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  • Renault to make full F1 return next year

    Renault will return to Formula One as a constructor next year after signing key contracts this week to acquire the struggling Lotus team. Announcing the move, a big boost for the sport after months of uncertainty, the French carmaker’s chief...

  • Hamilton wished he was on holiday in final races

    Hamilton wished he was on holiday in final races

    Lewis Hamilton wished he was on holiday once he had won a third Formula One title and the champion has also revealed he stayed up late working on music projects during race weekends. Speaking to BBC Radio yesterday, the Mercedes driver offered a...

  • Formula One’s new tyre rules puzzle even drivers

    Formula One’s new tyre rules puzzle even drivers

    Formula One’s 2016 tyre rules, giving more choice on the selection of compounds and strategy, have left even some drivers confused. “So far the new tyre regulation isn’t clear to me. I’m glad I have an engineer to help,” commented French driver...

  • Ferrari get FIA go-ahead to supply engines to Toro Rosso

    Formula One’s governing body has agreed a rule change to allow Ferrari to supply the Toro Rosso team with year-old engines next season. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement on Wednesday that power units homologated...

  • Mercedes boss says driver discord is major weakness

    Mercedes boss says driver discord is major weakness

    The difficult relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg has become a weakness for Formula One champions Mercedes and it could affect future driver decisions, team boss Toto Wolff warned yesterday. “We struggle sometimes in winning races...

  • Stewart hopes Rosberg can take title off Hamilton

    Stewart hopes Rosberg can take title off Hamilton

    Jackie Stewart, Britain’s first and until this season only triple Formula One world champion, would like to see Germany’s Nico Rosberg take the title off Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in 2016. Rosberg faces a crucial year after finishing...

  • Rosberg ends on a hat-trick high

    Rosberg ends on a hat-trick high

    Nico Rosberg wrapped up the Formula One season on a winning high in Abu Dhabi yesterday with team-mate and triple world champion Lewis Hamilton second in a record 12th one-two finish of the year for dominant Mercedes. The German’s third win in a...

  • Alonso says he intends to race next year

    Fernando Alonso said he intended to race next season after McLaren boss Ron Dennis had suggested the Spaniard could take a year out of Formula One if the team’s car remained uncompetitive. Yet the double world champion Alonso also refused to rule...

  • Six of the best for pole sitter Nico Rosberg

    Six of the best for pole sitter Nico Rosberg

    Nico Rosberg stormed to his sixth pole position in a row and denied Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton a landmark 50th in Formula One’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix yesterday. The German, who races with number six on his car, left the best to...

  • Lauda, Wolff hold hands amid talk of strife

    Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff and the Formula One team’s non-executive chairman Niki Lauda walked hand-in-hand in the Abu Dhabi paddock yesterday in response to reports there was no love lost between them. The joking gesture came after the...

  • Rosberg is in pole position

    Rosberg is in pole position

    Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton in emphatic fashion to claim his sixth consecutive pole position for tomorrow's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The German, who is also bidding for his third victory in a row, finished the session more than a third of a...

  • Red Bull will have engine deal next year – Horner

    Red Bull will have engine deal next year – Horner

    Red Bull have an engine deal in place for next season’s Formula One championship after months of uncertainty, the team’s principal Christian Horner revealed yesterday. “We’ve entered the World Championship, we’ve signed a contract for an engine,...

  • Hamilton determined to wrap up season on a high

    Hamilton determined to wrap up season on a high

    Lewis Hamilton will find his number is up in lights in Abu Dhabi, and that can only be a good omen as the triple Formula One world champion seeks to end another dominant season on a high this weekend. The number 44, the one the Briton has on his...

  • Formula One rejects alternative engine proposal

    Formula One rejects alternative engine proposal

    Formula One manufacturers have agreed to come up with a plan to reduce the cost of power units and ensure no team is left without one after rejecting a proposal to introduce an alternative engine. The FIA said that there had been four credible...

  • Hamilton aims to end the season on a high

    Hamilton aims to end the season on a high

    Lewis Hamilton is bidding to end his season on a high as he prepares to bring the curtain down on his Formula One championship-winning campaign. Hamilton, who this year became the first British driver to successfully defend his grand prix crown,...

  • Renault deal ‘pretty much done’, says Lotus chief

    Talks with Renault for the takeover of the struggling Lotus Formula One team are almost done, according to owner and principal Gerard Lopez. “I understand that Renault still have some things which they need to clear with Formula One and FOM...

  • Tag Heuer to leave McLaren

    Tag Heuer to leave McLaren

    Luxury watch brand Tag Heuer is to end a 30-year partnership with struggling McLaren to join Formula One rivals Red Bull in another blow for the Honda-powered team concluding their worst ever season. A McLaren spokesman confirmed yesterday that...

  • Mercedes stay strong on strategy policy

    Mercedes stay strong on strategy policy

    Lewis Hamilton has been told by his Mercedes team that they will not change their policy on strategy despite the Briton ruing a “boring” Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton, who clinched the Formula One championship in Austin last month, followed his...

  • Second straight win for Rosberg

    Second straight win for Rosberg

    Nico Rosberg sealed his second straight victory in yesterday’s Brazilian Grand Prix to rubberstamp his runner-up spot in the F1 World Championship. Lewis Hamilton got close to his Mercedes team-mate on a handful of occasions, but failed to find a...

  • Rosberg takes fifth successive pole

    Rosberg takes fifth successive pole

    Nico Rosberg swept to his fifth successive pole position yesterday with Mercedes team-mate and triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton qualifying alongside on the Brazilian Grand Prix front row. The German again denied Hamilton, who won...

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