Grand Prix

Takuma Sato first Japanese driver to win IndyCar race

Takuma Sato of Japan wins the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Photo: AFP

Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar series race on Sunday, delivering a dominant performance to win the Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Mercedes keep wheels on the ground for China Grand Prix

The Mercedes team (from left) Ross Brawn, Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff. Photo: AP

Mercedes are playing down their chances of repeating Nico Rosberg’s maiden victory at Shanghai last year in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.

Motorsport director Toto Wolff said last year’s triumph does not mean the team can realistically target the same result this week despite an encouraging start to the season following the arrival of 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

320km/h Grand Prix electric car racing on cards for Hong Kong

Formula E event would foster city's green image.

Grand Prix motor racing could be coming to Hong Kong - but not as we know it. A Hong Kong-based consortium, Formula E Holdings, is planning to bring Formula E, high-speed electric-car racing, to the city's streets next year as part of a global circuit of 10 cities including Rome, London and Rio de Janeiro.

13 Jan 2013 - 5:39am 11 comments

MotoGP ace Stoner aware of 'life-changing' risks

Spanish rider Dani Pedrosa was fastest yesterday. Photo: AFP

MotoGP champion Casey Stoner says he has recovered only 50 per cent from injury but is ready to take "life-changing" risks in his comeback to crown his final year in Grand Prix racing.

13 Oct 2012 - 4:01am

Fu hits back to defeat Michie

Defending champion Marco Fu Ka-chun came back from a two-frame deficit to defeat Jimmy Michie 5-2 in the Royal London Watches Grand Prix opening round in Glasgow yesterday. The Hong Kong star (pictured) hit a break of 139 in the fifth to make it 3-2 and never looked back.

14 Oct 2008 - 12:00am


King of the castle

3 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


Grand Prix

Starring: James Garner, Yves Montand, Toshiro Mifune

Director: John Frankenheimer

16 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Living it up with Sir Cliff at the Monaco Grand Prix

I had never been to the south of France. I had never been to the glamorous Riviera. But recently I put that right by heading off on a day trip to the Monaco Grand Prix.

7 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

The Film

Old Boy

9 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Fu in flying finish

Marco Fu Ka-chun will be racking up air miles as well as snooker balls after it was confirmed he would lead Hong Kong into action at the Asian Games. The SAR star will go for gold with his teammates in Pusan and then dash to the airport for a flight to England, where he is due to play an important world-ranking tournament.

6 May 2015 - 4:25pm

Basic mistakes cost Marco dearly

A disappointed Marco Fu Ka-chun headed back to the SAR immediately after having crashed out of the China Open at Mission Hills in Shenzhen yesterday. The world number 14 failed to book a place in the quarter-finals following his 5-3 defeat to Alan McManus in the second round of the US$450,000 tournament.

13 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Lee puts on one-man show

Englishman Stephen Lee reduced seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry and world number three Ronnie O'Sullivan to the role of spectators as he romped to victory in the Cable TV International Millennium Cup final yesterday.

It was a virtual one-man show by world number six Lee in front of hundreds of fans at the Regent Hotel in Kowloon.

26 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

Fu fashions early two-frame lead

Marco Fu Ka-chun reeled off four frames without reply to storm into a 5-3 overnight lead against England's Gary Wilkinson in the first round of the GBP460,000 Liverpool Victoria UK Championships in Bournemouth.

18 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Rookie Fu maintains composure to keep Grand Prix dream alive

Marco Fu Kar-chun's British Grand Prix fairytale continued yesterday as the talented Hong Kong snooker player roared into the semi-finals with a gutsy 5-3 victory over world number seven Peter Ebdon.

24 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Hendry falls to Harold

DAVE Harold toppled world number one Stephen Hendry to reach the semi-finals of the GBP325,000 snooker Grand Prix in Derby, England last night.

And Harold claimed after a famous 5-2 victory: 'That's probably the worst I've played in the tournament. It's nice to win when you're not playing well,' he smiled. 'Especially against the world number one.'

21 Oct 1994 - 12:00am