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  • Hamilton wins crash-marred race

    Hamilton wins crash-marred race

    Britain’s Lewis Hamilton won a wet and sombre Japanese Grand Prix yesterday to extend his F1 lead over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to 10 points with four races remaining. The race started behind the safety car due to heavy rain and ended...

  • Bianchi left unconscious after skidding into tractor

    Bianchi left unconscious after skidding into tractor

    French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has suffered severe head injuries and had surgery after a crash that cast a pall over the Japanese Grand Prix, yesterday. The unconscious Marussia driver was taken by road ambulance to Mie General Hospital...

  • Vettel to quit Red Bull, set for Ferrari move

    Vettel to quit Red Bull, set for Ferrari move

    Red Bull dropped a bombshell on the Formula One paddock yesterday with the news that four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel is leaving at the end of the season and heading for Ferrari. With the sport already braced for a typhoon at the...

  • Rosberg holds off Hamilton for Suzuka pole

    Rosberg holds off Hamilton for Suzuka pole

    Nico Rosberg (picture) seized pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix ahead of team-mate and Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton, who completed a front-row lockout for Mercedes in qualifying yesterday. Rosberg, who relinquished the...

  • Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in practice

    Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in practice

    Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Japanese Grand Prix practice yesterday while Dutch teenager Max Verstappen became the youngest driver ever to take part in a Formula One weekend just three days after his 17th birthday. Championship leader Hamilton,...

  • Hamilton leads Suzuka practice

    Hamilton leads Suzuka practice

    Championship leader Lewis Hamilton led Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg after the second practice session for Sunday morning's Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. The order was the following  1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1:35.0782. Nico...

  • Alonso refuses to rule out Ferrari departure

    Alonso refuses to rule out Ferrari departure

    Fernando Alonso yesterday refused to categorically rule out leaving current team Ferrari as soon as next season for either former outfit McLaren or reigning champions Red Bull. “This is a very difficult question to answer... I will do the best for...

  • De Silvestro’s F1 driving programme grinds to an abrupt halt

    Swiss racer Simona De Silvestro’s hopes of becoming the first woman since 1976 to race in Formula One have suffered a setback with the Sauber team ending a testing deal due to lack of funds. The 26-year-old had been expected to take part in first...

  • Hamilton hopes for a straight battle

    Lewis Hamilton is looking to join the greats of Formula One by winning at Suzuka this week – with the Mercedes driver hoping for a “straight battle” for the championship against team-mate Nico Rosberg. Although he won at Fuji in his debut season...

  • Verstappen to set record in Japan GP practice

    Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One weekend when he drives a Toro Rosso in Friday practice at the Japanese Grand Prix only three days after his 17th birthday. The current record is held by Germany’s...

  • Rosberg vows to ‘dig in’ after Singapore disappointment

    Rosberg vows to ‘dig in’ after Singapore disappointment

    Nico Rosberg plans to “dig in” with all at Mercedes in a bid to ensure this year’s Formula One world title is not decided by gremlins and good luck. After leading the championship standings for all but the Monaco Grand Prix in May since winning...

  • Lowdon plays down Marussia rumours

    Marussia sporting director Graeme Lowdon is adamant the team has the funds to see out the season and are doing all they can to ensure they will be on the grid in 2015. Speculation emerged over the course of the Singapore GP that due to financial...

  • ‘Three Rs’ spell out championship lead for Hamilton

    ‘Three Rs’ spell out championship lead for Hamilton

    For a Singapore Grand Prix that began with confusion over self-censorship and concluded with Lewis Hamilton leading the standings, the race weekend can be summed up by using the ‘Three Rs’ – Radios, Rosberg and Reliability. The teams arrived in...

  • Hamilton wins to seize control

    Hamilton wins to seize control

    Lewis Hamilton stormed to an emphatic victory at the Singapore Grand Prix yesterday to wrest the championship lead from Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg after the German retired with steering wheel problems. The Briton overcame an extended safety...

  • Hamilton secures Singapore pole

    Hamilton secures Singapore pole

    Lewis Hamilton edged his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on his final flying lap to secure pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix yesterday, the Briton crossing the line just 0.007 seconds ahead of the German. Hamilton, who trails championship...

  • Radio ban delayed to ensure fairness for all – FIA

    Formula One has backtracked on a planned clampdown on radio and pitboard messages for reasons of fairness but remains determined to end driver ‘coaching’ during races. Teams will be allowed to send messages relating to car performance in...

  • Hamilton edges Alonso in Singapore practice

    Hamilton edges Alonso in Singapore practice

    Lewis Hamilton laid down an early marker that he will be the man to beat in the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend when he set the fastest time in the second free practice session at the floodlit Marina Bay Street Circuit yesterday. The Briton, who...

  • Ecclestone ponders three-car teams

    Ecclestone ponders three-car teams

    Bernie Ecclestone has suggested Formula One is poised for a dramatic change should a number of cash-strapped teams go to the wall over the winter. The likes of Sauber, Marussia and Caterham are currently teetering on the brink of extinction given...

  • Mercedes duo set for Singapore street fight

    Mercedes duo set for Singapore street fight

    Mercedes team-mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton renew their sometimes hostile rivalry on the floodlit streets of Singapore this weekend at a circuit where mistakes or collisions normally result in race retirement. With six races remaining in...

  • Williams can catch Red Bull, says Massa

    Williams can catch Red Bull, says Massa

    Brazilian Felipe Massa feels he has turned a corner after his first podium of the season in Italy last time out and is cautiously confident his Williams team can catch Red Bull in the constructors’ championship. Massa, who joined Williams at the...

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