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  • Singapore fans want F1 race to continue

    Formula One fans in Singapore are keen for the race to remain there, despite negotiations bet-ween organisers and F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone seemingly stalled, according to a survey conducted by British firm YouGov. The contract for the race...

  • Mercedes to ‘unveil the beast’ on Feb. 23

    Mercedes to ‘unveil the beast’ on Feb. 23

    Mercedes, Formula One’s dominant team who have yet to announce a replacement for retired world champion Nico Rosberg, will present their 2017 car at Silverstone on February 23. The Mercedes website (www.mercedesamgf1.com) said yesterday that the...

  • Pertamina drops sponsorship for Indonesia driver Haryanto

    Pertamina drops sponsorship for Indonesia driver Haryanto

    Indonesian driver Rio Haryanto has suffered a major setback in his bid to return to Formula One this season after state-owned energy company Pertamina announced it was ending its sponsorship. “This year there will not be a continuation of...

  • Formula One waits for Mercedes announcement

    Formula One waits for Mercedes announcement

    The time for talking is fast approaching as Mercedes start a new year with Formula One waiting for a big announcement about who is going to replace retired world champion Nico Rosberg alongside Lewis Hamilton. The team made clear before the...

  • Mercedes supremo Wolff calls for calm

    Mercedes supremo Wolff calls for calm

    Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has called for “calm” as the Formula One constructors’ champions look to build on their recent success without Nico Rosberg in 2017. Rosberg, 31, shocked the sport when he decided to retire just five days after being...

  • Bottas closer to Mercedes move amid Williams shake-up

    Bottas closer to Mercedes move amid Williams shake-up

    Formula One’s post-season shake-up took another spin this week with Williams announcing the departure of technical head Pat Symonds while Valtteri Bottas moved closer to Mercedes and Felipe Massa’s retirement looked to be coming to an...

  • Hamilton felt ‘disrespected’ by Mercedes criticism

    Hamilton felt ‘disrespected’ by Mercedes criticism

    Lewis Hamilton has claimed he felt “disrespected” after criticism from within his Mercedes team of the way he drove in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In a last-ditch bid to wrest the title from the clutches of team-mate Nico Rosberg, race...

  • Williams open to Bottas move to Mercedes team

    Williams open to Bottas move to Mercedes team

    Williams would be open to Valtteri Bottas joining Formula One champions Mercedes next season if a suitable replacement for the Finn can be found, deputy team principal Claire Williams said. “Williams has its own ambitions and we must always ensure...

  • Mercedes to take time on Rosberg’s replacement

    Mercedes to take time on Rosberg’s  replacement

    Mercedes will wait until the New Year before making any announcement on a replacement for retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg, with Finland’s Valtteri Bottas still the favourite. A team spokesman said yesterday that nothing was planned...

  • Renault F1 expect ‘good step forward’ next season

    Renault expect to make “a good step forward” in Formula One next season after building up staff numbers and investing in new equipment and facilities this year, team bosses said yesterday. “The change of regulations could mean quite a shake-up in...

  • Alonso dismisses Mercedes rumours

    Alonso dismisses Mercedes rumours

    Fernando Alonso has confirmed his commitment to McLaren amid speculation linking the two-time Formula One world champion to Mercedes. Alonso visited McLaren’s factory in Surrey on Tuesday during which he said his “only goal” was to remain at the...

  • Button and Coulthard confirmed for Race of Champions in Miami

    British drivers Jenson Button and David Coulthard have both been confirmed in the line-up for the forthcoming 2017 Race of Champions event in Miami. Button, Formula One world champion in 2009, recently retired from the sport but will take part in...

  • Verstappen – most overtakes in 2016

    Verstappen – most overtakes in 2016

    Red Bull’s Max Verstappen made the most overtaking manoeuvres last season, and more than any Formula One driver since such data was first collected in 1983, figures issued by tyre supplier Pirelli showed. Pirelli said the 19-year-old Dutchman, who...

  • Lowe could follow Rosberg out of Mercedes team

    Lowe could follow Rosberg out of Mercedes team

    Technical head Paddy Lowe could be about to follow newly-retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg out of the door at dominant Mercedes. The motorsport.com website reported multiple sources “with good knowledge of the situation” indicating...

  • Mercedes runs job ad for a F1 driver with ‘proven track record’

    Mercedes runs job ad for a F1 driver with ‘proven track record’

    Mercedes posted a tongue-in-cheek job advertisement yesterday as they seek a replacement for newly-retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg. The notice, similar in format to the usual automotive vacancies, was published in Britain’s...

  • Ricciardo vows to unlock ‘hidden Honey Badger’

    Ricciardo vows to unlock ‘hidden Honey Badger’

    Daniel Ricciardo is ready to “unlock the hidden Honey Badger” when he starts training for next season’s new-look Formula One. The Australian, nicknamed after the cuddly but ferocious animal, finished third overall this year, the best of the rest...

  • Mercedes have to consider Alonso, says Wolff

    Mercedes have to consider Alonso, says Wolff

    Fernando Alonso would be on the list of possible replacements for retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes despite his contract with McLaren, according to team boss Toto Wolff. "You have to consider Fernando," the Austrian told...

  • Vettel clear he is staying at Ferrari

    Vettel clear he is staying at Ferrari

    Sebastian Vettel has made clear his future is with Ferrari as Mercedes look to replace newly-retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg for next season. Ferrari failed to win a race this year and Vettel’s name has been one of those mentioned...

  • Mercedes to sign Rosberg replacement before the end of the year, says Lauda

    Mercedes to sign Rosberg replacement before the end of the year, says Lauda

    Mercedes expect to have signed Nico Rosberg’s replacement before the end of the year and are looking for someone “better” than the current Formula One world champion. The team’s non-executive director Niki Lauda was as surprised as everyone else...

  • French Grand Prix to return in 2018 – Ecclestone

    The French Formula One Grand Prix is set to return in 2018 after a 10-year absence, the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said yesterday. “Yes, I think it will happen,” the 86-year-old Briton told Reuters when asked about French media...

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