FORMULA

  • Arrivabene replaces Mattiacci as Ferrari principal 5 hours 41 minutes ago

    Abu Dhabi: Marco Mattiacci's brief reign as Ferrari Formula One principal ended on Monday with the Fiat-owned team replacing him with Maurizio Arrivabene. The Italian joins from team sponsor Philip Morris where he has held senior positions in marketing and promotions. He is also an independent board member of Juventus soccer...
  • Watch: 6-year-old Rashid's aim to be F1 driver 13 hours 2 minutes ago

    Rashid al-Dhaheri is only 6-year-old but knows exactly what he wants to be when he grows up - a Formula 1 driver. The compact UAE national spends all his waking hours on a mission to be behind the wheel. ...
  • Lewis Hamilton savours his greatest day 13 hours 51 minutes ago

    Lewis Hamilton declared Sunday the greatest day of his life after ending a thrilling season with his second Formula One world championship. If winning the first title with McLaren after a last-gasp move in Brazil in 2008 was special, then the triumph under the Abu Dhabi floodlights was something else again. "The...
  • Michael Schumacher making progress but faces long recovery 14 hours 46 minutes ago

    Berlin: Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher continues to make progress as he recovers at home from last December's skiing accident. Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, tells German TV station RTL that the seven-time champion is "making progress considering the severity of his injury" and "you have to give it time....
  • Final 2014 Formula One standings Yesterday

    Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday as he clinched a second Formula One title and denied his teammate Nico Rosberg his first. In a race overshadowed by the ever-present spectre of mechanical failure after Rosberg suffered an early loss of power, Hamilton powered to his 11th win...
  • Double points finish for Force India at season-ending Abu Dhabi GP Yesterday

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India ended the 2014 season on a high with Nico Hulkenberg finishing the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in sixth position just ahead of teammate Sergio Perez, here on Sunday. With double points on offer in the season-ending race at the majestic Yas Marina Circuit, Force India collected...
  • Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One title at Abu Dhabi; Nico Rosberg 2nd Yesterday

    Abu Dhabi: British driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula One title in style after winning the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, with title rival Nico Rosberg drifting out of contention after failing to recover from a poor start. Hamilton, the 2008 F1 champion, entered the race with a...
  • Alonso hits back at Ferrari boss Mattiacci Yesterday

    Abu Dhabi: Fernando Alonso has hit back at Ferrari principal Marco Mattiacci for saying that Sebastian Vettel would bring "the utmost motivation and commitment" to the Formula One team when he replaces the Spaniard next season. "I heard the comments and I don't think they were very good," Alonso told reporters...
  • Bernie Ecclestone denies rejecting F1's teen audience Yesterday

    Formula One's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has denied saying he was not interested in the youth audience because they did not buy expensive watches or bank with the sport's sponsors. "I never said younger generation, I said children. The question to me was children," the 84-year-old told Reuters at the season-ending...
  • Red Bull to start Abu Dhabi GP from back of grid Yesterday

    Outgoing Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel and Australian team-mate Daniel Ricciardo were sent to the back of the grid at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday after stewards ruled Red Bull had used an illegal front wing. FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer had referred the matter to the race...
  • Force India confirm Sergio Perez for 2015 and beyond 2 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India on Saturday made it official that Mexican driver Sergio Perez will continue racing with the team in 2015 and beyond. Team principal Vijay Mallya had already said that he would be happy to retain Perez and his German teammate Nico Hulkenberg for another year. The announcement...
  • Formula One: Force India miss top-10 again in qualifying 2 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India's Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg set the 13th and 14th fastest time in the qualifying of the Formula 1 season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix here on Saturday. Either of the Force India cars have not made Q3 since the Italian Grand Prix in early September. Both...
  • Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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...