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  • Remember the ‘Rope a Dope’, Hamilton reminds Rosberg

    Remember the ‘Rope a Dope’, Hamilton reminds Rosberg

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he has no concerns about Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg’s five-race winning streak or his own poor starts this season. The Briton, who has not won a race since clinching his third title in Texas last...

  • Rosberg makes it two wins out of two in Bahrain

    Rosberg makes it two wins out of two in Bahrain

    Nico Rosberg won the Bahrain Formula One grand prix this afternoon, his second win in as many races this season, while champion and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton came a distant third. The Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen came second but team-mate...

  • Vettel unhappy over qualifying decision

    Vettel unhappy over qualifying decision

    Sebastian Vettel says Formula One “cannot be proud” of its decision to stick with the qualifying format which flopped so spectacularly in Melbourne, last month. Red-faced team bosses agreed to revert back to last year’s system in a...

  • Mercedes expect more of a fight from Ferrari

    Mercedes expect more of a fight from Ferrari

    Formula One champions Mercedes can rack up their eighth successive victory on Sunday but even if they do, a winning streak must end for either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg in Bahrain. Nico Rosberg is chasing his fifth win in a row after starting...

  • Bahrain qualifying will be another fail, says Mercedes chief Toto Wolff

    F1’s much-derided new qualifying format faces more criticism in Bahrain this weekend after a disappointing debut in Australia, Mercedes motorsport director Toto Wolff said. The Austrian warned also that the sport was ‘under scrutiny’ and needed to...

  • F1 qualifying will not change for Bahrain

    Formula One’s much-criticised new qualifying format will stay in place for next week’s Bahrain Grand Prix but could change after that, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said. “The outcome I think is that we are going to stay as we are,” he told...

  • Formula One drivers call for change of governance

    Formula One drivers call for change of governance

    Grand Prix drivers called yesterday for Formula One to change the way it is run and abandon ‘obsolete and ill-structured’ decision-making processes that they said could affect the sport’s popularity. The Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) set...

  • Crash would have killed Alonso 20 years ago says Mosley

    Crash would have killed Alonso 20 years ago says Mosley

    Former FIA president Max Mosley believes a crash like Fernando Alonso suffered in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix would have killed the driver had it happened in a previous era. Alonso’s McLaren clipped the Haas car driven by Esteban Gutierrez...

  • Rosberg’s opening round win vital says Niki Lauda

    Rosberg’s opening round win vital says Niki Lauda

    Nico Rosberg would have “suffered” had he not beaten Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix, Mercedes boss Niki Lauda has said. Rosberg, who has seen his Mercedes team-mate win successive championships, started his...

  • Button in favour of halo device

    Jenson Button believes Formula One’s controversial halo device would have helped Fernando Alonso in his spectacular crash. The halo, which made its debut in pre-season testing, has attracted some criticism but is set to be introduced next season.

  • Qualifying can be changed for Bahrain – Ecclestone

    Formula One needs to change its new qualifying format after it fell flat at yesterday’s Australian season-opener and tweaks can be made before the next race in Bahrain, according to commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone. The new format, based on...

  • Lewis Hamilton on pole for first race of the season

    Lewis Hamilton on pole for first race of the season

    Lewis Hamilton will start on pole for tomorrow's season-opening Australian Grand Prix, but Formula One's revamped qualifying format was nothing short of a disaster. The new elimination-style system was introduced by the sport's hierarchy to shake...

  • Hamilton tops times but Rosberg crashes

    Hamilton tops times but Rosberg crashes

    Lewis Hamilton began the defence of his Formula One title in the best possible fashion by topping the timesheets in both of yesterday’s rain-affected practice sessions. Hamilton completed only 21 laps at Melbourne’s Albert Park with heavy rain and...

  • Party over for Hamilton as new season dawns

    Party over for Hamilton as new season dawns

    Lewis Hamilton spent the off-season crisscrossing the globe to party with A-list celebrities but Formula One’s reigning champion is adamant there will be no hangover when he returns to work at this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand...

  • Ferrari can challenge Mercedes – Vettel

    Ferrari can challenge Mercedes – Vettel

    Mercedes are deserving favourites to win the Formula One championship again but Ferrari have a car that can challenge the Silver Arrows this year, four-times champion Sebastian Vettel said yesterday. Ferrari showed impressive pace during...

  • Radio clampdown gets poor reception

    A fresh clampdown on radio communications during Formula One races has been branded as “unnecessary” and “strange” by the drivers in the lead-up to Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. Governing body FIA will restrict messaging between drivers and pit...

  • Renault release bold yellow design ahead of F1 return in Melbourne

    Renault release bold yellow design ahead of F1 return in Melbourne

    Renault will be standing out from the pack on their return to Formula One after unveiling a bold colour scheme on the eve of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The French manufacturer, who are back in the sport as manufacturer for the first...

  • Hamilton fires warning to F1 rivals

    Hamilton fires warning to F1 rivals

    Lewis Hamilton has warned his rivals that he still has much more to offer as he prepares to defend his Formula One crown. The 31-year-old is bidding to become the first British driver to win four champion-ships when the season starts in Melbourne...

  • Rosberg expects long future with Mercedes

    Nico Rosberg expects to have “many more years” at Mercedes despite entering the final term of his existing deal with the world champions. Rosberg and his world championship winning team-mate Lewis Hamilton have both been warned that they could...

  • Hamilton suffers rare glitch as Formula One testing ends

    Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes suffered a rare mechanical failure on Friday as Formula One teams wrapped up pre-season testing in Barcelona with Ferrari back on top of the timesheets. “I’m kind of glad I broke the car at the end of my final run because...

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