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  • McLaren facing pre-season crisis after Barcelona struggles

    McLaren facing pre-season crisis after Barcelona struggles

    McLaren are facing up to another pre-season crisis after their car broke down three times on the opening day of this week's concluding Formula One test. Stoffel Vandoorne had two electrical issues inside the first hour at Barcelona's Circuit de...

  • Hamilton fastest as F1 wraps up first test of 2018

    Hamilton fastest as F1 wraps up first test of 2018

    Formula One wrapped up the first pre-season test of the year in Barcelona on Thursday with four-times world champion Lewis Hamilton back on top of the timesheets for Mercedes. The Briton, who had done only 25 laps earlier in the week after snow...

  • Snow wipes out third day of Formula One testing

    Snow wipes out third day of Formula One testing

    Snow blew out the third day of Formula One's pre-season testing on Wednesday, with only five drivers eventually venturing out on the slippery track and McLaren's Fernando Alonso alone in completing a timed lap. The Spaniard's 'fastest' time of two...

  • Updated: Hamilton misses out on second day as Vettel tops timesheets

    Updated: Hamilton misses out on second day as Vettel tops timesheets

    Lewis Hamilton has been left on the back foot in pre-season testing after he missed a full day of running in Barcelona. The defending Formula One world champion had been scheduled to take to the wheel of his Mercedes at the Circuit de Catalunya on...

  • Alonso spins off while Ricciardo posts fastest time in Barcelona

    Alonso spins off while Ricciardo posts fastest time in Barcelona

    McLaren are playing catch-up after a wheel nut failure wrote off Fernando Alonso's opening morning of Formula One pre-season testing in Barcelona. The British team headed into Monday's first winter test brimming with optimism after ditching their...

  • Toro Rosso expect trouble-free year with Honda

    Toro Rosso expect trouble-free year with Honda

    Toro Rosso began their new Formula One partnership with Honda in optimistic fashion on Monday, with team principal Franz Tost looking forward to proving the doom-mongers wrong. Honda's engine has been the least reliable and slowest on the starting...

  • Watch: Good times are coming, says Alonso 

    Watch: Good times are coming, says Alonso 

    Double world champion Fernando Alonso sounded an optimistic note after driving the first Renault-powered McLaren Formula One car in Spain on Friday. The Spaniard, who has endured three hard years with unreliable and under-performing Honda engines,...

  • Watch: Alonso keen for step forward as McLaren break cover with new car

    Watch: Alonso keen for step forward as McLaren break cover with new car

    Double world champion Fernando Alonso expects McLaren to take a step forward this year after the British outfit became Formula One’s last major team to unveil their car for the new campaign. McLaren have endured a miserable run in recent years but...

  • Watch: New Ferrari looks a big step up, says Vettel

    Watch: New Ferrari looks a big step up, says Vettel

    Ferrari's new SF71H Formula One car already looks a big step up from last year's before it has turned a wheel in anger, four times world champion Sebastian Vettel said at Thursday's unveiling. The sport's oldest and most successful team are hoping...

  • Watch: Mercedes and Hamilton hope to start season with new deal done

    Watch: Mercedes and Hamilton hope to start season with new deal done

    Four times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes hope to have a new long-term deal wrapped up before the season starts in Australia next month, both parties said on Thursday. Speaking at the launch of the champions' new W09 car at...

  • Watch: Young Aitken lands Renault reserve role

    Watch: Young Aitken lands Renault reserve role

    Britain's Jack Aitken has been announced as Renault's reserve driver after the French team took the wraps off their 2018 challenger. Aitken, 22, from London, makes the step up from the GP3 championship - in which he finished runner-up to...

  • Watch: Sauber take wraps off new car following Alfa Romeo tie-up

    Watch: Sauber take wraps off new car following Alfa Romeo tie-up

    The Formula One launch season continued on Tuesday as Sauber unveiled their first car following its new partnership with Alfa Romeo. Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo is back in the sport following an absence of more than three decades and its...

  • Watch: Red Bull Racing launch 2018 car

    Watch: Red Bull Racing launch 2018 car

    Red Bull has become the first of Formula One's front-running teams to break cover with their new car for the forthcoming season. The team from Milton Keynes - which boasts one of the best driver pairings on the grid in Max Verstappen and Daniel...

  • Watch: Williams look to Lowe with launch of new F1 car

    Watch: Williams look to Lowe with launch of new F1 car

    Williams showed off their 2018 Formula One car on Thursday, with technical head Paddy Lowe signalling a change of direction as the former world champions seek to get back among the frontrunners. Images of the Mercedes-powered FW41 were shown on a...

  • Todt re-elected as FIA president

    Todt re-elected as FIA president

    Jean Todt has been re-elected unopposed for a third term as president of motor racing's governing body the FIA. Todt, 71, served as team principal for Ferrari and oversaw the Italian constructor's remarkable run of success which culminated in...

  • Alfa Romeo to become Sauber title sponsor

    Alfa Romeo to become Sauber title sponsor

    Alfa Romeo will become title sponsor of the Sauber Formula One team next season as part of a multi-year technical and commercial partnership, both sides announced on Wednesday. "This agreement with the Sauber F1 Team is a significant step in the...

  • Bottas denies Hamilton season-ending win

    Bottas denies Hamilton season-ending win

    World champion Lewis Hamilton fell short in his quest to end his title-winning campaign on top after Valtteri Bottas won the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Bottas led virtually every lap under the thousands of floodlights at the Yas Marina...

  • Bottas beats Hamilton for Abu Dhabi pole

    Bottas beats Hamilton for Abu Dhabi pole

      Lewis Hamilton was beaten to pole position by his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas for Sunday's final race of the year in Abu Dhabi. World champion Hamilton, who had appeared in ominous form for much of the weekend, was on course to steal pole...

  • Updated: Hamilton goes faster than Vettel edges Hamilton in Abu Dhabi practice

    Lewis Hamilton moved to the top of the order in second practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after trading blows with Sebastian Vettel in the final round of the season. Hamilton finished behind Vettel in the day's first running at the Yas Marina...

  • Vettel wins in Brazil, Hamilton fourth

    Vettel wins in Brazil, Hamilton fourth

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday while Lewis Hamilton fought from the back of the field to finish fourth for champions Mercedes. Hamilton, who clinched his fourth world championship in Mexico two weeks ago, started...