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F1 links: No new RB4 diffuser until Monaco

Q & A with Adrian Newey Adrian Newey: "We won't have a double-diffuser before Monaco." Injured Schumacher Skips Superbike Race "Michael Schumacher is unable to drive a racing car or bike at present as he is still recovering from his crash at Spain's Cartagena circuit in February." Interested to see how the weather turns out […]

Bahrain Grand Prix weather forecast

The 2008 season was unusually wet with five races significantly affected by rain – and so far in 2009 we’ve already had rain in two of the three Grands Prix so far. But that is not likely to continue at our next venue – the Bahrain International Circuit which is, of course, in the middle […]

How fit is an F1 driver?

One question that people who don’t follow motor racing often ask is ??how fit are the drivers??? If F1’s not your thing, it’s easy to assume racinga Formula 1 car is no more strenuous than driving on the road. Toyota team doctor Ricardo Ceccarelli gives some extraordinary insight into the punishing forces an F1 driver […]

Expect a Brawn resurgence at Bahrain (Bahrain Grand Prix preview)

Four races in five weeks ?ǣ the 2009 F1 season is off to a hectic start. Bahrain is the last of the opening series of ??flyaway? races and, after two rain-affected Grands Prix, we?re likely to see a much more normal race at the desert circuit. Can Red Bull repeat their form from Shanghai in […]

F1 links: Briatore on Piquet

Briatore buoyant over Renault form Flavio Briatore on Nelson Piquet Jnr's race: "Jesus Christ, it was a very, very bad race. I understand if you spin once, but this was kind of a contest: the more you spin the more points you have. He spun a lot but no points. He needs a normal race. […]

Bahrain Grand Prix TV times

The Bahrain Grand Prix, round four of the 2009 F1 championship, is this weekend. Here?s where BBC are broadcasting the coverage for British viewers. All sessions are supported by radio commentary (on Five Live or Five Live Sports Extra) and are broadcast online. Friday 24th April 7.55-9.35am – First practice live (Red button / online) […]

Massa’s strong drive and Heidfeld’s bad luck (Chinese Grand Prix analysis)

It might have been a bad day for Ferrari in Shanghai but Felipe Massa’s form gives them cause for optimism. Find out why in the breakdown of the race statistics.

2009 Chinese Grand Prix facts and stats

There have been 806 rounds of the F1 world championship – and yesterday Red Bull became only the 34th team to win a race. All the stats from China below including a first for Lewis Hamilton, a career best for Mark Webber, and Nick Heidfeld on the verge of a new record.

F1 links: Kate’s dirty sister

Fans’ view of Shanghai Chinese fans (slightly odd) banners Vettel: I Name Thee Kate’s Dirty Sister I wondered what that was all about… Reflections on the Chinese Grand Prix "[Sutil] drove a lovely race until six laps from the end, in sixth, when he went flying off for a big meeting with the barriers. In […]

Chinese Grand Prix pictures

Pictures

Here’s a selection of dramatic pictures of the rain-lashed Chinese Grand Prix – including some excellent photographs of the victorious Red Bull team celebrating their maiden win.