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  • Bonuses all round for Mercedes Formula One team October 14, 2014

    Rank and file Mercedes team members are in line for average bonuses of 10,000 pounds ($15,963) each after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg brought home the Formula One constructors' title on Sunday. A team spokesman confirmed all permanent staff members at the Brackley factory in central England would get the payments...
  • F1: Mercedes braced for a nail-biting finale October 14, 2014

    London: Mercedes are almost ready to let Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg off the leash now that the title-chasing pair have secured the team's first Formula One constructors' world championship. Almost, but not quite. "If you look at the points, we have made a massive step towards the drivers' title," said...
  • Nico Rosberg has only himself to blame October 13, 2014

    Nico Rosberg had only himself to blame for a first lap error at the Russian Grand Prix that allowed Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton to romp to a fourth win in a row on Sunday. "I just went completely wrong and I don't understand it," said the German, now...
  • Mercedes secure one Formula One trophy, other to follow October 13, 2014

    Sochi: The Formula One constructors' world championship trophy found a new home just down the road from Red Bull's factory in England on Sunday as Mercedes celebrated a historic first for their 'Silver Arrows' team. Russian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton might cover the distance in a matter of minutes but...
  • Lewis Hamilton says Jules Bianchi was always on his mind October 12, 2014

    Sochi: The champagne was sprayed on the podium, and celebratory glasses clinked in the Mercedes hospitality, but Russian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton never lost sight of the bigger picture on Sunday. With French driver Jules Bianchi critically ill in a Japanese hospital after suffering severe brain injuries in a crash...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins inaugural Russian Grand Prix October 12, 2014

    Sochi: Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes that clinched its first Formula One constructors' title and stretched his lead in the championship. Nico Rosberg placed second despite having to pit early in the race but now trails his...
  • Lewis Hamilton accepts but always aware of danger October 11, 2014

    Sochi: Lewis Hamilton is all too aware of the risks of racing, even without the cloud cast over Formula One by Jules Bianchi's accident, but the championship leader would not have it any other way. The Briton, champion with McLaren in 2008 and winner of eight races so far this year...
  • Mercedes driver Hamilton takes pole position for Russian GP 2014 October 11, 2014

    Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton earned his sixth pole of the season by beating Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by two-tenths of a second in Saturday's qualifying. Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was faster than Hamilton in his last lap but then...
  • Mercedes pair Hamilton, Rosberg top final practice at Russian GP October 11, 2014

    Sochi: Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in the final practice on Saturday for the Russian Grand Prix. Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was third in the last session ahead of qualifying, ahead of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Felipe Massa in the second Williams. Hamilton also had...
  • F1 leader Lewis Hamilton fastest in second practice October 10, 2014

    Sochi: Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton had the fastest time in Friday's practice for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton was second in the morning session behind Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg but dominated the afternoon run by a wide margin. Rosberg dropped to fourth. Kevin Magnussen of McLaren was second, with Ferrari...
  • Nico Rosberg edges Lewis Hamilton in first practice at Russia Grand Prix October 10, 2014

    Nico Rosberg edged Mercedes team-mate and Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton in Friday's morning practice for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. The Mercedes pair has dominated all season and was again firmly in control despite an unfamiliar track making its debut on the F1 calendar. Rosberg's fastest lap on the Sochi...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins rain-interrupted Japanese Grand Prix October 5, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton won a rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, claiming his third straight Formula One win and widening his lead over team-mate Nico Rosberg in the race for the drivers' championship. With Hamilton leading Rosberg, a red flag came out on the 47th of 53 laps due to heavy rain....
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in practice for Japanese GP October 3, 2014

    Suzuka: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday, edging teammate and Formula One championship rival Nico Rosberg. Hamilton's time of 1 minute, 35.078 seconds shortly after the halfway mark of the afternoon practice at the Suzuka circuit was 0.240 seconds ahead...
  • Nico Rosberg heads Lewis Hamilton in first practice at Japanese GP October 3, 2014

    Suzuka: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Friday's opening practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix, edging out team-mate and Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg, who lost his championship lead to Hamilton last time out in Singapore, clocked a lap of 1 minute, 35.461 seconds at...
  • Lewis Hamilton hunting another win as F1 leader at Japanese GP October 1, 2014

    Japan: Despite deposing Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg as Formula One leader, Lewis Hamilton still sees himself as very much the hunter rather than the hunted as he chases a hat-trick of victories in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix. Hamilton took a three-point lead in the standings after winning in Singapore last month...
  • Lewis Hamilton relieved to win after Singapore scares September 22, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton moved to the top of the Formula One standings with victory in Singapore on Sunday, yet the Briton was more relieved than delighted after his team mate suffered mechanical issues and the safety car was deployed midway through the race. Hamilton had arrived in Southeast Asia 22 points behind...
  • Force India reclaim fifth place with double points finish September 21, 2014

    Singapore: Both Force India drivers successfully finished among the points as Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg ended seventh and ninth respectively at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday. Perez, who started 15th, brought home six points while his German teammate, who took flight from 13th position, came back with...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix 2014 September 21, 2014

    Singapore: For Nico Rosberg, early retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix was painful. Seeing his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton win the race and snatch back the championship lead was agonizing. Hamilton won his seventh race of the season Sunday to move to 241 points, ahead of Rosberg on 238 with five...
  • Hamilton beats Rosberg to take dramatic Singapore Grand Prix pole September 20, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix by outqualifying his Mercedes teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg by a mere seven thousandths of a second on Saturday. Hamilton claimed his sixth pole of the season with a time of 1 minute 45.681 seconds, and it could prove crucial...
  • Lewis Hamilton tops second practice at Singapore Grand Prix September 19, 2014

    Singaore: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday, while teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg and world champion Sebastian Vettel suffered setbacks. Hamilton's best time of 1 minute, 47.490 seconds at the Marina Bay circuit was a tenth faster than Ferrari's...
  • Formula One title rivals relishing 'challenge' of radio silence September 18, 2014

    Title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were in rare harmony on Thursday when asked to voice their opinions on Formula One's controversial decision to ban radio assistance ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. Both agreed the change was "a challenge". Rosberg leads his Mercedes team mate by 22 points with...
  • Mercedes duo set for Singapore street fight September 17, 2014

    Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton renew their sometimes hostile rivalry on the floodlit streets of Singapore this weekend at a circuit where mistakes or collisions normally result in race retirement. With six races remaining in the 19round season, Germany's Rosberg leads Hamilton by 22 points but the momentum and...
  • Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix after teammate Rosberg's mistake September 7, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton pressured Nico Rosberg into a mistake and overtook his Mercedes teammate to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, adding another chapter to their heated rivalry. The key pass came about midway through the 53lap race as Hamilton had recovered from a poor start to pull up right...
  • Italian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg to duel again September 6, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are poised for another wingtowing duel in the Italian Grand Prix. After colliding in Belgium two weeks ago and ensuing disciplinary measures, the Mercedes rivals qualified 12 on Saturday and it will be tough for the pair to avoid each other entering the tricky...
  • Hamilton grabs pole ahead of Rosberg at Italian Grand Prix September 6, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton broke Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's recent stranglehold on pole position by qualifying ahead of the championship leader at the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday, although the rivalry between the pair remains as heated as ever. Rosberg had taken four straight poles and six of the last seven. It's Hamilton's...
  • Lewis Hamilton tops final practice for Italian GP September 6, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton led the third and final practice session on Saturday for the Italian Grand Prix, while championship leader and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg completed only three laps due to a gearbox problem. Hamilton clocked 1 minute, 25.519 seconds around the Monza circuit. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was second, 0.412 seconds...
  • Mercedes play down suggestion of lineup change September 6, 2014

    Mercedes would consider dropping one of their titlechasing Formula One drivers only in a "very, very worst case" scenario that is unlikely to happen, motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Friday. The Austrian was clarifying comments made in a BBC radio interview when asked what might happen if the pairing of...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg fastest in 2nd practice at Italian Grand Prix September 5, 2014

    Monza: Championship leader Nico Rosberg was fastest in the second practice session for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday, while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton was hindered by car problems. Hamilton was more than half a second ahead of the pack in the morning session but took part only in the final...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in first practice at Italian Grand Prix September 5, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton wasted no time in asserting himself in Italian Grand Prix practice on Friday with the Mercedes driver lapping more than half a second quicker than anyone else at the fastest track on the calendar. The Briton, who retired in Belgium 12 days ago after team mate and championship leader...