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  • 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...

  • F1: Hamilton excited by chance to emulate Senna

    F1: Hamilton excited by chance to emulate Senna

    Ever since he was a little boy, Lewis Hamilton has been besotted by Ayrton Senna. More than 20 years after the Brazilian's death, little has changed. Even with a second Formula One world championship under his belt, Hamilton remains driven by the...

  • F1 procession would bore me says Hamilton

    F1 procession would bore me says Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton appreciates fans may get bored of Formula One this season if he and Mercedes are again totally dominant. Ahead of this weekend’s season-opening grand prix in Australia there is a feeling Mercedes will start the campaign as they...

  • Sauber appeal verdict on Van der Garde

    Formula One team Sauber have sought to overturn an Australian court verdict that found in favour of Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde’s bid to force the Swiss outfit to let him drive for them this season. Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Victoria...

  • Alonso hoping for Malaysia return later this month

    Fernando Alonso has his sights firmly set on returning to Formula One in Malaysia later this month despite the shroud of uncertainty that continues to hover over the double world champion. Alonso’s crash into a wall at Barcelona’s Circuit de...

  • Merhi to race for Manor Marussia in Australia

    Spaniard Roberto Merhi will make his Formula One race debut in Australia this weekend after the revived Manor Marussia team named him in their line-up for the season-opener. The team said the 23-year-old, who will partner Britain’s Will Stevens in...

  • Rosberg seeks revenge

    Rosberg seeks revenge

    Nico Rosberg has vowed to avoid a repeat of the pain of Formula One world championship defeat to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton this season. A wheel has yet to turn in anger in the new season but the expectation already is that Mercedes will...

  • Melbourne GP organisers dismiss boycott rumours

    Melbourne GP organisers dismiss boycott rumours

    Australian Grand Prix organisers have dismissed suggestions a number of Formula One teams are threatening to boycott the race over safety fears surrounding McLaren. Fernando Alonso’s crash during the second pre-season test last month in Barcelona,...

  • Mercedes driver Hamilton hot favourite for triple triumph

    Mercedes driver Hamilton hot favourite for triple triumph

    Lewis Hamilton starts the Formula One season as red-hot favourite to become a triple world champion but Niki Lauda, who knows how that feels, fears the battle could be tougher than ever. Lewis Hamilton won 11 races to Mercedes team-mate Nico...

  • Vettel hopes Ferrari can be Mercedes’ closest rivals

    Vettel hopes Ferrari can be Mercedes’ closest rivals

    Four times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel (picture) hopes Ferrari can become the strongest challengers to Mercedes this season after failing to win a race last year. Vettel, who moved from Red Bull at the end of last year, said...

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