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  • Hamilton quickest in Russian GP practice

    Hamilton quickest in Russian GP practice

    Nico Rosberg made history as the first Formula One driver to set a timed lap at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix yesterday but world championship leading Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton still ended up on top. Rosberg set a best time of one...

  • Formula One faces fresh calls for cockpit change

    Formula One is facing fresh calls to consider closed cockpits after French driver Jules Bianchi’s accident in Japan last weekend, though opinions are mixed about the potential benefits. Cockpit covers were tested by the FIA after Felipe Massa...

  • Bianchi accident casts a pall over paddock

    Bianchi accident casts a pall over paddock

    An air of shock and sadness hung over the Formula One paddock yesterday as drivers prepared for the inaugural Russian GP with Jules Bianchi foremost in their thoughts. Bianchi suffered severe brain trauma and is in a ‘critical but stable’...

  • Formula One grade circuit opens in Thailand

    The path was cleared for Thailand to host a Formula One Grand Prix in the future when a round of the Japanese Super GT series opened the country’s first FIA Grade One circuit in Buriram at the weekend. Plans for Thailand to host a Formula One race...

  • Bianchi crash was ‘bad luck’ says Suzuka circuit official

    Bianchi crash was ‘bad luck’ says Suzuka circuit official

    The crash that left French F1 driver Jules Bianchi in a critical condition with traumatic brain injuries was down to bad luck rather than poor judgement by Japan GP race officials, a track spokes-man said yesterday. The 25-year-old Marussia driver...

  • Former F1 driver De Cesaris dies in crash

    Former F1 driver De Cesaris dies in crash

    Former Formula One driver Andrea De Cesaris (picture) has died following a motorbike accident on Rome’s ringroad, Italian media reported yesterday. The 55-year-old, whose record for the most races without a win still stands, made 208 starts for 10...

  • Formula One praying for stricken Bianchi

    Formula One praying for stricken Bianchi

    French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi remained in a critical condition after suffering severe head injuries in a Japanese Grand Prix crash on Sunday, with the sport praying for him to pull through. The 25-year-old’s Marussia team issued a...

  • Hamilton wins crash-marred race

    Hamilton wins crash-marred race

    Britain’s Lewis Hamilton won a wet and sombre Japanese Grand Prix yesterday to extend his F1 lead over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to 10 points with four races remaining. The race started behind the safety car due to heavy rain and ended...

  • Bianchi left unconscious after skidding into tractor

    Bianchi left unconscious after skidding into tractor

    French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has suffered severe head injuries and had surgery after a crash that cast a pall over the Japanese Grand Prix, yesterday. The unconscious Marussia driver was taken by road ambulance to Mie General Hospital...

  • Vettel to quit Red Bull, set for Ferrari move

    Vettel to quit Red Bull, set for Ferrari move

    Red Bull dropped a bombshell on the Formula One paddock yesterday with the news that four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel is leaving at the end of the season and heading for Ferrari. With the sport already braced for a typhoon at the...

  • Rosberg holds off Hamilton for Suzuka pole

    Rosberg holds off Hamilton for Suzuka pole

    Nico Rosberg (picture) seized pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix ahead of team-mate and Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton, who completed a front-row lockout for Mercedes in qualifying yesterday. Rosberg, who relinquished the...

  • Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in practice

    Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in practice

    Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Japanese Grand Prix practice yesterday while Dutch teenager Max Verstappen became the youngest driver ever to take part in a Formula One weekend just three days after his 17th birthday. Championship leader Hamilton,...

  • Hamilton leads Suzuka practice

    Hamilton leads Suzuka practice

    Championship leader Lewis Hamilton led Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg after the second practice session for Sunday morning's Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. The order was the following  1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1:35.0782. Nico...

  • Alonso refuses to rule out Ferrari departure

    Alonso refuses to rule out Ferrari departure

    Fernando Alonso yesterday refused to categorically rule out leaving current team Ferrari as soon as next season for either former outfit McLaren or reigning champions Red Bull. “This is a very difficult question to answer... I will do the best for...

  • De Silvestro’s F1 driving programme grinds to an abrupt halt

    Swiss racer Simona De Silvestro’s hopes of becoming the first woman since 1976 to race in Formula One have suffered a setback with the Sauber team ending a testing deal due to lack of funds. The 26-year-old had been expected to take part in first...

  • Hamilton hopes for a straight battle

    Lewis Hamilton is looking to join the greats of Formula One by winning at Suzuka this week – with the Mercedes driver hoping for a “straight battle” for the championship against team-mate Nico Rosberg. Although he won at Fuji in his debut season...

  • Verstappen to set record in Japan GP practice

    Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One weekend when he drives a Toro Rosso in Friday practice at the Japanese Grand Prix only three days after his 17th birthday. The current record is held by Germany’s...

  • Rosberg vows to ‘dig in’ after Singapore disappointment

    Rosberg vows to ‘dig in’ after Singapore disappointment

    Nico Rosberg plans to “dig in” with all at Mercedes in a bid to ensure this year’s Formula One world title is not decided by gremlins and good luck. After leading the championship standings for all but the Monaco Grand Prix in May since winning...

  • Lowdon plays down Marussia rumours

    Marussia sporting director Graeme Lowdon is adamant the team has the funds to see out the season and are doing all they can to ensure they will be on the grid in 2015. Speculation emerged over the course of the Singapore GP that due to financial...

  • ‘Three Rs’ spell out championship lead for Hamilton

    ‘Three Rs’ spell out championship lead for Hamilton

    For a Singapore Grand Prix that began with confusion over self-censorship and concluded with Lewis Hamilton leading the standings, the race weekend can be summed up by using the ‘Three Rs’ – Radios, Rosberg and Reliability. The teams arrived in...

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