Malaysian Grand Prix 2013

  • Massa sees himself as championship contender March 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa of Ferrari sees himself as a contender for this year's drivers' world championship after making a good start to the season. The Brazilian currently lies fifth in the drivers' standings with 22 points ahead of teammate Fernando Alonso, who is on 18 points....
  • Webber's father criticises Vettel over win March 27, 2013

    Melbourne: Mark Webber's father says the Red Bull driver will set aside differences with team-mate Sebastian Vettel and race in the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix. Alan Webber on Tuesday told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio "We'll up in China for the next one." But he added: "I think it will...
  • Red Bull have a clear number one, says Hamilton March 26, 2013

    London: Lewis Hamilton has turned his fire on Formula One rivals Red Bull for suggesting after a controversial Malaysian Grand Prix that he has joined Mercedes as their clear number one. The race at Sepang was dominated by controversial team orders issued by champions Red Bull and Mercedes but Red...
  • McLaren see glimmerings of hope March 25, 2013

    London: A joke in Formula One a week ago was that Lewis Hamilton had acquired a dog while Jenson Button was driving one. If Button's McLaren is still a long way from being the fastest car on the track, the 2009 world champion put an end to some of the...
  • Restoring trust is Red Bull's big challenge March 25, 2013

    London: Sebastian Vettel's 'stab-in-the-back' Malaysian Grand Prix win revived an age-old debate about team orders in Formula One but trust, or the lack of it, could be more of a headache for champions Red Bull in the weeks ahead. "If you get a situation where there's no trust between the drivers...
  • As a team we will support both drivers: Red Bull March 25, 2013

    Sydney: Even catching a few waves on his surfboard back home in Australia might not be enough to assuage Mark Webber's fury at the way his team mate Sebastian Vettel stole victory from him at the Malaysian Grand Prix. Three-times world champion Vettel was forced to make a grovelling apology...
  • Button endures more disappointment in Malaysia March 25, 2013

    Sepang: For a brief moment, it appeared Jenson Button would challenge for a podium spot at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday and end McLaren's poor start to the season. But those hopes unraveled in the pits. Leading the Malaysian Grand Prix after 33 laps, Button pitted and figured he would...
  • Sutil, di Resta suffer retirements at Malaysian GP March 24, 2013

    Sepang: It was a forgettable Malaysian Grand Prix race for Sahara Force India as Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta failed to complete the race due to wheel nut problems, here on Sunday. The poor qualifying spilled to the race day as Sutil was in the race for 27 laps...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins the Malaysian Grand Prix 2013 March 24, 2013

    Sepang: Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel stormed to victory in a thrilling Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, leading a Red Bull one-two ahead of team mate Mark Webber in a race packed with intrigue, incident and plenty of bad blood. The Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg...
  • Felipe Massa helping Ferrari's strong start March 24, 2013

    Sepang: After years of frustrations following his life-threatening injury, it seems Felipe Massa is back among Formula One's elite drivers. Massa will start from second in Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix after qualifying ahead of teammate Fernando Alonso for the fourth straight race. That's good news for a Ferrari team looking for...
  • McLaren will be a challenger this season, says Stewart March 24, 2013

    Sepang: Three-time Formula One champion Jackie Stewart thinks McLaren can bounce back from their early-season woes and challenge for this year's drivers' championship. Stewart told The Associated Press on Saturday that Australian Grand Prix winner Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus has "the capacity" to win the title but that it will take...
  • Kimi Raikkonen to start 10th after grid penalty March 23, 2013

    Sepang: Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus set the seventh fastest time in a rain affected qualifying of the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix here on Saturday. The Finn will however start the Sunday's race from tenth position after receiving a three place grid penalty for blocking Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg. Raikkonen's teammate...
  • Sebastian Vettel grabs pole position for Malaysian Grand Prix 2013 March 23, 2013

    Three-time defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull won pole position at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday, edging the Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso just as the rain-affected qualifying ended. It was the second pole in a row and 38th overall for the German, who finished...
  • Red Bull's Vettel fastest in third practice at Malaysian GP March 23, 2013

    Sepang: Three-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel was fastest in the third practice ahead of Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix, beating out Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and Force India's Adrian Sutil. Red Bull's Vettel edged Hamilton's time by 0.133 seconds. It was competitive final session with nine drivers only 0.514 seconds apart...
  • Lotus put Raikkonen one step ahead of Grosjean March 22, 2013

    Sepang: Lotus have been giving Formula One championship leader Kimi Raikkonen preferential treatment over his French team mate Romain Grosjean, technical director James Allison said on Friday. Raikkonen, the 2007 world champion with Ferrari, won last weekend's Australian season-opener from seventh place on the starting grid after managing the tyres beautifully...
  • Raikkonen finishes fastest in second practice at Malaysian GP March 22, 2013

    Sepang: Kimi Raikkonen continued his surprisingly strong start to the Formula One season, posting the fastest time in second practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix, outpacing defending champion Sebastian Vettel before rain hit the circuit on Friday. The Lotus driver sent a clear message that his victory at the season-opening Australian...
  • Marussia confirm merger talks with Caterham March 22, 2013

    Malaysia: The Formula One team Marussia has confirmed it has held merger talks with rival Caterham in the latest sign of the financial struggles faced by the smaller teams on the grid. Graeme Lowdon, Marussia president and sporting director, on Friday said "talks too place" but were not ongoing. Caterham also...
  • McLaren may recall 2012 car for Malaysian GP March 22, 2013

    Sepang: As McLaren search for answers to their dreadful start in the Australian Grand Prix, they have not ruled out going back to last year's car if the new one can't be improved. The Formula One team's newest driver, Sergio Perez, who came over from Sauber in the offseason, says...
  • Kimi Raikkonen looking to build on Australian GP win March 22, 2013

    Malaysia: After going from long shot to Formula One title contender by winning the Australian Grand Prix, Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen will be looking to build on that success in Malaysia. The unflappable Finn doesn't seem concerned that three-time defending F1 champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull and Ferrari driver...
  • Mark Webber fastest in opening practice in Malaysia March 22, 2013

    Sepang: Red Bull driver Mark Webber drove the quickest time in the first practice ahead of Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix, edging Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen as the Australian looks for his first victory in over six months. Webber, who finished a disappointing sixth at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix last week,...
  • Mercedes wary of unpredictable weather in Malaysia March 21, 2013

    Sepang (Malaysia): Mercedes have expressed cautiousness for the upcoming Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix due to unpredictable weather here at the Sepang International Circuit. "It will be a very challenging weekend," Mercedes' team principal Ross Brawn was quoted as saying on Wednesday. "It is a really unpredictable environment, we wish we...
  • Malaysia will be different, says Sebastian Vettel March 18, 2013

    Melbourne: Sebastian Vettel started his campaign to win four successive world titles with third place at Sunday's Australian Grand Prix but the German thinks the season-opener race will prove to be an anomaly over the course of the year. The 25-year-old showed the raw pace of his Red Bull had...