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  • McLaren go greyer after painful start 15 minutes ago

    London: McLaren, who have experienced more pain than pleasure so far this year, have unveiled a new 'shades of grey' livery ahead of Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix. The former Formula One champions have yet to score a point in four races, the first of their new partnership with Honda, and are...
  • Fernando Alonso positive ahead of F1 Spanish Grand Prix 8 hours 52 minutes ago

    Barcelona: It has been a difficult start to the season for Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso who is yet to pick up a single point since returning to the McLaren Honda team. But the two-time world champion is optimistic that the Spanish Grand Prix, to be held in Montmelo outside...
  • Rumors of Lewis Hamilton moving to Ferrari intrigue F1 Yesterday

    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 must cut costs to bring back the buzz: Zak Brown 4 days ago

    London: Formula One has lost some of its buzz, big team budgets are running out of control, sanctioning fees and ticket prices are too high and historic European races must stay on the calendar. Zak Brown, the American boss of the world's largest motorsport marketing agency, is running through a check...
  • Formula One to get later start to 2016 season 1 week ago

    Formula One's 2016 season will kick off in April at the Australian Grand Prix, the latest start to the championship since 1988. The season-opener at Albert Park street circuit has usually been held in March, though it was pushed back to April in 2006 to become the third round on the...
  • Retirement not on the agenda for Frank Williams April 28, 2015

    Frank Williams has no plans to retire from the Formula One team he founded in 1977 and is under no pressure to do so, his daughter Claire has said. Now 73, Williams has been quadriplegic and in a wheelchair since a road accident in southern France in 1986. The Briton spent...
  • Michael Schumacher's son best rookie on F4 race debut April 25, 2015

    Michael Schumacher's 16-year-old son Mick collected the trophy for best rookie on his motor racing debut on Saturday after finishing ninth in a German Formula Four race. The teenager, whose seven times Formula One world champion father suffered severe head injuries in a 2013 skiing accident and is being cared for...
  • No short-term fixes for Red Bull, says Christian Horner April 23, 2015

    Staying with Renault represents Red Bull's best hope of Formula One success but there will be no short-term fixes for the team's current woes, according to principal Christian Horner. The former world champions have been plagued with reliability problems this season and are 136 points adrift of leaders Mercedes after just...
  • McLaren faces race against time to improve car for Spain April 20, 2015

    Bahrain: The last time Fernando Alonso won a race was in front of his home fans at the Spanish Grand Prix two years ago. That race is next on the Formula One calendar and given the ongoing problems at McLaren, he will be happy with a top-10 finish in Barcelona. After four...
  • Qatar F1 race hopes appear to remain distant April 20, 2015

    Qatar's hopes of joining the Formula One calendar in the near future appear to have receded after commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone indicated he was unlikely to add a third Middle Eastern race to the schedule just yet. "I think we've got enough here, don't you?" the Briton told reporters at the...
  • Ferrari boss hails Kimi Raikkonen's return April 20, 2015

    Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene welcomed back the Kimi Raikkonen of old on Sunday after the 2007 world champion stepped back on the Formula One podium in Bahrain after a long absence. The Finnish 'Iceman' took a strong second place in the floodlit race at the desert Sakhir circuit for his...
  • Daniel Ricciardo loses 3rd engine of season after Bahrain blow-out April 20, 2015

    Sakhir: Four races into the Formula One season, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo has already used up three of his four allocated engines and the pressure is increasing on manufacturer Renault. Ricciardo's engine blew spectacularly moments before the end of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, but the Australian driver had just about enough...
  • 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...
  • Bernie Ecclestone gives Azerbaijan the all-clear April 19, 2015

    Manama: Formula One has no qualms about holding a grand prix in Azerbaijan next year despite concerns raised by rights activists, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday. "Baku? No problem. That's going to be another good race," the 84-year-old told reporters at the Bahrain Grand Prix, another controversial...
  • F1: Problems keeps on mounting for miserable McLaren April 19, 2015

    Sakhir: Despite having two former world champions behind the wheel, McLaren looks no closer to scoring their first points of the season at the Bahrain Grand Prix following a dismal qualifying session on Saturday. After struggling in the afternoon's third and final practice session, Jenson Button's qualifying run was cut brutally...
  • 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...
  • Renault need another 2 races to make competitive engine April 18, 2015

    Bahrain: Formula One manufacturer Renault need two more races before providing a competitive engine again at the Monaco Grand Prix, according to chief technical officer Rob White. Renault, which supplies engines to Red Bull and Toro Rosso, are under heavy pressure following a poor start to the season for both teams. At...
  • Kimi Raikkonen leads Ferrari one-two in Bahrain practice April 17, 2015

    Kimi Raikkonen led a Ferrari one-two in first practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday while Formula One champions Mercedes lurked well down the timesheets after doing their own thing. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was only 16th fastest while Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg was 15th, with Raikkonen and team...
  • Kimi Raikkonen happier than ever at Ferrari April 17, 2015

    Kimi Raikkonen is enjoying being at Ferrari more than ever this season. "I must say, in the past when I was here at Ferrari they were good times and it was a good atmosphere," the Finn, whose 2007 title makes him the Italian team's most recent Formula One champion, told reporters...
  • 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...
  • Jenson Button hoping for a good step up in Barcelona April 17, 2015

    McLaren are hoping for a boost in Barcelona next month even if Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix is another struggle, Jenson Button said on Thursday. "I think already in Barcelona you'll see a good step," declared the Briton, looking forward to team-mate and double world champion Fernando Alonso's home Spanish race. "We've got...
  • 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...
  • Renault offer no guarantees for Bahrain reliability April 16, 2015

    Manama: Renault say they have done their best to fix the engine problems that blighted last weekend's Chinese Grand Prix but offered no guarantee on Thursday that Sunday's race in Bahrain would be trouble free. "In the short time since the Chinese Grand Prix we have been checking and rechecking systems...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Difficult to feel sorry for Fernando Alonso, says David Coulthard April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Fernando Alonso's much talked about return to McLaren after five frustrating seasons at Ferrari seems to have backfired so far but former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard doesn't feel sorry for the multi million pound worth Spaniard. Having missed the season opener at Melbourne, Alonso retired in Malaysia and...
  • Renault braced for more pain in Bahrain April 12, 2015

    Renault have warned Red Bull and Toro Rosso to expect more pain in Bahrain after both Formula One teams suffered power unit problems in China on Sunday. Former champions Red Bull scored just two points in Shanghai while their sister team drew a blank after engine-related retirements. Daniil Kvyat's race ended spectacularly...

Schedule & Results

Date Grand Prix Winner
Mar. 15 Australian Grand Prix L.Hamilton
Mar. 29 Malaysian Grand Prix S.Vettel
Apr. 12 Chinese Grand Prix L.Hamilton
Apr. 19 Bahrain Grand Prix L.Hamilton
May. 10 Spanish Grand Prix
May. 24 Monaco Grand Prix
Jun. 07 Canadian Grand Prix
Jun. 21 Austrian Grand Prix
Jul. 05 British Grand Prix
Jul. 26 Hungarian Grand Prix
Aug. 23 Belgian Grand Prix
Sep. 06 Italian Grand Prix
Sep. 20 Singapore Grand Prix
Sep. 27 Japanese Grand Prix
Oct. 11 Russian Grand Prix
Oct. 25 United States Grand Prix
Nov. 01 Mexican Grand Prix
Nov. 15 Brazilian Grand Prix
Nov. 29 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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