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  • Frustrations mount for Hamilton as Vettel takes pole

    Frustrations mount for Hamilton as Vettel takes pole

    Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from only ninth as his rival Sebastian Vettel stormed to pole position. Defending champion Hamilton has been off the pace all weekend and, while he posted the fourth quickest lap in a...

  • Raikkonen leads Ferrari one-two in Bahrain practice

    Raikkonen leads Ferrari one-two in Bahrain practice

    KimiRaikkonen led his championship-leading team mate Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari one-two at the top of the timesheets in floodlit free practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday. The Finn was summoned to the stewards afterwards for an unsafe...

  • Five talking points ahead of the Bahrain GP

    Five talking points ahead of the Bahrain GP

    Following on from Sebastian Vettel's victory at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, the Formula One circus heads to Bahrain for the second round of the championship. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the key talking points ahead of...

  • Watch: Vettel wins F1 season-opener in Melbourne

    Watch: Vettel wins F1 season-opener in Melbourne

    Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton to victory at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix as the Briton was left to rue a pit-stop slip-up. The Ferrari driver was allowed to emerge back out on to the track ahead of pole-sitter Hamilton after...

  • Hamilton takes pole in Melbourne

    Hamilton takes pole in Melbourne

    Lewis Hamilton is in prime position to open his Formula One championship with a victory after storming to pole at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Hamilton was in a class of one as he steered his Mercedes to the front slot of the grid...

  • Hamilton fastest but Red Bull, Ferrari in hunt

    Hamilton fastest but Red Bull, Ferrari in hunt

    Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets for Mercedes in both practice sessions at the Australian Grand Prix on Friday but Red Bull's Max Verstappen showed enough pace to give the Silver Arrows pause for thought. After lapping...

  • Watch: Ferrari again fastest on final day of F1 testing

    Watch: Ferrari again fastest on final day of F1 testing

    Formula One wrapped up pre-season testing on Friday with Kimi Raikkonen keeping Ferrari on top of the timesheets for the second day in a row. The Finn's lap of one minute 17.221 seconds around Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya was the second...

  • Watch: Vettel sets track record in Barcelona testing

    Watch: Vettel sets track record in Barcelona testing

    Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel wrapped up the penultimate day of Formula One's pre-season testing in impressive style by setting an unofficial track record at the Circuit de Catalunya on Thursday. The four-times world champion lapped with a best time...

  • Watch: Ricciardo breaks Barcelona track record in testing

    Watch: Ricciardo breaks Barcelona track record in testing

    Daniel Ricciardo showed Red Bull's pace on Wednesday by lapping Barcelona's Formula One circuit faster than anyone since the track was reconfigured in 2007. The Australian's time of one minute 18.047 seconds on the new hypersoft Pirelli tyres lit...

  • 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...