Formula One

China turns off Formula One

Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso celebrates after winning the 2013 Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit in Shanghai on April 14, 2013. Photo: EPA

Whoever ultimately succeeds Bernie Ecclestone in Formula One is going to have his work cut out.

Thursday, 6 February, 2014, 1:51pm

Formula One drivers pay tribute to Michael Schumacher on first day of testing

Lewis Hamilton's helmet bears a message of support for Michael Schumacher: #KeepFightingMichael. Photo: EPA

Both his former team Mercedes and the current Formula One world champion sent messages of support during Tuesday’s preseason testing to German great Michael Schumacher as he continues in coma a month after a skiing accident.

29 Jan 2014 - 10:11am

Vettel silences critics to join the greats

Sebastian Vettel shows he is number one - if anyone doubted it. Photo: AP

Sebastian Vettel is used to dominating from the front but a brilliant, come-from-behind victory in Japan silenced the critics and proved it’s not all about his Red Bull car.

14 Oct 2013 - 3:30pm

Ferrari rebuke Alonso for joke car call on birthday

Fernando Alonso's comments have angered Ferrari. Photo: AFP

"All the great champions who have driven for Ferrari have always been asked to put the interests of the team above their own," the team website quoted president Luca di Montezemolo as telling the Spaniard in a phone call to wish him a happy 32nd birthday on Monday.

31 Jul 2013 - 4:32am

Briton Lewis Hamilton lands fourth Hungarian GP trophy for Mercedes

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton of Britain holds his trophy after winning the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix at Hungaroring. Photo: Reuters

Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position yesterday for his first victory of a frustrating season and a record-equalling fourth triumph on the Hungaroring circuit.

29 Jul 2013 - 6:36am

Briton Lewis Hamilton takes pole in Hungary - his fourth for the F1 season

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates after taking pole position in Hungary. Photo: EPA

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position for the fourth time this season after setting the fastest time at the end of qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix yesterday.

28 Jul 2013 - 5:26am

Amateur pop star Lewis Hamilton aiming to find his rhythm in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has got himself into the groove for tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix by cutting tracks in a Los Angeles recording studio. The Mercedes driver, subdued and preoccupied at the last race in Germany after his break-up with American singer Nicole Scherzinger, appeared more at ease at the Hungaroring on Thursday and was ready to dispel some rumours.

27 Jul 2013 - 5:48am

Formula One teams consider minimum pit-stop times

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain makes a pit stop during practice at the Nuerburgring track in Germany. Photo: AP

Formula One team managers discussed introducing a minimum pit-stop time, without reaching agreement, as pit lane safety remained a hot topic in the build-up to the Hungarian Grand Prix.

27 Jul 2013 - 5:48am

Formula One strike fears fast receding

Fernando Alonso in action during the second session. Photo: AFP

Sebastian Vettel edged German rival Nico Rosberg in practice for the German Grand Prix and the drivers eased their threat of a pull-out as new tyres went through yesterday without a blowout.

6 Jul 2013 - 3:22am

Sebastian Vettel's dominance of Formula One to continue for years

Sebastian Vettel

The triple champion's consummate triumph last weekend in Montreal proved both he and his car are back in the groove after problems in Spain, where they led on the high-speed sections at the Circuit de Catalunya but came in fourth.

16 Jun 2013 - 4:55am

Marshal's death clouds Vettel's Canadian Grand Prix victory

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel kisses his F1 trophy. Photo: Reuters

Red Bull's triple world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Canadian Grand Prix, but his victory was overshadowed by the death of a marshal, the first fatality in Formula One in more than a decade.

11 Jun 2013 - 4:27am

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton steers clear of 'Tyregate'

Lewis Hamilton. Photo: AP

Lewis Hamilton said he had ignored the controversy about the Mercedes "Tyregate" scandal because he is more concerned about feeling at one with his car in this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix.

8 May 2015 - 4:27pm

Vijay Mallya wants F1 podium finish in Canada

Vijay Mallya

Force India want a top-three finish at this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix after their strong start to the Formula One season, according to team principal Vijay Mallya.

6 Jun 2013 - 5:47am

Feisty and sneaky all in the F1 game

Feisty and sneaky is all in the game of F1. Photo: AFP

Having made a schoolboy error and exited the race embarrassingly , a driver can march down the pit lane, visor lowered and he doesn't have to talk to the media or the boss.

8 May 2015 - 4:27pm

Mercedes could face tribunal after protests over tyre testing

A mechanic pushes a trolley of Pirellis tyres. Photo: Reuters

The latest row engulfing Formula One could end up going before another hearing after Red Bull and Ferrari launched official protests against Mercedes, alleging the team breached rules by conducting in-season tyre testing with manufacturer Pirelli following the Spanish Grand Prix two weeks ago.

8 May 2015 - 4:27pm