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  • Haas set to roll out new car in Barcelona

    Haas set to roll out new car in Barcelona

    Formula One debutants Haas are on schedule to roll out their new car at the first test in Barcelona next February and are hoping to challenge for points in the opening race, according to team principal Guenther Steiner. Haas, the first US-owned...

  • Renault see much improved 2016 engine with Ilmor help

    Renault see much improved 2016 engine with Ilmor help

    Renault tripped themselves up this year in the rush to improve their troubled Formula One power unit but 2016 should be much better with the added assistance of Ilmor engineering, operations director Remi Taffin said yesterday. Reviewing the...

  • Alfa Romeo could return to F1, says Marchionne

    Fiat Chrysler could bring the Alfa Romeo brand back to Formula One as a competitor to Ferrari, chief executive Sergio Marchionne said. “It’s incredible how the Alfa marque remains in people’s hearts,” Marchionne, who is also Ferrari president,...

  • Button considered leaving F1 after nightmare season

    Button considered leaving F1 after nightmare season

    Jenson Button considered leaving Formula One this year as McLaren endured their worst season but said he decided to continue after talks with boss Ron Dennis and other key people at the team. “Last year I wasn’t sure if I’d be racing and it wasn’t...

  • Ferrari confirm accused engineer not joining them next season

    A Mercedes engineer who has been accused by the F1 world champions of data theft will not be joining Ferrari next year and never had a contract with them, the Italian team said yesterday. “There were talks but nothing led to a formal contract.

  • Mercedes sue Ferrari-bound engineer over Formula 1 data

    The Mercedes Formula One team is taking legal action against an engineer alleged to have downloaded sensitive performance data before he was due to join rivals Ferrari. “A legal action is underway involving Mercedes AMG High Performance...

  • Toro Rosso retain drivers after switch to Ferrari

    Toro Rosso retain drivers after switch to Ferrari

    The Toro Rosso Formula One team announced a switch from Renault to year-old Ferrari engines and said they would race next season with the same young line-up of Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz. “The Toro and the Cavallino are together again... what...

  • Renault to make full F1 return next year

    Renault will return to Formula One as a constructor next year after signing key contracts this week to acquire the struggling Lotus team. Announcing the move, a big boost for the sport after months of uncertainty, the French carmaker’s chief...

  • Hamilton wished he was on holiday in final races

    Hamilton wished he was on holiday in final races

    Lewis Hamilton wished he was on holiday once he had won a third Formula One title and the champion has also revealed he stayed up late working on music projects during race weekends. Speaking to BBC Radio yesterday, the Mercedes driver offered a...

  • Formula One’s new tyre rules puzzle even drivers

    Formula One’s new tyre rules puzzle even drivers

    Formula One’s 2016 tyre rules, giving more choice on the selection of compounds and strategy, have left even some drivers confused. “So far the new tyre regulation isn’t clear to me. I’m glad I have an engineer to help,” commented French driver...

  • Ferrari get FIA go-ahead to supply engines to Toro Rosso

    Formula One’s governing body has agreed a rule change to allow Ferrari to supply the Toro Rosso team with year-old engines next season. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement on Wednesday that power units homologated...

  • Mercedes boss says driver discord is major weakness

    Mercedes boss says driver discord is major weakness

    The difficult relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg has become a weakness for Formula One champions Mercedes and it could affect future driver decisions, team boss Toto Wolff warned yesterday. “We struggle sometimes in winning races...

  • Stewart hopes Rosberg can take title off Hamilton

    Stewart hopes Rosberg can take title off Hamilton

    Jackie Stewart, Britain’s first and until this season only triple Formula One world champion, would like to see Germany’s Nico Rosberg take the title off Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in 2016. Rosberg faces a crucial year after finishing...

  • Rosberg ends on a hat-trick high

    Rosberg ends on a hat-trick high

    Nico Rosberg wrapped up the Formula One season on a winning high in Abu Dhabi yesterday with team-mate and triple world champion Lewis Hamilton second in a record 12th one-two finish of the year for dominant Mercedes. The German’s third win in a...

  • Alonso says he intends to race next year

    Fernando Alonso said he intended to race next season after McLaren boss Ron Dennis had suggested the Spaniard could take a year out of Formula One if the team’s car remained uncompetitive. Yet the double world champion Alonso also refused to rule...

  • Six of the best for pole sitter Nico Rosberg

    Six of the best for pole sitter Nico Rosberg

    Nico Rosberg stormed to his sixth pole position in a row and denied Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton a landmark 50th in Formula One’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix yesterday. The German, who races with number six on his car, left the best to...

  • Lauda, Wolff hold hands amid talk of strife

    Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff and the Formula One team’s non-executive chairman Niki Lauda walked hand-in-hand in the Abu Dhabi paddock yesterday in response to reports there was no love lost between them. The joking gesture came after the...

  • Rosberg is in pole position

    Rosberg is in pole position

    Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton in emphatic fashion to claim his sixth consecutive pole position for tomorrow's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The German, who is also bidding for his third victory in a row, finished the session more than a third of a...

  • Red Bull will have engine deal next year – Horner

    Red Bull will have engine deal next year – Horner

    Red Bull have an engine deal in place for next season’s Formula One championship after months of uncertainty, the team’s principal Christian Horner revealed yesterday. “We’ve entered the World Championship, we’ve signed a contract for an engine,...

  • Hamilton determined to wrap up season on a high

    Hamilton determined to wrap up season on a high

    Lewis Hamilton will find his number is up in lights in Abu Dhabi, and that can only be a good omen as the triple Formula One world champion seeks to end another dominant season on a high this weekend. The number 44, the one the Briton has on his...

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