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Formula 1 – Verstappen set to be youngest-ever F1 driver in Japan

 Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula 1 weekend when he drivers a Toro Rosso i9n Friday’s practice at the Japanese Grand Prix only three days after his 17th birthday. The current record is held by Germany’s quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel, who took part in free practice for […]

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F1 Japanese Grand Prix: Hamilton ‘determined’ to join Suzuka elite

Lewis Hamilton says he is “determined” to add his name to the list of “all of the greats of Formula One” who have won at Suzuka at this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton says he is “determined” to add his name to the list of “all of the greats of Formula One” who have […]

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Public opposed to Formula One Russian Grand Prix

Poll shows tghat 71 percent of respondents oppose Russian GP on poliotical grounds.Just two weeks before Formula One action kicks off at Sochi, the sport’s decision to press ahead with the inaugural Russian Grand Prix remains highly controversial. Despite the Ukraine crisis, the MH17 atrocity and high tension between Vladimir Putin and the West, Bernie […]

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Formula 1 – F1 looking to make cars harder to drive

Formula 1 chiefs have begun a study to look at ways of making cars more challenging to drive in the future.As part of ongoing discussions about making F1 more popular, teams believe that one element that has turned off spectators is the perception that modern cars are too easy to race. This has been fuelled […]

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Susie Wolff: ‘Formula One is more accessible for women’

 Without a doubt, Susie Wolff is the most prominent female driver in Formula One at the moment.The 32-year-old British driver – currently the development driver for the Williams Martini Racing team – was the first woman to take part in a Formula One race weekend in 22 years when she drove in the Free Practice […]

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Smoke becomes fire as Alonso’s Ferrari future in doubt

  Fernando Alonso’s future with Ferrari is almost certainly in serious doubt. Some Spanish media sources continue to insist that the frustrated Spaniard is not interested in leaving the crisis-struck Italian team for McLaren-Honda, or even reigning world champions Red Bull. But dominant Mercedes could be another matter. Still, the latest rumours suggest McLaren could […]

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It’s hard out there for a team

When it comes to negotiating sponsorship deals in Formula One, the teams have a serious disadvantage to cope with. Whatever they might do to try and lure one brand or another into their clutches, they have serious competition from the commercial rights holder. One of the biggest sponsorship deals in recent years was rumoured to […]

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F1 Singapore Grand Prix: Hamilton takes title lead as Rosberg retires

 Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix and took the championship lead as team-mate Nico Rosberg retired early in the race Hamilton wins despite safety car eroding lead Rosberg retires after electrical issue Vettel second and Ricciardo third ahead of Alonso and Massa Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix and took the championship lead […]

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Hamilton snatches pole in Singapore

Lewis Hamilton snatched a dramatic last-gasp pole position from his Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg for Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix with a phenomenal lap in the final seconds of Saturday’s qualifying session. The 29-year-old Briton left it late, crossing the line after three rivals had in succession cut their times to take provisional […]

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Double points could be dropped in ’15

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has suggested that the double points regulation will likely be dropped for 2015 following the backlash it has caused this year. The new rule announced last winter left fans outraged, and many leading figures in F1 accepted that the move had been a mistake. Despite the outcry, Ecclestone has previously […]

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Smoky haze hits Singapore race

A smoky, ‘unhealthy’ haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state’s glamour sporting spectacle – the Formula One night race.Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) said air pollution had risen into the unhealthy range on Thursday after a wind change had brought smoke from forest fires on Indonesia’s Sumatra island. The […]

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Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are like enemies, say Mercedes

The Mercedes executive director Toto Wolff has described Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg as being like enemies in their head-to-head battle for this year’s Formula One world title.With six races remaining, starting with Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix, just 22 points separate the pair as they fight it out for the sport’s most prized trophy. Reflecting […]

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Police patrol Michael Schumacher’s estate, enforcing privacy

 Photographers and television crews became a problem when the former F1 star returned home.Swiss police are enforcing calm around Michael Schumacher’s house. This week, the Formula One legend returned home to his estate on the shore of Lake Geneva following eight months in hospitals in France and Switzerland. Although it was warmly welcomed as good […]

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Ferrari chief gets €27m golden handshake

Ferrari’s outgoing chairman will receive a combined severance package of €26.95 million, with nearly half to be paid in a lump-sum by next February. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, chairman of Italian luxury sports car maker Ferrari, is quitting to be replaced by the boss of parent group Fiat after the two men clashed over strategy […]

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Formula 1 – Dennis: F1 must reinvent itself

 Formula 1 teams need to change as much as the sport to ensure grasnd prix racing remains popular believes McClaren Chief, Ron Dennis. Amid increased efforts to try to turn around declining audiences, Dennis reckons teams have to share the responsibility for adapting better to what fans really want. “I think Formula 1 teams need […]

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FIA to ban radio instructions from Formula One teams to drivers

Formula One’s governing body is reportedly banning certain radio communications between engineers and drivers, effective immediately. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that the increasing trend for radio instructions about how the drivers should actually drive the cars have proved a major turnoff for the fans. Nico Rosberg One example crackled over the TV-transmitted radio […]

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Former Williams F1 chairman predicts three teams could leave series in 2015

Formula One’s 2015 silly season is no longer just about the drivers. Now, it is major rumblings about the teams themselves that are making waves as the sport packs up after Lewis Hamilton’s win in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.Former Williams chairman Adam Parr issued an alarming tweet after the Italian Grand Prix declaring: […]

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Di Montezemolo steps down as Ferrari Chairman after two decades in charge

Luca di Montezemolo has confirmed he will stand down as Ferrari chairman.After over two decades in charge at Maranello, Montezemolo will leave his post next month.Following Ferrari’s dismal start to F1’s new turbo era, Montezemolo’s future has been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks and he insisted as recently as last week’s Italian […]

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Michael Schumacher goes home

 Schumacher has returned to his family home in Gland way ahead of the schedule set by doctors at his rehab clinic.But the former Formula One champion faces ‘a long and difficult road ahead’ after his skiing accident last year, a statement said today.   “Henceforth, Michael’s rehabilitation will take place at his home. Considering the […]

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2014 Italian Grand Prix paper review: Conspiracy aplenty after Rosberg errors

Three-time champion Jackie Stewart fuels flames following the race. Conspiracy theories dominated the back pages of Monday’s papers following Lewis Hamilton’s comeback victory at the Italian Grand Prix. Twice Nico Rosberg missed the first chicane at Monza, allowing Hamilton to take the lead of the race – and provoking uproar on social media. It was […]

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Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix after Rosberg mistake

Lewis Hamilton recovered from a poor start to win the Italian Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg made a mistake while leading. Having dropped to fourth off the line with Rosberg taking the lead, but after recovering to second place Hamilton closed in rapidly after his one and only pit stop, with Rosberg running straight on […]

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Hamilton Edges Out Rosberg For 2014 Formula One Italian Grand Prix Pole

Mercedes AMG driver Lewis Hamilton managed to secure pole position for the the Briton’s first in eight races. Hamilton set a blistering 1:24.109 in the third qualifying session, though his teammate Nico Rosberg was only a little over 0.2 of a second behind. Behind them were the two Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa. […]

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Formula One Russian Grand Prix could be victim of US, European sanctions

Formula One is slated to race in Russia on Oct. 12. Canceling high-profile sporting events could be part of sanctions against Russia Mere days ago, Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone remained certain Formula One Amid the Ukrainian crisis and the downing of Malaysian Flight MH17, the F1 chief executive defended his decision to resist calls […]

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Life goes on for the family of former Formula One star Michael Schumacher

Despite Schumacher’s condition not improving, family continues to live their lives. For the Schumacher family, life goes on.”Our Michael is a fighter and he will never give up,” said Corinna Schumacher, wife of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher. Corinna was recently photographed as a smiling spectator at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. […]

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Daniel Ricciardo awarded prestigious Formula One trophy

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has joined an elite club of Formula One greats by winning the prestigious Trofeo Bandini. The Australian was presented the annual award, named after legendary Ferrari driver Lorenzo Bandini, at a ceremony in the tiny Italian village of Brisighella on Sunday. Previous winners include countryman Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando […]

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Formula 1 – Mercedes holding Hamilton, Rosberg crunch talks

Mercedes Formula 1 chiefs will meet with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg today for crunch talks to work out how they move on from their Belgian Grand Prix Clash.The collision between Rosberg and Hamilton on the second lap of last week’s race at Spa-Francorchamps has ramped up tensions at Mercedes – with the drivers unhappy […]

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Honda wants Sebastian Vettel and Adrian Newey for McLaren Formula One

Honda wants top driver for its 2015 project “Honda is pushing hard to bring not only Vettel to McLaren, but also his similarly disgruntled Red Bull designer Adrian Newey” Gian Carlo Minardi, a former Formula One team owner and boss, thinks Sebastian Vettel and Adrian Newey might be convinced to switch to McLaren. At the […]

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Hamilton makes rash promise over intense Rosberg feud

It is fair to say that Lewis Hamilton’s relationship with team-mate Nico Rosberg has been tested after a series of altercations throughout their battle for the Formula One championship.In fact, it would not be too far a stretch to say that it is at breaking point after their collision at Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.   […]

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Rosberg denies Hamilton’s account of Spa crash 2014 Belgian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg has denied Lewis Hamilton’s explanation for the crash between the pair of them in Belgium, but declined to offer his own version of the events. “I’ve been told what Lewis said in the press and the way he has stated his version of the events,” Rosberg said in a video posted to his […]

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Rosberg to pay for Hamilton crash: Mercedes boss

NICO Rosberg will face serious consequences, but his comments were misinterpreted and he did not deliberately crash into Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff.Speaking after a heated meeting to review Sunday’s stormy race won by Australian Daniel Ricciardo, Wolff explained that Rosberg, who was booed on the […]

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South African Single-Seaters return to Zwartkops for close competition

South African Single-Seaters return to Zwartkops for close competition THE Midas South African Single-Seaters (SASS) tackle round six of their 2014 championship at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 30 August. This race meeting is one week after their international counterpart, Jayde Kruger, tackled the Knockhill round of the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship in Fife. Kruger […]

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F1 Belgian Grand Prix: Rosberg beats Hamilton to pole at wet Spa

Full Belgian Grand Prix qualifying result Championship leader takes seventh pole of the season to beat team-mate by 0.2s Hamilton fails to improve on final lap as track remains wet throughout session Vettel and Alonso to start on row two ahead of Ricciardo and Bottas Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix […]

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Sebastian Vettel’s season could be set to go from bad to worse.

 By: Andrew Maitland / GMM, F1 editor, Motorsport.com The reigning world champion smiled meekly at Spa-Francorchamps when he responded to boss Christian Horner’s recent claim that the German is ‘tired’ in 2014 after consecutive title campaigns.”Not exactly a compliment!” Vettel told German reporters.   But he also said directly comparing his results this year to […]

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Nelson Piquet Jr and Ho-Pin Tung sign with China Racing

8 views The Formula E field is really taking shape now.China Racing has today announced the signing of Red Bull Global Rallycross leader Nelson Piquet Jr and Chinese motorsport star Ho-Pin Tung as its driver line-up for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship. Spanish driver Antonio Garcia will act as the team’s official reserve […]

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Andre Lotterer to make Formula One debut at Belgian Grand Prix

Andre Lotterer will make his Formula One debut at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix after replacing Kamui Kobayashi at Caterham, in what is this season’s first driver switch. At the age of 32 years, nine months and five days, Lotterer, who is a key figure in Audi’s endurance racing programme having won the 24-hour Le […]

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Lewis Hamilton hits out at Formula 1 for taking it too easy on drivers

Lewis Hamilton has slammed the sport’s new formula as too easy and too slow, writes Byron Young at Spa Francorchamps .Although the new hybrid rules are creating a better spectacle for fans he said the sport should be more demanding for drivers. “I’m not a not a huge admirer of the direction F1 is taking,” […]