Formula One set for U.S. takeover

Sep 7, 2016

Formula One set for U.S. takeover

Speculation is mounting that Formula One is about to be revamped by a U.S. takeover that could bring new life and a higher profile for a sport that is struggling to attract new fans. Media reports suggest that F1’s largest and controlling shareholder, the ...

Sep 1, 2016

Ferrari's Massa to retire after season

Brazilian Felipe Massa announced on Thursday that he will retire from Formula One at the end of the season. The 35-year-old Williams driver, who won 11 races for Ferrari between 2006 and 2008 and finished overall runner-up to Lewis Hamilton in the 2008 world ...

May 16, 2016

Verstappen becomes youngest F1 winner after Mercedes crash

Dutch teenager Max Verstappen stunned Formula One with victory at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, taking advantage of a crash by Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to become the sport’s youngest winner only a few days after being promoted by his ...

Rosberg nabs crown at Russian GP

May 2, 2016

Rosberg nabs crown at Russian GP

Nico Rosberg cruised to victory in the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday as his title rival and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton dodged crashes and battled through the pack for second. Rosberg has won all four of this season’s races — seven in a row ...

Apr 29, 2016

Hamilton fastest in second practice session for Russian GP

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in the second practice session for the Russian Grand Prix, while Sebastian Vettel was second despite stopping his Ferrari on the track on Friday. Ahead of qualifying on Saturday, both practice sessions were topped by Mercedes, underlining the ...

Rosberg wins Chinese GP for sixth straight victory

Apr 17, 2016

Rosberg wins Chinese GP for sixth straight victory

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes escaped unscathed from a wild first lap at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, and then showed why he’s the driver to beat this year in Formula One. Rosberg started on pole position and led nearly the entire race by ...

Mercedes' Rosberg triumphs in Bahrain

Apr 4, 2016

Mercedes' Rosberg triumphs in Bahrain

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg became the eighth man in Formula One history to win five consecutive races with a victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, and will now aim to do what all the other seven did: Go on to capture the ...

Apr 3, 2016

Unpopular F1 qualifying format to be reviewed

Formula One’s much-criticized new qualifying format was to be reviewed again Sunday, and motor sport chief Jean Todt says he’s optimistic about getting the unanimous agreement needed for changes. Under the new system, first used in the season-opener in Australia and again at the ...

Mar 10, 2016

F1 confirms autumn race in Texas

The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, will host the U.S. Grand Prix on Oct. 23, track chief executive Bobby Epstein said on Wednesday. “October 21-23, the Circuit of the Americas in Austin will once again be home to the only Formula One ...

Feb 21, 2016

McLaren signs Matsushita to Formula One test driver deal

McLaren Honda said Saturday it has added Nobuharu Matsushita to the team’s test driver lineup for the upcoming 2016 Formula One season. The 22-year-old, Tokyo-born racer joins a McLaren team that is striving to bounce back after a dismal 2015 season that saw both ...

Feb 20, 2016

Matsushita named McLaren's development driver

Nobuharu Matsushita will be McLaren’s test and development driver this season, the Honda-powered Formula One team said on Saturday. Former champion McLaren, which had its worst-ever season in 2015 and has not won a race since 2012, already has a reserve driver in Belgian ...

Feb 18, 2016

Indonesian rookie Haryanto set to make history in Formula One

Rio Haryanto will become Indonesia’s first Formula One driver after signing a one-year contract with Manor, the British motor racing team announced Thursday. The 23-year-old will make his Grand Prix debut in Australia in March alongside German driver Pascal Wehrlein, a fellow young star ...