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  • Red Bull say Vettel’s chassis not distorted

    Red Bull say Vettel’s chassis not distorted

    Red Bull denied reports yesterday that Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel’s early season struggles were due to his car having a crooked chassis. The 26-year-old German was given a ‘new’ chassis for last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix in...

  • Button pushes retirement talk aside

    Button pushes retirement talk aside

    Jenson Button has no intention of quitting Formula One just yet as he is determined to end his career on a high. Button is fast approaching a crossroads, however, as his contract with McLaren expires at the end of this season. At present the team...

  • Russia is on says Todt

    FIA president Jean Todt sees no reason at present to follow the lead of world motorbike’s governing body and cancel the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. The race is due to make its debut on the Formula One calendar on October 12 in the Black Sea...

  • Mercedes ready to pump up the volume in Formula One

    Mercedes ready to pump up the volume in Formula One

    Mercedes may have the answer for Formula One fans longing for more engine noise in the new V6 era and they are ready to sound off about it. The season’s dominant team, runaway winners of all five races so far, will try a new ‘megaphone’ type...

  • Rosberg aims to strike back in Monaco

    Mercedes will give Nico Rosberg every chance of turning the tables on team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Monaco next week after he lost out to the Briton for the fourth race in a row in Spain on Sunday. Rosberg’s fourth successive second place, after...

  • Hamilton pips Rosberg to victory

    Hamilton pips Rosberg to victory

    Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix for Mercedes yesterday to chalk up his fourth victory in a row and wrest the Formula One championship lead from ‘gutted’ German team-mate Nico Rosberg. In what was also the fourth successive Mercedes...

  • Hamilton wins in Spain to take F1 overall lead

    Hamilton wins in Spain to take F1 overall lead

    Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix to chalk up his fourth victory in a row and wrest the Formula One championship lead from Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg. In what was also the fourth successive Mercedes one-two, and fifth win in five...

  • Hamilton on pole for Spanish GP

    Hamilton on pole for Spanish GP

    Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes on pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix yesterday with a fourth successive win and the overall championship lead beckoning today. Team-mate Nico Rosberg, who is four points clear of Hamilton but has finished...

  • De Silvestro set on racing in F1 next year

    De Silvestro set on racing in F1 next year

    Simona De Silvestro wants to race in Formula One and Sauber believe she has what it takes to end decades of waiting for a female grand prix driver, team principal Monisha Kaltenborn said. The 25-year-old Swiss driver told reporters at the Spanish...

  • Hamilton reigns in Spain

    Hamilton reigns in Spain

    Lewis Hamilton made it four pole positions in five races this season as he again left Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg trailing. With Mercedes again proving to be way ahead of their rivals, Hamilton finished 0.168 seconds ahead of Rosberg as the...

  • Top for Hamilton but stop for Vettel in Spain

    Top for Hamilton but stop for Vettel in Spain

    Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two in Spanish Grand Prix practice yesterday while Red Bull’s world champion Sebastian Vettel was sidelined for most of the two sessions by an electrical problem. Race favourite Hamilton was quickest in both,...

  • Renault losing their patience with late-paying F1 teams

    Renault has warned late-paying Formula One teams that they risk having their engine supply withheld if matters are not resolved in the next few weeks. Speaking to reporters at the Spanish Grand Prix, fifth race of the season, Renault Sport F1 head...

  • Banker testifies in Ecclestone case

    Banker testifies in Ecclestone case

    A German banker who alleges he was bribed by Bernie Ecclestone has testified for the first time in the Formula One boss's corruption trial. Gerhard Gribkowsky is the prosecution's star witness against Ecclestone, who claims he was blackmailed into...

  • Chilton eyes maiden points finish in F1

    Chilton eyes maiden points finish in F1

    Max Chilton is hoping Marussia can finally break their points duck in Formula One this weekend. With the team now in their fifth season in the sport, and after 81 races, the Banbury-based marque have yet to trouble the scorers. In light of the...

  • Boullier bullish over McLaren hopes

    Boullier bullish over McLaren hopes

    McLaren racing director Eric Boullier has no doubt the ailing team will be back in the mix this weekend as Formula One returns to its European stronghold. Following a positive start to the campaign in Australia, where rookie Kevin Magnussen and...

  • F1 teams step away from cost-cutting clash

    F1 teams step away from cost-cutting clash

    Formula One’s cash-strapped smaller teams sounded a note of cautious optimism yesterday after a meeting with the sport’s powerbrokers to discuss how to slash costs in the face of opposition to a cap on spending. “Force India was very encouraged by...

  • F1 chief Ecclestone back in court

    F1 chief Ecclestone back in court

    Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is back in court in Munich today to answer charges of bribery in a case that could threaten his grip on the sport. Two German investigators are due to give evidence on the second day of the trial of the...

  • Senna had so much to offer, says sister

    Senna had so much to offer, says sister

    For Brazilians of a certain generation, the death of Ayrton Senna is not unlike September 11 or the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Everyone remembers where they were when they heard the news on May 1, 1994. “It’s funny, it doesn’t seem like it...

  • Smaller teams want reassurance on cuts

    Smaller teams want reassurance on cuts

    Formula One’s cash-strapped smaller teams want to see real evidence that the sport is fighting for their survival when bosses meet today to discuss how to proceed after scrapping plans to impose a cost cap. The meeting in London has been called by...

  • Formula One boss denies bribery at German trial

    Formula One boss denies bribery at German trial

    Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone denied bribery allegations yesterday when he went on trial in Germany in a case that threatens to break the Briton’s decades-long dominance of the motor sport. Prosecutors have charged Ecclestone, 83,...

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