Chinese Grand Prix

  • Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese Grand Prix 20-04-2014 02:19 PM

    Shanghai: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix. Mercedes showed again that it's in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton's team-mate Nico Rosberg taking second place - the third...
  • Chinese Grand Prix: as it happened 20-04-2014 11:35 AM

    Lewis Hamilton continued Mercedes' dominant start to the season by capturing pole position at the rainy Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday; his third pole in four races this season. Hamilton set the fastest time in qualifying at 1 minute and 53.860 seconds at Shanghai International Circuit, ahead of Red Bull...
  • Engine problem makes a mockery of Pastor Maldonado penalty 19-04-2014 08:36 PM

    Pastor Maldonado's five place grid penalty was rendered meaningless on Saturday after engine problems ruled the Lotus Formula One driver out of Chinese Grand Prix qualifying. While Romain Grosjean powered to the team's first top 10 grid position of the season, Maldonado never got out of the garage. The penalty,...
  • Force India's Nico Hulkenberg to start 8th at Chinese GP 19-04-2014 06:53 PM

    Shanghai: Placed second in the constructors' standings, the Force India will start eighth and 16th in Sunday's Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit here. German driver Nico Hulkenberg put his VJM07 in eighth after a wet weather qualifying session on Saturday as teammate Sergio Perez, who...
  • Sebastian Vettel hoping for resurgence at Chinese Grand Prix 19-04-2014 05:00 PM

    Shanghai: Given how he finished last season, Sebastian Vettel's start to the 2014 F1 campaign has been humbling, to say the least. Last year, the German reeled off nine straight victories, matching the record set by Alberto Ascari in 1952 and '53, to capture his fourth consecutive world championship with...
  • Chinese Grand Prix: Hamilton again on pole, Vettel to start third 19-04-2014 12:37 PM

    Shanghai: Lewis Hamilton continued Mercedes' dominant start to the season by capturing pole position at the rainy Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday; his third pole in four races this season. Hamilton set the fastest time in qualifying at 1 minute and 53.860 seconds at Shanghai International Circuit, ahead of Red...
  • Daniel Ricciardo fastest in rainy practice at Chinese GP 19-04-2014 10:18 AM

    Shanghai: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest time on a slippery track in the final practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday as the other top drivers limited their running due to the wet weather. Ricciardo completed his lap around the Shanghai International Circuit in 1...
  • Honda to focus on McLaren in 2015 19-04-2014 08:27 AM

    Honda has no plans to supply any other team but McLaren when it returns to Formula One as an engine supplier next season, the Japanese carmaker said on Saturday. "For 2015 McLaren is our only customer," Honda's chief officer of motorsport Yasuhisa Arai told reporters ahead of Sunday's Chinese Grand...
  • 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...
  • Force India drivers resolve differences 19-04-2013 12:02 AM

    Manama: Feuding Sahara Force India drivers Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta have resolved their differences over their clash at last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix, team chief Bob Fernley said on Thursday. Germany's Sutil collided with Briton Di Resta and ran him off the circuit as they fought in a...
  • Force India to reprimand their drivers for China collission 16-04-2013 10:11 AM

    Shanghai: Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta will be reprimanded by Force India for their opening lap collision at the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix here. Both Sutil and Di Resta blamed each other for the incident, without which the Scot could have finished the race higher than eighth. Sutil...
  • Tyres need to be tougher, say some team bosses 15-04-2013 08:17 PM

    Manama: Pirelli are coming under pressure to make longer-lasting Formula One tyres after Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix saw drivers lifting off the throttle rather than go flat-out to the flag. Australian Mark Webber started from the Shanghai pit lane and pulled back in again after just one lap to get...
  • Fernando Alonso remains realistic about title chances 15-04-2013 04:37 PM

    Shanghai: Fernando Alonso has "no illusions" about his prospects in the Formula One championship despite ending a 12-race drought with a commanding victory at the Chinese Grand Prix. The dozen races without a win was the Ferrari driver's longest barren period since his winless 2009 season, and represented a sharp...
  • Show your elbows, McLaren tell Sergio Perez 15-04-2013 04:24 PM

    Manama: McLaren new boy Sergio Perez has been told by team boss Martin Whitmarsh to use his elbows and make life harder for Formula One rivals. "I think he's been very polite so far this year, I think he needs to toughen up," Whitmarsh told reporters after the Mexican finished...
  • Webber and Gutierrez get grid penalties for Bahrain 14-04-2013 05:39 PM

    Shanghai: Red Bull's Mark Webber and Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez were handed grid penalties for next weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix after Formula One stewards ruled they were to blame for collisions in Sunday's race in China. Webber, who started from the pitlane and then retired when a wheel came off his...
  • Di Resta secures Force India's maiden points in China 14-04-2013 05:19 PM

    Shanghai: Paul di Resta brought his Force India back home in eighth place at the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix here Sunday, getting his team's first points at the Shanghai International Circuit. Fernando Alonso won the race in his Ferrari ahead of Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, who...
  • Tyre-less Mark Webber draws a nought in Shanghai 14-04-2013 03:58 PM

    Shanghai: First no fuel in qualifying, then without a wheel in the race, Mark Webber ended a dismal Chinese Grand Prix weekend with his Red Bull rolling into retirement while a rear tyre bounced down the track on Sunday. Starting from the pitlane after being sent to the back of...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso wins Chinese Grand Prix 2013 14-04-2013 02:15 PM

    Shanghai: Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso won the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, claiming his and the team's first win since last year's race in Germany. Alonso took the lead for good with 13 laps to go and won by 10 seconds from Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen, with pole sitter...
  • Team orders will stay an option, say Mercedes 13-04-2013 08:20 PM

    Shanghai: Controversial 'team orders' remain an option for Mercedes despite the storm caused by their use in Malaysia last month, principal Ross Brawn and executive director Toto Wolff said on Saturday. The clarification came after Niki Lauda, the Formula One team's non-executive chairman and stakeholder who has appeared at odds...
  • Hamilton continues to confound critics 13-04-2013 08:11 PM

    Shanghai: Lewis Hamilton's first pole position for Mercedes at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday allowed the 2008 Formula One world champion to relive old memories and prove the critics wrong once again. The 27-year-old could scarcely of dreamed of such a turnaround after agreeing to join the team last...
  • Force India fail to qualify in top-10 of Chinese GP 13-04-2013 04:31 PM

    Shanghai: Both the Sahara Force drivers missed out on Q3 in the qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix as Paul di Resta will begin the race from 11th place while Adrian Sutil from 13th, here. Di Resta marginally improved his timing in Q2 but his best lap of 1:36.287 could...
  • Lewis Hamilton grabs pole position at Chinese Grand Prix 13-04-2013 12:44 PM

    Shanghai: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton's best time on Saturday at the Shanghai International Circuit was 1 minute, 34.484 seconds, qualifying a quarter of a second ahead of Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso will start third in Sunday's...
  • Ferrari's Alonso fastest in final practice at Shanghai 13-04-2013 09:56 AM

    Shanghai: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa have set the two fastest times in Saturday's pre-qualifying practice session at the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix. Alonso was the quickest around the Shanghai International Circuit with a time of 1 minute, 35.391 seconds - more than six tenths of a second...
  • Force India relaxed about return to Bahrain 13-04-2013 09:37 AM

    Shanghai: Protests in Bahrain ahead of next week's Formula One Grand Prix are giving Force India no sleepless nights despite the scare team members had last year when they were caught in a petrol bomb incident. "Lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place ... I am not expecting any...