Formula

  • Force India reclaim fifth place with double points finish 7 hours 26 minutes ago

    Singapore: Both Force India drivers successfully finished among the points as Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg ended seventh and ninth respectively at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday. Perez, who started 15th, brought home six points while his German team-mate, who took flight from 13th position, came back with...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix 2014 7 hours 18 minutes ago

    Singapore: Nico Rosberg suffered a major blow to his chances of a first Formula One title when he retired from Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix after only 14 laps and lost his lead in the championship to race winner Lewis Hamilton. The German, who qualified in second place for Mercedes, had already...
  • Force India struggle in Singapore Grand Prix qualifying Yesterday

    Singapore: Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez experienced a tough qualifying in the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix, setting 13th and 15th fastest times at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Saturday. Both Hulkenberg and Perez failed to make Q3 with times of 1:47.308 and 1:47.575 respectively. The Silverstone squad...
  • Hamilton beats Rosberg to take dramatic Singapore Grand Prix pole Yesterday

    Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix by out-qualifying his Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg by a mere seven thousandths of a second on Saturday. Hamilton claimed his sixth pole of the season with a time of 1 minute 45.681 seconds, and it could prove crucial...
  • Ferrari's Alonso fastest in final Singapore Grand Prix practice Yesterday

    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in Saturday's final practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo second. The pace of the Ferraris and Red Bulls suggested they could challenge the Mercedes drivers - who have taken all but one pole position this season -...
  • Formula One strugglers still targeting 2015 participation Yesterday

    As speculation grows about the imminent exit of three struggling teams from Formula One, two of the under-pressure outfits have said they intend to still be in the sport in 2015. Sauber, Caterham and Marussia are struggling both on and off the track in the vastly expensive sport, with many predicting...
  • Engine failure adds to Sebastian Vettel woes in Singapore 2 days ago

    Singapore: World champion Sebastian Vettel's wretched run of luck continued at the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday when the German suffered an engine failure at the end of the first free practice session which compromised his track time in the second. The Red Bull driver has won the last three races...
  • Lewis Hamilton tops second practice at Singapore Grand Prix 2 days ago

    Singaore: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday, while team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg and world champion Sebastian Vettel suffered setbacks. Hamilton's best time of 1 minute, 47.490 seconds at the Marina Bay circuit was a tenth faster than Ferrari's...
  • Red Bull to keep working for marginal gains: Christian Horner 2 days ago

    Singapore: Red Bull have continued to make small strides in the first season of the V6 era and will continue to work hard to get "marginal gains on track", said team principal Christian Horner on Friday ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend. Red Bull, which won four consecutive constructors'...
  • Formula One revises radio ban after team talks 2 days ago

    Singapore: Formula One's governing body postponed the bulk of a ban on radio and pit board messages until next season after deciding on Friday that this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix was too early for teams to adapt to the new restrictions. Teams were told last week that any talk over the...
  • Ferrari's Alonso tops Singapore Grand Prix first practice 2 days ago

    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso set the fastest time in the opening practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, upstaging the Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on Friday. Alonso relished the tight confines of the Marina Bay street circuit, setting a time of 1 minute, 49.056 seconds - a tenth...
  • Ricciardo targets podium ahead of improving Vettel in Singapore GP 2 days ago

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo believes he can get back on the Formula One podium in Singapore on Sunday after his winning streak ended in Italy two weeks ago. "I guess I am expecting a podium. I think we have to aim for that if we want to stay in the title...
  • Formula One title rivals relishing 'challenge' of radio silence 3 days ago

    Title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were in rare harmony on Thursday when asked to voice their opinions on Formula One's controversial decision to ban radio assistance ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. Both agreed the change was "a challenge". Rosberg leads his Mercedes team mate by 22 points with...
  • Bernie Ecclestone backs radio clampdown, suggests more needed 3 days ago

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed a clampdown on the use of team radio to help drivers, claiming it was his idea and suggesting more restrictions should be considered. "I was the one who started it off, yes," Ecclestone told reporters on Thursday at a sponsorship event on the sidelines...
  • Smoky haze hits Singapore Grand Prix 3 days ago

    Singapore: A smoky, 'unhealthy' haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state's glamour sporting spectacle - the Formula One night race. Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) said air pollution had risen into the unhealthy range on Thursday after a wind change had brought smoke from...
  • Williams can catch Red Bull, says Felipe Massa 4 days ago

    Singapore: Brazilian Felipe Massa feels he has turned a corner after his first podium of the season in Italy last time out and is cautiously confident his Williams team can catch Red Bull in the constructors' championship. Massa, who joined Williams at the start of the season after eight years with...
  • Mercedes duo set for Singapore street fight 4 days ago

    Mercedes team-mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton renew their sometimes hostile rivalry on the floodlit streets of Singapore this weekend at a circuit where mistakes or collisions normally result in race retirement. With six races remaining in the 19-round season, Germany's Rosberg leads Hamilton by 22 points but the momentum and...
  • Formula One teams warned against coded messages 5 days ago

    Formula One's governing body has banned teams from sending drivers coded messages under a controversial clampdown on the use of radio communications from this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) issued a follow-up on Monday to a technical directive sent to teams last week in which it gave...
  • Caterham's Marcus Ericsson looking for a long run in formula one 5 days ago

    Marcus Ericsson has had a tough debut season in Formula One, with his Caterham team struggling on and off the track, but Sweden's first grand prix driver in 23 years believes he has a future in the sport. The 24-year-old certainly has plenty of home fans hoping that will be the...
  • HC refuses to interfere in four language formula in Puducherry 1 week ago

    Puducherry: Refusing to interfere with the four-language formula in the union territory of Puducherry, Madras High Court said English would continue to be the link language for transaction of official business and in the interest of public service. According to language policy of Puducherry, Tamil will be the official language...
  • Mexican Grand Prix returns to 2015 F1 calender September 12, 2014

    With the return of the Mexican Grand Prix, the 2015 Formula One championship will have 20 races. Mexico last held an F1 race in 1992 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, the venue for next year's race on Nov. 1. The expanded calendar means the season will finish one week later,...
  • FIA restricts radio communication in Formula One September 11, 2014

    London: The FIA has decided to ban all radio transmissions that help with car or driver performances at Formula One Grands Prix. F1 race director Charlie Whiting has sent a letter to all teams to say that messages from drivers asking for advice, or from teams informing their drivers about the...
  • Narain Kathikeyan sees a future for Super Series September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India's first Formula One driver Narain Kathikeyan is making his presence felt in the Super Formula Series and has predicted a bright future for the Japanese Championship. The premier Japanese single-seater championship will soon become the only automobile racing championship, outside of F1, to enjoy live telecast in the...
  • Max Verstappen has first test with Toro Rosso September 11, 2014

    Dutch 16-year-old Max Verstappen had his first proper Formula One test on Wednesday as Toro Rosso ramp up preparations for his race debut next year as the sport's youngest ever driver. The Italy-based team said in a statement that Verstappen, who will be 17 on Sept. 30, drove the 2012 Toro...
  • Ferrari F1 team starts new era without Montezemolo September 11, 2014

    London: Luca di Montezemolo's resignation as Ferrari chairman on Wednesday severs an historic link with the company's late founder Enzo and marks the end of an era for Formula One's most successful and glamorous team. Without him in Maranello, or followed by a media scrum on his rare visits to the...
  • Formula One: Ferrari boss to quit after 23 years September 10, 2014

    Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo will leave the company next month amid a very disappointing season by the flagship Formula One team. A statement from Ferrari's parent company Fiat-Chrysler said Montezemolo will depart on Oct. 13 following Ferrari's 60th anniversary celebration of sales in the United States. Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne will...
  • Australian Grand Prix posts record USD 55 million loss September 10, 2014

    The 2014 Australian Grand Prix posted a record $55 million loss amid soaring costs and declining revenue, government officials said on Wednesday. The loss, subsidised by taxpayers in Victoria, the host state of the Melbourne Formula One race, outstrips last year's deficit of A$50.7 million by over 18 percent. Sales revenue was...
  • Former F1 champion Michael Schumacher heads home from hospital September 9, 2014

    Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital and will continue his recovery at home, his manager said on Tuesday. The seven-time F1 champion suffered a serious head injury while skiing in France at the end of December. "Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made in...
  • Ferrari's fall in F1 causing corporate concern September 8, 2014

    Ferrari's fall from grace is no longer just a worry on the Formula One track. It's a cause for concern in the corporate boardroom, too. After six years without a title, the events at and around the weekend's Italian Grand Prix appear to have set the stage as a tipping point...
  • Deliberate? I just made a mistake, says Rosberg September 8, 2014

    Formula One leader Nico Rosberg felt sore enough at losing Sunday's Italian Grand Prix without then having to face conspiracy theories suggesting he had done it deliberately. The Mercedes driver, who finished second after making a mistake at the first chicane while under pressure from winning team- mate Lewis Hamilton, could...