Chinese GP (2015)

09 Apr - 12 Apr
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Double finish a morale boost for McLaren - Boullier

McLaren boss Eric Boullier says that the double finish for Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button in the Chinese Grand Prix was a boost for both the team and Honda.

Maldonado frustrated to lose "easy points" in China

Romain Grosjean's happiness after scoring his first points of 2015 in China contrasted with the frustration of his Lotus teammate Pastor Maldonado, who endured a nightmare afternoon.

Mercedes driver spat: Why Lewis Hamilton is loving this

Lewis Hamilton's victory in Sunday's Chinese GP was quickly followed by his teammate Nico Rosberg complaining of his tactics. Like Lewis cares!

Sauber under no illusions about constructors' position

Peter Sauber has said it would be foolish for his eponymous team to expect to keep its current fourth place in the Formula 1 constructors' standings, despite its strong start to the 2015 season.

Wolff: Team wins have priority over driver battle

Toto Wolff has reiterated that after the Chinese GP, Mercedes may have to focus more on how best to manage the team's two drivers in the light of the increasing challenge from Ferrari.

"Sensitive" Raikkonen needs Ferrari support

Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene insists that Kimi Raikkonen can deliver this season, but the Finn has to feel that he has the full support of the team.

Pirelli: Hamilton wins in China with soft-soft-medium two-stop strategy

Two-stop strategies for the majority of drivers, with other variations further down the field

McLaren-Honda got both cars safely to the finish in today’s Chinese GP

Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button finishing 12th and 14th respectively.

Chinese GP: Lotus achieves the team’s first points of the season

Romain Grosjean came home in a strong seventh position in the Chinese Grand Prix.

Strong result for Sauber in the Chinese GP

With a total of 19 points, the Sauber F1 Team was able to strengthen its fourth position in the Constructors‘ Championship.

Massa finished fifth and Bottas sixth in today’s Chinese GP

Felipe Massa: "The team performed very well but we just don’t have the raw speed to catch the cars in front."

Hard-fought one-two finish for Mercedes in a tense Chinese GP

Lewis Hamilton leads home Nico Rosberg at the Shanghai International Circuit

Why Nico Rosberg is fighting a losing battle

The fight for supremacy at Mercedes is nearly over after three races, argues Kate Walker.

Ferrari's Vettel scores the third podium in a row

Kimi Raikkonen gains two places at the start, from sixth to fourth.

Rosberg livid with Hamilton "compromising" his race

Nico Rosberg has made an astonishing post-race attack on Lewis Hamilton, accusing his teammate of backing him up into Sebastian Vettel and "compromising" his race.

No animosity in post-China debrief, claims Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has moved quickly to defuse intra-team tension after Nico Rosberg accused Lewis Hamilton of by backing him into Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the Chinese Grand Prix.

Ricciardo anticipates Renault F1 engine penalties soon

Daniel Ricciardo fears Red Bull will start to serve penalties soon following all the problems Renault had during the Chinese Grand Prix weekend.

Raikkonen says Ferrari can sustain Mercedes pressure

Kimi Raikkonen is optimistic Ferrari will be able to challenge Mercedes for victories on a regular basis despite losing out in the Chinese Grand Prix.

Hamilton did nothing wrong – Lauda

Lewis Hamilton was simply better than Nico Rosberg during the Chinese GP, according to Mercedes non-executive chairman and former F1 world champion Niki Lauda.

In their own words: Rosberg and Hamilton disagree in public

This is the transcript of the angry exchange between Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in the post-race Chinese Grand Prix press conference.

Chinese GP: Post-race press conference

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), and Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari).

Hamilton cruises to Chinese GP victory

Lewis Hamilton scored his second win of the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship at Shanghai in China, leading from start to finish to extend his lead in the points race.

Drivers' and constructors' standings after Chinese GP

Check out how the standings changed after today's race. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes extends the lead.

Hamilton: Safety car finish an anti-climax

Chinese Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton says the safety car finish was anti-climatic, while Nico Rosberg said he gave it everything on his way to second place.

Vettel and Ferrari too close for comfort – Lauda

Mercedes Formula 1 chief Niki Lauda has admitted that his team cannot afford to make any mistakes in today's Chinese Grand Prix, as Ferrari is now so close to its race pace.

Lotus shows progress with Grosjean qualifying in 8th at Shanghai

Pastor Maldonado placed eleventh during qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix.

Vettel will start the Chinese GP from the second row in his Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel: "It is a shame that we couldn’t put both cars side by side."

Massa qualified fourth and Bottas fifth for tomorrow’s Chinese GP

After making it into Q2 with just one option tyre run each, both drivers showed good pace throughout the session.

Sauber is top ten in qualifying for tomorrow's Chinese GP

Both Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson put in strong drives in the Sauber C34-Ferrari and managed to make it into Q3.

Brundle: Rosberg must "get back mentally" at Hamilton

Former grand prix-ace-turned commentator Martin Brundle believes Nico Rosberg must strike back at Lewis Hamilton in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.

Rosberg says Mercedes split strategies "artificial"

Nico Rosberg says he is concerned about how split strategies at his Mercedes Formula 1 team could impact his title battle with Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton on pole as Mercedes dominates

Lewis Hamilton secured his third consecutive pole position as Mercedes dominated qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix.

Hot backside won't stop me, claims Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton insists that an overheating seat won’t slow him down in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix, especially if he’s leading.

Chinese GP: Provisional starting grid

The race starts tomorrow at 14:00 local time, with the Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on the front row ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying results: Mercedes secures the front row start

Hamilton pipes Rosberg, for pole position. Sebastian Vettel gets P3, with Raikkonen only in sixth.

Rosberg “frustrated” at missing pole by small margin

Nico Rosberg admitted he was “frustrated” and “annoyed” to be beaten to pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix by Lewis Hamilton by just 0.042s.

Chinese GP: Post-qualifying press conference

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) and Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

Massa says his lap was "amazing"

Felipe Massa described his qualifying lap for the Chinese Grand Prix as "amazing" after securing a position on the second row of the grid.

Chinese Grand Prix FP3 results: Hamilton keeps the top pace

Mercedes team 1-2 with both Ferrari behind. Red Bull still struggling with brakes issues.

Hamilton still on top after FP3

Lewis Hamilton will go into qualifying for the Chinese GP having topped all three free practice sessions across Friday and Saturday.

McLaren shows progress on Friday practice for the Chinese GP

The MP4-30 appears to behave fairly well around the fast sweeps of the Shanghai International Circuit.

A solid Friday practice for Ferrari at Shanghai

Sebastian Vettel: "Am I scared of Red Bull? No, it was probably the first more or less ok Friday for them."

Massa spin but Williams completes Friday practice at Shanghai as planned

Valtteri Bottas: "It was a normal Friday for us without any mistakes or unknowns."

Battle resumes at the Shanghai and Mercedes top the times on the opening day

Lewis Hamilton topped the times in both sessions, with Nico Rosberg finishing the morning in P2 and the afternoon in P5.

Ricciardo: Red Bull can be “third-best team”

Daniel Ricciardo was in upbeat mood after finishing second practice for the Chinese Grand Prix in third place, behind Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen.

Chinese GP: Friday press conference

Yasuhisa Arai (Honda), Andrew Green (Force India), James Key (Toro Rosso), Paul Monaghan (Red Bull Racing), James Allison (Ferrari), Pat Symonds (Williams)

Villeneuve: Ferrari's strong pace "bad news" for Rosberg

Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve believes that Ferrari’s strong pace on the long runs in Shanghai free practice could spell bad news for Nico Rosberg this weekend.

Hamilton leads from Raikkonen in second F1 practice

Lewis Hamilton stayed on top of the times in second practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, as Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg finished down in fifth.

Chinese Grand Prix FP2 results: Hamilton tops timesheets

Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull are in top three spots respectively. Top teams were practicing different tyre strategies.

Hamilton admits Ferrari threat: “We definitely have a race”

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton has admitted that Ferrari is right in the hunt for victory again in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.

Vettel eyes step forward on Saturday

Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari can go faster on Saturday after a promising start to the Chinese Grand Prix in Friday practice.

Fifth F1 engine plan remains in limbo

Plans for teams to be allowed a fifth engine for each driver in 2015 have yet to be rubberstamped pending a formal proposal from the engine manufacturers.

Hamilton leads as Mercedes dominates

Lewis Hamilton drew first blood in China, as Mercedes dominated the first practice session.

Alonso will retire after McLaren stint

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso says McLaren will be his final team in Formula 1 before he retires from the sport.

Red Bull changes brake supplier for China

Red Bull Racing has switched brake manufacturer for the Chinese Grand Prix, after suffering severe problems in the previous race in Malaysia.

Red Bull not the target for Toro Rosso – Sainz

Carlos Sainz does not expect his Toro Rosso team to stay ahead of Red Bull for much longer, as he reckons his team's focus is elsewhere.

Chinese GP: Thursday press conference

Marcus Ericsson (Sauber), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Romain Grosjean (Lotus), Felipe Massa (Williams), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Jenson Button (McLaren)

Raikkonen sees no reason for Ferrari not to challenge Mercedes

Kimi Raikkonen believes that his Ferrari team can once again prove a threat to Mercedes domination at Shanghai, following on from the Scuderia’s first win in almost two years at Sepang.

Hamilton "not stressed" about Ferrari pace

Lewis Hamilton says his Mercedes Formula 1 team is "not stressed" about Ferrari's challenge despite losing out to the Italian outfit in Malaysia.