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Marussia: Cool running on free practice for the Chinese GP

Cool conditions greeted the teams at the Shanghai International Circuit today for the first free practice sessions of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend.

After a positive test in Bahrain in the days following the last Grand Prix, the Marussia F1 Team’s …

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Rivals step up amid ‘tense’ Mercedes battle

Apr.18 (GMM) Mercedes’ rivals look closer to the pace this weekend in China.Back-to-back winner Lewis Hamilton was the fastest overall in Shanghai practice, but Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was only a tenth behind.On Friday morning, the Spaniard was even …

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Renault: Trouble-free sessions allow teams to concentrate on performance

Infiniti Red Bull Racing finish fourth and fifth in FP2. Lotus F1 Team ninth with Romain Grosjean in FP2, solid day of work for both Scuderia Toro Rosso and Caterham F1 Team.

The cold temperature has made things a bit more interesting. Even though low…

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Pirelli: Temperatures below 20 degrees characterize free practice in China

Shanghai – Weather will have a big effect on tyre behaviour throughout the Chinese Grand Prix weekend, with free practice today characterised by cool weather and a possibility of rain for qualifying tomorrow. Ambient and track temperatures dipped to …

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No customer teams in 2015 – Honda

Apr.18 (GMM) Honda’s F1 boss on Friday said the Japanese marque will not supply any customer teams when it returns to the sport next year.Speaking in Shanghai ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix, Yasuhisa Arai confirmed that Honda – having pulled out of F1…

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Tough practice for Caterham F1 team at Shanghai

Kamui Kobayashi, car #10, chassis CT05-#03: "FP1 started with the coldest track temperatures we’ve had this year so we had to work a lot on bringing the tyres up to the right operating temperatures. The car balance felt fine but we were having som…

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Lotus completed Friday’s practice at China

Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado completed a positive first day ahead of the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix, with a total of 94 laps of the Shanghai International Circuit completed between the two drivers. A small mistake at the pit lane entry from Pastor…

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First day at work for Marco Mattiacci

Apr.18 (GMM) Marco Mattiacci wore sunglasses all day in cloudy, smoggy Shanghai.

"I have not slept in the last 40 hours," explained Ferrari’s brand new team boss, who is mere days into his shock new tenure in the wake of Stefano Domenicali’…

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Button and Magnussen fought front tyre graining at Shanghai

Against a backdrop of leaden skies, practice kicked off for the 11th Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit. Both of today’s sessions were cold and blustery, which made consistent lapping difficult. Additionally, a headwind along th…

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Both Force India cars went through their respective programmes at China

Nico Hulkenberg VJM07-04
FP1: 1:41.175 P5 16 laps
FP2: 1:39.736 P11 30 laps
Nico: “It was quite a smooth day in terms of completing our programme and working through the jo…

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Great performance by Alonso in Friday’s practice session at Shanghai

Second and seventh places for Scuderia Ferrari in the second free practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix, in which Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton was fastest with a 1.38.315. Fernando Alonso was second in 1.38.456 ahead of Rosberg in the other Mercede…

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A good day for Williams Martini at Shanghai

Rob Smedley, Head of Vehicle Performance: It has been a good day. We had a complicated and involved programme which we completed, so well done to the guys for that. The morning consisted of aero testing of a number of new components, most of which were…

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Some problems interrupted Sauber’s practice on Friday at China

In the first free practice for the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, round four of the 2014 Formula One World Championship, Esteban Gutiérrez lost half of the session due to a clutch problem. Later he was hindered by an ERS issue, which did not cause hi…

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No issues for Red Bull Racing at Shanghai today

Daniel Riccardo
First Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:40.772, Laps: 23
Second Practice Session: Position: 4, Best Time: 1:38.811, Laps: 30
“That wasn’t too bad today. I think tyres are always a bit of a challenge around this track, part…

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Fruitfull practice session for Mercedes at China

Lewis experienced a mechanical problem with the rear suspension in first practice that limited his running. He ended the day at the top of the timesheets, posting a time of 1:38.315 on his first flying lap on the soft tyres in the second session.


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