أرشيف وسم ‘ shanghai ’

Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Could Vettel have won the Chinese GP?

After the outlier of Melbourne’s street track the Chinese Grand Prix was the first opportunity in 2017 to assess the new F1 cars on a proper race track, to judge the level of overtaking and to understand better the way that race strategy has changed with the new rules. There was some close wheel to wheel action and with mixed conditions at the start, decision making was at the heart of the action. In the duel between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, whereas in Australia […]

Posted on Sunday, April 9, 2017

McLaren disappointed with double DNF

It was a short-lived Chinese Grand Prix for the McLaren-Honda team at the Shanghai International Circuit as none of its drivers managed to finish the race due to reliability issues. Stoffel Vandoorne's car was affected by a fuel problem which forcing him to retire on lap 18, while Fernando Alonso's car suffered a driveshaft issue causing him to have to stop out on track on lap 34. The rain earlier in the day meant that the track was pretty damp for the start, both drivers consequently electing […]

Posted on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Vettel:

Scuderia Ferrari leaves the Chinese Grand Prix with a further 28 points to its name, thanks to a second place for Sebastian Vettel and a fifth for Kimi Raikkonen. The race got underway on a damp track, with Vettel making an early stop to change from Intermediate to Soft tyres, but immediately after that the Safety Car came out because of Giovinazzi’s accident and wiped out the advantage of that tactical move, as all the drivers had to come through pit lane. Vettel then put on […]

Posted on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hamilton:

Lewis Hamilton claimed his first victory of the season at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, in a race that marked the 150th Formula One start for the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows.  The Briton took his 54th Formula One victory - his fifth at the Shanghai International Circuit, his first of the 2017 season and the third Grand Chelem (pole position, race win, fastest lap, leading every racing lap) of his F1 career. "My pole lap put me in a great position and then the start was just fantastic. […]

Posted on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Renault endurs frustrating race

Renault Sport Formula One Team endured a frustrating Chinese Grand Prix with Nico Hülkenberg finishing 12th and Jolyon Palmer finishing 13th after an eventful 56 lap race at the Shanghai International Circuit. Hulkenberg’s qualifying performance was undone in the race by an early pit stop for dry tyres, followed by an incident on track requiring a Virtual Safety Car which negated any advantage the strategy could have provided. The same Virtual Safety Car also undid the potential of an early stop for dry tyres for […]

Posted on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hamilton wins the Chinese GP

Three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix from Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen. It was the Mercedes driver’s 54th career Formula One victory, his first of the season and his fifth at the Shanghai International Circuit. Hamilton’s margin of victory was 6.250 seconds over Scuderia Ferrari’s driver. Race results: 1.  L. Hamilton Mercedes           1:37:36.160   2.  S. Vettel Ferrari           +6.250   3.  M. Verstappen Red Bull           +45.192 […]

Posted on Saturday, April 8, 2017

Raikkonen:

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen will start the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday from second row, right behind his team mate Sebastian Vettel. The Finn had been consistently fast throughout qualifying, then lost out a little bit right at the end, where hundredths of seconds make the difference. He ended up with fourth on the grid. “I’m not that surprised from the result after strong performance in Q2, because in the end I was struggling a bit with the front end, especially in the first corners; in Turn […]

Posted on Saturday, April 8, 2017

Hamilton beats Vettel for pole

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton will start the the Chinese Grand Prix from pole position after setting the fastest lap ever turned at the Shanghai International Circuit in Qualifying. His lap of 1:31.678 was .186 of a second better than runner-up Sebastian Vettel. It was Hamilton’s 63rd career Formula One pole and his sixth straight, dating back to last year’s United States Grand Prix. Ayrton Senna is the only other Formula One driver to have earned six consecutive poles. The previous best time was Michael Schumacher’s 1:32.238, set […]

Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Chinese Grand PrixView

After a stunning Malaysian Grand Prix, which proved that the championship fight is open for more than one team, Formula 1 now heads to China for round three of the season. We don’t know yet if Sebastian Vettel’s victory for Ferrari at Sepang was only thanks to the unusual circumstances but we do know it took Mercedes out of their comfort zone and added some extra fight to the season. The Chinese Grand Prix presents a different challenge to Malaysia despite the similarities in the […]

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012

Rosberg says contract ensures equal status with Hamilton

Nico Rosberg insists he is not worried about playing second fiddle to Lewis Hamilton. The pair, who have known each other and even raced as teammates since their boyhood karting days, will each be driving one of Mercedes' F1 cars in 2013. German Rosberg has managed to dominate Michael Schumacher since the seven time world champion's 2010 comeback, but the 27-year-old might be forgiven for feeling more nervous about the similarly-aged Hamilton's arrival. But when asked if he is worried he will be Hamilton's 'number […]

Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011

Di Resta not yet making Sutil 'nervous'

Apr.17 (GMM) Adrian Sutil has denied that his rookie teammate Paul di Resta's impressive form so far in 2011 is making him "nervous".

"It's too early to say that," the veteran German, who has been with Force India since its Spyker days and has rarely...

Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011

Alguersuari not yet ready for F1 'war'

Apr.17 (GMM) Jaime Alguersuari has played down suggestions he and Toro Rosso teammate Sebastien Buemi are locked in a battle to replace the struggling Mark Webber at Red Bull.

"No, nothing like that," the Spaniard is quoted by AS newspaper.

Shanghai...