NEWS ARCHIVE

30 APRIL 2011

BAHRAIN WANTS F1 BACK 'IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.'

With the imminent FIA-imposed May 1 deadline for Bahrain to indicate that it is in a position to host its Grand Prix, which was scheduled to open the season on March 13, the circuit has issued a non-commital statement.

28 APRIL 2011

ISTANBUL'S TURN 8 WILL TEST PIRELLIS

Istanbul Park's exciting high-speed multi apex Turn 8 will play an important part in tyre wear and hence race strategy in next weekend's fourth round of the FIA Formula 1 world championship.

27 APRIL 2011

ANALYSIS: WILL ANY OF F1'S FRONT-RUNNERS FORSAKE Q3?

The Chinese Grand Prix was a superb race for pure entertainment value. But in amongst it all, the strategists will have noted interesting things.

TEAM LOTUS CONSORTIUM BUYS CATERHAM

Tony Fernandes and the Malaysian consortium behind Team Lotus has confirmed the purchase of the Caterham Cars business at an event at Duxford Aerodrome in England.

23 APRIL 2011

CONCERNS OVER DRS WING AT MONACO

The FIA will consult with teams and drivers in Istanbul about whether or not to use DRS (Drag Reduction System) rear wings in Monaco.

TURKEY ON THE WAY OUT?

The Turkish GP at Istanbul Park on May 8 could well be the last one. The race was first held in 2005 after the Turks signed a seven-year deal with Bernie Ecclestone.

20 APRIL 2011

ANALYSIS: IS NEWSCORP SERIOUS ABOUT F1?

Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed stories about a rumoured F1 buy-out by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp in collaboration with the world's richest man, Carlos Slim -- the owner of Telmex - and, possibly, a car manufacturer, which speculation suggests is Ferrari.

NEWS CORP LOOKING INTO F1 BID

News Corp is said to be investigating a potential takeover bid for Formula One.

17 APRIL 2011

RACE REPORT - HAMILTON DERAILS THE VETTEL EXPRESS

Chinese GP - Race Report

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Chinese GP - Race Results

RACE NOTES - HAMILTON WINS CHINESE GP

Chinese GP - Race Notes

16 APRIL 2011

WHITMARSH: F1 NEEDS TO ENGAGE MORE WITH COMMERCIAL RIGHT HOLDER

Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) leading light Martin Whitmarsh believes that Formula 1 needs to engage more with commercial rights holders CVC Capital Partners and Bernie Ecclestone.

WILL BUTTON RUE POLE ATTEMPT?

In Malaysia Jenson Button benefited from having more tyres available in the race, using his advantage to overcome his team mate. In China, however, the boot could be on the other foot after Button had two option tyre runs in Q3 to Hamilton's one.

MCLAREN: WE NEED ANOTHER BIG JUMP

Despite Lewis Hamilton reckoning that McLaren can give Red Bull "a run for their money" in the Chinese Grand Prix, team principal Martin Whitmarsh admits that the outfit needs another big jump.

QUALIFYING REPORT - VETTEL CLAIMS DOMINANT CHINA POLE; WEBBER 18TH

Chinese GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Chinese GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - VETTEL AGAIN IN FP3

Chinese GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Chinese GP - Practice 3 Results

15 APRIL 2011

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - VETTEL STILL AHEAD IN CHINA

Chinese GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Chinese GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Chinese GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Chinese GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - RED BULLS QUICKEST IN FIRST CHINA PRACTICE

Chinese GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Chinese GP - Practice 1 Results

14 APRIL 2011

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Chinese GP - Thursday Press Conference

12 APRIL 2011

RENAULT: PODIUMS ON DIFFERENT TRACKS BODES WELL

Renault management believes that podium finishes on tracks as different as Melbourne and Singapore bodes well for the season ahead.

10 APRIL 2011

RACE REPORT - TACTICAL SEPANG RACE CAN'T STOP VETTEL

Malaysian GP - Race Report

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Malaysian GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Malaysian GP - Sunday Press Conference

HAMILTON AND ALONSO PENALISED

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton both had 20 seconds added to their elapsed race times in the Malaysian GP as a result of rule contraventions in their on-track battle that resulted in Alonso having to pit for a new nose.

RACE RESULTS (REVISED)

Malaysian GP - Race Results

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Malaysian GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE NOTES - VETTEL WINS SECOND IN A ROW IN MALAYSIA

Malaysian GP - Race Notes

9 APRIL 2011

ANALYSIS: FERRARI STRUGGLING FOR PACE

At the Melbourne season-opener there was a question mark over Ferrari's true pace. Track temperatures were low, Ferraris are traditionally easy on their rubber.

ANALYSIS: WING ISSUES HAMPER MERCEDES

Mercedes has denied that the near two-second gap between Sebastian Vettel's pole position and Nico Rosberg's ninth placed grid time is an accurate reflection of the current F1 state of play.

QUALIFYING REPORT - VETTEL WINS CLOSE MALAYSIAN POLE BATTLE

Malaysian GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Malaysian GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Malaysian GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Malaysian GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Malaysian GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - RED BULL CONTEMPLATES TYRE GAMBLE IN MALAYSIA

Malaysian GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Malaysian GP - Practice 3 Results

8 APRIL 2011

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - MCLAREN CLOSES THE GAP AT SEPANG

Malaysian GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Malaysian GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Malaysian GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Malaysian GP - Friday Team Quotes

BAD START FOR FERRARI IN MALAYSIA

Despite hopes for a much stronger showing in Malaysia than Melbourne, Ferrari suffered a bad first day at Sepang with Felipe Massa sixth, 1.2s behind the Red Bull pace, and Fernando Alonso another half a second and three slots further back.

D'AMBROSIO MISSES OUT

Jerome D'Ambrosio missed out on the second session of free practice in Malaysia as a result of damage sustained after a suspension failure in the morning session.

MORE RED BULL FRONT WING TALK

Red Bull's margin of superiority in Melbourne has sparked more debate in Malaysia, specifically surrounding the front wing of the RB7, which its rivals believe runs lower than the spirit of the F1 regulations intend.

NEW UPRIGHTS CAUSED RENAULT FP1 PROBLEM

Renault team principal Eric Boullier has explained that it was a new batch of uprights that caused the problems in first free practice for Nick Heidfeld and Vitaly Petrov.

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Malaysian GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - WEBBER TOPS FP1 IN MALAYSIA

Malaysian GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Malaysian GP - Practice 1 Results

7 APRIL 2011

ANALYSIS: WEBBER LOOKS AHEAD TO MALAYSIAN GP

Mark Webber is confident of a stronger Malaysian Grand Prix after disappointment at home in Melbourne, but was tight-lipped about the specifics of the car problems that afflicted him in Melbourne.

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Malaysian GP - Thursday Press Conference

SCHUMACHER: AS LONG AS IT'S SAFE, YOU JUST GET ON

With Kuala Lumpur suffering regular tropical storms around the start time for qualifying and the race in Malaysia this weekend, Michael Schumacher shrugged off any suggestion that the track action should revert to an earlier start time.

ALONSO: AUSTRALIA NO DISASTER

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso denied that the season-opening race was any kind of disaster for the team but says that he believes Ferrari can have a much better weekend and be significantly more competitive in Malaysia.

6 APRIL 2011

F1 RIDES THE RECESSION

Accounts filed at UK's Companies House reveal that F1 teams earned 21% more prize money in 2010, up from $544m to $658m.

5 APRIL 2011

SET-UP CHANGES TO HELP WEBBER

After a difficult Australian GP in which he could only finish fifth, Mark Webber should be helped in Malaysia by set-up issues discovered post-Melbourne.

TODT GETS SPARKY

FIA president Jean Todt has been asked by the European Commission to set up electric-powered racing championships for single-seaters, saloons and karts as a means of fostering interest in new technologies.

4 APRIL 2011

FOUR PIT STOPS IF MALAYSIAN GP IS DRY?

After a successful F1 baptism in Melbourne, Pirelli is predicting that the demands of the Malaysian Sepang circuit will lead to more pit stops in the second round of the F1 World Championship this coming weekend.

1 APRIL 2011

RESPONSE TO MELBOURNE WILL BE A TRUE MEASURE, SAYS BRAWN

Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn says that a measure of his team will be the manner in which is reacts to a disappointing season-opening race in Melbourne.

MALAYSIA A BETTER BAROMETER, SAYS HAMILTON

Lewis Hamilton thinks that next weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix will provide a better indication of respective 2011 car performance than Melbourne.