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Hamilton takes pole for first race of the season; Ferrari second

Hamilton takes pole for first race of the season; Ferrari second

Briton Lewis Hamilton took pole for Mercedes in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix, edging Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel into second on the grid. Three-times champion Hamilton's new team-mate Valtteri Bottas will start third ahead of fourth-placed Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen. Hamilton's flying lap of one-minute 22.188 seconds set a new lap record at...

  • Hamilton has ‘zero problems’ with Bottas

    Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton has clarified comments about not wanting to share data with Formula One team-mates and says he has “zero problems” with new Mercedes arrival Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton told a Facebook Live session with F1...

  • Sauber aim for return to midfield with new F1 car

    Sauber aim for return to midfield with new F1 car

    Sauber presented their new Formula One car yesterday, celebrating the Swiss-based team’s 25 years in the sport with golden lettering but little in the way of sponsorship branding on the blue and white machine. “The anniversary car for a new era,”...

  • Wolff and Lauda sign new deals at Mercedes

    Wolff and  Lauda sign new deals at Mercedes

    Toto Wolff and non-executive chairman Niki Lauda have both signed new long-term deals with Mercedes. Lauda, who began work with the Formula One team in 2012 and Wolff, who joined one year later, will stay with the champions until at least...

  • Mercedes name Allison as new technical director

    Mercedes have announced that James Allison will join the team from March 1 in the newly-created role of technical director. Allison, who previously won world championships with Ferrari and Renault, took a break from Formula One after the sudden...

  • Rosberg warns Bottas about Hamilton rivalry

    Rosberg warns Bottas about Hamilton rivalry

    Retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg has warned his Mercedes replacement Valtteri Bottas not to expect an “easy ride” from team-mate Lewis Hamilton. The 31-year old said he would be happy to give the Finn some advice ahead of the...

  • Pirelli end tyre test a day early after Vettel crash in Fiorano

    Pirelli had to cut short a Formula One wet tyre test at Ferrari’s Fiorano track in Italy on Friday after four times world champion Sebastian Vettel crashed into barriers the day before. A Pirelli spokesman said the modified 2015 Ferrari had been...

  • Hamilton and Bottas will work well together – Wolff

    Hamilton and Bottas will work well together – Wolff

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is confident there will be no trouble between Lewis Hamilton and his new team-mate Valtteri Bottas this season. Bottas is set for his first campaign alongside Hamilton following Nico Rosberg’s decision to retire after...

  • Kubica to race Le Mans with ByKolles team

    Former Formula One driver Robert Kubica will make his Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar debut in June and compete in the full World Endurance Championship, the Germany-based ByKolles team announced yesterday. “After my time in rally I’ve been looking for...

  • Silverstone owners upbeat after Formula One ownership change

    The owners of British Grand Prix circuit Silverstone are confident Liberty Media’s takeover of Formula One will give them room to make a profit and stay on the calendar. British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) president Derek Warwick told Sky Sports...

  • Brawn calls for simpler and more competitive F1

    Ross Brawn has called for a simpler and more competitive F1 on his return to the sport. Brawn, who masterminded Michael Schumacher’s unprecedented run of success at Benetton and then Ferrari, brings to an end a three-year hiatus from the grid...

  • More to life than driving around in circles – Rosberg

    More to life than driving around in circles – Rosberg

    Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg said he was enjoying the freedom of retirement and could turn his focus to renewable energy now that he has left the racetrack. Interviewed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the former...

  • Silverstone says no decision on British GP until July

    Silverstone’s owners have dismissed as “speculative and wrong” recent media reports suggesting the British Formula One Grand Prix would be dropped after 2019. The British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) said that no decision on exercising a break...

  • Ecclestone casts doubt over his future role in F1

    Ecclestone casts doubt over his future role in F1

    Bernie Ecclestone has cast doubt over his long-standing Formula One reign after the sport’s governing body approved the sale of its commercial rights to Liberty Media. Chief executive Ecclestone, who turns 87 in October, has ruled Formula One for...

  • Bottas replaces Rosberg at Mercedes, Massa returns

    Bottas replaces Rosberg at Mercedes, Massa returns

    Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas will replace retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes this season, the Wiiliams team announced today. Brazilian Felipe Massa, who retired at the end of last season, has agreed a one-year contract...

  • Circuits upgraded to cope with faster F1 racers

    Formula One’s governing body is writing to every circuit on the calendar to advise them of specific measures that need to be carried out for safety’s sake due to faster cars and higher cornering speeds. The 2017 specification cars are expected to...

  • Renault part with F1 team principal Vasseur

    Renault part with F1 team principal Vasseur

    Formula One’s winter of change continued yesterday with Renault and team principal Frederic Vasseur parting company a day after champions Mercedes announced the departure of technical head Paddy Lowe. Although likely to be unconnected, with Lowe...

  • Hill urges government to help Silverstone keep British GP

    Hill urges government to help Silverstone keep British GP

    The man who brokered the last deal to save the British Grand Prix has called on the UK Government to back the event financially or risk losing one of the country’s best “shop windows”. Former Formula One world champion Damon Hill was president of...

  • 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...

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