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  • 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...

  • Lotus head for Monza GP hoping for good news

    The Lotus trucks were heading to Monza yesterday as the financially-troubled Formula One team moved to calm fears they might not make it to this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix. Despite the positive news, confirmed by a spokesman, the British-based...

  • Hulkenberg signs two-year extension at Force India

    Hulkenberg signs two-year extension at Force India

    Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg has signed a two-year contract extension to stay with Force India until the end of the 2017 season, the Silverstone-based team said yesterday. “I know this team inside out and I feel at home here so it made...

  • FIA to test driver safety ideas in September

    Formula One’s governing body the FIA will test two different concepts designed at improving driver safety and revolutionising the sport. The debate surrounding protected cockpits has gathered pace following the tragic death of Justin Wilson on...

  • F1 counts its lucky stars

    F1 counts its lucky stars

    Formula One can count its lucky stars after Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg escaped unscathed from high-speed tyre blowouts at the Belgian Grand Prix. Had the incidents involving Germany’s top two current drivers happened moments earlier, the...

  • Lewis Hamilton ‘wary’ after tyre incident in Spa

    Lewis Hamilton revealed he backed off in the closing stages of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix after Sebastian Vettel’s devastating tyre failure. Hamilton claimed his sixth victory of the season to extend his lead over Nico Rosberg to 28 points in the...

  • Hamilton cruises to dream win at Spa-Francorchamps

    Hamilton cruises to dream win at Spa-Francorchamps

    World champion Lewis Hamilton won the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position yesterday to stretch his lead over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to 28 points with eight races remaining. Nico Rosberg finished 2.0 seconds behind Lewis Hamilton, in a...

  • Championship leader Hamilton bags sixth straight pole in Spa

    Lewis Hamilton blew away his rivals to claim his sixth straight pole position for today’s Belgian Grand Prix. The world champion yesterday posted a best lap of one minute 47.197 seconds to leave Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg trailing in his wake...

  • Rosberg fastest despite tyre blowout

    Rosberg fastest despite tyre blowout

    Nico Rosberg was fastest for Mercedes in Belgian Grand Prix practice yesterday despite an explosive, high-speed tyre blowout that had the German wrestling to keep the car out of the barriers. After lapping fastest in bright and sunny morning...

  • Hamilton revved up for a new start in SpaFormula One Belgium Grand Prix

    Hamilton revved up for a new start in SpaFormula One Belgium Grand Prix

    The holidays are over and Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton faces a new start as the second half of the season revs up at Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps circuit this weekend. The rules have been tweaked, meaning drivers on the starting grid...

  • Ferrari retain Raikkonen for next season

    Ferrari’s Formula One driver line-up will remain unchanged next season after the Italian glamour team ended speculation surrounding Kimi Raikkonen’s future by confirming him for another year yesterday. “Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has...

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