Grand Prix Previews archive

Will Vettel become the new home hero? (German Grand Prix preview) 6th July 2009, 8:00

Michael Schumacher may be long gone from F1 racing, but his lasting impact in increasing the number of German drivers in the sport is clear to see. Five of the 20 drivers in F1 this year have their home race at the Nurburgring this weekend. And one of them is hotly tipped for victory following […]

Massa aims for fourth Istanbul win in improving F60 (Turkish GP preview) 1st June 2009, 7:00

Ferrari were the closest team to Brawn at Monaco – but can they repeat their form at Turkey this weekend? Felipe Massa has won the last three Turkish Grands Prix. If his F60 is on the pace he looks a strong bet to become the second driver to beat Jenson Button to victory this year.

Teams bringing new parts to catch Brawn (Spanish Grand Prix preview) 4th May 2009, 18:19

Many F1 teams are expecting a boost in performance at the Spanish Grand Prix as the return to Europe gives them a chance to bring a host of news parts. Several of them are likely to introduce their versions of the ‘double decker diffusers’ that were confirmed legal last month. But with Brawn bringing updated […]

Button eyes hat-trick at Shanghai (Chinese Grand Prix preview) 13th April 2009, 7:00

F1 returns to Shanghai for the Chinese Grand Prix just five races since its last visit. The earlier appearance for the track on the schedule means the teams can expect cooler conditions – and a greater chance of rain. They will also have to get to grips with the super-soft tyre which caused so many […]

Will Brawn dominate again in Sepang? (Malaysian Grand Prix preview) 31st March 2009, 12:00

Brawn GP locked out the front row, led every lap and finished one-two in Melbourne. Can anyone stop them in Sepang? It’s a totally different circuit in a punishing climate – and we just might in for some rain as well.

A giant step into the unknown (Australian Grand Prix preview) 24th March 2009, 12:00

Every first race of a new F1 season his hard to predict. But this is different. This is a revolution: the most radical new rules in a generation, and testing form which suggests the world champion’s team are nowhere, and the outfit that was sold over the winter could win the race. Is Lewis Hamilton?s […]

McLaren look strong again as Hamilton goes for title (2008 Brazilian GP preview) 28th October 2008, 12:00

Lewis Hamilton goes into the final round of 2008 knowing that he has the car to win the race – and that he only needs fifth place to guarantee the world championship and a place in the F1 history books. Nothing in F1 is ever as simple as that, but there are several reasons why […]

Shanghai: Ferrari’s stomping ground (2008 Chinese Grand Prix preview) 14th October 2008, 15:00

Ferrari has an enviable record at the home of the Chinese Grand Prix: 2004 winner: Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari 2005 winner: Fernando Alonso, Renault 2006 winner: Michael Schumacher, Ferrari 2007 winner: Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari On the face of it, Ferrari will be the team to beat this weekend, which is good news for Felipe Massa’s title […]

Chinese Grand Prix weather forecast

The weather forecast for the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend is for a largely dry event. There’s a small chance of rain on race day, and air temperatures will be in the mid to low 20s (Celsius). Details and links below.

Japanese GP preview: McLaren vs Ferrari 7th October 2008, 11:00

The Fuji circuit looks like a Ferrari track. And if McLaren were banking on the race weekend being wet, they’re in for a disappointment. Which of the title contending teams will have the upper hand at Fuji Speedway?