McLaren Malaysian Grand Prix – preview

Sepang facts & stats Sepang was the first all-new Formula 1 circuit to be designed by Tilke GmbH, the company responsible for the construction of eight of the 19 tracks on the 2013 calendar. It is located alongside from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, 60km from Kuala Lumpur itself. The track has hosted a round of the world championship every year since 1999, making it the oldest of the new breed of government-funded circuits on the calendar. It’s popular with drivers and engineers alike, largely due to the variety of corners around the lap. The fast sweeps

A difficult Friday for Sauber in Sepang

In free practice two of the Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix the Sauber F1 Team drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Esteban Gutiérrez finished 13th and 14th respectively.

Both drivers were able to improve in the second session of the day, although Esteban lost time because of technical issues. Nico Hulkenberg, SauberNico Hulkenberg, Sauber

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Nico Hülkenberg (1st Practice: 14th / 1:39.054 min / 17 laps – 2nd Practice 13th / 1:38.068 min / 31 laps): "All in all it was a difficult Friday. I don’t know what to make of it yet. I think we

Sahara Force India prepared for qualifying after Friday practice in Malaysia

Sahara Force India was back in action today as Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta completed their free practice programmes ahead of Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

Adrian Sutil (FP1: 1:37.769, P6, 17 laps – FP2: 1:37.788, P10, 10 laps): “The morning went OK and the balance was quite good. We made a change during the lunch hour to cure some oversteer and my general feeling with the car is good. Adrian Sutil, Sahara Force India VJM06Adrian Sutil, Sahara Force India VJM06

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I missed out on some running this afternoon, but I think

Lotus got the best time on Friday practice at Sepang International Circuit

Kimi Räikkönen topped the times on the first day of running as the second round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship – the Malaysian Grand Prix – got underway at the Sepang International Circuit. Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus F1 TeamKimi Raikkonen, Lotus F1 Team

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Kimi set a 1min 36.569secs lap in an afternoon session which was interrupted by a minor rain shower, while Romain Grosjean was sixth fastest. The team evaluated new front wings on both cars with a new exhaust and related bodywork also featuring on Kimi’s car.

The E21 ran

Nick Fry steps down as CEO of Mercedes AMG Patronas

The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One team today announced that Nick Fry, the team’s Chief Executive Officer, will step down from his current position at the beginning of April. He will continue to assist the team’s commercial operations as a consultant until at least the end of 2014. Ross Braun and Nick FryRoss Braun and Nick Fry

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Toto Wolff, the team’s new Executive Director and 30 per cent shareholder, will therefore take a greater role in the day-to-day running of the team alongside Team Principal Ross Brawn, assuming the areas of responsibility previously

McLaren showing midfield results on Malayan GP Friday practice

Jenson Button – (Best time 1m37.865s, 12th place on FP2): “Today we got through a decent amount of satisfactory work, and we duly gathered some more useful info about MP4-28.

“On a dry track it feels better than it did in Melbourne, but even then its pace still isn’t there compared with that of the front-running cars. Jenson Button, McLaren with team mate Sergio Perez, McLarenJenson Button, McLaren with team mate Sergio Perez, McLaren

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“We’ve identified some further improvements that we can make before tomorrow, though, which is encouraging, and it’s been

Williams maximizing the package on Sepang Friday practice

Mike Coughlan, Technical Director: We haven’t made the progress we had hoped for today. We need to look at the data we have from both sessions to maximise the package we have. We will then head straight back to the factory to work on some improvements ahead of Shanghai. Pastor Maldonado, Williams FW35Pastor Maldonado, Williams FW35

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Pastor Maldonado: We didn’t have the pace today unfortunately. We need to analyse the data tonight to see what we can do. We have a lot of work to do but we’ll be pushing hard to

Lotus leaves Grosjean a step behind Raikkonen

Mar.22 (GMM) After Kimi Raikkonen eased to victory in Australia, and set the pace in Malaysia on Friday, the forgotten man of Lotus is Romain Grosjean.

The Frenchman suspected his problems in Melbourne were due simply to going the wrong way on setup in limited practice running.

But "We’re seeing the same phenomenon as in Melbourne and we just don’t understand it," Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport quoted Grosjean as saying on Friday.

Romain Grosjean, Lotus F1 TeamRomain Grosjean, Lotus F1 Team

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Team technical boss James Allison has one explanation


When: Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th March, 2013

Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Round: 2 of 19 Mike Coughlan, Technical Director: Following a difficult opening to the season in Australia, the team has regrouped and been working hard to solve the problems we encountered last weekend. We have a good idea where to focus our efforts and learnt a lot in Melbourne which we will implement in Malaysia to continue working to improve the performance of the FW35 throughout Friday testing and into the weekend. The Sepang circuit is a technical challenge

Kimi WINS! Australian GP 2013

Kimi WINS! Australian GP 2013

Kimi WINS! Australian GP 2013

Australian Grand Prix Race Results: Kimi Raikkonen Wins 2)Alonso 3)Vettel 4)Massa 5)Hamilton


Kimi Raikkonen marched to his second victory since making his Formula One comeback with a commanding drive at the Australian Grand Prix. The Lotus driver, who returned to F1 at the start of 2012, won a chaotic Abu Dhabi late last season but his victory in Melbourne as much smoother affair, made possible by his ability to work a two-stop