Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes struck back at Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari to win the Chinese Grand Prix this morning. Vettel did eventually take 2nd place after early-race strategy cast him adrift at the bottom of the top six early doors. Max Vertsapen made it three manufacturers on the podium in a race partially dictated by … Continue reading “Chinese GP: “Hamilton tastes success in Shanghai”
“Chinese GP: Hamilton takes Shanghai pole”
Lewis Hamilton became only the 2nd driver in Formula One to take six consecutive pole positions. The Briton matched the record by his hero Ayrton Senna to stretch his impressive run of pole positions. His time of 1:31.678s also ensured it was his sixth pole position in China. The Mercedes racer turned it on when … Continue reading “Chinese GP: Hamilton takes Shanghai pole”
“Chinese GP: Ferrari head FP3 in Shanghai”
Ferrari duo Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen headed proceedings for third free practice of the Chinese Grand Prix this morning. Following the near non-running on Friday, FP3 was proved an extremely busy session as teams aimed to compress as much weekend running as possible into sixty minutes. Vettel's best of 1:33.336s came late in the … Continue reading “Chinese GP: Ferrari head FP3 in Shanghai”
“Chinese GP: Fog halts FP2 running”
The second practice session of the Chinese Grand Prix elapsed with no running this morning, due to heavy fog. The conditions were such that it was deemed too dangerous for the medical helicopter to land at the designated Shanghai hospital, based 38km from the circuit. As such, FP2 ended with thirteen minutes still on the … Continue reading “Chinese GP: Fog halts FP2 running”
“Chinese GP: Verstappen heads interrupted first practice”
Max Verstappen topped this morning's highly interrupted opening Chinese Grand Prix practice at Shanghai International Circuit. The Dutch racer set a best of 1:50.491s in damp and foggy conditions - the latter of which forced two lengthy red flags. Such was the thickness of the fog, the medical helicopter was unable to land at the … Continue reading “Chinese GP: Verstappen heads interrupted first practice”
“Looking Back: Fuelled to the finish”
In today’s ultra-precise Formula One, it may seem almost unfathomable for a driver to run out of fuel prior to the end of a race, but in previous generations, it wasn’t a completely unusual situation.
“Thoughts on Caterham, testing and development drivers”
Following a difficult start to the Formula One season, backmarkers Caterham this morning announced a restructuring of its driver line-up.
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Alonso victorious in Shanghai”
“Meanwhile, at the Weekend: Alonso victorious in Shanghai"
Formula 1 Expands its 2012 Calendar
Yesterday, the FIA released a controversial provisional calendar for the 2012 Formula 1 World Championship. As well as being reinstated for later this year, the Bahrain Grand Prix will retake its position as the season opener next March. The following week will see the Grand Prix circus make the long, long trip to Melbourne.Sepang and … Continue reading Formula 1 Expands its 2012 Calendar
2011 Chinese Grand Prix (Rd 3, April 17th)
Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday with a late race attack on Championship leader Sebastian Vettel.
2011 Chinese Grand Prix (Rd 3, Qyalifying, April 16th)
Sebastian Vettel recorded his third pole of the season and the 18th pole of his short career in Shanghai on Saturday.
2011 Chinese Grand Prix (Rd 3, Free Practice 3, April 16th)
Sebastian Vettel topped the third and final free practice session in China on Saturday morning.
2011 Chinese Grand Prix (Rd 3, Free Practice 2, April 15th)
Sebastian Vettel topped the second free practice session at the Shanghai International Circuit in China.
2011 Chinese Grand Prix (Rd 3, Free Practice 1, April 15th)
Sebastian Vettel set the quickest time in Friday’s first practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix.
Winners and Losers
After playing a staring role in the wet Italian Grand Prix in 2008, there was little doubt that the young German would eventually be Formula 1 World Champion. While the skills required to take the ultimate prize needed time to bed in and take shape, the talent was certainly present.
Earlier, DTM driver Alexander Prémat had a very lucky escape at Adria Raceway. As the pack crossed the start / finish line, the Frenchman was touched into a spin only to collect the full force of the barriers and be catapulted into a series of violent barrel rolls that tore much of Audi A4 apart. … Continue reading Alexander Prémat
“Those Who Let Us Race”
While many racing fans will speak of Ayrton Senna as the last fatality over a Grand Prix weekend, we must not forget those that died in accidents outside of the cockpit. Friday September 10th signalled the tenth anniversary of the death of track marshal, Paolo Ghislimberti.
Mark Webber Drives Spa-Francorchamps
Little has changed in Formula 1 since the sport closed for business four weeks ago. As factories closed down for the summer holidays, things seemed to go quiet everywhere - almost as if a giant light switch had been flicked off, instantly silencing any sense of action. However future tyre supplier Pirelli have not been … Continue reading Mark Webber Drives Spa-Francorchamps
2010 Monaco Grand Prix (Monte Carlo, Round 6, May 13th – 16th)
At just over two miles long, the Monte Carlo circuit is unique in modern Formula 1 competition. A supremely narrow 19-turn course that weaves its way around the famous Monaco streets that lines the Mediterranean and one of the sport's standing remnants of the old days of motor racing - there really is no other … Continue reading 2010 Monaco Grand Prix (Monte Carlo, Round 6, May 13th – 16th)
2010 Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona, Round 5, May 7th – 9th)
Friday With four races of the nineteen completed, reigning World Champion Jenson Button leads the Drivers Championship, some ten points ahead of Nico Rosberg who in turn is only just ahead of Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. Red Bull had a difficult time in China and will be looking to stamp their authority back in … Continue reading 2010 Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona, Round 5, May 7th – 9th)