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  • Brickyard debut whets Alonso's appetite

    Fernando Alonso's Indianapolis 500 dream goes up in the smoke of a blown engine that ends a brilliant Brickyard debut by the Formula One star.

  • Japan toasts Sato after Indy 500 triumph

    Formula One misfit Takuma Sato is the toast of Japan after becoming the first driver from his country to win the storied Indianapolis 500.

  • Vettel wins in Monaco

    Sebastian Vettel stretched his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton to 25 points on Sunday after becoming the first Ferrari driver since Michael Schumacher in 2001 to win Formula One's showcase Monaco Grand Prix.

  • Alonso happy after Indy 500 practice

    Fernando Alonso shrugged off searing temperatures to post the fastest rookie time during practice for the Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday.

  • Hamilton wins Spanish GP

    Lewis Hamilton roared back into serious contention for a fourth drivers' world title on Sunday when he drove to a well-judged victory for Mercedes in a dramatic Spanish Grand Prix.

  • Hamilton tops UK sport's rich list

    Formula One star Lewis Hamilton cements his position as the richest sportsman in the UK, according to the new Sunday Times Rich List.

  • Hamilton determined to avoid Sochi 'screw-up'

    Lewis Hamilton will arrive in Sochi ahead of this weekend's Russian Grand Prix determined not to lose any more ground in his tightly-contested battle with Sebastian Vettel in this year's title race.

  • More problems for McLaren as Hamilton tops testing

    The turmoil at McLaren deepened Tuesday when development driver Oliver Turvey missed most of testing in Bahrain with an engine leak, as Lewis Hamilton went fastest in his Mercedes.

  • Bottas sad over Hamilton free pass

    A deflated Valtteri Bottas admitted that he felt very disappointed to be asked to let his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to pass him during Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

  • Maiden pole for Bottas

    A cool, calm and collected Valtteri Bottas claimed his first pole position on Saturday when he beat his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton with a well-controlled fastest lap in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

  • Bottas bounces back in Bahrain with first pole

    Words failed Valtteri Bottas on Saturday after the unflappable Finn bounced back from a disappointing Chinese Grand Prix by taking the first pole position of his Formula One career in Bahrain.

  • Hamilton wants real Bahrain battle with Vettel

    Lewis Hamilton is keeping his fingers crossed that he and Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel can have a proper battle in Bahrain on Sunday after last year's race did neither of them any favours.

  • Hamilton wins in China

    Lewis Hamilton mastered Shanghai's changing conditions and stayed clear of squabbling rivals to win the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday.

  • Nikki Lauda's losing bet

    Mercedes chairman Nikki Lauda bet against his team grabbing the pole position on Saturday for the Chinese Grand Prix, but it was a 10-euro wager he was happy to lose.

  • Wolff backs Hamilton revenge at Chinese Grand Prix

    Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has backed Lewis Hamilton to exact swift revenge at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix after a chastening defeat in Formula One's season opener in Australia.

  • Stung Mercedes vow to strike back in China

    Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes are vowing to come back hard in China after being ambushed by resurgent Ferrari in the Formula One season-opener in Australia.

  • Last year's crash the least of Alonso's worries

    Fernando Alonso felt lucky to be alive after emerging unscathed from a spectacular crash during last season's Australian Grand Prix but the twice Formula One world champion will give it no thought on his return to Albert Park this year.

  • Hamilton looks for fast start to new F1 season

    Lewis Hamilton will look to put his stamp on the new Formula One season at this week's Australian Grand Prix, as he seeks to regain the world title following the shock retirement of reigning champion Nico Rosberg.

  • Golden oldie Massa fastest in second test

    Williams ace Felipe Massa upstaged former world champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel on the first day of Formula One's second pre-season test in Barcelona on Tuesday.

  • Raikkonen makes splash as Hamilton sits tight

    Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen posted the fastest time on a track artificially soaked to test wet conditions as Lewis Hamilton's first week of testing fizzled to a premature end on Thursday.

  • Hamilton's 'beast' pips Vettel in first-day testing

    Lewis Hamilton fired a warning to his title rivals on Monday pipping Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel on the opening day of pre-season testing in Barcelona in his "beast" of a Mercedes.

  • Ricciardo rules himself out for Mercedes

    Australia's Daniel Ricciardo Wednesday ruled out joining Mercedes next year to replace world champion Nico Rosberg, saying he is happy at Red Bull.

  • Rosberg claims maiden title

    Nico Rosberg clinched his maiden world title on Sunday when he finished second in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix despite Lewis Hamilton ignoring team orders in his quest to foil the German.

  • Rosberg, Hamilton primed for desert duel

    Nico Rosberg starts Sunday's season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with the Formula One world title he covets so keenly tantalisingly within his grasp.

  • Hamilton wins to take title showdown to final race

    Lewis Hamilton survives carnage and relentless rain to send this year's world championship down to the wire in Abu Dhabi as he claims a spectacular victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

  • Rosberg set to deliver Hamilton knockout blow

    Nico Rosberg may not want to talk about it, but he is poised to join an illustrious club if he can complete a hat-trick at the Brazilian Grand Prix and secure his maiden world championship.

  • Rosberg blocks out title talk in Mexico

    Nico Rosberg plans to block out all thoughts of a possible maiden title triumph and focus on sticking to his singular and simple approach when he bids to claim his 10th win of the year in this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix.

  • Sporting deaths that sparked safety re-thinks

    Batsman Phillip Hughes died after he was struck on the neck by a bouncer during an Australian domestic match in 2014, stunning the sporting world.

  • Malaysia frees Australia's 'Budgie Nine' after F1 stunt

    Nine Australian men who provoked anger in Malaysia by donning skimpy swimwear bearing the Muslim country's national flag at a Formula 1 race are released without charge.

  • Ricciardo wins in Malaysia

    Daniel Ricciardo led a Red Bull one-two as Lewis Hamilton's hopes of regaining the world championship lead went up in smoke at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.