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  • Rosberg on pole in China, Hamilton at the back

    Rosberg on pole in China, Hamilton at the back

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg stormed to pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix in a mixed qualifying session for Mercedes, with world champion Lewis Hamilton left at the back of the grid after engine trouble prevented him setting...

  • Raikkonen leads way for Ferrari in practice

    Raikkonen leads way for Ferrari in practice

    Kimi Raikkonen set the pace ahead of Sebastian Vettel in yesterday’s practice for the F1 Chinese GP as the Ferrari pair dislodged the dominant Mercedes duo. The Finn, a former winner for Ferrari in China, jumped to the top of the order with a one...

  • Who’s paying? 18 drivers split restaurant bill in 18 ways

    Formula One drivers may be among the best paid sportsmen in the world, but that did not stop them from splitting the bill 18 ways following their dinner in Shanghai on Wednesday night. Lewis Hamilton, who last year signed a £100 million three-year...

  • Hamilton sees penalty as a chance to race

    Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton looked for positives at the Chinese Grand Prix yesterday after a five-place grid penalty wrecked his hopes of a third successive pole position this season. The Briton, who has won at the Shanghai circuit for...

  • Alonso receives provisional clearance to race in Shanghai

    Alonso receives provisional clearance to race in Shanghai

    Fernando Alonso has been provisionally cleared to compete in Sunday’s Chinese Formula One Grand Prix after being ruled out of the previous race in Bahrain due to injuries sustained in a crash in Australia last month. The governing International...

  • Mercedes expecting extreme tyre strategies

    Mercedes expecting extreme tyre strategies

    Formula One teams might adopt aggressive strategies for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix because track conditions could lead to heavy wear of the supersoft tyre that has not been used in Shanghai before, Mercedes technical head Paddy Lowe said. The...

  • Hamilton up for the fight after difficult start to F1 title defence

    Lewis Hamilton insists he is physiologically in the “best place ever” despite a difficult start to the defence of his World Championship. The 31-year-old Briton trails team-mate Nico Rosberg by 17 points following successive victories for the...

  • F1 to return to 2015 qualifying format – FIA

    Formula One will revert to its 2015 qualifying format at next week’s Chinese Grand Prix and for the remainder of the season, the governing FIA said in a statement yesterday. The change will come into force in time for next weekend’s Chinese Grand...

  • FIndia waiting on 2017 rules in EU complaint

    FIndia waiting on 2017 rules in EU complaint

    Force India are waiting for Formula One’s 2017 rules to be finalised before taking the next step in their complaint to the European Union about how the sport is being run and revenues distributed. “We’re not looking at moving that forward until...

  • Testing agreement delaying tyre deal

    Testing agreement delaying tyre deal

    Formula One’s new tyre contract with Pirelli from 2017 has yet to be signed off with the sport’s governing body, despite being agreed in October, as the Italian firm wants specific targets and testing guarantees written in. FIA race director and...

  • Remember the ‘Rope a Dope’, Hamilton reminds Rosberg

    Remember the ‘Rope a Dope’, Hamilton reminds Rosberg

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he has no concerns about Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg’s five-race winning streak or his own poor starts this season. The Briton, who has not won a race since clinching his third title in Texas last...

  • Rosberg makes it two wins out of two in Bahrain

    Rosberg makes it two wins out of two in Bahrain

    Nico Rosberg won the Bahrain Formula One grand prix this afternoon, his second win in as many races this season, while champion and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton came a distant third. The Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen came second but team-mate...

  • Vettel unhappy over qualifying decision

    Vettel unhappy over qualifying decision

    Sebastian Vettel says Formula One “cannot be proud” of its decision to stick with the qualifying format which flopped so spectacularly in Melbourne, last month. Red-faced team bosses agreed to revert back to last year’s system in a...

  • Mercedes expect more of a fight from Ferrari

    Mercedes expect more of a fight from Ferrari

    Formula One champions Mercedes can rack up their eighth successive victory on Sunday but even if they do, a winning streak must end for either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg in Bahrain. Nico Rosberg is chasing his fifth win in a row after starting...

  • Bahrain qualifying will be another fail, says Mercedes chief Toto Wolff

    F1’s much-derided new qualifying format faces more criticism in Bahrain this weekend after a disappointing debut in Australia, Mercedes motorsport director Toto Wolff said. The Austrian warned also that the sport was ‘under scrutiny’ and needed to...

  • F1 qualifying will not change for Bahrain

    Formula One’s much-criticised new qualifying format will stay in place for next week’s Bahrain Grand Prix but could change after that, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said. “The outcome I think is that we are going to stay as we are,” he told...

  • Formula One drivers call for change of governance

    Formula One drivers call for change of governance

    Grand Prix drivers called yesterday for Formula One to change the way it is run and abandon ‘obsolete and ill-structured’ decision-making processes that they said could affect the sport’s popularity. The Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) set...

  • Crash would have killed Alonso 20 years ago says Mosley

    Crash would have killed Alonso 20 years ago says Mosley

    Former FIA president Max Mosley believes a crash like Fernando Alonso suffered in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix would have killed the driver had it happened in a previous era. Alonso’s McLaren clipped the Haas car driven by Esteban Gutierrez...

  • Rosberg’s opening round win vital says Niki Lauda

    Rosberg’s opening round win vital says Niki Lauda

    Nico Rosberg would have “suffered” had he not beaten Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix, Mercedes boss Niki Lauda has said. Rosberg, who has seen his Mercedes team-mate win successive championships, started his...

  • Button in favour of halo device

    Jenson Button believes Formula One’s controversial halo device would have helped Fernando Alonso in his spectacular crash. The halo, which made its debut in pre-season testing, has attracted some criticism but is set to be introduced next season.

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