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April 22, 2015
10 BEST Sports Photos of the week!
From bloody noses to sparks on the race track, has the best pictures from the last week snapped right here...
April 21, 2015
Can Hamilton catch up with British F1 legend Jackie Stewart?
Jackie Stewart, Britain's only triple Formula One world champion, knows his record is on borrowed time after Lewis Hamilton's storming victory in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.
April 20, 2015
Hamilton wins again under Bahrain floodlights
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.
April 18, 2015
Bahrain Grand Prix: Hamilton takes fourth pole in a row
Lewis Hamilton continued his season's sweep of qualifying at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
5 things we learnt from last 3 Grand Prix
Will things be the same at Bahrain? Here's where we look to the front - by looking at what we've learnt.
April 17, 2015
Formula One: What's the secret of Raikkonen's happiness?
Kimi Raikkonen is enjoying being at Ferrari more than ever this season.
April 12, 2015
Chinese Grand Prix: Hamilton wins, Mercedes dominant
Lewis Hamilton helped Mercedes reassert their authority over Ferrari by leading home team mate Nico Rosberg in a dominant display.
April 10, 2015
Hamilton edges Raikkonen in China practice
Daniel Ricciardo was a surprise third fastest in his Red Bull, the Australian leaping up the order late in the session after sitting out the opening 45 minutes as the team struggled to cool their brakes.
April 03, 2015
Decoding F1 star Lewis Hamilton's tattoos
Lewis Hamilton, who is also an avid tattoo lover, revealed that each image on his body has a meaning to it.
March 31, 2015
Alonso stays positive while Ferrari celebrate
One word seemed to encapsulate Fernando Alonso's Malaysian Grand Prix weekend.
Hamilton ready to sign new contract with Mercedes
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.
March 30, 2015
Vettel win is a relief for all except Mercedes
A Ferrari victory was the shot in the arm that Formula One needed.
Ecclestone's got a novel idea to spice up Formula One
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has proposed a controversial world championship for women drivers as part of Grand Prix weekends.
March 29, 2015
Force India go pointless at Malaysian GP
Sahara Force India drew a blank from the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix after Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg finished 13th and 14th at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on Sunday.
Ferrari's Vettel storms to victory in Malaysia Grand Prix
Sebastian Vettel drove a flawless tactical race to claim his maiden victory for Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, registering the first Formula One win for the Italian team since 2013.
March 27, 2015
Five things Race 1 of the Formula One season taught us
Unlike the Australian GP, where the majority of drivers carried out only one pit-stop, of Sunday's second race of the season, at Sepang, Malaysia, will see at least two, says Raja Sen.
March 26, 2015
Alonso cleared to race in Malaysian Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso passed a final medical examination on Thursday and will be able to participate in the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend after the Spaniard missed the Formula One season-opener in Australia due to concussion.
Williams appoint Sutil as reserve driver
Williams have appointed experienced German racer Adrian Sutil as reserve driver for the season, the Formula One team said on Thursday.
March 25, 2015
Formula One: Alonso return takes focus off Mercedes
Formula One rolls into Malaysia this week for the second round of the championship at the Sepang International Circuit, where talk surrounding the utter dominance of Mercedes will for once take a back seat to the belated arrival of Fernando Alonso.
March 23, 2015
Alonso passes medical tests; cleared to fly to Malaysia
McLaren's Fernando Alonso has been cleared to travel to Malaysia.
March 19, 2015
Fit Alonso back at work, preparing for Malaysia
McLaren's Fernando Alonso put in a day's work in the team's Formula One simulator on Wednesday ahead of his expected return to the racetrack in Malaysia next week after his crash in pre-season testing.
March 18, 2015
F1: Van der Garde settles dispute with Sauber
Dutch driver Giedo Van der Garde recognised his hopes of racing in Formula One are over on Wednesday after Sauber paid "significant compensation" to end a contract dispute.
March 17, 2015
Rosberg invites Ferrari's Vettel to Mercedes debrief
Nico Rosberg invited Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel to attend Mercedes' Friday debrief at the Malaysian Grand Prix after a light-hearted exchange between the Formula One rivals last weekend.
March 16, 2015
Why Red Bull could pull out of F1 after 2015
Red Bull are among a number of team frustrated by their inability to keep up with Mercedes, who dominated Formula One last year and cruised to an easy victory in Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix
March 15, 2015
Hamilton wins season-opening Australian GP
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.
March 14, 2015
Hamilton on pole for Mercedes in Australia
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday ahead of Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg as the Silver Arrows continued to underline their dominance.
F1: Sauber to start in Australia after driver drops case
Dutch Formula One driver Giedo van der Garde dropped his legal action against Sauber, allowing the team to race in this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix without him.
March 13, 2015
Mercedes dominant at Australia F1 Grand Prix practice
Mercedes opened their Formula One season by dominating practice at the Australian Grand Prix on Friday, with Nico Rosberg edging his world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton in both sessions at Albert Park.
March 12, 2015
Sauber lose appeal to block Van der Garde
Formula One team Sauber lost their appeal on Thursday against a court verdict that ruled in favour of Dutchman Giedo van der Garde's bid to drive for them.
Hamilton excited by chance to emulate F1 legend Senna
Lewis Hamilton will have a chance to equal his childhood hero Ayrton Senna's tally of three world titles. It is a goal that has the Englishman giddy with excitement.
Young and restless F1 boys don't need any advice
New boy Vettel plays down Ferrari hopes in Melbourne.
March 11, 2015
Court rules for F1 driver Van der Garde against Sauber
An Australian court has found in favour of Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde in his bid to force the Sauber Formula One team to let him drive for them this season.
March 10, 2015
'Alonso's pre-F1 season testing crash very strange'
Briatore revealed that doctors had found the McLaren driver had no health problems other than the injury sustained in the accident. He claimed that he had seen video of the accident, which was not even that dramatic, insisting that the impact was not so hard.
March 07, 2015
'It's not as dramatic as you read in the media'
McLaren play down Alonso memory loss.
March 06, 2015
What's new in Formula One for 2015
Formula One starts a new season in Australia on March 15 with a number of changes to the rules and regulations, as well as new faces in the paddock. Check out what's different for 2015.
March 05, 2015
Vettel hopes Ferrari can be Mercedes' closest rivals
Four times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel hopes Ferrari can become the strongest challengers to Mercedes this season after failing to win a race last year.
2015 F1 season set for kick-off: Check out the calendar
Formula One's 2015 season, comprising 20 races, kicks-off in Australia on March 15.
'The fight will again be between Hamilton and Nico'
Formula One legend, Niki Lauda, thinks it's going to be a tighter fight between them, because the latter wants to make sure now he can beat the Briton.
March 03, 2015
Alonso ruled out of Australian Grand Prix
Spain's Fernando Alonso will not race in next week's season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix on doctors' advice after a heavy crash in testing, his McLaren team said on Tuesday.
February 25, 2015
Alonso leaves hospital, to miss final test
McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will miss this week's final pre-season test in Barcelona after leaving hospital on Wednesday following a big crash three days ago.
Force India hope to debut new F1 car on Friday
Force India, who finished sixth overall last year but whose owners have had financial troubles, missed the first test in Jerez.
February 22, 2015
Alonso 'ok and conscious' after heavy crash in testing
McLaren's Fernando Alonso was involved in a heavy crash on the final day of pre-season testing in Barcelona on Sunday but is "ok and conscious", officials said.
February 21, 2015
F1: Ferrari play down promising test performances
Ferrari were top in three of the four days in Jerez and second fastest on both days in Barcelona.
February 06, 2015
F1: Force India opposed Marussia's bid to use old car
Marussia's hopes of rising from the dead to race in next month's Formula One season-opener in Australia have suffered a setback after rivals rejected a proposal to let them compete with last year's car.
February 04, 2015
Oops they did it AGAIN! Nicole 'dumps' F1 champ Hamilton
Singer Nicole Scherzinger has finally walked away from Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.
February 02, 2015
TROUBLED start for Alonso's F1 season
Fernando Alonso made a troubled start to testing McLaren's new Formula One car
February 01, 2015
Formula One: Nico Rosberg promises 'maximum attack' in 2015
Nico Rosberg vowed 'maximum attack' in a new title battle Lewis Hamilton.
January 29, 2015
Cash crunch forces Mallya's F1 team to skip pre-season test?
Force India finished sixth in 2014 but spent much of last season calling for cost cuts.
January 24, 2015
'Formula One needs a real revolution'
Formula One needs to go through a 'real revolution' by 2017 with cars making the sort of noise that heavy metal rock fans would appreciate, according to Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene.
January 22, 2015
Ecclestone throws doubt on German GP
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has thrown doubt on this year's German Grand Prix taking place at either Nuerburgring or Hockenheim.
Watch out for 'little more mean, little more hungry' Force India
Force India revealed an aggressive new look for the 2015 Formula One season on Wednesday with Mexican driver Sergio Perez telling his compatriots he expected his best season yet.
January 21, 2015
First Look: Williams first to show off 2015 F1 car
Williams claimed a first on Wednesday by revealing their 2015 car before any of their Formula One rivals had taken the wraps off theirs.
Formula One: Is Vettel a good fit for Ferrari?
'But I think because he's such an enthusiast, this is just what he needs. And what Ferrari needs'
January 16, 2015
Don't rush to F1, warns champion Hamilton's dad
Every young racer wants to be the next Lewis Hamilton but most are in too much of a hurry to give themselves the best chance of success.
January 15, 2015
Hockenheim to host German GP: Ecclestone
Hockenheim will host this year's German Grand Prix in July instead of alternating with the Nuerburgring, Formula One's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone told Reuters on Thursday.
January 09, 2015
Ferrari to present new F1 car online on Jan 30
Ferrari will present their new Formula One car online on January 30, a day after McLaren take the wraps off their Honda-powered challenger.
January 01, 2015
F1 driver Button marries longtime girlfriend in Hawaii
McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button entered the New Year as a married man after tying the knot with long-term girlfriend Jessica Michibata in Hawaii.
December 31, 2014
Formula One: Marussia driver Bianchi still unconscious, rehab therapy begins
French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi remains unconscious but has begun a programme of rehabilitation therapy, his family said in a statement on Tuesday.
December 28, 2014
Ferrari, McLaren take a hit from Marussia collapse
Ferrari and McLaren stand to lose millions as a result of the collapse of the Marussia Formula One team, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.
December 24, 2014
F1: Red Bull retain Buemi as reserve driver
Switzerland's Sebastien Buemi will start his fifth year as Red Bull reserve driver next season, the Formula One team said on Tuesday.
December 22, 2014
German bank set to sue Ecclestone for 345m euros over F1 sale
A German bank is on course to take legal proceedings against Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone and his family trust fund for 345 million euros on account of the sale of its stake in Formula One.
December 17, 2014
Ferrari axe veteran car designers in structural shake-up
Ferrari have parted company with chief designer Nikolas Tombazis and engineering director Pat Fry, two of the men responsible for designing this year's car as the team endured their first season without a win since 1993.
Formula One: Stolen Red Bull trophies found in lake
Silverware stolen from the Red Bull Formula One factory in Milton Keynes has been found in a lake, police said on Tuesday.
December 12, 2014
F1 chief Ecclestone rules out being reined in
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has dismissed talk of a new chairman trying to 'rein him in' and says he plans to continue running the company as if he owned it.
With matters settled, McLaren's Button feels he's starting afresh
The Briton, the most experienced driver on the starting grid and 35 years old next January, will partner Spaniard Fernando Alonso in a lineup of champions.
December 11, 2014
McLaren name Alonso, Button as their F1 drivers for 2015
Spain's double World champion Fernando Alonso and Britain's Jenson Button will drive for McLaren next season, the Formula One team announced on Thursday.
December 06, 2014
Red Bull factory raided, F1 trophies stolen
The Red Bull Formula One factory in Milton Keynes has been raided and thieves stole over 60 trophies.
December 04, 2014
Formula One: Here's what might have caused Bianchi accident
An FIA report found that Marussia driver Bianchi over-controlled the oversteering car, such that he left the track earlier than Sutil, and headed towards a point 'up-stream' along the barrier.
December 03, 2014
South Korea returns to F1 calendar, double points scrapped
South Korea's Formula One grand prix has been reinstated provisionally on a record 21-race calendar for 2015 while double points have been scrapped for the final round in Abu Dhabi, the sport's governing body said on Wednesday.
December 02, 2014
Feels special to be part of the Ferrari legend: Vettel
Quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel says he is living a boyhood dream after completing his first weekend at Maranello as a Ferrari driver.
Injured Webber has no recollection of high-speed crash
Former Formula One driver Mark Webber has "no recollection" of the high-speed crash that left him "bruised and concussed" at the World Endurance series race in Brazil.
November 28, 2014
Force India driver Hulkenberg to race F1 and Le Mans next year
German driver Nico Hulkenberg will race in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race with Porsche as well as Formula One with Force India, the German manufacturer said in a statement on Thursday.
November 25, 2014
Hamilton and Mercedes want to work together for 'years to come'
British ace racer Lewis Hamilton has said that he expects to be at Mercedes for years to come after he was crowned world champion on Sunday for the second time.
No clear time frame for Schumacher's recovery
Formula One racing legend Michael Schumacher's manager has revealed that the racer is making progress but faces a difficult and long recovery.
Hamilton, Bale in running for Sports Personality of the Year crown
Newly crowned Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton will compete with European Ryder Cup star Rory McIlroy and Real Madrid's Gareth Bale to clinch the BBC 2014 Sports Personality of the Year award.
November 24, 2014
10 facts you need to know about F1 champion Lewis Hamilton
Take a look at the factbox on Mercedes driver and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.
How father's mantra guided Hamilton to become World Champion
Grand Prix greats come from all sorts of backgrounds but few started life with the odds stacked against them quite as heavily as Lewis Hamilton.
November 23, 2014
Hamilton takes second F1 title in style
Britain's Lewis Hamilton became Formula One world champion for the second time after winning the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday.
Red Bull drivers sent to back of grid in Abu Dhabi
Outgoing Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel and Australian team mate Daniel Ricciardo were sent to the back of the grid at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday after stewards ruled Red Bull had used an illegal front wing.
November 22, 2014
Force India confirm Perez for 2015 and beyond
Sahara Force India made it official that Mexican driver Sergio Perez will continue racing with the team in 2015 and beyond.
Rosberg beats Hamilton to Abu Dhabi pole
Nico Rosberg beat title favourite Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the decisive Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday as the dominant Mercedes team mates locked out the front row in qualifying.
November 20, 2014
F1: Vettel to replace Alonso at Ferrari in 2015
Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel will replace Fernando Alonso at Ferrari next season after signing a three-year deal, the Italian team said on Thursday.
8 Things you need to know about Abu Dhabi GP
Statistics for Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit.
November 19, 2014
Bianchi out of artificial coma, say family
Critically injured French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is no longer in an artificial coma but remains unconscious, his family said in a statement on Wednesday.
Indian F1 Grand Prix set to return in 2016
The Indian Formula One Grand Prix is expected to return in 2016 as a "fruitful" meeting between F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone and race promoters has prepared the ground for the comeback of the high-profile event.
November 18, 2014
Formula One: Mercedes ready to renew Hamilton contract
Mercedes can hardly wait for Sunday's Abu Dhabi Formula One title decider to be over so they can tie Lewis Hamilton down to a long-term contract.
November 14, 2014
Caterham confirms it will race in Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix
The Caterham Formula One team will race in next week's Abu Dhabi season-ender despite still falling short of a targeted 2.35 million pounds ($3.7 million) to get them there, an administrator said.
F1 not interested in young fans, says Ecclestone
Formula One would rather cater for rich over-70s than chase a younger generation that cannot afford luxury watches and is more interested in social media, according to commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone.
Schumacher's website re-launched as family thanks fans for support
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher's family has said that they are "speechless" at the love and support that the grievously injured racer has received from fans worldwide.
November 10, 2014
Formula One: Force India's Hulkenberg gets four points at Brazil GP
Sahara Force India are set to finish sixth in the team championship this year after Nico Hulkenberg ended the Brazilian Grand Prix in eighth position while Sergio Perez could not enter the points bracket.
November 09, 2014
Rosberg wins in Brazil to cut Hamilton's lead
Germany's Nico Rosberg won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday to end team mate Lewis Hamilton's run of five successive victories and cut the Briton's championship lead to 17 points with one race remaining.
How Hamilton got his mojo back on the race track
Britain and Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton has revealed that his remarkable Formula One title surge began with a 'kick up the backside' from his father.
Mallya denies Force India mulled boycotting US GP
Force India principal and co-owner Vijay Mallya has silenced any further talk of a Formula One boycott, saying his team never intended to do anything other than race.
Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole in Brazil
Germany's Nico Rosberg chalked up his 10th pole position of the season on Saturday after beating team mate Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes sweep of the front row in Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying.
November 08, 2014
Marussia F1 team shuts shop while Caterham appeal to fans
The British-based Marussia Formula One team reached the end of the road on Friday with some 200 staff told the company has ceased trading and they are being made redundant.
November 07, 2014
Force India boss Mallya on how F1 can solve revenue crisis
The deepening of the Formula One financial crisis prompted Force India boss Vijay Mallya to say that the sport's owners must fix the revenue sharing model among teams for the survival of smaller outfits like his.
F1: Double points? Fantastic idea, jokes Rosberg
Even in adversity, with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton romping to five wins in a row and a 24-point lead in the Formula One championship, Nico Rosberg can see the funny side of the situation.
Mercedes driver Button hints he may quit Formula One
Jenson Button has indicated he might not stay at McLaren even if the Formula One team offered him a contract extension for next season.
Formula One: More records beckons Lewis Hamilton in Brazil
Lewis Hamilton can set more British Formula One records in Brazil this weekend but it is the world championship he wants and that will have to wait.
F1 chief Ecclestone wins a round of legal battle over alleged bribe
A New York appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a $650 million lawsuit against Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, saying he cannot be sued in the state's courts over the sale of a major stake in the motor racing business.
November 03, 2014
Pamela Anderson, Keanu Reeves make star appearance at US GP
As glamourous as Formula One has come to become, the US Formula One Grand Prix, saw big names from TV and Hollywood grace the race on in Austin, Texas on Sunday.
'World is witnessing Schumacher's long goodbye'
A doctor who has known of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher throughout his career has said that he is concerned for the stricken racer and is afraid that the world is witnessing his long goodbye.
US Grand Prix PHOTOS: Hamilton races to victory No 10 at 'home'
Lewis Hamilton's father always told him to 'drive like you stole it' but there was never any question about who owned Sunday's US Grand Prix.
Formula One: Force India's Perez gets seven place grid penalty
Mexico's Sergio Perez will have a seven place starting grid penalty at next weekend's Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix as punishment for reckless driving in Sunday's US race.
Ten in Texas for Hamilton as Mercedes equal record
Lewis Hamilton took a big step towards a second Formula One World championship on Sunday with his 10th win of the season in a US Grand Prix that saw Mercedes equal the record for one-two finishes. The Briton stretched his lead over team mate Nico Rosberg to 24 points with two races and 75 points remaining, a gap that guarantees the title chase will go down to the final round in Abu Dhabi whatever happens in Brazil.
November 02, 2014
Rosberg on pole for US Grand Prix
Germany's Nico Rosberg put Mercedes on pole position for the US Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with championship leading team mate Lewis Hamilton qualifying second. Mercedes-powered Williams filled the second row with Finland's Valtteri Bottas third fastest and Brazilian Felipe Massa fourth.
November 01, 2014
F1 teams play down talk of U.S. GP boycott
Formula One's struggling teams played down talk of a possible boycott of Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix on Friday as argument over division of the sport's revenues grew more heated on Friday.
October 31, 2014
Meet the most wanted man of Formula One!
Jenson Button is a wanted man, even if McLaren ultimately decide they do not want to retain the 2009 Formula One World Champion for next season.
'Critical but stable' Bianchi continues to fight in hospital, says family
About four weeks after he suffered severe head injuries during a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix, Jules Bianchi remains "critical but stable" in hospital, a report said.
Find out why F1 needs to cut costs...
The financial troubles that have forced the Marussia and Caterham Formula One teams into administration emphasise the need for cost-cutting measures, the sport's governing body said on Thursday.
Rosberg, Hamilton gear up for race track rivalry with burgers and bling
Mercedes title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton limbered up for the US Grand Prix with burgers and bling on Thursday.
US GP: Formula One tweaks qualifying rules as Vettel faces penalty
Formula One has had to modify its qualifying format after financial problems ruled the Caterham and Marussia teams out of Sunday's US Grand Prix while Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is set to be sidelined by an engine penalty.
October 30, 2014
Will Lewis Hamilton make it perfect 10 in Texas?
Lewis Hamilton will be aiming for a big win in Texas this weekend, even if the Formula One starting grid is the smallest he has ever known it with the absence of backmarker teams Marussia and Caterham.
October 28, 2014
Caterham, Morussia fallout: Mosley spells out formulas to save F1 teams
More Formula One teams could follow Caterham and Marussia into administration or failure, the former head of the sport's governing body Max Mosley warned on Monday.
October 25, 2014
F1: Caterham and Marussia to miss next races
The struggling Caterham and Marussia Formula One teams will both miss next week's U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone told Reuters on Saturday.
October 23, 2014
Doctor praises Schumi's wife for his progress; says it will take years for recovery
A French doctor treating former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher said on Thursday that the German driver was making progress, but will need years to recover.
October 20, 2014
Hulkenberg secures Force India seat for 2015
Germany's Nico Hulkenberg will continue to race for the Force India next season, the Formula One team said on Monday.
October 15, 2014
Marussia shocked and angered by Bianchi report
Marussia expressed shock and anger on Wednesday at media allegations that French driver Jules Bianchi had ignored warning flags and been told to go faster by the Formula One team before he crashed and suffered critical head injuries in Japan.
October 14, 2014
Marussia driver Bianchi will keep fighting, says father
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.
October 13, 2014
F1 Pitlane Tales: I'm not in a hurry, says Alonso
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.
Formula One: Mercedes secure trophy
Russian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton might cover the distance in a matter of minutes but it has taken more than half a century for Mercedes to add their names to the likes of Ferrari, McLaren and Williams.
October 12, 2014
Hamilton wins as Mercedes take constructors' title
Lewis Hamilton won the inaugural Russian Formula One Grand Prix and extended his championship lead on Sunday in a Mercedes one-two that clinched the team's first constructors' title.
Schumacher waking up 'very slowly' from coma
Stricken Formula One ace Michael Schumacher is reportedly still waking up slowly from his coma.
Ferrari honours injured driver Bianchi
The entire Ferrari team has sent a message of encouragement to Formula One driver Jules Bianchi, who is fighting for his life following an accident at the Japanese Grand Prix one week ago.
F1 Pitlane Tales: Drivers back speed limit proposals
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.
October 11, 2014
Hamilton puts Mercedes on pole in Russia
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton put his Mercedes on pole position for the first Russian Grand Prix in Sochi on Saturday with team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg having to settle for second.
Massa considered quitting F1 following Bianchi's accident
Williams driver Felipe Massa has revealed that he considered quitting Formula One after Marussia driver Jules Bianchi's 160 miles-per-hour horror accident during the Japanese Grand Prix.
October 10, 2014
Formula One faces calls for cockpit change
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.
Hamilton quickest in practice on Russian F1 debut
Mercedes are expected to wrap up the constructors' championship on Sunday with three races to spare, having won 12 of the 15 so far with eight one-two finishes.
F1 Pitlane Tales: Marussia to race with one car in Sochi
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.
Drivers seek respite on track as Russia makes F1 debut
However intense the pain felt by Formula One after Jules Bianchi's horrific accident in Japan, and the shock is deep indeed, Friday's inaugural Russian Grand Prix practice offers some respite.
October 07, 2014
Formula One: 'Bianchi crash was bad luck'
The crash that left French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi in a critical condition with severe head injures was down to bad luck rather than poor judgement by Japanese Grand Prix race officials, a track spokesman said on Tuesday.
October 05, 2014
Bianchi crash: Plenty to ponder as Marussia driver 'fights for life'
Jules Bianchi's accident in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix has prompted questions over whether the Formula One race should have been started earlier to beat deteriorating weather conditions.
Bianchi seriously injured in Suzuka crash
French driver Jules Bianchi was taken to hospital after being seriously injured in a crash that brought a halt to a wet Japanese Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday.
Hamilton wins crash-marred Japan race
Britain's Lewis Hamilton won a wet and sombre Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his Formula One lead over Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg to 10 points with four races remaining.
October 04, 2014
Vettel joining Ferrari! No, Alonso is not insecure!
Fernando Alonso indicated his Formula One future was in his own hands despite Red Bull announcing on Saturday that four time world champion Sebastian Vettel was leaving to join Ferrari.
Vettel needed a new challenge, says Red Bull's Marko
Four times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel decided to leave Red Bull because he needed new motivation after a frustrating season, team consultant Helmut Marko said.
Red Bull's Vettel set for Ferrari move next season
Four times world champion Sebastian Vettel is leaving Red Bull at the end of the season and is set to join Ferrari, the Formula One team said on Saturday.
F1 Qualifying: Rosberg, Hamilton in Mercedes one-two for Japanese GP
Germany's Nico Rosberg put Mercedes on pole position for Sunday's Japanese Formula One Grand Prix with championship-leading teammate Lewis Hamilton joining him on the front row.
October 02, 2014
Formula One: Alonso refuses to rule out Ferrari departure
Fernando Alonso on Thursday refused to categorically rule out leaving current team Ferrari as soon as next season for either former outfit McLaren or reigning champions Red Bull.
October 01, 2014
What brought this Swiss racer's F1 hopes to grinding halt?
Swiss racer Simona De Silvestro's hopes of becoming the first woman since 1976 to race in Formula One have suffered a setback with the Sauber team ending a testing deal due to her lack of funds.
September 27, 2014
Formula One: 'Rosberg retirement due to freak contamination'
Nico Rosberg's retirement from Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix was caused by a freak contamination of his steering column electronics by a substance used by Mercedes in their pre-event servicing, the team said on Friday.
September 21, 2014
F1: Force India enjoy double points finish, overtake McLaren to go to fifth
Force India regained fifth position in the team standings with a double points finish at the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Sunday.
Singapore GP: Hamilton wins to take lead after Rosberg retires
Nico Rosberg suffered a major blow to his chances of a first Formula One title when he retired from Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix after only 14 laps and lost his lead in the championship to race winner Lewis Hamilton.
September 20, 2014
Hamilton edges Rosberg to secure Singapore pole
Lewis Hamilton edged his Mercedes team mate on his final flying lap to secure pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday, the Briton crossing the line just 0.007 seconds ahead of the German.
September 19, 2014
How F1 got Singapore tourism back on track!
Singapore will be counting on its marquee Formula One race to help make up for a 30 percent drop in Chinese tourists this year.
September 18, 2014
Ecclestone backs radio clampdown, suggests more needed
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has backed a clampdown on the use of team radio to help drivers, claiming it was his idea and suggesting more restrictions should be considered.
September 17, 2014
Rosberg, Hamilton set for Singapore street fight
Mercedes team mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton renew their sometimes hostile rivalry on the floodlit streets of Singapore this weekend at a circuit where mistakes or collisions normally result in race retirement.
September 16, 2014
FIA sets new rules: No coded messages for Formula One drivers!
Formula One's governing body has banned teams from sending drivers coded messages under a controversial clampdown on the use of radio communications from this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.
September 11, 2014
F1 wants teams to get the message on radio use
Formula One has banned from next week's Singapore Grand Prix all radio communications that help improve the performance of the car or driver in a move that could add another twist to the title battle between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.
September 10, 2014
F1 Pitlane Tales: Australian GP posts record financial loss
The 2014 Australian Grand Prix posted a record A$59.97 million ($55 million) loss amid soaring costs and declining revenue, government officials said on Wednesday.
September 09, 2014
Former F1 champion Schumacher leaves hospital for home
Michael Schumacher left hospital to continue his recovery at home but the former Formula One champion faces "a long and difficult road ahead" after his skiing accident last year, a statement said on Tuesday.
September 08, 2014
Deliberate? I just made a mistake, says Rosberg
Formula One leader Nico Rosberg felt sore enough at losing Sunday's Italian Grand Prix without then having to face conspiracy theories suggesting he had done it deliberately.
September 07, 2014
Hamilton wins in Italy to rein in Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton battled back from an agonisingly slow start to win the Italian Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday and slash team mate Nico Rosberg's Formula One championship lead to 22 points.
Formula One: Williams confirm Bottas and Massa for 2015
Finland's Valtteri Bottas and Brazilian Felipe Massa will stay at Williams in 2015 after the resurgent Formula One team announced on Sunday what had to be one of their easiest decisions of the season.
September 06, 2014
Hamilton beats Rosberg to Italian GP pole
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday with championship-leading Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg qualifying alongside him on the front row.
September 05, 2014
Hamilton suffers electrical gremlins at Monza
Electrical gremlins held up Lewis Hamilton in Italian Grand Prix practice on Friday after the Mercedes driver had lapped more than half a second quicker than anyone else in the morning session.
September 03, 2014
F1 pitlane tales: 'Passionate' Alonso hopes to extend Ferrari stay
Fernando Alonso hopes to extend his Ferrari contract beyond the end of 2016 and reckons he could have 10 more years of racing in Formula One.
August 29, 2014
Formula One: Rosberg apologises, disciplined for Hamilton crash
Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has apologised for colliding with team mate Lewis Hamilton during Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix and has been disciplined, his Mercedes team said on Friday.
August 28, 2014
When WAG Nicole Scherzinger obliged her biggest fan...
In less than a month the Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral on the social media. It has helped raised over $23 million and create awareness about Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
August 26, 2014
FIA will take no action against Rosberg
Formula One's governing body will take no action against championship leader Nico Rosberg despite Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton accusing him of a deliberate collision at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Sports Shorts: Saina progresses; Benzema, Ronaldo on target for Real
London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal stormed into the third round of the World Badminton Championships with an easy victory over Natalia Perminova of Russia, in Copenhagen, on Tuesday.
August 25, 2014
F1 Pitlane tales: Rosberg could face action for collision
Mercedes threatened to review their policy of allowing their drivers to race each other freely after Formula One leader Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton collided at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
August 24, 2014
Hamilton says Rosberg hit him on purpose
Lewis Hamilton accused Mercedes team mate and Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg of deliberately colliding with him at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
PHOTOS: Ricciardo wins in Spa after Mercedes pair clash
Photos of the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix
Ricciardo wins at Spa after title rivals collide
Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Belgian Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday while Mercedes title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton provided the drama of the day by colliding on the second lap.
August 23, 2014
Belgian F1 Grand Prix: Rosberg beats teammate Hamilton to pole
Formula One leader Nico Rosberg swept to pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday with Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton alongside on the front row after a wet qualifying session.
August 21, 2014
Formula One return to India in 2015 unlikely
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time for a 2015 return and its organisers must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback in 2016.
August 08, 2014
The Hottest Sporting Buzz! 'Hands-on mum' Tamara brings you the buzz around celebrity sportspersons and their glamorous lives!
July 28, 2014
F1 pit lane tales: 'Mercedes destroyer' Ricciardo in mood for a party
Beating Mercedes is a tough job but someone has got to do it and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo stepped forward again on Sunday as the man who can.
PHOTOS: Ricciardo upstages Mercedes to grab thrilling win
Photos of the Hungarian Grand Prix
July 27, 2014
Australian Ricciardo wins dramatic Hungarian Grand Prix
Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday.
July 26, 2014
Rosberg on pole, Hamilton on fire and last
Formula One world championship leader Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday while Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton was set to start last after his car caught fire.
Azerbaijan to make Formula One debut in 2016
Formula One's 83-year-old commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said in May that an agreement had been signed for a street race in the Azeri capital, on the shores of the Caspian sea, next year.
Formula One teams rule out Russian race boycott
Formula One teams say they will race in Russia, despite the crisis in Ukraine and downing of a Malaysian airliner, unless the country's debut Grand Prix in October is called off or they are ordered not to go.
July 24, 2014
F1: Why does success-hungry Hamilton want to visit India?
Lewis Hamilton may not be putting the Buddha into Budapest this weekend but he could be tempted to seek divine assistance if luck goes against him in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.
July 21, 2014
German GP PHOTOS: Of Rosberg's first home win and Massa's mishap
Rosberg had more reasons than one to celebrate his German GP win on Sunday.
F1 PHOTOS: Grid girls at German GP make good distraction!
The German Formula One Grand Prix had all the elements of an exciting race.
July 20, 2014
PHOTOS: Rosberg coasts to first German GP win
Photos of the German Grand Prix.
Rosberg wins in Germany for Mercedes
Nico Rosberg won his home German Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday to stretch his overall lead in the Formula One championship to 14 points.
July 19, 2014
Rosberg on pole for his home German GP
Formula One leader Nico Rosberg put Mercedes on pole position for his home German Grand Prix on Saturday after a brake failure dumped title rival and team mate Lewis Hamilton out of qualifying.
July 07, 2014
PHOTOS: Hamilton storms to Silverstone win
Photos of the Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone
July 06, 2014
Hamilton wins at home after Rosberg retires
Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix on Sunday and slashed Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg's Formula One lead to four points after the German retired for the first time this season.
British Grand Prix stopped on opening lap
Sunday's British Formula One Grand Prix was stopped on the opening lap after Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen speared heavily into the barriers.
July 04, 2014
Wolff vrooms in to F1 practice, first woman in over 20 years to do so
Susie Wolff will accelerate out of the Silverstone pitlane on Friday to become the first woman driver in 22 years to take part in a Grand Prix weekend.
June 22, 2014
Austrian F1 Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg wins to stretch lead
Nico Rosberg won the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix in a Mercedes one-two finish on Sunday to stretch his championship lead over team mate Lewis Hamilton to 29 points after eight races.
June 21, 2014
Massa on pole as Williams celebrate Austrian sweep
It was the first time this season that Mercedes had failed to take pole and Sunday's race will be Williams's first start from the front of the grid since Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado in Spain in 2012.
June 18, 2014
F1 superstar Michael Schumacher's family relieved
Michael Schumacher's family is now in a 'more positive state of mind' as he is now out of coma and his condition is getting better.
June 09, 2014
Canadian Grand Prix: Ricciardo takes his first win
Australian Daniel Ricciardo celebrated his first Formula One victory on Sunday in a Canadian Grand Prix that put Red Bull back on top of the podium and dealt Mercedes a first defeat of the season.
June 08, 2014
Rosberg on pole for Canadian Grand Prix
Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg put Mercedes on pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday, with team mate and closest rival Lewis Hamilton having to settle for second place on the grid.
May 26, 2014
Monaco F1 Grand Prix: Team by Team analysis
Team by team analysis of Sunday's Monaco Formula One Grand Prix (round six of the season, teams listed in championship order)
May 25, 2014
PHOTOS: Rosberg wins Monaco GP to regain F1 lead
Germany's Nico Rosberg won the showcase Monaco Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday to snatch back the Formula One world championship lead from Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton.
May 24, 2014
Rosberg under investigation after Monaco pole
Germany's Nico Rosberg took a controversial pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday after an incident that denied unhappy Mercedes team mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton the chance to beat him.
May 11, 2014
Spanish Grand Prix: Hamilton takes F1 lead with fourth win in a row
Lewis Hamilton won the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday to chalk up his fourth victory in a row and wrest the Formula One championship lead from Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg.
May 09, 2014
F1 pit lane tales: Hamilton's mind is his own business
Title-chasing Lewis Hamilton has ruled out enlisting the services of a sports psychologist even if his Mercedes Formula One bosses have consulted one in their quest to make the championship-leading team even stronger.
May 02, 2014
20 years on: F1 drivers, fans remember sensational Senna
On the 20th death anniversary of Brazilian Formula One legend Ayrton Senna, fans and the sporting community paid tribute to the man who was arguably one of the drivers in F1 history.
April 26, 2014
20 years on: 'Covering Senna's death was a grim assignment'
For a young sports reporter, still cutting his teeth in journalism, the prospect of covering the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix seemed like a dream assignment.
April 25, 2014
20 yrs on: The day Senna grabbed F1's attention
While Formula One remembers Ayrton Senna on the 20th anniversary of his death at Imola, happier memories of another race 10 years earlier highlight just why the great Brazilian is still so sorely missed.
April 21, 2014
Sports shorts: Boston Marathon to feature second-largest field
Some 36,000 athletes, including Kenyan and Ethiopian runners who are consistently ranked among the world's fastest, will run in the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, putting the world-renown race back in the spotlight after it was marred by last year's bombing attack.
April 20, 2014
PHOTOS: Hamilton wins Chinese F1 Grand Prix in Mercedes one-two
Lewis Hamilton completed a hat-trick of wins by leading a dominant Mercedes one-two in the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday.
April 19, 2014
Formula One: Hamilton on pole in rain-soaked China
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton showed his mastery in the wet to chalk up his third pole position in four races in Chinese Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday.
April 18, 2014
F1 pit lane tales: New Ferrari boss thought job offer was April Fool
Ferrari's new team principal Marco Mattiacci was taken by surprise when Luca di Montezemolo offered him the top job at Formula One's glamour team, the Italian initially believing the chairman's approach to be a joke.
April 14, 2014
Domenicali resigns as Ferrari F1 boss
Stefano Domenicali resigned as Ferrari's Formula One team principal on Monday, and the company's North America president and chief executive Marco Mattiacci was appointed as his replacement.
April 12, 2014
F1 pit lane tales: Red Bull appeal is first test of F1's new era
The first big technical controversy of Formula One's new engine era has its day in court on Monday with champions Red Bull confident they have a strong case in appealing Daniel Ricciardo's Australian Grand Prix exclusion.
April 11, 2014
Sports Shorts: Srikanth enters semis of Singapore Open
India's Kidambi Srikanth registered a hard-fought victory to enter the semi-finals of the men's singles at the Singapore Super Series, even as P V Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth lost in straight games.
April 07, 2014
F1 pit lane tales: New high for Vijay Mallya's Force India
Force India reached the giddy heights of second place in the Formula One constructors' championship on Sunday after Mexican Sergio Perez secured only the second podium finish in the team's history.
April 06, 2014
Hamilton wins Bahrain thriller for Mercedes
Britain's Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday after a thrilling duel with Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg.
Ecclestone says F1 has agreed to two new teams
Formula One has agreed to accept two new teams, including a U.S. entry proposed by NASCAR team owner Gene Haas, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday.
April 05, 2014
Rosberg ends Hamilton's pole run in Bahrain
Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg put Mercedes on pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday and ended team mate Lewis Hamilton's hopes of a hat-trick.
April 04, 2014
Why Bahrain race will be thirsty work for Adrian Sutil
Adrian Sutil will be racing in the Bahrain desert without a drop to drink on Sunday after deciding to remove the water bottle from his Sauber Formula One car in a bid to shave off weight wherever he can.
April 01, 2014
Schumacher's wife spends 10 million pounds to save him!
Formula One alegend Michael Schumacher's wife has reportedly modified a room in their Swiss mansion, spending 10 million-pounds on it, so that the seriously injured racing legend can come home.
March 30, 2014
Hamilton wins Malaysian Grand Prix in Mercedes one-two
Britain's Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, taking a pole-to-flag victory ahead of Nico Rosberg in a first one-two for Mercedes since they returned to Formula One as a works team in 2010.
March 29, 2014
10 beauties in the fast and furious lane
From pop stars to models to childhood sweethearts, brings you the top 10 WAGs of Formula One. Take a look...
March 16, 2014
Mercedes' Rosberg wins season-opening Australian GP
Nico Rosberg drew first blood for Mercedes in the new Formula One season with a dominant Australian Grand Prix victory on Sunday after pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton and world champion Sebastian Vettel retired with reliability problems.
Vettel's winning streak ends in Australia
Sebastian Vettel's record run of nine consecutive race victories ended on Sunday when the quadruple world champion retired his Red Bull from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix with a reliability problem.
March 15, 2014
Raja Sen's F1 column: What does the 2014 season have in store?
We're in for a year of fuel-management and engines with laryngitis. Gone is the full-blooded roar resonating through Formula One as the sport tries to reinvent itself, writes .
Australian Grand Prix: Hamilton on pole; lives up to expectations
Lewis Hamilton captured pole position for Mercedes for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in a thrilling finish to a rain-hit qualifying session on Saturday.
March 14, 2014
Hope to see F1 racers and not 'taxi drivers'
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has warned against possible technical 'trickery' as Formula One enters a new and uncertain era.
March 13, 2014
Is Vettel overreacting about Red Bull's tests?
Red Bull will put a 'very different' car on the track for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix from the model which disappointed during the last test in Bahrain, reigning champion Sebastian Vettel said on Thursday.
F1 2014: Expect the unexpected!
The prospect of seeing Sebastian Vettel beaten for the first time since last July is just one of the many novelties Sunday's season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix promises to deliver.
March 12, 2014
'Small, encouraging signs' in Michael Schumacher's condition: agent
There are small signs of encouragement in Michael Schumacher's condition but the former Formula One star still faces a long fight to recover after suffering brain damage in a skiing accident, his agent said.
Vettel opts for Suzie for 2014 F1 season
'Suzie' has plenty of catching up to do, however, with Red Bull struggling to string laps together in pre-season testing while their Mercedes-powered rivals showed impressive reliability.
March 11, 2014
Formula One driver Hamilton's girlfriend sizzles in sexy two-piece
The Mercedes Formula One driver is on a fast track after rekindling his romance with former Pussycat Doll lead singer Nicole Scherzinger. Nicole Scherzinger has recently shared pictures of herself from her trip to the Maldives.
March 10, 2014
New engine, new rules and new sound for F1 in 2014
The top 10 finishers in the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi will score double, with the winner taking 50 points instead of the usual 25.
March 08, 2014
Hamilton confident Mercedes can deliver
Lewis Hamilton believes his Mercedes Formula One team can live up to their advance billing as favourites when the season starts in Australia next week.
March 07, 2014
'Schumacher is still in the wake up phase'
Michael Schumacher remains in a "wake-up phase" from the coma he was placed in following a life-threatening skiing accident nearly ten weeks ago, his spokeswoman said on Friday.
Check out this season's Formula One calendar...
Details of the 19-race F1 calendar, which has the same number of races as last year. Start times are 1200 GMT (1730 IST).
March 06, 2014
F1: McLaren to start season without title sponsor
McLaren will start the Formula One season without a title sponsor but still expect to have one this year, group chief executive Ron Dennis said.
India not giving up hope of Formula One return in 2016
Problems over taxation, with Formula One classified as entertainment rather than a sport in India, as well as the considerable bureaucracy governing the import of equipment have been seen as obstacles.
March 05, 2014
Ecclestone rules out Indian GP return in 2015
India's return to Formula One will have to wait until at least 2016, by which time a new race in Azerbaijan could also be on the calendar, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Wednesday.
Vettel warns Red Bull to improve car or face 'debacle' in Australia
Four-time Formula One champion and Red Bull racer Sebastian Vettel has warned his team that they might be facing a debacle unless they improve their car before the season opens at the Australian Grand Prix in two weeks.
March 02, 2014
F1 testing: Massa on top for Williams, Vettel sidelined
Brazilian Felipe Massa put Williams on top on the penultimate day of pre-season testing in Bahrain on Saturday while Red Bull's quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel failed to complete a lap.
March 01, 2014
Red Bull dismiss Vettel tantrum report
Formula One champions Red Bull recognised on Saturday they were well behind rivals in pre-season testing but dismissed reports that Sebastian Vettel had "thrown a hissy fit" about the situation.
Doctors await 'eye movements' from Schumacher
Doctors working to bring out Formula One legend Michael Schumacher from his induced coma are reportedly hoping to see eye movements from the German as they enter the third week of their 'waking up' process.
February 24, 2014
Susie Wolff to drive in F1 Friday practice sessions
Susie Wolff will become the first woman driver in 22 years to take part in a Formula One Grand Prix weekend this season after Williams said the Scot would be on track for them in two free practice sessions later this year.
February 22, 2014
Schumacher 'reacted' during Massa's visit
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher had reportedly "reacted with his mouth" during a secret visit to the Grenoble hospital by his former Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa.
February 20, 2014
UK judge finds 'untruthful' Ecclestone paid bribes
A British judge found on Thursday that Bernie Ecclestone had paid bribes to a German banker as part of a "corrupt agreement" linked to the 2005 sale of a stake in Formula One - an issue at the heart of Ecclestone's forthcoming bribery trial in Germany.
Vettel reveals Red Bull has fresh problems
Red Bull's pre-season problems showed little sign of easing in Bahrain testing on Wednesday with four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel managing only 14 laps on the first day.
February 17, 2014
No foul play in Schumacher fall: Police
French investigators have ruled out any third party involvement in the ski accident of former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher and have closed the case, the local prosecutor said on Monday.
February 14, 2014
Schumacher has beaten lung infection: report
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, lying in a coma in a French hospital since a December skiing accident, has overcome a lung infection, German daily Bild reported on Friday. The newspaper had reported two days earlier that Schumacher had contracted pneumonia last week, but it said on Friday that the infection in fact had happened earlier and "this week no longer spells an acute danger".
February 04, 2014
Liberty, Discovery seek 49 per cent stake in Formula One?
Liberty Global and Discovery Communications have made a joint approach to CVC Capital about buying a 49 percent stake in Formula One, the Telegraph reported, without citing sources.
January 31, 2014
Schumacher blinks during brain tests: reports
Michael Schumacher has blinked during brain tests as he is slowly brought out of his month-long coma, according to reports in French newspaper L'Equipe.
Another bad day for Red Bull as Ricciardo's car breaks down
Red Bull designer Adrian Newey went back to his drawing board on Thursday after another nightmare day for the Formula One champions in pre-season testing in southern Spain.
January 30, 2014
PHOTOS: New cars for 2014 Formula One season
With the Formula One season about to get underway, here's a look at the news cars teams will use.
Doctors to start waking up Schumacher
Doctors treating seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher will begin lowering his sedation level in order to start the process to wake him up, his agent said on Thursday.
Button reckons McLaren on right track
McLaren's new Formula One car made a belated but encouraging test debut on Wednesday with Jenson Button hopeful the team was picking up speed on and off the track after a dismal 2013 season.
Rosberg shines as Vettel fails to take off at Jerez testing
Renault rushed to fix a problem with their new Formula One power unit on Wednesday after Red Bull's world champion Sebastian Vettel wrapped up his first pre-season test early with barely any laps completed.
Rosberg shines as Vettel fails to take off at Jerez testing
Renault rushed to fix a problem with their new Formula One power unit on Wednesday after Red Bull's world champion Sebastian Vettel wrapped up his first pre-season test early with barely any laps completed.
January 29, 2014
F1: Ricciardo ready for the Red Bull hot seat
The Perth-born driver has yet to finish higher than seventh in a Formula One career that started in 2011 with now-defunct HRT but he now stands on the cusp of the big time with the dominant team of the last four years.
Vettel 'prays for a miracle' for Schumacher
Sebastien Vettel kept Michael Schumacher in his thoughts on Tuesday as Formula One returned to the track after a long winter break with the German great still in a coma one month after a skiing accident.
January 28, 2014
New rules make F1 more dangerous, warns Red Bull's Newey
Red Bull's title-winning technical wizard Adrian Newey warned that the cars' lower noses, already a talking point because of their ugliness, could lead to a driver's head being more exposed in certain impacts such as front to rear collisions.
Hamilton crashes as F1 starts new turbo era
Lewis Hamilton walked away from a heavy crash after putting in the first laps of Formula One's new turbo era in testing with Mercedes on Tuesday.
January 27, 2014
New look Formula One hears a different tune
If Formula One stands on the edge of the unknown, with new technologies and a very different engine to last year, then the start of pre-season testing on Tuesday should at least show what the future sounds like.
January 25, 2014
No plans to wake Schumi out of 'medically-induced' coma
Doctors battling to save the life of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher reportedly have no plans to wake him from the coma.
January 24, 2014
German court orders Google to block Max Mosley sex pictures
A German court has ordered Google to block search results in Germany linking to photos of a sex party involving former Formula One boss Max Mosley. The court said on Friday that although Google had not taken the pictures it was responsible as a distributor of the images.
Lopez replaces Boullier as Lotus F1 principal
The timing of the news immediately triggered speculation that Frenchman Eric Boullier could be heading to McLaren, who were due to launch their 2014 car later in the day in an online presentation.
Force India appoint Juncadella as F1 reserve driver
Spaniard Daniel Juncadella will be Force India's Formula One reserve driver this season while also competing in the German Touring Car championship (DTM) with Mercedes.
Rules tweaked, talk of making Formula One affordable sport
Formula One looks set to go ahead with a controversial decision to award double points for the last race of the season after the governing body announced various rule changes on Thursday but not the one many fans had hoped for.
January 23, 2014
F1: Williams confident they can move up the grid in 2014
Williams provided a first glimpse of their new Formula One car with a confident prediction that it would be good enough to move the former champions back up the grid after a dire 2013 campaign.
January 22, 2014
Sahara Force India reveals new car for 2014 F1 season
The new livery brings a fresh trackside image for the team with the introduction of black alongside the traditional colours of saffron, white and green.
January 21, 2014
Schumacher's 1998 Ferrari fetches almost $2m at auction
The classic Ferrari car, which was used by Formula One legend Michael Schumacher for 38 races, has reportedly been sold for a whopping 1.7 million dollars at an American auction.
January 17, 2014
Ecclestone made Formula One a global business
Bernie Ecclestone's eye for a deal has made him a fortune and turned Formula One motor racing into a global money-spinner, but a bribery trial threatens to end his long reign as the head of the business.
January 16, 2014
Indian F1 GP was good start; shame it can't return: Damon Hill
Former Formula One World champion Damon Hill says the decision to scrap the Indian Grand Prix after just three years of its launch was a "shame", especially as the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida has a "great track".
Pirelli renews Formula One tyre supply contract
Pirelli, whose tyres caused controversy last year when they had to be redesigned after a spate of blowouts, also announced changes to the sporting regulations that will allow them more testing time.
F1 boss Ecclestone faces German bribery trial in late April
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone will stand trial on bribery charges in Munich, according to a statement from a German court.
January 15, 2014
Ecclestone makes bid for historic Nuerburgring
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has put in a bid to buy the famous yet financially troubled Nuerburgring circuit, it was revealed on Wednesday.
January 13, 2014
Button's father dies of suspected heart attack
John Button, father of 2009 world champion Jenson and a popular presence in the Formula One paddock, has died of a suspected heart attack aged 70.
January 11, 2014
Formula One: It's car number 5 for No 1 Vettel
Quadruple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel went for five on Friday with the German choosing to have that numeral on his car when he is eventually deposed as number one.
January 06, 2014
Michael Schumacher's condition remains critical, say doctors
Michael Schumacher's condition remains stable but critical, eight days after the German suffered brain injuries in a skiing accident in France.
January 03, 2014
Ecclestone's future as F1 chief could be settled in court
Bernie Ecclestone risks losing his decades-old grip on Formula One motor racing this year, when legal action stemming from the sale of a stake in the sport eight years ago reaches a climax.
January 02, 2014
Fans blast Hamilton's ski photos post-Schumi accident
British F1 driver Lewis Hamilton has caused an online stir after posting photos of him skiing with his brother just days after Michael Schumacher's shocking accident in the Alps.
January 01, 2014
Michael Schumacher 'stable' media urged to respect privacy
Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was in a stable condition on Wednesday, three days after suffering brain injuries in a skiing accident, his agent Sabine Kehm said outside the hospital treating him.
December 31, 2013
Schumacher 'slightly better' after 2nd operation: Doctors
Michael Schumacher has shown 'slight improvement' after surgical procedure, doctors have said.
Alpine skiing top official sees Michael Schumacher recovery chance
Michael Schumacher's helmet almost certainly saved his life and leisure skiers should always wear head protection, said the man behind the main safety measures in Alpine skiing.
December 30, 2013
Michael Schumacher an F1 great, if not the greatest...
Michael Schumacher enjoyed more wins, more titles and more success than any driver in the history of Formula One but where he ranks in the pantheon of greats will be debated for decades to come. The prayers and tide of goodwill messages as the 44-year-old lies in critical condition in hospital in Grenoble after a skiing accident in the French Alps testify to his status and esteem in the sport and beyond.
'Come on Michael!' Sporting world echoes in support
The sporting world is in shock following the news that Michael Schumacher is in a coma after a skiing injury.
December 29, 2013
Former F1 champion Schumacher injured in ski accident
Retired seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher suffered a head injury in a fall while skiing off-piste in the French Alps resort of Meribel on Sunday, an official said.
December 27, 2013
After 'Rush', a film on F1 safety hits the screens
Francois Cevert had the most piercing blue eyes, the presence of a movie star and a Gallic charm that melted hearts wherever he went.
December 21, 2013
Gutierrez completes Sauber 2014 line-up
Mexican Esteban Gutierrez will race with Swiss-based Sauber for a second season next year with Russian teenager Sergey Sirotkin signed as test driver, the Formula One team announced on Saturday.
December 17, 2013
Sebastian Vettel hits Formula One for four
Sebastian Vettel was on such a record roll in 2013 that by the time Formula One rocks up for next year's season-opener in Australia it will be almost eight months since anyone else won a Grand Prix.
December 16, 2013
Massa leaves Ferrari with an engine and a promise
The Brazilian said he would never forget the team's support for him after his near-fatal head injury at the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix.
December 13, 2013
Sutil swaps Sauber seats with Hulkenberg
German Adrian Sutil will drive for Sauber next season, the Formula One team said on Friday, replacing Nico Hulkenberg who moved in the opposite direction to Force India last week.
Formula One to award pole position trophy
Formula One will award a pole position trophy next year to the driver who qualifies fastest the most times during the season, the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) announced on Thursday.
December 12, 2013
Ecclestone says will fight BayernLB damages claim
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone said he would fight a $400 million damages claim that German bank BayernLB is planning to file in London over the sale of the motor racing business in 2005.
Perez to race for Force India
Mexican Sergio Perez will race for Force India next season, the British-based Formula One team announced on Thursday.
December 10, 2013
Formula One to award double points for final race
Formula One is to award double points for the last race of the season in a controversial attempt to keep championships undecided to the very end after four years of Red Bull domination.
December 07, 2013
Kubica wins FIA personality award
Poland's ex-Formula One driver Robert Kubica has won the inaugural FIA 'Personality of the Year' award after a successful season in rallying.
December 06, 2013
Todt re-elected president of FIA
Jean Todt was unanimously re-elected as president of motorsport's world governing body by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) general assembly on Friday. The Frenchman had stood unopposed after British rival David Ward withdrew his candidacy last month.
December 05, 2013
India, New Jersey, Mexico, S Korea off 2014 F1 calendar
Races in New Jersey, Mexico and South Korea were dropped from Formula One's official 2014 calendar on Wednesday, with the season remaining at 19 races instead of a record 22.
December 02, 2013
Alonso gave up a little bit, says F1 chief Ecclestone
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone expressed disappointment with Fernando Alonso's performance at Ferrari and suggested the Spaniard was looking for a move earlier in the year.
Race of Champions called off due to Thai protests
This month's Race of Champions motorsport event in Bangkok has been called off due to political upheaval in the Thai capital, organisers said on Monday.
Lauda expects Brawn to return to F1
Niki Lauda expects departing Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn to return to Formula One in some capacity once he has gone fishing and taken time out.
November 28, 2013
Brawn stands down as Mercedes F1 principal
Ross Brawn will stand down as principal and leave the Mercedes Formula One team at the end of the year, Mercedes said in a statement on Thursday.
November 26, 2013
Vettel's next win will sound very different as F1 heads into a new era
Formula One will look and sound very different when the 26-year-old German returns from his well-earned winter break in search of a 10th successive win and fifth consecutive championship.
Force India's Di Resta risks being the man who misses out
Force India's Paul Di Resta is in danger of being the man who misses out on a 2014 race seat as the tempo quickens in Formula One's game of musical chairs.
November 25, 2013
PHOTOS: Vettel wraps up F1 season with another easy victory in Brazil
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wrapped up the Formula One season on Sunday by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix and becoming the first driver to take nine successive victories in a single year.
Massa signs off from Ferrari in frustration
The Sao Paulo driver had gone from ninth on the starting grid to fourth, with every chance of team mate Fernando Alonso handing him third as a parting gift, when he was given a drive-through penalty for fully crossing a white line at the pit lane entry.
Vettel takes record ninth win in a row
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday to chalk up a record ninth victory in a row, and 13th of the Formula One season.
November 24, 2013
Vettel on pole for Brazilian F1 Grand Prix
Red Bull's quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel stormed to pole position for the season-ending Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix after a rain-delayed qualifying session at Interlagos.
November 22, 2013
Ecclestone says Horner could succeed him
Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone has named Red Bull team boss Christian Horner as the ideal candidate to succeed him when he finally relinquishes his grip on the sport, British media reported on Friday.
Vettel says he has learned a lot from Webber
Quadruple World champion Sebastian Vettel says Mark Webber's retirement after Sunday's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix will be a loss for both him and Red Bull despite their frequently frosty relationship.
November 20, 2013
Force India hoping to finish off on a high in Brazil
Sahara Force India will guard against complacency in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix, the final race of the 2013 Formula One season, as the team wants to finish sixth in the constructors' title and the drivers want to sign off on a high.
November 18, 2013
US GP: Sutil crashes, Di Resta in 15th as Force India return pointless
Sahara Force India returned pointless in the penultimate Formula One race of the season as Adrian Sutil crashed out in the first lap itself while teammate Paul di Resta finished at the 15th position at the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
PHOTOS: Vettel vrooms to record with U.S. Grand Prix win
Red Bull's quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel won the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday to become the first Formula One driver to take eight consecutive victories in a single season.
Vettel sets record with US Grand Prix win
Red Bull's quadruple World champion Sebastian Vettel won the US Grand Prix on Sunday to become the first Formula One driver to take eight consecutive victories in a single season. Starting from pole, the 26-year-old German was again in a class of his own, taking the chequered flag 6.2 seconds clear of Frenchman Romain Grosjean in a Lotus.
November 17, 2013
Vettel set for record win after US GP pole
Red Bull's quadruple World champion Sebastian Vettel seized pole position on Saturday for a US Grand Prix that could see him celebrate a record eighth successive win of the Formula One season.
November 15, 2013
Perez shocked by McLaren decision to drop him
Sergio Perez expressed his shock at McLaren's decision to drop him on Thursday and hoped he would find another Formula One drive for next season despite time being against him.
November 12, 2013
'Lightning quick' Rookie Magnussen set to replace Perez at McLaren
McLaren are set to replace Mexican Sergio Perez with Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen for next season, media reports said on Monday.
November 11, 2013
Ferrari pay tribute to departing Massa
Felipe Massa said farewell to thousands of Ferrari fans in Italy on Sunday and received a trophy nearly as tall as him to celebrate his time with the Formula One team.
November 10, 2013
Formula One: Kimi Raikkonen to miss last two races of season
Kimi Raikkonen will miss the last two races of the Formula One season in Texas and Brazil after deciding to have back surgery next week, the Lotus driver's manager said on Sunday.
November 08, 2013
Formula One chief Ecclestone flags own value to business
Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone said much of the motor sport's value before the sale of a major stake to private equity group CVC was down to his running of the business.
November 04, 2013
Alonso cleared after precautionary checks
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso had precautionary checks in hospital after hurting his back on a heavy jolt over the kerbs at the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday.
November 03, 2013
Abu Dhabi GP: Di Resta finishes sixth, Sutil 10th
Force India had something to cheer about. Paul Di Resta delivered a great result for Sahara Force India by finishing sixth, his second-best of the season, while Adrian Sutil came 10th in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Vettel chalks up seventh win in a row
Red Bull's four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday to chalk up his seventh successive victory and equal the longest winning streak in the modern era of Formula One.
Mexico and New Jersey races unlikely: Ecclestone
ormula One races in Mexico and New Jersey are unlikely to happen next year, the sport's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Sunday.
Ecclestone says door is open for India return
A deal has been done for India to return to the Formula One calendar in 2015 and for six years beyond that if tax problems with the country's authorities can be overcome, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone said on Saturday.
November 02, 2013
Webber keeps Vettel off Abu Dhabi pole
Mark Webber seized pole position for the floodlit Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday with Red Bull team-mate and quadruple World Champion Sebastian Vettel making a rare error and having to settle for second best.
November 01, 2013
F1 champion Vettel back on top in Abu Dhabi
Newly-crowned four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel showed no signs of easing up as he led a Red Bull one-two in free practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.
Hamilton 'moved to tears' while meeting children working in Kolkata brick kiln
Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton was reportedly moved to tears when he met the children working in a brick kiln in West Bengal.
Champion Vettel chasing Schumi's seven in Abu Dhabi
James Hunt would doubtless have done it differently but Sebastian Vettel's idea of bliss after winning the Formula One championship for the fourth year in a row was a few quiet days at home.
October 31, 2013
Ecclestone rejects German firm's claims of corrupt F1 sale
A firm's claim for more than $100 million in damages from Bernie Ecclestone is far-fetched and relies on confessions from a jailed banker who is a "fantasist", a lawyer for the Formula One boss argued on Wednesday.
October 30, 2013
Ecclestone accused of making `corrupt deal` to secure future as F1 chief
Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone had made a corrupt agreement in an attempt to stay in charge of the sport, according to claims by German media company Constantin Medien.
October 29, 2013
Formula One: Why does Vettel get booed on podiums?
German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel has said that he believed boos were coming from people who did not want to see one team and driver winning so much.
Formula One: Can Vettel break Schumacher's records?
Sebastian Vettel has the talent to surpass Michael Schumacher's record seven Formula One titles after becoming the sport's youngest quadruple champion, according to Red Bull team boss Christian Horner.
India GP: Lotus apologise for using bad language against Raikkonen
Lotus apologised on Monday for bad language in a heated exchange with their driver Kimi Raikkonen during Sunday's Indian Formula One Grand Prix.
October 28, 2013
Beaten Alonso congratulates champion Vettel
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso congratulated Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel on his fourth successive Formula One world title on Sunday but reserved judgement on where the German stood among the greats.
October 27, 2013
Key facts about F1's youngest quadruple champion Vettel
Sebastian Vettel is only the third driver to win four successive championships, after compatriot Michael Schumacher and the late Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio. A look at some key facts about the champion.
Vettel reprimanded after winning fourth title at Indian F1 GP
The 26-year-old Red Bull driver was summoned to stewards for ignoring post-race procedures and performing crowd-pleasing 'donuts', with the car spinning in a circle of tyre smoke at the end of the pit straight.
PHOTOS: Phenomenal Vettel shows a meaner streak
The Red Bull driver is his own man, no longer the 'Baby Schumi' of old even if the smiling 26-year-old displayed some distinctly Michael Schumacher-like traits on his way to becoming the sport's youngest quadruple champion.
Four-times F1 champion Vettel joins greats with Indian GP win
The German becomes the fourth quadruple champion and only the third driver to land four titles in a row after Germany's seven-times winner Michael Schumacher and the late Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio.
PHOTOS: 2013 Indian F1 Grand Prix devoid of celebrity quotient
Shashi Tharoor, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, and his wife Sunanda were spotted at the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit, in Noida, on Sunday.
October 26, 2013
Vettel no fan of Formula E
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel gave a planned new electric series a firm thumbs-down on Saturday, saying silent motor racing left him cold.
Don't think tyre strategy will decide the winner: Vettel
Selecting the right set of tyres at the Buddh International Circuit might hold the key to success in Sunday's Indian Grand Prix, but defending champion Sebastian Vettel feels the 60-lap race is long enough for a team to adjust its strategies.
F1: Vettel takes 7th pole of the season at India GP
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel put himself on pole position for a fourth successive Formula One title after lapping the Indian Grand Prix circuit faster than any driver ever before on Saturday.
Mallya promises to nurse Daruvala into becoming F1 driver
India has no Formula One driver and there will be no Grand Prix here next year but Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya believes he has unearthed the country's next driving talent in a Mumbai teenager.
India GP: Vettel dominates practice with hat-trick
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel completed a practice hat-trick on Saturday with the fastest time in a smog-shortened final session before qualifying for a race expected to bring him a fourth successive Formula One title.
India GP: Final practice delayed due to smog
Final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix was twice delayed on Saturday due to smog shrouding the circuit and preventing the medical helicopter from operating.
An appeal to the organisers of the Indian Grand Prix
With empty stands greeting the Indian F1 Grand Prix during the first two practice session, Raja Sen begs the organisers to open the gates and bring in the junta. 'At least, Formula One will feel compelled to bring its mega budget circus back to India at the soonest'.
October 25, 2013
Vettel show continues in Practice 2 at F1 Indian GP
Raja Sen sums up the action in Friday's second practice session of the Indian Formula One GP
F1: Vettel stakes his India claim, nobody watches
Raja Sen brings us all the action from the track and the paddock at the Indian GP in Greater Noida this weekend.
Raikkonen fined for speeding in pit lane
Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus was fined 400 euros for speeding in the pit lane during the first practice session of the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida.
Indian F1 to go ahead after court hearing delayed
Sunday's Indian Grand Prix will go ahead as scheduled after the Supreme Court deferred hearing in a case seeking its cancellation over tax issues to next week.
India GP: Vettel leads Red Bull one-two in practice
Sebastian Vettel led a Red Bull one-two in Friday's first free practice for an Indian Grand Prix that looks sure to secure the German a fourth successive Formula One title.
Force India pay tribute to Tendulkar with commemorative hashtag
Indian Formula One team Sahara Force India will pay tribute to cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar via a hashtag #masterblaster which has been placed on the nose of their racing cars at the upcoming Indian GP.
October 24, 2013
When Shah Rukh quizzed former F1 champion Button
McLaren driver Jenson Button is aware that modern F1 is a bit harder for the fans to follow.
Organisers refuse to write off Indian F1 Grand Prix future
Indian Grand Prix organisers expressed renewed optimism about the prospects of their Formula One event despite fears Sunday's race will be the last at the Buddh International circuit.
Indian F1 Grand Prix to go ahead despite court hearing
Indian Grand Prix organisers have confirmed that Sunday's race will go ahead even though the country's top court has agreed to hear a petition on Friday seeking its cancellation over tax issues.
India set to witness Vettel defend F1 crown as tickets sales drop
Amid dwindling spectator count and mounting administrative hassles, the Formula One carnival is all set to hit the national capital this Sunday with the third Indian Grand Prix, which faces an uncertain future after being pulled off next year's motorsport calendar.
SC to hear plea against India GP F1 race on Friday
Two days ahead of the Formula 1 race in Greater Noida, a petition seeking to stay the mega event was filed before the Supreme Court on Tuesday which agreed to hear it on Friday.
October 22, 2013
Di Resta faces uncertain Formula One future
The 27-year-old Scot's poor run of form in the second half of the season has fuelled speculation that the Silverstone-based team might drop him and bring back Sauber's Nico Hulkenberg, who has also been linked with Lotus.
October 15, 2013
British driver Edwards dies in crash while coaching
British racing driver Sean Edwards has been killed in a crash at the Queensland Raceway in Australia.
Button has signed one-year extension deal with McLaren?
Formula One driver Jenson Button had reportedly signed a deal with McLaren for one more year, months ago, and the announcement is set to be made soon.
October 14, 2013
Will the Indian Grand Prix witness Vettel's coronation?
With Sebastian Vettel's fourth successive Formula One title now just a formality, the more intriguing question is whether the Red Bull driver can go on to match a record that has stood for 60 years.
October 13, 2013
Formula One: 'Indian GP will return in 2015'
The future of Indian Grand Prix might be uncertain after this year's race but host Jaypee Sports International Limited's CEO Sameer Gaur says the country will not lose the Formula One event and will surely have two more races.
Vettel wins in Japan but India GP will decide championship winner
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday but was made to wait for his fourth successive Formula One title after Ferrari's Fernando Alonso finished fourth.
October 12, 2013
F1 drivers to honour De Villota at Suzuka
Formula One drivers will hold a minute's silence at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday and dedicate the winner's podium to the late Marussia test driver Maria De Villota, they said on Saturday.
Di Resta in P12 at Suzuka qualifying, Sutil 17
Sahara Force India had mixed results in the qualifying for Japanese Grand Prix as Paul Di Resta qualified in 12th place while Adrian Sutil secured P17 but was pushed back to 20th on the grid following a grid-penalty.
Alonso says his focus is Mercedes, not Vettel
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is sure to win this year's Formula One title and Ferrari's focus is now on finishing ahead of Mercedes in the constructors' championship, Fernando Alonso said on Saturday.
Webber denies Vettel another pole in Japan
Australian Mark Webber led a Red Bull front row sweep on Saturday and denied team mate and Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel a fifth successive Japanese Grand Prix pole position in Suzuka.
October 11, 2013
Former F1 test driver De Villota found dead
Spanish Formula One test driver Maria de Villota, one of the few women to come near to competing at the top of the sport, has been found dead in a hotel in the southern Spanish city of Seville, a police spokeswoman said on Friday.
October 06, 2013
Force India drivers apologise on bad day for team
Force India drivers Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta made their apologies to rivals and colleagues on Sunday after a disappointing Korean Grand Prix for the Formula One team.
PHOTOS: Sebastian Vettel takes fourth win in a row
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Korean Grand Prix on Sunday to chalk up his fourth victory in a row and stretch his championship lead to 77 points with five rounds remaining.
October 05, 2013
Korea GP: Sutil to start at 14th on grid, Di Resta one place behind
Sahara Force India missed out on Q3 yet again as Adrian Sutil, on Saturday, qualified 14th just ahead of teammate Paul di Resta for Sunday's Korean Grand Prix, in Yeongam.
Korean GP: Alonso criticises Pirelli F1 tyres
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso criticised Pirelli's Formula One tyres on Saturday, saying they could not even last a fast lap of the Korean Grand Prix in qualifying without their performance dropping off.
Future of Korean GP hangs in the balance
South Korea's loss-making, poorly attended Formula One Grand Prix could be axed after Sunday's race but local organisers are still hopeful of renegotiating their contract and keeping it on the calendar.
Vettel on pole for Korean Grand Prix
Red Bull's Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel grabbed pole position at the Korean Grand Prix while closest title rival Fernando Alonso could qualify only fifth.
October 04, 2013
Record 22 races in 2014 'beyond limit' for F1 teams
Formula One's record 22 race calendar for 2014 is 'beyond the limit' for teams but looks likely to be trimmed before it becomes definitive, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.
Hamilton turns up pace in Korea practice; Kimi rams into tyre wall
Lewis Hamilton kept championship leader Sebastian Vettel off the top of the timesheets in both Friday practice sessions for the Korean Formula One Grand Prix while Kimi Raikkonen slammed his Lotus into a tyre wall.
September 25, 2013
F1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone displays baby bump
The Formula One heiress Tamara Ecclestone, who had recently announced that she was expecting her first child with hubby Jay Rutland, was photographed flaunting her tiny baby bump, while vacationing in Los Angeles.
September 24, 2013
Give Vettel his dues, not boos
To boo or not to boo? That was the question facing Formula One fans after Sebastian Vettel's runaway Singapore Grand Prix victory was greeted with jeers as well as cheers.
September 23, 2013
Webber faces 10 place penalty for 'taxi' ride
Red Bull's Mark Webber faces a 10-place grid penalty at the Korean Grand Prix after being reprimanded for hitching a lift on Fernando Alonso's Ferrari at the end of Sunday's race in Singapore.
Singapore GP: Rihanna, Beckham, Niki Lauda enchant fans!
Singing superstar Rihanna floored the fans while English football legend David Beckham was present with F1 legend Niki Lauda at the paddocks.
September 22, 2013
Formula One: Vettel cruises to Singapore treble
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel cruised to a third straight Singapore Grand Prix victory on Sunday and moved 60 points clear of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso after a dominant drive under the floodlights at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
Singapore GP: Sutil logs one point for Force India; Di Resta retires
Paul di Resta suffered his third retirement in a row and Adrian Sutil sneaked into the top-10 in the last lap as Sahara Force India added one point to their tally from the exciting Singapore Grand Prix, where fortunes swung like a pendulum for the Indian F1 team.
Formula One: Vettel vrooms to hat-trick win in Singapore
Sebastian Vettel cruised to a third straight Singapore Grand Prix victory on Sunday and moved closer to a fourth consecutive Formula One world title with a dominant drive under the floodlights at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
September 21, 2013
Singapore GP qualifying: Force India's Sutil 15th, Di Resta 17th
Sahara Force India continued to struggle as Adrian Sutil will start Singapore's Singapore Grand Prix from 15th position on the grid and Paul di Resta from 17th.
Singapore GP: Vettel takes pole position
Sebastian Vettel continued his imperious march towards a fourth consecutive Formula One world championship by storming to pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday after dominating the two days of practice.
September 20, 2013
F1: Vettel dominates Singapore practice
Sebastian Vettel justified his favourite tag for the Singapore Grand Prix when he stormed clear of his rivals in Friday's second free practice, lapping more than half a second quicker than Red Bull team mate Mark Webber.
Hamilton edges out Red Bulls in Singapore first practice
The Briton, a winner in 2009, clocked one minute 47.055 seconds in dry conditions to finish 0.365 seconds ahead of Mark Webber with the Australian's Red Bull team mate and runaway championship leader Sebastian Vettel third fastest in 1:47.885.
McLaren would be happy to take Alonso back
McLaren sent Fernando Alonso a clear signal on Friday that they would welcome him back, despite a major falling out in 2007, should the Spaniard seek to leave Ferrari.
September 12, 2013
Raikkonen's return helps Ferrari create F1 super team
Whether the stellar line-up of champions, Ferrari's first such pairing for 50 years, blazes a trail to title glory or derails itself in a shower of sparks along the way remains to be seen.
September 11, 2013
Raikkonen to race for Ferrari next season
Kimi Raikkonen will race for Ferrari next season after agreeing a two-year deal that takes the 2007 Formula One World champion back to the glamour team he left in 2009.
Massa opens door for Raikkonen at Ferrari
Brazilian Felipe Massa announced on Tuesday he is leaving Ferrari at the end of the season, opening the door for Kimi Raikkonen to return to the Formula One team that took him to the title in 2007.
September 10, 2013
Ferrari stay silent on Raikkonen rumours
Kimi Raikkonen has plenty of supporters among the passionate Ferrari 'tifosi' as the team's first champion of the post-Schumacher era, and last to date, and his return would a break with Ferrari tradition as much as a blast from the past.
September 09, 2013
Di Resta wants to look forward to Singapore after reprimand
Sahara Force India's Paul di Resta has been handed a reprimand by the stewards for colliding with Lotus driver Romain Grosjeans on the first lap of the Italian Grand Prix, in Monza on Sunday.
September 08, 2013
Vettel extends championship lead by winning Italian GP
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Italian Grand Prix at a canter on Sunday to move 53 points clear of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in the Formula One championship after six victories from 12 races.
Force India put up poor show at Italian GP as Di Resta retires, Sutil 16th
Paul di Resta retired in the first lap for the first time in his F1 career and Adrian Sutil finished 16th at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza on Sunday as Sahara Force India returned without points for the fourth time in the season.
Italian Grand Prix: Vettel reigns in Monza
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Italian Grand Prix at a canter on Sunday to move 53 points clear of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in the Formula One championship after six victories from 12 races.
September 07, 2013
Vettel on pole for Italian Grand Prix, Hamilton starts 12th
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, Vettel's closest title rival with a 46 point gap to make up, qualified fifth and behind Brazilian team mate Felipe Massa.
Force India drivers disappoint in Italian GP qualifying
Sahara Force India had a disappointing outing as Adrian Sutil managed 14th while team mate Paul di Resta was two places below at 16th in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, on Sunday.
September 05, 2013
Mexico on draft F1 calendar for 2013, no New Jersey
India has been dropped as previously announced, with hopes for a comeback in 2015, while Austria is due to make a return after an 11-year break with a race at Spielberg on June 22.
September 02, 2013
F1 driver Alonso to purchase cash-strapped Spanish cycling team
Formula One driver Fernando Alonso has stepped in to save Spanish cycling team Euskaltel-Euskadi from folding at the end of the season, sponsors said on Monday.
August 26, 2013
F1: Lotus confident Raikkonen will stay
The 2007 champion, who is out of contract at the end of the year and has been linked to other top teams, indicated at Spa that his salary had not been fully paid and Lotus knew what had to be resolved before any talks could begin.
Michelin is open to returning to Formula One - report
Michelin's possible return to Formula One comes seven years after it withdrew from the competition, and comes after rival Pirelli has been dogged by tyre blowouts this year.
August 25, 2013
PHOTOS: Vettel stretches lead with Belgian victory
Sebastian Vettel stamped his authority on a processional Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Belgian Grand Prix: Vettel storms to victory
Formula One World champion Sebastian Vettel ran away with the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his overall lead to 46 points with eight races remaining.
August 24, 2013
Belgium Grand Prix: Di Resta to start at 5th position
The jinx seems to be over for Force India as Paul di Resta grabbed a fifth spot in a scintillating qualifying session at the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix, Spa Francorchamps, Belgium on Saturday.
Belgian GP: Hamilton takes fourth pole in a row
Lewis Hamilton took his fourth pole position in a row for Mercedes on Saturday after a rain-hit qualifying session at the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix.
Belgian Grand Prix: Off the track!
The Formula One drivers are rested and hopefully not rusted after a four-week break. The track - Spa-Francorchamps is all set to welcome the drivers.
Formula One: Metal plate behind Spa punctures?
A metal plate shed by a car has been blamed for alarming punctures suffered by Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in Friday's Belgian Grand Prix practice.
Formula One: Vettel, Alonso suffer punctures at Spa, demand answers
Formula One drivers sought reassurance from tyre supplier Pirelli on Friday after world champion Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso suffered punctures in second practice at the Belgian Grand Prix.
Formula One: Raikkonen gets frank about future at Lotus
Kimi Raikkonen made clear on Friday that his Lotus Formula One team had issues to resolve before he could have serious discussions about staying on next season.
August 22, 2013
Jaypee wants government to share Indian F1 race licence fee
The chief executive officer-cum-managing director of Jaypee Sports International Sameer Gaur is hopeful that the Indian Grand Prix Formula One race will make a grand comeback in 2015 after being pulled off in 2014.
August 19, 2013
Raikkonen will not drive for Red Bull in 2014
Kimi Raikkonen will not drive for Formula One champions Red Bull next season after talks broke down, his manager said.
August 12, 2013
Lewis Hamilton rekindles romance with Nicole Scherzinger
Singer Nicole Scherzinger and Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton may have split last month, but sources now say that the pair have already rekindled their romance.
August 03, 2013
Why Indian Grand Prix is important for Formula One
India-born Monisha Kaltenborn, the first ever woman team principal of a Formula One team, said it is sad that Indian Grand Prix would not be part of the 2014 calender since it is a "great event".
July 30, 2013
2014 Indian F1 GP dropped, say organisers
The 2014 Indian Grand Prix was on Tuesday dropped following a rejig in racing calendar for the coming year, according to race organisers JPSI, who said the motorsport extravaganza will now come back to the country in March 2015.
Ferrari boss rebukes Alonso for demanding someone else's car
Ferrari dealt Fernando Alonso a rare public rebuke on his 32nd birthday on Monday for critical comments after Sunday's Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix.
July 29, 2013
2014 Indian F1 GP may be scrapped due to 'political' problem
The Indian Grand Prix is likely to be dropped from next year's Formula One calendar as Russia prepares for its debut, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone told Reuters.
Alonso to Red Bull? F1 rumour mill takes a spin
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso emerged as a possible surprise candidate for the vacant Red Bull seat on Sunday after the Formula One world champions refused to rule him out.
July 28, 2013
Hungary GP PHOTOS: 'Happy' Hamilton savours first win for Mercedes
Britain's Lewis Hamilton seized his first win for Mercedes in the Hungarian heat on Sunday while Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel forged 38 points clear in the Formula One championship after finishing third.
Bad day for Force India as Sutil fails to complete 100th GP
Adrian Sutil's 100th Grand Prix ended in disappointment having failed to finish the race even as Sahara Force India's lead over McLaren was reduced to just four points after a no-points show at the Hungarian Grand Prix, in Budapest on Sunday.
Hamilton records his first win for Mercedes at Hungary
Britain's Lewis Hamilton seized his first win for Mercedes in a sweltering Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday while Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel moved 38 points clear in the Formula One championship despite finishing third.
Teams want to limit F1 calendar to 20 races
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone could have 22 races jostling for a slot next season but teams have made clear they want the calendar limited to 20.
July 27, 2013
Hungarian GP: Force India miss top-10 at qualifying
Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying turned sour for Sahara Force India drivers.
PHOTOS: Watch out for the HOTTEST Formula One babe!
For a long time model Jessica Michibata and singer Nicole Scherzinger were rivals. Though they belong to completely different backgrounds yet the two beauties had boyfriends from the common world of Formula One.
Hungarian GP: Lewis Hamilton scorches to third pole in a row
Lewis Hamilton scorched to his third pole position in a row for Mercedes in searing track temperatures at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday.
July 26, 2013
100 races old and no podium: Will Sutil's drought end at Hungary?
Adrian Sutil has been driving for Force India since the team first raced in Formula One in 2007. But the German is still without a podium finish against his name.
Formula One mulls over minimum pitstop times
Formula One team managers discussed introducing a minimum pitstop time, without reaching any agreement, as pitlane safety remained a hot topic at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Thursday.
F1: Vettel aiming for another first in Hungary
Hungary is one of only two races remaining on the current calendar that Red Bull's triple Formula One champion has not won - the other being Austin, Texas - and a victory in the heat of the Hungaroring would mean he has won half of the season's races so far.
July 20, 2013
Susie Wolff makes full F1 test debut with Williams
Susie Wolff made her full test debut with former champions Williams on Friday, the biggest step by a woman driver in Formula One for more than 20 years, with race regulars paying her compliments.
British GP: Sutil sets 2nd fastest time on 3rd day of testing
Sahara Force India's Adrian Sutil set the second fastest time on the concluding day of the young drivers test at Silverstone and described the new Pirelli tyres as 'easier to handle'.
July 17, 2013
Formula One's Ecclestone charged in German bribe case
Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone has been indicted in Germany in a case relating to the sale of a stake in the motor racing business eight years ago, a spokesman for a Munich court said on Wednesday.
July 15, 2013
Susie Wolff joins F1 men at Silverstone test
The wife of Mercedes motorsport head and Williams shareholder Toto will be driving the FW35 car on Friday in a young driver test that has been thrown open to race regulars as well to allow Pirelli to test tyres after controversial recent blowouts.
July 14, 2013
F1: Red Bull change pitstop procedures
Formula One champions Red Bull have changed their split-second pitstop procedures after a rear wheel flew off Mark Webber's car in the pitlane in Germany last weekend and injured a television cameraman.
July 10, 2013
My world turned upside down after split with Nicole: Hamilton
British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, who has for the first time spoken about the decision to split from Nicole Scherzinger, has revealed that he's lost someone 'really special'.
FIA imposes pit lane clampdown
Formula One's governing body ordered an immediate clampdown on access to the pit lane on Tuesday after a television cameraman was struck and injured by a bouncing wheel at last weekend's German Grand Prix.
July 09, 2013
'Camera crews will only be allowed to film from pit wall'
Formula One pitlane television crews will have to film from the pit wall during races in future after a cameraman was hit and injured by a bouncing wheel in Sunday's German Grand Prix, Bernie Ecclestone said on Monday.
July 07, 2013
Vettel finally wins at home and in July
World champion Sebastian Vettel was pushed all the way but finally tasted Formula One victory on home soil on Sunday in a German Grand Prix that sent him 34 points clear of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
Force India's point streak ends at Germany
Sahara Force India's six-race point streak ended at the German Grand Prix as Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil finished 11th and 13th respectively, at the Nurburgring circuit on Sunday.
Formula One: Vettel wins incident-packed race at home
World champion Sebastian Vettel finally tasted Formula One success on home soil after a composed victory in Sunday's German Grand Prix although safety worries again rocked the sport after a series of incidents.
Raikkonen bides his time over 2014 decision
Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen is in no rush to make a decision over his team for 2014 despite speculation linking him to a move to champions Red Bull with Mark Webber stepping away from Formula One at the end of the season.
July 06, 2013
Hamilton bags pole on mixed day for Mercedes
Briton Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position at the German Grand Prix on a mixed Saturday for Mercedes, whose misjudgement left last week's Silverstone winner Nico Rosberg 11th on the grid for their home race.
July 05, 2013
Pirelli surprised by driver threat, no plan to quit
Under pressure Formula One supplier Pirelli has been surprised by the threat of a German Grand Prix boycott by drivers but expects no problems with its new tyres and is planning to stay in the sport.
Teams back F1 drivers after quit threat
Formula One teams have backed drivers who threatened to boycott this Sunday's German Grand Prix if there is a repeat of the tyre chaos which rocked Silverstone last weekend.
July 04, 2013
Alonso trusts German Grand Prix will be safe
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso put his faith in Formula One's governing body and Pirelli ensuring safety at the German Grand Prix on Thursday after multiple tyre blowouts at last weekend's British race.
July 03, 2013
Vettel still searching for elusive home win
Sebastian Vettel has never won his home German Grand Prix or a race in July, so this week's trip to the Nuerburgring was set to be challenging for the world champion even before last weekend's tyre debacle.
Mercedes drivers back Pirelli to get it right
Nico Rosberg expressed confidence in Pirelli addressing tyre safety concerns on Wednesday and said Mercedes would be favourites to win in Germany this weekend.
July 02, 2013
Nicole 'heartbroken' following split with Lewis Hamilton
The X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has been left devastated after splitting from Formula 1 ace, Lewis Hamilton.
July 01, 2013
Formula One in crisis mode after tyre failures
With television images broadcast around the world showing bucking cars scraping along on rear left wheel rims stripped of rubber, the drivers wrestling to keep them on the road, the sport breathed a sigh of relief that the British Grand Prix had ended safely.
Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger call it quits?
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and singer girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger have reportedly ended their romance, the reason being their tight schedules.
Red Bull call for F1 to revert to 2012 tyres
Formula One should revert to last year's tyres for safety reasons to prevent any repeat of Sunday's dangerous British Grand Prix blowouts, according to Red Bull principal Christian Horner.
Webber tips Ricciardo to replace him at Red Bull
Mark Webber has tipped fellow Australian Daniel Ricciardo to replace him at Formula One champions Red Bull next season.
June 30, 2013
Tyre failure wrecks Hamilton's home hopes
Sudden tyre failure wrecked Lewis Hamilton's hopes of a home British Grand Prix victory on Sunday after the Mercedes driver had led from pole position.
June 29, 2013
Di Resta to start 5th, Sutil 7th in Force India's home race
Sahara Force India registered their best qualifying performance this season with Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil setting the fifth and seventh fastest times at the Formula One British Grand Prix in Silverstone.
Hamilton takes pole position for British GP
Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for his home British Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with German team mate Nico Rosberg qualifying alongside him in an all-Mercedes front row.
June 28, 2013
Raikkonen in the reckoning for Red Bull
The Finn, world champion with Ferrari in 2007, is out of contract at Lotus at the end of the season and has been strongly tipped to become triple world champion Sebastian Vettel's team mate next year.
Sainz and Da Costa to test for Red Bull
Portuguese racer Antonio Felix da Costa and Spain's Carlos Sainz junior will test for Formula One champions Red Bull at next month's young driver session at Silverstone, the team said on Friday.
Webber's career call took Red Bull by surprise
Mark Webber caught his Red Bull team on the hop on Thursday with the announcement that he was leaving Formula One at the end of the season to race Le Mans with Porsche.
British singer turns up the heat with Jenson Button
The stunning TV presenter Myleene Klass ensured that all eyes were on her as she paired with McClaren's Formula one driver Jenson Button for a photo shoot.
June 26, 2013
Confident Hamilton puts Mercedes trials behind him
Lewis Hamilton has put trials and tribulations behind him and is raring to make his first British Grand Prix appearance for Mercedes this weekend in a car he says is better than last year's McLaren.
June 21, 2013
Mercedes reprimanded for 'secret' test
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were given the all-clear for next week's British Grand Prix on Friday after their Mercedes Formula One team escaped heavy sanctions for a 'secret' tyre test with Pirelli.
June 20, 2013
Mercedes accuse FIA of double standards
Mercedes accused Formula One's governing body of double standards on Thursday at a tribunal that could impose stiff sanctions on their team for allegedly breaking the rules with a 'secret' tyre test.
All about F1 tribune on Mercedes testing issue
Mercedes and tyre supplier Pirelli appear before Formula One's International Tribunal in Paris on Thursday to face charges that they broke Formula One testing regulations in Spain in May. A detailed look a the issues and potential outcomes.
FIA accuses Mercedes of gaining from illegal test
Formula One's governing body accused the Mercedes team on Thursday of breaking the rules by testing in Spain with tyre supplier Pirelli last month and benefiting from their involvement.
June 19, 2013
'No danger to 2014 Indian GP'
The organisers of the Indian Grand Prix rebutted reports that the 2014 Formula One race in the country was in danger of being scrapped from the calendar due to financial constraints, saying that they are committed to fulfill their contract.
June 13, 2013
Pirelli to keep F1 tyres unchanged for now
Pirelli have ruled out changing the construction of their Formula One tyres until at least August due to teams failing to reach agreement at last week's Canadian Grand Prix.
June 11, 2013
Ferrari back FIA's handling of Mercedes test
The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has summoned Mercedes and tyre supplier Pirelli to its international tribunal in Paris on June 20 on charges of breaking the rules by testing in Spain last month.
June 10, 2013
Force India celebrates 100th GP with double-score
The Sahara Force India celebrated its 100th race in style, scoring seven points with Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil finishing in seventh and 10th places respectively at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.
Marshal death clouds Vettel's Canada win
Red Bull's triple World Champion Sebastian Vettel won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday but his victory was overshadowed by the death of a marshal, the first fatality in Formula One in over a decade.
Vettel wins in Canada to end American jinx
Red Bull's triple world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday to capture his first Formula One victory on North American soil and extend his overall lead to 36 points.
June 09, 2013
Canada GP: Mixed day for Force India at qualifying
Adrian Sutil qualified a decent eighth but a technical issue pushed Paul di Resta to as back as 17th on the grid for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix, in Montreal.
Vettel ends Mercedes run with Canada pole
Sebastian Vettel put his Red Bull on pole position at the Canadian Grand Prix on Saturday and ended Mercedes' hopes of a fifth successive start from the top slot.
June 01, 2013
FIA question Mercedes, Ferrari on tyre tests
Formula One's governing body put Ferrari, the sport's most successful team, in the spotlight along with Mercedes on Friday in an investigation into alleged breaches of the testing regulations.
May 27, 2013
Raikkonen brands Perez an idiot for overtaking move
Formula One title contender Kimi Raikkonen accused McLaren's Sergio Perez of driving like an idiot after a Monaco Grand Prix collision that almost ended the Finn's 23-race run of scoring finishes.
PHOTOS: Hollywood stars add glamour to Monaco GP
Like most years, this year also the Monaco GP was graced by the presence of glamorous folk including Hollywood celebrities.
May 26, 2013
Sutil finishes 5th, Di Resta 9th in Monaco
Sahara Force India had a remarkable outing at the Circuit de Monaco as comeback man Adrian Sutil and teammate Paul di Resta finished a creditable fifth and ninth respectively in the crash-strewn Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, earning the team 12 World Championship points.
F1: Rosberg emulates dad as he makes merry at Monaco GP
Images from the Monaco F1 GP on Sunday.
Rosberg wins in Monaco for Mercedes
Germany's Nico Rosberg won Formula One's showcase Monaco Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday, 30 years after his world champion father Keke triumphed on the streets of the Mediterranean principality.
F1: Red Bull protest at Mercedes secret tyre test
Red Bull made a formal protest at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday after it emerged that Mercedes, who swept the front row in qualifying for the Formula One race, carried out a secret tyre test with Pirelli last week.
May 25, 2013
Monaco F1 GP: Nico Rosberg puts Mercedes on pole
Germany's Nico Rosberg scorched to his third successive Formula One pole position with team mate Lewis Hamilton completing a front row lockout for Mercedes at the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday.
May 24, 2013
Tyre suppliers Pirelli warn they could quit F1
Formula One tyre supplier Pirelli warned teams on Thursday that they will quit the sport at the end of the season if a new contract from 2014 is not agreed soon.
May 22, 2013
Monaco sun fails to thaw out Hamilton and Sutil feud
Adrian Sutil appeared reluctant to forgive and forget on Wednesday after Lewis Hamilton had hoped for a thaw in their frozen friendship.
Monaco offers Hamilton his best chance yet
Words and hats may have to be eaten along with the usual canapes and caviar if Lewis Hamilton wins the glamour race of the Formula One season in Monaco this weekend.
May 15, 2013
'Honda to return to F1 in 2015 with McLaren'
Honda will return to Formula One in 2015 as McLaren engine partners, replacing Mercedes, sources close to the company said on Wednesday.
May 12, 2013
Di Resta earns six points for Force India
Paul di Resta added six more points to Sahara Force India's kitty with a seventh-place finish at the Spanish Grand Prix of the Formula One Championship, while teammate Adrian Sutil finished 13th in Barcelona on Sunday.
Alonso records super win at home Grand Prix
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso rewrote the Formula One form book by winning his home Spanish Grand Prix for the second time on Sunday.
F1: Alonso turns up the heat with Spanish win
Spaniard Fernando Alonso won his home Formula One Grand Prix in Barcelona on Sunday, the Ferrari driver beating Finn Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus into second place.
May 11, 2013
Massa and Gutierrez handed grid penalties
Ferrari's Felipe Massa and Sauber's Mexican rookie Esteban Gutierrez were handed three-place grid penalties at the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday for impeding rivals in qualifying.
Rosberg leads Mercedes lockout with Spanish pole
Germany's Nico Rosberg gave Mercedes their third pole position in succession on Saturday with a front row lockout at the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix.
May 10, 2013
Di Resta says Force India can challenge Mercedes for title
Force India driver Paul di Resta has said that his side can stun the likes of Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton this year by clinching the Formula One title.
April 29, 2013
Only top 10 F1 teams to get prize money: Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone has made clear that Formula One will pay prize money to only the top 10 teams from the end of this season.
April 25, 2013
Schumacher to get back in F1 car for demo run
Retired seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher will drive his old Formula One car again next month in a demonstration run around the daunting Nuerburgring Nordschleife track, Mercedes said on Thursday.
Pirelli to change F1 hard tyres from Spain
Formula One supplier Pirelli will change the compound of its hard tyres from next month's Spanish Grand Prix after evaluating performance data from the first four races of the season.
April 22, 2013
PHOTOS: Team by team analysis of Bahrain Grand Prix
Team by team analysis of Sunday's Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday.
Red Bull put woman on podium in F1 first
Champions Red Bull claimed a Formula One first on Sunday by sending a female team member up to the podium to collect their constructors' trophy after Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix.
April 21, 2013
Bahrain GP: Di Resta finishes impressive 4th
Paul di Resta finished fourth with an impressive drive to give Sahara Force India Formula One team the best show so far this season at the incident-filled Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.
Photos: Vettel wins without drama in Bahrain
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand for the second year in a row for Red Bull on Sunday to extend his overall lead to 10 points after four races.
Bahrain stages Formula One race amid protests
Protesters blocked several roads and police fired teargas at a school in Bahrain on Sunday, activists said, as the Gulf state staged a Formula One race promoted by the government as pure sport but seen by the opposition as a public relations stunt.
Sebastian Vettel wins in Bahrain
Formula One World champion Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix for the second year in a row for Red Bull on Sunday to extend his overall lead to 10 points after four races.
April 20, 2013
Di Resta, Sutil to start 5th, 6th at Bahrain GP
Sahara Force India registered their best qualifying performance this season with Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil setting the seventh and eighth fastest times at the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix in Manama on Saturday.
Rosberg takes pole for Mercedes in Bahrain
Germany's Nico Rosberg took Mercedes' second successive pole position in qualifying for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday. Bahrain GP: Hamilton gets five-place grid penalty
Lewis Hamilton's hopes of a second successive pole position disappeared on Saturday when he was handed a five-place penalty on the Bahrain Grand Prix starting grid for an unscheduled gearbox change.
Hamilton shouldn't have been in our garage, say McLaren
McLaren questioned Lewis Hamilton's version of events on Friday after the 2008 Formula One champion told an interviewer he had been thrown out of his old team's garages in pre-season testing.
Will the Bahrain F1 race bring us a new winner?
Three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, says Raja Sen, needs to make his way up the grid in a year where Ferrari looks nearly invincible, and the Lotus cars are blindingly fast.
April 19, 2013
Iceman Raikkonen fastest in Bahrain heat
Formula One 'Iceman' Kimi Raikkonen lapped fastest for Lotus in the Bahrain desert heat on Friday after Ferrari had set the early practice pace.
Formula One says safe to race in Bahrain
Bahrain is a safe place to race and this weekend's Grand Prix will go ahead as planned, Formula One's governing body and commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone said in a joint statement on Friday.
Bahrainis protest ahead of F1 Grand Prix
Hundreds of protesters waved banners and chanted against the Bahrain government on Thursday ahead of this weekend's Formula One race, which the opposition sees as a chance to attract international attention to its pro-democracy campaign.
April 18, 2013
Bahrain steps up arrests ahead of Sunday's F1 race
Bahrain has arrested several people accused of stealing and burning cars amid heightened security in the island kingdom before Sunday's Formula One race, which the opposition sees as a chance to publicise a pro-democracy campaign.
April 17, 2013
Tyres need to be tougher, say team bosses
Pirelli are coming under pressure to make longer-lasting Formula One tyres after Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix saw drivers lifting off the throttle rather than go flat-out to the flag.
April 16, 2013
Pirelli drop soft tyres for Bahrain race
Formula One tyre suppliers Pirelli have decided against using their soft tyres at this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix after concern about how quickly they wear out.
Women lack 'mental aptitude' to race in Formula One
Women may have the strength and stamina but they do not have the 'mental aptitude' to compete in Formula One, according to retired British GP great Stirling Moss.
April 15, 2013
Chinese GP: Team-by-team analysis
Team by team analysis of Sunday's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai (listed in championship order).
April 14, 2013
Webber, Gutierrez handed grid penalties for Bahrain GP
Red Bull's Mark Webber and Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez were handed grid penalties for next weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix after Formula One stewards ruled they were to blame for collisions in Sunday's race in China.
Di Resta gets Force India four points, Sutil retires
Paul di Resta brought his VJM06 home in eighth place, earning Sahara Force India four points, but misfortune struck Adrian Sutil as he was forced to retire after being hit from the back by Esteban Gutierrez during the Chinese Grand Prix, in Shanghai on Sunday.
No fuel, no wheel, no points for Webber in China
First no fuel in qualifying, then without a wheel in the race, Mark Webber ended a dismal Chinese Grand Prix weekend with his Red Bull rolling into retirement while a rear tyre bounced down the track on Sunday.
Red is the colour as Alonso wins in China
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso roared to victory in the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday, making amends for crashing out of the previous race in Malaysia.
April 13, 2013
Webber to start Chinese GP at back of grid
Red Bull's Mark Webber was sent to the back of the grid for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix after running out of fuel in qualifying.
Chinese GP: No Force India driver in top-10
Both the Sahara Force drivers missed out on Q3 in the qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix as Paul di Resta will begin the race from 11th place while Adrian Sutil from 13th, in Shanghai.
Hamilton on pole for Mercedes in China
Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes on pole position for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with Kimi Raikkonen alongside for Lotus.
How Vettel went from hero to villain to superhero
With the season just two races old, this is nothing short of a declaration of war. And Formula One hasn't seen a proper teammate war for awhile, feels Raja Sen
April 11, 2013
Webber didn't deserve to win, declares Vettel
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel met a barrage of questions about his failure to obey team orders on Thursday with an unrepentant smile and cold contempt for Red Bull team mate Mark Webber.
April 08, 2013
Richard Branson to take off in drag to fulfil F1 bet
Richard Branson will take to the skies as an airline stewardess on a charity flight next month to finally fulfil a bet with aviation rival Tony Fernandes over the fortunes of their teams in the 2010 Formula One season.
We are better force now: Mallya
Sahara Force India do not depend now just on wet weather conditions to upset the big teams as the car is competitive enough in all conditions, team principal Vijay Mallya asserted on Monday.
March 28, 2013
F1: Red Bull undecided on Webber's future
Red Bull have dismissed reports that Australian Mark Webber is certain to leave the Formula One world champions at the end of the season after Sunday's Malaysian Grand prix team orders furore.
Vettel apologises to Red Bull staff
Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel apologised in person to Red Bull staff for ignoring team orders in a controversial Malaysian Grand Prix last weekend.
March 26, 2013
Red Bull have clear no 1: Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton has turned his fire on Formula One rivals Red Bull for suggesting after a controversial Malaysian Grand Prix that he has joined Mercedes as their clear No 1.
March 25, 2013
Restoring trust is Red Bull's big challenge
Sebastian Vettel's 'stab-in-the-back' Malaysian Grand Prix win revived an age-old debate about team orders in Formula One but trust, or the lack of it, could be more of a headache for champions Red Bull in the weeks ahead.
Vettel apologises to Webber for winning by 'mistake'
Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel apologised to Red Bull teammate Mark Webber on Sunday after ignoring orders and stealing a Malaysian Grand Prix victory from the angry Australian.
March 24, 2013
Retirements for Force India at Malaysian GP
It was a forgettable Malaysian Grand Prix race for Sahara Force India as Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta failed to complete the race due to wheel nut problems, in Sepang on Sunday.
PHOTOS: Vettel seals controversial Malaysia win
Formula One World champion Sebastian Vettel won a controversial Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday after defying orders to back off and let Red Bull team mate Mark Webber take the chequered flag ahead of him.
Vettel storms to victory in Malaysian GP thriller
Formula One World champion Sebastian Vettel led a Red Bull one-two when he won the Malaysian Grand Prix ahead of team mate Mark Webber on Sunday.
Alonso suffers early exit in 200th race
Fernando Alonso's 200th Formula One race was one for the Spaniard to forget after the Ferrari driver crashed out on the second lap of the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Hamilton wanted to join Red Bull: Ecclestone
Lewis Hamilton wanted to move to Red Bull and had advanced discussions with the champions before he agreed a deal to race for Mercedes this season, according to Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone.
March 23, 2013
Malaysian GP: Force India's Sutil 9th place on grid
Sahara Force India drivers were troubled by wet track due to rain as Adrian Sutil qualified ninth while Paul Di Resta will start Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix from as back as P15 on the grid, at the Sepang circuit.
Vettel secures pole at rain-hit Sepang
Red Bull's Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel made the most of a well-timed change of tyres in a rainy qualifying session to seize pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday.
March 22, 2013
Red Bull angered by tyre issue in Sepang
Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber could both be accused of losing their grip on Friday after the Red Bull duo launched scathing attacks on what they perceive as tyre wear becoming too dominant a factor in Formula One.
Raikkonen makes hay while the sun shines
Kimi Raikkonen carried the form that propelled him to a season-opening victory to Sepang on Friday after the Finn edged a fascinating first day of practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix in his finely balanced Lotus.
March 20, 2013
McLaren apologise to Red Bull after software glitch
McLaren apologised to Formula One rivals Red Bull on Tuesday after a standard engine control unit that they supply to all teams contributed to Mark Webber's poor start at his home Australian Grand Prix.
Formula One: Key characteristics of each Grand Prix
The 19-race Formula One season, which starts in Melbourne on March 17, will have no new Grands Prix this year and one fewer than last season following the postponement of New Jersey's debut to 2014. The following box details each race and its key characteristics.
March 19, 2013
Button says, McLaren won't win any race with current car
McLaren ace Jenson Button has claimed he won't win a single race this season with his current car after finishing ninth in the inaugural Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.
March 18, 2013
Australian GP paints a bullseye on Raikkonen
The first race of the season in Melbourne saw a surprise winner in Kimi Raikkonen. Fernando Alonso can't be written off. With Raikkonen in a reliable-looking car, he will have to be the relative outsider this season, writes .
Malaysia will be different says Vettel
Sebastian Vettel started his campaign to win four successive world titles with third place at Sunday's Australian Grand Prix but the German thinks the season-opener race will prove to be an anomaly over the course of the year.
Formula One: Team by Team analysis of Australian GP
Kimi Raikkonen stole the limelight from Ferrari giant Fernando Alonso. The Finn essayed an epic victory at the Australia Grand Prix.
March 17, 2013
We had quite a few things to manage: Webber
Red Bull's failure to win the Australian Grand Prix after hogging the front row of the grid has shown the championship team they were not as good as they thought they were, a disappointed Mark Webber said on Sunday.
Raikkonen win delivers dream start for Lotus
Kimi Raikkonen gave Lotus a dream start to the Formula One season on Sunday with a winning strategy carried out to perfection in the Australian Grand Prix.
Raikkonen wins season-opening Australian Grand Prix
Finland's Kimi Raikkonen won the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix for Lotus on Sunday, beating Ferrari's Fernando Alonso into second place at Albert Park.
Vettel on pole for Red Bull in Melbourne
World champion Sebastian Vettel will start the Formula One season-opener from pole position on an all-Red Bull front row later on Sunday after posting the fastest time in the rain-delayed qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.
March 16, 2013
Australian GP qualifying postponed by rain
Qualifying for the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix will be completed before the race on Sunday after heavy rain forced the postponement of the final two sections on Saturday.
March 15, 2013
Vettel dominates day one of new season
World champion Sebastian Vettel put his rivals firmly in their place by dominating both practice sessions on the opening day of the Formula One season at the Australian Grand Prix on Friday.
Car overhauling backfires for McLaren at Aus GP practice
McLaren's gamble on overhauling their car for the 2013 season looked to have backfired on Friday when they had a miserable day in the first two practice sessions at the Australian Grand Prix.
Ma determined to put China on Formula One map
Ma Qing Hua is mobbed by starry-eyed fans in his home town of Shanghai, has four rapidly growing social media accounts and is set for a triumphant unveiling at the Chinese Grand Prix next month.
Australian GP: Vettel on top in season-opening practice
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel began his quest for a fourth successive Formula One world title by setting the quickest time in first free practice for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Friday.
March 14, 2013
PIX: Button hits back at Hamilton's McLaren jibes
Jenson Button has hit out at former teammate Lewis Hamilton's description of McLaren as a team where he felt suffocated on Thursday, admitting the drivers work hard but describing the freedom they enjoy as "phenomenal".
Vodafone to end to McLaren sponsorship
British mobile operator Vodafone will end its seven-year title sponsorship of Formula One team McLaren at the end of 2013, the team said on Thursday.
Team prospects for the 2013 Formula One season
Team-by-team prospects for the Formula One season starting in Melbourne, Australia, on March 17
F1 charts into the unknown as Melbourne makes season debut
Sebastian Vettel's rivals, perhaps more in hope than expectation, are looking to this weekend's Australian Grand Prix to usher in a season where the German and his Red Bull team have their three-year monopoly of Formula One titles broken.
March 13, 2013
It's a dog's life in Formula One
A dog's life in Formula One, if your owner is Lewis Hamilton, means a VIP pass to the races and being pampered by the sport's supremo Bernie Ecclestone.
March 12, 2013
A busy, noisy, season awaits Formula One
No driver in the history of Formula One has won four championships before the age of 30 but being first has become something of a habit for Sebastian Vettel.
March 09, 2013
Year out has made me mentally stronger, says Sutil
A year out of Formula One has increased Adrian Sutil's desire to be a world champion and made him mentally stronger, the Force India driver said on Friday.
Formula One line-ups for 2013 season
The 2013 Formula One season starts March 17. Check out the team line-ups.
March 05, 2013
Alonso says his best is yet to come
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso warned his Formula One rivals on Monday that he was in better shape than ever.
March 04, 2013
Kubica opts for rally programme in 2013
Former Formula One driver Robert Kubica will drive a Citroen in the European and world rally championships this year as he continues his comeback from a near-fatal rally accident.
March 03, 2013
Hamilton wraps Barcelona testing with one last blast
Lewis Hamilton wrapped up his pre-season testing with Mercedes in eye-catching style on Saturday with a lap that was easily the fastest seen so far this year in Barcelona.
March 01, 2013
Webber puts Red Bull on top in Barcelona testing
Mark Webber was fastest for champions Red Bull in Formula One testing in Barcelona on Thursday with the Australian becoming the ninth driver to top the timesheets in as many test days so far this year.
February 28, 2013
Sutil gets second chance with Force India
Adrian Sutil sealed his Formula One comeback on Thursday with Force India announcing they had given the 30-year-old German racer a second chance as team mate to Britain's Paul Di Resta this season.
Sutil set for Formula One return
Force India ruled Frenchman Jules Bianchi out of the reckoning for the last remaining race seat in Formula One on Wednesday, leaving the way open for Germany's Adrian Sutil to make a comeback.
February 26, 2013
Ferrari doubt they will be fastest in Australia
Ferrari are unlikely to have the fastest car when the Formula One season starts in Australia next month but they hope to be close enough for Fernando Alonso to make the difference, according to team principal Stefano Domenicali.
Senna's gloves auctioned for 22,000 pounds
A pair of regular racing gloves worn by the late Ayrton Senna in the 1991 season when he won his third Formula One title sold for 22,000 pounds at a charity auction for grand prix mechanics on Monday.
Prost expects Vettel to equal his title tally
Four-time Formula One World champion Alain Prost has backed Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel to equal his tally of titles this season.
February 23, 2013
F1: Hamilton plays down title chances
Lewis Hamilton has played down his Mercedes team's chances of challenging for the Formula One title after rivals Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso talked them up.
February 22, 2013
McLaren yet to unlock car's potential, says Button
McLaren have yet to unlock the potential of their new Formula One car with the start of the season looming, according to Jenson Button.
February 21, 2013
Sutil back at the wheel in Force India F1 test
Adrian Sutil returned to the Formula One cockpit for the first time since 2011 on Thursday but the German may have to wait a while before Force India decide whether the test leads to a racing comeback.
Force India collect tyre information on day 2 of testing
A minor issue in his car prevented Paul di Resta from doing the desired number of laps but the Sahara Force India driver said they have collected good information on the tyres on the second day of the pre-season winter testing in Barcelona.
F1: Perez puts McLaren on top in Barcelona testing
New McLaren driver Sergio Perez set the fastest lap on the second day of Formula One testing at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya on Wednesday.
February 20, 2013
Alonso happy with new Ferrari on track return
Fernando Alonso drove Ferrari's new Formula One car for the first time in Barcelona on Tuesday and said it was on another planet compared to the tricky one he wrestled into title contention last season.
February 19, 2013
Sutil and Bianchi in Force India test
Germany's Adrian Sutil and Frenchman Jules Bianchi, rivals for the coveted last remaining seat on the Formula One grid with Force India, will both test for the team in Barcelona this week.
Williams last out with new car but aiming high
Former champions Williams hoped the last could be first again after finally unveiling their 2013 Formula One car on Tuesday at the Barcelona circuit where they were winners last year.
February 18, 2013
Formula One viewing figures down in 2012
A significant drop in Chinese viewers pushed down Formula One's global television audience last year, according to figures compiled by the sport's commercial rights holder. Alonso returns as F1 testing flags off on a low key
Fernando Alonso will test his new Ferrari for the first time in Spain on Tuesday while former champions Williams bring Formula One's 'launch season' to a close as the last team to unveil their 2013 car.
February 14, 2013
Sutil at Force India for seat-fitting ahead of test
Adrian Sutil moved closer to a return to Formula One after the German driver visited the Force India factory for a seat-fitting on Thursday.
February 12, 2013
'Indian motorsports victim of poor infrastructure'
Lack of infrastructure and racing culture among the Indians have resulted in motorsports not being able to grow as quickly as it could have in the country, feels racing enthusiast and businessman Gautam Singhania.
February 10, 2013
Byrne lending a hand with Ferrari's 2014 car
Ferrari are tapping the talents of Rory Byrne, the South African designer whose cars took Michael Schumacher to seven Formula One drivers' titles with Benetton and Ferrari, to help with development of their 2014 car.
February 08, 2013
Formula One: Vettel sees title race as wide open
This year's Formula One title race looks wide open to Red Bull's triple World champion Sebastian Vettel.
Vettel gets back in the groove; Massa fastest
Formula One World champion Sebastian Vettel shook off the winter rust with his first test of the year on Thursday while Felipe Massa raised the hopes of Ferrari fans with the fastest lap of the week.
February 07, 2013
F1: The waiting is almost over for Bottas
The Finn, advised by retired double world champion and compatriot Mika Hakkinen, spent last season learning the ropes as the team's reserve for Williams and now he is six weeks away from his race debut in Australia.
No worries for Webber in putting pedal to the metal
Australian Mark Webber has peace of mind when he puts his foot down now that he has had a 38cm long titanium rod removed from his leg.
February 06, 2013
Di Resta 4th fastest on day 2 of Jerez test
Sahara Force India driver Paul di Resta drove the new brand VJM06 for the second time and managed the fourth-fastest time on the second day of the pre-season testing in Jerez.
Hamilton crashes in first test with Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton crashed his Mercedes on the 2008 world champion's first day of pre-season testing with his new Formula One team on Wednesday.
Razia to race for Marussia F1 team
Brazilian Luiz Razia will race for Marussia this season alongside Britain's Max Chilton, the Formula One team announced on Wednesday.
Button lays down an early marker for McLaren
McLaren gave their rivals something to chew over on Tuesday as Jenson Button kicked off Formula One's pre-season testing with a lap comfortably quicker than anyone else's.
Handyman Vettel ready to put the hammer down
Triple Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel is ready to put the hammer down after spending his winter break catching up on handywork around the house.
Massa happy not to relive Ferrari nightmare
Felipe Massa delivered his eagerly-awaited verdict on Ferrari's new Formula One car after the first day of testing on Tuesday, with sighs of relief likely to be heard around Maranello.
February 05, 2013
Force India looking long term on driver decision
Germany's Adrian Sutil and Frenchman Jules Bianchi are frontrunners for Force India's second Formula One race seat but the decision is about more than just the highest bidder, the team said on Friday.
Formula One teams ready to be put to the test
The immediate task, apart from checking the systems, will be to get to grips with the new Pirelli tyres that the Italian company says should produce more exciting racing with more pitstops required.
PHOTOS: Hamilton shows off his new Mercedes F1 car
Lewis Hamilton was all smiles as he showed off his new Mercedes Formula One car on Monday, even if the 2008 world champion is clearly still adjusting to life after McLaren and may have to wait a while to win again.
February 02, 2013
Sauber unveil swanky new car, drivers
Sauber unveiled a new-look car with slimmer sidepods and two new drivers on Saturday but declined to say whether they could improve on last year's sixth place in the constructors' championship.
February 01, 2013
PHOTOS: Force India make sure the car is the star
Force India presented their new Formula One car on Friday with only one driver, Britain's Paul Di Resta, in attendance and mystery surrounding the identity of his likely team mate.
January 31, 2013
Photos: McLaren present new car with a blast from the past
McLaren unveiled their 2013 Formula One car with a literal blast from the past on Thursday as they celebrated 50 years in grand prix racing and looked forward to returning to the top this season.
January 22, 2013
Money talks as Glock leaves Marussia
Germany's Timo Glock has left Marussia with immediate effect in a decision driven by financial reasons and the Formula One team's need for money in a tough economic climate.
January 16, 2013
De la Rosa joins Ferrari in development role
Spaniard Pedro De la Rosa has joined Ferrari in a development role for the 2013 season, the Italian Formula One team said on Wednesday.
January 09, 2013
Alonso, Red Bull start mind games ahead of F1 season
Formula One's pre-season mind games kicked off on Tuesday with Fernando Alonso having a dig at Red Bull after one of Sebastian Vettel's main mentors accused the Ferrari driver of playing politics last year.
January 08, 2013
Race calendar keeps Formula One fans guessing
For a sport timed down to the thousandth of a second and measured in millimetres, Formula One seems to be finding it surprisingly difficult to get to grips with a calendar.
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