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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Shanghai International Circuit, 2014

Potential to increase engine noise ‘extremely limited’

2014 F1 season

“The scope to fundamentally and profoundly alter the noise of the engine is extremely limited by the type of technology that we have deployed”.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Shanghai International Circuit, 2014

Hamilton recovers to lead second practice

2014 Chinese Grand Prix second practice

Lewis Hamilton missed the first half hour of second practice but recovered to end the session with the fastest time. But he was unhappy with his Mercedes’s balance.

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Shanghai International Circuit, 2014

Ferrari top and bottom of the times in China

2014 Chinese Grand Prix first practice

Fernando Alonso was quickest in first practice but Ferrari team mate Kimi Raikkonen was at the foot of the results table after failing to set a time.

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Shanghai International Circuit, 2014

Raikkonen surprised by Domenicali departure

F1 Fanatic Round-up

In the round-up: Raikkonen surprised to lose Domenicali • Ferrari “will get back to winning ways very soon” • Maldonado unhappy with penalty points

Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Shanghai International Circuit, 2014

2014 Chinese Grand Prix build-up in pictures

F1 Pictures Pictures

Pictures from the build-up to the Chinese Grand Prix.

Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Sepang International Circuit, 2014

Another wet qualifying session forecast in China

2014 Chinese Grand Prix weather

Two of the qualifying sessions so far this year have been held in wet conditions and we could be in for another one this weekend.

Start, Shanghai, 2011

2014 Chinese Grand Prix TV Times

2014 Chinese Grand Prix

Don’t miss any of the Chinese Grand Prix sessions – here are the times for all of this weekend’s action, plus the first round of the World Endurance Championship.

Ayrton Senna, McLaren-Honda MP4/5B, 1990

“It was hard to distinguish one bit of awesome from another”: Ron Dennis on Ayrton Senna

F1 history

Ahead of the twentieth anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s death, Ron Dennis gave a candid account of the most famous driver who ever sat in one of his cars.

Adrian Sutil, Sauber, Albert Park, 2014

Penalty points system an improvement – Sutil

2014 Chinese Grand Prix

Adrian Sutil says the new penalty points system for drivers is a change for the better because handing out grid penalties alone was not always effective.

Marco Mattiacci, Ferrari

Alonso says Mattiacci needs to be given time

2014 Chinese Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso says Ferrari’s new team principal Marco Mattiacci, who has not previously managed a racing outfit, needs to be given time to adjust to his role.