The Chinese Grand Prix saw McLaren score their first one-two finish since Fernando Alonso drove for them. It was also the first British one-two in 11 years and Russia became the 33rd country to score points in F1. Read on for all the stats and facts from China.
Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso owed their large points hauls in Shanghai at least partly thanks to the second appearance of the safety car. The erased the huge amount of time they had lost with extra pit stops at the start of the race and, in Alonso’s case, a penalty for jumping the start. But … Continue reading Safety car spares Hamilton and Alonso’s blushes (Chinese Grand Prix analysis)
Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’42.061 2 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’42.358 0.297 3 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’42.609 0.548 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’42.886 0.825 5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’43.245 1.184 6 Robert Kubica Renault 1’43.630 1.569 7 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’43.755 1.694 8 Vitaly … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix fastest laps
A sprinkling of rain produced action and overtaking galore in Shanghai. Have a look at these pictures from the Chinese Grand Prix.
Drivers championship standings Position Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 60 2 Nico Rosberg 50 3 Fernando Alonso 49 4 Lewis Hamilton 49 5 Sebastian Vettel 45 6 Felipe Massa 41 7 Robert Kubica 40 8 Mark Webber 28 9 Adrian Sutil 10 10 Michael Schumacher 10 11 Vitantonio Liuzzi 8 12 Vitaly Petrov 6 13 … Continue reading Button takes lead in title race – full points standings after China
Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 56 2 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 56 1.530 1.530 3 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 56 9.484 7.954 4 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 56 11.869 2.385 5 11 Robert Kubica Renault 56 22.213 10.344 6 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 56 33.310 11.097 … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix result
Sebastian Vettel has the best possible starting position for the Chinese Grand Prix. But with his team mate out for revenge, a string of quick rivals behind him and rain threatening, he may not have things all his own way in the race.
Chinese GP racepreparation in pictures Michael Schumacher says he can still fight for the world championship despite having only scored nine points in the first three races. Schumacher believes the new points system introduced this year will help him get back in touch with the leaders – if Mercedes can develop the W01 quickly enough. … Continue reading Schumacher: we can still fight for title
Before the season began it looked like Nico Rosberg had the worst job in Formula 1 – team mate to Michael Schumacher. But, three races in, Rosberg can hold his head up – he’s doing a far better job against the seven-times champion than any of Schumacher’s previous team mates have.
Last year’s constructors’ champions enjoyed a largely failure-free 2009 – but Michael Schumacher’s race was ended by an unusual failure in Sepang. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 8 2 Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’51.717 (+1.044) 1’50.673 Race position 3 Average race lap 1’43.576 (+2.828) 1’40.749 Laps 9/56 56/56 Pit stops 0 1 Michael Schumacher … Continue reading Malaysian GP team-by-team: Mercedes
They’re the reigning constructors’ championships and they’ve hired the most successful F1 driver ever. Surely all Mercedes have to do on their return to F1 is show up and collect the titles? It might not be quite as straightforward as that, but the title holders have a very strong hand heading into 2010.
Ross Brawn says working with Michael Schumacher at Mercedes feels just the same as it did when the two were at Ferrari together. Speaking at the Circuit de Catalunya today he said: Obviously [Schumacher] stopped because he was a little bit tired of Formula 1. That’s gone now and he’s very passionate about racing again. … Continue reading Brawn: Schumacher back where he left off
Tomorrow is the final day of F1 testing before the first race of 2010 and the question everyone wants to know the answer to is this: Who’s got the fastest car? Ferrari have been rumoured to be the favourites for some time but the race distance simulation run in largely dry conditions at the Circuit … Continue reading Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes closely matched in race distance simulations
The new Mercedes W01 has appeared for the first time as test for the 2010 F1 season begins at Valencia.
There must’ve been some joyous whooping in Mercedes’ marketing department when they found out the team was poaching Ferrari’s former star driver for 2010. Pictures and video fromMercedes’ livery launch Moments before the team revealed the colours of their 2010 F1 car they ran this new television ad starring Michael Schumacher. In a cheeky nod … Continue reading Schumacher in Mercedes SLS ad (video)
Mercedes claim the “silver arrows” livery revealed today, which their W01 will race with this year, harks back to a famous episode in the team’s history: The legacy of the Silver Arrows goes back to the 1934 Eifel Race when, on the evening before the event, the white paint was sanded off the Mercedes W25 … Continue reading Have Mercedes got their history wrong?
Mercedes have revealed the colour scheme they will use on their return to F1 in 2010. With their 2010 F1 car – to be called the W01 – not due to appear until February 1st the team used the car raced last year by Brawn for the unveiling at the Mercedes museum in Stuttgart. Michael … Continue reading Pictures: Mercedes launch 2010 F1 car livery
Michael Schumacher says he and the Mercedes Grand Prix team are aiming to win both championships this year. In an interview on his official website Schumacher said: The constellation we have here is pretty unique – with Ross and his world championship winning team, with the know-how of Mercedes, with the best engine at the … Continue reading Schumacher: “We want to win the titles”
Adrian Newey claims Red Bull evaluated a switch to Mercedes power for 2010 but were prevented from using the engines by rival teams. The designer claimed Mercedes users McLaren and Brawn blocked a Red Bull-Mercedes deal. Speaking at the Motorsport Safety Fund’s Watkins Lecture at Autosport International, Newey said the team considered the switch because … Continue reading Newey: Red Bull blocked from Mercedes deal
Michael Schumacher will earn number one status at Mercedes by being quicker than his new team mate – according to his former team mate Eddie Irvine. Talking to ESPN Irvine said: Michael won’t walk in there and expect to be number one to Nico. The fastest guy will be the number one and that’s always … Continue reading Irvine: “Schumacher will be number one”