Spanish Grand Prix

  • Mercedes ready to pump up the volume in Formula One May 12, 2014

    Mercedes may have the answer for Formula One fans longing for more engine noise in the new V6 era and they are ready to sound off about it. The season's dominant team, runaway winners of all five races so far, will try a new 'megaphone' type exhaust at a test in...
  • Formula One standings after the Spanish Grand Prix 2014 May 12, 2014

    Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg sped away to their fourth straight onetwo finish at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday in a dominant performance that does not bode well for the rest of the Formula One field. Hamilton took off from pole position and stayed ahead of Rosberg despite...
  • Force India finish 9th, 10th in Spain May 11, 2014

    Barcelona: Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg finished ninth and 10th, respectively, at the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix held at the Circuit de BarcelonaCatalunya on Sunday. The race was won by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in a thrilling finish just 0.6 seconds ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg while...
  • Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix for fourth win in a row May 11, 2014

    Montmelo: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg sped away to their fourth straight onetwo finish at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday in a dominant performance that does not bode well for the rest of the Formula One field. Hamilton took off from pole position and stayed ahead of Rosberg ...
  • As it happened: Spanish F1 Grand Prix 2014 May 11, 2014

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton to start from pole as the Spanish Grand Prix 2014 at Catalunya circuit gets underway. Lewis Hamilton earned his fourth pole position of the Formula One season on Saturday as Mercedes were again in a class of their own in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, while...
  • Ferrari mark Michael Schumacher's 1st win with team May 11, 2014

    Spain: Ferrari drivers and staff have gathered to send a message of hope to Michael Schumacher and commemorate his first Formula One victory at the Spanish Grand Prix with the team he led to five world championships. Drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen flanked new team principal Marco Mattiacci among about...
  • Grid penalty means more pain for Sebastian Vettel in Spain May 10, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel's Spanish Grand Prix weekend went from bad to worse after Red Bull confirmed a gearbox change that dropped the Formula One champion to 15th on the starting grid for Sunday's race. The 26yearold quadruple champion has suffered a series of setbacks since he arrived at the Circuit de Catalunya...
  • Force India fail to qualify in top10 of Spanish Grand Prix May 10, 2014

    Barcelona: Either of the Force India drivers failed to make Q3 for the first time this Formula One season after Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez set the 11th and 12th fastest times respectively in the Spanish Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday. The Circuit de Catalunya is not among the stronger tracks...
  • Mercedes' Hamilton takes pole position for Spanish Grand Prix May 10, 2014

    Montmelo: Lewis Hamilton earned his fourth pole position of the Formula One season on Saturday as Mercedes was again in a class of its own in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, while fourtime champion Sebastian Vettel was left stranded by his faulty Red Bull. Hamilton clocked a leading lap of...
  • Mercedes top 3rd practice at Spanish Grand Prix May 10, 2014

    Montmelo: Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton maintained their dominance through the third practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday. Rosberg, who leads the Formula One standings by four points over Hamilton, recorded the fastest lap in the final onehour session of 1 minute, 25.887 seconds. Hamilton was less...
  • JeanEric Vergne handed 10place grid penalty at Spanish Grand Prix May 10, 2014

    French driver JeanEric Vergne was handed a 10place grid penalty and his Toro Rosso Formula One team fined 30,000 euros ($41,300) on Friday after the right rear wheel came off his car during Spanish Grand Prix practice. Stewards said in a statement that the turn one incident, during the afternoon session...
  • Hamilton tops first two practice sessions of Spanish GP May 9, 2014

    Montmelo: Sebastian Vettel's day ended with the fourtime defending Formula One champion hitching a ride on a scooter after his Red Bull puttered out. Lewis Hamilton finished Friday's opening day of practice at the Spanish Grand Prix with the top times from both training sessions. The British driver is looking to...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton fastest in first Spanish Grand Prix practice May 9, 2014

    Race favourite Lewis Hamilton set the pace for dominant Mercedes in first Spanish Grand Prix practice on Friday while the pain remained the same for Sebastian Vettel despite a Red Bull chassis switch. Hamilton's fastest lap of one minute 27.023 seconds, set six minutes from the end, was 0.868 quicker than...
  • Sebastian Vettel sputters to stop in first practice in Spain May 10, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel hit another obstacle in his already troubled Formula One title defense when his Red Bull sputtered to a stop early in the Spanish Grand Prix's first practice session on Friday. Lewis Hamilton steered his Mercedes to the fastest lap time of 1 minute, 27.023 seconds, while teammate and F1...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel calls chassis change a 'sanity check' May 9, 2014

    Spain: Red Bull have changed the chassis on Sebastian Vettel's car in a move the struggling fourtime Formula One champion calls a "sanity check." With Vettel's dominance of F1 in jeopardy, Red Bull replaced the chassis with an old one he used during preseason testing, before starting practice at the Spanish...
  • Nico Rosberg takes aim at Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton May 9, 2014

    While Lewis Hamilton keeps an eye on Red Bull, teammate Nico Rosberg will be taking aim at his Mercedes teammate at the Spanish Grand Prix. Rosberg leads Hamilton in the standings by four points. They have dominated Formula One with four wins in as many races heading into Sunday's event. But Hamilton...
  • Alonso plays down chances of podium in home race May 9, 2014

    Barcelona: Formula One leaders Mercedes singled out Ferrari as their main championship challengers on Thursday but Fernando Alonso was quick to play down his chances of a top three finish at his home Spanish Grand Prix. Alonso has not won since he triumphed in front of his home fans at the...
  • Hamilton ready to make his move on Rosberg in Spanish GP May 9, 2014

    Madrid: Formula One's European season kicks off in Spain this weekend with Lewis Hamilton on a roll and ready to wrest the championship lead from Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg. Hamilton has never won a grand prix in Spain but, after racking up three successive victories for the first time, the...
  • Mercedes' rivals eager to close gap in Barcelona May 7, 2014

    Mercedes' rivals hope a busy three weeks of tinkering on their slower cars and the move to European tracks will be enough to at least threaten Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's stranglehold on Formula One. The Mercedes pair head into Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix after sweeping the first four races in...
  • Pirelli urges Formula One to relax testing rules May 14, 2013

    London: Formula One must allow inseason testing to avoid the risk next year of tyres lasting only a handful of laps and races being cut short, according to Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery. Under fire for the quickwearing 2013 compounds that led to a blizzard of pitstops in Spain on...
  • Ferrari, Lotus the F1 winners on return to Europe May 13, 2013

    London: The first European race of the Formula One season provided a boost for Ferrari and Fernando Alonso, with Lotus and Kimi Raikkonen also smiling, but left plenty of other former champions feeling the pain. While Red Bull retained their lead in both championships, they struggled with similar tyre problems...
  • Drivers worried Pirelli tyres are wearing too fast May 13, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona: Tyres shredded like paper, rubber flew everywhere and cars flitted in and out of the pit lane like supermarket shoppers in a car park. On a frustrating day for drivers and fans alike, nearly 80 pit stops were made during Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, again highlighting what has...
  • Mercedes mystified by lack of race pace May 13, 2013

    Barcelona: Mercedes urged their many Formula One technical boffins to "think outside the box" and consider the unconsidered after a Spanish Grand Prix that left the team baffled by their cars' lack of race pace. Despite scorching to their third pole position in a row, with Germany's Nico Rosberg notching...
  • Hamilton suffers as Mercedes drop from the top May 13, 2013

    Barcelona: Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were right to be cautious after their Saturday Spanish Grand Prix high turned into another Sunday slump for Mercedes. "It's got to go down as one of the worst races I've had for a long, long time," said 2008 Formula One world champion Hamilton...
  • Paul di Resta earns six points for Force India at Spanish GP May 12, 2013

    Barcelona: Paul di Resta added six more points to Sahara Force India's kitty with a seventhplace finish at the Spanish Grand Prix of the Formula One Championship, while teammate Adrian Sutil finished 13th here on Sunday. Starting from 10th place on the grid, the Scot raced brilliantly as he had an...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso wins Spanish Grand Prix 2013 May 12, 2013

    Barcelona: Fernando Alonso won the Spanish Grand Prix by nearly 10 seconds in a dominant performance in front of his jubilant home fans on Sunday to close the gap on championship leader Sebastian Vettel and get right back in the Formula One title race. Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen finished second for...
  • Barcelona set to remain Spain's sole Grand Prix May 12, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona are ready to deal a blow to fellow Spanish city Valencia's hopes of a return to the Formula One calendar next year, the head of their Circuit de Catalunya said on Saturday. The track's director general Salvador Servia played down suggestions that Barcelona, which has hosted an annual Grand...
  • Di Resta, Sutil to start 10th, 13th at Spanish GP May 12, 2013

    Barcelona: Force India's Paul di Resta qualified 10th for Spanish Grand Prix while his teammate Adrian Sutil will start the race at the 13th position, here Sunday. Di Resta clocked 1:22.233 to finish last in Q3 while Sutil came up with a timing of 1:22.346 in Q2. The top10 grid position...
  • Pirelli to review F1 tyres but no safety concerns May 11, 2013

    Barcelona: Pirelli are reviewing the construction of their Formula One tyres after a series of spectacular debrisrelated failures but have assured drivers they need not worry about safety. Concern was expressed at the Spanish Grand Prix when the tread came off the stillinflated left rear tyre of Paul Di...
  • Nico Rosberg takes pole position; Hamilton 2nd May 11, 2013

    Barcelona: Mercedes will start the Spanish Grand Prix from the front row after Nico Rosberg had the fastest qualifying time ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton on Saturday. While Hamilton had the fastest times in the first two qualifying sessions, Rosberg edged him to win the pole position in 1 minute,...