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  • F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone proposes championship for women 37 minutes ago

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has proposed a controversial world championship for women drivers as part of grand prix weekends. "I thought it would be a good idea to give them a showcase," British media quoted the 84-year-old as saying during the Malaysian Grand Prix after proposing the idea to team...
  • Mercedes conduct review after mistakes at Malaysian GP 21 hours 46 minutes ago

    Sepang: It's rare to see a Formula One podium these days without a Mercedes driver standing on top, and it's even rarer to have the team conducting arguments in public over the strategic errors which led to the defeat by Ferrari. The team was chiefly undone on Sunday by the Malaysian...
  • Force India fail to win points at Malaysia GP 22 hours 33 minutes ago

    Sepang: Force India battled hard at the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix but failed to earn even a single point as its drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg finished 13th and 14th, respectively, and outside the points here on Sunday. The race was won by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel from the Mercedes'...
  • Malaysian Grand Prix extended through 2018 23 hours 33 minutes ago

    Sepang: The Malaysian Grand Prix will remain on the F1 calendar through 2018 after organizers finalized a new three-year contract on the sidelines of Sunday's race. It will retain the title sponsorship of the state oil company Petronas, which is the chief sponsor of reigning champion team Mercedes. Sepang International Circuit chairman...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix to end Mercedes streak Yesterday

    Sepang: Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday to end Mercedes' long Formula One winning streak and make the 2015 season look like a genuine contest between the two teams. Vettel elected not to pit during an earlier safety-car period, while second-placed Lewis Hamilton and third-placed Nico...
  • Fernando Alonso remains positive despite early retirement Yesterday

    Fernando Alonso's first race of the season ended with a 21st lap retirement at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday but the Spaniard saw positive progress at misfiring McLaren. Alonso missed the season opener in Australia two weeks ago on medical grounds after a crash in testing last month and Sunday...
  • Marussia driver Will Stevens out of Malaysia race with fuel issue Yesterday

    Sepang: Manor Marussia withdrew British driver Will Stevens from the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix just an hour before the start on Sunday due to a fuel system problem. "Sadly Will is unable to start today's race as we have not been able to get on top of the fuel system...
  • Sebastian Vettel looking back to his best with Ferrari Yesterday

    Sebastian Vettel showed how much he is enjoying life at Ferrari by whooping with delight at securing second on the grid for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday and punching the air at the post-qualifying news conference. The four-time world champion cut a forlorn figure in his last season at Red...
  • Force India drivers to start 13th, 14th in Malaysia Yesterday

    Sepang: Force India survived the rain storm here on Saturday as Nico Hulkenberg qualified 13th ahead of Sergio Perez in 14th for Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton took pole in his Mercedes ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel while the reigning World Champion's teammate Nico Rosberg will start third...
  • Fernando Alonso sees rapid progress after closing gap Yesterday

    Fernando Alonso focused on the positives after he and McLaren team-mate Jenson Button qualified on the penultimate row of the Malaysian Grand Prix grid on Saturday. Teething problems with the new Honda engine have left the former champions with plenty of catching up to do yet, despite having to start from...
  • Teenager Max Verstappen shows up world's best at Malaysian GP Yesterday

    Sepang: He may not be old enough to drive solo on public roads, but 17-year-old Max Verstappen proved he is a threat to Formula One's best by qualifying a remarkable sixth for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Toro Rosso driver's impressive performance in wet conditions on Saturday represented the best qualifying...
  • Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Malaysian Grand Prix 2 days ago

    Sepang: Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel believes he can end Mercedes' dominant run in Formula One by winning Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix after qualifying second on Saturday and ending the Silver Arrows' long run of front-row lockouts. Mercedes had taken the front two grid spots for the past nine races dating back...
  • Malaysia poised to sign new F1 hosting deal 2 days ago

    Sepang, Malaysia: Malaysian Grand Prix organizers are poised to sign a new three-year contract to host Formula One at the Sepang International Circuit, with a final agreement expected next month. SIC chairman Mokhzani Tun Mahathir told The Associated Press on Saturday that the final details of the contract were being formalized...
  • Nico Rosberg heads Mercedes one-two in final practice 2 days ago

    Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two in the final free practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix, the German edging out Lewis Hamilton by 0.184 seconds a few hours ahead of qualifying on Saturday. With track temperatures soaring up to 62 degrees Celsius early in the 60-minute session, a majority of...
  • Bernie Ecclestone warning over Italian Grand Prix 2 days 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 2 days 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...
  • Formula One: Manor Marussia thrilled to be back on track 2 days ago

    Sepang: The troubled Manor Marussia Formula One team declared themselves back in business on Friday after returning to the track for the first time since plunging into administration last October. Spanish rookie Roberto Merhi and Britain's Will Stevens completed 34 laps between them in practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix after...
  • Renault considering pulling out of Formula One 3 days ago

    Sepang: French automaker Renault, which supplies engines to the Red Bull and Torro Rosso teams, says it is considering pulling out of Formula One due to the damage done to its reputation after a very difficult start to the new season. Cyril Abiteboul, managing director of Renault Sport F1, said Friday;...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in Malaysian Grand Prix second practice 3 days 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 3 days 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...
  • Lewis Hamilton finds Red Bull complaints about Mercedes 'funny' 3 days ago

    Sepang: Reigning Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is amused by Red Bull's complaints about Mercedes ongoing dominance, accusing the sport's preceding power of double standards. Mercedes is expected to dominate this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, just as it dominated the season opener in Australia with a one-two finish, and the...
  • Williams appoint Adrian Sutil as reserve driver 3 days ago

    Sepang: Williams have appointed experienced German racer Adrian Sutil as reserve driver for the season, the Formula One team said on Thursday. "I'm delighted to have Adrian join our stable of drivers for the 2015 season," team principal Frank Williams said of the veteran of 128 grands prix. "Having most recently raced...
  • Fit-again Valtteri Bottas makes cockpit changes for Malaysia 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 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...
  • Adderly Fong joins Lotus F1 as development driver 6 days ago

    Hong Kong's Adderly Fong has joined Lotus as a development driver, the Formula One team said on Tuesday. The team, who already have Spaniard Carmen Jorda signed up in a similar role, added that the 25-year-old would undergo a development programme while taking part in the GP3 and GT Asia series. "I'll...
  • Force India's Nico Hulkenberg ready for Sepang challenge 6 days ago

    Force India's German driver Nico Hulkenberg on Monday said he was looking forward to getting back on the Sepang track after a positive start to the season in which he came seventh in Melbourne. "I am really looking forward to getting back to action in Sepang after a fairly positive start...
  • Fernando Alonso to return for McLaren in Malaysian Grand Prix 6 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...
  • German Grand Prix dropped from 2015 Formula One calendar March 20, 2015

    The German Grand Prix was cut from the 2015 Formula One calendar Friday after neither of the country's two circuits was able to make a deal with series promoter Bernie Ecclestone. The World Motor Sport Council said in a statement on Friday that the race was withdrawn because the commercial rights...
  • Nuerburgring says no to German Grand Prix March 19, 2015

    The Nuerburgring circuit will not host the German Formula One Grand Prix this year, an official for the company said on Thursday after Hockenheim also ruled out the possibility. The Nuerburgring was scheduled to host the July 19 race under an alternation agreement with Hockenheim, which hosted last year's grand prix...

Schedule & Results

Date Grand Prix Winner
Mar. 15 Australian Grand Prix L.Hamilton
Mar. 29 Malaysian Grand Prix S.Vettel
Apr. 12 Chinese Grand Prix
Apr. 19 Bahrain Grand Prix
May. 10 Spanish Grand Prix
May. 24 Monaco Grand Prix
Jun. 07 Canadian Grand Prix
Jun. 21 Austrian Grand Prix
Jul. 05 British Grand Prix
Jul. 26 Hungarian Grand Prix
Aug. 23 Belgian Grand Prix
Sep. 06 Italian Grand Prix
Sep. 20 Singapore Grand Prix
Sep. 27 Japanese Grand Prix
Oct. 11 Russian Grand Prix
Oct. 25 United States Grand Prix
Nov. 01 Mexican Grand Prix
Nov. 15 Brazilian Grand Prix
Nov. 29 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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