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  • Williams upbeat for F1 future

    Williams upbeat for F1 future

    Former champions Williams ex-pressed optimism for Formula One’s future under the sport’s new owners Liberty Media after the team reported a profit and increased revenues for 2016. The British-based team, who last won a race in 2012, finished fifth...

  • F1 overtaking in the spotlight after opener

    F1 overtaking in the spotlight after opener

    Formula One entered a bold new era in Sunday’s Australian season-opener with bigger tyres, faster cars and a winning Ferrari but the lack of overtaking is causing concern. “What overtaking?,” said Brazilian veteran Felipe Massa when the Williams...

  • Hamilton hopes for ‘best versus best’ duel with Vettel

    Hamilton hopes for ‘best versus best’ duel with Vettel

    The outcome in Melbourne on Sunday raised hopes of a genuine title tussle between the two dominant Formula One drivers of the past decade, even if overtaking opportunities were thin on the ground. The first Ferrari victory since 2015 made...

  • Five things we learned from Australian Grand Prix

    Five things we learned from Australian Grand Prix

    Sebastian Vettel’s victory at Albert Park underlined his and Italian team Ferrari’s title credentials for the new Formula One campaign. Here, PA Sport dissects five key talking points from the opening round of the season. 1. Ferrari really are the...

  • 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...

  • Hamilton, Vettel lock horns on eve of new F1 season

    Hamilton, Vettel lock horns on eve of new F1 season

    Ferrari, who have not won a title in more than a decade, are hotly tipped to take the assault to Lewis Hamilton’s all-conquering Mercedes team this season, after an overhaul of the sport’s technical regulations coupled with an encouraging winter...

  • Ferrari must take test results into first race, says Hakkinen

    Ferrari must take test results into first race, says Hakkinen

    Formula One team Ferrari have set expectations high after strong performances in testing and could pay a heavy price if they disappoint in the season’s opening race in Australia, according to retired double world champion Mika Hakkinen. Ferrari...

  • Watson blames Honda for McLaren struggles

    Watson blames Honda for McLaren struggles

    Former McLaren driver John Watson has labelled the turmoil at his old team as “truly depressing” and pointed the finger of blame at engine supplier Honda. McLaren are facing up to another season of bitter disappointment after a dour campaign of...

  • Rivals are closer, warns Mercedes team boss

    Rivals are closer, warns Mercedes team boss

    Formula One’s new rules are “just what the doctor ordered”, even if rival teams have become more competitive, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff. The Austrian said in a preview for Sunday’s Australian season-opener in Melbourne that...

  • Lowe moves to Williams

    Lowe moves to Williams

    Paddy Lowe has joined the Williams Formula One team from champions Mercedes with immediate effect as chief technical officer and shareholder in the group, Williams announced yesterday. The team did not say how big a stake Lowe had taken or where...

  • F1 - McLaren 'considering options' with Honda

    F1 - McLaren 'considering options' with Honda

    McLaren say they are "considering options" with engine suppliers Honda amid media reports that the Formula One team have sounded out former engine partners Mercedes over a possible future supply following problems in testing. The BBC reported that...

  • Force India unveil new pink livery for 2017

    Force India unveil new pink livery for 2017

    British-based Formula One team Force India will race in pink this season after unveiling a radical new livery. The constructor, which operates out of Silverstone, has made the distinctive change to mark a new sponsorship deal. Force India, who...

  • Vettel insists Mercedes still top dogs

    Vettel insists Mercedes still top  dogs

    Sebastian Vettel insists Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes remain the team to beat despite the Ferrari driver setting the fastest time of pre-season Formula One testing in Barcelona. Ferrari have been reliable and quick this winter as they bid to bounce...

  • Mercedes wrap up first test with Hamilton absent

    Mercedes wrap up first test with Hamilton absent

    Formula One world champions Mercedes called an early end to their first pre-season test yesterday with Lewis Hamilton failing to get on track in the morning after an apparent electrical problem. If there were some cynics in the press room for the...

  • Bottas sets pace as Mercedes dominate Barcelona test

    Bottas sets pace as Mercedes dominate Barcelona test

    Valtteri Bottas ended the penultimate day of testing leading the way for Mercedes as rookie teenager Lance Stroll crashed out for the second consecutive day in Barcelona. Mercedes have been the class of the field this week and they reigned supreme...

  • Raikkonen on top

    Raikkonen on top

    Kimi Raikkonen put Ferrari on top of the timesheets after the second day of Formula One’s pre-season testing yesterday but world champions Mercedes still led the way on kilometres covered. Raikkonen was a mere 0.023 faster than triple champion...

  • Hamilton, Mercedes set blistering pace

    Hamilton, Mercedes set blistering pace

    Lewis Hamilton set the pace for champions Mercedes on the opening day of Formula One’s first pre-season test yesterday with his new car gobbling up the laps with a hunger that others could not match. Hamilton, already favourite for a fourth title...

  • F1 relaxes social media rules for teams

    Formula One’s new owners signalled a break from the Bernie Ecclestone era yesterday by giving teams and drivers greater freedom to engage with fans on social media from inside the circuit confines. Ecclestone, ousted as the sport’s commercial...

  • Red Bull unveil car they hope will end Mercedes domination

    Red Bull unveil car they hope will end Mercedes domination

    Red Bull became the final of Formula One’s elite teams to reveal their car for the forthcoming championship season. The former world champions are hoping to take advantage of the change to the sport’s technical regulations and usurp Lewis...

  • This may hurt, says Hamilton as F1 gets back on the track

    Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton is expecting to feel the pain, no matter how much he has worked out over the winter break, when Formula One’s first pre-season test starts today. Aching backs and stiff necks are likely to keep the team physios...