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Hamilton takes pole for first race of the season; Ferrari second

Hamilton takes pole for first race of the season; Ferrari second

Briton Lewis Hamilton took pole for Mercedes in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix, edging Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel into second on the grid. Three-times champion Hamilton's new team-mate Valtteri Bottas will start third ahead of fourth-placed Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen. Hamilton's flying lap of one-minute 22.188 seconds set a new lap record at...

  • F1 teams asked to revise cars after Monger crash

    Formula One teams have been told to change the rear jack points on their cars for safety reasons after a recent Formula Four accident that cost British teenager Billy Monger his legs. International Automobile Federation (FIA) safety director...

  • Pressure building on Stroll as Monaco looms

    Pressure building on Stroll as Monaco looms

    The pressure is building on 18-year-old Formula One rookie Lance Stroll, even if the Canadian continues to sound positive, and Monaco next week is likely to be his toughest race yet. With five races done, a quarter of the season, the youngest...

  • Hamilton unsure if his cordial relationship with Vettel will last

    Hamilton unsure if his cordial relationship with Vettel will last

    Lewis Hamilton has hinted for the first time that his friendly relationship with Sebastian Vettel could be under threat after their wheel-to-wheel duel at the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton moved to within six points of his title rival after beating...

  • Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Spanish Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Spanish Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton has sealed what could turn out to be a crucial pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix after edging out championship rival Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton, who secured the 64th pole of his career to move to within one of his boyhood...

  • Bottas can turn it up to 11 in Spain

    Bottas can turn it up to 11 in Spain

    Valtteri Bottas can add his name to one of Formula One’s longest sequences by following up his breakthrough win in Russia with another triumph when the European season starts in Spain this weekend. The Finn, fresh from his first grand prix victory...

  • Intense battle looming as Formula One heads home

    Intense battle looming as  Formula One heads home

    Formula One heads home after four opening long-haul races with the championship finely balanced between champions Mercedes and Ferrari and the prospect of an intense battle stretching out ahead. With the European season proper starting in Spain...

  • Bottas takes his first F1 victory with Russian win

    Bottas takes his first F1 victory with Russian win

    Finland's Valtteri Bottas seized the first Formula One victory of his career at the Russian Grand Prix today after jumping both Ferraris at the start and then holding his nerve over the tense closing laps. World championship leader Sebastian...

  • Vettel leads Ferrari front row sweep in Russia

    Vettel leads Ferrari front row sweep in Russia

    Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel secured Ferrari's first pole position since 2015 with team mate Kimi Raikkonen completing a front row sweep at the Russian Grand Prix. The pole, Vettel's 47th, ended a run of 18 in a row for world...

  • Revved-up Vettel leads the red revival to Russia

    Revved-up Vettel leads  the red revival to Russia

    Formula One champions Mercedes have led every lap of every Russian Grand Prix since the race made its debut around Sochi’s Olympic Park in 2014 but Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will aim to break that streak this weekend. The four times world...

  • McLaren’s testing programme disrupted by engine issues

    McLaren’s sorry season took another miserable twist yesterday after further problems with their Honda engine contributed to them missing eight hours of testing in Bahrain. While Lewis Hamilton – back in his Mercedes after finishing a disappointing...

  • McLaren woes persist in Bahrain

    Fernando Alonso castigated Honda on Sunday after his McLaren team endured a Bahrain Grand Prix nightmare, with Belgian rookie Stoffel Vandoorne failing to make it even as far as the starting grid. McLaren said Vandoorne, who had qualified 17th,...

  • Vettel victories could force a Mercedes rethink

    Vettel victories could force a Mercedes rethink

    Formula One world champions Mercedes have indicated they may increasingly have to favour Lewis Hamilton over new team mate Valtteri Bottas to counter the threat posed by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. In practice, that is likely to mean the reluctant...

  • Ecclestone reveals scant contact with new F1 bosses

    Former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone returned to the Formula One paddock last week, for the first time since he was ousted in January, and revealed how little involvement he has had with the new management. The 86-year-old, who ran Formula...

  • Bottas ends Hamilton's pole run in Bahrain

    Bottas ends Hamilton's pole run in Bahrain

    Finland's Valtteri Bottas took his first Formula One pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix to end Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton's bid for a seventh in a row. Triple world champion Hamilton qualified alongside, a mere 0.023 slower than...

  • No Shanghai surprise but Ferrari confirm challenge

    No Shanghai surprise but Ferrari confirm challenge

    Lewis Hamilton may have taken the spoils in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix but Sebastian Vettel’s second-place finish provided clear evidence that Ferrari appear more than capable of taking the fight to the Briton’s Mercedes team. Vettel sprung...

  • Hamilton takes pole for Chinese Grand Prix, Ferrari second

    Hamilton takes pole for Chinese Grand Prix, Ferrari second

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will start the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix from pole position after setting the fastest time in qualifying. Sebastian Vettel will start second in his Ferrari, just 0.186 seconds slower than Hamilton's benchmark,...

  • Shanghai mist wipes out first day of China GP

    Shanghai mist wipes out first day of China GP

    The Shanghai weather all but wiped out the first two practice sessions for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix yesterday with poor visibility in the city forcing the grounding of the medical support helicopter. Drivers were only able to run for 22...

  • Malaysia to host final F1 race this year

    Malaysia will stage its final Formula One Grand Prix in October after the government and the sport’s commercial rights holders announced yesterday that their hosting agreement would end a year early. The Southeast Asian country has hosted a round...

  • Vettel tips Mercedes as favourites for Chinese GP

    Vettel tips Mercedes as  favourites for Chinese GP

    Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has tipped Mercedes as favourites to win the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday even after his victory in Formula One’s season-opening round in Australia. “I think Mercedes still has to be the favourite, obviously,”...

  • Alonso refuses to rule out move in 2018

    Alonso refuses to rule out move in 2018

    Fernando Alonso has ruled out quitting McLaren during this season – but believes the door is still open on a mouth-watering move to join Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes in 2018. McLaren have endured a desperately disappointing start to the new...

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