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Lewis Hamilton turns up the heat with jibe at Nico Rosberg’s nationality

British driver’s claim that ‘Rosberg is not German’ threatens to reopen rift with Mercedes team-mate in race for F1 title. Nico Rosberg is not a real German, according to the unfailingly controversial Lewis Hamilton. After his victory at the British Grand Prix, Hamilton is warming up nicely for the next race in Hockenheim on Sunday […]

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Formula E partners with Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Organisers of the FIA Formula E Championship have today announced a joint partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, showing their support for the environmental actions led by the Foundation and helping to raise funds for future projects.The Foundation, created by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2006, is dedicated to the […]

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Formula 1 – Kolles: Caterham must change to survive

Caterham’s new owners aim to keep the struggling team in Formula 1 for years to come, but tought decisions must be  made for that to happen, the man overseeing the transition has warned. Former F1 team principal Colin Kolles, who has been brought in as an “adviser” but is seen as the key figure calling […]

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F1 British Grand Prix: Hamilton takes home win as Rosberg retires

Second home victory for Hamilton slashes championship gap to four points Rosberg retires with gearbox failure, Bottas climbs from 14th to second Ricciardo holds off Button for P3 while big Raikkonen crash causes red flag Lewis Hamilton enjoyed the perfect home race as he won the British Grand Prix while team-mate Nico Rosberg retired. Rosberg […]

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Two women: one blonde and pretty, one is a podium finisher in top level racing. But who’ll get the shot at F1?

 Sauber’s Simona de Silvestro doesn’t want to be on the cover of magazines – at least not because of the way she looks, or what she’s wearing.She wants to be a racing driver – pure and simple, and the Sauber testing driver is fighting hard to become the first woman in almost 40 years to […]

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Lewis Hamilton claims to have more ability than teammate Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton has stepped up the off-track battle ahead of the British Grand Prix, declaring he has “the edge” on teammate Nico Rosberg on sheer “ability.” It is the latest barb in the psychological war between the Mercedes drivers, as Hamilton faces the task of closing downGerman Rosberg’s 29-point championship lead over the remaining 11 […]

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Formula 1 – PREVIEW-Hamilton hopes to ‘home’ in on Rosberg lead

Silverstone celebrates it’s 50th Grand Prix this weekend with Lewis Hamilton looking for a win on home ground. It has been six years since he won at home in Great Britain and the Mercedes driver needs a change of fortune more tha n ever as he seeks to cut team mate Nico Rosberg’s 29 point […]

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Susie Wolff: ‘Formula 1 could see women drivers again’

Development driver Susie Wolff says Formula 1 is “close” to the time when a woman will race in a grand prix again.The Scot, 31, will become the first female to take part in a race weekend in 22 years when she drives in British Grand Prix practice on Friday. Susie Wolff says she does not […]

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Investigators closing in on Michael Schumacher file thief

Investigators are closing in on the identity of the individual attempting to sell Michael Schumacher’s stolen medical file. Bild newspaper reports that the dossier, reportedly a doctor’s letter outlining the F1 legend’s precise condition prior to his recent transfer from Grenoble to Lausanne, is being touted to media outlets for about $65,000 The report said […]

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Katherine Legge to race for Amlin Aguri in Formula E

Former IndyCar driver and current pilot for the DeltaWing in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship Katherine Legge is the first female driver and the 11th driver in total confirmed to race in the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship. Legge will drive for the newly rebranded Amlin Aguri Formula E team. Legge is the first […]

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Red Bull Ring Preview

Fifty years since the first world championship Austrian Grand Prix, one of F1′s historic races returns this weekend. It’s the first F1 race in Austria since 2003, after which its track became one of several casualties among European racing venues as Formula One expanded into new territory. But the failures of far-flung races in South […]

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Le Mans 24 Hours: Webber: ‘One of the best’ retirements

Mark Webber said Porsche should be proud of its achievements in the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours and described the #20 car’s retirement from the race as “one of the best you could probably have”. On Porsche’s return to Le Mans’ top class for the first time since 1998, the #20 car was leading with […]

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Canadian Grand Prix Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole

Nico Rosberg took his second consecutive pole position by beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton during qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. With Hamilton having been fastest throughout qualifying and comfortably topping FP3 it was a somewhat of a surprise to see Rosberg set the quickest time on the opening runs in Q3 ahead of a close […]

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F1 Canadian Grand Prix: Vettel ‘fired up’ for Montreal clash

Sebastian Vettel insists that there has been no slacking between races as Red Bull Racing continues to tackle the yawning performance gap to F1 points leader Mercedes. The German comes into the Canadian Grand Prix on the back of his second DNF of the season, his Monaco race lasting little longer than the RB10’s debut […]

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Expect Mercedes tension to remain – Kubica

Ex-Formula One driver Robert Kubica expects tensions between Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to linger all season.Kubica – who now competes in the World Rally Championship after stints with Sauber and Renault in Formula One – has experience racing against Hamilton and Rosberg. The pair are fighting it out for the Formula One […]

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Formula 1 – Doctor: Schumacher fans ‘will never have any good news’

A former Formula 1 doctor warns there likely won’t be any good news on Michael Schumacher’s condition. The racing legend suffered a serious head injury while skiing in France on December 29, and though it appeared at one stage there would be positive news from the gradual process of waking him from his coma, there […]

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Vettel: Montreal offers high risk potential

SEBASTIAN VETTEL says Formula 1 could be in for a wild ride this weekend in Canada due to the “high risk” nature of the circuit.The Montreal track is known for yielding action-packed grands prix with the Wall of Champions one its well-known obstacles.The Wall has caught out many drivers including Vettel, although he has only […]

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Hamilton declares Senna-style war on Rosberg

BUT WHILE the stewards deliberated for hours, the controversy filled the air in the otherwise festive Principality, on the eve of the 2014 Monaco grand prix.Hamilton stopped short of stating clearly that he believes Rosberg made the move on purpose to keep pole. But he came close. “I was on target,” said the Briton. “I […]

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Rosberg wins second consecutive Monaco Grand Prix

RED BULL’S Daniel Ricciardo finished in third to complete the podium for the prestigious race in Monaco; his second podium finish in 2014.Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso finished fourth with Hulkenberg and Button just behind. Williams Racing’s Felipe Massa placed seventh whilst Jules Bianchi in the Marussia crossed the line eighth. A five second penalty would drop […]

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Grand Prix Preview: Monaco GP

No place to make a mistake THE CIRCUIT requires complete concentration, commitment, precision and concentration. One slip of focus and a driver will be in the barriers. Despite safety standards improving significantly, the layout has remained largely unchanged. A lap of the 2.075 mile track starts on the start/finish straight, which isn’t straight at all […]

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Formula 1 warned fan input is essential in spectacle changes

Make changes to F1 that fans want By Jonathan Noble / Autosport ALTHOUGH separate discussions to boost the visual spectacle – with proposals including the return of sparks, vapour trails and glowing brake discs – have good intentions, Hembery thinks the sport is going about changes the wrong way. “When you are in business, the […]

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Fatigue and frustration explain Vettel struggle – Berger

Vettel wants to win SO FAR IN 2014, wearing the coveted number ‘1’ on his Red Bull for the fourth consecutive time, Vettel has usually struggled even to match the pace of his fresh-faced new teammate Daniel Ricciardo. “You have to congratulate Ricciardo,” Austrian Berger told APA news agency. “He does an excellent job, and […]

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Hamilton says it’s ‘not impossible’ to win all 14 remaining Formula One races

Mercedes driver was hoping for a run like this when he abandoned McLaren OTHERS SAID he chased the money or the lifestyle, but “people are so quick to reach their conclusions before they know anything,” Hamilton told the Spanish sports newspaper Marca before winning Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix. “When I made the decision [to leave […]