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  • De Silvestro’s F1 driving programme grinds to an abrupt halt

    Swiss racer Simona De Silvestro’s hopes of becoming the first woman since 1976 to race in Formula One have suffered a setback with the Sauber team ending a testing deal due to lack of funds. The 26-year-old had been expected to take part in first...

  • Hamilton hopes for a straight battle

    Lewis Hamilton is looking to join the greats of Formula One by winning at Suzuka this week – with the Mercedes driver hoping for a “straight battle” for the championship against team-mate Nico Rosberg. Although he won at Fuji in his debut season...

  • Verstappen to set record in Japan GP practice

    Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One weekend when he drives a Toro Rosso in Friday practice at the Japanese Grand Prix only three days after his 17th birthday. The current record is held by Germany’s...

  • Rosberg vows to ‘dig in’ after Singapore disappointment

    Rosberg vows to ‘dig in’ after Singapore disappointment

    Nico Rosberg plans to “dig in” with all at Mercedes in a bid to ensure this year’s Formula One world title is not decided by gremlins and good luck. After leading the championship standings for all but the Monaco Grand Prix in May since winning...

  • Lowdon plays down Marussia rumours

    Marussia sporting director Graeme Lowdon is adamant the team has the funds to see out the season and are doing all they can to ensure they will be on the grid in 2015. Speculation emerged over the course of the Singapore GP that due to financial...

  • ‘Three Rs’ spell out championship lead for Hamilton

    ‘Three Rs’ spell out championship lead for Hamilton

    For a Singapore Grand Prix that began with confusion over self-censorship and concluded with Lewis Hamilton leading the standings, the race weekend can be summed up by using the ‘Three Rs’ – Radios, Rosberg and Reliability. The teams arrived in...

  • Hamilton wins to seize control

    Hamilton wins to seize control

    Lewis Hamilton stormed to an emphatic victory at the Singapore Grand Prix yesterday to wrest the championship lead from Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg after the German retired with steering wheel problems. The Briton overcame an extended safety...

  • Hamilton secures Singapore pole

    Hamilton secures Singapore pole

    Lewis Hamilton edged his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on his final flying lap to secure pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix yesterday, the Briton crossing the line just 0.007 seconds ahead of the German. Hamilton, who trails championship...

  • Radio ban delayed to ensure fairness for all – FIA

    Formula One has backtracked on a planned clampdown on radio and pitboard messages for reasons of fairness but remains determined to end driver ‘coaching’ during races. Teams will be allowed to send messages relating to car performance in...

  • Hamilton edges Alonso in Singapore practice

    Hamilton edges Alonso in Singapore practice

    Lewis Hamilton laid down an early marker that he will be the man to beat in the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend when he set the fastest time in the second free practice session at the floodlit Marina Bay Street Circuit yesterday. The Briton, who...

  • Ecclestone ponders three-car teams

    Ecclestone ponders three-car teams

    Bernie Ecclestone has suggested Formula One is poised for a dramatic change should a number of cash-strapped teams go to the wall over the winter. The likes of Sauber, Marussia and Caterham are currently teetering on the brink of extinction given...

  • Mercedes duo set for Singapore street fight

    Mercedes duo set for Singapore street fight

    Mercedes team-mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton renew their sometimes hostile rivalry on the floodlit streets of Singapore this weekend at a circuit where mistakes or collisions normally result in race retirement. With six races remaining in...

  • Williams can catch Red Bull, says Massa

    Williams can catch Red Bull, says Massa

    Brazilian Felipe Massa feels he has turned a corner after his first podium of the season in Italy last time out and is cautiously confident his Williams team can catch Red Bull in the constructors’ championship. Massa, who joined Williams at the...

  • Ricciardo taking it ‘race-by-race’

    Daniel Ricciardo still has designs on this year’s Formula One world title, although appreciates his hopes are now “distant”. Back-to-back victories either side of the summer break, as he took advantage of Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico...

  • FIA warns teams not to send coded messages

    FIA warns teams not to send coded messages

    Formula One’s governing body has banned teams from sending drivers coded messages under a controversial clampdown on the use of radio communications from this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) issued a...

  • German teen Wehrlein appointed Mercedes F1 reserve

    Nineteen-year-old German Pascal Wehrlein has been appointed reserve driver for the dominant Mercedes Formula One team after becoming the youngest winner in the German Touring Car championship (DTM). Mercedes announced the appointment a day after...

  • Brawn distances himself from Ferrari speculation

    Former Ferrari technical director Ross Brawn has distanced himself from speculation that he could return to the Formula One team following next month’s departure of chairman Luca Di Montezemolo. “I’m not considering a role at Ferrari or anywhere...

  • Mexico returns on 20-race 2015 F1 calendar

    The Formula One calendar will expand to a record-equalling 20 races next season with Mexico returning in November after a 23-year absence, the governing FIA said yesterday. This year’s calendar had 19 races. The Nov. 1 race in Mexico City will be...

  • FIA clamp down on radio talk

    The FIA has decided to ban all radio transmissions at future grands prix deemed to help the driver with his on-track performance. Messages from drivers asking for advice on driving style, or from the teams informing their drivers on how and where...

  • Ferrari chairman quits

    Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, chairman of Italian luxury sports car maker Ferrari, is quitting to be replaced by the boss of parent group Fiat after the two men clashed over strategy and the Formula One team’s poor results. Montezemolo, one of...

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