Lucas di Grassi says Virgin can catch the midfield teams (Interview)

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Lucas di Grassi believes Virgin can find much more performance in the VR-01 and expects to catch the midfield teams by the end of the year. In an exclusive interview with F1 Fanatic he also explained why he thinks tracks need to have more quick corners and how he’s improved as a driver since making … Continue reading Lucas di Grassi says Virgin can catch the midfield teams (Interview)

Safety car spares Hamilton and Alonso’s blushes (Chinese Grand Prix analysis)

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Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso owed their large points hauls in Shanghai at least partly thanks to the second appearance of the safety car. The erased the huge amount of time they had lost with extra pit stops at the start of the race and, in Alonso’s case, a penalty for jumping the start. But … Continue reading Safety car spares Hamilton and Alonso’s blushes (Chinese Grand Prix analysis)

Chinese Grand Prix fastest laps

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Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’42.061 2 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’42.358 0.297 3 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’42.609 0.548 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’42.886 0.825 5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’43.245 1.184 6 Robert Kubica Renault 1’43.630 1.569 7 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’43.755 1.694 8 Vitaly … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix fastest laps

Button takes lead in title race – full points standings after China

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Drivers championship standings Position Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 60 2 Nico Rosberg 50 3 Fernando Alonso 49 4 Lewis Hamilton 49 5 Sebastian Vettel 45 6 Felipe Massa 41 7 Robert Kubica 40 8 Mark Webber 28 9 Adrian Sutil 10 10 Michael Schumacher 10 11 Vitantonio Liuzzi 8 12 Vitaly Petrov 6 13 … Continue reading Button takes lead in title race – full points standings after China

Malaysian GP team-by-team: McLaren

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McLaren looked quick in practice but it all went wrong in qualifying. A damage limitation exercise on Sunday ensured they brought home some points, but much more should have been possible this weekend. Jenson Button Lewis Hamilton Qualifying position 17 20 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’52.211 (-0.839) 1’53.050 Race position 8 6 Average race lap … Continue reading Malaysian GP team-by-team: McLaren

Malaysian GP team-by-team: Virgin

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Virgin achieved their first race finish thanks to Lucas di Grassi – but they might have got both cars home had Timo Glock not crashed out. Nonetheless technical director Nick Wirth was pleased the team had finally seen the chequered flag: We?ve come in for heavy criticism for our radical low-cost design approach and relative … Continue reading Malaysian GP team-by-team: Virgin

F1 2010 season preview: Virgin

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Virgin were the first of the new teams to appear on the track in testing. But they’ve suffered mechanical and aerodynamic gremlins with their VR-01. How will they fare against the other newcomers, and can they trouble any of the established teams in their first season?

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