Formula One

  • Forgettable qualifying for Force India at Spa 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    Spa: Force India experienced a forgettable qualifying at the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix, where their drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg could only post 13th and 18th fastest times in a wet session on Saturday. The biggest casualty of Q3 was Nico Hulkenberg, who was eliminated in the first part...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Belgian Grand Prix 38 minutes ago

    Spa: Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after holding off a strong challenge from his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying on Saturday. Hamilton was ahead of Rosberg on the first two time splits of his final lap but then drifted back, allowing Rosberg to clinch...
  • Valtteri Bottas fastest in 3rd Belgian GP practice 6 hours 3 minutes ago

    Belgium: Valtteri Bottas ended Mercedes' run of fastest laps with the top time for Williams in a damp final Belgian Grand Prix practice on Saturday. The Finn clocked a time of one minute 49.465 seconds, with Australian Daniel Ricciardo second and 0.268 slower for champions Red Bull. Mercedes had finished one-two in...
  • Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg in 2nd Belgian Grand Prix practice Yesterday

    Spa: Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the second practice of the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday, finishing ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg as their positions from the morning session were reversed. Conditions were cool and overcast for both runs, although the rain stayed away on the 7-kilometer (4.3-mile)...
  • Nico Rosberg best in 1st practice session at Belgian GP Yesterday

    Belgium: Formula One leader Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in opening Belgian Grand Prix practice on Friday after renewing his duel with Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton. Returning refreshed from the August break, Rosberg set a best time of one minute 51.577 seconds around the classic Ardennes...
  • Max Chilton reinstated for Marussia at Belgian Grand Prix Yesterday

    British driver Max Chilton has been reinstated to drive for Marussia at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, just a day after he was replaced by American Alexander Rossi. Marussia announced on Thursday that Rossi was taking Chilton's seat at Spa because of ongoing contractual problems. But on Friday morning race stewards...
  • Formula One has no argument with Russia, says Ecclestone Yesterday

    Belgium: Formula One has no argument with Russia and the country's debut grand prix will go ahead as planned in October despite the crisis in Ukraine, Bernie Ecclestone said on Friday. "We have a contract. Our friends there, they are happy with the contract so we'll be there," the sport's 83-year-old...
  • Alexander Rossi to make F1 debut in place of Max Chilton 2 days ago

    American Alexander Rossi will make his Formula One debut for Marussia at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix after the hard-up team sidelined Britain's Max Chilton for unspecified contractual reasons. Rossi, 22, will race alongside Frenchman Jules Bianchi and become the first U.S. driver to start a grand prix since Scott Speed's...
  • Sergio Perez expects to stay at Force India 2 days ago

    Mexican Sergio Perez says he expects to stay at the Force India Formula One team next season with an extension likely to be agreed in a matter of weeks. "Nothing is confirmed yet but we should be, in the next couple of weeks, sorted for next year," the former Sauber and...
  • F1 boss Ecclestone dashes hopes of Indian Grand Prix's return in 2015 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time for a 2015 return and its organisers must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback in 2016. Ecclestone was hoping the race organisers, Jaypee Group, will sort out the...
  • Hamilton, Rosberg continue their title battle at Belgian Grand Prix 2 days ago

    Paris: The intense title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continues at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, as the Formula One championship resumes following a summer break with Rosberg leading his Mercedes teammate by just 11 points. Rosberg is looking to win his maiden F1 title but Hamilton, the...
  • Lewis Hamilton hopes to play his cards right at Belgian GP 3 days ago

    Spa-Francorchamps: Lewis Hamilton says his Formula One title duel with Mercedes teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg is like a game of poker but the dominant duo may not hold all the aces in Belgium this weekend. Resurgent Williams have the same engine as the Mercedes works team and both Valtteri...
  • Sochi Autodrom ready for Russian F1 Grand Prix 3 days ago

    Sochi: The Sochi Autodrom is ready to host the first edition of the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix scheduled for Oct 10-12. "The circuit is in very good condition and will be issued with a license," F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting said after inspecting the venue on Tuesday, reports Xinhua. Chief organiser...
  • 16-year-old Max Verstappen to become youngest ever F1 driver 4 days ago

    London: Dutch 16-year-old Max Verstappen is set to become Formula One's youngest ever driver after the Toro Rosso team announced on Monday that he will replace Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne in their line-up next year. Verstappen, son of former grand prix racer Jos, turns 17 only next month and is still too...
  • Sebastian Vettel is worn out, says Red Bull chief Christian Horner August 12, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel is "worn out" after winning four consecutive world drivers' titles to enable Red Bull to reign supreme in Formula One, according to his team chief Christian Horner. Briton Horner said that exhaustion was a part of the explanation for the 27-year-old German's loss of form in a season dominated...
  • Suspected thief of Michael Schumacher's medical files found hanging in cell August 6, 2014

    A man suspected of leaking Formula One champion Michael Schumacher's medical files was found hanged in his police cell on Wednesday, Zurich's cantonal prosecutor said in a statement. The man, who was not named, worked as a manager at Swiss helicopter company Rega, which was involved in Schumacher's transfer from Grenoble...
  • German court ends Bernie Ecclestone bribery trial August 6, 2014

    Bernie Ecclestone is free to concentrate on running Formula One after a German court dropped a bribery case against him on Tuesday in exchange for a $100 million payment. After hearing more than three months of evidence, the Munich state court cited significant doubts that Ecclestone could be convicted on charges...
  • Formula one boss Ecclestone offers settlement to end trial: court August 5, 2014

    Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has offered to make a $100 million (75 million euro) payment to end a trial on bribery charges, a district court in Munich said on Tuesday. The state prosecutors told the court they would agree to accept his offer. Ecclestone, 83, went on trial in Munich...
  • Melbourne secures Australian Grand Prix until 2020 August 3, 2014

    Melbourne: Melbourne has secured the Australian Formula One Grand Prix until 2020 after striking a new deal that will reduce the taxpayer subsidy of around $50 million a year, the head of the Victoria state government said on Sunday. The race, which has been run in the city's Albert Park since...
  • Settlement of German Ecclestone bribery case possible: court August 2, 2014

    A bribery trial against Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone that has been threatening his hold over the motor sport may end early with a settlement, a Munich court spokeswoman said on Friday, after Ecclestone's lawyers held talks with prosecutors. Munich newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung will report in its Saturday edition that the...
  • Force India return empty-handed at Hungarian Grand Prix July 27, 2014

    Budapest: Sahara Force India recorded their worst performance of the season as the team had first no-points finish with both Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez crashing out of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. Hulkenberg collided with Perez in the 14th lap of the race as his record of scoring points...
  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo wins Hungarian Grand Prix amid high drama July 27, 2014

    Budapest: Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull overtook Ferrari's Fernando Alonso near the end of the race to win a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, his second Formula One victory of the season and his career. Lewis Hamilton, who started from pit lane after his engine caught on fire during qualifying,...
  • Mercedes' Rosberg grabs pole position for Hungarian Grand Prix July 26, 2014

    Budapest: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole postion on Saturday for the Hungarian Grand Prix while Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton will start at the back of the race grid as an engine fire prevented him setting a qualifying time. Rosberg's time of 1 minute, 22.715 seconds at the Hungaroring...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in Hungarian GP practice July 26, 2014

    Budapest: Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final Hungarian Grand Prix practice on Saturday to complete the Mercedes Formula One driver's sweep of the three sessions before qualifying. The Briton, 14 points behind championship-leading team mate Nico Rosberg after 10 races but favourite for Sunday, lapped the Hungaroring circuit with a best...
  • Force India happy to retain drivers, says Vijay Mallya July 26, 2014

    Budapest: Force India are happy with their current pairing of Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez and see no need to replace either driver next season, the Formula One team's owner Vijay Mallya said on Friday. "We have options on both and I'm very happy with both of them and I see...
  • Daniel Ricciardo happy to show the steel behind the smile July 25, 2014

    Daniel Ricciardo may come across as a bit of a softie but behind that smiling exterior there lurks an Aussie hard man up for a fight. No Formula One driver has a broader, or more permanent, smile than the 25-year-old Perth native who has seized his opportunity at champions Red Bull...
  • Mercedes drivers fastest in Hungarian Grand Prix practice July 25, 2014

    Budapest: Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first and second practices for the Hungarian Grand Prix, escorted by team-mate Nico Rosberg on Friday. Hamilton's best lap of 1 minute, 24.482 seconds, was 0.238 seconds faster than Rosberg's in the second session. The Mercedes drivers, who have won nine of the...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in Hungarian GP practice July 25, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton started his Hungarian Grand Prix weekend as he meant to continue, with the fastest lap in Friday's first free practice and championship-leading Mercedes-team mate Nico Rosberg behind him. The winner of the last two Hungarian Grands Prix lapped the Hungaroring circuit outside Budapest with a best time of one...
  • Lewis Hamilton hopes to agree new deal this year July 25, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton hopes to agree a new deal with Mercedes this season even though his current contract still has more than a year to run. "I am sure something will happen this year," the 2008 world champion told British reporters at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Thursday. "But now is not...
  • Forget 2009, Massa more vexed by recent crashes July 25, 2014

    Budapest: Five years after a freak Hungarian Grand Prix accident that left him in a coma with near-fatal head injuries, Felipe Massa returns this weekend looking to put much more recent crashes behind him. The 33-year-old Brazilian remembers nothing of that 2009 drama, when he was hit on the helmet -...