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  • South Korea returns, double points scrapped

    South Korea’s Formula One grand prix has been reinstated provisionally on a record 21-race calendar for 2015 while double points have been scrapped for the final round in Abu Dhabi, the sport’s governing body said yesterday. The International...

  • Caterham will be allowed to use 2014 car next year

    Caterham will be allowed to use 2014 car next year

    Caterham will be allowed to compete in Formula One next season with this year’s car if they find a buyer to keep them in business, the team’s administrator said yesterday. Finbarr O’Connell, who works for Smith & Williamson, told Reuters that the...

  • Webber has ‘no recollection’ of high-speed crash in Brazil

    Webber has ‘no recollection’ of high-speed crash in Brazil

    Former Formula One driver Mark Webber has “no recollection” of the high-speed crash that left him “bruised and concussed” at the World Endurance series race in Brazil, on Sunday. The 38-year-old Australian’s Porsche 911 made contact with Matteo...

  • Williams appoint Wolff as test driver

    Williams appoint Wolff as test driver

    Susie Wolff (picture) will take part in two grand prix practice sessions next season in a new role of official test driver for Williams, the F1 team said yesterday. Wolff, the British wife of Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff, has been...

  • Caterham remain hopeful buyer will come through

    Caterham remain hopeful buyer will come through

    Caterham are talking to a potential buyer who could put the stricken Formula One team back in business within weeks, according to administrator Finbarr O’Connell. “The big elephant in the room is always the buyer, but I am honestly talking to...

  • Hamilton says new contract a formality

    Hamilton says new contract a formality

    Lewis Hamilton says a contract extension with Mercedes is almost a done deal now that he has got his second Formula One champion-ship under his belt. “We haven’t discussed the nuances but it really is pretty much a formality I would have thought,”...

  • Todt ready to fight for cheaper F1 engines

    Formula One’s governing body believes progress can be made to bring down the cost of engines for struggling smaller teams. FIA president Jean Todt said he was hopeful something could be agreed when the sport’s strategy group and Formula One...

  • Arrivabene replaces Mattiacci at Ferrari

    Arrivabene replaces Mattiacci at Ferrari

    Marco Mattiacci’s brief reign as Ferrari Formula One principal ended yesterday with the troubled Fiat-owned outfit replacing him with Maurizio Arrivabene, the team’s third boss in nine months. The Italian joins from sponsor Philip Morris where he...

  • Nerveless Hamilton takes second F1 title in style

    Nerveless Hamilton takes second F1 title in style

    A tearful Lewis Hamilton joined the elite ranks of double F1 world champions yesterday after a nerve-racking drive to victory in the floodlit season-ending Abu Dhabi GP. In a race overshadowed by the ever-present spectre of mechanical failure...

  • Hamilton takes second F1 title in style

    Hamilton takes second F1 title in style

    A tearful Lewis Hamilton joined the elite ranks of double Formula One world champions today after a nerve-racking drive to victory in the floodlit season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In a race overshadowed by the ever-present spectre of mechanical...

  • Rosberg on pole

    Rosberg on pole

    Nico Rosberg kept the pressure on title favourite and Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton after seizing pole position yesterday for the decisive Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix. The mind games started as soon as the two had locked out the front row...

  • Rosberg on pole, Red Bull excluded from qualifying

    Rosberg on pole, Red Bull excluded from qualifying

    Nico Rosberg grabbed a crucial pole position ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the build-up to the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday (2pm). For the 11th time this season Rosberg again held the upper hand in qualifying over...

  • Advantage Hamilton

    Advantage Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton claimed an early advantage over Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg yesterday with the fastest lap in practice for F1’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Briton was quickest in the afternoon and after-dark floodlit...

  • Hamilton on top in practice

    Hamilton on top in practice

    It is a case of so far so good for Lewis Hamilton in his attempt to become a two-time Formula One world champion on Sunday. A top-two finish in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit, regardless of the controversial...

  • Title showdown could spell double trouble

    Title showdown could spell double trouble

    Lewis Hamilton could be only days away from his secondFormula One world title but the Mercedes driver is wary of double trouble in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. British driver Lewis Hamilton leads German team-mate Nico Rosberg by 17 points going into...

  • Vettel to replace Alonso at Ferrari

    Sebastian Vettel looked forward to following in Michael Schumacher’s Formula One footsteps after Ferrari confirmed yesterday that the four times world champion would replace Fernando Alonso next season on a three-year deal. The long-awaited news,...

  • Hamilton hesitates over handshake

    Hamilton hesitates over handshake

    It was a clearly hesitant Lewis Hamilton that shook the outstretched hand of Formula One title rival Nico Rosberg to signal the start of this weekend's countdown towards either championship ecstasy or agony. Organised by the FIA ahead of the final...

  • Bianchi out of artificial coma

    Bianchi out of artificial coma

    Jules Bianchi (right) is no longer in an artificial coma but remains unconscious and in a critical condition, his family have said. The 25-year-old Frenchman suffered a diffuse axonal injury to his brain, which involves widespread damage, in a...

  • Mercedes ready for talks with Hamilton

    Mercedes ready for talks with Hamilton

    Mercedes can hardly wait for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Formula One title decider to be over so they can tie Lewis Hamilton down to a long-term contract. The 29-year-old Briton, who can become a double world champion at Yas Marina, has a year remaining on...

  • ‘Abu Double’ is a last roll of the dice for some

    ‘Abu Double’ is a last roll of the dice for some

    Mercedes have won both Formula One titles already, and Red Bull are sure of second place, but Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be a last roll of the dice for some of those behind them. With an unprecedented double points on offer,...

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