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China Day 1: Red Bull review

Apr.16 (YF1) Red Bull Racing review their first day of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend at Shanghai International Circuit. Car #5 Sebastian Vettel: 1st Practice P5, 2nd Practice P5 “That was good, we had no...
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China Day 1: Bridgestone review

Apr.16 (YF1) Bridgestone’s soft tyre proved to be the fastest for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton who topped the times on the opening day of practice for the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton...
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China Day 1: Sauber review

Apr.16 (YF1) The two 90 minute free practice sessions for the Chinese Grand Prix went smoothly for the BMW Sauber F1 Team. Kamui Kobayashi and Pedro de la Rosa completed their programme as planned in chilly...
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China Day 1: Virgin Racing review

Apr.16 (YF1) Free Practice for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix got underway at the Shanghai International Circuit today and Virgin Racing enjoyed another positive start to its racing weekend. Timo Glock and...
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China Day 1: Lotus review

Apr.16 (YF1) Bright sunshine greeted Lotus Racing in Shanghai as Friday’s practice sessions went according to plan for the team, enjoying its debut in China. The track was very dirty and grip levels were...
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China Day 1: Force India review

Apr.16 (YF1) Free practice for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix got underway today at an unseasonably chilly Shanghai International Circuit. The Force India F1 Team nevertheless pushed on with its programme and...
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China Day 1: McLaren review

Apr.16 (YF1) Vodafone McLaren Mercedes review the opening day of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit. Lewis Hamilton - McLaren Mercedes MP4-25A-01 P1 programme: 19 laps -...
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Mercedes F-duct makes “promising” debut

Apr.16 (GMM) Mercedes debuted a McLaren-like F-duct system on Michael Schumacher's car on Friday morning in China. Team reserve driver Nick Heidfeld said a decision has not been taken about whether the...
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Ferrari try novel F-duct approach

Apr.16 (YF1) Ferrari arrived in Shanghai with a host of aero components on their constantly updaetd F10. Most significantly was the presence of the F-duct system which Mclaren pioneered and has all the...
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China stays on F1 calendar says Ecclestone

Apr.16 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone on Friday said China is staying on the F1 calendar beyond this weekend's event. The huge Shanghai facility has been criticised due to its low spectator numbers and lack of...
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De la Rosa not worried about losing seat

Apr.16 (GMM) Pedro de la Rosa has played down rumours he could soon lose his Sauber race seat. After several years as McLaren's test driver, the Spanish 39-year-old was drafted in for his experience by...
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Kolles plays down HRT criticism of Dallara

Apr.16 (GMM) Colin Kolles has played down reported criticisms of HRT's car designer Dallara, but confirms that the contract with the Italian company has been terminated. The team's new technical boss Geoff...
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Friday news briefs from China

Apr.16 (GMM & YF1) Friday news briefs and snippets from the Chinese Grand Prix weekend at Shanghai International Circuit. Birthday boys As he returned to his practice driving duties on Friday morning in...
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Vettel hopes Red Bull to use ‘F-duct’ soon

Apr.15 (GMM) Almost half of the field is expected to be running an 'F-duct' in Friday practice in China, but current pacesetters Red Bull will not be among them. Alongside innovators McLaren, it emerged on...
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No Friday driving for Virgin’s Soucek

Apr.15 (GMM) Andy Soucek on Thursday admitted he is not likely to drive a Virgin during Friday practice sessions at grands prix any time soon. The 24-year-old Austrian-Spaniard and reigning F2 champion is...
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Lola not interested in 2011 F1 entry

Apr.15 (GMM) Lola on Thursday became another prospective F1 team to rule out applying for the final spot on the 2011 grid. The British racing car company applied to race this season, and went to some...
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Hamilton “weaving” still in the spotlight

Apr.15 (GMM)  Lewis Hamilton will find himself a major topic of the pre-event drivers' briefing in Shanghai. After the Malaysian grand prix two weeks ago, Renault boss Eric Boullier was critical of FIA...
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Ferrari, Williams, Merc to use F-duct in China

Apr.15 (GMM)  Sauber, Ferrari, Williams and Mercedes are tipped to all be running a McLaren-style 'F-duct' system during Friday practice in Shanghai. "Our plan is to have it on the car from Friday to...