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  1. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Ferrari rebuke Alonso for joke car call on birthday

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Ferrari rebuke Alonso for joke car call on birthday Ferrari dealt Fernando Alonso a rare public rebuke on his birthday for critical comments after Sunday's Hungarian Formula ... in the championship, 39 points adrift of Red Bull's triple champion Sebastian Vettel with nine races left. Asked afterwards what kind of car he wanted for his birthday, the double world champion said: ...

  2. Business - Money - FORMULA ONE

    China turns off Formula One

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 12:35pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... drop was in China where just 19 million viewers tuned in, a drop of 30 million compared to 2012. The close to US$ 200 million per year it takes to field a top two car team is largely funded ... Prix suggest that even with China’s growing love of the motor car, the high octane world of Formula One just hasn’t caught their imagination as much as Ecclestone- and the multinationals who ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Formula One drivers pay tribute to Michael Schumacher on first day of testing

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 10:11am by Reuters

    ... of their new Formula One car, while four-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel said he was praying for his friend and countryman. Drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg unveiled Mercedes’ ...

  4. Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Vettel silences critics to join the greats

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 03:07pm

    ... but a brilliant, come-from-behind victory in Japan silenced the critics and proved it’s not all about his Red Bull car. The young German has attracted cynicism and even boos this year but if there was any ... to his superior car, crafted by Red Bull’s brilliant designer, Adrian Newey. His decision to ignore team orders and snatch victory from a fuming Webber this year in Malaysia lowered him ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - FORMULA ONE

    Formula One teams consider minimum pit-stop times

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... with a loose wheel on his car will be handed a 10-place grid penalty from Hungary onwards. The pit-lane speed limit has also been reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h in practice sessions as well as the race. The tighter measures have been imposed after Red Bull released Australian Mark Webber's car during the race in Germany this month without securing his rear right wheel, which bounced ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton steers clear of 'Tyregate'

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... 'Tyregate' Lewis Hamilton said he had ignored the controversy about the Mercedes "Tyregate" scandal because he is more concerned about feeling at one with his car in this weekend's ... that active race drivers took part as Mercedes' third driver Sam Bird had no experience in the team's 2013 race car. "It is what the team decided and also for Pirelli it is better if we ...

  7. Grand prix perfect for HK as Formula One cars produce very little pollution

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is that F1 cars produce very little: in a season of racing and testing each team's cars will emit about 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO{-2}). By comparison the entire 2008 Olympic torch relay ... economy with resultant reductions in CO{-2} emissions. So while Hong Kong residents will undoubtedly keep driving, F1 technology may well help to ensure their cars in 10 years' time are far ...

  8. F1 car in town raises hope for HK Grand Prix

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com A Formula One car on the streets of Hong Kong for the first time today could be the opening gambit towards hosting a grand prix race, says Automobile ... he gets behind the wheel of the car driven by David Coulthard in 2005, when the reigning world champions made their debut. Organisers expect nearly 40,000 spectators to turn up ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - FORMULA ONE

    Amateur pop star Lewis Hamilton aiming to find his rhythm in Hungary

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... rear degradation in hot conditions, but Hamilton made clear he was in the right frame of mind. "The break was too long. I just really missed being in the car. Particularly this week I have been really excited about getting back in the car," he said. "I had time to really think about how well the season has gone for me. Everyone was talking me down at the beginning ...

  10. McLaren revs up super car for Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough McLaren Automotive, the retail sports car arm of the Formula One racing group, is gearing up to challenge Ferrari and Lamborghini in Hong Kong's lucrative market for top-end performance cars. McLaren is targeting Hong Kong sales of about 40 units this year for its MP4-12C, a carbon-chassis super car, making its worldwide debut in Britain this spring ...




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