Canadian GP (2015)

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Horner calls for 'flat out' F1 again

Formula 1 needs to find ways to bring 'flat out' racing back, claims Red Bull chief Christian Horner, after a boring Canadian Grand Prix.

Analysis: It's time to sort out the 'dog and pony' show

The Canadian Grand Prix highlighted some of the main problems Formula 1 is currently facing, with drivers focused on saving tyres, brakes and fuel rather than pushing to the limit. It's time to end this, says Jonathan Noble

McLaren ready to help Honda recover

McLaren says it is ready to throw its own resources at helping Honda fast track the improvements need to turn its Formula 1 season around.

Ferrari fears Mercedes race pace leap

Ferrari fears that Mercedes has made a race pace leap that will make it even more difficult to close it down over the rest of the Formula 1 season.

Ricciardo ‘doesn’t know where to start’ on Montreal issues

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo said Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix was “like banging your head against the wall”, and that his team has big issues to deal with to be competitive again.

Ferrari 'on right track' despite Canada setback

Ferrari Formula 1 duo Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen remain hopeful of being able to challenge Mercedes, despite an engine upgrade having not delivered as much as expected in Canada.

Analysis: The hidden battle that helped Mercedes win

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes made it look pretty straightforward as they cruised to victory in the Canadian Grand Prix. But, as Adam Cooper reveals, there was much more to it than what was seen on track.

McLaren insists no risk of Alonso meltdown

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier insists there is no risk of his team's relationship with Fernando Alonso going into meltdown, despite the Spaniard's Montreal radio outburst.

Raikkonen says engine mappings caused spin

Kimi Raikkonen has said that a problem with engine mapping settings was to blame for the spin in the Canadian Grand Prix that cost him a podium finish.

Mercedes: Canada success erases Monaco nightmare

Mercedes says its Canadian Grand Prix success helped draw a line under the 'difficult times' the team faced following its Monaco blunder.

Horner refutes Ricciardo’s chassis claims

Christian Horner says Red Bull Racing is in fact making gains with its chassis updates, despite Daniel Ricciardo saying otherwise during the Canadian Grand Prix weekend.

Paddock Nights: Canadian Grand Prix

The Canadian Grand Prix is a favourite among teams and drivers both on and off-track - and with good reason, as Kate Walker explains.

Vettel upbeat over recovery charge

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was pleased with his recovery drive from 18th to fifth in Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix, but admits he could have gained more time in the opening laps.

Canadian GP: Raikkonen and Vettel finish fourth and fifth

Kimi Raikkonen: "...for some reason today in both the outlaps something odd happened with the throttle, and I could not control it."

Bottas finished third and Massa sixth in today’s Canadian GP

Valtteri Bottas: "We were racing hard today and we earned the podium."

20th 1-2 finish for the Silver Arrows in Formula One!

Mercedes AMG Petronas heading Ferrari by 105 in the Constructors' battle.

Wolff: Faultless race proved "we're not always idiots"

Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff says the Canadian Grand Prix 1-2 finish for Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg has proved that its Monaco pitstop debacle was a one-off blunder.

Button denies McLaren's season is "terrible"

Jenson Button has denied McLaren's season has been bad so far despite a double retirement in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Alonso explains Montreal F1 radio outburst

Fernando Alonso says he disobeyed McLaren's orders to save fuel during the Canadian Grand Prix because he was trying to have some fun fighting with other drivers.

Canadian GP: Hamilton holds Rosberg at bay

Lewis Hamilton scored his fourth victory of the season in the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal after a tense duel at the front with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.

Canadian GP: Post-race press conference

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) and Valtteri Bottas (Williams)

Ferrari chief says refuelling return not dead yet

Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne has not ruled out making another push to bring refuelling back to Formula 1 in 2017, despite sporting chiefs rejecting the idea in Canada.

Exclusive analysis: Why Rosberg had to use 'bad' set of Q3 tyres

Nico Rosberg had no choice but to run with the 'bad' set of tyres in final qualifying that ultimately cost him a shot at pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Mercedes uncertain on extent of Ferrari threat

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the team doesn't know how strong the challenge from Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari will be in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Ricciardo sounds off over Red Bull problems

Red Bull’s 2014 Canadian Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo has vented his frustration at the lack of progress with the RB11 chassis, admitting “nothing seems to be working” in terms of development.

Button braced for drivethrough penalty

Jenson Button expects to take a drivethrough penalty in the Canadian GP in addition to starting from the back of the grid.

Nasr admits DRS mistake caused FP3 crash

Felipe Nasr admitted his crash during final practice for the Canadian Grand Prix was his own fault.

Bottas qualified fourth for the Canadian GP

Felipe Massa was eliminated in Q1 after suffering a loss of power.

Broken fixing caused Massa's woes in qualifying

A broken fixing within the turbo wastegate of his Mercedes Formula 1 engine was the cause of Felipe Massa's qualifying woes at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Season’s best qualifying performance for Lotus in Canada

Romain Grosjean fifth and Pastor Maldonado sixth for tomorrow’s Canadian GP

Mixed fortunes for Ferrari today in Montreal

Kimi Raikkonen secured third place, and Sebastian Vettel, with electrical problems in his car, could do no better than 16th place.

Mercedes storm to Canadian GP front row lockout

Six of the top seven positions were filled with Mercedes-powered cars during qualifying today.

Grosjean thinks pitlane incident cost P3

Romain Grosjean believes he could have been third on the grid for the Canadian Grand Prix, and was left lamenting a bizarre pitlane incident with Lotus teammate Pastor Maldonado.

Canadian GP: Starting grid

The Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg locked out the front row, with Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas behind them.

Canadian GP: Post-qualifying press conference

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) and Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari).

Verstappen pins race hopes on safety car

Max Verstappen is pinning his hopes of a good result in the Canadian Grand Prix on a safety car that will help him close the gap to the cars in front.

Canadian GP: Hamilton takes pole, Vettel out in Q1

Lewis Hamilton will start the Canadian Grand Prix from pole position after topping qualifying in Montreal on Saturday.

Canadian GP: Rosberg on top in FP3, Nasr crashes heavily

Nico Rosberg recorded the fastest time in final practice ahead of qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal, as his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton struggled.

Ricciardo surprised by Lotus and Force India speed

Daniel Ricciardo says he is surprised at the pace shown by Lotus and Force India in practice for the Canadian Grand Prix, but that he expects Red Bull Racing to be quicker than them on Sunday.

F1 teams push on with new 'franchise' car plan

The bosses of the four major teams met this afternoon in Montreal to discuss the ideas that emerged from last month's F1 Strategy Group meeting – with a focus on how customer cars, or what they now call ‘franchise’ cars, will work.

After Friday's free practice for the the Canadian GP, Hulkenberg and Perez are happy

Nico Hülkenberg: "The car has performed well so far and I’m fairly happy with the balance and confident with the performance."

Encouraging start for Mercedes in Montreal

Lewis Hamilton topped the times in both sessions, with Nico Rosberg finishing the morning in P2 and the afternoon in P4.

Vettel: “I think we can still improve our pace”

Sebastian Vettel gave Ferrari encouragement in Montreal today by his impressive long-run pace with its new engine upgrade, but says it's too early to judge where the Italian team sits compared to rivals Mercedes.

Not many laps for Sauber in a positive free practice day in Canada

Marcus Ericsson: "I am satisfied with this first day of practice in Montreal."

Hamilton: Wet lap that led to crash “wasn't my call”

Lewis Hamilton has shrugged off his crash in free practice for the Canadian Grand Prix, but pointed out it wasn’t his choice to go out in the wet conditions.

Red Bull hoping to delay grid penalties

Christian Horner is hoping that Red Bull Racing can get through both the Canadian and Austrian Grands Prix without logging any power unit grid penalties.

Canadian GP: Hamilton tops FP2, then crashes

Lewis Hamilton topped the second practice session for the Canadian GP – then crashed into a tyrewall at the hairpin on an exploratory out-lap in heavy rain.

Haas unmoved by FIA wind tunnel inspection

The Haas Formula 1 team has no qualms about continuing to use Ferrari's Maranello wind tunnel next year, despite its deal coming under the spotlight of the FIA recently.

Canadian GP: Hamilton fastest in Montreal first practice

Lewis Hamilton put the disappointment of Monaco behind him by setting the pace in the opening free practice session for this weekend’s Candian Grand Prix in Montreal.

Sauber denies it couldn't afford new Ferrari engine

Sauber says that the decision to delay using Ferrari's upgraded engine until the Belgian Grand Prix is a strategic one aimed at helping it end the Formula 1 season on a high.

F1 teams unite against refuelling return plan

The return of refuelling to Formula 1 appears to have been all but killed off, after team representatives expressed unanimous opposition to it in a meeting in Canada on Thursday.

Rosberg admits third Monaco win less emotional

Nico Rosberg admits that his third Monaco Grand Prix win wasn't as emotional as previous successes in the principality.

Williams has a lot of work to do, says Bottas

Valtteri Bottas expects Williams to be more competitive in Montreal than in Monaco, but says that the team still has a lot of work to do to improve its car.

Button warns of tougher race for McLaren

Jenson Button says McLaren is braced for a harder time at the Canadian Grand Prix than it had in Monaco a fortnight ago on its way to points.

Mercedes look ahead to the next race in Canada

Paddy Lowe: "...the main themes for the weekend are power and brakes!"

Raikkonen: Tyres key to qualifying breakthrough

Kimi Raikkonen thinks that just getting a better handle on tyres in qualifying will make a 'massive' difference to his Formula 1 prospects.

Honda performance won't change despite upgrades - Alonso

Fernando Alonso says he does not expect improved performance from the Honda power unit in the Canadian Grand Prix, despite the Japanese manufacturer using two of its development tokens.