Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix after leading every practice and qualifying session in Shanghai bar one. But with Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa and the ‘third Ferrari’ of Fernando Alonso right behind him he will be under huge pressure at the start. Meanwhile Robert Kubica failed to qualifying inside the top […]
Shanghai has been a Ferrari stronghold since it arrived on the F1 calendar four years ago. With fairly cool but dry weather expected this weekend and Bridgestone bringing their harder compound tyres, I think we’ll see McLaren score their first win in China this weekend.
Fernando Alonso told his home press earlier this week: ?σΤιΌ?τYes, no doubt, if I can help, I will help Massa.?σΤιΌ?Ψ. He followed that up in the press conference ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend with: When I said this in Fuji what I meant is that now we have a competitive car it seems […]
John Beamer from F1-Pitlane looks at the technical tweaks from Fuji. In contrast to the tight corners and slow speeds of the Marina Bay circuit in Singapore, Fuji Speedway, with its 1.5km start-finish straight, puts a premium on a low drag car. Although over 80% of the corners are low speed and would typically demand […]