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  • Mercedes boss Wolff targets the world title

    Mercedes Motorsport boss Toto Wolff believes it would be “a failure” for the team not to win the F1 world title this year. As suspected in pre-season testing, Mercedes comfortably have the quickest cars on the evidence of the season-opening...

  • Australian GP chief raps Ecclestone about quiet cars

    Australian Grand Prix organisers have complained to Formula One commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone about the quieter V6-powered cars and say their reduced volume may have breached race contracts with Formula One management. Australian Grand Prix...

  • Button: That was for dad

    Jenson Button described as “emotional” his third-place finish in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix despite missing out on the podium celebrations. Button initially finished fourth at Albert Park, three seconds behind new McLaren team-mate Kevin...

  • Rosberg cruises to crushing win

    Nico Rosberg celebrated a dominant win for Mercedes in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix yesterday while Red Bull’s home hero Daniel Ricciardo suffered the heartbreak of being stripped of his first podium hours after the finish. Pole-sitter...

  • Hamilton pole, Vettel out of the top 10

    Lewis Hamilton captured pole position for Mercedes for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in a thrilling finish to a rain-hit qualifying session yesterday, while champion Sebastian Vettel failed to make the top 10. Hamilton saved the best...

  • Hamilton tops timesheets after first day of new season

    Lewis Hamilton lent some credibility to the hype surrounding Mercedes by posting the fastest time in yesterday’s practice at the Australian Grand Prix, as the Formula One season kicked off with teams still battling reliability problems. 2008 world...

  • Red Bull two months behind rivals – Hakkinen

    Red Bull’s abysmal winter testing has left them badly lagging behind their Formula One rivals and they will need at least two months to get their cars performing at optimal level, according to double world champion Mika Hakkinen. Red Bull have...

  • All change as F1 enters new era

    The prospect of seeing Sebastian Vettel beaten for the first time since last July is just one of the many novelties Sunday’s season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix promises to deliver. Just how much trouble Vettel’s Red Bull team might...

  • Massa still keeping the faith for Schumacher

    Felipe Massa remains hopeful his friend and former Ferrari team-mate Michael Schumacher can pull out of an induced coma and return to health. The retired seven-times Formula One champion suffered severe head injuries when he slammed into a rock...

  • Encouraging signs in Schumacher condition

    There are small signs of encouragement in Michael Schumacher’s condition but the most successful former Formula One champion of all time faces a long fight to recover after suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident, his agent said...

  • Vettel behind off track as well as on it

    Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso is F1’s most marketable driver with Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel only fourth despite winning the last four world championships, according to a re-port published yesterday. The report by global sports marketing research...

  • Revived Williams ready to seize the opportunity

    Frank Williams feels it is imperative his team capitalises on the rules overhaul for this season if they are to forget the pain of the worst campaign in their history last year. After amassing a paltry five points in 2013, Williams certainly came...

  • Fire and ice pairing will keep Ferrari team busy

    Ferrari’s fire and ice pairing of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen has, in the words of president Luca di Montezemolo, put two roosters in the same henhouse. Which of the two drivers will be crowing loudest come the end of the season is one of...

  • Williams put picture of Senna on car

    Williams will have a picture of Ayrton Senna on their car this season as F1 marks the 20th anniversary of the triple champion’s death. The Brazilian, who won his titles with McLaren, died after crashing his Williams at the Imola circuit in Italy...

  • Schumacher condition 'unchanged'

    Ex-Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is "still in the wake up phase" and his medical situation is unchanged more than two months after his skiing accident, his agent says. The process of moving him out of the medically induced coma is still...

  • McLaren to start season without title sponsor

    McLaren will start the Formula One season without a title sponsor but still expect to have one this year, group chief executive Ron Dennis said yesterday. “Our cars will not feature a title sponsor at the first event,” he told reporters at the...

  • Martini makes F1 return after teaming up with Williams

    The legendary Martini stripes will again adorn a Formula One car this season after Williams signed a multi-year title sponsor agreement with the drinks company. Martini has long been associated with motor sport over the years, and not just F1 as...

  • Ferrari boss seeks support for Schumi

    Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has conceded to still being in shock at the events surrounding close friend Michael Schumacher. The seven-times F1 world champion has now been in a coma for over two months since sustaining head injuries in a...

  • F1 targeting return to Long Beach

    Formula One will discover this week whether it is in the running to stage a return to Long Beach. F1 last competed on the streets of the southern California venue in 1983 following a seven-year run before the fee for the event became too expensive...

  • Ecclestone searching for successor

    Bernie Ecclestone has started preparing the ground for his departure as Formula One supremo with his forthcoming criminal trial beginning to take precedence. Ecclestone is to go on trial in Munich on April 24 facing allegations he bribed a German...

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