Team representatives – Pat Fry (Ferrari), Charlie Whiting (Fia), Yasuhisa Arai (Honda), Andy Cowell (Mercedes AMG HPP), Rob White (Renault Sport F1) Q: If we can start with you Charlie? The new power units have excited a lot of debate since the beginning of the year. Will you once again briefly take us through the philosophy behind this technology and why F1 believes it was the right time to introduce it
Sebastian Vettel insists that Red Bull still has a lot of ground to make up on Mercedes, despite running the F1 pacesetters closer in practice for the Chinese GP.
Mercedes AMG have finally introduced their bespoke new nose cone for its F1 W05. Initially scheduled for introduction at the Australian Grand Prix, the nose cone design had to be adapted repeatedly and failed the FIA crash test three times before passing the front impact test.
Jenson Button thinks Daniel Ricciardo is the only driver with a chance of coming close to the Mercedes cars at this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix
Andy Cowell: “It represents a giant leap”
Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes still have work to do on his W05 even after setting the fastest time in practice for the Chinese GP.
Nico Rosberg insists that Mercedes is still the car to beat in China, despite the opening day of F1 action causing tyre concerns.
Hamilton finished 0.141 seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg came thirdLewis Hamilton missed the first 25 minutes of Friday’s second free practice for Sunday’s Chinese …
Lewis Hamilton heads Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso as the Mercedes driver sets the pace in Friday practice at the Chinese GP.
Lewis Hamilton may have grumbled about his Mercedes in practice for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix, but he still managed to again outpace his rivals.
Nico Rosberg’s thrilling battle with Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain was still the hot topic of conversation when the teams and drivers arrived in China. After an opening day of running in Shanghai that suggested the two silver cars could again be fighting it out for victory on Sunday, Rosberg spoke to the media about the fallout from the race in Sakhir
Nico Rosberg is still expecting his main rival for victory in China to be Lewis Hamilton despite seeing the likes of Ferrari impress on Friday
Sebastian Vettel suspects Mercedes will still be the clear favourite at this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, despite a closer fought practice session on Friday
Despite setting the fastest lap time in FP2, Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes can do better after a suspension issue cost him track time…
Mercedes may not have trounced the field in Chinese practice but Sebastian Vettel reckons that’s because “maybe they didn’t run full beans today”…
Lewis Hamilton may have been fastest on Friday in China, but the Briton was clearly far from satisfied with the set-up of his Mercedes. At one point he told the team “there’s something wrong with this car.” He’d already had … Continue reading →
Lewis Hamilton sets the Friday F1 pace, but is far from happy with his Mercedes in China.
Lewis Hamilton is expecting Mercedes to face a tougher weekend at the China Grand Prix than it has at any other track so far this year
LH44 tops the timesheets; NR6 third in Friday Practice, Shanghai
Lewis Hamilton may have grumbled about his Mercedes in practice for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix, but he still managed to again outpace his rivals.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton saw off the challenge of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in Shanghai on Friday afternoon, despite not being entirely happy with the balance of his car throughout FP2. Nico Rosberg was third fastest in the second Mercedes, while Red Bull duo Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel completed the top five.
Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in second practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso remained in the hunt just 0.141s off the Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton topped the times in the second practice session of the day following a mere 9 laps during the morning session. Fernando Alonso was second fastest with the second Mercedes of Nico Rosberg going third fastest.
Lewis Hamilton heads Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso as the Mercedes driver sets the pace in Friday practice at the Chinese GP.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton set the pace on the first day of running in Shanghai, but Fernando Alonso’s performance in the Ferrari meant that it was not the customary Mercedes 1-2 on the time sheets. In front of new boss Marco Mattiacci, the Spaniard set the second fastest time, just over a tenth slower than Hamilton.
The Brackley operation have romped away with the first three races of the season at warp speed
The official McLaren Mercedes Free Practice Report from the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso denies Mercedes top spot in opening practice for the Chinese Grand Prix.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso broke Mercedes’ recent hegemony at the top of the Formula 1 timesheet by outpacing Nico Rosberg in Practice One for the Chinese GP.
Fernando Alonso kicked off his Chinese Grand Prix weekend by setting the fastest time in the opening session ahead of Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg
Fernando Alonso edged out Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg to set the pace in a chilly FP1 session in China on Friday, which was also the first for Ferrari under new team principal Marco Mattiacci. Daniel Ricciardo was third fastest for Red Bull, with McLaren’s Jenson Button and Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg completing the top five
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Nico: “It’s a very different weekend in China”
To celebrate the return of Formula 1 racing to China this weekend the McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 will feature a unique livery, with high profile SAP branding.
Hard on the heels of the brilliant Bahrain Grand Prix, in which Lewis Hamilton’s narrow victory over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg undermined criticism that the new hybrid turbo cars make the racing boring, Formula One is facing fresh controversy after the FIA president, Jean Todt, announced last week that he has given up plans for a cost cap in 2015 because the six biggest teams do not want one.
Mercedes tried to have Red Bull banned from the Monaco Grand Prix, then pretended they didn’t.
Lewis: “I hope there are more races like that”
The 29-year-old German believes the 2008 champion overstepped the limits of fair during their epic duel in the sands outside Manama
The German believes his Mercedes colleague overstepped the limits of fair during their epic duel in the sands last week
Nico Rosberg is to discuss with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton his concern their fight for victory in Bahrain went too far.
Nico Rosberg has confirmed holding clear-the-air talks with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to ensure they know where to draw future battle lines.
Nico Rosberg has insisted that there was nothing untoward in Mercedes supplying him with a ‘dossier of data’ from Lewis Hamilton’s car ahead of their duel for victory in Bahrain.
McLaren’s Jenson Button will be aiming for another podium finish in Sunday’s 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix. The former champion admits there is little hope of overhauling Mercedes in Shanghai, but insists he and his fellow drivers can play a key role in gradually closing the gap to the Silver Arrows
Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel has had a tough start to his title defence – three rounds into the 2014 season, just one podium finish, a new team mate pushing him hard, and little sign of Red Bull challenging for victories. Talking to the media in Shanghai ahead of this weekend’s 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix, Vettel spoke about Daniel Ricciardo, Mercedes’ dominance, Stefano Domenicali’s departure and more
Sebastian Vettel expects a step forward from the Red Bull Formula 1 team in this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, but accepts Mercedes is out of reach
Jenson Button has conceded that Mercedes are likely to be uncatchable for at least the first half of the 2014 campaign.
Jenson Button has played down the size of Mercedes’ advantage but also believes it would be “very impressive” if any team was able to catch them before the midway point in 2014
Nico Rosberg says he and Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Lewis Hamilton plan ‘clear the air’ talks to ensure their fierce Bahrain Grand Prix lead battle did not leave any animosity.
Thursday FIA press conference from China with Adrian Sutil (Sauber), Sergio Perez (Force India), Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Fernando Alonso (Ferrari).
Thursday FIA press conference from China with Adrian Sutil (Sauber), Sergio Perez (Force India), Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Fernando Alonso (Ferrari).