Formula One

  • Hamilton, Rosberg continue their title battle at Belgian Grand Prix 7 hours 16 minutes 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 21 hours 47 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 2 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 -...
  • Marussia appoint US driver Rossi as F1 reserve July 25, 2014

    The Russian-licensed Marussia Formula One team appointed American driver Alexander Rossi on Thursday as their official reserve for the rest of the season. Marussia said in a statement at the Hungarian Grand Prix that the 22-year-old, who was previously reserve at rivals Caterham, had joined with immediate effect. "The US is...
  • Mexico is back on the Formula One calendar in 2015 July 24, 2014

    Mexico is to return to the Formula One calendar in 2015 after a 23-year absence, Alejandro Soberon, president of live events company CIE, confirmed on Wednesday. "Start your engines, F1 will return to Mexico next year," Soberon was quoted as saying on the BBC's website. CIE announced to the Mexican stock...
  • Lewis Hamilton looking for a high five in Hungary July 23, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton may not be putting the Buddha into Budapest this weekend but he could be tempted to seek divine assistance if luck goes against him in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. The Mercedes Formula One driver needs a win to cut into team-mate Nico Rosberg's 14-point championship lead after 10 of...
  • Michael Schumacher may return home from hospital next month: reports July 23, 2014

    Zurich: There is some good news for Michael Schumacher fans. The Formula One legend could return home by the end of August, according to a report on Daily Star website on Tuesday. The report said experts at the Switzerland hospital, where he is currently treated, say the German is using...
  • Lewis Hamilton feared for safety of marshals July 21, 2014

    HOCKENHEIM: Lewis Hamilton said he had feared for the safety of German Grand Prix marshals who ran across the track during the race to push clear Adrian Sutil's stranded Sauber while other cars were lapping at speed. The Mercedes driver, who finished third in a race won by team mate Nico...
  • Valtteri Bottas is now Formula One's fastest Finn July 21, 2014

    Valtteri Bottas is rapidly laying claim to be Formula One's fastest Finn after again eclipsing Kimi Raikkonen on his way to a third successive podium appearance for Williams on Sunday. The 24-year-old's impressive second place, from the front row of the German Grand Prix grid, was his team's 300th podium finish...
  • Hulkenberg finishes 7th, Perez 10th as Force India clinch seven points at German GP July 20, 2014

    Hockenheim: Sahara Force India had a decent outing at the German Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg finished seventh and Sergio Perez 10th in a double points-finish for the team . After starting ninth on the grid, Hulkenberg had moved up to fifth in the very first lap, following a crash involving...
  • Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg wins German Grand Prix July 20, 2014

    Hockenheim: Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th. "It's an amazing feeling to win at home. It's a very special day," said Rosberg, who led throughout to become...
  • Maldonado staying with Lotus next year, says Lopez July 20, 2014

    Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado will stay with Lotus in 2015, despite the Formula One team suffering a terrible first half of the season, team principal Gerard Lopez said on Saturday. Maldonado has yet to score a point this season as Lotus struggle with the new technical changes. "I can confirm 50 percent of...
  • Both Force India cars in top-10 in qualifying for German Grand Prix July 19, 2014

    Hockenheim: Both the Sahara Force India drivers managed to get into top-10 on the grid for the German Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg qualified ninth, just ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez. Hulkenberg, for whom it is a home race, pipped Perez by a narrow margin as he clocked 1:18.014 in Q3,...