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


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.

Vettel leads Webber in Red Bull one-two

2009 Chinese Grand Prix review

Sebastian Vettel’s second Grand Prix win had a touch of deja vu about it – he started from pole position but the wet race started behind the safety car.

Sutil crash costs Force India first point

It was a repeat of last year’s Monaco Grand Prix for Adrian Sutil as he came within a few laps of scoring Force India’s first ever point. But this time instead of being shunted out of the race by Kimi Raikkonen, Sutil was the cause of his own undoing – crashing out heavily at turn […]

Ferrari’s nightmare season continues

Ferrari are having their worst start to an F1 season since 1981 as Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa failed to score for the third race in a row. The defending constructors’ champions reacted to their non-scores in Australia and Malaysia by shifting Luca Baldisserri off the pitwall and promoting Chris Dyer in his place. They […]