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  • Lewis Hamilton ready to sign new contract with Mercedes 18 hours 29 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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' 5 days ago

    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...
  • Team by team analysis of Australian Grand Prix March 16, 2015

    Team by team analysis of Sunday's season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne (listed in current championship order): MERCEDES (Lewis Hamilton 1, Nico Rosberg 2) Double world champion Hamilton picked up where he left off. His 34th career win, second in Australia, and from pole position. Mercedes have now won the...
  • Mercedes enjoy laugh last on day of high farce March 15, 2015

    Melbourne: A podium appearance by Hollywood strong-man Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed a suitable conclusion for a farcical Sunday at the Australian Grand Prix, where only 11 cars finished and Mercedes' dominance was almost embarrassing for the team's drivers. World champion Lewis Hamilton may have finished only 1.3 seconds ahead of team mate...
  • Australian Grand Prix reduced to 14 cars March 15, 2015

    Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix got under way on Sunday on a farcical note with only 14 cars left in the race after the opening lap. Just 15 were able to line up on the grid due to a rash of technical failures and Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado then crashed his...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wins season-opening Australian Grand Prix March 15, 2015

    Melbourne: Lewis Hamilton's world championship defence got off to a flying start on Sunday with a crushing victory for Mercedes in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix as Formula One rivals succumbed to a farcical rash of reliability problems. Pole-sitter Hamilton started from a grid reduced to 15 cars from a possible...
  • Mercedes widen gap to Formula One pack March 14, 2015

    Early season dominance was expected for Mercedes after their seamless winter testing but Formula One fans had hoped at least to see the chasing pack close the gap to the champions. Those hopes were blown away on a windy Saturday at Albert Park where Lewis Hamilton stormed to a dominant pole...
  • Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for Australian Grand Prix March 14, 2015

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claimed a record-breaking pole position for the Formula One season-opening race at the Australia Grand Prix with a dominant performance in Saturday's qualifying. Last season's F1 champion set a time of 1 minute, 26.327 seconds at the Albert Park circuit, six-tenths of a second faster than team-mate...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in final Australian Grand Prix practice March 14, 2015

    World champion Lewis Hamilton set the fastest final practice time for Mercedes ahead of Australian Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday as home favourite Daniel Ricciardo continued to have technical issues with his Red Bull. World champion Hamilton clocked a quickest lap of one minute 27.867 seconds, opening a cavernous gap of...
  • Watch: NZ keep clean sheet, England get consolation win, ICC World Cup, Day 27 Highlights March 14, 2015

    New Zealand survived a scare from Bangladesh for their sixth straight win while England will fly back home with a consolation win against Afghanistan. Watch all the highlights from Day 27 at the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • Bangladesh up for India challenge in World Cup quarters: Shakib Al Hasan March 13, 2015

    Hamilton: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan insists they have nothing to fear when they tackle India for a place in the World Cup semi-finals after giving in-form New Zealand a huge scare on Friday. The Tigers went down fighting by three wickets at Seddon Park in their last Pool A match...
  • Mercedes dominate Formula One practice at Australian Grand Prix March 13, 2015

    Mercedes drivers dominated Friday's practice sessions for Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix as expected, while other teams wrestled with mechanical problems, and even a legal dispute. Nico Rosberg set the day's fastest time during the second practice session at Melbourne's Albert Park circuit, just a tenth of a second ahead...
  • Mercedes duo expect front row battle in Australia March 13, 2015

    Lewis Hamilton expects qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix to be another fierce battle with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg after being shaded by a tenth of a second by the German during practice on Friday. Mercedes enjoyed the perfect start to the new Formula One season, with world runner-up Rosberg pipping...
  • World Cup: NZ finish unbeaten in Pool A with nervy Bangladesh win March 13, 2015

    Bangladesh did a lot of things right against one of the favourites to lift the 2015 World Cup trophy, negotiating the New Zealand pace attack well on the way to becoming the first team in the tournament to bat a full 50 overs against them. As a result, they put up...
  • Mercedes dominate opening F1 practice at Australian Grand Prix March 13, 2015

    Mercedes drivers lived up to expectations by setting the fastest times in Friday's opening practice session at the Australian Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg set the best time of 1 minute, 29. 557 seconds at the Albert Park circuit, just three hundredths of a second ahead of team-mate and reigning world champion...
  • Lewis Hamilton excited by chance to emulate Senna March 12, 2015

    Ever since he was a little boy, Lewis Hamilton has been besotted by Ayrton Senna. More than 20 years after the Brazilian's death, little has changed. Even with a second Formula One world championship under his belt, Hamilton remains driven by the prospect of matching the feats of his childhood...
  • Five things to watch as F1 2015 season begins March 12, 2015

    With everyone looking to challenge Mercedes this year in Formula One, former world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso will do so with new teams. Here are some things to look out for in the upcoming season, which begins in Melbourne, Australia, on March 15: BEST OF ENEMIES Lewis Hamilton and Nico...
  • New Zealand Tour Diary: A visit to the Waikato Museum in Hamilton March 12, 2015

    CNN-IBN took some time out from the cricket action and visited the historic Waikato Museum in Hamilton where the cricketing gear of the 19th century is up for display. ...
  • Profiles of teams and drivers for the 2015 Formula One season March 11, 2015

    The evidence of pre-season testing strongly suggests the fight for this year's championship will again be a case of Mercedes vs the rest. The switch of four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel from Red Bull to Ferrari, and Fernando Alonso from Ferrari back to McLaren, will provide interesting subplots, but the...
  • World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan most popular Indian cricketer on Twitter March 11, 2015

    Hamilton: Prolific left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan was once again the most talked about Indian cricketer on Twitter, as his ton on Tuesday helped the defending champions beat Ireland in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the Seddon Park. India chased down Ireland's total of 259 runs with eight wickets and...
  • World Cup: Shami, Umesh on course to become world-class bowlers, says Shoaib Akhtar March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Impressed by Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav's "mature performance" in the ongoing World Cup, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar feels the duo are on the path to become "world-class" bowlers and have been the key to India's success in the tournament. The pace duo shared four wickets between themselves...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand's Kane Williamson laid low by gastro March 11, 2015

    Hamilton: New Zealand's Kane Williamson missed training on Wednesday due to gastroenteritis but the team is confident the star batsman is not in danger of missing any matches at the World Cup. New Zealand face Bangladesh on Friday with both sides having already qualified for the quarter-finals. Williamson, spinner Daniel Vettori and...
  • Watch: Dhawan's Irish job makes it 5-0 to India, ICC World Cup, Day 24 Highlights March 11, 2015

    Shikhar Dhawan's century made Ireland's 259 look like a paltry total as India notched their fifth consecutive win of the event to seal top spot in Pool B. Watch all the highlights from Day 24 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • Dhoni now only behind Ponting with most consecutive World Cup wins March 10, 2015

    Hamilton: With nine straight World Cup wins under their belt, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led India stand only second to Ricky Ponting's Australian side that registered 24 consecutive victories in the showpiece event. India now stand second alongside Clive Lloyd's West Indies in terms of consecutive victories in World Cup. The eight-wicket...