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  • Funeral for F1 driver Jules Bianchi

    Funeral for F1 driver Jules Bianchi

    Friends and fans pay tribute to Formula One driver Jules Bianchi at his funeral in France following a crash in which he was fatally injured. Paul Chapman reports.  

  • Formula One says farewell to Jules Bianchi

    Formula One world champions past and present paid their respects to Jules Bianchi and mourned one of their own at the French driver’s funeral yesterday. Lewis Hamilton, the current champion for Mercedes, attended the service at Nice’s...

  • Froome frustrated by data scrutiny

    Froome frustrated by data scrutiny

    Chris Froome has asked why his performance in leading the Tour de France has invited more scrutiny than any of his rivals’ displays in winning other major races. Froome (Team Sky) leads by three minutes 10 seconds from Nairo Quintana (Movistar)...

  • F1 driver Jules Bianchi mourned at funeral

    The funeral of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is being held in his home town in France today, as tributes continue to pour in for the racer who died of head injuries sustained in a crash during last year's Japanese Grand Prix. Bianchi's number...

  • Ferrari saw Bianchi as Raikkonen replacement – Di Montezemolo

    Jules Bianchi was being lined up by Ferrari as the man to replace Kimi Raikkonen before the Frenchman’s crash in Japan last October, according to the team’s former chairman Luca di Montezemolo. Bianchi, 25, who died in hospital in Nice on Friday...

  • Formula One will always be dangerous, says Ecclestone

    Formula One will always be dangerous, says Ecclestone

    Formula One is as safe as it has ever been but danger will always be part of the sport, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said yesterday after the death of French driver Jules Bianchi. Jules Bianchi, 25, died in hospital in Nice, southern...

  • ‘Silly season’ moves into overdrive

    ‘Silly season’ moves into overdrive

    Sizzling temperatures are forecast for this week’s Hungarian Grand Prix, the halfway point in the season, and Formula One’s ‘silly season’ of rumour and speculation is heating up accordingly. Valtteri Bottas to Ferrari instead of fellow-Finn Kimi...

  • F1 driver Bianchi dies nine months after Suzuka crash

    F1 driver Bianchi dies nine months after Suzuka crash

    French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has died of critical head injuries sustained at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix, his family said in a statement yesterday. Bianchi, 25, had been in a coma since the accident at Suzuka last October. He passed...

  • Boullier expects a revival at McLaren

    Boullier expects a revival at McLaren

    McLaren racing director Eric Boullier predicts the ailing British team will soon be back fighting at the sharp end of the Formula One grid. McLaren have endured a disastrous campaign following their renewed partnership with Honda. The Japanese...

  • McLaren future is unclear – Button

    Jenson Button has revealed that his future at McLaren remains uncertain despite claims from Ron Dennis that he will still be racing for the team in 2016. Dennis, the McLaren CEO, who was speaking at the recent British Grand Prix in which Button’s...

  • Formula One tweaks super-licence, engine rules

    Formula One tweaks super-licence, engine rules

    Formula One has approved changes to its power unit penalty system with immediate effect and also tweaked super-licence rules for 2016 to give more drivers a chance to enter the sport from other series. The governing International Automobile...

  • McLaren are feeling the pain on and off the track

    McLaren are feeling the pain on and off the track

    McLaren have acknowledged that their lack of Formula One success is hurting commercially in terms of lost revenues and sponsor appeal. The sport’s second most successful team have not won since 2012 and have scored five points in nine races of a...

  • Lotus F1 team have winding-up petition adjourned

    A winding-up petition brought by creditors against the Lotus Formula One team has been adjourned for two weeks. A spokeswoman for the Companies Court in London said that the claim against the Enstone-based team, title winners in a previous...

  • Williams left stinging in the rain at Silverstone

    Williams left stinging in the rain at Silverstone

    Williams were left stinging in the rain on Sunday after what might have been a sensational home grand prix for the British Formula One team ended up as a damp squib. “I think at the end of any race where you were leading and then don’t finish in...

  • Alonso ends miserable run with a point at last

    Fernando Alonso scored a morale-boosting first point of the Formula One season at the ninth attempt on Sunday but neither the double world champion nor his McLaren team were about to celebrate. “I hope there are many more to come,” the Spaniard...

  • Hamilton a home winner again

    Hamilton a home winner again

    F1 champion Lewis Hamilton soaked up the energy of a roaring home crowd to win the British Grand Prix for the second year in a row yesterday and forge 17 points clear of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Sebastian Vettel finished third for Ferrari,...

  • Ecclestone has more talks with Monza

    F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone says he is still hoping to keep Monza on the calendar after 2016 following further discussions with Italian Grand Prix officials but the situation remains open. “Nothing at the moment,” the 84-year-old told Reuters at...

  • Hamilton wins British Grand Prix in Mercedes one-two

    Hamilton wins British Grand Prix in Mercedes one-two

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for the second year in a row with Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg finishing second. Germany's Sebastian Vettel took third place for Ferrari, with Williams driver...

  • Hamilton the home hero

    Hamilton the home hero

    Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton gave the British Grand Prix crowd what they wanted by powering to pole position in a one-two with Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg yesterday. The pole was Hamilton’s eighth in nine races and the...

  • Niki Lauda washed hands of ugly trophies

    Niki Lauda washed hands of ugly trophies

    Niki Lauda agrees with reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton when it comes to “ugly” trophies handed out to Formula One race winners, revealing he traded his silverware for free car washes for life at his local garage. Last week, Mercedes driver...

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