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  • Lewis Hamilton ends final Bahrain practice on top 36 minutes ago

    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...
  • Lewis Hamilton rejects claims he has asked for No 1 status Yesterday

    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...
  • Rafael Nadal to play new Stuttgart grass event Yesterday

    Berlin: World number five Rafael Nadal will begin his grasscourt campaign at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart after the event switched surfaces to green turf for the first time this year. The June 6-14 tournament replaces the former red clay event that ran until 2014 and will be staged the week...
  • Nico Rosberg ready to do his talking on the track in Bahrain Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • Nico Rosberg must speed up to beat 'slow' Lewis Hamilton 5 days ago

    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...
  • Ferrari keeps pressure on Mercedes at Chinese Grand Prix 6 days ago

    Shanghai: Sebastian Vettel didn't get another win for Ferrari at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, but he was more than satisfied with another podium finish his third to start the year. The four-time world champion stayed close to the Mercedes cars of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg while running on...
  • Lewis Hamilton cruises to 4th Chinese Grand Prix victory 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Ferrari still 'realistic' about Mercedes advantage: Sebastian Vettel April 9, 2015

    Shanghai: New Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was still beaming two weeks after capturing his first Formula One race in 16 months, but he said ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix that he doesn't expect his team to challenge Mercedes on a consistent basis just yet. Vettel said on Thursday that Ferrari...
  • 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,...
  • Formula One: Mercedes bringing aero improvements to Chinese GP April 6, 2015

    London: Mercedes will bring aerodynamic improvements to this week's Chinese Grand Prix after a full analysis of why the Formula One world champions lost out to Ferrari in Malaysia, according to technical head Paddy Lowe. Sebastian Vettel's triumph at Sepang, in the German's second race for Ferrari after leaving Red Bull,...
  • Mercedes-Benz closes in on Audi for top slot in Indian luxury car market in FY 2014-15 April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Race for the top slot in the Indian luxury car market is hotting up with Mercedes-Benz closing in on German rival Audi in the fiscal 2014-15. Audi, the market leader, posted a record sales in 2014-15 with 11,292 units, up 11.51 per cent, from 10,126 units sold in...
  • Mercedes conduct review after mistakes at Malaysian GP March 29, 2015

    Sepang: It's rare to see a Formula One podium these days without a Mercedes driver standing on top, and it's even rarer to have the team conducting arguments in public over the strategic errors which led to the defeat by Ferrari. The team was chiefly undone on Sunday by the Malaysian...
  • 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...
  • Ferrari stay cool in pursuit of Mercedes March 27, 2015

    Ferrari's continued resurgence in Formula One was evident on Friday with both cars looking competitive in the first two practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen chased home the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg in the morning and repeated the feat behind the German's team mate Lewis Hamilton in the...
  • 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...
  • Mercedes launches E-Class Cabriolet, CLS 250 CDI Coupe at Rs 76.50 lakh onwards in India March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz launched two models E-Class Cabriolet and CLS 250 CDI Coupe with diesel engine priced at Rs 78.50 lakh and Rs 76.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). "This is our second and third launch in this month. We are intensifying our product offensive in the Indian market by...