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  • Red Bull’s Vettel likely to miss qualifying in Austin

    Red Bull’s Vettel likely to miss qualifying in Austin

    Sebastian Vettel feels it will be “a shame” if he is unable to run in qualifying ahead of Sunday’s United States Grand Prix but admits his hands are tied by the regulations. It appears almost certain Red Bull will have to change the complete power...

  • Bianchi remains critical but stable

    Marussia driver Jules Bianchi remains “critical but stable” in hospital following his horrific accident at the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5, his family said yesterday. The 25-year-old Frenchman suffered a diffuse axonal injury to his brain,...

  • Old guard criticise F1 points scheme

    Old guard criticise F1 points scheme

    A trio of Formula One’s old stars have all criticised Bernie Ecclestone’s controversial double-points system for the final grand prix this year. With just 17 points separating Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg going into the last...

  • More teams could go bust – Mosley

    More teams could go bust – Mosley

    More Formula One teams could follow Caterham and Marussia into administration or failure, the former head of the sport’s governing body Max Mosley warned. This week’s US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas will have just nine teams on the track, the...

  • Marussia second team to go into administration

    Marussia second team to go into administration

    The struggling Marussia Formula One team have followed rivals Caterham into administration and will miss this weekend’s US Grand Prix, administrators FRP Advisory LLP said yesterday. The move will leave just nine teams and 18 cars on the starting...

  • Caterham and Marussia to miss next F1 races

    Caterham and Marussia to miss next F1 races

    The struggling Caterham and Marussia Formula One teams will both miss next weekend’s US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone told Reuters yesterday. “Neither of those two teams are going to go to America,”...

  • Caterham F1 Team administrators in a bid to find buyer

    Caterham F1 Team administrators in a bid to find buyer

    Administrators have been handed full management responsibility for the Caterham Formula One team in a bid to find a new buyer. Insolvency specialists Smith & Williamson closed the team factory in Leafield, Oxfordshire, on Thursday. The firm had...

  • Schumi has made progress, says doctor

    A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher after his skiing accident has said the seven-times Formula One champion has made progress but his recovery could still take years. “I have observed some progress but I would say we have to give him time,”...

  • Domenicali and Brawn on Bianchi accident panel

    Former Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali and ex-Mercedes principal Ross Brawn will be part of a panel reviewing Formula One safety in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s Japanese Grand Prix accident, the sport’s governing body said. The FIA said an accident...

  • Force India team retain Hulkenberg for next year

    Nico Hulkenberg has been retained by Force India for the 2015 Formula One season. Hailed as a “true racer” and a motivator by team principal Vijay Mallya, Hulkenberg has enjoyed his strongest season to date this campaign since returning to the...

  • Raikkonen hints at an extra year at Ferrari

    Raikkonen hints at an extra year at Ferrari

    Kimi Raikkonen has dropped a hint he may carry on at Ferrari for one more season beyond his current contract before retiring from Formula One for good. On his return to Ferrari this season Raikkonen has endured a wretched campaign as the switch to...

  • Pirelli performs U-turn on Brazil tyre selection

    Pirelli performs U-turn on Brazil tyre selection

    Formula One’s sole tyre supplier Pirelli has changed its compounds for next month’s Brazilian Grand Prix after reassessing the state of new asphalt laid at Sao Paulo’s Interlagos circuit. The original choice of hard and medium tyres was criticised...

  • Alonso wants fresh environment, says Di Montezemolo

    Alonso wants fresh environment, says Di Montezemolo

    Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season because he wants a fresh environment and needs to be winning again, the Formula One team’s ex-chairman Luca di Montezemolo said. Ferrari have yet to confirm Alonso is leaving, although it...

  • Marchionne gets tough with Ferrari

    Marchionne gets tough with Ferrari

    New Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne claims the marque is ready to “kick some backsides” and take risks in order to return to the front in Formula One. In taking over from former chairman Luca Di Montezemolo this week, Marchionne has come out...

  • Mercedes oppose move to free up engine development

    Mercedes oppose move to free up engine development

    Dominant Mercedes plan to block an attempt by Formula One rivals to relax the rules and allow engine development during the course of next season. The engine rules are currently ‘frozen’ in-season to keep costs down after the introduction of...

  • Marussia shocked and angered by Bianchi reports

    Marussia expressed shock and anger yesterday at media allegations that French driver Jules Bianchi had ignored warning flags and been told to go faster by the Formula One racing team before he crashed and suffered critical head injuries in...

  • Bianchi will keep fighting for his life, says father

    Bianchi will keep fighting for his life, says father

    Critically injured French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi will not give up his fight for life but the situation remains desperate, his father Philippe said yesterday. Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport in Yokkaichi, Japan, where the Marussia...

  • Red Bull boss determined to regain F1 world title

    Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has warned Mercedes to enjoy their success whilst they can as he is determined to wrest back the Formula One constructors’ trophy next season. After four years of domination in the sport, Red Bull’s reign...

  • Hamilton wins as Mercedes take constructors’ title

    Hamilton wins as Mercedes take constructors’ title

    Lewis Hamilton won the inaugural Russian Formula One Grand Prix and extended his championship lead to 17 points yesterday in a Mercedes one-two that clinched the team’s first constructors’ title. The Briton, who started on pole position, chalked...

  • Hamilton wins as Mercedes take constructors' title

    Hamilton wins as Mercedes take constructors' title

    Lewis Hamilton won the inaugural Russian Formula One Grand Prix and extended his championship lead in a Mercedes one-two that clinched the team's first constructors' title. The Briton, who started on pole position, chalked up his fourth win in a...

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