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  • Germany’s Huelkenberg to race for Renault from 2017

    Germany’s Huelkenberg to race for Renault from 2017

    German Formula One driver Nico Huelkenberg will leave Force India and race for Renault in 2017 after signing a multi-year deal with the French manufacturer. “It has always been my dream to work for a manufacturer team. F1’s new regulations will...

  • Ex-chief engineer sees a ‘climate of fear’ at Ferrari

    Ex-chief engineer sees a ‘climate of fear’ at Ferrari

    Ferrari are suffering from a “climate of fear” with staff reluctant to take risks in case they are fired, according to the Italian Formula One team’s former chief engineer Luca Baldisserri. “Unfortunately, neither (chairman Sergio) Marchionne nor...

  • Rosberg rubbishes talk of Hamilton ‘meltdown’

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg poured scorn on suggestions that Mercedes team-mate and reigning champion Lewis Hamilton is in ‘meltdown’ mode after losing ground in the title battle. “It’s complete rubbish,” the German, winner of...

  • Rosberg keeps champagne on ice despite closing in on title

    Rosberg keeps champagne on ice despite closing in on title

    Nico Rosberg is refusing to get carried away by thoughts of celebrating a maiden Formula One title triumph at the end of the season, despite getting one hand on the championship crown with victory in the Japanese Grand Prix. The German eased to a...

  • Rosberg fastest on opening day of practice at Suzuka

    Rosberg fastest on opening day of practice at Suzuka

    World championship leader Nico Rosberg ended the opening day of practice for the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix in a strong position after setting the pace in both sessions yesterday. The German set his fastest time of one minute, 32.250 seconds...

  • Mercedes identify cause of Hamilton’s engine blowout

    Mercedes identify cause of Hamilton’s engine blowout

    Mercedes have pinpointed the cause of the engine blowout that forced Lewis Hamilton to retire while leading the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix, and have put safeguards in place to avoid a repeat heading into this weekend’s race in Japan. The...

  • Mercedes promise ‘forensic’ examination of faulty engine

    Mercedes promise ‘forensic’ examination of faulty engine

    The faulty engine which robbed Lewis Hamilton of victory on Sunday has arrived back in England as Mercedes desperately attempt to resolve the mechanical problems which have derailed his title defence. Hamilton, who is currently in Tokyo ahead of...

  • Mercedes reap rewards on and off the F1 track

    Mercedes reap rewards on and off the F1 track

    Formula One world champions Mercedes are reaping the financial rewards of their track dominance, according to the team’s latest accounts. Figures published by Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd yesterday showed a loss after tax of £22.3 million ($28.50...

  • Vettel handed Japan grid penalty for spinning Rosberg

    Vettel handed Japan grid penalty for spinning Rosberg

    Sebastian Vettel will drop three places in next Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix as punishment for tipping championship leader Nico Rosberg into a spin at the start of yesterday’s Formula One race in Malaysia. The German, winner at the 5.5-km Sepang...

  • Ricciardo delight follows Hamilton woe in Malaysia

    Ricciardo delight follows Hamilton woe in Malaysia

    Daniel Ricciardo claimed an elusive maiden win of the season at a dramatic Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday, the Australian handed victory when a race-leading Lewis Hamilton retired with a blown engine. Ricciardo was shadowed across the...

  • F1 - Red Bull double as Hamilton's race goes up in smoke

    F1 - Red Bull double as Hamilton's race goes up in smoke

    Daniel Ricciardo won the Malaysia grand prix this morning, leading Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen in a dramatic grand prix which saw Lewis Hamilton's race go up in smoke. Championship leader Nico Roserg came third and saw his lead grow to 23...

  • Hamilton responds to Rosberg's title charge to claim pole position in Malaysia

    Hamilton responds to Rosberg's title charge to claim pole position in Malaysia

    Lewis Hamilton delivered an emphatic response to championship rival Nico Rosberg by claiming pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Hamilton, outclassed by Rosberg at the last race in Singapore, has been cast eight points adrift of his...

  • Hamilton finds groove in Malaysia practice

    Hamilton finds groove in Malaysia practice

    Lewis Hamilton outpaced his championship-leading Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday, the Briton clocking the fastest lap of the day. The defending Formula One champion finished behind Rosberg in the...

  • Alonso encouraged by Honda progress

    Fernando Alonso was encouraged after trying out an updated Honda engine in his McLaren, even if running it in the practice sessions means he will be forced to start tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix from the back. The Spaniard carries a 30-place...

  • Wary Mercedes are within reach of title triple crown

    Wary Mercedes are within reach of title triple crown

    Mercedes look all but certain to wrap up their third straight Formula One constructors’ crown in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix but the spectre of a rare defeat in last year’s race still haunts them. The champions have won all but one race this...

  • McLaren’s Alonso to get 30-place penalty for using new Honda engine

    McLaren’s Fernando Alonso is set to start Sunday’s Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix from the back of the grid as he tries out an upgraded Honda power unit in practice today. Rules permit a driver to use no more than five complete power units and...

  • Hamilton unsure if he will be able to reclaim title initiative

    Hamilton unsure if he will be able to reclaim title initiative

    Lewis Hamilton has conceded he has “no idea” whether he will be able to wrestle the championship momentum back from his sole title rival Nico Rosberg. Hamilton will head into Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix – the first of six remaining races – eight...

  • Red Bull’s Ricciardo tips Rosberg for the title

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo has spoken of the awkward pre-podium silences between Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, while tipping the latter for the season’s Formula One title. The smiling Red Bull driver finished second in...

  • Rosberg is in the form of his career – Wolff

    Rosberg is in the form of his career – Wolff

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Nico Rosberg has reached a peak after the German usurped a beleaguered Lewis Hamilton to take control of the F1 World Championship. Nico Rosberg delivered a crushing victory over team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the...

  • FIA to investigate marshal incident

    Formula One’s governing body is to investigate an incident that saw cars cleared to race while a marshal was still on track following a Singapore Grand Prix safety car period on Sunday. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said a report...

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