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  • Mercedes chief Wolff warming to engine changes

    Mercedes chief Wolff warming to engine changes

    Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff is beginning to thaw with regard to his stance over an unfreezing of the engine rules. The manufacturers of the power units – with the engine one of the six components that comprise the system – have been...

  • Audi boss knocks back Formula One speculation

    German carmaker Audi has knocked down speculation about a possible F1 entry in 2016 after recruiting former Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali to an unspecified role. “There is no decision that we are going in that direction,” Audi...

  • Rosberg facing uphill battle in championship

    Rosberg facing uphill battle in championship

    Nico Rosberg has conceded his hopes of winning this season’s Formula One world title are in serious jeopardy after being hit by Lewis Hamilton’s recent five-star run. Following their controversial collision during the Belgian Grand Prix which...

  • Epstein is confident over GP in Austin

    Circuit of the Americas chairman Bobby Epstein firmly believes the United States Grand Prix can survive financially at the venue. It had been suggested in the build up to Sunday’s race at the Austin track that COTA was struggling to make ends...

  • Hamilton set for title but spectre of double points haunts F1

    Hamilton set for title but spectre of double points haunts F1

    Lewis Hamilton’s US Grand Prix victory means the Briton can now secure his second Formula One title without having to win again but there could still be a sting in the tail. The spectre of double points, a novelty introduced for the first time for...

  • Ten in Texas for Lewis Hamilton

    Ten in Texas for Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton took a big step towards a second Formula One world championship yesterday with his 10th win of the season in a US Grand Prix that saw Mercedes equal the record for one-two finishes. The Briton stretched his lead over team-mate Nico...

  • Rosberg on pole for US Grand Prix

    Rosberg on pole for US Grand Prix

    Germany’s Nico Rosberg put Mercedes on pole position for the US Grand Prix yesterday with championship leading team-mate Lewis Hamilton qualifying second. Mercedes-powered Williams filled the second row with Finland’s Valtteri Bottas third fastest...

  • Alonso coy over future

    Alonso coy over future

    Fernando Alonso has again left his fans playing a guessing game over his future. Although it is widely understood Ferrari star Alonso has already finalised plans for 2015 and beyond, at present he is refusing to divulge. The belief is Alonso has...

  • Red Bull’s Vettel likely to miss qualifying in Austin

    Red Bull’s Vettel likely to miss qualifying in Austin

    Sebastian Vettel feels it will be “a shame” if he is unable to run in qualifying ahead of Sunday’s United States Grand Prix but admits his hands are tied by the regulations. It appears almost certain Red Bull will have to change the complete power...

  • Bianchi remains critical but stable

    Marussia driver Jules Bianchi remains “critical but stable” in hospital following his horrific accident at the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5, his family said yesterday. The 25-year-old Frenchman suffered a diffuse axonal injury to his brain,...

  • Old guard criticise F1 points scheme

    Old guard criticise F1 points scheme

    A trio of Formula One’s old stars have all criticised Bernie Ecclestone’s controversial double-points system for the final grand prix this year. With just 17 points separating Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg going into the last...

  • More teams could go bust – Mosley

    More teams could go bust – Mosley

    More Formula One teams could follow Caterham and Marussia into administration or failure, the former head of the sport’s governing body Max Mosley warned. This week’s US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas will have just nine teams on the track, the...

  • Marussia second team to go into administration

    Marussia second team to go into administration

    The struggling Marussia Formula One team have followed rivals Caterham into administration and will miss this weekend’s US Grand Prix, administrators FRP Advisory LLP said yesterday. The move will leave just nine teams and 18 cars on the starting...

  • Caterham and Marussia to miss next F1 races

    Caterham and Marussia to miss next F1 races

    The struggling Caterham and Marussia Formula One teams will both miss next weekend’s US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone told Reuters yesterday. “Neither of those two teams are going to go to America,”...

  • Caterham F1 Team administrators in a bid to find buyer

    Caterham F1 Team administrators in a bid to find buyer

    Administrators have been handed full management responsibility for the Caterham Formula One team in a bid to find a new buyer. Insolvency specialists Smith & Williamson closed the team factory in Leafield, Oxfordshire, on Thursday. The firm had...

  • Schumi has made progress, says doctor

    A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher after his skiing accident has said the seven-times Formula One champion has made progress but his recovery could still take years. “I have observed some progress but I would say we have to give him time,”...

  • Domenicali and Brawn on Bianchi accident panel

    Former Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali and ex-Mercedes principal Ross Brawn will be part of a panel reviewing Formula One safety in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s Japanese Grand Prix accident, the sport’s governing body said. The FIA said an accident...

  • Force India team retain Hulkenberg for next year

    Nico Hulkenberg has been retained by Force India for the 2015 Formula One season. Hailed as a “true racer” and a motivator by team principal Vijay Mallya, Hulkenberg has enjoyed his strongest season to date this campaign since returning to the...

  • Raikkonen hints at an extra year at Ferrari

    Raikkonen hints at an extra year at Ferrari

    Kimi Raikkonen has dropped a hint he may carry on at Ferrari for one more season beyond his current contract before retiring from Formula One for good. On his return to Ferrari this season Raikkonen has endured a wretched campaign as the switch to...

  • Pirelli performs U-turn on Brazil tyre selection

    Pirelli performs U-turn on Brazil tyre selection

    Formula One’s sole tyre supplier Pirelli has changed its compounds for next month’s Brazilian Grand Prix after reassessing the state of new asphalt laid at Sao Paulo’s Interlagos circuit. The original choice of hard and medium tyres was criticised...

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