Quo vadis F1&FIA?

By Kate Walker One of the ironies of the ever-expanding F1 calendar is the way in which it highlights the vital importance of FIA president Jean Todt’s much-derided efforts to throw the Federation’s weight behind global improvements in road safety standards for motorists and pedestrians alike. While Todt is often criticised by members of the

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Alonso insulted

A presenter for Italian F1 broadcaster Sky has been suspended for insulting Fernando Alonso. Referring to the Spanish driver’s Barcelona testing crash, Paola Saluzzi’s offending ‘tweet’ during the Chinese grand prix weekend said Alonso had now recovered his memory to realise he is “arrogant” and an “imbecile”. We reported that the ‘tweet’, which was removed

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Arrivabene: ‘no team orders anymore’

Arrivabene says that policy changed when he arrived at the team last year. He insists that, despite Sebastian Vettel having had a better start to the season than teammate Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari will continue to give the Finn all the support he needs. “We will give him all of the necessary support, and I do

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“Ferrari is a treat for sure”

“Oh come on guys,” the German expressed his disappointment on the radio when told the gap was less than a tenth of a second here in China. Following the qualifying, he told media: “Definitely, yeah. When it’s four hundredths… that’s nothing. I’m frustrated because it’s so close.” Also the Germen says that the Italian squad

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Qualies in China: Three from three for Lewis

Hamilton had been strong favourite for pole after topping all three practice sessions and Q2. A 1m35.782s on his first Q3 run emphasised that status, with Rosberg three tenths adrift at that point. But it became closer in the final battle, with Hamilton unable to improve and Rosberg closing to within 0.042s. Malaysian GP winner

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FP1: Mercedes on top in China

Lewis Hamilton has returned Mercedes to the top of the timesheets in comprehensive fashion during first free practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, the defending champion emerging more than 1.1secs ahead of Ferrari. The series leader struck to the front with little more than 40mins of the opening session remaining around the Shanghai International Circuit,

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