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  • Massa optimistic for rest of Formula One season

    Massa optimistic for rest of Formula One season

    Felipe Massa is convinced Williams can push world cham-pionship leaders Mercedes all the way when Formula One returns from its summer break. Williams have been a revelation this year, scoring almost as many points in the first 11 races as they...

  • Russian F1 circuit now nearing completion

    The Russian F1 Grand Prix circuit is drawing close to completion ahead of the inaugural race due to take place in early October. Despite recent calls for the event to be cancelled following the loss of 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines...

  • Ecclestone trial may conclude early

    Ecclestone trial may conclude early

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone's trial could be concluded as early as next week, Press Association Sport understands. Ecclestone went on trial in Munich in April charged with bribery of a German banker, and incitement to breach of trust. In...

  • Lauda questions Briatore return

    Lauda questions Briatore return

    Niki Lauda has questioned the wisdom of Flavio Briatore’s return to Formula One as the potential head of a group designed to increase the sport’s popularity. Briatore is the former Renault team principal forced out of F1 for his involvement in the...

  • Red Bull’s Ricciardo won’t give up on title

    Red Bull’s Ricciardo won’t give up on title

    Daniel Ricciardo is refusing to rule himself out of the hunt for this year’s Formula One world title until the mathematics say otherwise. Other than Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, Ricciardo is the only driver to have taken the...

  • Second not good enough says Ferrari’s Mattiacci

    Second not good enough says Ferrari’s Mattiacci

    Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci has demanded no one in his team shuts down mentally during Formula One’s summer break. Via the regulations all teams are required to close their factories for two weeks during which time no work is undertaken...

  • Hamilton team order came from panic, says Mercedes chief Lauda

    Hamilton team order came from panic, says Mercedes chief Lauda

    Mercedes panicked in asking Lewis Hamilton to move over for Nico Rosberg in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix and the Briton was right to ignore the request, according to Niki Lauda. The Formula One team’s non-executive chairman, himself a triple...

  • Australian Ricciardo wins dramatic Hungarian GP

    Australian Ricciardo wins dramatic Hungarian GP

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Hungarian Grand Prix for Red Bull yesterday while Lewis Hamilton roared from pitlane to podium in another astonishing performance by the Mercedes driver. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was second and championship...

  • Australian Ricciardo wins dramatic Hungarian Grand Prix

    Australian Ricciardo wins dramatic Hungarian Grand Prix

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix for Red Bull. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was second with Britain's Lewis Hamilton, who started last and from the pitlane, third for Mercedes. Championship leader Nico Rosberg, who...

  • Rosberg on pole, Hamilton on fire

    Rosberg on pole, Hamilton on fire

    Formula One world champion-ship leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix yesterday while Mercedes team-mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton saw his hopes go up in flames. Hamilton, 14 points behind Rosberg after 10 races,...

  • F1 teams rule out Russian race boycott

    F1 teams say they will race in Russia, despite the crisis in Ukraine and downing of a Malaysian airliner, unless the country’s debut grand prix in October is called off or they are ordered not to go. “Obviously what’s going on in Russia and that...

  • Rosberg on pole, Hamilton on fire and last

    Rosberg on pole, Hamilton on fire and last

    Formula One world championship leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix while Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton saw his hopes go up in flames. Hamilton, 14 points behind Rosberg after 10 races, has won in...

  • Hamilton fastest in Hungarian practice

    Hamilton fastest in Hungarian practice

    Lewis Hamilton started his Hungarian Grand Prix weekend as he intended to continue, leading both of yesterday’s free practice sessions with championship-leading Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg behind. The winner of the last two Hungarian Grands...

  • McLaren rookie Magnussen snubs meeting with Massa

    Kevin Magnussen has spurned Felipe Massa’s overtures to clear the air between them. Massa has made no secret of the fact he felt Magnussen was totally in the wrong for their first-corner shunt in last Sunday’s German GP that resulted in him being...

  • Hamilton looking for a high five

    Hamilton looking for a high five

    Lewis Hamilton may not be putting the Buddha into Budapest this weekend but he could be tempted to seek divine assistance if luck goes against him in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. British driver Lewis Hamilton needs a win to cut into Mercedes...

  • Mexico back on the F1 calendar in 2015

    Mexico is to return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2015 after a 23-year absence, Alejandro Soberon, president of live events company CIE, confirmed. “Start your engines, F1 will return to Mexico next year,” Soberon was quoted as saying on the BBC’s...

  • Raikkonen has Mattiacci backing

    Raikkonen has Mattiacci backing

    Kimi Raikkonen’s future at Ferrari would appear to be safe in the wake of team principal Marco Mattiacci’s glowing reference, yesterday. Raikkonen’s return to Ferrari has been nothing short of an embarrassment for a driver who won his 2007 world...

  • There will be no slacking from Red Bull team – Horner

    Christian Horner insists Red Bull will continue to throw all they have into the current Formula One season despite their title hopes fading fast. With 10 races gone and nine to go, Red Bull have virtually half of Mercedes’s points total in the...

  • Magnussen was too aggressive – Massa

    Magnussen was too aggressive – Massa

    Felipe Massa has slated Kevin Magnussen for being “too aggressive” as the Brazilian’s world was turned upside down in Germany. For the second successive grand prix, Massa’s race was brought to a premature end on the opening lap following a first...

  • Double-points system unfair, says Wolff

    Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff has suggested one of his drivers will require psychological counselling should they lose this year’s Formula One world title by the controversial double-points system. For the final race of the campaign, which...

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