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  • Third title is Hamilton’s American dream

    Third title is Hamilton’s American dream

    Lewis Hamilton can live his own American dream by becoming a triple Formula One world champion in Texas on Sunday. If the Briton scores two points more than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, and nine more than Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, at the...

  • Renault taking an upgraded engine to the US Grand Prix

    Renault taking an upgraded engine to the US Grand Prix

    Renault will be taking an upgraded, more powerful engine to Austin for this weekend’s US Formula One Grand Prix but Red Bull and Toro Rosso will have to accept grid penalties if they want to use it. “We will have our new specification of power...

  • Formula One teams must agree on calendar

    Formula One teams must agree on calendar

    Formula One teams will have to reach unanimous agreement in the coming weeks if the sport is to expand to 21 races next year and manufacturers are to be allowed to supply customer teams with older engines. The latest draft calendar has 21 races,...

  • Reliability still a concern for triumphant Mercedes

    Reliability still a concern for triumphant Mercedes

    The F1 constructors’ champion-ship is won for the second year in a row, and Lewis Hamilton is on the brink of his third world title, but lack of reliability is still giving Mercedes plenty to worry about. The champions have suffered three...

  • Mercedes take the title as Hamilton wins in Russia

    Mercedes take the title as Hamilton wins in Russia

    Mercedes clinched their second successive Formula One constructors’ championship yesterday and Lewis Hamilton took a huge stride towards his third drivers’ title with victory in Russia. Congratulated on the podium by President Vladimir Putin,...

  • Pirelli to stay as F1 tyre supplier

    Pirelli will stay as Formula One’s tyre supplier until at least 2019, the Italian company said at the Russian Grand Prix yesterday. “A commercial agreement has been found with FOM (Formula One Management),” Pirelli motorsport head Paul Hembery...

  • Hamilton wins dramatic Russian Grand Prix

    Hamilton wins dramatic Russian Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton won a dramatic Russian Formula One Grand Prix to take a huge step towards his third world championship after Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg retired with throttle failure. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel finished runner-up to overtake...

  • Rosberg denies Hamilton 50th pole

    Rosberg denies Hamilton 50th pole

    Nico Rosberg seized pole position for the Russian Formula One Grand Prix yesterday with world champion Lewis Hamilton joining his teammate on the front row in a perfect qualifying for Mercedes. The pole was Rosberg’s third of the season with...

  • Rain and diesel spillage hit Russian practice

    Rain and diesel spillage hit Russian practice

    Formula One fans endured more spills than thrills at the Russian Grand Prix yesterday after a cleaning truck leaked diesel across the circuit before first practice and rain washed out the afternoon session. Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg eventually...

  • Ecclestone says Red Bull engine supply is ‘sorted’

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone played down fears yesterday that former champions Red Bull could walk away from the sport by saying he was confident their engine supply problems were ‘sorted’. Without giving any details, and despite reports...

  • Lauda wary as Mercedes aim for title repeat in Sochi

    Lauda wary as Mercedes aim for title repeat in Sochi

    Mercedes can celebrate their second successive Formula One constructors’ title in Russia on Sunday but Niki Lauda fears they could be forced to wait. Mercedes chalked up a dominant one-two at the Suzuka circuit in Japan last month, with Lewis...

  • Rosberg not giving up F1 championship aspirations

    Rosberg not giving up F1 championship aspirations

    Nico Rosberg is refusing to back down in his quest to beat Lewis Hamilton to this season’s Formula One world championship. Rosberg has been cast 48 points adrift of his Mercedes team-mate with only five races remaining. The German started on pole...

  • Button to race on in 2016 – McLaren

    Button to race on in 2016 – McLaren

    Jenson Button will race for McLaren again next season, the Formula One team confirmed yesterday with a statement that ended speculation the 2009 world champion was heading for retirement. Button said he was confident the Honda-powered team would...

  • Verstappen speeds past another milestone

    Verstappen speeds past another milestone

    The first 17-year-old to race in Formula One became the sport’s first 18-year-old driver yesterday and Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen is happy to reach the milestone. “For me it’s good. Once you’re 18... I think people see it as a big step,” the...

  • F1 tweaks calendar with 2016 Australia GP brought forward

    Next year’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne has been brought forward to March 20, to allow space for an August break, after previously being listed for a later than usual start on April 3. A revised provisional calendar with a...

  • Force India, Sauber file complaint to EU authorities

    Force India, Sauber file complaint to EU authorities

    The Sauber and Force India teams have filed a complaint to European Union (EU) authorities about what they see as unfair and “unlawful” practices in Formula One’s governance and distribution of revenues. “We have received a complaint and will...

  • Renault to make F1 comeback in deal that saves Lotus

    Renault to make F1 comeback in deal that saves Lotus

    French car maker Renault announced plans yesterday to return to Formula One under its own name next year by taking over the Lotus team, a deal that staved off the threat of administration for the cash-strapped outfit. Renault said it had signed a...

  • Hamilton equals Senna’s tally

    Hamilton equals Senna’s tally

    Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix yesterday to equal the late Ayrton Senna’s tally of 41 Formula One victories and move 48 points clear of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg with five races remaining. On a sunny afternoon at Suzuka, in...

  • Hamilton cruises to Japanese victory

    Hamilton cruises to Japanese victory

    Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix today to equal the late Ayrton Senna's tally of 41 Formula One victories and move 48 points clear of Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg with five races remaining. On a sunny afternoon at Suzuka, in marked...

  • Rosberg heads starting grid

    Rosberg heads starting grid

    Nico Rosberg put F1 world champions Mercedes on pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix yesterday after Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat crashed heavily and brought qualifying to an early close. The German secured his first pole since Spain in May when...

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