Safety car spares Hamilton and Alonso’s blushes (Chinese Grand Prix analysis)

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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)

Chinese Grand Prix fastest laps

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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

Button takes lead in title race – full points standings after China

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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

Schumacher: we can still fight for title

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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

Malaysian GP team-by-team: Mercedes

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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

Brawn: Schumacher back where he left off

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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

Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes closely matched in race distance simulations

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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

Schumacher in Mercedes SLS ad (video)

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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)

Schumacher: “We want to win the titles”

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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”

Newey: Red Bull blocked from Mercedes deal

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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

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