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Hamilton ends the F1 season in style in Abu Dhabi

12 December, 2019 9:10 am 9:10 am

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton wrapped up the Formula One season in style on Sunday by cruising unchallenged to a dominant victory in Abu Dhabi in his 250th grand prix. The 34-year-old Mercedes driver led every lap from pole position to chequered flag, banging in a fastest lap for good measure … Read More

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McLaren F1 employees treated after garage fire

02 February, 2019 10:06 am 10:06 am

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Three McLaren team members needed medical attention after a small fire in the garage during a private filming day at the Circuit de Catalunya , the Formula One team said. “The fire was quickly extinguished by the team and circuit emergency services attended immediately,” McLaren added on Twitter. The three employees were … Read More

Formula One pays tribute to Schumacher at 50

01 January, 2019 10:03 am 10:03 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher turned 50 on Thursday as Formula One and his fans paid tribute to the sport’s most successful driver with a mixture of celebration and sorrow. The German great, who retired in 2012 after a comeback with Mercedes, has not been seen in public since he suffered severe … Read More

Hamilton on pole for final race of F1 season

11 November, 2018 9:19 am 9:19 am

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Five-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes front-row lockout with a blistering pole position at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix . The pole was a record-extending 83rd of the Briton’s career and 11th of the season, as well as the fifth year in succession that Mercedes have … Read More

Racing driver Bottas puts Mercedes on top in Abu Dhabi practice

11 November, 2018 9:17 am 9:17 am

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Valtteri Bottas kept up his hopes of ending the year on a high after setting the fastest lap in practice for Formula One’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver, still winless in 2018 while team mate Lewis Hamilton has taken 10 victories and clinched a fifth title with two … Read More

Leigh retains F1 title as Mercedes celebrate a virtual double

11 November, 2018 9:56 am 9:56 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British teenager Brendon Leigh won the Formula One esports championship for the second year in a row as Mercedes added a virtual double to the five successive constructors’ and drivers’ titles won on the real racetrack. “The first year was special, this is sensational,” declared the 19-year-old former kitchen porter who secured … Read More

Racing driver Ricciardo denies Verstappen record pole in Mexico

10 October, 2018 9:17 am 9:17 am

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Australian Daniel Ricciardo thwarted Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen’s hopes of becoming Formula One’s youngest ever pole-sitter with a lightning qualifying lap at the Mexican Grand Prix. Last year’s race winner Verstappen, 21, had dominated all three practice sessions and was on provisional pole before the final flying laps at … Read More

Formula One mulling changes to qualifying

10 October, 2018 10:15 am 10:15 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One is considering changing qualifying, by possibly expanding it to four stages from three, but nothing has been agreed for next season, according to managing director for motorsport Ross Brawn. The aim would be to create more excitement for fans and greater unpredictability. “The qualifying format has now been well established … Read More

Hamilton wins as Vettel spins in Ferrari’s backyard

09 September, 2018 9:17 am 9:17 am

MONZA, Italy (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of five Italian Grand Prix wins and left Ferrari feeling the pain yet again in their own backyard. The Mercedes driver and his Ferrari title rival Sebastian Vettel tangled at the fourth corner of the opening lap, with the German spinning … Read More

Grand Prix: Alonso thinks he’s a god, says angry Magnussen

09 September, 2018 9:56 am 9:56 am

MONZA, Italy (Reuters) – Danish driver Kevin Magnussen accused McLaren’s Fernando Alonso of behaving ‘like a god’ during Italian Grand Prix qualifying  and said he could not wait for the Spaniard to leave Formula One. Double world champion Alonso had tried to pass Magnussen’s Haas round the outside of the first chicane during the second … Read More

Alonso move to IndyCar would be fantastic, drivers say

08 August, 2018 9:36 am 9:36 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – If double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso moves to IndyCar next year it would be fantastic for the sport, two of the US circuit’s top drivers said. The 37-year-old Spaniard is retiring from Formula One at the end of the season and all signs point to him racing in the … Read More