Chinese Grand Prix

  • Happy Lewis Hamilton hails incredible Mercedes April 21, 2014

    After holding on to win what he called a "racer's race" a fortnight ago in Bahrain, Lewis Hamilton revelled in having the track to himself as he cruised to a hat-trick of victories in the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday. Hamilton, who claimed his 25th career win to draw level with...
  • Pitstop blunder ruins Felipe Massa's race at Chinese Grand Prix April 20, 2014

    A frustrated Felipe Massa was left ruing a pitstop blunder by his Williams team that left him out of the points in Sunday's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix. The Brazilian had qualified in a season best sixth on Saturday and was racing the top five cars when he came into the...
  • McLaren woes continue in Chinese Grand Prix April 20, 2014

    McLaren endured another tough weekend in China on Sunday with both the drivers failing to score points for the second race running and the team tumbling down the Formula One constructors' standings. After a double retirement in Bahrain, the team's first since 2006, Jenson Button and Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen finished...
  • Sebastian Vettel chafes after orders to let Daniel Ricciardo pass April 20, 2014

    Shanghai: Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel smarted on Sunday after being told for the second race in a row to let Red Bull team mate Daniel Ricciardo overtake because the Australian was faster. Ricciardo finished fourth in the Chinese Grand Prix with quadruple champion Vettel, winner of the last nine...
  • Force India remain in top-3 with double points finish in Shanghai April 20, 2014

    Shanghai: Sahara Force India secured their third double points finish in four races after Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez came sixth and ninth in the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday. The Silverstone squad showed strong race pace on a two-stop strategy after struggling in a wet qualifying on Saturday...
  • Formula One standings after the Chinese Grand Prix 2014 April 20, 2014

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race of the 2014 season with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix. Mercedes showed again that they are in a different class from their rivals this year, with Hamilton's team-mate Nico Rosberg taking...
  • Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese Grand Prix April 20, 2014

    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 time...
  • Chinese Grand Prix: as it happened April 20, 2014

    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 drivers...
  • Engine problem makes a mockery of Pastor Maldonado penalty April 19, 2014

    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, imposed for...
  • Force India's Nico Hulkenberg to start 8th at Chinese GP April 19, 2014

    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 achieved...
  • Sebastian Vettel hoping for resurgence at Chinese Grand Prix April 19, 2014

    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 ease. However,...
  • Chinese Grand Prix: Hamilton again on pole, Vettel to start third April 19, 2014

    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 Bull...
  • Daniel Ricciardo fastest in rainy practice at Chinese GP April 19, 2014

    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 minute,...
  • Honda to focus on McLaren in 2015 April 19, 2014

    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 April 18, 2014

    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 afternoon...
  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice April 18, 2014

    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 seconds...
  • No rapid turnaround under new leader: Alonso April 17, 2014

    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 a...
  • Pastor Maldonado clears the air with Gutierrez after Bahrain GP crash April 17, 2014

    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 spectacular...
  • Nico Rosberg expects another tight race in Shanghai April 17, 2014

    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, before...
  • Nico Rosberg out to wreck Hamilton hat-trick bid April 16, 2014

    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 and...
  • Force India aim to repeat podium show in China April 16, 2014

    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 catapulted...
  • Force India drivers resolve differences April 19, 2013

    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 pack...
  • Force India to reprimand their drivers for China collission April 16, 2013

    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 April 15, 2013

    Manama: Pirelli are coming under pressure to make longerlasting Formula One tyres after Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix saw drivers lifting off the throttle rather than go flatout 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 April 15, 2013

    Shanghai: Fernando Alonso has "no illusions" about his prospects in the Formula One championship despite ending a 12race 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 April 15, 2013

    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 April 14, 2013

    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 car...
  • Di Resta secures Force India's maiden points in China April 14, 2013

    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...
  • Tyreless Mark Webber draws a nought in Shanghai April 14, 2013

    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 the...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso wins Chinese Grand Prix 2013 April 14, 2013

    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 Lewis...