FORMULA

  • F1: Marussia pass crash tests and set for Melbourne 16 hours 35 minutes ago

    The Manor Marussia Formula One team were given the green light to compete at next week's Australian season-opener after passing mandatory crash tests on Thursday. "Our big news of today is that we have now passed the FIA crash tests. Well done team! That's it - we're all set for Melbourne,"...
  • Sebastian Vettel hopes Ferrari can be Mercedes' closest rivals 17 hours 38 minutes ago

    Four times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel hopes Ferrari can become the strongest challengers to Mercedes this season after failing to win a race last year. Vettel, who moved from Red Bull at the end of last year, said on Thursday it could take some time for it to happen...
  • Dumped F1 driver takes action against Sauber 21 hours 7 minutes ago

    Australia: Dumped Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde has taken legal action ahead of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix to press his claim to a drive with Sauber, Australian media reported on Thursday. Van der Garde was test driver for the Swiss team last season and is claiming Sauber reneged...
  • Carlos Sainz eager to be in the picture Yesterday

    London: Carlos Sainz will be as disappointed as any Formula One fan that Fernando Alonso will be absent from next week's Australian season opener. The 20-year-old Spaniard, whose double world rally champion father has the same name, has a treasured photograph from a decade ago of himself as a wide eyed...
  • Formula One: Manor Marussia set for Australia under new owner Yesterday

    Former Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King has been appointed interim chairman of the revived Manor Marussia Formula One team as they prepare for a remarkable comeback in Australia next week. With OVO Energy founder Stephen Fitzpatrick coming to the rescue as principal investor, and effective owner, Marussia told reporters at a...
  • I love races filled with overtakes and battles: Lewis Hamilton Yesterday

    London: Celebrated F1 driver Lewis Hamilton might have won the World Championship last season but he is still hungry for more races, involving battling and overtaking and wants more competition in this year's Formula One season that gets underway in Melbourne on March 15. The Mercedes AMG Petronas driver, Hamilton won...
  • Susie Wolff to drive in F1 practice at Spanish and British GP 2 days ago

    London: Susie Wolff will drive for the Williams team in the first practice sessions at the Formula One races in Spain and Britain this season. The 32-year-old Wolff, who has been promoted to test driver this season, will also do one day of post-race testing following the Austrian Grand Prix in...
  • Fernando Alonso ruled out of Australian Grand Prix 2 days ago

    Fernando Alonso will miss next week's season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix on doctors' advice after a heavy crash in testing, the Spaniard's McLaren team said on Tuesday. "Fernando has understood and accepted that advice, and the two McLaren-Honda cars will therefore be driven in Australia by Fernando's team-mate Jenson Button...
  • Sahara defaults on loan taken by Bank of China, prompts legal action 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In yet another development which will compound trouble for Sahara group, Bank of China may initiate legal action against it for defaulting on a loan, sources said. The sources also said Bank of China had financed Sahara's hotel buys for nearly $900 million. The development takes place even as...
  • Bernie Ecclestone offers cash advance for smaller teams 3 days ago

    London: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has offered advance revenue payments to Sauber, Force India and Lotus to help with cash-flow problems ahead of the new season starting in Australia next week. "Bernie understands we've had these challenges over the winter because the (team) suppliers got so badly hurt by the...
  • Michael Schumacher's teenage son Mick moves up to Formula 4 3 days ago

    Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher's teenage son is following in his father's racing footsteps after moving up to Formula 4 from kart this year, his new team said on Monday. Mick Schumacher, whose father -- a seven-time F1 champion -- suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013...
  • Ferrari boss takes a provocative stance 4 days ago

    Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene has taken a provocative stance, before the Formula One season has even started, in response to rumours about a clampdown on access passes for teams. Arrivabene, a marketing man who was appointed in November, sat with Ferrari's Mexican reserve driver Esteban Gutierrez and sporting director Massimo Rivola...
  • Lewis Hamilton hones Mercedes with fastest time at F1 testing 5 days ago

    Montmelo: Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes at the top of the timesheet for a second straight day of Formula One pre-season testing on Saturday. The defending F1 champion steered his way late in the day to the session-best lap, a day after team-mate Nico Rosberg was quickest on the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. Hamilton, however,...
  • Nico Hulkenberg positive after first laps in new car 6 days ago

    Nico Hulkenberg looked for the positives after finally getting his hands on Force India's new Formula One car with barely any time left to test it before next month's Australian season-opener. The tall German propped up the timesheets with the slowest lap on Friday but at least there were 77 of...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest at Barcelona, McLaren makes strides 6 days ago

    Spain: Nico Rosberg pushed his Mercedes to the fastest lap so far in preseason testing at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit as Jenson Button saw his promising drive end in the grass on Friday. Rosberg let loose a late flying lap of 1 minute, 22.792 seconds to put champions Mercedes on the top...
  • Marussia on Formula One entry list, Caterham gone 6 days ago

    Marussia's climb back from the brink of Formula One extinction gained momentum on Friday when they were included on the official 2015 entry list, subject to conditions. There was no such salvation for tail-end rivals Caterham, founded by Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, who have failed to find a buyer and whose...
  • I am fine after crash, says Fernando Alonso 6 days ago

    McLaren's Fernando Alonso assured his fans that he was fine on Friday in his first public comments since crashing heavily in Formula One testing last weekend. "As you can see, I am completely fine," the Spaniard, recovering at his home, said in a video message posted on YouTube. "I would like to...
  • Formula One: McLaren misery mounts, Massa puts Williams on top at F1 test 1 week ago

    Montmelo: McLaren's misery mounted after another malfunction left Jenson Button stranded Thursday as Felipe Massa steered Williams to the fastest lap during Formula One preseason testing. A hydraulic leak that McLaren says will require it to change its new Honda engine limited Button to a session-low seven laps and slowest lap...
  • Lotus F1 hand development role to Spanish woman racer 1 week ago

    Spanish female racer Carmen Jorda will be a development driver for Lotus this season, the Formula One team announced on Thursday. The 26-year-old appeared in the GP3 junior series last year with little success, failing to finish in the top 10 with a car that then proved a winner when it...
  • Fernando Alonso 'completely fine' after crash, says Ron Dennis 1 week ago

    Barcelona: Fernando Alonso is "devoid of all injuries" from Sunday's crash in testing and is expected to line up on the grid for the season-opening race in Australia next month, McLaren boss Ron Dennis said on Thursday. According to Dennis the 33-year-old Alonso was knocked unconscious "for a few seconds" after...
  • Force India finally confirm new car plans 1 week ago

    Barcelona: Sahara Force India have confirmed that their 2015 car will make its debut on day two of the final pre-season testing that began here on Thursday. "With the car due to be completed on Friday morning, @NicoHulkenberg is lined up to step in on Friday pm to take the first...
  • Fernando Alonso leaves hospital, to miss final test February 25, 2015

    Barcelona: McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will miss this week's final pre-season test in Barcelona after leaving hospital on Wednesday following a big crash three days ago. The Spaniard, a double world champion, smiled and waved to reporters and fans as he left the hospital at around 1430 local time. McLaren...
  • Force India hope to debut new F1 car on Friday February 25, 2015

    London: Force India will have a maximum of three days testing with their new Formula One car before the start of the season after the team said it would not debut in Spain until Friday. "The VJM08 will arrive in Barcelona on Friday morning and the final set up will take...
  • Fernando Alonso making 'solid recovery' after crash in F1 testing February 23, 2015

    Spain: McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is making a "solid recovery" after being concussed following a crash in Formula One testing and is staying in hospital for further observation. The Spanish driver escaped serious injury, but was airlifted by helicopter to the hospital for precautionary checks after his McLaren collided with a...
  • Fernando Alonso taken to hospital after crash at Barcelona February 22, 2015

    Spain:Fernando Alonso has been taken to hospital by helicopter after crashing in his McLaren during Formula One preseason testing on Sunday. Track officials at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit say Alonso went off at turn three and hit the wall. They say he was transported to hospital "to continue with medical tests" after...
  • McLaren's troubles continue as Pastor Maldonado clocks fastest lap February 22, 2015

    Montmelo: McLaren's technical troubles worsened on Saturday, while Pastor Maldonado again steered Lotus to the session's fastest lap in Formula One preseason testing. A faulty seal on his McLaren cut short Jenson Button's shift behind the wheel on Thursday. Two days later, the team said "a failure of the revised seal"...
  • Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo edges Kimi Raikkonen in Barcelona February 21, 2015

    Montmelo: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo narrowly clocked the fastest time while also putting in the most laps during Formula One preseason testing on Friday. The Australian put Red Bull at the top of the day's timesheet for the first time this preseason by steering his way to a benchmark lap...
  • Ferrari play down promising test performances February 21, 2015

    Barcelona: Ferrari Formula One team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has pledged to run for the hills barefoot if his drivers win four races this season but he does not expect that to happen despite promising signs in testing. "Winning two races will be fine. Three will be perfect. Four and I run...
  • Formula One: Maldonado on top as ill Lewis Hamilton is sidelined February 20, 2015

    Barcelona: Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado led the timesheets for Lotus on the first day of Formula One testing on Thursday while world champion Lewis Hamilton was sidelined by sickness and McLaren by power unit problems. Dutchman Max Verstappen, 17, completed the most laps on a day interrupted by a collision between Susie...
  • Marussia F1 creditors approve exit from administration February 20, 2015

    The former Marussia Formula One team moved a step closer to returning to the grand prix grid on Thursday after creditors approved a move allowing them to come out of administration. Administrators FRP Advisory LLP said in a statement that a Company Voluntary Arrangement had been agreed to allow control of...