Grand Prix motor racing http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30365/all en Formula One: Button sets pace on first day of tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/formula-one-button-sets-pace-first-day-tests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former world champion Jenson Button overcame a morning spent largely in the pits by setting the fastest time on the first day of Formula One testing a month ahead of the opening Grand Prix in Australia.</p> <p>The 33-year-old Englishman -- world champion in 2009 -- overcame problems with his McLaren as he roared back in the afternoon session to record a fastest time of 1min 18.861sec over 34 laps.</p> <p>Red Bull's Australian star Mark Webber was second fastest after completing 73 laps in the team's new car, which they hope will deliver a fourth successive constructors' title.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/formula-one-button-sets-pace-first-day-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Grand Prix motor racing AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:46:31 +0000 5746664 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Button sets pace on first day of tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/formula-one-button-sets-pace-first-day-tests-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former world champion Jenson Button overcame a morning spent largely in the pits by setting the fastest time on the first day of Formula One testing a month ahead of the opening Grand Prix in Australia.</p> <p>The 33-year-old Englishman -- world champion in 2009 -- overcame problems with his McLaren as he roared back in the afternoon session to record a fastest time of 1min 18.861sec over 34 laps.</p> <p>"It was an up and down day," said Button.</p> <p>"It is best to have this type of problem at the beginning of testing rather than the first day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/formula-one-button-sets-pace-first-day-tests-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Grand Prix motor racing AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:47:17 +0000 5746750 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Brake failure sends Hamilton crashing out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/formula-one-brake-failure-sends-hamilton-crashing-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lewis Hamilton suffered a brake failure on his first day behind the wheel of his Mercedes on Wednesday, but insisted he had survived more horrifying smashes.</p> <p>The 28-year-old 2008 world champion, was on his 15th lap when he careered off the Jerez track and into a tyre barrier having just moments earlier reached speeds of between 260kph and 300kph.</p> <p>"I hit the brakes and in a split-second they didn't work. The pedal went down and nothing happened, so I just braced for the impact," said Hamilton, after the accident which took place on the second day of pre-season testing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/formula-one-brake-failure-sends-hamilton-crashing-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Formula One Grand Prix motor racing Hungarian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:00:52 +0000 5747905 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Hamilton fastest in F1 testing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/formula-one-hamilton-fastest-f1-testing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former world champion Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap time in Friday morning's session at Barcelona's Catalunya circuit on the fourth and final day of testing before the start of the new Formula One season.</p> <p>The British driver, who has switched from McLaren to Mercedes for the coming season, clocked 1min 23.282sec, to finish ahead of his erstwhile team-mate Jenson Button, who timed 1:23.633 in his McLaren.</p> <p>Jean-Eric Vergne of France, in a Toro Rosso, was third in 1:24.071.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/formula-one-hamilton-fastest-f1-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Grand Prix motor racing AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:00:55 +0000 5763253 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Hamilton finds cold comfort in Barcelona http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/formula-one-hamilton-finds-cold-comfort-barcelona-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time on the final day of Formula One testing Friday, but the cold, damp weather played havoc with teams' hopes of collecting reliable data.</p> <p>Former world champion Hamilton drove his Mercedes to a best time of 1min 23.282sec off a modest total of 52 laps, a time set in the more favourable morning conditions.</p> <p>Hamilton's former McLaren teammate Jenson Button was second fastest with 1min 23.633sec while Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne was third best with 1min 24.071sec.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/formula-one-hamilton-finds-cold-comfort-barcelona-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Grand Prix motor racing Human Interest AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:16:33 +0000 5763629 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Button sets pace on second day of testing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/formula-one-button-sets-pace-second-day-testing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's Jenson Button, of McLaren, was quickest on a wet second morning of the final pre-season testing of the winter in Barcelona on Friday.</p> <p>Button, the 2009 world champion, was 0.216 seconds quicker than Germany's Adrian Sutil, driving for Force India in conditions that started off very wet before beginning to dry up.</p> <p>Sutil's impressive performance came a day after he was confirmed as the Force India team's second driver for 2013 after a 12-month absence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/formula-one-button-sets-pace-second-day-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Grand Prix motor racing AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:16:36 +0000 5770865 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Hamilton sets early pace in pre-season testing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/formula-one-hamilton-sets-early-pace-pre-season-testing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lewis Hamilton recorded the fastest time on Saturday morning on the third day of pre-season testing at the Catalunya Circuit in Barcelona.</p> <p>The British Mercedes driver, world champion in 2008, posted a quickest time of 1min 20.55sec on a dry track, over a second faster than Mexican Sergio Perez's fastest lap on the same circuit a week ago.</p> <p>Germany's Adrian Sutil was second-fastest in a time of 1min 21.627sec in his Force India, while Brazil's Felipe Massa was third in a Ferrari.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/formula-one-hamilton-sets-early-pace-pre-season-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Grand Prix motor racing AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 13:15:24 +0000 5771645 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Hamilton storms to Barcelona best http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/formula-one-hamilton-storms-barcelona-best-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lewis Hamilton laid down an impressive marker ahead of the new Formula One season on Saturday when he set the best time on the third day of testing, his Mercedes thriving in the dry conditions.</p> <p>The 2008 world champion, who had also set the benchmark in Thursday's opening session, clocked 1min 20.558sec, beating the fastest time of 1min 21.848sec in last month's four-day test at the same circuit set by McLaren's Sergio Perez.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/formula-one-hamilton-storms-barcelona-best-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Grand Prix motor racing AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 17:46:48 +0000 5771747 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Hamilton storms to Barcelona best http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/formula-one-hamilton-storms-barcelona-best-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lewis Hamilton laid down an impressive marker ahead of the new Formula One season on Saturday when he set the best time on the third day of testing, his Mercedes thriving in the dry conditions.</p> <p>The 2008 world champion, who had also set the benchmark in Thursday's opening session, clocked 1min 20.558sec, beating the fastest time of 1min 21.848sec in last month's four-day test at the same circuit set by McLaren's Sergio Perez.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/formula-one-hamilton-storms-barcelona-best-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Grand Prix motor racing AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 18:00:44 +0000 5771751 at http://www.globalpost.com Raikkonen makes hay while the sun shines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/webber-sets-early-pace-steamy-malaysia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By John O'Brien</p> <p>SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Kimi Raikkonen carried the form that propelled him to a season-opening victory to Sepang on Friday after the Finn edged a fascinating first day of practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix in his finely balanced Lotus.</p> <p>The 2007 Formula One world champion was second to Red Bull's Mark Webber in the bone-dry morning session but forged his way to the top of the timesheets in the afternoon before the heavens opened with 30 minutes remaining of second free practice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/webber-sets-early-pace-steamy-malaysia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing British Grand Prix Formula One Grand Prix motor racing Human Interest Motorsport Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Mar 2013 05:15:22 +0000 5790638 at http://www.globalpost.com Massa fastest in F1 Chinese GP practice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/massa-fastest-f1-chinese-gp-practice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Ferrari driver Felipe Massa set the fastest time in Friday's practice sessions for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, bringing praise from his team for an "incredible" performance.</p><P>Massa set a best time of 1 minute, 35.340 seconds around the Shanghai International Circuit in the afternoon session, putting him 0.15 seconds ahead of Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen, with Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso third.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/massa-fastest-f1-chinese-gp-practice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Formula One Grand Prix motor racing Turkish Grand Prix Asianet Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:18:52 +0000 Asianet 5816788 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Massa on top as Ferrari take early control http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/formula-one-massa-top-ferrari-take-early-control <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ferrari dominated Friday morning's opening free practice for this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, with Brazilian Felipe Massa topping the times ahead of team-mate Fernando Alonso of Spain.</p> <p>In typically hot conditions, with a track temperature of 41 degrees Celsius (105.8 degrees Fahrenheit) and an air temperature of 34C at the Sakhir circuit, the Ferrari duo took command in the final half hour of the 90-minute session.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/formula-one-massa-top-ferrari-take-early-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Grand Prix motor racing AFP Fri, 19 Apr 2013 09:46:35 +0000 5820044 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: Webber fastest in Canadian GP practice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130608/formula-one-webber-fastest-canadian-gp-practice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mark Webber took advantage of late drying conditions to clock the fastest time for Red Bull in Saturday's delayed and truncated final free practice session for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.</p> <p>The 36-year-old Australian was the last man out at the right time and lapped in one minute and 17.895 seconds to outpace Adrian Sutil of Force India by three-tenths of a second.</p> <p>Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes was third fastest ahead of Fernando Alonso of Ferrari, defending triple world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull and sixth-placed Nico Rosberg in the second Mercedes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130608/formula-one-webber-fastest-canadian-gp-practice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Formula One Grand Prix motor racing AFP Sat, 08 Jun 2013 16:36:19 +0000 5853197 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: German GP first free practice times http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130705/formula-one-german-gp-first-free-practice-times <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Grand Prix first free practice times at the Nurburgring on Friday:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130705/formula-one-german-gp-first-free-practice-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One Grand Prix motor racing AFP Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:36:02 +0000 5876474 at http://www.globalpost.com Formula One: German GP second free practice times http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130705/formula-one-german-gp-second-free-practice-times <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Grand Prix second free practice times at the Nurburgring on Friday:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130705/formula-one-german-gp-second-free-practice-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One Grand Prix motor racing AFP Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:34:08 +0000 5876628 at http://www.globalpost.com