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  • 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,...

  • Update 2: Ecclestone rejects bribery claims

    Update 2: Ecclestone rejects bribery claims

    Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has rejected accusations of bribery as he went on trial in a case that could threaten his grip on the sport. Ecclestone told a Munich court that a German banker who received a disputed $44 million payment did not...

  • Hamilton confident of F1 title chance

    Hamilton confident of F1 title chance

    Lewis Hamilton readily accepts this season represents his best chance of becoming a two-time Formula One world champion. After retiring early in the season-opening grand prix in Australia, three successive victories for the first time in his F1...

  • F1 teams split over cost cap

    F1 teams split over cost cap

    Formula One’s big hitters have promised their smaller rivals they will not smash them out of the ballpark when it comes to next week’s crucial talks surrounding the sport’s financial future. Following confirmation earlier this month from FIA...

  • Red Bull to throw everything at Mercedes

    Red Bull to throw everything at Mercedes

    Champions Red Bull believe they can pick up the pace and take the fight to dominant Mercedes now that Formula One is heading back to Europe after the first four ‘flyaway’ races in Asia and the Middle East. Team principal Christian Horner kept calm...

  • Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two

    Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two

    Lewis Hamilton raced to a hat-trick of wins in yesterday’s Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, cruising unchallenged to the flag ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg as a dominant Mercedes claimed a third straight one-two finish. The win was the 25th of...

  • Flag mix-up can't stop Hamilton

    Flag mix-up can't stop Hamilton

    For the first time in Lewis Hamilton's Formula One career he has now taken the chequered flag for three consecutive races, even though the one in China caused confusion by being waved prematurely. At the end of lap 55 of the 56-lap Chinese Grand...

  • Hamilton on pole in wet China

    Hamilton on pole in wet China

    Lewis Hamilton will line up on pole position for today’s Chinese Grand Prix (start: 9am) after putting in a storming lap in treacherous conditions to maintain Mercedes’s qualifying stranglehold. The Briton’s best time of one minute 53.860 seconds...

  • Hamilton secures record 34th pole

    Hamilton secures record 34th pole

    Lewis Hamilton cemented his place in British Formula One history by claiming the 34th pole position of his Formula One career ahead of Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. In miserable conditions at the Shanghai International Circuit as rain and leaden...

  • Ricciardo fastest in final practice

    Ricciardo fastest in final practice

    The three quickest drivers in practice on Friday ahead of tomorrow's Chinese Grand Prix barely ventured out of the garage for the final hour-long session. Heavy overnight rain, and with constant drizzle in the air, led to a wet final practice run...

  • Hamilton tops practice

    Hamilton tops practice

    Lewis Hamilton overcame problems with his car’s handling to return Mercedes to the top of the timesheets in the second practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix yesterday. Hamilton completed 25 laps of the 5.4 km Shanghai International Circuit...

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