MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX

  • Bernie Ecclestone warning over Italian Grand Prix 13 hours 22 minutes ago

    Sepang: Bernie Ecclestone on Friday said he was prepared to let the Italian Grand Prix follow Germany by dropping off the Formula One calendar, in a stark warning for organisers. The F1 supremo told reporters "What goes, goes" when asked whether the historic race at Monza, first run in 1950, could...
  • Ferrari stay cool in pursuit of Mercedes 13 hours 27 minutes ago

    Ferrari's continued resurgence in Formula One was evident on Friday with both cars looking competitive in the first two practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen chased home the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg in the morning and repeated the feat behind the German's team mate Lewis Hamilton in the...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in Malaysian Grand Prix second practice 17 hours 51 minutes ago

    Sepang: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton overcame major engine trouble in the morning to set the fastest time in Friday's afternoon practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Demonstrating how far clear of the field Mercedes is, Hamilton missed about two thirds of the day's running yet still set the top time of...
  • Rosberg fastest, Hamilton suffers engine issue in first practice at Malaysian GP 22 hours 3 minutes ago

    Sepang: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton suffered an engine failure in Friday's opening practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix while his teammate Nico Rosberg set the fastest time at Sepang International Circuit. Hamilton pulled off the track around 30 minutes into the 90-minute session, and radioed back to the pit-wall that...
  • Fit-again Valtteri Bottas makes cockpit changes for Malaysia Yesterday

    Valtteri Bottas is confident his back has fully healed and he will be fit for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend after the Finn missed the season-opening race in Australia despite qualifying sixth fastest in his Williams. Claiming that the pain felt "like a knife stabbing in his back"...
  • Fernando Alonso has 'zero concerns' ahead of Malaysian GP return Yesterday

    Sepang: McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he has "zero doubts and zero concerns" about returning to the car at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix after the pre-season testing crash that ruled him out of the Formula One season opener. Alonso was passed fit for Sunday's race after undergoing more medical tests...
  • F1: Fernando Alonso return takes focus off Mercedes 2 days ago

    Formula One rolls into Malaysia this week for the second round of the championship at the Sepang International Circuit, where talk surrounding the utter dominance of Mercedes will for once take a back seat to the belated arrival of Fernando Alonso. The season-opening Australian Grand Prix bordered on the farcical as...
  • Fernando Alonso to return for McLaren in Malaysian Grand Prix 4 days ago

    London: McLaren driver Fernando Alonso has been cleared to race in the Malaysian Grand Prix after missing the Formula One season opener following a crash in testing. McLaren says the two-time world champion has followed a "rigorous, specialized training program" since last month's accident and he has now been passed fit...
  • Fernando Alonso back at work and preparing for Malaysia March 19, 2015

    London: McLaren's Fernando Alonso put in a day's work in the team's Formula One simulator on Wednesday ahead of his expected return to the racetrack in Malaysia next week after his crash in pre-season testing. The Spaniard told his followers on Twitter that it had been a "great day" at the...
  • Nico Rosberg invites Sebastian Vettel to Mercedes debrief March 17, 2015

    Nico Rosberg has invited Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to attend Mercedes' Friday debrief at the Malaysian Grand Prix after a light-hearted exchange between the Formula One rivals last weekend. "I spoke to (Mercedes motorsport head) Toto (Wolff) and (technical head) Paddy (Lowe) about an invitation for Sebastian and they are easy with...
  • Jules Bianchi crash could lead to Malaysia GP change January 15, 2015

    London: This year's Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix may start earlier as a safety precaution following Jules Bianchi's horrific crash in Japan last October, Sepang circuit boss Razlan Razali told Reuters on Wednesday. Razali, speaking after contract renewal talks in London with commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone, said they discussed returning the...
  • 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...