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  • Hamilton dedicates 'beautiful' pole to Lauda

    Hamilton dedicates 'beautiful' pole to Lauda

    Lewis Hamilton said Saturday he wanted to dedicate his "beautiful" pole-clinching lap at the Monaco Grand Prix to Niki Lauda, who died earlier this week. The emotional defending five-time champion was animated after the session, leaping into catch...

  • Upset Leclerc promises 'extreme approach' in Monaco race

    Upset Leclerc promises 'extreme approach' in Monaco race

    Charles Leclerc said he would take "an extreme approach" to Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix after being knocked out in Q1 in Saturday's qualifying session. The Monegasque Ferrari driver qualified 16th after an error-strewn session that was in stark...

  • Hamilton snatches dramatic Monaco GP pole with record lap

    Hamilton snatches dramatic Monaco GP pole with record lap

    Lewis Hamilton snatched a dramatic pole position for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix with an all-time circuit record lap in the final seconds to outpace Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas by 0.086 seconds. The defending five-time champion and series...

  • Updated: Hamilton and Bottas deliver perfect on-track Lauda tribute

    Updated: Hamilton and Bottas deliver perfect on-track Lauda tribute

    Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas delivered a perfect on-track tribute to Niki Lauda on Thursday when they topped the times for the dominant Mercedes team in second practice at the Monaco Grand Prix. The two Silver Arrows drivers were separated...

  • Ferrari and Mercedes to carry Lauda tributes on cars

    Ferrari and Mercedes to carry Lauda tributes on cars

    Ferrari and Mercedes will set their rivalry aside and join in tributes to honour Niki Lauda at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, the teams said on Wednesday. As the Formula One paddock gathered in the cramped Mediterranean harbour, it was also...

  • A story of fire and ice: Niki Lauda, Formula One legend

    A story of fire and ice: Niki Lauda, Formula One legend

    On fire in a burning cockpit: Formula One legend Niki Lauda, who died late on Monday at the age of 70, will forever be known for his 1976 accident. But even the horrific crash could not shake the 1975 world champion's icy determination -- he...

  • Lauda 'irreplaceable', says Mercedes chief Wolff

    Lauda 'irreplaceable', says Mercedes chief Wolff

    Formula One legend Niki Lauda is "irreplaceable", Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said in reaction to the death of the Austrian three-time world champion at the age of 70. Lauda -- whose death comes eight months after he underwent a lung...

  • Former F1 champion Niki Lauda dies at 70

    Former F1 champion Niki Lauda dies at 70

    Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said in a statement released to Austrian media early Tuesday. "With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on...

  • Watch: Alonso in major crash during Indy practice

    Watch: Alonso in major crash during Indy practice

      Spanish driver Fernando Alonso crashed heavily during the third practice session for the Indy 500 race, but escaped injury. He lost control of his McLaren car after hitting a wall. It was the second major setback for the double F1 champion after...

  • Dutch F1 Grand Prix returns at 'iconic' Zandvoort next season

    Dutch F1 Grand Prix returns at 'iconic' Zandvoort next season

    The Dutch Grand Prix will return next season at Zandvoort after a 35-year absence, Formula One organisers announced on Tuesday. A deal to stage the race at the historic seaside resort circuit near Amsterdam has been signed for at least three...

  • Watch: F1 car sent to cancer-stricken boy who inspired Hamilton

    Watch: F1 car sent to cancer-stricken boy who inspired Hamilton

    A Formula One car has been sent to the home of the cancer-stricken boy who inspired Lewis Hamilton's Spanish Grand Prix triumph. Hamilton dedicated his win in Barcelona to Harry Shaw, a five-year-old from Surrey, who is set to lose his battle...

  • Hamilton wins in Spain to take championship lead

    Hamilton wins in Spain to take championship lead

    Lewis Hamilton beat Valtteri Bottas in the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday to replace his team-mate as world championship leader as Mercedes' extended their record start to the season with a fifth 1-2 finish. The defending five-time world champion...

  • Bottas edges Hamilton to complete pole hat-trick in Mercedes lockout

    Bottas edges Hamilton to complete pole hat-trick in Mercedes lockout

    Championship leader Valtteri Bottas grabbed pole position for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix when he outpaced his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a tightly-contested qualifying session. The Finn, who leads the defending five-time champion by a...

  • Bottas and Hamilton maintain stranglehold in Barcelona

    Bottas and Hamilton maintain stranglehold in Barcelona

    Valtteri Bottas completed a perfect double for Mercedes on Friday when he headed team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the second free practice for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. The world championship leading Finn, who is one point ahead of the...

  • 'Our history is completely linked,' says Prost of Senna

    'Our history is completely linked,' says Prost of Senna

    Twenty-five years after Ayrton Senna's death at Imola, one of his great rivals, French driver Alain Prost said: "Not only my career but also my life is tied to Ayrton Senna". "These are things that can be explained, but not completely," Prost...

  • Watch: How Senna's death made Formula One safer

    Watch: How Senna's death made Formula One safer

    The death of Ayrton Senna 25 years ago changed Formula One's attitude to safety to such an extent that only one driver, Jules Bianchi in 2014, has since suffered a fatal accident. In 1994, Formula One had gone eight years without a death.  After...

  • Watch: Ayrton Senna: Brazil mourns 'superhero' 25 years after his death

    Watch: Ayrton Senna: Brazil mourns 'superhero' 25 years after his death

    A master on the Formula One racing track, triple world champion Ayrton Senna was the pride of Brazil. Twenty-five years after his tragic death in the San Marino Grand Prix, he remains one of the country´s biggest sporting legends. The anniversary...

  • 'Proud' Bottas wins as Mercedes sweep home one-two again

    'Proud' Bottas wins as Mercedes sweep home one-two again

      A determined Valtteri Bottas resisted an attacking final charge by his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to win Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix and regain the lead in the 2019 drivers title race. In a thrilling, closely-fought and dramatic...

  • Bottas takes Azerbaijan pole as 'stupid' Leclerc hits castle wall

    Bottas takes Azerbaijan pole as 'stupid' Leclerc hits castle wall

    Valtteri Bottas took pole position ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes secured a front row lockout for Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix. In treacherous cooling conditions on the demanding Baku street circuit, the Finn produced an outright...

  • Watch: Wacky races as Ferrari dominate Baku

    Watch: Wacky races as Ferrari dominate Baku

    Ferrari dominated the second practice session of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Friday, but the action on the street circuit was marred by the bizarre sight of a Williams car tripped up by a loose drain cover and a collision with a bridge which took...