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  • 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...

  • Little fanfare as Ferrari present the new F1 car

    Little fanfare as Ferrari present the new F1 car

    Ferrari unveiled their new Formula One car, the SF70-H, yesterday with the minimum of fanfare after a disappointing 2016 season but plenty of hope among fans that the Italian team will return to winning ways. The online presentation for a car that...

  • McLaren look to brighter future

    McLaren look to brighter future

    McLaren trumpeted the dawning of a new era yesterday as they unveiled a striking orange and black Formula One car that harked back to the team’s 1960s roots and broke with the immediate past. The Honda-powered former champions have not won a race...

  • Mallya’s Force India aim to be a top three team

    Mallya’s Force India aim to be a top three team

    Force India set their sights on breaking into Formula One’s top three at the launch of their new car yesterday and hit back at suggestions that they lack the budget to match the manufacturers in a spending ‘arms race’. “If we did not dream big, we...

  • Teenager Norris signs for McLaren

    British teenager Lando Norris has been signed up by Formula One giants McLaren. Norris, who turned 17 in November, has been announced as part of the British team’s young driver academy, with a view to him forging a career in the sport. Born in...

  • Renault aims for fifth place in 2017 F1 championship

    Renault aims for fifth place in 2017 F1 championship

    Renault unveiled their 2017 Formula One car yesterday and said it targetted fifth place in the championship and possible podium finishes after struggling among the backmarkers last season. The former world champions, who returned as full...

  • Hamilton has ‘zero problems’ with Bottas

    Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton has clarified comments about not wanting to share data with Formula One team-mates and says he has “zero problems” with new Mercedes arrival Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton told a Facebook Live session with F1...

  • Sauber aim for return to midfield with new F1 car

    Sauber aim for return to midfield with new F1 car

    Sauber presented their new Formula One car yesterday, celebrating the Swiss-based team’s 25 years in the sport with golden lettering but little in the way of sponsorship branding on the blue and white machine. “The anniversary car for a new era,”...

  • Wolff and Lauda sign new deals at Mercedes

    Wolff and  Lauda sign new deals at Mercedes

    Toto Wolff and non-executive chairman Niki Lauda have both signed new long-term deals with Mercedes. Lauda, who began work with the Formula One team in 2012 and Wolff, who joined one year later, will stay with the champions until at least...

  • Mercedes name Allison as new technical director

    Mercedes have announced that James Allison will join the team from March 1 in the newly-created role of technical director. Allison, who previously won world championships with Ferrari and Renault, took a break from Formula One after the sudden...

  • Rosberg warns Bottas about Hamilton rivalry

    Rosberg warns Bottas about Hamilton rivalry

    Retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg has warned his Mercedes replacement Valtteri Bottas not to expect an “easy ride” from team-mate Lewis Hamilton. The 31-year old said he would be happy to give the Finn some advice ahead of the...

  • Pirelli end tyre test a day early after Vettel crash in Fiorano

    Pirelli had to cut short a Formula One wet tyre test at Ferrari’s Fiorano track in Italy on Friday after four times world champion Sebastian Vettel crashed into barriers the day before. A Pirelli spokesman said the modified 2015 Ferrari had been...

  • Hamilton and Bottas will work well together – Wolff

    Hamilton and Bottas will work well together – Wolff

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is confident there will be no trouble between Lewis Hamilton and his new team-mate Valtteri Bottas this season. Bottas is set for his first campaign alongside Hamilton following Nico Rosberg’s decision to retire after...

  • Kubica to race Le Mans with ByKolles team

    Former Formula One driver Robert Kubica will make his Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar debut in June and compete in the full World Endurance Championship, the Germany-based ByKolles team announced yesterday. “After my time in rally I’ve been looking for...

  • Silverstone owners upbeat after Formula One ownership change

    The owners of British Grand Prix circuit Silverstone are confident Liberty Media’s takeover of Formula One will give them room to make a profit and stay on the calendar. British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) president Derek Warwick told Sky Sports...

  • Brawn calls for simpler and more competitive F1

    Ross Brawn has called for a simpler and more competitive F1 on his return to the sport. Brawn, who masterminded Michael Schumacher’s unprecedented run of success at Benetton and then Ferrari, brings to an end a three-year hiatus from the grid...

  • More to life than driving around in circles – Rosberg

    More to life than driving around in circles – Rosberg

    Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg said he was enjoying the freedom of retirement and could turn his focus to renewable energy now that he has left the racetrack. Interviewed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the former...

  • Silverstone says no decision on British GP until July

    Silverstone’s owners have dismissed as “speculative and wrong” recent media reports suggesting the British Formula One Grand Prix would be dropped after 2019. The British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) said that no decision on exercising a break...

  • Ecclestone casts doubt over his future role in F1

    Ecclestone casts doubt over his future role in F1

    Bernie Ecclestone has cast doubt over his long-standing Formula One reign after the sport’s governing body approved the sale of its commercial rights to Liberty Media. Chief executive Ecclestone, who turns 87 in October, has ruled Formula One for...

  • Bottas replaces Rosberg at Mercedes, Massa returns

    Bottas replaces Rosberg at Mercedes, Massa returns

    Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas will replace retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes this season, the Wiiliams team announced today. Brazilian Felipe Massa, who retired at the end of last season, has agreed a one-year contract...