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December 14, 2010
F1 imposes 'curfew' on hard-working mechanics
Fatigued Formula One mechanics will be spared regular all-night shifts next season after the sport's governing body inserted a 'curfew' in new rules published on Monday.
December 11, 2010
Vettel handed trophy, Korean GP wins award
Red Bull's 23-year-old German Sebastian Vettel also finally got his hands on the championship winner's trophy at the same International Automobile Federation (FIA) awards ceremony in Monaco on Friday night. F1 lift ban on controversial team orders
Formula One has lifted a ban on the so-called "team orders" which caused a huge controversy at the German Grand Prix this year when Ferrari used them to allow Fernando Alonso to win.
December 08, 2010
Ecclestone turns assault into an advert
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has turned a mugging into advertising by showing off his black eye in a newspaper advert for a Swiss watchmaker. Renault F1 team renamed Lotus Renault GP
The Renault Formula One team will race as Lotus Renault GP next year under a long-term partnership with the Malaysian-owned sportscar company, who will also become co-owners, both sides announced on Wednesday. Apologetic Renault to pay libel damages to Piquet
The Renault Formula One team apologised unreservedly to triple world champion Nelson Piquet and his son on Tuesday and agreed to pay them substantial libel damages over last year's Singapore Grand Prix crash scandal.
November 26, 2010
Chandhok eyes F1 return in crowded driver market
Karun Chandhok will test with GP2 teams in Abu Dhabi this weekend while still hoping for a return to Formula One next year in time for his country's first Grand Prix. F1 boss Ecclestone beaten and robbed in London
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone was punched and kicked to the ground by robbers as they grabbed a 200,000 pound haul from him and his Brazilian girlfriend in London.
November 25, 2010
Vettel to drive his F1 car through central Berlin
New Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel will drive his Red Bull on a lap of honour through central Berlin on Saturday in front of tens of thousands of German fans, his team said.
November 17, 2010
Melbourne may pull the plug on F1 after 2014
Melbourne may not continue to host the Australian Grand Prix after the current contract runs out in 2014, the Premier of the state of Victoria John Brumby said on Wednesday. Vettel and Webber clear the air
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber cleared the air after Sunday's season-ending race in Abu Dhabi, the German said on Tuesday.
November 16, 2010
Lotus F1 team boss torn over name change
Malaysian-owned Lotus Racing could have a completely new identity in Formula One next season although team principal Tony Fernandes says he wants to keep the Lotus name if he can. Toyota severs links with HRT F1 team
Toyota have ended a cooperation agreement with the struggling HRT Formula One team but are still seeking payment, the Japanese company said on Monday.
November 15, 2010
Vettel inspired by Raikkonen's epic comeback
Sebastian Vettel cocooned himself from distraction, took inspiration from Kimi Raikkonen's astonishing 2007 title comeback and then shed tears of joy on becoming Formula One's youngest champion on Sunday. No points from Abu Dhabi, Force India finishes 7th
Adrian Sutil finished 13th while team-mate Vitantonio Liuzzi retired after his car crashed with Michael Schumacher's Mercedes as Force India failed to collect a single point from the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and end the Formula One championships at seventh in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
November 14, 2010
Sobbing Vettel is F1's youngest champion
Germany's Sebastian Vettel sobbed with joy after becoming Formula One's youngest world champion on Sunday with a pole to flag victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
November 13, 2010
Vettel on pole in Abu Dhabi title decider
Title contender Sebastian Vettel will start Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on pole position for Red Bull with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton alongside him.
November 12, 2010
Vettel would be F1's cheeky young champion
Born in the same year that Red Bull sold their first can of energy drink, Sebastian Vettel has always seemed a marketing match made in heaven for the newly crowned Formula One constructors' champions. Resolute Alonso divides and conquers
Like Michael Schumacher and other single-minded Grand Prix greats before him, the 29-year-old Spaniard is a driver who polarises public opinion with the world divided between those who love him or loathe him. There's always next year, says Webber
Australian Mark Webber begged to differ with compatriot and Formula One great Jack Brabham on Thursday over his chances of ever winning the title if he failed to secure it this weekend.
November 11, 2010
Chandhok pondering switch from Hispania
Indian racer Karun Chandhok may start the 2011 Formula One season with a new team and the Hispania driver on Thursday disclosed that he was discussing the switch with four teams, including Force India.
November 08, 2010
Red Bull trust Vettel to do the right thing
Red Bull expect Sebastian Vettel to help team-mate Mark Webber win the Formula One world championship should the situation arise but will not be ordering him to do so. Sutil content with result at Brazilian GP
Force India driver Adrian Sutil has described his 12th place finish at the Brazilian Grand Prix as 'positive' after starting from the grid-tail.
November 07, 2010
Force India fail to win points in Brazil
Force India's Adrian Sutil raced amazingly from 22nd on the grid to finish 12th at the Brazilian Grand Prix but Vitantonio Liuzzi crashed out after an accident in the penultimate race of the season, in Sao Paulo, on Sunday. Red Bull's Vettel wins Brazilian GP
Red Bull won the Formula One constructors' championship and forced Ferrari's Fernando Alonso to wait for a third drivers' crown after Sebastian Vettel led team mate Mark Webber in a one-two finish in Brazil on Sunday. Sauber F1 engineers robbed at gunpoint
A group of Sauber engineers were robbed at gunpoint shortly after Formula One world champion Jenson Button escaped unhurt from a similar attack at the Brazilian Grand Prix, the team said on Sunday. How Alonso can win F1 title in Brazil
What the Spaniard needs to do to become the Formula One champion, and what he needs others to do. Federer extends dominance over Roddick
Roger Federer extended his dominance over Andy Roddick on Saturday, notching his 20th win in 22 meetings against the American as he won 6-2, 6-4 to reach the final of the Swiss Indoors in Basel. Button escapes unhurt from armed attackers
Formula One world champion Jenson Button escaped unhurt from an attempted armed attack as he was driven away from the Brazilian Grand Prix circuit on Saturday, he and his McLaren team said.
November 06, 2010
Hulkenberg puts Williams on pole in Brazil
German rookie Nico Hulkenberg stunned Formula One's title contenders by seizing pole position for Williams by a massive margin at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday.
November 05, 2010
Red Bull emotionally favour Vettel, says Webber
Mark Webber charged Red Bull with emotionally favouring Formula One team mate and title rival Sebastian Vettel on Thursday and said his own championship challenge had been "inconvenient".
October 29, 2010
Alonso title could devalue F1, says Mosley
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso will devalue the Formula One championship if he wins it by less than seven points, the governing body's former president Max Mosley said on Thursday. Vettel not giving up yet on F1 championship title
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel reckons that he can still win the Formula One championship title despite trailing leader Fernando Alonso by 25 points with only two races remaining.
October 24, 2010
Sutil given five place grid penalty
As if not finishing the race at the Korean Grand Prix was not enough, Force India's Adrian Sutil was on Sunday handed a five-place grid penalty, carrying into next month's Brazillian GP. Liuzzi finishes sixth at Korean GP
Vitantonio Liuzzi recorded his best result of the reason by finishing sixth in the inaugural rain-hit South Korean Grand Prix as Force India garnered eight points Yeongam on Sunday. Alonso grabs F1 lead after chaotic Korean win
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso won a rain-hit and chaotic Korean Grand Prix to seize the Formula One championship lead on Sunday after both his Red Bull rivals failed to finish.
October 23, 2010
F1 fans left disappointed by Korea GP organisers
A plan by South Korean hosts of their inaugural Grand Prix to boost ticket sales has embarrassed organisers and left fans stranded at the gates. F1 organisers relax Korea pit lane rules
Formula One officials have relaxed rules for the pit lane entry and exit at the South Korean Grand Prix after safety concerns raised by drivers. Sutil to start at 14th, Liuzzi 18th at Korean GP
Earning points will be a difficult task for Force India drivers in the inaugural South Korean Grand Prix as Adrian Sutil and Tonio Liuzzi will start 14th and 17th respectively on the grid on Sunday. Schumi warned for impeding Barrichello
Race stewards reprimanded seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher on Saturday for impeding Rubens Barrichello in South Korean Grand Prix qualifying. Vettel takes pole in South Korea
Sebastian Vettel seized pole position for the inaugural South Korean Grand Prix on Saturday, forcing Red Bull teammate and Formula One championship leader Mark Webber to settle for second best.
October 22, 2010
Spinning Webber fastest in South Korea
Championship leader Mark Webber led a trio of Formula One title rivals at the top of the practice timesheets after a slippery first day at South Korea's new circuit on Friday. The Australian spun his Red Bull off at turn 12 before returning to the track and immediately setting the fastest lap of the day, one minute 37.942 seconds, in the afternoon session.
October 21, 2010
Ecclestone approves Korea F1 circuit
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone put his seal of approval on South Korea's new grand prix circuit on Thursday even as an army of workers installed seats and applied final coats of paint.
October 20, 2010
Indian GP F1 track on course: Bernie
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone on Wedneday said that the Indian Grand Prix track at Noida was well on course for completion for the next year October 30 race and it would not be a cause of concern like the controversy-marred build-up to the Commonwealth Games.
October 10, 2010
Vettel wins Japanese GP in Red Bull one-two
Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday in a Red Bull one-two with Mark Webber, who stretched his Formula One championship lead to 14 points. Vettel takes Japan GP pole ahead of Webber
Sebastian Vettel pipped championship leading Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber to pole position in a rain-delayed Japanese Grand Prix qualifying session on Sunday.
October 09, 2010
Rain forces Japanese GP qualifying to Sunday
Qualifying for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix was postponed to the morning of the race on Saturday after pouring rain made track conditions too treacherous for drivers.
September 27, 2010
Force India stay ahead of Williams after protests
Force India stayed ahead of Williams in the Formula One constructors' standings after a post-race protest at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday. Force India's Adrian Sutil, who had finished eighth, was first handed a 20-second penalty for having gained an advantage on lap one by going off the track. That dropped the German down to 10th.
September 26, 2010
Sutil drives home points for Force India
Adrian Sutil brought Force India back among points after finishing eighth in the action-packed Singapore Grand Prix, the only night race on the Formula One Calender, in Singapore on Sunday. Alonso holds off Vettel for Singapore win
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso held off the charging Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel to win an incident-packed Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday.
September 25, 2010
Alonso secures pole position in Singapore
Fernando Alonso improved his chances of claiming a third Formula One world title by storming to pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday.
September 17, 2010
Fans will make Indian F1 GP spectacular: Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton has given thumbs up to the proposed Indian F1 Grand Prix next year. Pedrosa extends Honda deal to 2012
Dani Pedrosa has agreed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Honda until 2012.
September 16, 2010
Under-fire Australian Grand Prix posts heavy loss
The 2010 Australian Grand Prix posted a A$49.2 million (US$46 million) loss, local media reported on Thursday, placing further pressure on the state government to justify the burden on taxpayers.
September 14, 2010
McLaren reassure Hamilton over Monza mistake
Lewis Hamilton's McLaren team have told the Formula One world title contender not to beat himself up about the mistake in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix that cost him the championship lead.
September 13, 2010
Lotus to end Cosworth F1 deal at end of season
The Malaysian-backed Lotus Formula One team are poised to switch to Renault engines for 2011 after agreeing a termination of their current deal with Cosworth.
September 12, 2010
Hispania fined $20,000 for pit incident
The Hispania Formula One team were fined $20,000 at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday after Sakon Yamamoto drove off from a pitstop while a crew member was still working on the car. Hamilton crashes out of Italian GP
Lewis Hamilton's Formula One title hopes suffered a setback when he crashed out of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix without completing a lap. No points for Force India at Italian GP
Force India returned empty handed for the fourth time this season with Vitantonio Liuzzi finishing 12th and Adrian Sutil 16th at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza on Sunday. Alonso celebrates dream Ferrari win at Monza
Fernando Alonso seized a longed-for victory in his first Italian Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday while Lewis Hamilton lasted less than a lap and handed the championship lead back to Australian Mark Webber. 2011 will be tough for F1 engineers: Brawn
Formula One teams will have to change their working practices next season to prevent a record 20-race calendar pushing staff to breaking point, according to Mercedes boss Ross Brawn.
September 11, 2010
Hamilton rues Monza mistake
Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton made the wrong call in qualifying and ended up fifth on the Italian Grand Prix starting grid on Saturday. Sutil to start 11th, Liuzzi 20th in Italian GP
Force India driver Adrian Sutil will start 11th, while his team-mate Vitantonio Liuzzi will be nine places behind him when Italian Grand Prix gets underway in Monza on Sunday. Alonso ends Ferrari pole drought at Monza
Fernando Alonso put Ferrari on pole position for their home Italian Grand Prix on Saturday to end a Formula One drought extending back to the end of 2008. Team orders would shorten my F1 career: Button
World champion Jenson Button has warned that legalising 'team orders' in Formula One would hasten his departure from the sport.
September 10, 2010
'Team orders taint won't take the gloss off title'
Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso has said that he does not care if he wins the drivers' crown in the courtroom rather than on the track.
September 09, 2010
'India's F1 GP circuit will be ready in time'
The circuit for next year's Indian Grand Prix will be ready in time and tickets for the first Formula One race in the country will go on sale by the end of this year, an official said on Thursday. Ferrari escape further penalty over orders
Formula One's governing body upheld a $100,000 fine for Ferrari on Wednesday but kept alive Fernando Alonso's hopes of a third title after deciding to impose no further sanctions for the use of banned 'team orders'. Race stewards had handed the $100,000 fine to the Italian glamour team after the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim in July when Ferrari were found to have ordered Felipe Massa to allow Fernando Alonso victory in a one-two finish.
September 08, 2010
Vettel seeks more Monza magic
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel returns to the scene of his first Formula One victory this weekend hoping to pull off another Italian Grand Prix win against the odds. India takes F1 calendar to record 20 races
Formula One will stretch to a record 20 races next year with India making its grand prix debut in late October although no new teams will be coming in, the sport's governing body said on Wednesday. The Indian round, at a circuit being built near New Delhi, is due to be the 18th of the championship on Oct. 30 subject to the facility passing a final inspection by the International Automobile Federation (FIA).
September 07, 2010
Alonso's F1 title hopes may hang on Paris hearing
Fernando Alonso's Formula One title hopes could suffer a knockout blow when the sport's governing body decides Ferrari's fate at a Paris hearing on Wednesday.
September 04, 2010
Chandhok completes first laps of Korean F1 circuit
Karun Chandhok declared South Korea's new, and as yet unfinished, grand prix circuit to be in good shape after becoming the first person to drive a Formula One car around it on Saturday.
August 31, 2010
Button says won't play second fiddle to Hamilton
Formula One champ Jenson Button has told his McLaren bosses that he is not ready to play second fiddle to fellow Brit and Belgian Grand Prix 2010 winner Lewis Hamilton, even if it costs McLaren the title.
August 29, 2010
Belgian GP: Sutil grabs 5th spot
Force India's Adrian Sutil notched up a career-best equalling performance in Formula One by finishing fifth at the rain-marred and action-filled Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday. Hamilton wins Belgian GP to take title lead
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton won a chaotic and thrilling Belgian Grand Prix to seize back the Formula One championship lead from Red Bull's Mark Webber on Sunday. Barrichello's crashes out in his 300th race
Rubens Barrichello had no luck in his 300th grand Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday, with the Brazilian retiring on the first lap after a collision with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
August 28, 2010
Sutil to start 8th, Liuzzi 12th at Spa
Adrian Sutil will start eighth at the grid while his Force India Formula One team-mate Vitantonio Liuzzi will be at the 12th spot in the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. Webber puts Red Bull on pole in Belgium
Formula One championship leader Mark Webber gave Red Bull their 12th pole position in 13 races this season at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday. Hope springs eternal for Spa-loving Schumacher
Michael Schumacher refused to write off his chances at his beloved Belgian Grand Prix on Thursday, even if everybody else did so weeks ago. Barrichello blasts through the 300 mark
Michael Schumacher can give up right now if he thinks he will one day eclipse Rubens Barrichello's record number of Formula One races.
August 27, 2010
Chandhok to drive first laps of Korean track
India's Karun Chandhok has been pencilled in to be the first driver to lap South Korea's new Grand Prix circuit in a Formula One car next month. Schumacher apologises to Barrichello by text
Michael Schumacher apologised to Rubens Barrichello by text on Thursday for almost forcing his former Ferrari team mate into a wall at this month's Hungarian Grand Prix.
August 25, 2010
Tough to replicate 2009 show at Spa: Force India
Force India had a dream race at the Belgian Grand Prix last year with their first ever pole, podium and championship points but the F1 team says it will be difficult to repeat the marvellous 2009 show when the second part of the season begins in Spa, Belgium on Sunday.
August 24, 2010
Force India warn against another Spa surprise
Force India return to the scene of their greatest race this weekend with scant hopes of repeating last year's Belgian Grand Prix heroics. 'Hoon' Hamilton fined for Melbourne street spin
McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has been fined A$500 ($445) but avoided conviction for reckless driving outside Melbourne's Australian Grand Prix circuit in March.
August 21, 2010
Raikkonen rules out Formula One return
Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen is unlikely to return to Formula One, he was quoted as saying on Saturday. Force India fined over fee dispute: Report
Formula One team Force India has been slapped with a heavy euro 1,074,730 fine by the Queen's Bench Division in the High Court of Justice in London over a fee dispute with Italian company Aerolab.
August 09, 2010
Sutil confident of ending F1 season on a high
Force India driver Adrian Sutil is confident of picking up points in the remaining seven races of the Formula 1 season and finish 2010 on a high.
August 03, 2010
Schumacher says sorry to Barrichello
Michael Schumacher apologised to Rubens Barrichello on Monday after almost driving his former Ferrari team mate into a concrete wall in a 300kph duel at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Ferrari 'team orders' hearing set for September 8
Ferrari will discover in September if they will face further sanctions for the use of illegal "team orders" in last month's German Formula One Grand Prix after the case was referred to the World Motor Sport Council.
August 02, 2010
Schumacher handed grid penalty, Mercedes fined
Seven times champion Michael Schumacher was handed a 10 place penalty on the starting grid for this month's Belgian Grand Prix for impeding Rubens Barrichello in Hungary on Sunday. Barrichello attacks 'unfair' Schumacher
Brazilian Rubens Barrichello accused former Ferrari team-mate Michael Schumacher of trying to drive him off the track on Sunday in the most dangerous manoeuvre of his Formula One career.
August 01, 2010
Barrichello attacks Schumacher for 'unfair battle'
Brazilian Rubens Barrichello criticised former Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher on Sunday for what he said was the most dangerous manoeuvre ever used against him. Force India's Sutil retires after freak accident
Points eluded Force India at the Hungarian Grand Prix as Adrian Sutil retired after a freak collision in the pit lane and Vitantonio Liuzzi finished 13th, in Budapest on Sunday. Webber wins in Hungary to take F1 lead
Australian Mark Webber took back the Formula One championship lead from Lewis Hamilton on Sunday after grabbing victory in a Hungarian Grand Prix that Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel had been favourite to win. F1 leader Hamilton retires from Hungarian GP
Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton retired from the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday in only his second failure to score points this season. F1 can do without another new team: Brawn
Formula One can do without another new team and should make sure it retains the ones it already has, according to Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn.
July 31, 2010
Vettel runs away with Hungary GP pole
Germany's Sebastian Vettel stormed to his fourth successive pole position on Saturday in a Red Bull sweep of the Hungarian Grand Prix front row with Australian Mark Webber.
July 30, 2010
Ferrari have no number two, says Massa
Felipe Massa denied that he has become Ferrari's number two driver and said on Thursday he is out to win in Hungary this weekend. Business as usual for birthday boy Alonso
Fernando Alonso shrugged off criticism of his Ferrari team tactics and made clear it was business as usual at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Thursday.
July 29, 2010
Monaco signs 10-year extension for F1 race
Monaco has signed a 10-year contract extension for its Grand Prix only weeks after Formula One's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone suggested the sport could live without the showcase race.
July 28, 2010
Chandhok to miss Hungarian Grand Prix
Indian driver Karun Chandhok will miss Sunday's Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix after also being dropped by Hispania for last weekend's race in Germany.
July 26, 2010
Formula One team orders never really went away
The 'team orders' that caused a furore at the German Grand Prix on Sunday were banned eight years ago after Ferrari and Michael Schumacher triggered a roar of outrage that echoed around the world. Mallya's Force India reprimanded after tyre bungle
Force India were reprimanded by stewards at the German Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday after mixing up their drivers' tyres.
July 25, 2010
Ferrari fined $100,000 for illegal team order
Ferrari were fined $100,000 by stewards on Sunday for the use of illegal 'team orders' in winning the German Formula One Grand Prix. No points but double finish for Force India
For only the second time this season, Force India returned empty handed as Vitantonio Liuzzi and Adrian Sutil finished the German Grand Prix at the 16th and 17th place respectively in Hockenheim on Sunday. Alonso wins German GP in Ferrari one-two
Fernando Alonso led a Ferrari one-two in the German Grand Prix on Sunday after denying Brazilian team mate Felipe Massa an emotional victory one year on from a near-fatal crash.
July 24, 2010
Bad day for Force India at qualifying
Force India faces a tough task to get points from tomorrow's German Grand Prix as Adrian Sutil will start from 19th and Vitantonio Liuizzi from 22nd on the grid after a disastrous qualifying in Hockenheim. Vettel takes pole for home German GP
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel snatched pole position for his home German Grand Prix on Saturday after beating Ferrari's Fernando Alonso by barely the blink of an eye. McLaren aim to overtake Ferrari as top F1 brand
McLaren aim to overtake glamour team Ferrari as Formula One's leading brand within the next 20 years, team principal Martin Whitmarsh said.
July 23, 2010
Hispania in talks with Toyota for 2011 car
Formula One newcomers Hispania (HRT) are talking to Toyota about a technical partnership for next season, team boss Colin Kolles said on Friday. Hamilton fights back after costly crash
Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton suffered a costly crash in practice for the German Grand Prix Friday while rivals Ferrari and Red Bull showed off their speed. McLaren drivers divided by wet conditions
Lewis Hamilton and team mate Jenson Button were divided on Thursday on how a wet practice session would affect McLaren's German Grand Prix prospects.
July 21, 2010
Hamilton hitches lift with buddy Button
Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton is certain the in-fighting affecting rivals Red Bull could never happen at McLaren despite teammate Jenson Button lying just behind him in second spot.
July 19, 2010
Button wants Russian Grand Prix after Kremlin laps
Formula One world champion Jenson Button has endorsed the idea of having a Russian Grand Prix after getting a feel of driving round the Kremlin on Sunday.
July 17, 2010
Chandhok dropped for German Grand Prix
India's Karun Chandhok was confident his Formula One career remained on track on Friday despite being dropped by his Hispania (HRT) team for next week's German Grand Prix.
July 15, 2010
Hockenheim will be better for us: Liuzzi
Force India's Vitantonio Liuzzi analyses what went wrong for him at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone when he finished outside the points in 11th position. Petrov must start scoring points: Renault
Renault have told Russian Formula One rookie Vitaly Petrov that he must start scoring regular points to secure his future with the team.
July 13, 2010
We will be F1 champions, says Ferrari's Alonso
Ferrari will still win the Formula One championship despite failing to score any points in Britain at the weekend, according to their double world champion Fernando Alonso.
July 11, 2010
Sutil 8th, Liuzzi 11th in British GP
Adrian Sutil lost a dramatic duel with pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel in the final lap to finish eighth, as Force India added four valuable points from an eventful British Grand in Silverstone on Sunday. His team mate Vitantonio Liuzzi also featured in a wheel-to-wheel duel with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso before finishing 11th, just outside the points bracket. Webber wins British Grand Prix for Red Bull
Australian Mark Webber won the British Formula One Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday. Britain's Lewis Hamilton was second for McLaren, 1.3 seconds behind, to extend his overall lead in the championship. Germany's Nico Rosberg finished third for Mercedes.
July 10, 2010
Liuzzi drops five places, Alguersuari fined
Force India's Vitantonio Liuzzi will drop five places on the British Grand Prix starting grid after impeding another driver during qualifying, race stewards said on Saturday. Vettel on pole for British Grand Prix
Germany's Sebastian Vettel roared to pole position ahead of team mate Mark Webber on an all-Red Bull front row at the British Grand Prix on Saturday.
July 09, 2010
Senna dropped for British GP, Chandhok stays
Brazilian Bruno Senna, nephew of the late great Ayrton, has been dropped by his HRT Formula One team for Sunday's British Grand Prix.
July 07, 2010
Mallya optimistic of podium finish in Spa, Monza
Force India Chairman Vijay Mallya is expecting both Adrian Sutil and Vitantonio Liuzzi to be among points in Sunday's British Grand Prix and reckons a podium finish is possible in Spa and Monza. Force India confident ahead of British Grand Prix
Force India's chief race engineer Dominic Harlow reveals how the team has prepared for the new challenge at the revamped Silverstone circuit. Button can end home jinx at Silverstone
Victory at Silverstone on Sunday would mean more to Jenson Button than anyone on the Formula One starting grid but his championship-leading McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton has no intention of letting that happen.
June 28, 2010
Safety car makes Schumacher, Alonso see red
Former champions Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso saw red on Sunday after the safety car wrecked their hopes of European Grand Prix success. Schumacher, nine races into a comeback with Mercedes at the age of 41 and after three seasons out, finished 15th after being forced to wait at the pit lane exit for a red light to change to green while the safety car was deployed.
June 27, 2010
Vettel charges to European GP victory
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the European Grand Prix on Sunday while McLaren's Lewis Hamilton doubled his championship lead by finishing runner-up for the third year in a row. Webber escapes unhurt in dramatic Valencia crash
Australian Mark Webber escaped serious injury when his Red Bull flipped into the air and landed upside down in a dramatic crash at the European Grand Prix on Sunday.
June 26, 2010
Q3 eludes Force India, Sutil to start 13th
Adrian Sutil will start Sunday European Grand Prix 13th on the grid, just ahead of team-mate Vitantonio Liuzzi, as Force India witnessed a disappointing afternoon with none of them making to the third qualifying session (Q3) on Saturday. Vettel takes pole with Webber alongside
Germany's Sebastian Vettel locked down pole position for the European Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with Red Bull sweeping the front row for the fourth time this season.
June 24, 2010
Sauber to change name at end of F1 season
BMW-Sauber will have to wait until the end of the 2010 Formula One season to change their name, a spokesman for the Swiss-based team said on Thursday. The governing International Automobile Federation (FIA)'s Formula One commission had agreed at a meeting this week that they could change their name at the end of the championship, the spokesman added.
June 23, 2010
Pirelli appointed sole F1 tyre supplier
Italy's Pirelli has been appointed as the single tyre supplier for the Formula One world championship for three years starting in 2011, the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) said on Wednesday. Trebles all round for Hamilton and McLaren
Hamilton is chasing his third win in a row, something he has yet to achieve in a stellar career that has already delivered so much in such a short period, while McLaren are targeting their third successive one-two.
June 18, 2010
Sutil rues missed opportunity in Montreal
Force India driver Adrian Sutil is still rankled by the missed opportunity in Montreal where, he reckons, a top five finish was well within the realm of possibility but for the contact with Robert Kubica which left him with a punctured tyre.
June 14, 2010
Ferrari curse bad luck in Montreal
Fernando Alonso declared himself back in the Formula One title race on Sunday after finishing third in a Canadian Grand Prix that left Ferrari team mate Felipe Massa cursing his misfortune. The Spaniard has struggled to keep pace with Red Bull and McLaren since winning the opening race of the season in Bahrain but believes he is back in business after finishing behind McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in Montreal. Expected better result in Montreal: Mallya
Even though both the drivers finished inside the top 10 Force India chairman Vijay Mallya said he had expected the Canadian Grand Prix to yield more points for the Silverstone-based outfit. Liuzzi, Sutil log points for Force India
Both the Force India cars finished among points for only the second time since its inception, while Hispania driver Karun Chandhok came 18th in the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal on Sunday.
June 13, 2010
Hamilton wins Canadian GP in one-two for McLaren
Britain's Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix in a McLaren one-two with team mate Jenson Button on Sunday. McLaren deny wrongdoing after being fined
McLaren were fined $10,000 and issued with a reprimand on Saturday after Lewis Hamilton stopped on the track immediately after taking pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix. Red Bull set to gamble on tyre strategy in Canada
Red Bull are pinning their hopes that a calculated gamble that may have ended the team's run of pole positions will deliver them victory in Sunday's Canadian Formula One Grand Prix. Hamilton fined #6,869 after snatching pole
Lewis Hamilton was fined 6,869 pounds ($10,000) and reprimanded for failing to return his car to the pits quickly enough after claiming pole position during qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix Saturday. Team bosses back proposal to punish bad drivers
Formula One team bosses have backed a proposal by International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Jean Todt to penalise Grand Prix drivers for everyday traffic offences. Liuzzi sizzles, to start ahead of Massa
Vitantonio Liuzzi shrugged off his recent setbacks and will start Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix sixth on the grid, while team-mate Adrian Sutil will start ninth after both the Force India cars made it to the third qualifying session (Q3) in Montreal on Sunday. Hamilton ends Red Bull's run of poles
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton timed his final run to perfection to snatch pole position for the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday and shatter Red Bull's run of supremacy.
June 12, 2010
F1 team bosses back proposal to punish bad drivers
Formula One team bosses have backed a proposal by International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Jean Todt to penalise Grand Prix drivers for everyday traffic offences.
June 11, 2010
McLaren says no crash needed to beat Red Bull
Buoyed by the lucky break that gave them a one-two finish in Turkey, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button believe they can beat Red Bull on their own merits in this weekend's Canadian Formula One Grand Prix.
June 08, 2010
Force India join Peta against French delicacy
Force India drivers Adrian Sutil and Vitantonio Liuzzi have joined reigning F1 champion Jenson Button in pledging not to eat foie gras, a French delicacy which has created a stir because of controversial production methods.
June 07, 2010
Webber to stay at Red Bull, Kimi likely to return
Formula One championship leader Mark Webber will stay with Red Bull next year in an unchanged line-up with Germany's Sebastian Vettel, the team said on Monday.
June 02, 2010
Force India sues Lotus over car design
The Vijay Mallya-owned Force India Formula One team has sued F1 rival Lotus in UK, accusing it of copying their VJM03 wind tunnel model.
May 31, 2010
It's a flop show for Ferrari in 800th race
Ferrari marked their 800th Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday with a meagre haul of 10 points and their drivers moaning about damage limitation and boredom. Collision must not happen again: Red Bull bos
Red Bull will take steps to ensure the rivalry between their drivers does not wreck the team's Formula One title hopes, principal Christian Horner said on Sunday.
May 30, 2010
Force India's Sutil finishes 9th in Turkish GP
Adrian Sutil's ninth place finish earned Force India a couple of precious points from the eventful Turkish Grand Prix while Hispania driver Karun Chandhok was classified 20th though he could not finish the race. Vettel crashes out after collision with team-mate
Red Bull blew a one-two finish in the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday when Australian Mark Webber and Germany's Sebastian Vettel collided on lap 40 while running first and second. Hamilton wins in Turkey after Red Bulls collide
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton celebrated his first win of the Formula One season in Turkey on Sunday after his Red Bull rivals drove each other off the track while heading for a one-two finish. Hamilton irked by 'ill-informed' Mansell
Lewis Hamilton told fellow-Briton Nigel Mansell to get his facts straight on Saturday after being branded 'manufactured' by the former Formula One world champion. Button ducks questions about private life
World champion Jenson Button put Formula One firmly ahead of his love life on Saturday after fending off awkward questions about breaking up with his lingerie model girlfriend.
May 29, 2010
Chandhok to begin Turkish GP last
Adrian Sutil will start Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix 11th on the grid, seven places ahead of team-mate Vitantonio Liuzzi, as none of the Force India drivers could make it to the third qualifying session (Q3)on Saturday. Webber seizes pole hat-trick in Turkey
Formula One championship leader Mark Webber completed a hat-trick of pole positions at the Turkish Grand Prix on Saturday to hammer home Red Bull's qualifying supremacy.
May 28, 2010
Massa likely to stay: Ferrari
Brazilian Felipe Massa is likely to stay with Ferrari next year alongside Fernando Alonso, team principal Stefano Domenicali said on Thursday. New Red Bull contract on the cards for Webber
Mark Webber can expect a new Red Bull contract to be heading his way after team boss Christian Horner said on Thursday that he was not looking to change a winning line-up.
May 26, 2010
Massa fired up for Ferrari red letter day
A red letter day for Formula One glamour team Ferrari this weekend provides the perfect occasion for Felipe Massa to rekindle his Turkish Grand Prix love affair. Sunday's seventh round of the season will be the scuderia's 800th Grand Prix, a milestone no other team is close to matching, and the Italians would dearly love to celebrate in style. Button hopeful of retaining F1 championship title
Reigning Formula One champion Jenson Button insists that he is still in the race for the championship title despite a successful season so far for the Red Bull team. Austin to host F1 Grand Prix from 2012
Formula One will return to the United States in 2012 with a 10-year deal for a race in the Texas state capital Austin, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone announced on Tuesday. Confident Karun hopes to rev it up in Istanbul
Karun Chandhok grew in confidence with his eventful 14th place finish in the Monaco Grand Prix and the Hispania driver now wants to carry forward the confidence to Sunday's race in Istanbul.
May 25, 2010
Williams revert to old wings after Monaco crashes
Williams will revert to older versions of their front wing in Turkey this weekend after both of the Formula One team's cars crashed at the last race in Monaco.
May 24, 2010
Armaan fifth in F2's Monza race
Pushed to the back of the grid after a disappointing qualifying session, Indian driver Armaan Ebrahim jostled through to an impressive fifth-spot finish in the FIA Formula Two Championship race in Monza.
May 23, 2010
Hamilton charged over Melbourne street stunt
Former world champion Lewis Hamilton has been charged with 'intentional loss of control of a motor vehicle' after performing a stunt in his Mercedes road car on a public street at the Australian Grand Prix in March.
May 20, 2010
'Negative to have Indian driver at Force India'
Having an Indian driver in Force India just for the sake of it would have been counter-productive for the Silverstone-based outfit, said Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Formula One to amend safety car rules
Formula One's governing body has moved to amend the sport's safety car rules after Michael Schumacher was penalised for an overtaking move at last weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement on Thursday that there is "a lack of clarity" in the application of a rule prohibiting overtaking when the safety car was deployed on the last lap of a race.
May 18, 2010
Affordable tickets, tight security for Indian GP
Indian Grand Prix organisers have promised affordable tickets and tight security to deal with anything from terror threats to stray dogs when the Formula One race makes its debut next year. The circuit is being built 35 km outside New Delhi by industrial conglomerate the Jaypee Group, with a race pencilled in for October 2011.
May 17, 2010
Chandhok upbeat after Monaco GP scare
Karun Chandhok hailed Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix as one of his best races yet, despite running over a rival's steering wheel and then crashing out with a car skimming his helmet.
May 16, 2010
Schumacher penalised for foul move on Alonso
Michael Schumacher was stripped of sixth place at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday for illegally overtaking Ferrari's Fernando Alonso on the last corner of the race. Force India drivers log points at Monaco GP
For the first time, both the Force India cars finished among points but Hispania driver Karun Chandhok was among the 12 drivers who did not last the distance at the Monaco Grand Prix, which turned out to be a bloodbath of a race in Monte Carlo on Sunday. Webber wins in Monaco to lead F1 championship
Mark Webber swept to victory in the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday in a Red Bull one-two that catapulted the Australian to the top of the Formula One leaderboard. Button crashes out due to engine failure in Monaco
Formula One world champion Jenson Button blamed a McLaren mistake for the engine failure that ended his Monaco Grand Prix after only a couple of laps on Sunday.
May 15, 2010
Liuzzi to start Monaco GP 10th, Sutil 12th
Force India driver Vitantonio Liuzzi came out of team-mate Adrian Sutil's shadow and will start Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix 10th on the grid while Hispania driver Karun Chandhok will have Ferrari's Fernando Alonso giving him company in the last row. Webber puts Red Bull on pole in Monaco
Australian Mark Webber dreamed of emulating compatriot and Formula One great Jack Brabham on Saturday after putting his Red Bull on pole position for the showcase Monaco Grand Prix. Alonso wrecks Ferrari, to miss qualifying
Fernando Alonso will start Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix from the pit lane after wrecking his Ferrari in final practice for the showcase race of the Formula One season.
May 11, 2010
Force India banking on new updates to fetch points
Force India is banking on a new aero update and its drivers' liking for the layout to swell its point tally in the Monaco Grand Prix here on Sunday.
May 09, 2010
Webber wins Spanish GP in convincing fashion
Australian Mark Webber won the Spanish Grand Prix for rampant Red Bull on Sunday after leading from start to finish at Formula One's most predictable circuit. Seventh place-finish for Sutil at Spanish GP
Adrian Sutil's seventh place finish brought Force India back among the points again but Hispania driver Karun Chandhok's hopes of a third successive finish were dashed after a tangle with Toro Rosso's Jamie Alguersuari in the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona on Sunday.
May 08, 2010
Webber on pole for Spanish Grand Prix
Australian Mark Webber took pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday ahead of Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel. The pole was the team's fifth in five races and Webber's second of the season. Torres, Gerrard safe despite debt: Liverpool
Liverpool's new chairman has reassured fans the club's debts will not lead to the sale of marquee players Fernando Torres or Steven Gerrard. 'King' Chandhok happy to leave his throne
Formula One driver Karun Chandhok had a spring in his step at the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday after recovering from a bout of food poisoning that laid him low earlier in the week.
May 07, 2010
Blue is the colour for red-shirted Alonso
Fernando Alonso is looking forward to a sea of blue in the grandstands at his home Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday even if Ferrari's passionate fans usually wear red. The double world champion, the only Spaniard to have won a Formula One Grand Prix, can count on strong support from his native Asturias region where locals fly a pale blue flag with a yellow cross. Ferrari remove symbol representing cigarette brand
Ferrari removed a controversial bar code livery from their Formula One cars on Thursday after suggestions that it represented subliminal advertising for cigarette sponsor Marlboro. I haven't performed to some expectations: Schumi
Seven-times world champion, Michael Schumacher, struggling to make an impact in his Formula One comeback with Mercedes at the age of 41 and three years after he retired, recognised that he had failed to meet some people's expectations.
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