24 Apr 2010

F1 gets home after disruption

6:45 am on 24 April 2010

Formula One teams have been reunited with their cars and equipment after being stranded for days in China by flight chaos caused by ash from last week's volcanic eruption in Iceland.

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner, who flew home to Britain after a 'five-stop strategy' taking in Dubai, Rome, Nice and Glasgow before a final helicopter trip south, said the sport took the disruption in its stride.

But he said they've been lucky an extra week was scheduled between the Chinese and Spanish Grands Prix, so the euruption will have only a very limited impact on the Formula One championship.

The Spanish Grand Prix is in the second week of May.