Formula One 2012

  • Faster Ferrari needed next season, says Alonso November 26, 2012

    While Ferrari's Fernando Alonso rates 2012 as his best season in Formula One, the Spanish driver says his car must be quicker next year if he is to fight for the title again. Uninspiring qualifying times continually forced Alonso to weave his way up through the pack on race day,...
  • McLaren's Jenson Button wins Brazilian GP 2012 November 26, 2012

    Sao Paulo: Jenson Button took his third race win of the season as Sebastian Vettel secured his third consecutive drivers title at the Brazilian Grand Prix under challenging slippery conditions. Vettel overcame a horrendous start, where he endured a lap 1 accident which pushed him to back of the grid,...
  • Vettel wins his 3rd straight F1 championship title November 26, 2012

    Sao Paulo: Sebastian Vettel created history by becoming the youngest ever triple champion in Formula One after finishing sixth at the chaotic season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix, which was won by McLaren's Jenson Button under challenging slippery conditions. It was a hat-trick of titles for the 25-year-old German, who had come into...
  • Indian GP organisers work on BIC ahead of the race November 16, 2012

    The organisers said Thursday that a few changes were made to the circuit in Greater Noida in accordance with the FIA guidelines to make the racing event more competitive. ...
  • Chinese GP: McLaren win final practice April 14, 2012

    Shanghai: Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button showed that McLaren is the team to beat in Saturday's qualifying for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix after the drivers set the two fastest times in the final practice session. Hamilton was one-tenth of a second faster than his team-mate after switching to...
  • Bahrain GP to go ahead as scheduled April 13, 2012

    Shanghai: Formula One will race in Bahrain as scheduled next week despite security concerns and calls from anti-government activists for the grand prix to be cancelled, the sport's decision makers said on Friday. The governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) declared in a statement that the race, cancelled last year after...
  • Hamilton aims for Chinese GP hat-trick April 12, 2012

    Shanghai: The Bahrain Grand Prix has so dominated Formula One's news agenda this week that teams and drivers in China for Sunday's race could almost be wondering whether they have landed in the wrong country. There may be a lack of desert sands but Shanghai does offer some guaranteed action...
  • Rubens Barrichello open to F1 return April 6, 2012

    Sao Paulo: IndyCar driver Rubens Barrichello remains open to a return to Formula One (F1) and would drive for Ferrari if the Italian team offered him a contract. Barrichello, who joined IndyCar this season after failing to keep a spot in F1 after 19 years in the series, said he...
  • Cuquerella made HRT technical director April 3, 2012

    HRT engineer Toni Cuquerella has been promoted to technical director, the struggling Spanish team said on Monday. Geoff Willis last held the position but left for Mercedes in September last year. "The role of technical director implies a great amount of responsibility in terms of coordination and decision making," Cuquerella...
  • Don't be a cry baby: Karthikeyan to Vettel March 30, 2012

    India's Narain Karthikeyan has told Sebastian Vettel not to act like a 'cry baby' after the Formula One champion called him a 'cucumber' for causing a collision at last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix. Vettel, chasing his third successive title with Red Bull this season, finished 11th and out of the points...
  • Raikkonen penalised five grid places March 24, 2012

    Sepang: Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen will be penalised five grid places at Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix after making an unscheduled gearbox change following the opening practice sessions. According to Formula One regulations, gearboxes are required to last five races. The Finnish driver was 15th in second practice on Friday ahead of the...
  • Hamilton fastest in Malaysian GP practice March 23, 2012

    Sepang: Lewis Hamilton showed McLaren is again the team to beat in this weekend's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix by setting the fastest time in both practice sessions on Friday. Hamilton, who took pole position in last week's season-opening race in Australia, established himself as a favourite to repeat the feat...
  • Why Massa needs to deliver in Malaysia March 23, 2012

    The first race of the season in Melbourne went as per predictions, and not just as far as the podium finishers were concerned. Felipe Massa put up yet another predictable (in this case, disappointing) performance, thereby providing fodder to his critics who have been questioning his place in Ferrari. Massa’s fall...
  • I want to build on my achievements: Kovalainen March 14, 2012

    Paris: The last two years have been all about learning and development for Caterham F1 (formerly known as Team Lotus), one of the three new teams which made their debut in 2010. Though they have left the other two debutants way behind, the team is yet to score a single...
  • Karthikeyan hopes to stay alive in F1 December 19, 2011

    Bangalore: India's Narain Karthikeyan has not given up hope of racing in Formula One (F1) next year despite there being only two clear vacancies remaining and a long list of rivals for them. "I had a good Indian Grand Prix and the intention is to see what opportunities are available in...
  • Grosjean to partner Raikkonen at Lotus December 9, 2011

    London: French driver Romain Grosjean will be Kimi Raikkonen's teammate at Lotus Renault next season, the Formula One team announced on Friday. The news left Russian Vitaly Petrov, who raced for the team this year along with Brazilian Bruno Senna, looking for a seat for 2012. "I am thrilled to be one...
  • Mercedes to launch 2012 car in February December 6, 2011

    London: Mercedes plan to run their 2012 car for the first time at the second test of the season in Barcelona on February 21, the Formula One team said on Monday. Mercedes also announced that their official team name would change to Mercedes AMG Petronas to bring in Mercedes-Benz performance brand...
  • Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault November 29, 2011

    Helsinki: Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen will be back in Formula One driving for Lotus Renault GP next year. Raikkonen, who left F1 at the end of 2009 to try rallying, signed a two-year agreement, the team said on Tuesday. The 32-year old Raikkonen, who accumulated the 2007 title, 18 wins, 62...
  • Kubica manager rejects Renault statement November 24, 2011

    Robert Kubica's manager has accused Renault of twisting the Formula One driver's words over his lack of fitness for the start of the 2012 season and has indicated the Pole could join another team next year. Renault said on Wednesday that Kubica would miss the start of next season as he...
  • De la Rosa to drive for HRT in 2012 November 21, 2011

    London: Veteran Pedro de la Rosa will drive for HRT next year after signing a two-year deal, the Spanish-owned Formula One team announced on Monday. The 40-year-old Spaniard is a McLaren test driver but raced for Sauber in Canada this year as a stand-in for unwell Mexican rookie Sergio Perez. "This is...
  • HRT to use Williams gearbox in 2012 November 4, 2011

    HRT have extended a deal with Williams for the supply of gearboxes to the end of 2012 and hope to continue it beyond that date, the Spanish-owned Formula One team said on Thursday. "The new deal also provides for a greater technical collaboration," it added in a statement. Former champions Williams will...
  • 'Force India's new driver decision on Dec 15' October 27, 2011

    Bangalore: Refuting reports that he would replace Adrian Sutil at Sahara Force India next year, team test driver Nico Hulkenberg on Thursday said that co-owner Vijay Mallya would take a decision on the matter on December 15. "There are quite a few rumours going on. A decision has not yet been...