MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX

  • Lotus re-emerge as Formula One points contender March 31, 2014

    Sepang: Lotus showed they is ready to be a regular Formula One points contender, as they shook off a dismal start to the season with an encouraging performance at Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix. The team may have come away from the race empty-handed and having suffered yet another engine failure with...
  • Formula One standings after the Malaysian Grand Prix March 31, 2014

    With two wins from two races under their belt in the new Formula One season, Mercedes are powering confidently toward another speedster's paradise in Bahrain this week, albeit with a watchful eye on fast improving rivals Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton's pole-to-flag victory on Sunday ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg looked...
  • Flying Mercedes worrying only about complacency March 30, 2014

    Mercedes worried only about becoming complacent on Sunday as they celebrated two wins in two races and a first one-two finish since 1955 in their title sponsor's home Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton claimed a pole-to-flag victory in Malaysia, and made sure of the fastest lap as well, ahead...
  • Valtteri Bottas frustrated after Felipe Massa defies Williams order March 30, 2014

    Williams Chief Operations Engineer Rod Nelson said the team felt Bottas had fresher tyres than Button and would have been able to challenge the Briton better than Massa, whose rising engine temperature was causing concern. The Brazilian didn't see it that way and said he had been surprised to hear the...
  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo handed 10-place grid penalty March 30, 2014

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was handed a 10 place grid penalty for next week's Bahrain Grand Prix after Formula One stewards ruled he had left the pits in an unsafe manner in Sunday's Malaysian race. The Australian driver, who had been in fourth place, pulled away from a stop before his...
  • Force India's Hulkenberg finishes fifth in Malaysia March 30, 2014

    Sepang: Force India's Nico Hulkenberg impressed once again, securing fifth position in the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit on Sunday. Teammate Sergio Perez failed to start the race due to an engine problem. Hulkenberg had finished sixth at the season opening Australian Grand Prix, earning his team eight...
  • Massa stands by decision to ignore team orders at Malaysian GP March 30, 2014

    Sepang: Williams driver Felipe Massa stood by his decision to ignore team orders to let teammate Valtteri Bottas pass him in the closing stages of Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, saying the team should recognise that he has his own interests to pursue in the drivers' championship. Massa was repeatedly...
  • Lewis Hamilton wins Malaysian Grand Prix in Mercedes' 1-2 finish March 30, 2014

    Sepang: Lewis Hamilton broke his drought at Formula One's Malaysian Grand Prix and led a one-two finish for the Mercedes team on Sunday. Hamilton beat team-mate Nico Rosberg by 17.3 seconds at the Sepang International Circuit, with defending world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull third. Hamilton got away well from pole...
  • Alonso delighted to qualify on second row at Malaysian GP March 29, 2014

    Fernando Alonso, a three times winner in Malaysia, was happy with fourth place on the starting grid on Saturday after steering his battered Ferrari through the rain. The double Formula One world champion, winner of 32 races in his career, felt fortunate just to be on the second row after...
  • Force India's Hulkenberg finishes 7th in qualifying, Perez 14th in Sepang March 29, 2014

    Sepang: Sahara Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg qualified at seventh place while his team-mate Sergio Perez finished 14th in the qualifying session of the Malaysia Grand Prix of the Formula One Championship on Saturday. On a wet afternoon at the Sepang International Circuit, Hulkenberg's VJM07-04 clocked 2:01.712 in Q3 while Perez...
  • Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix March 29, 2014

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday to tie the record for most qualifying wins by a British driver in Formula One. Tropical rains delayed the start of qualifying for 50 minutes, but even the wet track at the Sepang International Circuit could not...
  • Mercedes again sets the pace at Malaysian GP March 29, 2014

    Sepang: Mercedes drivers set the two fastest times in Saturday's pre-qualifying practice sessions at the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, showing they are the team to beat again for pole position and in Sunday's race. Nico Rosberg, who won the season-opener in Australia, led the way with a time of 1...
  • Red Bull have more fuel dramas at Malaysian GP March 28, 2014

    Sepang: Red Bull experienced more issues with the contentious fuel-flow sensors during practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Friday, raising the prospect of another showdown with Formula One officials similar to the one that resulted in the team's disqualification in Australia. Daniel Ricciardo was excluded from the results in Melbourne...
  • Tyre trouble hinders Mercedes advantage at Sepang March 28, 2014

    Heavy tyre degradation caused by the searing Sepang temperatures has limited Mercedes' advantage over their Formula One rivals at the Malaysian Grand Prix, according to championship leader Nico Rosberg. Rosberg was still quickest in practice but only 0.2 seconds separated the top six at the Sepang circuit on Friday where track...
  • Red Bull seek guide on sensors at Malaysian GP March 28, 2014

    Sepang: Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says the team will talk with Formula One race director Charlie Whiting before deciding on it use of fuel sensors for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, following on from its disqualification in Australia. Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified in Melbourne, after finishing second, because Red...
  • Rosberg quickest in second Malaysian practice March 28, 2014

    Mercedes' early season strength was again evident with German Nico Rosberg going fastest in Friday practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix as a number of Formula One teams suffered teething problems on a tricky day. Rosberg, who won the season opening race in Australia two weeks ago, clocked a best time...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in first practice at Malaysian Grand Prix March 28, 2014

    Sepang: Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in Friday's opening practice for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, reinforcing Mercedes as favorite to win Sunday's race. Hamilton was 0.15 faster than Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, who put in an improved showing after the team's mediocre performance in the season opener in Australia. Hamilton's...
  • McLaren confident of more podium places in Malaysia March 27, 2014

    Sepang: McLaren duo Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen believe a lack of pace will not stop them vying for more podium spots on Malaysia's notoriously fast track after promising shows at the season-opener in Australia. The two drivers were promoted to second and third in Melbourne two weeks ago after...
  • Drivers split on F1's new silent era March 27, 2014

    Sepang: Formula One drivers are as divided as the sport's fans over the muted sound of the cars' new engines. Asked on Thursday about the soft purr of the V6 turbos compared with the old roar of the V8s, world champion Sebastian Vettel gave a one-word expletive as an answer, although...
  • Hamilton up for the fight at F1 Malaysian GP March 27, 2014

    Sepang: Nico Rosberg may be the Formula One championship leader but Lewis Hamilton remains the bookmakers' favorite to win the title, and the Briton said on Thursday that he is relishing the chance to get the better of his Mercedes teammate at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix. Rosberg won the season...
  • Formula One heads to Malaysia dogged by off-track troubles March 27, 2014

    Formula One heads to its second race of the season this weekend in Malaysia with the reigning champion team threatening to withdraw from the sport, the result of the first race still under protest, and race promoters in revolt over the sound of the cars. The off-track strife has obscured the...
  • Force India wary of warm weather factor in Sepang March 25, 2014

    Sepang: Force India are wary of a relatively warm weather in Sepang, which the Silverstone-based F1 team says can impact the result of Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix. Nico Hulkenberg says the second race of the season will be a good test for all the teams. "Malaysia is going to be a tough...
  • Weather a factor for Force India in Malaysian GP March 24, 2014

    Sepang: Sahara Force India is wary of a relatively warm weather in Sepang, which the Silverstone-based F1 team says can impact the result of Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix. Nico Hulkenberg says the second race of the season will be a good test for all the teams. "Malaysia is going to be...
  • Young shuttlers to lead Indian challenge in Malaysia March 24, 2014

    Johor Bahru: With top brass skipping the tournament, young guns of Indian badminton, including Sourabh Varma and Arundhati Pantawane, will brace up for the challenge when they begin their campaign at the USD 120,000 Malaysian Grand Prix Gold, starting with the qualifiers at Pasir Gudang on Tuesday. After back-to-back tournaments, top...
  • 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 teammate 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...
  • Webber and Vettel partnership doomed, says Briatore March 26, 2013

    Sepang: Feuding team mates Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel will not stay together at Formula One champions Red Bull after this season, according to Italian Flavio Briatore. Briatore, the former Renault team boss who has been part of Webber's management throughout his grand prix career, told Italy's RAI radio that...
  • 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 'stabintheback' Malaysian Grand Prix win revived an ageold 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...