Vettel wins Malaysian GP to end Mercedes streak

Mar 29, 2015

Vettel wins Malaysian GP to end Mercedes streak

Fears that Mercedes would dominate the 2015 Formula One season were swept aside in a flash of Ferrari red on Sunday as a tearful Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix and announced himself as a genuine title contender. Most observers were gloomily predicting ...

Hamilton wins season-opening Australian GP

Mar 15, 2015

Hamilton wins season-opening Australian GP

Lewis Hamilton joined Arnold Schwarzenegger on the top step of the podium at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday and in unison they repeated the actor’s trademark phrase: “I’ll be back.” Hamilton was back as the reigning world champion, back as a race winner, ...

Japan's automakers returning to major racing events

Feb 17, 2015

Japan's automakers returning to major racing events

Honda Motor Co. and other Japanese automakers are returning to major international racing events as their earnings, dented by the fallout of the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008, are back into overdrive thanks to the yen’s fall and cost reductions. This year, Honda will ...

Hamilton claims F1 title, silences Mercedes rival Rosberg

Nov 24, 2014

Hamilton claims F1 title, silences Mercedes rival Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton answered Nico Rosberg’s pre-race goading in defiant style, winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday as he clinched a second Formula One title and denied his brash-talking Mercedes teammate his first. The days leading up to the race saw an upbeat ...

Oct 11, 2014

Formula One to impose speed limit

Formula One officials are preparing to impose a speed limit to slow down cars during dangerous situations on the track, following the Japanese Grand Prix accident that left driver Jules Bianchi fighting for his life. Formula One race director Charlie Whiting said Friday it ...

Vettel to bolt team

Oct 4, 2014

Vettel to bolt team

Four-time defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will leave Red Bull at the end of the season and is expected to soon announce a deal with Ferrari. Vettel told Red Bull chief Christian Horner on Friday night that he intended to leave, and the ...

Rosberg claims pole at Suzuka

Oct 4, 2014

Rosberg claims pole at Suzuka

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on Saturday for the Japanese Grand Prix, beating teammate Lewis Hamilton and putting himself in good position to regain the Formula One championship lead. Rosberg claimed his eighth pole of the season with a time of 1 ...

Hamilton to vie for third Japanese GP title

Oct 2, 2014

Hamilton to vie for third Japanese GP title

by Jim Armstrong

Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to complete a hat trick of wins and extend his narrow Formula One championship lead over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg at this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix; a race that has been dominated by Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel in recent ...

Sep 17, 2014

Caterham keeps Kobayashi for Singapore

Japanese Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi has kept his Caterham seat for Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix despite lingering uncertainty about his future at the struggling team. The 28-year-old was dropped for German debutant Andre Lotterer at last month’s Belgian Grand Prix but returned for ...

Teen Verstappen shrugs off pressure

Aug 23, 2014

Teen Verstappen shrugs off pressure

Max Verstappen will find himself in a unique position next year: fitting school exams around his debut as the youngest ever Formula One driver. When the 2015 F1 championship starts in Australia in March, Verstappen will be only 17. It will also be his ...