place drop from his 18th place, as well as two licence-style penalty points, for the...
  • Mercedes boss rejects talk of rule changes 06-04-2014 09:33 AM

    Manama: Mercedes motosport head Toto Wolff has dismissed as 'absurd' suggestions that Formula One could rewrite its rules just because some teams have failed to make the most of new technology. Ferrari and champions Red Bull have been particularly vocal critics of the new V6 turbo era that has seen...
  • Force India's Perez to start 5th, Hulkenburg 12th in Bahrain 05-04-2014 10:51 PM

    Sakhir: Sahara Force India continued their impressive run in the 2014 season with Sergio Perez qualifying a superb fifth on the grid even as Nico Hulkenberg's last lap was good enough only for 12th place. Perez though will start from fourth position since third-placed Daniel Ricciardo will go down to...
  • Nico Rosberg beats team-mate Lewis Hamilton to Bahrain Grand Prix pole 05-04-2014 09:35 PM

    Sakhir: Mercedes locked out the front row for the Bahrain Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on Saturday, qualifying ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg's time of 1 minute, 33.185 seconds at the Bahrain International Circuit was a quarter of a second faster than Hamilton, who had to...
  • Mercedes quickest in final Bahrain Grand Prix practice 05-04-2014 07:20 PM

    Sakhir: Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continued to dominate the new Formula One season by setting the pace in Saturday's pre-qualifying practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix, while world champion Sebastian Vettel had a rare session-ending spin. Hamilton, who won last weekend in Malaysia, was quickest with a...
  • Red Bull slam new Formula One engine rules 05-04-2014 05:16 PM

    Sakhir: Red Bull master designer Adrian Newey has mocked Formula One's new engine rules, claiming they have produced slower cars without achieving the intended green goals. Speaking ahead of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, Newey - who designed the cars that won Red Bull the past four drivers' championships - said...
  • F1 must accent positives of new era, says Pat Symonds 05-04-2014 10:38 AM

    Manama: Formula One needs to focus on the positives of its new turbo era rather than talking itself down, Williams technical head Pat Symonds said on Friday. Speaking ahead of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, Symonds warned that criticism of the rule changes from within the sport risked a backlash similar...
  • Mercedes' Hamilton, Rosberg dominate Friday practice sessions in Bahrain 04-04-2014 10:50 PM

    Bahrain: Mercedes further demonstrated their early-season dominance by outpacing their rivals in Friday's practice sessions for the Bahrain Grand Prix, indicating the team is well poised for a third straight win to start 2014. Lewis Hamilton followed up his victory last week in Malaysia by having the fastest time in...
  • Mercedes drivers fastest in Bahrain Grand Prix practice 04-04-2014 06:50 PM

    Sakhir: Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg set the fastest times in Friday's opening practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix, making them once again the team to beat in Sunday's race. Hamilton set a best time of 1 minute, 37.502 seconds around the Bahrain International Circuit, a quarter...
  • Ferrari lead push for F1 rule changes 04-04-2014 02:58 PM

    Sakhir: Ferrari are ramping up the pressure on Formula One authorities to change the sport's rules, saying a company survey shows most fans are unhappy with the new direction of the sport. Ferrari released the findings on Thursday, ahead of this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, where their cars are expected...
  • Bahrain honoured to have Tendulkar for F1 night race 04-04-2014 01:51 PM

    Sakhir: Cricket may not be a popular sport in Bahrain but the small Gulf nation is honoured to have batting legend Sachin Tendulkar for its first Formula One night race this weekend. The government-backed Bahrain Circuit (BIC) has confirmed that motorsports enthusiast Tendulkar will watch the race on Sunday. It...