FORMULA ONE

  • Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 13 minutes ago

    Abu Dhabi: Nico Rosberg edged out title rival Lewis Hamilton to take pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi, where the two will fight for the Formula One. Hamilton was quicker than Rosberg in the first two qualifying sessions, but the German driver set the pace in Q3. Hamilton almost went...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest in Abu Dhabi GP final practice 3 hours 26 minutes ago

    Abu Dhabi: Nico Rosberg edged title rival Lewis Hamilton in the third practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later on Saturday. The Mercedes team-mates were 1-2 in Friday's practice runs, with Hamilton fastest in both of those, but this time the German driver turned the tables...
  • Lewis Hamilton ready to stand and deliver 6 hours 35 minutes ago

    Lewis Hamilton's closest friends and family are elsewhere on the most important weekend of his life but the words of Martin Luther King are very much in mind as he bids for a second Formula One title. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of...
  • Advantage for Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi practice 20 hours 52 minutes ago

    Abu Dhabi: Lewis Hamilton claimed an early advantage over Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg on Friday with the fastest lap in practice for Formula One's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Briton, chasing his second title, was quickest in the afternoon and after-dark floodlit sessions at the glittering Yas...
  • Lewis Hamilton tops second practice for the Abu Dhabi GP 23 hours 40 minutes ago

    Abu Dhabi: Lewis Hamilton edged Formula One title rival Nico Rosberg in the both practice sessions on Friday for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The British driver posted a best lap of 1 minute, 42.113 seconds in the second practice at the Yas Marina circuit to finish .083 faster than...
  • Mercedes reject Sebastian Vettel's 'boring' quip Yesterday

    Abu Dhabi: Mercedes hit back at Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel on Friday after the most dominant driver of recent years quipped that the team had made the Formula One season boring with their success. "Is there anybody out there who believes that it was a boring season? Not one single soul,"...
  • Romain Grosjean handed 20-place grid penalty Yesterday

    Abu Dhabi: Lotus Formula One driver Romain Grosjean could consider himself lucky that only the points will be doubled in this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after collecting a 20-place grid penalty on Friday. The Frenchman was handed the sanction for exceeding his allocation of power unit components for the season. With...
  • Lewis Hamilton 1st, Nico Rosberg 2nd in Abu Dhabi GP practice Yesterday

    Abu Dhabi: Lewis Hamilton edged Formula One title rival Nico Rosberg in the first practice session of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday. The British driver posted a best lap of 1 minute, 43.476 seconds at the Yas Marina circuit to finish .133 seconds faster than his Mercedes team-mate...
  • Kimi Raikkonen sees fun times ahead with Sebastian Vettel Yesterday

    Abu Dhabi: Kimi Raikkonen saw fun times ahead after Ferrari ended months of waiting and confirmed that Sebastian Vettel would replace Fernando Alonso at the Formula One team next season. Where Alonso and Raikkonen were seen as a fire and ice pairing of champions, 'two roosters in one henhouse' as former...
  • Fernando Alonso expressed doubts to Ferrari last year Yesterday

    Abu Dhabi: Fernando Alonso revealed on Thursday that he had doubts about staying at Ferrari even last year and had told former chairman Luca Di Montezemolo months ago that he knew he wanted out. "It was not a special moment of the year that I opened my eyes," the Spaniard told...
  • Will Stevens to make F1 debut for Caterham in Abu Dhabi 2 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Briton's Will Stevens will make his Formula One debut when he races alongside Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi for Caterham at this weekend's Abu Dhabi season-ending grand prix, the team said on Thursday. Stevens, 23, who has raced this year in the World Series by Renault 3.5 championship, was previously...
  • Fernando Alonso leaves Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel replaces him 2 days ago

    Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari after the final race of the season and will be replaced by four-time champion Sebastian Vettel. The 33-year-old Spanish driver had said earlier this season that his future was elsewhere, likely at McLaren. Moments after Ferrari announced Alonso's departure on Thursday, the...
  • Caterham F1 team thanks contributors for return to grid 2 days ago

    Oxfordshire: Financially troubled Caterham Formula 1 Team, currently under administration but back in the grid for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after raising 1.8million pounds from crowdfunding, has thanked all contributors for their assistance in a statement on Thursday. The team went into administration in October. They were last on the...
  • Indian Grand Prix set to return in 2016, says Bernie Ecclestone 2 days ago

    The Indian Grand Prix is expected to return in 2016 as a "fruitful" meeting between Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone and race promoters has prepared the ground for the comeback of the high-profile event. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the inaugural Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, last month. The...
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Hamilton, Rosberg braced for F1 title showdown 2 days ago

    With double points on offer in the Formula One finale, there could yet be a bitter twist to the fascinating title duel between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The childhood friends have scrapped for supremacy all year in often tense circumstances, with Rosberg...
  • F1: Romain Grosjean to stay at Lotus in 2015 2 days ago

    Frenchman Romain Grosjean will stay with Lotus in 2015 despite previously suggesting he might leave, he announced on Wednesday. "A few days before the last Grand Prix of the season (in Abu Dhabi), I am very happy to announce that I will be a Lotus F1 Team driver in 2015!" Grosjean...
  • Wheelchair-bound Michael Schumacher paralysed and speechless 2 days ago

    Geneva: Legendary Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher is paralysed and in a wheelchair, who cannot speak and has memory problems, former racing driver Philippe Streiff said on Wednesday. "He is getting better but everything is relative. It's very difficult. He can't speak. Like me, he is in a wheelchair paralysed. He...
  • F1 driver Jules Bianchi out of artificial coma, taken to France 2 days ago

    Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is showing signs of recovery following a life-threatening crash, and is breathing unaided after being taken out of an artificial coma and repatriated from Japan to a French hospital. Bianchi, who crashed during last month's Japanese Grand Prix, remains in a critical condition with severe head...
  • Force India to trial new race display system 3 days ago

    Formula One is set to test a new on-car display system championed by Lewis Hamilton's father Anthony aimed at helping fans to follow a race without having to take their eyes off the action. Hamilton said the 'Info Wing', a carbon fibre camera mount with an integrated LED display system, would...
  • Formula One: Force India name test drivers 3 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Force India confirmed on Wednesday that Jolyon Palmer and Richard 'Spike' Goddard will test for the team in Abu Dhabi next week. It will be the GP2 champion Palmer's first drive in an F1 car while Goddard received the opportunity after driving in F3 for two years. Briton Palmer won...
  • Formula One: McLaren delay driver announcement 3 days ago

    McLaren will not announce their 2015 driver lineup until December, they said on Tuesday. The team had previously said they would make the announcement before the 19th and final race in Abu Dhabi this weekend. "In order to avoid distracting the race team from its primary objective...we have decided to defer...
  • Formula One: Small teams seek Abu Dhabi talks with Ecclestone 4 days ago

    Formula One's smaller teams have written to Bernie Ecclestone to press demands for a bigger share of the sport's considerable revenues. Force India deputy principal Bob Fernley told Reuters a letter had been sent on Monday to commercial supremo Ecclestone seeking a meeting at this weekend's season-ending race in Abu...
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is special to me: Sergio Perez 4 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Force India driver Sergio Perez on Monday said that the Yas Marina Circuit is special for him as he drove a Formula 1 car for the first time. Speaking ahead of this weekend's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Mexican driver said: "Abu Dhabi is a special race on...
  • Difficult to get into rhythm in Abu Dhabi GP: Nico Hulkenburg 5 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Force India driver Nico Hulkenburg on Monday said, ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, that the Yas Marina Circuit is a difficult track to get into rhythm as it has long straights followed by tight corners. "Abu Dhabi is a nice venue. The racing looks...
  • Mercedes put psychiatrist on standby if Hamilton loses F1 title 5 days ago

    London: Formula One team and 2014 constructor standings leaders, Mercedes have readied New Zealand sports psychiatrist Ceri Evans if their British driver Lewis Hamilton, who leads teammate Nico Rosberg by 17 points going into the final race in Abu Dhabi, loses his title bid. Hamilton has 10 wins to his name...
  • Family still 'confident' about Michael Schumacher's future 1 week ago

    Berlin: Michael Schumacher's family is still confident about the former Formula One champion's future, but isn't giving any new details about his condition. A message from Schumacher's family posted on his official website Thursday thanked fans and well-wishers "for facing this fight together with him and us." It added: "We remain...
  • Caterham to race in Abu Dhabi after crowdfunding 1 week ago

    Formula One team Caterham will compete in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix next week after a successful crowdfunding campaign. Caterham, who have been taken over by insolvency specialists while they seek a new buyer, have missed the last two races in the United States and Brazil. Caterham administrator Finbarr O'Connell said...
  • F1 not interested in young fans, says Bernie Ecclestone November 14, 2014

    Formula One would rather cater for rich over-70s than chase a younger generation that cannot afford luxury watches and is more interested in social media, according to commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone. In a wide-ranging interview with Campaign Asia-Pacific magazine (campaignasia.com), the 84-year-old Briton said teenagers were uninterested in the sort of...
  • Marcus Ericsson leaves financially troubled Caterham November 14, 2014

    London: Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson says he has terminated his contract with financially stricken Formula One team Caterham with immediate effect, ahead of his move to Sauber. Caterham missed the last two grands prix, in the United States and Brazil, after being taken over by insolvency specialists last month as they...
  • Love matters more than money for Jenson Button November 11, 2014

    Jenson Button is hoping that McLaren will not let him go for love nor money. With Ferrari's Fernando Alonso expected to join the Formula One team, the focus has been on which of 2009 world champion Button and Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen will partner the Spaniard. McLaren are believed to be divided,...