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  • Pole-to-flag Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two

    Briton’s Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix with a pole-to-flag victory ahead of Nico Rosberg yesterday in a first Mercedes one-two since they returned to Formula One as a works team in 2010. The 2008 Formula One world champion easily...

  • 10-place grid penalty for Ricciardo

    Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was handed a 10-place grid penalty for next Sunday’s Bahrain GP after Formula One stewards ruled he had left the pits in an unsafe manner in yesterday’s Malaysian race. The Australian driver, who had been in fourth...

  • Slick Hamilton on pole for Malaysian GP

    Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton made it two poles in two races after emerging unscathed from an incident-packed Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying yesterday. The Briton saw off Red Bull’s quadruple champion Sebastian Vettel by 0.055 of a second in a...

  • Tyre trouble hinders Mercedes advantage

    Heavy tyre degradation caused by the searing Sepang temperatures has limited Mercedes’ advantage over their Formula One rivals at the Malaysian Grand Prix, according to cham-pionship leader Nico Rosberg. Rosberg was still quickest in practice but...

  • Formula One party arrives in mourning Malaysia

    The world of Formula One descends on Kuala Lumpur for the often dramatic Malaysian Grand Prix with excitement around the Sepang circuit unusually muted as the country mourns the disappearance of flight MH370. The Sepang circuit is a stone’s throw...

  • Quieter engines are bad for fans, says Vettel

    Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has blasted the sport’s new V6 turbo engines for a lack of noise, saying the tracks were now quieter than most bars and that fans were missing out. The German has dominated the sport for the last four...

  • Most problems are resolved, say Renault

    Most of the engine problems suffered by Renault-powered cars at the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix have been resolved, the manufacturer said yesterday ahead of this weekend’s race in Malaysia. Renault supply world champions Red...

  • Pook makes case for Long Beach race

    Formula One has stated a strong financial case in its bid to return to Long Beach. The southern Californian resort staged the last of seven grands prix in 1983, following which CART and IndyCar have taken to its streets. Formula One is still...

  • Red Bull lodge Ricciardo appeal

    Red Bull have formally confirmed their intention to appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. Ricciardo had initally thrilled his home crowd at Melbourne’s Albert Park in finishing runner-up to...

  • Mercedes boss Wolff targets the world title

    Mercedes Motorsport boss Toto Wolff believes it would be “a failure” for the team not to win the F1 world title this year. As suspected in pre-season testing, Mercedes comfortably have the quickest cars on the evidence of the season-opening...

  • Australian GP chief raps Ecclestone about quiet cars

    Australian Grand Prix organisers have complained to Formula One commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone about the quieter V6-powered cars and say their reduced volume may have breached race contracts with Formula One management. Australian Grand Prix...

  • Button: That was for dad

    Jenson Button described as “emotional” his third-place finish in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix despite missing out on the podium celebrations. Button initially finished fourth at Albert Park, three seconds behind new McLaren team-mate Kevin...

  • Rosberg cruises to crushing win

    Nico Rosberg celebrated a dominant win for Mercedes in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix yesterday while Red Bull’s home hero Daniel Ricciardo suffered the heartbreak of being stripped of his first podium hours after the finish. Pole-sitter...

  • Hamilton pole, Vettel out of the top 10

    Lewis Hamilton captured pole position for Mercedes for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in a thrilling finish to a rain-hit qualifying session yesterday, while champion Sebastian Vettel failed to make the top 10. Hamilton saved the best...

  • Hamilton tops timesheets after first day of new season

    Lewis Hamilton lent some credibility to the hype surrounding Mercedes by posting the fastest time in yesterday’s practice at the Australian Grand Prix, as the Formula One season kicked off with teams still battling reliability problems. 2008 world...

  • Red Bull two months behind rivals – Hakkinen

    Red Bull’s abysmal winter testing has left them badly lagging behind their Formula One rivals and they will need at least two months to get their cars performing at optimal level, according to double world champion Mika Hakkinen. Red Bull have...

  • All change as F1 enters new era

    The prospect of seeing Sebastian Vettel beaten for the first time since last July is just one of the many novelties Sunday’s season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix promises to deliver. Just how much trouble Vettel’s Red Bull team might...

  • Massa still keeping the faith for Schumacher

    Felipe Massa remains hopeful his friend and former Ferrari team-mate Michael Schumacher can pull out of an induced coma and return to health. The retired seven-times Formula One champion suffered severe head injuries when he slammed into a rock...

  • Encouraging signs in Schumacher condition

    There are small signs of encouragement in Michael Schumacher’s condition but the most successful former Formula One champion of all time faces a long fight to recover after suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident, his agent said...

  • Vettel behind off track as well as on it

    Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso is F1’s most marketable driver with Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel only fourth despite winning the last four world championships, according to a re-port published yesterday. The report by global sports marketing research...

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