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  • 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...

  • Ferrari add embarrassment to frustration after China GP

    Ferrari add embarrassment to frustration after China GP

    Ferrari were already feeling the frustration and Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix added a measure of embarrassment to the mix for Formula One’s most successful and glamorous team. With company president Sergio Marchionne present and hoping to witness...

  • Vettel hits out at ‘torpedo’ Kvyat

    Sebastian Vettel and Daniil Kvyat engaged in a verbal spat after yesterday’s Chinese Formula One Grand Prix as the four-times champion blamed the Russian for pushing him into a collision with team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. Raikkonen and Vettel,...

  • I don't have any more jokers available' - Lewis Hamilton after Chinese GP

    I don't have any more jokers available' - Lewis Hamilton after Chinese GP

    Lewis Hamilton admitted he does not have "any more jokers available" after falling 36 points behind Nico Rosberg following a dramatic Chinese Grand Prix. Rosberg cruised to his third victory in as many races this season after his opposition fell...

  • Rosberg on pole in China, Hamilton at the back

    Rosberg on pole in China, Hamilton at the back

    Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg stormed to pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix in a mixed qualifying session for Mercedes, with world champion Lewis Hamilton left at the back of the grid after engine trouble prevented him setting...

  • Raikkonen leads way for Ferrari in practice

    Raikkonen leads way for Ferrari in practice

    Kimi Raikkonen set the pace ahead of Sebastian Vettel in yesterday’s practice for the F1 Chinese GP as the Ferrari pair dislodged the dominant Mercedes duo. The Finn, a former winner for Ferrari in China, jumped to the top of the order with a one...

  • Who’s paying? 18 drivers split restaurant bill in 18 ways

    Formula One drivers may be among the best paid sportsmen in the world, but that did not stop them from splitting the bill 18 ways following their dinner in Shanghai on Wednesday night. Lewis Hamilton, who last year signed a £100 million three-year...

  • Hamilton sees penalty as a chance to race

    Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton looked for positives at the Chinese Grand Prix yesterday after a five-place grid penalty wrecked his hopes of a third successive pole position this season. The Briton, who has won at the Shanghai circuit for...

  • Alonso receives provisional clearance to race in Shanghai

    Alonso receives provisional clearance to race in Shanghai

    Fernando Alonso has been provisionally cleared to compete in Sunday’s Chinese Formula One Grand Prix after being ruled out of the previous race in Bahrain due to injuries sustained in a crash in Australia last month. The governing International...

  • Mercedes expecting extreme tyre strategies

    Mercedes expecting extreme tyre strategies

    Formula One teams might adopt aggressive strategies for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix because track conditions could lead to heavy wear of the supersoft tyre that has not been used in Shanghai before, Mercedes technical head Paddy Lowe said. The...

  • Hamilton up for the fight after difficult start to F1 title defence

    Lewis Hamilton insists he is physiologically in the “best place ever” despite a difficult start to the defence of his World Championship. The 31-year-old Briton trails team-mate Nico Rosberg by 17 points following successive victories for the...

  • F1 to return to 2015 qualifying format – FIA

    Formula One will revert to its 2015 qualifying format at next week’s Chinese Grand Prix and for the remainder of the season, the governing FIA said in a statement yesterday. The change will come into force in time for next weekend’s Chinese Grand...

  • FIndia waiting on 2017 rules in EU complaint

    FIndia waiting on 2017 rules in EU complaint

    Force India are waiting for Formula One’s 2017 rules to be finalised before taking the next step in their complaint to the European Union about how the sport is being run and revenues distributed. “We’re not looking at moving that forward until...

  • Testing agreement delaying tyre deal

    Testing agreement delaying tyre deal

    Formula One’s new tyre contract with Pirelli from 2017 has yet to be signed off with the sport’s governing body, despite being agreed in October, as the Italian firm wants specific targets and testing guarantees written in. FIA race director and...

  • Remember the ‘Rope a Dope’, Hamilton reminds Rosberg

    Remember the ‘Rope a Dope’, Hamilton reminds Rosberg

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he has no concerns about Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg’s five-race winning streak or his own poor starts this season. The Briton, who has not won a race since clinching his third title in Texas last...

  • Rosberg makes it two wins out of two in Bahrain

    Rosberg makes it two wins out of two in Bahrain

    Nico Rosberg won the Bahrain Formula One grand prix this afternoon, his second win in as many races this season, while champion and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton came a distant third. The Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen came second but team-mate...

  • Vettel unhappy over qualifying decision

    Vettel unhappy over qualifying decision

    Sebastian Vettel says Formula One “cannot be proud” of its decision to stick with the qualifying format which flopped so spectacularly in Melbourne, last month. Red-faced team bosses agreed to revert back to last year’s system in a...

  • Mercedes expect more of a fight from Ferrari

    Mercedes expect more of a fight from Ferrari

    Formula One champions Mercedes can rack up their eighth successive victory on Sunday but even if they do, a winning streak must end for either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg in Bahrain. Nico Rosberg is chasing his fifth win in a row after starting...

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