FORMULA ONE

  • Fernando Alonso stays positive while Ferrari celebrate 11 hours 12 minutes ago

    One word seemed to encapsulate Fernando Alonso's Malaysian Grand Prix weekend. The comment, posted on Twitter under a photograph of the sweaty Spaniard walking in his McLaren overalls past the Ferrari garage and the Italian team's smiling mechanics, was simple: 'Ouch'. It was hard not to feel a twinge of pity for...
  • Lewis Hamilton ready to sign new contract with Mercedes 14 hours 53 minutes ago

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is ready to sign a new contract that, according to media reports, could net him more than $40 million a year. "It should be done this week. There's no reason why it shouldn't be," the Mercedes driver told British reporters after finishing second in...
  • Former F1 driver Franck Montagny suspended for 2 years Yesterday

    Paris: Former Formula One driver Franck Montagny has been handed a two-year suspension by the sport's governing body after testing positive for a metabolite of cocaine. The Frenchman failed the anti-doping control last November at a Formula E race in Malaysia and had been provisionally suspended since December 23. After hearing his...
  • Sebastian Vettel win is a relief for all except Mercedes Yesterday

    An ebullient Sebastian Vettel spoke at length about the importance of his first win for Ferrari when addressing reporters after his Malaysian Grand Prix triumph on Sunday, yet his beaming smile pretty much said it all. He was back, Ferrari were back and most importantly, Formula One was back. Vettel upset the...
  • F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone proposes championship for women Yesterday

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has proposed a controversial world championship for women drivers as part of grand prix weekends. "I thought it would be a good idea to give them a showcase," British media quoted the 84-year-old as saying during the Malaysian Grand Prix after proposing the idea to team...
  • Mercedes conduct review after mistakes at Malaysian GP 2 days ago

    Sepang: It's rare to see a Formula One podium these days without a Mercedes driver standing on top, and it's even rarer to have the team conducting arguments in public over the strategic errors which led to the defeat by Ferrari. The team was chiefly undone on Sunday by the Malaysian...
  • Force India fail to win points at Malaysia GP 2 days ago

    Sepang: Force India battled hard at the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix but failed to earn even a single point as its drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg finished 13th and 14th, respectively, and outside the points here on Sunday. The race was won by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel from the Mercedes'...
  • Malaysian Grand Prix extended through 2018 2 days ago

    Sepang: The Malaysian Grand Prix will remain on the F1 calendar through 2018 after organizers finalized a new three-year contract on the sidelines of Sunday's race. It will retain the title sponsorship of the state oil company Petronas, which is the chief sponsor of reigning champion team Mercedes. Sepang International Circuit chairman...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix to end Mercedes streak 2 days ago

    Sepang: Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday to end Mercedes' long Formula One winning streak and make the 2015 season look like a genuine contest between the two teams. Vettel elected not to pit during an earlier safety-car period, while second-placed Lewis Hamilton and third-placed Nico...
  • Fernando Alonso remains positive despite early retirement 2 days ago

    Fernando Alonso's first race of the season ended with a 21st lap retirement at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday but the Spaniard saw positive progress at misfiring McLaren. Alonso missed the season opener in Australia two weeks ago on medical grounds after a crash in testing last month and Sunday...
  • Marussia driver Will Stevens out of Malaysia race with fuel issue 2 days ago

    Sepang: Manor Marussia withdrew British driver Will Stevens from the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix just an hour before the start on Sunday due to a fuel system problem. "Sadly Will is unable to start today's race as we have not been able to get on top of the fuel system...
  • Sebastian Vettel looking back to his best with Ferrari 3 days ago

    Sebastian Vettel showed how much he is enjoying life at Ferrari by whooping with delight at securing second on the grid for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday and punching the air at the post-qualifying news conference. The four-time world champion cut a forlorn figure in his last season at Red...
  • Force India drivers to start 13th, 14th in Malaysia 3 days ago

    Sepang: Force India survived the rain storm here on Saturday as Nico Hulkenberg qualified 13th ahead of Sergio Perez in 14th for Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton took pole in his Mercedes ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel while the reigning World Champion's teammate Nico Rosberg will start third...
  • Fernando Alonso sees rapid progress after closing gap 3 days ago

    Fernando Alonso focused on the positives after he and McLaren team-mate Jenson Button qualified on the penultimate row of the Malaysian Grand Prix grid on Saturday. Teething problems with the new Honda engine have left the former champions with plenty of catching up to do yet, despite having to start from...
  • Teenager Max Verstappen shows up world's best at Malaysian GP 3 days ago

    Sepang: He may not be old enough to drive solo on public roads, but 17-year-old Max Verstappen proved he is a threat to Formula One's best by qualifying a remarkable sixth for the Malaysian Grand Prix. The Toro Rosso driver's impressive performance in wet conditions on Saturday represented the best qualifying...
  • Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Malaysian Grand Prix 3 days ago

    Sepang: Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel believes he can end Mercedes' dominant run in Formula One by winning Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix after qualifying second on Saturday and ending the Silver Arrows' long run of front-row lockouts. Mercedes had taken the front two grid spots for the past nine races dating back...
  • Malaysia poised to sign new F1 hosting deal 3 days ago

    Sepang, Malaysia: Malaysian Grand Prix organizers are poised to sign a new three-year contract to host Formula One at the Sepang International Circuit, with a final agreement expected next month. SIC chairman Mokhzani Tun Mahathir told The Associated Press on Saturday that the final details of the contract were being formalized...
  • Nico Rosberg heads Mercedes one-two in final practice 3 days ago

    Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two in the final free practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix, the German edging out Lewis Hamilton by 0.184 seconds a few hours ahead of qualifying on Saturday. With track temperatures soaring up to 62 degrees Celsius early in the 60-minute session, a majority of...
  • Bernie Ecclestone warning over Italian Grand Prix 4 days ago

    Sepang: Bernie Ecclestone on Friday said he was prepared to let the Italian Grand Prix follow Germany by dropping off the Formula One calendar, in a stark warning for organisers. The F1 supremo told reporters "What goes, goes" when asked whether the historic race at Monza, first run in 1950, could...
  • Ferrari stay cool in pursuit of Mercedes 4 days ago

    Ferrari's continued resurgence in Formula One was evident on Friday with both cars looking competitive in the first two practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen chased home the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg in the morning and repeated the feat behind the German's team mate Lewis Hamilton in the...
  • Pirelli hoping for more stops in rising Sepang heat 4 days ago

    Sepang: Formula One tyre supplier Pirelli are predicting a possible three-stop strategy for the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend after track temperatures soared to around 60 degrees Celsius in the first two free practice sessions on Friday. World champion Lewis Hamilton overcame some early engine issues to clock the fastest time...
  • Formula One: Manor Marussia thrilled to be back on track 4 days ago

    Sepang: The troubled Manor Marussia Formula One team declared themselves back in business on Friday after returning to the track for the first time since plunging into administration last October. Spanish rookie Roberto Merhi and Britain's Will Stevens completed 34 laps between them in practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix after...
  • Renault considering pulling out of Formula One 4 days ago

    Sepang: French automaker Renault, which supplies engines to the Red Bull and Torro Rosso teams, says it is considering pulling out of Formula One due to the damage done to its reputation after a very difficult start to the new season. Cyril Abiteboul, managing director of Renault Sport F1, said Friday;...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in Malaysian Grand Prix second practice 4 days ago

    Sepang: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton overcame major engine trouble in the morning to set the fastest time in Friday's afternoon practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Demonstrating how far clear of the field Mercedes is, Hamilton missed about two thirds of the day's running yet still set the top time of...
  • Rosberg fastest, Hamilton suffers engine issue in first practice at Malaysian GP 4 days ago

    Sepang: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton suffered an engine failure in Friday's opening practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix while his teammate Nico Rosberg set the fastest time at Sepang International Circuit. Hamilton pulled off the track around 30 minutes into the 90-minute session, and radioed back to the pit-wall that...
  • Sebastian Vettel, Finn Kimi Raikkonen delight at Ferrari progress 5 days ago

    Malaysia: Ferrari's drivers have praised the improvements the team have made after a solid winter of testing and encouraging display in Australia with new recruit Sebastian Vettel claiming he is much happier with the car than he was with last year's Red Bull. The four-times Formula One champion joined Finn Kimi...
  • Lewis Hamilton finds Red Bull complaints about Mercedes 'funny' 5 days ago

    Sepang: Reigning Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is amused by Red Bull's complaints about Mercedes ongoing dominance, accusing the sport's preceding power of double standards. Mercedes is expected to dominate this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, just as it dominated the season opener in Australia with a one-two finish, and the...
  • Williams appoint Adrian Sutil as reserve driver 5 days ago

    Sepang: Williams have appointed experienced German racer Adrian Sutil as reserve driver for the season, the Formula One team said on Thursday. "I'm delighted to have Adrian join our stable of drivers for the 2015 season," team principal Frank Williams said of the veteran of 128 grands prix. "Having most recently raced...
  • Fit-again Valtteri Bottas makes cockpit changes for Malaysia 5 days ago

    Valtteri Bottas is confident his back has fully healed and he will be fit for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend after the Finn missed the season-opening race in Australia despite qualifying sixth fastest in his Williams. Claiming that the pain felt "like a knife stabbing in his back"...
  • Fernando Alonso has 'zero concerns' ahead of Malaysian GP return 5 days ago

    Sepang: McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he has "zero doubts and zero concerns" about returning to the car at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix after the pre-season testing crash that ruled him out of the Formula One season opener. Alonso was passed fit for Sunday's race after undergoing more medical tests...