Webber: Penalties are not always necessary

Webber: Penalties are not always necessary

The coming together between Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa in Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix was nothing more than a racing incident. That is the opinion of fourth-placed finisher Mark Webber, who stresses that penalties should not be a default reaction of the FIA stewards following any on-track dramas. Read more…

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  1. Thursday 3 November 2011

  2. Webber: Penalties are not always necessary 11:43

    Webber: Penalties are not always necessary

    The coming together between Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa in Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix was nothing more than a racing incident. That is the opinion of f...

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  3. Tuesday 1 November 2011

  4. Steward Herbert explains why Massa was penalised 15:45

    Steward Herbert explains why Massa was penalised

    Johnny Herbert has enlightened fans over Felipe Massa’s penalty in the Indian Grand Prix. The Brazilian was left furious after another collision with Lewis H...

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  5. India was close to missing deadline, Tilke admits 12:41

    India was close to missing deadline, Tilke admits

    The Indian Grand Prix came close to missing its deadline ahead of last weekend’s inaugural event, track architect Hermann Tilke has admitted. Ultimately, t...

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  6. Maldonado takes 10-place grid drop for Abu Dhabi 10:08

    Maldonado takes 10-place grid drop for Abu Dhabi

    Pastor Maldonado will take a ten-place grid penalty for next weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In India on Sunday, the Venezuelan retired from the race due to...

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  7. Post-India interview with Williams’ Mark Gillan 09:57

    Post-India interview with Williams’ Mark Gillan

    Williams endured another weekend of struggles in India, with Pastor Maldonado losing much practice time before the Venezuelan retired from the race with a...

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  8. Haug: Results are satisfying as build-up to 2012 03:00

    Haug: Results are satisfying as build-up to 2012

    Norbert Haug, while admitting that a result such as fifth and sixth places in the Indian Grand Prix is by no means the target for Mercedes GP, does add that...

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  9. Monday 31 October 2011

  10. India a squandered opportunity, says Boullier 14:41

    India a squandered opportunity, says Boullier

    Eric Boullier was left immensely dissatisfied by Renault’s Indian Grand Prix result, with his two cars starting 14th and 16th before finishing in 11th and 1...

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  11. Red Bull ‘still hungry’ for new records 11:33

    Red Bull ‘still hungry’ for new records

    Red Bull will be equally determined to enjoy success in 2012, according to World Champion Sebastian Vettel, despite the team having now wrapped up double...

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  12. Whitmarsh: Hamilton pressured by Button 09:24

    Whitmarsh: Hamilton pressured by Button

    Lewis Hamilton is under additional pressure because of team-mate Jenson Button’s sparkling 2011 performances and is driving in a more frenzied manner as a r...

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  13. Massa: There’s not much to say 08:46

    Massa: There’s not much to say

    Felipe Massa was left extremely downcast after Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix, with the Brazilian and Lewis Hamilton having made contact once again. On this o...

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  14. Sunday 30 October 2011

  15. 13:10

    Video: Rowan Atkinson's reaction to Lewis Hamilton

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  16. 13:03

    Latest F1 photos: Sunday in Greater Noida

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  17. Kobayashi drove straight into me, says Glock 13:02

    Kobayashi drove straight into me, says Glock

    Timo Glock and Kamui Kobayashi were both arguably innocent victims in today’s Indian Grand Prix, with the pair being removed from the action at the first c...

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  18. Karthikeyan: We proved a lot of points 12:55

    Karthikeyan: We proved a lot of points

    Narain Karthikeyan, as the only Indian in the country’s first Grand Prix, finished 17th and beat HRT team-mate Daniel Ricciardo to the chequered flag on S...

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  19. Dismal afternoon for Williams duo 12:45

    Dismal afternoon for Williams duo

    Williams endured yet another frustrating Grand Prix in India which involved the team’s two cars running into each other. Pastor Maldonado eventually retired...

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  20. Pérez ‘very happy’ after daring strategy 12:37

    Pérez ‘very happy’ after daring strategy

    Sergio Pérez delivered an impressive performance in India, picking up the final point after storming back through the field. Caught up in the drama of Lap...

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  21. Trulli: The bad luck struck again 12:29

    Trulli: The bad luck struck again

    Jarno Trulli was the last of the 19 finishers in the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, having been tipped into a spin on the opening lap; the Italian’s Lotus c...

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  22. Schumacher: We achieved the maximum 12:25

    Schumacher: We achieved the maximum

    Michael Schumacher believes that Mercedes GP achieved the best result it could have wished for during this afternoon’s Indian Grand Prix, with the B...

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  23. Mixed emotions for Toro Rosso drivers 12:16

    Mixed emotions for Toro Rosso drivers

    There were smiles aplenty in the Toro Rosso garage after Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix, with Jaime Alguersuari having finished in an impressive eighth place to...

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  24. Massa didn't give me any space, says Hamilton 12:14

    Massa didn't give me any space, says Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari’s Felipe Massa failed to give him sufficient room during their Turn 5 incident in India this afternoon, with the pair colliding o...

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  25. 12:04

    Video: Hamilton and Massa collide in India

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  26. Alonso 'extremely happy' with podium finish 11:57

    Alonso 'extremely happy' with podium finish

    Fernando Alonso has expressed his delight at completing the podium finishers in the first ever Indian Grand Prix, with the Ferrari driver following home Red...

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  27. Button hails 'perfect' day in India 11:45

    Button hails 'perfect' day in India

    Jenson Button enjoyed a much more fruitful afternoon at the Buddh International Circuit on Sunday, putting a ‘disastrous’ qualifying session behind him to fi...

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  28. Vettel: It was a very smooth race 11:34

    Vettel: It was a very smooth race

    Sebastian Vettel has described his 11th win of the season as a ‘very smooth’ one, with the two-time Champion claiming victory in the first ever Indian Grand...

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  29. 11:09

    Full Indian Grand Prix results

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  30. Vettel wins first Indian Grand Prix 11:08

    Vettel wins first Indian Grand Prix

    World Champion Sebastian Vettel has clinched victory in Sunday’s first ever Indian Grand Prix, controlling the pace and setting his fastest lap on the final...

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  31. 00:00

    Indian Grand Prix: Starting grid

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  32. Saturday 29 October 2011

  33. 13:37

    Latest F1 photos: Saturday in Greater Noida

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  34. Maldonado ready for points fight 13:36

    Maldonado ready for points fight

    Pastor Maldonado is eager to get Sunday’s points fight underway at the Buddh International Circuit, with the Williams driver hopeful of capitalising on his t...

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  35. Sutil overjoyed with top ten result 13:28

    Sutil overjoyed with top ten result

    Adrian Sutil says placing his car eighth for tomorrow’s Indian Grand Prix is one of his best qualifying results of the season, with the Force India driver d...

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  36. Petrov hopeful of regaining ground 13:15

    Petrov hopeful of regaining ground

    Despite narrowly missing out on a place in the final phase of qualifying, Vitaly Petrov’s post-Korea penalty sees him start tomorrow’s Indian Grand Prix fro...

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  37. Turn 8 anti-cut kerbing too high, claims Massa 13:06

    Turn 8 anti-cut kerbing too high, claims Massa

    Felipe Massa says the anti-cut device in place at Turn 8 is ‘too high’ in its design, with the Ferrari driver crashing out of qualifying after making con...

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  38. Alonso 'surprised' by qualifying pace 13:00

    Alonso 'surprised' by qualifying pace

    Fernando Alonso has admitted that getting so close to a front row grid position for Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix was ‘a bit of a surprise’, with the Ferrari ma...

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  39. Rosberg hindered by late yellow flags 12:53

    Rosberg hindered by late yellow flags

    Nico Rosberg believes he lost out on setting his fastest flying lap when Felipe Massa crashed in the dying moments of qualifying, with the yellow flags...

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  40. 12:46

    Video: Behind the scenes with Hamilton and Button

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  41. Karthikeyan hit with 5-place grid penalty 12:12

    Karthikeyan hit with 5-place grid penalty

    HRT F1's Narain Karthikeyan has been handed a 5-place grid penalty for impeding Michael Schumacher during the opening phase of qualifying at the Buddh...

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  42. 12:08

    Video: Massa crashes out of qualifying

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  43. Buemi hails 'fantastic' Toro Rosso effort 11:36

    Buemi hails 'fantastic' Toro Rosso effort

    Sébastien Buemi has heaped praised on his Toro Rosso squad for their qualifying efforts in India this afternoon, with the Faenze-based team earning a double...

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  44. Kovalainen: I extracted all that I could 11:27

    Kovalainen: I extracted all that I could

    Heikki Kovalainen believes he extracted as much pace as was physically possible from his Team Lotus machine in India this afternoon, a statement he has...

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  45. I've laid a good foundation, says Webber 11:10

    I've laid a good foundation, says Webber

    Mark Webber believes his Red Bull squad has positioned itself well to challenge for victory during Sunday afternoon’s Indian Grand Prix, with the Australian...

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  46. Hamilton describes 'good day' in India 10:59

    Hamilton describes 'good day' in India

    Lewis Hamilton has refused to dwell on his three-place grid penalty for tomorrow’s Indian Grand Prix, instead taking the positives out of a qualifying s...

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  47. Button: Qualifying was a disaster 10:49

    Button: Qualifying was a disaster

    Jenson Button has labelled his qualifying session at the newly-constructed Buddh International Circuit as a ‘disaster’ in terms of how smoothly it passed, wi...

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  48. Vettel 'extremely happy' with car balance 10:47

    Vettel 'extremely happy' with car balance

    Sebastian Vettel has sent out a stern message to his rivals after claiming pole number 13 of the season in India, explaining that his car ‘has been f...

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  49. 10:46

    Indian GP: Full Qualifying results

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  50. Vettel on pole for first Indian Grand Prix 10:37

    Vettel on pole for first Indian Grand Prix

    Sebastian Vettel has comfortably sealed pole position for this weekend’s inaugural Indian Grand Prix. The Champion will start ahead of team-mate Mark W...

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  51. Kobayashi blames Massa for Q1 exit 10:23

    Kobayashi blames Massa for Q1 exit

    Kamui Kobayashi has pinned the blame for his early qualifying exit on Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, revealing that the Brazilian held him up on his final timed a...

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  52. Glock halted by failure of fifth gear 10:02

    Glock halted by failure of fifth gear

    Timo Glock has explained that a broken fifth gear was the reason for stepping out of his Virgin Racing machine early this afternoon, with the German driver...

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  53. 07:58

    Indian GP: Full Practice 3 results

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  54. Vettel moves ahead in final Indian practice 07:40

    Vettel moves ahead in final Indian practice

    Sebastian Vettel has topped the timesheets in Saturday morning’s third and final practice session for the Indian Grand Prix. With the Champion a comfortable...

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  55. Friday 28 October 2011

  56. 14:31

    Latest F1 photos: Friday in Greater Noida

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  57. Cricket’s Sachin Tendulkar to wave chequered flag 14:30

    Cricket’s Sachin Tendulkar to wave chequered flag

    Cricket star Sachin Tendulkar will wave the chequered flag at the winner of this Sunday’s inaugural Indian Grand Prix, it has been confirmed by event o...

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  58. Renault where we should be, says Senna 13:38

    Renault where we should be, says Senna

    Bruno Senna was content with his eighth place in Indian Grand Prix practice, finishing the day with a best effort of 1:27.498 which was 1.7 seconds down on...

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  59. Mallya: Hearing engines was a very special moment 13:26

    Mallya: Hearing engines was a very special moment

    Vijay Mallya was delighted to see Formula 1 on-track in India on Friday, having been pushing for a Grand Prix in his home country for some three decades....

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  60. Hamilton to take new gearbox for Saturday 13:18

    Hamilton to take new gearbox for Saturday

    Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren will receive a new gearbox prior to Saturday morning’s third practice session for the Indian Grand Prix. The 2008 Champion started F...

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  61. Massa: Remaining quickest will be very difficult 13:02

    Massa: Remaining quickest will be very difficult

    Felipe Massa admits that he may not be able to retain the top spot which he held at the end of Indian Grand Prix practice on Friday afternoon. With a best...

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  62. Alonso’s stoppage due to engine problem 12:53

    Alonso’s stoppage due to engine problem

    Ferrari has confirmed that an engine problem took Fernando Alonso out of the first practice session in India on Friday. The Spaniard, who was forced to park...

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  63. Alguersuari thanks mechanics for repair work 12:32

    Alguersuari thanks mechanics for repair work

    Jaime Alguersuari has extended his gratitude to the Toro Rosso mechanics, having  spun off the track in India on Friday morning. The Catalan driver, having...

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  64. Rosberg dubs new track ‘awesome’ 12:25

    Rosberg dubs new track ‘awesome’

    Nico Rosberg was highly impressed of the new Buddh International Circuit on Friday, having driven the first two practice sessions for Mercedes. In the...

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  65. Karthikeyan: A good Friday for me 12:15

    Karthikeyan: A good Friday for me

    Narain Karthikeyan was pleased with his Friday in India, which was the first time the HRT driver had completed both practice sessions since Valencia in...

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  66. Staying on racing line is vital, says Vettel 12:00

    Staying on racing line is vital, says Vettel

    Sebastian Vettel has made a point of saying that the dusty track surface in India is likely to throw up a number of spills for the Buddh International...

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