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Hamilton has Suzuka score to settle

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Hamilton has Suzuka score to settle

Lewis Hamilton is relishing the prospect of getting to grips with “one of the great racetracks of the world”. The Formula One pitches up in the Far East for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix. Regardless of how the 2010 season plays out between now and the finale in Abu Dhabi on November 14, it is […]

Vettel’s halo starting to fade

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He possesses surfer-dude looks and a cheeky-boy smile, but the innocent charm of Sebastian Vettel is starting to wear thin. That is hardly unsurprising and perhaps was to be expected given the circumstances Vettel has been forced to endure this season. As Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner remarked after the recent Hungarian Grand […]

Webber wins in Hungary to take F1 lead

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BUDAPEST: Australian Mark Webber took over as leader of the Formula One drivers’ world championship on Sunday with a mature and measured victory in an incident-filled 25th Hungarian Grand Prix. The 33-year-old Red Bull driver took full advantage of other people’s problems, including those of his 23-year-old German teammate Sebastian Vettel, to produce an assured […]

Schumacher calls for calm

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Michael Schumacher has urged all within Mercedes to remain calm if they are to crack the issues blighting the team. On home soil at Hockenheim, the German Grand Prix weekend was one of the team’s worst this year as they collected their second lowest total of points – just six – from the 11 races […]

Alonso, Massa dodge media questions

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Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso were grilled by the media after a German Grand Prix in which Ferrari were later fined 100,000 US dollars for implementing team orders. The duo attempted to explain away what had unfolded, but failed to convince the sceptical press, and they clearly cut no ice with the stewards later given […]

Lorenzo stretches MotoGP lead with US win

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LAGUNA SECA (California): Spain’s Jorge Lorenzo rode his Yamaha to victory on Sunday at the United States Moto Grand Prix, extending his season points lead with his ninth podium in as many season races. Lorenzo won in 43 min 54.873secs, some 3.517 seconds ahead of runner-up Casey Stoner of Australia riding a Ducati. Reigning world […]

Q3 eludes Force India, Sutil to start 11th

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SILVERSTONE: Adrian Sutil will start the British Grand Prix 11th on the grid, four places ahead of teammate Vitantonio Liuzzi as none of the Force India drivers could make it to the third qualifying session (Q3) on Saturday. Lone Indian driver Karun Chandhok qualified 23rd, sharing the last row with Hispania teammate Sakon Yamamoto. For […]

Mixed start for Hamilton and Button

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Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button endured contrasting fortunes in the first practice session for Sunday’s British Grand Prix. It was a 90-minute outing, however, that was primarily all about data gathering for McLaren whose cars are sporting a major upgrade they hope will propel them ahead of Red Bull Racing. But in temperatures touching 25C […]

Hamilton looks to extend lead in Valencia

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VALENCIA: Drivers’ championship leader Lewis Hamilton expects some tough competition at this weekend’s European Grand Prix, but claimed he has some ‘unfinished business’ at the Valencia street circuit. The 2008 champion has led team-mate and fellow Briton Jenson Button in two consecutive one-two victories for McLaren and believes that his team are now in great […]

Akiyoshi replaces Aoyama for Honda

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Interwetten Honda MotoGP Team have confirmed that test rider Akiyoshi will replace Hiroshi Aoyama at both Assen and Catalunya. The news comes as the search for a longer term replacement for the injured Japanese rider continues. 2009 250cc World Champion Aoyama fractured a vertebra in a massive landslide during a warm up session crash at […]

More to come from Jenson Button

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Button is revelling in his latest fight for the Formula One world title and has warned his rivals “there is more to come”. Jenson Button has had to settle for second best in the last two races in Turkey last month and Canada on Sunday as McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton grabbed the glory with victory. […]

Yamaha in no rush to replace injured Valentino Rossi

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LONDON: Yamaha will keep Valentino Rossi’s place open for the next couple of races before calling up a stand-in for their injured MotoGP champion. Team manager Davide Brivio told the official motogp.com website on Monday that there was no rush to replace the charismatic Italian, who is likely to miss most of the rest of […]

Dani Pedrosa dominated the Italian Grand Prix

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Dani Pedrosa dominated the Italian Grand Prix today as he led from pole to chequered flag to secure his first win of the season. The Repsol Honda rider crossed the line four seconds ahead of championship leader Jorge Lorenzo, with Italian Andrea Dovizioso representing the host nation on the podium with a third-place finish.

Fighter Alonso still in the fight

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Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has jumped to the defence of Fernando Alonso in the wake of recent criticism of Spaniard. Alonso made a dream start to his Ferrari career with victory in the season-opening grand prix in Bahrain, since when mistakes have been made. Notably, Alonso was involved in a first-corner collision with old […]

Hamilton: Red Bull a class above

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Lewis Hamilton believes Red Bull Racing were in a class of their own to such an extent around Monaco they were “taking the Mickey.” Hamilton finished fifth in his McLaren behind a dominant Red Bull one-two spearheaded by Mark Webber who scored his second successive lights-to-flag win in the space of eight days following his […]