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  • Michael Schumacher's doctor sees progress after injury Yesterday

    Paris: A French physician who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after the Formula One champion struck his head in a ski accident says he is no longer in a coma and predicted a possible recovery within three years. Jean-Francois Payen, a doctor at the Grenoble hospital that treated Schumacher...
  • Caterham F1 factory closed, team's fate in the balance Yesterday

    London: Caterham Formula One employees found their factory closed on Thursday but a legal administrator overseeing the property held out hope that the struggling team might still survive. Finbarr O'Connell told Reuters various parties had approached him to express interest either in the assets or keeping Caterham racing as an F1...
  • Formula One: 10-man panel set up to review Bianchi crash 2 days ago

    A 10-man working group set up to review the accident that has left Formula One driver Jules Bianchi fighting for his life will present its findings on Dec. 3. Bianchi is in a critical condition with severe head injuries after losing control of his Marussia car during the Japanese Grand Prix...
  • Caterham F1 team faces battle over cars 2 days ago

    London: The future of the struggling Caterham Formula One team was thrown into further doubt on Tuesday when an administrator laid claim to their race cars and warned they could not leave the factory without his agreement. Team sources disputed that, however, and said they should not be affected by legal...
  • Nico Hulkenberg to continue with Force India in 2015 season 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Nico Hulkeberg will continue to race for Sahara Force India in the 2015 Formula One season, the team confirmed on Monday. The 27-year-old German had returned to Force India at the start of 2014 after spending a year with Sauber and has enjoyed a reasonably good season, finishing among...
  • Pirelli performs U-turn on Brazil tyre selection 6 days ago

    Formula One's sole tyre supplier Pirelli has changed its compounds for next month's Brazilian Grand Prix after reassessing the state of new asphalt laid at Sao Paulo's Interlagos circuit. The original choice of hard and medium tyres was criticised by Brazilian driver Felipe Massa last weekend as potentially dangerous. However Pirelli said...
  • Montezemolo says Alonso is leaving Ferrari October 16, 2014

    Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season because he wants a fresh environment and needs to be winning again, the Formula One team's ex-chairman Luca di Montezemolo said on Wednesday. Ferrari have yet to confirm Alonso is leaving, although it has been taken for granted in the...
  • F1: Mercedes oppose move to free up engine development October 15, 2014

    Dominant Mercedes plan to block an attempt by Formula One rivals to relax the rules and allow engine development during the course of next season. The engine rules are currently 'frozen' in-season to keep costs down after the introduction of costly new V6 turbo hybrid power units this year. Renault-powered rivals Red...
  • Marussia hit out at 'false' Jules Bianchi reports October 15, 2014

    Marussia hit back at claims they contributed to Jules Bianchi's life-threatening crash at the Japanese Grand Prix by urging him to ignore yellow warning flags. Marussia refuted news reports that Bianchi had been told to ignore the yellow flags and keep racing at full pace in the wet and dim conditions...
  • Jules Bianchi will keep fighting, says father October 14, 2014

    Critically injured French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi will not give up his fight for life but the situation remains desperate, his father Philippe said on Tuesday. Speaking to Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper in Yokkaichi, Japan, where the Marussia driver is in intensive care, Bianchi senior said he still had...
  • 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...
  • Pirelli tyre choice for Brazilian Grand Prix unacceptable: Massa October 14, 2014

    Brazilian driver Felipe Massa says Pirelli's choice of tyres for his home Formula One grand prix next month is "very dangerous". The Italian company announced last week it would be taking its two hardest compounds to Interlagos -- the hard and medium tyres -- due to the high energy demands of...
  • 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...
  • My decision will seem obvious, says Alonso October 13, 2014

    Ferrari's Fernando Alonso gave a teasing hint about his Formula One future on Sunday by saying the decision would seem obvious once announced and he was unlikely to drive for a Mercedes-powered team. "I'm not in a hurry...I understand the curiosity, and I understand, for the fans, the news that can...
  • 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 -1486941418 minutes ago

    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...
  • Formula One drivers back speed limit proposals October 11, 2014

    Sochi: Formula One drivers have backed proposals to introduce a 'virtual safety car' or automatic speed limiter that would force the entire field to slow when yellow warning flags are waved. The idea was raised by race director Charlie Whiting at the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday as one of the...
  • 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...
  • Force India cars qualify 12th, 13th for Russian Grand Prix October 11, 2014

    Sochi: Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez set almost identical times to qualify 12th and 13th, respectively, for the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom here Saturday. However, their starting grid positions are likely to change as Hulkenberg, McLaren's Kevin Magnussen and Marussia's Max Chilton will...
  • Mercedes driver Hamilton takes pole position for Russian GP 2014 -1863471178 minutes ago

    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 November 15, 1410

    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...
  • Formula One faces calls for cockpit change October 10, 2014

    Sochi: Formula One is facing fresh calls to consider closed cockpits after French driver Jules Bianchi's accident in Japan last weekend, though opinions are mixed about the potential benefits. Cockpit covers were tested by the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) after Brazilian Felipe Massa suffered severe head injuries when he was...
  • Nico Rosberg edges Lewis Hamilton in first practice at Russia Grand Prix -1586770858 minutes ago

    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...
  • Formula One: Marussia to race with one car in Sochi October 10, 2014

    Marussia will race with only one car in Sunday's Russian Formula One Grand Prix out of respect for their severely injured French driver Jules Bianchi, the team said on Friday. Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition in a Japanese hospital after he crashed into a recovery tractor at Suzuka...
  • F1 drivers dedicate Russia race to Jules Bianchi October 9, 2014

    Sochi: Formula One drivers say they will race this weekend's Russian Grand Prix for Jules Bianchi, who was seriously injured in an accident last week in Japan. Still trying to cope with Bianchi's accident, some of the leading drivers said Thursday they had to be professional and focus on the race,...
  • Marussia enter Rossi provisionally for Russian Grand Prix October 9, 2014

    Marussia have entered Alexander Rossi to replace critically injured French driver Jules Bianchi in Sunday's inaugural Russian Formula One Grand Prix but the American is still not certain to race. The official list of cars and drivers published by stewards on Thursday named Rossi and Britain's Max Chilton as Marussia's entrants. There...
  • Lotus F1 team switch to Mercedes power for 2015 October 9, 2014

    The Lotus Formula One team will switch from Renault to Mercedes power units next season as part of a long-term deal, both parties announced at the Russian Grand Prix on Thursday. The team will effectively take the supply vacated by McLaren, who are starting a new partnership with Japanese manufacturer Honda. Lotus...

Schedule & Results

Date Grand Prix Winner
Mar. 16 Australian Grand Prix N.Rosberg
Mar. 30 Malaysian Grand Prix L.Hamilton
Apr. 06 Bahrain Grand Prix L.Hamilton
Apr. 20 Chinese Grand Prix L.Hamilton
May. 11 Spanish Grand Prix L.Hamilton
May. 25 Monaco Grand Prix N.Rosberg
Jun. 08 Canadian Grand Prix D.Ricciardo
Jun. 22 Austrian Grand Prix N.Rosberg
Jul. 06 British Grand Prix L.Hamilton
Jul. 20 German Grand Prix N.Rosberg
Jul. 27 Hungarian Grand Prix D.Ricciardo
Aug. 24 Belgian Grand Prix D.Ricciardo
Sep. 07 Italian Grand Prix L.Hamilton
Sep. 21 Singapore Grand Prix L.Hamilton
Oct. 05 Japanese Grand Prix L.Hamilton
Oct. 12 Russian Grand Prix L.Hamilton
Nov. 02 United States Grand Prix
Nov. 09 Brazilian Grand Prix
Nov. 23 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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