Formula1

Nico Rosberg wins season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg ended his 2015 season in triumph on Sunday when he completed a hat-trick of victories in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of his Mercedes team-mate and world champion Lewis Hamilton. The 30-year-old German, who has produced remarkable dominant form since seeing Hamilton secure his third drivers` title at last month`s United States Grand Prix, made a perfect start from his sixth successive pole position and, pit-stops apart,

2015 my best season in F1: Sergio Perez

Force India driver Sergio Perez says that 2015 has probably been his best ever and most enjoyable season in Formula 1. “The 2015 season has gone by so quickly, but I have lots of great memories and I’m very proud of what we have achieved. It’s probably been my best season in Formula 1 in terms of results and also the most enjoyable,” Perez said on Monday. “We have grown

Force India sign teenager Alfonso​ Celis as development driver

Sahara Force India have signed Alfonso Celis as their development driver and the 19-year-old from Mexico will get his first experience of a Formula One car at the season-ending Abu Dhabi test. Alfonso is one of the most promising young Mexicans emerging from the junior formulas. Following karting success in Mexico, he moved to Europe in 2013 to compete in the Formula Renault NEC championship, and progressed to the GP3

Fernando Alonso expects tough competition in Mexican GP

Formula One team McLaren’s driver Fernando Alonso expects that the Mexican Grand Prix to be held here on Sunday will be a tough competition on an “interesting” circuit. “I really enjoyed the race in Austin (in Texas last Sunday at the United States GP) and it was definitely one of the most exhilarating races for McLaren-Honda this year so far,” Efe quoted Alsonso as saying on Tuesday. “It was a

Nico Rosberg blasts 'aggressive' Lewis Hamilton as bad blood boils over

Nico Rosberg accused newly-crowned world champion Lewis Hamilton of being “extremely aggressive” and “going one step too far” at the start of Sunday’s United States Grand Prix. The disappointed German finished second behind his Mercedes team-mate after starting from pole position and blamed himself for losing the race with an unforced error late in the race. But, he added, Hamilton’s aggression at Turn One was “too much and one step

Lewis Hamilton wants changes made to F1 format

British Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton on Saturday urged the organizers to improve their race weekend format. The Friday running of the Russian Grand Prix here was limited as there was a diesel spillage on the track and then there was persistent rain, which was frustrating for the drivers and the fans. Bad weather had also affected the Japanese Grand Prix practice two weeks earlier. “I’m sure it was (boring)

Russian Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg beats Lewis Hamilton to claim pole in Sochi

Nico Rosberg overshadowed his Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton to claim pole position for the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday. In a scintillating series of drives, the German driver dominated all three sessions, setting quickest times in all sectors to put pressure on Hamilton, who failed to turn up after running wide at Turn 13 on his second attempt of Q3. Rosberg clocked and impressive time of 1.37.113, while

Nico Rosberg blames engine, Niki Lauda blames handling

Nico Rosberg blamed his enforced need for a hasty change of Mercedes engine for the loss of speed that resulted in him qualifying only fourth on Saturday for Sunday`s Italian Grand Prix. His Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton claimed his 11th pole in 12 races by topping the session, with a new upgraded engine, followed by the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. It was Rosberg`s most disappointing qualifying effort

Jenson Button calls for closed cockpits after Justin Wilson death

Jenson Button has called for Formula One to introduce closed cockpits as soon as possible after the death in America of British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson. Once a strong supporter of cockpits remaining open, the 2009 world champion said Wilson`s fatal crash last month had forced a change of mind. “This (death) just shouldn’t happen at this time in motorsport. It’s not the 70s, you know, we should know better,”

Lewis Hamilton fastest as Mercedes dominate at Monza

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton set the pace in first practice for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday with Mercedes team mate and closest rival Nico Rosberg nearly half a second slower. The Briton, who will be chasing his 11th pole position in 12 races on Saturday, told reporters on arriving at Monza with his hair dyed blond that he was going through an `experimental` phase. There was nothing radically

Sebastian Vettel seeks Monza triple as tyre row rages

Sebastian Vettel bids this weekend to become only the second driver to win the Italian Grand Prix with three different teams as Ferrari seek to add some luster to an inconsistent season in the last European round of this year`s world championship. Two weeks after a dramatic tyre failure ended his hopes of a podium finish at the Belgian Grand Prix, the four-time champion German aims to emulate the 56-year-old achievement

Valtteri Bottas annoyed over 'Ferrari' rumours

Finnish racing driver Valtteri Bottas has expressed his disappointment over a speculation of replacing Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari. The 25-year-old said that his sole aim would be to win his first grand prix with Williams, the BBC has reported. He further said that these rumours are really annoying and especially when one is out of the car. Bottas is hoping to win the race with William, adding that anything could