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  • McLaren keep the door open for Hamilton return October 5, 2012

    Suzuka: McLaren will 'never say never' to Lewis Hamilton returning to them one day even if that looks unlikely at the moment, team principal Martin Whitmarsh said on Friday. Hamilton, McLaren's 2008 Formula One world champion, has signed a threeyear deal with rivals Mercedes and will take retiring Michael Schumacher's place...
  • Rosberg helped Hamilton make his mind up October 5, 2012

    Suzuka: Having got the better of seven times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg is hardly quaking in his racing boots at the prospect of teaming up with Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes. The two are old friends, teenage teammates in karting where they dreamed of one day driving together...
  • Button tops first practice for F1 Japanese GP October 5, 2012

    Suzuka: McLaren driver Jenson Button set the fastest time in Friday's opening practice session for the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. Button, who won last year's Japanese GP, edged teammate Lewis Hamilton by 0.233 seconds with Red Bull driver Mark Webber third in the morning session at the Suzuka circuit. Button...
  • Ferrari was never an option, says Sergio Perez October 4, 2012

    Suzuka: Mexican Sergio Perez cheerfully owned up to misleading the media on Thursday over talks that led to him securing a race seat at McLaren next season. The 22yearold Sauber driver added that glamour team Ferrari, with whom he had also been linked, had never been an option. After denying at the...
  • Lewis Hamilton right to leave McLaren, says Fernando Alonso October 4, 2012

    Suzuka: Lewis Hamilton has made the right move in leaving McLaren if he wants to win more Formula One titles, former team mate Fernando Alonso said on Thursday. "I think it's normal, it's just steps on your career. I said when the rumours were there that for Lewis it's a good...
  • Hamilton signs with Mercedes, replaces Schumacher September 29, 2012

    Lewis Hamilton is moving to Mercedes, replacing seventime Formula One champion Michael Schumacher in a major shakeup that also saw Sergio Perez sign with McLaren. Hamilton has been at McLaren throughout his F1 career but the British team had been unwilling to match a lucrative offer from Mercedes, where he will...
  • Singapore GP: Vettel fastest in final practice September 22, 2012

    Singapore: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel has set the fastest time in Saturday's prequalifying practice session at the Singapore Grand Prix, bettering McLaren's Lewis Hamilton by a third of a second. Vettel made it a sweep of all three practice sessions at Marina Bay to be well positioned to chase pole...
  • Contract negotitations won't affect Hamilton: McLaren September 21, 2012

    Singapore: The contract negotiations between Formula One team McLaren and Lewis Hamilton won't dampen the English driver's quest to win the title, according to team principal Martin Whitmarsh. Hamilton has been linked with a bigmoney switch to Mercedes for next season, and his future remains in limbo while he pushes for...
  • Alonso hopes to keep Hamilton in his mirrors September 20, 2012

    Singapore: Formula One championship leader Fernando Alonso will focus his attention on nearest rival Lewis Hamilton at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix as the Spaniard knows it is impossible to watch everyone. Ferrari's Alonso leads Hamilton by 37 points with seven rounds remaining but the Briton has hauled himself into contention...
  • Hamilton demands more consistency in title push September 20, 2012

    Singapore: McLaren's Lewis Hamilton is keen to take a leaf out of Formula One championship leader Fernando Alonso's book by improving his consistency in the final seven races of the season to bolster his title chances. The 2008 world champion sits 37 points behind the Spaniard in second place in the...
  • McLaren is like a family to me, says Lewis Hamilton September 17, 2012

    The Formula One driver said he has had a great success with McLaren so far and he is not planning to leave the side. ...
  • Hamilton rubbishes McLaren exit reports September 16, 2012

    Mumbai: McLaren and joining some other team for the next season as "rubbish" and said he was currently focused on regaining his world championship title after five years. "I have not signed up with anyone. I don't have a timeline (to sign a new contract). I have to get that (contract)...
  • Stewart advises Hamilton to stay at McLaren September 9, 2012

    Monza, Italy: Triple Formula One world champion Jackie Stewart advised Lewis Hamilton on Saturday to stay at McLaren and "the devil you know" rather than risk a move to Mercedes for next season. The retired champion, who became a successful team owner and businessman after hanging up his helmet in 1973,...
  • Hamilton, Button move on from Twitter furore September 7, 2012

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton felt no need to seek out Jenson Button to apologise for his Belgian GP Twitter gaffe on Thursday and said he had learned from the experience, would not be repeating the error and had moved on. The 2008 Formula One world champion caused a furore in Spa last...
  • Button unhappy with Hamilton telemetry tweet September 4, 2012

    London: McLaren's Jenson Button has criticised team mate Lewis Hamilton for revealing confidential car data on Twitter before Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix in a gaffe that may have helped Formula One rivals. Button won the race at Spa but British newspapers on Tuesday reported his dismay at the incident. "We work so...
  • Hamilton gets in a tangle on and off track September 2, 2012

    Belgium: Lewis Hamilton chose the wrong wing for his McLaren at the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday and then got into more of a flap trying to explain himself on Twitter. The 2008 world champion qualified seventh, with teammate Jenson Button on pole position, after opting to run an...
  • Horner refuses to dismiss Button's challenge September 1, 2012

    Belgium: Red Bull team boss Christian Horner lent support to Jenson Button on Friday by refusing to dismiss the Briton's Formula One title chances even with an 88 point gap between him and Ferrari's leader Fernando Alonso. Button is 41 points adrift of his McLaren team mate Lewis Hamilton with nine...
  • Hamilton ready for hard bargain with McLaren August 30, 2012

    Belgium: Lewis Hamilton indicated on Thursday that he was prepared to be hardheaded in talks with McLaren about a Formula One contract extension. The 2008 world champion's contract expires at the end of the season and negotiations have been going on for months. Hamilton, 27, has been part of the McLaren 'family'...
  • Sardar, Sandeep to play in Euro Hockey League August 20, 2012

    New Delhi: India's star hockey players Sardar Singh and dragflicker Sandeep Singh are set to play in the prestigious Euro Hockey League (EHL) for Dutch side Laren this year, subject to permission from Hockey India and their employer Haryana Police. If everything goes according to plan, the duo expects to leave...
  • Alonso terms Hamilton, Vettel as main rivals August 17, 2012

    Ferrari's Fernando Alonso has termed McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel as his main rival for Driver's world championship this season. "Hamilton and Vettel are the drivers we have focused on since the beginning. They are the biggest challengers, but all of the teams are close," Alonso told Brazil's...
  • Formula One circuit on a break August 7, 2012

    With the London Olympics hogging the limelight all over the world, the Formula One fraternity has decided to take a monthlong break with the next race the Belgian Gran Prix to take place on September 2. An agreement was reached between the 12 teams to send their staff for...
  • Kallis rested for ODIs against England July 25, 2012

    Johannesburg: Jacques Kallis has been omitted from South Africa's oneday squad for the series against England so he can rest before the World Twenty20, Cricket South Africa said on Wednesday. The 36yearold Kallis, a veteran of 321 ODIs, was replaced in the 15man squad by new cap Dean Elgar. South Africa will...
  • McLaren out to challenge leaders at German GP July 22, 2012

    Hockenheim: McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button were optimistic they could challenge the leaders in Sunday's German Grand Prix despite more tyrerelated frustration in qualifying. Despite car upgrades, the pair struggled in the wet conditions that have plagued their performances in qualifying for two Grands Prix in a row now, at...
  • Donald takes on Lytham with new caddie July 20, 2012

    Lytham St Annes: Luke Donald is playing his second round at the British Open on Friday with a new caddie after giving regular bagman John McLaren the day off to attend the birth of his first child. The world number one is accompanied by Gareth Lord who normally works with Swede...
  • German GP: Button fastest in first practice July 20, 2012

    Jenson Button was fastest and his teammate Lewis Hamilton second as McLaren dominated a rainhit opening practice for the German Grand Prix on Friday. Intermittent showers made conditions tricky for the drivers although the rain was nothing on the scale which caused chaos at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone two...
  • Hamilton reluctant to celebrate his 100th GP July 20, 2012

    Hockenheim, Germany: Lewis Hamilton will take part in his 100th Formula One Grand Prix at Hockenheim, reluctant to celebrate and with a certain sense of frustration. Having finished second in his debut season in 2007 and winning the world title at the age of 23 the year after, the subsequent years...
  • Button baffled by McLaren's missing speed July 10, 2012

    London: Jenson Button will be looking for answers when McLaren's top technical brains meet on Tuesday to try and find out why their car has become so slow. The Woking team had a deeply disappointing British Grand Prix at Silverstone with Lewis Hamilton, a winner in Canada only last month,...
  • Hamilton sets pace in wet Silverstone July 7, 2012

    Silverstone: Lewis Hamilton was fastest in rainy practice sessions for the British Grand Prix on Friday in front of his home fans. As conditions improved slightly in the afternoon, the McLaren driver clocked 1 minute 56.345 seconds in the second session with Kamui Kobayashi of Sauber 0.129 seconds back. Michael Schumacher posted...
  • McLaren to drive a hard bargain with Hamilton June 22, 2012

    Montreal: McLaren will try to drive a hard bargain but Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he expects negotiations on a new Formula One contract to be straightforward in the end. The 2008 world champion is out of contract at the end of the season and McLaren chairman Ron Dennis has already...