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  • Young Verstappen gives Ricciardo less to smile about after Spain victory

    Young Verstappen gives Ricciardo less to smile about after Spain victory

    Max Verstappen’s stunning victory on his Red Bull debut has given team-mate Daniel Ricciardo a taste of his own medicine, according to 1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve. The 18-year-old Verstappen became Formula One’s youngest race winner at...

  • Rosberg ponders clear-the-air talks with Hamilton following crash

    Nico Rosberg will decide in the coming days whether he needs to hold clear-the-air talks with Lewis Hamilton following their spectacular collision in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix. Both Mercedes cars failed to progress beyond the fourth turn of a...

  • Rosberg back on top in Spanish GP practice

    Rosberg back on top in Spanish GP practice

    Formula One world championship leader Nico Rosberg set the practice pace yesterday for a Spanish Grand Prix that could see the Mercedes driver celebrate his eighth win in a row. The German, who would become only the third driver to win the first...

  • Seven up, Rosberg aims for a famous five in Barcelona

    Seven up, Rosberg aims for a famous five in Barcelona

    Nico Rosberg will have F1 history in his sights in Spain this weekend, even if Dutch teenager Max Verstappen seizes his share of the limelight Nico Rosberg, the championship leader, has won seven races in a row, including the last three of 2015,...

  • Absent Mallya hopes for Force India boost

    Absent Mallya hopes for Force India boost

    Embattled Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya will not be attending Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix but he is hoping for a change of fortune on the track at least for his Formula One team in Barcelona. The Indian government last month revoked Mallya’s...

  • Verstappen replaces Kvyat at Red Bull

    Red Bull replaced Daniil Kvyat with Dutch F1 hotshot Max Verstappen for the remainder of the season yesterday in a shake-up that punished the Russian for a nightmare home grand prix last weekend. Kvyat will return to the Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso...

  • Mercedes deny claims they favour Rosberg

    Mercedes deny claims they favour Rosberg

    Mercedes have written an open letter to reassure fans that they are not deliberately sabotaging Lewis Hamilton’s car. Hamilton’s defence to his title has been fraught with a number of mechanical problems – most recently in Russia where he suffered...

  • Ferrari’s lack of pace surprises Mercedes

    Ferrari are still waiting to take the fight to Formula One champions Mercedes after a Russian GP that left even their dominant rivals surprised by the gap in performance. “We’ve always said that they’ve been close but this weekend they were not...

  • More misery for Hamilton as Rosberg takes pole

    More misery for Hamilton as Rosberg takes pole

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg seized pole position for the Russian Grand Prix after a power unit failure piled more misery on Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. The German, chasing his seventh successive win and fourth of the...

  • Hamilton fastest in Russia

    Hamilton fastest in Russia

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton boosted his morale with the fastest lap in Russian Grand Prix practice yesterday after Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg set the early pace and Ferrari suffered reliability problems. Rosberg, chasing his...

  • Ricciardo tests head protection device

    Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo tested a new Formula One head protection device on his car at the Russian Grand Prix yesterday with opinions divided on the aesthetics if not the effectiveness. The Australian lapped the Sochi circuit with the...

  • Hamilton needs a Russian hat-trick

    Hamilton needs a Russian hat-trick

    Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton is the only Formula One driver to have won the Russian Grand Prix and, with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on a red-hot winning streak, needs to keep it that way on Sunday. The Briton will be toiling flat out...

  • Russian Sergey Sirotkin joins Renault as test driver

    Russian Sergey Sirotkin has joined Renault as a F1 test driver and will take part in the first practice session at his home grand prix in Sochi on Friday, the team said. The announcement means Russia will have two drivers on track on Friday, with...

  • F1 should leave the rules alone – Wolff

    F1 should leave the rules alone – Wolff

    Formula One should shelve plans for major rule changes in 2017 because the sport is in an ‘ideal situation’ already with faster cars and more competitive races, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff. The Austrian, whose team have...

  • Ferrari add embarrassment to frustration after China GP

    Ferrari add embarrassment to frustration after China GP

    Ferrari were already feeling the frustration and Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix added a measure of embarrassment to the mix for Formula One’s most successful and glamorous team. With company president Sergio Marchionne present and hoping to witness...

  • Vettel hits out at ‘torpedo’ Kvyat

    Sebastian Vettel and Daniil Kvyat engaged in a verbal spat after yesterday’s Chinese Formula One Grand Prix as the four-times champion blamed the Russian for pushing him into a collision with team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. Raikkonen and Vettel,...

  • I don't have any more jokers available' - Lewis Hamilton after Chinese GP

    I don't have any more jokers available' - Lewis Hamilton after Chinese GP

    Lewis Hamilton admitted he does not have "any more jokers available" after falling 36 points behind Nico Rosberg following a dramatic Chinese Grand Prix. Rosberg cruised to his third victory in as many races this season after his opposition fell...

  • Rosberg on pole in China, Hamilton at the back

    Rosberg on pole in China, Hamilton at the back

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg stormed to pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix in a mixed qualifying session for Mercedes, with world champion Lewis Hamilton left at the back of the grid after engine trouble prevented him setting...

  • Raikkonen leads way for Ferrari in practice

    Raikkonen leads way for Ferrari in practice

    Kimi Raikkonen set the pace ahead of Sebastian Vettel in yesterday’s practice for the F1 Chinese GP as the Ferrari pair dislodged the dominant Mercedes duo. The Finn, a former winner for Ferrari in China, jumped to the top of the order with a one...

  • Who’s paying? 18 drivers split restaurant bill in 18 ways

    Formula One drivers may be among the best paid sportsmen in the world, but that did not stop them from splitting the bill 18 ways following their dinner in Shanghai on Wednesday night. Lewis Hamilton, who last year signed a £100 million three-year...

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