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Hamilton takes pole for first race of the season; Ferrari second

Hamilton takes pole for first race of the season; Ferrari second

Briton Lewis Hamilton took pole for Mercedes in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix, edging Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel into second on the grid. Three-times champion Hamilton's new team-mate Valtteri Bottas will start third ahead of fourth-placed Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen. Hamilton's flying lap of one-minute 22.188 seconds set a new lap record at...

  • Wolff still pondering Hamilton tactics

    Wolff still pondering Hamilton tactics

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is still pondering how to deal with Lewis Hamilton’s driving tactics in the season-ending Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but has accepted it was something the three-times world champion needed to do. Wolff had warned...

  • Rosberg will further raise his game next year, says father

    Rosberg will further raise his game next year, says father

    Nico Rosberg will only get better next season now he has finally won a Formula One title, according to his father and former world champion Keke. “I don’t know if the dynamic changes, but a happy man performs better than an unhappy man,” the Finn...

  • Red Bull chief Horner brands Mercedes ‘naive’

    Mercedes have been branded “naive” by Christian Horner, the Red Bull team principal, as they weigh up whether to punish Lewis Hamilton for defying team orders. Hamilton’s Mercedes team were angry with his tactics in the title-deciding Abu Dhabi GP...

  • Stirling Moss regains unwanted F1 record

    Nico Rosberg’s first Formula One championship has had the side-effect of returning an unwanted accolade – the most successful grand prix driver never to win the title – to Britain’s Stirling Moss. Until Sunday, Rosberg had carried that dubious...

  • Hamilton on pole for F1 title showdown, Rosberg second

    Hamilton on pole for F1 title showdown, Rosberg second

    Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix with Mercedes team mate and championship favourite Nico Rosberg joining him on the front row. Rosberg has a 12-point lead and will be champion if he finishes...

  • Hamilton fastest in practice

    Hamilton fastest in practice

    Lewis Hamilton landed an early psychological blow ahead of Formula One’s Abu Dhabi title showdown by lapping faster than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in both practice sessions yesterday. The Briton, 12 points behind the championship favourite...

  • Decisive day looms for Hamilton and Rosberg

    Decisive day looms for Hamilton and Rosberg

    Lewis Hamilton feels he faces “pretty impossible odds” going into Formula One’s Abu Dhabi title-decider while Mercedes team-mate and rival Nico Rosberg says he will treat Sunday’s race like any other. Both are being disingenuous, of course.

  • Button ready for ‘emotional’ race

    Button ready for ‘emotional’ race

    Jenson Button admitted he is braced for a “hugely emotional” weekend ahead of what could be the last race of his World Championship-winning F1 career. Button, who will not be racing in the sport next season, brings to an end a run of 17...

  • McLaren need a title sponsor – Zak Brown

    McLaren need a title sponsor – Zak Brown

    McLaren need a title sponsor after years without one, the Formula One team’s new executive director Zak Brown said yesterday. In an interview with motor-sport.com and autosport.com – part of the Motorsport Network media group of which he is also...

  • Ecclestone casts doubt over SEAsia F1 races

    Ecclestone casts doubt over SEAsia F1 races

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, 86, has cast doubt over the future of the sport in Southeast Asia by telling a German magazine that Singapore no longer wants to host a grand prix after its current deal expires next year. Neighbouring...

  • Hamilton leads tributes after death of Dr Aki

    Lewis Hamilton has paid tribute to the former McLaren team doctor Aki Hintsa, who has died at the age of 58. Hintsa, who had been battling cancer in recent months, joined McLaren in 1998 and worked closely with Hamilton during his maiden...

  • Ron Dennis forced out of McLaren after 35 years

    Ron Dennis forced out of McLaren after 35 years

    Ron Dennis has been forced to stand down as chairman and chief executive of McLaren, bringing to an end his 35-year involvement with the Formula One team. The 69-year-old relinquished his duties at the team, who are the sport’s second most...

  • Rosberg doing all he has to do – Hamilton

    Rosberg doing all he has to do – Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton has conceded it is now unlikely he will stop Nico Rosberg from winning the Formula One title after claiming his rival is “doing all he has to do” to get over the finish line and seal his maiden championship. Lewis Hamilton has...

  • Massa says tearful farewell to home fans

    Massa says tearful farewell to home fans

    Tears flowed in the Formula One pitlane as Brazilian Felipe Massa hugged his family, thanked his past and present mechanics and waved to the crowd after crashing out of his home grand prix at Interlagos on Sunday. The Williams driver, who will bow...

  • F1: Hamilton wins to take title battle down to the wire

    F1: Hamilton wins to take title battle down to the wire

    Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton won a stop-start, wet and chaotic Brazilian Grand Prix today to take his Formula One title battle with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg down to the wire in Abu Dhabi. The Briton's third win in a row from pole...

  • Rosberg one win away from his first Formula One title

    Rosberg one win away from his first Formula One title

    Win in Brazil on Sunday, win the Formula One championship: Nico Rosberg’s task sounds simple enough but is a lot harder to achieve at the Interlagos circuit. Alan Baldwin has more... Nico Rosberg is one step away from securing his first...

  • Ferrari seek to overturn Vettel’s penalty

    Ferrari sought a review of Sebastian Vettel’s Mexican Grand Prix penalty yesterday after saying new evidence had emerged since the decision was made 11 days ago. Four-times world champion Vettel went from fourth on the track to third and then back...

  • BRDC in talks with investor for Silverstone race circuit

    BRDC in talks with investor for Silverstone race circuit

    Owners of the British Grand Prix track said it had granted exclusivity to an overseas investor on future investment in the Silverstone Circuit, after talks with carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) were terminated. In April, the British Racing...

  • Hamilton will not give up on quest to capture title

    Hamilton will not give up on quest to capture title

    Lewis Hamilton insists he will fight championship rival Nico Rosberg until the “bitter end” as the British driver bids to pull off one of the greatest comebacks in Formula One history. Consecutive victories for Hamilton in America and Mexico have...

  • Canadian teenager Stroll to race for Williams F1 team

    Canadian teenager Stroll to race for Williams F1 team

    Canadian teenager Lance Stroll will make his Formula One race debut with former world champions Williams next season, the team announced yesterday. Montreal-born Stroll, who celebrated his 18th birthday on Oct. 29 and has yet to pass his driving...

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