FORMULA ONE

  • Lewis Hamilton hones Mercedes with fastest time at F1 testing 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Montmelo: Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes at the top of the timesheet for a second straight day of Formula One pre-season testing on Saturday. The defending F1 champion steered his way late in the day to the session-best lap, a day after team-mate Nico Rosberg was quickest on the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. Hamilton, however,...
  • Nico Hulkenberg positive after first laps in new car Yesterday

    Nico Hulkenberg looked for the positives after finally getting his hands on Force India's new Formula One car with barely any time left to test it before next month's Australian season-opener. The tall German propped up the timesheets with the slowest lap on Friday but at least there were 77 of...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest at Barcelona, McLaren makes strides Yesterday

    Spain: Nico Rosberg pushed his Mercedes to the fastest lap so far in preseason testing at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit as Jenson Button saw his promising drive end in the grass on Friday. Rosberg let loose a late flying lap of 1 minute, 22.792 seconds to put champions Mercedes on the top...
  • Marussia on Formula One entry list, Caterham gone Yesterday

    Marussia's climb back from the brink of Formula One extinction gained momentum on Friday when they were included on the official 2015 entry list, subject to conditions. There was no such salvation for tail-end rivals Caterham, founded by Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, who have failed to find a buyer and whose...
  • I am fine after crash, says Fernando Alonso Yesterday

    McLaren's Fernando Alonso assured his fans that he was fine on Friday in his first public comments since crashing heavily in Formula One testing last weekend. "As you can see, I am completely fine," the Spaniard, recovering at his home, said in a video message posted on YouTube. "I would like to...
  • Formula One: McLaren misery mounts, Massa puts Williams on top at F1 test 2 days ago

    Montmelo: McLaren's misery mounted after another malfunction left Jenson Button stranded Thursday as Felipe Massa steered Williams to the fastest lap during Formula One preseason testing. A hydraulic leak that McLaren says will require it to change its new Honda engine limited Button to a session-low seven laps and slowest lap...
  • Lotus F1 hand development role to Spanish woman racer 2 days ago

    Spanish female racer Carmen Jorda will be a development driver for Lotus this season, the Formula One team announced on Thursday. The 26-year-old appeared in the GP3 junior series last year with little success, failing to finish in the top 10 with a car that then proved a winner when it...
  • Fernando Alonso 'completely fine' after crash, says Ron Dennis 2 days ago

    Barcelona: Fernando Alonso is "devoid of all injuries" from Sunday's crash in testing and is expected to line up on the grid for the season-opening race in Australia next month, McLaren boss Ron Dennis said on Thursday. According to Dennis the 33-year-old Alonso was knocked unconscious "for a few seconds" after...
  • Force India finally confirm new car plans 2 days ago

    Barcelona: Sahara Force India have confirmed that their 2015 car will make its debut on day two of the final pre-season testing that began here on Thursday. "With the car due to be completed on Friday morning, @NicoHulkenberg is lined up to step in on Friday pm to take the first...
  • Fernando Alonso leaves hospital, to miss final test 3 days ago

    Barcelona: McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will miss this week's final pre-season test in Barcelona after leaving hospital on Wednesday following a big crash three days ago. The Spaniard, a double world champion, smiled and waved to reporters and fans as he left the hospital at around 1430 local time. McLaren...
  • Force India hope to debut new F1 car on Friday 3 days ago

    London: Force India will have a maximum of three days testing with their new Formula One car before the start of the season after the team said it would not debut in Spain until Friday. "The VJM08 will arrive in Barcelona on Friday morning and the final set up will take...
  • Fernando Alonso making 'solid recovery' after crash in F1 testing 5 days ago

    Spain: McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is making a "solid recovery" after being concussed following a crash in Formula One testing and is staying in hospital for further observation. The Spanish driver escaped serious injury, but was airlifted by helicopter to the hospital for precautionary checks after his McLaren collided with a...
  • Fernando Alonso taken to hospital after crash at Barcelona 6 days ago

    Spain:Fernando Alonso has been taken to hospital by helicopter after crashing in his McLaren during Formula One preseason testing on Sunday. Track officials at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit say Alonso went off at turn three and hit the wall. They say he was transported to hospital "to continue with medical tests" after...
  • McLaren's troubles continue as Pastor Maldonado clocks fastest lap 1 week ago

    Montmelo: McLaren's technical troubles worsened on Saturday, while Pastor Maldonado again steered Lotus to the session's fastest lap in Formula One preseason testing. A faulty seal on his McLaren cut short Jenson Button's shift behind the wheel on Thursday. Two days later, the team said "a failure of the revised seal"...
  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo edges Kimi Raikkonen in Barcelona 1 week ago

    Montmelo: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo narrowly clocked the fastest time while also putting in the most laps during Formula One preseason testing on Friday. The Australian put Red Bull at the top of the day's timesheet for the first time this preseason by steering his way to a benchmark lap...
  • Ferrari play down promising test performances February 21, 2015

    Barcelona: Ferrari Formula One team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has pledged to run for the hills barefoot if his drivers win four races this season but he does not expect that to happen despite promising signs in testing. "Winning two races will be fine. Three will be perfect. Four and I run...
  • Formula One: Maldonado on top as ill Lewis Hamilton is sidelined February 20, 2015

    Barcelona: Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado led the timesheets for Lotus on the first day of Formula One testing on Thursday while world champion Lewis Hamilton was sidelined by sickness and McLaren by power unit problems. Dutchman Max Verstappen, 17, completed the most laps on a day interrupted by a collision between Susie...
  • Marussia F1 creditors approve exit from administration February 20, 2015

    The former Marussia Formula One team moved a step closer to returning to the grand prix grid on Thursday after creditors approved a move allowing them to come out of administration. Administrators FRP Advisory LLP said in a statement that a Company Voluntary Arrangement had been agreed to allow control of...
  • McLaren sidelined again in F1 testing February 19, 2015

    McLaren's Formula One testing gremlins followed them from Jerez to Barcelona on Thursday with Jenson Button sidelined after 21 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya. The team said a faulty seal on the car's MGU-K energy recovery unit had caused a problem that required the power unit to be replaced, bringing...
  • 'Unwell' Lewis Hamilton stops testing for the day: Mercedes February 19, 2015

    Montmelo: Mercedes say Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is "unwell" and has stopped driving for the day at preseason testing near Barcelona. Mercedes say on their Twitter account "An unplanned stoppage keeping us off track at the moment. Lewis Hamilton is unwell and not able to continue driving today." Hamilton had completed...
  • F1 drivers told to keep a lid on helmet changes February 18, 2015

    Formula One drivers are to be barred from changing helmet designs during the course of a season in a ruling aimed at helping fans identify their heroes and also pleasing traditionalists. It will be less well received by those drivers who like to change the look of their lids with some...
  • Mercedes reserve Pascal Wehrlein to test for Force India February 18, 2015

    Germany's Pascal Wehrlein, the official reserve driver for Formula One world champions Mercedes, will test for Force India in Barcelona this week, both teams announced on Wednesday. The 20-year-old will have two days in Force India's 2014 car and also take part in two further in-season tests with the Mercedes-powered team. Force...
  • Ferrari reveal radical F1 concept car February 18, 2015

    Ferrari have come up with a design for an aggressive-looking concept car they believe could be the future of Formula One. Ferrari posted an image of the radical design on their website Tuesday and invited fans to comment. Ferrari says, "Would it be possible to come up with an F1 car which...
  • Formula One's rules revolution will have to wait February 18, 2015

    London: Formula One's next rules revolution will have to wait until at least 2017 after a meeting in Geneva on Tuesday voted against significant technical change before then. Although there was no formal statement issued, sources said the FIA's Formula One Commission had rejected a proposal to change the regulations and...
  • Force India delay new car debut to final test February 13, 2015

    London: Force India's 2015 Formula One car will not make their track debut until the third and final pre-season test in Barcelona some two weeks before the first race in Australia, the team said on Friday. "The plan is to introduce it at the final test," said a spokesman. The season starts...
  • Formula One: Williams supportive of Marussia comeback February 11, 2015

    Williams are supportive of Marussia's attempts to return to the Formula One grid and would have agreed to them starting the season with last year's car, deputy principal Claire Williams said on Wednesday. "We've been very clear on our position around Marussia and their entry: we want a full competitive line-up...
  • McLaren will climb the mountain, says Dennis February 10, 2015

    McLaren have a mountain to climb with Honda in Formula One this season, with plenty of challenges along the way but they will get there in the end, group head Ron Dennis said on Tuesday. "You don't expect to be at the top of the mountain the day you start climbing....
  • Senna and McLaren names reunited in sports cars February 9, 2015

    London: The Senna name will be back on a McLaren this year after Brazilian Bruno Senna, nephew of the late triple Formula One champion Ayrton, was announced as a factory McLaren GT sportscar driver on Monday. "It is a great honour for me to be joining McLaren; a team my...
  • F1: New Lotus a whole new ball game for Romain Grosjean February 9, 2015

    Comparing this year's Mercedes-powered Lotus Formula One car to the team's troublesome 2014 one is child's play for Romain Grosjean. "I was playing with my son and he has got a rugby ball and a basketball," the French driver told Reuters in a telephone interview on Monday when explaining the different...
  • Daniel Ricciardo hits Top Gear and takes Lewis Hamilton's record February 9, 2015

    London: Australian Daniel Ricciardo has already stripped Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of one lap record before the season has even started. The Red Bull driver demolished Hamilton's two-year-old fastest lap as the 'star in a reasonably-priced car' in an episode of the popular Top Gear television show broadcast on...