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News - 23 April 2014

Shanghai result a boost for Force India

23 April - 03:35 - Planet-F1

After both drivers finished in the points at the Chinese Grand Prix, Force India are happy with their performance at the Shanghai circuit...

McLaren confident of race victories

23 April - 02:52 - Planet-F1

McLaren believe they can 'fight for a win' are some stage of the 2014 season, Racing Director Eric Boullier revealed on Wednesday...

Nothing wrong with McLaren - Boullier

23 April - 01:23 - BBC Formula One

Racing director Eric Boullier calls for calm and insists he will "rebuild a winning McLaren team".

Horner full of praise for Ricciardo

23 April - 12:25 - Planet-F1

Christian Horner is waxing lyrical over Daniel Ricciardo, saying the Australian has been 'outstanding' in his short career with Red Bull...

'McLaren can still win races'

23 April - 12:17 - Sky Sports F1

Eric Boullier remains optimistic that McLaren can win in 2014, despite their season appearing to take a step backwards during the opening four races.

Wolff: Merc exceeding expectations

23 April - 11:29 - Planet-F1

Even though they had a strong pre-season, Mercedes never expected to start the 2014 so strongly, according to Executive Director Toto Wolff...

Massa bemoans bad luck

23 April - 10:50 - Planet-F1

Felipe Massa has admitted that he is somewhat frustrated by the way his Williams career has started...

McLaren - Fallows replacement lined up

23 April - 10:38 - Planet-F1

McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier has confirmed that a replacement for aerodynamics expert Dan Fallows has already identified...

McLaren our only customer - Honda

23 April - 08:53 - Planet-F1

Honda have revealed that McLaren will be the only team that will be supplied with power units in the 2015 season, although the Japanese manufacturer haven't ruled out additional customers thereafter...

News - 22 April 2014

Honda: Just McLaren for now

22 April - 03:14 - Sky Sports F1

Honda says there are no plans to supply its new power unit to teams other than McLaren, although motorsport boss Yasuhisa Arai has not ruled out further customers in the long term.

Bottas wants more from Williams

22 April - 02:33 - Planet-F1

Valtteri Bottas is somewhat disappointed with the start Williams have made to the season, even though he has scored 24 points in four races...

McLaren factory proving its worth

22 April - 01:25 - Planet-F1

The McLaren factory has produced the downforce improvements the F1 team requires to move up the grid, it revealed on Tuesday...

VIDEO: Williams need to cut slack - Smedley

22 April - 01:10 - BBC Formula One

Williams head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley believes that his new team need to 'cut out all of the slack' and work on 'a knife edge' in order to succeed

'Much work to be done at Williams'

22 April - 12:47 - Planet-F1

Rob Smedley has admitted that Williams have several areas that needs improvement if they are to have a successful season...

Horner: Vettel will be back

22 April - 12:09 - Sky Sports F1

Struggling World Champion Sebastian Vettel will be "back with a bang" once he masters Red Bull's RB10, Christian Horner has confidently predicted.

Vettel issues down to set-up

22 April - 11:50 - Planet-F1

Sebastian Vettel is struggling with his Red Bull because he isn't 'getting the feedback from the car he wants' according to Christian Horner...

Lopez - Lotus making progress

22 April - 11:21 - Planet-F1

Lotus have improved by about two seconds per lap thanks to the progress Renault have made with their power units, according to Gerard Lopez...

Lopez - Lotus making significant progress

22 April - 11:21 - Planet-F1

Lotus have improved by about two seconds per lap thanks to the progress Renault have made with their power units, according to Gerard Lopez...

Red Bull hit back at Mercedes

22 April - 10:57 - Sky Sports F1

Red Bull have taken a swipe at Mercedes over their rivals' attempts to get their punishment for Daniel Ricciardo's Australian GP disqualification increased, accusing the championship leaders of being 'rattled'.

'Driving style behind China struggles'

22 April - 10:40 - Planet-F1

Kimi Raikkonen believes his driving style was the main reason for his poor performance at last week's Chinese Grand Prix...

Mercedes feared Rosberg might not finish

22 April - 09:00 - Planet-F1

Mercedes feared that Nico Rosberg wouldn't be able to finish last week's Chinese Grand Prix after the German was involved in a first corner incident with the Williams of Valtteri Bottas.

News - 21 April 2014

'Comfortable' Hamilton in a good space

21 April - 01:55 - Planet-F1

After winning last week's Chinese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he is in a 'very happy place' at the moment...

Red Bull plead innocence in Fallows row

21 April - 01:11 - Planet-F1

Red Bull maintain that they aren't behind aero chief Dan Fallows' decision to snub McLaren and stay with the Milton Keynes outfit...

Alonso: Title 'very tough'

21 April - 12:48 - Sky Sports F1

Just four races into the F1 season, Fernando Alonso has accepted that he and Ferrari are going to find it "very tough" to be title contenders.

Magnussen: My dad is a distraction

21 April - 12:31 - Planet-F1

McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen has admitted that his father's presence at the various Formula One circuits is something of a distraction for him...

Coulthard: Vettel struggles but Alonso impresses

21 April - 11:43 - BBC Formula One

Champion Sebastian Vettel's tough season continues but Fernando Alonso leads the way in a Ferrari revival

McLaren form dictated by the weather

21 April - 10:52 - Planet-F1

McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier has admitted that their form this year seems to be dependent on the weather conditions...

'Hamilton hits the sweet spot'

21 April - 10:48 - Sky Sports F1

A third victory in China for Lewis Hamilton, then, and a third straight win for him this season. It's clear that an infectious momentum is building behind the Mercedes star as F1 returns to Europe, with the British papers trumpeting his latest success on Monday.

Lauda calls for Mercedes calm

21 April - 10:30 - Planet-F1

Mercedes executive Niki Lauda has urged the team to continue improving the car, despite their dominant start to the 2014 season...

Motivation no problem for Kimi

21 April - 10:15 - Planet-F1

Kimi Raikkonen has downplayed suggestions that he isn't as motivated as he should be, saying that it has 'f**k all' to do with it...

Horner: No Vettel issues

21 April - 09:16 - Planet-F1

Christian Horner has played down suggestions that Sebastian Vettel once again defied team orders during Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix...

VIDEO: How flag error ended Chinese GP early

21 April - 08:36 - BBC Formula One

BBC F1 pit-lane reporter Tom Clarkson explains how the Chinese Grand Prix finished one lap early after an official waved the chequered flag in error.

News - 20 April 2014

How Hamilton found edge again over Rosberg

20 April - 02:35 - BBC Formula One

Third consecutive win for 2008 champion cannot have failed to make an impression on team-mate, writes Andrew Benson

'Red Bull should reach out'

20 April - 02:30 - Sky Sports F1

Ron Dennis has expressed the hope that McLaren's battle with Red Bull over the services of aerodynamicist Dan Fallows can still be settled outside the courtroom.

Alonso dedicates podium to Domencali

20 April - 01:56 - BBC Formula One

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso dedicates his first podium of the season to former team principal Stefano Domencali.

Button: A lot of work to do

20 April - 01:49 - Sky Sports F1

Jenson Button has admitted that McLaren "have a lot of work to do" after neither of the team's cars finished in the top ten in either qualifying or the race in Shanghai.

VIDEO: Vettel explains 'tough luck' response

20 April - 01:31 - BBC Formula One

Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel give their thoughts after the world champion seemed to ignore team orders by saying "tough luck" when asked to let the Australian past him.

Ricciardo plays down Vettel dispute

20 April - 01:30 - BBC Formula One

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo defuses a potential dispute with Sebastian Vettel over team orders at the Chinese GP.

VIDEO: My best Easter ever - Hamilton

20 April - 01:18 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says this is his best Easter ever after winning the Chinese Grand Prix having lead from start to finish.

'Lot of work' to do for Kimi

20 April - 12:41 - Sky Sports F1

Kimi Raikkonen admitted his driving style was likely to blame for his disappointing Chinese GP weekend, with the Finn acknowledging his side of the Ferrari garage has "plenty of work" to do to improve his form.

Sunday's FIA press conference

20 April - 12:40 - Planet-F1

Race winner Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Fernando Alonso attended Sunday's FIA press conference in Shanghai...

Vettel explains 'tough luck' comment

20 April - 12:26 - Planet-F1

Sebastian Vettel insists he moved out of the way of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo in China once he was given the full story...

McLaren not good enough - Button

20 April - 12:08 - BBC Formula One

Jenson Button admits McLaren's form is "not good enough" after a dispiriting performance at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Three wins in a row a dream - Hamilton

20 April - 11:49 - BBC Formula One

Lewis Hamilton says he is putting in the best performances of his career in an 'incredible car' after a third win in a row.

Button: I don't know what we're doing

20 April - 11:49 - Planet-F1

Jenson Button will leave Shanghai a very disappointed man after another bad weekend for McLaren...

Chinese GP result is rewound

20 April - 11:45 - Sky Sports F1

Three hours after the chequered flag officially and unofficially fell in Shanghai, the Chinese GP has reached a bizarre end as the FIA declared the race finished two laps early.

Horner defends Vettel display

20 April - 11:32 - Sky Sports F1

Red Bull chief Christian Horner has defended Sebastian Vettel after the World Champion apparently refused to obey a team order during the Chinese GP.

Lewis: Changes were 'perfect'

20 April - 11:17 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton said the gamble he and Mercedes took in making changes to his car "worked perfectly" in light of his cruise to victory in China.

Massa's 'nightmare'

20 April - 11:16 - Planet-F1

Having been bumped at the start followed by a shoddy pit stop, Felipe Massa says his Chinese GP was nothing short of a "nightmare"...

Hamilton and Merc 'on a roll'

20 April - 11:04 - Planet-F1

Such was Lewis Hamilton's dominance in Sunday's Chinese GP that even the Mercedes driver admits "I was racing myself"...

VIDEO: Highlights: Hamilton cruises to China win

20 April - 11:00 - BBC Formula One

Watch highlights as Lewis Hamilton takes a dominant victory in the Chinese Grand Prix to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career.

Race actually finished on lap 54

20 April - 10:59 - Planet-F1

Lewis Hamilton wasn't the only one confused about seeing the chequered flag early in China as the FIA has confirmed it was waved early...

Rosberg wants to stay in the lead

20 April - 10:43 - Planet-F1

He has seen his lead in the standings reduced to just four points, but Nico Rosberg has vowed to do all he can to stay there...

Dan not seeking conflict with Seb

20 April - 10:25 - Planet-F1

The team-mate war at Red Bull went up a notch during the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, but Daniel Ricciardo insists he's not looking for any drama...

Alonso's Shanghai 'surprise'

20 April - 10:21 - Planet-F1

Fernando Alonso says it was a "nice surprise" to finish on the podium in Sunday's Shanghai grand prix...

Grosjean: It's a shame

20 April - 10:10 - Planet-F1

Romain Grosjean's run in China ended on lap 29 when a gearbox problem forced him into retirement...

Sun: Williams, STR, McLaren, Lotus

20 April - 09:51 - Planet-F1

There were points in the Chinese Grand Prix for Valtteri Bottas and Daniil Kvyat while Jenson Button finished up 11th...

Race: Hamilton Wins Third Consecutive GP

20 April - 09:44 - Planet-F1

Lewis Hamilton's phenomenal run continued in China on Sunday as the Mercedes driver won three in a row for the first time in his career...

Hamilton eases to victory in China

20 April - 08:46 - BBC Formula One

Lewis Hamilton takes a dominant victory in the Chinese GP to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career.

Chinese GP: Easy for Hamilton

20 April - 08:21 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton has completed a hat-trick of victories for the first time in his F1 career by easing to victory in the Chinese GP ahead of Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg.

McLaren taking Red Bull to court

20 April - 07:17 - Planet-F1

McLaren are pressing ahead with legal action against Red Bull Racing after the latter signed head of aero Dan Fallows...

News - 19 April 2014

VIDEO: Chinese Grand Prix weather

19 April - 03:33 - BBC Formula One

Matt Taylor has a look at the forecast in Shanghai for Formula 1 race day.

Rosberg looking for positives

19 April - 12:35 - Sky Sports F1

Nico Rosberg is searching hard for positives after being comprehensively outqualified by Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in China on Saturday.

China win is mine to lose - Hamilton

19 April - 11:25 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton admits he starts Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix as strong favourite after qualifying on pole position.

Button: We can recover in dry

19 April - 11:09 - Sky Sports F1

Jenson Button put McLaren's double Q2 elimination in China down to front-tyre warm-up problems in the heavy rain of qualifying - but remains confident a dry race will allow them to come back up the field.

VIDEO: Inside F1 - China qualifying reaction

19 April - 10:34 - BBC Formula One

Lee McKenzie and David Coulthard are joined by Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne after Lewis Hamilton claimed pole for the Chinese Grand Prix.

Vettel: I have to do better

19 April - 10:24 - Sky Sports F1

After being comfortably outqualified by new Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo at the Chinese GP, Sebastian Vettel has admitted that he needs to do a better job.

Lotus 'have made good progress'

19 April - 10:24 - Planet-F1

Although Romain Grosjean made it into Q3 for the first time this season, the Lotus driver says he had "higher hopes" than 10th...

VIDEO: Hamilton unfazed by weather

19 April - 10:20 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he is not bothered about the race conditions at the Chinese Grand Prix after securing pole position in a rainy qualifying session.

'Ricciardo beat me fair and square'

19 April - 10:14 - BBC Formula One

World champion Sebastian Vettel admits he is being beaten "fair and square" by new team-mate Daniel Ricciardo.

Saturday's FIA press conference

19 April - 10:13 - Planet-F1

Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel answered the questions in Saturday's post-qualifying press conf in China...

Hamilton ecstatic but wary

19 April - 10:04 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton says he is "ecstatic" after breaking the record for all-time pole positions in F1 by a British driver, but admitted he may be racing into the "unknown" with the set-up of his dominant W05 car in Sunday's Chinese GP.

Ricciardo: We are closing that gap

19 April - 10:00 - Planet-F1

Having shown "promising" race-pace in Friday's practices, Daniel Ricciardo reckons Red Bull may be able to challenge Mercedes in China...

'Comfortable' Alonso wants more

19 April - 09:45 - Planet-F1

Fernando Alonso is hoping to launch an attack on the Red Bull drivers in Sunday's Chinese GP, conceding the Merc duo are out of reach...

Vettel: Second not to my liking

19 April - 09:25 - Planet-F1

Sebastian Vettel admits he needs to up his pace in qualifying after once again losing out to Daniel Ricciardo, this time in China...

VIDEO: Watch Hamilton's China pole lap

19 April - 09:08 - BBC Formula One

Ride on board with Lewis Hamilton as the Mercedes man put his car on pole position at the Chinese Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Highlights: Hamilton storms to China pole

19 April - 09:04 - BBC Formula One

Watch highlights as Lewis Hamilton takes his third pole position in four races with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Hamilton: Extra satisfying

19 April - 08:53 - Planet-F1

Lewis Hamilton reckons he gained more satisfaction by clinching pole position in tricky conditions in China that he usually would...

Gamble didn't pay off for Kamui

19 April - 08:35 - Planet-F1

Kamui Kobayashi says Caterham gambled by going with the inters in Q1 for the Chinese GP but concedes it didn't go according to plan...

Sat: Sauber, Caterham, Marussia

19 April - 08:17 - Planet-F1

Sauber joined Marussia and Caterham at the bottom of the timesheets in Saturday's qualifying for the Chinese GP...

Sat: FIndia, STR, Lotus, McLaren

19 April - 08:15 - Planet-F1

There were top ten times in qualifying for the Chinese GP for Nico Hulkenberg, Jean-Eric Vergne and Romain Grosjean, his first of the year...

Sat: Merc, Red Bull, Ferrari, Williams

19 April - 08:14 - Planet-F1

There was yet another pole position for Lewis Hamilton in China where he beat Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel...

Brilliant Hamilton claims pole

19 April - 08:10 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton has claimed pole position for the Chinese GP after a masterclass of wet-weather driving in qualifying that ran Nico Rosberg ragged and literally left his Mercedes team-mate and title rival in an undignified spin.

Qualy: Hamilton Shines In The Rain

19 April - 08:07 - Planet-F1

Lewis Hamilton set a new pole position record for a British driver when he claimed the coveted grid slot for the Chinese GP...

Hamilton takes stunning pole in China

19 April - 07:05 - BBC Formula One

Lewis Hamilton takes his third pole position in four races with a stunning performance in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix.

P3: Ricciardo sets pace in wet

19 April - 05:15 - Sky Sports F1

Daniel Ricciardo again showed both his and Red Bull's liking for wet conditions as the arrival of the forecast rain at the Chinese GP for Practice Three kept Mercedes in the garage for the majority of Saturday morning.

Prac Three: Ricciardo quickest in the wet

19 April - 05:04 - Planet-F1

Daniel Ricciardo set the pace in a wet final practice for the Chinese GP while Mercedes and Fernando Alonso opted not to run...

Full Red Bull verdict released

19 April - 04:34 - Sky Sports F1

The FIA has released the full reasoning behind the International Court of Appeal's decision to uphold Daniel Ricciardo's Australian GP disqualification, with the body having ruled that it "does not find any element" to prove Red Bull's defence case.

Ricciardo fastest in wet practice

19 April - 04:15 - BBC Formula One

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo sets the pace during an inconclusive wet final practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.

Red Bull's appeal verdict in full

19 April - 03:36 - Planet-F1

The FIA have released the full verdict for Red Bull's appeal into Daniel Ricciardo's Auastralian GP disqualification...

News - 18 April 2014

New Ferrari boss pledges improvement

18 April - 04:21 - BBC Formula One

Ferrari will do "whatever is needed" to return to the top of Formula 1, according to their new team principal.

VIDEO: Vettel, Ricciardo & Rosberg on China

18 April - 03:24 - BBC Formula One

Reigning F1 champion Sebastian Vettel admits he is not where he "wants to be" after finishing fourth fastest in Friday's second practice session for the China Grand Prix.

Mattiacci thought job offer was a joke

18 April - 03:17 - Planet-F1

Ferrari's new team principal Marco Mattiacci said Friday that the team had not given up on this year's Championship...

Friday's FIA press conference

18 April - 03:13 - Planet-F1

Charlie Whiting, Andy Cowell, Rob White, Yasuhisa Arai and Pat Fry faced the media in China on Friday...

Maldonado accepts mistakes

18 April - 02:12 - Sky Sports F1

Pastor Maldonado held his hands up to a pair of mistakes after a troubled day of practice in China - but the Venezuelan believes Lotus's improvements still mean he can go on to enjoy his strongest race of his season.

VIDEO: Why the sunglasses? - Ferrari boss

18 April - 02:08 - BBC Formula One

New Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci discusses his plans for the team, saying: "Whatever is needed will be done."

VIDEO: Inside F1: Chinese Grand Prix practice

18 April - 01:44 - BBC Formula One

Lee McKenzie is joined by Christian Horner for Inside F1 ahead of this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix

Mattiacci motivated to succeed

18 April - 12:35 - Sky Sports F1

Ferrari's little-known new Team Principal Marco Mattiacci has revealed he initially thought the offer to take over was a belated April Fools' joke - but despite his lack of F1 experience, he has declared he is "extremely motivated" to prove he is the right man for the job.

Alonso 'happy' with Friday's work

18 April - 11:28 - Planet-F1

Fernando Alonso had no complaints after Friday's running in China, which saw him finish second on the timesheets...

Maldonado admits responsibility

18 April - 11:16 - Planet-F1

Pastor Maldonado admits that crash that ended his running in Shanghai on Friday was entirely his fault...

Ferrari have been revived - Hamilton

18 April - 10:52 - BBC Formula One

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg say they face a revived challenge from Ferrari at this weekend's Chinese GP.

Button aims to close the gap

18 April - 10:50 - Planet-F1

Jenson Button is hoping McLaren will have better race-pace this weekend in Shanghai after "some positive steps"...

'More to come from Merc'

18 April - 10:40 - Sky Sports F1

Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo both think there's more to come from Mercedes after opening practice for the Chinese GP on Friday.

'Not the easiest of days' for Hamilton

18 April - 10:09 - Planet-F1

Despite setting the fastest lap time in FP2, Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes can do better after a suspension issue cost him track time...

Vettel: Merc still quite far away

18 April - 09:52 - Planet-F1

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"...

Contradictory day for Hamilton

18 April - 09:50 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes still have work to do on his W05 even after setting the fastest time in practice for the Chinese GP.

VIDEO: Highlights: Hamilton on top in China

18 April - 09:31 - BBC Formula One

Lewis Hamilton heads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso as the Mercedes driver sets the pace in Friday practice at the Chinese GP.

Chilton worried points have gone by

18 April - 09:20 - Planet-F1

Max Chilton is worried that Marussia's chances of securing points have disappeared after failing to do so in the opening three races...

Fri: Sauber, Marussia, Caterham

18 April - 08:50 - Planet-F1

Sauber joined Marussia and Caterham at the bottom of the timesheets in Friday's practice for the Chinese GP...

Fri: McLaren, Lotus, STR, FIndia

18 April - 08:49 - Planet-F1

There were top ten times in practice for the Chinese GP for Jenson Button, Romain Grosjean and Daniil Kvyat...

Fri: Merc, Ferrari, Red Bull, Williams

18 April - 08:45 - Planet-F1

Lewis Hamilton was the man to beat in Friday's second practice in China, finishing ahead of Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg...

Prac Two: Hamilton hits the front

18 April - 08:37 - Planet-F1

Despite his earlier suspension problems, Lewis Hamilton was the one to beat in Friday's second practice in China, edging Fernando Alonso by 0.141s...

P2: Hamilton top from Alonso

18 April - 08:31 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton set the pace in second practice for the Chinese GP on Friday as Fernando Alonso hinted that Ferrari are putting their Bahrain woes behind them.

Hamilton top in second practice

18 April - 07:39 - BBC Formula One

Lewis Hamilton heads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso as the Mercedes driver sets the pace in Friday practice at the Chinese GP.

Massa fears best chance has passed

18 April - 06:21 - Planet-F1

While Felipe Massa is hoping to secure a podium before this season is out, the Williams drivers fears his "big chance" has gone by...

VIDEO: Steering wheel distracts Maldonado

18 April - 05:54 - BBC Formula One

Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado nearly crashes after getting distracted making adjustments to his steering wheel during first practice for the Chinese Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Highlights: Alonso fastest in first practice

18 April - 05:45 - BBC Formula One

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso welcomes his new team principal to F1 by setting the pace in first practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.

P1: Alonso ends Mercedes run

18 April - 04:38 - Sky Sports F1

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.

Prac One: Alonso quickest in Shanghai

18 April - 04:36 - Planet-F1

It was a mixed start to Marco Mattiacci's career as Ferrari team boss as while Fernando Alonso was quickest, Kimi Raikkonen failed to set a time...

Alonso quickest in China practice

18 April - 03:57 - BBC Formula One

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso welcomes his new team principal to F1 by setting the pace in first practice at the Chinese GP.

Maldonado wary of points penalty system

18 April - 02:29 - Planet-F1

Pastor Maldonado is worried the points penalty system will stop drivers from racing each other as they fear the consequences...

News - 17 April 2014

Ricciardo has 'moved on'

17 April - 04:23 - Planet-F1

Daniel Ricciardo hadn't been counting on having his second place in the Australian GP reinstated on appeal and insists he has "moved on"...

VIDEO: China Grand Prix weather

17 April - 03:53 - BBC Formula One

Ian Fergusson has a look at the likely conditions in Shanghai this weekend.

VIDEO: Alonso 'surprised' Domenicali resigned

17 April - 02:49 - BBC Formula One

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso says that he was "surprised" by Stefano Domenicali's resignation as Ferrari team principal earlier this week.

Rosberg plans Hamilton Bahrain talk

17 April - 02:47 - BBC Formula One

Nico Rosberg is to discuss with team-mate Lewis Hamilton his concern their fight for victory in Bahrain went too far.

Rosberg: 'No dodgy dossier'

17 April - 01:52 - Sky Sports F1

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.

Vettel's 'challenging' start

17 April - 12:45 - Sky Sports F1

Sebastian Vettel has admitted he is not yet as comfortable with Red Bull's RB10 as he wants to be, but the German insists he welcomes the strong intra-team challenge being put up by Daniel Ricciardo.

New Ferrari chief needs time - Alonso

17 April - 12:18 - BBC Formula One

Fernando Alonso says it remains to be seen if Ferrari's new team chief would be successful in turning around the team's form.

Hamilton: Bahrain won fans for F1

17 April - 12:03 - Planet-F1

Lewis Hamilton reckons such was the success of the Bahrain Grand Prix that it has brought new fans to Formula 1...

Button: 'Merc too far ahead'

17 April - 11:58 - Sky Sports F1

Jenson Button has conceded that Mercedes are likely to be uncatchable for at least the first half of the 2014 campaign.

Massa not surprised by Domenicali exit

17 April - 11:41 - Planet-F1

Felipe Massa says Stefano Domenicali's decision to step down as Ferrari team boss was "not big news" to him...

Sutil backs penalty points

17 April - 11:15 - Planet-F1

Adrian Sutil believes F1's new penalty points system is a move in the right direction as grid penalties at times don't mean much...

Thursday's FIA press conference

17 April - 11:03 - Planet-F1

Daniel Ricciardo, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Esteban Gutierrez, Sergio Perez and Adrian Sutil faced the media in China......

Alonso: Give Mattiacci time

17 April - 10:37 - Planet-F1

Fernando Alonso has played it safe, refusing to pass judgement on Ferrari's decision to sign a non-racing man as team boss...

Hulkenberg: Drivers strike not possible

17 April - 10:29 - Planet-F1

Although it has been spoken about, Nico Hulkenberg has ruled out the drivers striking over unpaid wages...

Hamilton: 'Bahrain boosted F1'

17 April - 10:25 - Sky Sports F1

Lewis Hamilton believes the 'ecstatic' reaction to the epic drama of the Bahrain GP has 'done the world of good' for Formula 1 after the sport's attempts to tear itself apart over the rights and wrongs of its revolutionary new turbo era.

Alonso: No Ferrari quick fix

17 April - 09:00 - Sky Sports F1

Fernando Alonso has admitted there will be no quick fix for Ferrari in the wake of Stefano Domenicali's departure and warned F1's most famous marque are likely to remain uncompetitive until at least the second half of the 2014 campaign.

Horner: Newey is absolutely committed

17 April - 08:51 - Planet-F1

Christian Horner is confident that with Adrian Newey's experience behind their charge Red Bull will return to the front of the field...

Hulk rules out drivers' strike

17 April - 08:35 - Sky Sports F1

Nico Hulkenberg has ruled out strike action by F1 drivers in protest against unpaid salaries.

Webber: Bulls no longer the benchmark

17 April - 08:26 - Planet-F1

Although Red Bull are "under a little bit of heat", Mark Webber has backed his former team to bounce back...

Briatore backs Ferrari shake up

17 April - 07:34 - Planet-F1

Flavio Briatore says Ferrari were right to "shake things up" earlier this week by parting ways with Stefano Domenicali...

Luca: Ferrari will win very soon

17 April - 06:56 - Planet-F1

On the back of a week of upheaval at Ferrari, president Luca di Montezemolo has issued a rallying cry, saying the team will "win very soon"...

Chinese GP press conf schedule

17 April - 06:12 - Planet-F1

Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso will face the media on Thursday in China while the FIA and Honda take over on Friday...

Horner defends scrapping cap

17 April - 06:05 - Planet-F1

Christian Horner has defended the decision to scrap a proposed cost cap, saying it would "never" effectively cut costs...

Horner defend scrapping cap

17 April - 06:05 - Planet-F1

Christian Horner has defended the decision to scrap a proposed cost cap, saying it would "never" effectively cut costs...

China press conf line-ups

17 April - 04:24 - Sky Sports F1

In-form Lewis Hamilton is to appear in Thursday's Drivers' Press Conference in Shanghai ahead of his attempts to secure a hat-trick of victories for the first time in his F1 career this weekend.

News - 16 April 2014

VIDEO: Sensational Shanghai - Chinese GP preview

16 April - 02:27 - BBC Formula One

BBC Sport's Ben Edwards previews the 11th Chinese Grand Prix, running at the Shanghai International Circuit this Sunday.

No panic at Williams, says Smedley

16 April - 02:23 - Planet-F1

Rob Smedley has dismissed suggestions that "panic" has set in at Williams over their disappointing run of results this season...

Ricciardo: Red Bull can be second best

16 April - 01:33 - Planet-F1

Daniel Ricciardo believes Red Bull can establish themselves as the leaders of the pack this season behind the dominant Mercedes pair...

Ferrari forced into 2014 rethink

16 April - 11:35 - Planet-F1

Ferrari Engineering Director Pat Fry has admitted that the Maranello team's target this season is to finish as the best of the rest behind Mercedes...

Montoya: Haas has a crazy plan

16 April - 10:56 - Planet-F1

Juan Pablo Montoya believes Gene Haas is "mad" to try and run a Formula One team from a base in the United States...

Button with a 'point to prove'

16 April - 10:10 - Planet-F1

Jenson Button is confident that McLaren will get more "points on the board" at this week's Chinese Grand Prix...

Perez targets another strong performance

16 April - 09:51 - Planet-F1

Sergio Perez hopes to have another strong weekend in China this week after finishing in third place in Bahrain earlier this month...

'Hamilton back to his brilliant best'

16 April - 09:05 - Planet-F1

Mercedes Executive Director Paddy Lowe believes Lewis Hamilton is currently driving as well as he has at any other time during his Formula One career...

The Mercedes 'masterstroke' keeping Hamilton ahead

16 April - 07:14 - BBC Formula One

Andrew Benson looks at the Mercedes engine innovation that is key to keeping Lewis Hamilton on top in Formula 1 this season