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  • Rosberg on pole, Red Bull excluded from qualifying

    Rosberg on pole, Red Bull excluded from qualifying

    Nico Rosberg grabbed a crucial pole position ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the build-up to the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday (2pm). For the 11th time this season Rosberg again held the upper hand in qualifying over...

  • Advantage Hamilton

    Advantage Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton claimed an early advantage over Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg yesterday with the fastest lap in practice for F1’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Briton was quickest in the afternoon and after-dark floodlit...

  • Hamilton on top in practice

    Hamilton on top in practice

    It is a case of so far so good for Lewis Hamilton in his attempt to become a two-time Formula One world champion on Sunday. A top-two finish in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit, regardless of the controversial...

  • Title showdown could spell double trouble

    Title showdown could spell double trouble

    Lewis Hamilton could be only days away from his secondFormula One world title but the Mercedes driver is wary of double trouble in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. British driver Lewis Hamilton leads German team-mate Nico Rosberg by 17 points going into...

  • Vettel to replace Alonso at Ferrari

    Sebastian Vettel looked forward to following in Michael Schumacher’s Formula One footsteps after Ferrari confirmed yesterday that the four times world champion would replace Fernando Alonso next season on a three-year deal. The long-awaited news,...

  • Hamilton hesitates over handshake

    Hamilton hesitates over handshake

    It was a clearly hesitant Lewis Hamilton that shook the outstretched hand of Formula One title rival Nico Rosberg to signal the start of this weekend's countdown towards either championship ecstasy or agony. Organised by the FIA ahead of the final...

  • Bianchi out of artificial coma

    Bianchi out of artificial coma

    Jules Bianchi (right) is no longer in an artificial coma but remains unconscious and in a critical condition, his family have said. The 25-year-old Frenchman suffered a diffuse axonal injury to his brain, which involves widespread damage, in a...

  • Mercedes ready for talks with Hamilton

    Mercedes ready for talks with Hamilton

    Mercedes can hardly wait for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Formula One title decider to be over so they can tie Lewis Hamilton down to a long-term contract. The 29-year-old Briton, who can become a double world champion at Yas Marina, has a year remaining on...

  • ‘Abu Double’ is a last roll of the dice for some

    ‘Abu Double’ is a last roll of the dice for some

    Mercedes have won both Formula One titles already, and Red Bull are sure of second place, but Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be a last roll of the dice for some of those behind them. With an unprecedented double points on offer,...

  • 230 Caterham staff redundant

    The Caterham Formula One team have made 230 staff redundant while still planning to race in next weekend’s Abu Dhabi season-ender, an administrator said yesterday. Finbarr O’Connell told Reuters that the team, who went into administration last...

  • Mercedes duo ready for final battle

    Mercedes duo ready for final battle

    Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have both come out fighting ahead of their Formula One world title showdown next weekend. Ahead of the final race of the campaign in Abu Dhabi, being dubbed ‘The Duel in the Desert’, Hamilton holds a 17-point...

  • F1 is not interested in young fans, says Ecclestone

    Formula One would rather cater for rich over-70s than chase a younger generation that cannot afford luxury watches and is more interested in social media, according to commercial sup-remo Bernie Ecclestone. In a wide-ranging interview with...

  • Wolff rejects ‘irresponsible’ engine cost war talk

    Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff has played down Red Bull’s threat of an engine development spending war in 2016 by saying the major car manufacturers agree on the need to keep costs down. Speaking to reporters, the Austrian made clear that...

  • Money not the issue for Button

    Money not the issue for Button

    Jenson Button is hoping that McLaren will not let him go for love nor money. With Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso expected to join the Formula One team, the focus has been on which of 2009 world champion Button and Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen will...

  • I can make it – Rosberg

    I can make it – Rosberg

    Nico Rosberg is “100 per cent” convinced he can snatch the Formula One world title from the grasp of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg gave himself a fighting chance with a much-needed victory in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix to end...

  • Rosberg cuts Hamilton’s lead

    Rosberg cuts Hamilton’s lead

    Germany’s Nico Rosberg won the Brazilian Grand Prix yesterday to end team-mate Lewis Hamilton’s run of five successive victories and cut the Briton’s championship lead to 17 points with one race remaining. Hamilton was second, 1.4 seconds behind,...

  • Caterham raise more than a million pounds in 48hrs

    The Caterham Formula One team, which is in administration and fighting for survival, said yesterday it had raised more than a million pounds in the space of 48 hours and attracted a new potential buyer. “A new financially-sound interested party...

  • Rosberg wins in Brazil to cut Hamilton's lead

    Rosberg wins in Brazil to cut Hamilton's lead

    Germany's Nico Rosberg won the Brazilian Grand Prix to end team mate Lewis Hamilton's run of five successive victories and cut the Briton's championship lead to 17 points with one race remaining. Hamilton was second, 1.4 seconds behind, with...

  • Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole

    Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole

    Germany’s Nico Rosberg chalked up his 10th pole position of the season yesterday after beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes sweep of the front row in Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying. Rosberg seized the top spot with a lap just 0.033 of a...

  • Rosberg makes his point to Hamilton in practice

    Rosberg makes his point to Hamilton in practice

    Nico Rosberg proved he is unwilling to allow Lewis Hamilton to ride roughshod all over him by turning in a dominant day of practice yesterday ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix. After emerging from a controversial race in Belgium where he and...

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