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  • Hamilton on pole for Monaco Grand Prix

    Hamilton on pole for Monaco Grand Prix

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took the first Monaco Grand Prix pole position of his career today to deny Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg a hat-trick. Rosberg, winner from pole for the past two years in the principality, qualified...

  • Button unsure what Monaco weekend holds

    A day of disruption means Jenson Button is unable to predict a change in fortunes for McLaren at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix. The streets of Monte Carlo evoke so many good memories for the team, whose 15 successes here make them the most...

  • Hamilton fastest, Verstappen shines in wet Monaco practice

    Hamilton fastest, Verstappen shines in wet Monaco practice

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was fastest but teenage rookie Max Verstappen stood out with an eye-catching practice performance on a rainy day at the Monaco Grand Prix yesterday. Hamilton, fresh from signing a new three-year deal with...

  • Formula 1 champions back return to refuelling

    Formula One world champions have backed a proposed return to refuelling in 2017 if it makes cars faster and races more exciting. The plan was given the go-ahead at a recent Strategy Group meeting but has yet to be approved formally by the sport’s...

  • Hamilton staying at Mercedes until 2018

    Hamilton staying at Mercedes until 2018

    Double Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has agreed a new three-year contract that will keep him at Mercedes until the end of 2018, the team announced yesterday. Although no financial details were given, media reports have suggested the...

  • F1 drivers to launch global fan survey

    Formula One drivers are to ask fans worldwide for their opinions in what they are billing as the most thorough survey ever carried out by any sport. A statement by the Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA) said the initiative will be formally...

  • Hamilton staying at Mercedes until 2018

    Hamilton staying at Mercedes until 2018

    Double Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has agreed a new three-year contract that will keep him at Mercedes until the end of 2018, the team announced. Although no financial details were given, media reports have suggested the Briton is in...

  • Alonso gets points prediction in early

    Alonso gets points prediction in early

    Undeterred by his last points prediction coming back to bite him, Fernando Alonso has said he ex-pects his misfiring McLaren Formula One team to open their account for the season in Monaco this weekend. The Spaniard had told reporters before his...

  • Audi rules out entry into Formula One racing

    Germany’s Audi has no plans to enter Formula One, the company said yesterday, seeking to end speculation that the sportscar maker was tempted to broaden its commitment to motor racing. “This is not a topic for us,” a spokesman for the premium...

  • F1 refuelling return depends on cost ­ Wolff

    F1 refuelling return depends on cost ­ Wolff

    The proposed return of refuelling to Formula One in 2017 will only happen if it is affordable, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff. The move, announced by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) on Friday, has received...

  • F1 to bring back refuelling in rules revamp

    F1 to bring back refuelling in rules revamp

    Formula One is set to bring back refuelling in 2017 as part of a rules revamp to make cars faster, louder and more aggressive-looking. The FIA said in a statement yesterday, a day after a meeting of the sport’s Strategy Group, that the aim was to...

  • F1 revamp on agenda at ‘crucial’ strategy meeting

    F1 revamp on agenda at ‘crucial’ strategy meeting

    Formula One bosses and top teams will meet today to discuss a revamp of the sport, as well as technical concerns, but with considerable doubt over how much they can actually agree. Past Strategy Group meetings, each billed as increasingly...

  • Deal done by Monaco – Hamilton

    Deal done by Monaco – Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton expects the ink to be drying on his long-awaited Mercedes contract when the teams arrive for the Monaco Grand Prix in two weeks’ time and denied claims the deal was being held up by his wage demands. The reigning Formula One world...

  • Formula One an option for Audi, says CEO

    Formula One remains an option for Audi, the German carmaker’s chief executive Rupert Stadler was quoted as saying yesterday amid speculation about a partnership with former world champions Red Bull. He told Britain’s Auto Express magazine website...

  • Ferrari looking for answers at Barcelona test this week

    Ferrari looking for answers at Barcelona test this week

    Ferrari will be looking for answers in Formula One testing this week after champions Mercedes were more dominant than ever in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix. The race at the Circuit de Catalunya marked the start of the European season and Ferrari had...

  • Rosberg claims first win

    Rosberg claims first win

    Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton for the first time this season and cut the Formula One world champion’s lead to 20 points with a commanding victory in the Spanish Grand Prix yesterday. Hamilton, who had won three of the first...

  • F1 clamps down on fuel systems

    Formula One’s governing body has warned teams it will be keeping a close eye on their fuel systems to ensure none are gaining a performance advantage through clever management of the flow rate. “With immediate effect we will expect fuel pressure,...

  • Nico Rosberg wins Spanish Grand Prix

    Nico Rosberg wins Spanish Grand Prix

    Nico Rosberg won the Spanish Grand Prix from pole position to trim Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton's overall lead to 20 points after beating his Mercedes team mate for the first time this season. Hamilton, who had won three of the first...

  • Rosberg ends Hamilton’s run

    Rosberg ends Hamilton’s run

    Nico Rosberg denied world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton a fifth pole position in a row by seizing the top slot for Mercedes at the Spanish Grand Prix yesterday. Hamilton, who leads the German in the standings by 27 points after three wins in...

  • Burning blanket costs Raikkonen a set of tyres

    Kimi Raikkonen cursed his luck after one of those days at the Spanish Grand Prix where even the tyre warmer turned up the heat on the Ferrari driver. “So far the weekend has been more difficult than I wanted and today I was still struggling, for...

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