Tag Archive: Chinese Grand Prix

Apr 14

Verstappen puts faith in mutual Ricciardo ‘respect’

“Of course you want to be there and challenge for a victory, but if it’s not possible you just have to deal with it”

20170326-017Max Verstappen has dismissed the suggestion his relationship with Red Bull Racing team-mate Daniel Ricciardo could change if there are higher stakes at play in races. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Bottas: I’m very close to matching Hamilton

“I know that I am very close now, I will improve and we’re going to have some very good fights together in the future”

20170323-039Valtteri Bottas insists he is now ‘very close’ to matching Lewis Hamilton in terms of pure pace at Mercedes despite a disappointing Chinese Grand Prix weekend hampered by a clumsy spin that left him sixth at the chequered flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Ferrari got even quicker in China – Hamilton

“It’ll be interesting to see how that varies through the next races with temperature and different types of track”

20170326-050Lewis Hamilton believes that Ferrari made another step forward in pace over the Chinese Grand Prix weekend, forcing the Mercedes Formula 1 team to respond in a big way so it could claim victory in Shanghai. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

Hamilton controls Chinese GP as Verstappen stars

Hamilton managed to perfect both his strategy and his pace to take Mercedes’ first win of the year

20170326-081Lewis Hamilton bounced back from his defeat to Sebastian Vettel in the Formula 1 season-opener in Australia two weeks ago by controlling Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix en route to his fifth win in Shanghai. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Hamilton beats Vettel to sixth straight pole in China

After losing out to Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix

Hamilton beats Vettel to sixth straight pole in ChinaLewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix from the front of the grid after storming to his sixth straight Formula 1 pole position in Shanghai. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Saturday race plan ‘dismissed’ by FIA

Only 17mins out of an available 180mins of track time was completed between the two sessions

Saturday race plan ‘dismissed’ by FIAFIA Race Director is not currently considering the possibility of a running the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday to avoid foreseen weather concerns after free practice was blighted by dense fog. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

2017 Formula 1 Heineken Chinese Grand Prix

14th edition – 2nd round of the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

Nico Rosberg - Chine-China 2016China was the 4th Asian country to have the privilege of hosting a Formula 1 Grand Prix after Japan (1976), Malaysia (1999) and Bahrain (at the start of the same season, 2004). Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Horner: Judge F1 overtaking after Bahrain

“I think we have to reserve judgement until after two or three races”

20170325-029Red Bull boss Christian Horner has urged fans to hold off on their verdicts on overtaking with the 2017 F1 cars and the new technical regulations until after the second and third races of the season in China and Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

Marchionne: Breaks my soul to see Ferrari suffering

Sergio Marchionne bemoans another tough race weekend for the Ferrari team in Russia, urged it to turn its fortunes around quickly
Ferrari President and newly appointed CEO Sergio Marchionne has urged the F1 team to ‘close the gap at the speed of light’ if it wants to take on the might of Mercedes after another disappointing race weekend in Russia.
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May 01

‘Curious’ Hamilton wants back-to-back failures explained

“I’m very, very curious as to what is going on”
Lewis Hamilton says he has asked the Mercedes team to give him ‘as much detail as possible’ to explain why he suffered identical problems in qualifying for both the Chinese Grand Prix and this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Horner ‘shocked’ by Red Bull pace, teases upgrade ‘mischief’

He was thrilled with the result and the pace relative to Ferrar
Horner ‘shocked’ by Red Bull pace, teases upgrade 'mischief'Christian Horner says Red Bull is already ‘snapping at the ankles’ of Ferrari in terms of pace as he admitted to being shocked by his team’s turn of form during the Chinese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Furious Vettel slams “suicidal” Kvyat for driving “like a crazy”

“I know it’s racing but you need to expect when you attack like a crazy you damage the car … You were lucky this time”

Vettel slams “suicidal” Kvyat for driving “like a crazy”Sebastian Vettel has hit out at Daniil Kvyat following the Chinese Grand Prix, and angrily said he was “driving like a crazy”, having earlier described the Russian’s move at the start as “suicidal”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Rosberg denies Ricciardo for pole as Hamilton starts last

With qualifying marking a return to the familiar knockout format of 2015
Rosberg denies Ricciardo for pole as Hamilton starts lastNico Rosberg has put himself in prime position to extend his lead in the Formula 1 World Championship standings after snatching pole position in an eventful qualifying session for the Chinese Grand Prix while his main title rival Lewis Hamilton starts last after suffering more technical issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Raikkonen fastest in FP2 for Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen fastest in FP2 for the Chinese Grand Prix, as Ferrari looks strong and finishes one-two
Raikkonen fastest in FP2 for FerrariKimi Raikkonen was quickest in second free practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, 0.109s up on Sebastian Vettel in the sister Ferrari, as the Scuderia showed promising, possibly even Mercedes beating pace. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Hamilton slapped with Chinese GP grid penalty

He will start no higher than sixth for the race
Hamilton slapped with Chinese GP grid penaltyLewis Hamilton will receive a five-place grid penalty for the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend after Mercedes opted to make a precautionary gearbox change.
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Apr 13

AG88 becomes Race Partner of the Sauber F1 Team

Race Partner at the 2016 Singapore Airlines Grand Prix, as well as at the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix

08 - Sauber F1 Team Shortly before the Chinese Grand Prix, the Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce a race partnership with Dranix Technology Development Limited for two upcoming Formula One GPs in Asia.

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Apr 13

Boullier: F1 making positive step with qualifying change

The Frenchman was a central part of the F1 teams uniting and writing to Jean Todt and Bernie Ecclestone
Boullier: F1 making positive step with qualifying changeMcLaren-Honda racing director Eric Boullier says Formula 1 has made the right move for the fans by reverting back to the previous qualifying format and ditching the highly-criticised knockout experiment. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Qualifying format to undergo latest key vote

How does it work?
Qualifying format to undergo latest key voteQualifying is back in focus today as F1 stakeholders meet yet again to consider a revised format and potentially vote it through ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Formula One teams Chinese Grand Prix race report

Chinese Grand Prix Formula One race report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Shanghai.

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Apr 11

Formula One teams Chinese Grand Prix qualifying report

Chinese Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Shanghai.

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