Spanish Grand Prix

  • Pirelli urges Formula One to relax testing rules 14-05-2013 07:12 PM

    London: Formula One must allow in-season 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 quick-wearing 2013 compounds that led to a blizzard of pitstops in Spain on...
  • Ferrari, Lotus the F1 winners on return to Europe 13-05-2013 10:22 PM

    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 13-05-2013 07:24 PM

    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 13-05-2013 05:20 PM

    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 13-05-2013 10:13 AM

    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 12-05-2013 11:44 PM

    Barcelona: Paul di Resta added six more points to Sahara Force India's kitty with a seventh-place finish at the Spanish Grand Prix of the Formula One Championship, while team-mate Adrian Sutil finished 13th here on Sunday. Starting from 10th place on the grid, the Scot raced brilliantly as he had...
  • Ferrari's Fernando Alonso wins Spanish Grand Prix 2013 12-05-2013 07:20 PM

    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...
  • Barcelona set to remain Spain's sole Grand Prix 12-05-2013 08:29 AM

    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...
  • Di Resta, Sutil to start 10th, 13th at Spanish GP 11-05-2013 08:43 PM

    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 top-10 grid...
  • Pirelli to review F1 tyres but no safety concerns 11-05-2013 08:05 PM

    Barcelona: Pirelli are reviewing the construction of their Formula One tyres after a series of spectacular debris-related 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 still-inflated left rear tyre of Paul Di Resta's...
  • Nico Rosberg takes pole position; Hamilton 2nd 11-05-2013 06:56 PM

    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,...
  • Felipe Massa sets fastest time in final practice in Spain 11-05-2013 04:22 PM

    Barcelona: Felipe Massa gave Ferrari a boost ahead of qualifying later on Saturday by posting the fastest time in the third and final practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix. The Brazilian driver left it very late in his run to clock a best time of 1 minute, 21.901 seconds...
  • Pirelli concerned by Di Resta tyre failure 10-05-2013 11:57 PM

    Barcelona<>: Pirelli expressed concern on Friday at an alarming tyre failure suffered by Force India's Paul Di Resta in Spanish Grand Prix practice. The tread came off the Scot's still inflated left rear tyre in second practice but Di Resta was able to bring the car safely to a halt....
  • McLaren still long way off pace, says Jenson Button 10-05-2013 11:31 PM

    Barcelona: McLaren are still a hell of a long way off the pace despite introducing a major new upgrade package for their Formula One car at the Spanish Grand Prix, Jenson Button said on Friday. The 2009 world champion told reporters after practice at the Circuit de Catalunya that hopes...
  • Vettel fastest in second Spanish GP practice 10-05-2013 07:26 PM

    Barcelona: Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time ahead of archrival Fernando Alonso in the second practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday. Alonso had the best time in the rain-affected first session, where Vettel drove more cautiously, but the Spaniard finished .017 seconds behind...
  • Alonso sets the pace in first practice of Spanish Grand Prix 10-05-2013 03:26 PM

    Barcelona, Spain: Ferrari teammates Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa posted the fastest times in the first practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday. After light rainfall early on, the track started to dry out midway through and times started tumbling towards the end of the session. Alonso clocked...
  • Hamilton brings jet-setting pet to the races 10-05-2013 09:07 AM

    Barcelona: Lewis Hamilton brought his bulldog Roscoe to the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix on Thursday but kept the jet-setting pet away from the paddock. The 2008 world champion has obtained a special VIP pass for the animal, complete with a photograph of the dog wearing trendy headphones, but abandoned...
  • Alonso optimistic he can close gap on Vettel 09-05-2013 10:57 PM

    Barcelona: Fernando Alonso is hoping to close the gap on championship leader Sebastian Vettel at the Spanish Grand Prix. He says "until we are 75 or 80 points behind, we should be optimistic" about challenging for the Formula One title. The two-time champion trails Vettel by 30 points after just...
  • Fernando Alonso must make the most of being at home 08-05-2013 08:21 PM

    London: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso needs to make the most of home advantage when Formula One's European season starts up in Barcelona on Sunday. The Spaniard has ground to make up on Red Bull's triple champion Sebastian Vettel after four races in Asia and the Middle East. "If I was to...
  • Force India not taking things for granted after Bahrain show 07-05-2013 06:48 PM

    Barcelona: Encouraged by their "best ever" start to season, Force India are determined to see their drivers on the podium soon as the side prepares "hard" to compete in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix. Paul di Resta came close to getting the team their first podium of the season but had...
  • F1 teams to get extra tyres for practice at Spanish GP 06-05-2013 08:45 PM

    Formula One teams will be given extra tyres for Friday free practice from this week's Spanish Grand Prix to encourage them to provide more action for the fans, supplier Pirelli said on Monday. "We'll be supplying an extra set of prototype hard compound tyres for free practice, which will hopefully...
  • Jenson Button 'pragmatic' about McLaren upgrade 03-05-2013 10:35 PM

    London: Jenson Button says he is keeping an open mind about how big a step McLaren will make with their eagerly-awaited upgrade package for next week's Spanish Grand Prix. The 2009 Formula One world champion, who won last year's final race in Brazil, has finished no higher than fifth in...
  • F1 cockpit warning problems resolved for Spain 02-05-2013 12:32 AM

    Silverstone: Formula One drivers have been promised a properly functioning electronic cockpit warning system for next week's Spanish Grand Prix after problems prevented its use in the first four races of the season. "We've been told they've got an upgrade which is going to Barcelona and then it'll be working...
  • Pirelli to change F1 hard tyres from Spain 25-04-2013 04:20 PM

    London: Formula One supplier Pirelli will change the compound of its hard tyres from next month's Spanish Grand Prix after evaluating performance data from the first four races of the season. Motorsport director Paul Hembery said in a statement on Thursday that the decision was taken in consultation with all...
  • Williams aiming for significant step in Spanish Grand Prix 09-04-2013 05:27 AM

    London: Former world champions Williams have targeted next month's Spanish Grand Prix for a significant step forward with their car after failing to score a point in the first two races of the Formula One season. Williams won at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, the first race of the European season,...
  • Narain suffers 2nd degree burns at Spanish GP 24-05-2011 06:36 PM

    New Delhi: Hispania Racing driver Narain Karthikeyan suffered second-degree burns on his lower back during the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, it has been reliably learnt. However, the reason for his injury is shrouded in mystery. According to one version, the 34-year-old Indian, who is making his comeback to Formula...