EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX

  • Button surprised by Alonso 'arsekissing' July 2, 2012

    McLarens Jenson Button has credited Fernando Alonso for a "great job" at an incidentfilled European Grand Prix last weekend, but does not understand the "arsekissing" surrounding the Ferrari driver. In Valencia on June 24, Alonso became the first driver to win two races this season when he the lead from...
  • Valencia win separates Alonso from pack June 28, 2012

    Barcelona: Fernando Alonso's emotional comeback win at the European Grand Prix last Sunday has finally set one driver apart from the pack in the most tightly contested Formula One season in history. Alonso steered his Ferrari from an 11thplace start to a dramatic victory at Valencia to become the first driver...
  • Hamilton fumes after Maldonado clash June 25, 2012

    Valencia: Lewis Hamilton was left frustrated and fuming after another runin with Pastor Maldonado knocked him out of the points on the penultimate lap of the European Grand Prix in Valencia on Sunday. McLaren's 2008 world champion, who had started the day as championship leader, was fighting to hang on to...
  • Force India produce seasonbest show June 24, 2012

    Valencia: Sahara Force India produced the season's best performance with their drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta finishing fifth and seventh respectively in the incidentfilled European Formula One Grand Prix here on Sunday. The result was the best for Sahara Force India, who collected 16 points, surpassing their efforts at...
  • Fernando Alonso conquers European Grand Prix June 24, 2012

    Valencia: Fernando Alonso of Ferrari won an incidentfilled European Grand Prix on Sunday to become the first driver to win two races this season, while Michael Schumacher earned a first podium finish since his comeback by coming third. Alonso jousted his way up from 11th on the starting grid to claim...
  • Glock ruled out of European Grand Prix June 24, 2012

    Valencia: German driver Timo Glock will miss Sunday's European Grand Prix in Valencia for health reasons, his Marussia Formula One team said. Glock missed Saturday's qualifying due to a stomach bug, and although race stewards had the discretion to allow him to race, the team accepted that was out of question. "The...
  • Force India in top10 at Valencia qualifying June 23, 2012

    Valencia: Sebastian Vettel claimed third straight pole position for Red Bull at the European Grand Prix qualifying here on Saturday, while Sahara Force India's Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta set the eighth and 10th fastest time. Vettel was fastest with 1:38.086 in a very competitive Q3, taking his third pole...
  • Sebastian Vettel on pole in Valencia June 23, 2012

    Valencia: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel will start from pole position at the European Grand Prix for the third straight year. The twotime defending Formula One champion, who has won the race the past two seasons, clocked the fastest lap of 1 minute, 38.086 seconds on Valencia's 5.4kilometer (3.3mile) street circuit. Lewis...
  • Valencia practice blues don't worry Hamilton June 23, 2012

    Valencia: Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton kept his spirits up after his McLaren team looked well off the pace at the European Grand Prix on Friday. "I'm about 95 per cent away from where I want to be with my car at the moment, but I'll get back 90...
  • Vettel sets the pace in Valencia June 22, 2012

    Valencia: World champion Sebastian Vettel looked a good bet to end Formula One's record run of different winners and complete a Valencia hattrick with the fastest time in European Grand Prix free practice on Friday. The 24yearold Red Bull driver, winner at the Spanish street circuit for the past two years,...
  • F1 Maldonado back on top in Spain June 22, 2012

    Valencia, Spain: Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado, surprise winner in Spain last month, put his Williams team back on top of the timesheets in first free practice at the European Grand Prix on Friday. The 27yearold lapped the Valencia street circuit with a best time of one minute 40.890 seconds on a...
  • Massa hopes to be eighth winner against the odds June 22, 2012

    Montreal: Ferrari's Felipe Massa raised the possibility on Thursday that he could, against the odds, become Formula One's eighth different winner in a row. The Brazilian, eclipsed by Spain's double world champion Fernando Alonso at the Italian glamour team, has not won a Grand Prix since 2008 and nor has...
  • McLaren to drive a hard bargain with Hamilton June 22, 2012

    Montreal: McLaren will try to drive a hard bargain but Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he expects negotiations on a new Formula One contract to be straightforward in the end. The 2008 world champion is out of contract at the end of the season and McLaren chairman Ron Dennis has already...
  • European GP: Vettel eyes hattrick June 21, 2012

    London: Red Bull's double world champion Sebastian Vettel can end Formula One's unprecedented streak of seven different winners in the first seven races by extending his own winning run in Valencia this weekend. The 24yearold German, winner of the European Grand Prix in 2010 and 2011, is gunning for a hattrick...
  • European GP: Hamilton desperate to win June 20, 2012

    London: McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has said he will not take much from his victory at the Canadian Grand Prix unless he follows it up with success at this weekends European Grand Prix. The 27yearold Briton became the seventh winner in the first seven races of the season in an...
  • Webber's future hinges on Red Bull results June 20, 2012

    Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber has said that results will determine his future with Red Bull Racing. Webber has also denied he has had any contact with Ferrari about filling Felipe Massa's seat next year, but his comments to Autosprint suggest that he is unsure over his Red Bull...
  • Williams eyeing points in Valencia June 19, 2012

    Ahead of the European Grand Prix, an outofsorts Williams team has set its sights on a repeat performance of their past visit to Spain where Pastor Maldonado emerge victorious. The Grovebased team has just one point to show from two disappointing Grand Prix outings, but Maldonado and Bruno Senna were...
  • Force India elated with Valencia result June 29, 2011

    Valencia: After struggling to be competitive in the first few races, Force India managed to get a decent result in Monaco when Adrian Sutil finished 7th. In Valencia this Sunday, Sutil again brought some cheer in the team by finishing 9th. In an exclusive interview with ibnlive.com, Force India deputy...
  • Narain happy despite qualifying struggle June 26, 2011

    Valencia: Narain Karthikeyan didn't have his best outing in qualifying. The Hispania Racing driver, who qualified 24th and last on the grid, told ibnlive.com that a combination of mechanical problems and weather had played a part in the car not being upto the pace on Saturday. "We had gearbox problems...
  • Sutil ecstatic after clocking best time June 25, 2011

    Valencia: Buoyed after securing the best qualifying performance of the season by capturing the 10th spot on the grid for Sunday's European Grand Prix, Force India driver Adrian Sutil said he knew that he would finish inside the top 10. "The car has been working pretty well all weekend and I...
  • Sutil to start European GP from 10th place June 25, 2011

    Valencia: Force India's Adrian Sutil recorded his best qualifying performance of the season by capturing the 10th place on the grid while his teammate Paul di Resta will start Sunday's European Grand Prix at the 12th spot. Sutil, whose best position on grid till date was 11th at the Chinese GP,...
  • Vettel takes pole for European Grand Prix June 25, 2011

    Valencia: Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel chalked up his seventh pole position in eight races this season as Red Bull swept the front row in qualifying for the European Grand Prix on Saturday. Australian team mate Mark Webber was second fastest with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton third and sharing the second...
  • Vettel quickest in final Valencia practice June 25, 2011

    Valencia: Red Bull's world champion Sebastian Vettel laid down a marker with a fastest lap well inside his 2010 pole position time in final practice for the European Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday. The 23yearold German, runaway leader after five wins in seven races this season, clocked a best time...
  • Will Valencia throw up a highoctane race? June 24, 2011

    Valencia: Valencia is not exactly known for producing memorable races since it started hosting the European GP from 2008, but there is no denying the fact that a visit to this beautiful city located on the Mediterranean coast is something that everyone looks forward to. The laid back, informal attitude...
  • Ferrari can still win the title, says Alonso June 24, 2011

    Valencia: Ferrari can still win the Formula One title if they can improve their car quickly, double world champion Fernando Alonso said on Thursday. The Spaniard, who won his titles with Renault, told a news conference at his home European Grand Prix in Valencia that he was not giving up hope...
  • Red Bull play down impact of F1 rule changes June 24, 2011

    Valencia: Champions Red Bull played down McLaren hopes on Thursday that a Formula One crackdown on engine electronics would help to close the performance gap from Sunday's European Grand Prix. Red Bull's world champion Sebastian Vettel has won five of the seven races so far this season with the team starting...
  • Sutil expects to race despite assault case June 24, 2011

    Valencia: Force India's Adrian Sutil reacted coolly on Thursday to suggestions that his Formula One drive could be at risk after a complaint of grievous bodily harm was filed against him by a Renault team official. The German and his manager Manfred Zimmerman said they had yet to receive any documents...
  • Chandhok to drive in first Valencia practice June 22, 2011

    Chennai: Team Lotus on Wednesday confirmed that its reserve driver Karun Chandhok will be driving the T128 for the first practice session of the Formula One (F1) European Grand Prix in Valencia this weekend. Chandhok had previously driven the T128 in Free Practice1 in Australia and Turkey this year and had...
  • Red Bull's Vettel wins European Grand Prix July 6, 2010

    Valencia Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the European Grand Prix, dominating the race from pole position after teammate Mark Webber walked away from a spectacular crash in the early going. Vettel won his second grand prix of the season on Sunday, completing 57 laps of the Valencia street circuit ahead of...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins European GP June 27, 2010

    Valencia: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the European Grand Prix on Sunday, dominating from the pole in a race that saw teammate Mark Webber walk away from a spectacular crash. Vettel won his second grand prix of the season, completing 57 laps of the Valencia street circuit ahead of McLaren's Lewis...