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  • Rosberg claims Bahrain pole to deny Hamilton

    Rosberg claims Bahrain pole to deny Hamilton

    Nico Rosberg denied Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton a hat-trick of successive pole positions to clinch top spot on the grid for today’s night-time Bahrain Grand Prix (start: 17.00 Malta time). After clinching victory in last Sunday’s race in...

  • Rosberg on pole

    Nico Rosberg will start tomorrow afternoon's Bahrain grand prix on pole in his Mercedes, with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the second slot. Ricciardo (Red Bull) qualified third followed by Bottas (Williams), Perez (Force India), Raikkonen...

  • Hamilton shines in Bahrain practice

    Hamilton shines in Bahrain practice

    Lewis Hamilton led Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in a shimmering one-two in floodlit practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix yesterday. The 2008 world champion, winner in steamy Malaysia last weekend ahead of championship leader Rosberg, picked up...

  • Schumacher has 'signs of awakening'

    Schumacher has 'signs of awakening'

    Michael Schumacher is showing "moments of consciousness and awakening" more than three months after suffering serious head injuries in a skiing accident, his manager has said. Manager Sabine Kehm said in a statement that "Michael is making...

  • Bahrain to light up for Mercedes duel

    Bahrain to light up for Mercedes duel

    The spotlights, all 5,000 of them, will be on Mercedes team-mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton on Sunday when Bahrain adds another novel twist to an already changed Formula One landscape. The pair are one-two in the new-look championship after...

  • Hamilton feeling more confident than last year

    Hamilton feeling more confident than last year

    Lewis Hamilton believes he is far better equipped to deal with this year’s Formula One world title challenge than in previous seasons. Hamilton stoked up the fires of his latest championship charge with a stirring lights-to-flag victory in...

  • Red Bull form a warning says Mercedes boss Wolff

    Red Bull form a warning says Mercedes boss Wolff

    Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff believes Red Bull have provided his team with “a necessary wake-up call” following their remarkable early-season revival. Throughout pre-season testing reigning champions Red Bull suffered a litany of technical...

  • Mercedes march on but Red Bull closing in

    Mercedes march on but Red Bull closing in

    With two wins from two races under their belt in the new Formula One season, Mercedes are powering confidently towards another speedster’s paradise in Bahrain this week, albeit with a watchful eye on fast improving rivals Red Bull. Lewis...

  • Abu Dhabi circuit chief defends F1 double points change

    Abu Dhabi’s circuit chief has defended Formula One’s decision to award double points for the final grand prix of the 2014 season, which the UAE capital will stage in November. The FIA made the points change in a bid to keep the championship alive...

  • Pole-to-flag Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two

    Pole-to-flag Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two

    Briton’s Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix with a pole-to-flag victory ahead of Nico Rosberg yesterday in a first Mercedes one-two since they returned to Formula One as a works team in 2010. The 2008 Formula One world champion easily...

  • 10-place grid penalty for Ricciardo

    Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was handed a 10-place grid penalty for next Sunday’s Bahrain GP after Formula One stewards ruled he had left the pits in an unsafe manner in yesterday’s Malaysian race. The Australian driver, who had been in fourth...

  • Slick Hamilton on pole for Malaysian GP

    Slick Hamilton on pole for Malaysian GP

    Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton made it two poles in two races after emerging unscathed from an incident-packed Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying yesterday. The Briton saw off Red Bull’s quadruple champion Sebastian Vettel by 0.055 of a second in a...

  • Tyre trouble hinders Mercedes advantage

    Heavy tyre degradation caused by the searing Sepang temperatures has limited Mercedes’ advantage over their Formula One rivals at the Malaysian Grand Prix, according to cham-pionship leader Nico Rosberg. Rosberg was still quickest in practice but...

  • Formula One party arrives in mourning Malaysia

    Formula One party arrives in mourning Malaysia

    The world of Formula One descends on Kuala Lumpur for the often dramatic Malaysian Grand Prix with excitement around the Sepang circuit unusually muted as the country mourns the disappearance of flight MH370. The Sepang circuit is a stone’s throw...

  • Quieter engines are bad for fans, says Vettel

    Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has blasted the sport’s new V6 turbo engines for a lack of noise, saying the tracks were now quieter than most bars and that fans were missing out. The German has dominated the sport for the last four...

  • Most problems are resolved, say Renault

    Most problems are resolved, say Renault

    Most of the engine problems suffered by Renault-powered cars at the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix have been resolved, the manufacturer said yesterday ahead of this weekend’s race in Malaysia. Renault supply world champions Red...

  • Pook makes case for Long Beach race

    Formula One has stated a strong financial case in its bid to return to Long Beach. The southern Californian resort staged the last of seven grands prix in 1983, following which CART and IndyCar have taken to its streets. Formula One is still...

  • Red Bull lodge Ricciardo appeal

    Red Bull lodge Ricciardo appeal

    Red Bull have formally confirmed their intention to appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. Ricciardo had initally thrilled his home crowd at Melbourne’s Albert Park in finishing runner-up to...

  • Mercedes boss Wolff targets the world title

    Mercedes Motorsport boss Toto Wolff believes it would be “a failure” for the team not to win the F1 world title this year. As suspected in pre-season testing, Mercedes comfortably have the quickest cars on the evidence of the season-opening...

  • Australian GP chief raps Ecclestone about quiet cars

    Australian GP chief raps Ecclestone about quiet cars

    Australian Grand Prix organisers have complained to Formula One commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone about the quieter V6-powered cars and say their reduced volume may have breached race contracts with Formula One management. Australian Grand Prix...

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