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  • Rumors of Lewis Hamilton moving to Ferrari intrigue F1 21 hours 51 minutes ago

    Paris: Growing rumors of Lewis Hamilton's potential move to Ferrari are being fed by the fact that the defending Formula One champion has yet to sign a new contract with Mercedes. Hamilton at Ferrari, with the British driver competing internally for top-driver status against four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, could rival the...
  • Formula One: Lewis Hamilton wins again in Bahrain Grand Prix April 19, 2015

    Bahrain: Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen back on the podium to deny Mercedes another one-two finish under the floodlights. The Briton's flying pole-to-flag victory at the desert track was his third win...
  • Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Bahrain GP ahead of Vettel April 18, 2015

    Bahrain: Defending champion Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position for the first time after clinching his fourth straight pole of the season on Saturday, finishing well ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel. The Mercedes driver, who leads the Formula One championship after winning two of three races...
  • Lewis Hamilton ends final Bahrain practice on top April 18, 2015

    Manama: Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton limbered up for qualifying with the fastest time in final Bahrain Grand Prix practice on Saturday. The Mercedes driver, championship leader and winner of two of this season's three races, lapped the Sakhir circuit on a gusty afternoon with a best time of one...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest ahead of Lewis Hamilton in 2nd practice April 17, 2015

    Sakhir: Nico Rosberg rose to the challenge by lapping faster than Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday. The German, who has been beaten by the double Formula One world champion in all three races so far this season, topped the timesheets with a...
  • Lewis Hamilton rejects claims he has asked for No 1 status April 17, 2015

    Manama: World champion Lewis Hamilton vehemently denied that he has requested 'number one' driver status in the Mercedes team and claimed he and team-mate Nico Rosberg are reunited 'without any issues' in this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. Five days after beating Rosberg at the Chinese Grand Prix to extend his lead...
  • Nico Rosberg ready to do his talking on the track in Bahrain April 16, 2015

    Bahrain: Nico Rosberg knows it is time he started grabbing headlines again for what he does on the track, rather than for what he says off it. The German driver lost his composure at the Chinese Grand Prix last weekend, berating his Mercedes engineers and accusing teammate Lewis Hamilton of purposefully...
  • Lewis Hamilton defends his Champagne celebration after criticism April 16, 2015

    Bahrain: Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has defended himself from the criticism surrounding his behavior at the Chinese Grand Prix, when he celebrated victory by spraying Champagne into the face of a podium hostess. The British driver's behavior led to strong criticism on social media and at home. Hamilton says his actions...
  • Too slow? Bahrain can settle Mercedes argument April 15, 2015

    Bahrain Grand Prix organisers will be rubbing their hands in delight at the prospect of Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg renewing battle at their desert circuit this weekend. Last year the pair served up a thriller under the Sakhir floodlights and now, after each accused the other of...
  • Latest Mercedes rift perfect for resurgent Sebastian Vettel April 15, 2015

    Sebastian Vettel knows all about rifts with a team-mate, and he may secretly hope the latest acrimony between world champion Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate continues to grow at this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. Only three races into the Formula One season, Mercedes is playing down a new spat between...
  • Nico Rosberg should have tried harder, says Lewis Hamilton April 14, 2015

    Lewis Hamilton has suggested he is mentally tougher than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg and questioned how hard the German really tried to beat him in last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix. In comments that will do little to ease tensions between the pair ahead of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, the double Formula...
  • Li Na among six nominated for Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award April 14, 2015

    Shanghai: Retired Chinese tennis star Li Na is up against Serena Williams in a six-woman field for sportswoman of the year in the Laureus World Sports Awards. The other nominees are Valerie Adams, Marit Bjorgen, Genzebe Dibaba, and Tina Maze Xinhua reported on Tuesday. In the men's field, Real Madrid star...
  • Nico Rosberg must speed up to beat 'slow' Lewis Hamilton April 13, 2015

    Nico Rosberg may not have lost the plot, as some suggested in the wake of his outburst against Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix, but he is feeling the heat. The German's accusation that the world champion had been selfishly slow as he cruised to a pole-to-flag victory...
  • Lewis Hamilton cruises to 4th Chinese Grand Prix victory April 12, 2015

    Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes back on top in Formula One, leading for most of the race on Sunday to capture his fourth Chinese Grand Prix victory. Hamilton made sure there would be no repeat of Ferrari's surprising win two weeks ago at the Malaysian Grand Prix, conserving his tires to withstand...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton holds off Nico Rosberg for 5th Chinese GP pole April 11, 2015

    Shanghai: If Mercedes was concerned about the progress of chief rival Ferrari this Formula One season, its drivers didn't show it during qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were far ahead of the rest of the field, with Hamilton edging his Mercedes teammate for pole position...
  • Lewis Hamilton tops all three practice sessions at Chinese GP April 11, 2015

    Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton showed he is the driver to beat in qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday after clocking the fastest time in practice for the third straight session. Hamilton set a time of 1 minute, 37.615 seconds in nearly ideal racing conditions, with clear skies and temperatures at...
  • Mercedes keeping close eye on Ferrari in Shanghai April 10, 2015

    Lewis Hamilton is casting a wary eye towards Ferrari and expects to be vying with them for victory at this week's Chinese Grand Prix after the resurgent Italian team continued to take the fight to Mercedes in Friday practice. The day got off to a promising start for Mercedes, who appeared...
  • Lewis Hamilton tops Friday practice at Chinese Grand Prix April 10, 2015

    Shanghai: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton topped the leaderboard as expected during both practice sessions at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, though Ferrari showed they had the pace to possibly challenge the silver cars over the weekend. Hamilton set the fastest time of the day at 1 minute, 37.219 seconds, which...
  • Formula One: Mercedes top in practice at Chinese Grand Prix April 10, 2015

    Shanghai: Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg topped the leaderboard as expected after the first practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, more than one second faster than Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in third. Hamilton set the fastest time in the morning session at 1 minute, 39.033 seconds, about...
  • Happy Lewis Hamilton in no rush to sign new Mercedes deal April 9, 2015

    Shanghai: Lewis Hamilton has agreed a deal in principle to remain at Mercedes beyond this season but the Formula One world champion is in no hurry to put pen to paper on a new contract, the Briton told reporters ahead of this week's Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton moved to Mercedes in...
  • Wounded Mercedes keen to bite back in China April 8, 2015

    Mercedes will be looking to reassert their Formula One dominance at the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend after the team received the loudest of wake-up calls in Malaysia by Sebastian Vettel's revitalised Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two ahead of Nico Rosberg in the season opener in Melbourne last month,...
  • Lewis Hamilton ready to sign new contract with Mercedes March 31, 2015

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is ready to sign a new contract that, according to media reports, could net him more than $40 million a year. "It should be done this week. There's no reason why it shouldn't be," the Mercedes driver told British reporters after finishing second in...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix to end Mercedes streak March 29, 2015

    Sepang: Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday to end Mercedes' long Formula One winning streak and make the 2015 season look like a genuine contest between the two teams. Vettel elected not to pit during an earlier safety-car period, while second-placed Lewis Hamilton and third-placed Nico...
  • Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Malaysian Grand Prix March 28, 2015

    Sepang: Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel believes he can end Mercedes' dominant run in Formula One by winning Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix after qualifying second on Saturday and ending the Silver Arrows' long run of front-row lockouts. Mercedes had taken the front two grid spots for the past nine races dating back...
  • Nico Rosberg heads Mercedes one-two in final practice March 28, 2015

    Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two in the final free practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix, the German edging out Lewis Hamilton by 0.184 seconds a few hours ahead of qualifying on Saturday. With track temperatures soaring up to 62 degrees Celsius early in the 60-minute session, a majority of...
  • Pirelli hoping for more stops in rising Sepang heat March 27, 2015

    Sepang: Formula One tyre supplier Pirelli are predicting a possible three-stop strategy for the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend after track temperatures soared to around 60 degrees Celsius in the first two free practice sessions on Friday. World champion Lewis Hamilton overcame some early engine issues to clock the fastest time...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in Malaysian Grand Prix second practice March 27, 2015

    Sepang: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton overcame major engine trouble in the morning to set the fastest time in Friday's afternoon practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Demonstrating how far clear of the field Mercedes is, Hamilton missed about two thirds of the day's running yet still set the top time of...
  • Rosberg fastest, Hamilton suffers engine issue in first practice at Malaysian GP March 27, 2015

    Sepang: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton suffered an engine failure in Friday's opening practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix while his teammate Nico Rosberg set the fastest time at Sepang International Circuit. Hamilton pulled off the track around 30 minutes into the 90-minute session, and radioed back to the pit-wall that...
  • Lewis Hamilton finds Red Bull complaints about Mercedes 'funny' March 26, 2015

    Sepang: Reigning Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is amused by Red Bull's complaints about Mercedes ongoing dominance, accusing the sport's preceding power of double standards. Mercedes is expected to dominate this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, just as it dominated the season opener in Australia with a one-two finish, and the...