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  • Rossi’s Formula 1 dream on hold after Indy 500 win

    Rossi’s Formula 1 dream on hold after Indy 500 win

    Only three men have ever won both the Indianapolis 500 and Monaco GP and Alexander Rossi is halfway to becoming the fourth after the rookie scored an unlikely win at the Brickyard on Sunday. Better known in F1 circles than the IndyCar circuit...

  • Moss is backing Hamilton to party his way back to the top in Formula 1

    Moss is backing Hamilton to party his way back to the top in Formula 1

    Lewis Hamilton “is not stupid” and does not need to change his hectic lifestyle in order to get his championship challenge back on track, Sir Stirling Moss has claimed. Moss, the 86-year-old motor racing legend, who once confessed to celebrating...

  • Ricciardo fastest in Monaco

    Ricciardo fastest in Monaco

    Australian Daniel Ricciardo set the pace for Red Bull in Monaco Grand Prix practice yesterday, with crashes and a loose drain cover putting safety back in the spotlight at Formula One’s showcase race. Ricciardo lapped the twisty harbourside...

  • McLaren will replace Mercedes as champions, predicts Dennis

    McLaren will be the team that topples dominant Mercedes as Formula One world champions, chairman Ron Dennis predicted yesterday. Honda-powered McLaren have not won a grand prix since 2012 while Mercedes, with triple champion Lewis Hamilton and...

  • Rosberg says Spanish crash is history now

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has drawn a line under his Spanish Grand Prix collision with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, saying their relationship will not be affected. The two started on the front row of the grid at the...

  • Mercedes bring in Wehrlein for second Formula 1 test day

    Formula One world champions Mercedes made a surprise switch to their test arrangements yesterday, bringing in Manor driver Pascal Wehrlein for the second day in Barcelona instead of French youngster Esteban Ocon. Ocon, who will have to wait until...

  • Young Verstappen gives Ricciardo less to smile about after Spain victory

    Young Verstappen gives Ricciardo less to smile about after Spain victory

    Max Verstappen’s stunning victory on his Red Bull debut has given team-mate Daniel Ricciardo a taste of his own medicine, according to 1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve. The 18-year-old Verstappen became Formula One’s youngest race winner at...

  • Rosberg ponders clear-the-air talks with Hamilton following crash

    Nico Rosberg will decide in the coming days whether he needs to hold clear-the-air talks with Lewis Hamilton following their spectacular collision in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix. Both Mercedes cars failed to progress beyond the fourth turn of a...

  • Rosberg back on top in Spanish GP practice

    Rosberg back on top in Spanish GP practice

    Formula One world championship leader Nico Rosberg set the practice pace yesterday for a Spanish Grand Prix that could see the Mercedes driver celebrate his eighth win in a row. The German, who would become only the third driver to win the first...

  • Seven up, Rosberg aims for a famous five in Barcelona

    Seven up, Rosberg aims for a famous five in Barcelona

    Nico Rosberg will have F1 history in his sights in Spain this weekend, even if Dutch teenager Max Verstappen seizes his share of the limelight Nico Rosberg, the championship leader, has won seven races in a row, including the last three of 2015,...

  • Absent Mallya hopes for Force India boost

    Absent Mallya hopes for Force India boost

    Embattled Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya will not be attending Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix but he is hoping for a change of fortune on the track at least for his Formula One team in Barcelona. The Indian government last month revoked Mallya’s...

  • Verstappen replaces Kvyat at Red Bull

    Red Bull replaced Daniil Kvyat with Dutch F1 hotshot Max Verstappen for the remainder of the season yesterday in a shake-up that punished the Russian for a nightmare home grand prix last weekend. Kvyat will return to the Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso...

  • Mercedes deny claims they favour Rosberg

    Mercedes deny claims they favour Rosberg

    Mercedes have written an open letter to reassure fans that they are not deliberately sabotaging Lewis Hamilton’s car. Hamilton’s defence to his title has been fraught with a number of mechanical problems – most recently in Russia where he suffered...

  • Ferrari’s lack of pace surprises Mercedes

    Ferrari are still waiting to take the fight to Formula One champions Mercedes after a Russian GP that left even their dominant rivals surprised by the gap in performance. “We’ve always said that they’ve been close but this weekend they were not...

  • More misery for Hamilton as Rosberg takes pole

    More misery for Hamilton as Rosberg takes pole

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg seized pole position for the Russian Grand Prix after a power unit failure piled more misery on Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. The German, chasing his seventh successive win and fourth of the...

  • Hamilton fastest in Russia

    Hamilton fastest in Russia

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton boosted his morale with the fastest lap in Russian Grand Prix practice yesterday after Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg set the early pace and Ferrari suffered reliability problems. Rosberg, chasing his...

  • Ricciardo tests head protection device

    Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo tested a new Formula One head protection device on his car at the Russian Grand Prix yesterday with opinions divided on the aesthetics if not the effectiveness. The Australian lapped the Sochi circuit with the...

  • Hamilton needs a Russian hat-trick

    Hamilton needs a Russian hat-trick

    Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton is the only Formula One driver to have won the Russian Grand Prix and, with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on a red-hot winning streak, needs to keep it that way on Sunday. The Briton will be toiling flat out...

  • Russian Sergey Sirotkin joins Renault as test driver

    Russian Sergey Sirotkin has joined Renault as a F1 test driver and will take part in the first practice session at his home grand prix in Sochi on Friday, the team said. The announcement means Russia will have two drivers on track on Friday, with...

  • F1 should leave the rules alone – Wolff

    F1 should leave the rules alone – Wolff

    Formula One should shelve plans for major rule changes in 2017 because the sport is in an ‘ideal situation’ already with faster cars and more competitive races, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff. The Austrian, whose team have...

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