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F1 US Grand Prix: F1 leader Hamilton out to extend advantage in USA

Lewis Hamilton says he is looking forward to the annual stateside jaunt for the 2014 US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, the F1 World Championship leader eager to extend his advantage at the top of the standings over Nico Rosberg. Heading to Texas on the back of four consecutive F1 wins, which […]

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Sir Jackie Stewart warns that F1 drivers are ‘taking liberties’

The crash which left Jules Bianchi in a critical condition is a reminder to Formula 1 drivers that they are not “bulletproof”, says Sir Jackie Stewart.Bianchi remains in hospital after his car collided with a tractor recovery vehicle during the Japanese Grand Prix on 5 October. The crash has raised concerns about the safety of […]

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Formula 1 – Dennis: Customer teams can’t win titles

McLaren chief Ron Dennis believes customer teams will never be able to win a Formula 1 championship under the current engine regulations.Ahead of his team’s switch to Honda power units next year, Dennis said earlier this month that works teams have such a huge advantage in getting the most out of the new hybrid systems. […]

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Robert Kubica says Formula 1 return would be a dream

Poland’s Robert Kubica is considering having more surgery on his injured hand this winter as he continues to hold out hope of a comeback to Formula 1.Kubica suffered a partially severed right hand in a rally accident on the eve of the 2011 F1 season, and has not recovered enough movement to return. The 29-year-old […]

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F1 plans trip to Las Vegas for grand prix on The Strip Forrmula One executive Bernie Ecclestone is in discussions about hosting a grand prix on the streets of Las Vegas, including The Strip.  Vegas say they are ready to go and it would be on The Strip for sure,” said Ecclestone, referring to the […]

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Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of this season, the company’s former president Luca Di Montezemolo has confirmed.Alonso’s departure is an open secret in Formula 1 but the team have not yet announced it, nor their decision to replace him with Sebastian Vettel.   Di Montezemolo told Italian television: “Fernando is leaving for […]

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It’s a miracle F1 driver Jules Bianchi is still alive, says his father

Jules Bianchi refuses to surrender his very fragile hold on life, according to his father, Philippe. “He will not give up, I’m sure of that. I can see it. I believe it,” Philippe told La Gazzetta dello Sport.However, he also conceded: “The situation is desperate. Every time the telephone goes, we know it could be […]

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Lewis Hamilton dedicates Russian Grand Prix win to injured Jules Bianchi

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has dedicated his Russian Grand Prix victory to Marussia driver Jules Bianchi, who is still in a critical condition with severe head injuries, after dominating the track to grab his ninth win of the year, fourth in a row, and extend his championship lead. Hamilton, who equalled Nigel Mansell’s record for […]

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Lewis Hamilton wins Russian Grand Prix from Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton eased to a comfortable victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix, as Nico Rosberg fluffed his lines and nearly saw his race go up in smoke.Rosberg recovered to second after a disastrous failed move at the start, but Hamilton was peerless at the front, winning his ninth race of the season and equalling […]

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Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for F1’s inaugural Russian GP

Lewis Hamilton continued his domination of the inaugural Russian Grand Prix to claim the 38th pole position of his Formula One career, but only after a major error from Williams’ Valtteri Bottas. After finishing comfortably quickest in the second and third practice runs around F1’s newest venue, the Sochi Autodrom, Hamilton’s Mercedes topped the timesheet […]

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Fernando Alonso, McLaren Formula One team in negotiations for 2015 seat

Fernando Alonso is locked in negotiations with the McLaren Formula One team, and one of the sticking points could be length of contract. Although Alonso insists Sebastian Vettel’s switch from Red Bull Racing to Ferrari is a mere symptom of his own plans for the future, there are sections of the media that think Vettel […]

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Schumacher: Todt comments misquoted

Comments attributed to Jean Todt suggesting that Michael Schumacher will be able to live a “relatively normal life” are not correct.Since Michael Schumacher‘s accident in December, the only reliable source of accurate information, even if somewhat thin on the ground, has been Sabine Kehm, the German’s official spokesperson. Consequently, when comments from his former (Ferrari) […]

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F1 hero Michael Schumacher can lead ‘relatively normal life’ soon, says former Ferrari boss

 The prognosis comes from former Ferrari boss, Jean Todt, who visited the stricken star at his Swiss mansion. Stricken F1 hero Michael Schumacher can expect to lead “a relatively normal life” within a short period of time according to former Ferrari boss Jean Todt. The news comes as a welcome boost for the sport as […]

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Bianchi concerns dominate Russian GP…

Formula One arrives in Sochi under a cloud this weekend as the condition of Jules Bianchi remains paramount in the thoughts of all involved. The Marussia driver suffered a severe head injury at last weekend’s rain-affected Japanese Grand Prix when his car collided with a recovery vehicle that was attending to Adrian Sutil’s earlier crash at the […]

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Jules Bianchi F1 Japanese crash not first time family has experienced racing tragedy

Marussia F1 driver’s great uncle, Lucien, was killed while testing at Le Mans. Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi’s devastating crash in the Japanese Grand Prix — and his subsequent hospitalization and surgery for a severe head injury — is not the first time the 25-year-old Frenchman’s family has suffered from tragedy in motorsports. Bianchi’s […]

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Bianchi ‘incapable of breathing unassisted’

Jules Bianchi is relying on the use of a respirator to breathe after sustaining severe injuries in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.The Marussia driver collided with a recovery vehicle after spinning off the Suzuka track and was instantly taken to the local Mie General hospital. Bianchi underwent three hours of brain surgery following […]

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Andrea De Cesaris dies aged 55, in motorbike accident in Rome

De Cesaris raced 208 times in a 14-year career between 1980 and 1994  De Cesaris was 55 and death comes on same day Jules Bianchi was left fighting for his lift after crash at the Japanese Grand Prix  McLaren tweet tribute to their former driver Former Formula One driver Andrea De Cesaris has died following […]

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F1 Japanese Grand Prix: Hamilton wins as Bianchi crash ends race

Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix after a serious-looking incident for Jules Bianchi caused the race to be red flagged. Adrian Sutil had crashed at Turn 7 as rain intensified at Suzuka, and as a large movable crane recovered the Sauber, Bianchi went off at the same corner, hitting the rescue vehicle. With light […]

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Nico Rosberg, Mercedes on Formula One Japanese Grand Prix pole as rain heads for Suzuka

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg beat teammate Lewis Hamilton to pole at Suzuka after the Hamilton lost a crucial two tenths in one corner.Qualifying could turn out to be even more crucial than usual, as heavy rain is expected on Sunday as Typhoon Phanfone approaches. There’s a good chance that fans could see a stop-start event run […]

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Ferrari on verge of agreeing Alonso split

 Fernando Alonso and Ferrari are on the cusp of announcing the Spaniard’s split, despite his contract for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.The Spanish publication Cope said the parties have now agreed to terminate the deal, amid speculation of an enormous EUR 50 million per year standing offer from McLaren. “At this moment, in Japan, Alonso […]

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Ecclestone denied return to F1 board

 Fresh doubt is being cast over Bernie Ecclestone’s F1 reign. Accorsind to a report on motorsport.com news is circulating around the Suzuka paddock on Friday that the sport’s ‘supremo’ has been denied his planned return to the executive board. Although he always remained chief executive, the 83-year-old had stepped down from the parent company Delta […]

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Formula 1 – Mercedes rivalry ‘back to normal’

 Formula 1 title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton both insist relatations inside the Mercedes team are back to normal following recent  tensions. The relationship between Rosberg and Hamilton has been problematic since the early stages of the 2014 F1 campaign. Tensions boiled over during May’s Monaco Grand Prix, when Hamilton felt Rosberg had deliberately […]

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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 […]