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  • Renault could quit F1 or buy T-Rosso

    Renault say they are reviewing all their Formula One options, including quitting the sport or buying the Toro Rosso team, after stinging criticism of their engine. The French manufacturer has been at loggerheads with main partners Red Bull since...

  • Updated - Hamilton recovers to top practice sessions

    Updated - Hamilton recovers to top practice sessions

    Reigning champion Lewis Hamilton recovered from engine issues to top the second practice session of the Malaysian grand prix on medium tyres this morning. He was sidelined after just four laps in the first session, but mechanics repaired the...

  • Alonso raring to go after clearing crash confusion

    Alonso raring to go after clearing crash confusion

    Fernando Alonso sought to clarify the situation surrounding the pre-season crash that forced him to miss the season-opening race in Australia, the Spaniard saying he never lost consciousness or suffered memory lapses as a result of the...

  • Alonso return to the grid takes focus off dominant Mercedes

    Alonso return to the grid takes focus off dominant Mercedes

    Formula One rolls into Malaysia this weekend for the second round of the championship at the Sepang International Circuit, where talk surrounding the utter dominance of Mercedes will for once take a back seat to the belated arrival of Fernando...

  • Alonso: I feel good and ready to go

    Alonso: I feel good and ready to go

    Fernando Alonso has declared himself “ready to go” ahead of facing one final hurdle prior to his return to Formula One in Malaysia this weekend. The double world champion missed the opening round of the season in Australia following a crash in his...

  • Alonso ready to race in Malaysia, say McLaren

    Fernando Alonso will race in Sunday’s Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix providing he passes final fitness tests at the Sepang circuit, his McLaren team said yesterday. The assessment, to be carried out by the governing International Automobile...

  • McLaren’s Alonso cleared to fly to Malaysia – reports

    McLaren’s Alonso cleared to fly to Malaysia – reports

    McLaren’s Fernando Alonso has been cleared to travel to Malaysia for the second race of the Formula One season after passing medical tests in England, Spanish media reported yesterday. Marca and AS sports newspapers, quoting sources close to the...

  • Mercedes offered to help Hockenheim host race

    Formula One world champions Mercedes have revealed that they tried to keep the German Grand Prix on this year’s calendar but an offer of financial assistance was rejected and the race was struck off. “The German GP is a core race on the Formula...

  • German Grand Prix ‘may not happen’

    The German Grand Prix could be scrubbed from this year’s Formula One calendar after Hockenheim reportedly turned down the chance to stage the race. Georg Seiler, managing director of the circuit, said Hockenheim would not be putting on the race...

  • Van der Garde settles dispute with Sauber

    Dutch driver Giedo Van der Garde recognised his hopes of racing in F1 were over yesterday after Sauber paid “significant compensation” to end a contract dispute. “We have reached a settlement with Sauber and my driver contract with the team has...

  • Rosberg invites Vettel to Mercedes debrief

    Rosberg invites Vettel to Mercedes debrief

    Nico Rosberg has invited Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to attend Mercedes’s Friday debrief at the Malaysian Grand Prix after a light-hearted exchange between the Formula One rivals last weekend. “I spoke to (Mercedes motorsport head) Toto (Wolff) and...

  • Red Bull right to be upset after one-sided race, says Ecclestone

    Red Bull right to be upset after one-sided race, says Ecclestone

    Formula One’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed Red Bull’s call for action to rein in Mercedes’ engine advantage and make races more competitive after a one-sided start to the season. However, the 84-year-old played down talk of the...

  • German GP still uncertain after start of new season

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is keeping the door ajar for German GP organisers even if this year’s race looks doomed. “I don’t know at the moment,” the Briton told Reuters yesterday when asked about the fate of what should be the 10th...

  • Hamilton wins the season opening Australian GP

    Hamilton wins the season opening Australian GP

    Lewis Hamilton’s world championship defence got off to a flying start yesterday with a crushing victory for Mercedes in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix as Formula One rivals succumbed to a farcical rash of reliability...

  • Vettel thrilled with podium ‘victory’ on his Ferrari debut

    Vettel thrilled with podium ‘victory’ on his Ferrari debut

    A yawning 34 seconds might have separated third-placed Sebastian Vettel from Australian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton yesterday but the podium spot felt like a victory for the four-times world champion on his Ferrari debut. German Vettel...

  • Hamilton takes pole

    Hamilton takes pole

    World champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix yesterday ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg as the Silver Arrows continued to underline their dominance in Formula One. The Briton recorded a...

  • Mercedes in dominant mood

    Mercedes in dominant mood

    Mercedes opened their Formula One season by dominating practice at the Australian Grand Prix yesterday, with Nico Rosberg edging his world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton in both sessions at Albert Park. Nico Rosberg, last year’s championship...

  • Sebastian Vettel back smiling after strong start with Ferrari

    Sebastian Vettel back smiling after strong start with Ferrari

    Sebastian Vettel could hardly hide his delight after completing his first practice session for his new team Ferrari yesterday. As expected, the German was slower than the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg but he was still quicker than...

  • Vettel plays down Ferrari hopes in Melbourne

    Vettel plays down Ferrari hopes in Melbourne

    Sebastian Vettel is convinced Ferrari have a better car than the one that stuttered through a winless season last year but has played down his team’s chances of upsetting Mercedes at Sunday’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The four-times...

  • Sauber lose appeal to block Van der Garde

    Sauber lost their appeal yesterday against a court verdict that ruled in favour of Dutchman Giedo van der Garde’s bid to drive for them and came under fire from rival drivers. Sauber appealed after an Australian court upheld a Swiss tribunal’s...

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