Title-chasing Rosberg triumphs in Japanese Grand Prix

Oct 9, 2016

Title-chasing Rosberg triumphs in Japanese Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg capitalized on a slow start by teammate Lewis Hamilton to win the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday and widen his lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship. Rosberg, who started from pole position, controlled the race throughout and finished 4.9 ...

Rosberg takes pole position again

Oct 8, 2016

Rosberg takes pole position again

Nico Rosberg stormed to pole position at the Japanese Grand Prix in a pulsating climax to Saturday’s qualifying, piling yet more pressure on world title holder Lewis Hamilton. The German, who has a 23-point lead over Hamilton in the Formula One championship with five ...

Hamilton grabs easy win at Japanese GP

Sep 27, 2015

Hamilton grabs easy win at Japanese GP

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton pulled off an aggressive passing move on teammate Nico Rosberg and went on to win the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, moving a step closer to claiming his second straight Formula One title. Hamilton, who had his first retirement of ...

Rosberg claims pole position for Japanese Grand Prix

Sep 26, 2015

Rosberg claims pole position for Japanese Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg secured pole position in Japanese Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday, posting a 1-minute, 32.584-second lap to head his teammate Lewis Hamilton, who completed an all-Mercedes front row. Daniil Kvyat brought the final portion of qualifying to an early end when he destroyed ...

Rain disrupts Japanese GP sessions

Sep 25, 2015

Rain disrupts Japanese GP sessions

Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg showed flashes of pace in Friday’s second free practice before heavy rain effectively washed out much of the afternoon session. Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat topped the timesheets at a soaking Suzuka Circuit, clocking 1 minute, 48.277 seconds ...

Button staying tight-lipped about future plans

Sep 24, 2015

Button staying tight-lipped about future plans

Jenson Button refused to comment on Thursday about his future in Formula One amid reports he would retire at the end of 2015, as preparations continue for Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit. Button, the 2009 world drivers champion, spoke about his ...

F1 pays last respects to Bianchi

Jul 21, 2015

F1 pays last respects to Bianchi

Formula One turned out in force on Tuesday to pay its last respects to Jules Bianchi at the 25-year-old French driver’s funeral in his hometown. World champion Lewis Hamilton and many of Bianchi’s pitlane colleagues joined family and friends of the talented young Marussia ...

Jul 20, 2015

Bianchi funeral to be held in Nice

Jules Bianchi’s funeral will take place in his hometown of Nice on Tuesday. The French Formula One driver died on Friday from head injuries sustained in a crash at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix. Bianchi, 25, had been in a coma since the crash ...

F1 world, fans pay tribute to Bianchi

Jul 19, 2015

F1 world, fans pay tribute to Bianchi

Tributes poured in for French driver Jules Bianchi, who died on Friday from injuries sustained in a head-on crash during the Japanese Grand Prix last October. The 25-year-old Bianchi died in a hospital in his hometown of Nice, his family said in a statement ...

Oct 11, 2014

Dovizioso claims Japanese GP pole

Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso grabbed his first pole of the season Saturday ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, while championship leader Marc Marquez will start from the second row as he struggles with mechanical problems. The Ducati man secured his second career pole in dry, ...