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  • 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...

  • Wet Suzuka practice leaves questions unanswered

    Wet Suzuka practice leaves questions unanswered

    Red Bull’s Russian Daniil Kvyat led a rainswept Japanese Grand Prix practice yesterday as bad weather kept Formula One guessing about who would come out on top this weekend. Mercedes’ championship leader Lewis Hamilton was fifth and third fastest...

  • McLaren’s Neale hints Button has had enough

    McLaren hinted yesterday that Jenson Button was planning to call time on his Formula One career but said they still hoped to persuade Britain’s 2009 world champion to stay with them next season. “Jenson is a fantastic guy, a world champion and a...

  • F1 still too hard to watch for Bianchi’s father

    F1 still too hard to watch for Bianchi’s father

    Jules Bianchi’s father says he can no longer bear to watch Formula One a year on from the Japanese Grand Prix accident that led to the French driver’s death last July. “Perhaps in a few months, a few years, I can see again a grand prix, I don’t know.

  • Button gives nothing away despite talk of retirement

    Britain’s 2009 world champion Jenson Button was giving nothing away yesterday despite mounting speculation that he is gearing up to leave F1 at the end of the season. Appearing in a Japanese Grand Prix news conference with four other drivers,...

  • Red Bull warn that F1 quit threat is serious

    Red Bull are serious about pulling both their teams out of Formula One if they cannot obtain a competitive engine for 2016, their motorsport consultant Helmut Marko said yesterday. The Austrian, who is close to the energy drink company’s...

  • Hamilton bid to equal Senna mark stalls

    Hamilton bid to equal Senna mark stalls

    Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton was in the form of his life when he arrived in Singapore, looking set to match the 41 career wins of his boyhood idol Ayrton Senna in a dominant season that had seen him win seven of the first 12 grands prix. By the end of...

  • Button set to retire at end of season

    Button set to retire at end of season

    Jenson Button could be set to end his Formula One career at the end of the season with an announcement on his future expected as early as this week’s Japanese Grand Prix. The 2009 world champion, 35, is in the midst of his worst-ever season in the...

  • Vettel wins incident-packed race

    Vettel wins incident-packed race

    Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won an incident-packed Singapore Grand Prix yesterday after world champion Lewis Hamilton retired early for the first time this season and an intruder set heart rates fluttering when he strolled on to the track. Hamilton...

  • Vettel gives Ferrari pole in Singapore

    Vettel gives Ferrari pole in Singapore

    Mercedes’s 15-month domination of Formula One qualifying came to a shuddering halt yesterday when Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel snatched pole position for the Singapore GP (start: 14.00). Mercedes had started at the front of the grid in each of the...

  • Red Bull, Ferrari take the fight to Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton arrived in Singapore on a mission to match his idol Ayrton Senna’s 41 career race wins but the Briton appeared to have a fight on his hands to reach that milestone after practice, yesterday. The Mercedes driver has a 53-point lead...

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