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  • Rosberg fastest in rainy Sao Paolo

    Persistent rain emerged the victor on Formula One's final Friday practice session of the season, with Mercedes' Nico Rosberg quickest thanks to his time set early in the day. Rosberg's lap of one minute 24.781secs - around an Interlagos circuit...

  • Red Bull’s Vettel and Webber ready for one last battle

    Sebastian Vettel wants to end the Formula One season with a record win, while Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber would love to call time on his 12-year grand prix career with a farewell victory in Brazil. There can be only one winner of Sunday’s...

  • Bridesmaid tag beckons Mercedes

    Mercedes are wary of the unpredictable nature of Interlagos that could scupper their bid to finish second in the constructors’ championship. Whilst Red Bull were crowned Formula One champions for a fourth year in a row last month, that has left...

  • It’s up to others to improve – Horner

    Red Bull team principal Christian Horner insists there is no reason for anyone within his organisation to feel guilty about their level of domination. Formula One fans are becoming increasingly disgruntled with seeing Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull...

  • Alonso in better shape

    Fernando Alonso is confident he will be in better shape for this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix after enduring a painful and stressful time in the United States. Alonso put himself through the pain barrier in America after jarring his back a...

  • Red Bull trumpet record pitstop

    Amid all the champagne celebrations for Sebastian Vettel’s eighth win in a row in Austin on Sunday, Red Bull still found time to claim another Formula One record for the quickest ever pitstop. The team said after the US Grand Prix that Australian...

  • Investors confident of Lotus deal

    The man behind the consortium seeking to invest in Lotus is adamant the long-awaited deal will be concluded this week. Lotus have been in talks with frontman Mansoor Ijaz since May, but six months on are still awaiting delivery of the money for a...

  • Grosjean blossoms into team leader

    Romain Grosjean was hailed as a future Lotus leader on Sunday after second place at the US Grand Prix highlighted just how much progress the Frenchman has made since his ‘first lap nutcase’ days of 2012. “You have represented Lotus in a very proud...

  • Vettel makes history in the US

    Sebastian Vettel made Formula One history by chalking up an eighth successive victory in a single season after taking the chequered flag at the United States Grand Prix yesterday. After equalling Michael Schumacher’s 2004 feat a fortnight ago in...

  • Vettel grabs pole for US GP

    Sebastian Vettel again conjured another late blast to snatch pole position from Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber for today’s United States Grand Prix (start: 8pm Malta time). A poor final sector around Austin’s Circuit of the Americas cost Webber...

  • Mercedes give Hamilton new chassis for US GP

    Lewis Hamilton will have a new chassis for tomorrow’s US Formula One Grand Prix (starting 8pm Malta time) after Mercedes discovered two large cracks in the car he was scheduled to drive in Austin. The 2008 world champion, winner of the inaugural...

  • Perez shocked by McLaren decision to drop him

    Sergio Perez expressed his shock at McLaren’s decision to drop him this week and hoped he would find another Formula One drive for next season despite time being against him. The Mexican, who has two more races with the team including tomorrow’s...

  • Surgery successful for Raikkonen

    Kimi Raikkonen has undergone a successful operation on his back. Raikkonen announced on Sunday he would miss the final two grands prix of the season in the United States this weekend and Brazil next due to a long-standing back issue. Raikkonen...

  • Kovalainen handed Lotus seat

    Finland’s Heikki Kovalainen will return to Formula One as a stand-in for compatriot Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus in the final two races of the season, the team said at the US Grand Prix in Austin yesterday. Raikkonen, currently third in the...

  • Lone star Vettel eyes eighth win in a row

    Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel can shine above all others in the Lone Star State this weekend by becoming the first Formula One driver to chalk up eight successive victories in a single season. The second US Grand Prix held at the Circuit of the...

  • FIA chief Todt set for re-election

    Jean Todt, the president of world motorsport’s governing body, will stand unopposed for re-election next month after rival David Ward announced yesterday he was withdrawing his candidacy. “It has not proved possible to secure the required number...

  • Hamilton looking to win over fans in the US

    Lewis Hamilton has no doubt Formula One will ultimately win over its sceptical American audience. The sport returned to the US for the first time last season after a five-year absence, with the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the...

  • Magnussen to take over from Perez

    McLaren are set to replace Mexican Sergio Perez with Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen for next season, media reports said this week. Sources close to the Formula One team indicated the reports were accurate. A McLaren spokesman said no deal had been...

  • Brazil’s Massa opts to sign for Williams

    Brazilian Felipe Massa will replace Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado at Williams next season after signing a multi-year contract, the F1 team announced yesterday. Finland’s Valtteri Bottas will remain as the ex-champions’ other driver. “When I...

  • Raikkonen to miss the last two races of current season

    Kimi Raikkonen has pulled out of the last two races of the Formula One season in Texas and Brazil after deciding to have back surgery this week, the Lotus driver’s management said yesterday. The decision ended the 2007 world champion’s two seasons...

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