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  • Mercedes in dominant mood

    Mercedes in dominant mood

    Mercedes opened their Formula One season by dominating practice at the Australian Grand Prix yesterday, with Nico Rosberg edging his world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton in both sessions at Albert Park. Nico Rosberg, last year’s championship...

  • Sebastian Vettel back smiling after strong start with Ferrari

    Sebastian Vettel back smiling after strong start with Ferrari

    Sebastian Vettel could hardly hide his delight after completing his first practice session for his new team Ferrari yesterday. As expected, the German was slower than the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg but he was still quicker than...

  • Vettel plays down Ferrari hopes in Melbourne

    Vettel plays down Ferrari hopes in Melbourne

    Sebastian Vettel is convinced Ferrari have a better car than the one that stuttered through a winless season last year but has played down his team’s chances of upsetting Mercedes at Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The four-times...

  • Sauber lose appeal to block Van der Garde

    Sauber lost their appeal yesterday against a court verdict that ruled in favour of Dutchman Giedo van der Garde’s bid to drive for them and came under fire from rival drivers. Sauber appealed after an Australian court upheld a Swiss tribunal’s...

  • F1: Hamilton excited by chance to emulate Senna

    F1: Hamilton excited by chance to emulate Senna

    Ever since he was a little boy, Lewis Hamilton has been besotted by Ayrton Senna. More than 20 years after the Brazilian's death, little has changed. Even with a second Formula One world championship under his belt, Hamilton remains driven by the...

  • F1 procession would bore me says Hamilton

    F1 procession would bore me says Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton appreciates fans may get bored of Formula One this season if he and Mercedes are again totally dominant. Ahead of this weekend’s season-opening grand prix in Australia there is a feeling Mercedes will start the campaign as they...

  • Sauber appeal verdict on Van der Garde

    Formula One team Sauber have sought to overturn an Australian court verdict that found in favour of Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde’s bid to force the Swiss outfit to let him drive for them this season. Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Victoria...

  • Alonso hoping for Malaysia return later this month

    Fernando Alonso has his sights firmly set on returning to Formula One in Malaysia later this month despite the shroud of uncertainty that continues to hover over the double world champion. Alonso’s crash into a wall at Barcelona’s Circuit de...

  • Merhi to race for Manor Marussia in Australia

    Spaniard Roberto Merhi will make his Formula One race debut in Australia this weekend after the revived Manor Marussia team named him in their line-up for the season-opener. The team said the 23-year-old, who will partner Britain’s Will Stevens in...

  • Rosberg seeks revenge

    Rosberg seeks revenge

    Nico Rosberg has vowed to avoid a repeat of the pain of Formula One world championship defeat to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton this season. A wheel has yet to turn in anger in the new season but the expectation already is that Mercedes will...

  • Melbourne GP organisers dismiss boycott rumours

    Melbourne GP organisers dismiss boycott rumours

    Australian Grand Prix organisers have dismissed suggestions a number of Formula One teams are threatening to boycott the race over safety fears surrounding McLaren. Fernando Alonso’s crash during the second pre-season test last month in Barcelona,...

  • Mercedes driver Hamilton hot favourite for triple triumph

    Mercedes driver Hamilton hot favourite for triple triumph

    Lewis Hamilton starts the Formula One season as red-hot favourite to become a triple world champion but Niki Lauda, who knows how that feels, fears the battle could be tougher than ever. Lewis Hamilton won 11 races to Mercedes team-mate Nico...

  • Vettel hopes Ferrari can be Mercedes’ closest rivals

    Vettel hopes Ferrari can be Mercedes’ closest rivals

    Four times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel (picture) hopes Ferrari can become the strongest challengers to Mercedes this season after failing to win a race last year. Vettel, who moved from Red Bull at the end of last year, said...

  • Champion Hamilton seeks greater dominance in F1

    Champion Hamilton seeks greater dominance in F1

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is hoping his Mercedes team will be even more dominant this season even if he also wants rivals to give him more of a challenge. “I think 2014 was definitely one of the best, if not the best year of my...

  • Alonso ruled out of Australian Grand Prix

    Alonso ruled out of Australian Grand Prix

    Fernando Alonso will miss next week’s season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix on doctors’ advice after a heavy crash in testing, the Spaniard’s McLaren team said yesterday. “Fernando has understood and accepted that advice, and the two...

  • Schumacher’s teenage son Mick moves up to Formula 4 racing

    Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher’s teenage son is following in his father’s racing footsteps after moving up to Formula 4 from kart this year, his new team said yesterday. Mick Schumacher, whose father – a seven-time F1 champion –...

  • Ferrari boss takes a provocative stance

    Ferrari boss takes a provocative stance

    Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene has taken a provocative stance, before the Formula One season has even started, in response to rumours about a clampdown on access passes for teams. Arrivabene, a marketing man who was appointed in November, sat...

  • Alonso says he is fine after crash

    Alonso says he is fine after crash

    McLaren’s Fernando Alonso assured his fans that he was fine yesterday in his first public comments since crashing heavily in Formula One testing last weekend. “As you can see, I am completely fine,” the Spaniard, recovering at his home, said in a...

  • Marussia on F1 entry list

    Marussia’s climb back from the brink of Formula One extinction gained momentum yesterday when they were included on the official 2015 entry list, subject to conditions. There was no such salvation for tail-end rivals Caterham, founded by Malaysian...

  • Force India hope to debut new F1 car today

    Force India will have a maximum of three days testing with their new F1 car before the start of the season after the team said it would not debut in Spain until today. “The VJM08 will arrive in Barcelona on Friday morning and the final set up will...

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