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  • Vettel hopes Ferrari can be Mercedes’ closest rivals

    Vettel hopes Ferrari can be Mercedes’ closest rivals

    Four times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel (picture) hopes Ferrari can become the strongest challengers to Mercedes this season after failing to win a race last year. Vettel, who moved from Red Bull at the end of last year, said...

  • Champion Hamilton seeks greater dominance in F1

    Champion Hamilton seeks greater dominance in F1

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is hoping his Mercedes team will be even more dominant this season even if he also wants rivals to give him more of a challenge. “I think 2014 was definitely one of the best, if not the best year of my...

  • Alonso ruled out of Australian Grand Prix

    Alonso ruled out of Australian Grand Prix

    Fernando Alonso will miss next week’s season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix on doctors’ advice after a heavy crash in testing, the Spaniard’s McLaren team said yesterday. “Fernando has understood and accepted that advice, and the two...

  • Schumacher’s teenage son Mick moves up to Formula 4 racing

    Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher’s teenage son is following in his father’s racing footsteps after moving up to Formula 4 from kart this year, his new team said yesterday. Mick Schumacher, whose father – a seven-time F1 champion –...

  • Ferrari boss takes a provocative stance

    Ferrari boss takes a provocative stance

    Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene has taken a provocative stance, before the Formula One season has even started, in response to rumours about a clampdown on access passes for teams. Arrivabene, a marketing man who was appointed in November, sat...

  • Alonso says he is fine after crash

    Alonso says he is fine after crash

    McLaren’s Fernando Alonso assured his fans that he was fine yesterday in his first public comments since crashing heavily in Formula One testing last weekend. “As you can see, I am completely fine,” the Spaniard, recovering at his home, said in a...

  • Marussia on F1 entry list

    Marussia’s climb back from the brink of Formula One extinction gained momentum yesterday when they were included on the official 2015 entry list, subject to conditions. There was no such salvation for tail-end rivals Caterham, founded by Malaysian...

  • Force India hope to debut new F1 car today

    Force India will have a maximum of three days testing with their new F1 car before the start of the season after the team said it would not debut in Spain until today. “The VJM08 will arrive in Barcelona on Friday morning and the final set up will...

  • Alonso set to race in Melbourne says Dennis

    Alonso set to race in Melbourne says Dennis

    McLaren expect Fernando Alonso to recover from Sunday’s crash in time to race in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on March 15. The Spanish driver was released on Wednesday from a hospital in Barcelona having spent three days under...

  • McLaren’s Alonso leaves hospital

    McLaren’s Alonso leaves hospital

    McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will miss this week’s final pre-season test in Barcelona after leaving hospital yesterday following a big crash four days ago. The Spaniard, a double world champion, smiled and waved to reporters and fans...

  • McLaren blame gusting winds for Alonso crash

    McLaren blame gusting winds for Alonso crash

    McLaren have blamed gusting winds for Fernando Alonso’s Formula One testing crash on Sunday and dismissed ‘erroneous rumours’ that an electrical fault could have rendered the driver unconscious before the impact. The team said in an update...

  • Alonso ‘ok and conscious’ after heavy crash in testing

    Alonso ‘ok and conscious’ after heavy crash in testing

    Fernando Alonso has been given the all-clear after a heavy crash in testing in Barcelona but will remain in hospital for 24 hours as a precaution. The 33-year-old’s McLaren-Honda left the Circuit de Catalunya track at Turn Three and hit the wall...

  • Ferrari give helping hand to Manor

    Manor’s bid to return to Formula One this season has received another much-needed tonic as Ferrari have agreed to supply power units despite being owed millions of pounds. On Thursday, the team formerly known as Marussia announced they are to...

  • McLaren sidelined again in Barcelona testing

    McLaren sidelined again in Barcelona testing

    McLaren’s Formula One testing gremlins followed them from Jerez to Barcelona yesterday with Jenson Button sidelined after 21 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya. The team said a faulty seal on the car’s MGU-K energy recovery unit had caused a problem...

  • Drivers told to keep a lid on helmet changes

    Drivers told to keep a lid on helmet changes

    Formula One drivers are to be barred from changing helmet designs during the course of a season in a ruling aimed at helping fans identify their heroes and also pleasing traditionalists. It will be less well received by those drivers who like to...

  • Force India delay new car debut to the final test

    Force India delay new car debut to the final test

    Force India’s 2015 Formula One car will not make its track debut until the third and final pre-season test in Barcelona some two weeks before the first race in Australia, the team said yesterday. “The plan is to introduce it at the final test,”...

  • Williams are supportive of comeback bid by Marussia

    Williams are supportive of comeback bid by Marussia

    Williams are supportive of Marussia’s attempts to return to the Formula One grid and would have agreed to them starting the season with last year’s car, deputy principal Claire Williams said yesterday. “We’ve been very clear on our position around...

  • No deadline for a new contract for Hamilton

    No deadline for a new contract for Hamilton

    Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff is hopeful of concluding contract negotiations with Lewis Hamilton before the start of the new Formula One season, but is refusing to impose any deadline. Tentative talks between Hamilton and Wolff are under way...

  • Confident Button backs a strong Honda return

    Confident Button backs a strong Honda return

    Jenson Button claims he has “unfinished business” with Honda and is of the firm belief they will emerge as Formula One front-runners. McLaren have again reunited themselves with Honda from this season, with the Japanese manufacturing giant serving...

  • Ricciardo hits Top Gear and takes the record of Hamilton

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo has already stripped Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of one lap record before the season has even started. The Red Bull driver demolished Hamilton’s two-year-old fastest lap as the ‘star in a reasonably-priced...

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