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Chinese GP fuel weights and strategies

The top three qualifiers have all fuelled very lightly for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix – with Fernando Alonso potentially making his first stop for fuel after just nine laps. It’s likely a ploy to get a stint on the unfavourable super-soft tyre out of the way as quickly as possible – but it could backfire […]

Super-cool Vettel takes second pole in China (Chinese Grand Prix qualifying)

Sebastian Vettel took the second pole position of his career – and Red Bull’s first – using just a single lap in Q2 and Q3 to deliver a perfect performance. Fernando Alonso surprised by grabbing second ahead of Mark Webber as Renault-engined cars locked out the top three – bumping back the Brawn duo of […]

Chinese Grand Prix grid

Here’s the grid for the Chinese Grand Prix. The weights of each of the cars will be announced in a few hours’ time. 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’36.184 2. Fernando Alonso 1’36.381 3. Mark Webber 1’36.456 4. Rubens Barrichello 1’36.493 5. Jenson Button 1’36.532 6. Jarno Trulli 1’36.835 7. Nico Rosberg 1’37.397 8. Kimi Raikkonen 1’38.089 […]

Chinese Grand Prix Practice 3 Live Blog

Review the Chinese Grand Prix practice 3 live blog below.

F1 links: Ferrari rue KERS switch

Ferrari: Removing KERS has not helped Stefano Domenicali: “Here we are also running without KERS and as a result, we are losing even more performance, in addition to not having as much aerodynamic downforce as the best cars. Our fight for the championship is ever more compromised.” Hamilton and Vettel among Laureus Award nominees McLaren’s […]

Soft tyre rule: exciting or artificial? (Poll)

This weekend the drivers will once again have to cope with the ??super soft? tyre. It made for interesting racing in Australia ?ǣ but should F1 be resorting to gimmicks like forcing drivers to use un-competitive tyres?

Chinese Grand Prix predictions

The 2009 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship starts here! Get your predictions in for the Chinese Grand Prix for your chance to win some cool F1 prizes…

Chinese Grand Prix practice 2 live blog

Review the Chinese Grand Prix practice 2 live blog below.

McLaren brings new diffuser to China

McLaren have brought a new diffuser solution to China which seems to use some of the concept of the ‘double decker diffuser’ that was passed legal by the FIA earlier this week: (Original image) F1 Fanatic’s tech expert John Beamer reckons: “Doesn’t look as open as Brawn/Williams/Toyota. They’ve only really put on a narrow central […]

The explanations for Dennis’s departure

The timing of Ron Dennis’s announcement that he is stepping down as CEO of McLaren Racing is bound to provoke speculation that it is a consequence of the FIA’s latest investigation of the team. But could Lewis Hamilton and father/manager Anthony have played a role in Dennis’s departure? Or did he quit in the hope […]