NEWS ARCHIVE

29 MAY 2011

RACE REPORT - DRAMA ON THE MONACO STREETS

It seems that Sebastian Vettel can do no wrong. The world champion scored his fifth win in six 2011 races, a career 14th victory and his first in Monte Carlo. It was another excellent drive, of course it was, but lady luck was also smiling on him.

DISGRUNTLED HAMILTON ESCAPES MEANINGFUL PENALTY

Lewis Hamilton has been given a 20s penalty for causing an avoidable collision with Pastor Maldonado in the closing stages of the Monaco GP.

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Monaco GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Monaco GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Monaco GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Monaco GP - Race Results

RACE NOTES - VETTEL WINS MONACO GP

Monaco GP - Race Notes

28 MAY 2011

HAMILTON DEMOTED ON MONACO GRID

Lewis Hamilton has had his Q3 time deleted for jumping the chicane in qualifying for the Monaco GP.

QUALIFYING REPORT - VETTEL CLAIMS MONACO POLE

Monaco GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Monaco GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Monaco GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Monaco GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Monaco GP - Qualifying Results

PEREZ CONSCIOUS AND TALKING

Sergio Perez, who suffered a heavy accident in Q3 for the Monaco Grand Prix, is conscious and talking according to a statement from the Sauber team.

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - ALONSO TOPS FP3 IN MONACO

Monaco GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Monaco GP - Practice 3 Results

27 MAY 2011

ANALYSIS: PIRELLI'S SUPERSOFT UNLIKELY TO DICTATE MONACO

If the first day's running at Monaco is an accurate barometer, suspicions that the debut of Pirelli's supersoft compound tyre could turn Monte Carlo strategy on its head, appear to be unfounded. Pirelli's motorsport director Paul Hembery answered questions after the first day of practice.

MORELLI RULES OUT FRIDAY SESSIONS FOR KUBICA

Daniele Morelli, manager of Robert Kubica, has rubbished stories that the injured Polish driver could take part in Friday practice sessions this year to test his recovery from the injuries he sustained in a pre-season rally.

BOTH LOTUS FACTIONS CLAIM VICTORY

The outcome of the High Court battle to use the Lotus name in F1 is that we still have two F1 Lotus teams, with both sides claiming victory but Group Lotus appealing the judgement.

F1 SEASON HEADED FOR MID-DECEMBER FINISH?

The 2011 season could end on December 11 in Dehli if proposals being discussed come to fruition.

26 MAY 2011

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - ALONSO FASTEST IN SECOND MONACO SESSION

Monaco GP - Practice 2 Report

THURSDAY PHOTOS

Monaco GP - Thursday Photos

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Monaco GP - Thursday Press Conference

MALLYA WAITS ON SUTIL CHARGES

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya has not ruled out team action is Adrian Sutil is charged and convicted of assault following an incident with Genii Capital's Eric Lux in a Shanghai nightclub after the Chinese GP.

THURSDAY TEAM QUOTES

Monaco GP - Thursday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Monaco GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - VETTEL FASTEST IN MONACO

Monaco GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Monaco GP - Practice 1 Results

LEWIS HAMILTON ON SPAIN, MONACO AND RED BULL

Hamilton speaks about the progress of the team going into the Monaco weekend.

25 MAY 2011

ANALYSIS: CAN WEBBER TAKE STRENGTH FROM SPAIN?

Despite a disappointing Spanish GP that had its roots in a mediocre start, Mark Webber says that his Barcelona pole position has given him heart. The quest is to get on top of Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel as F1 heads into a Monaco race that Webber dominated last year.

WEDNESDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Monaco GP - Wednesday Press Conference

24 MAY 2011

COSTA GOES AS FERRARI RESTRUCTURES

Ferrari has announced that technical director Aldo Costa has relinquished his position as technical director at Ferrari "to take on new responsibilities within the company."

23 MAY 2011

ANALYSIS: CAN MCLAREN TAKE A 16TH WIN AT TYRE-DOMINATED MONACO?

McLaren has won more Monaco GPs than any other F1 team, and with drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button winners in 2008 and '09 respectively, the team is optimistic that it can overcome the dominant Red Bulls around the Monte Carlo streets next Sunday.

22 MAY 2011

RACE REPORT - FOUR OUT OF FIVE FOR VETTEL

Spanish GP - Race Report

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Spanish GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Spanish GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Spanish GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Spanish GP - Race Results

RACE NOTES - VETTEL TAKES CLOSE WIN OVER HAMILTON

Spanish GP - Race Notes

21 MAY 2011

QUALIFYING REPORT - WEBBER HALTS VETTEL'S POLE RUN

Spanish GP - Qualifying Report

ANALYSIS: F1 FRONT-RUNNERS OPEN TO DIFFUSER PROTEST

The potential is there for the result of Sunday's Spanish GP to be thrown into confusion by a post-race protest against off-throttle exhaust blown diffusers, with all teams barring Virgin Racing and HRT running in a condition which the FIA believes to be illegal.

ANALYSIS: TODT FACES MORE 2013 ENGINE OPPOSITION

FIA president Jean Todt is scheduled to meet representatives of F1's manufacturers in Barcelona today, where he is expected to face more pressure to rip up the FIA 2013 engine regulations and continue with the 2.4-litre V8s currently in use.

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Spanish GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Spanish GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Spanish GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Spanish GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - RED BULL STEAMROLLER CONTINUES IN SPAIN

Spanish GP - Practice 3 Report

FERRARI WING OUTLAWED

Ferrari has had to abandon its new specification rear wing used in Friday free practice at Barcelona after the FIA ruled it to be in contravention of the technical regulations.

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Spanish GP - Practice 3 Results

20 MAY 2011

ANALYSIS: FIA SET TO INCREASE DRS USEAGE

After the successful introduction of the rear wing DRS (drag reduction systems) in F1, the FIA will allow its use twice for the first time at next month's Canadian GP.

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - WEBBER STILL ON TOP IN SPAIN

Spanish GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Spanish GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Spanish GP - Friday Press Conference

FIA INVESTIGATES FERRARI REAR WING

A new rear wing introduced by Ferrari in Spain is having its legality investigated by the FIA ahead of qualifying in Barcelona.

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Spanish GP - Friday Team Quotes

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Spanish GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - WEBBER QUICKEST IN BARCELONA FIRST SESSION

Spanish GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Spanish GP - Practice 1 Results

AN EASY DECISION FOR ALONSO

Fernando Alonso says that he can't imagine 'a better place to be a racing driver' as he commits to Ferrari for the next five years, to the end of 2016.

19 MAY 2011

ANALYSIS: IS SUTIL'S FORCE INDIA SEAT SAFE?

Adrian Sutil's manager Manfred Zimmerman says that the German driver will be in the Force India at Monaco and beyond as the potential ramifications of his involvement in the Shanghai nightclub incident with Genii Capital's Eric Lux rumble on.

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Spanish GP - Thursday Press Conference

ALONSO EXTENDS FERRARI CONTRACT THROUGH 2016

Ferrari has announced that it has extended it's contract with two-time world champion Fernando Alonso to stay with the Italian team through 2016. Alonso joined Ferrari last season and his original deal runs through the 2012 season.

18 MAY 2011

FIA TO INTRODUCE BLOWN DIFFUSER CHANGES

The FIA is to take steps to reduce the effect of blown diffusers when the driver is off the throttle.

17 MAY 2011

ANALYSIS: THE 2011 OVERTAKING BONANZA IN DETAIL

Many have spoken about the difficulty of overtaking in F1, and at Barcelona in particular, which is why there is such anticipation to see whether or not the improvements to the action in 2011 hold up in this weekend's Spanish GP.

NEW PIRELLI WILL ADD TO THE STRATEGY FACTOR

The new specification 'hard' Pirelli tyre, due to be used for the first time at this weekend's Spanish GP should add even more spice to the strategic challenge facing F1's teams.

16 MAY 2011

SUTIL FACES ASSAULT CHARGES

Adrian Sutil's post-Shanghai nightclub altercation has now taken a more serious turn as Genii Capital CEO Eric Lux announces that he is to take legal action against the German Force India driver.

ALLISON PREDICTS BUSY BARCELONA AS RENAULT TARGETS BETTER PIT STOPS

Traditionally, the Spanish GP is one of the least entertaining of the season but this year could be different. It is difficult to overtake around the Circuit de Catalunya and F1's teams are well tuned into the track due to regular testing there. The race will likely be the ultimate test of the effectiveness of F1's 2011 regulations.

13 MAY 2011

CRITICAL MONTEZEMOLO BRINGS UP A BREAKAWAY

Ferrari chief Luca di Montezemolo has again broached the subject of a breakaway F1 series as positioning over the future of the sport beyond 2013 starts to hot up. Montezemolo told CNN that the teams had three options.

12 MAY 2011

KOBAYASHI ACTS ON JAPANESE DISASTER

Japanese Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi has taken positive steps to help his countrymen in the process of reconstruction after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster.

11 MAY 2011

SUTIL IN CLUB SPAT

It has emerged that Adrian Sutil was involved in a bust-up in a bar following the Chinese Grand Prix.

MOSLEY MAY APPEAL EC PRIVACY CASE

Former FIA president Max Mosley is considering an appeal to the full Grand Chamber of the European Court after failing in a bid to have more stringent privacy laws imposed via the European Court of Human Rights.

KUBICA RECOVERY PROGRESSING WELL

Robert Kubica has made a step forward with his recovery after having a small operation on damaged wrist tendons.

10 MAY 2011

INTERVIEW: SAM MICHAEL

Last week, news broke that Williams technical director Sam Michael had tendered his resignation but will stay until December 31. At Istanbul Park he gave his thoughts on both team and personal issues.

8 MAY 2011

RACE REPORT - VETTEL WINS ISTANBUL BUT ALONSO TAKES FIGHT TO RED BULL

Turkish GP - Race Report

RACE NOTES - VETTEL DOMINATES RED BULL 1-2

Turkish GP - Race Notes

SUNDAY PHOTOS

Turkish GP - Sunday Photos

SUNDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Turkish GP - Sunday Press Conference

SUNDAY TEAM QUOTES

Turkish GP - Sunday Team Quotes

RACE RESULTS

Turkish GP - Race Results

TODT FIRM ON 2013 TURBOS

FIA president Jean Todt has stonewalled suggestions that the small capacity turbo engines due for introduction to F1 in 2013 are in any way open to negotiation.

TODT TO REINTRODUCE F1 TESTING

FIA president Jean Todt is to push for the reintroduction of limited F1 testing as soon as possible.

7 MAY 2011

QUALIFYING REPORT - RED BULL LOCKS OUT ISTANBUL FRONT ROW

Turkish GP - Qualifying Report

SATURDAY PHOTOS

Turkish GP - Saturday Photos

SATURDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Turkish GP - Saturday Press Conference

SATURDAY TEAM QUOTES

Turkish GP - Saturday Team Quotes

QUALIFYING RESULTS

Turkish GP - Qualifying Results

PRACTICE 3 REPORT - VETTEL HITS THE FRONT IN TURKEY

Turkish GP - Practice 3 Report

PRACTICE 3 RESULTS

Turkish GP - Practice 3 Results

6 MAY 2011

WHITMARSH: F1 NEEDS TO BE FREE TO AIR

With the future ownership of F1 much in the news following the rumoured interest of Newscorp, leading players are emphasising that F1 must continue to be shown on free to air TV rather than pay channels.

PRACTICE 2 REPORT - BUTTON QUICKEST IN DRY ISTANBUL SECOND SESSION

Turkish GP - Practice 2 Report

FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Turkish GP - Friday Press Conference

FRIDAY PHOTOS

Turkish GP - Friday Photos

FRIDAY TEAM QUOTES

Turkish GP - Friday Team Quotes

HORNER UNCONCERNED BY VETTEL SHUNT

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is confident that his team is in decent shape for the Turkish GP despite Sebastian Vettel missing the only dry track running of Friday practice due to an accident exiting Turn 8 on Friday morning.

WEBBER: 2012 DECISION WILL BE LATER

From vibes being given off in Turkey it seems as if Mark Webber's continued tenure of a Red Bull seat alongside Sebastian Vettel will depend on both his 2011 results and his own motivation to continue as he approaches 35 and completes his 10th season in F1.

PRACTICE 2 RESULTS

Turkish GP - Practice 2 Results

PRACTICE 1 REPORT - WET WEATHER COMPLICATES TURKEY FOR F1 TEAMS

Turkish GP - Practice 1 Report

PRACTICE 1 RESULTS

Turkish GP - Practice 1 Results

5 MAY 2011

THURSDAY PRESS CONFERENCE

Turkish GP - Thursday Press Conference

ANALYSIS: THE WILLIAMS SITUATION

Sam Michael's resignation as technical director at Williams, a position he has held since 2004, and the arrival of Mike Coughlan as design chief, has dominated the week's F1 news.

4 MAY 2011

POLLOCK TO PROVIDE 'GREEN' ENGINE

Craig Pollock, former BAR founder and manager of Jacques Villeneuve, is planning a return to the sport's premier category as boss of a new engine manufacturer.

3 MAY 2011

WILLIAMS F1 ANNOUNCES ENGINEERING SHAKE-UP

There was a shakeup in the engineering department of Williams F1 today, with technical director Sam Michael and chief aerodynamicist Jon Tomlinson resigning from the team, as the Grove operation announced on Tuesday the appointment of Mike Coughlan as Chief Engineer.

2 MAY 2011

BAHRAIN GETS AN EXTRA MONTH

Bahrain's deadline for declaring itself capable of hosting this season's grand prix, which originally expired on May 1, has been extended until June 3.