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  • FIA to test driver safety ideas in September

    Formula One’s governing body the FIA will test two different concepts designed at improving driver safety and revolutionising the sport. The debate surrounding protected cockpits has gathered pace following the tragic death of Justin Wilson on...

  • F1 counts its lucky stars

    F1 counts its lucky stars

    Formula One can count its lucky stars after Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg escaped unscathed from high-speed tyre blowouts at the Belgian Grand Prix. Had the incidents involving Germany’s top two current drivers happened moments earlier, the...

  • Lewis Hamilton ‘wary’ after tyre incident in Spa

    Lewis Hamilton revealed he backed off in the closing stages of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel’s devastating tyre failure. Hamilton claimed his sixth victory of the season to extend his lead over Nico Rosberg to 28 points in the...

  • Hamilton cruises to dream win at Spa-Francorchamps

    Hamilton cruises to dream win at Spa-Francorchamps

    World champion Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position yesterday to stretch his lead over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to 28 points with eight races remaining. Nico Rosberg finished 2.0 seconds behind Lewis Hamilton, in a...

  • Championship leader Hamilton bags sixth straight pole in Spa

    Lewis Hamilton blew away his rivals to claim his sixth straight pole position for today’s Belgian Grand Prix. The world champion yesterday posted a best lap of one minute 47.197 seconds to leave Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg trailing in his wake...

  • Rosberg fastest despite tyre blowout

    Rosberg fastest despite tyre blowout

    Nico Rosberg was fastest for Mercedes in Belgian Grand Prix practice yesterday despite an explosive, high-speed tyre blowout that had the German wrestling to keep the car out of the barriers. After lapping fastest in bright and sunny morning...

  • Hamilton revved up for a new start in SpaFormula One Belgium Grand Prix

    Hamilton revved up for a new start in SpaFormula One Belgium Grand Prix

    The holidays are over and Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton faces a new start as the second half of the season revs up at Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps circuit this weekend. The rules have been tweaked, meaning drivers on the starting grid...

  • Ferrari retain Raikkonen for next season

    Ferrari’s Formula One driver line-up will remain unchanged next season after the Italian glamour team ended speculation surrounding Kimi Raikkonen’s future by confirming him for another year yesterday. “Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has...

  • Hamilton fired up for Spa

    Hamilton fired up for Spa

    Lewis Hamilton has revealed he is itching to get back into his Mercedes cockpit with the Formula One calender finally set to emerge from its summer hibernation. Hamilton will head to Spa-Francorchamps for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix – the...

  • Toto Wolff demands Mercedes focus

    Toto Wolff insists his Mercedes team could still miss out on Formula One glory this season despite leading both championships. Lewis Hamilton heads team-mate Nico Rosberg in the drivers’ championship by 21 points with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, a...

  • Ecclestone hopes for Renault return

    Ecclestone hopes for Renault return

    Bernie Ecclestone has called on Renault to stay in Formula One and believes the French manufacturer should take over Lotus. Renault’s future in the sport beyond next season is in doubt after a difficult campaign in which they have come under heavy...

  • Button may have been gassed in St Tropez burglary

    Button may have been gassed in St Tropez burglary

    Jenson Button may have been gassed during a burglary at a rented villa in St Tropez, a spokesman for the former Formula One world champion has told the BBC. Button and wife Jessica were staying with friends in France when two men broke in. They...

  • Jenson Button and wife gassed as burglars raid St Tropez villa

    Jenson Button and wife gassed as burglars raid St Tropez villa

    Formula One driver Jenson Button and his wife Jessica were gassed in their sleep by burglars who raided their room as they lay unconscious. The pair were staying with friends in a villa in St Tropez on the French Riviera when thieves broke into...

  • Bottas bothered by Ferrari talk

    Bottas bothered by Ferrari talk

    Valtteri Bottas admits speculation about a potential move to Ferrari is disturbing – but insists he is fully committed to winning his first grand prix with Williams. The 25-year-old is in his third year on the Formula One grid with Williams,...

  • Buoyant Ferrari under no illusions about task ahead

    Buoyant Ferrari under no illusions about task ahead

    Despite winning two out of 10 races so far, Ferrari have no illusions about how tough it will be to match Mercedes when they return for the second half of the Formula One season after the August break. The Italian team, who failed to win a race...

  • Revenge comes hot and spicy for Arrivabene

    Revenge comes hot and spicy for Arrivabene

    Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but hot and spicy is tastier for Ferrari Formula One team principal Maurizio Arrivabene. Sebastian Vettel’s stirring victory in Hungary, the land of paprika, on Sunday gave Arriva-bene the chance he had been...

  • Vettel wins for Ferrari, Bianchi

    Vettel wins for Ferrari, Bianchi

    Germany‘s Sebastian Vettel won an emotional Hungarian Grand Prix for Ferrari and the late Jules Bianchi yesterday after a crazy race that turned into a rare nightmare for champions Mercedes despite Lewis Hamilton increasing his overall lead. While...

  • Hamilton on cloud nine after Hungaroring pole

    Hamilton on cloud nine after Hungaroring pole

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix yesterday with a blistering lap more than half a second faster than downcast Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. The two title rivals will line up together on...

  • Hamilton fastest, Perez unhurt after big crash

    Hamilton fastest, Perez unhurt after big crash

    Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was quickest in both Hungarian Grand Prix practice sessions yesterday after Mexican Sergio Perez walked away unscathed from a spectacular rolling crash. Hamilton, four-times a winner in Hungary and clear...

  • The head says Hamilton but watch out for the Finns

    The head says Hamilton but watch out for the Finns

    The head says Lewis Hamilton but those willing to take a more adventurous punt might fancy the chances of Valtteri Bottas or Kimi Raikkonen as Formula One regroups in Hungary with a heavy heart this weekend. Hamilton, winner at the Hungaroring...

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