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Hamilton takes pole for first race of the season; Ferrari second

Hamilton takes pole for first race of the season; Ferrari second

Briton Lewis Hamilton took pole for Mercedes in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix, edging Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel into second on the grid. Three-times champion Hamilton's new team-mate Valtteri Bottas will start third ahead of fourth-placed Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen. Hamilton's flying lap of one-minute 22.188 seconds set a new lap record at...

  • Mercedes identify cause of Hamilton’s engine blowout

    Mercedes identify cause of Hamilton’s engine blowout

    Mercedes have pinpointed the cause of the engine blowout that forced Lewis Hamilton to retire while leading the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix, and have put safeguards in place to avoid a repeat heading into this weekend’s race in Japan. The...

  • Mercedes promise ‘forensic’ examination of faulty engine

    Mercedes promise ‘forensic’ examination of faulty engine

    The faulty engine which robbed Lewis Hamilton of victory on Sunday has arrived back in England as Mercedes desperately attempt to resolve the mechanical problems which have derailed his title defence. Hamilton, who is currently in Tokyo ahead of...

  • Mercedes reap rewards on and off the F1 track

    Mercedes reap rewards on and off the F1 track

    Formula One world champions Mercedes are reaping the financial rewards of their track dominance, according to the team’s latest accounts. Figures published by Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd yesterday showed a loss after tax of £22.3 million ($28.50...

  • Vettel handed Japan grid penalty for spinning Rosberg

    Vettel handed Japan grid penalty for spinning Rosberg

    Sebastian Vettel will drop three places in next Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix as punishment for tipping championship leader Nico Rosberg into a spin at the start of yesterday’s Formula One race in Malaysia. The German, winner at the 5.5-km Sepang...

  • Ricciardo delight follows Hamilton woe in Malaysia

    Ricciardo delight follows Hamilton woe in Malaysia

    Daniel Ricciardo claimed an elusive maiden win of the season at a dramatic Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday, the Australian handed victory when a race-leading Lewis Hamilton retired with a blown engine. Ricciardo was shadowed across the...

  • F1 - Red Bull double as Hamilton's race goes up in smoke

    F1 - Red Bull double as Hamilton's race goes up in smoke

    Daniel Ricciardo won the Malaysia grand prix this morning, leading Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen in a dramatic grand prix which saw Lewis Hamilton's race go up in smoke. Championship leader Nico Roserg came third and saw his lead grow to 23...

  • Hamilton responds to Rosberg's title charge to claim pole position in Malaysia

    Hamilton responds to Rosberg's title charge to claim pole position in Malaysia

    Lewis Hamilton delivered an emphatic response to championship rival Nico Rosberg by claiming pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Hamilton, outclassed by Rosberg at the last race in Singapore, has been cast eight points adrift of his...

  • Hamilton finds groove in Malaysia practice

    Hamilton finds groove in Malaysia practice

    Lewis Hamilton outpaced his championship-leading Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix yesterday, the Briton clocking the fastest lap of the day. The defending Formula One champion finished behind Rosberg in the...

  • Alonso encouraged by Honda progress

    Fernando Alonso was encouraged after trying out an updated Honda engine in his McLaren, even if running it in the practice sessions means he will be forced to start tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix from the back. The Spaniard carries a 30-place...

  • Wary Mercedes are within reach of title triple crown

    Wary Mercedes are within reach of title triple crown

    Mercedes look all but certain to wrap up their third straight Formula One constructors’ crown in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix but the spectre of a rare defeat in last year’s race still haunts them. The champions have won all but one race this...

  • McLaren’s Alonso to get 30-place penalty for using new Honda engine

    McLaren’s Fernando Alonso is set to start Sunday’s Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix from the back of the grid as he tries out an upgraded Honda power unit in practice today. Rules permit a driver to use no more than five complete power units and...

  • Hamilton unsure if he will be able to reclaim title initiative

    Hamilton unsure if he will be able to reclaim title initiative

    Lewis Hamilton has conceded he has “no idea” whether he will be able to wrestle the championship momentum back from his sole title rival Nico Rosberg. Hamilton will head into Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix – the first of six remaining races – eight...

  • Red Bull’s Ricciardo tips Rosberg for the title

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo has spoken of the awkward pre-podium silences between Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, while tipping the latter for the season’s Formula One title. The smiling Red Bull driver finished second in...

  • Rosberg is in the form of his career – Wolff

    Rosberg is in the form of his career – Wolff

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Nico Rosberg has reached a peak after the German usurped a beleaguered Lewis Hamilton to take control of the F1 World Championship. Nico Rosberg delivered a crushing victory over team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the...

  • FIA to investigate marshal incident

    Formula One’s governing body is to investigate an incident that saw cars cleared to race while a marshal was still on track following a Singapore Grand Prix safety car period on Sunday. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said a report...

  • Car problems for Hamilton

    Car problems for Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton’s championship assault hit another road bump yesterday after he was forced out of practice for the Singapore GP with a mechanical problem. Nico Rosberg, who has moved to within two points of Mercedes team-mate Hamilton’s title lead...

  • Hamilton hopes to be streets ahead in Singapore

    Hamilton hopes to be streets ahead in Singapore

    Lewis Hamilton is relishing a return to the tough conditions the drivers will experience around the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore this weekend as he looks to wrestle back control of the Formula One title race from Mercedes team-mate Nico...

  • Vettel chases win to salvage season

    Vettel chases win to salvage season

    Sebastian Vettel is running out of races to record his first win of the season for Ferrari but the German is optimistic this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix could provide some belated success for the Italian team. The four-times world champion...

  • Mercedes face ‘big challenge’

    Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team have admitted that they are not the favourites to win Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix after being mysteriously off the pace at the street circuit last year. Hamilton and his team-mate Nico Rosberg were inferior to both...

  • Teams offered chance to invest in F1 after takeover

    Teams offered chance to invest in F1 after takeover

    Formula One teams will be given the chance to invest in the sport after Liberty Media’s takeover but the smaller ones are hoping the new owners will also help them become more competitive on the track. “The philosophy of American sports franchises...

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