Malaysian Grand Prix

F1 has a fine tradition of internecine treachery

Sebastian Vettel. Photo: EPA

As apologies go, it was a pretty hollow one. Sebastian Vettel arrives in Shanghai this weekend having apparently said sorry to each and every member of the Red Bull Team for his actions in the last race - even Mark Webber. According to the team, the row over Vettel overtaking Webber to win in Malaysia despite team orders is forgotten. As if.

Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 4:02am

Sebastian Vettel's defiance reopens old F1 debate

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel's ill-planned decision, made in the heat of the moment, to ignore his Red Bull team's order to stay second behind Mark Webber in last Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix has stirred up the eternal debate about the sport's true identity - is it racing between teams or individual drivers?

31 Mar 2013 - 4:57am

Webber to race in China, father says

Mark Webber with Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel on the podium at the Malaysian Grand Prix over the weekend. Photo: EPA

Mark Webber is not considering his future in Formula One and will drive in next month's Chinese Grand Prix despite a strained relationship with Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel, his father said.

27 Mar 2013 - 4:27am

Vettel scorns team orders to rob Webber of victory

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel celebrates his victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang circuit yesterday, in a race he admitted should have been won by teammate Mark Webber.Photo: AFP

Sebastian Vettel pulled no punches in a grovelling apology for unfairly overtaking Red Bull teammate Mark Webber to win the Malaysian Grand Prix, but it did little to appease the emotional Webber, who led into the closing stages and had been told by his team that he could cruise to victory with Vettel second.

25 Mar 2013 - 11:31pm

'Paint job' needed for Sepang: Ecclestone

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone. Photo: AP

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has backed the Malaysian Grand Prix to continue but said the tired Sepang circuit needed a "paint job", a report said.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

Short Sport, October 21, 2012

Jorge Lorenzo listens to a few tunes before his record lap, which puts him in pole position for today's Malaysian Grand Prix. Photo: Reuters

Record-breaking Lorenzo in pole

22 Mar 2014 - 10:59pm

Pit Stop

Let's start with an apology. At the end of the last column I predicted the season was going to be 'too tight to call'. Imagine my surprise then when Sebastian Vettel qualified a country mile ahead of everyone else (without using the Kers power boost system), and was two and half seconds ahead of the field at the end of the first lap in Melbourne.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

HK's Jamison gets Sepang win

Hong Kong's Ross Jamison kick-started his campaign in the Formula BMW Pacific Championships by pulling off a superb victory in dreadful conditions at Sepang circuit yesterday. The teenager won the first round of the competition by a massive 29.1 seconds in heavy rain. South African Simon Moss finished second with Indian driver Aditya Patel third.

23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Iceman takes pole on wheels of fortune

Formula One fans the world over were treated this year to one of the closest seasons ever, as three of the sport's top drivers battled to be crowned World Champion. The title race was taken down to the wire in the final round in Brazil, making it the first three-way last race title battle since 1986.

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Pit Stop

In comparison with the past few years, the politics of F1 has been pretty quiet. You could almost say peace has broken out. However, there is one issue this year that has created a lot of heat between teams - 'chassis shopping'.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Team Meritus' teenage standout coasts to controversial victory

Team Meritus's 14-year-old whizz kid Jazeman Jaafar won his fourth race of the season yesterday, albeit under contentious circumstances. Pressure and race tactics from the very start of round seven of Formula BMW Asia left him cruising to victory with a lead of more than 13 seconds over teammate James Grunwell at the Sepang Circuit.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Creditable start for Jamison

Hong Kong's Ross Jamison is confident of finishing on the podium for the latest rounds of the Formula BMW Asia Championship today after an encouraging start to his campaign at scorching Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia yesterday. The teenager finished fourth and sixth respectively in rounds one and two of the series.

6 May 2007 - 12:00am


Ferrari's 60th anniversary celebrations began on Monday, with the start of the marque's global relay in Abu Dhabi. The Ferrari 60 relay (below) will fly the Ferrari flag in key markets in the Middle East, then Asia (via Hong Kong) and the rest of the world, finishing in the carmaker's home town of Maranello on June 23.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

The wheel is about the only thing the FIA hasn't tinkered with

A new season in any sport is always exciting, but let's face it, in Formula One there's that little bit more to get you worked up. Football fans will always spend hours pre-season talking about new signings for their team and the prospect of promotion.

8 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

HK's Marsh seeks backer

Former Porsche Carrera Cup Asia champion Matthew Marsh is stalled on the grid, without a sponsor for this year's series.

The Hong Kong-based driver, who won the Cup in 2004, is desperately seeking a backer to help him compete in the first race of the series in Malaysia on March 17.

1 Mar 2006 - 12:00am