GRAND PRIX

  • Angelique Kerber upsets Caroline Wozniacki to win Porsche Grand Prix Yesterday

    Germany: Home favorite Angelique Kerber rallied to upset Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix for her second straight title on Sunday. After losing the opening set, Kerber twice broke the fourth-seeded Dane in the second. Wozniacki saved three match points at 6-5 in the...
  • Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep to reach Porsche Grand Prix final 2 days ago

    Germany: Caroline Wozniacki reached the Porsche Grand Prix final with a 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 win over second-seeded Simona Halep on Saturday. The fourth-seeded Dane needed almost three hours to prevail, winning four games in a row in the third set to go 5-1 ahead. After missing three match points and being...
  • Halep, Wozniacki to meet in Porsche Grand Prix semifinals 3 days ago

    Stuttgart: Simona Halep of Romania and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark will meet in the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix after winning their respective quarterfinals on Friday. The second-seeded Halep needed 81 minutes to defeat Sara Errani of Italy 6-4, 6-4, while the fourth-seeded Wozniacki had little trouble in defeating Carla...
  • Maria Sharapova upset by Angelique Kerber in Porsche Grand Prix 2nd round 3 days ago

    Stuttgart: Angelique Kerber of Germany upset three-time defending champion Maria Sharapova 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Thursday. The top-seeded Russian won four straight games to clinch the first set. But she made some errors to drop the second, and faded in the third....
  • Sara Errani upsets Agnieszka Radwanska at Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 4 days ago

    Stuttgart: Italian Sara Errani defeated No. 7 seed Agnieszka Radwanska at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 7-6 (8), 6-4. Errani won with a typically dogged performance to triumph on Wednesday. She is currently World No. 15. "It was really tough. Sunday's Fed Cup matches were really tough and I was quite tired...
  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis suffer shock first defeat 4 days ago

    Stuttgart: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis lost their first competitive match as a women's doubles team as they crashed out of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. First-time pairing of Petra Martic and Stephanie Vogt pulled of a straight set stunner, 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday. Martic and Vogt were playing together for the...
  • McLaren faces race against time to improve car for Spain 1 week ago

    Bahrain: The last time Fernando Alonso won a race was in front of his home fans at the Spanish Grand Prix two years ago. That race is next on the Formula One calendar and given the ongoing problems at McLaren, he will be happy with a top-10 finish in Barcelona. After four...
  • Ferrari boss hails Kimi Raikkonen's return 1 week ago

    Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene welcomed back the Kimi Raikkonen of old on Sunday after the 2007 world champion stepped back on the Formula One podium in Bahrain after a long absence. The Finnish 'Iceman' took a strong second place in the floodlit race at the desert Sakhir circuit for his...
  • Daniel Ricciardo loses 3rd engine of season after Bahrain blow-out 1 week ago

    Sakhir: Four races into the Formula One season, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo has already used up three of his four allocated engines and the pressure is increasing on manufacturer Renault. Ricciardo's engine blew spectacularly moments before the end of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, but the Australian driver had just about enough...
  • Formula One: Lewis Hamilton wins again in Bahrain Grand Prix April 19, 2015

    Bahrain: Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen back on the podium to deny Mercedes another one-two finish under the floodlights. The Briton's flying pole-to-flag victory at the desert track was his third win...
  • Bernie Ecclestone gives Azerbaijan the all-clear April 19, 2015

    Manama: Formula One has no qualms about holding a grand prix in Azerbaijan next year despite concerns raised by rights activists, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday. "Baku? No problem. That's going to be another good race," the 84-year-old told reporters at the Bahrain Grand Prix, another controversial...
  • F1: Problems keeps on mounting for miserable McLaren April 19, 2015

    Sakhir: Despite having two former world champions behind the wheel, McLaren looks no closer to scoring their first points of the season at the Bahrain Grand Prix following a dismal qualifying session on Saturday. After struggling in the afternoon's third and final practice session, Jenson Button's qualifying run was cut brutally...
  • Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Bahrain GP ahead of Vettel April 18, 2015

    Bahrain: Defending champion Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position for the first time after clinching his fourth straight pole of the season on Saturday, finishing well ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. The Mercedes driver, who leads the Formula One championship after winning two of three races...
  • Lewis Hamilton ends final Bahrain practice on top April 18, 2015

    Manama: Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton limbered up for qualifying with the fastest time in final Bahrain Grand Prix practice on Saturday. The Mercedes driver, championship leader and winner of two of this season's three races, lapped the Sakhir circuit on a gusty afternoon with a best time of one...
  • Renault need another 2 races to make competitive engine April 18, 2015

    Bahrain: Formula One manufacturer Renault need two more races before providing a competitive engine again at the Monaco Grand Prix, according to chief technical officer Rob White. Renault, which supplies engines to Red Bull and Toro Rosso, are under heavy pressure following a poor start to the season for both teams. At...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest ahead of Lewis Hamilton in 2nd practice April 17, 2015

    Sakhir: Nico Rosberg rose to the challenge by lapping faster than Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday. The German, who has been beaten by the double Formula One world champion in all three races so far this season, topped the timesheets with a...
  • Kimi Raikkonen leads Ferrari one-two in Bahrain practice April 17, 2015

    Kimi Raikkonen led a Ferrari one-two in first practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday while Formula One champions Mercedes lurked well down the timesheets after doing their own thing. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was only 16th fastest while Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg was 15th, with Raikkonen and team...
  • Kimi Raikkonen happier than ever at Ferrari April 17, 2015

    Kimi Raikkonen is enjoying being at Ferrari more than ever this season. "I must say, in the past when I was here at Ferrari they were good times and it was a good atmosphere," the Finn, whose 2007 title makes him the Italian team's most recent Formula One champion, told reporters...
  • Lewis Hamilton rejects claims he has asked for No 1 status April 17, 2015

    Manama: World champion Lewis Hamilton vehemently denied that he has requested 'number one' driver status in the Mercedes team and claimed he and team-mate Nico Rosberg are reunited 'without any issues' in this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. Five days after beating Rosberg at the Chinese Grand Prix to extend his lead...
  • Jenson Button hoping for a good step up in Barcelona April 17, 2015

    McLaren are hoping for a boost in Barcelona next month even if Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix is another struggle, Jenson Button said on Thursday. "I think already in Barcelona you'll see a good step," declared the Briton, looking forward to team-mate and double world champion Fernando Alonso's home Spanish race. "We've got...
  • Nico Rosberg ready to do his talking on the track in Bahrain April 16, 2015

    Bahrain: Nico Rosberg knows it is time he started grabbing headlines again for what he does on the track, rather than for what he says off it. The German driver lost his composure at the Chinese Grand Prix last weekend, berating his Mercedes engineers and accusing teammate Lewis Hamilton of purposefully...
  • Lewis Hamilton defends his Champagne celebration after criticism April 16, 2015

    Bahrain: Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has defended himself from the criticism surrounding his behavior at the Chinese Grand Prix, when he celebrated victory by spraying Champagne into the face of a podium hostess. The British driver's behavior led to strong criticism on social media and at home. Hamilton says his actions...
  • Renault offer no guarantees for Bahrain reliability April 16, 2015

    Manama: Renault say they have done their best to fix the engine problems that blighted last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix but offered no guarantee on Thursday that Sunday's race in Bahrain would be trouble free. "In the short time since the Chinese Grand Prix we have been checking and rechecking systems...
  • Too slow? Bahrain can settle Mercedes argument April 15, 2015

    Bahrain Grand Prix organisers will be rubbing their hands in delight at the prospect of Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg renewing battle at their desert circuit this weekend. Last year the pair served up a thriller under the Sakhir floodlights and now, after each accused the other of...
  • Nico Rosberg should have tried harder, says Lewis Hamilton April 14, 2015

    Lewis Hamilton has suggested he is mentally tougher than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg and questioned how hard the German really tried to beat him in last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix. In comments that will do little to ease tensions between the pair ahead of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, the double Formula...
  • Nico Rosberg must speed up to beat 'slow' Lewis Hamilton April 13, 2015

    Nico Rosberg may not have lost the plot, as some suggested in the wake of his outburst against Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix, but he is feeling the heat. The German's accusation that the world champion had been selfishly slow as he cruised to a pole-to-flag victory...
  • Difficult to feel sorry for Fernando Alonso, says David Coulthard April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Fernando Alonso's much talked about return to McLaren after five frustrating seasons at Ferrari seems to have backfired so far but former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard doesn't feel sorry for the multi million pound worth Spaniard. Having missed the season opener at Melbourne, Alonso retired in Malaysia and...
  • Renault braced for more pain in Bahrain April 12, 2015

    Renault have warned Red Bull and Toro Rosso to expect more pain in Bahrain after both Formula One teams suffered power unit problems in China on Sunday. Former champions Red Bull scored just two points in Shanghai while their sister team drew a blank after engine-related retirements. Daniil Kvyat's race ended spectacularly...
  • Jenson Button handed time penalty for Pastor Maldonado collision April 12, 2015

    Shanghai: McLaren's Jenson Button was handed a time penalty that cost him 13th place in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix after accepting responsibility for a collision with Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado. The 2009 Formula One world champion, who dropped to 14th as a result of the extra five seconds added to his...
  • Ferrari keeps pressure on Mercedes at Chinese Grand Prix April 12, 2015

    Shanghai: Sebastian Vettel didn't get another win for Ferrari at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, but he was more than satisfied with another podium finish his third to start the year. The four-time world champion stayed close to the Mercedes cars of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg while running on...