Lewis Hamilton put McLaren on top of the times sheets in the second practice session at Shanghai. Nico Rosberg split the McLarens with Jenson Button third having been fastest this morning.
Jenson Button headed the first practice session for McLaren at Shanghai.
The teams are getting ready for the fourth round of the season which begins tomorrow. Force India have new UB Group logos on their VJM03s, Ferrari have been practising their pit stops, and Malaysian Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel has been walking the track with his team. See below for pictures of today’s pre-race preparations.
Chinese GP racepreparation in pictures Michael Schumacher says he can still fight for the world championship despite having only scored nine points in the first three races. Schumacher believes the new points system introduced this year will help him get back in touch with the leaders – if Mercedes can develop the W01 quickly enough. … Continue reading Schumacher: we can still fight for title
Have all the important information for this weekend?óÔé¼Ôäós Chinese Grand Prix at your fingertips with the F1 Fanatic unofficial race programme:
Chinese GP racepreparation in pictures Those of you keeping tabs on which drivers have appeared as advisers to the stewards this year can add Alexander Wurz to the list. Of the four drivers to have taken the role so far this year Wurz has the most recent F1 racing experience having competed as recently as … Continue reading Alexander Wurz joins Chinese GP stewards
Chinese GP racepreparation in pictures Virgin hope they have solved the fuel pick-up problems which have dogged their car in the opening races. The fuel system has been a bane of the VR-01, particularly the fuel tank whose small size means they have to conserve fuel to complete a race distance. They will not have … Continue reading Virgin still working on fuel problems
Not since 1983 have four different teams won the first four races of an F1 season. But that could happen at Shanghai this weekend if the likes of Nico Rosberg or Robert Kubica can keep Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull off the top step of the podium.
In the past year F1 fans have enjoyed increased coverage of the sport on Twitter from F1 teams and media outlets posting live updates from the races. But that service could be disrupted this weekend as China blocks its citizens from accessing Twitter. China’s notoriously strict regime of internet censorship, dubbed the ‘Great Firewall of … Continue reading Fans help teams beat China’s Twitter block
The F1 teams are on their way to Shanghai for the seventh Grand Prix in China this weekend. But with no deal in place for a race next year, could this be F1’s last visit to Shanghai?
We could see our third consecutive rain-affected F1 event this weekend. Weather forecasts for the Shanghai region this weekend indicate Friday and Saturday will stay dry but there’s a chance of light rain on Sunday which could affect the Grand Prix. It’s expected to stay cool in Shanghai with temperatures below 20C. Friday could be … Continue reading Cool weather and chance of rain in China
After a stronger than expected start to 2010 Renault hope further upgrades to their R30 in China will allow them to challenge Mercedes. Technical director James Allison said: I think we can [beat Mercedes]because at the moment they?óÔé¼Ôäóre only just ahead of us on qualifying pace, whereas we seemed to have the edge on race … Continue reading Renault aim to beat Mercedes in China
Here are the details of the BBC’s live video coverage of the Chinese Grand Prix and the F1 Fanatic live blogs which will take place during all five sessions this weekend: Friday 16th April 2010 Chinese Grand Prix Free practice 1 ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ 02:55-04:35 (BBC Red Button and online) F1 Fanatic live blog will run throughout … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix live TV times