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German Rookie Pascal Wehrlein Joins Manor F1 Team For 2016

German driver Pascal Wehrlein will make his Formula One debut in 2016 after taking the first of two vacant seats at the Manor team. The 21-year-old is the reigning DTM German Touring Car champion and was Mercedes’ test driver last season. Wehrlein has signed a one-year deal with Manor, who have recently started an engine partnership with Mercedes. The other seat is still up for grabs with Alexander Rossi and

F1's first ever female driver, Maria Teresa de Filippis passes away

Maria Teresa de Filippis, best known as Formula 1’s first ever female driver, passed away at the age of 89 on Saturday. The Italian started in three Grands Prix in 1958 with her only finish coming at her debut at Spa in Belgium where she was the last classified finisher in 10th. Earlier that year she had failed to qualify her Maserati 250F in Monaco and again failed to make

US Grand Prix will happen, says Bernie Ecclestone

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone expects next year`s U.S. Grand Prix in Austin to go ahead, despite lingering doubts about state funding, but is less certain about the sport finding new owners in the near future. “It will be (on), for sure, they will sort their finances out,” the 85-year-old said in a wide-ranging post-season interview with Sky Sports television. The Oct. 23 race in Texas, the only round in

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,

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

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

Felipe Massa doesn't rule out moving to Formula E in future

Seasoned driver Felipe Massa has admitted that he is open to a move in Formula E or the World Endurance Championship (WEC) once his Formula One career ends. Talking to ESPNF1, the 34-year-old Williams driver said, “I have so many things to think about for the moment, maybe after I will have some options in Formula E or WEC, which I think is a very nice championship and has the best

Monaco GP my favourite: Nico Hulkenberg

Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg said on Monday that the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix is his favourite. “Monaco is my favourite race weekend of the year, both from a driving point of view and because of everything that goes on during the week. Everything about Monaco is exciting; the place itself feels special, but when Formula 1 turns up it’s the start of something amazing,” said the Force India driver.

Nelson Piquet Jr follows father`s footsteps to Formula E win

Nelson Piquet Jr captured the Formula E grand prix race Saturday, 35 years after his father`s maiden Formula One victory at the same race venue. Brazil`s Piquet became the sixth winner of the electric car series in as many Formula E races this season, finishing ahead of Andretti driver Jean-Eric Vergne and Audi Sport ABT`s Lucas di Grassi. China Racing`s Piquet started third in the grid but was able to

Lewis Hamilton to sign new deal, says Mercedes

Formula 1 racing team Mercedes is confident that world champion Lewis Hamilton will sign a new contract soon. The Briton’s current deal will expire at the end of the year. Talks have started on the new deal, Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, has said discussions will come to a positive end soon, reports Xinhua. “I have no doubt about that,” said Wolff Monday. “We met each other after the

Bernie Ecclestone disappointed by Sebastian Vettel's attitude

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has criticized four times world champion Sebastian Vettel for the way he reacted to failure this year. The German, who has now left Red Bull for Ferrari, ended the season without a win after dominating the previous four championships. Red Bull started the season on the back foot with an noncompetitive and unreliable Renault V6 turbo hybrid engine but Vettel`s new Australian team mate Daniel