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Schumacher, Senna blame each other for Spanish Grand Prix accident

Michael Schumacher reckons Bruno Senna's defensive driving caused their collision early in the Spanish Grand Prix

Hamilton says Schumacher's move during qualifying was dangerous

Lewis Hamilton was left frustrated after he was unable to complete his final run in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix, labelling his incident with Michael Schumacher as dangerous

Felipe Massa enraged after collision with Lewis Hamilton in Singapore Grand Prix

A furious Felipe Massa strongly criticised Lewis Hamilton's driving after they clashed in the Singapore Grand Prix

Mark Webber laments wrong tyre call during Hungarian Grand Prix

Mark Webber was left lamenting a wrong tyre call during the Hungarian Grand Prix, after finishing a distant fifth in the race

Mark Webber says Hungarian GP qualifying deficit to Sebastian Vettel is bizarre

Mark Webber found it "bizarre" that he was unable to qualify higher than sixth for the Hungarian Grand Prix, especially with his Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel on pole position

Hamilton frustrated to have to save fuel during 'crazy' British GP

Lewis Hamilton labeled the end of his British Grand Prix as 'crazy' after beating Felipe Massa by less than a tenth of a second

Fernando Alonso says Ferrari's progress is real and not because rules have hurt rivals more

Fernando Alonso thinks Ferrari's gains in Silverstone qualifying were due to genuine progress with the team's development efforts, rather than other squads having been pegged back by the FIA's exhaust rules clampdown

Button's knee issue no problem for British Grand Prix

Jenson Button will be fully fit for next weekend's British Grand Prix despite a minor jet-ski injury forcing him to abandon plans to run in a 2008 Formula 1 McLaren at Goodwood yesterday

McLaren duo call for more performance upgrades after poor European Grand Prix

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button both called for the team to find more downforce on the car as soon as possible after they took disappointing fourth and sixth places in Valencia

Kolles hints at protest in Monaco

HRT boss Colin Kolles believes he will be left with no other option but to lodge a formal protest against rival teams over the use of off-throttle blown diffusers next weekend in Monaco if the situation is not sorted out before the race

Massa rues hard tyre problems

Felipe Massa said the Ferrari was impossible on hard tyres in the Spanish Grand Prix, but that it was a gearbox problem that eventually stopped him

Massa delighted with improved form

Felipe Massa believes that he produced his best performance for some time after finishing sixth in the Chinese Grand Prix, having run as high as second after his final stop, before his tyres faded and he dropped down the order

Webber: Schedule change no big deal

Mark Webber believes that the extended gap prior to the first grand prix in Melbourne is unlikely to have a massive effect on the competitive order of the teams

Rosberg: Mercedes resolving issues

Nico Rosberg believes Mercedes is now much closer to solving the issues that held it back early in winter testing, having put the team on top again in today's Catalunya test

Di Resta hopes for Force India progress

Paul di Resta is hopeful there is more to come from his Force India team, after admitting early testing of the new car has not been easy

Button: Lack of laps hindering McLaren

Jenson Button feels McLaren is at a disadvantage compared to his rivals because of the lack of running the team has had with its new car

Petrov: Need reliability to judge R31

Vitaly Petrov says the Renault team needs more reliable testing mileage before it knows how competitive its R31 can be this season

Drivers surprised by durability of inters

The durability of Pirelli's intermediate tyre impressed drivers during the first hours of today's Barcelona test

Schumacher predicts wins, not title

Michael Schumacher says his current expectation is that Mercedes can aim for a grand prix victory in 2011 but probably not a world championship bid

Paffett backs late launch decision

McLaren reserve driver Gary Paffett says the team's decision to begin 2011 winter testing with its 2010 car was taken a long time ago, and underlined that it was not planned because work on the MP4-26 is running late

Ecclestone says HD F1 set for 2011

Bernie Ecclestone says Formula 1 is likely to be broadcast in high definition as early as next year

Webber admits he expected more

Championship leader Mark Webber admitted that he was expecting more than a third-row start for tomorrow's Singapore Grand Prix, although he believes that he is still in with a shot of challenging for the win

Hamilton says no F-duct was a mistake

Lewis Hamilton conceded not using the F-duct for qualifying in Italy proved to be a mistake after he struggled to match the leading cars

Schumacher defends Hungary driving

Michael Schumacher refuted claims of "horrendous" and "crazy" driving from Rubens Barrichello after the pair nearly came together during the latter stages of the Hungarian Grand Prix

Petrov happy to outqualify Kubica

Vitaly Petrov was happy to finally outqualify Renault team-mate Robert Kubica ahead of tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix

Webber laments Q3 driving mistake

Mark Webber was left lamenting a driving error after a disappointing qualifying ahead of the German Grand Prix

Vettel blames clutch for poor start

Sebastian Vettel was left lamenting his slow start in the British Grand Prix, something he reckons was down to having the wrong settings for the clutch

Webber not blaming Kovalainen

Mark Webber refused to blame Heikki Kovalainen for his massive accident during the European Grand Prix on Sunday

Schumacher rues brake, tyre issues

Michael Schumacher said brake issues and trouble getting the tyres into their operating window were to blame for the worst qualifying result of his comeback so far

Webber left with mixed emotions

Mark Webber said he was left with mixed emotions following his fifth-place finish in the Canadian Grand Prix

Schumacher expecting no penalty

Michael Schumacher believes there is no reason to be penalised for his incident with Fernando Alonso in the Monaco Grand Prix

Rosberg: I could have been on pole

Nico Rosberg described his sixth place on the Monte Carlo grid as a 'terrible' performance, as he felt his Mercedes had been quick enough for pole position

Button rues Q3 tyre strategy

Jenson Button felt McLaren would have been better off sticking with hard tyres in Q3 after he struggled to eighth on the grid

Hamilton philosophical after failure

Lewis Hamilton was philosophical following his retirement from the Spanish Grand Prix when he looked set to finish in second

Barrichello: Williams update not working

Rubens Barrichello says the updates introduced by his Williams team in Spain have not worked after being knocked out in Q1

Schumacher downcast after tough day

Michael Schumacher admitted he endured "too many bad emotions" during the Chinese Grand Prix, where the German struggled to finish in 10th

Q & A with Tonio Liuzzi

Tonio Liuzzi continued with his strong start the season on Saturday, qualifying in the top ten ahead of the Australian Grand Prix

Hulkenberg hails qualifying breakthrough

Nico Hulkenberg hailed his qualifying performance as a breakthrough after reaching Q3 ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix

Rosberg unhappy with qualifying pace

Nico Rosberg said he was not happy with his performance in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix despite finishing ahead of team-mate Michael Schumacher

Schumacher regrets lack of action

Michael Schumacher said he enjoyed his return to racing at the Bahrain Grand Prix, although the German suggested the strategies this year will not make for great racing

Vettel surprised by costly drive-through

Sebastian Vettel was left surprised by the drive-through penalty that cost him a chance of fighting for victory at the Singapore Grand Prix

Hamilton not surprised by accident

Lewis Hamilton said he was not too surprised to crash out of the Italian Grand Prix, claiming he was pushing like in qualifying for the whole race

Hero status awaits Fisichella at Monza

Giancarlo Fisichella's manager Enrico Zanarini says the Italian can expect a hero's welcome, regardless of who he drives for, when he races in Monza in two week's time following his performance in Spa

Barrichello bemoans start problems

Rubens Barrichello was left lamenting the problems he suffered at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix after losing a golden chance to get close to team-mate Jenson Button in the standings

Rosberg pleased despite no podium

Nico Rosberg was pleased with his fifth place at the European Grand Prix, despite still being unable to climb onto the podium for the first time this year

Webber says he expected faster car

Mark Webber admitted he expected his Red Bull Racing team to be more competitive at the European Grand Prix after qualifying down on the fifth row of the grid

Glock laments Toyota qualifying issues

Timo Glock says his Toyota team must get on top of its qualifying problems in order to fight closer to the top of the field

Alonso says Renault must sort starts

Fernando Alonso says his Renault team need to raise its game in qualifying and in the start of races in order to fight for the podium

Rosberg says podiums will come soon

Nico Rosberg is adamant his Williams team will be on the podium soon after a strong showing at the German Grand Prix

Rosberg says Williams deserved better

Nico Rosberg believes his Williams team did not achieve the result it deserved at the British Grand Prix, despite coming home in a strong fifth position

Raikkonen says start cost him points

Kimi Raikkonen blamed his poor start at the Turkish Grand Prix for his failure to finish in the points in Istanbul on Sunday

Barrichello frustrated by troubled race

Rubens Barrichello was left frustrated after his first retirement of the season following a troubled Turkish Grand Prix

Glock blames prime tyres for struggle

Timo Glock blamed his car's performance when running with the harder tyre compound for his disappointing race at the Bahrain Grand Prix

Massa bemoans very troubled race

Felipe Massa was left lamenting a disastrous race for him in Bahrain after failing to score for the fourth event in a row