Articles tagged Chinese GP

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'Double DRS' declared legal

Nico Rosberg’s victory in the Chinese GP put a renewed focus on Mercedes GP’s so-called Double DRS system, which gives the W03 an advantage in qualifying. At the start of the Shanghai weekend the Mercedes system was declared legal by the FIA after Lotus submitted an official protest in order to prompt a formal clarification. The basis of the protest was that driver movement was triggering an...

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Schuey left in the shade by Rosberg

Michael Schumacher’s Formula 1 comeback has thus far failed to meet the expectations of the public, the Mercedes team or the former World Champion himself, who has struggled to match the performance of team-mate Nico Rosberg. Before the season Schumacher said he should be judged on the first four Grands Prix rather than just Bahrain, but if anything he struggled more in China than he did in the...

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The Motor Sport Month - Formula 1 News

Time for last orders?Another F1 season, another political minefield... By Adam Cooper Should team orders be part of Formula 1? It's a debate that's been going on for years and one that was brought back into sharp focus after the Malaysian Grand Prix. Everyone wants to see drivers race, but the decisions made by Christian Homer and Ross Brawn on the pit wall at Sepang were perfectly logical. It...

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Matters of moment

News views and comment Close out? Cosworth out of F1 for 2007Spyker's shock switch leaves British firm high and dry It now seems probable that the Cosworth name will be absent from the Formula 1 grid for the first time in four decades, following the surprise announcement that the Spyker MF1 Team will switch to Ferrari engines in 2007 Cosworth MD Bernard Ferguson travelled to the Chinese GP with a...

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Hamilton defends tactics

Lewis Hamilton came under fire from his fellow drivers after he weaved in front of Vitaly Petrov during the Malaysian Grand Prix. There has long been an informal understanding that drivers are only allowed to make one move on a straight, but Hamilton insisted that he was trying to break the tow rather than to block the Renault driver (right). He received a black and white warning flag during the...

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Web Spin

Podcast extract Martin Brundle on his F3 daysReader question: It's now 30 years since your epic British F3 battle with Ayrton Senna. What was your defining moment of that season? Simon Arron: It was probably the bottom of a Ralt RT3 just above you, wasn't it? Martin Brundle: Yes, with Senna's sidepod on my shoulder so that I couldn't get out of the car at Oulton Park... No, I think my defining...

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Canadian GP rescue bid fails

The Canadian Grand Prix has failed to reappear on the latest version of the 2009 Formula 1 calendar, despite attempts to revive the race. Bernie Ecclestone confirmed in Brazil that there was still a good chance the race could be saved after negotiations with the Montréal authorities. However, the task could not be completed in time to add it to the calendar confirmed by the World Motor Sport...

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Formula 1: the big questions

Key decisions in the next 12 months could permanently change the shape of Grand Prix racing. From the commercial management to the future health of race teams and circuits, we pinpoint the challenges F1 is facing – and offer some potential answersBy Christian Sylt and Caroline Reid Formula 1 seems to thrive on uncertainty and chaos. Rarely is there a time when the regulations are certain, no...

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Contributors

You already know how versatile 'Quick Vic' Elford is: rallies, sports cars, F1, Can-Am, rallycross — a list garlanded with laurels. He turns a neat phrase, too: you'll be gripped by his tale of how he persuaded Porsche that its new 911 model might just win a rally and race or two... And no ghost-writers involved. After inflicting his rusty Italian on poor Gian Carlo Minardi, Ed Foster e-mailed us...

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Matters of moment

On the Friday ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix a collective groan rose from the Motor Sport office: Jean Todt had confirmed that the Bahrain Grand Prix was on. Wrong decision, we thought, and most of you seemed to agree. Beyond altruistic sentiments, it also gave us a practical problem. I write as we close for press, after the Chinese GP – but before Bahrain. Oh, the frustrations of deadlines on a...

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