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  • 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...

  • Vettel still on the attack for title

    Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel returns to a happy hunting ground in Singapore this weekend still on maximum attack for another drivers’ title. The Ferrari driver picked up his second win of the year at the Hungarian Grand Prix in July...

  • Focus on championship, not Senna feat – Hamilton

    Focus on championship, not Senna feat – Hamilton

    Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton said he would be emotional if he matched Ayrton Senna’s 41 Grand Prix wins at Sunday’s Singapore race but his focus remained entirely on retaining the world title. The Briton picked up his 40th Grand...

  • Hamilton is preparing for a backlash from Rosberg

    Lewis Hamilton expects Nico Rosberg to bounce back from his crushing Monza retirement at this week’s Singapore Grand Prix. Hamilton holds a 53-point lead over his Mercedes team-mate in the Formula One championship after Rosberg’s engine blew up in...

  • Monza hopes rise after talks

    Monza’s hopes of staying on the Formula One calendar after 2016 have risen after a weekend that left no doubt about the historic Italian circuit’s importance to drivers, fans and the very fabric of the sport. “We’ll get something done, I’m sure,”...

  • Hamilton in dominant Monza win

    Hamilton in dominant Monza win

    Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix to take a 53-point lead in the Formula One championship yesterday after Mercedes team-mate and closest rival Nico Rosberg retired with his car in flames. The Briton had to wait several more hours, however,...

  • Hamilton fends off Ferrari challenge

    Hamilton fends off Ferrari challenge

    Lewis Hamilton held off the challenge from Ferrari to claim his 49th career pole position for today’s Italian Grand Prix. The world champion, who has topped every session so far this weekend, will be joined on the front row by Kimi Raikkonen with...

  • McLaren urged to stick with Button

    McLaren urged to stick with Button

    Lewis Hamilton has urged McLaren to retain Jenson Button (picture) next season with the British driver’s future in limbo. Button, in the midst of his worst-ever season, could be without a drive next term as McLaren weigh up whether to replace the...

  • Williams increase revenues and pay down debt

    The improved track performance of the Williams F1 team was reflected in the interim results of the parent company yesterday with Williams Grand Prix Holdings reporting increased revenues and reduced debt. “The improved performance of our Formula...

  • Hamilton fastest

    Hamilton fastest

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton set the pace in practice for the Italian Grand Prix yesterday with dominant Mercedes turning on the power and leaving their rivals trailing. The Briton, who will be chasing his 11th pole position in 12...

  • Williams retain Bottas and Massa for 2016

    Finland’s Valtteri Bottas and Brazilian Felipe Massa will be racing for Williams again next season, the Formula One team said yesterday in an announcement ending speculation about the possible return of Jenson Button. “Stability is key for any...

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