29 April


Sebastian and Mark Look Ahead to the Turkish GP


After the Easter break, Sebastian and Mark are looking forward to the trip to Istanbul - both because it's slightly closer to home and a challenging circuit for drivers. Here's what they had to say ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix...
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Preview – Turkish Grand Prix


4th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 6th to 8th May 2011
Hinwil, 29th April 2011 – After three exciting races in Australia and Asia, the Sauber F1 Team is looking forward to travelling to a Grand Prix weekend for the first time this year with its convoy of trucks and its motorhome. Istanbul Park is a challenging circuit for the drivers and the Sauber C30-Ferrari as well as for the tyres. The target is clearly set: Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez want to fight for top ten positions again – in both, qualifying and the race.
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2011 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


ISTANBUL PARK, 6-8 MAY
After three flyaway races, Formula One's European season begins next weekend with Round Four of the 2011 World Championship, the Turkish Grand Prix, at Istanbul Park on Sunday 8 May.
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Base Batteries Sponsors Formula 1 Hispania Racing Team


The Indian Owned Battery Giant will be the official battery supplier for the Hispania Racing Team in the 2011 Formula 1 Racing Season and the following two years.
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28 April


2011 TURKISH GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Martin Whitmarsh, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Winning in China was a fantastic reward for all the hard effort that’s been undertaken both at the racetrack and the McLaren Technology Centre to turn MP4-26 into a race winner.
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21 April


Robert Kubica talks to his fans


21 april 2011
"Hello everybody, here I am. Sorry for the delay in contacting you but I preferred to wait until the moment I could finally share some positive news with you. First of all I would like to pay a huge amount of thanks to my fans whose support has been simply incredible since my accident in Italy back in February. I have been literally submerged by letters and various gifts and objects and it seems the flow is not slowing down. I also want to thank all the people in the world of F1 who showed in various manners their concern for the difficult situation I'm in. “
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20 April


RODAC CONCLUDES OFFICIAL SUPPLIER DEAL WITH TEAM LOTUS


Sittard, The Netherlands 20th April 2011
Rodac International, worldwide supplier of pneumatic equipment to the automotive industry, has concluded a sponsor agreement with the Team Lotus Formula One team. For the next three years Rodac provides Team Lotus with tools and garage equipment which makes Rodac an official supplier to the Anglo- Malaysian F1 team.
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19 April


In his own words: Sebastian’s Chinese Grand Prix


Apr 19, 2011
Sebastian arrived in China on the back of two wins and two pole positions and a world championship defence that was looking almost easy. Seb, or course, discourages that sort of talk:
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18 April


Vitaly reflects on China


Vitaly reflects on China and already looks ahead to Turkey
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CHINESE GRAND PRIX REVIEW


18 APRIL 2011
AT&T Williams registered its first finishes of the year in the Chinese Grand Prix. Rubens Barrichello came home 13th, while his rookie team-mate Pastor Maldonado saw the chequered flag for the first time in his F1 career in 18th place. With the reliability of the FW33 established, the team can now fast-track a series of performance upgrades in its efforts to move up the order.
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Two Renault RS27 engines on podium after thrilling Chinese Grand Prix


Two RS27 engines finished on the podium following a thrilling Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit. Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel passed the line in second position while Mark Webber had a storming drive from 18th on the grid to third at the chequered flag, just seven seconds from race winner Lewis Hamilton.
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17 April


Chinese GP - No miracle cure for Ferrari, McLaren breaks Red Bull monopoly


Shanghai, 17 April – Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso finished sixth and seventh respectively in the Chinese Grand Prix. While motor sport is never really predictable, to some extent this less than satisfactory result for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro could have been suggested prior to the start. The places ahead of our Brazilian driver were filled by the two Red Bulls, the two McLarens and, one Mercedes, a team that had shown signs of a big step forward right from free practice earlier in the weekend.
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Chinese GP - A disappointing race in Shanghai. Felipe fights but has to give best in the end. Fernando only seventh


Only fourteen points in the bag for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro come the end of the Chinese Grand Prix, through a sixth place for Felipe Massa and a seventh for Fernando Alonso. Both drivers made two pit stops: Felipe on laps 15 and 33 and Fernando on lap 16 and 32. After three races, Fernando is fifth and Felipe sixth in the Drivers’ classification, while the Scuderia is third in the Constructors.’
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5 out of 6 - Chinese Grand Prix - The Race


17 April 2011
The sun was out in Shanghai today for the third race of the 2011 season – the Chinese Grand Prix - in which the team achieved another two car finish and secured its target of five out of six finishes in the opening three races.
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2011 CHINESE GRAND PRIX


“TODAY IS IN MY TOP THREE RACE WINS”
Shanghai International Circuit, Sunday April 17
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“In grands prix nowadays, there is so much action that, if you get it slightly wrong, you’re toast. Today, I think both Lewis and Jenson drove brilliant, charging races, just fantastic..
This was our first win of the year, a really important one, and a reward for all the work that everyone at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes has put in over the last six weeks.
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Hispania Racing: goal achieved in Shanghai


Shanghai, 17th of April 2011, Shanghai International Circuit
Weather: Sunny – air temperature 23°C, track 32°C
Race: 56 laps
Track distance: 5.451km
Narain Karthikeyan F111-03 #22 23rd
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-02 #23 22nd
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2011 Chinese Grand Prix Report - 17 April


Force India Formula One Team drivers Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil came home in 11th and 15th positions respectively at the end the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix. Both drivers made good race starts, with Paul up one place to 7th and Adrian making up three positions to P8 by the end the first lap. Unfortunately, the usual front runners who had started lower down the grid were just too strong as the race unfolded, and the team narrowly missed out on a top 10 position for Paul, whilst an incident with Perez forced Adrian to come into the pits for an unscheduled nose change in the latter stage of the race.
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2011 CHINESE GRAND PRIX - RACE


SHANGHAI, 17 APRIL
A thrilling Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai today saw Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher take the chequered flag in fifth and eighth places to secure the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team's first double-points finish of the season.
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CHINESE GP RACE


The Williams Cosworth FW33 proved itself reliable today allowing AT&T Williams drivers, Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado a clean Chinese Grand Prix. Rubens drove a consistent two-stop race from 15th on the grid to finish 13th. Pastor opted for a three-stop strategy and delivered a solid performance throughout the 56 laps. In a race which saw only one retirement from a field of 24 cars, Pastor crossed the line in 18th place to complete his first full race distance in Formula One. The team now returns to Grove with lessons learnt from the opening three flyaways from which to develop the cars in time for the first round of the European season in Turkey on 6th May.
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Chinese GP – Race – Sunday, 17.04.2011


Weather: dry and sunny, 22°C air, 26-29°C track
The Sauber F1 Team is leaving China after the third race of the 2011 season with another point thanks to a good race for Kamui Kobayashi, who finished tenth in his Sauber C30-Ferrari. It was an action packed race at the Shanghai International Circuit and Sergio Pérez was certainly part of that as, like Kamui, he was fighting from start to finish for positions. For two incidents the Mexican was penalised with a drive through and a ten second stop and go, and eventually finished 17th.
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CHINESE GRAND PRIX 2011 - TEAM LOTUS JOINS THE MIDFIELD


"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart" Confucius (551 - 479 BC)
Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - qualified 19th, finished 16th: "That is our best ever performance. It's not the highest place we've had but today we beat two midfield cars in a straight fight so I am very happy, with my performance and the performance of the whole team. We knew we would struggle in the cool conditions yesterday but today the temperatures rose and we expected to be able to put in the sort of race that would do justice to the pace that is in the car. We will keep working hard to improve the car's behaviour in the cooler conditions and we can only get better from here."
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Thrilling battles in China as tyre strategy is key


The Chinese Grand Prix went down to a thrilling battle between Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton over the last six laps, decided by tyre strategy. Hamilton passed Vettel for the lead with four laps to go, with the German driver then forced to defend from Jenson Button in the other McLaren and his Red Bull team mate Mark Webber.
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A Double Chinese Celebration


Not even the best mystic with the clearest crystal ball on their best game day could have predicted that podium line-up. It was quite an incredible race from Shanghai with both our boys ending the afternoon showered in Champagne.
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Chinese GP: The Team Reaction


Here’s what our team thought of a rather eventful afternoon in Shanghai:
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Points but no podium - goodbye China


One of those afternoons, you might say. There were points but no podiums. Only two points, but they all count and it is afternoons like this that come the end of the season we will could look back on and say ‘those two points Vitaly got for us in China, they were crucial'.
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Roll With It - Chinese GP, Sunday 17 April


Vitaly scored another couple of points as he finished P9 at the Shanghai International Circuit, while teammate Nick came home in P12.
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Cruel sport in China


Formula 1 can be a cruel sport, which when all is said and done is part of its attraction: why would you turn up to watch something where everything is a foregone conclusion? With both our cars starting in the top ten, one might have expected some points at the end of the 56 laps, but it was not to be.
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Race Classification


after 56 Laps - 305.066 Kms
2011 FORMULA 1 UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX - Shanghai

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:36:58.226 188.758
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:37:03.424 +5.198 188.589
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:37:05.781 +7.555 188.513
4 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:37:08.226 +10.000 188.434
5 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:37:11.674 +13.448 188.322
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:37:14.066 +15.840 188.245
7 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:37:28.848 +30.622 187.769
8 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:37:29.252 +31.026 187.756
9 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:37:55.630 +57.404 186.913
10 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:38:01.499 +63.273 186.727
11 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:38:06.983 +68.757 186.553
12 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:38:10.965 +72.739 186.427
13 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:38:28.415 +90.189 185.876
14 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:38:28.897 +90.671 185.861
15 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:36:58.956 +1 LAP 185.362
16 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:37:12.024 +1 LAP 184.946
17 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:37:15.434 +1 LAP 184.838
18 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:37:20.363 +1 LAP 184.682
19 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:37:34.174 +1 LAP 184.246
20 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:37:24.115 +2 LAPS 181.206
21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:37:54.356 +2 LAPS 180.273
22 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:38:12.137 +2 LAPS 179.729
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:38:13.309 +2 LAPS 179.693
NOT CLASSIFIED
J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 9 LAPS 16:09.724 DNF 181.421
FASTEST LAP
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:38.993 on lap 42 198.232

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16 April


Chinese GP, Qualifying: The Team Reaction


After a morning of completely mixed fortunes here at the Shanghai International Circuit, we spoke to the drivers and team to get their reaction. Here’s their take on the day…
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Chinese GP – A crowd pleasing race in prospect


Shanghai, 16 April – With seven different teams making it onto the top ten places of the grid for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix, fans of Formula 1 are definitely enjoying an exciting start to the season, leaving aside the dominance of world champion Sebastian Vettel, who completed his (first?) hat-trick of poles this afternoon at the Shanghai International Circuit.
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Chinese GP – Two 150º Italias on the third row: qualifying matches our potential


The two 150º Italias will both start the Chinese Grand Prix from the third row of the grid tomorrow, with Fernando Alonso fifth and Felipe Massa sixth. It was a very busy qualifying session, with a red flag in Q2 and a very closely fought battle to get from one section to the next. Both drivers used one set of hard tyres and three of the soft.
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Back on Track - Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying


16 April 2011
Much cooler conditions than yesterday greeted the Marussia Virgin Racing team for the third Practice Session of the Chinese Grand Prix, with the air temperature at 15°C and track temperature at 25°C. In Free Practice 3 this morning, after completing an early installation lap, both Timo Glock and Jérôme D’Ambrosio waited for the track conditions to improve before returning to the track. With yesterday’s issues resolved and with some set-up changes, Timo completed 17 laps and was more comfortable with the car before the Qualifying session, ending up 21st. Jérôme was classified 22nd having completed 16 laps.
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PIRELLI ANNOUNCES TYRE CHOICES FOR NEXT THREE RACES


Shanghai (China), April 16th 2011 - Pirelli has revealed the tyre compound choices for the next three grands prix of the 2011 Formula One season: Turkey, Spain and Monaco.
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Vettel’s record with Pirelli grows


Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has claimed his third pole position in a row with Pirelli, his fourth consecutive pole in Formula One and his third pole position in China.
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You Can't Always Get What You Want - Chinese GP, Saturday 16 April


A dramatic qualifying session saw Vitaly qualify in P10 and Nick in P16, after the Russian's car lost power and halted what could have been a very strong session for the team.
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CHINESE GP QUALIFYING


The team experienced a more promising qualifying session in China today. Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado progressed through Q1, but a red flag in the final minutes of Q2 disrupted proceedings and interrupted both their flying laps. The subsequent procession of cars all then trying to set their quickest time in the one remaining lap precluded the AT&T Williams pair from any clear air to set a more competitive time. The team subsequently aborted both drivers’ runs in order to preserve the option tyre for tomorrow. As a result, Rubens will line up in P15 and Pastor in P17 for the race.
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Tonio and Narain ready for their second race with Hispania


Shanghai, 16th of April 2011, Shanghai International Circuit
Both Hispania Racing cars accomplished their targets for the day and will be on the starting grid again tomorrow at the Shanghai International Circuit. The two drivers were able to qualify comfortably inside the 107% time, a rule which doesn’t look like bothering the team anymore as it progresses with every race. Today weather conditions were much different to Friday with a maximum track temperature of 24ºC.
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2011 CHINESE GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


SHANGHAI, 16 APRIL
Mixed fortunes at the Shanghai International Circuit today saw MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualify in fourth and 14th positions for tomorrow's Chinese Grand Prix.
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2011 CHINESE GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING


“WE CAN HAVE A GOOD RACE FROM THIS GRID POSITION”
Shanghai International Circuit, Saturday April 16
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“We ran an extremely well-disciplined set of sessions today. After failing to extract the maximum from the cars on Friday, we made a significant number of improvements to the cars on Friday evening and quickly established a satisfactory pace in this morning’s practice session.
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2011 Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report - 16 April


The Force India Formula One Team will start the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix with Paul Di Resta in 8th place and Adrian Sutil in 11th. For the first time this season, and after a busy weekend for the boys in the garage, the team qualified into Q3 with Paul setting impressive lap times in each of today's outings. Adrian narrowly missed out on a top 10 position due to a stop at the weighbridge and the Red Flag situation at the end of Q2. However he came home in P11 and will also be in the middle of the action for the start of tomorrow's race.
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Chinese GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 16.04.2011


Weather: significantly cooler but still dry, 15°C air, 22-25°C track
For the first time this year the Sauber F1 Team did not get a car into Q3, which is disappointing. Qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix turned out to be very unusual with the lap times of the first 17 cars in Q1 covered by three tenths of a second, and then a red flag interrupting Q2 shortly before the end. Sergio Pérez qualified 12th on the Shanghai International Circuit and Kamui Kobayashi was 13th.
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CHINESE GRAND PRIX FP3 & QUALIFYING - 16 / 4 / 2011


"The journey of 1,000 miles starts with one step" Lao Tzu
Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20: "From my perspective I'm very happy with that. I left it all until the last minute and swapped to a one lap run, putting myself under a bit of pressure, but I put in a good final lap and got under 1.38. After FP3 we already knew we'd have a bit of a tricky qualifying session as the track temperatures were a lot lower than yesterday and that definitely affects our car. We're quite easy on the tyres and when the temperatures drop we need to work harder to get them up to the optimum heat, which means we don't get everything out of them, but in the race conditions we're definitely stronger and you can see that we're steadily doing what we want which is to keep pushing towards the midfield."
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Qualifying Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX - Shanghai
POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 % Q2 Q3
1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:35.674 100.421 1:34.776 1:33.706
2 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:35.924 100.684 1:34.662 1:34.421
3 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:36.091 100.859 1:34.486 1:34.463
4 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:35.272 100.000 1:35.850 1:34.670
5 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:35.389 100.122 1:35.165 1:35.119
6 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:35.478 100.216 1:35.437 1:35.145
7 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:36.133 100.903 1:35.563 1:36.158
8 P. DI RESTA Force India F1 Team 1:35.702 100.451 1:35.858 1:36.190
9 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:36.110 100.879 1:35.500 1:36.203
10 V. PETROV Lotus Renault GP 1:35.370 100.102 1:35.149
11 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:36.092 100.860 1:35.874
12 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:36.046 100.812 1:36.053
13 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:36.147 100.918 1:36.236
14 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:35.508 100.247 1:36.457
15 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:35.911 100.670 1:36.465
16 N. HEIDFELD Lotus Renault GP 1:35.910 100.669 1:36.611
17 P. MALDONADO AT&T Williams 1:36.121 100.891 1:36.956
18 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:36.468 101.255
19 H. KOVALAINEN Team Lotus 1:37.894 102.752
20 J. TRULLI Team Lotus 1:38.318 103.197
21 J. D'AMBROSIO Marussia Virgin Racing 1:39.119 104.037
22 T. GLOCK Marussia Virgin Racing 1:39.708 104.656
23 V. LIUZZI HRT F1 Team 1:40.212 105.185
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:40.445 105.429
POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:33.706 209.416 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:33.706 209.416 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX - Shanghai
POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:34.968 13 206.633
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:35.176 15 +0.208 206.182
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:35.373 14 +0.405 205.756
4 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:35.677 18 +0.709 205.102
5 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:35.818 17 +0.850 204.800
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:35.971 15 +1.003 204.474
7 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:36.098 18 +1.130 204.204
8 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:36.125 15 +1.157 204.146
9 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:36.141 14 +1.173 204.112
10 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:36.370 18 +1.402 203.627
11 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:36.404 16 +1.436 203.555
12 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:36.582 18 +1.614 203.180
13 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:36.596 17 +1.628 203.151
14 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:36.717 16 +1.749 202.897
15 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:36.896 5 +1.928 202.522
16 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:36.953 14 +1.985 202.403

17 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:37.007 20 +2.039 202.290
18 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:37.304 18 +2.336 201.673
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:38.176 12 +3.208 199.881
20 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:38.739 12 +3.771 198.742

21 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:39.938 17 +4.970 196.357
22 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:39.998 16 +5.030 196.239

23 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:40.593 17 +5.625 195.079
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:40.881 18 +5.913 194.522
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15 April


Tough Start - Chines Grand Prix FP 1&2


15 April 2011
Only five days after the last race in Malaysia, the Marussia Virgin Racing cars were out on track again, this time for the first two practice sessions of the Chinese Grand Prix. With a warmer than usual air temperature of 26°C and track temperature of 30°C, both Timo Glock and Jérôme D’Ambrosio left the garage straight away to complete their installation laps and radio checks. They both reported the track was very dirty and green, as expected, and so the team kept to the plan to wait until there was more rubber down.
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Chinese GP – A busy day in foggy Shanghai


Shanghai, 15 April - Just a few days after the Malaysian Grand Prix, the Formula 1 cars are back in action on another of the calendar’s “modern” race tracks, this time at the biggest facility on the world tour, in Shanghai. Unseasonably warm weather could have contributed to the fact that the circuit sat under a haze of fog for most of the day, as the twenty four cars tackled the two 90 minute practice sessions.
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Chinese GP – A difficult day for the Scuderia in Shanghai


It was a busy and complicated Friday for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. The day’s programme was based around an aerodynamic investigation that had begun last week in Sepang, along with the evaluation of a few new components. Apart from that, the job list also included the usual menu for the first two practice sessions, namely finding the best set-up and on an evaluation of the two types of tyre brought here by Pirelli. An hydraulic problem meant Fernando Alonso was unable to complete his planned programme, limiting his mileage in the first session, but above all in the second.
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Big country big track


A total of 84 laps today for Scuderia Toro Rosso: 39 for Sébastien Buemi, 25 for Jaime Alguersuari and 20 for Daniel Ricciardo. Watching some of the day’s action from the media centre, high above the grandstands it was hard to spot the cars as fog was a feature of the Shanghai International Circuit, when the third round of the world championship got underway this morning. Nothing new here on the outskirts of Jiading, a suburb of the giant Chinese city, apart from some of the bumpiest sections of the track having been given a new smoother surface, which is always welcome for the drivers as they bounce around in the cockpit.
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Can't you hear me knocking – Chinese GP, Friday 15 April 2011


Nick and Vitaly began their Chinese quest today as free practice got underway at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Alan Permane, Chief Engineer - Technical programme notes
A fairly typical Friday session for us today – running hard tyres in the first practice session, and both hards and softs in the second, some long running with both cars on high fuel.
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Chinese GP, Friday Practice: The Drivers' Reaction


With Friday's two practice sessions over and done in Shanghai, we asked the drivers to give us their verdict on the day's running...
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Vettel sets the pace in China with Pirelli


The 12 Formula One teams have been able to gather some useful data about Pirelli’s new PZero tyres during the two free practice sessions at Shanghai today, but with cooler temperatures and the possibility of rain for tomorrow, there are plenty of surprises still in store. Both free practice sessions today were held in ambient temperatures of 27 degrees centigrade and track temperatures of 30 degrees.
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“Promising times” on Hispania Racing’s first day


Shanghai, 15th of April 2011, Shanghai International Circuit
Hispania Racing went out onto the track at 9:00 am sharp this morning with the aim of achieving more mileage. Under the grey skies of Shanghai, both drivers were able to complete a solid morning session. Liuzzi ran a total of 18 laps posting a best time of 1:44.359, whereas Karthikeyan completed 23 laps with a best time of 1:45.019. In the afternoon, Narain did 25 laps and set a best time of 1:42.902. Tonio’s session was altered by hydraulic problems and was only able to complete 3 laps clocking a fastest time of 1:43.850.
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2011 Chinese Grand Prix Free Practice 1 & 2 Report - 15 April


The first session was really good; everybody worked well today and I am really happy and could concentrate on the normal Friday things like improving my car, set-up wise. We were not that far off straight away and after the first couple of laps I felt very confident in the car. With a hard set of tyres the car the balance was fine and feeling wise there was much more stability this weekend, so our upgrade might have helped. The soft tyre worked without problems. The long run seemed to be quite good so yes, another one like this tomorrow and I'll be happy!
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2011 CHINESE GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“TODAY HELPED US DRAW SOME PRODUCTIVE CONCLUSIONS AS WE EVALUATE THIS WEEKEND’S PROPOSED UPGRADES”
Shanghai International Circuit, Friday April 15
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“It was a productive day – we spent the morning conducting aerodynamic tests and we limited each driver to just one set of Prime tyres. That helped us draw some productive conclusions as we evaluate this weekend’s suite of upgrades and decide what to progress and what will need more development.
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CHINESE GP PRACTICE


Sam Michael, Technical Director
After a productive morning with both cars, we had some issues with the new exhaust system we’re running on Rubens’ FW33 in the second session. We'll now review the data to decide whether or not to race it. That aside, we covered good mileage on the Option tyre which has given us some solid data for the race. We will fit new engines in both cars for tomorrow.
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2011 CHINESE GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


SHANGHAI, 15 APRIL
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher were back in action today as the first two practice sessions ahead of the third race of the season, the Chinese Grand Prix, took place today at the Shanghai International Circuit.
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Chinese GP – 1st/2nd Free Practice – Friday, 15.04.2011


Weather: hazy and dusty, dry track, 26-27°C air, 29-35°C track
On a day when there was heavy smog and a slippery surface at the Shanghai International Circuit, both free practice sessions for the Chinese Grand Prix were trouble free for the Sauber F1 Team. In the morning Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Pérez tested various items on their Sauber C30-Ferraris. In the second session it was the normal race preparation.
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CHINESE GRAND PRIX - FP1 / FP2 REPORT - 15 / 04 / 2011


"Great acts are made up of small deeds", Lao Tzu 600BC - 531BC
Luiz Razia: "It was good to get back in the car and even though the suspension issue brought the session to an earlier end than we would have liked I could still feel that the car has taken a step forward since I last drove it in Barcelona. I was taking it steadily, aiming to bring the lap times down and give the team some useful feedback so it's a shame I couldn't complete the plan, but that's racing."
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CHINESE GP INTERVIEWS WITH RUBENS BARRICHELLO & PASTOR MALDONADO


RUBENS BARRICHELLO
Despite a frustrating start to the year in Australia and Malaysia, Rubens remains bullish about his chances in this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix. This is what he had to say prior to the start of the on-track action in Shanghai.
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Second Practice Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX - Shanghai
POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:37.688 34 200.880
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:37.854 22 +0.166 200.539
3 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:37.935 31 +0.247 200.373
4 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:37.943 34 +0.255 200.357
5 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:38.105 29 +0.417 200.026
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:38.507 36 +0.819 199.210
7 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:38.735 35 +1.047 198.750
8 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:38.805 26 +1.117 198.609
9 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:38.859 31 +1.171 198.500
10 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:39.327 33 +1.639 197.565
11 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:39.538 33 +1.850 197.146
12 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:39.667 37 +1.979 196.891
13 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39.771 18 +2.083 196.686
14 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:39.779 17 +2.091 196.670
15 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:39.828 25 +2.140 196.574
16 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:39.925 32 +2.237 196.383
17 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:39.953 30 +2.265 196.328
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:40.476 30 +2.788 195.306
19 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:41.482 32 +3.794 193.370
20 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:42.902 25 +5.214 190.701
21 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:43.850 3 +6.162 188.961
22 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:44.008 35 +6.320 188.673
23 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:44.747 12 +7.059 187.342

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First Practice Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX - Shanghai
POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:38.739 23 198.742
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:39.354 27 +0.615 197.511
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:40.845 21 +2.106 194.591
4 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:40.940 22 +2.201 194.408
5 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:40.987 5 +2.248 194.318
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:41.046 25 +2.307 194.204
7 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:41.189 20 +2.450 193.930
8 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:41.222 20 +2.483 193.866
9 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:41.231 16 +2.492 193.849
10 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.328 21 +2.589 193.664
11 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:41.361 23 +2.622 193.601
12 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:41.434 15 +2.695 193.461
13 N. HULKENBERG GER Force India F1 Team 1:41.494 20 +2.755 193.347
14 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:41.579 13 +2.840 193.185
15 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:41.610 18 +2.871 193.126
16 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.752 20 +3.013 192.857
17 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:41.939 25 +3.200 192.503
18 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:42.301 23 +3.562 191.822
19 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:43.792 20 +5.053 189.066
20 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:44.089 20 +5.350 188.527
21 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:44.359 18 +5.620 188.039
22 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:44.438 11 +5.699 187.897
23 L. RAZIA BRA Team Lotus 1:44.542 9 +5.803 187.710
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:45.019 23 +6.280 186.857

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14 April


The Chinese Grand Prix from a tyre point of view


Less than 72 hours after concluding the Malaysian Grand Prix, Pirelli is preparing for the Chinese Grand Prix, round three of the 2011 Formula One World Championship. As was the case in Australia, the teams will have an extra set of hard compound tyres for use during Friday’s first free practice session only. The allocation for the rest of the weekend is unaffected.
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13 April


Renault Sport F1 Preview to the Chinese GP


13 April 2011 – The third event on the FIA Formula One World Championship, the Chinese Grand Prix, takes place from 15 – 17 April, just one week after the Malaysian Grand Prix. The 56 lap race is held at the 5.451km Shanghai International Circuit, on the outskirts of China’s largest and most densely populated city.
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2011 CHINESE GRAND PRIX


SHANGHAI, 15-17 APRIL
Race Preview Feature 3: The Engine in Shanghai
Other circuits may dispute the fact, but the Shanghai International Circuit currently boasts the longest straight in Formula One. The run from turns 13 to 14 totals 1170m - the equivalent to 11 football pitches laid end to end, or the same length as three and a half of the world's biggest aircraft carriers - and represents one of the toughest tests of the year for a Formula One engine. This special challenge in Shanghai led us to delve into exactly what stresses and strains the engine undergoes during the lap and on that extremely long straight...
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12 April


Chinese Grand Prixview


You can tell which members of the F1 circus have not been back to Europe since they set off a week before the Australian Grand Prix. To start with, they are usually suntanned, but there is also a worrying faraway look in their eyes, indicating they have had one too many hotel breakfasts and seen the world only through the eyes of a CNN news bulletin.
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2011 Chinese Grand Prix


12 april 2011 Pirelli prepares for another Shanghai surprise
What’s the story?

Malaysia provided an action-packed race with plenty of overtaking and a podium battle that went right down to the very last lap – and in China Pirelli is hoping for more of the same. Shanghai is designed to test the limits of a modern Formula One car, particularly when it comes to traction and braking, where the tyres are under most stress.
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Force India F1 Team launches unique academy to identify and nurture Indian motorsport talent


- Kicks off with 'Hunt for 1 from a Billion' to find the next Indian F1 driver, in partnership with ExxonMobil
Bangaluru, April 12 2011: The Force India Formula One Team, India's first and only F1 team, launches an exciting new project today, the 'Force India F1 Team Academy' (FIF1A) - an initiative aimed at identifying racing talent in India for young Indians aspiring to a serious, professional career in motorsport, both on and off the track.
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BRP BECOMES OFFICIAL SUPPLIER OF TEAM LOTUS & TEAM AIRASIA


Lausanne, Switzerland 12th April 2011
BRP becomes official supplier of Team Lotus, the Formula 1 racing team, during the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship, as well as Team AirAsia for the 2011 GP2 Series. BRP has supplied the teams with top of the range Can-Am vehicles. This is the first time BRP has entered into such an agreement with Team Lotus and Team AirAsia.
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China Grand Prix Preview


15th -17th April
Shanghai International Circuit, 56 laps, 5.451km
The 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship continues in Asia for the Chinese Grand Prix, held in the city of Shanghai. The third race of the season will take place at the Shanghai International Circuit, another track designed by Hermann Tilke. The track has a very long back straight followed by a hairpin turn, meaning that, once again, tyres will be tested to the limit. Another long straight between corners 13 and 14 allows cars to reach their maximum speeds so there are plenty of opportunities to overtake. Hispania Racing arrives in China on the back of a positive weekend in Malaysia and looking to finish the race with both cars.
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CHINESE GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 15 to Sunday 17 April, 2011
Shanghai International Circuit, China
Round: 3 of 19
Sam Michael, Technical Director: The corners in Shanghai are all heavily loaded on entry, particularly Turn 1. This normally requires a strong front end for the driver to place the car accurately. Traction is also important with there being four slow speed corner exits around the lap. Track temperatures are cooler again in Shanghai, much like they were during the Australian GP. We are still aiming for a top ten qualifying performance and to get some points on the board in Shanghai. We also have a new exhaust system for Rubens’ car that we will test and evaluate on Friday.
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2011 CHINESE GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


SHANGHAI, 15-17 APRIL
The first of this season's back-to-back races sees the Chinese Grand Prix, Round Three of the 2011 Formula One World Championship, take place at the Shanghai International Circuit on Sunday 17 April, just seven days after this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang.
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TEAM LOTUS CHINESE GRAND PRIX VIEW 2011


SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, CHINA
Tony Fernandes, Team Principal: "We head to China after taking a good step forward in Malaysia, but we are all focused on the reality of where we are now and know there we have a lot of work ahead of us. The main aim for me now is to improve our reliability and make sure both cars cross the finish line on Sunday. We have shown there is pace in the car, and there will be more to come when we start putting the updates on in Europe, but now we have to make sure we give the drivers the time they need on track to optimise the setup and the only way to do that is to avoid reliability issues."
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11 April


MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX REVIEW


11 APRIL 2011
A tough weekend at Sepang ended in retirements for Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado. But AT&T Williams learnt more about its FW33 and the new Pirelli tyres in Malaysia and the team will take that knowledge to Shanghai for this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix.
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2011 CHINESE GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Lewis Hamilton
“It’s always best to put a disappointing weekend behind you, and, as always, I’ll make a positive of the experience in Malaysia and learn from it. With China only a few days away, it’s the best possible way to move on: I’m already throwing myself into my preparations – I’ll spend a few days training and come back feeling fresh for Shanghai.
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2011 Chinese Grand Prix Preview


15 - 17 April 2011
The Chinese Grand Prix will be the third round of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship and the final event in the trio of flyaway races that opened the season. Held at the state of the art Shanghai International Circuit on the outskirts of China's largest city, the Force India Formula One Team will be heading to this event with high hopes of keeping its recent run of form. Paul Di Resta picked up his second points-finish of the year in Malaysia with a fighting 10th place, with Adrian only just outside the top ten, taking the team's season total to four points to date.
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Preview – Chinese Grand Prix


3rd Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 15th to 17th April 2011
Hinwil/Sepang, 10th April 2011 – It’s an upbeat Sauber F1 Team that is packing its Sauber C-30 Ferrari cars away in Malaysia and heading to next weekend‘s Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. The four points the team scored in Sepang for Kamui Kobayashi finishing eighth has kicked started its 2011 season and moved it to sixth in the constructors’ championship.
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Renault RS27 engine takes second consecutive win of 2011 season


The Renault RS27 took its second consecutive victory of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship in the Malaysian Grand Prix, with Red Bull Racing’s reigning world champion, Sebastian Vettel, winning a dramatic race, three seconds ahead of Jenson Button. To further demonstrate the performance of the RS27, Lotus Renault GP’s Nick Heidfeld took third position, with Red Bull’s Mark Webber fourth, giving Renault three of the top four positions.
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Nick: “Let's keep the momentum going”


11 april 2011
After his first podium in two years, and following what was an unpredictable race, Nick took time out of his celebrations to stop for a chat with the LRGP Press Office…
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10 April


Malaysian GP: The Team Reaction


The team give their reaction to another fantastic weekend which saw Seb win in Sepang and Mark finish fourth:
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Good Team Effort - Malaysian Grand Prix - The Race


10 April 2011
The Marussia Virgin Racing team competed in its second race of the 2011 season today at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. Before the start, everyone was looking up at the skies as the sun crept behind the clouds and grey skies were looming. The weather forecast showed that the rain was close by, threatening the possibility that the drivers might have to start the race on wet tyres.
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Malaysian GP – Massa fifth and Alonso sixth on Sunday in Sepang


Sepang, 10 April, Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix, the second round of the Formula 1 World Championship, which has just ended. The Malaysian track was spared the expected storm as the German’s Red Bull crossed the line ahead of Jenson Button in the McLaren and Nick Heidfeld in the Renault. Felipe Massa was the first Ferrari man home, in fifth place ahead of the other 150º Italia, driven by Fernando Alonso, in a race in which as expected, the main player was the tyre changes.
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Never trust the race result sheet


It is worth remembering in a sport that involves post-race checks and analysis that the order in which the drivers cross the finishing line is not always the same as the final official result.
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Malaysian GP: Race Report


Take the totally dominant Vettel out of the equation – yes, the Red Bull man made it two wins from two races this year - and on the first “real” race track of the season, all the changes introduced this year definitely seemed to provide an exciting afternoon’s entertainment for the fans in the stands and those watching at home on the TV.
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Don't stop me now - Malaysia GP, Sunday 10 April


LRGP secured its second podium in as many races to give the Enstone team a flying start to the season
• Second podium in a row podium for LRGP
• Both drivers were on three stops: soft, soft, hard, hard
• Vitaly went off track on lap 49, and after his car hit the curb and took off, the steering column mount broke when landing
• LRGP is now placed fourth in the Constructors' Championship, 26 points ahead of nearest rival.
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A positive weekend in Malaysia


Kuala Lumpur, 10th of April 2011
Sepang International Circuit
Weather: Cloudy with a dry track. 28ºC air, 31ºC track
Race: 56 laps
Track distance: 5.543km
Narain Karthikeyan F111-03 #22 lap 14 DNF
Vitantonio Liuzzi F111-02 #23 lap 46 DNF
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2011 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX


“WE’RE ENCOURAGED THAT WE HAVE A GOOD, STRONG PACKAGE”
Sepang, Sunday April 10
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Jenson drove a truly excellent race today, pushing hard when it was appropriate to do so but also conserving his tyres when necessary, and the result was a very well deserved second place.
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HIGH EXCITEMENT AT MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX AS PIRELLI TYRES PROVE DECISIVE


Kuala Lumpur, April 10th 2011 - For the second race in succession, Red Bull’s reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel has converted pole position to a win on Pirelli tyres. Tyre strategy proved crucial to the race, with the drivers who best looked after their tyres in the punishing conditions of Malaysia being rewarded with the top positions. Just like the opening grand prix of the year in Australia, McLaren was second and Lotus Renault was third – but this time it was thanks to Jenson Button and Nick Heidfeld, who went from Pirelli test driver to podium finisher in less than six months.
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2011 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


SEPANG, 10 APRIL
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg finished in ninth and 12th positions respectively in the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit today.
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2011 Malaysia Grand Prix Report - 10 April


Adrian Sutil (car 14, VJM04/04) 11th (56 laps)
Paul Di Resta (car 15, VJM04/02) 10th (56 laps)
Temperatures
Air maximum/minimum: 28.0°C Humidity: 80.0 - 86.2%
Track maximum: 31.0°C Track minimum: 28.0°C
The Force India Formula One Team came home in 10th and 11th positions at the end of today's Malaysia Grand Prix. The team is now joint 5th in the Constructors' Championship with four points on the table, and Paul joins Adrian on two Championship points.
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Malaysian GP – Race – Sunday


10.04.2011
Weather: hot and humid with a dry track, 28°C air, 29-31°C track
The Sauber F1 Team has scored its first points of 2011: Kamui Kobayashi finished eighth in the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang and earned four championship points. The Japanese improved from tenth on the grid thanks to a two stop tyre strategy. His first two sets were the soft compound, and so he finished the race on the harder rubber. Team mate, Sergio Pérez, didn’t make it to his second pit stop. His Sauber C30-Ferrari was hit when something fell off another car, and this caused him to retire.
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MALAYSIAN GP RACE


After a weekend of work in sweltering conditions, AT&T Williams leave Malaysia with neither of its FW33s having scored points. Rubens Barrichello’s race was compromised from the outset when a collision at the end of the first lap prompted an early pitstop to replace a punctured tyre. Rubens returned to fight from the back of the field but his afternoon of racing was definitively cut short on lap 23 with a hydraulic issue. Pastor Maldonado’s first taste of a Malaysian Grand Prix was aborted in the opening stages, a misfire forcing him into the garage on lap nine.
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Team Lotus Malaysian Grand Prix


Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20 - qualified 19th, finished 15th: "That was a pretty good race all round. The balance was good on both sets of tyres and I think the strategy worked well for us - we pitted at the right times and we didn't have any problems all afternoon. I think we can be pleased that after a difficult Friday we showed the sort of performance that the winter tests had given us hope we could do so now it's about continuing development of the car and keeping up the pressure on the guys ahead. China will be a good test of how the car behaves in cooler conditions so the goal will be to repeat this kind of performance there and keep on pushing."
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Race Classification after 56 Laps - 310.408 Kms


2011 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX - Kuala Lumpur

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 56 1:37:39.832 190.699
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 56 1:37:43.093 +3.261 190.593
3 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 56 1:38:04.907 +25.075 189.887
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 56 1:38:06.216 +26.384 189.844
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 56 1:38:16.790 +36.958 189.504
6 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 56 1:38:17.080 +37.248 189.495
7 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 56 1:38:29.789 +49.957 189.087
8 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 56 1:38:46.271 +66.439 188.561
9 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 56 1:39:04.728 +84.896 187.976
10 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 56 1:39:11.395 +91.563 187.765
11 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 56 1:39:21.211 +101.379 187.456
12 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 55 1:37:45.770 +1 LAP 187.104
13 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 55 1:38:13.721 +1 LAP 186.217
14 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 55 1:38:23.108 +1 LAP 185.921
15 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 55 1:38:23.523 +1 LAP 185.908
16 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 54 1:37:52.361 +2 LAPS 183.496
17 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 52 1:31:40.647 +DNF 188.641

NOT CLASSIFIED
V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 46 1:26:07.633 DNF 177.628
J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 42 1:16:38.271 DNF 182.264
J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 31 56:19.970 DNF 183.019
S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 23 41:32.197 DNF 184.158
R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 22 41:47.549 DNF 175.073
N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 14 26:08.543 DNF 178.106
P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 8 14:46.185 DNF 180.141
FASTEST LAP
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:40.571 on lap 46 198.415

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09 April

Malaysian GP - Costa: “We must change our approach to development”


Sepang, 9 April – “We are not where we thought we were this winter: we lack performance.” Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s Technical Director, Aldo Costa did not mince his words and admitted that, at the moment the 150° Italia is not a match for the two best cars in the pack, the Red Bull and the McLaren.
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Malaysian GP – Qualifying to match our potential. Domenicali: "We have to be on the defensive"


A very intensive qualifying session for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, which tomorrow sees one driver, Fernando Alonso on the third row of the grid, with the fifth fastest time and the other, Felipe Massa, on the fourth row, having been seventh quickest. Both drivers used four sets of tyres in total (one hard each in Q1 and one soft per driver in each session.)
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Smooth and Solid - Malaysia Grand Prix Qualifying


9 April 2011
Track temperatures of up to 40°C and humidity levels of 77% greeted the teams for this morning’s final free practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The track conditions provided Marussia Virgin Racing’s Timo Glock and Jérôme D’Ambrosio with the opportunity to experience the Pirelli tyres on a high temperature track like the Sepang International Circuit. It was a trouble-free session where the team prepared for the crucial Qualifying session and Jérôme and Timo finished 21st and 22nd respectively after completing a total of 35 laps between them.
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Pirelli’s soft tyres take centre stage at thrilling Malaysia qualifying session


With track temperatures of 44 degrees centigrade, the 24 Formula One drivers and Pirelli’s PZero tyres faced a tough qualifying session in Malaysia: round two of the Formula One World Championship as well as one of the hottest and most humid races of the year.
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Malysian GP: Qualifying


Inevitably, after the delight of making it to Q3 with Sebastien Buemi a fortnight ago in Melbourne, there was a degree of disappointment that neither the Swiss driver nor his Spanish team-mate, Jaime Alguersuari got further than Q2 today in Sepang. However, twelfth and thirteenth is a good performance on this complex track, especially as our technical director admitted we had not got the best out of our car during the free practice sessions.
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Malaysian Grand Prix: Qualifying reaction


As in Australia, Seb’s on pole and Mark is third on the grid for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The team give their reaction to a great start to the weekend in Sepang:
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You Better You Bet - Malaysia GP, Saturday 9 April


It was a strong recovery from LRGP after the team showed improvements in final practice before both drivers qualified in the top eight.
• Nick qualified on third row (6th) and Vitaly the fourth row (8th)
• Both drivers did one run for Q1, Q2 and Q3, allowing tyres to be preserved for tomorrow's race
• The two cars ran on option tyres (soft for the whole of qualifying) and times got faster in each of the qualifying sessions
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Mission accomplished: Hispania will be on the starting grid


Kuala Lumpur, 9th of April 2011
Sepang International Circuit
Both Hispania Racing cars will be on the starting grid tomorrow in Sepang for the Malaysian Grand Prix. On a dry and hot track (track temperature surpassed 40ºC), Narain Karthikeyan and Vitantonio Liuzzi did a superb job. The pair overcame a few mechanicalproblems in the morning’s practice session in order to qualify for tomorrow’s race.
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MALAYSIAN GP QUALIFYING


AT&T Williams underperformed in qualifying today as the FW33’s competitive edge seen earlier in the weekend failed to materialise during this afternoon’s session. Rubens Barrichello made it into Q2; his ultimate lap time of 1:37.496 set on the option tyre places him in P15 for tomorrow’s race. Pastor Maldonado will start from 18th on the grid for his first F1 experience in Sepang. For a race that regularly yields a lottery of a result dictated by the region’s unpredictable weather, both drivers enter tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix armed with new tyres and a car at its optimum in race conditions.
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2011 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


SEPANG, 9 APRIL
MERCEDES GP PETRONAS had a challenging afternoon in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang today.
· Nico qualified in P9 and Michael in P11 with both drivers suffering from a lack of consistency from their cars
· Michael lost time on his final run in Q2 with the adjustable rear wing not functioning properly
· Nico progressed to Q3 but suffered similar issues which left him unable to match his pace from Q2
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2011 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


“WE CAN PUSH THIS CAR TO THE MAXIMUM”
Sepang, Saturday April 9
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Both our drivers drove really well this afternoon, Lewis missing out on pole position by a just a tenth of a second and Jenson qualifying extremely close behind in fourth place. Clearly, we’re encouraged by our pace here – but there’s no magic involved: Formula 1 is all about hard graft, and I want to thank everyone back in Woking for working so hard to achieve the performance improvements that we’ve seen here today.
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Malaysian GP – Qualifying – Saturday, 09.04.2011


Weather: hot and humid, dry track, 28-30°C air, 36-41°C track
For the second consecutive race the Sauber F1 Team managed to get into the final qualifying session: like in the Australian Grand Prix, it was Kamui Kobayashi who made it into the top ten. However, improving further wasn’t possible, as the Japanese driver qualified tenth in his Sauber C30-Ferrari for the Malaysian Grand Prix. His rookie team mate, Sergio Pérez, struggled a bit on his second run in Q2 and finished today’s qualifying 16th.
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2011 Malaysia Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report - 9 April


The Force India F1 Team will start the Malaysia Grand Prix with Paul Di Resta in 14th place and Adrian Sutil in 17th. Following a few issues experienced over the course of the race weekend so far, the team pulled out all the stops today for the Qualifying sessions. Paul and Adrian once again made it into Q2 however, and shall be on the 7th and 9th rows of the grid respectively when the red lights go out at the start of the second race of the 2011 Formula One World Championship tomorrow.
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TEAM LOTUS MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX 2011 FP3 & QUALIFYING - 9th APRIL


Weather Grey, cloudy, dry Min/max track temperature: 39¢ª / 44¢ª
Heikki Kovalainen, Car 20: "That was a great session for us and I'm really pleased with how we've performed. After yesterday, I didn't really know what to expect going into today's sessions but the guys have done a great job to give me a car that is totally different to yesterday. As soon as I went out on track this morning I could feel there was a huge improvement in every area and we have had no reliability issues at all today so I was able to really push. I've enjoyed the whole day and I felt like I was able to get the best out of the car in all the runs. There's still a bit more to come so I think tomorrow will be a really interesting race for us, particularly when you see how close we are to the midfield, and with the pace we know the car has in race trim."
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Qualifying Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX - Kuala Lumpur

POS NAME ENTRANT Q1 % Q2 Q3
1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:37.468 100.748 1:35.934 1:34.870
2 L. HAMILTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:36.861 100.120 1:35.852 1:34.974
3 M. WEBBER Red Bull Racing 1:37.924 101.219 1:36.080 1:35.179
4 J. BUTTON Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:37.033 100.298 1:35.569 1:35.200
5 F. ALONSO Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:36.897 100.158 1:36.320 1:35.802
6 N. HEIDFELD Lotus Renault GP 1:37.224 100.496 1:36.811 1:36.124
7 F. MASSA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:36.744 100.000 1:36.557 1:36.251
8 V. PETROV Lotus Renault GP 1:37.210 100.481 1:36.642 1:36.324
9 N. ROSBERG Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:37.316 100.591 1:36.388 1:36.809
10 K. KOBAYASHI Sauber F1 Team 1:36.994 100.258 1:36.691 1:36.820
11 M. SCHUMACHER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:36.904 100.165 1:37.035
12 S. BUEMI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:37.693 100.980 1:37.160
13 J. ALGUERSUARI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:37.677 100.964 1:37.347
14 P. DI RESTA Force India F1 Team 1:38.045 101.344 1:37.370
15 R. BARRICHELLO AT&T Williams 1:38.163 101.466 1:37.496
16 S. PEREZ Sauber F1 Team 1:37.759 101.049 1:37.528
17 A. SUTIL Force India F1 Team 1:37.693 100.980 1:37.593
18 P. MALDONADO AT&T Williams 1:38.276 101.583
19 H. KOVALAINEN Team Lotus 1:38.645 101.964
20 J. TRULLI Team Lotus 1:38.791 102.115
21 T. GLOCK Marussia Virgin Racing 1:40.648 104.035
22 J. D'AMBROSIO Marussia Virgin Racing 1:41.001 104.400
23 V. LIUZZI HRT F1 Team 1:41.549 104.966
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN HRT F1 Team 1:42.574 106.026
POLE POSITION LAP
1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:34.870 210.338 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
1 S. VETTEL Red Bull Racing 1:34.870 210.338 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2011 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX - Kuala Lumpur
POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:36.340 [11] 207.128
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:36.630 [16] +0.290 206.507
3 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:36.762 [14] +0.422 206.225
4 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:37.115 [17] +0.775 205.475
5 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:37.175 [14] +0.835 205.349
6 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:37.284 [11] +0.944 205.119
7 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:37.297 [17] +0.957 205.091
8 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:37.762 [12] +1.422 204.116
9 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:38.059 [18] +1.719 203.497
10 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:38.300 [20] +1.960 202.998
11 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:38.307 [20] +1.967 202.984
12 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:38.448 [17] +2.108 202.693
13 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:38.464 [16] +2.124 202.660
14 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:38.597 [15] +2.257 202.387
15 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:38.665 [14] +2.325 202.248
16 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:38.681 [16] +2.341 202.215
17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:38.716 [14] +2.376 202.143
18 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:38.864 [13] +2.524 201.840
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:39.260 [19] +2.920 201.035
20 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:39.699 [15] +3.359 200.150
21 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:41.215 [17] +4.875 197.152
22 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:41.414 [18] +5.074 196.765
23 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:43.147 [6 ] +6.807 193.459
24 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:43.383 [11] +7.043 193.018

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08 April


Malaysian Grand Prix, Friday: The Drivers' Reaction


Day one of the Malaysian Grand Prix complete, here's what Sebastian and Mark made of the Friday practice sessions in Sepang...
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Maybe tomorrow - Malaysia GP, Friday 8 April 2011


What we learned today?
Both cars encountered problems with their front suspension uprights in the first free practice session. After careful analysis, the team identified a material defect linked to a specific batch of components. For the afternoon session, the team reverted to a different batch and ran without any issues.
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Three practice in free practice


After Melbourne, we are getting used to having busy Fridays, squeezing three drivers into two cockpits, as Daniel Ricciardo continues his F1 apprenticeship, by driving in the morning’s first free practice session. This time, it was Sebastien Buemi who had to twiddle his thumbs and watch from the garage as the Australian went twelfth fastest, one place ahead of Jaime Alguersuari.
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2011 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX - Kuala Lumpur


Second Practice Session Classification
POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:36.876 [24] 205.982
2 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:36.881 [30] +0.005 205.972
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:37.010 [23] +0.134 205.698
4 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:37.090 [30] +0.214 205.528
5 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:38.088 [26] +1.212 203.437
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:38.089 [31] +1.213 203.435
7 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:38.565 [25] +1.689 202.453
8 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:38.570 [16] +1.694 202.442
9 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:38.583 [27] +1.707 202.416
10 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:38.846 [31] +1.970 201.877
11 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:38.968 [25] +2.092 201.628
12 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:39.187 [30] +2.311 201.183
13 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:39.267 [17] +2.391 201.021
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:39.398 [29] +2.522 200.756
15 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:39.603 [34] +2.727 200.343
16 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:39.625 [31] +2.749 200.299
17 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:39.809 [28] +2.933 199.929
18 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.115 [31] +3.239 199.318
19 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:40.866 [24] +3.990 197.834
20 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:41.890 [19] +5.014 195.846
21 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:43.197 [15] +6.321 193.366
22 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:43.991 [14] +7.115 191.889
23 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Team Lotus 1:44.886 [4 ] +8.010 190.252

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2011 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX - Kuala Lumpur


First Practice Session Classification
POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:37.651 [22] 204.348
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:39.316 [16] +1.665 200.922
3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:39.791 [29] +2.140 199.965
4 N. HULKENBERG GER Force India F1 Team 1:40.377 [23] +2.726 198.798
5 P. MALDONADO VEN AT&T Williams 1:40.443 [31] +2.792 198.667
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:40.453 [22] +2.802 198.648
7 N. HEIDFELD GER Lotus Renault GP 1:40.525 [6 ] +2.874 198.505
8 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:40.581 [21] +2.930 198.395
9 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:40.601 [23] +2.950 198.355
10 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:40.646 [29] +2.995 198.267
11 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:40.734 [21] +3.083 198.093
12 D. RICCIARDO AUS Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.748 [23] +3.097 198.066
13 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.770 [24] +3.119 198.023
14 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Sauber F1 Team 1:40.872 [27] +3.221 197.822
15 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:40.927 [16] +3.276 197.715
16 J. TRULLI ITA Team Lotus 1:41.620 [21] +3.969 196.366
17 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:41.627 [18] +3.976 196.353
18 S. PEREZ MEX Sauber F1 Team 1:41.642 [24] +3.991 196.324
19 T. GLOCK GER Marussia Virgin Racing 1:42.154 [18] +4.503 195.340
20 J. D'AMBROSIO BEL Marussia Virgin Racing 1:42.540 [20] +4.889 194.605
21 D. VALSECCHI ITA Team Lotus 1:44.054 [18] +6.403 191.773
22 V. LIUZZI ITA HRT F1 Team 1:45.228 [20] +7.577 189.633
23 N. KARTHIKEYAN IND HRT F1 Team 1:46.267 [10] +8.616 187.779
24 V. PETROV RUS Lotus Renault GP 1:47.932 [4 ] +10.281 184.883

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Hot Stuff - Malaysia Grand Prix - Free Practice 1&2


8 April 2011
Marussia Virgin Racing’s on-track preparations for the second Grand Prix of the season this weekend got underway today at the Sepang International Circuit. At 28°C and with a track temperature of 33°C, the morning started off cooler than is typical in Malaysia, even though it was still hot and humid.
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Malaysian GP – Aero testing in Malaysia


Sepang, 8 April - It might seem strange for the official Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro press release to talk about the team having had a busy Friday, doing a lot of work. After all, isn’t that what preparing for a Grand Prix should be all about? Yes, but with factors such as tracks being green and a bit dirty on the first day and a need to conserve tyres and look after engine mileage, it is not always the case that cars run all the time during Friday’s three hours of free practice.
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Malaysian GP – A difficult day in Sepang. A lot of work for the Maranello engineers


It was a busy time for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, on the first day of practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa covered over one hundred laps, much of them in the morning aimed at evaluating various aerodynamic configurations, while in the afternoon, the two drivers concentrated on the more usual Friday programme at a Grand Prix.
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TYRES AND TEAMS FEEL THE HEAT IN MALAYSIA


SUCCESSFUL TEST FOR NEW HARD COMPOUND
Sepang, April 8th 2011 – Pirelli and all the Formula One teams were exposed to all the elements that Grand Prix racing can offer today, with track temperatures that climbed to 51 degrees centigrade and an ambient temperature of 37 degrees.
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The F111 racks up some miles in Sepang


Kuala Lumpur, 8th of April 2011
Sepang International Circuit
The F111 has hit the track here in Sepang. Both Hispania Racing cars finished both practice sessions without any major problems. Both Narain and Tonio encountered minor issues regarding oil levels in the motor and electrical problems respectively but were able to get back out on to the track. Vitantonio Liuzzi completed a total of 20 laps in the first session setting a best time of 1:45.228 and Narain Karthikeyan racked up 10 laps clocking a best time of 1:46.267.
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Malaysian Grand Prix Free Practice 1 & 2 Report


8 April 2011
FP1 objectives:
Nico - a series of aero tests on some development parts, and running the development Pirelli hard compound available today.
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2011 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


“WE FOUND A POSITIVE DIRECTION – HOPEFULLY THERE’LL BE MORE TO COME”
Sepang, Friday April 8
MARTIN WHITMARSH , Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Today we made good progress – especially when you consider that we were conducting our first high-temperature runs on the new Pirelli tyres.
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MALAYSIAN GP PRACTICE


Sam Michael, Technical Director
After some minor electrical issues with the KERS in the morning session, we had good reliability this afternoon. Our main target was to evaluate various new parts and to do some long run comparisons using the two tyre compounds. The characteristics and performance of the Pirellis look similar to that which we saw in Melbourne. Our focus is now on getting the cars ready for qualifying tomorrow.
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2011 Malaysian Grand Prix - Practice


2011 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX SEPANG 8 APRIL PRACTICE
The first two practice sessions for this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, the home race for the team's title partner PETRONAS, took place today in the intense heat and humidity of the Sepang International Circuit.
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TEAM LOTUS MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX FP1 / FP2 REPORT


8th APRIL 2011
Davide Valsecchi: “It was nice, so nice and such a good feeling to be in the car here in Malaysia. My lap times weren’t incredible as I had a bit of an issue on the last run, so I didn’t have the chance to test the car with the different tyre set up which would have given better times. It’s hot and a bit humid, which never makes it that easy, but the track was fine. The car felt really good but with the limited time I had it was important to take it easy and not push the car to the limit. Heikki gets back in this afternoon and I'm sure he and Jarno will do a good job for the team, so let’s hope for a good race this weekend.”
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Malaysian GP – 1st/2nd Free Practice


Friday, 08.04.2011
Weather: hot and humid, dry track, 27-32°C air, 28-47°C track
The Sauber F1 Team had a trouble-free first day of practice ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang. Both drivers completed their scheduled programmes. Kamui Kobayashi, who as a mark of respect for the recent tragic events in Japan has a special helmet design, is not happy with the set-up of his Sauber C30-Ferrari, while Sergio Pérez also believes there is room for improvement for tomorrow..
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DELL BECOMES A TEAM LOTUS TECHNOLOGY PARTNER


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 8th April 2011
On the eve of its Malaysian home grand prix, Team Lotus is delighted to announce that Dell has upgraded its commitment to become a Technology Partner. Dell’s world famous brand will make its debut on the T128 at the 2011 UBS Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. Dell’s additional investment also gives Team Lotus access to a new level of technological solutions which will provide the team with the power to do more, faster .
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07 April


Malaysian GP - Alonso: “rain will make it a more stressful weekend”


Sepang, 7 April - Noise from torrential rain hitting the roof of the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro hospitality unit here at the Sepang track almost drowned out the words of Fernando Alonso when he faced the media for the first time this weekend. The first topic was a look back at events in Australia a fortnight ago.
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Get us on your phone


7 April 2011
Marussia Virgin Racing and Diabloskinz, a leading supplier of personalisation for portable communications devices, have joined forces in a partnership for the 2011 Formula One season.
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Malaysian GP - Massa: “confident we can have a better weekend”


Sepang, 7 April – One hour before the traditional rain storm hit the Sepang circuit, Felipe Massa was one of the drivers called to the official FIA press conference at the track. Given that he was sharing the panel with, amongst others, Jenson Button, inevitably, his thrilling fight with the Englishman in the opening laps of the Australian Grand Prix, was the first thing the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver was asked about.
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Preview to the Malaysian Grand Prix


“Our focus for now is on gathering as much data as possible to plough back into the development cycle to ensure we can go on to make those bigger steps through the season.” says John Booth, Marussia Virgin Racing’s Team Principal and Director of Racing.
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The Malaysian Grand Prix from a tyre point of view


7 april 2011
In Malaysia, it is never a question of if it will rain, but instead just a question of when. Today, temperatures in excess of 35 degrees centigrade were followed by torrential rain, which is to set the tone for the rest of the weekend.
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06 April


Lotus Renault GP and Processia Solutions renew their Technical Partnership


Lotus Renault GP is delighted to announce a new agreement with Processia Solutions, a technical partner since 2005. Processia Solutions, with offices in France, UK and Canada, specializes in the implementation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions and provides advanced software development services. Their continuous contribution to Lotus Renault GP will help enhance integration and efficiency within the design, manufacture and race engineering departments of the team.
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Renault Sport F1 Preview to the Malaysian GP

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6 April 2011 –This weekend will see the second round of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship, the Malaysian Grand Prix. Renault Sport F1 got the new season off to a flying start at the first round in Australia, with two drivers powered by the RS27 engine stepping onto the podium. Red Bull Racing-Renault’s reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel took the first honours with a dominant victory at Albert Park, while Lotus Renault GP’s Vitaly Petrov achieved his best-ever F1 finish in third. To continue Renault’s dominant form, Vettel’s team-mate, Mark Webber, finished in fifth position, giving Renault three of the top five positions and a total of 50 points from the first event.
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05 April


Sepang - The Start Of Great Things


The Malaysian Grand Prix may be the hottest and most humid on the calendar, but for us, it’s a place where a shiver of excitement runs down our collective spines.
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Malaysian Grand Prix Preview


Amazing but true, this will be the thirteenth time we come to the Sepang circuit for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
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04 April


Malaysian Grand Prix Preview


8th-10th April
Sepang International Circuit, 56 laps, 5.543km
The 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship moves to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the second race of the season. Sepang will provide the setting for the second grand prix on the calendar. This track, designed by Hermann Tilke, is one of the most technical circuits in F1, combining long high speed straights with tight twisting complexes. The characteristics of the track and the high temperatures take their toll on the tyres. There is also a high probability of rain in Malaysia meaning the race is one of the toughest on the calendar.
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2011 Malaysian Grand Prix


Hot and humid: Pirelli faces the most challenging conditions yet
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MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Friday 8 to Sunday 10 April, 2011 Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Round 2 of 19
Sam Michael, Technical Director: Sepang is dominated by two high-speed corner combinations as well a number of slow-speed corners. There are three long straights at Sepang so set-up is geared towards those high speed sections as efficiency is well rewarded. We expect the moveable rear wing to have a greater influence on overtaking here, even more than it did in Australia.
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03 April


TEAM LOTUS MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX VIEW 2011


SEPANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, MALAYSIA
Tony Fernandes, Team Principal: "Team Lotus returns home and we are all excited about the race ahead. There will be three teams here with links to Malaysia but only one team that has Malaysian blood running deep in its veins, with Malaysian staff contributing to our growth at every level and which has been built from the ground up in the same style as Formula One’s grandee teams.
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02 April


AIRASIA TEAM LOTUS DRIVER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM


Putrajaya, 2 April 2011– AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost carrier, today formally announced the continuation of its involvement in Formula One™ by extending its partnership with Team Lotus for the 2011 season.
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01 April


2011 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


SEPANG 8 - 10 APRIL
* The 2011 F1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix will be the 13th edition of the race since 1999
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2011 Malaysian Grand Prix preview


Martin Whitmarsh, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Sepang is a demanding, high-speed circuit that is likely to showcase the performance of those cars with the best levels of grip and downforce, and which can best manage the tyres at what will be their hottest and toughest test so far.
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Preview – Malaysian Grand Prix


2nd Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, 8th to 10th April 2011
Hinwil, 1st April 2011 – After what was a powerful but in the end disappointing start to the season in Australia, the Sauber F1 Team wants to score its first championship points at the Malaysian Grand Prix, which will be held from 8th to 10th April in Sepang. At the opening round in Melbourne Sergio Pérez and Kamui Kobayashi finished the race seventh and eighth respectively, but were disqualified afterwards.
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