FORMULA ONE

  • Sebastian Vettel looking back to his best with Ferrari 2 hours 36 minutes 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 5 hours 21 minutes 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 5 hours 26 minutes 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 5 hours 51 minutes 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 9 hours 5 minutes 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 9 hours 46 minutes 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 10 hours 56 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 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' 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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...
  • F1: Fernando Alonso return takes focus off Mercedes 3 days ago

    Formula One rolls into Malaysia this week for the second round of the championship at the Sepang International Circuit, where talk surrounding the utter dominance of Mercedes will for once take a back seat to the belated arrival of Fernando Alonso. The season-opening Australian Grand Prix bordered on the farcical as...
  • Adderly Fong joins Lotus F1 as development driver 4 days ago

    Hong Kong's Adderly Fong has joined Lotus as a development driver, the Formula One team said on Tuesday. The team, who already have Spaniard Carmen Jorda signed up in a similar role, added that the 25-year-old would undergo a development programme while taking part in the GP3 and GT Asia series. "I'll...
  • Force India's Nico Hulkenberg ready for Sepang challenge 5 days ago

    Force India's German driver Nico Hulkenberg on Monday said he was looking forward to getting back on the Sepang track after a positive start to the season in which he came seventh in Melbourne. "I am really looking forward to getting back to action in Sepang after a fairly positive start...
  • Fernando Alonso to return for McLaren in Malaysian Grand Prix 5 days ago

    London: McLaren driver Fernando Alonso has been cleared to race in the Malaysian Grand Prix after missing the Formula One season opener following a crash in testing. McLaren says the two-time world champion has followed a "rigorous, specialized training program" since last month's accident and he has now been passed fit...
  • Mercedes offered to help Hockenheim host F1 race 6 days ago

    Formula One world champions Mercedes have revealed that they tried to keep the German Grand Prix on this year's calendar but an offer of financial assistance was rejected and the race was struck off. "The German GP is a core race on the Formula One calendar and we have a significant...
  • German Grand Prix dropped from 2015 Formula One calendar March 20, 2015

    The German Grand Prix was cut from the 2015 Formula One calendar Friday after neither of the country's two circuits was able to make a deal with series promoter Bernie Ecclestone. The World Motor Sport Council said in a statement on Friday that the race was withdrawn because the commercial rights...
  • Nuerburgring says no to German Grand Prix March 19, 2015

    The Nuerburgring circuit will not host the German Formula One Grand Prix this year, an official for the company said on Thursday after Hockenheim also ruled out the possibility. The Nuerburgring was scheduled to host the July 19 race under an alternation agreement with Hockenheim, which hosted last year's grand prix...
  • Fernando Alonso back at work and preparing for Malaysia March 19, 2015

    London: McLaren's Fernando Alonso put in a day's work in the team's Formula One simulator on Wednesday ahead of his expected return to the racetrack in Malaysia next week after his crash in pre-season testing. The Spaniard told his followers on Twitter that it had been a "great day" at the...
  • Mercedes fight for Formula One title off the track, not on it March 18, 2015

    The only thing that could keep Mercedes from running away with the Formula One title again this year lies off the track, not on it. Last weekend's season-opening race in Australia showed what everyone had suspected, Mercedes' dominance from 2014 has not been eroded and may even have increased. Even before Lewis...
  • Giedo van der Garde settles dispute with Sauber March 18, 2015

    Dutch driver Giedo Van der Garde recognised his hopes of racing in Formula One were over on Wednesday after Sauber paid "significant compensation" to end a contract dispute. "We have reached a settlement with Sauber and my driver contract with the team has been ended by mutual consent. As a passionate...
  • Nico Rosberg invites Sebastian Vettel to Mercedes debrief March 17, 2015

    Nico Rosberg has invited Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to attend Mercedes' Friday debrief at the Malaysian Grand Prix after a light-hearted exchange between the Formula One rivals last weekend. "I spoke to (Mercedes motorsport head) Toto (Wolff) and (technical head) Paddy (Lowe) about an invitation for Sebastian and they are easy with...